Fresh energy fills our landscape as spring begins, though patience may be hard to find. Early this morning, the sun and moon conjunct in subdued Pisces for a solar eclipse. The moon then enters brash, fresh Aries, and the sun follows into Aries this afternoon at 4:45 p.m., the moment of the vernal equinox.
Expect a week of endings and beginnings after last night’s eclipse. We may need to shed people, events, or work that are not bearing fruit to create room in our garden for new growth.
With the sun, moon, Mars, and Uranus all now in the sparky fire sign Aries, we understand our own needs and position so much more clearly than before, but those of others drift away in the morning mist. We can get stuck in our own perspective. Mercury in Pisces inspires poetic thinking, but we may have some misunderstandings to clean up this week — and we may need extra naps in the sunshine.
This Aries lineup infuses us with energy that is more positive, hopeful, simple, and brave. We need the energy, because it’s time to get the party started. We may wrestle with unusual emergencies or need to rally our resources for spring-cleaning. It only gets complicated when a situation sets off intense feelings. Although the mood is generally more cheerful and less explosive than it’s been for the last few weeks, once a fight begins it can quickly spike. Know when to walk away. Luckily, Venus in earthy, sensual Taurus helps us to be cozy and doesn’t encourage us to let go unnecessarily.
It may be the perfect time for some radical change. With this lineup in Aries, we just won’t put up with dysfunction, and we are ready to start anew — if we can only concentrate long enough to do so.
Friday, March 20: The energy is wild and willful, sweet and direct. Look around for fires that need to be put out or opportunities that need to be grasped. Take advantage of a practical streak midday, and then get out of people’s way and enjoy the first moments of spring this afternoon. Saturday, March 21: Act out, but don’t walk out. We want to leave behind old problems and be free and truly alive as the moon conjuncts Uranus midday. Tonight, enjoy the bonfire but don’t burn down the house. Sunday, March 22: The day is flirtatious and sensual as the moon enters Taurus and conjuncts Venus. Plant seeds of all types — in the garden, the heart, and the mind. But watch out for a possessive streak. Monday, March 23: As the moon squares Jupiter, we can appreciate the animal nature of our bodies. Priorities may need reorganizing this morning, but this continues to be a wonderful time to wake up the soil and initiate other projects as well. Tuesday, March 24: The conversation bubbles and attention spans shorten, but our communication skills improve as the moon enters Gemini. Knuckle down to serious work this afternoon, and then enjoy the evening as the moon squares Neptune. Wednesday, March 25: As the sun trines Saturn, it infuses us with organizational and structural understanding and helps us gain control over a patch of chaos. Enjoy a challenge, but don’t try to control others. Thursday, March 26: We may be open-minded but have difficulty bringing the point home this morning. Connect with people who are feeling communicative. We grow more perceptive but defensive later on, as the moon enters Cancer. Though we assume we’re sensitive to others’ needs, we might have trouble letting go of our own agenda.