The planets are rambunctious this week, and because there’s no “time out” for the sky, daily life reflects this unsettled astral activity through unruly moods and attitudes. Mature adults melt down like five-year olds and normally cautious individuals leap into all sorts of uncertain situations. Expect to be overwhelmed mostly by overstimulation, and also anticipate high levels of emotional sensitivity, yours or others’, as the risk for impetuous behavior combines with nearly undeniable urges.
It’s spring, and we’re sprung – at least in the northern hemisphere. Some of us emerge from winter’s hibernation hungry for everything, and those ravenous appetites motivate a multitude of impulsive decisions. Others stubbornly refuse to leave their caves. Most of us simply need a moment to adjust to the new air, and while patience for that adjustment process is sure to feel like an impossible dream, it would be wise to make every effort to take your time.
Mars and Aries, as well as Mars, in Aries, are the source of this week’s physical and psychic turbulence. Mars needs to move, especially when it’s in its Home Sign of Aries. Mars also needs to compete, to win, and to conquer, which is why it’s the archetype of the athlete, the warrior and the explorer. Mars signifies the need to push physical boundaries by doing battle, whether that battle is physical, ideological, spiritual, or imaginal. All of the descriptions of Mars are also true for Aries, the Sign that needs to forge ahead, lead the team, and boldly go anywhere at any time. And when Mars transits Aries all those Martian qualities are squared – no, make that cubed.
Currently, Mars is conjunct Uranus, in Aries. This is a highly volatile combination because Uranus, already unstable, amplifies that Martian need to move and that excites nervous systems beyond reasonable limits. Sleep is disturbed. Tempers are testy. And the need to relieve the tension can turn a minor brouhaha into a major brawl. Pay attention: This conjunction is exact and separating on March 22, and as many of you know by now, we don’t feel the full effect of these pernicious interactions until they start pull apart. The problem with this particular separation is Pluto: As Mars disengages from Uranus it forms a square to Pluto that amplifies the potential for violence. This square is exact and separating on March 26.
Yes, it is as bad as it sounds, and the only way to handle the intensity is to make a commitment to peace. Put pride aside, along with the strong and almost irresistible inclination to vanquish your opponent. There is no winning under this configuration, because even if you emerge victorious, the stress is certain to cost you a vital piece of your heart.
As the week unfolds, try to think before you speak. And when you speak, choose kind words that have the power to soothe and calm a weary soul.
If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
It’s essential to consider the long-term effect of your choices – and that’s not to imply that you’re only making bad ones. It’s just that the temporary pressure to act could lead to impulsive decisions you might later regret.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Do whatever it is you do to quiet the internal intensity, and do it as often as you need to, as long as it’s healthy and doesn’t cause harm to anyone-including yourself. Eventually, the pressure will lift and so will the weight.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Prioritize your goals, organize your time, and be prepared to be overwhelmed anyway. The good news is that you have the energy and stamina to handle whatever needs to be done.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Whether you’re just starting your career or comfortably retired, you’re working hard and passionately on what you want to accomplish. Pace yourself, and you’ll make good progress.
Leo July 23-August 22
It’s a complex dynamic: On one hand, you need to express your feelings, but on the other, your emotions are all over the place. Remember, your job is to inspire, so do your best to avoid being a negative role model.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Yes, you are going through a lot of changes in almost every aspect of your life, but that doesn’t mean the structures that hold life together are falling apart. You’re simply letting go of what no longer serves.
Libra September 23-October 22
You’re not imagining things – history is repeating itself. But that doesn’t mean you have to. Make a commitment to grow past your old reactive attitude, and you’ll revolutionize your behavior.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Take your time, and gather your information with the awareness that every circumstance can be seen through a multitude of perspectives. Breathing, deeply, may not solve the problem, but it will prevent an unnecessary tantrum.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Channel your intensity into creative endeavors and your nervous system will have a better chance of steadying itself. I’m not suggesting ignoring your heart; I’m advising you to take care of it in positive, healthy ways.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
You’re agitated, and it’s hard to tell whether the source of your tension is internal or external. While you need to feel secure as you make important decisions, the safety you’re seeking will only be found in the calm and quiet of your heart.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
It’ll take superhuman strength to avoid getting embroiled in arguments you’d rather not have with participants you’d rather ignore – but you can’t run away. Hold fast to your deepest truth, and let nothing dissuade you from believing in yourself.
Pisces February 19-March 20
It is about the money this week, and you’re feeling strong, unexplainable urges to buy everything. Pay attention: You’re hungry for something much deeper than you realize – and it can’t be bought.
Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For readings, call 1-888-937-9264, write P.O. Box 343, New York, NY 10025, visit AquariumAge.com, or e-mail Ralfee@AquariumAge.com. Copyright © 2013 by Ralfee Finn