March 8 to 15, 2012
Visible Planets: Morning: Saturn Evening: Venus, Mars and Jupiter
Venus, Jupiter and the Moon have been stellar performers in a dazzling display of celestial light over the last few weeks. The Feb. 21st Pisces lunar cycle opened the show with several evenings of magical twilight as the waxing crescent Moon danced amongst these two brilliant planets in the western sky following sunset. Each night, the Moon grew larger, rose later and moved progressively eastward, leaving our solar system’s two brightest points of light alone together, dancing with the stars.
On March 8th @ 12:39 am MST the full Moon came to fruition @ 18º13’ Virgo/Pisces. We are exactly halfway through the Pisces lunar cycle and on the downhill slide toward the March 19th spring equinox and the March 22nd Aries New Moon. Meanwhile, Venus and Jupiter grow ever closer in the west at dusk and into darkness, presenting us with a fabulous opportunity to observe planetary movements and conjunctions. On March 10th Venus will be below and slightly to the right of Jupiter. On March 11th and 12th the two planets will be side by side, with Venus on the right. On March 13th Venus will have moved up and above Jupiter, still on the right. (Venus is significantly brighter than Jupiter, so it’s easy to distinguish between the two).
What a magnificent time to be here on Earth, gazing at the heavens, watching the ancient goddess of beauty – Venus – join force with the mythological king of the heavens – Jupiter. These are the zodiac’s planetary “benefics” and their celestial union gives birth to a pink and turquoise cosmic bubble where spiritual generosity, hope, truth, good luck, good fortune and magnanimity (Jupiter) is laced with daunting beauty, sweet love, devotion, affection, enduring peace and perfect harmony (Venus). It is here we see the cosmic concubine of sensual pleasure and artistic creativity – Venus – embrace, merge and become one with the laughing, light-hearted heavenly host of our ever-expanding universe, the purveyor of all power and potential, the cosmic king of kings – Jupiter. The possibilities are limitless, and hopefully, eternally sweet.
Good for good and right for right, sweet and light – may the forces of Love and Light be with you!
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
Venus continues to be an advocate for love and peace as it moves closer to conjunction with open-hearted Jupiter in tranquil Taurus. The greatest gifts and deepest pleasures come via calm, soul-centered behaviors and actions. Nurture yourself and others with steadfast compassion, personal resolve, acceptance and ultimate forgiveness. Perseverance furthers.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Pay attention to the people, places and things that you encounter this week. Good luck, big love planets Venus and Jupiter are tightly embraced in your sign, moving toward conjunction on Mar. 13th. This translates as a highly charged period of enhanced personal charm and charisma, when others find you magnetically attractive and downright delightful. Enjoy!
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Stay on task and track when it comes to personal projects and domestic duties; the results and rewards are deep. Cleaning up, organizing and simply attending to things you’ve postponed or delayed for good reason are now ready for your time and attention. Forget about fame and fortune and focus on the joy of accomplishement. Have faith, the rest will come.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Mental Mercury goes retrograde in early Aries this week, moving backwards into Pisces in a couple more. Coupled with the fruition of the Moon and a fortuitous lineup of Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Pluto, you may feel yourself floating in a magic bubble of love, hope and opportunity. Friends support and encourage your dreams. Get out and about.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
Career expansion and professional rewards multiply as Venus and Jupiter conjoin in your solar 10th house of achievement and recognition. Your glittering beauty and tremendous talents are on display, put your best foot forward, the world is watching. In the meantime, check in with self-compassion and self-care. Responsibility means being good to you.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
The full Moon fruition in the Virgo/Pisces polarity of body and spirit resounds with plenty of personal impact and import. Highlighting commitments and illuminating relationships, this annual lunation brings depth and understanding to your interactions, sharings and pairings with others. Compassion, forgiveness and acceptance are themes. Be and do good.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22)
Great healing comes via compassion and forgiveness, loving-kindness and acceptance of what you cannot change. Relax in the present and be here now. Often easier said than done, but deep and rewarding when in practice. Mars and Mercury retrograde favor spiritual surrender, meditation and prayer. Take it easy, relax and get in synch with the cosmos.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
You may feel as if you’ve dropped into a deep well of mystical and emotional healing as the Moon and planets align in a dance of spiritually enriched experience and opportunity. Recognize the inter-related, inter-connected web of life and living as you see the quantum realities of your world and universe. Each moment is precious, be and do the best you can.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Personal growth comes via spiritual practice and daily routines of self-forgiveness, self-acceptance and self-care. How well are you blending the mental abilities of analysis and critique with the heartfelt compassion of the soul? Qualified judgments are one thing; mean-spirited, jealous resentments are another – they’re toxic! Let go of anger, experience grace.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
An unusual alignment of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto in earth and water signs portends a time of magical, mystical, metaphysical opportunity for helping yourself and others through veils of illusion and walls of resistance. Letting go, relaxing and cultivating deep-hearted forgiveness and compassion are keys to miraculous healing. Let go and let God.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
Planetary power in the first quadrant of your solar chart indicates a time of great opportunity and reward when it comes to individually fueled action and responsibility. You have come a long way spiritually and are ready and willing to embrace the positive changes of an enlightened heart. Remember the old days and ways, but count your blessings now.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
Asteroids Chiron and Pallas Athena, sandwiched between Neptune and the Pisces Sun offer far-reaching opportunities for deep emotional healing via the wisdom of compassion and the grace of forgiveness. Personal programs of self-care and individual creative expression are also supported and encouraged. Spiritual health brings physical wellness. Follow the light.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.
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