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In the Stars March 24-31, 2024 . . . Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week

Lunar Eclipse May 26, 202, photo by Leo Figgs

The penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurs as the clock strikes midnight Sunday, March 25 at 5:07 Libra. Although this eclipse is subtle, it carried the extra power of a trine from Pluto. This lunar eclipse will be followed by the eclipse portal of two weeks before the Total Solar Eclipse of April 8. The two weeks between the eclipses the planetary energy is intense, so keep things as simple as possible then. Eclipses can bring sudden changes and opportunities to accelerate your journey. This Total Solar Eclipse can be seen in North America. Its path of totality cuts from Austin, Texas through southeast Missouri, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Maine. I’ll be watching it (with eclipse glasses) with my siblings in Indianapolis.


Mercury turns retrograde on April Fool’s Day, April 1, at 27 degrees of Aries. This week is Finish travel arrangements, communication, and tasks you want to move forward in the coming days before the retrograde period April 1-26, which is a time for pause, review, and re-thinking.


The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction continues to tighten. This week these planets are 3-5 degrees apart, moving toward an exact conjunction April 17-21. This aspect, occurring once every 13 years, is powerfully innovative and expansive. Now is 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.



Sunday, March 24, starts slow and dreamy with the Moon conjunct Neptune, followed by the Moon being void of course from 8:48 a.m. to 1:37 p.m. PDT. Enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning reading, gardening, or tending to your home. After the Moon enters Libra at 1:38 p.m. PDT, you will want to reach out to friends and loved ones and engage socially. The Moon trines Pluto in the afternoon, building a desire for connection. A Venus-Jupiter sextile helps to make this Sunday an optimistic, delightful day leading up to the Lunar Eclipse at Midnight. Keep things simple given the intensity of an eclipse.


As noted above, at midnight Monday, March 25 the Full Moon perfects, forming a penumbral Lunar Eclipse at 5:07 degrees of Libra. Relationship themes are activated; we consider the balance of self and other. The Aries Sun makes a semi-square to Uranus, perhaps provoking impulsive actions. Go carefully and easily, as there is a lot of intense energy in an eclipse.


Passionate, perhaps aggravated, conversations will occur on Tuesday, March 26, due to a Mercury-Eris conjunction. The Libra Moon opposes Chiron, increasing sensitivities. When the Moon opposes Mercury and Eris later in the day, we are prone to agitation.


Feathers may remain ruffled on Wednesday, March 27, as the Scorpio Moon stirs deep feelings. The Moon’s square to Pluto early morning sets the day off with an energized, perhaps explosive, tone. However, a Moon-Mars trine may improve the mood of the day. The Scorpio Moon desires private time, so take some space.


Thursday, March 28, is highly creative due to a Venus-Uranus sextile. The Moon’s alignments with Jupiter and Venus may bring twists, turns, surprises, and some drama.


Friday morning is framed with a mystical aura due to a Moon-Neptune trine in water signs Scorpio and Pisces. This aspect begins a void Moon period until 12:52 p.m. PDT when the Moon bounces into Sagittarius to mark the beginning of a fun weekend. Garner the drive of a Moon-Pluto sextile to finish your work so that you engage in a diverse, expansive social evening.


Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, are buoyant, adventurous days. Saturday the Sagittarius Sun makes a benefic trine to the Aries Sun. Also at play is a Moon-Saturn square, reminding us of responsibilities and limitations. All together, the day’s aspects give strength and balance. Sunday carries more discordant aspects, but the Sagittarius Moon’s optimism will prevail.


Mercury the trickster turns retrograde on Monday, April Fool’s Day. The planet turns direction at 27 degrees of Aries, initiating a 24-day period of introspection and re-examination of various aspects of our lives. A Moon-Saturn sextile in the evening helps us ground. We are able to figure out practical solutions to problems.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: Optimistic, sweet day. Enjoy a slow morning puttering at home, and then reach out to engage socially. Lunar eclipse occurs at midnight, so keep things simple.

Monday: Full Moon penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Relationship issues may be up for examination. Go carefully, mindfully, and easy.

Tuesday: Although the Moon in Libra desires harmony and wants to be congenial, this a day of agitation and provocation.

Wednesday: Tense, explosive morning. Take some space for yourself.

Thursday: Highly creative day that promises surprising events.

Friday: Moon VoC 8:39 a.m.-12:51 p.m. PDT. Mystical morning unfolds into an expansive evening, and a fun weekend.

Saturday: Buoyant, adventurous day with constraints and responsibilities.

Sunday: Expansive, optimistic day with some discord and distractions.

Monday: Mercury turns retrograde. There may be mix-ups and confused communication, along with an ability to solve problems later in the day.


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 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)

April 8 at 7:38 p.m. through April 9 at 4:23 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

April 11: 3:03 a.m.-5:58 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

April 13: 7:45 a.m.-10:44 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

April 15: 4:22 p.m.-7:23 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

April 18: 5:01 a.m.-7:10 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

April 20: 5:19 p.m.-8:08 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

April 22 at 4:23 p.m. through April 23 at 8:19 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

April 25: 4:16 p.m. -6:36 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

April 28: 12:30 a.m.- 2:37 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)April 30: 8:18 a.m.-8:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

May 2: 2:28 a.m.-11:51 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

May 4: 12:06 p.m.-1:40 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

May 5 at 10:56 p.m. through May 6 at 2:41 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

May 8: 2:55 p.m.-4:20 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

May 10: 6:48 p.m.-8:12 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

April 9: 14:38-11:23 (Moon into Taurus)

April 11: 10:03-12:58 (Moon into Gemini)

April 13: 14:45-17:44 (Moon into Cancer)

April 15 at 23:22 through April 16 at 2:23 (Moon into Leo)

April 18: 12:01-14:10 (Moon into Virgo)

April 21: 0:19-4:08 (Moon into Libra)

April 22 at 23:23 through April 23 at 15:19 (Moon into Scorpio)

April 25 at 23:16 through April 26 at 1:36 (Moon into Sagittarius)

April 28: 7:30-9:37 (Moon into Capricorn)April 30: 15:18-15:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

May 2: 9:28-18:51 (Moon into Pisces)

May 4: 19:06-20:40 (Moon into Aries)

May 6 at 5:56-21:41 (Moon into Taurus)

May 8: 21:55-23:20 (Moon into Gemini)

May 11: 1:48-3:12 (Moon into Cancer)


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