“Moonrise” by Douglas Stratton ~ www.douglasstratton.com
The definition of springboard is “a thing that lends impetus or assistance to a particular action, enterprise or development.” We are entering the week of Equinox. The fecund spring cycle for those of us living in the northern hemisphere is mirrored in counterpoint to the reflective autumn cycle for our southern hemisphere neighbors. It may be time to spring into a more outward creative focus, or a more inward one, depending on where you reside.
Mon Mar 17
Counter-current tensions exist today. A supportive trine of Mercury to the stellium Mars/Ceres/Vesta/North Node bodes well for communication breakthroughs. Yet the Moon in analytical, critical Virgo triggers the historic challenging T-square between Jupiter ~ Uranus ~ Pluto. We are all being asked to be more discerning in our choices, consider more dynamic paths, and be willing to step more fully into our power, which may involve challenging those in power or confront those who have over-powered us in the past. You can discover a way through if you are open to taking a calculated considered risk.
Tue Mar 18
It’s as if each day this week, we are a presented with the possibility of making an extremely important choice. Our compassionate creative Pisces Sun is in a quincunx to the North Node ~ what emerging creativity calls to you ~ and Vesta in Libra ~ which emerging collaborative relationships call to you. Mercury ~ our planet of communication and ideas ~ enters the mix with a supportive trine to this celestial event. Out of discomfort, new choices arise. And in light of that, Venus is in an experimental sextile to Uranus, always a day to explore new dimensions of heart, art, desires. Are you wanting to break out of ruts, ready to run free and explore again? Be aware of the volatile tell-it-all Moon/Mars conjunction building in the late afternoon and evening hours. This aspect tends to create an edginess internally or between you and another, and can also express as sparring intimacy.
Wed Mar 19
Today carries a primarily positive celestial Field. The artistic, peace-making Libra Moon is aligned in trine to Mercury in Aquarius ~ open minded ~ Neptune in Aquarius ~ community hearted ~ and Jupiter in Gemini ~ either stuck in black and white judgment or jubilant curiosity. It’s always a choice as to how you will use these energies. Will you be judgmental or jubilant?
Thu Mar 20
Spring Equinox occurs at 10:57 am MST in the northern hemisphere. Surely just the hope of making this crossing each year brings a certain joy and creates a springboard in our step, especially after this historically challenging winter. Yet today we also have the monthly Moon/Saturn conjunction. You may feel a certain heaviness in your heart or feel burdened by your responsibilities. Saturn likes a task and wants to commit. Finish your taxes, not usually considered to be super fun. Or it might be time to have an honest conversation with someone you are close to. Yet also today Venus ~ ruler of your love life and creative longing ~ aligns with the Sualocin, the Dolphin Star. This star carries both a playful resonance, but also holds the mission of guiding us home when we are lost, as well as feeling a sense of responsibility to the collective Good for all of humanity. Ah there it is again, the message of facing your responsibilities today and being grateful you can influence the Good.
Fri Mar 21
A supportive intuitive trine aligns today between the Sun in boundary-less Pisces and the Moon in possesive Scorpio. Some of you might want to grasp on tighter in your relationships while others will want to explore letting go altogether. Discover how crucial it is to embrace release and resolve unneccessary territorial grabs. The square of Mercury in Aquarius ~ open-minded ~ to the clenching Scorpio Moon can bring things to a head. Insights emerge about what the future may hold.
Sat Mar 22
The energies of today promise magical moments and healing awakenings. It’s a holy moment, in my opinion, when Mercury and Neptune make their annual conjunction. Expect awakened states of consciousness, illuminated epiphanies, and a more spacious Mind that might feel like spaciness. Detach from your old mind field and step into a more awakened idea of who you might want to become. There is also a turbulent squaring off of the Scorpio Moon to Chiron in Aquarius which tends to dredge up old resentments that MUST surface. Then the healing aspect of this aspect can take hold and alter your life for the better.
Sun Mar 23
It’s the last quarter Moon. Today marks an important turning point or you feel pressured to make a decision. The astrological square between the Sun and Moon implies you must apply conscious effort or make a conscious choice in order to grow out of what no longer serves you. And given there is about to be a conjunction next week of Juno ~ intimate or business partners, soul colleagues ~ to Uranus ~ sudden shifts, erratic behavior, time to leap into action ~ it seems both breakups and breakthroughs will occur.