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In the Stars March 10-17, 2024 . . . Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week



The Sun, Saturn and Neptune are in Pisces, and now the Moon is in Pisces forming a New Moon on Sunday, March 10. Mercury moves out of Pisces into Aries on Sunday. Venus moves into Pisces on March 11. Pisces symbolizes compassion and concern for the collective, as well as creativity, inspiration, and imagination. All planets are now direct, so the wind continues to be at your back during the month of March.

 

This week contains a lot of void Moon time during the work day—Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. So let’s review this concept. This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. When the Moon is void it is best to take the time to read, garden, or attend to routine, insignificant matters, or matters not requiring decisions or connections. You can usually feel this energy, as it is hard to decide what to do next. This past weekend I had a meeting where we were trying to train a group of people. The internet kept going out. A pivotal document would not open. They were minor glitches, but examples of aspects of the meeting not coming together and working well.

 

The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction is tightening. This week these planets are 6-7 degrees apart, moving toward an exact conjunction April 17-21. This aspect, occurring once every 13 years, is powerfully innovative and expansive. Now would be a great time to start an innovative project. Be expansive in your imagination about what is possible, as this spring holds great energy for invention and discovery.

 

We are close to the first eclipse season of the year, with the first lunar eclipse March 25th at 5:07 Libra. This will be followed by the Total Solar Eclipse April 8th at 19:23 degrees Aries. Plan to keep things simple during the weeks between the eclipses.  

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A New Moon forms at 20:16 degrees of Pisces early Sunday morning, March 10, at 1:00 a.m. PST. Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. when we move clocks ahead one hour. The Sun and the Moon conjunct Neptune, and sextile Uranus, giving intuition, and inspiration. This is a day to create and express yourself through the arts. New Moons mark times to set new goals for the month ahead. Mercury is now in the cardinal fire sign Aries, sparking imagination and enabling independent, enthusiastic thinking.

 

Venus moves into Pisces on Monday, March 11, where it is exalted, or best functioning. Venus in Pisces gives a sensitivity to beauty; here it is sweet and compassionate, and we are more in touch with our feelings. The Aries Moon invites us to get going on goals and projects for the week ahead. The Moon conjuncts Chiron, bringing us in touch with our healing needs and possibilities.

 

We may feel cranky about getting out of bed early Tuesday morning, March 12, due to a Moon-Eris conjunction. Then the Moon is void of course from 4:07 a.m.-5:28 p.m. PDT. This is a period of time after the Moon makes its last major aspect and before it moves into the next sign. During void periods things often don’t come together. It is not a good time for meetings or decisions. In fact, it is hard to make decisions, even about what to do. Rather, spend the time tending to routine, insignificant tasks. At 5:28 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into its sign of exaltation, Taurus, drawing us toward life’s pleasures. Honor the Taurus Moon with a delicious dinner.

 

Wednesday, March 13, promises to be a lovely day with the Taurus Moon first making a benefic sextile to Saturn, grounding the day in practicality and productivity. Then the Moon conjuncts expansive Jupiter, giving optimism and confidence. Appreciate the beauty around you.

 

Thursday, March 14, may open with the sound of thunder symbolically, as the Taurus Moon conjuncts Uranus. Later the Moon squares Mars, bringing more jarring energy. You could experience a breakthrough with a project or idea. Put this strong, clashing energy to good work. This is a special day for me, as it marks the fifth anniversary of my late husband’s (Ralph Metzner) death.

 

The Moon is in Gemini on Friday, March 15th, setting the day up for conversation and connection. However, a Moon-Venus square early in the day and a Moon-Saturn square around dinnertime cools the trust and conversation.  By harnessing the discipline of Saturn, we can tie up loose ends for the work week, freeing us for a playful weekend.

 

The Gemini Moon is curious. Saturday, March 16, making for a day to strike out on your own and allow yourself to wander, as Gemini loves to do. There are numerous discordant and confusing planetary aspects, compromising the ability to coordinate harmoniously with others.

 

St, Patrick’s Day Sunday, March 17 is set for home and family affairs. Fluff up your home, cozy up with loved ones, and enjoy some home-cooked food.

 

Venus ingresses into its sign of exaltation, Pisces, on Monday, March 18th. In Pisces Venus will guide us to our heart and generate compassion, inspiration, graciousness, and kindness for the next three weeks. The Moon makes benefic sextiles to Jupiter and Uranus, generating optimism and helping us tune in to our intuition, Mercury’s conjunction with the North Node reminds us of the importance of direct communication. Overall, Monday is a sweet, lovely day.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: New Moon, new lunar cycle. This is an inspiring day to create. Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. Move clocks forward one hour.

Monday: Get moving on goals for the work week.

Tuesday: Moon VoC all day 4:07 a.m.-5:28 p.m. PDT. Focus on routine, insignificant tasks. Indulge in a delicious dinner in the evening.

Wednesday: Practical, productive, expansive day.

Thursday: Day of thunderous, breakthrough energy that could be a game changer.

Friday: Enjoy lunch and conversation with a colleague, and tie up loose ends by the end of the work day and week.

Saturday: Allow yourself to wander where your curiosity wants to take you. 

St. Patrick’s Day Sunday: Attend to home and family, and cozy up together over a home-cooked meal.

Monday: Lovely, sweet, compassionate day. Do an act of kindness.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (March 11-April 5)

1.     Paint a room in your home a fresh, beautiful color

2.     Create an inspiring musical playlist.

3.     Write a poem or a song.

4.     Give to your favorite charity.

5.     Offer grace to challenging people and situations.

6.     Let your heart sing!

7.     Wear lovely clothes and be beautiful.

8.     Soak in the beauty of art through a visit to an art gallery.

9.     Infuse your life with beautiful, fragrant flowers.

10.  Create! Create! Create!

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Moon Void of Course:

This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):

Pacific Standard Time:

March 10: 12:45 p.m.-5:19 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

March 12: 4:07 a.m.-5:28 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

March 14: 3:28 p.m.-8:15 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

March 16 at 9:42 p.m. through March 17 at 2:40 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

March 19: 11:52 a.m.-12:32 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

March 21 at 11:33 p.m. through March 22 at 12:41 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

March 24: 8:48 a.m.-1:37 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

March 26 at 4:08 p.m. through March 27 at 2:02 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

March 29: 8:39 a.m.-12:51 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

March 31: 5:15 p.m.-9:05 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

April 2 at 10:40 p.m. through April 3 at 2:07 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

April 4 at 10:39 p.m. through April 5 at 4:12 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

April 7: 1:26 a.m.-4:24 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

March 10 at 19:45 through March 11 at 0:19 (Moon into Aries)

March 12 at 11:07 through March 13 at 0:28 (Moon into Taurus)

March 14 at 22:28 through March 15 at 3:15 (Moon into Gemini)

March 17: 4:42-9:40 (Moon into Cancer)

March 19: 18:52-19:32 (Moon into Leo)

March 22: 6:33-7:41 (Moon into Virgo)

March 24: 15:48-18:37 (Moon into Libra)

March 26 at 23:08 through March 27 at 9:02 (Moon into Scorpio)

March 29: 15:39-19:51 (Moon into Sagittarius)

April 1: 0:15-4:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

April 3: 5:40-9:07 (Moon into Aquarius)

April 5: 5:39-11:12 (Moon into Pisces)

April 7: 8:26-11:24 (Moon into Aries)

 

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