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Last week was pretty turbulent; lots of issues had to be addressed, internally and externally. It was certainly busy… not surprising, considering we had the last Uranus/Pluto Square, the Saturn station and the Solar Eclipse all in the same week. I have to say though, once the Solar Eclipse was exact (last Friday) things started to feel less messy, more connected…
This week's headline items: the first Quarter Moon in Cancer will be exact on Friday early morning. We have three Moon void of course (VoC) phases this week: Monday late morning (for 23 hours), Thursday morning (a little over 7 hours), and Saturday evening (almost 4 hours).
Monday: the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus all day. It will journey there until Tuesday morning. With the Moon in Taurus, we seek serenity, security, peace, comfort: The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus.
Our basic impulse is to relax, resist change, get comfortable: Life… slows… down... We may also be stubborn and materialistic under this influence. As best you can, stop and smell the roses during this time -- enjoy life and its offerings ;-)
Also for Monday: If you didn’t set your New Moon Intentions yet, this is your last chance before the 23-hour Moon void of course (VoC) that runs from 10:25am EDT until 9:23am EDT, Tuesday. To watch my video on the Eclipse -- to align your intentions with the energy of this powerful New Moon: click here
Back to the Moon VoC phase: We can use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect to our feelings and bodies. We may want to slow down a little and allow ourselves either to be creative... or simply enjoy life. As with all Moon VoCs, do not start anything brand-new. If at all possible, plan your day ahead of time, stick to routine things, or go with the flow... 'cos the flow knows where to go ;-)
Tuesday: the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus and VoC until 9:23am EDT (see Monday for details).
Monday night/Tuesday very early morning, an opportune Venus/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 2:25am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Sunday on; it will be strong until this Wednesday evening. This is an opportunity for compassion and kindness when it comes to the physical world: our body and this planet. We are more attuned to the subtleties of human interaction, and are more inclined to naturally cooperate with others.
We tend to "feel" each other on an energetic level now, a sensitive approach is therefore recommended. This is also an opportunity for imaginative or romantic interactions. Remember: opportunities are openings; they aren't necessarily handed to us -- we have to "take" them and make something of them.
Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 6-10 degrees of Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn or Cancer ? If so, you may be more aware of this opportunity.This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Pisces (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Neptune rules Pisces).
Tuesday morning, right before the Moon enters Gemini, Mercury aligns with Chiron in 18 degrees of Pisces. This will be exact at 9:07am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Sunday on; it will be strong until this Wednesday evening. Bringing compassion and understanding to our past wounds can feel very empowering and healing; doing the same for others is going to feel really good.
Remember: what you can do for yourself, you can do for others more easily. As best as you can, whatever you do or don't say: cut yourself a little slack. Being human means making mistakes from time to time; there is no shame in that -- we always learn the most from our mistakes -- mistakes are our gold.
Double-check: does avoiding or judging your past mistakes actually serve you? Or anyone else?
Could you be open to the possibility that all "mistakes" -- past, present and future -- exist to serve your evolution?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 15-21 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you will feel this alignment quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Virgo or Gemini (since Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo)
Tuesday at 9:23am EDT, the Moon moves into chatty, versatile Gemini, where it will journey until Thursday afternoon. The Gemini Moon keeps us social and busy. Interactions may take place online, on the phone, or face-to-face with those in our immediate environment.
With this Moon placement, we like to multitask and stay engaged with life as much as possible: As long as we don't get bored, we're good.
Wednesday: the Moon remains in curious, versatile, chatty Gemini all day (see Tuesday late evening for details).
Wednesday afternoon, a harmonious Sun/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 3:25pm EDT. We’ve been feelingits effects from last Sunday and will feel them through this Sunday. We feel grounded and stable, have common sense at our disposal, and are willing to look reality in the eye and take responsibility for our lives (especially in regards to our thoughts and deeds). It's easy to stick to a specific task and make progress.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 2-8 degrees of Aries, Sagittarius or Leo? If so, you will be more blessed by this aspect.This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Capricorn (the Sun rules Leo; Saturn rules Capricorn)
Towards the evening on Wednesday, we may need to make some adjustments between our need for exchanges with others, versus our inner experiences. It may be an opportunity to stretch ourselves and do some healing from the inside out.
Thursday: the Moon remains in curious, versatile, chatty Gemini until 3:45pm EDT (see Tuesday late evening for details).
On Thursday morning at 8:35am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC) that will last a little over 7 hours, ending at 3:45pm EDT. Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to share with others about your existing projects and passions. If at all possible though, refrain from actually starting anything brand-new — in fact, plan your day ahead of time, or stick to routine things. If you can't… simply go with the flow.
Thursday at 3:45pm EDT, the Moon moves into protective, introverted Cancer, where it will journey until Sunday very early morning. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say to (and about) us, so be kind to yourself and others. Emotional safety is important to us at this time: We like connecting to the familiar, home or family becomes our sanctuary.
