Mercury enters Pisces ( March 15 – April 4) causing the general focus of news, media and communications to revolve around issues of our beliefs, spiritual growth, our cultural expression, arts and music, and our tendencies towards escapism and drug use. Mercury in Pisces brings out the mystic in all of us and adds quite a bit of colour and flare to the imagination as we are relaying messages. This is a good time to immerse oneself in creative writing and music and to open up the channels to the spirit world, allowing for messages from the other side to penetrate our psyches.
Venus sextile Pluto (March 18 – March 24) implies that even in the midst of hardship, opportunities are arising with regard to the things we treasure and are attracted to, and also in matters of love and affection (Venus). These opportunities often are born out of fate or destiny (Pluto), or sometimes are a result of an unpredictable factor. This aspect may be teaching the lessons of acceptance, of learning to let go of attachments, as well as finding liberation through the transformative process of acceptance, particularly in matters of love.
What do you know deep down? Especially in these uncertain times, you might believe you don’t know what to do, what you really want, or what the truth of a particular situation is, but deep down, a quiet still voice is always ready to give you the answer. Your challenge this week is to be receptive to your intuitive feelings. A dream, for example, might leave you with a certain feeling, a sign from the universe could point the way, or you might have a feeling you can’t ignore. These could all be signs that your inner knowing is trying to get your attention, and destiny is calling. Will you heed the call?
The social theme continues until next week when the Sun moves into your soulful zone. This will be your cue to slow down, particularly if life has been busy lately. The Sun’s annual journey through this quiet part of your chart signals the need to retreat a little and gather yourself so that you can be ready for the new beginnings to come next month. If you need to bring a matter to a close, the end of the week is a good time to do so. It will also be helpful to not burden yourself with too many things to do. Take note of the words of Lao Tzu: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
A downside of having Neptune in your future zone can be the inability to know where you’re going. Confusing times in life when you’re unsure of your direction is natural, but Neptune can’t be overcome by force or logic. Sometimes you have to simply accept that you are where you are and that things will begin to change when the time is right. Perhaps the message is that you don’t need to go anywhere. You can simply allow inspiration to guide you, and you will naturally find yourself on the right track.
Few of us are lucky enough to feel divinely inspired on a regular basis, whether through artistic pursuits, creative work, or spiritual activities. How do you access that divine connection? The obvious answer is by doing or being what you love, for it’s in joy that you radiate your divinity. Good questions to ask yourself are these: When do you feel joyous? When are you at one with the universe? When do you feel transcendent? When do you feel a sense of expansion and limitlessness? The answers are your clues for accessing the divine inspiration currently waiting for you.
The transformation and rebirth theme continues, but most of the heavy work is done. Now it’s a case of completing the process. At the end of the week, the Sun enters your zone of adventure, which will be a good time to spread your wings and discover new possibilities. This will be the point to break out of a rut and try something new, perhaps an experiment, a new experience, or a new way of looking at life. No matter what, it’s time to break from your routine.
The relationship theme continues, making this another good week to spend time with and share yourself with others, but soon life is likely to take a more intense hue, so be prepared to go to a place where you might experience your shadow, whether you call it jealousy, anger, fear, insecurity or some other uncomfortable emotion. Instead of wishing these feelings away, see them as opportunities to cleanse yourself of energies that lower your frequency. Purge yourself of all toxicity, such as chemicals and mold in your home, toxins in your body, or psychologically damaging people or situations in your life.
Health and work are the themes, making this the time to focus on your healing or others’ healing, and love might be the key to whatever approach you take. By raising your vibration and being a channel for love, you will purify your cells and atoms and those of the people you come in contact with. Putting love into your work is also important now, so if you don’t love what you do, either change your attitude so that you can find a more loving way to work, or change your job. It is difficult to radiate health if you lead a gray, day-to-day existence, so connect to your source of inspiration. Neptune is calling you to live and work with a greater sense of inspiration, so if you’re not currently feeling that, you need to be honest and start making some changes. Write a list of the things that inspire you, and move toward them.
After the party comes the clean-up. As the Sun completes its journey through your zone of fun and authenticity, you should be feeling ready to get down to work especially after the weekend when the mood favors being productive, organized and on top of things. From this point, it might help to look at your life with a critical eye, seeing where there is room for improvement in your health, work, or the way you conduct your daily affairs. Without structure and routine, it can be easy to unravel at the seams so see what needs mending, healing or improving and create a plan.
The domestic and somewhat quiet and internal theme continues until the end of the week. Until that point, focusing on our inner needs and the needs of those closest to you will be the order of the day. Again, the primary theme is inspiration with beauty and enjoyment close seconds, so incorporating these qualities into your home life and within you will reap positive results. When the Sun mores into your zone of fun and recreation next week, the emphasis changes from the internal to the expressive. You get to become more playful and childlike and be more creative or authentic. Being yourself is the challenge now, so consider how you might be compromising yourself and whether it’s worth the price.
Listening is an overlooked skill, and like watching, it can give you many clues about the world around you. If you pay close-enough attention, it can become a superpower, enabling you to see or predict what is going to happen next because you’ve observed the repeating patterns. Make time for quiet this week to listen, watch, and observe. You will begin to notice things about you, others, or life that you had previously missed and that can enable you to know what you need to do or say.
If you want to have more, you need to give more, so if there is any aspect of lack in your life – money, love or something else – perhaps you first need to give of this thing that you seek. Non-attachment is the key, so as well as giving what you feel you need, it might be appropriate to let go. For example, you might let go of a loss, your need for a possession, or your need to have a financial matter turn out in your favour. Hanging on to things or situations will be counterproductive this week, as the universe wants you to enjoy a simpler but more beautiful existence.
“Inspiration” is your keyword, making this a potentially magical time. You might find your inspiration in art, poetry, music, being in nature and watching the sun go down, or sitting by the sea. You might find that prayer, meditation, starting something new, or immersing yourself in a stimulating subject is inspiring. If you know what inspires you, you can move forward in a way that feels you’re really on track. This is perhaps best summed up by H. Thurman: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”