I just wrapped up my March astrological preview video (above) as well as my video horoscopes for janpsiller.com. We’re in such an interesting, self-reflective time. A friend of mine just texted and asked, “What’s going on? People seem to be coming out with expressions around change and self-reflection.” Yep, right on track. We just came out of a pair of eclipses that included the Leo Lunar Eclipse on January 31st and Aquarius Solar Eclipse on February 15.
Eclipses stir our emotional pot and often bring things to the surface that have been brewing at least since the last pair of Eclipses, which was August 2017. We’ve just been given information to steer us towards our “cosmic assignments” for the next six months. Everyone will handle this type of information differently! Anyone born under the signs of Leo or Aquarius will be in for some potent personal journeys, especially if they were born on or around January 31 or February 15.
If you know your birth chart, it’s fun to see what house these Eclipses hit for you. That can lend clues to the areas of life that are ripe for change. If you don’t know your chart, consider getting a birth chart reading! They can be so empowering as a tool to anticipate upcoming changes and work productively with the current astrology. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When the Sun moves into Aries on the 20th, we’ll experience the astrological new year as we celebrate the beginning of the zodiac. It’s always important to remember that Western Astrology is based on the Equinoxes and Solstices. Aries will always start on the Vernal Equinox, creating the set point for the zodiac. Although the zodiac signs are named for constellations, most Western Astrologers are not following the motion of these constellations. I know this can be confusing! It’s all about the Equinoxes and Solstices for us. There is a branch of astrology that follows constellations called fixed star astrology, and I believe Vedic astrology also follows the constellations. If you have an interest in that, there’s lots of info. available out there.
To me, astrology is like religion. I won’t venture to say which style of astrology is “right.” There are so many branches including Chinese, Vedic, Evolutionary, Egyptian, Shamanistic, etc. My advice is to try readings from different types of astrologers and see which philosophies and descriptions resonate with you. I’ve never claimed to understand how astrology works. I just know from my own experience, and what my clients report, that it does work. If something’s working, I tend to just let it keep moving along without questioning things too much. I’d rather spend my energy fixing the things that aren’t working!
We’ll get two Full Moons this month – one on the first and one on the 31st. The March 1st Full Moon will be in Virgo, helping us to refine and clarify a vision. On March 31st, we’ll experience a Libra Blue Moon (the second Full Moon in any month). Relationships will be in the spotlight and it will be a good time to rebalance the energies with loved ones.
Mercury will station retrograde on the 22nd, but we’ll feel the shadow effects as early as March 8th. If you’re starting anything new, take the first steps before March 8th! This can be as simple as sending out an email inquiring about something you’re interested in, or telling someone that you’re committing to a plan. Then, during the retrograde, you’ll be supported in efforts to finish what you’ve started.
Even though we’ll be in the shadow of Mercury Retrograde at the March 17 Pisces New Moon, it will still be a good time to set intentions. For best results, consider what you’d like to release from your life. By breaking bad habits and neutralizing negative thinking now, you’ll free up your mind to pursue exciting new ideas on the horizon.