This week, we have Mercury stationing retrograde on Tuesday at 1:17pm EST. Mercury is retrograde for most of the month of March and even though there is no need to freak out about Mercury retrograde periods (since it happens 3 times a year), this one will be particularly ”foggy” as it is happening in Pisces (the sign of Mercury’s detriment) and Neptune will be quite active all month. Chances of missing important details increases and so are the chances of getting distracted. This month will be excellent for creative flow without too many rigid structures.
Wednesday, Uranus officially enters the sign of Taurus signalling a new era of technology, innovations, and breaking away from the status quo. Think back on how far you have come since 2011 to now (the time it took Uranus to travel through the sign of Aries) and how in may ways, you are starting a new chapter that is taking you further and further away from the person you were 8 years ago. Uranus ingress into an Earth sign can also bring some surprises this week; expect the unexpected.
Wednesday afternoon, a New Moon in Pisces will conjunct Neptune. This week is filled with impression and hunches as we get lured by half conscious visions of our hopes for the future. A New Moon signals the beginning of the Lunar Month. The seeds and intentions planted at this time will become visible around the Full Moon in Libra on the 21st of March. What is being fertilized/conceptualized at this time for you? Look at the House where Pisces sits in your birth chart for clues of where confusion and inspiration are likely to show their faces for you.
Thursday, the Sun conjunct Neptune; the fog machine is turn on high as we slip between fantasy, irrational fears, and wishful thinking. Neptune dissolves the shapes and boundaries of hard materialism. Is it all there is to reality? Or is something bigger at work here? Neptune gives a desire for transcendence; it makes us want to believe that there is more than meet the eyes. Neptune is the muse or the ghost. Neptune at its worst can turn the anxiety on high as we feel riddled with ungraspable fears, something just beyond our conscious awareness. Pisces season can also be a time of empathy, compassion, confusion or sadness as we can feel more vividly the pain of the world. A good season for generosity and compassion.
On a mundane level, ”fake news” will surely be a big thing this month so be careful about the information you ingest and be discerning! When possible, it’s a good time to tune out and practice meditation, mindfulness or simply go out in nature to bring you back to centre.
Have and excellent week and enjoy those Piscean Waters!
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” Caroline Myss
The Moon is in Leo to begin the week and will be Full upon entering Virgo, Tuesday morning at 10:54am ET.
This is a a very auspicious Full Moon as it will conjunct Fixed Star Regulus at zero degrees of Virgo. This Full Moon illuminates issues around criticism versus self-acceptance and perhaps where in our lives we need to heal, feel whole finding a more holistic approach in our overall routine, patterns, physical, mental and spiritual habits.
This Full Moon illuminates, magnify, cleanse, purify our comprehension of what it means to heal; understanding that to be useful, to know our place, and to find purpose, one must first be of service to their body which is the temple and vehicle of the spirit.
Understanding also that to be useful, to know our place, and to find purpose, one must be of service to to this Earth which provides sustenance and gives us food which feeds our body.
Mercury joins Neptune to begin the week and this is the first of 3 conjunction (because of Mercury retrograde). Next ones will be on the 24th of March and the 3rd of April.
Pay attention to clues revealed this week around poison and toxicity. Weather this is something you are ingesting, a guilty pleasure, a mental habit, a place, or a draining person, this aspect combined with the Full Moon could reveal to you some of your posions…..what is poisoning you.
Chiron also just entered Aries to begin the week (at 4:09 ET) after being in Pisces since 2010. This is a major shift as Chiron is associated with pain, healing and where we feel vulnerable and raw.
Some self-undoing habits or patterns might become super obvious to you (if not already), and with Chiron (the great healer and teacher) changing signs, priorities will really start shifting.
Look to where Aries sit in your chart to understand where this will be taking place. Chiron entering the Cardinal sign of Aries will most affect people with important Cardinal planets (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn)
Have a wholesome and healing Full Moon, enjoy the changing tides.
Today at 18:04 ET, the Sun enters the Mutable Waters of Pisces signalling not only the ending of Winter in 31 days but also the end of the Zodiac.
Pisces is considered the last sign of the Zodiac with the beginning of the Zodiac marked at zero degree of Aries; the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Pisces season is a season of change, ending and mouvement although the stirring is happening from deep within. Piscean Waters are bottomless and these waters hides the dreaming soul of the World…and beyond. Pisces is not so much concerned with the material world. Its real wisdom resides in the imaginal, creative and spiritual realms where Spirit surrender itself to the endless visions and doorways that arise from within.
