Mountain Spirit Astrology
The Great Leap Forward
The spring equinox occurred on March 20th, bringing equal days and nights to the entire
planet. The prescient sign of Pisces had packed the planets in the heavens, involved in the
practice of processing and integrating the past. At the vernal equinox, the astrological new year
began. The first sign, Aries, started the circle of the zodiac.
The vernal equinox starred the great leap forward, with the rams and the ewes of the sign
of Aries leaping around the mountain peaks. And this means ewe, too. Winter traditionally is a
time of integrating the past. Spring brings fresh impetus to both the projects that the signs initiate
and to spiritual leaps forward.
Aries- For millennia, the first sign of the zodiac, impetuous Aries, has been considered the
exaltation of the zodiac. The ancients said that the Sun, as a fiery body, would choose to be in
Aries. Now you have the opportunity to lead all of the signs forward into the new year.
Taurus- Although it would seem unbelievable, you are the next astrological sign to be in the
center of the stars, after Aries. This is the ideal month for you to look back at all that you have
accomplished over the past year and to congratulate yourself, as you plan the year ahead.
Gemini- The ruler of your sign, Mercury the messenger, went into reverse on February the 23rd.
You were headed to ski in Vail, but ended up in a cornfield in Kansas. On March 18th, you left
Auntie Em, moving forward, and by April 6th, you return to your cabin, ready to zoom ahead.
Cancer- You will usher in summer on the solstice. Now that the spring equinox has occurred,
your path is clear. This is a great time for you to start all of the projects that you have been
planning during the Mercury reversal of the past weeks and to bring everything forward.
Leo- Leo the lion is energetically planning vacations, now that Mercury the messenger of the
stars is finally moving forward. This is a fine juncture for you to gain a spiritual overview of your
life. And also a productive and smooth time to book travel adventures both here and abroad.
Virgo- The guiding star for Virgo is Mercury, generally an efficient and communicative member
of the team. He had been moving in reverse, generating confusion. By the 6th of April, he will be
totally on schedule, and you will notice the results of your hard work over the past months.
Libra- The magnet effect is on. Your opposite sign of relationships, energetic Aries, is now in the
center of the stars. Perhaps you have noticed that certain people in your life are drawing you
closer, and that others seem to be more distant. Continue with your level of partnership expertise.
Scorpio- Traditionally spring is a very productive time for the Scorpions. Now that Mercury, the
planet in charge of communication, is finally moving forward and now that the equinox has
started the season, you will begin to see the results that you have been working toward occur.
Sagittarius- Light and love come soaring in now that your fellow fire sign, Aries, is at the center
of the stars. You are meditating on all sorts of Sagittarian significators – philosophy, religion,
education, travel and writing. Start filling your year ahead with all of these Sadge goodies.
Capricorn- Now that the spring season has arrived, hard-working Capricorns are considering
spring and summer projects and pleasures around their mountain cabins. You are a sure-footed
creature, so you appreciate the mountain rams and ewes confidently leading the season forward.
Aquarius- Perhaps you would characterize the past six weeks as turgid, or mayhap you have an
overview of this juncture in time as being foundational. With Mercury having been retrograde,
either viewpoint would be valid. Starting on April 6th, life starts zooming forward again.
Pisces- The sun has moved into the sign that follows yours, energetic Aries, who starts the entire
astrological year. However, not all of the planets that were in your sign have left you. The best
remains. Your ruler, Neptune, is in Pisces and guides you in your sign for another eleven years.
Karen Anderson is available for readings at (303) 258-7258.