Astrologer Coach: Sonja Francis - The ancient Art of Astrology. The modern Art of Coaching
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Recent Posts

Members-Only: Full Moon in Sagittarius, May/June 2018
Dissolve Fears -- Astrology Forecast for May 21st - 27th , 2018
Uranus in Taurus until 2026 -- A New Vision for the Earth
Restless & Impatient -- Astrology Forecast for May 14th - 20th, 2018
New Moon in Taurus, May 2018 -- What Really Matters

Categories

2013 Forecast
2015 Forecast
2016 Forecast
2017 Forecast
2018 Forecast
Aquarius
Aries
Astrology Articles
Astrology videos
Birth chart
Blue Moon
Cancer
Capricorn
Chiron
Daily Astrological Weather Forecast
Full Moon
Gemini
Interviews
Jupiter
Leo
Libra
Lunar Eclipse
Mars
Mercury Retrograde
Moon Nodes
Moon Void Of Course
Neptune
New Moon
Pisces
Pluto
Retrograde Phases
Sagittarius
Saturn
Scorpio
Solar Eclipse
Station phases
SuperMoon
Taurus
Uranus
Venus
Virgo
Weekly Astrology Forecasts

Archives

May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
August 2014
September 2013
June 2013
May 2013
February 2013
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
April 2012
March 2012
September 2011

powered by

Astrology Forecasts by Astrologer Coach: Sonja Francis

March 2017

Quality over Quantity -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., March 27th - Sun., April 2nd, 2017

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

Last week was a wonderful mix of focus on the social and on myself. When Mercury approached the T-Square with Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter involved, things got a little more intense, and the energies got dialed up mentally... No wonder when we consider the planets involved ;-)

This week's headline items: the New Moon in Aries becomes exact on Monday late evening; a long-term Jupiter/Pluto aspect becomes exact (again) on Thursday afternoon; Saturn's station intensifies on Saturday (how perfect is that, lol). Mercury begins to slow down (station) on Sunday -- preparing to come to a halt and starting its retrograde phase -- and Venus (already in retrograde) re-enters Pisces on Sunday evening.

There will also be four Moon VoC phases this week: Monday morning (for almost 4 hours), Wednesday morning (for a little over 3.5 hours), Thursday evening (for 17.5 hours), and Sunday late morning (for a little over 3.5 hours).

Monday (March 27th) is a big day! The Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces until 10:11am EDT.

Monday at 6:19am EDT, we enter a 4-hour Moon void of course (VoC).that lasts until 10:11am EDT. We are pulled in two quite different directions: On the one hand, a desire for inner silence, emotional oneness, and creativity flowing through us... And on the other, a desire for focused exploration and cautious expansion... 

Use this intuitive time to make adjustments and find creative solutions when it comes to these energies. 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 Monday morning ahead of time ;-)

Monday at 10:11am EDT, the Moon moves into pioneering, fast-pacedAries, where it will journey until Wednesday late morning. Life is an adventure, we're more open to new ideas, and have great enthusiasm for new projects. Patience is certainly not our strong suit at this time, but we can decide quickly, and act immediately. 

Our independence and dynamism are important to us right now, so we may find it hard to be disciplined or accept advice at this time; in general, our responses to others tend to be more assertive or even aggressive. If you find your foot tapping, try hitting the gym, or finding other ways to burn off the body's excess energy.

Monday early afternoon,an opportune Mars/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 12:44pm EDT.We started to feel this aspect from last Friday on (March 24th), it will be strong until this Thursday (March 30th). This gives us the opportunity to take actions that are in alignment with our dreams and ideals. This is also an opportunity for boundaries to dissolve -- to open and relax. 

Creative or spiritual activities might be a good fit with this planetary connection. We may feel the need to daydream or inspire others. What might it mean, to take "inspired action"? What might show up in the world? What if you allowed the Universe to co-create with you?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 10-15 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 Aries or Pisces (Mars is the ruler of Aries; Neptune rules Pisces)

And lastly, (the most important part of Monday's forecast) theNew Moon in Aries becomes exact at 10:57pm EDT. The Moon aligns with the Sunin 7.5 degrees of Aries. This is the beginning of a new Moon cycle; anything brand-new started in the next two weeks has the chance to get off to a great start. Also feel free to watch my New Moon video on the subject 

With the New Moon in fast-paced, enthusiastic, courageous Aries, we are asked to connect to our personal goals and get very clear on what we want to create for the next 28 days. This is an action-packed energy with the focus on ourselves. We tend to do first and think later -- we have a tremendous amount of energy and want to sprint. 

Here are some questions you can ask yourself for this New Moon: Where can I approach my life with “beginner’s mind”? What do I want to create in this “now moment"? What if I were to tap into my inner courage and passion for life -- right here, right now?

Mars (the ruler of Aries), is currently in Taurus, sextiling Neptune in Pisces. This aspect is asking us to create a solid relationship with ourselves and allow for our inner divinity (Source/God) to guide us. We are encouraged to value what we have to offer. 

This is also a cosmic message about relating to the physical plane (and ourselves) in a loving, kind manner -- one that honors this planet, this body, this life. Living in the present moment and trusting our intuition... That's the way to go ;-)

We are also being asked to slow down and focus on quality over quantity, sustainability over novelty, ease over force. Questions you can ask yourself here: How can I generate and protect life and this planet? How can I inspire confidence and have a healthy relationship to my physical and energetic/feeling Self? What if I loved myself 5% more every day? What actions could I take to connect my physical self to my "soul-self"?

Mars in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn (exact on April 6th). This combo is a “mutual support system” when it comes to manifesting something real — in other words: tangible, sustainable, meaningful. When we are more confident about what we have to offer, and can communicate it clearly, we feel more empowered and able to build something of value and stature — and all in alignment with our passions. 

Ask yourself: If that were true for me, what would I go about “building”? What would be truly meaningful to my Soul?

The New Moon makes a conjunction to Venus in Aries, so we are invited to connect with others in a healthy way — without neglecting our own physical being, goals, and passions — this takes a strong, healthy individual. The Venus connection in Aries with the New Moon symbolizes very beautifully how both "giving" and "receiving" are essential to achieving greatness. 

With Venus being retrograde, we are learning that we must first give to ourselves, so we can connect with others in a healthy way. Knowing our truth, our path, our calling is essential at this point, no matter what it may look or feel like to others… No one else knows our path -- not our partner, parents, friends, teachers... no one. 

And when we know it, we must have the courage to look at it, acknowledge it, follow it. As best as you can, use this New Moon energy to follow your path courageously and without question; step into the unknown, take initiative and assert yourself!

Could you walk through that door? What might be possible if you dared to walk your path?

We also covered the Venus Retrograde in more detail in our last Forecasting Forum -- if you want to know how this planetary movement is impacting you personally, feel free to purchase the video-recording of the last webinar -- we applied the Venus and Saturn Retrograde phases to our own birth charts! Click here for more info or to purchase the recording

Mercury aligns with Uranus in Aries at the time of the New Moon, joining the T-Square that has been in place since Nov. 2016 (it involves Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter). This underlines the message that we are ready for the next big step on our path. It takes courage to leave familiar territory. Uranus symbolizes the desire for freedom, equality and most of all... progress. 

Click here to read my T-Square article -- if you haven't seen it yet -- or email us at  info@AstrologerCoach.com and write "T-Square" in the subject line -- my assistant will email you the article ;-)

Uranus in Aries, aligned with Mercury, asks us to break away from whatever keeps us from stepping up our game -- whatever keeps us in a rut. Shifts are happening everywhere. It's time to develop some courage and awareness: Where do you want to step up and out? If you made a big leap, where might you land? 

Mercury in Aries is all about “Beginner’s Mind”: Open, eager, willing to be surprised. The fewer preconceptions we have, the more possibilities we see, and the wider the path grows. With Mercury and Uranus in alignment, this is our time to let go of “shoulds” and "needing to know all the answers”.

Questions to ask yourself for the next 2 weeks: What do I see that needs changing in my life? What do I feel most passionate about? Where do I need to take a stand? What is the outcome I seek? What's my vision for everyone involved, including this planet?

Saturn in Sagittarius is stationing at the time of the New Moon (and thus exalted). This brings extra focus to our belief structures and the stories we tell ourselves. Saturn shows us where we limit ourselves, and where we need to have a more mature, realistic approach or expectations. 

What belief structures no longer serve my long-term vision for life? What am I most aware of right now? What might shift if I changed my perception and took a more mature stand? 

Since we will be dealing with a lot of retrograde planets this month and next, keep in mind that retrogrades are all about gaining inner clarity and connecting to the energies from within (i.e., more intuitively). This may require us to keep the focus more on ourselves (and check in with our inner compass). 

It also gives us a chance to see what works (and what doesn't) in certain areas of our lives; we can take stock and look at what needs a do-over (or at least a reassessment).

