NEW MOON IN PISCES, March 11th + Venus and Mars in Aries

draft_lens20195058module164215684photo_1356235962__aa_a_AaThe water signs are celebrating! but they should maintain a “cautious optimism”. Here comes the new moon in PISCES of the year, this time on the 11th of March, (last’s years one was in February and in conjunction to NEptuno PISCES, for the first time in our lives).
Although this Moon picks at around 21 ° PISCES 24′, is located between Venus and Mars, both in PISCES, but also with a “stellium” of planets in this sign including Mercury (still retrograde), Chiron and Neptune-of course. As we continue with Mercury in retrograde motion until the 18th, the message of this Lunation seems to invite us to an inner journey, in search of a way of deciphering our internal language. To take a look at this “soul” or “Observer” which exists within us, which inhabits our body, and demands expression and rectification.
Recognizing, Respecting and Accepting, automatically Corrects, not only our personal past, but also, our family and ancestral legacy. Awareness is our only salvation. The Piscean lesson, is that which helps us recognize the unity with All and Everyone, the divinity within us. If the tree suffers, I suffer, if my kids suffer, I suffer, if the rivers run dry, I suffer, if a woman gets raped on the other side of the world or stubbed, like yesterday in London (in a bus! like the girls in India), I suffer. But equally, if you succeed, I am happy, if a child is saved from hunger, I am happy, if our oceans are clean, I am happy, if the war ends, I’m happy, if you learn, I learn.
Neptune entered PISCES last year, for the first time in the life of all who are alive today, for the first time in what we consider to be its own sign, by the similarity of experience and lessons to be learn. This is a Lunation with 7 planets in this territory, where we learn about unconditional love, on other dimensions of human experience, which scientists are still far from explaining. We all know we connect with other dimensions, but we do not know how. We often know who’s calling when the phone rings, before answering, we recognize another soul, without even talking to them, or enter any space and we tremble without knowing why. We chose a therapist or an astrologer with whom we have incredible cosmic connections, without knowing how, but we all know that these things happen all the time. We hear music, or we can hum melodies that, in theory, we have not heard before and don’t understand the process.
Astrologers, smiled quietly, when we see the chart of our clients, and their connections to ours, by progression or transits. They arrive at the “right time” or “Kairos” (an undetermined period of time in which something important happens) and the experience is pure mutual learning process. Seen in this way, nothing in life seems a coincidence. If we don’t even dare to ask ourselves, if there’s a possibility of an hidden order in these apparent “constant” coincidences, we could be somewhat superficial or negligent or simply humanly ignorant. But many Piscean experiences are inexplicable in human terms, although, they are perfectly human experiences. We don’t have the elements yet, because of our obsession with separation and individuation to understand ‘how’s that we are all absolutely linked. Internet today provides a media by which we can begin to understand this concept.
It’s not easy being a Piscean, it takes almost an entire life, to understand that immeasurable wealth of knowledge and wisdom they have since they are born. That connection to the ineffable that gives them access to a knowledge indescribable and inexplicable. They are victims of their own wisdom, it is difficult to share or to integrate into everyday life.
