The waning Moon ticks down the days until the New Moon (March 4th) . On Monday, Venus slips out of her castle and into quirky, abstract and occasionally despondent Aquarius, where she’ll be until March 26th. This week’s prevailing conditions are foggy with a tendency to turn inward. Unfortunately, the traveling Mars-Mercury conjunction has pushed the pace relentlessly over last month, likely leaving number of connections unmade and tasks unfinished, and so the need to turn inward may well occur amidst of a series of seemingly urgent tasks.
As it stands, the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Uranus are all in Pisces, weighting the skies heavily toward water. Increased levels of precipitation in the physical world are likely, as is an increasingly personal and emotionally colored internal atmosphere. If you feel yourself strangely pull toward introversion, by all means make the time to remember yourself.
Venus in Aquarius: Sci-Fi Succubus
Venus enters Aquarius on Monday. Venus’ movement into Aquarius see the Lady exchange her official Capricorn Incorporated business suit and goat horns for a more eclectic and Aquarian steam punk ensemble.
While in Aquarius, Venus ties the passions tighter to the mind, stimulating conversation, inventiveness and helping us to appreciate the beauty of an elegantly woven idea as well as an interesting but dangerous experiment. Venus will be in Aquarius, playing the Mad Science Dakini until she dissolves into Pisces on March 26th.
The New Moon in Pisces: The Well of Return
“Returning to the source is serenity; it is to realize one’s destiny. To realize one’s destiny is to know the eternal. To know the eternal is to be enlightened. Not to know the eternal is to act blindly and court disaster.”
The Moon chases the Sun and catches him in Pisces, the sign seen as two fish chained together at the mouth. The Moon chooses the dark fish while the Sun chooses the light. The two fish chase each other until the two are an indistinguishable whirling mass. The dark center gives off light around the edges, like an underwater solar eclipse. If you look closely, you can see silvery-gold energy ringing the black core is a serpent biting its own tail.
Looking into the ring is like looking into a well. Only now you’re down it. Sure enough, it’s a one way trip to the Undersea Palace of the Dragon King. Feared by the Hebrews as Leviathan, seen by Sumerians as Tiamat, battled by Thor as the Midgaard serpent, the ancient Ouroboros sleeps beneath the Sea of Dreams. At the bottom of the personal unconscious sleeps the almighty dragon, its palace the power generator for the surface whirlings of our psyches. Inside the palace we see the devil and angel at our mind’s foundations, each circling the other until all you can see is the Ouroboros again, biting its tail like it always is. The point of disappearance, of the mutual annihilation of opposites, is the still point from which we all issued, and still issue, before all of the polarity of daily life. Find that point this Thursday and curl up inside the dark of the New Moon.
When you get there, draw the pattern of absence, the veve of the mother, on the ground and enter quiet. Remember. In that silence find the clarity you’ll need to think through all of last month’s ideas and events. You must process all of the hopes and fears into the kind of high-test clarity you’ll need to approach the months ahead.
As you emerge out of the silent chamber, you’ll find that the undersea palace is crowded. Mercury, winged and clever, has had a difficult time find his way to the deeps of Pisces, while rugged, wet-suited Mars and his military submarine have had little trouble penetrating the depths. While Mercury urges for the necessity of a hundred swift connections, Mars points towards the resources available to achieve those objectives in the given time frame. You’re going to have to return to the surface for the month ahead- you better make plans.
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Aries: The Ram
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th holds a pull back into the depths of your psyche, refocusing your priorities on what waits in the deep waters somewhere in the back of your skull. Spend the next three weeks getting your head right, because come late March, it’s prime time for Aries.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius on Monday sees some rewards begin to emerge from what networking you’ve done over the last month. Expect to see an upkick in positive social relations from Monday until the 26th.
Taurus: The Bull
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th recenters you on where you stand within the social networks you’re a part of, as well as where you stand in relationship to your ideal life. The general spotlight will shine on the social for you until the Sun enters Aries on the 20th.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius on Monday adds a pleasant influence to your professional situation, but may also make you prone to prioritize pleasure-seeking too highly. These influences persist until March 26th, when Venus enters Pisces.
Gemini: The Twins
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th recenters your concerns on your career. You’ll be focused on your professional position until the Sun enters Aries on the 20th. While doing the work required of you, take special care to make sure communications are clear. Watch out for and attempt to pre-empt lost emails, missed calls, uncoordinated schedules and muddy messages.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius on Monday brings a bit of pleasure to philosophical ruminations. You’ll find speculations of a grand nature more interesting and arousing until Venus enters Pisces on March 26th.
Cancer: The Crab
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th refocuses your attention on the broader outlines of your life. Consider not just the journey you’re on but the destination that anchors it. A good month for deep questions, though you’d be wise to avoid hasty answers.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius on Monday sees you receiving an extra bit of love from other people. This pleasant influence persists until Venus leaves Aquarius on March 26th.
Leo: The Lion
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th refocuses your attention on the exchanges between yourself and others. Take a look at the sticky web of give and take that defines not only your personal relationships but your business ones as well.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius brings the harmony within your relationships to the forefront. Unless you’ve been a dick, or are friends with dicks, the next 4 weeks hold a number of pleasant exchanges between yourself and others.
Virgo: The Virgin
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th re-centers your attention on significant relationships. They’ll be plenty of chatter between you and yours over the next 3 weeks, though it’s clarity is likely less than its volume. Be aware of the potential for miscommunication.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius on Monday pulls you toward the status of your bank account as well as your well as your reserves of physical health. If the oil gauge is getting a little low, pay attention and do the required maintenance.
Libra: The Scales
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th recenters you on the status of your fiscal and physical health. Take a little time to review all of your habits, and commit to a balanced and empowering course of action over the next 3 weeks.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius on Monday sees your passions move into a more relaxed and playful state until March 26th. Enjoy yourself, but conserve your reserves.
Scorpio: The Scorpion
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th shifts the center of your attention toward all the fun that can be had, where ever it is you’ve found yourself. Be good, or don’t, for the next 3 weeks.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius on Monday brings your passions to bear on the more delightful qualities of your living situation. You’ll be appreciating the ground beneath your feet until March 26th, when Venus moves into Pisces.
Sagittarius: The Archer
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th recenters your attentions on your living situation. Expect to see the irritating side of the situation, but beware of hasty decision-making and premature answer-finding over the next 3 weeks.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius on Monday brings a little bit of fun to the everyday, and will likely come with an increase in pleasant company. The fun but potentially distracting influence lasts until March 26th.
Capricorn: The Goat
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th shifts the spotlight toward the periphery, highlighting people met in passing, small adventures and numerous tasks accomplished. Work with the centrifugal pull, but don’t lose your focus over the next 3 weeks.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius sees the lady in the Star XVII card pour a little honey onto your financial wounds. The heavens will be more likely to rain down that little extra bit of manna for you until Venus enters Pisces on March 26th.
Aquarius: The Water Bearer
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th refocuses affairs on your financial situation. You may need to make a few quick moves in the coming weeks.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius on Monday turns up the pleasure knob on your life for the next 4 weeks. Enjoy, but don’t overspend.
Pisces: The Fish
The New Moon in Pisces on March 4th recenters the spotlight on who you are and where you’re at. Whether its your birthday or not, its a good time to schedule some reflection. The increased focus on you will continue until the Sun moves into Aries on March 20th.
Venus’ entrance into Aquarius this Monday will begin lighting the candles in the back of your heart that so often remain dim, rousing forgotten passions and odd ideas until March 26th.
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