March Astromusings – Happy Birthday Aries!Autumn/Spring Equinox, Full Moon Supermoon in Libra

1 Airies

Illustrated by Sue Robertson

Aries, the fearless warrior
ruled by the fiery planet Mars
with pioneering spirit
and youthful brashness
rushes headlong into battle
undaunted by obstacles
in his path

(c) Anne Robertson 1987

Happy Birthday Aries! – Autumn/Spring Equinox
Happy Birthday to all the Aries who celebrate their birthdays from March 21 to April 19. The Sun enters Aries 21 March 3.15 am AEDT Sydney time. The Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac, on March 20/21 at the time of the Spring or Vernal equinox in the Northern hemisphere and the Autumnal equinox in the Southern hemisphere when the days and nights are of equal length. This marks the New Year astrologically as the Sun begins its passage through the twelve signs of the zodiac. Traditionally linked with the Spring Equinox, Aries, the Ram, represents the procreative force and rebirth. Just as Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac symbolises the last part of the body, the feet, Aries represents the first part of the body, the head. The glyph for Aries has several different interpretations. From a physical point of view it symbolises the eyebrows and nose. The two down-turned horns of the ram are suggestive of the battering power of the ram who fights head on. Metaphysically the glyph for Aries represents a fountain gushing forth water symbolising consciousness in an upward and outward direction.

Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece – the Embodiment of Aries

Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece

A myth which embodies the Aries courage, pioneering spirit and initiative is the Quest for the Golden Fleece. In the Mythic Tarot Liz Greene portrays the quest of the Golden Fleece as the mythic journey in the suit of wands symbolising fire. Jason has convinced the heroes, Heracles, Theseus and the Warrior twins Castor and Polydeuces, to accompany him on a voyage to Colchis on his daring quest for the Golden Fleece. His heroes who accompany him each possess necessary attributes to ensure a successful outcome. Heracles  represents strength; King Theseus of Athens, a fiery adventurer like Jason provides the creative vision; Castor and Polydeuces have the cutting edge of the clever mind, and Orpheus has the deep feeling and empathy to disarm any foe.

To gain the Golden Fleece Jason and his Argonauts have to endure many challenges on this treacherous journey, including a battle with the dragon which guards the Golden Fleece. Having procured the Golden Fleece, Jason and his heroes must do battle with the formidable King Aeetes of Colchis to be able to bring the Fleece back to Iolkos. Again our indomitable hero, against all odds wins the battle against King Aeetes only to have to face one more challenge before the goal is reached – that of steering the Argo through the Clashing Rocks. Such is the stuff that the Aries individual is made of, never willing to give in, thriving on challenges no matter how difficult they may appear!

img_diomedes Hercules captures mares of Diomedes

Hercules Captures the Man-Eating Mares of Diomedes

The Labours of Hercules – The Capture of Man-Eating Mares

In the first labour of Hercules he has to capture the wild horses and mares of Diomedes, the son of Mars. So wild were these horses and fierce the mares that all men were said to tremble at their sound, for they ravaged up and down the land, wreaking damage and killing all sons of men who crossed their path, and breeding steadily most wild and evil horses. Hercules enlisted the aid of his dear friend Abderis. Hercules succeeded in cornering the wild mares in a field and caught and tethered them while yelling with joy at his success. So great was Hercules’ delight in his prowess thus displayed that he deemed it beneath his dignity to hold the mares or drive them on the Way to Diomedes so he asked his friend Abderis to perform the task. But Abderis was weak and fearful and could not hold them or harness them or drive them through the Gate with the result that they turned on him and rent and trod him underfoot, killing him and escaping into the wilder land of Diomedes.

