Astrology for the Week of March 24-31, 2019
I hope everyone had a spectacular Spring or Fall Equinox and enjoyed the shifting energies of last week. If you tuned into the spirit and quality of the time we just passed through, what you might find is that the world is awash in new potential, and we humans are not immune to the rush of newness. After all, the 0 Aries point (known as Spring or Fall) marks the beginning of the astrological new year – all is indeed, new!
The major focus of the week ahead of us is Venus & Mars both ingress new signs. Venus moves from Aquarius to Pisces and Mars is released from the slower vibe of Taurus into the more mobile Gemini energy. And, perhaps best of all, Mercury turns from retrograde into Direct motion. I would say that the character of the week or the buzz word of this week is CHANGE.
Let’s dig in and get the details:
Sunday, March 24, 2019 – While I normally include Sunday in the previous week, I didn’t write a complete post for last week, so I want to make sure we start there. The Moon is in Scorpio for the day and things are not light, airy and breezy, but more intense, passionate with hidden currents moving through the collective. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad day, but rather it makes it a good day to do some personal processing work, or try to get to the bottom of something.
Mercury Rx conjunct Neptune – There are two distinct potentials to how this transit can play out today. The positive expression is that it enables you to think and express yourself with subtlety, expressing ideas and feelings that you don’t always have access to. Artistic and creative expression is heightened, but as you are easily accessing the subconscious realms, not everyone may understand what you are trying to convey. During this time our imaginative and mysterious inclinations are favored.
The more negative expression of this transit occurs when our imagination pushes us into illusion or unreality. We may feel like we can enact our fantasies, and then when this transit is over the reality of our folly reveals our confused and unclear thinking. This is not likely going to be a day of making big, life-changing decisions.
Another difficulty with this transit is the possibility of communication missteps. We aren’t thinking clearly and our words, though they sound good to us, are not being heard by other people in their best light. What you say may be easily misunderstood, so take care to be clear when communicating anything of importance.
Monday, March 25, 2019 – While you slept, the Moon moved in Sagittarius. I just love starting a work week with the Moon in go-ahead mood and in the sign of Sagittarius. We are moved to see the humor in things today, and we greet the day with a sense of adventure and optimism. About the only thing to watch out for is an over-optimistic view that focuses on big ideas, but has few details. Remember that if you are embarking on something new now, it takes both the big picture and the details to make it complete.
Moon trine Sun – Today’s accomplishments feel good and provide the basis for what will come later. Meeting new people today may have an impact on you that lasts. If something feels right, then it probably is right. Your job is to put your best foot forward and follow through!
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Venus ingress Pisces
Today Venus leaves Transpersonal Aquarius for Transcendent Pisces. Themes and values like Love, Universal Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Abundance & Flow emerge into our awareness.
Now Venus puts on her ethereal garb. In Pisces, Venus is exalted – meaning she is very comfortable in the sign. She can get caught up in the magic of romance as love and attraction get idealized. The lines get blurred for us between what is real and what is imagined. On the other hand, we are more compassionate and sensitive to one another’s pain which moves us to altruism and acts of kindness and generosity. Venus is in Pisces until April 20.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – The Moon is Void-of-course until 7:08 am PT/10:08 am ET this morning before it moves out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn. Everybody is into getting down to business for a couple of days, though that may not guarantee any business gets done. It’s all about the proper attitude and appropriate emotional expression. Get your work done, then let your hair down. The Moon favors innovation and creative thinking today as it has a good relationship with Venus and with Uranus.
The Moon also squares the Sun today and that means that we have reached the “Crisis of Consciousness” part of the lunar cycle. We are faced with the inner shifts that need to take place in order for us to complete our New Moon intentions. Let go of fear, resistance to change and limiting thinking and you can soar!
Venus sextile Uranus – This combination might make it difficult for you to stay focused on work today as required by the Moon in Capricorn. In that case, you might feel yourself counting down the moments until you can get out of the office and into party mode. That would be the best way to utilize this energy. Work where appropriate and play where/when appropriate! Or mix the two if that seems like a viable option.
You might also attract new friends under this influence, and they may be people who have a revolutionary effect upon you – changing your outlook, attitude or life in some interesting way. Everyone seems interesting and interested.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 – Mercury Direct Today
Early this morning Mercury, planet of Communication, the Mind and Transportation, leaves retrograde for direct motion. We can all breathe a sigh of relief – except we still have the “retroshade” to deal with for a few more weeks. The messenger planet has been retrograde in Pisces since March 5 reminding us of our Spiritual, Intuitive and Esoteric connections. Now with Mercury moving forward we can take the lessons and revelations that we discovered about ourselves out into the world. It’s now the time to demonstrate your as the embodiment of Spirit. When your mind forgets it’s connection, try asking the question, “What if ___________?” For instance, What if I am the creator of my reality and can change my life positively? or What if we can live in a world of peace and harmony? This evokes “allowing” energy and turns the mind toward more positive territory. Perfect for taking Mercury’s retrograde lessons out to the world you live in!
The Moon is in Capricorn all day, and she is making good connections to Mercury & Neptune. You might remember that on Monday these two (Mercury & Neptune) were in a conjunction and our imagination and creativity were stimulated. Now is the time to take those ideas and turn them into concrete format. Make a plan and execute the plan. Later in the day the Moon conjuncts Saturn conferring focus, concentration and determination to our projects.
Friday, March 29, 2019
The Moon sits in Capricorn for most of the day today as it conjuncts Pluto, trines Mars and squares Uranus. The day can alternate between powerful, confrontational, unpredictable and back again, with many possibilities in between! By the end of today, you will be so ready for the weekend!
It’s not that it is a bad day or anything. It is just demanding of our time and attention. We might feel like pushing the river, when of course that might blow up in our faces. There is strength and high energy available today. And, as long as we aren’t frustrated or angry, we can put that to good use in getting things done. If frustration/anger builds up today, release it through physical activity. And Uranus adds an element of surprise and unpredictability to the day, so be ready for anything!
Mars will be sitting at 29 Taurus as he prepares to move into Gemini on Saturday/Sunday. Pay attention to what is ending, what is in process of completion and what possibilities are opening up for you. Prepare for an energetic shift in your ability to take action and move forward.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Today the Moon in Aquarius playfully engages the Sun in doing things in new, creative, innovative, and unexpected ways. Taking it easy and letting things happen will let opportunities continue to grow that are already underway. Situations beginning now will be cooperative and helpful to you as they progress. A general atmosphere of getting along together prevails and will continue to if you just go with the flow.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Late last evening on the West Coast and early this morning in the East, Mars made its move out of Taurus and into Gemini and changes the energy vibe for all of us. While in Taurus our forward momentum was slowed down as we were having to be more deliberate in the execution of our plans. After Mars being in Aries from January into early February, you might have felt stuck or stymied in getting what you wanted. Well that changes now as Mars in Gemini is quick witted, quick to take action, and changeable.
While Mars is in Gemini we can become interested in many things, and dabble a bit with the new and unique. We are more versatile and flexible, but also tend to lose focus or get bored easily. We have to watch out for scattering our energy – this can be especially exacerbated as this is a Universal Year 3 where the natural tendency is to want to expand and explore, yet we can find ourselves scattered.
How do you deal with all this quixotic energy? Make lists, start your day in meditation, if you feel yourself becoming unfocused or scattered, take a break and move your body, make a commitment to yourself to get what you have to do done before you move onto other things, and finally, be good to yourself if you end up straying – you might just stumble onto something wonderful for use later.
That’s it for the week everyone! Not too bad, right? Take care & enjoy …
Have a stellar week,
Janet Hickox, Living Astrology