The Explosive Astrology of February-March 2017

I was sitting down to write your weekly horoscope column the other day, when I noticed an explosive series of patterns in the skies. As they trigger the charts for the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, Australia and North Korea we are clearly looking at radical change affecting all of them. Worldwide, though, there is a hugely increased risk of war games, terrorism and rioting as March arrives.

Clearly, the protests against the new, politically extreme world we are all living in, show a pressure-cooker situation which people are expecting to blow. The astrology says, it will blow in the final week of February and first week of March. In fact – many nations around the world, as well as the natural world itself (volcanoes, earthquakes) seems likely to mirror what the horoscope is telling us. All times here are set for London, below.

North Korea and the Mars-Uranus Cycle

On 23rd March 2013, we saw a Mars-Uranus conjunction, which we are about to see again (with added intensity) across February-March 2017. North Korea is triggered. Within a fortnight of the 2013 pattern, North Korea ended all peace pacts with South Korea. The country confirmed it was aiming long-range missiles at the U.S. mainland. Within a week of the pattern, there was a cyber attack against South Korea by North Korea and the hotline between both was broken.

Two years later, on March 10th, 11th 2015 we had another Mars-Uranus conjunction. The planet of war and the planet of rebellion. Reuters reported that two days later, on March 13th, North Korea fired seven surface-to-air missiles.


Dates to Watch Across February-March

This is the sequence I’m concerned about, along with many of my astrologer colleagues. It begins with a cover-up on Sunday. An eclipse is always about an information black-out and sometimes a plot.

Sunday 26th February
New Moon. Annular Solar Eclipse. Sun 8 Pisces conjunct Moon 8 Pisces.

Monday 27th February
Mars 22 Aries conjunct Uranus 22 Aries.
Mars 22 Aries opposite Jupiter 22 Libra.

Monday is extreme. Mars is a 2000+ year old symbol for war in astrology. We associate it with violence, unfortunately, and more optimistically, with controlled anger. Uranus equals revolution, rebellion and the world turning upside-down. Jupiter in Libra is a force for good (equality) but it is struggling here, in opposition to Mars.

I took this photograph of a traffic light in Paris, in close-up, because to me it symbolises what Mars feels like, when in transit. It’s white-hot. It’s a red light, warning people to STOP unless they want the worst possible consequences. Red is the colour associated with Mars (the red planet) and also associated with The Red Cross and with fire services. The fact that Mars is in Aries, the sign which is ruled by Mars itself, is a double warning.

One of the countries with a 22 degree pattern is Russia. She was ‘born’ on 25th December 1991 at 5.45am in Moscow, when the Soviet Union ended (data: Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion, The Wessex Astrologer).

Russia has Venus at 22 Scorpio and Pluto very close by at 21 Scorpio. This will be about big business and the economy for Russia.


Mars rules red and always has (photographed in Paris, July 2014) Jessica Adams.

Tuesday 28th February 2017

The Moon enters Aries today. The Moon often times situations, so if we have not yet seen the impact of the Mars transits from Monday, we will over the next 48 hours. Mars opposes Vulcano, the powerful asteroid, today. Vulcano is the husband of Venus in astrology and in mythology he was the blacksmith who worked with fire and steel. We associate him with ‘volcanic’ emotion and also with, naturally enough, vulcano eruption in the natural world. Watch Russia across this period.

Moon enters Aries
Mars 22 Aries opposite Vulcano 22 Libra

Unfortunately the signature for war is developing, as on Wednesday 1st March we find Salacia entering Aries. Aries is ruled by Mars in astrology. Salacia is the wife of Neptune. I do feel that the natural world will be keeping in step with what the human world is feeling, which is a tremendous eruption of anger.

This famous painting of revolution in France, which I also found in The Louvre in Paris on the same day I photographed the red traffic light, expresses what we will experience in the final week of February and first week of March. My eyes are also on the chart for France, throughout this period. It’s not only the UK and Russia horoscope which is showing strain. The path to March is intense around the world.



