Welcome to spring, 2010. The astrological New Year began when the Sun entered Aires at 0 degrees on Saturday, March 20, at 1;32 PM EST. This marks an astronomical event that occurs twice a years as the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined toward or away from the sun, causing the apparent motion of the Sun to reach its northernmost or southernmost extreme. The apparent movement of the Sun’s path comes to a stop before reversing direction.
The Sun at 0 degrees of Aires, represents the start of the Spring Season, and in Aires fashion couldn’t kick off the planting season (crops, ideas,people and situations) with more fire. The Sun opposes Saturn at 0-1 degree Sunday and Monday, as well as creating a square to the God of the Underworld and the revealer of secrets and vengeance, Pluto. Demoted or not, Pluto will pack a punch. The square becomes exact Friday, March 26, and between now and then we will experience a week of power struggles, obstacles and wrath both collectively and individually.
This square will make itself known in your life if you have personal planets at 0-7 degrees in Aires, Libra, Capricorn or Cancer. These are the Cardinal signs and events related to this transit will occur quickly, publicly and without hesitation.
This is just a taste of what these planets can do in this configuration but the ‘Mother of all Transits,’ occurs later this summer when Saturn opposes Uranus the planet of unexpected events, while squaring Pluto. This will happen in the July-Mid August time frame.
In the US, Congress votes on health care reform Sunday and it will be a battle to the bitter end, between Republicans and Democrats themselves. The Democratic party will be torn apart over this issue, as Saturn represents Democrats and it will be a very difficult year.
For the first time in American History it is actually possible that a Third Party could actually emerge. Never say no in America.
Mercury squares Pluto at 7 degrees which will continue to reveal information previously unknown. It creates animosity, disharmony, and is dangerous for travel, transportation and issues related to these issues, but on the positive note information may be revealed that needs to be known. Americans are no longer in the mood for superficial answers.
Power struggles are not limited to healthcare issues, but may involve the world, earth changes and potential disasters and disruptions among the partner’s of this country as well as individuals and couples. It is not an easy time for the Democrats or for love. Big business will be shaken this week and information will be revealed involving banks, insurance companies, and other large corporate entities will dominate the news. It’s no longer easy to be a corporate giant, either.
The previous New Moon on March 15 fell on Uranus, the planet of separation, sudden and unexpected news and explosive situations. We do not yet know all she will reveal this week.
The Sun trines Mars, and Mars trines Saturn giving all parties will power and determination to vote yea or nay to healthcare reform. If this bill passes, and I see no astrological guarantee, it will be fraught with issues that will be revisited April-July when Saturn retrogrades back into Virgo, ruler of healthcare and work. It will become more complex when Saturn opposes Uranus for the final time at the end of April.
Welcome to the revolution, this time it will be televised. America wants healthcare reform, but we do not trust our government and the conflict will continue.
Saturn is squaring Venus in President Obama’s chart and this is not a particularly lucky transit. He will be blamed no matter what. But, he will speak eloquently and with force on his beliefs.
The year 2012 is now 22 months away, and many changes are to occur before we get there. Spring of 2010 is but the beginning.