March saw the end of a way of life for many of us, it was time to clear the way for the new and radically improved which we’ll come into this month. The positive influence of Jupiter direct at 12′ 35″ Leo on the 8th of the month cannot be understated. The growth and emancipation we have been seeking has sufficiently gestated, we’ve spent a great deal of time since last December considering what, where and how to reach our destination. At the end of that rainbow lies expansion of our enterprises, relationships, joy and fulfillment as well as the most positive expression of our generosity. The last few months were theoretical in nature: what lies ahead, and how do we get there? Though frustrating, the appraisal of what was and was not successful from the period of late Summer into Fall (2014) was both necessary and illuminating. Saturn testing the waters of Sagittarius added some structure to this philosophical inquiry, and allowed for the integration of strategy to inform our next moves, which will transpire this month.
Challenges from planets in Scorpio hindered progress during the period last Fall, as we were dealing with some pretty heavy stuff where relationships and money were concerned, and transformative events (November was pretty critical,) relegated our spiritual growth and personal potential to circumstances that demanded attention. Rested and refreshed, we emerge awake and engaged. The transit of the Sun through Aries is brilliantly timed and acts as a willing collaborator to the very auspicious developments occurring throughout April. Thursday April 2nd sees the trine of Sun to Jupiter from 12 Aries/Leo. See it as the Sun giving Jupiter a little wake up nudge, calling the sleeping giant to come out and play. Saturn will also harmonize Juno in Leo on this day, so making a commitment to someone or something will be beneficial and support the long range goals. Mercury, too, jumps into Aries (from March 30th) and lends a hand through communication. By the time of the Sun – Mercury conjunction (19 Aries) on the 10th, we see a clear course ahead!
The Lunar Eclipse, 14′ 24″ Libra, falling on April 4th will catapult us into the future, ready or not! Unlike the eclipse last year, which fell in the cross hairs of the Cardinal Cross, and elicited a pretty stormy phase of activity, this eclipse is reconciled through a harmonious link between the Sun and Moon to Jupiter (trine Sun, sextile Moon), so we are getting support on both ends from the benevolent contact made at this time. (The placement of Jupiter in your current chart is crucial to understanding where this benevolent assistance comes from.) The prickly Uranus – Pluto issues will continue to tie in, but the strength of that alinement is dissipating quickly.
Lunar nodes continue to activate a need to reconcile our independence with the evolutionary emphasis on partnership, by creating bonds with others to work mutually towards shared goals, enterprises or through love. Strong signals on the 1st (Sun conjunct South Node – 10 Aries) and 5th (Mercury conjunct South Node – 9 Aries) will point out how successfully we are attending to this, or conversely, serving an outmoded agenda. The Nodes, like the Moon, represent and function within a highly subjective space, guarded and hidden, sometimes even to ourselves. With contacts to the South Node, the liminal space between subconscious and conscious becomes bridged and hidden, negative patterns can become illuminated. This can be instructive for recognizing these limitations, but there can be a possibility of subconscious sabotage where we feel circumstances have become too narrow or limiting, as well. Events occurring or awareness triggered on these dates, or those that transpired March 2nd or 7th all tapped into this with everything being brought home during the eclipse.
It is in this liminal space that the potent nature of eclipses is most evident. As the South Node is activated, we find that certain impulses towards necessary endings are triggered. Again, this can happen right beneath the radar of our consciousness, and that we maneuver for these changes whether we are aware of our behavior or not. That job, relationship, or whatever – that is past it’s expiration date will come to an end, and the Nodes have been actively indicating this for a while. The eclipse is the catalyst for finalization. While events can feel disruptive, when we are able to stand away from them a few months or even a year down the line we realize that change (usually represented by endings by a Lunar Eclipse) had to occur.
Mars from Taurus (March 31st) offers a stable underpinning, energy is steady and persevering during this transit. Very constructive efforts can be made through out the month, with the 21st highly instrumental in the developments of the month over all. The New Moon in Aries on the 18th offers vitalizing awareness to new beginnings, where and how we should proceed. More on the other transits and aspects as they occur! ENJOY your month!
STARGAZER WEEKLY HOROSCOPES March 29 – April 4:
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ARIES: Things get far more interesting and enjoyable, as you feel more communicative and seek to share your thoughts with others. A love relationship or creative prospect that has been sitting in the queue since December begins to send signals of a vital reawakening. Mars – Taurus will make you feel more grounded and pragmatic. You are willing to take things one solid step forward at a time and willing to genuinely invest yourself in your efforts. Events and commitments made Thursday will prove valuable and enduring, which ties neatly into this slow and steady theme. Of course an eclipse accenting your sign can precipitate a massive development within a partnership, one that has either been on the way out for a long time may come to an end, or offer up a whole new relationship that opens your heart and mind to incredible cosmic/karmic potentials. Someone you meet in this period may feel distinctly connected to your destiny, and plays a major role in your future, either as a business partner or an eventual true love interest. April 7th also reveals a stunning piece of information or development around this, so keep your ears and eyes peeled. If you find yourself on the fare thee well side of the spectrum and endings are in tow, Jupiter will boost your confidence and enhance your sense of humor and perspective. With Mercury in your sign for the next 2 weeks, connectivity is enhanced and you can readily articulate your goals and desires. Thursday is optimal for negotiations or speaking with an impact.