Wiser, grief-stricken, humble and discouraged, Hercules returned to re-do the labour this time succeeding in capturing the horses and driving them through the Gate himself but his friend lay dead. The teacher looked him over with care and sent the horses to a place of peace to be tamed and broken to their tasks. The people of the land, released from fear welcomed the deliverer, acclaiming Hercules as the saviour of the land.
The Teacher turned to Hercules and said: “Labour the first is ended; the task is done but badly done. Learn the true lesson of this task and then pass on to further service to your fellowmen.”

Alice Bailey explains the esoteric symbolism of the myth. She comments on the fact that the first labour starts with a partial failure, as is so often the case with the inexperienced and impetuous aspirant. This first labour marks the first step upon the “path of translation” Aries governs the head. It is consequently the sign of the thinker, and therefore a powerful mental sign. The aspirant begins the labours when he truly becomes the thinker, and in full awareness proceeds to function as the arbiter of his own destiny.

Bailey notes that the horse in the Indian scripture and mythology is closely connected to the ram and also stands for intellectual activity. The white horse symbolises the illumined mind of the spiritual man and so we find in the Book of Revelations that Christ comes forth riding upon a white horse. Black horses represent the lower mind with its false ideas and erring human concepts. The brood mares, such as we meet in the first labour, indicate the feminine aspect of the mind as it gives birth to ideas, to theories and to concepts. The thought-form making tendency of the mind is here symbolised, embodying the ideas conceived, and which are let loose upon the world, devastating and destroying when emanating from the lower mind, but constructing and saving when coming from the soul.

The exoteric ruler of Aries is Mars, the god of war, and so Hercules acting under the right direction of thought and beginning his work on the mental plane, takes his stand as the warrior. His outstanding characteristic in this sign is the pioneering, militant spirit. The mares were in the possession of Diomedes, the son of Mars. (But the esoteric ruler of Aries is Mercury, which ‘illumines the mind and mediates between the soul and the personality.”)
Bailey sums up the crux of the test in the following way: “The conquest of matter and overcoming illusion loomed large before Hercules and indicated from the very outset of the twelve labours the nature of his final achievement. It has been said that the keynote of the sign Aries is hope and as he has faced his twelve labours, hope was all the guarantee that Hercules then had that he would achieve. Hope, his untried divine equipment, his personal club, and much enthusiasm: so start all disciples.

Hercules had to begin in the world of thought to gain mental control. For ages brood mares of thought had been breeding war horses and through wrong thought, wrong speech and erroneous ideas, had been devastating the countryside. Bailey writes that one of the first lessons that every beginner has to learn is the tremendous power that he mentally wields, and the amount of harm that he can cause in his neighbourhood and environment through the brood mares of his mind. He has, therefore, to learn the right use of his mind, and the first thing that he has to do is capture this feminine aspect of the mind and see to it that no more war horses are bred.

Hercules realised the harm that the brood mares were doing. He rushed gallantly to the rescue of the neighbourhood, determined to catch the brood mares, but he overestimated himself. He did succeed in rounding them up and capturing them, but he failed to realise their potency and strength, so he gave them to Abderis, the symbol of the lower personal self, to hold. But Hercules, the soul, and Abderis, the personality, in unison were needed to guard these devastating horses. Abderis alone is not strong enough, and what had been happening to the people in the neighbourhood, happened to Abderis: they killed him.

Bailey goes on to explain that this is an instance of the working of the great law that we pay the price in our own natures of wrongly-spoken word and ill-judged actions. Again the Soul in the person of Hercules, had to deal with the problems of wrong thought and only when he becomes a one-pointed aspirant in the sign Sagittarius and in that sign kills the Man-Eating Birds, does he really attain complete control of the thought processes of his nature.”
Bailey then quotes from Thackeray to further illustrate the practical significance of thought: ” Sow a thought and reap an action. Sow an action, and reap a habit. Sow a habit and reap character. Sow character and reap destiny.”

Aries Hall of Fame


Frank W. Woolworth

Aries, with their natural zeal, drive, enterprising qualities and ambition, are drawn to careers in business and high finance. Aries are well represented as stockbrokers, venture capitalists and futures traders. J.P. Morgan and Frank Woolworth are Aries billionaires. Mars also rules cutting implements so Aries are also well represented in the medical profession as surgeons.


