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MONTHLY HOROSCOPE COLUMN
- March 1999 -
nce in a blue moon" there's a month with two Full Moons!
The term "blue moon" dates back to Shakespeare, and
has come to mean the second Full Moon in one month. On average,
there will be 41 months that have 2 Full Moons in every century,
so once every blue moon actually averages to once every two and
one half years. Two blue moons in a single year such as in 1999,
(Jan. 31 and Mar. 31) occurs once every 19 years. This enchanting
occurrence won't happen again until 2018 and 2037. The second
Full Moon of the month packs extra power and potency, so make
the most of this magical interval to prompt creative changes
in your life. So begins March 1, with the Full Moon in systematic
The second Full Blue Moon is
on Mar. 31 in cooperative Libra, illuminating the path towards
settling differences in relationships. The Spring Equinox on
the 20 initiates a time of personal quickening, but Mercury retrograding
from March 10-April 2, reminds us to not to spring into action
too fast. Retrace steps and revamp plans, so they can fully flower.
Saturn enters Taurus on Mar. 1 (for the next two years), as increased
value consciousness prevails, either spiritually, environmentally
or monetarily. New Moon in Pisces on the 17 highlights oneness,
universal compassion and surrender to a Higher Power. Strive
to spend time in prayer, meditation and other self-renewing spiritual
activity. Impatient Mars retrogrades on Mar. 18- be aware of
misplaced aggression spilling over into areas of your psyche.
Projects and long term plans need to undergo revision as you
rethink your ambitions, desires and passions. Reevaluate your
personal energy level, and investments of time, love and money.
Old wounds, hurts and frustrations may be brought to the surface
for healing. Pluto retrogrades on Mar. 13, when the heat turns
up on everything. If you know your rising sign, please read that
and renewal is your theme as the Sun enters your enthusiastic
sign on March 20, heralding the Spring equinox as well as a birthday.
Jupiter and Venus, the two great benefits, are both in assertive
Aries, making this awakening very pleasurable and abundant indeed.
Your vitality and sparkle steals the show, things seem bright
and breezy as Saturn leaves your sign, not to return for 29 years!
Like seedlings beginning to sprout from thawing earth, the time
for action and fun is imminent. You are raring to get things
going, and with a little discretion, this can be an exceedingly
prolific and momentous time.
is back in your persistent sign, bringing a strong sense of self-discipline
and hard work. Opportunities for serious self-improvement programs
are at hand and can lead to long term benefits. It's also an
easier time to shed those unwanted pounds. Closely scrutinize
investment opportunities and avoid signing contracts after March
10. Try and postpone final decisions until next month, using
your resources wisely. Career issues continue to be deeply consequential.
Venus moves into your placid sign on the 18, enabling you to
accomplish things with considerable grace and charm. A great
month to add to your wardrobe as your aesthetic sense is accentuated.
Cosmos supports your efforts to move towards career objectives.
Start planning to manifest ideal working conditions. Your status
in social or professional organizations increases this month.
With Mercury, (your ruling planet) retrograde, do more research
about job offers and don't jump to conclusions. You will run
into trouble if you are over committed, and you may have to pull
back on an agreement due to slow progress, interruptions or delays.
Don't push against the tide or be too foolhardy! Mercury has
a way of changing your mind when it changes direction. Use this
time to tune into your dreams and inner life.
there are two full moons this month, you may be dealing with
more emotionally charged experiences than usual. Activities like
tai chi, yoga, and chi gung are excellent avenues for strengthening
your mind, body and spirit. With Venus and Jupiter transiting
through your career house, you'll be drawing positive attention
and acclaim for your efforts, and may be thrust into the spotlight.
