MARCH comes in like a lion, with a Full Moon in Virgo, which points to matters relating to health, detoxifying, and discrimination. It's a time of culmination and completion. The current energy leans toward being fed up with a particular set of circumstances and then being pushed into a corner to change the game plan accordingly - primarily by discarding unhealthy habits. There is also a tendency to over-analyze, be more fastidious, and possibly get swept away in an emotional wave of turmoil. In it’s highest expression, this is a time of service, to offer our unique skill to others in a time of need without seeking compensation for our efforts. It is also a great time to focus on cleaning up our approach to food and eating habits in order to improve lifestyle and overall health.
The SUN IN PISCES accelerates random acts of charity and a strong desire for inclusiveness. The Piscean modus operandi is to extend empathy and discard the apparent shortcomings of others, often at the price of co-dependency. Pisces ruler, Neptune, is right next to the Sun enhancing the attributes of the sign as well as intuition and synchronicity.
MARCH 8, Jupiter moves into its annual retrograde where it remains until July 10. The planet ruling over expansion, spiritual visions and wisdom went into Scorpio last October. Since that time, we’ve had an ongoing public display of a quintessential Jupiterian journey, one filled to the brim with revelations and doors flying open in the midst of turmoil. This retrograde period will allow us time to settle in with recent changes, as well as reflect on what lessons have been presented thus far and how they may prove to positively impact our personal life.
Much has been revealed that has left us questioning when it will all end. This has been demonstrated in a myriad of ways since last Fall, with the onset of the me too# movement. Voices have been raised with the women’s movement, immigration issues, mass arms and weaponry, lying, manipulation and so forth, most of which is deeply buried in our ancient DNA.
Jupiter wields the light of truth, illuminating beliefs and paving the way for growth. Scorpio is associated with sub-conscious drives, compulsions, power and transformation. By focusing our attention on aligning with the highest energy of both the planet Jupiter and the sign of Scorpio, we may be able to transcend the darker muck and reach a new level of understanding.
The upcoming months will be a good time to evaluate how all of this is affecting us personally as it continues to play out on the bigger stage. The deeper we go, the more we discover a root system gnarled with toxic sludge, depression, violence, sickness, aggression and other forms of control, all of which is unable to thrive in light.
This is an ongoing process of illumination, to recognize, understand and hopefully embrace ALL aspects of ourselves, as complex, evolving human BE-ings. Ultimately, we must first come to terms with and decide on common values in light of inclusivity. What I do affects you, and you, and you and you too#
May we all find value in this time of introspection.
3/8/18 Jupiter Rx - 23˚ Scorpio
7/10/18 Jupiter Direct
10/7/18 Jupiter clears shadow of 23˚ Scorpio
PLUTO is furthering dramatic changes during his lengthy stay in Capricorn (the sign ruled by Saturn). The prevailing shifts aid in leveling the playing field in order to rebuild more solid structures, those that more readily align with current societal norms. The Status quo will begin to shift dramatically, or those facets of society that no longer serve the evolution of the collective journey. Unlike Saturn's dutiful coaching to strengthen foundations, Pluto wants to start over. What this means for each of us is indicated by where it lands in the natal chart.
CHIRONin Pisces has been impacting many aspects of health and disease and influenced each one of our lives during the past 8 years. This celestial body has an unusual orbit and is, esoterically speaking, the "rainbow bridge" between Saturn (structures, restrictions, duty) and Uranus (freedom, rebellion, change). Chiron urges us to do the work necessary to heal that wound in order live a fuller and healthier life, less reliant on others as a crutch. It will move into Aries on April 17th and thus we'll begin a brand new pathway energized by the ruler of Aries, Mars! (Check where it lands in your natal chart)
As the Moon orbits the Earth, it passes through all 12 signs of the zodiac making up a lunar month. The Void of Course Moon is the period of time right after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters the next sign in sequential order. These periods can last for seconds, minutes or even a day or two. During the periods when there is a Void of Course Moon, we can feel scattered, disconnected and without direction. It is generally best to avoid important decisions, signing documents or beginning new projects and better to stick to routine.
2018 Void of Course Moon Calendar
March 2018 Void of Course Moon Calendar Eastern Standard Time
Sign Moon Enters After Void
Date Void Begins
Date Void Ends
Sunday, March 11, 2 am, Daylight Saving Time Begins
The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and meant as a learning tool for Astrological themes. They are not to be taken as a substitute for any medical treatments. The intention is to share with the reader, knowledge of the stars for contemplation as well as encouraging a thought provoking dialogue.