Updated: Mar 19, 2020
an Astrological New Year
Wow folks, I am at a loss for words when it comes to knowing how to discuss what is currently happening in the world. This week, astrologically, is one of the most powerful weeks of the year. The card pictured here is from Devany of Serpent Fire's "Sigil Deck." Eternal Return symbolizes Death in the Major Arcana, and how perfect to pull for our Spring Equinox. When I thought of the tarot cards for the week, Death was the first one that came to me, so pulling this was extra special.
I have been following the unfoldment of this pandemic since January thanks to Evelyn keeping me in the loop, and I am grateful we did because it allowed for me to mentally prepare for what I never could have imagined seeing in my lifetime. A lot of social media accounts I follow in the spiritual community are trying to take initiative in offering guidance, information, and tips to everyone in regard to this global crisis. I have had a hard time feeling confident in doing this because I honestly don’t feel educated enough on pandemics to tell you all anything. All I know is that it is ALWAYS beneficial to have emergency food, first aid, vitamins, medicine, and water stored for any chance of a large emergency happening in your community. As well, it is always beneficial to practice good hygiene and take care of yourself.
While our health is important, I think what is causing the most stress for me is the state of our economy. All of us seem to be affected by the closure of businesses. As someone who is opening a business during all of this, I feel the stress and anxiety of how I am going to pay my bills and get through all of this. It is not a fun position to be in, but I am trying to see the silver lining. Before I moved down here, my tarot cards told me I did not need to “hurry” or rush through this process, which at the time felt counter intuitive, I now am understanding why my cards were saying that to me, as this whole thing has completely changed everything about how we planned on proceeding forward during this time, it really has slowed everything down. Besides the financial hardships we may all be facing, there is a bigger lesson happening that is beneficial to the world on a massive scale.
The cracks in the system are highlighted, and we are seeing more than ever what we need to do as a collective to empower and help each other through this difficult time. We are seeing where our government is failing to protect us, and hopefully this can push us as a people to rise above the system and take action where our leaders are not. I am sure a lot of us are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety during all of this. As someone who struggles with anxiety and existential depression, I find myself feeling validated in my intuitive impulse to want to isolate and avoid reality. As a Pisces Moon, isolating and social distancing tends to be something I gravitate towards naturally, and any excuse I have to not leave my house is something I embrace.
But the problem with cutting ourselves off from others, is that our perceptions of reality can become skewed and our fear can manifest into parts of our subconscious that can be detrimental to our mental health. Humans on a biological level benefit from connection with each other. Unlike any other time period that we know of, the benefit we have as a people during this pandemic, is the beauty for all of us to be able to connect through the internet. With so much energy in Pisces starting the week out, our perceptions can be distorted and we can be easily deceived by the media or swayed into believing or thinking things that may not be entirely true. It is important to be discerning during this time regardless of what is happening in the world, use common sense, rational thinking, and get in front of any potential problems now. This is a great time for meditation and connecting to the spiritual and ethereal realms in this isolation period. As someone who enjoys a lot of alone time at home, I decided to give you all a list of some ideas for activities you can do at home, besides just watching TV or obsessively scrolling the web:
Analisa’s Quarantine Activities:
Reading and Writing!
Music- learning to play an instrument, playing one you already have, song writing
Learning about a new culture or skill- being at home is a great time to study something you have always been interested in. Lots of books on the web!
Art! - painting, collaging, drawing
Spring Cleaning- clean out those closets or weird spaces you have been neglecting.
Reorganize spaces in your home
Hiking out in nature- you don't have to stay at home to avoid people, social distancing can be practiced out in the great wide open world that is nature!
Learn to cook something you have never cooked before
Yoga/ home exercise, this is great opportunity to get super fit from home
Gardening- you can still work on the yard if you have one!
Taking the dogs for a walk
Rituals and Magick
Tarot Cards for the week:
The Hermit, The Tower, The Hanged One, The Moon, Death, The World, The Fool, The Star, The Emperor, The Empress, Ace of Wands, 2 of Wands, 3 of Wands, 7 of Cups, 8 of Cups, 9 of Cups, Ace of Pentacles, 2 of Pentacles, 3 of Pentacles, 4 of pentacles, 5 of Pentacles, 6 of Pentacles, 7 of Swords, 5 of Swords, 6 of Swords.
(All times are Pacific)
Last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius
Mercury enters Pisces 12:42 am
Moon void of course square Sun in Pisces 2:34 am
Moon enters Capricorn 9:25 am
Moon sextile Mercury in Pisces 9:49 am
Moon trine Uranus in Taurus 5:33 pm
Moon square Chiron in Aries 6:25 pm
Last Quarter Moons symbolize a time of endings. We are asked to let go and release previous belief systems during this time.
We start our week out with the Moon making its way into Capricorn, the sign of its detriment. With the Moon in Capricorn, we feel a need to take a practical and pragmatic approach to life. The Covid 19 pandemic has all of us thinking about our finances, economy, health, and how we are going to get through the next few weeks. Mercury makes its way into Pisces for the 2nd time this year, also the sign of its detriment. With both the Moon and Mercury in detriment, we may have a difficult time making sense of how we feel. This could be a very emotional time for us all, it is important to find healthy ways to work through our feelings while still being rational and realistic about what is currently possible. Our sense of self may be tested with the Moon making a Square to Chiron in Aries in the evening hours. Insecurities could come up and we may have to acknowledge underlying fears we have been avoiding.
