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A bit of the Full Moon’s glow extends into Sunday morning, yet that silver is buried by the daylight and compromised by the Moon’s square with Saturn later in the day. The Moon-Saturn square points to the amount of work and patience it will take to stitch all of the details together. Mercury, too, is square to Saturn on Sunday, and also speaks to the importance of patience and endurance. Life is a marathon, not a sprint, and today’s configurations should serve as a strong reminder thereof.
Moon Virgo -> Libra, Full Moon -> 3rd Quarter
Mercury Square Saturn: Mar 12 2017 5:09 AM
Full Moon: Mar 12 2017 7:56 AM
Moon Square Saturn: Mar 12 2017 5:26 PM
Moon Opposite Mercury: Mar 12 2017 7:38 PM
Moon Enters Libra: Mar 12 2017 10:30 PMSee Current Chart
Today the waxing Moon in Virgo makes an opposition with Neptune, which may see to-do lists dropped in toilets, and simple plans drift sideways. Nightfall sees the Moon rise big, bright, and full. Though the Moon technically reaches maximum capacity Sunday morning, Saturday night offers the best seat to this month’s silver spectacle.
The Full Moon in Virgo spotlights the relationship between the big picture and the tiny details, and asks that we reconcile the two. It is worth noting that this is the first lunation since January to go uneclipsed, officially bringing us out that shadowed cycle.
Moon in Virgo, Full Moon
Moon Opposite Neptune: Mar 11 2017 12:11 PM
Moon Trine Pluto: Mar 12 2017 1:00 AMSee Current Chart
The first portion of the day sees the Moon in Leo make a disciplined trine with Saturn in Sagittarius. Though not a delightful influence, it can be very helpful for seeing tasks or issues through to their final conclusion. As the afternoon lengthens, Luna enters grounded Virgo and immediately thereafter trines newly-ingressed Mars in Taurus. There is a slight energy boost here, but it may propel more toward leisure than labor.
Aggressive pleasure-seeking is a bit of theme this Friday evening, as the Moon conjoins the hungry mouth of the Dragon’s Head during the night hours. Meanwhile, Mercury makes an exact conjunction with tiny Chiron in Pisces, perhaps leading the mind back to old wounds ripe for therapeutic reflection, if one has the inclination, time, and space to address such things.
Moon in Leo -> Virgo, 2nd Quarter
Moon Trine Saturn: Mar 10 2017 9:07 AM
Moon Enters Virgo: Mar 10 2017 2:07 PM
Moon Trine Mars: Mar 10 2017 3:22 PM
Mercury Conjunct Chiron: Mar 10 2017 5:34 PM
Moon Conjunct North Node: Mar 10 2017 8:19 PMSee Current Chart
Thursday begins with the Moon in Leo’s trine to a very retrograde Venus in Aries, bringing attention to those matters of passion whose flux is in time with the red lady’s oscillations.
During the second half of the day, Mars finally comes to the end of his rampage in Aries and ingresses into bovine Taurus, a sign in which Mars is considerably less volatile. Here, Mars digs in for the long war, and favors battles of attrition over displays for shock and awe.
Thursday night, the Moon in Leo once again activates the Jupiter-Uranus opposition, lending a suspiciously high energy level to the day’s end.
Moon in Leo, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Trine Venus: Mar 09 2017 6:56 AM
Mars Enters Taurus: Mar 09 2017 4:33 PM
Moon Sextile Jupiter: Mar 09 2017 11:00 PM
Moon Trine Uranus: Mar 10 2017 12:44 AM
Wednesday begins with the Moon in Cancer’s harsh square with Mars in Aries, an inflammatory aspect sure to start a number of days off on the wrong foot. Yet the skies clear swiftly, and the Moon abandons not only her confrontation with Mars, but also the sign of Cancer. Luna enters Leo during the morning hours, and picks no quarrels for the rest of the day.
Other than its contentious beginning, there is preciously little astro-action today. The only other aspect of note is the Sun in Pisces’ sextile with Pluto in Capricorn, which provides padding for reflection or contemplation.
Moon in Cancer -> Leo, 2nd QuarterSee Current Chart
Moon Square Mars: Mar 08 2017 7:01 AM
Moon Enters Leo: Mar 08 2017 8:47 AM
Sun Sextile Pluto: Mar 09 2017 12:32 AM