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MARCH 2018

Mercury turns retrograde on March 22. He stays in backwards motion until April 15. Knowing this fact, you can prepare and get a lot of work done in the first three weeks of March. He stops at 17 degrees of Aries and travels backwards to 5 degrees of that sign. Aries symbolizes one’s identity, your self, both with a small and a big S. This retrograde is a time to be a bit selfish and review your needs and desires and how you assert or defend what is important to you. The part of your chart that contains 5-17 Aries is the area of life where you will be challenged to do the most revising.

The Spring Equinox occurs on March 20. It ushers in a time of rebirth and new life.

March 1 – Moon in Virgo. Venus and Jupiter give you a lucky day. This full Moon asks you to take care of your health. It is a good day to be still and feel how to create a ritual that works for you. Review your financial situation and take a moderate risk by moving assets to make you more money. Ask for a raise or promotion. Buy yourself a special present and go out with friends or co-workers for a gourmet meal.

March 2 – Moon in Virgo, VC 6:50 pm. You’ll figure out how best to use this energy in a practical way. Tidy up and get rid of clutter. You’ll have ease in expressing yourself making this a good day to write and fill in applications for work or study. Set up appointments for your health care and well-being for you and your pets. Eat a nutritious dinner tonight.

March 3 – Moon in Libra. This is a good weekend to get out and socialize. Go to a cultural event with friends. Browse through the art galleries, museum gift shops, jewelry shows, and stylish clothing stores.  You may want to purchase something beautiful for your home or as a gift for a dear friend. Have a talk with your partner about how to make the relationship even better.

March 4 – Moon in Libra. There’s a gathering of planets in the sign Pisces with the Sun and Neptune leading the pack. It’s best to quiet down and listen to what they are telling you. You’ll get the message when you meditate or take a walk by yourself in nature. Have a dance party with your friends. It’s important to get out of your mind and let life happen.

March 5 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 8:23 am. Over the next two days your feelings and intuition take precedence over your logical mind. Don’t try to explain why you are making certain choices, just listen to your gut feelings. Look for objects you haven’t been able to find in your home or office. It’s a very fertile day if you want to start planting and growing seeds.

March 6 – Moon in Scorpio. Both Mercury and Venus enters Aries. This makes your mind sharper and speeds up your thought processes. You’ll feel like putting yourself and your desires first. This change gives you the energy to put your intuitions into action. You can speak your mind and not care what others think. Do tomorrow’s important work today.

March 7 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 5:03 pm. The whole work day is under a void-of-course Moon. Just follow along what’s been set up and on the schedule but don’t try anything new. Find time to hang out by water so you can look at it, hear it, and swim in it. Let the rhythms of the waves cleanse your emotions. Make those phone calls, emails, texts tonight.

March 8 – Moon in Sagittarius. Today is the last day for a while when Jupiter will be moving forward. He turns retrograde tonight. The progress of your projects will come to a halt and your optimism about the future will diminish and become more realistic. If you lose interest on an idea, a relationship, or a career prospect, it was not meant to be. You’ll have an optimistic outlook but need to temper it with a dose of certainty not just wishful thinking.

March 9 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC 9:27 pm. You will feel a bit out of sorts and not want to stick to your routine. You want to reevaluate your goals and also your more immediate plans. Grab as many moments of freedom as you can and get outdoors. Engage in some kind of friendly competition, be it physical or mental, to get your juices going. You can catch up with work over the weekend.

March 10 – Moon in Capricorn. It’ a serious weekend when you have focus and perseverance and will get a lot of work done. It will be hard to stop once you start working. Decide on a project, best if it’s one that you’ve put off doing, and you’ll make it happen and get it finished. It’s a good day to make some hard decisions about your future.

March 11 – Moon in Capricorn. Daylight Savings Time begins this morning. You may not notice since your attention will still be on the work you’re doing. You’ll keep your nose to the grindstone and won’t stop until you feel that the job is done perfectly. The time you spend today will have rewards later on so don’t fret if it feels like you’re not having any fun.

March 12 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 11:36 am until 6:44 pm when it enters Aquarius. You’ll move from concentrating on personal projects to career ones. It’s a good day to set new career goals and make a plan on how to achieve them. It’s also a good day to discard what is superfluous and make your work space more efficient. You can escape into your mind tonight.

March 13 – Moon in Aquarius. The Sun and Jupiter dance in harmony and give you an opportunity to make your dreams come true. Try your luck tempered with some hard work. Be practical with your wishes and be careful with your budget as you want to conserve your assets and not spurge and spend carelessly. Do something wild and crazy tonight.

March 14 – Moon in Aquarius.  Try to write down the dreams you had last night, they had a healing message for you. It’s a good day to get your thoughts in order and put them in print. Remember that Mercury will go retrograde next week and so you want to take advantage of having a clear mind right now. Think big thoughts and envision your future.

March 15 – Moon in Pisces. Today and tomorrow are days to drift and follow the currents of the day. Your intuition is strong and your right brain wants to take charge. Today and tomorrow are special days with their emphasis on Pisces. Use the energy for spiritual pursuits, artistic inspiration, and doing service to others. Find time for creative spacing out.

