This morning, the Sun crossed the Aries Point and swung open the great gates through which the New enters the world. Within and around you, a beginning is being seeded. Its fresh-born energy is electric and palpable.
Like every Equinox, this one is bringing not a 29-day lunar cycle — but a three-month quarter of the great wheel. In fact, because everything begins anew when the Sun crosses the world axis of the Aries Point, what’s beginning now will take us all the way to the Aries Equinox of 2019.
In the year ahead, both Uranus and Chiron will change signs, bringing to a close a cycle of irrevocable change, full of pain and shot through with magic, that began in 2010 and 2011, before the seven clashes Uranus and his fellow change agent, Pluto, ripped open our lives and our world. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, and the deep and startling shifts it represents begin in the next two months.
If there’s such a thing as an “ordinary” spring, this is not it. What’s in the making is a truly extraordinary spring.
Just hours before the Equinox, the still-birthing new year received a double blessing of grace and courage from Mercury and Venus. For the second time in two weeks, what and how you love (Venus’ medicine) has merged with what and how you see (Mercury’s).
As auspicious as this blessing is, receiving it is going to take some time. When he conjuncted Venus, Mercury was already in retrograde storm. On March 22 (or 23, depending on your time zone), he’ll walk back into the zodiac’s fieriest degrees. For the next three weeks, he’ll be looking for something you’ve forgotten, or neglected, or overlooked. Something you need to see the world , and your life, anew, and with the eyes of the Love that is the creative force.
Mercury’s retrograde in the sign of beginnings, starting just two days after the most powerful beginning of the year, is enough to make this no ordinary retrograde, and no ordinary spring, either. Yet it isn’t the only thing.
The Warrior Goes Out of Bounds
Mars — who calls the shots for everything that happens in Aries — went out of bounds the day of last weekend’s magical Pisces New Moon. He’s gone outside the boundaries set by the Sun’s orbit. Out there, anything goes.
Capricorn brings out the best in the Warrior. It’s the sign of his exaltation, where he’s the grounded, focused, and utterly determined — and when he’s out of bounds, ready to pull out the stops to reach the top of the mountain he’s staked out. Mars goes out of bounds more than any other planet — it’s part of his Warrior nature. But out of bounds during a Mercury retrograde through Aries? Not in this century.
Don’t get me wrong. That’s a game-changing aspect. Yet even that is not all.
Breaking open the doors where your Aries power is locked away
This retrograde will take Mercury back over the degrees of all seven of the Uranus-Pluto squares. The degrees where massive levels of power that changed your life, and our world, are forever saturated with energy — and over the next three weeks, the Messenger is going back to every one of them. The new beginning — and the new energetic year it’s birthing — starts with a reconnaissance mission for your power to take action, make change, and break new ground. With an out of bounds Warrior guiding him, the Messenger is preparing to storm the gates where your courage, your inspiration, and your pure cosmic fire have been locked away for years.
What happens over the next three weeks sets the tone for all that will unfold in the months ahead. We can see by the outlines that it’s going to be pivotal.
Big blessings await us — and big tests. Will your energetic field be able to hold the grace — and break through the defenses you’ve built against daring “too much,” caring “too much,” and plunging “too far” and “too fast” into the Now? Because behind those walls, there’s something you need.
Within and around you, the Cosmic Messenger and his brother the Warrior are ready for breakthrough.They’re ready to break the mold.
Let’s do this
Let’s do this, they’re saying. It’s time.
- Time to look again, and position ourselves for breakthrough.
- Time to receive a new inspiration, and see anew.
- Time to consolidate a new purpose, and begin.
- Time to break the mold that’s way too small for the New
Because this is such a pivotal time, I’ve created two offerings to support you, both at special Mercury retrograde rates:
To guide your journey through the fire, including :
- Two information-packed 1-hour recorded talks with slides
- 23 daily “Mercury prompts” arriving in your inbox throughout the retrograde — designed to inspire you, encourage you, alert you, and support you in holding space for a new beginning as you walk through the fire.
A Break the Mold Personal Reading
A deep dive into the pathways of your one-of-a-kind walk through the cosmic fires — highlighting its challenges, is enormous blessings, and golden opportunities to be and to bring the New into your life, and our world.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book a reading. To my huge dismay, I’ve just learned that the email problems I thought were resolved are still occurring. I am so very sorry — and am extending the discount for anyone who tried to reach me and didn’t get a response (not knowing I never got the email). So don’t hit reply — just copy and paste this email and tell me you’d like a reading.