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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