Sunday Mar 12, 2023

047 | Mars square Neptune: Shark Week!

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Astrology highlights for the week of March 12, 2023:


00:51 – Sign up for Moon Mastery™ 101; class starts Tuesday, March 14! You can also join Celeste each month for her New Moon workshops: The next one is Sunday, March 19 for the Aries New Moon!


03:08 – This week's theme is: Shark Week!


03:23 – The three big things: First, Mars is in focus this week! Mars is the masculine principle and is yang, outward-directed energy. Mars is at home in Aries ("I am") and in Scorpio ("I desire"). It rules enthusiasm, striving, fighting, fornication, survival, and protection. Mars gets us out of bed in the morning – no jellyfish here! It can also sever and separate. Mars is in detriment in Taurus (like a ticking time bomb, where pent-up anger leads to an explosion of violence or sexual misdeeds) and Libra (it wants balance, but in a fight, there is only one winner, after all). Mars is exalted in Capricorn, where it can be an incredible leader or decisive manager. And it's in fall in Cancer, where fighting energy gets misdirected, and it can get caught up in emotional fights (though we like Mama Bears!). Aspects this week include: On Tuesday, Mars squares Neptune for the third time since it entered Gemini. How do you use your energy when you come up against unclear paths? And how do you handle frustration? Have you learned anything since last August? The Sun and Mercury in Pisces will also both square Mars this week. Leave extra time; plans can go awry. And if you have addiction issues, use all your tools this week to stay healthy.


10:20 – Second, the Sun conjuncts Neptune at 25 Pisces on Wednesday. You may feel more motivated to pursue your dream and higher purpose. It's an excellent day for visualizing and meditating. Write down what comes to you today. Do be careful of self-delusion and escapism.


11:41 – Third, we have a Last Quarter Moon (LQM) at 24 Sagittarius on Tuesday. The Moon is opposite Mars, and both square the Sun/Neptune conjunction, which may bring up ego matters and impulsivity. Venus also squares Pluto, and we may see some relationships ending. With Jupiter and Venus in Aries, there may be a deep desire for freedom (think "Waiting to Exhale," when Angela Bassett set the match on fire!) This lunation is the ending of a cycle that began on the  December 14, 2020, Solar Eclipse. Interestingly, this is when the COVID vaccines were made available. Will we hear more news related to the pandemic? Other touchstones for this transit: a First Quarter Moon from Sept. 2021 and the Full Moon from June 2022. What echoes for you related to these dates?


16:25 – On Sunday, the theme is NAVIGATION. Follow your GPS and avoid distracted driving.


18:08 – On Monday, the word of the day is REVIEW. Reexamine your goals and review your work on big projects. The Moon enters Sagittarius at 12:20 am PT.


19:37 – Tuesday's focus is FANTASY. Do not believe everything you hear. Does it make sense? Last Quarter Moon at 24 Sagittarius is at 7:08 pm PT.


21:32 – On Wednesday, the word is PRACTICALITY. Use your common sense. The Moon enters Capricorn at 5:05 am PT.


22:17 – On Thursday, the theme is CLARITY. The fog lifts. Venus enters Taurus at 3:33 pm PT until April 10.


24:59 – On Friday, the emphasis is EUREKA. You may strike mental gold. Write down any fantastic ideas. Mercury Cazimi at 3:44 am PT at 26 Pisces. The Moon enters Aquarius at 7:24 am PT.


27:13 – On Saturday, the word is GOODBYE. Release what no longer serves you. The Balsamic Moon phase at 12 Aquarius at 3:58 am PT. Mercury enters Aries at 9:23 pm PT until April 3.


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