We will go over the upcoming retrograde phases in more detail in the next Forecasting Forum -- if you want to know how the Mercury Retrograde and Pluto Station/Retrograde will impact you personally, feel free to join us -- we will apply what's coming up to our own birth charts. 

The next Forum will be on Wednesday, April 12th at 5pm EDT/10pm BST (London-time); for more info or to register, click here

To sum it all up for this New Moon: As best as you can, honor yourself, your body, your talents. Listen to your inner voice and bring your passionate Self to the world. Remember that each of us makes this journey in our own way and in our own time. Focus on yourself, your own path, your own truth, rather than trying to convert others.

The highest expression of the Aries energy is when we lead others by example and inspiration -- others follow us because they see our courage, our enthusiasm for life, and they want to be a part of it. 

The ultimate goal of this New Moon is to tap into our inner warrior — the warrior that generates and protects life, rather than exploiting and destroying it -- courageous, rather than combative, assertive without being aggressive. To learn more about additional aspects connected to this month's New Moon, please click here to watch my video

Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in one of the following placements: 5-10 degrees of Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancer? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign inLeoorCancer(the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month's Moon cycle. This process is especially powerful with the New Moon in Aries. Intentions are best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact -- and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase. 

So this month, we have two periods that are great times to set intentions: First, any time between 10:57pm Monday (March 27th) and 8:07am Wednesday, March 29th. If you aren’t able to do it during that time period, wait a few hours and set them between 11:48am and 10:57pm EDT, March 29th. For more info on setting New Moon Intentions click here 

Here’s a few bonus questions: How can I feel more unified with others rather than more separate? What if I simply trusted my heart and my inner truth, even when life throws curveballs? What if I accepted new truths into my heart "just because"? What might humility do for me? 

What am I learning about my inner resilience? What if respecting myself fully was just a decision? What attitudes do I need to eliminate to achieve greater alignment with my own humanity and my world? 

Tuesday (March 28th): the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries all day (see Monday late morning for details). 

Tuesday late afternoon/early evening until Wednesday very early morning, the Moon will trigger the existing T-square (you may recall it involves Uranus in Aries, Jupiter Libra and Pluto in Capricorn).

You may find yourself wanting to move forward with new projects or ideas; if this happens organically and is something that you have been preparing for, go right ahead. 

To have a better idea what this T-square is all about, I invite you to read my article on the subject. You can also email us at  info@AstrologerCoach.com and write "T-Square" in the subject line -- my assistant will email you the article ;-)

If you'd prefer to watch a video, I recommend some of the New Moon/Full Moon videos I've been posting since Nov. 2016. Here are the links: Click here to see a selection of videos  

Wednesday (March 29th): the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries until 11:48am EDT (see Monday late morning for details). 

Wednesday at 8:07am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for a little over 3.5 hours, until 11:48am EDT. Use this intuitive time to connect, to meet your need for newness, and for exploring your goals in a mature and disciplined way.  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 Wednesday morning ahead of time ;-)

Wednesday at 11:48am EDT, the Moon moves into steady, peaceful Taurus, where it will be until Friday early afternoon. We love all physical comforts, prefer consistency, and would rather stick with what we know works well. In other words: change is not our favorite thing and "rushing things" goes against our grain. 

What is our favorite thing for the next two days? It's probably, slowing down and getting in touch with whatever delights our senses ;-)

Wednesday afternoon, a harmonious Mercury/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 2:16pm EDT (we started to feel this aspect from Monday on and it will be strong until Friday). During this time, it will help to interact with 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 temper it with adult caution and moderation. The reality of our beliefs gets clearer and our thought processes are 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 the following: 24-29 degrees of Aries, Sagittarius, Leo or 0-1 degree of Taurus, Capricorn or Virgo? Or perhaps you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Capricorn? If so, you will likely be more blessed by this aspect. 

Thursday (March 30th): the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus all day (see Wednesday late morning for details).

Thursday afternoon, the second of three challenging Jupiter/Pluto aspects becomes exact at 2:19pm EDT. This is a long-term aspect: we'vebeen feeling it since March 15th and will continue to feel it strongly until April 14th. The first exact aspect between Jupiter and Pluto was back in late November of 2016; the third Jupiter/Pluto square will become exact in August 2017.

Think back to November/December of last year: what came up for you at that time? What changes in perception did you experience? What were you able to release from your past that was holding you back from building an empowering future?

This aspect can pique our ambitions and sense of our capacity for achievement. But it might be a good idea to slow things down just a little -- we mean well, but are very likely to over-extend, or be overly optimistic. 

Optimistic belief (and even blind faith) in others may cause us to take unnecessary risks that are out of alignment with our deepest desires -- and therefore not empowering for everyone involved. 

That said, deep changes in our beliefs are now possible -- if we allow ourselves to let go of what's no longer working around our social structures or long-term goals. That could shift things for us -- both at the individual and social/collective levels. How have your beliefs shifted since 2007? Where did you have to let go of certain beliefs so you could feel more empowered? 

We are at a turning point. Empowering others is key! Notice when you try to force your beliefs on others -- indeed, when you push too hard, in general -- the more we push, the more likely it becomes that life will push back! The fact is, humor and open-mindedness work better right now, as does connecting to whatever we feel truly passionate about. 

There could be an element of disempowerment that creeps in, both with ourselves and others, so just be aware of that... It can also feel quite intense: between our long-term goals and our relationships, we could be stretched to the max. I highly recommend self-care during this time. Ask yourself: What does my "inner baby" need? How can I nurture it whilst still connecting with others or following my passions?

This is a closing square -- and as such, it is the last portion of the Jupiter/Pluto cycle that started in 28 degrees of Sagittarius back in Dec. 2007. What have you learned since then? In what ways has your perception of life expanded? What are some beliefs that are still asking to be transformed?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 16-22 degrees of  Libra, Capricorn, Aries or Cancer? 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 Scorpio or Sagittarius  (Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio, Jupiter of Sagittarius).

Thursday evening at 7:12pm EDT, we enter a 17.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that last until 12:40pm EDT (Friday early afternoon). This is an intuitive time; use it to bring awareness to your long-term goals and make realistic financial plans. 

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 Thursday evening and Friday morning ahead of time ;-)

Friday (March 31st): the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus andVoC until 12:40pm EDT (see Wednesday late morning for details).

Friday at 12:40pm EDT, the Moon moves into chatty, versatile Gemini, where it will be until Sunday afternoon. For the next two days, we like to learn, connect and interact as much as possible. "Busy" feels good: connecting online, on the phone, or sharing face-to-face, preferably multi-tasking all the way... The one thing we can do without is boredom: If our mind is not engaged in some way, we might as well curl up and play dead :-) 

Friday at 1:31pm EDT, Mercury changes signs fromenthusiastic, fast-paced Aries to steady, peaceful Taurus, where, due to Mercury's retrograde phase in April/May, it will journey through Taurus several times. First until April 20th and then again from May 16th until June 6th. 

For the next 3 weeks, our thinking shifts gears: we want to connect to others in a realistic, down-to-earth way and we "say it like it is". We appreciate common sense; we rely on our senses when it comes to processing information. 

A well-developed sense of color, smell, and touch are characteristic of this Mercury position, so as long as Mercury is in Taurus, we will be drawn towards the "tasteful" in the realm of the five senses. We are more likely to have a no-nonsense approach to decision-making, and our ideas are often very practical and useful at this time.

When it comes to learning, we prefer demonstrations, concrete answers, and basic concepts for the next 3 weeks. We learn best when we see real-world uses for the theories we are trying to absorb. We simply process information better when we can personalize it ("what use is it to me?") and attach it to the practical world.  

Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus? If so, you may feel more talkative during this time. Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo? If so, you may need to slow down and “smell the roses” ;-)

Saturday (April 1st): Moon remains in chatty, versatile Geminiall day (see Friday early afternoon for details). 

Saturday all day (especially in the morning and towards the evening), if you set Intentions Monday night, Tuesday or Wednesday -- after the New Moon became exact -- today will be the best time to take relevant actions. If you wrote your intentions down, go back and take another look at what came through intuitively. If you didn’t write anything down, get quiet for a moment and check in with yourself: What actions are calling to me?

Also on Saturday, the Saturn station intensifies until April 10th."Stationing" is when a planet moves more slowly through the sky. When a planet stations, its energy becomes more "exalted"; in the case of Saturn, this means we all feel the need to more fully face what is currently so, our actual reality. 

Saturn has to do with doing what needs to be done -- so we can fully understand the practical implications of our reality, and the consequences of our past actions. Saturn also represents our structures, responsibilities, commitments and ability to "do" life, on life's terms.  

As spirit beings in a physical world, it's best to observe the laws of the physical world. The sooner we learn to "play by the rules", the easier life gets. Saturn also represents time and the "domain" of time: growing up, maturing, understanding our limitations, setting healthy boundaries with others, living with integrity, being authentic and truthful, being serious and focused on building something of value to society. 

