We’re in a week of turning points and possible tipping points; one where it will count for a lot if you can get a grip and keep it — emotionally and literally: slippery surfaces, inappropriate footwear and outbursts are things to be avoided through the weekend.
Mercury is slowly working itself forward, providing the backdrop to events. In the foreground, the Sun (and Venus) are entering Aries on Wednesday telling us to ‘go’, while Mars conjoining Uranus in Aries is telling us to be very careful and extra conscious of how we step and what we say.
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Speaking of fireworks: back to Mars and Uranus. Eric wrote this about the aspect in the members’ edition on Friday:
Mars makes a conjunction to Uranus in Aries on Friday, March 22 [at 2:17 pm, though you can be sure Mars and Uranus will begin sparking things up earlier in the week]. This is an aspect to watch with some caution, as it has a militant quality to it. Mars-Uranus can be accident-prone. Remember that as the week develops. This is not the week to do things like balance on top of a ladder, stroll around on the roof or wear slippers while standing on top of a wet pile of hay bales. This is the week to drive the speed limit and to use substances with respect and awareness.
After so much Pisces and Mercury retrograde, it may be tempting to spark up the solid rocket boosters, though in all sincerity, I do not recommend this. I will risk being accused of being too cautious and remind us that there really are moments when prudence is the greater part of valor.
That idea of being smart (prudent, really) to prevent avoidable accidents is what I mean by ‘getting a grip’. You want your head and feet pointing in the same direction. You need to be aware of your surroundings yet thinking a step ahead. Not in the sense of not being present or skipping steps, but more along the lines of clearing a path to the bathroom before you go to bed or picking up your kids’ toys religiously.
Keep in mind that shortly after Mars conjoins Uranus in Aries, it squares Pluto in Capricorn. It’s actually one big event, though it may manifest in stages. Pluto translates into the consequences of any snap judgments and actions taken now at the urging of Mars-Uranus. By the same token, decisions you think through carefully could manifest ‘positive’ and profound results thanks to Pluto. It’s all one system.
Much has been written about the cultural, era-defining impact of the Uranus-Pluto square. This week, with Mars joining in (and then the Sun and Venus entering the aspect structure next week) we get a kind of ‘unexpected mini-era of developments’. There’s a good chance we’ll begin seeing all manner of oddball news stories over the next couple of weeks.
Finally, a quick word about the background story that’s unfolding. Now that Mercury is moving forward, it will re-encounter Chiron in Pisces. Whatever Mercury-Chiron brought up over the last week or two that may have seemed inscrutable, prepare to face it. This is not a warning so much as a reminder that you know what you know, and ultimately you’re responsible for that knowledge and what you do with it.
Chiron is called “the inconvenient benefic” for a reason, after all; using what we know is rarely the easy way out in the short run. But it’s almost always best in the long run.