You can see by the pictures on this weeks post that Spring is on my mind. It still feels like Winter here in Vermont but hope for Spring is growing and the Seed Catalogs are the most popular reading material in many homes!
On the surface this appears to be a simple week. However, as we move ever closer to the Grand Cross in April we feel the intensity beneath the surface growing. We will talk more of this in the coming weeks.
As we move into this week, follow your routines and those things that bring stability to your life. The Moon travels through the Signs of Cancer, Leo, and Virgo this week; entering Libra on Sunday evening.
Last week with the Moon moving through the most personal signs of Aries, Taurus, and Gemini we were very concerned with our own process, how we approach our lives, and the impact that others have on us.
This week the Moon’s travels bring us more into contact with how we impact others. We are more interested in nurturing and caring for others, allowing others to see who we are beneath the surface, and finding ways that we can be of service to others. This week we engage with our impact on others on a very personal level.
In the past few weeks we have encountered so many planets reversing direction, we are still adjusting to the new manner of motion! Mercury went direct on February 28th, Mars turned retrograde on March 1st, Saturn also reversed on March 2nd, and Jupiter turned direct on March 6th! A bit of stability of direction will feel good!
Monday, March 10, 2014:
The week starts on an emotional note! Anticipate waking up on Monday morning feeling highly in-tune with your needs for nurturing, loving, and being loved. We may be a bit off kilter, cranky, nostalgic, and discontented this morning as that Cancer Moon makes stressful contact with both Uranus and Pluto.
This connection serves to activate the close, building Square between these two; Uranus and Pluto. Keep in mind that the energy of Pluto is the energy of transformation, destruction, and empowerment; the energy of Uranus is the energy of revolution and sudden irreversible changes that blast us into the future. As these two very powerful energies come together there is a great deal of stress and pressure that demands change. Whatever area of you life you feel this tension in, contemplate what changes you know must be embraced. Resistance to change is not recommended!
In relating with your loved ones, give them more slack than usual. Trust that each of us are doing the very best we can in terms of loving and caring for each other.
These are stressful times; kindness is the gift that will serve all of us. Offer it to everyone you encounter.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014:
Tuesday begins with Mercury Squaring Saturn, bringing a serious edge to your thoughts and ideas. Is there something that you need to say that you are uncomfortable about? Have you taken on an important responsibility or project that you know you need to face head-on? This is probably related to something that became very difficult in your life, most likely in October or November, 2013. Perhaps it relates to something you agreed to or made a commitment to at that time. What needs to be spoken of regarding that commitment now?
If you take a step forward on this issue it will take much stress off your mind. Move forward to fulfill your responsibility. It likely will require an effort of mature communication on Tuesday.
At 3:51 PM EDT the Cancer Moon Squares Mars, this is her final aspect while in Cancer and is followed by a VOC Moon until 10:09 PM EDT when the Moon enters Leo! Before you fall asleep Tuesday night honor the Leo Moon with one truly generous act!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014:
On Wednesday you will want to get out and allow the world to see who you really are! Show your generosity, seek appreciation and love!
The Moon is in Leo all day! The two main connections the Leo Moon makes on Wednesday are to Venus early in the morning and to Uranus later in the evening. Both Aspect are of a positive nature. We can anticipate the focus of the day to be on love, beauty and unusual connections with others! We may connect in unusual ways or with unusual people!
Generosity is abundant; generosity of love, money, friendship, and/or beauty. Be available to except what is so freely offered.
Thursday, March 13, 2014:
On Tuesday we talked about looking back to the Fall-time regarding some seriousness of thought or responsibility. Today, we once again look back at that time. On Thursday we, once again, come to the same process but with a lighter touch and without the struggle! We sense the ability to intuitively push this issue forward in a very productive manner. Do you know what the issue is in your life? The moon continues through Leo and I’m hoping there’s some generosity that is involved in pushing forward what began as a very serious issue or commitment in the Fall-time.
The Moon continues through Leo all day. Shine the light of generosity on any person, animal, or situation that you encounter. Be the Light, the Generosity, the Warmth! In this way you can make a huge impact on everyone in your world!
Friday, March 14, 2014:
Friday begins with the Moon VOC in the generous, playful sign of Leo but doesn’t linger there long. At 10:18 AM EDT the Moon enters more stable terrain as she moves into Virgo. This should be a highly productive day, we all know that Virgo likes to work, and enjoys the satisfaction of a job well done. Mercury (which rules Virgo) forms a Trine to Mars on Saturday as well, bringing a good deal of energy to our thoughts. This is a day to act on our thoughts and think about our actions!
Yes, Mars is retrograde; indeed, keep this in mind! Contemplate how you have worked with the energy and the issues of Mars in the past. Determine how best to work with these issues as you move forward. Consider issues of aggression, assertiveness, sexuality, anger, and violence. How can you see your relationship to these issues in a new light? Do you need to make peace with something from your past that is reflected here? Hold no ill will toward yourself or others; seek friendliness and compassion to self and others for misuse of energy.
Saturday, March 15, 2014:
What a lovely Saturday as we reach for Sunday’s Full Moon! This looks like a day with plenty of room for expansion and empowerment and without complications! The Moon is in Virgo all day pushing us forward to accomplish whatever we put our focus on! This will be a powerful weekend. Don’t waste it. Set a plan and get something significant accomplished. A major home or building project could be accomplished more easily than you may expect. Better yet, help someone else with a project they are unable to complete on their own. You will shine if you put yourself in service to others! Think ahead and make a significant plan for this weekend!
Sunday, March 16, 2014:
This entire week has been building to the point of this VIRGO FULL MOON at 1:09 PM EDT on Sunday. On March 1st at the New Moon in Pisces we began the current Lunar Cycle. How have things progressed since that time? A Full Moon suggests a release of creative energy, and a full illumination, of what began at the New Moon.
This Full Moon falls at 26° Virgo, the energy expressed or released is one of discrimination and humility. What ever it is you are creating in this Cycle involves service and kindness to others. Contemplate what part of yourself is being perfected in order to have an offering to serve the higher good of humankind. The moon is VOC following the Full Moon at 1:09 PM EDT until she enters Libra at 8:46 PM EDT. Next week we will begin on a note of diplomacy and seeking out beauty in our relationship and our surroundings.
* 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.