The Ides of March Part 1

The Ides of March

The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae) is the name of the 15th day of March in the Roman calendar, probably referring to the day of the full moon. The word Ides comes from the Latin word “Idus” and means “half division” especially in relation to a month. It is a word that was used widely in the Roman calendar indicating the approximate day that was the middle of the month. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months.[1] The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.

In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. Caesar was stabbed (23 times) to death in the Roman Senate by a group of conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. The group included 60 other co-conspirators according to Plutarch.[2]

According to Plutarch a seer had foreseen that Caesar would be harmed not later than the Ides of March and on his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated), Caesar met that seer and joked, “The ides of March have come”, meaning to say that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied “Ay, Caesar; but not gone.”[3] This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned by the soothsayer to “beware the Ides of March.  Wikipedia

 The Ides of March 2012

In my previous post: The Alliance between Chiron and Lilith, I pointed out that we will have another Chiron/Lilith aspect since they both past the age shift degree, in their triple  conjunction with Neptune, at the end of Aquarius and the beginning of Pisces; in June and July of 2010.

At March the 14th  2012 00:00 CET, we will have the following alignment: Chiron will be in a sextile with Black Moon Lilith in a 3 degree orb. While Venus, Jupiter and Black moon Lilith will make an exact  triple conjunction on the 9+ degree of Taurus:


KEYNOTE: The compassionate linking of all men.

This symbol reveals the feeling of human cooperation at the stage of pure altruism and service to the social Whole. On that foundation of Christ love (agape, or true companionship), man can reach a still higher level of experience made possible by the refinement of the substance of his being, his consciousness and his will. This goes beyond imagination and faith in the future – beyond Christmas tree celebrations – for it implies going into the dark to bring life and love to the tormented and the deprived.

At this final stage of the five-fold sequence we see what is finally open as new potentiality to the “widow before an open grave” — the closing symbol of the preceding sequence. Personal attachment in love to a husband or wife has changed level becoming a CONSECRATION TO HUMANITY. Dane Rudhyar

Mars Rx, Pluto and Jupiter will make an exact grand  trine on the 9th + degree of Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus. This constellation will be a part of a kite with Pallas on the 10th+ degree, Chiron on the 6th+ degree and Neptune in a wide orb on 1st+ degree of Pisces,on the apex.

Mars Rx in opposition with Chiron and Pallas, will be part of a T-square with the North Node on the 8th+ degree  and Juno on the 6th+ degree of Sagittarius.

At March the 15th CET the Moon will make a square to the Sun in the last quarter before she enters her New Moon conjunction with Uranus in Aries in a 2 degree orb; which might trigger the Square between Uranus and Pluto, on March 22.

The closest aspects on March the 15th will be the trine between Mars Rx and Pluto, Black Moon Lilith conjunct Jupiter, Jupiter trine Mars Rx and Pluto trine Jupiter. In that order.

Venus will oppose her Retrograde conjunction degree with Mars, on the 13th degree of Scorpio where they made a grand water trine with Black Moon Lilith and the Black Sun: the spiritual points,  back in 2010, the same day.

With all the Asteroids involved and Mars Rx in opposition with Chiron and Pallas  in a T-square with the North Node in conjunction with Juno: there is no doubt in my mind that this will be an appeal to reconcile the masculine and feminine energies on a fair and square level. Or the beginning of a serious global “half division” will take place. Simply because we can no longer stay in denial about the fact that the Mars principle is wounded and is not functioning well these days.

On the same day we will also have a triple conjunction  with Uranus at the 3rd degree, Mercury Rx at the 6th degree, and Vesta at the 8th degree of Aries: with Mars Rx in Virgo as their dispositor in a mutual reception with Mercury Rx in Aries.

The triple conjunction between Venus, Jupiter and Black Moon Lilith however on the 14th, looks  promising to me. All her connections will be there. Her sword: Mars. Her second consort: Pluto. As well as her alliance with Chiron, who has  Pallas at his side.

The fact that Jupiter is a part of the trio also looks  promising to me. But what could this mean? Inspite of the fact that Jupiter just likes to have a ball in earthy, sensual Taurus. The only one who isn’t happy with him on March the 14th is soul mate Juno, who will be in a quincunx towards him; plotting against him together with the North Node in Sagittarius. But hey: what else is new…?

More about the 2012 version of the Ides of March in  times to come: Will be continued.

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6 thoughts on “The Ides of March Part 1

  1. When you bring up the background of the Ides of March, I am quick to remember the other reason why it was in fact that day chosen to sacrifice Julius Caesar, its not just an assassination but a ritual murder of a powerful man at the peak of his power.

    I am reminded by these otherworldly things that I don’t always find so obvious, that there is allot of ritual murder in the public assassinations of great figures that we tend not to notice because of how things are done. How the media dominates motive, investigation and story, as well as history, and what will be written… anyone who may have an alternate view may just be classified as one sandwich short of a picnic.

    t not just the things we mistake in the news as “simple” murders.. but also the timing that they are done.. dates are important, its possibly why astrology has been so suppressed and watered down over the past century. (we are coming back to vision.. hopefully not too late to understand what could be up in the undercurrent of events)

    I’d like to be wishful and think many events were just coincidence, but when it comes to Julius Caesar its timing, place and timing again. The murder of Caesar is also ritual in the fact of the implements used, (Iron, knives, Mars) where it takes place in full public, a spectacle for all to see. On any other day, probably not as important, but a day in March on a day sacred to Mars.. wow.

    Maybe this retrograde now is just bringing allot of things to the surface I have seen before but never really noticed fully until now.

    Who knows what will occur on those other retrogrades with the mutual reception!


    Lovely writing as usual, Fauve! And you say English is not your first language? Well you have just inspired me to work harder on my Swedish!

    AET 🙂


    • When I saw this coming and realized the connection with the Ides of March; I have to admit I was kind of spooked about it. But decided to write about it anyway.

      But if you see the split between the feminine and masculine energies; symbolized by the kite versus the T-square, on screen, it does makes you wonder…

      There might be events some of them for real: some of them staged. Who knows… We’ll have to wait and see what will happen… But this is without a doubt one of the most interesting alignments I’ve ever seen. Especially in this time of space.

      Thanks about the compliment on the English: I am still sweating my butt off over it, and don’t want to think about the people who are getting my first versions through e-mail and the feeds. I always push the button to soon and keep editing my dumb spelling mistakes after I’ve published. It is that wild. Calling this space Fauvism Astrology is one of the smartest things I’ve ever came up with, if it comes to this one: It’s supposed to be wild.(Lol)


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    the webbots also seem to suggest that ides of March is not limited to the astrological but world wide occurrence in the coming March.. there is such a unifying voice speaking from the universe right now!


    • Hi AET

      Happy New Year!

      I didn’t know this: Which web bots are that? Do agree with you about the voice speaking from the universe right now. But the energy is quite dense and at the same time it’s like something is breaking open. But still is fragile or something. Interesting times though.


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