Pisces stellium

Astrological news this week: Stelliums, Virgo Full Moon, and Equinox news

Planetary forecast for the week of March 14-21, 2022.

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You might have read some different articles this week about the intensity of the planets this week because the planets are all in a bunch. Astrological news is just like any other kind of media – we thrive on drama to bring in the eyeballs. But it seems to me that this week’s astrology is not nearly as dramatic as it was a few weeks ago when the Moon was in Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces and the planets were in even a tighter window of the zodiac wheel.

As this chart shows, on February 27th all of the visible planetary bodies (plus Neptune and Pluto) were within 60 degrees of the chart wheel which is very tight indeed. Marc Edmund Jones named this chart pattern the “bundle” when describing the natal chart – an intense focus which can lack perspective. This tight bundle intensified around February 26th with the Moon in Capricorn entering the bundle, and began to ease when the Moon moved into Aries on March 3rd and departed from the crowded area of the zodiac.

In any case, don’t be alarmed when you read articles like this, things are difficult enough in the world without adding unnecessary panic and anxiety to the mix.

Virgo Full Moon: The Moon will be full in Virgo on March 18, 2022 at 3:17 am EDT, just before the equinox.  Every Full Moon is full of gifts and blessings, and at this time when we have the Sun in a stellium in Pisces encouraging dreams and inspiration but also confusion, the Virgo Moon helps us to ground into our bodies […]

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Astrological news this week: Mars and Venus in Aquarius

Pluto is virtually stationary in the sky as it prepares to turn retrograde at the end of April – it reached the 27th degree of Capricorn on February 3rd, and it will only travel one degree between now and August 2nd. With Pluto stationary in the sky within one degree, the US Pluto return is at its peak for all of these months.  There’s a saying that when the US sneezes the rest of the world gets a cold, and as the world gets smaller and smaller that becomes more and more true.

However, this week there are no major planetary alignments so the faster moving planets will have more of a say in the energies of the week.  Someone shouting in your house may sound loud until a helicopter passes by overhead, and that is what happens with planetary alignments when a major planetary interaction drowns out the more fleeting influences.

Mars and Venus both entered Aquarius yesterday on March 6th, marking a transition from the grounded physical reality of Capricorn into the Aquarian realm of ideas and objectivity. In Capricorn we can sometimes lose sight of the bigger picture, but Aquarius offers some perspective and new ways of thinking about an issue.  With Mercury and Saturn also in Aquarius, we now have four planets in that sign of reason and paradigm shifts. This may not in itself be enough to alter the facts on the ground in Ukraine, but in our personal lives we can take the small steps to bring in more light and more liberation in our own lives from the things and ideas which hold us back.

And now, the week ahead. Dates and times are for the Eastern time zone, please adjust for your locality.

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The meaning of the Pisces New Moon, March 13, 2021

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With Venus, Neptune, the Sun and the Moon all aligned in Pisces right now within four degrees, this is a time of  incredible creativity and anything having to do with opening the heart to Spirit.  The lovely harmony of Venus in the sign of divine love inspires a sense of peace and equanimity.  Neptune opens the doors of perception so that we may see outside of the normal boundaries of our mundane existence.  And the conjunction of the Sun and Moon begins a new lunar cycle, this time at the end of the zodiac.

Neptune and Pisces encourage us to transcend the physical world and delve into the mysteries of spirituality, of creativity. There is a yearning under this influence to be free from the trappings of the material world – to flee from the potential ugliness of our reality and merge with the great Unknown that lies on the other side of conscious awareness. This can be an experience of incredible inspiration. It can also promote confusion and delusion.

New Moons are always times of new beginnings – it’s the beginning of the new lunar cycle when the solar and lunar principles are fused and integration can occur. This New Moon is the perfect time for a spiritual retreat, or to focus on a project involving artistry or some other type of creativity such as music and dance. Any experience in which we can let go of ourselves and allow the divinity to channel through us will be heightened and enhanced under this New Moon. Pisces tells us to forget about our obligations and instead immerse ourselves in a transcendent experience so you can see why our attention to detail during this period might not be as […]

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By |2021-03-11T19:05:15-05:00March 12th, 2021|Moon, Planetary news this week|1 Comment

Weekly update: Pisces New Moon, no retrogrades, and your weekly forecast

In this week’s video I cover the meaning of the current state of all planets traveling in direct motion.  That is not very typical! It occurs less than 10% of the time.  We also have a Pisces stellium this week AND a Pisces New Moon which is a big change from the Aquarian energies of February.  Thanks for watching, and if you prefer the transcript is below.

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Transcript by tiny genies in imaginary bottles, and roughly edited by me.


Hi everybody, my name is Lynn Hayes Welcome back to my channel. In today’s video, we’ll be talking about all of the astrological energies for the week from March 8 to March 15 2021. There’s a fair amount to talk about, so let’s dive right in. The first thing I’d like to mention is that there are no planets in retrograde motion right now, it’s fairly unusual for there to be no planets in retrograde motion. You might remember last year we had a total of seven planets retrograde for months, every planet that could turn retrograde did turn retrograde it’s no surprise really astrologically that it was so difficult to get things moving. For most of 2020 we had a lot of planets in Capricorn there was a triple conjunction in that sign there were all these planets retrograde It was a very heavy time. This here is definitely different, the astrological influences are quite different. And until April 27, we will have no […]

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