Colin Powell

With Mars also symbolising war, it is not surprising to learn that Aries can be found amongst the ranks of generals.  Colin Powell, an Aries, was the U.S. chief of Staff during the First Gulf War and a retired four-star general of the United States Army. No matter what career they undertake they pursue it with great passion. Passion seems to be the key-note of great Aries musicians such as JS Bach, famous for St Matthews Passion, and artists such as Vincent Van Gogh. The poet laureate, William Wordsworth, was also an Aries as was St Teresa of Avila who experienced the Mystic Marriage with Christ. With the Aries reputation for amorous pursuits, it is not surprising to learn that the infamous Italian Casanova was an Aries


Russell Crowe in the Gladiator

Aries always exude great magnetism on stage and screen as is the case with our celluloid heroes, Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando, Omar Sharif, Spencer Tracy, Peter Ustinov, Charlie Chaplin, Gregory Peck, and Russell Crowe of ‘Gladiator’ fame.


Joan Crawford & Bette Davis

Other notable Aries include Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Dudley Moore, Bette Davis and her nemesis Joan Crawford whose tempestuous relationship is currently being portrayed in the TV series, Feud, and the trail blazing femininist icon Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem 15 Mar 2017

Gloria Steinem pioneering feminist


Nancy Pelosi raises the gavel on becoming Speaker of the House

A woman who is making waves is the Democrat Speaker of the US House of Representatives for the 116th Congress, Nancy Pelosi who is more than a match for Donald Trump. Nancy Pelosi will be a force to be reckoned with, born on 26 March 1940 (time not known) in Baltimore, Maryland with her Sun in feisty Aries, the Moon in Scorpio and a stellium in Taurus. Pelosi comes from a strong family tradition of public service. Her late father, Thomas D’Alesaanddro Jr., served as Mayor of Baltimore for 12 years, after representing the city for five terms in Congress. Her brother, Thomas D’Alesandro III, also served as Mayor of Baltimore. She graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Paul Pelosi, a native of San Francisco, have five grown children and nine grandchildren.

From 2007 to 2011, Pelosi served as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so in American history. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the American women’s rights movement.       For 31 years, Leader Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California’s 12th District, in Congress.  She has led House Democrats for more than 16 years and previously served as House Democratic Whip.

Under the leadership of Pelosi, the 111th Congress was heralded as “one of the most productive Congresses in history” by Congressional scholar Norman Ornstein. President Barack Obama called Speaker Pelosi “an extraordinary leader for the American people,” and the Christian Science Monitor wrote: “…make no mistake: Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American politics and the most powerful House Speaker since Sam Rayburn a half century ago.”

pelosi vs trumpPelosi versus Trump
Even before Nancy Pelosi had become speaker the battles lines were being drawn between her and Trump  over the subject of wall between USA and Mexico for which Trump was agitating. The subject was a potential government shutdown, and funding for Mr. Trump’s beloved wall. What followed was a remarkable televised exchange between a veteran congressional leader and a president who is far less experienced but rarely challenged to his face in public, especially by a woman.

Right off the bat, Ms. Pelosi referred to a “Trump shutdown,” knowing full well it would set off the president. (It did.) Then she called Mr. Trump’s bluff — “O.K., then do it, then do it,” she taunted — when he suggested House Republicans could easily pass a spending bill that included wall funding. When he interrupted her, she interrupted him, her voice calm and steady, her “Mr. Presidents” constant, even as he wagged his finger and called her “Nancy.”

And when Mr. Trump tried to undercut her by suggesting she was “in a situation where it’s not easy for her to talk right now,” Ms. Pelosi fired back. “Mr. President,” she said, “please don’t characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats, who just won a big victory.”

