Astrology of Now: Sailing

Monday March 11th 2013
Yachts Racing in the Upper Bay — James Edward Butterworth

Like a ship in full sail, the planets are billowing across the sky on today’s New Moon in Pisces. You have to use your imagination a bit to see it, but then we are in the midst of powerful Piscean energy, so I am sure you can do that.

First of all, there is the boat itself, the steady and productive sextile between Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio. This acts like ballast because frankly all those planets in Pisces plus Jupiter in Gemini make it hard to stay on an even keel.

The sail is over there in Pisces, with six planets blowing west and Mercury providing a skittish little zephyr the other way. You can see how the excellent trine from Saturn tethers those Pisces energies down, and so does the sextile from Pluto.

Jupiter in Gemini provides a huge jarring gust of wind, adding to the momentum. It’s still at the point of a yod from Pluto and Saturn. This yod suggests that we need proper information now. Jupiter is inclined to exaggerate or even to tell lies in Gemini, but Saturn and Pluto just won’t let that happen. They demand hard facts. With Saturn in the sign of debt and Pluto in the sign of government, it’s not surprising we’re talking a lot about the economy. In Britain, two members of the government have already delivered alternatives to the budget speech due on March 20th. That’s a bit Jupiter in Gemini already.

Then at the top of the sail is Uranus in Aries, like St Elmo’s fire – and the future. Don’t forget that by the end of this month, a Mars, Venus and the Sun will be in Aries too. Those planets are pulling us somewhere. We are sailing into the future whether we like it or not.

The Moon and Sun are cushioned between the lovers Mars and Venus, exalted in Pisces. Perhaps the boat is best powered by love.

The only thing you can do now is try not to capsize and go with the flow.

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  1. Diane L says:

    Another great analogy for all that Pisces! Liked the one about relaxing & floating too.

    Personally I’m feeling a tad water-logged . . . 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    That ought to generate some steam!

  3. Isy Aweigh says:

    This stellium is going over my 12th-house stellium, but it’s not the horror I’d have thought if I’d looked ahead and seen it on the horizon — it’s more like a great opening, if a rather odd one. I can’t say just how (that Piscean/12th house energy being what it is, I suppose) but I believe I’m going to be better for it, without the usual quantity of misery and loss beforehand.

    • Christina says:

      My friend Louise has just written a wonderful piece about Shivrarti which is this New Moon. It’s a time of the deepest contemplation and perhaps getting that notion that we are vast within.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Beautifully written, Chtistina.
    J.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Its a strange thing but since I now have my three native planets joined by the transiting planets in pisces and when the moon joins for a brief amount of time it does, I feel young again. All the difficulties I have about me that I have been living with in this area I live, at least partially vanish. Its like I am young again and living in Bournemouth.