In the Stars March 24-31, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

Spring has arrived; now the Sun shines in Aries, where it is exalted, or highest functioning. The Aries zodiacal month ahead encourages new beginnings. It is the season for spring cleaning. The shift into solar Aries brings passion, warmth, excitement, zest for adventure and fresh starts. Two major alignments infuse the week: Venus-sextile-Uranus, and Mercury-conjunct-Neptune. Venus in Pisces sextiles Uranus in Taurus. Sextile aspects are opportunities; you have to make conscious use of them to reap their benefits. This Venus-Uranus sextile is a pleasant aspect. You can find new ways of expressing yourself creatively. Also, you may make some surprising, unusual, satisfying purchases. The Mercury-Neptune conjunction is a poetic, mystical, idealistic combination. With this Mercury-Neptune energy you could write a song or a poem. You may want to plan a cruise, or a trip over water. Be prepared to capture your dreams. In contrast to last week’s alignments, there is very little time when the Moon is void of course. Mercury turns direct on Thursday, March 28. Use the last few days of the retrograde period early in the week to review, reconsider, revise, and re-do.

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Sunday is yet another extremely active planetary day. The afternoon and evening may be tense, and prone to volatile interactions (Moon opposite Mars and Moon square Venus). Get yourself organized for the week ahead prior to 7:24 p.m. PDT, and then relax into the evening.

The Moon is in optimistic Sagittarius on Monday, forming a benefic trine to Chiron and the Sun. This is a day for expanding our lives. Read a book that expands your worldview, explore ideas for future travel, or learn something new and expansive. Pull some Tarot cards, or consult the I Ching, and see what is being mirrored to you by those esoteric messages.

Tuesday is uplifting. The Moon conjuncts Jupiter, giving optimism and enthusiasm. Venus moves into Pisces through April 21. Venus is exalted, or at its best, in Pisces. Venus in Pisces is sweet, inspired, and radiates love and beauty. The only downside is that there are now no major planets in air signs. With the air element missing in action it may be more difficult to think and communicate for a few days until Mars enters air sign Gemini on April 1.

We are ready to concentrate on work on Wednesday and through the rest of the work week on Friday, as the Moon shines in the industrious sign of Capricorn. Venus makes an opportunistic sextile to Uranus, enabling us to reconfigure our investments of time, energy and money, and perhaps to discover a few good surprises.

Mercury stations direct on Thursday, shifting our communication issues and challenges. I’ve been trying to set the date and place for a memorial for my husband during this Mercury retrograde period, and nothing has come together. It is not the time to do this sort of thing, so I am relaxed about it and patient. If date and place are not resolved by Thursday when Mercury turns direct, it certainly will resolve shortly afterwards. The Moon’s benefic aspects to Mercury and Neptune enlarge our vision and options.

Friday could be an eventful day. First and foremost, strong work is demanded, and the planetary gods Pluto and Mars align with the Capricorn Moon to help make it happen. The Moon is conjunct Pluto in the early morning hours. Mars-trine-Moon gives us energy to get a lot accomplished. The evening’s Moon-Uranus square may deliver some surprises. At 6:46 p.m. PDT the Moon shifts into friend-loving Aquarius, so join with friends Friday evening to celebrate the end of a productive work week.

On Saturday the Moon makes an opportunistic sextile to the Sun. The Sun in Aries is exalted and confident. The Moon in Aquarius is free-spirited and inventive. Do something new and adventurous. Mars moves into Gemini tropically until May 16th, where it activates our mental activity. This energy of Mars in Gemini for the next six weeks encourages us to write, communicate, and think critically. If you have a writing project in mind, this would be an excellent time to get it moving.

Sunday is blessed by a benefic Moon-Jupiter sextile in the freedom signs of the Zodiac, Aquarius and Sagittarius. Sunday would be a great day to gather with good friends and community.

Expect to encounter illusion, mystery, and surprise on Monday. The Moon is in Pisces, expanding our imagination and vision, and lifting us out of practical reality into ideal worlds. A Moon-Uranus sextile may bring a few practical jokes and surprises. Mercury is nearly conjunct Neptune, exact tomorrow, enhancing dreams states while both sleeping and awake. Look for the poetic and the magical in Monday’s offerings.

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Sunday: Active day, prone to volatility. Be mindful of choices and how you handle challenges.

Monday: Buoyant, golden day. Open to expanding your life in some way.

Tuesday: Inspiring, uplifting, beautiful day.

Wednesday: A day for ambitious work; auger for a more fortuitous change in your finances.

Thursday: Mercury stations direct. Communication will start to clear. Overall inspiring day.

Friday: Eventful, demanding day. Expect some surprises. Gather with friends in the evening.

Saturday: Set out on a new adventure.

Sunday: Expansive, free-spirited day. Gather with good friends and community.

Monday: Dream states are amplified. Expect surprise, mystery, and magic.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (March 27- April 21)

  1. Paint a room in your home a fresh, beautiful color.
  2. Create an inspiring music playlist.
  3. Write a poem or a song.
  4. Give to your favorite charity.
  5. Give grace to challenging people and situations.
  6. Let your heart sing!
  7. Wear lovely clothes and be beautiful.
  8. Soak in the beauty of art through a visit to an art gallery.
  9. Infuse your life with beautiful, fragrant flowers.
  10. Create! Create! Create!

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:

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)

Monday, April 8: 1:28 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, April 10: 10:27 a.m. – 8:31 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, April 12 at 4:33 p.m. through Saturday, April 13 at 0:50 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, April 14 at 6:38 p.m. through Monday, April 15 at 3:14 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

Monday, April 8: 8:28 – 21:15 (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, April 10 at 17:27 through Thursday, April 11 at 3:31 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, April 12 at 23:33 through Saturday, April 13 at7:50 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, April 15: 1:38 -10:14 (Moon into Virgo)

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