Publishing, travel and cultural exchanges offer a chance to broaden
horizons. Even after Mars retrogrades in your solar fifth house,
you can replay recent lucky breaks in you creative and romantic
the magic in an important relationship tops your list, as Pluto,
the planet of power and transformation, retrogrades in your fifth
house of romance. Discord and disagreement may be the order of
the day as Mars, planet of aggression, goes retrograde in your
fourth house of home and family. Home can feel like a vortex
of negative energy. Create better conditions with a timely and
thorough Spring-Cleaning. Eliminate the useless from your lifepath,
whether they be possessions or character traits.
types of partnerships and relationships are subject to dramatic
revisions as the Sun, a retrograde Mercury and the New Moon visit
your partnership house. You may feel like you are on different
wavelengths with significant others. Giving more than you get
can present problems in partnerships. Take time to review and
repair, so everything meets your high standards. This is a valuable
period to get clear on who you are and the gifts you have to
share. New Moon on the 17, tempts you to say "yes"
if invited to attend festivities. An alliance formed now is likely
to be intriguing and long lasting.
Libra Full Moon on Mar. 31 is a perfect time to share your feelings.
You will have extra energy to achieve specific pleasure goals
and to enhance physical appearance. Certainly a propitious time
to purchase clothing, cosmetics and accessories. Partnerships
captivate your attention and provide positive reinforcement.
However, be wary of unreasonable demands from others that can
throw you off balance. Your personal popularity, always a strong
suit, is even stronger now! Spring fever hits and all you can
think of is romance. Social progress is swift, as you go out
of your way to please others. Many opportunities for love present
themselves, including the magical "love at first sight".
retrograding on the 18, (in you own powerful sign), signals a
need to tone down recent intensified behavior. You may have to
make a series of adjustments in plans in order to succeed. Pacing
yourself is critical, as this is a period of reactive, rather
than active experiences. Shift your priorities to incorporate
more rest and review time, enhanced inner reflections, and working
though unresolved anger. Sudden reversals of passions and ambition
are likely to occur during this retrograde phase (Mar. 18-June
4). An internal battle may ensue between the ego, which wants
things done, and the deeper self, which wants things to just
be. Trust your higher self.
is a continuing need to focus on emotional and family issues.
Inner psychological progress is more important to you than outward
career success. This is a time for nurturing, germinating and
perfecting career plans, rather than executing them. Purchases
and renovations for the home go well- only start them before
the 10. After the 21, the fifth house of children, fun, speculations,
and love affairs comes into focus, and the remainder of the month
sees your spirits lifted. Recreational activities and sports
beckon. There is luck in speculation, and romantic opportunities
of the home and hearth once again command. Family members give
you great emotional support. A move, purchase or sale of a home,
are all very favorable. Saturn, your enduring ruler, moves into
your fifth house this month. This shows a major long term shift
in orientation. You finally have enough money and career success-
now its time to enjoy the fruits of hard earned labor. The major
challenge will be to balance financial issues with your need
for recreation and enjoyment. Having a rather cautious disposition
by nature, you are more likely to err on the side of financial
security. Now is also an exceptional time to give form to creative
takes up residence in your fourth house of home and family, providing
the impetus for change and growth. Now you must balance freedom
with family obligations. Mercury retrogrades in your second house
after the 18th, showing a need to be more cautious with major
purchases and investments. Avoid speculations and debt, postpone
important mailings and definitely read the fine print before
signing contracts. As the Uranian mind knows how to think big,
there is a strong emphasis on extensive communications, both
verbal and written. Career matters continue to be notable, as
does self-expression in novel ways.
month focuses on the compassionate you, as many "fish"
celebrate their solar returns. Patient Pisces may find their
portfolios worth more and may even connect to their dream job.
Reassessment and personal inventory is likely as Mercury retrogrades
in your sympathetic sign. Full moon in Virgo on the 2, may bring
the desire to commit to a long term relationship. You might also
be extra vulnerable when dealing with others. Love fares better
during the Pisces New Moon on March 17, when things become more
transparent. Mood changes and shifts in affection,(both yours
and others), are dramatic and confusing. The fog lifts quickly
if you give your love time and space to become clear, developing
in its own way.
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