March 2015 Newsletter
Dear Friends Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PST (Pacific Standard Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (including AZ) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours. For Eastern European time (EET), add 10 hours.
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Wunjo “celebration”! A month to rejoice in gratitude, honoring the goodness we have created in our own lives, knowing that there is nothing we cannot manifest when in our hearts and minds, we see our visions already done.
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This month opens a unique cosmic portal that will end with the Summer Solstice on June 21. Its rarity resides in that the Vernal Equinox (the time of the year when the Sun enters 0º Aries) coincides with a solar eclipse.
The Solar eclipse (New Moon) will happen on Friday 3/20 at 2:36 AM at 29º27’ Pisces. The corresponding Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) will occur on April 4 at 14º24’ Libra. 29ª27’ Pisces is symbolized by: “A majestic rock formation resembling a face is idealized by a boy who takes it as his ideal of greatness, and as he grows up, begins to look like it.” Eclipses mark points of non-return in our evolution. This particular eclipse encourages us to believe in our dreams and as we believe in our hearts that they have already happened, they will manifest in physical reality. A time to embrace all that is in oneness and know that everything that is outside of us is a reflection of our inner selves. A magnificent day to change what we are not fully excited about and create a better world for ourselves.
Jupiter remains retrograde this whole month between 14º51’ and 12º42’ Leo. These degrees are represented in the Sabian symbols by: “A pageant, with its spectacular floats, moves along a street crowded with cheering people”, “A human soul seeking opportunities for outward manifestation”, and “An old sea captain rocking himself on the porch of his cottage”. A month to generously share our blessings, expand our resources and honor what we have accomplished. Abundance comes from recognizing what we have and being happy to have others enjoy the gifts life bestowed upon us. Our confidence, faith in life and imagination bring happiness and enthusiasm to others while opening new opportunities for ourselves, with peace and serenity.
Saturn turns retrograde on Saturday 3/14 at 4º55’ Sagittarius until August 1. Its shadow period will remain until November 8th. This degree is symbolized by “An old owl sits alone on the branch of a large tree”. The next 4 months and a half require of us to tap into our inner wisdom, exercise discernment so that we may cut through illusions and see clearly what is hidden, as well as listen to subtle messages guiding us in these times of transition into our truth.
Uranus Square Pluto which began in June 2012, ends finally after 7 exact transits, between March 16 and April 8, 2015. This is the end of a major period of inner and outer cleaning. Much darkness, corruption, lies, manipulations… collectively as well as in our individual lives, came to the surface. Companies broke down, people died, governments were overthrown, social unrest roared. A time where we each had to face our fears and become aware of our weaknesses as well as transform those places within ourselves that were far from being enlightened. These two years of intense cleansing are coming to an end. The worst is behind us. We can start looking at what remains from the rubbles and building our lives anew, transformed at a cellular level.
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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
- From Tuesday 3/3 at 0:47 AM till Wednesday 3/4 at 3:58 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
- From Thursday 3/5 at 10:36 AM till Friday 3/6 at 4:52 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.
- From Sunday 3/8 at 6:42 PM and Monday 3/9 at 6:10 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
- On Wednesday 3/11 between 12:46 PM and 4:30 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
- On Friday 3/13 between 4:11 PM and 11:40 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
- On Monday 3/16 between 1:02 AM and 3:14 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
- From Tuesday 3/17 at 11:18 AM till Wednesday 3/18 at 3:58 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
- On Friday 3/20 between 2:36 AM and 3:28 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
- From Saturday 3/21 at 3:51 PM till Sunday 3/22 at 3:40 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
- From Monday 3/23 at 7:24 AM till Tuesday 3/24 at 6:22 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
- On Thursday 3/26 between 5:35 AM and 12:45 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
- On Saturday 3/28 between 6:58 PM and 10:48 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
- From Monday 3/30 at 6:57 AM till Tuesday 3/31 at 11:12 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!
