Feel the Tension, Find the Release, Create the New
March 21st brings the Spring Equinox when the Sun enters Aries and day and night are of equal length. Also known as the Vernal equinox or the first day of Spring, this time is marked by the Sun’s ecliptic movement of crossing back towards the Northern Hemisphere, bringing in warmer days.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac circle, as Spring Equinox is the seasonal dawn and rebirth of the year, Aries is considered to be the newborn ‘child’ of the zodiac. The youthful fire energy of Aries is in awe of everything.
As March 21st arrives, get in touch with your inner child that feels inspired and passionate towards everything around . . . this brings you into alignment with the arrival of Spring’s essence!
Mars in Gemini Trines Saturn in Aquarius
March 18th - 27th
This is an excellent time to put yourself to work and accomplishing things you’ve been having a hard time getting to. Mars and Saturn give you solid, supportive energy and stamina to make it through any projects or taking steps towards planning and reaching goals.
If you have found yourself living in some level of Pandemic Fatigue, plan on the Mars/Saturn energy from March 18th through the 27th as a week to give you some serious energy of dedication to pull you through on things you’ve been having a hard time getting to. The only caveat is, you have to initiate the steps, they won’t just happen for you. If you take action to ride the power of this transit as it is occurring … Mars Trine Saturn will carry you forth!
Saturn in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus
From late January 2021 and continues throughout March
Last month I began exploring with you the square aspect forming between Saturn and Uranus, which has been coming into focus this season. Squares are challenging, but also provide us with opportunities to grow and develop more parts of ourselves.
Without challenges ~ we can’t grow
Without tension ~ there is no release or resolution.
Planetary SQUARES create tension between 2 planets where one planet might begin to obstruct the expression of the other the closer they become. However, in this tension, something longstanding has the opportunity to resolve.
Your own blocks to expression have an opportunity to become free!
How you may see this challenge in your life is: you might feel a tension, at first, around needing to take action on something or break out of an old habit/pattern that doesn’t serve you, but fear may try to hold you back and it will feel difficult to take action. However, the tension inside of you doesn’t usually let up, and eventually, the only way out is to finally break through and do the thing you were afraid of doing. After finally breaking through, you feel stronger and on some level glad you were finally able to move forward.
Have you ever had this happen in your life? Take a movement here and explore the areas of your life where you currently feel this type of energy existing.
With Saturn (serious, hard-working, focused, grounded, traditional approach) and Uranus (revolutionary, new ideas, erratic, creative, quirky) coming to Square each other, you will be given the opportunity to create new pathways for yourself if you can recognize the areas of life that have you stuck in old patterns. Regardless of the circumstances, the issue is really about what is happening inside of you. Whether it’s a job, a relationship pattern or family situation, etc… that’s not in alignment with who you are becoming, start focusing on how you will want to take action to overcome the pattern or situation. It’s not necessarily about moving away from the situation altogether, but is more about approaching the circumstances that are in alignment with the truth of who you are. As you do this, the pieces of your life will come together from a more unified place within yourself, and then you will be able to see how the rest does or doesn’t fit in.
Saturn and Uranus came into a square aspect with each other in late January and made their strongest contact in February (16th-24th). Think back on these dates and notice the areas of your life where the greatest tensions and need to break out of old habits showed up. This energy continues through March and as I survey the movement between Saturn and Uranus over the coming months, I see that their ongoing dynamics are creating one of the big themes throughout this year.
The exact square between them recurs 3 times this year (in February, June & December), bringing a background tone of this struggle and resolution all year round as Uranus and Saturn will remain in close aspect with each other throughout 2021.
Therefore, it’s not a quick resolve, but perhaps something that will be taking shape all year for you. Give yourself the gift of time to work through it. Uranus brings an energy of sudden changes to help you become free of something that feels restrictive, so things may change fast, as well.
Last month I described how the Square between them grows, peeks, and fades. As it will be doing this 3 times throughout the year, it’s worth recalling some of the thoughts I offered in February. Please refer to my February Astrology content to read more about the Saturn/Uranus Square.
Here’s a little more info on how planetary squares work if you have them in your personal astrology birth chart…
Squares between planets show us where we can get stuck in challenging patterns within ourselves and feel held back. We can also feel it is just who we are and what we were born with and “that’s that”. However, with the right awareness, it can also indicate opportunities for growth as you begin to learn how to free yourself of these patterns. As a result, you’ll notice each time circumstances bring you up against that familiar old pattern, you’ll start to recognize, more and more, that you have a choice in how you respond. As you bring conscious awareness to the energy activated by a Square, you can grow to really embody the truth of knowing you don’t have to go back to old patterned ways anymore. You’re free to rise above these circumstances and it feels good!
If you want to learn more about how planetary squares may be influencing you and how to specifically work with them, reach out to me (Northwest Astrologer) for a personalized astrological reading.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for over 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.