This weekend brings an enigmatic combination of stern, Saturnian energy— causing us to become more stern, somber, and focused on our responsibilities— and some very active and beneficial, influences involving Uranus and Pluto, allowing us to break through mental blocks and barriers to success in order to become more liberated and transformed!
Friday (3/9): No major planetary aspects, the Moon in Sagittarius makes it’s last quarter square to the Sun in Pisces early this morning at 4:20am MST. The Last Quarter Moon marks a crisis of completion. It is a time of tension between our physical reality and our emotional and intuitive energies. Although it may feel like there is still much to do, we come to a realization that we need to begin to separate ourselves from the work we’ve completed throughout this cycle. We are now called to find a new direction, make appropriate mental and emotional adjustments, and begin reflecting on our intentions for the next lunar cycle.
The Moon makes a conjunction with Mars early in the evening, amplifying passions and frustrations, just before making it’s last aspect in Sagittarius before going Void-of-Course, a harmonious trine with Uranus, indicating the potential for liberation and positive change. From 7:27pm MST onward, the Moon will be VOC, indicating that this a good time for rest, reflection, and philosophical contemplation.
Saturday (3/10): Lots of stern, Saturnian energy today as the Moon moves into the cold and rational Capricorn and Mercury, the planet of intelligence and communication, squares off with Saturn! This indicates that today we’ll be feeling much more somber and serious on both an emotional and mental level. Our communications become much more pragmatic, and work-related and our minds shift focus to important responsibilities. This energy is great for diligent mental labor, although things will likely move much more slowly than our Mercury-in-Aries influenced minds would prefer. Mental blocks are more prevalent and frustrating at this time, so if you’re having difficulty finding solutions to problems simply take some time away from the issue as this aspect is only fleeting and tomorrow’s trine between Mars and Uranus may lead to breakthroughs!
Sunday (3/11): Mars in Sagittarius comes into a beneficial trine with Uranus in Aries today, supercharging our bodies and minds! Sudden impulses and flashes of insight can help guide us to act in liberating ways that promote positive change. Rolling with the punches and acting on inspiration as it arises can bring great benefits and a sense of inner an outer freedom under this influence!
The Sun today comes into a supportive sextile with Pluto in Capricorn today, highlighting our passions and improving our relationship with power and authority. If you’ve been thinking to reaching out to a teacher or boss, now you may benefit more greatly from their help. This is also a time when we become much more focused, clear and passionate as Pluto’s influence is razor sharp and discerning. This is excellent for research, psychological information, and deep exploration of all kinds. This is also a deep healing transit that can allow for transformation of internal blockages to our conscious awareness and vitality.
The Moon today continues it’s transit through Capricorn, making a conjunction to Pluto in its balsamic phase in sextile with the Sun in Pisces. The Balsamic phase of the lunar cycle marks a time of seeding and surrender. This period represents the crone aspect of the Triple Goddess and is a transition state associated with the death and sacrifice of what once was for the sake of the future. Now is a time of undoing when it is important to begin retreating inward to rest and replenish for the new cycle that lies ahead.
Have a beautiful weekend everyone! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast! :)