Tip of the Week:
The last official days of the season signal a time to reflect, in the light of the Full Moon (March 16). Mercury is in the final days of its shadow period during which time it recovers ground lost while retrograde. Confused thoughts, perceptions and communications and disruptions with technology are some of the main issues that synchronize with this cycle. Now Mercury will re-enter Pisces (March 17 – April 7), one of its more challenging sign positions. This transit has been compared to trying to communicate underwater. Well, that is a bit exaggerated but pay attention to see the synchronicities. So it could feel like Mercury is still retrograde until April 7 when it enters Aries. Positively, it can prove useful for imaginative thinking but can be a deterrent to practical productivity.
Mars then Saturn turned retrograde on March 1st and 2nd respectively. I offered a review for Mars in my February 28 Horoscope so I will direct you there to learn more. Yet, of additional note is that it has been in very close conjunction with the Moon`s North Node in Libra ever since mid-February. This brings the `iron fist, velvet glove` theme resonant with Libra to the fore. Coupled with Uranus in Aries, the sign Mars rules, which presents an unpredictable and potentially violent theme pattern, it is not surprising that we are seeing the synchronicity in the uprisings in Kiev and then the Russian military presence in other parts of the Ukraine right away thereafter. That energy pattern is bound to manifest somehow and somewhere and in a big way and the basic themes of military muscle maneuvers is bound to continue.
As for Saturn in Scorpio (Oct. 2012 – Sept. 2015), this cycle can basically be described as metamorphic. Yes, the world is changing deeply and quickly. When retrograde the plot thickens and deepens as it activates a determined search of meaning and truths that transcend outer realities and appearances. Outwardly this aspect can produce fixed attitudes and a crusading spirit… Stay tuned!
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
If you feel the need for and have any opportunity to get some extra rest or retreat this week, take it. With spring just a week away you will feel a new surge of energy begin to emerge. Yet, this week is probably best used to recharge. Quality time shared with friends might suffice. Yet, a solo and silent retreat that would allow you to contemplate, reflect and re-center is your best bet.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
Whatever else you have done up to now or achieved, in certain respects you have been preparing the ground to implement plans that have been brewing for a long time. Over the coming months especially your will, drive and ambition will increase. Set clear boundaries, do not over give or over commit to others or ask or expect too much from them. Just do it!
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
Whether you want, need, like it or not, you are getting extra attention now. All being well you want it and the time is also right to ask for recognition, favours and earned rewards. You are finally rising out of what may have felt like a foggy period. Now your visions and aspirations to realize a brighter future are coming to full force.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
A rather deep cycle continues. At best, you are heeding the call to restore your faith and vigour. This is a good time to listen more and speak less. You may feel needier than usual, more than you have for quite some time. Tending to home projects, hobbies, renovations and/or early spring cleaning may be just what you need.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
Tending to some of the deeper aspects of life continues. This includes rich exchanges of dialogue where realizations are shared. These have been brewing for many months, perhaps even years. Your ability to express your thoughts and feelings well enough so others understand you may require extra effort. Ask questions and invite feedback for best results.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Engaging with others in deep and meaningful ways is a likely theme of late. You mind focus is sharp and you are able to articulate your feelings more clearly. Yet unless your attitude is to share, give and serve with your thoughts and ideas versus tell in a merely factual manner, your communications will likely miss the mark. Aim to build rapport.
Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
Mixing work with play does have its merits some times, like now. For you play may mean socializing and/or engaging in creative and artistic activity. You may feel impatient with people and circumstances however, so make extra efforts to trust in and cooperate with the flow. At deeper levels, tending to your health and the related quality of your lifestyle is extra important.
Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
Your current focus is lingering somewhere between a creative review of past experiences and plans and ambitions for future action. Clearing, cleaning and settling unfinished business is likely. Creating a new working space is featured and may include mental and emotional states as much as shifts in the outer environment. Expect it to take a couple of weeks or so to catch-up.
Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
Reconnecting within to rediscover what you think, feel and believe continues. This includes deepening bonds with family. A lively time interacting with friends is also featured. Exchanges of thoughts and feelings regarding future plans are highlighted. These may still be in the dream stage. Yet, good ideas will be conceived. Pay attention and take note.
Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
A philosophical and reflective cycle continues. A deepened search for truth, meaning, purpose or at least for answers is featured. This trend will continue for a few weeks. Part of this quest includes a review and cultivation of your own talents and the prospects of accessing the skills and resources of others. But you may have to widen your scope to get what you need.
Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
Some new developments have begun amidst the completion phase of others. Yet, you may still be contending with lingering uncertainties. You may get the feeling that spring is delayed. This could produce frustrations. By mid-April latest you will enter a dynamic learning curve. Accept that this is all a foundation building phase which stands to stretch into early May.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
The feeling of spring thaw may be arriving early for you. You may wish the pace was slower. Yet, your ability to focus, manifest and get things done may feel slower these days so this early start can be seen to have advantages. Meanwhile, increasing your outreach to cooperate and collaborate with others is important and the timing looks good.