Pelosi stares down Trump over his border wall
When President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address, he shared the stage with the Democrat who has become his most vexing political rival: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, stark reminder of the precarious state of his proposed border wall, the negotiations to avoid another government shutdown and his legislative agenda for the next two years.

Associates of Pelosi and Trump said the president appears to have initially misread the speaker and underestimated her willingness to stand firm against his demands for money to pay for a border wall. Trump ultimately agreed to temporarily end a 35-day government shutdown last month even though the short-term funding bill included no money for his border wall.

Earlier, the two clashed about the timing of Trump’s address. After Pelosi suggested the president wait to deliver the State of the Union until after the government reopened, Trump first threatened to deliver the speech in another venue before he relented and agreed to hold off until Tuesday. 
Looking at the synastry between Pelosi and Trump there are a few contacts between their two charts – the first being that Pelosi’s Mars in Taurus is square Trump’s Mars and ascendant in Leo – both in fixed signs which would cause them to rigidly hold their positions resulting in a clash of wills. Added to that their Jupiters are in oppsition and their Chirons are square indicating they hold opposing worldviews and values. Pelosi’s Uranus is inconjunct Trump’s Moon so her unpredictability is a match for trump’s erratic nature.


Jane Goodall

Dr Jane Goodall with one of her beloved chimps

Another renowned Aries, Dr Jane Goodall who turns 85 on 3 April is a warrior for conservation and animal welfare issues as well as a tireless campaigner for action on climate change. She was born on 3 April 1934 at 11.30 pm in Hampstead, UK. Jane Goodall's natal chartShe has all the hallmarks of a pioneer with her Sun conjunct Mars in Aries in her 4th house. She has Moon in Sagittarius in the mystical 12th house conjuncting her ascendant adding to her spirit of adventure and seer like ability to foresee future trends. To offset her fiery Sun, Mars, Moon and ascendant she has Mercury, the planet of communication, in sensitive empathetic Pisces. Jupiter, the ruler of her Sagittarius ascendant, is prominently placed in her career sector emphasising her idealistic nature and spirit of adventure. With Jupiter in Libra she would be an advocate for justice and fairness. Her Moon in the reclusive 12th house and Mercury in Pisces would cause her to enjoy solitude enabling her to access her intuition in her communications. With her Sun and Mars in the 4th house of home and family for her her family includes not only the human race but the flora and fauna of the planet. In a youtube video Jane declares, “I was born loving animals, it was my passion.”

Jane Goodall supports Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish environmentalist
In a recent speech Jane Goodall declared, “Individuals everywhere must make different choices if humanity – and many of the world’s other species – are to avoid a “bleak” future.”

Dr Goodall, who is heading to Australia in May for a series of talks dubbed Rewind the Future, said “the consumer must take responsibility”, adding “the accumulation of millions of ethical choices will certainly make a difference – and it’s beginning to happen”.


Jane Goodall with Greta Thunberg, instigator of school strikes for action on global warming

The renowned naturalist, said the increase in youth activity – such the global climate movement started by Swedish student Greta Thunberg – was a source of hope that rising environmental threats would be addressed. Ms Thunberg is “completely amazing … she’s brave and she truly, truly believes in what’s she’s talking about”, Dr Goodall said of the instigator of the School Strike 4 Climate.

Dr Goodall blamed an “unholy alliance” between governments and big fossil fuel companies for slowing the advance of renewable energy that could have seen many more people get off the power grid by now.

Aries Health and  Anatomy

As well as ruling the head, Aries rules all important organs associated with it, i.e. the brain and the eyes. In matters of health Aries are especially prone to injuries to the head and face as they often rush in where angels fear to tread. Mars rules body heat so the Aries individual is very susceptible to fevers as well as headaches and sinus. The Aries individual needs to switch off the engine and learn to relax. Yoga, meditation or martial arts are ideal activities for this hyperactive fire sign.