March 16 – Moon in Pisces. It’s another highly spiritual day. Do your practice, meditate, sit by water, and go into receptive mode. Don’t try to follow a schedule, push yourself to action, or make anything happen. Everyone is feeling sensitive so be kind and caring. If something or someone leaves your life, let it go. Tonight is the dark of the moon and deserves a special ritual about endings and completion.

March 17 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 9:12 am until 2:57 pm when it enters Aries. Today’s new moon has you functioning at a psychic level and attunes you to the cosmic rhythms. It is a day to devote to the service to others. Do volunteer work, donate to charity, and give help where it is needed. Mediate by, on, or visualizing water. Mars enters Capricorn where he is strong and impactful.

March 18 – Moon in Aries. You’ll feel revitalized and ready to start some new projects. Do it as there are only a few more days until Mercury turs retrograde. Focus on what you want. The Sun and Chiron have their annual meeting and they offer you tips on how to stay healthy and heal some longtime festering wounds. Slow down and listen to them.

March 19 – Moon in Aries, VC from 3:29 pm to 9:07 pm when it enters Taurus. Today is the last day of Pisces and the last day of the zodiacal year. You get another chance to finish up old matters and make a new set of New Year’s resolutions in case you’re not happy with the old ones. Reflect back on how your life has changed in the past year. Give thanks for the things that you are grateful for.

March 20 – Moon in Taurus. The Sun enters Aries at 12:16 pm. Spring begins!  You can make a fresh start today. Look over your financial situation and make the changes you need to make while Mercury is still direct. Taurus moon gives you a practical viewpoint on how to make good choices to protect what you own. Buy some new plants and start seeds on this fertile moon.

March 21 – Moon in Taurus, VC 1:21 pm. You’ll feel a slowdown of energy as Mercury stops and prepares to reverse direction. Use the afternoon hours to get rid of clutter and make your home and office more pleasing to be in. Change the pictures on the walls so you see them differently. Pay your bills and reduce your debt. Try a new cuisine for dinner.

March 22 – Moon in Gemini. Mercury moves into retrograde motion at 8:19 pm. Your mind will be clicking along with many ideas and options Get used to writing down your thoughts so that you can review them later. Take care of correspondence and phone calls in the morning but start the habit of double checking all you write before you send. Make a list of what you wish to repair during the next three weeks.

March 23 – Moon in Gemini. It’s best to do a lot of short tasks and not try to focus for too long on one thing. The energy is scattered and you’ll feel as if you’re a leaf blown by the wind. Catch up with friends who you haven’t seen in a while. Go through the piles of newsletters and journals on your desk and coffee table and read some articles. You’ll want to strike out on your own and do your own thing, not what is expected of you.

March 24 – Moon in Cancer. It’s a home and family weekend. Look around the house and make a list of what needs to be repaired, refreshed, renewed, and relegated to the dump. Go through the pantry and freezer and toss the out of date stuff. Give the things you won’t be eating to the food bank. Start your spring cleaning.

March 25 – Moon in Cancer. Invite the family, or go see them, and have a warm day together while you share memories and meals. It’s a great day to plant seeds, plant a tree. or put in new bushes. Go through old picture albums and scan the important pictures to preserve them. It’s a good time to do little household oriented chores. Cook food you can eat during the week.

March 26 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 7:45 am. The next two days revive the fire in your soul. It will be hard to sit still or to follow along on another person’s agenda. With both the Sun and Moon in fire signs you need to be active and creative. The things you start today may not go as planned, but will take on a life of their own, but that is no reason not to try.

March 27 – Moon in Leo. Move at your own pace and go to the limits of your comfort zone. Take up a half finished creative project and infuse it with new life. You’ll feel optimistic about your life and how you can make it the way you want it to be. Spend time with children and share their joy of being in the moment as you join in their playtime.

March 28 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 10:30 am. Pick up your things-to-do list and start at the bottom. It’s a day to clean, tidy, recycle, and take care of the details in your life. Stay cool as plans get mixed up and equipment malfunctions. Find good repair people. You’ll feel an urge to have some excitement on your own tonight.

March 29 – Moon in Virgo. The Sun and Saturn challenge you to do the right thing, and you know what that is. It’s a serious day when your personal desires bump up against the established way. You have to find a middle ground between caving in and being the rebel. You can’t skip steps today but must proceed one at a time in order to effect any change. Take care of your body – eat well, exercise, and catch up on your sleep.

March 30 – Moon VC Virgo, enters Libra 1:52 pm. Sleep late if you can. You’ll spend the morning treading water and going over the same stuff. VC moon times during retrograde Mercury have very stagnant energy. Once the Moon changes signs you’ll feel better and more like interacting with other people. It’s a night to reciprocate dinner invitations and catch up on old obligations.

March 31 – Moon in Libra. Venus enters Taurus, a sign where she feels at home and can bestow her charm and beauty. Today’s Full Moon is in Venus’ sign and that makes her happy. You’ll have a pleasant and peaceful day. It’s a good day to approach someone with whom you’ve had a quarrel and make peace. Do something special for your loved one




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