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Welcome March 2019


Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's Party!" - Robin Williams
 
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Faery Guidance for March 2019

The Faery of Growth
 









This wee Fae brings us through the re-visioning process. And I see many people going through such a time now. These past few months have surely brought about planetary energies that have been pushing us to make changes so we can grow.

She sits on a young green leaf like a bud that has just opened into a full flower. Growth can mean so many things. One thing it always means is movement and change. Growth doesn't stand still. Growth by its very nature is a constantly changing process. To stay in one mindset or one mode of being is to stagnate. If you move through life with an awareness of everything around you, you will grow. You won't be able to help it!

This Faeries presence calls for us to pause and think about how our lives are changing and how we can direct that change for the greater good.

From The Heart Of Faerie Oracle - Brian & Wendy Froud.

 
Celtic Tree Month March 2019

February 18th starts the month of Nion (Ash) - The ash features prominently in Celtic stories of enchantment, and is the symbol of the mythological “World Tree”, linking the Underworld and the Upperworld with everyday reality. It is therefore a tree of magical powers. The ash is also associated with healing,

March 18th through April 14th starts the tree month of Fearn (Alder) -
The Alder is the tree of fire and purification by fire. It is able to resist the decaying powers of water and can grow and flourish in the wettest of places; it is therefore a symbol of staying power, durability, persistence, and steadfastness. Its association with water also evokes the quality of emotional strength. Traditionally used for building boats and bridges, alder enhances the potential to cross over life’s oceans and rivers, and to overcome obstacles or doubt.

The Alder also represents the evolving spirit. The Alder protects in disputes helping you to see the real issues from the false. It is also useful in conquering of adversaries or difficulties, finding strength from within. The Celts would often name their weapons and credit them with magical powers. When feeling threatened, either physically and/or mentally, invoke the spirit of Alder. 
Astro - Days to watch for your sign -  March 2019

Aries
Rewarding Days: 8, 9
Challenging Days: 21, 22

Taurus
Rewarding Days: 10, 11, 12
Challenging Days: 23, 24

Gemini
Rewarding Days:  13, 14
Challenging Days: 25, 26, 27

Cancer
Rewarding Days: 15, 16
Challenging Days: 1, 2. 28, 29

Leo
Rewarding Days: 17, 18
Challenging Days: 3, 4, 30

Virgo
Rewarding Days: 19, 20
Challenging Days: 5, 6, 7

Libra
Rewarding Days: 21, 22
Challenging Days: 8, 9

Scorpio
Rewarding Days: 23, 24
Challenging Days: 10, 11, 12

Sagittarius
Rewarding Days: 25, 26, 27
Challenging Days: 13, 14

Capricorn
Rewarding Days: 1, 2, 28, 29
Challenging Days: 15, 16

Aquarius
Rewarding Days: 3, 4, 30
Challenging Days: 17, 18

Pisces
Rewarding Days: 5, 6, 7 
Challenging Days: 19, 20
Void of Course Moon Schedule for March 2019

It is said that when the Moon is void of a course it can cause delays, false starts and unexpected hassles. When the Moon is void of course it means that it is in the process of moving between two signs and is not quite sure how it feels yet. And since the Moon rules our emotions, we don't know how we feel either! The effects can last from a few seconds to a day or two. Energy can feel off balance and this is not a good time for making major decisions, signing contracts, or doing anything based on emotional decisions because our perceptions are a bit out of whack. The Void Moon begins at 27 degrees in one sign and ends at 3 degrees in the next sign.  Times given are for GMT.
Date Void Begins Date Void Ends
March 2nd 18:47 March 2nd 19:06 Aquarius
March 5th 08:05 March 5th 08:11 Pisces
March 7th 19:08 March 7th 20:27 Aries
March 9th 17:14 March 10th 07:10 Taurus
March 12th 09:31 March 12th 15:48 Gemini
March 14th 12:30  March 14th 21:49 Cancer
March 16th 18:03 March 17th 00:57 Leo
March 18th 15:19 March 19th 01:41 Virgo
March 20th 15:22 March 21st 01:28 Libra
March 22nd 18:10 March 23rd 02:16 Scorpio
March 25th 02:24 March 25th 06:06 Sagittarius
March 27th 02:37 March 27th 14:07 Capricorn
March 30th 00:05 March 30th 01:46 Aquarius

 
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Blessings everyone and happy March! I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather we've been having.  I just hope it sticks around! don't know about you but I can't wait for the days to start getting warmer.  It sure doesn't feel we are getting closer to Spring with this "Beast from the East" storm hanging over Europe. The saying goes "In like a lion, out like a lamb" and we sure have had some blustery weather. So hopefully the next few weeks will bring some calmer weather our way. This month we are celebrating the Spring Equinox/Ostara, St. Patrick's Day, the turning forward of the clocks, and Mothering Sunday. Day light savings begins on Sunday, March 10th in the USA & Canada, and on Sunday, March 31st for the UK.

This month  you will find my annual Ostara/Spring Equinox reading and a Luck of the Irish reading to honour St. Patrick's Day. Also, to honour the eclipses ahead, I have special readings that will help you tap into these powerful events.  All of these can be found in the   Monthly Specials section along with a few other inspirational readings to help bring balance into your life.  You can have a browse through the many specialized readings I offer on the  Tarot Readings page.  Tarot's Life Path & Personal Growth section is a good place to start!  Or take a wander through the various Oracle readings on my site, like Rune, Angel, Faery and Animal Totem readings.  All of these categories can be found on the main Reading Room page.  Don't forget to check out the other areas on the Readings page, like the Oracles, Rune and Animal Medicine Cards sections.

