Stay Very Present & Grounded in Reality – Forecast for March 16th – 22nd
This week’s headline items: Mercury changes signs again (from Aquarius to Pisces), very early on Monday morning; the last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius also becomes exact on Monday early morning; the Sun changes signs from Pisces to Aries, late Thursday evening — in the Northern hemisphere, this also marks the Spring Equinox; the Balsamic Moon phase begins on Friday very early morning; and Saturn changes signs from Capricorn to Aquarius on Saturday late evening, giving us a preview of what’s to come in December.
There will be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday morning (for almost 7 hours), Wednesday evening (for a brief 28 minutes), and Friday early morning (for 27.5 hours).
Now, this week’s Forecast…
Monday, March 16th:
Monday, the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius until 12:25pm EDT. We’re strongly motivated to explore and learn. We’re not likely to be big fans of routine — diversity and new adventures work best at this time — we’re also physically restless and need to burn that off with activity and physical exercise.
We tend to feel more open, optimistic and inspired — but we also have a high degree of independence, which means we’d rather inspire others to do things our way, than take orders. Inspiring others could come easier than normal, as we can see the bigger picture, leaving us confident that others will agree with us, once they see what we see.
As best as you can, speak your truth without assuming that everyone is on the same page as you. Improvisation works well for us at this time, as we are spontaneous and love living on the edge — just watch out you aren’t overdoing or overstating things. This Moon placement started the build up towards the last Quarter Moon in Sagittarius (exact later this morning).
Monday early morning, at 3:42am EDT, Mercury leaves freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius, and moves into creative, compassionate Pisces. It will journey through this dreamy, creative sign until April 11th. We are moving from the mind into the heart.
Due to Mercury’s recent Retrograde phase, Mercury journeyed through Pisces previously, between Feb. 3rd and March 4th. Think back to that time: What did you communicate to others at that time — and how? What came up intuitively? Did you get a chance to tune in or rest more? What was your inner dialog all about?
For these next 3.5 weeks, we get a chance to communicate with compassion — we see the commonalities between us all, rather than what separates us.
We seem to be connected to Source more easily during this time — if we allow that energy to come through — and our thinking will be very creative, imaginative and intuitive. As best as you can, use your imagination to create something heart-based, rather than fear-based.
The key with this energy is to remain in the “here and now” and open up to a higher vibration. If we can do that, we will be able to download information from an intuitive place, rather than thinking things through. This could also be the reason why our mind is slowing down a bit and why we speak more softly.
Mercury in Pisces also offers us an opportunity to let go of any mental structures, conditionings or fears that are no longer serving us. If you are not connected to your intuition, you may want to double check with other people, before signing any documents or buying any big-ticket items. Are you ready to connect to your intuition more fully? Can you allow for the unfolding process, trusting your higher Self more fully?
Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Pisces? If so, you may feel more talkative during this time. Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo? If so, you may need to learn to surrender to a slower pace and connect more fully to your heart and intuition.
Monday at 5:34am EDT, the last Quarter Moon in 26 degrees of Sagittarius will be exact. The Moon in adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in sensitive, dreamy, compassionate Pisces.
This may bring up some challenges. However, it also energizes us to look at what needs to be completed — and what needs to be changed. This Moon phase brings us closer to the next New Moon, which will be exact on March 24th (in Aries)
With the last Quarter Moon, rather than starting major new projects, it serves us take a look at what was started around the time of the last New Moon — in this case, around Feb. 23rd. We now have about a week to wrap those projects up. What — if anything — needs last-minute adjustments? What did you discover since Feb. 23rd? What did it mean for you?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 24-28 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini or Virgo? If so, you are more affected by this month’s last Quarter Moon. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer, since the Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer.
Also, Monday, at 5:34am EDT, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for almost 7 hours until 12:25pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to allow for some adjustments. Honor both your need for adventure & exploration of life, and your need to go within.
Tune in frequently during this time, and see if you need to take a break or at least slow down a little. As best as you can, allow for daydreaming, naps, or intuitive self-expression.
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Monday early morning until the early afternoon ahead of time.
Monday at 12:25pm EDT, the Moon moves into practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until Wednesday late evening. We tend to be more realistic, serious, cautious; this can support practical endeavors and financial matters.
Our ambition surges and brings with it a need for structure and planning; when you add in the pragmatism this aspect supports, you can see how this could be a very productive time for business and long-term goals. Our reputation becomes very important to us.
As best as you can during this aspect, avoid “should-ing” on yourself. Take the pressure off, perhaps by saying “I am doing the best I can and that’s all I can ever do” 😉
Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn; it is currently transiting through its own sign, making this a great time to take look at your long-term aspirations and anything that you would like to master. It’s also a great time to take a more serious look at our strategies for self-mastery. For starters: Do you truly see…
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