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MARCH 2019

Mercury will be in retrograde motion from March 5-28. That means that you have to scurry to get things mailed, ordered, repaired, replaced during the first 4 days of  March. Mercury turns retrograde at 29 degrees of Pisces and moves backwards to 16 degrees. Where those degrees sit in your chart shows the area that needs revision. March will be a time to re-examine your spiritual practice, your relationship with the other world, and your commitment to helping others.

The other major astrological event of March is when Uranus enters Taurus on March 6. Uranus tipped his toe into Taurus from May to early November 2018, then came back to Aries to finish up his work there. He will remain in Taurus for eight years. Uranus is the great awakener who brings surprises and disruptions, things that Taurus does not like.

The Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring, occurs on March 20.

March 1 – Moon in Capricorn. Venus and Uranus create some friction to wake you up and urge you to get your relationships out of a rut. Venus then moves into Aquarius where she wants you to find excitement outside the box. You still need to put in long hours and focus on your work to get as much started as you can. Today is the last really good day to get things in order before Mercury goes retrograde next week.

March 2 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 1:47 pm until 2:06 pm when it enters Aquarius. Spend the morning cleaning out your inbox and then sending out invoices, notifications, and greetings to family, friends, and business associates. You can chill in the afternoon hours. Find an unusual way to have fun tonight. Mingle with the people you don’t often see.

March 3 – Moon in Aquarius. Your mind is busy thinking, so enjoy the fact that your left brain is still functioning well before it goes off on a three-week vacation. Avoid intense discussions since both of you will feel you’re right and will stubbornly stick to your own opinions. Help out raising funds for a non-profit organization in your community.

March 4 – Moon in Aquarius. Make a plan for the next three weeks while knowing that you won’t be able to follow it exactly. Let your mind soar and write down what you would do in an ideal world. Pay attention to your computer, tablet, and phone. Back up all your information and files. Do the necessary upgrades. Do that  last minute car maintenance you’ve put off.

March 5 – Moon in Pisces. Mercury turns retrograde at 1:19 pm. It’s the dark of the Moon, a day when things come to an end and you feel tired. Get rid of that old stuff that’s been sitting in the closet, cellar, or attic for too many years. Take a look at the “maybe I’ll fix this someday” pile and either take it to be fixed or dump it. Do the same for the old stuff that’s in your mind and emotions.

March 6 – Moon in Pisces. Uranus moves into Taurus. Expect some shaking up of many things in your life. The Sun meets Neptune and adds an extra level of spirituality and compassion to this New Moon. It’s a day to think of others and put theirs needs before yours. Go to look at or sit by water and get lost listening to its rhythms. If that’s not possible, visualize the ocean. Chant, pray, meditate.

March 7 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 2:08 pm until 3:27 pm when it enters Aries. You’ll still feel a bit spacy from all this right brained retrograde and Pisces energy. Put your dreaminess to practical use and look for solutions to current problems. You’ll wake up in the afternoon and then can get out and get things done. You may need some extra exercise time tonight to help you feel good about yourself.

March 8 – Moon in Aries. The energy is geared towards you breaking away from the pack and going out on your own to find a new way through collective difficulties. Today is International Women’s Day so speak up and show support for women’s rights. Today is the day to start your retrograde Mercury project – one where you aren’t attached to the outcome.

March 9 – Moon in Aries, VC 12:14 pm. There’s a serious feeling to the morning. Work hard at what’s expected of you. Go off on your own in the afternoon and head out to do something new and different. Find a situation where your courage and warrior energy can be out to use. Move your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed.

March 10 – Moon in Taurus. Take it easy since it’s a little bit like jet lag when the time changes and you lose an hour. It’s a good day to find time for an afternoon nap. Mars and Neptune waltz and want you to share in the dance by letting your artistic side have full rein. Have fun being creative even if no one else sees what you do.

March 11 – Moon in Taurus. Slow and steady are the keywords for the day. Once you motivate yourself you will be able to do your task in an artful way. You’ll do best when dealing with the material world where you can make your ideas into a solid form. Be aware that you are feeling the loss of an hour’s sleep and pay extra attention when driving and using tools.

March 12 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini11:48 am. Stay in bed as long as you can. It’s a sleep-in morning. You’ll be bored by midday and need to get out and keep busy. Contact the people who you don’t speak or write to often enough. It’s a good catch-up on news day. Go through all the unanswered emails and bills in your inbox. Browse the library for something great to read.

March 13 – Moon in Gemini. The Sun and Jupiter make contact and the two of them offer you lucky opportunities that require effort on your part. You have the power to make a dream come true, but remember that what you wish for may not always be the best thing for you. Take a minute and think of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice (a retrograde Mercury story). Stay busy and do tomorrow’s important work today.

March 14 – Moon in Gemini, VC 8:31 am until 5:49 pm when it enters Cancer. If you get up early you can accomplish a lot in a short time. Then drift through the day finishing up odds and ends. Mercury meets the Sun at the halfway point of this retrograde period and they shower you with all kinds of ideas. Write them down so you can use them at a later date. You’ll be emotional and sensitive this evening and need to get to bed early.