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In the Reiki/Energy Work section you can find reiki and energy work to help give you a bit of a boost. You can find Reiki sessions, Chakra Healing and Attunements, Violet Flame healing, and the Avalon Crown of Success healing. Reiki is great for flushing out the old energies that may be lingering both in our own energetic bodies and the environment around us.

If Astrology is your cup of tea be sure to stop by my Astrology section where you can order some insightful Natal charts, Compatibility reports and Transit reports to see what will be affecting you in the months ahead. Each persons Birth Chart can show how the positions of the planets and stars at the exact time of their birth can influence their life. Learn how each planetary position has determined your physical, personal, psychic and spiritual characteristics! These charts are a great gift for birthdays or just as a special way to treat someone to a bit of astrological insight.

Come and check out my Blog that at http://earthspirittarot.com/wp/   I hope to be writing on a variety of topics from Tarot to general spirituality topics once we get into the New Year.  But for now you can catch my weekly Astrology updates there. 

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And now to announce the February 2019 raffle winners:

K. Gustav and R. Johnson

Congratulations to you both! I'll be sending you two an email to tell you how to claim your prize shortly! For those who haven't entered the raffle yet, each month I select 2 random people from entries submitted to win a reading of your choice from any area of my site. For more details, and to enter March's raffle, stop by and visit the Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

"Change Your Luck"

We've all heard people talk about 'The Luck of the Irish,' but what exactly is luck? Are some people born luckier than others? Why does it seem that some people get all the breaks while others do all the struggling?

The real truth is that there is no one person born more lucky than the next. Now, I know that some of you may be immediately up in arms about that. How dare I say that the child of a rich and famous couple is not luckier than the starving child in a third-world country? How can the cute and perky cheerleaders in the high schools be more unlucky than the homely child in hand-me-down clothing? Well, I'll tell you.

All of this stuff is just on the surface. We have to remember that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. That human experience is here to help us grow our souls. Luck has nothing to do with it. It is all about awareness.

So, is there anything we can do to change our luck? Of course! It's nothing to do with lottery tickets, though! It has to do with mindset. Let me explain.

If we are always focusing on scarcity, then we are always going to see what we do not have and be sad that we do not have it. We will always feel that there is something more and that we have been left out in the cold from what everyone else has. This creates more scarcity in our lives -- because like energy is always going to attract like energy -- and that in turn is going to create misery.

To change this, it is really as simple as being thankful for what we have. The house might not be as expensive, but it still shelters. The car may not be as new, but it gets us from A to B. The clothing may not be the latest styles, but it covers us and keeps us warm.

The path to abundance is always paved with gratitude and appreciation. Is it luck? Probably not, but it is what makes the difference between how lucky or unlucky we perceive ourselves to be. Keeping a gratitude journal is a great way to turn things around, for it helps us to focus on what is going right and attract more right energy into our lives, than to focus on what is going wrong and attract more negative energy. As Mike Dooley says, "Thoughts become things; choose good ones!"

                                                                                               
  March 2018 Celebrations

Daylight Savings March 10th (USA & Canada) and March 31st (Europe)
Yes this is the month when we “spring ahead” turning our clocks ahead an hour. For the USA daylight Savings occurs at 2:00am March 8th. For the European unions it occurs March 29th at 1:00am. So don’t forget to change those clocks!


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ST. PATRICK'S DAY - March 17th
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for thousands of years

On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink, and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place not in Ireland, but in the United States. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City on March 17, 1762. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers to reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as fellow Irishmen serving in the English army.

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SPRING EQUINOX/OSTARA - March 20th

People have been marking and celebrating the Vernal Equinox for thousands of years. The Great Sphinx which was constructed over 4500 years ago on the Giza Plateau in Egypt, faces due east on the Vernal Equinox. The monoliths located at Stonehenge, which are estimated to be over 3000 years old, mark the position of the rising sun on the Vernal Equinox. In Central America the Ancient Mayan Caracol Tower and Temples of the Sun and Moon also have alignments that coincide with the sun’s position on the Vernal Equinox. As Spring reaches its midpoint, night and day stand in perfect balance, with light on the increase. The young Sun God now celebrates a hierogamy (sacred marriage) with the young Maiden Goddess, who conceives. In nine months, she will again become the Great Mother. It is a time of great fertility, new growth, and newborn animals.

The next full moon (a time of increased births) is called the Ostara and is sacred to Eostre the Saxon Lunar Goddess of fertility (from whence we get the word estrogen, whose two symbols were the egg and the rabbit.

The Christian religion adopted these emblems for Easter which is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. The theme of the conception of the Goddess was adapted as the Feast of the Annunciation, occurring on the alternative fixed calendar date of March 25 Old Lady Day, the earlier date of the equinox. Lady Day may also refer to other goddesses (such as Venus and Aphrodite), many of whom have festivals celebrated at this time.