This Pisces season should be particularly poignant/inspirational/subliminal/poetic/transcendant with Jupiter in Sagittarius ruling over the Sun and Mercury retrograding in Pisces for most of March.
A great time for artist and creativity, dream journaling and explorations, an excellent time to reconnect with a contemplative/meditative practice and exploring various healing modalities, energy work, past life regression.
Not a great time for pragmatic, rational and efficient mode of operations.
During this next month, escapist tendencies, victim mindsets, or crucifying yourself for a lost cause, could feel harder to manage.
If you struggle with addictions of any kinds (love, sex, food, drugs, internet, alcool) it might become super obvious or harder to manage during Pisces season. It might actually be a good period of time to get to the roots of your addictions, your victim/saviour patterns and explore your unconscious motivations without judgment. You can look to where Pisces sits in your chart to understand where these dynamics might play out in your life.
Overall, I like to think that Pisces season is a good season for compassion, cleansing, healing, empathy, giving (without depleting yourself), doing some charity work and letting go a little bit of the tight grip of materialism, of ego, of competition, while getting to the core of what is truly important in this short amount of time we are given. Make a difference by learning to love yourself and others, find the silver lining in the difficult spiritual lessons life has brought you. Be willing to transcend, heal, change, be flexible and surrender, learn detachment during this powerful time.
When 2 planets are together their meaning tend to fuse for the duration of the conjunction.
Uranus is currently on the last degree of Aries and won’t be back in Aries for 84 years. Uranus enters Taurus on March 6th signalling the beginning of a new cycle. This week could bring some great insights into the last decade and how far you have come. Think back of the unexpected changes that took place in your life since 2010 and how it has informed the last 10 years.
The Mars-Uranus conjunction is not great for trying to stabilize dysfunctional structures, systems, relationships but its excellent to revolutionize them. Mars and Uranus together brings intensity and the desire for freedom.
Innovative ideas and flashes of insights are floating around but they might not come from where you expect them. Imagine a highly volatile current running through the first part of the week. Where you decide to ”plug-in” could determine some of your experience. Technology and innovations are highlighted.
Since we are talking about a highly volatile aspect, its important to keep in mind that this could also show up as unexpected breakdowns and turn of events. Be mindful when driving and stay away from dramatic people as things could escalate quicker than usual. There might also be some weird funky stuff happening around technology, and written or spoken communication.
If you have felt restricted or limited in some ways, the next couple of days could bring a culmination, breakthrough and liberation in these regards.
This is a ”bridge” week so just keep moving forward, keep an open mind and roll with it. There is no turning back!
This week begins with the first quarter Moon in Taurus and it’s a good time to power through some of the ideas and projects that were initiated at the beginning of the month. Monday morning, Venus in Capricorn lends a supportive trine to the Moon and the next two days can be spent plowing away at mundane tasks. The emphasis of planet in Earth signs to begin the week helps us plan and organise our week and brings attention to the physical side of our lives. The Moon enters Gemini on Wednesday morning and you might want to lay off the coffee and do some work with your hands to remediate tension.
Mercury just entered the sign of Pisces on Sunday, and will remain here for the next 2 months. Mercury will retrograde in Pisces March 5 to March 28 but you might already start noticing some of the effect of Mercury being in Pisces.
Pisces tends to diffuse and confuse the Mercury functions (thinking, communication). It might be harder to communicate clearly and efficiently during this time but the next 2 months highlights a period of unruly creative and intuitive flow.
This week, we are basking in the after glow of the Jupiter/Neptune square which was exact Sunday.
The planet Neptune is associated with the desire for transcendence. Jupiter is faith and optimism but also over-inflation.
Think: Cotton-candy clouds, siren calls, romanticism, glamour, rose-coloured glasses, the deep faith that everything will work out, trust at the cost of a more pragmatic approach, over-inflation of dreams and wishes, magic, spirituality, visions and dreams, being aware of synchronicities and omens…✨
At its worst this aspect can correlate with a strong divine discontent, reality not meeting the expectations we have for ourselves and our specialness or just not seeing reality for what it really is. There can be a tendency for denial, bad choices and ignoring painful truths…
Neptune is often associated with drugs, alcool and substance abuse or getting involved in relationship scenarios where you idealize the person as oppose to seeing who they truly are.
Jupiter square Neptune this year, will be super good for artists, magician and witches as it can be a time of heightened inspirations and cosmic downloads…🔮
Neptune is like an exit door into a fantastical world that has no bottom and Jupiter will come to amplify that.