Saturn is our teacher. If you had a cosmic teacher, what would your personal "earth class" be in, right now? Where are you being asked to look at your beliefs and became more mature? What calls for a commitment towards a larger truth? What will time do? 

As best as you can during the time of the station, bring flexibility and open-mindedness to any frustrations. The station-phase will last until April 14th; and Saturn starts its 4-month retrograde on April 6th in 27.5 degrees of Sagittarius (more on that next week).

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 25-29 degrees of Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces? If so, you will be more affected by this station. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Capricorn, since Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn.  

Sunday (April 2nd): Moon remains in chatty, versatile Geminiuntil 2:27pm EDT (see Friday early afternoon for details). 

Sunday at 10:43am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for a little over 3.5 hours, until 2:27pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to find a balance between connecting with others, and focusing on your attitudes and perspectives towards life. 

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 late morning and early afternoon ahead of time ;-)

Sunday at 2:27pm EDT,the Moon moves into protective, nurturing Cancer, where it will journey until Tuesday evening. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say and therefore our feelings are more easily hurt -- so be kind to yourself and others. Self-Care is key for the next two and half days ;-)

Emotional safety is important to us as well; we like connecting to the familiar and we enjoy nurturing ourselves and others -- home and family call to us, for instance. Make sure though, that your glass is filled before letting others drink from it, otherwise you might start to feel drained and resentful.This Moon placement also starts the build-up towards the first Quarter Moon (exact on Monday afternoon).

Sunday at 8:25pm EDT:Venus, due to its retrograde motion, re-enters creative, sensitive Pisces. It will journey there until April 28th. Due to Venus's Retrograde phase, it already journeyed through Pisces from January 3rd until February 3rd. Think back to that time: How did you relate to others at that time? What came up in your relationships with others -- or in the way you related to yourself?

For the next four weeks, we have a chance to connect to other people from our compassionate heart. We may also idealize our relationships a little — we’re feeling quite romantic, and hopeful that our dreams will be fulfilled.  

With Venus in Pisces, our love is very accepting -- it comes as close to "unconditional" as humans can get. One way this shows up: We root for the underdog. We prefer feeling things out to planning.  

As you can imagine, we may spend our money on things that don’t make “sense” -- but if we heed intuition and allow for money to flow freely, we may discover that the Universe always takes care of us ;-) 

Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Pisces? If so, beauty and love will enhance your life for the next three-and-a-half weeks. Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus or Libra? You may feel a strong need for romance or unconditional love -- or dream of the ideal relationship. Your finances and values may undergo the spiritual process of releasing control and trusting more to intuition and the flow of life.

Also on Sunday,Mercury starts to slow down (“station”), preparing to come to a halt next week Sunday, April 9th (when it will begin its 3-week retrograde phase). More on that next week... 

For the next 14 days (until April 16th), we need to be patient with ourselves and others -- especially if there is a connection with communication or transportation, and their associated technologies. This is not the best time to start anything brand-new, especially if it contains new information that needs to be processed.

We might experience delays or misunderstandings, and things tend to feel "off" or stagnant. It might be a good idea to give yourself some extra time to get ready or travel somewhere -- especially if you intend to use public transportation or drive (For more details on Mercury Shadow Phases and Retrogrades, click here)
 
Some of us will feel the effects of this station more than others: those of us with Gemini or Virgo as our Sun- or Rising-Sign (Ascendant) -- and those of us with personal planets (or angles) in 0-7 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, or Aquarius.

A head's up for next Monday (April 3rd): the Moon remains in protective, nurturing Cancer all day (see Sunday afternoon for more details). The first Quarter Moon in Cancerbecomes exact at 2:39pm EDT.More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) 

One More Announcement:
Join me for my next MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM, WednesdayApril 12th, 2017 at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT/10pm GMT (London-time). Please note that 4 planets are either already retrograde or will Station and start moving retrograde in April: Mercury, Venus, Saturn & Pluto

We will address the Mercury Retrograde in Taurus, and the Pluto Station and Retrograde in Capricorn in relationship to our own birth charts. If you want to know how these planetary movements are going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video recording. 

Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here

Here are some testimonials from two of our participants right after joining our most recent Forum:
"Really loved it! Great fun and insightful."-- Terry B.

"The Forum was awesome...thank you thank you thank you...I knew the answer to my question because of your answer to the question that someone else had asked...made total sense...thank you...I'm prepping everything and I'll have it ready to go out...April 17. Thank you so much AS ALWAYS for counseling me with my best timing...I know you want us to trust our guts too, yet having the foundation of the Universe's counsel is priceless Sonja...thank you xo..."-- Diana R.

Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,
Sonja

PS: To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my 30-minute class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart" and feel free to go to my Facebook Fan page for my daily forecasts ;-) 


New Moon in Aries, March/April 2017 -- Courage & Kindness

If you are seeing this page from a smart phone or device that doesn't support flash player, click here to watch my video directly on Youtube: 

Join me as I share about several upcoming Astrological events in my latest video: 
* New Moon in 7.5 degrees of Aries (on March 27th, 2017 at 10:57pm EDT)
* Mars (the ruler of Aries) is currently in Taurus, sextiling Neptune in Pisces
* Mars in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn (exact on April 6th)
* The New Moon aligns with Venus in Aries
* Venus still retrograde until April 15th
* Mercury aligns with Uranus in Aries
* Saturn in Sagittarius stations until April 14th
* Best and most potent time to set New Moon Intentions

Where do you need to take a stand?
What if you were to tap into your inner courage and passion for life -- right here and now?
What might be possible if you dared to walk your path?

Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 5-10 degrees of Aries, Libra, Capricorn or Cancer? 

My next MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM -- which is a 90-minute webinar -- will be on WednesdayApril 12th at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT/10pm BST (London-time). Please note that 4 planets will Station and start moving retrograde in March/April: Mercury, Venus, Saturn & Pluto! We will address in more detail the Mercury Retrograde in Taurus, and the Pluto Station and retrograde in Capricorn. 

If you want to know how these phases are going to impact you personally, sign up to join the webinar live, or register to receive an mp4/video recording within 24 hours of the live event. Other than booking a reading with me, this is the maximum level of support I offer -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here: http://goo.gl/O7mDgJ

To receive my article about the T-Square that is part of this New Moon, please email: info@AstrologerCoach.com and write: “T-SQUARE" in the subject line. 

To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my recent class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart": To get a high res. copy and all the documents connected to the class, please email: info@AstrologerCoach.com and write: “RECORDING" in the subject line. 

To join my mailing list: email info@AstrologerCoach.com and write: “NEWSLETTER” in the subject line.
To receive my weekly Astrology Forecasts via email, email info@AstrologerCoach.com and write: "WEEKLY FORECASTS" in the subject line

Daily Astrological posts & announcements for best time to set your New Moon Intentions:

To book a personal reading go to my Services-page now! All readings are done via skype or phone. 

The Inter-Relationship Between Light and Dark -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., March 20th - Sun., March 26th, 2017

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

Last week was magical. How nice is it that Eclipse season is finally over? I started to get back to a more balanced schedule -- and I'm always happy about that, given I have a Libra Rising sign and have the Sun and Mercury in the 7th House -- balance seems to be an important theme in my life ;-)

This week's headline items: the Sun changes signs from Pisces to Aries on Monday morning (this also marks the Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere). The last Quarter Moon in Capricorn becomes exact (also on Monday), the Balsamic Moon phase begins on Friday evening, Saturn starts to slow down (station) on Sunday. Finally, Mercury enters its shadow phase on Sunday late evening.

There will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday morning (for 5 hours), Wednesday late morning (for 13 hours), and Friday night/Saturday very early morning (for a little over 4 hours).

Monday (March 20th): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius until 11:31am EDT 

Monday at 6:29am EDT, the Sun changes signs from dreamy Pisces to fast-paced, enthusiastic Aries,where it will journeyuntil April 19th. This is also the Spring (orVernal) Equinox.

This signifies the beginning of Spring in the Northern hemisphere of this planet, the energetic turning point from one season to the next. Equinoxes are super-potent times for setting intentions. They are energetic gateways, where we experience the inter-relationship between light and dark, inner and outer, spirit and matter.  

With the Sun entering Ariesfor the next four weeks, we tend to act first and think later. We are more aware of our personal goals and we feel a strong urge to move forward, get things done, move closer to our goals. We are quite aware of our own gut instincts and where we are heading. It's a great time both for leading others and for carving out our own path.

All this is especially true if you are a Leo or Aries Sun-sign or Rising-sign. As an Aries, you will feel a good dose of confidence and playfulness in the next four weeks; as a Leo you will feel energized and physically strong at this time.

