Mercury turning direct and a Virgo/Neptune Full Moon are the top astrology stories for the first half of March. We also have several juicy aspects between personal and outer planets, and a Cradle that can rock you with intuitive hits!
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How solid are your most important relationships? Expect them to be tested as Venus squares Saturn (28°25′ Aries-Capricorn).
Venus represents partnership, while Saturn writes the reality checks. This is a good time to determine if it’s time to end certain connections, or do your best to heal them. However, relationships that pass Saturn’s “built to last” test can establish a deeper, stronger foundation.
With Venus in Aries, it’s a good time to be appropriately assertive as you relate with others. If you’ve been too much of a doormat, draw strength from courageous Aries and authoritative Saturn to stand your ground!
Serving a higher cause is smoothly and potently energized as Pluto trines Vesta (24°20′ Capricorn-Taurus). With Vesta in sensual Taurus, this is also a great time for sex magic: using the creative fire of erotic energy to empower Law of Attraction manifestation.
Today we have two personal planets conjoining outer planets … always a potent combination!
First up is a Sun-Neptune conjunction (18°23′ Pisces). This empowers spiritual awakening, inspired creativity and dream work, as well as unconditional love and compassion. On the challenging side, watch out for substance abuse, excessive escapism, aimless drifting or playing the victim in a relationship.
Our other personal-outer pairing is a Venus-Uranus conjunction (4°1′ Taurus). This invites you to follow your intuitive flashes in your relationships, creative expressions and finances. Are you expressing your authentic self in these areas, and stepping outside the box where appropriate?
Virgo Full Moon
The March Full Moon shines forth at 1:49 pm EDT (19°37′ Virgo). Any Virgo Full Moon is great for release or adjustment in how you serve others, your health, how you support the health of others, and your habits, systems and routines.
This Full Moon’s strongest aspect is a tight opposition to Neptune. This invites you to let your flow of intuitive knowledge lead the way. Then you can use the Moon’s Virgo energy to create a plan and take care of the details. You can also create a routine that supports your spiritual awakening practices and creative pursuits.
This Virgo/Neptune blend also supports spiritual service, energy healing, and fine-tuning your artistic creations.
This lunation is smoothly energized by trines from four Capricornian planets: Mars, Pallas Athena, Jupiter and Pluto. That’s a tremendous amount of power to carry out your Full Moon goals! Pallas encourages you to implement a clearly defined strategy to achieve your goals, and to be skillful with any needed diplomacy or negotiation.
The Full Moon’s final aspects are 135° sesquares from Venus and Uranus. (These two planets were conjunct yesterday, and you can read that interpretation here.) In a nutshell, this aspect welcomes analysis of your relationships, creativity and finances. And be sure to follow any intuitive hits you get about them. These downloads from your higher self are the gold standard for actionable information!
This Full Moon’s Sabian Symbol is, “A caravan of cars headed for promised lands.” This symbol offers green lights all the way!
“Promised lands” suggests an inspiring goal you’re working toward. “Caravan” implies that you’ll have traveling partners, rather than doing a lonely solo quest. And “cars” suggests that your quest can be accomplished at a good clip. Driving is so much faster than walking!
What’s your “promised land”? Is it time to gather your “caravan” and “cars”?
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Mercury turns direct today (3/9) at 1:49 PM EDT (28°12′ Aquarius). (Mercury turned retrograde on 2/16 at 12°53′ Pisces.)
As I wrote on 2/16, Mercury’s sign placements during its retrograde invited you to meditate on specific themes … to be acted upon once Mercury stationed direct.
2/16 through 3/3, Mercury was retrograde in Pisces. How are you doing in the life-affirming expressions of this sign? They include spiritual union practices, inspired creativity, unconditional love and compassion, dream work, and living in flow state.
Are you facing any challenging Pisces energy? This could include substance abuse, excessive escapism, aimless drifting or playing the victim.
Mercury spent the final six days of its retrograde, 3/4 thru 3/9, in Aquarius. Are you being your authentic self, following your intuitive flashes, and serving others using the special gifts you most love to use? Are you experiencing challenging Aquarian manifestations such as nervousness, irritability, or erratic behavior?
Now that Mercury’s direct, you can start taking action on any insights you gained on these topics. As far as Mercury alone is concerned, you’re clear to sign contracts and make major purchases.
However, according to the time-tested principles of electional astrology, important beginnings are best done under a waxing Moon. And the Moon, which went full earlier today, just started waning.
So it would be best to wait at least until the next New Moon on March 24 for the big stuff. (To discover the optimal times for important new beginnings such as house listings and weddings, check out my event timing / electional astrology services)
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It’s extra-easy to catch intuitive flashes aligned with your soul purpose, thanks to a Cradle that starts today (3/10), peaks on 3/22 and ends on 3/29. This aspect pattern includes Mercury, Uranus and the Lunar Nodes.
Mercury represents human mind, while Uranus represents divine mind. Their sextile helps them connect smoothly and enthusiastically! With both planets making soft aspects to the Lunar Nodes (soul purpose), “gut feelings” that line up with the reasons you incarnated can pop down more easily than ever.
Mercury’s Piscean placement adds another flavor of intuition: a continuous flow like a waterfall. Combined with Uranus’ “Eureka!” lightning strikes, it’s prime time to receive guidance from your inner wisdom!
It’s easier to look on the bright side of life with the Sun sextile Jupiter (21°23′ Pisces-Capricorn). With the Sun in Pisces, this optimistic energy also offers harmonious vitality for your spiritual practice and expressing your inspired creativity!
What do the Law of Attraction and sacred sex have in common? Today’s Mars-Neptune sextile! (18°37′ Capricorn-Pisces).
The Law of Attraction is fired up by this sextile because Neptune represents visualization, while Mars in Capricorn represents assertive physical manifestation.
Sacred sex is strongly and smoothly energized because Mars represents sex drive, while Neptune represents divine consciousness. As a bonus, Mars’ placement in Capricorn offers extra endurance.
This aspect offers yet another opportunity: taking bold, well-planned action (Mars in Capricorn) as guided by the flow of intuitive guidance (Neptune).
But getting back to sacred sex … today’s Sun-Pluto sextile (24°33′ Pisces-Capricorn) also supports divine eroticism. The Piscean Sun holds the spiritual energy, while Pluto represents an ecstatic carnal connection that includes your physical and energy bodies.
This sextile can also juice up inspired creativity, and help you call in divine assistance for shadow work.
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