In her book, ‘Astrology and Biochemistry’, Vanda Sawtell outlines the health challenges for Aries and the biochemic cell salt which serves as a remedy.” The biochemic cell salt for Aries is Kali phos. which creates the grey matter of the brain by uniting with albumen and oxygen. Kali phos is so important that without it, the brain simply cannot function because there is no grey matter to function unless Kali phos. is there to create it. All mental disorders require Kali Phos, as do nervous complaints of every kind; depression, insomnia, irritability, hysteria, sensitiveness, and headaches. It is also invaluable for concentration. It is naturally indicated in all cases of paralysis in order to rebuild cells of the brain which serve the affected area. Since Kali phos. builds the brain cells, it is obvious we cannot have clear and definite thoughts without it.

The very name is significant, for Kali means ‘mother’ or ‘mater’ from which we get ‘material’, and phosphorus means ‘light bearer’.” Vanda Sawtell claims that because of its antiseptic properties, Kali phos. should be given in all skin troubles, especially if there is irritation, and in conjunction with ferrum phos. the cell salt for Pisces.

Since the fire of Kali phos. burns in the oxygen attracted by Ferrum phos. it is difficult to separate these two salts, Kali phos. and Ferrum phos. just as the signs, the first and the last of the zodiac seemed locked together as though it were their function to unite the Zodiac in a circle. Nerve impulses to all organs of the body are generated in the brain, therefore the range of symptoms covered by Kali phos is very wide. The sensory organs of sight, hearing, taste and smell all come under its influence. It is of great assistance in menstruation and pregnancy and in respiratory troubles such as bronchial asthma, whooping cough, hoarseness and loss of voice. It is also vital when nervous symptoms arise due to the fact that the nerve fluid has been exhausted.”

Overview for Aries for 2019
Unpredictable Uranus has finally moved out of your sign and has just entered your finance sector. Pluto and Saturn continue their sojourn through your career sector while lucky Jupiter has entered your travel and higher education sector. Chiron the planet of wounding and healing has just entered your sign.

Your career sector is highlighted by two eclipses. The first eclipse is a partial solar eclipse on 6 January and a partial lunar eclipse on 16 July 2019. Saturn and Pluto continue their sojourn through your career sector. Serious Saturn in your career sector will require hard work and responsibility on your part while Pluto could bring up power issues but also giving you the opportunity to reinvent yourself as far as your career and goals are concerned. Pluto will be here until November 2024. It could bring upheaval in your career and you need to go with the flow rather than resist the changes Pluto will bring in its wake. Pluto will bring to the surface whatever is grumbling in your career so that it can be faced and transformed. Pluto here indicates that you need a deeply engaging career. Solid Saturn which will remain in your career sector until December 2020 will help you to build new structures in the aftermath of Pluto’s destruction of old structures.

Unpredictable Uranus’s entry into your finance sector will bring uncertainty here. You could have a sudden windfall or you could experience upheaval in your finances.  Venus, the ruler of your finance sector, will grace your finance sector with a visit there from 16 May to 9 June which should give you an opportunity to enhance your finances. Quicksilver Mercury pays a visit here from 7 – 21 May facilitating commercial transactions and networking.

Venus, the planet of love and romance, will pay a visit to your love and relationship sector from 13 September to 8 October adding a sparkle to your most intimate relationships and bringing harmony.  Quicksilver Mercury pays a visit to your love sector from 13 September to 3 October encouraging communication and networking with your significant other or business partners.

Home and Family
Your domestic sector will be highlighted by an eclipse and the karmic North Node. The solar total  eclipse occurs on 2 July. Other cosmic visitors to your domestic sector are Venus and Mercury. With Mercury going retrograde Mercury will pay two visits here. The first visit will occur from 5 – 27 June and then again from 20 July to 11 August giving opportunities for discussions on family matters. Venus’ presence there from 4 – 28 July will bring harmony and opportunities for family get togethers.

