(by Demian Allan)[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e are about to enter the season of spring on the 21st of March, a time when a new cycle begins as nature depicts new arrivals. The main astrological talking point is the seventh square aspect between the planets Uranus and Pluto. This occurs between the periods of March the 12th – 29th becoming exact on the 17th. The political and economic implications have been felt by all in the Western World over the last three years during the time Uranus and Pluto have been squaring each other. However this last square aspect could have large repercussions in terms of the war on terror and power and freedom. We also have two eclipses in March and April, a Total Solar Eclipse and a Total Lunar Eclipse. The signs that are involved are Pisces and Libra, meaning the planets Neptune and Venus are affected during this time. High ideals could lead us all down the wrong path; the word ‘Glamour’ and the celebrity culture could well come under the spotlight.
MARCH 2015: From a political view it’s an interesting month with Venus and Mars both travelling in the zodiac sign of Aries. The symbol for Aries is the conqueror, and in terms of diplomatic allies, the UK could find itself out in the cold. The Full Moon on the 5th is at 14 degrees in Virgo, the degree of ‘service’, ‘a man mining in the rock with a pickaxe’. On the 20th we have a Total Solar Eclipse in Pisces in the degree of ‘isolation’. If the political powers are not careful they could find that a dominance of dogmatic policies causes a kind of separation process between countries in the West. With the added pressure of the Uranus Pluto square, turbulence is something that hangs heavy in the air for us all. The USA might have to revaluate home ownership and healthcare and resources; the economy is showing where the weaknesses are in terms of the policies of countries worldwide. Mercury from the 13th transits into the murky depths of Pisces, which in a sense is just going to confuse matters more. You have been warned!
APRIL 2015: Both the UK and USA natal charts get a big dose of astrological activity from the Total Lunar Eclipse at 14 degrees in Libra. This all happens on the 4th; for the UK it hits their North Node in the house of open enemies, which could symbolise a shift in dealing with the Middle East. For the USA it directly makes a conjunction to their Saturn in the 10th house. This sets off the ruler Venus which is in conjunction with Jupiter in the 7th house. The month could see a lot of diplomacy and tactical thinking between different Governments across the world. Mars is transiting Taurus which is in its detriment, not good for keeping tempers at bay. But also Saturn is Retrograde which means the USA may feel it’s a bit like one step forward, two steps back. The New Moon on the 18th is at 28 degrees in Aries, the degree of ‘favour’, ‘a fair woman, richly attired, stands alone’. This could be a positive step forward especially in the political arena with a high profile woman becoming a beacon of light in all the chaos.
MAY 2015: The UK will be dominating the news in the first week of May with the General Election taking place on May 7th. That is the day when the Moon moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn at 19.16. It depicts a move from the radical in the first half of the day to the traditional government in the second half of the day in terms of who wins the election. Mercury is travelling in Gemini, its sign of strength, and therefore two of the political parties in the background could rise in stature – in particular the Green Party, since the symbol of 7 degrees in Gemini is ‘Peace’. On the 4th of May we have the Full Moon at 13 degrees in Scorpio, ‘A great and lonely tower rising from an eminence of rock’, which is a reference to stability again enhancing the traditional for the UK. The USA has Pluto square to their natal Saturn in angular houses, a potent mix of transformation and hardships for those in charge. In fact most of the news throughout the month could well be directed more towards the USA rather than the UK.
Reference: The Unitied Kingdom, 00.00 LT, 1 January 1801, Westminster, 51N30,0W07. The coming into force of the Union of Great Britain and Ireland. Unitied States of America, 17.10 LMT, 4 JULY 1776, Philadelphia, 39N57, 75W10 The Degrees of the Zodiac Symbolised ‘La Volasfera’ Sepharial
Demian Allan is an astrologer working in London and does face to face readings every Sunday at Watkins Books. To book a reading email firstname.lastname@example.org www.demianallan.com