The cycles of Nature, or the Wheel of the Year, turns again as we approach the Vernal Equinox. Less than three weeks away, Nature is slowly awakening while “Old Man Winter” does his best to hang on in parts of the country and the world.
Aries is the beginning sign of the zodiac so it only seems right that this is the sign that symbolizes rebirth and the emergence growth in Nature for many of us.
Aries energies are like the ram that symbolizes it – forceful, always forging ahead and, many times both blunt and direct in manner. This is the time and the energy best suited for new projects. It is a time of adventure and a time to evoke a pioneering spirit. Go where you’ve never gone before. Do what you’ve never done before. It will be awesome!
The Full Moon will help you kick-start that feeling when it occurs on Thursday, March 5th, at 1:05 p.m. EST.
The Full Moon will occur in the sign of Virgo which will draw those affected by its energy to health and physical fitness matters. Have you been waiting for that “right” time to begin a weight-loss program or a physical fitness routine? This would be it! Just remember to maintain a balance – be determined to stick to it, but don’t become obsessed by it.
With the Sun in Pisces, the intuition is active and there is much inspiration. It gives prudence, steadiness and common sense.
There is a likelihood of short journeys and some changes that may include employment. It is fortunate for business matters, whether you are self-employed or working for someone else.
No matter what your circumstances, this Full Moon offers many opportunities for positive change in ones life.
Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 a.m. (no matter what time zone you are in).
Once again we “Spring forward” to meet the rebirth of the natural world.
Mercury will transit into Pisces on Thursday, Mach 12th at 11:52 p.m. EDT. improving memory and making concentration unsurpassed while increasing the psychic abilities of those who tap into its energies.
This placement of Mercury can make people extremely sensitive to their surroundings and the people that inhabit them. This can make some feel uncomfortable causing them to talk less. This would be an excellent time to learn to shield oneself so as to not be so affected by the vibrations of people and places.
On the other hand, when people feel comfortable in their surroundings and with the people who are around them, they can go to the other extreme and talk too much. Pisces is a water sign after all. Speech is fluent but can be careless. Remember to think before you speak to avoid any unpleasant consequences.
Overall, with the Sun still in Pisces, this can be a very intuitive/psychic time that can also be very creative because the imagination is active.
Saturn, which has been in Sagittarius since December 24, 2014, will turn retrograde on Saturday, March 14th at 11:02 a.m. EDT.
Because Saturn in Sagittarius energies are serious about the pursuit of philosophy, religion and higher education, when Saturn turns retrograde in this sign, the lesson of creating a better connection to the higher mind and allowing it to help correct past mistakes will present itself.
A highly independent energy, it will cause some to question ways that seem outdated. Some will abandon convention for blazing their own trail in their search for Truth.
This energy also wants to teach us to make light of things that seem burdensome so that we may change those energies to something better.
All in all, this retrograde motion of Saturn in Sagittarius offers the opportunity to raise our consciousness, look at things from a different perspective, and let go of worn, outlived ways of thinking and living.
On Tuesday, March 17th, Venus moves into Taurus, a sign it rules, at 6:15 a.m. EDT. Emotional security and stability in love are important now. This is a loyal and steadfast energy that can turn jealous and possessive if that emotional security is threatened.
The sense of touch is heightened from this placement. Taurus rules the throat and larynx that can produce a beautiful voice or just the desire to sing. There is also a love of comfort and beautiful surroundings.
This placement also produces a feeling of kinship with the Earth and a desire to spend time in Nature with flowers, trees and other plants. The desire to garden may be strong.
This is a great time for artistic expression, especially through sculpting and painting.
As the days continue to grow longer, with temperatures finally warming, I wish you great joy in the rebirth of the Earth. May the “seeds” you plant now grow wondrous bounty for you this year!