Crisis – The Equinox and Saturn moving into Aquarius

Crisis – The Equinox and Saturn moving into Aquarius


 Crisis chineseRemember the Chinese character for crisis?  It means “danger with opportunity”.  And yes, certainly this is a time of danger, but it’s also a time of opportunity as we take a collective breath and re-evaluate our priorities, our values, and the kind of life we want to life.


The Equinox is a point of balance in the passage of the seasons, and right now the Universe is giving us a stronger than usual opportunity to re-balance our lives.  The Equinox falls on Fri 20 March (AEST) as the Sun moves out of dreamy Pisces and into action-oriented Aries.


The Equinox marks the change of the seasons, the time of year when day and night are of equal length (equi-nox is Latin for ‘equal night’ ) and the seasons come to a point of balance.

In this new slowed-down reality, the Equinox is a perfect time for you to explore what might be out of balance in your own life and find a way to restore that balance, whether it’s in your relationships, your work-family life, or any other aspect of your life.  This can be a time of discovery, part of the collective shift that is starting to unfold.  The Equinox is exact at 1.49pm Queensland time (AEST), the previous day in the Americas.

Saturn moves into Aquarius on Sun 22 March (AEST), although it will only be briefly in this sign till 2 July when it heads back into Capricorn to finish its work there.  It will finally go into Aquarius for the next 2½ years at the end of this year on 17 Dec.

With Saturn starting to move through Aquarius, we’re likely to see regulation (or attempted regulation) towards people’s desires to do things differently at a collective level.  Aquarius is the sign of the collective, and it’s heartening to see how communities are responding during this time of crisis.  Positively, Saturn could bring structure and discipline into these areas, as people step up and take responsibility at the level of their communities, or perhaps use traditional wisdom as we fall back into more tried and tested ways of coping with extraordinary times – I loved Russell Brand’s comments about the wisdom of the Tao and how applicable it is to these times (I’ll share his post on my Chirone Shakti-Stargazer Astrology Facebook page so you can access it easily).

Negatively of course Saturn could seek to repress and impose restrictions, maybe even try to limit how we come together to tackle this crisis, because I have a feeling that people power will grow as people realize that yes, we can change the world, we can reduce emissions and climate change, these things are not as impossible as we thought – they’ve actually been forced upon us by this pandemic!  Universal basic income no longer looks so impossible, people are rediscovering the joys of having your own veggie plot.

Next year 2021 will be interesting because that’s when Saturn will be seriously challenged by its square to freedom-loving Uranus, so any authoritarian measures imposed now are not likely to last long.

Stay safe and keep well!


Want to know more about this year of phenomenal change?  See my webinar recording Living in Extraordinary Times – the Astrology of 2020