Yesterday, astrologer Michael Lutin honored the passing of Leonard Nimoy by posting a picture of his alter-ego, Mr. Spock. Lutin called Spock’s iconic split-fingered salute (inspired by a Yiddish blessing that impacted Nimoy as a child) “a symbol of the Uranus-Pluto conjunction, a permanent change in human consciousness and a testimony to the brother-sisterhood of all beings in the galaxy and beyond.”

This really struck me, since Nimoy rose to fame as Star Trek premiered at the pivotal mid-Sixties Uranus-Pluto conjunction, and he passed at the current Uranus-Pluto square. Astoundingly, it turns out he was also born under a Uranus-Pluto square! No wonder he identified so strongly with the role of Spock, the lone alien aboard the Starship Enterprise. And, at Nimoy’s birth on March 26, 1931 the Sun, Mercury and North Node were conjunct the ultimate outsider, Uranus, in pioneering Aries. Clearly destined to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” he will live forever as the pointy-eared Vulcan who helped ground the volatile Captain Kirk. With transiting Uranus conjunct Nimoy’s natal Uranus while Jupiter trined it at his death, one hopes it was a relatively quick and painless passing.

Nimoy shed his mortal coil just prior to next week’s Virgo Full Moon (March 5, 10:05 a.m. PST). The Virgo Moon (rational earth) opposing the Pisces Sun (emotional water) perfectly symbolizes the logical, even-keeled Vulcan faced with integrating his emotional, human side.

The final pass of the unruly-but-liberating Uranus-Pluto square peaks mid-March, so we could all use a little extra grounding this month. Do some yoga, work in the garden or volunteer your services near this Full Moon. Staying close to the Earth will help balance your head and heart, so you can truly live long and prosper!

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