Monday at 6:37am EDT, we enter a 5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that last until 11:31am EDT. Use this intuitive time to focus on long-term projects that involve a truthful perspective or an adventure into the truth. 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 Monday morning ahead of time ;-)

Monday at 11:31am EDT,the Moon moves into practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until Wednesday late morning. We tend to be more realistic, serious, cautious; this can support practical endeavors and financial matters. 

Our ambition surges and brings with it a need for structure and planning; when you add in the pragmatism this aspect supports, you can see how this could be a very productive time for business and long-term goals. Our reputation becomes very important to us. 

As best as you can during this aspect, avoid "should-ing" on yourself. Take the pressure off, perhaps by saying "I am doing the best I can and that's all I can ever do" ;-)

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn; it's transiting through Sagittarius right now, making this a great time to explore limiting beliefs and bust through conditioned thought structures -- and those stories we tell ourselves about "what was", rather than what actually "is". It's also a great time to take a more serious look at the "meaning of life". 

As best as you can, be authentic about your beliefs: Do they actually match your direct experience of life -- as it is for you now, rather than 5 or 10 years ago? What is true as of now? What is not?

Monday at 11:58am EDT, the last Quarter Moon in 0 degrees of Capricornbecomes 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 March 27th New Moon in Aries. 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 the beginning of 2017? What did it mean for you? 

As best as you can, find creative solutions for anything that comes up (whether internally, or with others).

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 0-2 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Libra, Cancer, or 28-29 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, GeminiVirgo? If so, you are more affected by this month's last Quarter Moon. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer, since the Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer.

Tuesday (March 21st): the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricornall day (see Monday late morning for details). 

Tuesday starts out with lots of energy very early in the morning, and brings a strong desire for accomplishment, but we need to adjust and innovate when working with others -- flexibility is key ;-) As the morning goes along, things flow more, and we feel nicely grounded in reality; as best as you can, take practical steps forward on existing projects. By late morning Tuesday, we have high hopes, and an opportunity to bring a good dose of faith and intuition to our quest for success. 

Towards Tuesday evening, we need to adjust and innovate again, this time when communicating our personal goals or passions. We may be aware of two seemingly conflicting desires: On the one hand, we have a need for mature, diligent accomplishment.

On the other hand, we also desire rapid progress toward personal goals -- we may want to move a mile a minute, impatiently and enthusiastically hurling ourselves forward into the unknown... Again, flexibility is key ;-)

Wednesday (March 22nd): the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricornuntil 9:20am EDT (see Monday late morning for details).

Wednesday at 9:20am EDT, we enter a 13-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 10:28pm EDT. You may be aware of two seemingly conflicting desires: On the one hand, a need for serious, diligent accomplishment -- and on the other, a desire for enthusiastic and horizon-broadening connection with like-minded people. 

Use this intuitive time to make adjustments (and find creative solutions) when it comes to resolving these desires. 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 Wednesday ahead of time ;-) 

Wednesday at 10:28pm EDT,the Moon moves into freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius, where it will journey until Saturday morning. With this Moon placement, we often feel emotionally detached; when we do connect to our feelings, it's typically from a cerebral, intellectual place. We need a cause or project that resonates -- preferably one where we can connect with like-minded people.

For the next couple of days, we'll tend to be more eccentric or experimental; future-related issues like politics or education call to us now, as do unusual or even esoteric subjects like Astrology, UFOs... indeed anything from outer space. Our scientific approach to things leans on originality and ingenuity; we definitely love being unconventional. 

The increased value we place on personal and emotional independence could make us come off as indifferent or cold in one-on-one interactions. That said, we can still be friendly and kind, provided we aren't pushed into doing something conventional or unethical. 

Thursday (March 23rd): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Wednesday late evening for details).

Thursday evening, a challenging Mercury/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 8:45pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Wednesday morning on, it will be strong until Saturday. This aspect creates some tension in our lives. We may feel anxious or stressed by one or more situations or interactions to do with our own personal goals. 

We are being invited to grow and make some changes in our lives, particularly in terms of our thinking processes. We are being asked tofind creative solutions and be completely honest with ourselves and others. The best way to achieve this is by the continual practice of self-care and self-nurturing. 

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 have a great love of debate, 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. Connect to yourself and others, empowering yourself/them with what you feel passionate about. 

Choose your words/thoughts carefully, from a deeply connected and empowered place rather than from a place of fear, self-protection or a need for survival. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 16-22 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)

Friday (March 24th): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Wednesday late evening for details).

Friday morning,a Mercury/Jupiter opposition becomes exact at 8:45am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Thursday on, it will be strong until Sunday morning; it asks us to find the balance between our own personal passions and collaboration with others. 

This could also show up as a need to balance what we *think* we need to go after, versus our desire for expansion in our one-on-one relationships. Of course, we could conceivably have it both ways:

How might collaboration and exploration within my relationships impact my self-connection? Could I share from a place of passion, perhaps just 5% more than normal? If I stepped way back from the canvas, what "bigger picture" would I see?

We generally feel quite optimistic at this time, perhaps overly so: The urge to grow and expand is strong, but we can overreach -- perhaps by overlooking critical details and thereby miscalculating. We might be inclined to exaggerate, then have a hard time putting our ideas and goals into practice. That said, we can also be extraordinarily funny and interesting at this time, especially in our one-on-one relationships :-)

Expect a lot of talking and sharing -- and possibly some over-thinking or impulsive communication. Impatience is likely a side-effect of this aspect as well... As best as you can, take an "observer" position toward your mind: listen to your thoughts, catch yourself thinking. 

In other words: as best as you can, practice listening, to yourself, to others, and to your body. Listening is an art form that makes it easier to tap into our own inner wisdom and our body's wisdom. 

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

Friday evening, around 7:30pm EDT, the Balsamic Moon phase begins --when the Moon reaches 24 degrees of Aquarius. This lasts until Monday evening, when the New Moon in Aries becomes exact (For those of you who are impatiently waiting for my New Moon video, click here on Friday morning). We are being asked to slow down and get quiet, so we can listen to our intuition. 

For some of us, this might be a stretch. As best as you can: stay grounded, take a deep breath and exhale any tensions. Rather than starting something brand-new, put all that energy into completing existing projects or processes. This is also a great time for letting go of whatever no longer serves us. What if you could hear the voice of your inner wisdom? What might it be saying?

Saturday (March 25th): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius until 6:06am EDT (see Wednesday late evening for details).

Friday night/Saturday very early morning at 1:56am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC).that last for a little over 4 hours, until 6:06am EDT. This is an intuitive time that presents an opportunity to connect to innovative ideas and unique world-views in an adult way -- so if you are awake at this time, connect with like-minded people and explore new commitments. 

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 Saturday early morning ahead of time ;-)

Saturday at 6:06am EDT, the Moon moves into creative, sensitive Pisces, where it will journey until Monday late morning. This Moon placement often finds us more sensitive, intuitive, idealistic and imaginative than normal. We also have a greater capacity for compassion, sympathy and affection for all -- but especially for those who suffer or can be regarded as the underdog. 

But... that very idealism could also be our downfall at this time: We tend to see the best in everyone and everything, and when reality doesn't match our idyllic vision, we might feel upset and even victimized by those harsh realities. A way out of this is to channel our idealism into spiritual or creative endeavors. 

It's also a great time for releasing fears -- especially the ones based on a sense of separation -- and experiencing "oneness". Feelings tend to flow more freely; as best as you can, let them -- in fact, "going with the flow" is the best way to go for the next couple of days. 

Saturday morning,right after the Moon enters Pisces,a Sun/Venus alignment in 5 degrees of Ariesbecomes exact at 6:17am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Thursday on, it will be strong until Monday morning. It brings the desire to strike a balance between relationships and personal goals -- and comes with graciousness, charm, and a healthy dose of directness.

As such, this is a good aspect for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance -- especially if these are connected to our own passions. We are impulsive and fast-moving at this time and need to feel a passionate or action-oriented connections with others. Bear in mind, this is also true for the person sitting across the table from you; any negotiations undertaken at this time will likely go smoothly and quickly.

This, taken together with our readiness to take some risks to get what we want, makes it a good time to start out on a new relationship or venture. What do you desire? What is the simplest (or most outrageous) action step that would move you closer to that aim?

Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in the following: 2-7 degrees of Aries, Libra, Capricorn, Cancer? If so, you may be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Leo (the Sun rules Leo; Venus rules Taurus and Libra)

Sunday (March 26th): the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces all day (see Saturday morning for details).

Sunday late morning, a Mercury/Uranus alignment in 23 degrees of Ariesbecomes exact at 11:06am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Friday on, it will be strong until Tuesday.  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. We'll likely have flashes of insight into our own mental workings, original thoughts, etc. As best as you can, and as much as you want to, stay open to other dimensions *and* stay grounded in your body. That way, all that energy can move through you, without shaking you to the core ;-)

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 20-26 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer 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).

