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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 ;-)
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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 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 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.
To learn more about additional aspects connected to this month's Full Moon, please click here to watch my video.
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 ;-)
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