Lunar News—March 23, 2019
- 24th: Moon Trine Mercury
Moon Opposition Mars
Moon Square Venus
- 26th: Moon Square Mercury
Venus moves into Pisces
- 27th: Moon Sextile Venus
Waning Half Moon
- 28th: Mercury goes Direct
- 29th: Moon Trine Mars
- Moon Moves through:
Sunday the 24th:
Moon trine Mercury—Do you need to think? Talk? Travel? Choose a good relationship or aspect between Mercury and the Moon. They loan us speed and consciousness, the ability to think things through, help us bring our minds to any problem and find an answer.
Challenging Moon/Mars aspects instigate irritability, willfulness, anger, hurry, a competitive or contrary attitude. Cure: exercise, chop wood, take a brisk walk, acknowledge desires or frustrations, and then finesse that argument. Exercise awareness.
Challenging Moon/Venus aspects can bring social awkwardness, hot or cold emotions, longing, questionable aesthetics. Cure: perform a random act of kindness, diplomacy, art therapy.
Tuesday the 26th:
Moon Square Mercury—Moon/Mercury aspects bring a tendency to get lost in the mind and inspire glitches in all things Mercurial; we can get more edgy, irritable, anxious, scattered, diffused, glib. Cure for Moon/Mercury discomfort: Reconnect mind and heart.
Venus moves into Pisces and charges Venus with more introspection, imagination, sensitivity and intuition. Venus is our recognition of love, art and beauty, harmony in its expressed form, as well as compassion, bliss and acceptance.ecerpt MoonCat! © Mother Tongue Ink 2011 pos 204-205
Wednesday the 27th:
Moon sextile venus—Do you need to be diplomatic? Nurture romance? Create? Choose supportive Moon/Venus aspects. They warm our hearts and add sociability, cuddliness, compassion, creativity and good taste.
Sun Square the Moon and a Waning Half Moon in Earthy Capricorn has us concerned with family, history, dreams and traditions. We need mountains to climb and problems to solve.
Thursday the 28th:
Mercury goes Direct—When a planet is in direct motion, planetary energies are more straightforward; Mercury is “The Thinker,” and involves our communication skills: what we say, our words, our voice, and our thoughts, including the Teacher/Student, Master/Apprentice mode. Mercury affects how we connect with all the media tools of the day—our computers, phones, and even the postal, publishing and recording systems! MoonCat! © Mother Tongue Ink 2011 pos 204-205Moon sextile Mercury—Another good day for mental activity. Speed and consciousness, the ability to think things through, helps us bring our minds to any problem and find an answer.
Friday the 29th:
Moon trine mars—Do you need to work out? Take a stand? Get physical? Supportive Moon/Mars aspects give us strength, protectiveness, help us lift rocks, spark passion, establish clear boundaries.excerpts adapted from Heather Roan Robbins‘ WM 2018 pgs 226 & 15-17 unless otherwise noted
Spring has sprung, the Sun is now in Aries and lengthening days call us to start our year afresh. Aries stirs our willpower and encourages new beginnings, . . . We may have trouble collecting our focus or wrangling logistics, as our brains would rather read a book or wander in the wild as mental Mercury, still retrograde in intuitive foggy Pisces until the end of the week, conjuncts imaginative if confusing, Neptune. . . .
Our imagination and our vision can sing under this conjunction, but we need to pace ourselves. We can run into danger if we let that Aries push us ahead of our ability to pay attention. It’s easy to lose things, trip, or slide sideways. . . . We can feel achingly aware of humankind’s vulnerability to circumstance, to weather, and from our human delusions. Though the Aries Sun calls us to take back our power, we need to do it in a constructive way.
Mercury can also can heighten our imaginative otherworld. As long as we understand the difference between our reality and our imagination, this encourages a rich connection with our muse. But some can get lost in their illusions, which can complicate relationships . . .
Through March and into April, the Neptune transits point to real problems with water; along with the melting of this year’s heavy snows, stay alert for flood damage, water damage within the home, spilled liquids, or just feeling overwhelmed. Steady, practical things can act like a spot of dry land in the flood.
. . . Friday begins on a collaborative note under a friendly Libra Moon, a good time to pick up loose ends and revive old connections. Most of us will have a pleasant, intense, if a bit surreal weekend under an edgy Scorpio Moon, but events will come to a head in a few key places. Old resentments and revenge fantasies can crawl out from under a rock. If situation heats up, don’t underestimate the potential of the moment, and support compassionate change.