Horoscope for the Week: March 16, 2018

Tip of the Week:

Mars at 29 Sagittarius at the time of the Pisces New Moon which officially occurs at 1:11 pm GMT represents a noteworthy theme. In mutual reception with Jupiter, there is an overall positive vibe woven into this moon-seed. However, planets at 29 degrees represent themes of overcoming. This can prove to be lifetime theme when indicated in your Birth Chart. Yet, Mars happens to be well-placed at this degree of Sagittarius, so the result may be one of progress rather than obsessive-compulsive tendencies, a common theme for the last degrees of the archer.

Spring Equinox is upon us and occurs on March 20 this year. This marks the Astrological New Year. 0 Aries is the sign that aligns with this annual ‘sign of the season’ when day and night are equal. There are also a series of other astrological events occurring over the coming week and these will all synchronize with very noticeable energetic shifts and outer events. Below is the list.

Mars enters Capricorn on March 17th, shortly after the New Moon and when it does the Moon will be exactly conjunct Chiron. Mars is well-placed in Capricorn and is symbolic of organized and disciplined action. On March 20, just prior to the official start of spring, Venus will be conjunct Mercury in Aries. They were also conjunct in Pisces at the beginning of the month and this will not normally occur save for the fact that Mercury will be at an apparent virtual standstill just prior to turning retrograde on March 23rd. At the time of the Mercury/Venus conjunction, the Sun will be at 29 Pisces which is symbolic of the powers of creative visualization. What an exciting, if mixed, start to spring!

 Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

This New Moon stands to supercharge your ambitions. Dealings with other power players are featured. Doing so will also serve to activate your own leadership qualities. You may feel the pressures to really show-up and prove your worth these days. Yet, of late, you may have found yourself dreaming of warm and sunny distant shores.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

Assembling your dream team is poised to enter the next important phase. Up to now, you have likely been establishing a foundation and momentum. But now you are entering a cycle that will push you to work the angles both externally and behind the scenes.  With Uranus charging towards your sign, entry begins in May and you will want to be ready.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

You are in the mood to slip away for a while. Ironically, this could happen in the midst of your career and public life. It could manifest as a getaway altogether. However, a plunge into your creative reservoir may also do the trick. If neither of these or something similar is available, draw a clear line between your public and private life for a while.

Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22)

Dreaming a new and bigger and better dream is dancing in your mind. What you need now is a vision of possibility. Creative projects that inspire you could prove even more important that it may otherwise seem over the coming weeks. Phase one could be identifying realistic prospects. Phase 2 is to plan and outline and phase 3 includes clearing the clutter.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 23)

Like a light at the end of a dark tunnel, a new sense of hope is in sight. Now is a good time to push on a bit harder and hasten the pace. Navigating the terrain beyond the tunnel could also prove a bit tricky due to Mercury turning retrograde in about a week, so be prepared for that possibility. The key now is to get determined to activate discipline and focus.

Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22)

Are you dreaming about now possibilities or are you drifting in a reverie? Daydreaming certainly does have its place and value, but it also comes with a price. The time is right to activate a research project. It includes both making new contacts and inventing new means and methods of generating interest, perhaps especially for business.

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Circumstances are pushing you to dip deeper than you have in a while. This could literally manifest as a renovation project. Yet, the renovation could be on you as much as on externals. It could be better described as a self-development process but could include various kinds of ‘repair’. The main point is that you feel inspired.

 Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your creative passions will get a fresh boost from this Pisces New Moon. Already you may feel set to the task. This includes research and initiative. Fortunately, Mars entering Capricorn stands to give you a boost of energy and this cycle will last close to a couple of months! It could also activate an important learning curve process.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Although you remain in the dark waters, in some respects, you are beginning to feel more sporting and playful. The shore is now in sight or should be soon… this week. Jupiter in Scorpio will require that you access your hidden faith reserves pretty much all year, so keep the vigil going. Spring will bring fresh waves of excitement.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are learning to see yourself and the world and in the world in new ways. This will become increasingly apparent over the next couple of weeks. Creating space that supports your new perspectives is indicated. Negatively, you could find yourself feeling a bit lost and insecure. This cycle could last a few weeks. Avoid reaction and be willing to enter the unknown.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

Your ambitions will receive a boost from the magic in this dark moon. Above all, you want to advance your position consciously and according to your standards. Yet, you also want to make a meaningful contribution and you would like to be able to measure professional advancement. In other words, you want to do what you love, for love and get paid well for it.

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)

The spring thaw is contributing to you feeling inspired and eager to get on with new projects. It may feel as though winter dragged on but that is now changing. Mercury and Venus in Aries are key contributions, along with the New Moon in your sign. Mars in Capricorn will activate your drive and determination to break through existing barriers, both within and without.



Michael O’Connor

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