Monday, March 5, 2018

Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of March 5th - new energy, thinking gets focused, words get more instinctual, me-first, what do I want, silence is broken, exam time kicks off, love is a battlefield

warrior by Grinch7

OK, this is the week we begin to move out of Pisces season - as both Mercury and Venus move into Aries AND we start to move into a multiple retrograde season - as Jupiter stations retrograde and Mercury starts to hit the degrees he will "re-walk" during his retrograde later in the month.

So early in the week is the time to make some fresh changes and then pay attention to what is happening later in the week, because Mercury retrograde's upcoming theme will start to show itself now.

March itself will offer us alot of energy to go within, make new plans and devise new strategies. All the planets have been full steam ahead since December and in some area of everyone's life a slow down/a deep breath is needed.

Mid-to-late April looks like more of a time for bold moves. Although obviously some things won't wait, the most important stuff will be worth waiting for. Sometimes when we hesitate to take action it is because we instinctively know the thing we are doing is important enough to get right - and we care enough about the outcome to proceed humbly and thoroughly.

Also, note Mercury retrograde is coming - LET'S BACK UP OUR FILES. Get your car serviced.

On MONDAY, the Moon is in Scorpio and our focus could be on Scorpio themes - finances, loans, debts, other people's money, intimacy, reproduction, psychology, sex, birth, death, situations that involve 3 parties. Scorpio burns through all the superficial crap. The negative here could be power/control and jealousy/obsession issues. Good energy for research and getting to the bottom of things. Tonight the Moon will sextile Saturn - this feels like the energy needed to see something through to the (bitter?) end.

While we sleep Mercury will move into Aries. If you wake up with a headache this is why! Ha!

On TUESDAY, the Moon is in Scorpio and those Scorpian themes from yesterday continue to be a focus. The Moon will trine (brakes off) Neptune providing help from behind the scenes and through healing, art, spirituality, romance, connection. If you are starting something today or doing something important that you have control of the timing with - it could be a good idea to wait until after 7:00PM EST when the Moon is sextiling Pluto and has already crossed over Jupiter for the best outcome.

Both Mercury (late last night) and Venus (tonight) move from watery Pisces into fiery, independent Aries. They will hook-up exactly on the 19th so we could get good news then although with Mercury stationing retrograde just a couple days later it will be subject to a bit of a do-over.

For now, our language and thinking becomes more focused, clear-headed and passionate. We don't want to talk about/think about everything (Pisces) we just want to talk about this one specific thing (Aries).

Mercury (ideas, thinking, language) in Aries puts our instinct into words. Our mind gets faster. Our tongue gets sharper. Words get pushy. It is easier to speak up for ourselves and ask for what we want/need. We can also more easily pick an argument as language becomes more competitive. Mercury in Aries says, "I know what I think and this is what I think."

The silence that was so golden in Pisces - gets broken in Aries.

The best use of this energy through May 13th (because of Mercury's upcoming retrograde he/she will be in Aries for a long time) would be saying what you really think - and yes, this can get you in trouble, so don't be a fool about it - keep in mind Aries impulses can be either self-aggrandizing and immature or soulful and sparking a needed fire - also solving a problem (fire brings fresh insights), initiating a new course of study and creating a bold, 'hot-off-the-press' plan.

Think: fresh start with Mercury themes - words, thinking, writing, learning, teaching, ideas, sibling issues, transportation, your local community. Also bringing fresh words and fresh thinking into your Aries house.

While Mercury is in Aries he will conflict with both Saturn and Pluto multiple times so our ideas and our thinking is going to be tested over the next few weeks.

With Venus moving into Mars' space, Aries Suns and Aries Ascendants become more attractive - both easier on the eye and able to attract what they want. All our natal Aries houses become more attractive, too. Attracting both what we want (Venus) and what we line up with energetically - as the house itself gets woken up by attractive Venus. Not that our Aries house has been able to sleep since 2011 when Uranus moved in anyway!