Something to keep in mind this year as there will be 3 Jupiter-Neptune squares aspect that will colour 2019.
Are you under the influence?
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?
Depending on your natal chart, you might be picking up on the other big vibe of the moment which is ALL of the heavy-handed action happening in Capricorn. (Saturn, Mercury, Pluto, Sun and South Node in Capricorn)
The sign of Capricorn with its ruler Saturn at home means that we might be hyper conscious of:
Time, time passing, getting older, limitations, responsibilities and obligations, the process of aging (think of that FB trend over the weekend).
There can also be a sort of ”status anxiety” and fears around money, authority, superiority/inferiority complex.
Our society puts a strong emphasis on material success. However, we are now in the midst of sweeping changes in regards to materialism and what it means to ‘’make it in the world’’ and be ‘’secure’’.
People are coming to the realization that consumerism and the capitalist model is destroying life in Earth. That perhaps, a big house, a secure job and 2 cars in the driveway is more of a burden than anything else. It is also creating a lot of anxiety as we adjust to this new awareness.
The deep stirrings of Pluto transiting through Capricorn is removing the false ideas we have about success.
Dissatisfaction will continue to grow louder as we approach the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of January 2020.
While this unsustainable system continues to crumble, it is important to remain aware, that the best inversement you can make is towards your health and strength.
Be pragmatic about what is possible for you this year and start working towards your goals whatever they might be.
Throw your fears of inadequacy into the garbage and stop comparing yourself or competing with others. Root down from within.
FULL MOON IN LEO
On Sunday, the Sun enters the sign of Aquarius and less than 24 hours later we have a FULL MOON at 0º LEO/LUNAR ECLIPSE which is the last one on the Leo/Aquarius axis.
For people with important planets in either Aquarius or Leo, the last 2 years might of brought some important changes and now this is sort of like a culmination of that process coming to a close.
2019 in so many ways is the beginning of a totally NEW ERA and this will become apparent as we progress through the year.
THERE IS NO TURNING BACK so keep moving forward, keep hustling and stay true to yourself!
This week, we stand in the reverberations of the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Capricorn that happened Saturday night which is initiating new trajectories for us.
The area of your chart where Capricorn rules will be undergoing major renovations in the next 2 years. If you have any planets around 15 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer and more extensively Aries or Libra, you can expect to be significantly influenced by the deconstructive qualities of what is happening in Capricorn.
Time, aging, maturity and wisdom through hardship, solitude, melancholia, depression, the limits of our world and generational burdens were all highlighted by the first New Moon/Eclipse of 2019.
Uranus also turned direct in Aries Sunday night which means all the planets are currently direct and Venus just entered the sign of Sagittarius after being in Scorpio for like EVER.
Most of the planets are either in Earth (pragmatism) or Fire (ambition) signs which also means we are itching to get going, make things happened, get on with business and to start slaying our goals for the year ahead.
Mercury in Capricorn square Mars in Aries
The other big aspects permeating the week will be Mercury squaring Mars (exact Tuesday) and the Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn (exact Friday) which augurs some sort of ”heavier than usual” power dynamics influencing the week.
Mercury in Capricorn🔨 squaring Mars in Aries🔥which is exact Tuesday morning can be productive but it can also be a sign of irritability and impatience. If you get into an argument, be prepared for it to escalate quicker than usual as this can indicate a tendency to say think without thinking before hand. It can also indicate a tendency for rushed decision-making or impulsivity.
Perhaps one of the best way to remediate this influence at the beginning of the week could be to have a brainstorming session, think twice before saying or doing something you might regret and or release the tension through physical exercise.
Emergence: Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn
The Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn happening Friday morning happens once a year. Pluto being associated with the underworld and what is hidden gets the full light of the Sun shinning down on him. Pluto is associated with the powers of creation and destruction. He is the guardian of the unconscious. It can be very difficult to bring dark things up into the light and this is why Pluto is often associated with painful transformative experiences.
Revelations of dark secrets, becoming aware of something that had remained hidden, ancestral stories and family dynamics, power dynamic or manipulative tactics become more obvious. Obsession, intensity, control, generational trauma are brought to the surface.
It’s a good time to connect to the source of your ambitions or the source of the stories you tell yourself about your limits, your burdens, your fears to understand where they originate from, and make them more conscious so that you are not controlled by them.