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Mother's Day/Mothering Sunday - UK - March 31st

The correct name for Mothers Day in the UK is Mothering Sunday. Mothering Sunday is always the fourth Sunday of Lent however as the dates vary as to when Easter and Lent fall the actual Sunday chosen to celebrate it may vary. It is more often referred to as "Mother's Day" and it origin is distinctly different to Mothers Day in America although the sentiments are similar. In Victorian times, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family. Today it is a day when children give presents, flowers, and cards to their mothers.

Click here to learn more about the history of Mothering Sunday

 

Star Transits For  March 2019


SUN TRANSITS


The Sun has been in Pisces since February 19th   
The Sun brings our qualities into clear and present manifestation. It strives to manifest its potential clearly and directly. However, pride can destroy the Sun's potential for achieving excellence. Pisces rules empathy, selfless love, devotion, and wisdom. Its shadow side rules self-pity, a feeling of being victimized by life, passivity, and elusiveness.

The Sun's entry into the last sign of the zodiac is a step into synthesis. Its presence in Pisces reminds us that the walls that keep us apart from one another are merely illusions. We are all one in the sea of consciousness where the Fishes swim. This oceanic state can be confusing, of course, since we rely on boundaries to maintain our individual identities. Rather than reinforcing barriers to sustain them or tearing them down completely, adding flexibility to the ego lets us seamlessly flow together and drift apart as desired. Reconnecting with spirituality, nature and one another are its sweetest rewards.

When the Sun is in Pisces, we turn inward. Through nurturing a personal, internal peace, we are more able to empathize with others and to reach out in ways we might not often allow ourselves. Pisces, an emotional and intensely compassionate Water Sign, tunes us into the feelings of others on an intuitive level: Subtle facial expressions or turns of phrase can speak volumes during this time. It is a tolerant, patient and sometimes overly trusting energy that, because of its Mutable quality, can take the form and character of the situation in which it finds itself. Pisces urges us to open ourselves up to the experience of interpersonal connectivity, but we must be cautious that our emotional honesty and availability do not get us into trouble. This sensitive influence can be taken advantage of and causes easily bruised feelings. Our will may be more brittle at this time, for we are feeling the emotions of others more acutely than ever.


The Sun in Pisces is a good time for:

  • Connecting on an intimate, empathetic level with others
  • Cultivating your creative instincts and talents
  • Daydreaming and paying attention to your subconscious


The Sun then moves into Aries on March 20th under the Spring Equinox 

The start of spring marks the beginning of the zodiac with the fiery sign Aries. Under this influence we are feeling a bit of excitement and an urge for new experiences and adventures. When the Sun is in Aries, we feel inspired to spontaneity, like we can do anything because we're absolutely indomitable. Since Aries is the first of the Zodiac, and therefore a youthful sign, this influence is one of child-like abandon and invincibility. Fire Sign Aries energy asserts itself actively, through engaging vigorously in life, regardless of the risk attached. Also, Aries is a Cardinal Sign, so you can expect to exuberantly start a million projects. Completion? Now, that's a job for some other sign. The Ram plows headfirst into obstacles and plans with a blind fury and passion, pursuing an objective feverishly but losing interest once the thrill of the chase wears off. During this time of Aries Sun, take advantage of all this get-up-and-go: Accept challenges for the sheer pleasure of trying to meet them.

The Sun in Aries is a good time for:

  • Enjoying the thrill of competition
  • Accepting a challenge
  • Helping others realize their strengths


MOON TRANSITS

On March 6th have a Pisces New Moon
A New Moon is that it is all about new beginnings that come from a deeper and more spiritual level of our being. It's a good idea to take time and see where your philosophies don't measure up to your day to day life. 

When we have a New Moon we also have the Sun in the same sign, which is why these energies are so focused and potent. For those who do energy and spell work, the New Moon is the perfect time for setting intentions for the things you wish to create, cultivate, manifest and develop. Its energies differ from the Full Moon in that the New Moon looks inward. It is the void empty space between letting go of the old and waiting for the new, and this can be frightening for some. A Void is meant to be filled though and we need to not fill it with frightened and uncertain energies, but rather fill it with hopes, wishes and desires 

In Pisces, it's a good time to look at where we may be scattering our energies right now. We are not inclined to want to face reality while the Moon is in dreamy, impressionable Pisces. It can be a wistful, sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate time. We are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns under this influence. Boundaries and walls come down, as Pisces energy merges and blends. It's a time when details are overlooked and feelings defy description. 

Your life takes on a kind of mystical quality at the emotional and instinctive levels now. Dreams and illusions, forgiveness, and understanding human frailties: these things arouse deep feelings. The past and the future intermingle, and the barriers between people dissolve - there is the key to the greater psychic and spiritual sensitivity you feel now. 

Things to do under a Pisces Moon: Imaginative undertakings, mystical or spiritual pursuits, inner development, music and drama, going on a retreat, activities involving water. 


On March 21st we have an Libra Full Moon
Full Moons are the best time for doing energy and spell work that is geared towards releasing something old or reaping the harvest of whatever seed you planted at the last New Moon. Creating order is the focus when in Libra, not necessarily through tidying or organizing as was the case while the Moon was in Virgo, but rather through pleasing interactions with others and aesthetics in our environment. We tend to solve problems through diplomacy, and we are more able to put aside our own emotions in order to achieve the peace we crave. The tendency now is to avoid direct confrontations. Decisions do not come easily. Seeing both sides to any given situation is the main reason for hesitation. Fear of losing others' approval is another.

