Astrolore’s weekly weather: March 17, 2014 through March 23, 2014

Prepare for a week of more activity than last week! We have several planets changing sign and are coming ever closer to The Grand Cross*, just around the corner in April!

This week begins with The Moon in Libra; she moves through Scorpio, Sagittarius, and into Capricorn before the week is through; ending on the note of the Third Quarter Moon on Sunday. Our emotional awareness expands further onto the larger world stage and our attention turns toward the needs of others and our ability to teach.

Early in the week Mercury exits Aquarius where our thoughts have escaped tradition; and now brings our thinking mind into softer spaces of imagination and fantasy in Pisces. We have less involvement in the revolutionary ideas of imagination and more involvement in the feelings of the collective, the softer imagination that we see in poetry or music.

On Thursday we reach the huge shift of Sun leaving Pisces behind and moving into Aries! This is the Spring Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere!

Now we come to Spring (here in New England we hope the weather will follow)!

The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west. At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun.

We start this week in one season and end it in the next! 🙂

Monday, March 17, 2014:

On Sunday evening the Moon moved into Libra; Monday is a quiet day. Look for ways to please others and to keep the peace in situations with others. Allow yourself to play the role of the Peace-maker at work or in your family.
As evening approaches we take on a very different concern. At 6:23 PM EDT Mercury leaves behind the innovative thinking of Aquarius to flow into the deeply sensitive spaces of Pisces. Our thoughts go to very intuitive places where we are able to connect very deeply with others.
The evening also brings that Libra Moon into harsh connection with both Uranus and Pluto (as they are reaching for their next upcoming Square Aspect (4/21/2014). Don’t allow yourself to be thrown off kilter should you encounter tension, stress, or lack of clarity. This is not unfamiliar at this point in time as these Aspects have been playing havoc with us since June 2012! The question continues to be asked: where are you being asked to change something significant in your life?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014:

Tuesday will begin with the pressure and stress from yesterday still holding sway. Pay attention to what it is asking of you!
As you move into the day, allow that issue to release as there is excitement lurking that you will want to place your focus on! Venus Sextiles Uranus at 3PM EDT. Consider what began as a great inspiration in late March of 2013 that grew into full blown manifestation by late August 2013. Now you reach a moment of understanding that that Cycle is nearing its end and there is something equally exciting and innovative which will grow out of that situation and will begin in mid-May 2014! What can you do today to seek out this new beginning, this new direction? Anticipate flashes of insight, sudden inspirations, and exciting turns of event! Keep in mind, however, that these exciting shifts will not seek you out. It is important that you seek them out! This is an opportunity not a gift.
The Moon makes its final aspect while in Libra, a Conjunction to Mars at 9:07 PM EDT. It is best to head to bed early; avoiding any potential frustrations.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014:

Very early Wednesday morning the Moon leaves the peaceful realm of Libra for the intensity of Scorpio. Be prepared to go a little deeper than you thought you would need to. Throughout the day the sensitive intensification of the Scorpio Moon has easy access to your ability to communicate and the deepest level of your imagination.

Wednesday is likely to be the most intuitive, sensitive, and emotional day of the week. Writing music or poetry would be highly satisfying to your spirit. It may go without saying but please stay away from the drugs, alcohol, and any emotionally unhealthy people you may encounter! The Scorpio Moon forms a Trine to both Mercury and Neptune in Pisces, allowing a free flow of energy between emotions, thinking and creative imagination. Lovely.

Thursday, March 20, 2014:

Thursday is an important day! The March equinox (or Northward equinox) is the equinox on the earth when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading northward. The March equinox is the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
At this time we are at the point where day and night are equal in time. This is officially the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere; the beginning of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Those of us here in New England are certainly ready to get a glimpse of Spring after the incredible snowstorm we had just last week. The Sun enters Aries at 12:56 PM EDT; the moment of the Equinox.

The Moon remains in Scorpio all day extending the intensification and sensitivity from yesterday; however as the sun enters Aries the energy shifts dramatically in a more assertive direction .

Let’s talk a little bit about Aries! I think of Aries as the energy of determination; the ability to face fear in order to develop courage. I think of Aries as the energy of the screaming infant; who demands that his/her needs be met, who understands that they are on their own and faces the fear of that situation with anger, determination, and assertiveness! We push forward!

Friday, March 21, 2014:

Friday begins with the Moon VOC* still in Scorpio. You may not want to begin the day; preferring to stay in bed but once you get going the day gets far easier! At 11:39 AM EDT the Moon enters Sagittarius. This should usher you into a very pleasant afternoon!
With the Sun now in Aries and The Moon in Sagittarius this is a day for fiery, independent exploration of your emotions and the newness of your situation as the Seasons change!

You may anticipate people being a bit impatient and highly opinionated (yourself included) this afternoon. Watch how you deliver you opinions, subtlety may be lacking!

Enjoy your imagination, don’t get wrapped up in trying to make sense of things (with tomorrow’s connection of Mercury and Neptune), enjoy the excitement and enthusiasm of Aries and Sagittarius.

Saturday, March 22, 2014:

An exciting Saturday will be on tap with the Moon in Sagittarius and the new Season (Aries Sun) upon us! This evening as Mercury Conjuncts Neptune (4:15PM EST) communications and your thinking may feel a bit confused. Something may be other than it seems; there is a lack of clarity.
Your thinking is unclear, a bit foggy. There is an up side to it! Take advantage of the lack of clarity by utilizing your imagination, tap into a space of spirituality, enjoy music and poetry! Anything that brings your mind to a soft space of escaping the mundane is a worthy pursuit for Saturday! Stay away from the easy path of drugs, alcohol, or other substances. Any stories you hear may be taken with a grain of salt; no one is really clear in their thinking at this point in time. If you have planets at or around 6° of Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces) be aware that this is impacting you very strongly. Pray, meditate, dance, make (or watch) a film, make (or listen to) music, go in the direction of what is intangible!

Sunday, March 23, 2014:

The Sagittarius Moon Sextiles Mars on Sunday at 6:40 AM EDT followed by the Moon being VOC* until she enters Capricorn at 4:03PM EDT. This will be a great day to get a lot of menial tasks completed as we come to the end of another week! Cooking, cleaning, sorting through old boxes. Prepare for Spring or Autumn (depending on which hemisphere you are in). The Capricorn Moon encourages us to give serious consideration to the week ahead.
Sunday evening also brings us to the Third Quarter phase of the Moon. This Lunar Cycle began on March 1, with the New Moon, culminated at the Virgo Full Moon on Saturday the 15th. At this Third Quarter Phase it is time to look at how the original plan needs to be adjusted; to begin releasing it as we approach the Next Cycle, which will begin at the Aries New Moon on March 30th. Consider the serious planning there is to do for the week ahead. Get a jump on it today, particularly after 4PM EDT. Focus on getting things set up and in order; It will make the whole week much easier to manage!

*The Grand Cross; 13degrees Cardinal Signs. April 2014.
Uranus, Pluto, Mars, Jupiter. Intense Pressure.

* In my weekly reports I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*VOC (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

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