By Tara Aal –
“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” March’s unpredictability can make us feel a bit yanked around, and the change of season often triggers reactions to the physical and emotional adjustments. Are you ready to move into the next season of life? Can you feel the quick and forceful footsteps of Aries approaching? The Spring Equinox marks the first point of Aries, ushering in the fiery energy of lifeforce in its ultimate potency. It compels us out of our winter withdrawal and deep dreaming. It demands we come to life and join the fresh sprouts and blooms of creation with our own individualized expression.
Astrology is like a map of your personal wiring and energy. It also reminds you of your deepest desires and intentions for growth. It’s an amazing tool to bring about awareness, raise consciousness and increase empathy and compassion. Check your natal chart out at www.astro.com.
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete her orbit through the 12 signs, spending approximately two and a half days in each sign. When we say the Moon is void-of-course, it means the Moon makes no more major aspects to other planets until it leaves the sign it’s in. We sometimes say the Moon is floating between signs during these times, and it creates a sense of timelessness. You can embrace these events by slowing down and tuning in to your inner guidance. It’s not the best time to start new things, but it’s a perfect opportunity to make room for what’s to come. If you want to know more, check out www.moontracks.com.
Thursday, March 1
Allow the Virgo Full Moon to reflect your perfection – how you are perfectly you. How are you making life a little bit better? With Venus-Jupiter and Moon-Saturn trines, we are reminded that everything above, below and within is working together. Notice how easily some things flow and put forth the effort to make good use of them. It’s easy to get lazy without struggle or opposition.
Friday, March 2
Our words carry more than information and messages. They embody the energy we put into them. Words are more alive than we realize. When spoken or written from a place of love and intention, they have the power to heal. With today’s Mercury-Jupiter trine, we are encouraged to use our minds and communication to serve a higher purpose. Use your intuition to feel the greater truth beyond the words. Virgo Moon VoC begins 5:50 PM until tomorrow.
Saturday, March 3
With Moon entering Libra, we can expect to feel more socially inclined and a bit more relaxed when it comes to getting work done. With the Moon-Saturn square, tension might take over. Let it challenge you to set goals that restore harmony. Virgo Moon VoC ends 2:20 AM when the Moon enters Libra.
Sunday, March 4
It’s the Sun’s day with a Sun-Neptune conjunction in Pisces. How are we collectively, and you personally, fulfilling our greatest visions and sense of purpose? Let the very energy you run on (Sun) radiate into the Universe and feel the unlimited unconditional love (Neptune) that returns.
Monday, March 5
Are you comfortable feeling deeply? Does the intensity and irrationality of emotion send you straight to your head for refuge? When the Moon is in Scorpio, darkness beckons – because the treasure of truth lies in those hidden places. Libra Moon VoC begins 12:18 AM until 7:23 AM when the Moon enters Scorpio.
Tuesday, March 6
Mercury entered Aries this morning, and many of us notice a little jolt in our wiring! With renewed mental energy and desire to move your ideas into action, go forward with courage!
Wednesday, March 7
Venus entered Aries last night, and now our minds (Mercury) and feelings (Venus) are in the sign of the warrior. Venus in Aries always wants to start something new and likes being the leader of the pack. If the pack can’t keep up or gets in the way – they are off the bus! How can you explore love and your relationships in new ways, equally honoring the needs and value of “me” and “we”? Scorpio Moon VoC begins 2:55 AM until 4:03 PM when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
Thursday, March 8
Moon-Neptune square…our sense of comfort and security is stretched and distorted to pull us out of our self-created reality. Do you want more truth? Do you really? Neptune serves to reveal through disillusionment, to bring us more fully into awareness, love and joy.
Friday, March 9
Jupiter turned retrograde last night, signifying a time to look within for truth. What do you believe in? How do your beliefs actively weave throughout your life? Is there a gap between your highest principles and daily routine? Retrograde periods reflect re-working, re-examining, re-defining. Jupiter calls us to have confidence trusting our intuition and to claim our personal truth. Sagittarius Moon VoC begins 8:27 PM until tomorrow.