The Moon in Libra generally favors the following activities: Relationship and partnership issues, activities involving teamwork and cooperation, activities that involve self-examination, activities related to beauty. Refinement and relationships are the keys to emotional satisfaction for you now. Harmony and beauty are deeply satisfying - and the lack of them can be emotionally unsettling. Close personal ties to other people are a focal point for your feelings - marriage and other partnerships could be a key arena for this. 

The Full Moon in balancing Libra will be in opposition to the Sun in independent Aries. And this can bring a face off between compromise and self-interest, coupling up or going it alone. This lunation arouses emotions about fairness and sharing that sharpen our understanding of relationships. Acknowledging personal desires is a good starting point for building healthy partnerships when it's balanced with an equal concern for the needs of others. 


Things to do under a Libra Moon:  mediating, negotiating a fair deal, restoring balance with a friend or family member, taking it easy, beautifying your home space, meditating, decorating, de-cluttering, throwing a dinner party, attending a lecture, visiting a museum, writing or editing, experimenting with fashion, indulging in luxury. 


PLANETARY TRANSITS


March 1st - Venus square Uranus (Venus in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries) 
Today we see Venus and Uranus move into a challenging square. Under this transit we need to be careful of temptations like impulse buying and being a bit erratic with our resources. Otherwise our finances can become a bit unstable. Best thing to do is stick to your budget or, if you feel you must buy that extra something, check your funds and be realistic.

Where relationships and social interactions are concerned, this transit can make the way we relate to those around us (and them to us) seem a bit impulsive, inconsistent, and wishy washy. For those who have been experiencing difficulties with funds and/or relationships, this transit can bring a lingering issue up to the surface now and will require our attention rather than trying to push it back down and ignore it.

It’s a bit of a double edged sword we walk with this transit. For some it can bring that welcome breath of fresh air that helps us cut through the fog and see things more clearly. However, conflict and stress are also triggered with this. Others may feel resistant to making any changes and will see this as a less positive time of instability, adjustments, and some upsets. If used wisely, the energy of this transit can help us to break free of any restraints and structure that have been holding us back from seeing new possibilities.

March 1st - Venus enters Aquarius
When Venus is in Aquarius we move towards unconventionality, independence, and freedom as themes in our social relationships under this influence. Aquarius can be just as faithful as Capricorn, but it has to be on his own terms! Experimental relationships are more intriguing now. Being friends as well as lovers is important to us during this cycle.

We will find that things like values, relationships, and our material abundance call for us to step back a bit in order to gain a fresh perspective, to detach from these things a bit in order to give us a bit of breathing space. Some will feel drawn to using their resources to help those who are struggling now or put these things to use for the greater good in society.

This transit can be a good time for trying new things, experimenting, networking with others, and looking a bit more objectively at how we interact and show intimacy with others. A focus on bringing balance into relationships that seem unequal can be a focus as well, especially in situations where it seems one person has an advantage over the other. We tend to focus on building the friendship aspect of our relationships in order to create a firmer foundation for more to grow in the future.

March 2nd - Venus sextile Chiron (Venus in Aquarius, Chiron in Aries)
Venus and Chiron form a friendly little sextile aspect that can provide opportunities for us to harmonize a difficult relationship. So it can help us deal with the issues drawn out by the challenging Venus/Uranus aspect going on now. We do however need to recognize where our idealized images of love are limiting our ability for loving intimate interactions. We also need to stand strong for our values and not allow ourselves to become a victim.

When we become aware of our suffering that is due to unrealistic expectations in relationships, we are able to move towards healing and growth on an individual level, gaining greater consciousness and a true capacity for unconditional love.

While this is a transit that only lasts for a few days, we can still make a decent amount of progress where re-balancing and healing is concerned. It can also show up in our social interactions, finances and resources, and our health and spiritual connection to the Universe. The energy of this brief transit does give us the ability to negotiate with others in a way that can achieve a fair and balanced compromise for all involved. But some may go out of the way to avoid conflict that they give more than they are really comfortable with. We also gain the ability to start making changes in situations that are in our own control, and accept and adapt to those situations that are beyond our control.

March 5th - Mercury goes Retrograde (In Pisces)
Yes folks, its that time again! Mercury starts it backwards motion and this cycle will be around for about 3 weeks, ending on March 28th . For nearly a week before and a week after today Mercury will be moving at a snails pace or pausing entirely. At this time we can experience confusion, intensity, frustration, lots of miscommunication or we may feel we are getting bogged down with any progress we were making.

Mercury retrograde cycles make an ideal time for reflection, re-thinking, going over plans and tying up those loose ends before we get started on any new projects and ventures. Later in Mercury's retrograde cycle it is typical to receive new info and insights that we may not have been expected or be prepared for. And this can end up changing how we see situations, causing us to have to tweak plans here and there as we consider this new barrage of intel. This is why many astrologers advise not to make any permanent or final decisions during Mercury's retrograde cycle, and even as far as two weeks after Mercury finally turns direct.

Its not all bad though! This is a great time for doing research, fact finding , investigative work and anything else necessary to prepare us for major decisions, which we can put into play after this retrograde cycle.

