STARGAZING—Week of March 16th through March 22nd, 2020

Mar 16, 2020 | Monthly Astrology|Stargazing

This is a surprising and action-packed week, with Spring opening her doors. We have two sign changes, and two different conjunctions that will send our energy flying off in different directions.

Five planets are in earthy Capricorn and Taurus.  Get practical and tend to projects where you can gain tangible results. An interesting shift is coming throughout the world as Saturn temporarily moves into Aquarius on March 21st until July 1st to give you a hint about what is coming in 2021. That is when Saturn, the restructuring planet, fully moves into the sign of Aquarius, the sign of higher ideals and revolutions.

Mercury returns to Pisces on Tuesday after briefly moving retrograde into Aquarius. Sort through ideas that you had during the recent Mercury retrograde cycle to decide which ones you want to work on and which ones were fantasy driven and need to be released. St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday is under a serious Capricorn moon. Celebrations are still pleasant, but likely more subdue this year. They may not have the New York City Parade because of the virus concerns.

The Spring Equinox is on Thursday March 19. All of the planets are bundled up in less than one-third of the sky. A chart cast for the next three months under such a concentration suggests that you are best served by focusing your energy on a limited number of projects or activities that really call to you. The Sun moves into Aries bringing a generous amount of energy and excitement as we enjoy the first day of Spring, with the Spring Equinox. This “bundled” energy is extremely good at doing what it’s focused on, but not so good at doing those things that have to be done but you really don’t want to do them. Also, there will be less travel or reservations for travel.

Use this powerful day to do some checks and balances with your life. These certainly are troubled times, and on the day the Earth becomes balanced it a perfect time to “tune in to that energy” and bring balance to yourself. Although these needs may contradict each other, make an effort to balance the mundane projects with the need to get out of your rut.

Next month, the virus threat should lift a bit and you’ll have a surplus of courage, an adventurous spirit along with thrills and excitement with some positive new beginnings. Take the lead, even if you don’t usually do that.

Because the moon is at the last quarter phase, the challenge is to consolidate your energy so that you are not running around unfocused all over the place. There is a combination of being practical with the need to explore new options.

Get out of bed early on Friday morning and get moving. This can range from exercise to ambitious projects. Mars and Jupiter are aligned, and that means taking action and making it big.

Saturday has boundary-setting Saturn moving into “I don’t want any sort of boundaries,” Aquarius temporarily through June. This gives you a hint or teaser about what will come when Saturn changes signs starting in December 2020 and throughout 2021, when Aquarius energy increases. It’s an especially important time for those born between 1990 and 1992 because it’s their first Saturn return (age 28-29) – and always impacts one with a major change in their lives.

Saturn returns to Capricorn in July, as it retrogrades, and re-enters Aquarius in December for 2 ½ years.

Mars – also in Capricorn makes two major conjunctions this week that promises to have very different effects. A positive Mars/Jupiter conjunction on Friday, March 20thbrings confidence, enthusiasm with courage, making it easy to start something new. Upgrade your technology, learn a new software program, explore new groups and organizations, and come up with ideas that will give you more flexibility and freedom.