In the Stars March 13-20, 2022...shining light on the astrology of the week
The Sun Is in Pisces tropically for another week, and then on March 20 the Sun moves into Aries tropically, beginning a new solar cycle. This is the Spring Equinox when day and night are equal, and the Sun begins to overtake the darkness.
This week’s blog is dedicated to Alan Oken, a great astrologer who died on March 5 of Covid in Bali. One of his close friends wrote “One of the greatest astrologers the world has known. His books were read by millions. His wisdom and presence ignited many minds -including mine. Alan left us Saturday March 5 on the Sun-Jupiter conjunction…The Divine and all the Angels would have been there to greet him. Hallelujah Alan. Gratitude, love and blessings always. You’re now another star in heaven.”
Alan was one of my teachers, as he was for many. I learned from his books, lectures, and once I had an astrology reading with him. I often drew inspiration and insight for my weekly blog from his monthly “Celestial Happenings.”
Sunday is loaded with the heavy weight of Pluto opposing the Cancer Moon. The Moon is void of course from 8:44 a.m. to 12:31 p.m. PDT (we are now in Daylight Savings Time, having sprung an hour forward at 2:00 a.m.), a time when decisions are difficult to make and it is best to focus on routine tasks. The morning is demanding, but at 12:31 p.m. the Moon moves into Leo, calling us to play. The Sun conjuncts Neptune, infusing us with vision and inspiration. The Moon opposes Venus and Mars, enlivening the evening.
A Moon-Uranus square mid-day Monday may bring something unexpected. The Pisces Sun makes a benefic sextile to the North Node, giving compassion, and helping us envision peace. Fortunate connections may be made with people who are significant in your life. The Moon shines in Leo, so make it a playful, creative, courageous day.
Saturn opposes the Leo Moon on Tuesday, reining in our playful energy and directing us to our responsibilities. Do your work with music as a backdrop. Make work fun!
Wednesday and Thursday are the days of the month to get your life in order, as the Moon moves through Virgo. Attend to the tasks on your list and check them off. Clean up and get organized. Late Wednesday a benefic Uranus-Moon trine may inspire some greater efficiencies.
The industrious, work-oriented Virgo Moon is somewhat adrift as it opposes Jupiter and Neptune on Thursday, which is St. Patrick’s Day. Allow yourself to dream and wear green. Put on your dancing shoes and gather your work tools. Be inspired while you clean up and get your life in order, but go with the flow of the day. The Full Moon perfects just a few minutes after midnight.
Friday, March 18 at 12:17 a.m. the Moon reaches its fullness at 27:40 degrees of Virgo. The Full Moon makes a benefic trine to Pluto, empowering us to address our work. Later in the day the Moon forms a Grand Air Trine with Mars and Venus in Aquarius and Ceres in Gemini, encouraging good conversations.
Saturday is a day of mixed energies. The gracious, cooperative Libra Moon colors the day. However, tense aspects of the Moon opposing Chiron, Venus square Uranus, and Moon opposing Eris infuse tension. A benefic Moon-Saturn trine helps ground the energy. With the Moon in Libra we want to relate. Balance your interactions with honesty and integrity.
The Sun moves into Aries tropically on Sunday morning, bringing us to the beginning of a new astrological year and the season of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Mercury conjuncts Jupiter, inspiring conversation and writing. This Spring Equinox Day, March 20, is when dark and light are equal, marking a new beginning with light increasing each day.
Gear up for a demanding Monday with numerous challenging aspects: Moon square Mars and Venus, Moon opposite Uranus, and Moon square Saturn. On the other hand there are some benefic, helpful aspects such as Mars sextile Chiron, and Moon trine to Mercury and Neptune. Monday is a mixed day full of planetary activity. The Moon is in emotional, and often brooding, Scorpio. Expect to weather a few storms.
The Week in Short:
Sunday: Demanding morning. Moon VoC from 8:44 a.m. to 12:31 p.m. Lighten up and play in the afternoon.
Monday: Unexpected events or diversions may occur. Experience something new.
Tuesday: Take care of responsibilities and make work fun.
Wednesday: Harness efficiency and get organized.
Thursday: Be inspired with music and artistry while you put your life in order.
Friday: Full Moon in Virgo challenges us to let go of perfectionism, and to attend to the tasks on our list. Engage in meaningful conversations.
Saturday: Mixed day. Relate to others with balance and integrity.
Sunday: The Sun moves into Aires, the first of spring. Conversation is expansive and inspiring.
Monday: Demanding day emotionally. Expect to weather a few storms.
Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aquarius (March 6-April 6, 2022)
1. Express love and appreciation to your friends.
2. Change your dress toward more colorful and unique.
3. Learn about another culture through reading or watching a movie.
4. Gather with friends more often during this period—and enjoy them.
5. Explore and consider joining a new group to expand your life.
6. Make a contribution to one or more of your favorite social causes.
7. Make new friends.
8. Host a dinner party with a group of diverse friends.
9. Read a book about turning the tide of humanity such as The Ministry of the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson.
10. Treat yourself to an astrology reading.
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 13: 8:44 a.m. -12:31 p.m. (Moon into Leo)
March 15: 3:55 a.m. – 9:58 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)
March 18: 1:11 a.m. – 4:25 a.m. (Moon into Libra)
March 20: 5:39 a.m. - 8:44 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)
March 22: 9:00 a.m. – 11:58 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)
March 24: 5:58 a.m. – 2:53 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)
March 26: 4:50 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)
March 28: 7:11 a.m. – 9:31 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)
March 30 at 11:36 p.m. through March 31 at 2:30 a.m. (Moon into Aries)
April 2: 6:51 p.m. – 9:50 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)
April 4: 6:52 p.m. – 8:04 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)
April 6 at 8:13 p.m. through April 7 at 8:30 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)
April 9: 6:01 p.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon into Leo) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
March 13:15:44 -19:31 (Moon into Leo)
March 15 at 10:55 through March 16 at 4:58 (Moon into Virgo)
March 18: 8:11 – 11:25 (Moon into Libra)
March 20: 12:39 - 15:44 (Moon into Scorpio)
March 22: 16:00 – 18:58 (Moon into Sagittarius)
March 24: 12:58 – 21:53 (Moon into Capricorn)
March 26 at 23:50 through March 27 at 0:55 (Moon into Aquarius)
March 28 at 14:11 through March 29 at 4:31 (Moon into Pisces)
March 31: 6:36 - 9:30 (Moon into Aries)
April 2: 13:51 – 16:50 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)
April 5: 1:52 0 3:04 (Moon into Gemini)
April 7: 3:13 - 15:30 (Moon into Cancer)
April 10: 3: 1:01 – 3:59 (Moon into Leo)
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