THE SUN JUST MOVED PAST NEPTUNE, and now Mercury approaches a conjunction with Neptune at the end of the week. This keeps us in the familiar foggy and indefinite place we’ve been in for the last few weeks, but with fresh energy and impatience, as Mars leaves introverted Scorpio and enters upbeat, honest, restless Sagittarius.
This psychic high tide may send a few people off the deep end, but for most of us, it opens a door to our imagination and intuition. Look for glimpses of future trends and sense a shift in the public mood. These Neptunian aspects highlight our need for music, beauty, for a good book or movie that takes us far away, and for deep spiritual practice. It’s up to us whether we bring anything useful back to help improve our world.
After a hardworking and somewhat irritable Friday, we shift into a sociable and intelligent, if argumentative, weekend, as a friendly Aquarius moon encourages us to get out and about and engage the conversation. We can get impatient as Mercury squares Mars this weekend, but let’s think of the future instead.
We’re heading into a solar eclipse on Tuesday evening, and it’s good to move into an eclipse with a goal and a sense of direction. Keep plans f lexible as to how to get there in order to help take advantage of opportunities within the changes.
An eclipse acts like astrological acupuncture, unblocking stagnant energy and helping us release what needs to be released, whether we like it or not. Consequences of old actions come home to roost, and the ground clears for something new. The moon enters Aries midweek and adds momentum.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4: This morning we have work to do and can get cranky or resentful; instead, let’s bring our compassionate heart to the table. We may spin our wheels midday, but can socialize well tonight, though we may need to get our point across. Use caution to avoid minor accidents.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5: The shifting planets help us feel more intuitive and curious as Mercury enters sensitive Pisces, and the moon enters sociable Aquarius this morning. We want to wrestle productively, but it’s better to do so with a concept than with one another. The mood grows restless, honest, and more spontaneous tonight as Mars enters Sagittarius.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6: This morning, we stir the coals of old concerns and may question whether we are sufficient to our task. Midday accomplishments help clear those cobwebs, but we could still use encouragement. Tonight can bring a breakthrough.
MONDAY, MARCH 7: Unsettled or anxious moments percolate early. Make overtures before people grow prickly-sensitive when the moon enters Pisces midday. Later, talk about what matters with trusted people; we all feel vulnerable, whether we admit it or not.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8: It is an important day to stay grounded. Become entrenched in sanity, because otherwise we could feel vulnerable. Connect in a tender and real place. If people or things leave, look for what can now come in.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9: A soft but potentially productive morning helps us prepare to hit the ground running around noon. Avoid resentment over recent changes — these were probably not forced upon us but are a part of our path, though that may be hard to accept.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10: Listen to dreams and notice omens. This morning we may be low on impulse control, quite tuned into our intuition, but not particularly realistic, practical, or objective. Assess, connect, and speak from the heart.