Saturday, March 10
Emotions are in the cruncher today. With Moon-Venus and Moon-Mercury squares along with Moon-Saturn conjunction, it’s very possible nothing feels very good. Capricorn Moon adds to this party. Work with it! Imagine the different parts of you (your inner committee) coming to the table to voice their positions. Choose your leader wisely – the one who will bring everyone back together in greater alignment. Sagittarius Moon VoC ends 3:52 AM when the Moon enters Capricorn.
Sunday, March 11
The Moon-Pluto conjunction opens the door to life-changing emotional transformation. Pluto represents our higher or deeper will. It stands for evolution and will do anything to empower us.
Monday, March 12
Pay extra attention to your physical safety today. With the Moon-Uranus square, sudden shifts and changes are possible, including cars, people and feelings coming from “out of left field.” Stay off your phone while you drive and remain alert. Capricorn Moon VoC begins 9:36 AM until 4:44 PM when the Moon enters Aquarius.
Tuesday, March 13
The Aquarius Moon brings new ways of thinking about our feelings and freedom from the ways things have always been done – even if it scares us a little at first. Take a step back from your emotional reactions, and give yourself and everyone else some breathing room.
Wednesday, March 14
How can you expand your sense of “I’m okay” to allow yourself to grow? The Moon-Jupiter square challenges us to go beyond what we know and what feels familiar, to create space for a greater definition of self as part of a larger, universal family. Truly, you are always “home.”
Thursday, March 15
Imagine. Dream. Love. Pisces Moon is in love with love – and for Pisces, love is free of form and condition. When do you feel unconditional love? Choose more of it! Aquarius Moon VoC begins 1:32 AM until 4:12 AM when the Moon enters Pisces.
Friday, March 16
More love – if you want it. Moon-Neptune conjunction in Pisces breaks down the barriers to the heart. It washes away the illusion that we are separate or alone. In feeling joy and suffering, we develop more compassion and acceptance. We understand there is nothing to “fix.”
Saturday, March 17
Pisces New Moon is the perfect time to set your intentions to create and experience more grace, healing, wonder and love. Make wishes to manifest your dreams and visions with faith. Start a new habit of believing in the seemingly impossible even when you can’t see it yet. Pisces Moon VoC begins 7:11 AM until 12:57 PM when the Moon enters Aries.
Sunday, March 18
Yesterday, Mars entered Capricorn, and for the next two months, our energy will be infused with the need to succeed, achieve, and earn respect. With Capricorn, big ideas mean nothing, unless they are used to initiate something tangible, and lead to accomplishment.
Monday, March 19
Give yourself time to be still and listen to your inner voice, the one that speaks when not competing with everything around you. Moon-Pluto square and Moon-Uranus conjunction are trying to get you past your history and into a new playing field – a place where you are free to roam. Aries Moon VoC begins 1:29 PM until 7:06 PM when the Moon enters Taurus.
Tuesday, March 20
Sun enters Aries, marking the first day of spring. We begin a new cycle of life – a new year. This is the time of birth in nature, and it mirrors our desire to procreate and keep our life spark ignited. Aries’ mantra “I am alive!” is not to be taken simply or lightly. It is the great force keeping our eternal spirit incarnate. It ever-resists the desire to return to the formless energy from which we come. It declares “I name myself.” Do you honor the courage you put forth every moment you are here? Even on your lowest day, your light has not gone out.
Wednesday, March 21
Moon-Pallas conjunction in Taurus reminds you to be your own champion, standing up for your needs, and honoring your worth. Pallas Athena, goddess of wisdom and justice, symbolizes creative intelligence and she’s the people’s champion. Moon Pallas combines creative mental power with emotions, leading to clarity in perceiving feelings and capacity to harmonize head and heart. Taurus Moon VoC begins 11:20 AM until 11:30 PM when the Moon enters Gemini.
