Emotional fallout from Sunday’s Full Moon notwithstanding, planetary patterns in the early part of the day are free from too much interference, so use the morning and early afternoon productively. Happy hour on the East Coast is marked by two aspects of exceptional good cheer, as the people-pleasing Libra Moon gets an exuberant lift from Jupiter and Venus around 5PM ET. Who’s going out for a green beer in honor of St Patricks Day?
Ninety minutes later, the Moon is scheduled for its weekly clash with the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square, as it first opposes rebel Uranus at 6:50PM ET, and then squares Pluto at 10:11PM ET. This sets the stage for potential upsets and power plays, especially for those with planets or angles between 10 and 14 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. But wait — there’s more! Mental Mercury leaves rocket scientist Aquarius for the emotional, flow of watery Pisces at 6:24PM ET. This suggests a need for a more intuitive, compassionate and/or martyred mindset from now until April 8th. The good news is that as of March 20th, Mercury will be out of its “shadow” stage, i.e., back to where it started when it turned retrograde at 3 Pisces on February 7th, suggesting projects that have been under review or snafued since then may finally be free of kinks.
Coming up later this week: the beginning of the astro-logical New Year! And this would be the Vernal Equinox, a.k.a. the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, as the Sun charges ahead in pioneering Aries. That’ll happen on Thursday at 12:57PM ET.
If you live in the Americas, business hours are nearly Moon-void free, suggesting little time for space outs and wandering drifts. This is not the case for those living in Tokyo, for example, which is 13 hours ahead of New York….or those in Malaysia, which is 12 hours ahead. This week’s voids are: Tuesday 9:37PM ET until 5:13AM ET; Thursday 11:11PM ET until Friday 11:39AM ET. Moon voids often feel like you are herding cats, as efforts to move forward in a straight line are subject to twists, delays and crises that turn out to be “much ado about nothing”. Something to keep in mind regarding any news related to the search for the missing plane — MH370 — that comes up during these times.
And now, the news.
Shake-ups and break-ups from the Established Order are an ongoing theme of the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square, which has been under ever-increasing pressure from expansive Jupiter for some weeks….and likely to crest April 21st-23rd with the Cardinal Grand Cross astrologers have been talking about for months. Think emancipation and empowerment, as Crimea broke away from the Ukraine and declared itself a separate republic. Did you know that Scotland is also considering declaring its independence from the United Kingdom, and will vote on the issue in September? Meanwhile, in Sunday’s New York Times, columnist Ross Douthat appears to bemoan a current climate of “individualism” in America, which I’d argue is an apt reflection of rebel Uranus traveling through pioneering, self-reliant, me-me-me Aries. One theme of Uranus is freedom. One theme of Aries is the individual. Put the two together and you get lots of individuals becoming self-reliant (and self-employed), because they wish to be free from the System or because the System is breaking down (Pluto in Capricorn).
Here’s another headline reflecting Uranus (rocket science) in Aries (individual): How Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing Science. Plenty of food for thought…I’d write more, but then you wouldn’t get this forecast until suppertime….