Sunday late evening,Mercury enters a 2-week shadow phase, as it reaches 24 degrees and 17 minutes of Aries. This precedes the retrograde phase, which will begin on April 9th in almost 5 degrees of Taurus (more on that in 3 weeks). So what is the "shadow phase"? To explain this, I'll quickly cover what happens when a planet "stations" and then goes "retrograde". 

Relative to us on Earth, a planet sometimes looks like it is slowing down ("stationing"), then stopping. After being still for a while, it actually appears to go "backward" through the sky (this is the "retrograde" phase). It's a little like catching up to a car on the highway, driving exactly alongside it for a moment, then passing it and pulling ahead.

At first, retrograde movement is slow, but the planet gradually reaches its normal pace through the sky -- except it's going backward. The process then reverses itself: the backward pace slows, the planet crawls to a "halt", then it starts to move forward again (i.e. it goes direct). In our car analogy, it's like the car you just passed gradually speeds up and passes you again.

There are also two "shadow" phases -- during these, the planet travels over a part of the sky it will later "revisit". The first "shadow" comes before the planet moves backward; the second comes when the planet starts to catch back up (after going direct). 

It's like you went hiking and left something behind at camp. If you went back to get it, you'd have some catching up to do, and would see the same scenery twice or more. 

Mercury's shadow phases usually last 2-3 weeks before and after the Retrograde phase.

If you want to buy, sell or ship big-ticket items -- especially connected to transportation (cars, airline tickets, etc.) or communication devices (phone, computer, iPad, etc.) -- be aware of the shadow periods as well as the retrograde phases. If possible, get these things done before Mercury enters it's shadow or wait until after the shadow phases are over -- that would be May 25th in this case ;-)

Of course, if there is something that must get done during these phases, don't put your whole life on hold, just because Mercury is retrograde or in it's shadow. Sometimes things line up exactly at the right time; as best as you can, trust that it's all "perfect" ;-)

Also on Sunday, Saturn slows down (stations) in 27/28 degrees of Sagittarius."Stationing" is when a planet moves more slowly through the sky. When a planet stations, its energy becomes more "exalted"; in the case of Saturn, this means we all feel the need to more fully face what is currently so, our actual reality. 

Saturn has to do with doing what needs to be done -- so we can fully understand the practical implications of our reality, and the consequences of our past actions. Saturn also represents our structures, responsibilities, commitments and ability to "do" life, on life's terms.  

As spirit beings in a physical world, it's best to observe the laws of the physical world. The sooner we learn to "play by the rules", the easier life gets. Saturn also represents time and the "domain" of time: growing up, maturing, understanding our limitations, setting healthy boundaries with others, living with integrity, being authentic and truthful, being serious and focused on building something of value to society. 

Saturn is our teacher. If you had a cosmic teacher, what would your personal "earth class" be in, right now? Where are you being asked to look at your beliefs and became more mature? What calls for a commitment towards a larger truth? What will time do? 

As best as you can during the time of the station, bring flexibility and open-mindedness to any frustrations. The station-phase will last until April 14th -- and Saturn will start its 5-month retrograde phase on April 6th… more on that in 11 days ;-) 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 25-29 degrees of  Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces? If so, you will be more affected by this station. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Capricorn, since Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn.  

A head's up for next Monday (March 27th): the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces until 10:11am EDT (see Saturday morning for details). At 6:19am EDT, we enter a 4-hour Moon void of course (VoC).that lasts until 10:11am EDT. At that time, the Moon moves into pioneering, fast-pacedAries, where it will journey until next week Wednesday late morning. In the early afternoon,an opportune Mars/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 12:44pm EDT.And lastly, (the most important part of Monday's forecast) theNew Moon in Aries becomes exact at 10:27pm EDT. More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) FYI, I will be posting a video about the New Moon in Aries by March 24th on Youtube and on my website

One More Announcement:
Join me for my next MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM, WednesdayApril 12th, 2017 at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT/10pm GMT (London-time). Please note that 4 planets are either already retrograde or will Station and start moving retrograde in April: Mercury, Venus, Saturn & Pluto

We will address the Mercury Retrograde in Taurus, and the Pluto Station and Retrograde in Capricorn in relationship to our own birth charts. If you want to know how these planetary movements are going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video recording. 

Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here 

Here are some testimonials from two of our participants right after joining our most recent Forum:
"Really loved it! Great fun and insightful."-- Terry B.

"The Forum was awesome...thank you thank you thank you...I knew the answer to my question because of your answer to the question that someone else had asked...made total sense...thank you...I'm prepping everything and I'll have it ready to go out...April 17. Thank you so much AS ALWAYS for counseling me with my best timing...I know you want us to trust our guts too, yet having the foundation of the Universe's counsel is priceless Sonja...thank you xo..."-- Diana R.

Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,
Sonja

PS: To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my 30-minute class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart" and feel free to go to my Facebook Fan page for my daily forecasts ;-) 

Impulsive and Impatient? -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., March 13th - Sun., March 19th, 2017

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

Last week, I started out with another tremendous need to rest and go within; towards the end of the week however, I could definitely feel the Full Moon energy build up. To get a sense of what I am referring to, click here to check out my Full Moon video

Before we get to this week's forecast, I have one quick announcement: 
Very last chance to sign up for my MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM, thisMondayMarch 13th, 2017 at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT/9pm GMT (London-time). 

Please note that we have a Venus Retrograde phase in Aries until April 15th, and a Saturn Station/ Retrograde in Sagittarius in March/April! If you want to know how these planetary movements are going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video recording. 

Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here

This week's headline items: Astrologically speaking, this is definitely a less eventful week than we've seen in quite a while... We just have Mercury changing signs from Pisces to Aries (on Monday) and two Moon VoC phases, both lasting around 5 hours -- one on Wednesday morning, the other on Friday evening.

Monday (March 13th) very early morning, at 1:28am EDT, the Moon moves into harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra, where it will journey until Wednesday late morning. The energy of the Libra Moon helps us be naturally courteous and diplomatic; we are more polite at this time, as we seek the approval of others. 

We very much want to maintain equal, fair relationships at this time, and are therefore open to making compromises and negotiating. These next two days are a great time for mediation -- but our need for peace and accompanying aversion to direct conflict could pull us to "yes" more easily than we might like. 

We may also be able see both sides of the equation so well that we can't make decisions. As best as you can, find an inner balance with this and communicate what needs to be said with grace and charm -- even if it's "No" ;-) One last quick note: this is also a great time for anything to do with visual arts.  

Monday at 5:07pm EDT, Mercury changes signs from dreamy, creative Pisces to enthusiastic, direct Aries. It will journey through this courageous sign until March 31st; and then again from April 20th until May 16th (due to its retrograde phase in April).For those time periods, our thinking speeds up, and we are eager for new endeavors. 

Given that we want to achieve our goals as quickly as possible, we may come off impulsive and impatient, and must therefore speak (and get answers) faster. Nothing stands in our way now: we are ready, we are brave, we want what we want and we want it now ;-) 

As you can perhaps imagine, we need to watch out for blurting things out prematurely or inappropriately; as best you can, choose your words carefully and pause before responding ;-) 

Remember, everyone else is feeling the Aries energy quite strongly too, so do your best to not take it personally if someone ignores what you want, or says something insensitive. Keep the focus on yourself instead -- and take responsibility for how you are communicating or expressing yourself. 

Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries? If so, you will feel especially chatty for the next 2.5 weeks. Your mental energy will be quite active and you feel the need to connect to others -- whether it be in person, via email, over the phone or via social media. New ideas and new connections are very likely. 

Do you have your Ascendent or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo? If so, you will feel a tremendous energy burst for the next 2.5 weeks: really enthusiastic and physically strong.

Monday before 4pm EDT is your last chance to sign up for my MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM -- live today, MondayMarch 13th at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT/9pm GMT (London-time). 

Please note that we have a Venus Retrograde phase in Aries until April 15th, and a Saturn Station/ Retrograde in Sagittarius in March/April! If you want to know how these planetary movements are going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video recording. 

Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here

If you would like to join live, please keep in mind that registration will close an hour before the live event begins, if you register after 4pm EDT on Monday you will receive the mp4-video recording of the webinar.

It is also your last chance to get a free copy of the entire video-recording of my most recent Forecasting Forum, when we looked directly at our own birth charts to see how the Eclipses affect each of us for the next 6 months. You can receive this free copy by signing up for the March & April Forecasting Forums in advance ;-) Click here to add two Forums to your cart -- or make two separate payments. 

Tuesday (March 14th): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra all day (see Monday very early morning for details). 

Tuesday late evening, a Sun/Chiron alignment in 24.5 degrees of Pisces becomes exact at 10:41pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Saturday (March 11th) on; it will be strong until this Friday (March 17th). This gives us an opportunity to heal insecurities or shame through conscious awareness. 