Thursday, March 22
Mercury turns retrograde at 7:19 PM. Mercury retrograde happens several times every year, and we love to use it as an excuse for everything going haywire. Perhaps, it reflects the disconnections and miswiring we’ve neglected to notice, which somehow now become apparent in our day-to-day reality. Use this time to pause and observe, without giving too much meaning to things that don’t “work” or seem to go awry. What is reality anyway? If it’s like switching the channel, which frequency are you tuning into?
Friday, March 23
Venus squares Pluto, and she is not fond of his ruthless strategy. Pluto is not interested in pretty appearances and warm, fuzzy feelings. He is not concerned with ego, so disharmony and discomfortaren’t a problem in his domain; they instigate change, which furthers evolution. Power struggles may present in relationships today, causing a visceral response that challenges you to get beneath the surface and stop pretending everything is “fine”. Gemini Moon VoC begins 9:52 PM until tomorrow.
Saturday, March 24
Moon-Mars and Moon-Saturn oppositions often make use feel like we need to be doing and accomplishing something. Moon in Cancer doesn’t respond well to external pressure, but she is active in her own right. Make something happen today that feels good. Make the effort and then reward yourself. Gemini Moon VoC ends 2:52 AM when the Moon enters Cancer.
Sunday, March 25
Let go of any self-cruelty you’ve been wielding over yourself. Moon is contacting Neptune, Mercury, Pluto, Jupiter, Venus and Uranus today. Everything outside and within you wants you to release yourself from tight definitions based on “good” and “bad”. You just are, and you are enough.
Monday, March 26
Leo Moon equals Creative Moon. The sign of the Lion is proud, yet playful. Leo leads from the heart and teaches us to stand fully in our light without apologies or approval. How do you express the creative art of love? Cancer Moon VoC begins 12:58 AM until 5:44 AM when the Moon enters Leo.
Tuesday, March 27
Moon-Mercury trine encourages us to communicate our feelings – to translate them into words for new perspective. This is a fantastic day to write or talk about anything you’ve been keeping in your lunar landscape (images, feelings, dreams.)
Wednesday, March 28
You may feel a strong need for independence and freedom in relationships today. Even the most heart-connected partners may push against the bond to experience a stronger sense of self. Use this Venus-Uranus conjunction in Aries to demand authenticity from yourself, and in doing so, encourage relationships that are open to change and supportive of individual needs. Leo Moon VoC begins 3:54 AM until 8:30 AM when the Moon enters Virgo.
Thursday, March 29
Are you working extra hard today? Moon in Virgo and Sun-Saturn square give a potent dose of earth energy that will help you knock out your to-do list or set your priorities straight. Virgo Moon VoC begins 10:58 PM until tomorrow.
Friday, March 30
Venus steals the show. It’s her day of the week. Moon enters Libra (her sign), and tonight, she enters Taurus (her other sign.) What is your relationship with Venus? Are you open to receive the delicious, beautiful, abundance of life? Do you appreciate beauty? The love you feel is always yours. It is a precious gift to feel your own love through another. Virgo Moon VoC ends 11:52 AM when the Moon enters Libra.
Saturday, March 31
This is the second and final Blue Moon of this year. It seems the Universe is playing with the light switches. After no full moon in February, we’ve had extra illumination this month. Perhaps there has been difficulty transmitting important knowledge. Maybe there are too many technological interferences, or maybe old and new minds haven’t found a way to work together. The Sabian symbol for this Libra Full Moon: “A professor peering over his glasses at his students.” We must look beyond our old perspective to connect with the present. We must learn to listen with an open mind, even when the delivery is not in our preferred style. This Blue Moon is inviting us to be more aware of our relationships, and to appreciate both sides and our interconnectedness. We can truly cooperate and co-create, equally giving and receiving, creating balance and harmony, integrating the wisdom of past and present.
Tara Aal is a practicing astrologer, writer, and teacher. She studied Evolutionary Astrology with Laura Nalbandian and is a certified Soulsign Astrologer through Adam Gainsburg’s program, www.TaraAal.com.