Creativity, Children and Romance
Your creativity, children and romance sector will be highlighted  by a lunar total eclipse on 21 January.  Other cosmic visitors to your creativity and children sector are Mercury and Venus. Mercury will pay two visits here – the first will be from 28 June to 19 July and then again from 12 – 29 August highlighting your  creativity sector which should enliven these areas of life, encouraging learning, communication and play. Venus will grace your creativity and children sector from 29 July to 21 August promoting harmony and creative inspiration. On the whole this should be a joyful time where you can rediscover your inner child have fun and explore your creativity

Health and Work
Quicksilver Mercury pays a visit here from 30 August to 14 September facilitating communication and networking in the workplace. Feisty Mars makes its entrance in your work and health sector from 19 August to 4 October imbuing you with the energy in the workplace. Venus graces your work and health sector with her presence from 22 August to 14 October promoting harmony here.

Travel and Higher Education
The good news is that lucky Jupiter will be in your travel sector until 2 December 2019  encouraging you to explore new horizons both literally and metaphorically. You will be imbued with a sense of adventure giving you the urge to travel or to enrol in a course of study. to Quicksilver Mercury will pay two visits to your travel and higher education sector from 1 November 2018 until 5 January 2019 and then again from 10 – 29 December facilitating communication and networking in this sphere of your life. Venus will grace your travel sector with her presence from 2 – 26 November making it an ideal time for a pleasure cruise or a romantic getaway.

Your friendship sector will have two planetary visitors. Mercury, the messenger of the gods, activates your friendship sector from 25 January to 10 February bringing opportunities for communication and social networking. Venus will grace your social sector with her presence from 2 – 26 March bringing harmony and opportunities for socialising.

Neptune, Venus and Mercury inhabit your 12th house of karma and spirituality. Neptune will feel at home here as it is in its own house and now in its own sign of Pisces. This will give you plenty of opportunities to retreat and explore your inner world and your spiritual essence. You may feel a desire to escape from the mundane world and attend a spiritual retreat, meditate or listen to soulful music or keep a dream journal. Neptune is about surrender and forgetting self to achieve union with a higher power so you may be inspired to be of service perhaps through working for a charity or learning one of the healing arts. Quicksilver Mercury, the messenger of the gods, pays a visit here from 11 Feb to 17 April arousing your curiosity about matters spiritual. It may encourage communication on other than verbal levels such as practising meditation, attuning to your dreams or receiving other insights. Part of Mercury’s passage here will be in retrograde phase from 5 – 27 March. Venus will be there from 27 March to 20 April. However you choose to attune to Neptune’s higher vibrations, it will be in this sector of your chart until March 2025, giving you lots of opportunities to connect with your soul.

HermesMercury Retrograde
Mercury turns retrograde at 29 degrees Pisces 39 on 6 March stationing direct again at 16 degrees Pisces 06 on 29 March. This retrograde phase can cause confusion and delays and missed appointments so it is important to double check your appointments. travel arrangements and purchases. There can also be challenges with transport or strikes. There could be more confusion than usual with nebulous Neptune uniting with retrograde Mercury. Positively, it is an ideal time to review, research and plan activities. 

Autumn/Spring Equinox – 20/21 March
The Sun’s entry into Aries coincides with the Autumn/Spring Equinox as well as the Full Moon SuperMoon on 21 March.  Uranus’s entry into Taurus and Chiron’s entry into Aries will set a new paradigm seeding exciting new innovations and technologies as well as valuing the environment. The Sun enters Aries at 8.58 am on 21 March and the Full Moon SuperMoon occurs at 00 degrees Libra 09 at 12.42 pm. This confluence of three significant events brings powerful energy in its wake. The Aries Libra polarity asks us to balance ego driven urges with more altruistic motives. The Full Moon in Libra will focus on bringing harmony and fairness to relationships.