Jupiter Opposite Uranus

The pattern culminates on Friday 3rd March with Jupiter’s opposition to Uranus. This is not the first time we’ve seen this. You will remember we had a clash between these two planets on 27th December, when former President Barack Obama shocked the world by expelling 35 Russian diplomats after they hacked the American election and cost Hillary Clinton the presidency. This tells us that the 25th December Russian chart is working – it was hit at 22 degrees, exactly, in December 2016.

Friday 3rd March
Jupiter 22 Libra opposite Uranus 22 Aries

I mentioned the cover-up which begins the issues. There is a reminder about this (cover-ups classically involve the CIA, FBI, MI6 and so on) on Saturday 4th March, with a Mercury-Neptune conjunction. This is distorted information. It’s also the classic signature of what we now call ‘fake news’ or in the new White House, ‘alternative facts.’

Saturday 4th March
Mercury 11 Pisces conjunct Neptune 11 Pisces

The whole pattern peaks again, on Sunday 5th March so this feels like the most intense introduction to a new month, in many years. The Ides of March? Perhaps.

Sunday 5th March

Uranus 22 Aries opposite Vulcano 22 Libra
Mars 26 Aries trine Saturn 26 Sagittarius
The United Kingdom Chart
The repeated hammering of 22 degrees in the heavens across this period triggers the United Kingdom horoscope, which you can click to enlarge. She was ‘born’ on 1st January 1801 at 00.00am in London. You can see she was born with Vulcano at 22 Cancer, so this is a T-Square waiting to happen. T stands for tension and trouble. Common sense says, we are going to see either an extreme reaction for/against Brexit – or a violent reaction against The Special Relationship that the United Kingdom has with the United States, gathering speed since the American President met with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Saturn is also very close by at 23 Leo in the United Kingdom chart, below. We also associate Leo with the Royal Family and Buckingham Palace. This is a very difficult period for the country.



The United Kingdom horoscope



North Korea and February-March

North Korea recently fired a warning shot during a diplomatic meeting between the American President and Japan. Here you can see the national chart. It is set for September 10th, 1948 at 12.00pm (data for the UK and Korea, The Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion, The Wessex Astrologer).



North Korea horoscope.


In the North Korean horoscope we can see Fortuna (daughter of Jupiter) at 22 Gemini and Vesta, daughter of Saturn, at 22 Virgo. That’s a square, or a point of tension, which will also be triggered by the patterns we see from late February into early March. At this point it would also make sense to call in the natal chart for the new President, but unfortunately the first ‘birth certificate’ supplied to the media was not an official birth certificate at all, and even though a document was later produced as a substitute, I have to say that the chart does not work for me. It does not show any of the crises that have affected the White House since November, so I’m afraid I can’t use it here.

What I do use and trust, is the American horoscope, which you can see below. It is not set for July 4th 1776, which tends not to work for most major events. It is set for the first time the official title ‘The United States’ was used in correspondence, which happened around six months earlier.

What it is picking up is the eclipse (the cover-up) at 8 Pisces which begins this whole intense February-March crossover period. You can see below, that America has Diana at 8 Aquarius. Diana is Jupiter’s daughter. This is about the Republicans, the Democrats or another political group – possibly even a radical protest group – as Aquarius rules these movements and communities. Diana is a symbol for feminism and also for independent women. Here is the chart.



The USA horoscope


The Australian Horoscope

I am also including the Australian horoscope which is set for her official status as a nation, a few days after Australia Day on January 26th – on February 7th, 1788. Thanks to the University of Wollongong for the data. This is a real concern because she was born with Neptune at 21 Libra, so very close to the Libra-Aries chain of oppositions. This is about Australia and her allies, but also her enemies. Watch this space. A new world order will be born on February 26th through March 5th, 2017 but it will be born with the spectre of war looming and a risk of terrorism and violent protest around the globe. The natural world will mirror what is happening in human hearts as we see dramatic earthquakes, electrical storms, wild fires and volcanoes.