So, try to stay flexible, give yourself a lot of time when setting up your schedule for any unexpected changes and, most of all, flow with it with. Do things that tap into your creative, intuitive and non-rational mind until Mercury turns direct.

Mercury is retrograde in the sign of Pisces, which puts us in a meditative, dream-like state. This means that, during this transit, analytical or logical thought may not be that easy to achieve. Some may find that their analysis and logic is immersed in intuition. We may see imagination and creativity rising unexpectedly or spontaneously, or we could find that it buries itself so that we aren't able to access it for a bit. We may also find that we have access to a different kind of awareness and perception during this transit. Our psychic and intuitive abilities are likely to be much more sensitive. Our dreams become more vivid, and we have a tendency to float in and out of daydreams that are actually quite helpful where insight and information is concerned. While we can't really put life on hold for the 3 weeks that Mercury is in retrograde, it will be helpful if we let ourselves do a bit of drifting during this time.


March 6th - Uranus enters Taurus
Uranus will move into Taurus today, until July 7th, 2025, bringing a time of big changes that will last until April 2026. It actually entered Taurus for the first time in 76 years in May of last year. However, it only spent 7 months there due to its retrograde cycle in November of last year, which brought it back into Aries. So this will be the last time that Uranus will be in Aries in our lifetime.

Uranus re-enters Taurus during March of 2019, where it will spend the next 7 years. Uranus is considered to be at its fall in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus. What this means for us is that Uranus will be functioning at a weaker position. However, Uranus will be aspecting other planets that bring a positive energy.

So, the changes we are likely to see will revolve around money, how it affects us, our possessions and earned income. Taurus is a fixed sign so it tends to stubbornly dig in its heels, making change a slow moving progress.

Uranus shakes things up and can be unpredictable and unexpected. Its the planet that awakens and shakes up the world as we know it, so we could see some major world events happening, especially around May 16th to the 19th, when Uranus makes a challenging square to Mars.

Those of you who have planets in your natal chart from 0 to 3 degrees in Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius could see something being changed or shaken up in your lives when Uranus makes its move into Taurus. Uranus tends to cut away the dead wood from our lives, allowing doorways to something new opening up for us.

Those of you who have planets in your natal chart from 0 to 3 degrees in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn or Pisces will experience changes that are a bit smoother as Uranus enters Taurus.

March 6th - Sun conjunct Neptune (Both in Pisces)
With the Sun conjunct Neptune it can be a time of heightened creative ability that allows us to that the unusual, unfamiliar, and little used resources of inspiration and channelling those into our self expression. It's not necessarily creative in an artistic sense but it will definitely involved taking a more inspired approach to challenges and problems before us.

This is also a good time for being creative, romantic, spiritual and intuitive. We do need to keep in mind that even inspiration needs a bit of work to bring the results we are after. Some may have a sense of profound faith in the abundance and blessings of the Universe. However, we need to not assume that we will be given everything we wish for. Its very easy to pick up vibes from our environment and others around us now, and this can become mixed into our own wishful thinking, which can make it difficult to determine where we stop and the rest of the world starts.

Our sense of self care can be blended with a sense of vision, giving us a “mission” in life and allowing us to really feel that we are at one with the Universe. This transit's energy will only be around for a few days so use it while you can, make the most of it and make sure that you are careful to make a reality check before you jump straight in to any magical opportunities that your way.

March 9th - Sun sextile Saturn (Sun in Pisces, Saturn in Capricorn)
Under the vibes of this transit we are more able to effectively take care of loose ends and attend to small details, especially the ones we dislike. We find a sense of satisfaction in following directions and playing by the rules. And because of this we have a better chance of tackling any serious issues in our lives and complete tasks that we have put off for some time. Commitments that we make now are more apt to last because of a more serious attitude and willingness to take on responsibilities. It's a good time to prove to others that you can be dependable when it counts. Focusing on practical matters and getting organized are good things to focus on now, especially if you are laying the foundation for something positive to grow.

March 10th - Mars sextile Neptune (Mars in Taurus, Neptune in Pisces)

During this transit we may feel our compassion, intuition and idealistic impulses being pleasantly stimulated. We aren't concerned so much with practical things and routines and feel inspired. Its a good time for creating, taking in a film or just enjoying our down time. We tend to find it easier to let go of anger as dispositions become softer under this transit.

March 13th - Sun sextile Pluto (Sun in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn)
Under this transit we can feel our sense of purpose grow stronger, allowing us to tap into the deeper levels of our energy stores and determination. We can apply this determined effort towards promoting our ideas and could find that we are very persuasive with others. We do need to take care though that we are not coming across as too forceful or pushy. It's a good energy for those situations where we need to make a strong impression, but not so much in cases where a more delicate touch is needed. A more enlightened approach is best for getting our ideas across now. Others are more open to new ideas when not feeling pressured or pushed.

We also gain the ability to be able to see below the surface of things. We may not be able to understand what it is we are seeing but we can often get to the core of unconscious patterns that need changing. Some of the insights we gain now may not bring about a "light bulb" moment until later down the line.

