Equinox / New Moon in Aries and Pluto in Aquarius – March 2023

After what seems like forever, it’s finally GO time, as we complete the last few days of the Sun in sensitive Pisces (last sign in the zodiac) and kiss the past goodbye. This liminal space invites you to release anything lingering that is over or needs to go, and deepen your intuitive connection to tap into your dreams, so you’re ready when Aries season arrives. 

Reminder: Saturn just entered Pisces for three years and we’re acclimating to the new *training* of bringing dreams, visions and ideas into form in flowy Pisces. The learning curve is: how to embrace discipline and create lasting structures in this nonlinear, multi-dimensional energy (everything, everywhere all at once!). Pisces calls your attention within so you can attune to your Inner Guidance, which requires stillness to feel – and faith to trust the intuitive messages you receive. This is the way forward…

March 17 – Venus sextile Saturn. Committing to something you love or value, contracts, agreements in relationships, student-teacher/mentor connections, plans, schedules, investments and stability, in it for the long term. 

March 18 – Mercury sextile Pluto, a great day for problem-solving, research, healing work and revelations, exposing info that’s been hidden, and for penetrating conversations and insights. Think CSI, deep and probing – and because both planets are at 29º, think of finding resolution of a nagging/major issue.

March 19 – Mercury leaves flowy Pisces and enters assertive Aries – clear, direct, fast, decisive. Mercury in in Aries is spontaneous, speaks and expresses itself with confidence and enthusiasm, great for sales, persuasion and hyping a cause or event, a natural MC. Lower expressions: impulsive decisions, foot in mouth and a “my way or the highway” attitude. 

March 20 – We have two aspects pre-Equinox: Venus conjunct the North Node and the Sun sextile Pluto, both operating in service to your Evolving Self. 

Venus conjunct the North Node (Destiny) highlights what you love and value (especially yourself!), as well as your $$, material/physical security and delights. This is about comfort, infusing your senses with sensual stimulation that creates tranquility, pleasure and gifts that enhance your quality of life. The North Node speaks to calling in that which is aligned with your Authentic Self.

The Sun sextile Pluto offers strength and perseverance to tackle a demanding task and the focus and ambition to succeed, by accessing your personal power, inner resources and gifts. You may challenge old patterns or identities (ex: people pleaser, rigid, victim) that mask your Authentic Self (that is always safe and free).

The Spring Equinox @ 2:24pm PDT, the Sun enters Aries – a MAJOR new beginning (in a time of MAJOR new beginnings!) and endings, as you shake off old energies that do not serve your future development. Welcome to your next chapter!

March 21 – New Moon in Aries @ 10:23am PDT. This is the first of two New Moons in Aries, this at 0º and another on April 20 at 29º (a Solar Eclipse – boom!💥). The current New Moon adds to the Equinox energy and is the official Astrological New Year (first sign of the zodiac). This is a rebirth. Set your intentions for the year ahead and write them down. Journal if you like, but get your thoughts on paper (channels the subconscious when you write) – or the computer, but do it. You’ll be amazed later to see what has happened…

If any sign loves to take action, this is the one – the warrior, the maverick, the pioneer, the courageous, risk-taking, independent spirit (who can be impulsive and impatient, so be mindful). It’s time to step up, take action and initiate something fresh in your life, that’s aligned with your evolving Authentic Self.

This New Moon offers extraordinary opportunities for transformation, with Pluto (power) aspecting it harmoniously, channeling powerful energies that feed renewal and rebirth. Don’t look back for old reference points – keep your spirit and (third) eye focused on where you’re guided to go – and if anything is leaving or ending, let it go, knowing it’s complete. Resistance to “what is” causes pain. Practice aligning with the Now.

March 23 – June 11, ’23. Pluto in Aquarius. After 15 years in Capricorn, ruling hierarchies, banks, government and other top-down structures, Pluto enters Free Spirit Aquarius for a few months to give us a taste of coming attractions, to return in Jan ’24. Aquarius rules your Authentic Self, innovation, technology, science, humanitarian causes, equality, social networking and friendship. 

Aquarius is an air sign – everything that flies through the air, electricity, the internet, Artificial Intelligence (a game changer), drones, off planet travel and other innovative creations will increase, as the landscape of life changes. This will alter the way we communicate, interact and it will revolutionize social and political systems, ultimately. 

Stay tuned… we’re entering a new world and there’s still tremendous clearing, upheaval and rebirth before the idea of a New Earth is here, so don’t be alarmed when things fall apart. It’s a necessary part of the cycle of life, death and rebirth. With Pluto in airy Aquarius, the energy will be much lighter than before and with four planets in speedy Aries (after the New Moon), we’ll be flying forward!

Remember, you chose to be here at this time to add to the Light in the world and raise the vibration. Honor where you’re energized, release old attachments (that aren’t working) and commit to making the most of this amazing experience! 

“Today I freed a band of butterflies. They flew out of my rounded belly – up, joyously free. What a surprise! Black and orange, otherworldly, almost spirit beings, close to God. And as they left I knew they had once been deadened, cold and brittle things that had lain in me for years, hovering in fear, only awaiting my signal to burst forth into light.” ~ Reverend Malena Nahmias, NY

As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together. 

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Lisa E Zimmerman is an Intuitive Astrologer and Coach, and Creator of Awakened Life Retreats, helping seekers discover who they came here to be and how to create an empowered, meaningful life. It is a joyful, heartfelt journey. ❤️




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