A wise friend said to me the other day ‘We cannot control what happens in the White House but we can control what happens in our house.’  In other words, you can run your own house, apartment or life and take care of that – never mind the racism, sexism or extremism which is unfolding around you. I think that’s really good advice. Do use your common sense across this fiery, explosive period, though. If your instinct tells you that a particular person, place or situation is simmering, then move right away. Astrology is about negotiating with destiny. That’s what it is there for.



The Australian horoscope set for February 7th 1788 at 11.00am.
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Dear Jessica,

thank you for an intersting article. Do you think that this period of time could be explosive for me too as Mars arrive in 22 deg Aries? My Jupiter in 22 Aries in my chart will opose this time Jupiter in Libra. And in my natal chart I have Mercury in 22 deg Libra and Diana in 22 deg Aquarius. Is there something in my horoscope that I should be aware of?

I appreciate very much the job you make for us.

Dear Jessica
I am writing to you from far Bosnia,Am almost terrified with times ahead,with eclupse on 11th Fwbruary conjunct my natal sun at 22 Leo and 23 Leowih second satun return,natal satuen at 0.Capricorn,and with Neptun,entering the eight house.How to protect my kids,myself,what to prevent many deaths in my life are experience i would lime to forget,and now as i feel deep down that dark times are coming again.Please,if possible,give some look,send only two words of encouragement..i will b grateful forever.(dob 16st Aug 1959,05.00 Sarajevo).Thank You.

Your article is both brilliant but also alarming in both a local and global sense!
You are so right about not being able to control world events but you can control your own home.
I have a few planets/ asteroids around that 22 degree mark. Concerning indeed. However, it feels as if something has been brewing for some time now. Jittery. electricky.
Have an awesome day
Ms Piggy

HI, Jessica,

I’m a new member and still learning.
I’m going to Europe ( I live in the USA currently ) from 23 of Feb – 28 of Feb. and would like to ask you, is it safe to me and my family to travel? Thanks, J.

Dear Jessica,
I was going to ask eclipse question for this past Saturday eclipse, as I felt quite gloomy during the eclipse build up. Decided not to post, didn’t want to add to your queue because I was aware what was going on. But now I must, quite a few major players in my chart are around these degrees and I know (from your previous answer) that August eclipse will be very important for me.
Can you please help me decipher all this heavy energy around?
Thank you

Aloha Jessica!

I know you are very busy, Just a quick question, Please!
I have Vulcano 22° Pisces 22′ 48. What to expect from it?

Mahalo and have a great day!

Thank you Jessica
I was seriously spooked by your red traffic light picture; I thought of fire! Parts of Oz are in the grip of an awful heatwave. That plus dreary political leadership (imho) may lead to a revolution of sorts in terms of climate change and energy management. I hope we are not going to see a repeat of Ash Wednesday.

Hi Jessica – when you say “if you think something is simmering move right away” do you mean address the issue before the end of Feb early March to avoid the explosion?
Also are there any hints you can give me for constructive management of this period with respect to my chart. Thanks as always W

Hi Jess,
I would been keen for your thoughts on how my chart might be hit by this explosive period.

Many thanks!

Thanks Jessica, wondered about these aspects. My Asc is 22 Libra (1st house cusp) and I have 5 other cusps at 22. Can’t wait to read what you have to say down the track on The Great American Eclipse in August. I’ve got Jupiter, North Node and Pluto in Leo in my 10th – why aren’t I as rich and famous but nicer than Trump?? Joke!

Hi Jessica – I have my Sun at 23 Libra along with Mars, Venus, Uranus and Pluto all in the 9th House. How will the transits of Mars and Uranus affect me with the ” New Order” you have spoken of in your fine article?

Dear Jessica,

Thanks for the amazing insights! I am also expecting events in my life to turn radically on the Pisces Eclipse – thank Goddess! With an early Pisces rising, 5 planets will be in the 1st house. Also, Mars/ Uranus will be conjunct my natal Jupiter in Aries, at 21 degrees. Transiting Saturn also trines my natal moon and conjuncts natal Uranus in my chart on this day.

