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Saturday, March 7, 2020

The Moon continues today in showy Leo, without any major aspects until before dawn tomorrow when she’ll oppose Mercury (retro), lending drama to any ongoing confusion that might be in the air. Luckily, most of us on the east coast will be asleep. The Sun starts its exact conjunction with Neptune today, which may make career and ego-identity issues super fuzzy, unless you’re an artist. At 6:47am, Luna enters Virgo, taking an edge off the drama.

Friday, March 6, 2020

The Moon in dramatic Leo squares Venus in luxurious Taurus right out of the gate today, and then Luna will square flashym, independent Uranus by midday. It’s also Friday, Venus’s day, so take the opportunity to dress up and show off a bit. The rest of the day is as quiet as a Moon in Leo can get.

Moon and Venus setting

Magical Mansions

Most people who are generally familiar with astrology know something of the basics: planets, signs, houses, and maybe aspects. These are the building blocks of western astrology in almost any era, past or present. But once upon a time, astrology and magic (as well as alchemy) were seen as a package deal. Not necessarily in a big-deal kind of way, either. People were accustomed to seeing astrology in many aspects of daily life. The days of the week (Sun’s Day, Moon’s Day, Mars’ Day, Mercury’s Day, etc.). The rituals that filled the days and seasons. All around there was evidence Read more…

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Last night’s dreaming continues until about midmorning as the Moon trines Neptune, but then starts to get more pragmatic as she opposes Jupiter in Capricorn. She’ll oppose the other Capricorn placements: Pluto this evening and Saturn overnight, bringing some intensity and serious grounding. At 4:27am, Luna enters Leo.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Mercury retrograde sextiles Venus in the last degree of Aries much of the day. It’s not a bad time to rekindle old friendships, but go slow. You might also dig out old art projects and work on them again. Later in the day, the Moon opposes Mars, both being very strong. Strong emotions might arise, but now might be a good time to deal with them, given their sign placements. Late tonight, Venus enters her favorite sign, Taurus where she’ll spend the month. She’s also no longer squaring the late Capricorn placements. It’s a good month for all things art, Read more…

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Venus in Aries perfects her square to Saturn in Capricorn around noon today. Responsibilities and harsh reality force us to take a critical look at relationships and our sense of beauty and art. Saturn is definitely the stronger in this lineup, but try not to be too hard on yourself and your loved ones now. The Moon moves through much of Gemini without planetary contacts, but as she approaches the sextile to Venus tonight, we’re likely to be feeling the after-effects of the Venus-Saturn Square. There may be a softening of attitude after some self-critical thoughts. At 11:25pm, Luna slips Read more…

Monday, March 2, 2020

The first quarter Moon is this afternoon, as Luna squares the Sun. There could be some mild conflict that asks for a pruning or pairing down of what you’re working on. Tonight the Moon squares Neptune, continuing the current seesaw of going between hard reality and pure fantasy. This time, your hopes and dreams come to the surface, but they have a difficult time fitting in with your daily life. Tomorrow’s exact Venus square to Saturn is building, and we’ll feel it by now. There are some challenges in relationships and our sense of peace that may surface now. More Read more…

Pen and check boxes

Self Reporting in Astrology

Recently an astrologer on Twitter asked folks to respond to the question “Do you resonate with your Sun sign?” For example, if you were born with the Sun in Scorpio, do you “feel” like a Scorpio, or do you feel that your life is influenced heavily by this Scorpio placement? About half the folks who replied said that they do. Only about 8% said that they do not. And about 40% said sometimes yes, sometimes no. Most of the comments on the thread were from people who said No, with a short explanation of why. A few were from folks Read more…

Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Moon’s trine to Saturn late this morning can be a very grounding experience. Both in earth signs, both dignified. Focus on what’s real and what’s an obligation, and things should flow. At 2:20pm, Luna enters flighty, social, Gemini, where she squares the Pisces Mercury retrograde early this evening. Get your important stuff done early, since this can be a sign of all sorts of difficulties being clear and real.