In the Stars March 10-17, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

With the Sun still Pisces, we continue to attune to its symbolism: beauty, inspiration, spirituality, creativity, and compassion.  Mercury continues retrograde through March 29 in its sign of debilitation, Pisces. In Pisces, Mercury is weak, prone to confusing communication. Check written communication twice, as we are more prone to mistakes. If appointments get confused, be generous and understanding, and double check your agreements and appointment dates, and times. Mechanical things, including automobiles, appliances, and technology are more prone to breaking down. For example, our garage door broke the day Mercury went retrograde. However, it is a good time to clean up old email and finish projects, rather than starting new things. This Mercury-retrograde-in-Pisces period may be especially challenging. Use this retrograde period to review, reconsider, revise, and re-do.

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Spring forward the clocks at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning when we bounce into Daylight Savings time in most parts of the country. Sunday and Monday are colored by an exalted Taurus Moon. All things sensual are highlighted – things that please the ears, eyes, taste buds, and touch. A benefic Mars-Neptune sextile, exact on Sunday, encourages philanthropy. Do a charitable act, giving gifts of time, talent, or money.

Monday is an inspiring, energetic, productive day. Make the most of this day’s opportunistic energies.

After a slow, undefined start early Tuesday morning, activities of the day move swiftly after the Moon enters Gemini at 8:48 a.m. This is a day for making phone calls, answering email, and communicating. We can multi-task, and attend to a flurry of work tasks with relative ease.

Curiosity, connection, and communication are Wednesday’s themes with the Moon in Gemini again. The Sun forms a benefic aspect to Pluto, encouraging us to push forward with our projects. A challenging Sun-Jupiter square may show us that we are trying to do too much. Yet, we dream of expansive possibilities.

Thursday is chock full of planetary activity, most notably a benefic Mars-Saturn trine that provides grounding and determination for leaning into our work, and getting a lot accomplished. The Moon is void of course for a long period of time from 5:31 a.m. through 2:49 p.m. PDT when the Moon moves into Cancer tropically. During this void Moon time stick to routine tasks, and don’t waste your time on meetings and things requiring decisions and connections. A Moon-Uranus sextile makes it possible to break out of limiting habits and ineffective ways of doing things. Activate the energy by taking a new route home, or stopping to do something out of the ordinary in the afternoon or evening hours. A Sun-Mercury conjunction brings clear thinking.

We may be overwhelmed with ideas and possibilities on Friday, thanks to a Mercury-Jupiter square. A Moon-Neptune trine gives vision, and fuels the imagination; in contrast, a Moon-Saturn opposition sets limits. This is a day when possibilities, limitation, and mastery combine to help us create something solid and inspiring. The Cancer Moon highlights the importance of the comfort of home and family. Settle into a cozy evening at home.

Saturday begins with determination to get a lot accomplished, and to dig deep. A benefic Mercury-Pluto sextile helps us probe challenges at a deep level. It is a good day for pondering problems—and solving them. The Moon is void of course all afternoon from 11:03 a.m. through 5:57 p.m. PDT. If you have weekend shopping and errands to do, get them done early before the Moon goes void. Reserve the afternoon for routine household tasks, though you could tackle a big household goal. At 5:57 p.m. PDT the Moon moves boldly into Leo, and it is time to party. Put on your dancing shoes, and dance the night away.

Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day is set for celebration. Put on your green clothing and make merry. Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day parade, or gather with friends for an Irish holiday feast. Conversation is energized and engaging.

You may want to extend the weekend through Monday, and declare it a personal holiday with the playful Leo Moon as backdrop. The Moon is void of course all day from 8:19 a.m. to 6:41 p.m. PDT, framing the day for routine tasks. Meetings will likely be a waste of time, as it is difficult to make sound decisions when the Moon is void. When the Moon moves into Virgo at 6:41 p.m. PDT, we will want to get organized, and plan the rest of the week. We may want to think about some new ways of doing things in the light of a Moon-Uranus trine.

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Sunday: Daylight Savings Time begins. Spring clocks forward one hour officially at 2:00 a.m. Give gifts of time, talent, or money.

Monday: Inspiring, engaged, productive day.

Tuesday: You can accomplish a flurry of things, especially having to do with communication. This is a day for multi-tasking.

Wednesday: While you may feel overextended, give your work an extra push. Communicate, connect, and converse.

Thursday: We are grounded and determined to accomplish a lot of work, even though the Moon is VoC from 5:31 a.m. through 2:49 p.m. PDT. Focus on routine tasks.

Friday: You can create or accomplish something that is both visionary and practical. Settle into a cozy evening at home.

Saturday: Ponder problems and solve them. Moon VoC for a long period from 11:03 a.m. through 5:57 p.m. Do the routine Saturday chores, and then put on your dancing shoes and party in the evening.

Sunday: Wear green and make merry on St. Patrick’s Day. Engage in conversation.

Monday: Moon is VoC from 8:19 a.m. through 6:41 p.m. If possible, extend your weekend and take a personal holiday. Do something fun.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aquarius (March 2-27)

  1. Express love and appreciation to your friends.
  2. Change your dress to be more colorful and unique.
  3. Learn something new about finance, or consider a new investment.
  4. Gather with friends more often during this period—and enjoy them.
  5. Consider joining a new group to expand your life.
  6. Make a contribution to one or more of your favorite social causes.
  7. Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8th.
  8. Make new friends.
  9. Host a dinner party with diverse friends.
  10. Consider new expressions of love.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Tuesday, March 12: 2:31 a.m. – 8:48 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, March 14: 5:31 a.m. – 2:49 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, March 16: 11:03 a.m. – 5:57 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Monday, March 18: 8:19 a.m. – 6:41 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, March 20: 8:22 a.m. – 6:28 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Friday, March 22: 11:10 a.m. – 7:16 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, March 24: 7:24 p.m.-11:06 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday at 26 at 7:37 p.m. through Wednesday, March 27 at 7:07 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, March 29: 5:05 p.m. – 6:46 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, March 31 at 8:02 p.m. through Monday, April 1 at 7:48 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, April 3: 8:36 a.m. – 7:56 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Friday, April 5 at 7:15 p.m. through Saturday, April 6 at 6:06 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Tuesday, March 12: 9:31 – 15:48 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, March 14: 12:31 – 21:49 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, March 16 at 18:03 through Monday, March 17 at 1:57 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, March 18 at 15:19 through Tuesday, March 19 at 1:41 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, March 20 at 17:22 through Thursday, March 21 at 1:28 (Moon into Libra)

Friday, March 22 at 18:10 through Saturday, March 22 at 14:16 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, March 25: 2:24 – 6:06 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, March 27: 2:37-14:07 (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, March 30: 0:05 – 1:46 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, April 1: 3:02 – 14:48 (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, April 3 at 15:36 through Thursday, April 4 at 2:56 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, April 6: 2:15 – 13:06 (Moon into Taurus)

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