This week in Auchterlonie on Astrology I’ll look at the full Moon on Monday, March 9, the same day Mercury turns from retrograde to direct motion. And the period from Thursday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 11.
On my podcast I’ve got a look at The Astrology of 2020 – A New Order!
Also the week of Sunday, March 1, through Saturday, March 8 is on the podcast at www.lookingupwithbill.com/podcasts.html.
Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, March 5: The Moon is in her home sign of Cancer, opposite an NFL defensive line of planets in Capricorn. Today there are four connections: three good, one difficult. Stubborn attitudes (yours or another’s) go nowhere. Imagine the best and take a chance. It was March 5, 1496 that King Henry VII of England granted Italian explorer Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) a commission to explore new lands. He discovered Newfoundland!
Friday, March 6: Here comes a day where everything seems like a struggle. Even though the Moon is in the outgoing sign of Leo, this cat may be more interested in lying under a tree than in getting anything accomplished. On this day in 1960 Cassius Clay won the Olympics. He later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, calling his former name a ‘slave name.’
Saturday, March 7: That retrograde Mercury is at it again today, and this time may result in real physical injury. Maybe even to the head. It happens just after midnight. So mind your pints! A number of inconjunct aspects suggest this is a Saturday to go back and fix things you need to fix. Remember when Sunday was a day of rest? That goes all the way back to March, 7, 321 AD, when Roman Emperor Constantine declared ‘dies Solis (Sunday) the Roman day of rest.
Sunday, March 8: So here comes the day before the full Moon. Also, the day before Mercury turns from retrograde to direct. And yet this is a busy day. The Moon connects to Mercury, Uranus, Venus, Chiron, and Saturn. The Sun hooks up with Neptune and Uranus. Venus connects to Uranus too. All this with the Moon in discriminating Virgo. My advice? Keep breathing! On March 8, 1867, the British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, serving as Canada’s constitution for more than 100 years.
Monday, March 9: Two! Two! Two things in one. First it’s the full Moon in Virgo at 1:47 p.m. This pumps up emotions through the roof and makes for lots of tears. Then Mercury turns from retrograde to direct at 11:43 p.m., bringing clear thinking and communication back into our lives for the first time in a month. Did you know Barbie is a Pisces? She was born at the American Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. There have been more than one million of her made since.
Tuesday, March 10: The energy of the full Moon softens quickly today, as the Moon moves into Libra at 6:02 a.m. It’s nice to have a day where things are not so speedy, no? Would you believe? On the world’s first telephone call, Alexander Graham Bell says, “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you,” to his assistant, Thomas Watson, on March 10, 1876.
Wednesday, March 11: Lucky me! Lucky you! Lucky everybody today! All thanks to the Sun and Jupiter making nice in the morning, with enough energy to last all day long! It was on this day in 1943 that the Nazis liquidated the Jewish ghetto in Krakow, and Schindler saved all his workers by having them hide in his factory.
Next week is the third quarter Moon in Sagittarius on Monday, March 16. That and more, next week on Auchterlonie on Astrology, here in The Local.
Joni Mitchell said: “We are stardust. We are golden.” So shine on!