Horoscope for March 17, 2017

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Despite all the drama in the world, it can be satisfying to realize that St. Patrick’s Day is here to announce the official arrival of spring. So, raise a glass in cheer. The Sun enters Aries marking the exact official moment of Equinox on March 20 at 3:29 am PDT. The waning Moon will be at exact half mast a wee bit over 5 hours later when it enters Capricorn. So, both Sun and Moon will be at 0 degrees of the Cardinal Signs, Aries, and Capricorn respectively. On March 18 Mercury was conjunct Venus in Aries activating a new cycle, and both were otherwise unaspected. This reveals an assertive dynamic that will characterize the spring season.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): You have been dealing with a rich mix of energies. At worst, you feel pulled in a variety of directions. At best, you are able to be present in and enjoy each of them. Your ambitions are on the rise, yet your drive may be on hold. Focus on deciphering your goals, but take it slow for now.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20): Searching for that silent sweet spot continues. Ironically, realizing it requires that you break new ground. As long as you know what you are aiming for, you will feel at peace. That is the goal. What you want to feel peaceful about, specifically, may not yet be clear.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Breaking through your illusions so you can identify your dreams is important now. Dreams are real even if they are still just in your mind. Illusions are dreams that have no reality to them. There is nothing wrong with having illusions but it is good to identify them and set them free.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): A soul-searching journey continues. That it includes finding your place and/or center in the world is not a contradiction. You are the embodiment and vehicle for your soul. It seeks self-actualization. Self-realization implies becoming aware of these truths and committing to them.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): A process of clearing the way continues. Although it may be tempting to look back, don’t bother. The current is moving too fast. Trust and cooperate with the flow of the current. The time has come to up the ante on your learning curve as well. Get ready to go hard.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22): A creative impulse is rising, fast. Already you can feel the current speeding up. This momentum will continue all week. Despite the pull of Venus, your determination is growing stronger as well. This is one of those times when you shift into low and crawl… up the mountain.

 Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22): There is something special in the air, a spring spell of creative magic. Once you see it, you will want it like satisfying a deep hunger. Achieving it may not be straightforward, however. It will require inventiveness and resolve. This is a call to pull out your lucky charms.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Something fresh and new is making its way into your world, and just in time for spring. Yet you will have to meet it halfway, at least. At first, it will seem to be coming right at you. But then the tables will turn and you will have little choice but to engage in hot pursuit.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Oh lucky yay! Here is an invitation to come out and play. The twist is that the game stands to include a competitive edge. So, what can you do to show up prepared? Probably the first measure is to be aware. This is hardly an occasion for slippers. More like boots with cleats.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A breakthrough has occurred and this is just the beginning. Spring has arrived early for some and you are among them. In keeping with the season, you feel aroused and this impulse will deepen yet. Love is in the air and you want some but if the love is not so available you will probably settle for some fun.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A series of rather deep changes have been steadily underway for over a year now. These are challenging you to move on and perhaps away… from old perspectives. But doing so won’t come so easily. You have work to do and it may amount to some deliberate adjustments of your perspectives.

 Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Hopefully you have taken the opportunity to catch-up on your beauty sleep. Spring suggests action and that is exactly what you are about to take, by choice or circumstance. Expect to push harder for the next couple of months… no, make that, years.

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Michael O’Connor

Life Coach Astrologer