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Exalted! -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., March 28th - Sun., April 3rd, 2016

Please note that all times given below are Eastern Daylight Savings Time -- to change the listed times to your own timezone, I recommend clicking here for the time and date converter

We are definitely still in Eclipse season. I can feel the new downloads, and I noticed the Chiron/South Node alignment in Pisces very strongly last week... Lots of childhood wounding releasing -- and being newly defined -- it's really quite beautiful :-) 

I also felt the Saturn station (particularly last Thursday); it felt like "one step forward, two steps backwards", but going uphill. Eventually I was able to get to the top (i.e. "complete my task") and I was exhausted at that point. That said, it also had a positive effect: I could definitely see that something needs to change...

This week's headline items: Saturn, Mars and Pluto all station this week; the last Quarter Moon in Capricorn becomes exact on Thursday (late in the morning); Saturn ends its station on Friday.   

There will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday late evening (for almost 16 hours), Friday early afternoon (for 9 hours), and Sunday evening (for 6.5 hours). 

Monday (March 28th) at 2:46am EDT, the Moon moves into optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius, whereit will journey until Wednesday afternoon. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. The Sagittarius Moon persuades us to come from intuition and think in a broader manner. 

We seek meaning and ideas that expand upon the "here and now"; we pursue truth and a new vision -- the big picture, rather than the details. Spontaneity is key, we'd rather improvise than plan; this may tip into just "winging it". We could also overdo or overstate.  

Saturn, Mars and Pluto all "station"this week -- they move through the sky more slowly than normal. When a planet stations, its energy becomes more "exalted" and is therefore "in our face". Let's look at each stationing planet in turn:

In the case of Saturn, the exalted energy means we feel a stronger need to face reality as it actually is. Saturn also represents our structures, responsibilities, commitments, and ability to "do" life on life's terms -- so we could be confronted in these areas too.

Mars represents our assertiveness, independence and “masculine” energy. It is also associated with new initiatives, going after one's goals, and with physical actions. 

With Mars' energy exalted, we are more aware of these things -- but are not necessarily able to do anything about any of it. This may bring up impatience, frustration or even outright anger. What's more, since Mars is in Sagittarius right now, we may express this anger more openly, even exaggeratedly... Should this arise, try bringing humor to it -- this could prove an inspired way to deal with it all.

Pluto is associated with our soul purpose. It relates to the process of empowerment -- our ability to feel empowered from within, through the experience of wholeness -- and to our deepest passions. 

To get to a place of truthfulness on the soul level, Pluto will remove what no longer serves us, replacing it with something new -- something fully aligned with our deepest passions and soul purpose. 

To the extent we resist these deep changes, we'll suffer, but if we can surrender and allow for that process to take place, we'll grow in authenticity, and feel a newness and empowerment from within. Look for what might no longer be in alignment with your soul's purpose (your deep authentic Self). 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or any personal planets) in the following degrees and signs: 14-18  or 5-9 degrees of  Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces? Or perhaps in 15-19 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra? If so, you will be more affected by these stations. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Capricorn, Aries, Scorpio (Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn, Mars is the ruler of Aries, and Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio).  

Tuesday (March 29th): the Moon remains inoptimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius all day (see Monday morning for details).

Tuesday afternoon, a somewhat challenging Mercury/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 2:36pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Monday evening on; it will be strong until Wednesday. This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward -- and we need to make a choice. An inner awareness needs to be developed if we’re to see what needs adjusting.

This aspect is a fork in the road: Do we go after to our personal goals? Or build our ability to understand what works (and what doesn't) in our daily routines? Awareness is key with this aspect: What demands to be done? What would a broader view show us -- and how could we serve what we then see? 

Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 15-17 degrees of Aries or Virgo? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Jupiter of Sagittarius).
 
Tuesday late evening, at 9:55pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts almost 16 hours, until 1:45pm EDT (Wednesday afternoon). Use this intuitive time to make any needed adjustments. Honor your need for adventure and exploration of life, as well as your need to connect with others intuitively or spiritually; you may also feel a pull between introvert and extrovert, fast and slow. 

