Everything you need to know about the Earth opening up and swallowing your planets or the other way around.
Horoscopes by Corina Dross
If you are feeling lonely and confused right now, you’re not alone.
Seriously, if the things that were stable in your life have been dramatically changing and ending, you’ve got plenty of company. In these past three years, we’ve lived through an energetic earthquake, as played out by the multiple squares between Uranus (upheaval and revolution) and Pluto (death, power, catharsis). While the worst of it is over, during this eclipse season (the New Moon eclipse was on the equinox and the Full Moon eclipse will be on April 4th) we’re still feeling the aftershocks. This has been a time when so much has changed and ended: ecosystems, species, governments, beliefs, collectives, households, romances, human lives. Some of these changes were welcome, others we’re still mourning and raging against. In every explosion there is a release of energy, a clearing for some new form of life –but there is also collateral damage. Odds and ends of bedrooms and kitchens strewn across the water. Rain-soaked journals swelling with mildew. Ashes, live wires, wild dogs. You may feel stranded now in the wreckage, wondering who has the strength to help you rebuild –and what does rebuilding even mean, now? Not the same old world, made new. What can you begin to imagine?
The worst of the storms are over, astrologically, but a crisis is often easier to face than the slow work of release and regrowth. We have work to do, and we may feel ripped away from our friends and comrades, as in the Cowper poem: “When, snatched from all effectual aid / We perished, each alone / But I beneath a rougher sea / And whelmed in deeper gulfs than he.”But we haven’t perished, and we aren’t as alone as we feel. If we’re in a prison cell, there are others we can tap to across the wall. If we’re buried in an avalanche, there are others lost on the same mountain, able to hear us if we call out. We must call out, and keep calling. This month will offer us some stamina to raise our voices with the conjunction of the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus in Aries on the 6th through 8th –giving us a jolt of creative, courageous energy –and with a trine in the Earth signs on the 20th through 26th, helping us stabilize that energy into something concrete. As always, take what’s useful in these horoscopes and let the rest be carried downstream.
You will travel through the membrane of death, smell cooking
from the encampment where our relatives make a feast of fresh
deer meat and corn soup, in the Milky Way.
They have never left us; we abandoned them for science.
And when you take your next breath as we enter the fifth world
there will be no X, no guidebook with words you can carry.