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ASTROLOGY: March 2024

PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES

“The leading end of physics is catching up to the tail end of metaphysics.” —Dean Radin

Mid-March, the Sun leaves the final sign of the zodiac, Pisces and begins a new cycle in the sign of Aries. This transition is also called the Spring Equinox on this side of the world, the Fall Equinox down under. We live on a unique little ball. Not only does the Earth spin and tilt; its spin is like a wobbly top because it is not perfectly round. Right now, the north pole points to the north star, Polaris, but that hasn’t always happened, nor will it remain so in the future. This means a gradual shift in the orientation of Earth’s axis of rotation in a cycle of approximately 25,800 (or so) years (2150 years per zodiacal sign which is where our Ages come from). This results in what we call the Precession of the Equinoxes. This is one of the most contentious points between present-day astrologers and astronomers because the Spring equinox is very gradually moving backward through the constellations, but not through the signs.

Ages ago, when the characteristics and descriptions of each sign were being put down on “paper,” (clay, stone, papyrus) the constellation of Aries truly was the constellation coming up over the horizon at the time of the spring equinox. But once the “signs” were set in their circle of 12, each one 30 degrees long—which of course does not apply to the constellations—the association with the constellations lessened. The Greeks were well aware of the precession of the equinoxes; however, as their system of astrology was based on the seasonal cycles, it did not concern them. Our esoteric scientists have checked out the continuing validity of the system and insist that it still works. The vibration of the system and how it affects us continues and so, we don’t even try to deny the precession; we believe that the metaphysical complements the physical science and that astrology still works.

Everyone: Equinox on the 20th and a penumbral lunar eclipse on the 25th with the full moon.
The balance of change.

ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: Time to start something new.
Direction: Make it matter.
Soul Thought: What matters?

TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: You have something to announce this month.
Direction: Determine whether it needs to be private or public.
Soul Thought: Within or without?

GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: You may feel that you need to hide something.
Direction: Be sure you aren’t hiding it from yourself.
Soul Thought: “The real nature of each thing is accustomed to hide itself.” —Heraclitus

CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: While all the world is shifting, you feel disquiet.
Direction: It’s appropriate; find your center.
Soul Thought: On the point of a trident.

LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: At this moment of universal equality what can you do?
Direction: Be it!
Soul Thought: It’s on the Soul’s bucket list.

VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: Even as you evolve that special project, you will feel it begin to fade a bit.
Direction: It’s all part of the cycle; all is well.
Soul Thought: Stepping back sometimes helps the vision.

LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: As the pendulum swings to the other side, you stand foursquare.
Direction: Steady, solid; others are counting on you.
Soul Thought: Who is Atlas?

SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: Someone in your life experiences an abundance of . . .
Direction: In order to benefit, be joyful for them.
Soul Thought: What is the Hawaiian word, Nui?

SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: You literally are all about balance this month.
Direction: Determine up from down, in from out, them from you . . .
Soul Thought: Is there a difference?

CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: Some of the drag lessens this month.
Direction: One foot ahead of the other still works.
Soul Thought: “If you are going through hell, keep going.” —Winston Churchill

AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: An abundance of one thing is being challenged by an abundance of another.
Direction: Money, yours and anothers, is at stake.
Soul Thought: Hmmmmm.

PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: Clandestine hopes and wishes, my dear?
Direction: As long as you practice harmlessness,
all will be well.
Soul Thought: It’s a spiritual imperative.

To discover your Rising Sign, or for more information, contact Charlene R. Johnson,
www.SkyDanceAstrology.com, or email: SkyDance@SkyDanceAstrology.com
Esoteric Astrology is focused on the rising sign more than the sun sign (we suggest you read both)
and provides clarity, direction and answers for those seeking a higher level of life.

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  • Charlene R, Johnson

    Charlene R Johnson is a graduate of Claregate College, a metaphysical college in England and studied directly under teacher Dr. Douglas Baker. She offers oral readings, written reports and teaches classes in both esoteric astrology and esoteric psychology. These classes are for beginners who know nothing of astrology. Use of the glyphs in your chart are considered a form of dialogue with your Soul and a necessary tool in your spiritual toolbox. A former Taos County resident she now lives in central Florida on 6.5 acres on a beautiful lake. This property has recently been dubbed SkyDance Sanctuary and will be the site of classes and special events.