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan your evening and the first half of Wednesday ahead of time ;-) 

Also on Tuesday late evening, a harmonious Mercury/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 11:02pm EDT (we started to feel this aspect from Monday morning on and it will be strong until Thursday). It will help to interact from a place of integrity and commitment. We can set aside unrealistic views and make concrete, practical plans, that help us explore a larger truth.   

We “get to the point” -- no wasted time or words. Seeking a larger understanding, we speak our truth, but with adult caution and moderation. The reality of our beliefs gets clearer and our thought processes more realistic. It is important for us to learn something new -- with a mature attitude. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 13-20 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 Gemini, Virgo or Capricorn (Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo; Saturn rules Capricorn)

Wednesday (March 30th): the Moon remains inoptimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius until 1:45pm EDT (see Monday morning for details).

Wednesday morning, a Venus/Chiron alignment in 22 degrees of Pisces becomes exact at 5:08am EDT. We started to feel this connection from last Sunday evening on; it will be strong until this Friday. This alignment reminds us of wounds around relationships or our sense of self-worth. Social situations might feel awkward. 

We may experience emotional triggers, so as best as you can, bring compassion and understanding to yourself, to others, and to those past experiences that wounded you. We need to learn to love ourselves, and heal deep fears of being "not good enough". Healing happens much faster when we are open to forgiving and embracing ourselves exactly as we are (and are not). 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 19-25 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 Taurus or Libra (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra)

Wednesday late morning, a challenging Mercury/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 10:53am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Monday morning on; it will be strong until Thursday evening. We are being invited to grow and make some changes in our lives. Especially in terms of our thinking processes. We have tremendous focus and drive right now, which can tip into obsession. 

With this aspect an all-or-nothing attitude is very likely. Choose love over fear whenever possible. Not many people enjoy being second-guessed all the time, yet that is something that we are inclined to do now. However, our determination to get to the bottom of any matter, to rip away falsehoods and expose true motives, can be used for good if we employ it in our work, for example, in regards to investigations or research. 

This is an opportunity to learn to harness our intense mental energy and apply it productively. We are also capable of very hard work, focus and effort now. We also have a great love of debate now, but should be careful that we don't overpower others with our strong opinions, attempting to "convert" them to our frame of mind, or treat regular exchanges of opinion as battlegrounds. 

As best as you can, connect to others, empowering them with what you feel passionate about. Choose your words carefully, from a deeply connected and empowered place. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 14-20 degrees of Aries, Capricorn, Libra or Cancer? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Scorpio (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Pluto rules Scorpio)

Wednesday at 1:45pm EDT, the Moon moves into practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until Friday evening. The Capricorn Moon emphasizes our need for structure and forward planning. We are motivated by a desire for success; achievement and manifestation are paramount. 

We are resourceful, and pursue economy with time, energy, and other resources. We take things more seriously during Moon in Capricorn: we look reality in the eye. This can also be a very productive period. As best as you can, avoid "should-ing" on yourself. Take the pressure off: try saying "I am doing the best I can and that's all I can ever do"  ;-) 

Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) is transiting through Sagittarius right now, making this a great time to explore our beliefs. It's also a great time to focus on the greater meaning of life and for going beyond conditioned thinking structures. As best as you can, be authentic about what you believe: Do your beliefs actually match your direct experience of life -- as it is for you now, not how it was 5 or 10 years ago?

Thursday (March 31st): the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn all day (see Wednesday afternoon for details).

Thursday late morning, at 11:17am EDT, the last Quarter Moon in Capricorn will be exact.The Moon in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in pioneering, fast-paced Aries. This may bring up some challenges. However, it also energizes us to look at what needs to be completed -- and what needs to be changed.  

This Moon phase brings us closer to the next New Moon (on April 7th). With the last Quarter Moon, rather than starting major new projects, it serves us to take a look at what needs to be completed. What -- if anything -- needs last-minute adjustments? What did you discover since early March? What did it mean for you?  

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 9-13 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Libra or Cancer? If so, you are more affected by this month's last Quarter Moon.

Thursday late afternoon, a Mercury/Uranus alignment in almost 20 degrees of Aries becomes exact at 4:49pm EDT. We started feeling  this aspect build from Wednesday morning on; it will be strong until Friday night. An important insight is building, something new is preparing to enter consciousness – and we are getting the urge to move forward. 

