March/April 2011 Astrology Forecast
Breaking Free and Moving Forward
by Emily Trinkaus
On March 11, Uranus the great awakener moves into fiery Aries, waking up your instincts, passions and power to take action. This energetic acceleration helps you break free from blocks that keep you from living authentically and moving forward.
A second major shift occurs on April 4 when Neptune — planet of spirit, dreams and the imagination — enters mystical Pisces for the first time in more than 100 years. Neptune in Pisces dissolves the boundaries between the seen and unseen, and dissolves the ego to uncover the truth that we are all one.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Uranus in your sign for the next seven years catalyzes a powerful period of growth and change — your personal revolution. Shake off old, self-limiting patterns and experiment with new ways of meeting the world. You're ready to step into a greater role as a leader and innovator, and to inspire others through your courageous example. Trust your instincts and live your passion.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Spiritual activism is your assignment for the next several years. You're waking up to your power to work with the invisible realm and to effect positive change through the energy you cultivate and transmit. Seek out friends who inspire you, expand your perception and help you open to more magical possibilities. A new spiritual group or community could provide valuable support.
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Let go of friendships and group activities that drain your energy and limit your potential. You're ready to give your gift to the world in creative new ways, and take your work in a more spiritual, healing direction. Update your community of allies to support this shift. Getting involved in causes you feel passionate about will open the door to exciting new connections.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22)
Clinging to the status quo in your career is not a viable strategy. You've got opportunities for new growth, and if you jump in, take the initiative and seize the moment, you can make changes that lead to lasting success. Adaptability and creativity are key. Pay attention to synchronicities, take the risk of acting on your hunches, and be willing to release old beliefs about what's possible.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
A surge of enthusiasm inspires you to take a brave leap into the unknown. Embrace unexpected opportunities to travel, pursue a spiritual quest or otherwise broaden your perspective. Stepping outside your comfort zone helps you break free from self-limiting beliefs, strengthens your intuition and opens up unforeseen possibilities. Soften emotional defenses and be willing to receive help for this process.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
There's plenty of cosmic support for releasing old subconscious programs, emotional patterns and deep-seated fears. As you free yourself from inhibitions and allow more of your authentic self to be seen, you open the potential for greater intimacy with yourself and others. A longing for deeper spiritual connections may lead to dissolving relationships that no longer fulfill or inspire you.
Libra (September 23 - October 23)
An urge for more freedom and independence stirs up the need for change in your significant relationships. You're ready to break free from old patterns of being overly accommodating, and sacrificing your desires to please others. For the next seven years, you're putting out the casting call for unconventional or unusual people who shake up your outlook and bring forth unexpressed parts of yourself.
Scorpio (October 24 - November 22)
If you're feeling restless and impatient with the daily grind, take charge and make a change. Sticking with what's familiar will not serve you. Instead, take steps to bring more independence, flexibility and excitement into your work life and routines. Approach your everyday life as a heroic adventure. Boldness and originality will be rewarded.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21)
Express yourself! Your creativity is on fire, and you're ready to give birth to visions that have been brewing beneath the surface. Experimenting with different forms of creative expression can help you break through blocks and strengthen your confidence. Turn your home into a sacred sanctuary to increase your feeling of support and security.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)
The ground beneath you may be shifting, as you awaken to deep feelings and underlying restlessness that threaten the status quo. Trust that temporary instability will ultimately lead to greater security — if you're brave enough to give voice to your true needs and desires. You have the opportunity to awaken to, and break free from, old family patterns that have held you back.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 19)
The fires of enthusiasm, innovation and leadership stir you into action. You may have made some bold new beginnings last summer, only to return them to the back burner for further simmering. Now you're ready to go for it. Speak your truth and share your message with the world. Take advantage of opportunities to express yourself through writing, teaching and public speaking.
Pisces (February 20 - March 20)
As erratic Uranus exits Pisces, it's time to integrate the shake-ups of the past seven years. While the speed of change may slow down, a more subtle but equally powerful influence seeps in. Dreamy Neptune flows through Pisces from April 4 to August 4, deepening your connection with the invisible realm of imagination and spirit. This is just a preview of Neptune's 14-year stay in Pisces, starting in February 2012.
Emily Trinkaus is a lifelong student of astrology and has practiced professionally since 1999. She is also a certified BodyTalk practitioner and Yin Yoga teacher. Visit www.virgomagic.com for details about sessions and events, or www.virgomagic.wordpress.com to read her weekly blog.