March 2, 2012

Astrology for March 2012

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March 2nd Friday morning at 9:30am for the monthly astrology talk
March 22nd, Thursday evening 7pm for her talk on 2012.

Music of the Spheres – Astrological insights by Susan Heinz

Astrology for March:

Humanity finds itself suspended in uncertainty as the breakdown of old structures continues. “What we call uncertainty is actually the open quality of any given moment,” says Emily Hilburn Sell in the preface to Pema Chodron’s book. It is a time then to exist in this openness as part of the transformative powers of the year of the dragon, the year of 2012. This openness allows us to see the quality of our daily consciousness, to see how our fears and doubts are habituated, deeply embedded in our culture.

As we come to realize our interrelatedness, a new dimension opens to humanity, an opening of our hearts to each other and the planet. The challenge, then, before us is to own our powers as creators, not destroyers and to create life-sustaining systems.

March begins with the Sun passing through watery Pisces. We find ourselves more sensitive to each other, more vulnerable in life, potentially more compassionate and imaginative. Uranus now electrifies the Aries energy, bringing forth revolution, taking a stand of assertion for independence and new beginnings for equality. This energy can also suddenly disrupt our life and cause crisis, breaking apart the old, with the potential to liberate us to move into the new.

With Mars retrograde in Virgo, forward movement, interests, and passions, lose their momentum, drive, and focus. Mars retrograde is very disruptive of routine and habit. It calls for a change in perspective. It initiates a search into motives underlying our actions, and is a call to deepen our consciousness of our goals. Mars retrograde is the most rare of all the retrograde cycles. On March 3, as the Sun opposes Mars, reconsider any new directions, or totally reevaluate your course of action. This can be a tumultuous time of intensity. It is an important time to take care of ourselves. The full moon takes place in productive Virgo, on March 8th aligning with assertive Mars, and emphasizing the grand earth trine (see below).

Mercury retrogrades on the 12th in Aries, emphasizing what an important time it is to refocus, simplify, and connect deeply with what is true for you. On the 14th the heavens display a grand earth trine, (Jupiter and Venus, Pluto and Mars in the earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn). A very powerful time to reinstate one’s intentions, to implement grounded, and practical change, in your life.

While beautiful Venus and Jupiter, join in earthy Taurus, gracing the Western evening skies, we receive an omen of grace, beauty and goodness around us. The arts and love are highlighted. Sirius, the dog star, Orion’s belt, Pleiades, Jupiter and Venus form an arch over the heavens from East to West, encouragement to move into life’s mystery with the gift of humanity to be conscious and create from a place of harmony and compassion.

The Spring Equinox takes place on March 19th as the Sun enters fiery Aries, aligning with Mercury, Uranus and the New Moon on the 22nd to bring forward inventive and mentally creative energy. The intensity of this powerful transformative time is upon us!

Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): A continuation of adjustment and reevaluation takes place this month. New beginnings are around the corner. The vision of them is already present. Concentrate on the details of things as your finances come into order. Be watchful on March 3 as sudden reversals can take place. You are holding the tension between the old and the new until April 14th.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): March is a time of relationships for you, both sweet connections and the challenges of different personalities. Take time to evaluate where you are with others and your direction with your children. Use your words carefully as the powerful full moon, March 8, can spark impulsive behavior. Creative energy is very strong this month. Do what you love.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): This is a time of quick moving change for you. Communication of new ideas, inventive concepts, is highlighted. Group dynamics and inspiration with others can open new pathways for you. With the changes afoot it is very important now to balance inner quiet and reflection with outer activity. As Mercury retrogrades on the 12th, be very thoughtful with all communications and plans.

Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): This month you experience enjoyable connections with friends and all group endeavors are favored. The Full moon highlights the need to be very thoughtful of your words and communication, expressed with compassion, leads to successful encounters. Changing and reinventing aspects of your work will create more energy and inspiration that others respond to.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): The first part of the month calls for putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Patience is needed as discussions of finances come up. As things are brought to the surface solutions come about. This is an excellent time to advance your work. People greatly warm to you and enjoy you. An old way of thinking is being reviewed and changed.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): This month begins with the importance of taking a stand for yourself, knowing your needs, and feelings. Give yourself time to involve yourself in something you love. All projects that are creative and expansive give a great sense of well being now. The Mercury retrograde calls you to review the deeper matters of life, encouraging you to share your intimate feelings.

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Sudden and unexpected communications come your way. Life is full of twists and unexpected turns. You feel a great need to share your love. Don’t be too shy are hesitant, but don’t have expectations. Sharing your heart felt self will be richly rewarded. At the new moon you may feel challenged by another or others. Let the challenge move you in new directions without taking it personally.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): This month either a very loving relationship enters your life, or your relationship is enhanced by sweetness and romance. Let yourself really enjoy the love and beauty that is offering itself to you. At the full moon be patient and take your time. If your tendency is to find blame in others, this trait will be up for you, otherwise your compassion and willingness to forgive brings transformation to situations and yourself. The end of the month brings the energy to clear your working space and organize!

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): This month especially highlights the pleasure you receive doing your work or creating your own environment. All collaborative work proceeds more smoothly and with enjoyment. Positive change and transformation now takes place in your work. At the full moon be very thoughtful about how you express yourself. It is an excellent time to reflect on what new directions you are moving into.

Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): Reviewing your belief systems, or perspective on things, greatly benefits you this month. As you shift your perspectives, creativity and enjoyment grows this month. Your life continues to go through much change and will continue to transform through the next years. Be flexible and reach out for what you love. Attend to your home space for a better flow of energy in your life at the full moon.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Home becomes a place of much love and feeling this month. Deep feelings are expressed and triggered as change takes place. A careful review of finances helps the process. Writing and communication continues to be very highlighted with editing supported as Mercury retrogrades on the 12th. During this time careful review of details from information received will benefit all those involved.

Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This month your relationships are highlighted. You come to a turning point within an issue that needs clarifying. Once things are clarified good will and affection will grow. You may be in the process of helping a sibling or neighbor that leads to a very helpful outcome. This is a good month to review your financial situation and make a new start.