March 13th - Sun square Jupiter (Sun in Pisces, Jupiter in Sagittarius)
Under the energies of tis transit we feel more upbeat and enthusiastic. We may feel inspired to expand well beyond our usual boundaries now and this may or may not work in our best interests. We do run the risk of reaching far beyond our means, possibly promising more than we can actually give, or seeing things in a far more unrealistic light than we otherwise would. Our rise in confidence can have us over estimating our abilities. There is increased restlessness here too so we need lots of space to move around in now.
This can be a challenging time where important lessons could emerge that help to expand the limits of our true beliefs. We may find ourselves choosing to move beyond our current horizons because we have the "oomph" needed to push for that which we believe will bring us true happiness, prosperity and a sense of fulfilment.

Be careful though because our objectivity and ability to see things in a realistic light can be a bot wonky at this time. It's easy to overestimate the results we are envisioning die to this upbeat and optimistic vibe. We may also underestimate just how much work is needed for a certain project or goal. Try to keep it balanced and real.

March 14th - Mercury trine Lunar North Node (Mercury in Pisces, Lunar North Node in Cancer)
Today we have Mercury in a trine with the North Lunar Node and the Moon will also be Void of Course later this afternoon. For those who are not sure what a Lunar Node is; There are two, the North and South. They are the points where the paths of the Moon and Sun meet, or intersect. The North Node is said to represent that which we are moving towards, the path we are currently walking in our lives, and the direction of our growth. Some refer to it as our path of Destiny. The South Node is our starting or pushing off point showing where we have been and what we need to release.

When we have a Solar or Lunar eclipse, this is the Full or New Moon taking place very close to one of the Nodes. The Nodes themselves are not physical objects like the planets and asteroids, they are considered sensitive points in our Natal charts.

Ok, back to Mercury and the North Lunar Node. This aspect brings us a fresher awareness as well as a better ability to communicate that awareness. It is a beneficial resource which can help us to take a few more steps closer towards out life purpose. Just bear in mind that we also need to take action too. We will need to, at some juncture, take into account what we have observed and do something with this.

March 14th - Mars trine Saturn (Mars in Taurus, Saturn in Capricorn)
This transit is great for when we need to take some disciplined action that produces grounded, stable and specific results. So, if you have a project that needs a bit of a forward push to the next stage, this is a good time to do it. If you are looking to make some progress with your plans, goals and ambitions, now is the time to take action of make some plans.

We tend to feel more capable, strong and overall “together” under this transits influence, which gives us a more calm, serious and realistic feeling of confidence that we can really work with.

While this transit can lend us some sustained physical energy, we do need to pace ourselves to avoid burnout if we want that endurance to last. The effects of this transit will only last us about 1 to 2 weeks, so make the most of it!

March 14th - Sun conjunct Mercury Retrograde (Both in Pisces)
Today the Sun conjuncts with good old Mercury who is still in retrograde. This conjunction can bring about a new beginning in our awareness, communication, how we process and use info, and how we exchange ideas. Some may not notice anything more than subtle shift in consciousness. Others may feel their mental state becomes a bit muddy as the focus goes within to to unconscious part of ourselves, or we may become suddenly lucid and clear for this short transit (yep, sorry folks but once it’s shifted we all go back to fog brained thinking thanks to Mercury retrograde) It’s definitely a turning point though in this Mercury retrograde cycle. So try to spend time in your right brain, intuitive, non-rational side of the mind because this can help draw out our creative and inventive side a bit more.

While this transit does make us more dreamy than usual, there really is some definite potential for those creative souls who are into attunement to the higher spheres. If you have a young one who expresses their dreams, try to nurture them! 

March 15th - Sun trine Lunar North Node (Sun in Pisces, Lunar North Node in Cancer)
This is a transit that can make us feel confident, optimistic and empowered. Some may feel its energy a couple of days before and after this date. It could feel as if the pieces of the puzzle in any given situation, are just falling into place, allowing us to make progress in what we're striving to do in our lives right now.

We do need to be a bit cautious however. Even though it feels like we can go forward we still need a bit of a reality check on the wisdom of what we want to do to be sure its still a good idea.


15th - Mercury square Jupiter (Mercury in Pisces, Jupiter in Sagittarius)
This transit brings an information overload and it can become all too easy to miss or neglect important details. We can be tempted to exaggerate or overstate our situations and views, or we could have a hard time putting our ideas to practical use. What we need to be careful of is that “pie in the sky” thinking, or having ideas and making plans that are a bit too grandiose.


We can start to see the weak links in our knowledge, understanding or beliefs as our ideas and words fall short of what our mind actually envisions. It can also be hard to convince others of our point of view. There is a real need to be careful of trying to over-compensate with more self-confidence, faith or optimism than we actually have.

Another angle here is a tendency to over explain or give out too much info that comes across as nervous rambling. Or we can encounter others who are doing this and become a bit too judgmental. So this can be a good opportunity to learn something about how we jump to conclusions or place blame, especially if a situation triggers something that challenges our beliefs.

March 16th - Mercury sextile Pluto (Mercury in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn)
Under this transit we may find that we possess more insight and psychological understanding than usual. Passionate communication along with penetrating insight are easier to come by and we become more willing to look beyond the surface of things and investigate matters in more depth. We do need to be careful that our words don’t come out with more force than intended however, especially in situations that require a bit of delicacy.

Perhaps more importantly, we are more patient and strategic in our decision-making processes. It's a time for introspection and conversation can reveal some insight that brings on one of those "Aha!" moments. Another thing to be wary of is becoming obsessed as a result of our mental concentration flowing so easily now. We tend to be able to pick up on the undercurrents of what is going on around us now. And we find we are able to let go of and leave behind those perceptions and ways of communicating that are worn out and no longer fit us.

