It’s just plain astrology this week. I was going to do the horoscopes for the twelve signs, but I spent all day tutoring statistics. Though I suppose with Covid-19, making predictions has become easier. March is going to be a quiet month, where you’re not going to travel as much as usual. And you’ll find yourself avoiding crowds. Plans you made for the month ahead may have to be put on hold, perhaps until the early Summer. And if you’re a single [Aries through to Pisces], don’t get your hopes up, unless you’re in front of your computer, looking for an online romance.
For myself, my love affair with Hades continues. It’s the hypothetical planet created by the German astrologer Alfred Witte over a 100 years ago. The planet makes no sense whatsoever, and I have no doubt that it doesn’t exist. Yet I have also no doubts that it works. It’s dark and Lovecraftian, a reminder that the worst horrors are the ones we create ourselves. As I have mentioned in recent articles, Hades was on the Midheaven, conjunction the North Node, in the New Year horoscopes for 2020 in most capital cities around the world. It’s an encouter with death and destruction, which has found form with Covid-19.
As far as this week is concerned, Mercury continues its retrograde movement, and in midweek it moves from Pisces back to Aquarius. Mercury works better in Aquarius than Pisces, especially by night, and some of us will get our sanity back. It’ll be easier to be logical, and we can gain a modicum of detachment. However, we’re still in a situation where if it can go wrong it will go wrong.
Meanwhile, Jupiter and Saturn are getting closer and closer together, and at the end of the week they are only 8 degrees apart. Eight degrees is important, because it is the orb that many astrologers take for major aspects. There really is a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, though it doesn’t become exact until the end of December. A cycle that started in the year 2000 is coming to an end, and the old certainties should be put to rest. Things that right now are the height of fashion are about to lose their shine, and if we don’t want to be obsolete we need to move fast. But that doesn’t bother me – I’ve been obsolete for decades.