Moon in Capricorn
Moon trine Venus in Taurus 10:31 am
Moon sextile Neptune in Pisces 8:36 pm
This is a positive day for connecting with family and getting your home and finances together. We benefit from being proactive right now in taking our resources seriously and planning for the future in a realistic way.
Moon in Capricorn
Moon conjunct Mars in Capricorn 1:32 am
Moon conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn 3:47 am
Moon conjunct Pluto in Capricorn 7:53 am
Moon sextile Sun in Pisces 3:57 pm
Moon void of course conjunct Saturn in Capricorn 5:48 pm
Moon enters Aquarius 6:16 pm
Capricorn energy is emphasized today with the Moon making conjunctions all day to our powerhouse stellium. This impacts our material world on all levels of finances, business, and health. We could see more corporations take action when it comes to shutting down business during this pandemic. All of us are finding creative ways to continue business in light of what is happening. With the Moon entering Aquarius for the next couple days, we may see more activism and public outrage over how things are being handled by our government. It is imperative we unify as a people and support each other right now in this unknown and historical time.
Spring Equinox ~ Ostara
International Astrology Day!
Moon in Aquarius
Moon square Uranus in Taurus 3:04 am
Moon sextile Chiron in Aries 4:01 am
Sun in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn 4:50 pm
Sun enters Aries 8:50 pm
Today marks the first day of Spring and also marks our Astrological New Year. This is highlighted by the Sun entering Aries. Ostara, the goddess of Spring in Anglo Saxon tradition is worshipped at this time period to acknowledge and symbolize the rebirth of nature. Many cultures around the world celebrate the return of Spring by worshipping different gods and goddesses that represent this mark in the wheel of our year. Before our Sun enters Aries, it makes a sextile to Saturn, which causes us to feel inspired to take initiative towards our responsibilities at this time. This is a signature of leadership and gives us the energy we need to take charge in the areas of our life demanding our attention.
Our Sun is exalted in Aries, and hopefully we begin to see more action being taken globally in regard to this pandemic. We each as individuals have an important role to play during this time in our communities. This is an opportunity for us to rise to the challenges we face, and find constructive ways to be involved in creative solutions during this difficult time. Eventually the Sun will make a conjunction to Chiron in Aries on the 25th, calling out wounds around our identity and sense of self. The identity of not just us on a personal level, but of our world is drastically being transformed. This is a time to let the old self go, and learn to step into the change that is inevitable.
Moon in Aquarius
Moon void of course square Venus in Taurus 2 am
Mars conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn 4:35 am
Our big transit of the day is Mars, our planet of action, war, initiative, ambition and drive meets up with Jupiter, our planet of expansion, higher learning, and growth in Capricorn. This energy symbolizes huge breakthroughs and changes taking place in our physical world. We may feel a lot of intense and assertive energy to get things moving forward during the day. We could feel frustrated by any blockages that present themselves to us. Typically, this transit is known to be a positive one for travel plans, but regarding the circumstances in our world, I have a hard time imagining that. Maybe this helps open up communication between countries, on a global scale. Maybe everyone begins to find positive and constructive ways for making progress towards handling this pandemic. We could see some major breakthroughs today in the market, and how things are being handled globally.
Moon enters Pisces 5:33 am
Moon conjunct Mercury in Pisces 1:39 pm
Moon sextile Uranus in Taurus 2:51 pm
Saturn enters Aquarius 8:58 pm
Saturn makes its way into Aquarius today and could have us seeing more action being taken by the people themselves. We feel called to take action and align ourselves with humanitarian causes during this time. We will see new progress in science during the time period, progressive action being taken politically in ways we may have never experienced.
Moon in Pisces
Mercury in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus 6:19 pm
Moon sextile Venus in Taurus 7:36 pm
Moon conjunct Neptune in Pisces 7:38 pm
Venus in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces 8:08 pm
Mars in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn 10:21 pm
Mars making a conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn today emphasizes a need to stay away from all things that could be considered “dangerous.” With our Moon in Pisces, we now more than ever need to be taking our mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional health seriously. This is an important time to avoid people, crowds, and large gatherings. Accidents are likely today. We may see a spike in Covid 19 cases and stricter action being taken by our political leaders. With that said, we could also see some progress being made towards attacking the problems that are arising, but it is not a good time to risk our own personal well being. Progress in medicine is likely and we could begin to see positive results for curing this pandemic. We are also extremely sensitive and empathetic to our fellow human with Venus making a harmonious sextile to Neptune. Mercury in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus could lead to some surprising information becoming uncovered today or in the coming days. We need to be mindful with what we allow ourselves to believe as there is still a lot of opportunity for us to buy into a lie being fed to us by the media and government. On a personal level this is a positive time for us to connect with loved ones and family.