Energetic Gateways 


This week’s headline items: Mercury enters its pre-Shadow phase on Monday late evening; the Sun changes signs from Pisces to Aries on Tuesday late evening — in the Northern hemisphere, this also marks the Spring Equinox and International Astrology Day! Mars changes signs from Aquarius to Pisces on Friday evening; Sunday afternoon starts the build-up towards a powerful Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Libra.


There will be three Moon Void of Course (VoC) phases this week: Tuesday afternoon (for 41 minutes), Thursday night/Friday very early morning (for a little over 1 hour), and Sunday late morning (for almost 5 hours).


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We will talk about Eclipse Season in more detail and what to expect until April 18th and the first full Mercury Retrograde phase in Aries, which begins on April 1st and lasts until April 25th… And all of this will be linked right to our personal birth charts!

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Now, this week’s Forecast…


Monday, March 18th:

Monday, the Moon remains in protective, nurturing Cancer all day. It will journey there until Tuesday afternoon. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say, and our feelings are thus more easily hurt, so be kind to yourself and others. Self-care is key until Tuesday afternoon.

Emotional safety is also important to us; we like connecting to the familiar and enjoy nurturing ourselves and others — home and family call to us, for instance.

Make sure, though, that your glass is filled before letting others drink from it; otherwise, you might start to feel drained and resentful.

Monday early morning, is a great time to focus on spiritual/intuitive experiences or creative endeavors and to lend loving and nurturing support to others. As best as you can, focus on the here and now and release anything that feels outdated or stuck in the past.(Moon in Cancer trines Saturn in Piscesexact at 4:29am EDT)

Monday late morning, we have an opportunity to examine our beliefs around physical comforts and anything that gives us pleasure and stability to see if those beliefs align with what nurtures us.

It’s worthwhile to ponder philosophical questions about whether or not our needs are being met — and whether our physical comforts leave us feeling nurtured.

It is also an opportunity to connect to family (or friends that feel like family) and expand our perspectives on financial issues or concerns — or simply to take a look at our physical reality and what feeds us.(Moon in Cancer sextiles Jupiter in Taurus and squares Mercury in Ariesexact at 9:24am & 10:29am EDT)

Monday late afternoon, we are invited to make adjustments and (as best as we can) find creative solutions to seemingly insoluble situations. Make space for healing around anger or self-identity and for taking care of emotional or family issues.(Moon in Cancer squares Chiron in Aries, exact at 4:24pm EDT)

Monday evening, we have an opportunity to connect to family (or friends who feel like family) and create breakthroughs around things that we enjoy through our five senses (e.g. food). This may also be a good time to find a unique or global approach to financial matters that brings us a sense of emotional security. (Moon in Cancer sextiles Uranus in Taurus, exact at 8:20pm EDT)

Monday at 10:13pm EDT, Mercury enters its pre-Shadow phase when it reaches 16 degrees of Aries; this is 2 weeks prior to its Retrograde phase (which starts on April 1st at 27º11′ of Aries).

Mercury is the planet of communication and information exchange. Communication starts within our minds — our inner dialog is the seed for all outer communication.

What is the Shadow phase? The period immediately before and after a planet’s Retrograde phase is referred to as the “Shadow phase”; at these times, the planet travels  through the same degrees of a sign (or signs) it will also pass through during its Retrograde phase.

Mercury is usually in its shadow for about two to three weeks before and after a Retrograde phase.

If you want to buy, sell, or ship big-ticket items — especially connected to transportation (cars, airline tickets, etc.) or communication devices (phone, computer, iPad, etc.) — be aware of the Shadow periods as well as the Retrograde phases.

If possible, get these things done before Mercury enters its pre-Shadow or wait until after the post-Shadow phase is over — post-Shadow phase will end on May 13th, 2024 (in this case).

Of course, if there is something that must get done during these phases, don’t put your whole life on hold just because Mercury is Retrograde or in its Shadow. Sometimes things line up exactly at the right time; as best as you can, trust that it’s all “perfect”

When Mercury moves through its pre-Shadow phase in Aries, it’s time to pay attention to what comes up in our lives in connection with new beginnings, things we feel passionate about, and walking our path.

Whatever mental connections, thoughts, or conversations we initiate between March 18th and April 1st must be reviewed during the Mercury Retrograde phase (April 1st – 25th).

I want to mention again that we’ll be covering Mercury’s first full Retrograde phase of the year in Aries and Eclipse season in my next Forecasting Forum — so feel free to join us live on March 22nd at 1pm EDT/5pm (London time)!

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Have a fantastic week! Stay whole-hearted and healthy, and if you need support, feel free to reach out!
Many blessings,

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