As we end the month of March and move forward into April, we look back on the cycle that began with the Pisces solar eclipse on March 8th and came into its full illumination with the Libra lunar eclipse on March 23rd. These eclipses have brought new perspectives, new opportunities, and the potential to resolve powerful challenges.
~ Heads Up! ~ During the month of April, we will have Mars turning retrograde on the 18th and Mercury turning retrograde on the 28th. It is not too soon to begin considering how to work with the inward movement of these energies. Begin an awareness of what projects you would like to complete during the Mercury retrograde.
Mars is a bit more complex and we will talk about as we get closer to the time.
However, do remember during the time of Mars retrograde you will not want to have any sort of surgery or begin any activity that has potential danger involved. This is not the time to learn skydiving! More about this later.
A Walk by Rainer Maria Rilke
My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-
and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.
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Monday, March 28, 2016:
The week begins with the Moon in exuberant, freedom loving Sagittarius. My hope is that you had a lovely weekend and feel energized and ready to face the upcoming week.
The Sagittarius Moon buoys your energy and puts a positive spin on the day. At 4:12 PM EDT, the Moon conjuncts Mars and shortly after, forms a lovely flowing trine aspect to the Sun in Aries.
This is a day of delightfully uplifting energy. Allow yourself to bask in clarity. You know where you are headed and can grasp excitement on your path. If this is not your experience, ask yourself if you are living your own truth or are trying to please someone else.
At 11:50 PM EDT, the Moon squares Neptune allowing sweet dreams and lovely inspiration.
A WILD CARD
Tuesday, March 29, 2016:
Tuesday may be a bit of a wild card.
The Sagittarius Moon continues to seek expansive understanding and yet her conjunction with Saturn at 11:18 AM EDT suggests a restrictive influence on your optimism. Do your best to allow criticism to roll off your back. Do not take it personally, if you let the situation pass without reaction the negativity will eventually dissipate.
At 9:55 PM EDT, the Moon forms a square aspect to Venus, pushing you to question your desires and your method of pursuing them.
The day ends with Mercury trine Saturn. This allows you to settle yourself into a more practical state of mind. Engaging with a more mature line of thinking allows for mental clarity and a more stable mind.
If you normally meditate in the morning, make an exception on Tuesday and take time for meditation before you sleep. It is important that you take advantage of this opportunity to bring some stability to your thinking. Over the coming days, this stability will be challenged.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016:
Seek mystical dreams and the ability to bring compassion to your deepest wounds on Wednesday as Venus conjunct Chiron at 5:07 AM EDT. Enjoy the gentle sense of awakening to start the day.
Do not try to hold on to that sensitivity or softness. There are intense energies that will need your attention as you move into the day.
At 10:53 AM EDT, Mercury forms a stressful square to Pluto, the planet of powerful transformation. Information that is exposed or a line of thinking that envelops you will have a powerful impact moving forward.
The Moon enters Capricorn at 1:45 PM EDT. This is a serious afternoon; a time to seek honesty, internal integrity, and understanding.
What communication or disclosure will move you forward regarding something that became clear to you between mid-December 2015 and the end of January 2016? Be brutally honest with yourself.
Secrecy and a lack of integrity will bring you to places you do not want to go. Uncover truth. Before you look with suspicion into the heart of another, seek your own integrity. Be aware of your thoughts and how they guide your life. Be aware of your words and the impact they have on others.
Build integrity. Spread kindness.
Thursday, March 31, 2016:
On Thursday, the Capricorn Moon forms her Last Quarter Square at 11:17 AM EDT. Anticipate tension between heavy responsibilities and the radical desire to put our own needs first. Consider how to balance the need to quickly move in new directions while at the same time maintaining your more serious contemplations and responsibilities. This is a day to work on this balance.
At 4:49 PM EDT, Mercury conjunct Uranus offers alternative perspectives for finding that balance. The conjunction between Mercury and Uranus begins a new cycle of expanding thoughts and encountering new possibilities, alternative perspectives, and unusual ways of viewing the world.
Big ideas can illuminate your vision on a day like this. Sudden ideas must be considered and looked at with open minded excitement.
Any study or thought process you begin now will be fully understood and illuminated at the opposition between Mercury and Uranus in October 2016. Revolutionary thoughts, ideas, and communications abound. Find excitement; find new directions.
Show the world your true colors, say what must be said, show what is truly in your heart.
RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES
Friday, April 1, 2016:
We all like the energy of Fridays as we head into a freedom filled weekend. However, this Friday is probably lacking that sense of excitement and anticipation. With the Moon in serious, authoritative Capricorn, we spend the early part of the day working hard from a solitary perspective. The Moon is quiet after 12:40 PM EDT suggested a struggle focusing on getting the normal work of Capricorn done. There may be much frustration throughout the afternoon as the focus that you need isn’t available and doesn’t engage you.
The best use of this evening is to recharge your batteries and not worry about social activities, spend the evening on your own. Saturday is another day.
At 9:38 PM EDT, the Moon leaves the heavy work environment of Capricorn behind and enters Aquarius bringing more unpredictable and innovative thinking to the later part of the evening.
HIGH INNOVATIVE ENERGY
Saturday, April 2, 2016:
Saturday brings the freedom and anticipation you were unable to tap into on Friday. The Aquarius Moon rules the day!
This is a day of intellectual exploration; you will be drawn to what is new and unusual. The Moon in Aquarius is a great time for social gatherings, dealing with humanitarian ideals, goals for the future, innovative brainstorming, and new ideas. This could be a difficult day to stick with schedules as your personal freedom is of the utmost importance to you.
Do not try to control yourself or others. Seek freedom, offer freedom, encourage freedom. With the Aquarius Moon forming a sextile to both Mars in Sagittarius and the Aries Sun, this is a day of high-energy.
What will you do with this day? How can your activities progress humanity forward? Think about this and take one small step forward.
SEEK INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
Sunday, April 3, 2016:
Sunday graces us with the innovative, rebellious energy of Aquarius that began on Friday. The Aquarius Moon forms delightful aspects of potential and opportunity, to Saturn, Uranus, and Mercury. People often get confused and think that Aquarius is a Water sign as it is called “The Water Bearer”. Please remember that Aquarius is an Air Sign. As an Air Sign, Aquarius is connected to intellectualism, innovation, and new ideas that bring the world to an expanded level of awareness.
Aquarius brings us the nature of upheaval and rebellion. This revolutionary energy is necessary in order to leave the past behind and move into a new way of thinking.
Some of you will experience the anxiety of rebellion on Sunday, while others will experience the corresponding excitement. This is due, in part, to the particulars of your own horoscope and partly, it is simply a choice.
On Sunday, you can make unique choices; you do not need to stay with the status quo. Seek out the original ideas that will change your world and the world around you. There are new, unexpected pathways to solve the problems in our lives, our communities, and our world.
This is not a day to seek practical accomplishment but a day to expand your mind. Gather with like-minded people or folks who are willing to look at new perspectives and seek innovative solutions. Play with ideas. Enjoy diversity.
* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transits 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 its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
* The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
* The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.