(a heads up that Uranus will be moving on out of Aries in just a few weeks - won't be back in our lifetimes - although he will pop back in for his retrograde - this is kind of a last-call for big time energetic support for self/brand (Aries) reinvention (Uranus) so you might want to think on that)

It is long considered 'fact' in astrology that Venus doesn't like being in the "me-first", take no prisoners sign of Aries and answering to Mars. I think this view is certainly skewed by patriarchy.

It's true Venus (love, women, money, resources, values) ruler of Taurus (comfort) and Libra (relationship) can attract what she wants in a less assertive/aggressive manner in other signs, but there are lessons for all of us about stepping into our personal responsibility here.

In Aries, Venus functions best when she puts herself first (and we have the North Node in Leo - whenever two transits are saying the same thing it is kind of a no-brainer).

In Aries, Venus will be thinking, "what's best for me?".

In Aries, Venus is a WARRIOR (and love is a battlefield ... cue Pat Benatar).

Something to keep in mind as we give ourselves permission to go after what we want (always that fly in the ointment) is the impulsive nature of Aries. If Venus was always in Aries our relationships would last 15 minutes and the things we bought/valued would very quickly fall out of favor and we'd be on to the next thing. Maybe not such a good long-haul energetic, but as a transit, ie transitory, Venus in Aries can get on with the business of getting us what we want in a very effective manner. 

With both planets moving from water to fire - we should feel a creative burst of something fresh and exciting encouraged by impulsivity early in the week. But before they (as us) get too carried away they (as us) will have to get past Saturn (authority, a limit). Mercury first on Sunday and then Venus the following Tuesday. We'll talk about these transits as we move through them.

On WEDNESDAY the Moon is Void from 3:55AM EST through 5:03PM EST. Don't start anything new today or launch anything you need something to come of. With the Moon's last aspect before the Void being a sextile (opportunity) to Pluto (power) - this could be a good day to file your taxes!

After the void the Moon moves into Sagittarius and trines (brakes off) Venus (freshly in Aries). Good for money and relationships - a creative flow of high minded ideas and energy. Good aspect for business and for getting work that we love into the public sphere. If you send out a newsletter, emails, etc to the public - this could be a good time for that.
 
On THURSDAY, the Moon is in Sagittarius likely focusing us on Sagittarian themes - what is foreign to us, travel, higher education, weddings, the media, legal issues, politics. Around dinner-time EST the Moon will square Neptune fogging things up a bit.

Jupiter stations retrograde at 23 degrees Scorpio. That 23rd degree has been pinging for awhile and if you have any planets or points near it you will be feeling it. Jupiter has been methodically making his way through Scorpio since last October (#metoo) expanding the Scorpian themes of power, control, sex, big money and intimacy.

A planet is uber powerful at his/her station - think of stopping your finger as you move it through a candle and how intense the heat would feel. This is Jupiter in Scorpio now.

As he begins to backtrack through Scorpio - he will get back to 13 degrees Scorpio in July - we will go back over whatever his forward movement has stirred up in our lives since October - both personally and collectively. Whatever growth has been created now needs time to be tended. There are some weeds to pull. We could be tested.

Not only collectively, but especially those with planets or points from 13-23 degrees Scorpio (or Taurus, Leo and Aquarius), which is probably a good chunk of the population, so everyone will be feeling this either through their own situations or situations involving other people close to them who are being directly impacted.

Since 23 degrees Scorpio is the degree where Mars stationed direct at the end of June 2016, this is already a hot degree. Any loose ends from that time frame are getting reinvigorated now, too.

This would be an excellent time to start some kind of detox program because that is the kind of energy Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio will support.

On FRIDAY, the Moon continues her journey through Sagittarius focusing us on those Sagittarian themes and our big-picture beliefs. She will hook up with fiery Mars around dinner-time EST making us more irritable, prone to squabbles, taking things too personally.

I will write more about Friday in the weekend forecast which will also include Mercury's first wall in Aries (limit, authority) as he hits Saturn on Sunday.

So, watch for what happens this week, especially around Thursday because we will be working with this energy for the next few weeks and enjoy, and make use of, the bold new energy coming at us on Tuesday!

xo all


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