It’s March, the month that signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring. What old things, people, beliefs, and habits do you need to shed in preparation for a brand new seasonal year? What newness do you need to be prepared to examine and accept? This is an auspicious time to set off on a new adventure. Remember Goethe’s great advice, “Whatever you do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”
Mercury, the planet that rules plans, ideas, communications, and roadways is still Retrograde until March 9th. This Retrograde has been so gnarly, I’ve taken to calling it “Mercury Tirade.” Whenever Mercury is Retrograde, we all get a chance for “do overs”, whether we want them or not. Delays, cancellations, and misconceptions run rampant during this time. Buying big, expensive or motorized items, such as houses, cars, computers, or tools is not a good idea. Try to avoid having medical procedures and signing contracts, too. It isn’t all bad news, though. Rethinking, researching, and re-evaluating on both the inner and outer levels are a great way to use this time. Then, when Mercury does go direct on the 9th, you can move forward with confidence.
For all of us:
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities– always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale
“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Mars, the planet of decisive action, is in its best sign now and it’s important that you use your highly creative imagination in a structured way. Your current ideas are golden. In order for you to mine them for all they’re worth and “strike it rich”, you’ll need to use order, foundation, and structure as you implement your ideas for lasting success. You’ll attract support from previously unresponsive sources as you direct your energy toward the achievement of your goals.
EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) By now you’re beginning to feel the effects of the planet of brilliance, chaos, divine insight, and unpredictability, Uranus, which has been in your sign for the past year. Uranus is presenting you with an opportunity (read “mandate”) to step out of the box and redefine yourself by examining your ideas of security, value, and self-worth. Though not the most comfortable time, this is one of the most enriching and empowering times of a lifetime. Surrender to inevitable and enjoy the ride!
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Care, especially self-care, is on the agenda now. Do those you care about, take you and your feelings into consideration? Do those you care for, interact with you both passionately and compassionately? The beauty and value of consideration and compassion are priceless– make sure you’re on the receiving end, too. Your biggest challenge will be to examine and re-evaluate your relationship with yourself. This will lead to more open, honest and rewarding relationships with everyone else.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Are you waiting for the other shoe to drop because almost everywhere you look, intense changes are occurring? Are you wondering when it’ll be your turn? Well– not only will it not be your turn to “suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”, this is a time of embracing your personal power and creating the life you want. This is a fortunate time for you and metaphorically speaking, you’re barefoot on a sunny beach in the tropics, so no shoes will be dropping for or on you. Accept your good fortune, enjoy the life you’re creating, and be in gratitude.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Place yourself at the center of your life and re-examine, re-evaluate and re-determine what is of value to you and your world. During this time of self-examination and transformation, you’ll discover how to best use your gifts as you come to terms with just how important you really are. New options will present themselves to you, so take some of that great advice and encouragement you give it to yourself.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) You keenly feel the effects of all of the changes in the air and want to work hard at getting yourself and them under control. That won’t work this time. What you need now is TRUST and PATIENCE, They’ll bring the re-assurance you need. And do not jump to conclusions or act on assumptions. Things are not what they seem– they’re actually better than they initially appear. A lot of great things are coming your way, but not in the way you’re used to or expect. Your mission– simply breathe and go with the flow.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) This is a great time to nurture yourself. The choices and decisions you need to make can wait until you’ve checked in with your inner self. The world will wait, please remove the burdens of it from your shoulders. Everything is in the process of sorting itself out. Use the Zen approach to life and watch life unfold just as it should right before your eyes. Be like Alfred E. Neuman.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) With your innate ability to see more deeply than others, life will never be dull. That tangible security you’re seeking can only be found by exploring intangible paths. It’s adventure time for you, so throw the dart at the map and go where it lands. You’re a natural detective and you’ll discover the people and circumstances you need to assist you on this adventure to uncover your greatness. Yes, there will be bumps and scrapes along the way– all worthwhile quests encounter them. Your terrestrial and celestial guides will protect you.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) You are a visionary with an ability to see as far into the future as you can see into the past. It’s time for you to listen to your intuition and venture forth into the world in order to co-create the experiences that await you. Your great gift is never really forgetting the value of a powerful experience. Use this gift with your charisma and allow the new people who enter your life to assist you in making your dreams come true.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) You’re in the midst of a major transformational shift that will permanently alter the way you think, feel, and act. You’re naturally brilliant– you take for granted your gifts, skills, and attributes that so deeply effect and amaze everyone else. The Universe, though, is taking steps to correct that oversight and has enrolled you in a fast paced life-altering course entitled, “The Fine Art of Acknowledging and Owning Your Greatness.” Your lessons may seem a bit daunting at first, but you’ll get the hang of them and embrace yourself as the Master you were created to be.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) So many phenomenal opportunities are presenting themselves to you! You’ve earned this time and attention from the Universe, so please open yourself up to accepting the new. Your charisma is at an all-time high and you’re going to look good to a lot of people. Your responsibility here is to have a great time and be careful about who and what you allow into your energy field. The choices you make and the balance you create from those choices will automatically create the perfect environment for your new way of showing up in the world..
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Ah– self-expression! You’re a master at it. You do need to understand that everyone doesn’t have the ability to see and feel as you do, though. The Universe is teaching you to be more faithful to your hopes, wishes, and dreams of the past as well as those of the present and future. This is a good time to review your unfinished projects, complete them, and send them out into the world. You’re already a team player; now it’s time for you to shine as a solo artist.