Last week on March 15th, the Ides of March, Mercury entered its storm, preparing to turn retrograde this week on March 22nd. The Storm acts like a retrograde so don’t begin any new projects or plan any trips at this time. Slow down and complete any recent projects you may have been working on. Begin to keep a journal and write down any new plans or ideas that come to you during the retrograde process which goes through April 15th.
The Pisces New Moon was on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday the 17th. This New Moon was aligned with the wounded healer Chiron, making it a good time to heal on a Pisces divine emotional level. If you are caught between choices and decisions while this half-horse, half-human centaur is active, then perhaps the Universe is asking you to be a bridge-tender between the reality world you are leaving and the new vision, new lifestyle world you are just beginning to step into.
This New Moon also challenges ambitious Mars. Are the actions you are taking in your life now in alignment with the new reality you envision and are just starting to bring into form?
This week brings us the first day of Spring, the Spring Equinox, Mercury’s first retrograde of the year, and challenges from a Venus-Pluto aspect as well as the Sun and Mars.
Some fun things to do while the Sun in Aries is directly over the Equator is watching the sunrise, get a new haircut of facial, take exercise and dancing lessons, and working with cutting tools, or having your gardening tools sharpened for the upcoming season.
As Mercury and Venus collide in Aries on Wednesday, be aware that communications could be packing a hard punch. Pay attention to any anger issues that come up and take a step back from people who have anger issues. A positive outlet would be gentle physical exercise, yoga, or perhaps a walk in nature.
With Venus and Mercury aligning in Aries this week, walking with your partner and having short conversations on changing values and your dreams is supported.
Note also that Mars moved into Capricorn on March 18th through mid-May and then again later in August. Use this builder of energy to put effort into any long-term projects. What would you like to have accomplished by autumn?
Mercury turns retrograde on Thursday, March 22nd, so catch up on phone calls and confirm your appointments for the next three weeks. Make calls and tend to important details early in the week because Mercury is slowing down to turn retrograde Thursday March 22 through April 15.
As the Spring equinox arrives be aware that the next three months shows an emphasis on the fire and earth elements. That means you can bring your creativity and passion down into manifestation in the physical world. There is also a lack of the air element. It would be easy to be stubborn or get stuck in one mindset when air is missing, so be willing to listen to and open to ideas from others to avoid missing new opportunities.
The fast and fiery pace this spring is going to be quick, so put extra effort into completing projects. The tendency can be to chase imaginary dreams or react to emergencies in a halfhearted way so that it would be easy to get to summer and find you left a trail of half-finished projects. The best way to get through this time is to press the pause button, take a deep breath, and give yourself space and time to move into any action. Meditate on the situation and think before you act. Also be willing to communicate your changing needs and desires in all of your relationships.
Avoid rushing any kind of paperwork, including your tax return. It is easy to forget important things when you are rushing. Also be careful of driving too fast, and keep a lookout with other drivers Above all, expect delays with traffic as well as people and projects.
Friday morning is better for relationships. The afternoon has Venus squaring Pluto, an aspect where you do not want to force your values on others. Remember, don’t initiate, but negotiate. This feverish intensity of Venus playing off the energies of powerful and karmic Pluto can bring in obsession. This energy will also bring out anger, pushy behavior, and passionate power struggles; the aspect supports going to deeper emotional levels in relationships, but doing it for understanding rather than trying to fix someone.
Saturday morning has some motivational challenges, so ease into the day. A Sun-Mars square brings in a challenging weekend Luckily, a Cancer moon on Saturday favors close family and friends who love and support you. With all these changes going on around you and throughout the world, do your best to stay calm and just put one foot in front of the other. It’s only temporary.
Sunday has a lot of emotional lunar aspects, so just flow with the ups and downs of the day, and don’t get emotionally stuck on any one thing. Remember, next week brings us Passover and leads up to Easter. Happy Spring.
This is a week of changes that begin now and continue through the rest of 2018. Expansive Jupiter turns retrograde on the 8th in Scorpio, and continues to move backwards until July 10th. Consolidate any projects or activities that have been going on since October 2017, and do behind the scenes planning for future projects. Jupiter rules your belief system, so look within to see where you may be holding yourself back from a larger world view and expansive projects that require you to take a risk.
Both Mercury and Venus change signs, and Daylight Savings begins on Saturday. Sunday night. Benefits and opportunities are also in the mix with a Mars/Uranus trine.
On Monday evening, mental Mercury moves into Aries until Mother’s Day May 13th. This is a very long time due to the coming Mercury retrograde cycle on the 22nd making it a10 week span instead of the normal 3weeks. Improve your exercise program in the weeks ahead.
Venus also moves into Aries on the 6th through the end of March. This is an uncomfortable sign for Venus as she wants relationship and Aries wants independence. Venus in Aries makes for an uncomfortable love life as well as with relationships. The Goddess of Love in a fire sign, especially child-like Aries, like to throw its weight around. Careful now. Be willing to pioneer a new path in existing relationships or in seeking new relationships.Find a good balance between your sharing needs and individual needs.
