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The month begins with Mercury, god of communication, over the Zero Degree Aries Point, that means into Aries conjunct radical, freedom loving Uranus. It’s a willful, bolshy, independent vibe. There will be speaking of the minds!
On the 5th Venus glides into her sign of rulership, Taurus the Bull. Think sensuality, comfort, peace, abundance, security, lusciousness. The Full Moon on March 8th in Virgo brings moment of clarity but best not to take action while emotions are running high. There could be a ‘disturbance in the force‘ feeling. Remember it’s energy, just as it is, neither a good thing, nor bad.
Mercury goes retrograde on the 12th. I’m doing a talk on this at GVU on the 14th (It may not be listed yet). Basically, Mercury Rx means let go of judgments and re-think the area of life activated by this retrograde (your early degrees of Aries and late degrees of Pisces houses). If you need to work out where that is in your chart, follow the tutorial here. Be sure to ask for help if you get stuck.
Mid-March is potent with Venus over Jupiter trine Pluto trine Mars/Eros/Psyche (an entire post on this coming soon! Also, note Niniane’s comment on the Lilith connection!). This is a grand Earth trine, a symbol creating harmony between your transformational power, healthy aggression, aspirations and core values. Perfect timing for getting into authentic alignment a la speech, actions, goals and compassion.
Mercury will retrograde over mega electric Uranus March 17-19. All original data wants to be backed up well before this date, and not on that old thumb drive that’s been siting on your desk for three years. Back up on new disk or drive and store in another room, Do it NOW. It’s not paranoia; it’s good sense. Whatever was talked out and decided the first week of March is likely to be renegotiated at this time. Interesting.
Sun into Aries on the 20th, spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the sign of its exaltation. Bloom! By the 22nd there is a new moon with Mercury Rx in the shadows. Aries’ ruler Mars is still Rx as well. Plan for baby steps until Mars turns around April 24th. As Mercury slides backward into Pisces, do things to honor your spiritual life. Create a sanctuary. Plant a garden. Connect with nature. Immerse in art, film, literature. Meditate, dance, daydream. Fill your heart with compassion and the wonder of all life. When you communicate from this perspective, every encounter becomes rarefied, beautiful.
The month ends on an easy, peaceful note. Rest, relax, and think of the four word mantras: attention, affection, appreciation, acceptance. – Deepak Chopra Center
Here are key words for the houses so you can get an idea of what’s the buzz and where to put your rewind focus!
1st house – Appearance, personality traits, outlook on life
2nd house – $$$, resources, talents, peace of mind
3rd house – Teaching, learning, writing, talking, connecting
4th house – Home, family, ancestors, emotional ground
5th house – Creative expression, books, kids, art, romance
6th house – Health, pets, daily routine, magic
7th house – Socially significant relationships, contracts
8th house – sex, death, taxes, shared resources, trust
9th house – New horizons, travel, beliefs, WWW
10th house – Career, mission, profession, public relations
11th house – Friends, goals for the future, groups, collective
12th house – unconscious, dreams, giving and receiving, meditation
Have a wonderful month everyone!