We are currently in the middle of one of the most significant and intensive astrological periods in history. Today, on the day of the spring equinox (March 20th), a new moon, also known as a supermoon, is born in Pisces, the last degree of the zodiac. In addition to this, we are also experiencing a solar eclipse – mere days after the harbingers of radical change, revolution and transformation, Uranus and Pluto, complete their three-year battle for power. It is hardly surprising then, that this current period of time is suffused with strong, door-opening energies! You do not have to be especially perceptive to sense the exceptionally activating and stimulating quality of the current atmosphere. Many feel as though they are stuck in overdrive, and the more sensitive one is, the more tightly wound these current energies may make one feel. (Most impacted by the solar eclipse are those whose birth charts feature important factors in the last degrees of Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, or Sagittarius)
Ultimately, it is all about letting go. This cliched phrase means different things for different people, and although it may sound simple, there is something fundamental, something very important and currently relevant, about it. You cannot begin a new life with a bag full of old junk. Forgiveness and giving things up are prevalent themes. The broadening of consciousness, new points of view, new epiphanies that challenge old interpretations are all supported by the current moon cycle. From a spiritual point of view, forgiveness is about seeing events in a different light, and realizing that there is nothing to forgive. Consequently, things that have upset or bothered you might be neutralized. You might feel as if the thing you had intended on carrying with you until the bitter end is suddenly inconsequential, and simply falls away. This phenomenon indicates a release from Karma; something that has been charged with Karmic energy before has now become neutral, and closure has been reached.
As I mentioned in the February forecast, birth charts featuring significant factors in the middle of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, or Libra (14-16°) have been the ones most impacted by transformative and dismantling energies. Although these stormy energies have manifested on a global scale, there are some people who have been undergoing an internal process of transformation for years. This period of cosmic uprooting is finally coming to its end, allowing for stability and permanence, and a chance to (symbolically), resow this newly ploughed land. Spring is coming. Life begins to bloom once more, and new things will grow from fresh soil, onto a more stable base than before.
Central themes: letting go; giving things away; release from karma; purification; transformation; dismantling of structures; collapse; relinquishing control; exhale; courage to move on; following through; closure; forgiving old debts; release; atonement; letting go of restrictive interpretations of the past; preparing for a new cycle; birth.
Astrological Codes: solar eclipse in Pisces; Sun ingress Aries; (Uranus square Pluto); Mercury ingress Aries; Mars ingress Taurus; Mars quincunx Saturn; Mars semisquare Khiron; Jupiter in Direct Motion; Venus ingress Gemini; Mars sextil Neptune; Pluto Retrograde.
Kirsi Halla-Seppälä – solution focused therapist, astrologer, self-awareness teacher
For the past twenty years, Kirsi has worked as an astrologer; she has written, taught, and lectured on self-awareness and art of living. She is also a long time member and a previous president of Professional Astrologers in Finland. In addition to lecturing and teaching, Kirsi also works with clients as a psychic astrologer and therapist – she is currently studying psychotherapy at the University of the West of England and the Helsinki Psychotherapy Institute.