Becoming aware of old wounds or limitations is the first step toward healing them. Bringing compassion, self-acceptance and love to it is the second. Together, steps one and two make for a beautiful healing experience.

It will help to stay grounded — connected to the Earth and your body. If waves of feeling come up, let them, simply observe the waves. Ask yourself: Am I the wave or am I more than that? As best as you can, allow all waves to wash ashore, and allow yourself to rest as the vastness  that you are (just like the ocean is to the waves). 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-28 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you will be more aware of this alignment. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo (the Sun rules Leo)

Wednesday (March 15th): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra until 11:11am EDT (see Monday very early morning for details). 

Wednesdayat 6:05am EDT, we enter a 5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 11:11am EDT. Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to collaborate with others and bring a new level of focus and authenticity to your exploration of life. 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 Wednesday morning ahead of time ;-) 

Wednesday at 11:11am EDT, the Moon moves into passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio, where it will journey until Friday late evening. We feel things deeply and have "X-Ray Vision" and "Bullshit-Smelling Abilities" ;-)

Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest. Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever... as long as our trust is never betrayed.

The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. This occurs by a process of subtraction -- it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. It's therefore an excellent time to look at "old" fears, limiting habits or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas. 

Moon in Scorpio tends to run right over ambiguity -- it's "in or out", "with us or against us", "love me or leave me". It can therefore be stormy -- a cold winter storm, or a torrid tropical storm of passion, depending on how we "work" the energies :-)

Manipulation and paranoia are the lower vibrations of this aspect, so as best you can, be straightforward -- act in good faith and assume it in others. Best of all, be truly present to the fluctuations of your feelings -- no matter if they're "polite" or "timely". Feelings aren't facts, but they are information -- and heeding them will help you embrace all of who you are. 

Know thyself -- and love thyself -- you shall be set free. Remember: Love connects us to the Power within; Fear causes "Force" to show up -- and that's ultimately what disempowers us and others. 

Thursday (March 16th): the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day (see Wednesday late morning for details).

For most of Thursday (especially after 10am EDT), we are likely to experience a sense of ease and flow, but may need to slow down and allow our feelings to come through. A gentle approach is best. We feel good when coming from the heart and making deeper connections with others. Being open to receiving and going with the flow are key! 

Friday (March 17th): the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio until 11pm EDT (see Wednesday late morning for details).

Friday late afternoon, a challenging Sun/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 5:48pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Tuesday on; it will be strong until next week Monday. We're asked to stretch and grow beyond what we have known ourselves to be -- we are urged out of our comfort zone, towards a higher truth with ourselves and others.

Find creative ways to honor your inner process and your desire for going above and beyond in the pursuit of long-term goals. Connect to the peace within, even if that means slowing down, even if it means not knowing what might happen next. Allow yourself to go within and trust the perfection of all, even if life puts up roadblocks, or throws curveballs. 

What if those roadblocks were put there to make us more mature and realistic about who we are and what we are capable of? Would you rather have your old programming, or more peace and calm? What if you just decided to trust divine timing?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 24-29 degrees of Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini, or 0-1 degreesof 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 Leo or Capricorn (the Sun rules Leo; Saturn rules Capricorn)

Friday at 5:56pm EDT, we enter a 5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that last until 11pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to slow down and focus on inner processes. As best as you can, release any fears or traumas that keep you stuck in the past, and deepen your connection to what you feel deeply passionate about.

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 Friday evening ahead of time ;-)

Friday at 11pm EDT, the Moon moves into optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius, where it will journey until Monday late morning. We're strongly motivated to explore and learn. We're not likely to be big fans of routine -- diversity and new adventures work best at this time -- we're also physically restless and need to burn that off with activity and physical exercise.

We tend to feel more open, optimistic and inspired -- but we also have a high degree of independence, which means we'd rather inspire others to do things our way, than take orders. Inspiring others could come easier than normal, as we can see the bigger picture, leaving us confident that others will agree with us, once they see what we see. 

As best as you can, speak your truth without assuming that everyone is on the same page as you. Improvisation works well for us at this time, as we are spontaneous and love living on the edge -- just watch out you aren't overdoing or overstating things. 

Saturday (March 18th): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius all day (see Friday late evening for details)

Saturday morning, a Mercury/Venus alignment in 9 degrees of Aries becomes exact at 8:27am EDT. We started feeling this aspect on Thursday evening; it will remain strong until Sunday eveningThis is an excellent time to share about bravery, acts of heroism, physical activities, sports, new adventures or endeavors, ourselves, our personal goals -- or anything we feel passionate about -- and also about any teaching endeavors connected to those areas. 

This alignment supports communicating from a passionate heart -- and in fact, it becomes essential to connect to people with whom we feel a strong affinity. We wish to form those connections in a spirit of harmony, directness and equality. In fact, we tend generally to have a strong sense of fairness at this time, and want to be around people who share this passion. 

We also thoroughly enjoy the written and spoken word -- literature, wordplay, puns, moving conversations -- especially when these words speak of something new (or courageous). 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 6-12 degrees of Aries, Capricorn, Libra or Cancer? If so, you will feel this alignment quite strongly; the same is true for those of us with our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Virgo, Gemini, Libra or Taurus  (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra)

Sunday (March 19th): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius all day (see Friday late evening for details).

For most of Sunday ,we have lots of energy at our disposal, plus a desire to connect with others and have some adventures. Physical exercise or activities with others are great ways to channel this energy. Towards the evening, we might want to connect with like-minded people, to share our enthusiasm for life with them.

A head's up for next Monday (March 20th): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius until 11:31am EDT (see Friday late evening for details). At 6:29am EDT, the Sun Changes signs from Pisces to Aries, which signifies the yearly Spring Equinox. 

At 6:37am EDT, we enter a 5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that last until 11:31am EDT. At that time, the Moon moves into practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until next week Wednesday late morning. At 11:58am EDT, the last Quarter Moon in 0 degrees of Capricorn becomes exact.More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) 

One More Announcement:
Join me for my next MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM, WednesdayApril 12th, 2017 at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT/10pm GMT (London-time). Please note that 4 planets are either already retrograde or will Station and start moving retrograde in April: Mercury, Venus, Saturn & Pluto

We will address the Mercury Retrograde in Taurus, and the Pluto Station and Retrograde in Capricorn in relationship to our own birth charts. If you want to know how these planetary movements are going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video recording. 

Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here 

Here are some testimonials from two of our participants right after joining our most recent Forum:

"Really loved it! Great fun and insightful"-- Terry B.

"The Forum was awesome...thank you thank you thank you...I knew the answer to my question because of your answer to the question that someone else had asked...made total sense...thank you...I'm prepping everything and I'll have it ready to go out...April 17. Thank you so much AS ALWAYS for counseling me with my best timing...I know you want us to trust our guts too, yet having the foundation of the Universe's counsel is priceless Sonja...thank you xo..."-- Diana R.

Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,
Sonja

PS: To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my 30-minute class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart" and feel free to go to my Facebook Fan page for my daily forecasts ;-) 

It’s in Our Hearts -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., March 6th - Sun., March 12th, 2017

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

Last week's Eclipse-related consciousness upgrades were quite intense -- I could really feel the need for downtime and rest. I was also strongly aware of myself and my interactions with others. Once the Moon moved into Aries, it became harder to rest and take it easy, which caught up with me when the Moon moved into Taurus on Thursday ;-)

If you haven't seen it yet, you may want to purchase the mp4-recording of my most recent Forecasting Forum; we looked directly at our own birth charts to see how the Solar Eclipse will affect each of us for the next 6 months. You can get a free copy of the entire recording by signing up for the next two Forecasting Forums (March & April) in advance ;-) Click here to take advantage of that deal

Before we get to this week's forecast, I have one quick announcement: 
My next MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM is coming up next week MondayMarch 13th, 2017 at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT/9pm GMT (London-time). Please note that we have a Venus Retrograde phase in Aries until April 15th and there is a Saturn Station and Retrograde phase in Sagittarius March/April! If you want to know how these planetary movements are going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video recording. 

Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here

This week's headline items: Mars changes signs from Aries to Taurus on Thursday evening. Venus, now retrograde, ends her station on Saturday, while the Full Moon in Virgo becomes exact Sunday.

There will also be four Moon VoC phases this week: Monday very early morning (for 4.5 hours), Wednesday late morning (for almost 2 hours), Friday early afternoon (for 5 hours), and Sunday late evening (for almost 3 hours).

Monday (March 6th) at 3:22am EST, we enter a 4.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 7:54am EST. If you are awake during this intuitive time, use it as an opportunity to connect with others, exchange information, and move personal projects forward. 