TAURUS: Very stimulating romantic vibrations continue to be on tap, and there can be a real intensification of commitment or intimacy Monday. Mars from your sign on Tuesday will encourage bold and courageous movement for Taurus. This also stimulates the libido, perfect timing. Otherwise, a lot has been stirring around in the subconscious realm, now you have the wherewithal to come out of the clouds and get your feet back on the ground and into motion on a very personal goal or endeavor. Mercury comes to occupy this place, connecting to the Sun, so the hidden dimensions and a need for reflection and privacy will endure for a few more weeks, though you will notice a real shift in your energy level this week. Events or conversations on Thursday will be highly revealing, as your own unbeknownst motives shine through. This is a productive time for a personal inquiry into your deepest desires and what really makes you tick. The eclipse next weekend portends a health or work related change, and there may be a really substantial shift towards becoming a more valuable or productive member at your workplace, a new assignment or the completion of one that sets you on the course for a whole new job.
GEMINI: Mars comes to occupy the hidden, interior realm of your subconscious realm, joining Venus for a sultry, behind the scenes rendezvous. You can tap into your most forbidden fantasies and desires under this alinement, though feelings of ethereality and spirituality are also indicated. Endings may also become a focus in the upcoming weeks. Baggage you have held onto past it’s expiry is up for review, and it’s time to shed the past in favor of the future. Your romantic life gleams with promise this weekend, as an eclipse stimulates a promising affair of the heart, or mutually triggers an urgent desire for self expression. The people you share your life with, friends and groups in particular play an interesting role in what develops. On one hand a social event or occasion can bring you the introduction of a lifetime, on the other hand your association with your go to group of friends could be holding you back from making a meaningful connection with someone one on one. Thursday is great for breaking the ice and a groundbreaking conversation if you need to sort through some relationship dynamics. Reaching out to others comes naturally and easily in this phase.
CANCER: You continue to get highly supportive vibrations this week towards your professional aims. Over the next two weeks, there will be a great deal of communication within your professional realm, a new position that came into frame during March may be gaining momentum. Thursday is spectacular for negotiating a raise or salary connected to your job or a new position/promotion. Mars comes to emphasize friends and networks over the coming weeks, amping up the social life and urging you to extend your connectivity and group dynamics. Sharing the work load, and finding people who can support your dreams and aspirations will be a source of energy and stimulation. The eclipse over the weekend will signal shifting arrangements in regard to the residence and domestic life. Ongoing changes in circumstances here (likely influenced by issues connected to your career or within a partnership) over the last two years will finally come connected and present an opportunity – you may have desired this, or it may come on totally unexpectedly! It seems that your earnings act as a very positive feature, enhancing your ability to shift circumstances at home in your favor. Relocation to accept a prestigious work opportunity may also be a factor here.
LEO: Pay close attention to how you feel on Monday, the Moon transiting your sign sensitizes you, and you begin to feel rumblings of positive changes set to occur within yourself and your environment. Mars from Taurus on Tuesday signals a shift in energy towards achievement and accomplishment, as you design it for yourself. The atmosphere will be competitive and enlivening. Those who challenge you within your sphere of influence actually push you to do your best. A compliment from an associate early in the week reminds you of who you are and what you care about about. Thursday is stellar for promoting yourself and your ideas. Your boundless enthusiasm is beginning to resurface and you can be very effective in communication and PR work done at this time. The eclipse Saturday will likely bring substantial changes to your day to day life, communication or within a relationship with a sibling. The upcoming weeks will likely be very busy and you do well to get out into your community and focus on the people in your neighborhood. If you have been trying to make time to commit to a blog or writing project, this can also prove an auspicious time.
VIRGO: You engage passionately with friends and loved ones this week. An emphasis on commitment and intimate relationships that engender trust are highlighted as compelling developments, particularly on Monday and Thursday, bring you closer to your heart’s desire. Mars from Taurus will give you considerable energy. There is a desire to connect with others socially or even towards a group endeavor at this time. Reach out to those you may have lost touch with – while you have benefitted from privacy over the prior months, you may have lost contact with a few people who would probably love to catch up with you. A transit of the Moon through your sign mid week is harmonious, and you can find recreation and leisure activities very enjoyable. The eclipse Saturday portends some significant shifts in your financial affairs, both the money you earn and that of a spouse or parter will be implicated over the coming period. There is a very positive potential to find a more independent route to financial security, as you may have become wary of any reliance on others to carry their end of the burden. Clues mid week reveal the direction you should take.
