Monday, March 28. All the mutable signs are gathering and integrating information in the style of their element. In other words, the Moon in Sagittarius (mutable fire) encourages the spontaneous knowing of the fire element. Fire apprehends wisdom through energy. Energy is simply what gets noticed. What stands out today? Where will the energy lead you? Be willing to let it take you on a journey. The Moon conjoins Mars in Sagittarius, reducing hesitancy and increasing spontaneity. This fire could bring an upswing in vitality or a release of frustration. The Sun in Aries (cardinal fire) makes a trine to the Moon as well. We can use this energy to burn away lingering doubts. When the Moon forms a square this evening (CDT) with Neptune, we are reminded of the water element’s way of gathering information through our emotions. Misunderstandings could arise if we fail to be sensitive to this information as well.
Tuesday, March 29. This is a busy day astrologically. The Moon in Sagittarius activates the close square between Jupiter in Virgo and Saturn in Sagittarius. Conflicting information is coming at us. Jupiter and Saturn represent fundamental approaches to life. Jupiter opens; Saturn constrains. In extreme, both approaches are problematic. The square is time of rebalancing and refining our approaches to life. Everything is under investigation adding to the sense that we need to learn our lessons well, right now. Notice what you need, more structure or more leniency. Mercury in Aries stimulates the desire to acquire new information and use it well. First Mercury makes a quincunx to Jupiter and then a trine to Saturn. This combination could lead to resolution of perplexing problems. It may be necessary to hold conflicting messages to do so. Venus in Pisces (mutable water) conjoins the South Node of the Moon while the Moon makes a square to both. Relationship issues may surface. We are still feeling vulnerable underneath.
Wednesday, March 30. Chiron is not a planet, but the influence of this celestial body in our solar system is large. Chiron entered the sign of Pisces (mutable water) in 2010 and remains there till 2018. The Wounded Healer, as Chiron is sometimes known, seems to be uncovering the impact of trauma in our lives while transiting this sign. Water holds memory. Our cells, comprised of mostly water, hold memories too. Today, Venus in Pisces conjoins Chiron to stir up memories. While pain may be part of this experience there are treasures here too. Venus encourages relationship. Cherish the relationships that honor your healing journey. They are precious. The potent sensitivity of this day is challenged by a square between Mercury in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. If you are feeling up to it, this may be a good day to fight for a cause you believe in. No worries, however, if you aren’t up for the fight, you may learn something valuable about your core beliefs anyway.
March 31—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. One of my criteria of wellbeing is having a balanced access to all the elemental qualities. Since the key word here is balanced, it is important to me to make room for the elemental expressions that I resist as well as make the best use of the elemental expressions I naturally gravitate towards. Today, we could say the conflict is between fire and earth expressions. But the gift is the opportunity to balance these elemental expressions. What might that look like? Could it be passion married to effectiveness? Could it be energizing our structures with life force? Or might it be commitment to resolving conflict? Whatever the potential, the fire and earth aspects today are strong. First of all, Mercury conjoins Uranus in Aries (cardinal fire) setting off sparks of revolution. This pair is ingenious together. And impulsive. The Moon in Capricorn (cardinal earth) tries to put a brake on reckless passion today and tomorrow. Although it could feel like frustration, this is actually a good thing when we think about sustaining our passions over the long run. The Moon also contacts Jupiter in Virgo (mutable earth) and Pluto in Capricorn, increasing our access to earthy wisdom. Under this influence, we shift into the evaluation phase of the lunar cycle. What worked well for you? What do you regret or wish you had done better? Resist shaming yourself and use this moment to balance the qualities of insight with forgiveness. This lunar cycle, seeded in the time of Pisces flow, is about letting go so we may begin the process of renewal in the next lunar cycle seeded with Aries passion. What is left for you to do to get ready for the next cycle?
Friday, March April 1. While most of us were trying to sleep (U.S. time zones), the Moon in Capricorn contacted the conjunction of Uranus and Mercury in Aries. If you’ve been feeling fairly impulsive or mentally stimulated this week, you may have awakened to a sobering reality this morning. It could feel like someone has just doused your fire with a pile of dirt. But this could be a good thing too. Reconsidering things could make them even better. Check your details. Put a better plan in place.
Saturday, April 2 Planetary conflicts and challenges ease off for the weekend. Whew. The Moon in Aquarius supports a detached approach. We are able to take things less personally. The focus changes to the broader world of community: political, spiritual, or special interests groups. The secret to being effective under this influence is to be in conversation with like-minded people. Organize to change the world.
Sunday, April 3. Perhaps the tricky parts of the past week can be seen as an initiatory experience for the breakthroughs we make today. Certainly we encounter fewer obstacles to our brilliant insights. Hopefully, that is a good thing! The Moon in Aquarius makes an encouraging connection to Mercury and Uranus in Aries helping us to move forward with innovation and change. Seize the day.