STARGAZING — Week of March 26th to April 1st, 2012

Mar 29, 2012 | Monthly Astrology|Stargazing

Week of March 26th – April 1st, 2012


This year 2012, is unique because the Sun connects to Uranus as well as Mercury retrograde. This connection brings a Stargazing signal that although the urge to break with the past and bring in the new is incredibly strong, the best thing to do is cool your heals. Wait until mid-April, after Mercury and Mars go direct.

Emotional seas may be stormy this weekend with the Moon traveling through the moody waters of Cancer on Friday and Saturday. Security we seek and strive for can be hard to find under these potentially edgy circumstances. When Pluto aspects anything, time can get rough, because this energy brings up your karmic past, and issues you thought you had resolved may rear their ugly heads back up again for review and closure. This is not the ideal time to resolve serious relationship issues, but it can bring up important discussions and matters that must be resolved.

March 29th may not be the easiest day, because the Sun squares Pluto. These two powerful forces will ask you to make some sort of transformation that will ultimately allow you to move ahead. At the moment, some aspect of your life that once represented stability is now causing you some problems, and only by removing this issue from your life can a solution present itself. Until you do this, you’ll likely find yourself enduring an intense encounter or two.

Fortunately, this is not an insurmountable hurdle. In fact, difficult as things may seem now, your life will improve significantly once you’re able to let go of this particular piece of your past! Journaling, Life Coaching, and meditation can be helpful.

That’s not the only transit challenge on Thursday, March 29. Mercury, currently in dreamy Pisces, forms an alignment with romantic Venus. Romance could blossom as sweet nothings are suddenly whispered with ease. Venus, who detests all things unpleasant, will work its magic to smooth over the rougher edges of your relationships. Just be assured that these two planets will do their best to prove there’s always a silver lining!

It’s not always easy to recognize the character-building areas of your life from those that inhibit your personal growth, but that is what this time through mid-April is about. Release your blocks, and then steer towards success and fulfillment. This should be in your grasp by mid-October, when Saturn changes signs.

The Air Signs
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

With Mercury retrograde you might want to do some background research before you proceed on a specific goal or plan. Taking time to get your thoughts in coherent form will give you a much better chance of success. Friends may encourage you to go wild, break out of the mold, and take a risk. It’s the small things that keep going wrong, which can make anyone mad. In your case, what drives you nuts could be an issue with computers, programs, or gadgets, especially at work. Make sure to back up important files and keep necessary papers in a safe place. With Mercury retrograde, make sure you check your bank statements and take extra care when purchasing anything online. Keep your credit cards safe, too. This is the time they could get lost or someone could obtain your personal details. Life at home seems especially blessed. This is a great time to invest in your property by enhancing it in whatever way seems appropriate. You might even splurge on giving the rooms a new look. Your love life continues to be something of a roller-coaster ride. You’ll have to get used to giving your partner more freedom and enjoying relationships that may or may not last. Be especially careful on Thursday, because of a dangerous Pluto aspect. Do yourself a favor and refuse to be drawn into any questionable schemes, especially ones promising instant riches. Also, be careful on the road and of other drivers.

Your Love Week—Air Signs: Attending to personal matters may take top priority this week. Your clever wit and insatiable curiosity are usually major assets, but they might end up creating nothing but problems. Mercury, the communication planet, is awkwardly moving backward, increasing the likelihood of verbal gaffes. Your concern for the welfare of others is admirable, Air Signs, but taking care of people could swallow up your week, draining your vitality. The week’s energy is not ideal for relationships, but taking care of business now sets you up for a very romantic weekend. The emotional Moon’s presence in tender Cancer on Friday and Saturday increases sensitivity to what’s being said. Think twice before expressing what’s on your mind so that no one gets hurt. This nurturing Moon is lighting up your sense of public responsibility, which tends to put work before pleasure. You can earn respect and attract attention in a position of authority, empowering you to be a great leader. Taking the initiative in personal matters is highly recommended before the Moon moves into outgoing Leo on Sunday morning, shifting your focus dramatically. The Moon dances into heartwarming Leo early in the morning to punch up your personal life with playful people. It is safer to be more outspoken when the Moon is in bold and brassy Leo, adding a dramatic flair to any declaration. Let your heart lead the way to find the happiness you seek.

The Fire Signs
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Don’t let someone special down this week. You could be more rebellious than ever now that the Sun is in Aries and in close proximity to Uranus. The desire to throw caution to the wind and take a massive risk could be very pronounced for you Fire Signs. However, there’s something you need to let go of or finish before you can do what you want to do. Once you’ve achieved this, things will go much more quickly. You’re eager to have fun. You might now be more willing to take a risk in love or go on an adventure of a lifetime. The monetary or other cost doesn’t enter into the equation. You could come across as someone who won’t hesitate to promise a great date, a fabulous business deal, or the vacation of one’s dreams, only to fall short when it comes time to deliver. Head’s up Fire Signs. Be especially careful not to annoy anyone in authority on Thursday, with some negative aspects present. New love might be found in professional circles. You appear to be attracting good things your way in your career. The combination of Jupiter and Venus in Taurus is perfect for seeking and negotiating deals that take you closer to your goal of financial success. Be especially careful of Mercury retrograde, especially regarding joint finances or other people’s money. This isn’t the best time to apply for loans or let your bank account get overdrawn. Hold back on making major purchases, too. Mid-April through May is a much better time.