I need changes in my life badly in terms of my work and lifestyle. Hopefully this second eclipse of the year will further shake them into being!


Can you give me any insight as to how this will affect me as well? I have a lot at 22 degrees in my chart. Saturn 22 libra, Ceres close at 21 scorpio, venus conj bacchusis close at 23 capricorn PLUS south node 22 capricorn, sun 22 aquarius, minerva 22 pisces, north node 22 cancer, and close also is cupido 21 virgo. Seems very overwhelming… any insight? Thank you so much for all you do and all of your time and energy put into this. It’s greatly appreciated.

Dear Jessica,
What can I expect with my NorthNode at 22° Scorpio & SouthNode at 22° Taurus, during this period? Anything to worry about?
Many Thanks!

Hi Jessica,

Do you think I will be affected? I have Venus 23 aries, and the nodes in 24 aries/libra. I have just started in a new job and have some tough decisions ahead. Thanks!

Hi Jessica, The extreme actions and reactions have been exhausting in the last few weeks. This is only the 4th week into new administration and we feel like we have aged already. But, it’s amazing to see so many concerned and involved people in the community. Now these new patterns will obviously affect all of us where ever we live but I looked at my chart and I have quite a few factors at 22,23,24 degrees. How will these patterns affect me at a more personal level? Should I be concerned? More aware of certain changes or situations? Thank you… Read more »

Light & Light Jess:

My North and South Nodes are @ 22 degrees Aries and Libra…Should I be on standby starting the end of Feb and March 2017???

Thx Vee

Hi Jessica~ This article was an eye-opening as I’m American and living under these stars daily. (Don’t get me started.) Although it doesn’t appear that I have factors (DOB 11/17/65) at the above exact degrees, strangely I’ve been feeling unrelenting stress re:work and career since the beginning of Nov. 2016. I report directly to a Libra DOB 10/22/69 and my peers are a brew of fire signs: 8/14/83, 4/16/85, 11/28/83. I’m ready to jump ship or to another division to escape these folks. Is my Scorpio spider-sense right on the money? If yes, what is my window of opportunity to… Read more »

Things are moving so quickly, it’s hard to see the wood from the trees at times. Trying to remain calm in the face of it all, hunkering down.
What can we do? Us, ordinary citizens, creatives? I have a few things around those degrees in my chart but I’ve been being pinged for a while now. Toughens you up.
P-hat on!

Hi Jessica, thanks for this. Most interesting, it does seem like we are ramping up towards this (I hate to say war) and the astrology confirms this. I will take your advice to heart about exercising care and caution, my question is about my own astrology which seems to have some parallels per below and with Mars in both Saturn and Libra. I can’t think of any extreme storm brewing in my own life other than indirectly where my partner has a battle with his ex but it’s really his affair. Thank you if you have the chance to take… Read more »

Hi Jess. Thanks for another excellent insightful article.the whole needs a French Type Revolution. People need to come first. Not governments and their rich donors. I have Mars 22 in Taurus and Sun 23 in Aquarius. Is there anything radical happening here in these placements. Warmest Regards JN

Hi Jessica

I have Mooon at 23 Virgo and Mars and Venus in Aries. Two dates are relevant a) 25.06.1983 and b) 23.03.1981. Will this eclipse affect us?

Thank you for your insight.

Sounds like the film Dr Strangelove, which I watched on Saturday night… explosions, cover-ups, aggressive male energy, unpredictable weirdness thrown in for good measure…

I’ve currently got Uranus conj Moon at 21 Aries (7th), and Vulcano conj Pluto at 23 Libra (1st) and am trying to be sensible about my ex… but am wondering if I’m basically holding a tinder box just before the lit match hits!?

Thanks for making astrology feel like a toolkit, not a prescription!