Aries Ingress
Aries Ingress 2019In the Aries Ingress chart Chiron, the planetoid of healing, is in close proximity to the Sun bringing healing into focus. Coupled with the recent entry of Uranus in Taurus the focus will be on healing not only of the individual but also healing of our planet. We are already seeing the promotion of sustainable energy in the marketplace by big business and financial regulators. On 12 March the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Guy Debelle, opened his address at a Public Forum run by the Centre for Policy Development with the lines from Dorothea McKellar’s iconic poem, ‘I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding plains.’ to explain how climate change is affecting monetary policy. In an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald of March 14 former energy industry executive, Ian Dunlop, warns politicians who are dragging their feet on action on climate change with the heading: As an ex-coal boss, I’m telling pollies: wake up to climate peril. He continues – To prevent catastrophic tipping points, stop investing in fossil fuels now.the

Menindee fish killIn the chart of the recent New Moon on 7 March Neptune is less than a degree away from this New Moon, infusing the collective consciousness with inspiration. Neptune rules water including the oceans, rivers, flooding, fish, reefs, sea level rise, melting glaciers and water conservation are highlighted by the Pisces New Moon. The recent Menindee Lakes fish kill alerts us about the need to be conscious of how we manage this precious resource.

Climate change protest in WashingtonStudent protest against polliesClimate change Protest in Australia
Stop AdaniStudent protest against Scomo

School Strike 4 Climate.The growing movement for action on climate change is reaching a critical mass. People polled on the biggest issue in the upcoming NSW elections cited cited climate change and we just witnessed another huge protest for action on climate change by young people both uni students and school students across the globe inspired by the Swedish school student, Greta Thunberg who has now been nominated for a Nobel Peace prize. More than 240 scientists have already signed a document supporting students around the world in their demand for bold action to make sure the world they grow up in is livable.

Holding People in High Places to Account
The South Node is swiftly approaching Saturn and Pluto which are now only four degrees in orb from an exact alignment. For people living in the eastern states of Australia, especially Melbourne, the South Node is on the Ascendant, so the connections that this aspect brings, will be especially relevant here. This could trigger a big political shake up, with the clock ticking on a 2019 Federal election. With the combination of Saturn, Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn, people in the Establishment and institutions such as the government, the church, institutions of higher learning etc. will be held to account not only nationally but on a global level. We have just witnessed the sentencing of Cardinal George Pell to six years gaol for child sexual abuse of two choir boys and is now is a registered sex offender. Oh how the mighty have fallen! In the words of David Marr in the Guardian, “This secular country at the far end of the Earth stood up to Rome to hold the first national inquiry into the role of faiths – particularly the Catholic faith – in a systematic, old and hidden regime of child abuse.”

Celebs charged in college bribery scandal
FBI Charges Rich and Famous for College Bribery
As the conjunction of Saturn, Pluto and the karmic South Node tightens more members of the Establishment and institutions are being caught out in committing fraudulent activities the latest institution to be caught out is fraud perpetrated by universities and colleges. Fifty people in six states have been charged by the Justice Department for taking part in a major college admission scam. They include Hollywood actresses such as Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, business leaders and elite college coaches, thirty-three well-heeled parents, private admissions counsellors and exam administrators They have been charged in a scheme to buy spots at Yale, the University of Southern California and other big-name colleges. The fallout from the scandal has already exposed an array of illegal practices. But there has long been a legal, if pricey, way to game the admissions process: the help of private college consultants. The case underscored the racial and economic disparities that plague access to higher education.

Aries Greeting Card Illustrated by Sue Robertson
Aries Poem by Anne Robertson
Alan Oken’s Complete Astrology by Alan Oken
The Labours of Hercules by Alice Bailey
Astrology and Biochemistry by Vanda Sawtell
NY Times 14 March 2019
Sydney Morning Herald 12 March 2019
Sydney Morning Herald
14 March 2019
David Marr The Guardian 13 March 2019
Scientific American 14 March 2019