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Two Full Moons, two retrogrades, and a change of Seasons. March 2018’s Celestial Climate is one for tuning bravely into our passions. It’s to our advantage to focus on inner communication and make personal psychological discoveries if bravery escapes us. In this way, we may determine what change is necessary to manifest our desires, while compassionately and collaboratively allowing others to do the same.
Jupiter in Scorpio Retrogrades starting the 8th through July 10 backtracking to revisit areas of life we have been attempting to improve. A great period to watch for emotional or psychological blocks. Scorpio is a sign that has the capacity for deep emotional healing. We have a chance to revisit and remaster, if necessary. Some of us will be looking at ways to master our relationship with finances.
Use Spring Equinox and the beginning of the astrological New Year on March 20 to reboot. Is it getting warm in here? murmurs the Soul.
Mercury in Aries is Retrograde is March 22 – April 15. This is optimal time to be brave and turn inward. Can we hear our Soul or simply the habitual chatter of our minds? Aries in Mercury reflects an independent mind, courageous and spontaneous. The retrograde can feel like a damper on mental activity or misdirected anger. This is why we say, best to look within during this time. Our 2018 retrograde chart includes the Shadow periods.
For added reflection, consider that both retrogrades are ruled by Martian signs: Aries (masculine) and Scorpio (feminine). What about this for symbol synthesis? Right and left brain reflection on the masculine and feminine principles of passion.
ShawnSky Farmer contributed this unfinished watercolor to brighten up our monthly article, but also as a symbolic gesture to the promise of Spring and a new rosy outlook. What is beginning is a still in the conception stage.
This month I’m moving to a new apartment. By Equinox, March 20, the furniture will have been delivered. I will have let go of possessions and perhaps Scorpio Moon memories which don’t serve a reinvention of life and the next chapter. I don’t have the full picture yet. It’s a blur of anticipation. It’s also the reason this for this shorter article.
Please check out March’s Book of the Month, Anam Cara, by one of my new favorite authors, John O’Donohue. Just reading it increased the volume of my Soul’s voice. More on the sidebar to the right. (Last year I was going on and on about his Beauty book.)
The beauty of Evolutionary Astrology is its focus on Soul. Similarly our Book of the Month. With more focus on Soul matters, comes more access; more depth and meaning. Hey, it’s Scorpio Moon Astrology, that’s what we’re going for. How about you?
Bottom line? Be brave in your pursuits this month and if you are not, look within and determine why.
Peace to you, Shawn
1. Full Moon in Virgo.
5. Mercury enters Aries.
6. Venus enters Aries.
8. Jupiter Retrograde in Scorpio.
10. Mercury in Pisces square Saturn in Capricorn (1/3).
14. Jupiter Rx Balsamic Phase Saturn in Capricorn. Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking transitioned today, March 14. Born January 8, 2018 in Oxford, England.
17. Mars enters Capricorn.
17. New Moon in Pisces.
18. Ceres Direct in Leo.
20. Spring Equinox as the Sun enters Aries.
22. Mercury Retrograde in Aries.
29. Pallas enters Gemini.
30. Venus enters Taurus.
31. Full and Blue Moon in Libra.