This week we have a major energy shift, with Mercury and Venus moving into the fiery and willful sign of Aries, bringing us some much needed forward momentum after the overload of Neptunian, Pisces energy we’ve been experiencing over these past couple of weeks. Later in the week Jupiter goes retrograde, shifting our focus from external growth to inner expansion and causing many of us to feel more contemplative and philosophical.
Monday (3/5): Mercury FINALLY moves out of the watery and confusing sign of Pisces today and into the blunt, speedy sign of Aries! Our minds move very quickly when Mercury is in Aries, and often times it feels like time is speeding up under this influence! This transit is excellent for handling crisis situations and finding more direct solutions to old problems. Similar to the energy we felt last week during the Mars-Mercury square (but much less intense), tempers may be quick while Mercury transits Aries, and people may become much more reactionary and less responsive in their communication—making this energy ripe for arguments and disputes. This is one of those transits where it’s wise to think things through before speaking out, as many of us will be biting our tongues or putting our feet in our mouths if we communicate too impulsively. Mercury’s transit through Aries will be a long one with Mercury retrograde on it’s way, and this entire period through May 13th will be a lesson in patience, and learning when to speak up versus when to shut up!
Mercury is also getting ready to go into it’s retrograde “shadow period” later this week, so the beginning of this week is a great time of clarity and forward momentum to help us take care of the details and get our ducks in a row prior to this upcoming retrograde period.
The Moon today moves into the passionate and perceptive sign of Scorpio today, making a supportive sextile with Saturn shortly after changing signs. The sign of Scorpio is opposite Taurus (the moon’s “exhaltation”) and because of this, the Moon is considered to be at its “fall” in this sign. This means that there is a difficult relationship between the energy of the moon and its potential for expression in Scorpio. Emotions can become quite volatile under the Scorpio moon. Scorpio is the sign of intensity, passion, solitude and deeply transformative emotional expression. Now is a time when deeply held emotional wounds can easily resurface for healing, while the urge to repress our emotions can become our downfall. In the fixed sign of Scorpio, emotions are often hidden and left to simmer and boil below the surface until they can no longer be contained. Once they explode up onto the surface they can feel like a flash flood destroying everything in its path. Caution should be exercised at this time when expressing one’s true feelings as hurts and losses experienced during the Scorpio moon can have a deep and lasting effect on the psyche. Now is an excellent time for therapy or counseling, or a more solitary means of expression such as journaling. The key is to find a healthy means of emotional expression, especially in regards to emotionally charged issues and experiences.
Tuesday (3/6): Venus moves into Aries today! Venus in Aries is expresses itself through relationships that are fiery, passionate, and physically intense. Our relationships take a more childlike, active quality, making this an excellent transit for initiating fun new activities with a partner or close friend! Throughout this transit, people may require greater independence in relationships, putting their own needs first. At times, this passionate energy can manifest as anger or aggressive energy in relationships. If this is the case for you, movement and activity is key! This energy is best used to engage in passionate lovemaking or exciting new creative pursuits.
The Moon in Scorpio makes positive aspects to both Neptune and Pluto today, amping up our psychic awareness and intuitive capabilities. Now is a time when we may understand the events that are unfolding in our lives on a deeper, otherworldly level. This energy is excellent for creative pursuits, research, and intimate emotional connection with others.
Wednesday (3/7): No major planetary aspects. The Moon goes Void-of-Course in Scorpio at 1:55am MST and will remain this way through most of the day before moving into the adventurous and philosophical sign of Sagittarius at 3:03pm MST. The Moon will make harmonious trines to both Venus and Mercury in Aries this evening, making this an excellent time to have an expansive, philosophical conversation with someone you love.
Thursday (3/8): Jupiter officially goes retrograde today at 9:45pm MST! When Jupiter goes retrograde, the focus shifts from external to internal growth. We become more contemplative and philosophical under this influence, and in the sign of Scorpio, this Jupiter retrograde is all about uncovering our deeply held motivations and beliefs. During the period when Jupiter is retrograde, it is not advisable to launch important projects aimed at material growth; however, if your aim is altruistic this is an excellent period to initiate action. The influence of retrograde Jupiter is not one that typically causes problems, unless there is excessive emphasis placed on material pursuits, which can leave one feeling deeply dissatisfied during this period.
Have a beautiful week! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! :)