This is the 73rd day of 2023
6 days until the Spring Equinox
39 days until Mercury Retrograde
292 days until 2024
Sun is in Pisces
Moon is in Sagittarius
Mercury is in Pisces
Venus is in Aries
Mars is in Gemini
Jupiter is in Aries
Saturn is in Pisces
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
North Node is Rx in Taurus
Lilith is in Leo
Chiron is in Aries
DAILY ANIMAL SPIRIT
Heron spirit | Maintain balance in all things.
Is your life in a state of balance? If not, long-legged Heron has flown in today to help you. Because Heron is a water bird, he is most often associated with emotions. He stands motionless, almost in a trance, his body mirrored in the water below. Take a few moments today to be like Heron—be quiet, go within, and discover the answer to your questions.
In Greek myths, Heron is God’s messenger, so it was wrong to harm one in any way as it brought terrible luck. Stories of Athena speak of a Heron as one of Her messengers. Heron also represents honor and virtue. Throughout Greek Art, Heron plays a role in the on-going struggle between good and evil; the balance between these two concepts has a substantial influence on the symbolism and meaning of Heron spiritually.
In nature, Heron flies alone. The Bird is not fond of groups except during the mating season. As a result, Heron represents solitude and corresponds with The Hermit Card in the Tarot. Like The Hermit, Heron speaks of introspection, soul-searching, inner reflection, and meditation.
Another natural characteristic of Heron is his ability to Hunt. Heron moves in the blink of an eye and spears a fish for dinner. While the actual capture happens near instantaneously, the wait beforehand may be long and very still. Here Heron teaches the quality of patience – of observing and thinking before we act.
Egyptians had a profound relationship with Heron. A God, known as Bennu, is a large red and gold Heron. One of the oldest cities in Egypt, Heliopolis, held this Bird as sacred. Bennu created light, which may be why Heliopolis became known as the City of the Sun. Bennu has sometimes been related to Ra or Osiris reborn into a new life. In creation stories, it is the call of a Heron that heralded the beginning of creation. To this day, a double-headed Heron represents prosperity in Egypt.
The Heron has ties to the Water Element that encourages us to flow with the energies around us. We do not need to struggle with nature but instead cooperate with it. There is no question the Heron is lovely and graceful. It’s hard not to be inspired by such a marvelous, stunning Bird.
Other keywords and characteristics associated with Heron include Autonomy, calm, detachment, keen-mindedness, individuality, gallantry, meditation, nobility, peace, serendipity, solitude, stability, steadfastness, tact, tenacity, reclusiveness, and willpower.
When Heron arrives as Spirit and guide, he bears a variety of messages. One speaks of independence. Either you are too solitary or too social. By the first measure, we still need each other. That is simply a human reality. By the second measure, we need not hide in the crowd to the point of losing identity.
The second lesson from Heron is working cooperatively with your partner when preparing for a family. Heron does not like the company of other Birds. Nonetheless, the male and female work together in making a nest. It appears to be a well-balanced partnership that provides a strong foundation for their young.
Third, Heron Spirit may be calling you to a time of thinking deeply about your life and where you are going; this effort not only offers a chance to ground but increases our wisdom about our place and purpose. If you find yourself uncomfortable around someone or in a situation, ask yourself why. Sometimes it’s an instinctual warning. Other times that person or setting is challenging some of your perspectives or habits.
Once you have a good grasp of your true self, Heron challenges you to take the next step. Prepare to walk to the beat of your figurative drummer. You can love your peers and appreciate their company while also staying on track. Being a little unconventional and individualistic is ok. This personal transformation doesn’t lock people out. Your family and friends still find comfort and acceptance in your company.
Finally, Heron counsels you on an opportunity. This Spirit Animal is forbearing and persistent. You need not always wait for your ship to come in. Swim to it!
DAILY ORACLE CARD
ACE OF SWORDS
As with all the aces, the Ace of Swords indicates that one is about to experience a moment of breakthrough. With its sharp blade and representing the power of the intellect, this sword has the ability to cut through deception and find the truth. In layman’s terms, this card represents that moment in which one can see the world from a new point of view, as a place that is filled with nothing but new possibilities. It is, therefore, the best time to work on your goals – as the aces all give green lights, and are signals of waiting for opportunities and new beginnings.
The Ace of Swords indicates that one is about to experience a moment of breakthrough.
It might also be a good time for you to seek justice and the truth in all matters since your conscience is clear, and your thoughts are swift. If you rise to the occasion, your sharpness and clarity of thought will be rewarded.
