The Spring Equinox occurs Wednesday, March 20 at 7:01:55 am EDT, Washington D.C.
Chart Analysis with discussion of Astrological Events
Listed above in the right
column are significant Astrological Events and Planetary Ingresses
that create volitility in the market this Season.
The entrance of the Sun into one of the four cardinal signs - Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn - are the most important solar ingress charts of the year as they form the background for which various other astrological events of the season take place. The beginning of the astrological year is when the Sun enters the zodiac sign of Aries.
The chart rulers and the Sun's placement in a solar ingress chart basically govern the energy of the chart, and the ingress charts furnish, what H.S. Green calls, "a framework or skeleton outline of the year." They have a heavy influence, but do not override the impact of eclipses and major outer planet transits.
In the chart above, the 2013 Aries ingress for Washington D.C., the Sun is well placed in the first house in Aries; Neptune, co-ruler with Jupiter of the Pisces rising chart, is well placed in the 12th house in Pisces, and Jupiter's energy in Gemini is happy in the 3rd house, but Saturn and Pluto add a bit of complicated energy.
The Uranus square Pluto aspect, the most influential outer planetary aspect of the year, though not exact on the Equinox, is set off by the Moon in Cancer squaring Uranus, which then moves on to square Pluto hours later at 2:01pm. (The Uranus square Pluto aspect remains an important influence up through 2015. Review the Fall Equinox article for more information on this aspect)
So, what we have for the beginning of the astrological year in the U.S. is a spring season greatly influenced by the planets Neptune and Jupiter, the rulers of Pisces, who have taken on the courageousness of an Aries.
tension of the Uranus square Pluto is translated by the Moon in
Cancer, and will be translated through various transits throughout
this season; but Neptune and Jupiter's rulership of the Equinox
chart will work fearlessly to keep the consequences brought on
by the challenging aspect of Uranus square Pluto at bay during
difficult transits. The most difficult challenge will come when
Uranus squares Pluto EXACT on May 20, 2013.
unafflicted, Neptune's nature is passive, but compassionate, having
concern for all humanity – spiritual and mystical movements
increase, charities benefit and democratic goodwill spreads. Serious
concern comes when this same energy is challenged - resulting
in chaos and instability.
Jupiter, the ancient ruler, brings boundless idealism into the Pisces realm, adds a bit of luck, and watches over like a guardian angel. Without boundaries, Jupiter's faith and optimism is capable of pushing beyond imaginable limits - seeking, and exploring the unimaginable. When unafflicted, democratic ideas triumph, devotional study of religion increases, and peace and goodwill develops between nations. However when challenged, great confusion can occur and disturb peace and order.
With all that in mind, let us look at the chart as the framework in which the transiting planetary aspects of the season act.
The Equinox Sun appears in
the first house for Washington, D.C. chart, along with Venus,
Mars and Uranus.
Jupiter, not at best in Gemini, is involved in a complicated configuation - a Yod. Jupiter is inconjunct Saturn and Pluto, who are not only sextile, but in mutual reception. Jupiter, at the fated point of the Yod - known as The Finger of God - must compromise, limit and modify its energy to appease the energy of Saturn and Pluto. There may not be much saving grace given from Jupiter this season.
The Moon in Cancer in the fourth house squares Uranus and Mars setting off the energy of the Uranus square Pluto aspect on the day of the Equinox. An aggressive spirit rises in the people regarding economic matters. This does not bode well for the President who may find himself losing popularity.
Saturn in Scorpio in the eighth house - Debt, regulations in banking, and taxation are areas that the US government must confront.
Pluto in the tenth house - Pluto and Saturn are in mutual reception - in each other's houses (Pluto in the tenth, Saturn in the eighth) - and they are sextile. This energy opens the door for transformation in government and the possibility to deal with the National Debt and tax reform in a realistic and responsible way.
Neptune in Pisces in the twelveth house - Neptune's home - Increased attention is given to religious and spiritual groups. Hospitals and charities benefit, but there is the possibility of administrative scandal with Neptune here. The same goes for scandal in government administration.
Mercury in Pisces in the twelveth
house conjunct Neptune - There will be much activity surrounding
public institutions and the legislatuure.
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All the best for the season!