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© 3-23-2011 Kachina Houska in2themystics.com

Mercury turns retrograde on March 30th @ 25° Aries with direct station occurring April 22nd @ 13° Aries. The current phase of retrograde comes to closure on May 11th when Mercury clears the shadow of retrograde.

Representative of our thinking aptitudes and perceptions, Mercury rules all forms of  communications, methods of transport and commerce. During retrograde periods glitches can occur within communication systems, modes of transport and commerce related dealings that require us to slow down and reassess our approaches and choices.

On a personal level cognitive skills are often challenged and making decisions generally requires extra patience and time. While MercuryRx periods are generally not considered favorable for making contractual agreements or committing oneself to new projects for anything begun from scratch during this time often needs to be reworked later or just doesn’t get off the ground at all. This period is conducive to putting efforts into ongoing projects through a whole slew of “RE-words” such as:  reorganize, reedit, renegotiate, re-navigate, reformulate, reconsider, redefine, reprocess, reinstall etc, etc.

When faced with retrograde related snafu’s sometimes the best choice is to just release and relax until the “roadblocks” clear! (more…)

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© 3/20/2011 Kachina Houska in2themystics.com

The Sun enters Aries on March 20th, 2011 @ 7:21 pm EST, announcing the Vernal-Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere and ushering in the astrological New Year. This day is celebrated as the Return of Light for the vernal equinox marks the point where the days and nights are of equal length, with the days continuing to build in duration and the nights shortening their span, until the time of the Summer Solstice in June. It is during the vernal equinox that we seed our intentions for the following year and the energies presenting at the point of the Sun’s annual ingress of Aries lends a snapshot look of the trends and tones for the subsequent 3 month period leading to the Summer Solstice.

The Vernal Equinox of 2011’s stand-out feature is the occupation of the Aries Point by both the Sun and Uranus. Uranus transits Aries every 84 years and while some of the previous cycles within the past few hundred years have found Uranus conjunct the Vernal Equinox Sun at Aries Point within a few degree’s, this is the first Vernal Equinox to occur since the year 1425 that both the Sun and Uranus are exactly on the Aries Point together. What an amazing treat to be gifted with this year as the Sun, our Life Force and conscious Self, blends with Uranus, the initiator of Awakenings! (more…)

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© 3-19-2011 Kachina Houska in2themystics.com

On March 19th, 2011  our Virgo Full Moon occurs @ 28°48′ Virgo/Pisces at 2:11 pm EST proceeded by the Vernal Equinox on March 20th at 7:20 pm EST. The Virgo Full Moon brings to culmination that which began during the previous Pisces New Moon.

This post delineates the Full Moon and will be followed upon my Equinox interpretation (hopefully before the event)!

A service-related axis, Virgo-Pisces represents the balance of preforming practical, everyday services and routines while maintaining one’s ethos in relation to the service of a Higher vision, law and/or common good, and vice versa. Within this axis we seek to ground higher ideals into practical forms while being cognizant that our practical forms embody and promote a Higher Vision.

Virgo-Pisces is also representative of our relationship to healing. Healing within Pisces is attained through forms of surrender, compassionate expressions and the recognition of the greater connectivity of all life with these attributes being best fostered via practices that promote objectivity and a philosophy that stretches beyond the confines of the material world. Within Pisces we nurture that which is beyond the limitations of the physical world. Within Virgo healing is attained via the practice of daily routines that strengthen and promote the well-being of the physical body and mind and these regimens are generally approached in a more subjective manner and developed through analytic applications. Virgo sustains by developing forms and techniques through recognition and respect of the limitations of physicality. (more…)

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© 3/11/2011 by Kachina Houska @ in2themystics.com

On March 11th, 2011 Uranus reentered Aries, reawakening the potentials first glimpsed when Uranus briefly occupied the Aries Point (1°) during June, July and the first half of August 2010. Until March of 2019, Aries and Uranus will be working hand-in-hand to revolutionize our lives through awakening within the individual their personal capacity for ingenuity and creative uniqueness. During this period we will be encouraged to develop these qualities into forms that allow for a greater self-sufficiency hence providing us with a greater sense of our Individual Self and imbuing a healthy measure of self-empowerment within those that navigate this period responsibly.

With Uranus’s reentry into Aries we begin our approach to the square meets of revolutionary Uranus and evolutionary Pluto. Following is the timetable for the exact squares of Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn:

2012: Last week of June (9°) and last week of August (8°)

2013: 3rd week of May (12°) and 1st week of November (10°)

2014: Last week of April (14°) and 3rd week of December (13°)

2015: 3rd week of March (16°)

Though the first exact square of Uranus and Pluto is not due until June 2012, these two titans of reformation will be within a 2 degree orb by the upcoming Summer Solstice, remaining in tight orb throughout the summer months and into September. This summer will be the second season that both Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn participate in our Cardinal T-square and Crosses of 2011 which will be in full swing as the  inner planets transit early Cancer and Libra. The series of 2011 Squares/Crosses begin in mid-June with Mercury’s ingress of Cancer and culminate with Mercury’s ingress of Libra the last week of September. ***Note that Mars will participate in the 2011 configurations when he transits Cancer in early August yet shall not transit Libra until later in 2012. (more…)

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The New Moon at 13°56 Pisces occurs on March 4th, 2011 @ 3:46 pm EST and is positioned within the midst of an 8-body cluster, including the co-rulers of this lunation, Jupiter and Neptune.

Pisces, as the Ocean of Pure Potential, is the space traveled in which we let go of/surrender/dissolve that which is no longer productive, purposeful and/or viable before the transition into Aries, the space of birthing anew. For those that embrace the philosophy that energy exists within a continual state of transformation yet can never truly be annihilated, and that all forms are of an energetic structure, then  Pisces can be seen as serving the function of divesting us of patterns and forms that have reached the end of their usefulness so that we are optimally prepared to embrace new life, and life anew!, upon our entry into Aries.

When Pisces is emphasized in the nativity, or by transit, this energy is well-suited for service-related endeavors that foster a broader awareness of our Greater Existence for it is within this space that one can move with relative ease beyond the narrower confines of 3D constructs and beliefs. (more…)

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