Have you ever seen a pond full of fish?, they swim unceasingly from one side to another, in a constant and extraordinary choreography of crossings exchanges, forming the most magnificent designs, with an innate elegance, but never in a straight line. I could not imagine a better image of PISCES than that. Try asking a Pisces a question for which you need a concrete response and you will see. You will never get it. Directness or concreteness, does not seem to exist in the life of Pisces. Only in the arts they are able to express their eternal wandering through the emotional waters and creative madness. The concept of the drop in the ocean, constantly mixing and reforming the mass of water that exists because of it, and even then is not even appreciated for it. The drop could never explain the ocean, and the ocean without it would not exist. The drop is part of the storms, tsunamis, calm, waves and that constant motion,that’s where PISCES resides, trying to live a mortal life, so no wonder that their body or feet, hurt all the time. Ah! If PISCES could catch that moment, that belief, that creative impulse, every time, and express it and create, we would have found the door between the real and the ineffable. Then, how can we connect to that Ethereal, wise, divine world of Neptune and Pisces without dying in the attempt?How many Piscians have dwelled in alcoholism, drugs, barbiturics, madness?
Meditation, music, art, dance, tai-chi, painting, writing, prayer, they are some of the roads that can be traveled to express the world of Neptune, even for a moment, but with the conviction that they must always come back to what we call real, since while we are alive, we have other things to do.
Saturn in Scorpio, forms a trine to Chiron and Mercury, use the power of this lunation to meditate on these issues, to find yourself in your own Ocean and allow yourself to visit the ineffable trusting that Saturn, will help you return safe and sound and keep in touch with what is real. Jupiter is in square to Mercury retrograde, so make sure that your optimism has real bases and if you decide to take any major risks, you have a cushion where to fall back on.
The Sun and the Moon are in square to Ceres, reminding us that we must feed our soul, as well as our body, and that we must respect those who know more than us and listen.
Mars enters Aries a few hours after the Moon picks, and Venus will enter the first fire sign on the 22nd, a few days before the Full Moon in Libra on the 27th.
With Venus and Mars in Aries, our intention is strengthened and suddenly we understand that we can launch ourselves in search of what we love, another person or a new project. Time to begin again, the impulse of spring is very strongly felt with these personal planets in Aries,this is the true beginning of the astrological year. An inexplicable force invades us and reminds us that every day we can start again. Every day an adventure begins and anything can us to it.
Once again we recognize that we have more of one chance and maybe we have been blind to many of them, by victimizing ourselves, by insisting in doing things the same way, even if everything reminds us that we must change. Between the 23rd and 27th, just in time for the next full moon, Mars will align with Uranus in Aries, activating the famous current Urano-Pluto square. Cardinal signs here have another opportunity to rethink the issues that occupies them at present in the past months or even years, another opportunity to seek a suitable possible solution. Venus will also pass through this point, from the 28th, and we will have the opportunity to experience the difference of these two planetary energies and their unique message. Pay attention to what occurs these days from 26 to 31 and comments in this space, your experiences, if you feel like it.
If you ever had a Piscean experience, your life has changed, by this I mean what commonly call, a peak experiences, i.e. those moments when you can really live and experience the unity with everything. Whether watching a sunset, a Sunrise, during a walk in the mountains or perhaps sitting comfortably on the sofa in your living room, meditating, singing, dancing. Normally this experiences are stimulated by the contact with Nature and then suddenly we understand everything.
We are living very Piscean times and have the opportunity to connect with this concept that we are all ONE and we can see how we are all affected in our unique and special ways, by the same stimulus, and similar situations.
On the 18th, Mercury will station direct to resume its forward motion, to leave PISCES finally on April 13th. This is a brilliant opportunity to defy the gloom of the ‘crisis’ and encourage us to risk and to initiate new projects. Open doors and let the sunlight of spring or autumn enter your soul.