It's time to go within and allow yourself to be guided by your Blessed Higher Self. (Read Flying With My Higher Self by Robert Maldonando – Amazon.com)
Beginning Wednesday afternoon through late afternoon Friday, the moon will be traveling through Sagittarius. It is a great time to share your big ideas in an enthusiastic way. Sagittarius likes a party or a philosophical conversation.
Saturday has a more serious tone under a pragmatic Capricorn moon. Mercury makes a challenging square to Saturn in the evening just before we turn our clocks ahead. Avoid rigid boundaries in your conversations. It would be wise to postpone difficult conversations. Many people will simply go to bed a bit early on Saturday night because we lose an hour’s sleep.
It would not be a surprise if your early morning sleep is disrupted on Sunday, and not just because of the change to Daylight Savings Time. Athletic Mars makes a harmonious trine to Uranus, suggesting you get up and do something that is beyond your normal routine. Since Mars rules exercise, perhaps you could go for a hike instead of the gym, just something to feel like you are breaking free of your normal routine. After all, Spring arrives on March 21st.
Your world is going to significantly change in the coming year. Perhaps you can say that every year, but 2018 will be a year that sticks in your memory as a shift in attitude, beliefs and the very structure of your life in transition. Be prepared to be pulled apart to be re-integrated in a new and innovative way,
With the focus on Thursday’s Full Moon in Virgo, the early week flows smoothly. The March 1st Full Moon is the first of two this month. Like January, March has a Blue Moon, while little February had none.
Put on your high beams as you drive through life, because the Virgo Full Moon will be shining brightly on you career and health, as well as your pets. With it brings the full force of the double-helix energy streaming from the Milky Way, connecting the body to the higher spiritual realms. This Moon is full of joy, as dreams begin to manifest into your reality. This Full Moon trines Venus and Jupiter and overflows with optimism, faith, confidence, and success.
If you can knock off work early on Wednesday, that would be a good idea. Mercury is active in a less nice way which means potential traffic problems or communications that do not go smoothly. The energy is being activated tor the powerful Moon on Thursday. So watch it out there.
On Friday the annual Neptune, Sun conjunction brings dreaminess, fog, and a time to meditate while not making any serious decisions. It’d time to “retreat” for a few days in order to communicate with your Blessed Higher Self, notice your new consciousness, and set some new priorities.
Sunday is the time to journal and write down your thoughts. It’s also a day when Mercury conjuncts Venus, perhaps muddying up the waters in your love life. Be sure to talk it though because Venus’ high place in Pisces allows you to speak straight from the heart. You can achieve progress and success in your relationships.
Heads-up! Mercury has another retrograde cycle starting on March 22nd in Aries. Relationship planet Venus spends most of the month in her least favorite sign, Aries- but there is a good side to this energy as well.Your world is going to change in the coming year. Perhaps you can say that every year, but 2018 will be a year that sticks in your memory as a shift in attitude, beliefs and the very structure of your life in transition.
With the Sun in “I want to hit the snooze button and sleep a little longer” Pisces and the Moon in “get out of bed and get moving” Aries, perhaps some bargain shopping on President’s Day is just the thing. Also, a combination of a little extra dreamtime and light exercise will help get your juices going. With not much happening in the cosmos, it’s a good week to take a breather.
Adding to the dreamy Pisces energy is love planet this week, Venus is aligning with fantasy Neptune on Wednesday morning for the only time this year. This makes for gentle conversations and a softness in the atmosphere. It also brings a good mixture of shared love and unconditional love. There can be several outcomes from this energy; artistic creations, publishing success, financial advancement, spiritual awareness, and of course, romance.
On the down side, since we’ve just had two good-bye eclipses, it could bring up unpleasant experiences, sharp words, and wanting to escape the harshness.
Have a gentle morning on Wednesday. It will be easier for you to focus your attention on Wednesday afternoon when mental Mercury and serious Saturn work in harmony with each other.
Friday has numerous emotional and mental challenges. They are not big and bad, so just flow with changing emotions rather than getting stuck on any one thing. It would be wise to avoid packing your schedule too tightly on Friday. Just be flexible and flow with the energies.
Saturday is a more relaxed day, with the evening being best for sharing a meal with those who are in your inner circle.
Sunday can bring a bit of confusion and miscommunication. It’s certainly not the best time to make decisions, especially about love or finances. Hold off until March opens.
Allow the love and harmony of the last days of February, the month of love, comfort you and wash away any form of disharmony.
This is a Star Packed busy week in the cosmos. We have a New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Aquarius along with Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, the Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, and the week ends with the Sun moving into Pisces. Wow!
Focus on responsibilities and tangible projects on Monday under a productive Capricorn Moon which brings a pleasant lunar relationship, so you can relax as you accomplish tasks rather than stressing out.
Avoid pushing your philosophy on others on Tuesday. If you have to deal with stubborn people, wait a day or two.
