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The Wheel of Light

Monthly Newsletter - March 2015

In the midst of all the challenging transits of the early 21st Century, there is a ray of radiant light. Literally, in the sense that two planets, Jupiter and Uranus and are aligning in a trine aspect in fire signs. This aspect actually started in late February and continues through the first half of April. Trines are always supportive in that they connect planets that are in signs of the same element. This suggests that the manner in which the planets are expressing their energies are in harmonious relationship. This connect is supported the first half of this month when Mars moves into Aries and in the first week in April when the Sun, in Aries, is conjunct Aries and trine Jupiter.

Fire is the creative element. Planets in fire signs express themselves with dynamism and confidence. Fire is spontaneous, adventurous and instinctive. The primary downside to fire signs is that they tend to be so radiant that they may not register feedback from external sources. While the fire signs are involved (sometimes overly self-involved) in their exciting projects, others may feel overwhelmed. Especially with Jupiter and Uranus involved one might also become excessive in whatever endeavor they choose. Impulsively inspired words, actions or decisions could bring as much disappointment in the long run as they bring elation in the moment.

Jupiter represents the principles of joy, optimism and expansion. As the ruling planet of the fire sign Sagittarius, it is comfortable in the fire sign Leo at this time. Of the three fire signs, Leo may be the most playful and the most loving. This is a time to do what you love and love what you do. Remember to find the joy that is always available, feel it and share it.

Uranus represents change. Sometimes this can be rebellious change for the sake of change. An adolescent type of doing whatever we choose regardless of the consequences just to thumb our noses at traditional mores or authority figures. In a more centered sense, Uranian change is born of inspiration and leads to personal liberation. This type of change frees us from the confines of being and doing what we are told if we don’t really fit into that structure. Uranus can be inventive and experimental in its challenges to rigid tradition. In that way Uranus helps to move us along in evolutionary development, both individually and collectively.

The trine between Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries can bring situations that expand our lives with adventure and enthusiasm as new, perhaps unexpected, opportunities come into our lives. These situations could take the form of a trip, a new relationship, a new job or an investment prospect. This could also be something as mundane as purchasing a new car or computer. Socially, this could manifest as a new relationship with an old friend taking on a new and more interesting dynamic. Personalize this transit by noting which houses in your natal chart are being transited by these two planets.

Collectively, there may be unprecedented changes, even breakthroughs, in international diplomacy. Nations that had previously been cool or even hostile toward each other may find common ground for cooperation and mutual benefit.

This is a time to expand ourselves, take some risk and take advantage of exciting and challenging situations. Expanding our experiences, making independent decisions and allowing ourselves to feel exuberant and free can lead to increase of confidence that we can be who we are and create the lives we truly want to live. Affirm our uniqueness with radiant joy and self-love.

AriesAries (March 21-April 20)
Aries: This is truly your time. The qualities that tend to be strong for you – independence, authenticity, courage, opportunities for new beginning – are all present. Structure and consistency are also present. Growth comes from not getting carried away with the flow of energy and being too willful or arrogant. You can afford to be humble in this time of abundance.

TaurusTaurus (April 21-May 21)
Taurus: Some unexpected challenges or changes in early month could give way to more harmony and stability starting in mid-month. Growth comes from not resisting the shifts early on as they can lead to expanding the potential for meaningful fulfillment later on.

GeminiGemini (May 22-June 21)
Gemini: Socially exciting possibilities and intellectual flow in early month could feel blocked or confused from mid-month on, especially in public or professional situations. Growth comes from slowing down. Deepening your analysis and understanding could remove the blockages. Spending some time engaged in self-analysis could minimize the confusion.

CancerCancer (June 22-July 22)
Cancer: The new Moon solar eclipse on the 20th could bring some exciting, if unexpected, changes in the work situation. Take advantage of the possibilities by being open and more courageous and direct than may normally feel comfortable. New opportunities could involve what you are doing or doing familiar things in new, creative and dynamic ways.

LeoLeo (July 23-August 23)
Leo: Travel, learning, teaching and other forms of consciousness development are all highlighted for you this month. A sense of direction and the discipline and sense of order is also available and should help you to realize the potential at this time. A dynamic combination: creativity and groundedness.

VirgoVirgo (August 24-Sept 22)
Virgo: The full Moon in Virgo on the 5th brings more emotional self-awareness and the impetus to value and express your feelings more than usual. Growth comes from taking some time to familiarize yourself with your inner space. Relationship fulfillment, psychological clarity and increased physical health could all result from that point of attention.

LibraLibra (Sept 23-Oct 23)
Libra: Partnership is highlighted for you this month. This could take the form of challenges or unexpected changes. It could also manifest as opportunities for something new and exciting. Two things to keep in mind; one is that the energies, and possibly the relationship may not last, so be careful about becoming emotionally involved too quickly. Second, focus on the friendship factor rather than the romance or the chemistry. That will extend the situation and keep it beneficial.

ScorpioScorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22)
Scorpio: This is a good time to slow down. New and exciting opportunities at work could cause you to get so caught up in the moment that you loose sight of the big picture. Focus on becoming more technically proficient in your craft in order to further the potential and prolong the situation. Trying out new health maintenance protocols is another possible point of focus.

SagittariusSagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21)
Sagittarius: How much fun and delicious opportunities is it possible to experience? This month could be a time for you to find out. Growth comes from not getting over extended by trying out every situation that comes along and looks promising. Discernment may limit the quantity but will expand the quality of whatever you choose to take advantage of.

CapricornCapricorn (Dec 22-Jan 20)
Capricorn: If the past few months have been a time of expansion of attitude and opportunity, now is a good time to pause and reflect on what’s been going on. One of the most potent experiences this year could manifest as spiritual growth or emotional clarity. Subtle stuff. By taking some personal time you could explore the inner dimensions of external experiences.

AquariusAquarius (Jan 21 to Feb 19)
Aquarius: New ideas, possibly even intellectual breakthroughs, could manifest this month. The energies could also take the form of new dimensions of relationship with family and friends. This could be an exciting and dynamic time for you. Growth comes from staying grounded and keeping these situations and opportunities going as long as you can.

PiscesPisces (Feb 20-March 20)
Pisces: Feelings of confidence and willingness to be adventurous can open the door to being more self-expressive than usual. New financial opportunities could present themselves. Be patient and thorough in researching them all before diving in. They could be beneficial for now or in the long run. Due diligence will help you decide what degree of risk is prudent.

Rio Olesky has been a professional astrologer since 1976. He is the author of A Manual for the Modern Mystic and Astrology and Consciousness. He offers both private readings as well as classes for both beginning and intermediate students. To make an appointment for a reading or to find out more information about classes and lectures, call Rio at 707-887-1820. Check out his website:

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