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 Monday early morning ahead of time ;-)

Monday at 7:45am EST, the Moon moves into protective, nurturing Cancer, where it will journey until Wednesday late morning. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say and therefore our feelings are more easily hurt -- so be kind to yourself and others. Self-Care is key for the next two and half days ;-)

Emotional safety is important to us as well; we like connecting to the familiar and we enjoy nurturing ourselves and others -- home and family call to us, for instance. Make sure though, that your glass is filled before letting others drink from it, otherwise you might start to feel drained and resentful.

Monday evening,aSun/Mercury alignment in 15 degrees of Pisces will become exact at 7:29pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Friday on; it will be strong until this Wednesday. This aspect indicates a confident mind and an analytical-intuitive approach to life. Intelligence is high and intuitive communication abilities are strong.

As this alignment takes place in Pisces, we may be particularly idealistic, dreamy or even psychic -- but it may not always serve us to express everything we sense or perceive. Since we are all experiencing this energetic alignment, we are very in tune with everyone's energy-body right now; consciously or not, we can sense what everyone is feeling and thinking.

What we say, think or write now has impact -- so do your best to choose your words and thoughts wisely. If people hung on your every word (including the unspoken ones), what would you say and think then? What would you hold back from saying or thinking?

Our imagination is strong and our thinking-energy can be transmitted telepathically -- and we're quite aware of both -- so our egos may get bruised. We might also feel sorry for ourselves, if we don't feel "heard" or received; as best as you can, express your imagination knowing that others may be in their own imagined world at this time (and that's ok). 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 12-18 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you will be more affected by this alignment. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo, Gemini or Virgo (the Sun rules Leo; Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo)

Tuesday (March 7th):the Moon remains in protective, introverted Cancer all day (see Monday morning for more details).

Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning, an opportune Mercury/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 12:25am EST. We start to feel this aspect on Monday night and it will be strong until Thursday morning. This aspect is an opportunity to deepen or transform areas of our lives that need it. 

It's also an opportunity to do more research, so we can build something meaningful, all while learning about our authentic motivations. Remember: opportunities aren't on "automatic"... we have to go after them, realize them. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point or personal planets in 17-21 degrees of Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio or Taurus? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. 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 (March 8th): the Moon remains in protective, introverted Cancer until 11:45am EST (see Monday morning for more details).

Wednesday at 9:59am EST,we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for almost 2 hours, until 11:45am EST. Use this intuitive time to make adjustments and (as best as you can) find creative solutions to seemingly insoluble situations. Make space both for going after personal projects that you feel passionate about and for taking care of emotional or family issues. 

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 Wednesday morning ahead of time ;-)

Wednesday at 11:45am EST, the Moon moves into fun and attention-loving Leo, where it will journey until Friday afternoon. We may lack objectivity and struggle with backing down or compromising. We all love to be admired -- or at the very least acknowledged -- for our greatness :-) 

So hand out some compliments -- let people know how proud you are of them, tell them how much you love them. Come from the heart in this and all other things... be honest and authentic, as best you can. Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy as well. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones. 

If there are no "outer children" around, how about getting in touch with your "inner child" -- it's definitely easier for the next two days. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps and heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you let out a tiny squeak, just thinking of it? 

Thursday (March 9th): the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo all day (see Wednesday late morning for details).

Thursday very early morning, an opportune Sun/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 3:33am EST. We started to feel this aspect from Tuesday on, it will be strong until Saturday morning. This is an opportunity to bring a sense of compassion and creativity to whatever needs restructuring or rebuilding in our lives. 

It’s also an opportunity to notice how obsessed we’ve become about manifesting something real/authentic and soften our approach a little. Remember: an opportunity is not automatically given to us; we have to make something of it. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 17-21 degrees of Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio or Taurus? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Scorpio (the Sun rules Leo; Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio)

Thursday late morning, a somewhat challenging Mercury/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 9:57am EST. We started to feel this aspect from Wednesday evening on, it will be strong until Thursday night. 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 presents us with a choice: Do we go within and follow our inner compass? Or expand our ability to experience balance and harmony in our one-on-one relationships? 

We may feel overly optimistic. Awareness is key with this aspect: What demands to be done? What would a broader view show us -- and how might we serve what we see? 

Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 20-23 degrees of Pisces or LibraIf 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).

Thursday evening at 7:34pm EST, Mars moves from fast-paced, enthusiastic, active Aries into steady, sensualTaurus, where he will journey until April 21st. With this placement we value security, solidity, stability. We become especially fond of our personal possessions. 

We are not afraid to work for what we want -- this position of Mars brings patience: If it takes a while to achieve our goals, so be it (we also tend to be more reliable). On the other hand, adaptability is not our strong point right now, and we also don't like to be rushed. 

All this is especially true if you are an Aries or Taurus Sun-sign or Rising-sign. As a Taurus, you will feel more energized, passionate and more direct than usual for the next 6 weeks. As an Aries, you will slow down a little and get more in touch with the practical side of your nature, especially where your personal goals are concerned. 

Friday (March 10th): the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo until 5:07pm EST (see Wednesday late morning for details).

Friday at 12:06pm EST, we enter a 5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that last until 5:07pm EST. It's easier to be social during this intuitive time; use it to make commitments while connecting with others -- and perhaps even focus on having an adventure. This is a great time to express ourselves fully and honestly, as we feel brave and confident.   

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 Friday afternoon ahead of time ;-)

Friday at 5:07pm EST, the Moon moves into detail-oriented, practical Virgo, where it will journey until Sunday night/Monday very early morning; turning our focus toward the practical and wholesome. We are generous with our time/services and we love to help others. We also have a fondness for science and anything that makes sense in our world -- things and knowledge we can apply and use. 

Health might come also into focus at this time. We notice the parts that make up the whole; this is a great time to see if our daily routines (eating, work, self-care, etc.) align with our long-term goals. This Moon placement starts the build-up towards Sunday's Full Moon (I'll have more to say about that later ;-)

Friday evening, a Mercury/Chiron alignment in 24.5 degrees of Pisces becomes exact at 8:35pm EST. We started to feel this aspect Thursday; it will be strong until Sunday. This it allows us to communicate our flaws and insecurities, and thereby begin to heal them.  

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, and vice versa. 

As best as you can, whatever you do or don't communicate: 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 my past mistakes actually serve me? Or anyone else? Could I be open to the possibility that all "mistakes" -- past, present and future -- exist to serve my evolution?  If that were true: what would need reevaluating?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-28 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)

Last but not least, also on Friday, Venus (now retrograde) resumes her normal pace through the sky, ending her station -- but moving backward through the sky as seen from Earth (that’s what “retrograde” refers to). 

For the next 5 weeks, we have a chance to do some internal work on our financial and relationship goals (particularly the things we value or feel passionate about in our relationships) and on self-love. Ask yourself: What does Spirit long for? 

We will also go into this in more detail in our next Forecasting Forum -- if you want to know how the Venus Retrograde is going to impact you personally, feel free to join us -- we will apply what's coming up, to our own birth charts. The next Forum is next week Monday, March 13th at 5pm EDT/9pm GMT (London-time); for more info or to register, click here

Saturday (March 11th): the Moon remains in detail-oriented, practical Virgo all day (see Friday afternoon for details).

Saturday afternoon, a somewhat challenging Sun/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 3pm EST. We started to feel this aspect from Friday evening on, it will be strong until Sunday. This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, sort of awkward -- and we need to make a choice. An inner awareness needs to be developed if we’re to see what needs adjusting.

Our energy tends to be more inwardly directed. Our sense of self may change, as we realize that we are being overly enthusiastic with others;  our high optimism may also drive us take on more than we can physically handle. If we feel drained or frustrated, it might be helpful to look at how we use our energy: Are we in tune with our feeling body? 

It’s also worthwhile to examine how our personal beliefs about relationships are being received by others... Can we involve them in our desire for more balance and harmony? And even perhaps our desire for more justice in the world?

Neither avoiding conflict or escaping reality will serve us now; as best as you can, slow down and stay tuned in with your energy body -- be fluid like water... ;-)

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 20-23 degrees of Pisces or Libra? 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 Leo or Sagittarius (the Sun rules of Leo; Jupiter rules Sagittarius)

Sunday (March 12th)is a big day, astrologically speaking:the Moon remains in detail-oriented, practical Virgo all day (see Friday afternoon for details) -- Daylight Savings Time begins in the US.

Sunday morning, a challenging Mercury/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 8:10pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Friday on, it will be strong until Tuesday. This aspect asks us to stretch a little, to grow and mature. Watch out for misunderstandings or rigid thinking, not only when it comes to interacting with others, but also when it comes to your own inner dialog. 

On the one hand, Mercury in Pisces wants us to communicate in a gentle and compassionate manner; on the other, Saturn in Sagittarius reminds us that before we can think about creating our dreams, we need to take responsibility for our attitudes and expectations. We must get to the core of what we believe life is truly about, right here, right now -- not what it was 5 or 10 years ago. 