Wednesday is Valentine’s Day and the Moon is in friendly Aquarius. Work on the friendship side of your relationships rather than the romantic love that is typical of this holiday. That’s not to say that there is not room for some fantasy romance because Venus is moving through Pisces, a sign that loves fantasy and illusions. Perhaps the best idea is to combine romance and friendship. (Contact either Elizabeth Joyce or Frank St. James for your “Love and Sweethearts reading.) It’s also Ash Wednesday, but make sure you don’t give up on love.
The Solar Eclipse is on Thursday February 15th, so remember that it s not a good time to sign documents or make any important decisions. You will not be able to see this partial eclipse unless you live in southern Chile or Argentina, but you should be able to feel it. Think back to last August when the total solar eclipse occurred at the end of fiery Leo. This 28 degree Aquarius eclipse is exactly opposite the Leo Eclipse last August, so you should be able to get perspective on your life between now and then.
The conversations with North Korea were very fiery then, and the first announcements on Flynn, Kushner and Trump Jr. came out in the news. Watch for news on these same issues from a different perspective now.
On the personal level, a New Moon urges you to open to something new, and an eclipse amplifies that energy. Aquarius helps you open to friendships, groups and organizations, so get out of the house and meet new people. It is also an inventor, so put effort into how you can take your brilliant idea to market- and remember that Aquarius creates win-win environments for the good of the collective consciousness.
Perhaps it is time to tune in to your future needs and begin to prepare for the day you will need something. Saving, conserving, and getting rid of your junk is a good idea now.
The Chinese Lunar New Year on Friday is calculated to be on the second New Moon after the December Winter Solstice and this year is the Year of the Dog. Widely celebrated widely throughout Asia. There’s much symbolism attached to each new year on the lunar calendar, and many traditions are followed in hopes of an auspicious start.
Each year is represented by one of 12 zodiac animals that reflect traditional Chinese culture, including how people see themselves and their relationship with the world.
As China ushers out 2017 as the Year of the Rooster, citizens are readying to welcome 2018 as the Year of the Dog. The Spring Festival in China is celebrated for several months as a time to gather with family and hope for good fortune in the upcoming year.
The Moon is in Pisces for the weekend, which is always great for a movie, music, or meditation. The early hours of Saturday may produce active penetrating dreams, as Mars is square Neptune. Mars is action and Neptune is dreams. Combine that with the Sun aligning with Mercury and you have a combination for restless sleep, waking up early, or waking up feeling like you were on the move in your dreams.
On Saturday evening, mental Mercury moves into Pisces for the next three weeks. There’s a tricky few hours as Mercury changes signs. Take the time to meditate and open your intuition. Be sure to journal your dreams. Begin to write a fantasy story or screenplay.
The Mars/Neptune square on Saturday could bring more worldwide news. It signals lies, deceit, suspicion and scandal to come to the light. The effects could be devastating, especially for Mr. Trump and his organization, because he was hit directly by both eclipses, August, 2017 and now. Communication is tricky because Mercury demands, “The facts, and only the facts, Mam.” It is hard to stay away from fake news and bring you only the facts with emotional Pisces at the helm.
Sunday begins with the Sun moving into “I want to hit the snooze button and sleep a little longer” Pisces and the Moon moving into “get out of bed and exercise” Aries. It's like driving a car with the breaks on. Opt for a little peace and quiet in the morning. Later you can make your to-do list for next month as a brain exercise. Perhaps a combination of a little extra dreamtime and light exercise, like getting a pedicure, will help this combination. Don’t forget, Pisces rules the Feet!
The energies are on the warpath this week as they take on the emotional Moon first, and then the “lucky” planet, Jupiter.
On Tuesday, Venus makes a soft harmony sextile to Uranus while the Moon is in emotionally intense Scorpio. This supports light and friendly sharing at a deeper emotional level. You are supported in talking to others about feelings and subjects that make you feel vulnerable.
Best to drop it and put it behind you so you can move forward to achieving your goals and desires.
The fun days this week are Thursday through Saturday afternoon while the moon is in randy Sagittarius. In addition to a good party, Sagittarius likes to get out into the great outdoors and participate in some philosophical discussions.
On Saturday, the moon is void—of—course. The void Moon is more introspective and not a great time for important purchases or starting new projects. Continue with what’s on your plate now. Jupiter takes the lead and argues with the Sun about what you thing you should be doing (the Sun) and all the reasons why you can’t do it (Jupiter – puts things off).
With relief, the Moon moves into Capricorn for a quieter evening. Also on Saturday evening, relationship planet Venus moves into dreamy Pisces until March 6. This is a romantic, fantasy combination, but it is important to see people for who they are now, not just what you want to see them as whom they could be off in some distant future fantasy. The buzz work through March is “Love conquers all.”
Focus on responsibilities and tangible projects on Sunday under the productive Capricorn Moon. Both Sunday and Monday have pleasant lunar relationships, so you can relax as you accomplish tasks rather than stressing out about them.