March 17th - Mercury sextile Mars (Mercury in Pisces, Mars in Taurus) 
This is a transit where we have the potential to dig down and find the courage needed to speak our minds and stand up for ourselves and what we feel is right. Thoughtful actions will produce positive results and by planning ahead for possible consequences we can minimize any potential conflicts.

This is a time when our ideas and words come so swiftly that we may find it hard to stop them from coming out before we have had a chance to think about the best way to present them. It's an opportune transit for some creative problem solving and testing out our decisions to see if they will fit into our plans and goals.

If we want our communication to flow more easily and be most effective then we need to be direct and to the point, especially in cases where we are faced with having to confront another about a difficult situation. However, we can tap into the courage of this transits energy and find a clear way to express what we need to get across. We just need to be careful with the more delicate situations that require less force.

March 20th - Mars trine Pluto (Mars in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn)

Under this transit we may feel a stronger urge to embrace and engage our power, act on our deep impulses and assert our desires. Sexual energy tends to be quite high at this time too. It brings a feeling that nothing can stop us or hold us back, and our ability to create change and take action at this time is very strong. For those who have been preparing to put some plans into action, this transit is a powerful time to do so.

However, we need to be aware that too much too soon can backfire on us. During this transit its possible for us to overstep our boundaries or come across as a bit too strong. Frustrations, surpressed anger or a desire to get rid of whatever stands in our way can be expressed a bit more forcefully that we intend. the best way to deal with this transits energy is to keep ourselves centred and focus on acknowledginh our emotions, power and impulses, then we can use our better judgement when it comes time to decide how to act, or whether to act at all.

 
March 21st - Mercury sextile Saturn (Mercury in Pisces, Saturn in Capricorn) 
This is a supportive transit that can help us to bring mental and disciplinary influences together to create a balanced atmosphere for working together. Our focus is on bettering situations around us so it makes a good time for taking stock of what needs to be corrected or adjusted in our lives. Saturn's discipline to thinking gives that gentle nudge needed to focus on and work on the small details rather than just looking at the big picture. It's a good time to focus our energy on completing those difficult tasks we may have been putting aside till now. You may just find that those blocked situations can now be resolved more easily.

Under this transit we may finds it easier to take that practical, logical approach towards decisions and solving problems. mental duties can be more precise, more accurate, and we become a bit more cautious when new information comes through. This is a good time for making plans and working out the small details of how you will get from point A to point B where our ambitions are concerned. Some may find that finished goals can be brought to a close.

This is a transit that brings us a feeling of mental stability which can help us to see things in a more realistic and grounded way. We may find that our communication has a more serious tome to it than usual. We do need to be careful that we don’t get too caught up in too many details or start worrying about trivial things. Make sure to take breaks if you feel a bit overwhelmed and try to make a bit more time for everything.

March 21st - Venus square Mars (Venus in Aquarius, Mars in Taurus)
Venus will be in a square aspect with Mars, making our diplomatic and receptive side a bit argumentative with our more decisive and assertive side. We may feel a battle of wills between our yin and yang sides here, or we could find a way to harness both of these energies creatively. We may see this transits energy manifesting as problems in our relationships, financial struggles, arguments centring around control issues, or finally taking action on ideas and plans that you have had bubbling away on a back burner for some time. 

Those who are more comfy with their Yin side (diplomatic and receptive energies) could end up feeling backed into a corner or feel they are being forced into negotiations under pressure. Those who are more comfy with their Yang side (action oriented and assertive energies) could end up feeling compelled to sheath Mars’ sharp sword, or at least blunt it, when dealing with the “enemy”, rather than just fighting. In the end, it’s all about finding a balance between these two sides of ourselves as well as finding a happy medium that works for both sides.

Social blunders are a possibility now and we need to be wary of making impulse purchases. Those who are prone to drama and attention seeking could very well stir up problems in order to fulfil a need for excitement.

March 21st - Venus sextile Jupiter (Venus in Aquarius, Jupiter in Sagittarius)
Under this transit we get an abundance of creative inspiration, material enjoyment and some feel-good pleasure in the air. We seem to have luck and find opportunities for attracting love, money and resources. Our self-esteem is heightened as well during this time.

We need to keep in mind that, no matter how easy it seems to attract opportunities, people and possessions, we still have to work to get them. One of the down sides of this transit is that we can be a bit greedy, taking more than we actually need. We are tempted to get through situations by flirting, charming or bluffing a bit more than normal. Lastly, there is a tendency for self indulging. While not all of these are bad things, we do need to remember that its best to use this energy to enhance our own better judgement rather than overriding it.

March 22nd - Mars sextile Lunar North Node (Mars in Taurus, Lunar North Node in Cancer)
For a couple of days prior to and after today, it can be a time when opportunities seem to just come our way. And taking action could bring results or implications that reach much further than we expect. Some may notice they feel more energetic, passionate or motivated than usual, therefore making them find it easier to get moving on those projects and plans they've had on the back burner. Others may find that, if they take those steps and move their bodies towards what they want, the incentive and energy may propel you to keep going with it.

Bear in mind that this energy could come in any form, not just positive energy, but anger, vindictiveness, hostility and rejection as well. So use this opportunity wisely!

