From the editor

Denis Zubkov

We are currently one week away from the vernal Equinox that will take place next Wednesday, March, 20. The word vernal comes from Latin “ver” meaning “spring” and is a traditional name for the more modern notion of the March (or Northward) equinox. Since most of the Western astrology originated in the Northern hemisphere, the word vernal is perhaps more suitable for astrologically inclined minds, and there is a good reason for that…

You fill find a short Equinox overview is a few paragraphs down. But for now let’s look at the nearest few days.

The Sun is currently square to Jupiter and that’s a good new, regardless of the square being a “hard” aspect. The square actually pushes the Sun force into Jupiterian expansion so whatever big undertakings are currently active in your life, they will certainly benefit from the extra boost of solar energy.

The featured story below will cover the ongoing Saturn – Pluto conjunction in an attempt to put the current economical and political (mis)happenings into a broader context of the Saturn – Pluto planetary cycle that is currently wrapping itself up. We may be tempted to react at certain daily news but it’s not quite so when observing them from a helicopter perspective. Have a read and enjoy the flight!

On the path to renewal,

Saturn Pluto conjuction imploding planet

Featured story

The timeline of Saturn – Pluto conjunction of years 2019–2020–2021 and its karmic meaning

Every occurrence of Saturn – Pluto conjunction is a relatively rare event that happens approximately every 33–38 years and lasts slightly over two years. Saturn – Pluto conjunction can be seen as a “global Saturn return” event that applies to the whole world.

The two year period of the current Saturn – Pluto conjunction of culminating in January 2020 marks the completion of a nearly four decades long planetary cycle between Saturn and Pluto and thus carries certain undertones of the time of judgementcontinue reading

Discovering planetary energies

How Black Onyx gemstone connects us to the power of Pluto and the Underworld

Black Onyx gemstone and the power of Pluto and the Underworld

If you want to improve your physical strength, self-confidence and ignite some powerful changes in your life seek to connect to the forces represented by the Pluto archetype. As this planet rules the hidden mysteries and enormous powers of the Underworld it’s directly connected to everything related to the geology of the Earth — the most magnificent powerhouse that we can tap from.

The best way to facilitate the connection between the Earth and your energy is to work on your Root Chakra. Root Chakra is an energetic centre at the base of the spine responsible for grounding and supporting the life force. The Root Chakra incarnates the spirit into matter.

In the world of minerals, Black Onyx perfectly manifests the Pluto archetype. It holds a solid connection between the physical world and hidden unseen realities of the Underworld. It anchors and activates your Root Chakra giving you the access to the transformative power of Pluto.

Want to explore more about the power of Onyx… read more.

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Upcoming astrological events

The vernal Equinox is just a week away

Astrological chart with the Sun - Chiron conjunction

The vernal Equinox is the “zero” counting point of the Zodiac, it’s the moment when the Sun crosses the cusp between the tropical signs of Pisces and Aries.

And that’s why the word “vernal” passes so much more meaning, it’s the astrological spring time, regardless of what hemisphere you’re located.

From the astrological standpoint, the vernal Equinox is the real new year, it makes much more sense compared to the traditional January, 1.

The vernal Equinox is a good time for any kind of “spring” ritual in whatever form you prefer to:

  • announce your affirmations for the next Zodiacal cycle
  • celebrate the new beginnings and freshness of the impulse
  • tune your energy towards the future with joy and hope

The second interesting moment is the fact that the Full Moon is just 3h45min after the Equinox, that should bring an extra fullness to your celebration.

And lastly, as you can see on the chart it’s the Sun – Chiron conjunction that will become exact on Friday, March, 22. According to the mythology, Chiron is the wounded healer and symbolises the part of us that needs to be healed. A very auspicious time to allow this to happen.

In previous issues…

The previous issue discussed the annual Sun – Neptune conjunction of 2019.

The one before looked into how the four Elements rule over the Zodiac signs.

We spoke about the planetary cycles in the second part of the series about understanding planetary cycles: applying and separating aspects.

Which was a continuation of the topic about waxing and waning aspects in the context of planetary cycles.

Mars – Pluto squares of 2019 and the politics of nuclear warfare was an interesting foray into the world of big politics.

We touched on a topic of an archetype of love triangle, or why Jupiter and Venus always in love.

We also talked about manifestations of the signs of the Zodiac in the human body.

Long-term events

Saturn – Pluto conjunction is slowing down and is currently at 4.0º orb as both Saturn and Pluto are preparing for a nearly mutual retrograde in 6 weeks while still approaching their exact conjunction on Jan 13, 2020. Read the story about this event that happens once in about 38 years and its possible repercussions.