Mars in Aries-New Moon-Spring Equinox & the Comet

There are five planets and Chiron in Pisces at the start of this month. As the Moon conjoins Sun at the New Moon on 11th that makes seven in all and quite a watery line up. This strong Pisces energy suggests our attention is drawn away from worldly matters towards intangible realms. Considerations of a spiritual nature will be uppermost. It’s going to be difficult to focus on practical tasks, being organised, or anything that requires purely logical thinking. Until 17th March Mercury in Pisces, ruler of mental agility, is in its retrograde phase so it’s simply going to be more productive to “go with the flow” and use your heightened intuition to lead you. Relax and allow your dreams and non physical senses to guide you now as you’ll need to be rested and ready for action for when the planetary emphasis turns to Aries mid month.
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and brings the potent vitality of youthfulness and the spring season. Aries has the fearlessness, yet some would say foolishness, of someone who hasn’t yet learnt from experience. Always ready to meet a challenge, the Aries nature can seem confrontational or aggressive to some. The Aries character is so full of eagerness to get on with life that any obstacle or competition it encounters might just be mowed down in the rush forward, often before there is a chance to consider the full consequences.
On the 12th planet Mars moves into Aries, its sign of rulership, and is joined there by the New Moon. Feelings could run high with passionate urges to act on impulse causing disruption and offence provoking further defensive retaliation. Events now could start a phase of determined action or outright conflict that may take months to resolve.

Along with the New Moon making its appearance on the 12th and 13th there is the potential for a special and possibly spectacular event. The comet Pan-STARRS might become visible just after sunset in the western sky. It’s due to pass around Sun on 10th March and whilst being so close it will be hard to see in the solar glare. But just as the new slither of a crescent moon makes its first show on the12th we may get to see it close by. It’s too early to know if it will give a good display and also until it becomes visible it’s not possible to give any reliable astrological interpretation.

People born whilst a comet is visible are said to be destined to play a significant role in making sweeping changes during their lifetime. As so many babies are born each day there would have to be several other indicators in a birth chart to support this for them to have a real impact. In ancient astrology comets have traditionally been associated with bad omens or great events that apparently alter the course of history. As this comet, if it survives it’s journey round our Sun, is likely to appear with the new crescent Moon, in the early degrees of Aries and in close proximity to the planet Mars the indications are that it will be accompanied by some assertive action and be the start of a phase that will bring great changes to the world. We are already in no doubt that the entire globe is in the midst of huge social, economic, political and spiritual renewal, so the appearance of a great comet to mark the occasion is not really much of a surprise!

If you have a good view of the Western horizon and it’s a clear sky about 30 minutes after sunset you may be able to spot the comet near the New crescent Moon.