In the Stars March 4-11, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun continues to shine in Pisces, highlighting creativity, inspiration, vision, and compassion. This week Venus shifts from Pisces to Aries tropically on Tuesday, firing up our passions and desires. Jupiter stations retrograde on Thursday at 23 degrees of Scorpio, ushering in a four-month backward spin until July 11, calling us to inner work. The week contains two particularly glorious days: Tuesday and Sunday. Tuesday is sweet, inspiring, powerful, and we are confident and self-assured. Sunday’s cosmic alignments foster an extraordinary alchemical combination of vigor and determination combined with vision, imagination and creativity. Great things could be accomplished on Sunday, March 11, so use this great energy wisely.


Sunday is graced with the harmony and beauty of a Libra Moon. Neptune conjuncts the Sun, an uplifting energy for creating, or doing charitable work. Venus, Mercury, and Chiron are joined together, symbolizing beautiful communication. If you are inclined to write poetry, this would be a good day to put pen to paper. Kind words can heal. The evening may end with a surprise!

We dive deep into our intimate, passionate feelings in the light of the Scorpio Moon on Monday and Tuesday. Give yourself time and space, as we like some quality time alone when the Moon is in the deep, dark waters of Scorpio. Monday’s Moon-Saturn sextile focuses us on facts and research, and sets us on a solid, steady course of accomplishment.

Tuesday is blessed with benefic aspects that should make for smooth sailing. Relax into the ease and emotional satisfaction of lunar trines to Neptune and the Sun. Venus begins a new cycle in Aries, lighting the fires of our desires, and exciting our passions. See “Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries” at the end of this post. The Moon’s conjunction with jovial Jupiter near midnight lifts our spirits in the evening and carries over into the next morning.

After a soothing, healing trine to Chiron Wednesday morning, the Moon is void of course from 9:26 a.m. to 2:03 p.m. PST. During this time it is best to use the time for routine tasks. At 2:03 p.m. the Moon bounces into sunny Sagittarius, followed by benefic trines to Venus and Mercury, giving optimism and enthusiasm. It’s a good evening to make travel plans, especially as Mercury will turn retrograde in two more weeks.

Jupiter, ruler of Thursday’s Moon in Sagittarius, makes a station and turns retrograde, highlighting all things symbolized by Jupiter: travel, expansion, teaching, learning, spirituality, religion, generosity, and good fortune. Jupiter is poised to embark on its four-month retrograde motion through July 11. During this time we must do our inner spiritual work in order to reap greater rewards when Jupiter goes direct in mid-July.

The soft and sensitive Pisces Sun collides with the direct and energetic Sagittarius Moon Friday morning. A walk in nature could satisfy both. The pace picks up later in the afternoon as Mars conjuncts the Moon. A Moon-Uranus trine will undoubtedly deliver insight and inspiration in the evening. The Moon is void of course after 6:27 p.m., so relax into a jovial, convivial social evening with companions.

The weekend’s cosmic backdrop is set for work and accomplishment. This is a not a weekend for relaxing. Set goals for what you want to accomplish, and get to work. The Moon-Saturn conjunction Saturday evening sets a serious, dutiful tone. Although Saturday evening is usually a time to relax and be social, this one calls for solitary work on a task or project. The day’s Mercury-Saturn square can make us feel doubtful and inferior; combat these feelings with focus, discipline, and sustained effort.

The week ends and a new one begins with powerful, inspiring cosmic alignments. An exciting Mars-Uranus trine is the gift of the day, giving vigor and inspiration for doing something new and exciting. The Sun sextiles powerful Pluto, giving extra energy and confidence. The Moon’s benefic aspects to Neptune and the Sun give creativity and resolve. The Moon’s conjunction with Pluto empowers the possibilities this day. The combination of industrious, visionary, inventive alignments makes this day golden—and full of tremendous potential. Use these golden cosmic alignments well.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Uplifting, creative day. Kind words can heal.

Monday: Allow for some deep, reflective quiet time.

Tuesday: Smooth sailing! Optimistic day. Venus into Aries.

Wednesday: Moon Voc 9:26 a.m.-2:02 p.m., and then an optimistic, enthusiastic late afternoon and evening.

Thursday: Jupiter turns retrograde for four months; it’s time to focus on inner spiritual development.

Friday: Exciting, inspiring, surprising upbeat day!

Saturday: The day is all about work. Plan to get a lot accomplished.

Sunday: Golden Day! High energy and vigor combine with inspiration and creativity.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (March 6-31)

  1. Get started on a creative project.
  2. Take a dance class.
  3. Add more color.
  4. Take a new hike.
  5. Say “yes” to a spontaneous offer.
  6. Wear red.
  7. Express appreciation out in the world when people help or serve you.
  8. Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.
  9. Plan a new adventure.
  10. Get moving—toward anything you 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:

Sunday, March 4 at 10:19 p.m. through Monday March 5 at 5:23 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, March 7: 9:26 a.m.-2:03 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, March 9 at 6:27 p.m. through Saturday, March 10 at 1:52 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, March 12: 8:36 a.m.-3:44 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, March 15: 0:32 a.m.-3:12 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, March 17: 6:12 a.m.-11:57 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Monday, March 19: 12:29 p.m.-6:07 p.m.(Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, March 21: 10:21 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, March 23 at 8:52 p.m. through Saturday, March 24 at 1:53 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, March 25 at 11:58 p.m. through Monday, March 26 at 4:45 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, March 28: 2:54 a.m.-7:30 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, March 29 at 9:59 p.m. through Friday, March 30 at 10:52 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 1: 11:29 a.m.-3:57 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)


Monday March 5: 5:19 -13:23 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, March 7: 16:26 – 22:03 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, March 10: 2:27- 8:52 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, March 12: 15:36 – 22:44 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, March 15: 7:32 – 10:12 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, March 17: 13:12 -18:57 (Moon into Aries)

Monday, March 19 at 19:29 through Tuesday, March 20 at 1:07 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, March 21 at 17:21 through Thursday, March 22 at 5:30 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, March 24: 3:52 – 8:53 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, March 26: 7:58 – 11:45 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, March 28: 9:54 – 16:30 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 30: 4:59 – 17:52 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 1: 18:29 – 22:57 (Moon into Scorpio)



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