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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:
Moon in Leo between Sunday 3/1 at 3:34 PM and Wednesday 3/4 at 3:57 AM + between Saturday 3/28 at 10:48 PM and Tuesday 3/31 at 11:11 AM: Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Wednesday 3/4 at 3:58 AM and Friday 3/6 at 4:51 PM + between Tuesday 3/31 at 11:12 AM and Friday 4/3 at 0:06 AM: Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning, healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Friday 3/6 at 4:52 PM and Monday 3/9 at 6:09 AM: Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Monday 3/9 at 6:10 AM and Wednesday 3/11 at 4:29 PM: Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Wednesday 3/11 at 4:30 PM and Friday 3/13 at 11:39 PM: Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….)
Moon in Capricorn between Friday 3/13 at 11:40 PM and Monday 3/16 at 3:13 AM: Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Monday 3/16 at 3:14 AM and Wednesday 3/18 at 3:57 AM: Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Wednesday 3/18 at 3:58 AM and Friday 3/20 at 3:27 AM: Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Friday 3/20 at 3:28 AM and Sunday 3/22 at 3:39 AM: Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Sunday 3/22 at 3:40 AM and Tuesday 3/24 at 6:21 AM: Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Tuesday 3/24 at 6:22 AM and Thursday 3/26 at 12:44 PM: Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Thursday 3/26 at 12:45 PM and Saturday 3/28 at 10:47 PM: Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
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Kindly note that because it coincides with one eclipse, this month’s intentional meditation is particularly powerful. It begins on Thursday 3/5. Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions, and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by Full Moon in Virgo at exactly 10:05 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next Solar Eclipse (New Moon) in Pisces on Friday 3/20. Same procedure as above, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window at exactly 2:36 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
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Sunday 3/1: Mercury Sextile Uranus (7:55 AM), Mercury Opposition Jupiter (1:15 PM)
A day of new, unexpected information. We could feel bored with regular routine and seek inspiring new friendships as well as an expansion of our mental horizons. Not a good day to sign papers of importance as we may not have all the necessary data to make enlightened choices and things could change rather rapidly, without warning. A day of volatile excitement.
Tuesday 3/3: Jupiter Trine Uranus (4:27 AM)
An incredibly lucky day for long distance travel, legal matters and general expansion of consciousness. Higher education, lecturing, writing, as well as social activities are all favored. A day to move forward with faith and enthusiasm. Meeting people proves particularly inspiring. New endeavors are successful, leading to wonderful opportunities and spiritual growth.
Wednesday 3/4: Venus Trine Jupiter (7:14 AM), Venus Conjunct Uranus (10:46 AM), Venus Square Pluto (7:15 PM)
Contentment, optimism, elegance and warmth grace this day of very special social encounters. Our relationships are freeing, exciting, and inspiring, opening us to new, expanded horizons. A very good day for financial transactions inasmuch as we remain realistic and do not get ahead of our present circumstances. A love relationship opens us to new horizons, helping us grow spiritually and socially. Long distance travels and higher education are particularly favored and beneficial.
Thursday 3/5: Sun Sextile Pluto (4:16 PM)
Our authority is best expressed with poise and in a spirit of cooperation, rather than through force. Our impact and our charisma create magic around us.
Monday 3/9: Mars Trine Jupiter (11:04 PM)
Great for outdoor, athletic activities. An exercise regimen begun today brings successful results. Wonderful for a dynamic journey that expands our spiritual and cultural horizons.
Wednesday 3/11: Mars Conjunct Uranus (9:06 AM), Mars Square Pluto (3:37 PM)
A day to be very honest with ourselves and avoid rash decisions or agressive people. Courageous involvements with humanitarian causes lead to intense confrontations with those who wish to continue hiding behind false appearances. A day to regenerate at a cellular level and move forward with strength and dynamic energy. Let us remain particularly conscious when operating motor vehicles or sharp objects.
