Everything you need to know about the Earth opening up and swallowing your planets or the other way around.
Horoscopes by Corina Dross
On a long strip of highway a lone car careens into the darkness. There is a whiff of burning oil. The gas meter reads close to empty. Mountains roll past, and then fields where controlled burns lend a hellish look to the scene. The sky rumbles and a brief flash of lightning illuminates a block in the road: not too far off, orange cones terminate in a barrier that reads ROAD CLOSED. We’re exhausted, running on fumes and a vague memory of the map. Wherever we’re headed, we thought we’d be there by now. We also thought there would be more out here – more people, more gas stations, more signs. Instead, we have to chart a new course on the fly and hope we have what it takes to get us there.
This month marks the final bout in the three-year battle between Uranus (golden boy of revolutionaries and chaos agents) and Pluto (underworld magistrate and patron saint of you-can’t-take-it-with-you). These years have been marked by intense change and upheaval in the political, economic, and social landscapes – we can’t even describe our new terrain yet. Our road maps illustrate a distant memory; squinting at them won’t help. We have decisions to make, without pausing, without knowing what story we may end up in.
Luckily for us, March 16th’s final Uranus-Pluto square promises to breathe some new life into our haggard frames. Mars (god of gas pedals and internal combustion) will be teaming up with Uranus in Aries, and the Sun and Moon will join them in that sign a few days later. Aries signifies the momentum needed for a courageous push; we desperately need its fresh perspective and clumsy bravura right now. Add the solar eclipse on March 20th and we’ve crossed over a border into a time of heightened confusion and possibility. Please note the explosive potential of these transits and harness these energies wisely; the same forces that propel us at high speeds will easily wreck us if mishandled. Don’t go accidentally smashing into each other, darlings, but do test the limits of the known world. There is something on the other side of this darkness.
Yes –the springtime needed you. Often a star
was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you
out of the distant past or as you walked
under an open window a violin
yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission.
But could you accomplish it?