Do your best to find creative ways to connect to your intuition and your heart, while remaining committed to this exploration of your true beliefs (and not going down the rabbit hole ;-) 

If possible, avoid making important long-term decisions. Instead, ask yourself: What is life really about? What is my life really about? What attitudes and expectations might be holding me back from living my dream? What stories do I tell myself that keep me separate from truly experiencing my own divinity? From simply trusting myself?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 24-29 degrees of Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, or 0-1 degrees of Aries, Capricorn, Cancer or Libra? 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 Capricorn (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Saturn rules Capricorn)

As mentioned above, the Moon’s entrance into Virgo on Friday afternoon started the energetic build up towards the Full Moonthat will be "exact" today (Sunday), at 10:54am EDT, in 22 degrees of Virgo. This Lunation is also the end of Eclipse season. We have received our downloads/consciousness upgrades and are now able to process whatever came up in the past six weeks.

A Full Moon is always an opposition between the Moon and the Sun. During this time, we seek balance, alignment and integration around two perspectives that seem like polar opposites. Very often we experience this (and achieve it) through our interactions with others... so relationships of all kinds are highlighted during Full Moons. Feel free to also watch my video for more

Today, the Moon in Virgo opposes the Sun in Pisces. This aspect resonates with the current placement of the Moon Nodes -- which represent our Soul's Journey -- they have been in the Virgo/Pisces polarity since Nov. 2015. Let’s look more closely at the nature of that polarity. 

As you might recall from my recent Solar Eclipse video, Pisces is all about our divinity, intuition, our ability for feeling/sensing things -- you could say it perceives waves of potential and is connected to all energy. 

The highest vibration of Pisces leads to the realization that we are one -- completely interconnected with all things. We are able to see the perfection in “the all" -- not because we wish it to be, but because we are able to embrace what it is, as it is. Seeing this perfection means that we can choose to bring light, love and compassion to everything and everyone (including ourselves), without slipping into helplessness, victimization or martyrdom. 

Virgo, on the other hand, is all about matter, reason, practical & rational thinking, science and discernment — it focuses on the particular, it analyzes. It wants to improve systems and make them function better (including our own body's physical system). Its spiritual task is to move from judgement to discernment, from humiliation to humility, from servitude to service. 

This is not about knowing what's right or wrong, good or bad -- it's about understanding what works and what doesn’t. There’s no need to blame or shame anyone (including ourselves).

To find the balance between Virgo and Pisces, ask yourself: Where do I need to be more selective? Where do I need to be more accepting? How can I tap into my inner knowingness and make practical choices? What if “choosing" was already (and always) in alignment with divine timing?

The Intellect’s function is to measure, compare, categorize. It prefers the linear, the sequential -- yet the natural world is complex and non-linear. Everything in the Universe is made up of energy, so everything is interconnected. This Full Moon invites us to integrate matter with spirit, reason with intuition, clarity of mind with openness of the heart.

What would it look like if we created synergy between discernment and compassion? Order and chaos? Practical thinking and imagination?

For the next two weeks, ask yourself: Where is the balance point of intellect and intuition? Effort and surrender? 

Rather than pushing, over-thinking or giving up, I invite you to make small, simple experiments and have faith in the universal support… what if you just trusted in the "perfect" outcome?

We could also choose to mirror this on the collective and institutional levels. What might be possible if we integrated the material/rational worldview with a more holistic one -- a worldview that encompassed the complexity of life and the interconnectedness between all living beings?

Mercury, the ruler of Virgo, aligns with Chiron in Pisces and squares Saturn in Sagittarius. This sends a clear message to continue on our path of healing and wholeness, taking responsibility for what we experience in the process. We are invited to forgive our “humanness", individually and collectively, and to open our hearts.

Ask yourself: How can I take ownership of my triggers? These are the sensitive or insecure spots connected to the inner wounded child. 

What beliefs keep me still separate from my own divinity, from tapping into my inner knowingness? What might be possible if I got real quiet and just followed the beat of my own heart -- without questioning it, without needing to get external approval/confirmation?  

What might I discover if I get to the core of what I believe life is truly about, right here, right now -- not what it was 5 or 10 years ago?
 
There is an assumption that we are separate/alone, that we are all fending for ourselves... For most of us, this is a very old, deeply embedded belief system. Just for a moment, close your eyes and check in with yourself. 

If you don't go into memory or into concepts, just from your own direct experience, right now, in this moment: Where do "you" begin and where do "you" end? Really check. Don't ask your mind, look in your direct experience. I invite you to experiment with this frequently for the next two weeks ;-)

At the time of the Full Moon, Venus in Aries is already retrograde, so, as I mentioned on Friday already, for the next 5 weeks, we have a chance to do some internal work on our financial and relationship goals (particularly the things we value or feel passionate about in our relationships) and on self-love. 
 
Ask yourself: What does Spirit long for? What are my physical impulses telling me? What needs to be brought back into balance in my life? What role does "passion" play in all of this?

We will also go into this in more detail in our next Forecasting Forum -- if you want to know how the Venus Retrograde is going to impact you personally, feel free to join us -- we will apply what's coming up, to our own birth charts. The next Forum is next week Monday, March 13that 5pm EDT/9pm GMT (London-time); for more info or to register, click here

The Uranus/Pluto/Jupiter T- Square was a powerful part of the last several “lunations” (New and Full Moons). This is bringing an opportunity for deep change; the same is true of this month’s Full Moon. 

This is a stressful combination of energies. It activates us to change and to find creative solutions to situations that have become unacceptable. The best way to deal with the stress is self-care, nurturing ourselves, receiving support and help.    

The planets involved in this T-square will be within 5 degrees of each other until April 6th -- this is when we feel it the strongest. However, Jupiter and Pluto will remain in a tight square until early September, giving us the opportunity for even deeper changes in our belief systems. What might be possible if we let go of what's no longer working around our social structures or long-term goals?
 
The primary shift of this T-Square is the transformation of our awareness into a higher, more unified form; we now have tremendous energetic support for the release of old beliefs and the realization of our full potential. 

Click here to read my article on the subject -- or email us at  info@AstrologerCoach.com and write "T-Square" in the subject line -- my assistant will email you the article ;-)

To sum it all up: Life is both mysterious and perfect in itself -- nature, our bodies, our physical and spiritual/emotional abilities. The one thing that keeps us from seeing and experiencing it as such is Fear -- which comes in turn from a belief in separation. 

Fear creates prejudice, exploitation, perfectionism, impatience, a need for control over life in all its forms, tyranny, etc. This is not just about the outside world -- news, politics, etc. -- that's just a reflection of what goes on inside of us on a daily basis!  

What if we investigated the correctness of our belief in separation? I would like to share my favorite quote here: "Our quest, our earth walk is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things; that there is no separation, only in the mind" -- Lakota Seer

This Full Moon reminds us that, no matter what chaos, intensity and craziness might be going on outside of us, we have only to look inside to find our truth, to find peace. It’s in our hearts that we'll find what matters -- and what we can believe in whole-heartedly. Peace comes from within, from each one of us... We are what we choose to be in every “moment of now”... so choose wisely! 

For the next two weeks, as best as you can, focus on inner exploration. Be present, be an observer of your mind, your thoughts, feelings, reactions. Notice when your mind takes you into the past or future, when it seeks to make something wrong, or place someone at fault. As best as you can, simply observe like a scientist, from a place of neutrality and curiosity. Notice what serves you in the moment.


Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point, or personal planets in 20-24 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, this month's Full Moon will affect you more; the same is true for those of us with our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).

Sunday at 10:36pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that last for almost 3 hours, until 1:28am EST (Sunday night/Monday very early morning). Use this intuitive time to find a balance between logic and intuition, between the head and the heart, order and chaos, clarity and imagination. 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. 

A head's up for next Monday (March 13th): at 1:28am EDT, the Moon moves into harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra, where it will journey until Wednesday late morning. At 5:07pm EDT,Mercury changes signs from Pisces to Aries, where it will journey until March 31st.More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) 

One More Announcement:
Join me for my next MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM, MondayMarch. 13th, 2017 at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT/9pm GMT (London-time). Please note that 4 planets will Station and start moving retrograde in March/April: Mercury, Venus, Saturn & Pluto

We will address the Venus Retrograde in Aries, and the Saturn Station and Retrograde in Sagittarius in relationship to our own birth charts. If you want to know how these planetary movements are going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video recording. 

Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here

Here is a testimonial from one of our participants right after watching our most recent Forum:

"Thanks so much for a fantastic time, I appreciate all the information you shared and your generosity and patience answering all the questions :-) I’m learning a lot listening to you. I hope to also start your Soul-based courses in the near future"-- Jazmin M.

Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,
Sonja

PS: To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my 30-minute class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart" and feel free to go to my Facebook Fan page for my daily forecasts ;-)