Venus in Aries and Mercury stations direct.

On the early hours of Thursday the 21st of April, Venus, Goddess of Love and Beauty, finally left Pisces to move into Aries, first sign of the Zodiac. It joins Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus, also in Aries.
Aries, ruled by Mars (Ares in Greek Mythology, Aphrodite’s (Venus) lover) is a very male energy and resonates with the archetypes of the Warrior, the Soldier, the Athlete, defender of his land and people. A very strange realm for Venus to dwell into. Yet, this two archetypes of Venus and Ares are united for ever as lovers in Mythology. And although Aphrodite never marries Ares, since she is forced to marry Hephaestus, the ugly dwarf, son of Hera, they continue to be lovers for ever. In some stories, Ares and Hephaestus are brothers, both sons of Hera. In others even Venus is Zeus’ daughter. All very incestuous as it normally is in Greek Myth.
This dimension of Venus as “wife” and “lover”, separately, is one of the themes of Venus in Aries. For those who think that Venus can bring LOVE which will last for ever, you must read carefully most of Venus’s stories. She’s definitely not faithful and since she is always with Eros (Desire), she can’t help, but seduce. Is in her nature. She lay with many and had children with more than one, as well. Yet, her love affair with Ares is the most famous one.
She was born from the foam in the sea, caused by the skin of the severed testicles of Uranus by his son, the Titan Saturn. She was born beautiful and naked and from the water itself, in some stories. She had to be clothed before being taken to the Gods. As soon as they saw her, they all rush to offer her marriage, she rejected everyone.
Those of you with Venus in Aries in your birth-chart, can relate to this archetype, the love of adventure in love, the chase, the spontaneity and the conquest of the desired object. Yet, often is done in a very egotistical fashion, more in tune with the inner script than with the other person’s wishes. It is truly beautiful, when the other, accepts the allotted roll and plays it accordingly, creating a kind of magic, which is destined to end or to run into trouble, when the true personality of either party, begins to emerge.
Yet consciously or unconsciously, and insistent and constant longing for independence, seems to invade the emotions of the Venus in Aries person, as if they had something greater to accomplish in life, which does not include anybody else.
There is a strong unconscious bond with Father, as if they were called to complete his work or the Father’s unconscious longings.
They are very attracted to energetic, optimistic people with a strong purpose in life. They can be extremely attentive with their partners as long as the other plays the roll assigned to them.
this is a particularly strong transit of Venus through Aries not only because it is accompanied by another 4 planets, but because it will link with many more in its short journey through this sign.
Yesterday and today, 22nd and 23rd of April, it has contacted Uranus, which means you probably encountered unwelcome events and welcomed surprises. Meetings with interesting, eccentric people, or simply doing yourself something different. Since it has been the Easter Weekend, it is quite normal that you would. I, for example have participated in a Dance (Uranus is rhythm) Weekend with Teachers from USA.
Since Mars is also around, the extra activity will be welcomed, yet, one (especially Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) must control one’s temper.
On the 26th and 27th will contact Pluto, combination that will inevitably confront us with our most inner motivations, especially in our relationships. Power struggles will ensue.
On the 30th will oppose Saturn, and the reality of our relationships and finances will be obvious. More obvious than usual.
Once in May, it will travel next to Mercury in the last degrees of Aries, first and then in Taurus. This could bring the opportunity to solve some situations in a more diplomatic way. We should see what happens in Lybia, during those days. Hopefully, some kind of agreement could be reached.
Good opportunity to say all those things that we have been keeping to ourselves, not to stir an argument. Now is the time when it will come out alright.
On the 23rd, 24th of May, Mars will come into the equation, pushing the our limits and adding a more aggressive tone to the discussion. Especially for those of you with planets in the fix signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Yet, Virgo and Capricorn, will enjoy a very creative, romantic and pleasant time. Well deserved!
Venus will be in Aries until May 10th.
Today, Mercury finally stations retrograde, and although its shadow period continues until May 11th, things will move faster and communications, paper work, phones, computers, internet, will all go back to normal. For those of us who have had problems with them in this past retrograde, it will feel like a great relieve-. Many robberies have taken place, and although they always do, Mercury continues to be the the Thief.
So if you had anything stolen in the past 3 weeks, share it with us here, just for the sake of Astrology. As for Venus in Aries, let our inner warrior run free and let’s enjoy the ride ad the power that comes with it!!

Venus in Aries

On Sunday 7th of March at 12:33 pm, Venus the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Money entered Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac, 10 days before Mercury and 14 days before the Sun enter this fire sign, represented by the Ram.
Ruled by Mars, or Ares in the Greek Mythology, Afrodite’s (Venus) lover, this is the most fire of the fire signs, it reminds us of the archetypes of the Soldier, the Gladiator, the Warrior, the defender of the land, a very masculine energy.
As we have seen in previous articles, Afrodite never marries him, since she is forced to marry Hephaistus, the ugly goldsmith, son of Hera, but they remain lovers for all time.
People with Venus in Aries in their natal birth-chart, love adventure in love and spontaneity, they’ll go to any length to conquer their love object.
Still, they do it from a very self-centred place, enjoying their own inner script, therefore never really committing to the other, unless the other is willing to play their assigned part in the story. There will be plenty of excitement though, as they make the other feel very special, at times.
Still, there is an unconsciously insisting longing for independence inside the Venus in Aries person, as if they had a special mission to accomplish in their lives, which rarely includes anyone else.
There is a strong unconscious bond with Father, especially in the girls with this position, but equally strong in men, as if they had to accomplish whatever their fathers could not. A kind of re-vindication of Father unfinished vision.
They are normally attracted to very active, strong personalities, with a very clear sense of direction.
They are very attentive and passionate, with the other, and enjoy making them feel special, but this must be returned or they can easily sneer at the other’s vulnerabilities and inadequacies.
Still, is a very attractive position for a men to have, but women with it have some very subtle airs of masculinity that can be very attractive too.
As Venus transits this sign, we can venture into the experience of this kind of realm, where by women take control of their love life and their finances, and men dare to be a bit more like Lancelot or Robin Hood both very Aries characters in my eyes.
For us women, Venus in Aries brings the opportunity to go after what we really want, without shyness, without feeling inadequate, simply feeling the impulse and acting it out.
For all the cardinal signs ( Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) which have been having a bit of a challenging time, this will feel like candy, for Leo and Sagittarius, just enjoy the ride, do something creative, you will feel like you can. Gemini and Aquarius will feel the air of creativity of the Goddess, but remember, Venus loves beautiful things, so be careful not to spend the money you don’t have.
Venus will enter Taurus, the sign she rules, on March 31st.