🛑 Special Attention: All day Friday, the Moon will be in Pisces and void of course. If you have important decisions or appointments to make, better book them before Friday or after Friday. As a rule of thumb the void of course Moon means that ”nothing comes out of the matter”. Decision made during this time have a harder time sticking.
The week begins with the Moon in Capricorn conjoining with the South Node of the Moon and squaring Uranus: If you got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, rest assured that it gets better by Monday night.
The Moon in Capricorn conjoining with the South Node could translate as a feeling of being dragged down into a heavy swamp before breaking free from a burden imposed on us or simply finding release after being trapped in our own mental prisons. It could also be that today, we are reminded of what structures in our lives do not support us anymore.
The Moon enters Aquarius in approximately 8 hours and this should lighten us up and bring the breath of fresh air we so desperately crave. New ideas and new plans will be easier to generate on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The emphasis on Water signs at the moment (Chiron, Mars and Neptune in Pisces and Venus and Mercury in Scorpio aspecting the North Node in Cancer) brings attention to the healing of ancient emotional wounds:
The cuts are deep and painful and the anxiety is faceless. However there is a strong momentum to find the proper medicine to heal ourselves right now and we are determine to shed our old skin.
We can see new territories arising on the horizon and hope is in our heart. However we must first unload the heavy baggage if we are to move faster towards the promised land with renewed faith. We’ve come too far to back down.
This is the process we find ourselves in right now: Sorting through emotional baggage, wounds and fears that keeps us small. They have become so visible that it will be easier to accept them and bring changes to our behaviour. We are growing out of our old skin.
Mercury re-enters Sagittarius on Wednesday highlighting THE BIG PICTURE.
By Thursday morning, the emphasis shifts to Mutable signs and it is best to keep a flexible approach: You move with the changes, you work on your big ideas, your dreams, your healing and you accept what can’t be changed but you keep moving. Optimism is the best medicine right now.
With the Moon in Pisces on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you could feel compelled to open your heart to the hardships of humanity as you become more sensitive to it. A good time for charity, for volunteering and to get into ”the true spirit of Christmas”.
Next Sunday, the Moon will be in the energizing Fire sign of Aries, igniting passion and bringing renewed vigour to our lives. Best spend the day finding mouvement to release any excess energy.
This week is the first Quarter Moon. The fresh ideas and the momentum that are born out of the New Moon in Sagittarius last Thursday are now being challenged.
This is a time in the monthly lunar cycle when we can clearly see how realistic (or not) our plans are and a call to action. There is a need to adjust our stance to match exterior circumstances which can be challenging. A good dose of pragmatism combined with a smile should get you through!
The first part of the week has a predominance of WATER. The Moon enters Scorpio in a few hours and will travel here until Wednesday evening. WATER signs in Astrology💦= Emotions.
We are at the tail end of a long process of emotional sorting with the Venus retrograde in Scorpio and Libra for the last couple of months. Venus just re-entered Scorpio and will re-trace the backward path she took in October. Only this time, she is moving forward and she knows exactly what she needs to feel emotionally fulfilled.
Mars is in the WATER sign💦 of Pisces and will be conjoining Neptune all week. This is a dreamy and inspired signature with an underlying vibe of fantasy/rose-coloured glasses. Psychic insights and inspiration is turned on HIGH.
DREAMS can be super vivid and insightful. Mars/Neptune in Pisces is inspired transcendence OR delusional escaping: you get to choose.
With the Sun squaring Mars all week, it can also be a time of emotional drama and grudges and since Mars is with Neptune, there could be an underlying thread of anxiety and frustration.
Mercury turns direct in Scorpio on Thursday just before the New Moon in Sagittarius and we can expect glitches and miscommunication to be part of the week so be prepared.
You deal with the minor annoyances and you stay centred.
There is a lot of momentum for evolution right now so don’t go playing in the swamps (aka feeding drama): Camp in high places facing the Sun.🔥
The New Moon in Sagittarius🔥 is early Friday morning and this is like taking off in a big cosmic hot air balloon. We will gain a lot of perspective on our life and what we are doing in the next few weeks.
You might not be able to run away from all your problems but Friday’s New Moon in Sagittarius brings a breath of fresh air. The New Moon in Sagittarius🔥 marks the beginning of the festive season. We might have a bigger reservoir of hope and dreams and it might be easier to fill it up right now so take advantage of it.
Aim higher than you think.🏹 Stay positive. Look for the silver lining in your situation. If you are feeling stuck, now would be a good time to try a new way of dealing with recurring problems. Sagittarius season is your opportunity to bring a fresh perspective into your life, to get out of your comfort zone and of your own way.
