“Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
We reach the 1st quarter phase of this powerfully intuitive lunar cycle today but the confusion and lack of clarity is particularly troublesome for many, leading to possible depression or dissolution. Nonetheless, there is strength in this environment that helps us to keep honing-in on our destination or goals, no matter how ill-defined. In fact, we may suddenly realize that we’re much closer than we had thought. There is much more power here than we may recognize. The mental confusion and lack of clear organization may actually be blinding us to exactly how much progress has been made. Don’t sweat the small stuff — and it’s all small stuff! In other words, we are inclined to sweat the details but shifting our focus to the Big Picture will reveal much greater progress than we could have imagined.
THE WEEK AHEAD: As we move through the waxing phase of the powerfully intuitive lunar cycle, we may find ourselves struggling when various elements of pragmatism are introduced. We also have a rather surprising need to feel some kind of emotional safety, which may present conflicts with our creative vision or goals. Our vision continues to be fed by powerful — even stubborn — determination but it may not really be at all supported by the facts on the ground — essentially, reality. Our dreams, fueled by a sense of destiny and strong intuitive guidance, need to find some connection to the tangible, material realm or they will evaporate when we actually try to put them to work. The retrograde Mercury contributes to a continuing lack of clarity — the details. As well, communication, collaboration, and cooperation are problematic. However, Mercury moves back into Aquarius by Wednesday of this week and Venus arrives in her comfortable home of Taurus. While freedom and independence are important, we may also begin to find ways to smooth over differences and effectively convey our message to others. Details may still be sparse but our broader goals somehow seem to help us to find common ground and opportunities to work together. Ultimately, the details will begin to fill in after next Tuesday’s Virgo Full Moon (March 9th, 10:47 AM PST 19° Virgo/Pisces) and the return to direct motion of Mercury on the following day. But with the Sun tightly conjunct Neptune at Full Moon, we will have to work very hard to bridge the gap between our dreams and the tangible, material facts on the ground.
We are likely to find ourselves trying to go more than one direction at the same time on Sunday. Our progress is haphazard and uneven. The lack of clarity is especially troublesome on Monday and may produce some depression or dissolution. We’ll do better to focus on our Big Picture progress. We begin to regain our confidence on Tuesday which, in turn, helps us to get better organized. Mercury steps back into Aquarius on Wednesday and Venus arrives in Taurus. We begin to smooth over some of the rough edges of our interactions and feel some motivation to build cooperation. However, we stubbornly hold tight to our creative vision even when we can’t clearly articulate the details. Slowdowns and complications surface on Thursday when we run up against conflicts with any pragmatic search for a more detailed understanding. We’re more inclined to reach for the map, rather than follow our vision. We’re likely to feel even more vulnerable on Friday and may try to obscure our insecurity with bluff & bluster. There is a strong sense of responsibility emerging on Saturday which may feel like it is placing limits on our freedom. There is building recognition that we need to bridge the gap between passionate vision and tangible facts.
Today is the 62nd day of 2020
17 days until Spring equinox
10 days until Mercury goes Direct
305 days until 2021
Sun is in Pisces
Moon is in Gemini
Mercury is retrograde in Pisces
Venus is in Aries
Mars is in Capricorn
Jupiter is in Capricorn
Saturn is in Capricorn
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
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