We might experience some really unusual conversations. Our mind could be flooded with new information and ideas, and we most likely feel enthusiastic and excited by these fresh ideas and insights. 

It's a time when we could achieve real breakthroughs in the form of ideas, communications, and the mind in general — but coupled with the possibility of edginess and impatience toward those who don’t “get” our new insights. Nervousness and fidgeting could be a by-product of this alignment as well. 

Computers and electronics may suddenly become important. Insight into our own mental workings, original thoughts, and the like is likely. As best as you can, and as much as you want to, stay open to other dimensions, and get grounded in your body ;-)

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 17-23 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn? 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 Gemini, Virgo or Aquarius (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Uranus rules Aquarius).

Friday (April 1st): the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn until 9:37pm EDT (see Wednesday afternoon for details).

Friday at 12:39pm EDT, we enter a 9-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 9:37pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to connect with your Higher Self/Intuitive Self or with nature; use this connection to support your career or long-term goals. 

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan the second half of Friday ahead of time ;-) 

Friday at 9:37pm EDT, the Moon moves into freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius,where it will journey until Monday very early morning. The energy of the Aquarian Moon relates to our instinct for improvement. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional; interactions more impersonal than personal. We are likely to have an increased fascination with the new and unusual. 

Social gatherings, anything connected with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas and methods, progress: all these are promoted during the time the Moon moves through Aquarius. Again: we have our eyes on the future -- or on outer space :-) Personal freedom becomes paramount.

Last but not least for Friday: although now retrograde, Saturn resumes its normal pace through the sky, ending its station. What has come up in the last two weeks, around commitment to a higher truth, and the need to be mature in your world view? How truthful are you, regarding your belief systems? The retrograde phase is a good time to do some internal work in these areas (the retrograde ends on Aug.13th).

We now have 5 months to go over recently built belief structures, to see if they are aligned with our inner truth. We are also now ready to contemplate solutions for whatever was "in our face" from March 18th until now -- solutions that work well both with our inner truth and our outer reality. 

Saturday (April 2nd): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Friday late evening for details). 

Today is full of opportunities! That said, it is best to follow through on ideas or projects that have already been started rather than innovating or "planting" new seeds. If you can, connect with like-minded people -- and be active and outgoing ;-) 

Sunday (April 3rd): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Friday late evening for details).

Sunday at 7:16pm EDT, we enter a 6.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 1:45am EDT (Monday very early morning). Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect with other people -- preferably like-minded ones -- without compromising yourself. Communicate your vision directly and honestly. 

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Sunday evening and night ahead of time ;-) 

A head's up for next Monday (April 4th): At 1:45am EDT, the Moon moves into creative, sensitive Pisces, where it will journey until Wednesday very early morning. In the afternoonwe enter the Balsamic Moon phase: this lasts until Thursday morning, when the New Moon in Aries becomes exact. More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) 

One More Announcement:
Be in alignment with the Stars! Join me for my next Monthly Forecasting Forum: on Friday, April 22nd at 7pm EDT (90-minute webinar) This webinar will be live on the day of the Full Moon in Scorpio! I want to invite you to get the maximum support! I am excited to be able to speak and connect with you in real time. If you're interested in aligning yourself with upcoming energies, this is for you. Fee: $24 Register Now!

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Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,
Sonja

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2 Comments to Exalted! -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., March 28th - Sun., April 3rd, 2016:

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Jessica Cross on Monday, March 28, 2016 7:17 AM
So much has been changing over this eclipse season! It has been so valuable to me to have this daily guidance from you. Thank you so much for this and your New/Full Moon videos. The questions you pose in those are wonderful meditation and journal prompts. You really help me with goal setting and moving forward. Thanks! Jess Cross
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Astrologer Coach: Sonja Francis on Monday, March 28, 2016 4:16 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words, Jess. I am so happy to hear that my daily guidance and my videos are of help to you. I know change is not always easy, but if we keep in mind that we are changing so something better can happen in our lives, it makes it easier to embrace feeling uncertain and uncomfortable...sending you much love an many blessings, Sonja

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