This week, laughter IS the best medicine**!
**On Sunday December 9th: Chiron turns direct at 27 degrees of Pisces and will trine Mercury in Scorpio as it stations direct.
“Time heals nothing; it merely manages the hurt through a lens of unreality.
The only salvation is to walk into your reality”
― R.J. Blizzard
THE FALL OF THE SUN
The Sun moves into the sign of Libra late on the evening of September 22nd, signalling the Fall Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. This particular Libra season is closely connected to the harvest especially within our relationships. What was planted in the Spring must now be dealt with; the good, the bad, and everything in-between. The fruits are over ripped and soon, these fruits will need to be turned into wine before the frost and rot settles in.
Choices need to be made. Libra season is a transitional period, what weighs too heavy must now be left behind because not everything can be brought into the next season. Light and darkness illuminates and hides in equal measures rendering the decision process rather difficult.
FULL MOON IN ARIES: YOU CAN’T DO IT ALL BUT YOU CAN DO A LOT
The Full Moon in Aries arrives just in time to help with this sorting process by shedding light on our most painful wounds; the ones who keep us in old narratives, the ones who dictates who we are allowed to be, the ones filled with the poisons of anxiety and self-pity, the ones who keep us small and the ones who make us act from a place of hurt.
This Full Moon in Aries illuminates the vitalizing parts of ourselves: our personal power, our ambitions, and how we tend to our internal flame. Compromising might not be an option right now and stale agreements must be dealt with. There could also be an equal desire for connection and freedom that is not easily reconciled. As the light of the Sun diminishes so does the power of the ego, and this allows us to see the world in a different light.
In order to re-establish the balance, debts need to be paid, wounds cauterised and identities shed. What happened to you, your story is important, however you must question the baggage you are carrying and if it is serving you well on your journey to greater freedom of action. Some things are so heavy they might actually be hindering your progress. Is this heavy load really worth its weight? There is a lot of fresh and new incoming possibilities available and we are in many ways entering a new era.
FREEDOM IS A LIGHT HEART
Much has happened since the beginning of the year and its a good time to take stock. The bad habits that were picked up since April are highlighted with this Full Moon, making it easier to cut through the gangrenous parts and prevent further infection from spreading. However, to do this one must be willing to look at the wound directly.
This Full Moon is the perfect time to assess and bring light to the parts of yourself connected to your identity, your ego and how you bring that forth into the world. What are you feeling ambitious about these days and what is your action-plan? What parts of yourself are hindering your progress right now?
Spend some time contemplating the areas of your life where you might be acting out from a place of woundedness. Are you keeping busy to avoid thinking about it? What are you feeling insecure about and is there a way to re-establish a sense of purpose in those hollow spaces?
The coping mechanism that were utilized to deal with stressors this Summer might not have been all healthy ones, but fighting against your nature is not the answer. There could be some part of you stuck in an old story playing over and over like a hypnotizing reflection ensnaring you in a broken mirror. It might feel really difficult to step outside of that story and create the space you need to move forward.
The Full Moon in Aries on September 24th/25th (depending on where you are on Earth), can help locate the places in your body and in your life you are trying to ignore. Pain is one of the greatest teacher. This Full Moon is your opportunity to sit with your teachers, whoever or whatever they might be, and listen to their wisdom.
“We took the path that led others nowhere and only we saw the light at the end of the tunnel. They warned us about the monsters we would encounter, the odds that we would meet. And they laughed when we got the scars while fighting the dragons on our way. When we came back out of the tunnel, holding the sword that they always craved for tightly in our hand. Bleeding and the sun shining on our face. We became the tales they wanted to be. We became the reflections of what they always wanted to see themselves through. We became the warriors they had always imagined of.” ― Akshay Vasu
▻▻The Full Moon falls at 1º of Aries and is conjunct Chiron: Locate the House where Aries sits in your birth chart, and see if you have any planets in the early degrees of this sign. This is the area of your life being brought to the forefront during this Full Moon.
▻▻The ruler of this Full Moon in Aries is Mars at 3º of Aquarius. Mars also rules Venus currently in Scorpio which rules the Sun in Libra. Mars is also conjunct the South Node of the Moon and Black Moon Lilith.
▻▻If you have important placements in the first 5º of Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, Libra or Aquarius, this Full Moon will be more significant for you.
▻▻The Full Moon is also square to Saturn which is currently at 2º of Capricorn.
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