Nurture yourself and others, but remember: Make sure your glass is filled before letting others drink from it — otherwise we might start resenting others for draining our energies. This also starts the build up towards the first Quarter Moon (exact on Friday early morning).
Friday at 3:43am EDT, the first Quarter Moon in 6 degrees of Cancerbecomes exact. We started to feel this aspect from the moment the Moon entered Cancer on Thursday afternoon. The Moon in protective, nurturing Cancer makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in bold, fast-paced Aries.
We feel compelled to take action. The New Moon, which was also a Solar Eclipse, took place a week ago, Friday (March 20th). This aspect provides a time to stretch and grow, thereby creating some forward momentum. We may feel anxious or unusually busy: As best as you can, go one breath at a time.
Allow for changes, remain flexible, and find creative solutions for your day-to-day dealings with others — especially since we are still in Eclipse season. Also, allow for new downloads and for releasing “old” codes or conditionings. An open mind and an open heart serves us best at this time (more specifically until April 18th) ;-)
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in any of the following: 3-9 degrees of Cancer, Aries, Capricorn or Libra? If so, you will feel the effects of this first Quarter Moon more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).
Friday late evening, a challenging Venus/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 10:45pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Thursday morning on; it will be strong until Monday morning of next week. This aspect asks that we question our most fundamental beliefs and conditioning around money and relationships.
We have the opportunity here to grow beyond our understanding of what our values get us; to see them from a more metaphysical or spiritual point of view. Issues connected to love, relationships, and whatever is most valuable to us, can seem overwhelming at this time. This is because we have a tendency to overindulge or over-promise.
We mean well, because we are feeling quite optimistic at this time -- but we may underestimate how much time we actually have, or how good a fit something actually is. Overspending, overindulging and over-promising could be connected to this aspect as well (as could making assumptions in our relationships); as best as you can, bring a non-judgmental awareness to any such tendencies.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 10-16 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Sagittarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius).
Saturday: the Moon remains in protective, introverted Cancer all day (see Thursday afternoon for more details). For most of the day, we experience “flow” and a sense of emotional connection to others; the later evening may challenge us to make adjustments or get creative with solutions. The best approach is just to be flexible… and breathe ;-)
Saturday at 9:58pm EDT, we enter an almost 4-hour Moon void of course (VoC) that last until 1:48am EDT (Sunday very early morning). There may be a tension between our need to zoom ahead, versus a desire to nurture, be nurtured and feel safe in the world.
Others are also wrestling with this tension, so we may feel impatient with them; use this intuitive time to make adjustments and find creative ways to manage these incompatible energies. As best as you can, go with the flow — and remember, while this is actually an energizing time for existing projects, it’s definitely best to avoid starting anything brand-new.
Sunday at 1:48am EDT, the Moon moves into fun and attention-loving Leo, where it will journey until Tuesday afternoon. We have a chance to appreciate ourselves and our lives -- and to connect to the heart. Hand out as many compliments as possible, they will be deeply appreciated :-)
Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you squeak just thinking about it?
Sunday starts with a focus on exploring our beliefs and questioning our commitments to a larger truth. Throughout the day, we have a lot of opportunities to get things done and move exciting projects forward. We are optimistic -- and we certainly have plenty of energy today ;-)
A head's up for next Monday: the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo all day (see Sunday early morning for details).
A harmonious Venus/Pluto aspect will be exact at 3:47am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Friday of on; it will be strong until Thursday morning of next week. This aspect brings a fruitful and rewarding period in our lives. We experience new depths of intimacy (with an existing or new partner), we learn to appreciate the important people in our lives, and our value system transforms and evolves.
This is likely an excellent period for finances as well. Work we've done might pay off, and we are able to manage our finances better, with more attention to detail, planning and strategy -- as well as the elimination of anything that no longer serves us. We might renew a commitment, or bring new, deeper and more intimate energy into a relationship under the influence of this aspect.
Our sexual lives might get a real boost now, as we tend to want to connect on a deeper level. We might find ourselves strongly attracted to someone, almost to the point of obsession. If this aspect connects with any of your personal planets, you might just meet the "love of your life". One thing’s for sure -- relationships experienced now are bound to be unforgettable. While this transit tends to signal new or strengthened relationships, any relationship that ends during this cycle may leave us feeling liberated.
Those of us who have their Ascendent (or personal planets) in 12-19 degrees of Taurus, Capricorn or Virgo will be most blessed by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Scorpio (Venus being the ruler of Taurus and Libra, while Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio)
At 9:57am EDT, we enter an almost 29-hour Moon void of course (VoC), that last until 2:12pm EDT (Tuesday afternoon). More on that next week…
At 9:44pm EDT, Mercury leaves dreamy, creative Pisces and moves into enthusiastic, direct Aries, where it will journey until April 14th. More on that next week as well ;-)
Have a fantastic week!
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