March 15 – Moon in Cancer. Your intuition is set to ultra-high so don’t be surprised if you “know” things before they happen or “know” where to find that lost object. Quiet your mind and let the answers come to you before you ask the questions. Take care of those around you who need extra TLC. It’s a very fertile day so plant some seeds to be ready for the garden.

March 16 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 2:03 pm until 8:57 pm when it enters Leo. Take care of the household chores that you’ve been putting off. Clean out the refrigerator and pantry and discard the old stuff and make a bag for your local food bank from the things you bought but will never eat. Call Mom and see how she is. You can party tonight when all the household tasks are done.

March 17 – Moon in Leo. Today is a play day. Do the things you find to be fun. Let your creative side out to shine as you find joy in self-expression. Leave your obligations for another day, and this includes being with people who bother you. Make this your special day of the month. Pick up a paintbrush or some colored markers, create a YouTube video, play music.

March 18 – Moon in Leo, VC from 11:19 am until 9:41 pm when it enters Virgo. Let your mind roam and be the one who has the exciting new ideas and new ways to make the work better. Today is a day to play since nothing you do will have much effect. Make it a personal holiday celebrating you and your creativity. Take the kids for a special treat. Have a party.

March 19 – Moon in Virgo. Go to the bottom of your things-to-do list and tackle the dull tasks. You’ll have the patience to get through tedious work. Sort, file, recycle, clean, and rearrange. The more things you do that start with “re-“, the better you’ll function. Re-examine your diet and exercise regime. Cook a healthy dinner.

March 20 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 11:22 am until 9:28 pm when it enters Libra. The Sun enters Aries at 5:59 pm and Spring begins. This happens during a VC Moon period and during retrograde Mercury which implies that nothing new and different can take hold this Spring. Don’t have many expectations for the new season to avoid facing disappointments. Make your moves in the early part of the day. Today’s Full Moon speaks to finding balance in your relationships and a fair deal for all.

March 21 – Moon in Libra. Start the new season with an act of joy. Shower your friends, family, and co-workers with flowers. It’s a good day to re-negotiate an issue that may have not gone so well the first time you tried. You will be successful if you are kind. Strive for making balance in all you do, adding beauty where you can. Have a little party tonight.

March 22 – Moon in Libra, VC 2:10 pm. Work double time in the morning so you can take off for the weekend once the Moon goes Void-of-Course. You will bump up against obstacles which make you reconsider your approach. The Sun and Chiron meet and ask you to examine why you feel inadequate. You need to rethink how you stand up for yourself and if you are too accommodating.

March 23 – Moon in Scorpio. This is a weekend to find time to be alone and focus on inner work. Retrograde Mercury helps you look deep within and find memories that you’ve hidden for the purpose of ignoring them. Get rid of items that remind you of negative times. Find some exercises, either in a workshop or online, that help you hone your intuition. Catch up on your journal entries.

March 24 – Moon in Scorpio. It’s another day to finetune your psychic antennae. You’ll be able to receive some useful information. Give another look for lost objects, why not try to dowse for them. Devote some of the day to your spiritual practice including a long meditation. Listen to inspiring music and try getting lost in chanting. Start seeds on this fertile day.

March 25 – Moon in Sagittarius. You’re on fire today and must remember to put on the brakes for a few more days until Mercury goes direct on Thursday. Use this blazing enthusiasm to sell an idea or product. Think big and dream of where you want to travel, what it is that you want to study or teach, and what new sport you want to learn. You need to stay active.

March 26 – Moon in Sagittarius. Venus enters Pisces, a sign she loves to inhabit. She opens your heart and helps you love those who you find hard to love. Give food, money, or helping hands to a charity in her honor. You don’t want to be tied down today so that you can act with spontaneity when the impulse hits. It’s a good day to play hooky and escape from your routine.

March 27 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 10:07 am. Spend the day making a plan of action you can use when Mercury is direct. Finish up the projects you worked on this month and discard anything that didn’t work out. Be ready to abandon your daily routine so you can have a little spur-of-the-moment fun midday. Don’t feel guilty about doing what you want to do.

March 28 – Moon in Capricorn. Mercury turns and moves direct at 9:59 am. Don’t rush out to buy that new car or computer just yet as it takes Mercury a few days to pick up steam when he moves forward. Listen to him for clues about where and when you should take action. Look ahead to where you want your career to be in five years and see what steps it takes to get there.

March 29 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 8:05 pm until 9:46 pm when it enters Aquarius. Fight away and negative thinking or depressed thoughts that you have – they are coming from Saturn showing you the bottom line. Look at the things you don’t want to see. Leave things in order as you set out for the weekend so you can have a fresh start next Monday.

March 30 – Moon in Aquarius. The Sun and Moon are dancing together and tell you to be free. Put your responsibilities and obligations aside this weekend and let your wild side out to play. Break some rules and upset some apple carts. This is not a weekend to do what other people expect you to. Excite your mind with new ideas and new experiences.

March 31 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 8:02 pm. Mars enters Gemini and he opens up your mind to imagine all kinds of different things to think and do. You can move faster now but it will be harder to finish what you start. Attend a lecture, library event, or just meet with friends to toss viewpoints around. There is no right answer today.


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