Welcome, Growing Light!
This year on March 20 we celebrate the Spring Equinox! The sun enters Aries on Spring Equinox, light and dark are equal, and we begin to move into longer sunnier days! As the warmth and light are growing, it feels like a special time for kicking up heels and feeling life moving forward after this winter and after these last two years.
Full Moon in Virgo
12:17 AM PST
March 18th brings the Full Moon in Virgo. When the Moon is full, it is in the opposite sign (180˚) from where the Sun is currently (Pisces). With seeing the full reflective light from the Sun, the Moon is in its most illuminated state. The Moon is connected to our emotional body, which is why things tend to be more emotional around Full Moons - when the moon beams are fully shining, illuminating our feelings.
Virgo is an Earth sign - organized, structured, goal-oriented, creating the “perfect plan”. There can also be worry energy associated with Virgo, needing everything to go accordingly. Under this Virgo Full Moon, it may feel nourishing to create some planning intentions. In addition, Virgo’s ruler, Mercury, is in Pisces this month. With both Mercury and the Sun in Pisces, a watery and more dreamy quality is present and you may need to include how your intuition and instincts are feeling about the plans and modify them accordingly. This Virgo energy can also offer you an anchor for groundedness with the Piscean energy we’ve been swimming around in all month.
As you move through this month’s Full Moon on March 18th, tune in and see how you can seek more balance between the need to flow and the need to follow the plan perfectly. See what intentions you need to make and maintain, and what you want to release. How do you want to reign in your energies and get organized? How are you in alignment with the greater plan beyond your will?
Venus squares Uranus
3/18/22 - 3/22/22
With Venus making a hard square aspect, you may be noticing a need for more freedom or excitement in your relationship(s) and or in your personal creative pursuits. If there are ways in which you feel held back, then it can come as a sudden urge towards greater freedom and self-expression.
In relationships, this could the urge to break away from old patterns of relating or even break up from the relationship. Before doing anything impulsive, I recommend seeing if there are ways to create new pathways in your relationship for greater self-expression and freedom that feel in alignment with what your emerging needs are.
Squares between planets are most characterized by an internal process we are having with the outside world. Therefore, find ways to shift your internal patterns with how you are relating to your relationship(s) before externalizing your process and making it about your partner. What are your needs? How might you explore expressing yourself more freely and fully? Is there something you have been holding back that requires freedom of expression so you can feel more whole? What would it look like to be yourself more powerfully in your relationship(s)?
Sometimes we think we have to end something to make the shifts, but do you really have to?
See how you can bring new qualities of excitement into your relationship if you seem to be stuck in routines with your partner(s) that feel stagnant or boring. Ask yourself where you are not feeling free to be you or free to move about the way you’d like to. See where you can get out of your own ruts and make a shift in how you get these needs met for yourself.
Most importantly, have some fun exploring this liberating energy as it moves through your creativity and relationships!
Sun enters Aries
8:33 AM, PST
Spring (Vernal) Equinox relates to the halfway point between both winter and summer solstices and is when day and night are equal and daylight will begin to grow larger than the darkness as we head towards summer. This is also the time when the Sun enters Aries, and the zodiac round begins a new cycle of the Sun transiting through all the signs for another year’s time.
After the last month of swimming your soul around in the Piscean sea, we begin anew with the Ram (Aries), the “child of the zodiac”. Like a child exploring the world around, the Aries's energy is passionate and fiery, in awe of everything around. Headstrong and fearless, Aries is a warrior, trailblazing paths others may not dare on their own.
As March 20th comes, tune into this Aries Springtime energy. Ask: Do you need to be more daring? What are you in awe of? Where inside you do your passions live? Do they need to be re-ignited? What do you want to create as you head into Spring? See if you can tap into this energy and how you can explore the world around you with fresh eyes. As Aries arrives, light a fire! Light up your movement around whatever has become stagnant through the Winter months so you can make room for new and exciting things coming into your life.
Mars squares Uranus
3/20/22 - 3/26/22
As the Spring Equinox arrives and the Sun is moving into Aries energy, Mars begins to make a hard square aspect with Uranus. Mars, naturally ruled by Aries, is the action-oriented, go out and “make it happen”, planet. Uranus is about change and evolution: breaking out of habits, creating the new, and having the freedom to move about and be who you are. When Uranus is involved in the planetary configuration, things can also change suddenly in your life to create pathways for freedom and or more self-expression.
Mars square Uranus is about feeling the urge and making the move to free yourself from restrictions and blocks you feel in your life. This comes in perfect timing with the Spring Equinox as it helps break you out of places you’ve been feeling stuck so you can align more with what’s relevant to you in the now as well as any new things coming in.
The quality of this transit between Mars/Will and Uranus/Evolution is driven by the hard aspect of the square between them. The dynamics of the square can give rise to a sudden or rash burst of energy to create change or break away from restrictions. Feelings that have been held at bay, such as impatience or frustration by things not changing or moving fast enough can surface and need expression. Sometimes the Mars square Uranus energy can create the impulse to move quickly to free yourself from something, which can result in accidents.
If you start to feel increasingly frustrated or impatient during the week of March 20th - 26th, then I recommend being conscious of this energy. You may need to find the right outlet to express this rapid intensity so that you don’t back out the driveway and run into your neighbor’s car under the spell of the unconscious raw energy of Mars and Uranus at a Square.
Look to craft a balance between finding the right way to let this energy move through and slowing yourself down. Trust the process, knowing things will work their way out through all the transformations that this time is bringing.
As you take in all the changes that March brings keep the majestic power of Spring's promise of rebirth as your focus.. Look to the trees and wildflowers. Let your movement and the blooming momentum move as one.
With astrology, the most helpful advice is always individual and personalized based upon your personal astrology birth chart and life situations. Contact me to learn more about scheduling an astrology reading to help you navigate your life in these wild and transformative times.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for 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.