Thursday 3/12: Mercury enters Pisces (8:52 PM till April 14 at 3:52 PM)
During the next month, we express ourselves with more compassion and sensitivity. The veils between dimensions are thinning, enabling us to access angelic realms. A wonderful period of time to develop our psychic abilities. Artists, channelers and healers are greatly inspired. We could feel more dreamy and meditative than usual. A deeper sense of oneness permeates our perceptions.
Saturday 3/14: Saturn turns retrograde (8:02 AM till August 1)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Monday 3/16: Mercury Square Saturn (2:41 AM), Uranus Square Pluto (6:50 PM)
Depression, sadness and frustration, are best dealt today by focusing on matters requiring concentration, attention to details and deep seriousness. Regarding Uranus Square Pluto, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Tuesday 3/17: Venus enters Taurus (3:15 AM till April 11)
During the next month, we could feel more sensual and drawn to nature than usual. Wonderful for sculptors, massage therapists and healers working with sound and voice. We seek peace and harmony in a grounded way. Music is particularly soothing. We look for balance and beauty in our relationships.
Wednesday 3/18: Mercury Conjuncts Neptune (1:49 AM)
Healers, artists, and channelers are favored. A day of great inspiration, ability to connect with higher states of consciousness and clearer perception of the unfathomable. Wonderful for meditation, photography and cinema. Our minds are open and grasp concepts quantumly. We could feel and intuit more than we think and possibly feel more tired than usual. Our dreams could be premonitory or more significant than we are used to. Not good however for signing legal papers as we could miss some of the fine print.
Friday 3/20: Solar Eclipse (2:36 AM), Sun enters Aries (Vernal Equinox at 3:45 PM till April 20)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Sunday 3/22: Mercury Sextile Pluto (1:25 PM)
Cooperation leads to greater results today than willfully pushing our own agenda without considering the needs of others. We tend to think in black and white. Important however to avoid power games and collaborate with others so that we may reach enduring common agreements. Our minds are particularly perceptive. Our ability to X-ray situations and people help us reach enlightened decisions. We seek friends who deepen our consciousness.
Monday 3/23: Venus Sextile Neptune (11:26 PM)
A day to expand in unconditional love. We could feel more dreamy than usual. Beauty, harmony and peace are deeply attractive. A relationship developed today is likely to be a meeting at a deep soul level. It could feel particularly enchanted and perfect.
Wednesday 3/25: Sun Trine Saturn (12:25 PM)
A day of focused concentration, efficiency and seriousness. Wonderful for completing work that we have been procrastinating about. Good for becoming clear on what we wish to accomplish in the world. Our ambitions find support and are furthered. Well-organized efforts bring enduring results.
Friday 3/27: Venus Square Jupiter (7:11 PM)
A day to avoid extravagance. Overspending as well as all manners of excesses, misplaced trust and/or overconfidence, create chaos and confusion. Not a good day for shopping as items could be overpriced and we could be tempted to spend beyond our means. Not the best either for social interactions which could prove later not to have been in our highest interest.
Monday 3/30: Venus Trine Pluto (0:45 AM), Mercury enters Aries (6:44 PM till April 14)
A day for gracious cooperation with others. Hidden aspects of our collaborations, relationship with power and money, and artistic gifts are coming to the surface for transformation and regeneration. We could understand the laws of creating great wealth. A love relationship could deepen into powerful passion. During the next two weeks, we express ourselves with great directness,
Tuesday 3/31: Mars enters Taurus (9:27 AM till May 11)
During the next month and a half, Taurus natives are favored. For all signs, our actions are grounded, our efforts, enduring and our energy, stable and persistent. We seek real, lucrative results. A time of concrete manifestations. Great for starting a successful exercise program that respects the natural harmony of the body and can be practiced outdoors, such as yoga, Chi Gong or Tai Chi.
Wishing you all a magical month of March!
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker
Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster)
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