March 22nd - Sun conjunct Chiron (Both in Aries)
Over the next few days we will notice that we turn our focus towards our own healing needs. Our energy levels may be more open to health issues, making us feel somewhat drained. Spiritually we may feel a bit lost and vulnerable regarding our sense of purpose. We become more aware of how our self-esteem is being undermined either as a result of outside influences or through our own self sabotaging habits.

Some may feel a renewed sense of motivation that propels them to start building up their physical/health defences through starting new fitness regimes, creating new health goals, and making lifestyle changes that will benefit your health in some way. This can be a good time for observation and learning regarding how issues in our lives are affecting us, the role we play in them, and what other choices we have before us. Working towards self-acceptance at this time can help strengthen the areas in our lives that make us feel weak and vulnerable.

March 24th - Mercury conjunct Neptune (Both in Pisces)
Our intuitive creativity is stimulated under this transits influence. You might get insights into your own mind and/or into others' behavior. Our imaginations can really soar here as insights become more magical and richer. Our creativity tends to flow better, dreams become more vivid and lucid, and experiences become more likely.

For those who are more sensitive to this transits energies, a need for finding quiet time to meditate or just be alone with our thoughts could be strong. Our mental focus can become a bit blurred and conscious reasoning can be distorted by subconscious matter. So concentrating on cold hard facts can be challenging. Daydreaming, visualization, and prophecy are stimulated. Communications may be unclear, vague, or downright confused. You could be subject to deception. Avoid signing contracts under this influence.

March 26th - Venus enters Pisces
The planet of love is exalted in the sign of Pisces, meaning Venus is quite comfy here. As a result romance and compassion are enhanced in our relationships. Venus in Pisces doesn't see the world in black and white. Our creativity, sense of compassion, and feelings of harmony are all affected by the energy of Venus moving through Pisces. It's a really great energy for those who are artists, writers, musicians, or anyone who deals in the art of imagination. Creative inspiration abounds and even those who are not normally inclined to appreciating the arts will find their appreciation heightened now. Our sensual enjoyments also increase now and our relationships are largely influenced by this Venus/Pisces energy. We feel encouraged to be more open to romance and life seems to run magically smoother. We feel at one with the universe.

However, this energy can also make us feel more vulnerable to being deceived or disappointed. Our increased sense of compassion may draw those to us who abuse that compassion so we do need to take care. Our hearts become more open as we dissolve negative judgements but we also need to be discerning so as to not create illusions in the areas of love and finances. Use your better judgement while allowing yourself to tap into the joy and abundance that this transit can bring.

March 27th - Venus sextile Uranus (Venus in Pisces, Uranus in Taurus)
This is an unpredictable transit and can feel quite exciting for the social aspects of our lives. We may find that enjoyment pops up where we least expect it. Anything that breaks away from our routines will feel like a very welcome change. We want to interact with others who are off beat, interesting and just plain different from what we usually are attracted to. This is also a good time for standing apart from the crowd if you want to attract the types of people you wish to be around. Highlight your unique qualities and let them shine now. Oh, and do be careful that you don't allow boredom to push you towards doing anything too reckless.

March 28th - Mercury turns Direct (In Pisces)
Today is the day Mercury finally goes direct. For up to a week before and after today, you may experience mental intensity, confusion, and miscommunication or changes in your outlook. After being Retrograde since the end of August. Mercury is now taking a slow turn to resume Direct motion. These past few weeks have challenged you to rethink and rehash situations that may have required some fine-tuning or course corrections. The forward turn of the planet of communication will allow messages to flow more swiftly now and stagnant projects and situations will start to pick up momentum once more. While Mercury has been retrograde in Virgo we have been looking at past decisions and ideas from a newer perspective, sometimes being excessively critical or analytical in the process. With Mercury beginning its forward motion once more, we can start to implement those new plans, tweaks and ideas. Things will start out a bit slowly, but ramp up as we move into the next 2 weeks.

March 31st - Mars enters Gemini
In Gemini, Mars is considerably more versatile and flexible--and considerably less determined and focused! Our interests become more diversified, possibly to the point of going off on so many tangents that we are scattered and ineffective. Gemini gives our warrior planet some space to roam a bit more freely. Mars' energies are more driven by mental activities and intellectual stimulation. And Gemini thrives one new ideas, visual stimulation, and social interaction.

When we see the darker side of Mars in Gemini, we see Mars taking up his words to use as weapons when he feels angry, so heated debates are no surprise under the effects of this transit. Mars in Gemini likes to take up multiple tasks and is ready to act. For any of you out there who have a lot of fire and air in your charts, any inactivity now could make you very restless and depressed. And if you have more water and earth in your chart, you feel stirred to activity but could feel some stress if there is too much disruption to your usual routine. Try to find a good balance that works for you.


What to watch for in April 2019!

Pluto, Jupiter, Saturn, and Ceres all go retrograde in April.  Mercury, Venus, and Vesta move into Aries, and Juno enters Cancer.

Well my darlings, this wraps up our March newsletter!  Hope you all enjoyed this month's newsletter! Pass it on to anyone who may be interested! And feedback is most welcome so if there are ideas or things you would like to see in my future newsletters, let me know! br>

Blessings!
Sherry - Earth Spirit Tarot

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