Hi Jessica, reposting as my question might have got lost somewhere. Sorry for the repeat! I have a whole host of things at 22 degrees or near it: Chiron at 22 Taurus, MC at 23 Aries, IC at 23 Libra. On top of that I have Neptune at 26 Sagittarius. Will I face a positive or negative time in Feb & March? Should I brace myself for disappointments?! Thank you!

Very Interesting. The fact that those planets will be at 22 degrees, the same degree as the recent 22 Leo/22 Aquarius Lunar Eclipse makes it fascinating. The fact that Mars will be at that degree, will it stimulate (is that the right word) events that occurred during that Eclipse? Didn’t Trump and the Japanese leader reach an agreement regarding Kim Jung Un (can’t spell his name) at that time? I wonder what will happen regarding that and North Korea?Trump’s advisor KellyAnne Conway has Mars at 22 Libra, so there will be fireworks regarding her. Astrologer Michael WolfStar wrote an analysis… Read more »

Hello Jessica! Yikes on reading this article. Thank you for the heads up! I wish I could say I would be hunkering down, but I am travelling that day, coming back from an international rugby sevens in Las Vegas… I see I have an exact 26 Sagittarius in Vulcano. Should I box myself up and ship me home?

Hi Jessica how will this affect me please. Thank you

Hello Jessica,
Thank you for your article and also the excellent astrochemistry ebook. Is there anything I should pay attention to during this explosive Feb/March? On a larger scale, is France still threatened by terrorism in 2017? Thank you again and keep well.

Dear Jessica, The more I learn about astrology the more I learn that there are many types of astrology out there and they don’t all seem to agree. I’m actually quite confused how to use Vedic and Eastern with Western practices and more recently came across a Mesopotamian astrologer who in a purist sense, is quite adamant that sidereal is the only worthy astrology calculating and Western astrology is a anti-pagan Christian corruption that is not correct at all and has become superficial. This hasn’t been my experience per se in my learning about Western astrology for my own chart… Read more »

Hi Jessica. Will I be impacted by this event? I have leo22 1st house, 22 Neptune in libra and aries at MC 21 degrees. thank you Catherine

Hi Jessica,

Do you do personal chart readings?
I didn’t see that as a service offered here under the services and payment options.

Hi Jessica, This is another fascinating article. Can you see any effects for New Zealand? Looking out to the world from here, it all seems really scary.

Hi Jessica, You made a (very accurate!) prediction for me quite some time ago regarding a young boy I could help (found him!) and that 2017 would mean a change in home/relocation but to be aware of who/what the reality was. The recent lineup at 21 degrees and now this has seen situations shifting rapidly (undiagnosed mental illness and issues from there, car crashing into our house etc), I think this will bring the next big shift in the story given my abundance of factors at 21/22/23.. Incidentally it also sits on his Pluto at 22. Would you be able… Read more »

Hi Jessica. Interesting article. Do you think I will be affected as I have 3 asteroids at 22 ? Thanks so much.

Posting my question again , I have an important financial aka investor meeting scheduled on 2 MD match .
Hi Jessica . I have my north node at 22 Scorpio . Juno at 23 Leo , Diana at 21 Aquarius and Bacchus at 21 saggi . How will this pattern affect me ? Thanks

Hi Jessica

This month is starting to feel pretty intense? Is this anything to do with the factors I have at 22? Thank you

Dear Jessica, Your answer to my question about astrology has led me on the most fascinating journey and couldn’t have been more perfect. I researched the arrow of time and its underlying science. It makes clear sense now that our participation in observing the cycles of ‘time’ in the macro and micro sense make it relative and like you said, into a usable ‘language’. There have also been some synchronicities that have been fantastic add-ons – someone suggested watching The Theory of Everything, and even the film’s cinematic structure was an example of the arrow of time. I also randomly… Read more »

Hi – i have had a house move and been trying to launch an internet based side of my business – and seemed to have had a daily disaster since feb 1st including no internet or telephone for over 2 weeks despite making every plan i could to survive a move! I have a few factors in Pisces including my ascendant and Saturn. is this the new eclipses for 2017? In which case i feel very wobbly for rest of this year! x

interesting i wrote down last year a very good numerologist predicted some sort of terrorist thing in London/UK in March for this year?!

