Astro-logical Forecast for 3/15/2012: Makin’ It Happen on the Ides of March

Moon goes void while most of us are sleeping (3:34 – 6:24 AM EDT), then immediately enters enterprising Capricorn.  If you don’t know what a void-of-course Moon is (or how best to handle one), go to the calendar that’s on the left side of the Daily Forecast page  and click on FEBRUARY 10TH. You’ll be taken to a post that tells you what you need to know. Or you can type “what is a void of course Moon” in archives search thingamajig on this website.

In Capricorn, the need is make things happen.  If you have Moon in Capricorn, you know exactly what I mean. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, you need to be headed straight for the top. If  Moon in Capricorn isn’t moving and shaking, there’s a problem.  That being said, we can look forward to a proactive day which flows like this: a dreamy awakening at 9:05AM ET, followed by a surprise, shock, flash of insight at 1:26PM ET, which may lead to a bold communication of patriarchal sentiment around 4:53PM ET. The evening is ripe for energy, passion and/or emotional intensity, in which any disputes may concern emotional investments made and a perceived lack of return. It all ends around midnight on a jolly, expansive note.

I’ll skip the usual tour of the headlines to offer this Wikipedia bit about the Ides of March, which happens to be today. Did you know…

“In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. Caesar was stabbed (23 times) to death in the Roman Senate by a group of conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. The group included 60 other co-conspirators, according to Plutarch.[2]

According to Plutarch, a seer had foreseen that Caesar would be harmed not later than the Ides of March and on his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated), Caesar met that seer and joked, “The ides of March have come”, meaning to say that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied “Ay, Caesar; but not gone.”[3] This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned by the soothsayer to “beware the Ides of March.”[4][5]

I confess I rather like that story… :)


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