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In the Stars March 12-19, 2023 . . . Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week

The Sun continues to shine in Pisces through Monday, March 20, when it will ingress into Aries and signal the first day of spring. Daylight Savings Time begins in most of the United States on Sunday, March 12th at 2;00 a.m. Spring clocks forward one hour. Over the coming week allow your imagination to pour forth ideas and challenge your creative self to express!

Pluto is inching toward Aquarius where it will arrive on March 25th. More on this next week. You could think of the week ahead as a good one to dismantle worn-out structures in your life.

Mars continues Out of Bounds (OOB) until May 4th. Planets are OOB when their declination is more than 23 degrees, 27 minutes. When planets are out of bounds their energy is wild, unique, and extraordinary. The planet expresses itself unbounded, or without limits. People may be much more courageous and outspoken than usual. Because Mars is explosive and impulsive, this is a more volatile period than usual.


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Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Spring clocks forward. The Pisces Sun conjuncts Neptune. The sign of Pisces and the planet Neptune are connected with film, fantasy, and other-worldliness, well-aligned symbolism for the Academy Awards Sunday evening. The Sun-Neptune conjunction trines the Scorpio Moon, amplifying passionate, inspired emotions. The evening’s Moon-Pluto sextile holds space for intimacy, honesty, and reconciliation.

After the emotionally intense weekend, we are relieved to start the work week with the optimistic Sagittarius Moon. The day is light. Take a hike or bike ride, as Sagittarius loves vigorous exercise that uses the thighs. This is a good day to make travels plans.

We have a bounce in our step Tuesday as it begins with the Moon trine Jupiter! Mars and Neptune are square, perhaps compromising goals, or positively amplifying creativity. The Moon connects with the Mars-Neptune square in the evening, energizing appetites for fantasy. Settle in to watch a compelling film.

The Sun and Neptune are conjunct on Wednesday, inviting us to go with the flow of the day. However, a Capricorn Moon demands self-discipline and productivity. We need to attend to these different callings.

Thursday’s Capricorn Moon beckons another productive work day. Yet, an element of surprise may be expected as the Moon trines Uranus. Venus ingresses into its ruling sign of Taurus, ushering in several weeks of a bigger appetite for pleasure. Our mind wanders due to a Mercury-Neptune conjunction, and creative ideas abound.

Emotional storms gather Friday morning as a result of a Moon-Pluto conjunction. The intensity triggers determination to get a lot accomplished. The Moon moves into independent-oriented Aquarius and squares Venus, triggering a desire for freedom in relationships, yet a Venus-Saturn sextile reinforces a sense of loyalty and commitment. Gather with friends to celebrate your accomplishments for the week.

Saturday’s lunar energy calls for freedom of expression. The Aquarius Moon squares independent Uranus. Strike out unencumbered and do something unusual with friends. Mercury and Pluto form an opportune sextile at 29:55 Pisces (Mercury)-Capricorn (Pluto), giving us the ability to ponder deeply and solve problems. Mercury then moves into the fire sign Aries, igniting quick thinking for the next few weeks through April 3rd.

The Moon moves into Pisces on Sunday and conjoins Saturn. On one hand, this alignment could dampen our mood; from another perspective we can consider it a command to do some creative, artistic work. Write a poem, play music, or paint, or make your home more beautiful by arranging objects in new ways.

The Sun ingresses into Aries tropically on Monday, ushering in a new solar year. The Moon is dark on Monday before the New Moon on Tuesday. The Sun and Pluto form an opportune sextile, encouraging leadership and resolve. This first day of spring is formulated for a strong start to the new year. Set intentions for a vibrant spring season.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Daylight Savings Time begins. Spring clocks forward. Tensions ease, inviting intimacy, honesty, and reconciliation.

Monday: Optimistic, buoyant day. Make travel plans.

Tuesday: Motivation is high, though we may want to relax and smell the roses.

Wednesday: Go with the flow, but be sure to attend to responsibilities and work demands.

Thursday: Productive work day with twists and turns and an outpouring of creative ideas.

Friday: Finish the work week strong, and celebrate with friends in the evening.

Saturday: While it’s a good day for self-reflection, the day calls us to join with friends for a different-than-usual activity.

Sunday: Challenge yourself to engage in a creative project.

Monday: Sun moves into Aries, signaling the first day of spring. Set intentions for the new season. Take some solitude.

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 theext 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 12 at 11:58 p.m. through March 13 at 12:20 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

March 15: 1:49 a.m.-5:05 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

March 17: 7:13 a.m.-7:24 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

March 19: 3:32 a.m.-8:11 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

March 21: 8:57 a.m.-9:01 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

March 23: 10:12 a.m.-11:41 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

March 25: 9:18 a.m.-5:41 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

March 27 at 6:39 p.m. through March 28 at 3:21 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

March 30: 6:45 a.m. -3:31 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

April 1 at 11:02 p.m. through April 2 at 3:57 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

April 4: 6:49 a.m.-2:50 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

April 6: 5:42 a.m.-11:29 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

April 9: 2:08 a.m.-5:56 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

March 13: 6:58-7:20 (Moon into Sagittarius)

March 15: 8:49-12:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

March 17: 14:13-14:24 (Moon into Aquarius)

March 19: 10:32-15:11 (Moon into Pisces)

March 21: 15:57-16:01 (Moon into Aries)

March 23: 17:12-18:41 (Moon into Taurus)

March 25 at 16:18 through March 26 at 0:41 (Moon into Gemini)

March 28: 3:39-10:21 (Moon into Cancer)

March 30: 13:45-22:31 (Moon into Leo)

April 2: 6:02-10:57 (Moon into Virgo)

April 4: 13:49-21:50 (Moon into Libra)

April 6 at 12:42 through April 7 at 6:29 (Moon into Scorpio)

April 9: 9:08-12:56 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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