LIBRA: With an eclipse upcoming in your sign, nothing else really matters, but of course you and possibly your key partnership(s). Life changing events have likely already signaled the direction of sweeping transformation (a story that has played out over the prior year) with more in store from this weekend and over the next 6 months. Much of this has to do with a process of personal redefinition that has directly implicated your partnerships. Endings and beginnings feature largely during such a potent phase as this and with Mars in Taurus, (your house of sex, death and transformation) a relationship can heat up quickly as you address your evolving security needs. This can apply mutually to a business or love relationship, though the key ingredient here is TRUST and the extent to which you have learned to trust yourself will be reflected in how successfully you can navigate the upcoming terrain and receive the cooperation of others. The Sun continues to amplify attention towards commitment and relationship, with Mercury joining in the conversation (and suggesting there will be many) from the beginning of the week. Midweek is a good time in which to dispose of any worn out models of conduct in a relationship. Uranus is advocating for authentic involvement, and while this may bring disruptive people into your orbit, substantial growth is indicated within the realm of how and with whom you are learning to relate to.
SCORPIO: Clues at the beginning of the week signal your professional aspirations are about to awaken from dormancy. You feel both positive and content that the efforts you have put forth since the middle of last year may be ready to bear some fruit. Even more astonishing indications are offered Thursday, and a pervasive sense of enthusiasm and excitement really begins to precipitate. Events at this time offer a sense of assurance that the choices of the prior weeks and months were correct. Something is relinquished in this phase, and there may be a need to mourn or reflect on it’s passing. A part of you, your life and your consciousness has truly come to and end, and it is time to let it go. Events mid week will signal this, with the eclipse Saturday bringing everything home. You’ve been quite aware of this transformation for a long time, as it has played out in the deepest part of your psyche for over a year. In this period you realize, perhaps, it’s not just time to say goodbye, but that is has already left. With every breath you release it. Acknowledgment of it’s departure may prove to be more equivocally more significant than it’s actual demise was. You may actually be relieved, especially when you become aware that what was left behind was limiting your perspective or diminishing your self worth. You are finally beginning to see you have what it takes. Go there instead.
SAGITTARIUS: Positive developments continue to coalesce this week, enhancing your self expression or even a love relationship with someone from a distance. Recent events stimulated remarkable creative urges, Mercury now enters the picture and you can easily articulate these feelings through art, writing or pleasurable enterprises. Thursday is phenomenal for taking on a new project related to your creativity or self expression. The ambience is also ripe for expressing romantic feelings to someone you care for. Mars in Taurus from Tuesday makes this a good period in which to address health and life management issues. You can effectively create a new workout routine or tackle a project that requires energy and motivation. If you have been seeking employment, this is a good time to push for a new position. Monday is particularly positive to find a job that offers a lucrative income. The eclipse on Saturday effects your social milieu, you may see significant progress within a group you work with, and be putting the finishing touches on a project or even gain admission to a prestigious club or organization.
CAPRICORN: There are positive indications this week to make a merger of heart, body and mind as transits and Mars in Taurus stimulate erotic and sensual undertones. Pleasure and romance feature quite favorably, though a financial agreement may also be on the queue. Prospects towards arrangements of mutual benefit (business or pleasure) have been on hold since the end of last year are finally gearing up for an exciting new development. Thursday’s enticing alinements allow you to bring beneficial energy into your domestic realm via an intimate agreement. An eclipse in the house of fame, career and status points to a significant reckoning in your professional life. It might be time to step up to the plate and make your aspirations come true, or you might reach a long worked towards milestone of achievement around this time. A tense square to Pluto in your sign suggests you might be a bit obstinate towards claiming the opportunities that arise around this point, though mutually a spouse or benefactor features largely here and a substantial sum of money might be a part of the picture. A sudden change (Uranus) to the domestic arrangements also factors here.
AQUARIUS: Feelings within your closest relationships will be amplified this week, as your spouse or a business partner is coming into a phase of success and you feel very proud of their accomplishments. There may be cause for celebration and you can circle Thursday as a great day for festivities. Communication is vitalized and enhances your social life and day to day experiences. This is a positive period for catching up with friends. The eclipse next weekend ties into this and you may feel an urge to travel or embark on an adventure that allows you to expand your horizons. Domestic arrangements continue to benefit from the presence of Venus, Monday is awesome for attending to a redecoration project. Mars comes into the picture on Tuesday, and you may feel compelled to renovate or even move house if your current situation is not suiting you. There can be a great deal of energy put fourth in the home over the next six weeks, and some rearrangement of priorities will occur if this area has been neglected. Mars infuses energy, but is also the God of Warfare, so if relationships with the family or flatmates has become contentious, there can be ardent emotional exchanges where the air needs to be cleared.
PISCES: Your definitely on the right track financially, and there can be a lucrative upside through work and even a promotion on queue for you. Pay attention to clues on Thursday as very positive energy is stimulated for both work and professional aspirations. Mercury influencing this area suggest a good period for communication or that you may be negotiating for a prestigious position in your chosen field of work. Your ability to articulate what you genuinely value over the upcoming weeks enhances your position considerably. Your social life is also incredibly stimulating and events and excursions will provide pleasure and allow you to make valuable connections. Monday is exquisite for for making an enticing romantic contact with someone. You may discover this person while in the midst of the most routine activity in your day to day life. The upcoming eclipse on Saturday highlights your most intimate life and can be the tipping point in a close relationship or for a pivotal financial agreement. If you have been seeking a loan or other form of outside assistance, this may come through for you now. Someone connected to you through your work lends a helping hand.