Friday, March 16 — We’re right at the end of the Moon’s cycle so I imagine we’re all tired and at a low point as we emotionally prepare for the New Moon cycle to begin tomorrow morning. Try to relax if you can and sleep late. Between 7:45 and 9:45 a.m. the Moon will be conjunct Neptune in Pisces, which is usually a spaced-out period. You tend to be more open psychically and may want to stay in bed to keep your dream going if it’s a good one. This aspect is “famous” for finding you vulnerable and super-sensitive to what others say and do that you are apt to interpret too personally. Between 8 and 10 p.m. the Moon in Pisces aspects Pluto favorably. You will gain a mature level of awareness at this time if you take the time out from daily life to relax and listen in to the higher part of your mind.

Saturday, March 17 — It’s St. Patrick’s Day! It’s also the day of the New Moon, which takes place at 9:12 a.m. with the Sun and Moon (and Chiron, a large asteroid) at 27 degrees of Pisces. Anyone born on March 17 of any year was born with their “natal Sun” at 27 degrees of Pisces and will feel energized and motivated to create and manifest a new phase for the year! The rest of us will be energized emotionally and focused in on thoughts such as, How can I be helpful, or What do I need to improve my self-respect? Because Chiron is playing a big role in this New Moon cycle there is a need to overcome the past and heal old emotional wounding. Chiron is known as “the wounded healer,” as once the past has been resolved there is healing to offer others who share the same wounding from the past. Those who suffer from mental illness could have problems during this particular Moon cycle.

Sunday, March 18 — Mars entered into Capricorn yesterday and remains in this sensible, productive, practical, efficient, determined earth sign until September 10. With unified effort things get done. Leave it to Mars in Capricorn to make the necessary improvements. The Moon in Aries will be conjunct Venus and Mercury from 4 until 7:50 p.m., stimulating conversations that invite action tomorrow. Mercury and Venus are conjunct in Aries until Tuesday at 7 a.m. This conjunction favors writing, speaking out, being diplomatic, assertive, and writing lyrics and poetry, especially if they are cause oriented.

Monday, March 19 — From 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. the Moon will be conjunct Uranus in Aries. This aspect always brings unexpected situations for us to deal with, which can increase intuition or cause havoc and insecurity, but it is always an “interesting” time. Mercury and Venus are still conjunct in Aries, igniting ideas and conversations. The Moon leaves Aries and enters into Taurus at 9:07 p.m. From 9:30 until 11:30 p.m. the Moon will be in a positive aspect to Mars, known to be physically and sexually energizing.

Tuesday, March 20 — From 10 a.m. until noon the Moon in Taurus will nicely aspect Saturn in Capricorn, bringing about calm and the ability to organize your thoughts and plans for the day ahead. The Sun enters Aries (vernal spring equinox) at 12:16 p.m. and remains in Aries until April 19. With the Sun in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, we are truly beginning the year, more so than on January 1st, in my opinion. Do you have your goals sorted out for the year? The Sun in Aries boosts confidence, courage and the need for new adventure and experiences. Are you ready? Between 8:45 and 10:45 p.m. the Moon will nicely aspect Neptune, which increases compassion and the need to be intimate.

Wednesday, March 21 — From 8 until 10 a.m. the Moon in Taurus will be in a positive aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. This will bring about success if you have been geared up for a new job or project. Venus is in a very challenging aspect to Pluto until Friday night. This aspect can bring intense emotional experiences in a personal relationship. You can get drawn in to a relationship that may be karmic and will shift your consciousness forever, but it won’t be easy or comfy to go through. The magnetism of the attraction might be too much to say no to. It could bring about domestic violence, jealousy, possessiveness and hidden agendas — watch out, be careful as to what you are choosing to get involved in. At the same time, the Sun is in a challenging aspect to Mars, stimulating competitiveness and power struggles. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:20 p.m., while the Moon in Taurus is opposite Jupiter in Scorpio, you’re easily influenced because of your emotional needs.

Thursday, March 22 — Mercury turns retrograde at 8:19 p.m. until April 15. With Mercury retrograde conversations get messed up, and people don’t seem to listen well as they are more interested in pushing their own agendas. During this phase mistakes are made that are trivial yet hold up the process. Planes are delayed and there are more obstacles now to forward momentum. Be patient and persistent. Venus is still in a challenging aspect to Pluto until Friday midnight. This aspect can bring about incredible works of art (and music) due to emotional torment. Until Saturday night the Sun is still in a challenging aspect to Mars, indicating a potential for violence and eruptive anger to burst forth.