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#153 March 13-19: Mercury in Aries and Venus in Taurus


Ingrid and Scott discuss their upcoming guest appearance on Expand with Chelsea before answering several of your questions before delving into the week ahead.

Mars in Gemini’s Square with Neptune, the Sun, and Mercury brings up an aggressive look into your psychological baggage, Jupiter’s Conjunction with Chiron continues to open the wound to your self-confidence for deep healing.

Venus transits into Taurus, the sign it rules focusing your attention on your self-worth, and values within relationship.

Mercury transits into Aries, urging you to be direct, and authentic in your communication.

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#153 Mercury in Aries and Venus in Taurus

The themes this week are…

1. Courage

2. Compassion

3. Faith

More major shifts are occurring this week, as Mercury, the planet of communication transits into Aries, and Venus, the planet of relationships transits into Taurus, the Sign it rules.

This, coupled with an elongated squaring of Mars and Neptune, and conjunction of Jupiter and Chiron, highlight the week. Lots more on how to navigate these transits in the days ahead.

If you are curious how these, or any other transits are affecting you directly, I encourage you to reach out to me for a reading.

To learn how the next Moon Cycle is affecting you directly, which will be the first of two New Moon in Aries followed by the Full Moon in Libra, enroll in my Moon Cycle classes, which begin next week.

Wishing you all the best through the week, as you ride the planetary waves!

MONDAY, March 13

Jupiter Conjunct Chiron in Aries

This is an aspect we have been monitoring since last week, so check back to #152 for more insight.

Jupiter is the god of thunder, lord of justice, the planet of luck and expansion.

Chiron is the wound and the ancient wisdom unlocked through healing that wound.

Aries is the Cardinal Fire sign symbolized by the Ram and ruled by Mars, the god of war, the planet of action, aggression and conflict.

Put these pieces together and you can see that expansion is occurring with regards to insecurities, or fears.

What are you afraid of?

Where do you feel most insecure in your life?

Where would you like to be more courageous?

In what way can you step forward more courageously towards your fears?

When: February 27 – March 18

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer and Capricorn.

TUESDAY, March 14

Mars in Gemini Square Neptune Retrograde in Pisces

Mars, the god of war, the planet of action, aggression and conflict Squares off with Neptune, the god of fresh water and the sea, the planet of illusion, deception, compassion, and intuition.

The squaring is due to Mars transiting through Gemini, which is Mutable Air, and Neptune transiting through Pisces, which is Mutable Water. Both are Mutable, so they make a strong alignment, but Air and Water don’t mix, which creates the conflict. These two planets are forming a 90° angle from each other, which is stressful.

Since Mars has taken seven months to transit due to its recent retrograde, this is the third time in recent history that Mars has squared off with Neptune.

Take a look at #131, where he highlighted this transit from October 10 – 14, and #136 where we highlighted this transit on November 18. This week we will be highlighting this transit three times this week, as the Sun joins the party tomorrow, followed by Mercury on Thursday.

The key takeaway right now is to slow down. Refrain from assumptions. Your intuition could be clouded, so ask questions, and gather information before diving into the abyss.

When: March 9 – 19

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.


Jupiter Conjunct Chiron in Aries

What makes the previous alignment even more difficult is the conjunction between Jupiter and Chiron in Aries.

If you find your mind spinning out of control, hone in on the fear.

Where do these fears stem from within the depths of your mind?

Are they based in fact, in reality?

The demons you may be attempting to face could be formless, because they only exist within your mind.

If what torments you exists within, remind yourself that you are the master of your domain. You are the master of your mind.

Allow these thoughts to flow through you.

The more you engage with them, the more power they have.

If the thought is something that brings up fear, follow that thought to the origins of its inception. It is in this place where the issue must be addressed.

For example, whatever is causing you fear right now most likely stems from an experience you had as a child where you experienced trauma. This trauma has now followed and shaped your present experiences.

The fears that were planted in the past were valid because you were a child, however now you are an adult.

Remind yourself that you survived that trauma, and are still here today.

Had you been an adult in that situation of the past that haunts you, the outcome would be different. Just as today, the outcome will be different.

Stand up for yourself as an adult in the way you wished you could have stood up for yourself as a child.

When: February 27 – March 18

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer and Capricorn.


The Sun Conjunct Neptune Retrograde in Pisces Square Mars in Gemini

With confusion and communication comes an illumination to the illusion, as the Sun forms a conjunction with Neptune, and a square with Mars.

The Sun is the planet of light, life, and vitality, wherever the Sun goes it brings light, life, and vitality. As the Sun transits through Pisces, which is ruled by Neptune, it brings light, life, and vitality to dream, your unconsciousness.

What are you most confused about in life right now?

What action must you take, but are unsure of which way to go?

Are you making assumptions about anything in life?

Are these assumptions tormenting your mind?

What can you do to show yourself compassion by focusing on the facts of the matter?

Refrain from making any sudden moves during the middle of the week.

Sudden moves based on intuition may lead you down the very road you wish not to travel.

Stay still. Face your fears within.

Eventually the clouds will part, and you will be able to see the reality of the situation, which may not be nearly as bad as your intuition was telling you it would be.

When: Mars is Squaring Neptune from March 9 – 19. The Sun is Conjunct Neptune and Squaring Mars from March 14 – 19.

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.