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In the Stars March 26-April 2, 2023 . . .Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week

The Sun is now in Aries, symbolizing adventure, initiation, and courage. The exalted, fiery Sun challenges us to take action and make things happen. Pluto has now moved into Aquarius, making a big shift out of Capricorn into the sign symbolizing science, innovation, and the wider community.

We are moving closer to an intense eclipse period from the Total Solar Eclipse April 20th through the Penumbral, or Partial, Lunar Eclipse May 5th. The eclipse period can be volatile, so take note.

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, volatile energy may be unleashed.


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New ideas are sparked by a Mercury-Chiron conjunction in Aries on Sunday. This conjunction offers holistic out-of-the box thinking. The Gemini Moon invites an excursion to explore local surroundings. Take some time to connect with a sibling.

Maverick thoughts and ideas are further expanded by Monday’s Mercury-Jupiter conjunction. A Moon-Neptune square may soften our focus and bring confusion. This is a good day for creative writing.

The Moon in Cancer on Tuesday and Wednesday focuses energy on home and family. A Moon-Saturn trine on Tuesday morning orients us toward work to be done, especially tasks at home. This is an emotionally sensitive day. Nourish yourself with comfort food.

Wednesday holds numerous aspects to the vulnerable Cancer Moon; mood swings are likely. Be considerate of feelings and offer compassion. Give yourself some self-care.

Thursday holds a Mars-Saturn trine which supports focus and measured action. Make a plan and take steps to accomplish a long-range goal. Venus is conjunct Uranus, giving independent expression. The Moon is void of course all day until 3:31 p.m. PDT, a time best focused on routine matters not requiring decisions. The Moon opposed Pluto late afternoon, stirring up a storm of feelings that can galvanize action or open vulnerabilities.

Friday and Saturday are set for play, and it is a good day for parties and creative activities. On Saturday the Moon’s square to Uranus may bring some surprising twists and turns. A Moon-Jupiter trine gives expansion, exuberance, and good humor. April Fool’s Day is a great day for a fun gathering.

Sunday and Monday are days to get your life in order, as the Moon is in Virgo. Sunday is an enegetic, productive day to focus on home chores.

On Monday Mercury moves into Taurus and squares Pluto, which leads to deep pondering and problem solving, but can also lead to discord and disagreements. The Virgo Moon makes benefic trines to Uranus and Venus, giving new ways of getting work done. Make your space sparkle.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Out-of-the-box thinking abounds. Take a short excursion.

Monday: Expanded thinking. Work on a writing project.

Tuesday: Tend to matters in your home, and nourish yourself with comfort.

Wednesday: On an emotional rollercoaster, give yourself some self-care.

Thursday: Active day that sparks strong feelings. Moon VoC 6:45 a.m. -3:31 p.m. PDT, so do routine tasks. Take steps to work on a big project.

Friday: Playful day to enjoy.

Saturday: Expect some twists and turns. Let the good times roll at a fun gathering.

Sunday: Productive day to focus on home chores.

Monday: Though there may be some diversions, get organized and make your space sparkle.

Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Taurus (March 16-April 10) 1. Plant spring flowers in your garden. 2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds. 3. Get a massage. 4. Get a fresh hair cut. 5. Freshen your wardrobe. 6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face. 7. Find some delightful new inspiring music. 8. Create a new playlist to inspire your everyday life. 9. Grow your savings. 10. Adorn yourself with beautiful clothing and jewelry. 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 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)

April 11: 3:47 a.m. -10:32 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

April 13: 7:13 a.m.-1:41

p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

April 15: 8:15 a.m.-3:56 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

April 17: 11:56 a.m.-6:09 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

April 19: 9:12 p.m.-9:29 p.m. (Moon into Taurus) (Solar Eclipse at 9:13 p.m.)

April 21 at 8:40 p.m. through April 22 at 3:10 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

April 11: 10:47-17:32 (Moon into Capricorn)

April 13: 14:13-20:41 (Moon into Aquarius)

April 15: 15:15-22:56 (Moon into Pisces)

April 17: 11:56 a.m.-6:09 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

April 19: 9:12 p.m.-9:29 p.m. (Moon into Taurus) (Solar Eclipse at 9:13 p.m.)

April 21 at 8:40 p.m. through April 22 at 3:10 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

April 17 at 18:56 through April 18 at 1:09 (Moon into Aries)

April 20: 4:12-4:29 (Moon into Taurus) (Solar Eclipse at 4:13

April 22: 3:40-10:10 (Moon into Gemini)

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