When we look at the sword closely and see its double edge, we are also reminded that this sword may be either used for noble deeds or to deal destruction. It all depends on the wielder and is a warning too that excessive power holds the danger to corruption. If you stick with principles, the sword will serve you well.
MARCH 2023 LUNAR CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2023: LAST QUARTER MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
The greatest need is to always search for something. In order to feel safe, you might find that you need to have a goal, mission or philosophy that gives your life meaning. With Moon in Sagittarius, you have an optimistic approach to life, and you believe that things will get better even if you get into trouble.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2023: NEW MOON IN PISCES
The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster then is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2023: FIRST QUARTER MOON IN CANCER
Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family and related activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation, you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.
MARCH 2023 ASTROLOGICAL EVENT CALENDAR
MAR 14 — MARS IN GEMINI SQUARE NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A day of confusion and manipulative vibes all around. People may be talking out of both sides of their mouths, making it hard to trust anyone—including our judgment.
MAR 15 — SUN IN PISCES CONJUNCT NEPTUNE IN PISCES
This artistic aspect allows us to explore our creative side and get deep with our feelings. A good time to express ourselves with big artistic projects or confess our feelings to our crushes.
MAR 16 — MERCURY IN PISCES SQUARE MARS IN GEMINI
Not a great day for communication, as everyone will be a little snappier than usual. Fights can easily get blown out of proportion, so it’s best to keep our heads down and mind our own business.
MAR 16 — VENUS ENTERS TAURUS
This is a much-welcomed homecoming for Venus as the pleasure planet enters Taurus, one of the two signs it rules. Until April 10, relationships become steady and sensual as we focus on making both love and money—without being overly possessive of either.
MAR 16 — VENUS IN ARIES SQUARE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Our emotions are on fire today as we rebel against forces that try to control us: from jealous lovers to demanding bosses. There’s a strong possibility of burning a bridge.
MAR 16 — SUN IN PISCES SQUARE MARS IN GEMINI
This stressful aspect can leave us feeling overworked, under-appreciated, and utterly exhausted. It’s key to plan a light work schedule and boost your immune system at this time.
MAR 16 — MERCURY IN PISCES CONJUNCT NEPTUNE IN PISCES
Try to keep your head above water during this dreamy aspect. Believe everything someone tells you can be lovely until you drown, so keep an open heart but a clear head.
MAR 17 — VENUS IN TAURUS SEXTILE SATURN IN PISCES
After a stressful week, this aspect allows us to finally chill out and relax. Avoid drama at all costs.
MAR 18 — MERCURY ENTERS ARIES
Our words become bold and brash when Mercury enters the sign of the Ram. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll become very direct with what we say—for better or for worse. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want, but put a little tact on it!
MAR 20 — SUN IN PISCES SEXTILE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
This powerful aspect brings us opportunities for success as long as we’re determined to follow our dreams.
MAR 20 — SUN ENTERS ARIES/SPRING EQUINOX
Happy astrological new year! With the first day of spring and the sun entering bold Aries, we have plenty to celebrate. For the next four weeks, will be filled with confidence, enthusiasm, and courage to take on anything that comes our way.
MAR 21 — NEW MOON IN ARIES
This is the season of new beginnings and we’re all more than ready to start fresh. Use the new moon in the sign of the Ram to start new projects, take a leap of faith, and allow yourself to become the main character (in the best way).
MAR 22 — CERES RETROGRADE ENTERS VIRGO
This retrograde adds some extra stress to our lives when retrograde Ceres enters fretful Virgo. The next few weeks can be marked with tension, lack of routine, and health anxiety.
MAR 23 — PLUTO ENTERS AQUARIUS
Getting a sneak peek at the most important transit of the decade when Pluto enters Aquarius. While it will be making a brief appearance this year, it’s important to take note of the changes that happen in our lives for the next few months, as they will set the tone for the next twenty years!
MAR 25 — MARS ENTERS CANCER
Finally leaving Gemini, warrior Mars can feel a little water-logged in nostalgic Cancer. Our battles turn to the home front, as we’ll do anything to protect our space and keep our loved ones safe, though we can easily be passive-aggressive with those we love, too.
MAR 27 — MERCURY IN ARIES CONJUNCT JUPITER IN ARIES
Bold Aries encourages all to take a leap of faith today, as we will be lucky in every area of our lives. Look at life through optimistic eyes and fearlessly take the road less traveled.
MAR 30 — MARS IN CANCER TRINE SATURN IN PISCES
This is a collaborative aspect that allows us all to work together to achieve a common goal. Help each other out today!
MAR 30 — VENUS IN TAURUS CONJUNCT URANUS IN TAURUS
Be spontaneous in your love life today. A chance meeting with someone could light the spark in your romantic life.
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