Hi Jessica,

The eclipse this weekend trines my sun at 8 Scorpio, and I have my ASC at 23 Gemini, DSC at 23 Sag, Aesculapia at 23 Scorpio and Salacia at 21 Capricorn.

Any ideas?


Great article Jessica. I also have planets at 21 22 and 23 degrees but not in Libra and Aries. Am I still affected? Birthday 25th June, 1957 at 9.50pm Sydney Australia time

Hi Jessica, I love reading your articles and comments. It’s so fascinating to me. Thank you. I’m going through a period of transition, I’ve found my voice and have finally moved on from an ex (I saw the light at last!) I met someone new just before xmas, but sadly that suddenly ended on Tuesday, as he feels confused about what he wants and he needs some time and space. I’m sad about that, but also philosophical.. Do you have any insights? I have Pluto at 23 Libra and I think my MC, IC, Asc and Dsc are at 22… Read more »

I have my Jupiter Return at 22 Libra and Saturn Return this year, too. It’s produced nothing, but frustration, which has been an on-going issue since late 2013. Job frustration and finding a house frustration. I think “Only an Act of God” will change things at this point. Eclipses last years, too, have produced nothing of significance. Bizarre to say the least.

Hi Jessica, I have just recently joined so I am not familiar with what to say but I could really use your advise. I understand to use your words that ” astrology is about negotiating with fate, so turning up the radar on potential issues and being more than usually aware, so we get to avoid them.” I had a life altering event occur with my employer ( a very large international Charity) on the 5th January 2017 and my Conciliation meeting is on the 1st March 2017. I have experienced a very strong sub-culture within this organisation and I… Read more »
Dear Jessica I am coming up for renewal and have to say I enjoy your work even though I am not quite understanding. In the article you wrote of the FBI throwing the election to President Trump and causing the downfall of Secretary of State Clinton, as an American citizen and quite astute about our politics(out choices were not the best) the American people spoke (within our system) the media manipulation and production of deliberate false information gave light to Secretary State Clinton as being the winner. As one who travelled the USA and saw the signs and support for… Read more »

Hi Jessica, I was re-reading this blog post and realised that not only do I have 11 degrees in Pisces, but I also have 5 other planets at 11 degrees! Should I seriously look at pizza and Friends re-runs over this weekend? there’s been a lot going on in my life lately and I want to run and hide as it is. Even a quick insight would be so much appreciated. Thank you xx

Jessica I certainly feel that my own future is teethering in the edge and the time seems so bad for me. I’m in court on 2 March to fight ( and it is a fight) for custody, maintainance for myself & my 2 daughters and division of assets with a man who has betrayed us throughout the last14 yrs yet believes he has done no wrong and lays the blame elsewhere but his door! He has said he will take my children and give me nothing! He is Gemini 28/5/66 12.05pm Calcutta, so words, lying convincingly come naturally and I… Read more »
Jessica, just joined and am delighted to be a member. I am really in need of some insight. If you’ve got a moment…. my life is in complete explosion format at the moment. Your chart shows me as a cancerian rising initially as I had the wrong time in..Ive always been told I am a scorpio rising and that seems to fit. At any rate, based on my birthday- help! I am trapped in a town where I cannot get work and cannot get the money to leave and the energy feels like something with pincers closing in on me.… Read more »

Hi Jessica,

This is a very interesting article. I am worried about the Feb/March prospect. The Lunar eclipse was devastating for me financially with ramifications on the relationship front and now I am dreading the sun eclipse and the slew of difficult days ahead. Any advice what to expect and how to navigate the troubling waters? I can barely breathe after the lunar eclipse.

Thanks Jessica

Is a relocation on he cards for my kids and I this year.

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