Sun joins watery Neptune in Pisces as the moon reaches fullness in Virgo on March 9 (12:48 pm, CT). Pictures and images of reality intertwined with fantasy come to fruition. Surrealness bends the lines of what is possible and makes it seem that dreams are reachable. Discoveries demystify situations that don’t align with truth.
The day after, Mercury ends its retrograde on March 10, rubbing the sleep out of our eyes upon waking from slumber. Insights and epiphanies come to light, making sense of what the subconscious resurfaced over the last three weeks. Seven planets are in the element of earth this full moon. Abundant earth asks for the physical and tangible to be paid attention to. Is the soul music of internal life matching the external world? Discordant notes show up for re-tuning. How can the “real” world better match visions of imagination?
Saturn moves from Capricorn to Aquarius on March 21. Before it changes signs, Saturn sits in the late degrees of Capricorn, heavily emphasizing those traits. Capricorn is practical, ambitious and rule-bound. These traits can be useful but also function on over-drive during the culmination phase of Saturn’s time in Capricorn that began in late 2017. Though Saturn ingresses into Aquarius in March, it later retrogrades back into Capricorn July 2020 to December 2020. More on that later . . .
Mercury retrograde rewinds and replays past situations and in the sign of Pisces could facilitate reconnection to heal the past. That said, five planets are in Capricorn: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Saturn in Capricorn shows what separates people from each other, with the effect of re-inventing healthy boundaries but also building up overly protective and confining walls that block connection. A dichotomy exists in the urge to merge with others and the trend of separation from those deemed “other” or “unsafe”.
To keep your vision clear and your focus sharp, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Truth and Justice candles. This candle is designed to help you replace chaos with harmony and to see through illusions and falsehoods. To help secure, set, and define your emotional boundaries, carry a piece of prehnite with you. This pale green stone is not only a great stone for heart chakra work, it’s especially good at getting those emotional shields up when you need it. To help keep your energies stable and balanced, try adding some of the Eye of Horus’ Protection Oil to your daily regime. This essential oil blend is great for keeping your energetic defenses up and keeping you ready for what life throws at you.
If you’d like to see how this full moon and Mercury retrograde might affect you or if want to explore these topics more, come in for a reading with Madeline Youngstrom.