Your Love Week—Fire Signs: Kindness is more helpful than humor now, so temper your comments with compassion. In fact, you may be feeling more vulnerable than usual, which might not be easy to accept at first, but expressing your heart can magically bring you closer to the one you love. Treading lightly makes more sense since you’re likely to be dealing with hypersensitive people or struggling with your own vulnerabilities in a relationship. Discretion is essential this weekend with the Moon moving into tender Cancer on Friday and Saturday. You’re likely to encounter overly sensitive people who may take whatever you say quite seriously. You might want a little solitude for most of the weekend with the self-protective Cancer Moon’s presence. Saving time to be alone or with one undemanding individual gives you a much-needed chance to rest, reflect and relax. Luckily, the Moon soars into bold Leo for the party mood that ends the week. Balancing enthusiasm with cautious action makes you a more caring and appealing companion. The Moon in the expressive Fire Sign of Leo early on Sunday morning, piques your interest in romantic play and encourages you to be more direct about your desires.

The Water Signs
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

With Mercury retrograde in Pisces and Neptune there, too, you need to keep a grip on your thought processes. It’s vital that you plan ahead for the coming week, month, and perhaps year. Start a to-do list that you maintain every day. The better you keep track of everything you want to accomplish as you gauge your progress, the easier it will be to manifest your dreams. You may be forgiven for wondering what’s going on in your career. New work could come unexpectedly without you doing anything much to secure it, while ongoing jobs may not be so reliable. All of this activity is good for you – it’s encouraging you to look for work in new areas that could be very beneficial. You can and should make the most of romantic or business relationships as they continue to flourish. There are many opportunities to go far, especially if you decide to become a partner on a creative team or with one other person. Don’t stop now – you have so much to gain. Think carefully on Thursday when one situation could come to a head. You might need to make a decision. Don’t hold back. Thursday might bring the chance for a romantic dinner for two, a new love, or love online. Go for it! Health wise, you might find that you get sporadic aches and pains that are largely due to stress. Stay relaxed this weekend. Try learning meditation—it could benefit you enormously.

Your Love Week—Water Signs: Love is in the air this weekend with the Moon highlighting romance on Friday and Saturday. This lunar transit is in sentimental Cancer, the Water Sign that inspires you with happy memories of the past. Making yourself comfortable with familiar food, music and activities creates a wonderful sense of safety and enhances your confidence. Your seductive skills shine when security and a taste for adult fun create just the right mix. The Moon’s presence in Cancer increases the intensity of your feelings. If you’re looking for attention, this transit can pump up your personality and get you noticed. Sweet lunar connections with generous Jupiter and amorous Venus lighten the mood in the evenings, making you a more desirable companion. Be honest with yourself to avoid making sacrifices that you might later regret. You may feel torn between the desire to return to familiar places and faces and the need for new people and experiences. This dichotomy stems from the mood-setting Moon’s presence in sentimental Cancer, luring you toward the past. If you’ve just met someone special, don’t talk obsessively about the good old days. Remember, moving forward doesn’t mean you have to leave your precious memories behind. Priorities shift on Sunday morning when the Moon proudly strides into bold Leo asking you Water Signs to examine your personal values.

The Earth Signs
Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

Although everything in your world seems quite stable right now, you can’t help but feel a bit antsy. You’re restless without really knowing why. There could be an idea, vision, or dream within you waiting to be born. Amid the busyness of your daily life, try to find some time for reflection and give this idea or heartfelt desire time to reveal itself. Then you’ll know what to do. You love learning and teaching, which is why the current planetary setup is so good for you. If you have knowledge that no one else has, you could make a lot of money by selling your skills. This is the time to plan ahead and earn a fortune. Although Mercury is retrograde, don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s better to start than not to bother at all. Don’t be too hasty on Thursday when there are upsets and challenges in the air, think things through. Over the weekend you could hear from a former lover or perhaps a school or college pal inviting you to get back in touch. Don’t refuse this invitation, because it might work out better than you think. The chance to catch up and perhaps renew the relationship is a real possibility. On another note, be careful that you don’t send mixed signals, as someone might think you feel something for him or her when you’re just being nice. You could be rather free with loans or credit cards, Earth Signs, but don’t overdo it. Life at home is chaotic. Although you dislike change and disruption, learn to love it.

Your Love Week—Earth Signs: You should be ready to cuddle up with your sweetie this weekend. The Moon is in caring Cancer and brings you closer together. If you’re single, it’s a good time to meet someone as long as you’re gentle and patient. Listening to the other person makes you more desirable and accelerates the process of getting to know one another. Spending time in quiet environments is key to making this relationship magic happen. The right words can heal wounded relationships or help you establish new connections this weekend, when the Moon is in Cancer. The trick is to avoid being preachy or judgmental, because we all need a little tenderness. You’re not required to have answers for every question because simply being present in a compassionate manner opens the door to intimacy. Responding from your heart rather than your head is your key to closeness now. The support and encouragement of friends can do your heart wonders. The caring Cancer Moon is providing emotional nourishment when you’re part of a group or working for a cause. You could garner some positive attention when you’re being helpful to others. However, it’s important to only give as much as is comfortable instead of pushing yourself to make unreasonable sacrifices.