Saturday Extra! International Astrology Day


Rhododendrons bursting into bloom outside my door — a sure sign that spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. Photo by Pat Paquette, all rights reserved.

Today is spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of the astrological year, when the Sun enters the sign of Aries.

Not only is Aries the first sign of the zodiac, but the first of the four cardinal signs. Think of the force of shoots pushing through the heavy earth toward the sun or of a bear coming out of hibernation, and you understand the nature of Aries. You’ll also begin to understand the forces that are at work on the planet and the breadth of the changes in store for us all.

We’ve been experiencing a slow build-up of cardinal energy over the past two years, ever since Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008. Then Saturn entered Libra last year, and Jupiter and Uranus will enter Aries in late spring, creating a cardinal T-square. Now, with the Sun, Mercury, and Venus all in Aries, we’re in for a brief taste of how the cardinal forces will play out. Keep your antennae up for critical information.

I’m advising my clients to stay mobile and flexible, as anything could happen, and our lives could change on a dime. Where you have cardinal energy in your chart is where you are most likely to experience new developments.

I’ll have more in my weekly forecast on Monday, so stay tuned …

Happy Astrology Day!

Aquarius, the sign of astrologyPat

3 thoughts on “Saturday Extra! International Astrology Day

  1. Pat Post author

    HOLY COW, it’s nuts out there! I just made a quick run into town to get a few things I’m out of, and people were driving like maniacs. Tailgating, passing on double line, speeding. You can just feel the impatience on the gas pedal.

    Be careful everyone, and do try to exercise some patience.


  2. Eme Kah

    Hello, all. Happy Spring! I haven’t abandoned you, I just couldn’t access the comments on my other computer. Anyway, I’ve been reading your stuff all along. Many smooches!


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