It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens (1812–1870), Great Expectations
Silence is a thing to be much sought after these days and a rare commodity, it would seem. The world is full of noise from transport and media, we have mobile/cell phones growing on the sides of our heads and there is no respite from those things unless we remove ourselves from the modern world in some way periodically.
This month, we will be experiencing two Full Moons, March 1 and March 31. Anytime a Full Moon occurs, emotions are affected, our emotional tolerance levels are intensified, many of us feel more prickly, as well as anxious. However much depends on your own personal reactions, as well as your station in life. For example if your position in life is already stressful, your feelings and reactions could take you over the top. Whereas if you’re current life situation is calm, then you would more than likely ease through. In addition, much of this also relates to along where the influences are taking place in your birth chart based on your time of birth.
In addition, Mercury, the planet of chat is in retrograde from March 22 through April 15 in the fiery, Independent, assertive sign of Aries. Communication may be a unpredictable, as our actions may not always meet our words. All forms of communication are challenged, whether is is texting, talking, or signing contract. In simple terms, be aware of not only what you say, but its delivery. Think before you speak, consider your actions, as well as your thoughts.
Sun in Pisces – Feb 18- March 20- Pisces is known to be the most spiritual, imaginative, sensitive sign of the zodiac, and each year as the the transiting Sun takes place, in this sensitive, intuitive emotionally-oriented water sign, it’s time to tap into your creative self. Everyone has at least a little bit of the artist in them! Follow your intuition, pursue your dreams and watch the magic begin!
MERCURY RETROGRADE – A positive spin.
When Mercury is in retrograde we are provided with a time to catch up to ourselves, to reflect, to rethink and possibly shed light on matters from the past that needs our attention. It’s a period of complete contemplation. Much however depends on where it is taking place in your own individual birth chart.
Mercury retrograde in fiery Aries March 22 through April 15 – How the charmer Aries backward spin will affect you? As it conjuncts transiting Venus, it would be wise to slow down with financial affairs, work on creating less debt, and not creating more. Also its conjunct with Venus, the planet of pleasure and play can be good as the intensity can lead to excitement, and the nuance of change. However it can also lead to impulsiveness and hasty behavior as well as words spoken that should have remained silent.
FULL MOON ~
Full Moon March 1, in Mercurial, meticulous Virgo – A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon oppose creating an intense vortex of energy as we are caught between physicality and emotions. We see ourselves pulled in different directions. This particular Virgo Full Moon in sync with transiting Saturn can be helpful as we draw on self-discipline and determination. A good time to break free of old habits and set some positive goals.
FULL MOON MARCH 31 ~
Full Moon – March 31- Libra – The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak with this particular Full Moon as it triggers relationships, both work and personal. If used wisely your increased emotional perseverance and insight will allow for obstacles to be overturned. Awareness during this Libra Full Moon allows for objectivity as we view our partnerships from a different angle. Those that create discord, and disharmony will become more transparent.
NEW MOON ~
New Moon on March 17 in Mystical, ethereal Pisces – there is a chance for us to receive as well as give. Being open and receptive is the key here. A New Moon in Pisces is nostalgic, a time for recall, a period in which we resolve matters that have left us in limbo. A good time in which to rehash, to reconnect with former partners, to create a clean slate.
Aries (March 21 – April 19) – The chatty planet Mercury retrograding in your sign could make it harder for you to get your thoughts and your messages across. You may feel as though you are being misread, and to top it off Venus also taking place in your own sign conjunct Mercury may trigger issues regarding relationships both work and person. Spontaneous thoughts may be followed by regrets. So be aware . On the flip side, transiting Mars, your ruler now in Sagittarius may help to balance it all out. Nonetheless, it’s up to you to take the reigns.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) – Anytime Mercury, more so when in retrograde, travels through that private sector of your chart, you may feel as though your privacy is being invaded. Secrets are revealed, therefore confidentiality is a must. However perception plays a key role. On the plus side of this transit, this can be an excellent time fore reflection, allowing for a objective perception. Taking a break of your normal routine can do wonders.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) – Mercury, your ruler, now in retrograde in your area of groups and friends may prove to be challenging. Teamwork and/or co-existing may prove to be difficult if not handled well. However on the flip side, this transit may suddenly trigger a need to reconnect with those from the past, also a great period in which you seek absolute resolution. Clarity is the key here.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) – As Mercury transits your mid-heaven, mixed messages in your professional life are more likely to occur. Avoid taking on new responsibilities or tasks without thoroughly checking it out. Proper planning, impulse control, biting off more than you can chew is the key here. If not the pressure you may feel could easily catapult you in to a tizzy. It’s better for long term success if you delay projects until you have a set foundation.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) – A 9th house Mercury retrogrades passage leads you in to a more expansive realm. Education and new information is taxing at this time, if not dealt with slowly and with assurance. Use this time to focus your strengths and attributes in improvement rather than being hasty in your endeavors. This retrograde Mercury also cautions you with regard to traveling long distance – make sure all your paper work is in line. Don’t assume.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) – An 8th house Mercury retrograde in your area of sharing can jump start relationship issues that you though you had resolved. Mainly speaking money matters. This can ultimately lead to confusion and major frustration. Renegotiation may be needed for personal or business matters- to allow for clarity. Don’t be rushed. Take your take, and take the higher road. After April 15, much of this will have eased up.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) – As Mercury, the planet of though retrogrades your area of partners, you may feel a compulsion to reconnect with past flings, or create some resolution with a former romance. Either way, it’s all about rehashing. Meeting new people at this time may prove to be awkward, so you’re better off to ease in before jumping in to unfamiliar ground. In the end, you may feel more confident, as you see yourself more alert to what could lay ahead. It’s all in timing.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) – Confusion in the work place? Mercury in retrograde in your 6th house may cause you to feel more than overwhelmed. Nonetheless, as always you’re in the drivers seat, so it is up to you to set your pace. Also, on the flip-side, a good solid week to plan a health or exercise regiment, though implementing would be best after April 15.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) – At this time, this month, with Mercury retrograding your area of love you may feel more nostalgic and more inspired to reconnect. Memories may flood you, and emotions may surface more so than you even expected. Deliberate with yourself before opening Pandora’s box. Also, use this period to revive old creative interests as well, step out of your comfort place and tap in to your playfulness side.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) – Family matters may require your immediate attention, though frustrating to address, you may actually find yourself in a better mind-set than ever as Mercury in retrograde may allow you to view every given situation from different angles. Also, an unexpected rash of home improvements needs to be made at this time, deal with it accordingly. But don’t put it off for too long.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) – Anytime Mercury retrogrades your area of chat, communication is far more complicated because those you speak with hear only what they want to hear, and may be less inclined to read between the lines. Therefore, take the time listen , and to be understood. It’s better to also absorb emotions before releasing them unnecessarily.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) – As Mercury retrogrades your money house, spending impulsively is risky, so avoid any serious expenses – that may cause later regrets. Also re-evaluating your abilities is important right now, as you may be more inclined to be pro-active. In addition, you may discover your emotions riding high this month. Put it in perspective, before allowing things to overtake you.
JANET AMID is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be heard every Tuesday with Lynn and Cliff 93.5 WRQN between 7:45 AM and 8:30 AM on 93.5 WRQN 419-240-1935 – taking your Astrological calls LIVE. Janet can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at JanetAmid@aol.com. Check out our web site at www.JanetAmid.com