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March 19 – 25, 2014


For All Signs:  March 20 brings us the spring equinox, the time of symbolic renewal of all things, spiritual, emotional and mental.  Many centuries of the transformation from winter to spring are deeply inscribed in our human genetic memory.  The time frame around this particular equinox is likely to be dramatic, as it has been in recent history.  The drama usually occurs within 6 weeks before or after the exact equinox.  Examples are:  April 16, 2013, a major quake in Iran (7.7), on Mar. 11, 2011, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami occurred.  A year before, on April 20, 2010, we saw the BP explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.  The likelihood of a major disaster this year would be in April heralded by challenging aspects among the planets.  Meanwhile, given that Mars is retrograding, there are political factors that are hidden from the public knowledge which will explode by the end of spring.  The earth is caught in a major tug of war involving Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter and Mars.  These are energies that can make tremendous noise.  Pluto represents those with political and monetary power.  Uranus represents justice for the populace.  Jupiter represents hope for expansion and meaning.  Mars, the original god of war, carries the matches that will start powder kegs to roll.  The combination is called a Grand Square by astrologers and represents major energy circling the sun in fast rotation.  This New Astrological Year will be fast and furious.  Insist on maintaining those practices that help you keep your center (exercise, yoga, massage, meditation and/or prayer).  Stretch your perspective to rise above the crises of the moment.  Change is in the wind and we must learn to flow with it.

Aries the Ram:  The sun returns "home" to your sign this week.  You likely will find it to be energizing.  Now is the time to focus on new plans for this next year of your life.  Take a fresh look at where you want to direct your energy.  While you are doing this, be sensitive to the needs of those around you as well.

Taurus:  There are no new aspects designed for you by the planets this week.  You may still be cogitating on the Venus/Mars square that occurred early this month.  That time called for a re-commitment of devotion to a person or a project.  If it didn’t happen, you may have decided to let it go. 

Gemini:  Make a special effort to keep up with keys, tickets, and other small items.  Your feelings are easily injured right now.  On the other hand, you may be the offender, hurting someone else.  Try to stay on the planet and think carefully before you speak.  If you feel "hurt", don't leap to a conclusion before you ask what the meaning is of a behavior or a comment.

Cancer:  This is a week in which you probably would like to withdraw into the comfort of your shell.  You may be a tad on the solemn side.  This is a temporary wave of the normal emotional life for you.  You do not have to believe everything you think, especially if it takes you to a darker state of mind.

Leo:  At this time of year, the Sun shines upon your 9th house of travel and expansion.  You are probably already making plans for your next vacation.  Aspects favor opening yourself to greater territory in your life.  You may be thinking of beginning a new study, a spiritual pursuit, or creating a website.

Virgo:  You may be feeling irritable and a little nervous.  You can’t be sure whether someone significant in your life is really telling you the truth or treating you honestly.  The probability is that there is some sort of deception present but it may not be deliberate.  Take good care of yourself.  Remain honest to yourself in your relationship.

Libra:  You are somewhat edgy and irritable this week.  Parts of your mind are scattered into so many corners that it is hard to pull everything together.  But you know clearly where boundaries need to be drawn and you are not hesitant to do so.  The best of verbal warriors is concise and says what is needed, but no more.  Unfortunately, Mars retrograding in your sign creates a tendency to spew.

Scorpio:  Irritability and a tendency to short temper may be your companions this week.  Beware the temptation to obsess over minor issues.  Take especially good care of your body at this time.  You are in a physically low cycle and subject to accident or minor injuries with tools or vehicles.

Sagittarius:  You have the desire to become the best you can be.  You want wisdom, respect, and the good for all in your life.  However, something drags you backward and hangs upon you like a leaden sack.  It is something you would rather not admit that keeps you in an uncomfortable place.  For some it could be financial, for others fear of controversy.

Capricorn:  Circumstances in your family or home are shifting.  The motion is moving toward an unexpected shakeup in your home or property at the end of the month.  Perhaps you can see this coming.  Take steps now to prevent it rather than waiting and hoping it won’t happen.

Aquarius:  You are in a situation in which your circumstances are not meeting your needs for comfort, stability, or security.  Perhaps you are disengaging from a bad habit or someone who is not really good for you.  The long term benefits of containing yourself now are really good.  The short term discomfort is not fun at all.

Pisces:  There is an old saying:  "Don't believe everything you think."  Take this one to heart this week.  Your feelings and thoughts may be only projections of what you want to think.  You might identify a piece of information as a truth, when indeed, it is merely your opinion. 

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