A lot of shifting gears this week, so stay light on your feet. Moon entered the humanitarian sign of Aquarius at 6:14AM, which can facilitate stubborn efforts to be seen a unique, socially significant or just plain “difficult,” depending on the audience. An opportunity for cooperation comes around 2:23PM ET, when the Moon makes an easy alignment with taskmaster/authority figure Saturn.
Also exact this AM — which may be driving your serious focus, especially if you have a planet or angle around 4 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo — is the challenge between mental Mercury and Saturn that happened at 5:41AM. My horoscope was personally affected; I was up at 4AM, running a mile-long To-Do List in my head. As it turns out, much of that To-Do List concerns upgrades, repairs and replacements to computer systems, and if you have similar concerns on your plate this week, my condolences.
Why? Because we’re feeling the effect now of an exact meet-up (on Wednesday at 4:49AM ET) between Mercury and nebulous Neptune in Pisces. This is not a pattern that delights (or excels) in left-brained logic. Sure, it can inspire a transporting faith, art, healing and vision. It can also inspire muddled communication and delusion. Double check the facts this week. Make sure what you say is actually understood.
Other patterns of note: Venus leaves warrior princess Aries tomorrow morning, which may take some of the “selfie” energy that’s currently driving social expression. Venus is more comfortable in Taurus, which, after all is a sign that needs to build comfort, especially of a material kind. More on that tomorrow.
Other shifts: a profound solar eclipse and New Moon happens Friday AM at the verrrrry end of the zodiac: 29 Pisces. We’ll talk more about that later this week. Thirteen hours later, the astrological New Year begins when the Sun leaves Pisces for Aries. This is the Vernal Equinox — the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. So while we are in the current dark side of the Moon — the end of the lunar cycle — it’s appropriate to focus on wrapping up projects you started on the last New Moon (Feb 18th). If you’re feeling listless or restless, know that you are not alone. This is the feeling of intuitively sensing that something new is just around the corner, but you don’t know what.
Your Moon voids this week: Tuesday at 2:18PM ET until Wednesday 6:58AM ET. That’s the longest one. Use it to focus on routine matters. Avoid impulsive shopping sprees and finalizing plans. Crises may crop up that are usually much ado about nothing, so avoid the temptation to make a mountain out of a molehill. Chill and roll with whatever flakes and twists occur. There’s a brief void on Friday between 5:36AM and 6:28AM ET. Blink and you may miss it.
Let’s see….anything else? Oh, right. The seventh Uranus-Pluto square between rebel Uranus in Aries and “resistance is futile” Pluto in Capricorn happens tonight at 9:50PM ET. It’s a big deal, as both planets are direct in motion. In the other six squares, one of the planets was retrograde — held back or in “rethink” mode, as it were. It’s happening at 15 degrees of Aries and Capricorn, and if you or anyone you know has a planet or angle around those degrees, you/they may be bouncing off the walls right about now.
I’ll recap the news in tomorrow’s forecast, so I can post this one before noon.