From the editor

Denis Zubkov

Only a few days passed since the vernal Equinox and it certainly feels like the new astrological year is already gearing in. And that is happening way too fast! There are some reasons why this year could be a bit more turbulent, at least emotionally. And this Equinox is certainly not like any other, and here is why…

Symbolically, the Equinox is the time of equilibrium that delineates the boundary between the previous zodiacal year and the beginning of the next unfoldment. The time of the Equinox is somewhat of a cosmic reset when old things have been wrapped up and the new impulse is just about to start unravelling. So it’s a kind of the New Moon moment when things are supposed to get quieter thus allowing for the new beginnings to sprout in a peaceful silence.

On a contrary, this Equinox that took place on March, 20 was closely followed by a Full Moon that peaked a mere 3h45m after the Equinox. The Full Moon was really intense and blasting, quite a few people have commented on that. Scroll down for our regular Astrological Commentary for more details.

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Astrological commentary

New astrological year and the Full Moon explosion

Having the Full Moon at the time of the Equinox certainly introduced a dissonant note, a potential “conflict of interests”. It’s akin to a New Moon and a Full Moon happening all at once.

Such a confusing astrological event is very likely to set a tone for the whole of the current zodiacal year until the next Equinox of March 19, 2020.

Here is what I think the next 12 months could bring:

The year has started emotionally charged and literally “too full” to accomodate for the new growth.

On the personal front this can lead to some rushed choices based on overwhelming emotions rather than careful observation and planning before acting. Be aware of this and remember to ask yourself “what if I am just reacting and exploding right now won’t be in my best interest long-term?” Then it could be wise to go for a hike in a forest and enjoy the nature instead!

On the world stage we may see some potential diplomatic hiccups and unexpected discord as the parties will be unable to withdraw from their emotional stance.

The financial markets are often driven by emotions as they are based on an unlikely combination of cold rational thinking and emotional herd-like behaviour. Will be fun to watch the rollercoaster unwind!

Upcoming astrological events

The Sun catching up with Chiron

Astrological chart with the Sun - Chiron conjunction

Chiron, the wounded healer, has crossed the Aries cusp four weeks ago on Feb, 17 and now the Sun that has just moved into Aries is on its way to exact conjunction with Chiron due Wednesday, March, 22.

The Sun-Chiron conjunction is likely to bring up some aspects related to deeper personal wounds or certain disabilities that prevent each of us from functioning at 100% of our capacity.

The fire of the Sun can highlight those deficiencies and one may start feeling like “no way, I can’t do that”. On the other hand, that’s all about us accepting our limits. This conjunction can give us the key to unlock the hidden drawer. Before anything can be healed one must see the the wound.

There is a wisdom of saying “okay, I have got something, let’s just hold it and keep moving regardless”. Then the healing energy of the Sun can work its wonders!

On a lighter note, we’re currently having a Mercury-Neptune conjunction that will become exact on March, 24. It’s a wonderful time to explore the wonders of your inner galaxies. For a good story about the Neptunian energies, head over to our recent story “Annual Sun – Neptune conjunction of 2019 — divine magnificence and bottomless delusions” and enjoy deep waters!

In previous issues…

The previous issue discussed the timeline of Saturn – Pluto conjunction of years 2019–2020–2021 and its karmic meaning.

The one before looked into the annual Sun – Neptune conjunction of 2019.

The alchemical nature of the Zodiac was discussed in 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 3.6º orb as both Saturn and Pluto are preparing for a nearly mutual retrograde in 5 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.