A Full Moon occurs on Sunday, March 16th, 2014, at 1:08 PM EDT.
Sunday the 16th, a Full Moon occurs in the sign of Virgo. The Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. It is an emotional time–a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.
With the Virgo-Pisces service axis involved, this Full Moon presses us to find a balance between day-to-day functions and routines, physical health, and the need for order (Virgo) and vision, spiritual health, disorder, and the infinite (Pisces). Virgo rules the tools and techniques that we use to deal with day-to-day life, while Pisces rules the tools that we use to deal with our spiritual selves. Some sort of crisis (which can be a crisis of consciousness) or sudden awareness of a lack in our lives provides us with a golden opportunity to explore our emotional needs within the context of the house polarity where the Full Moon occurs in our natal charts. This Full Moon urges us to strike a balance between work and service, practicality and impracticality, criticism and acceptance.
With the Moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic “illumination” occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness. It’s time to express ourselves, and to let things out of our systems. Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings. We need to express them. Of course, we might want to exercise some care while doing so, knowing that what is coming out of us is not particularly rational as yet.
This lunation is supported by Saturn, helping us to channel this energy constructively.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 26 degrees and 2 minutes of Pisces opposite the Sun at 26 degrees and 2 minutes of Pisces, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 22 to 30 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) most significantly.
Moon phase cycle: Bigger picture:
Mar 1, 2014 3:00 AM Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)
Mar 8, 2014 8:27 AM Sun Square Moon (First Quarter Moon)
Mar 16, 2014 1:08 PM Sun Opposition Moon (Full Moon)
Mar 23, 2014 9:46 PM Sun Square Moon (Last Quarter Moon)
Mar 30, 2014 2:45 PM Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)
(Times are Eastern)
The Sun is in Pisces until March 20th, when it enters Aries; Mercury is in Aquarius until March 17th, when it enters Pisces; Venus is in Aquarius; Mars is in Libra.
The Sun is in Pisces from February 18-March 20. With the Sun in Pisces, we are guided by altruistic feelings. We are less active, and more motivated by our instincts. A “what will be, will be” attitude reigns, and we are guided by a sense of universal correlations. Pisces rules empathy, selfless love, devotion, and wisdom. Its shadow side rules self-pity, a feeling of being victimized by life, passivity, and elusiveness.
The Sun is in Aries from March 20-April 19/20. In Aries, the Sun is enthusiastic and spontaneous. We are motivated by the desire to conquer. We are more impulsive, and have the urge to initiate. Aries is a sign that bounces back quickly–there is little shame with Aries. It is brave and pioneering, and somewhat innocent. We are direct and rather uncomplicated in our needs, but we can also be short-sighted and lack the desire to plan ahead.
Mercury re-entered Aquarius on February 12 and continues in the sign until March 17. When Mercury is in Aquarius, we are hungry for knowledge and open to new and original ideas. We begin to think outside of the box, and our thinking becomes more progressive and objective. Our communication and thought patterns are spontaneous, somewhat fragmented, and liberal. This is a time when inventive thinking is at a peak.
Mercury is in Pisces March 17-April 7. When Mercury is in Pisces, our thinking processes are more visual, intuitive, and imaginative. We are more attuned to the world of emotion, and it colors both our thoughts and our communication style. We guess well, express ourselves with imagery, and make decisions intuitively. We are more attracted to consciousness-raising information.
Venus is in Aquarius March 5-April 5. We move towards unconventionality, independence, and freedom as themes in our social relationships under this influence. Aquarius can be just as faithful as Capricorn, but it has to be on his own terms! Experimental relationships are more intriguing now. Being friends as well as lovers is important to us during this cycle. Allowing one another freedom of expression, and treating others fairly, unselfishly, and impartially, are themes now.
Mars is in Libra from December 7-July 25, 2014. We tend to use our charm as a means to an end under the influence of this cycle. Because we can see many different sides to an issue, we can be vacillating and indecisive about how to act. We don’t want to be the “bad guy”, and rarely resort to force. Instead, we attempt to win arguments with style. We are indirect in approach and inclined towards engaging in mental debates, yet we also attempt to make the opposition comfortable! Passive-aggressiveness is the shadow side of this energy.
Saturn entered Scorpio on October 5, 2012 and will transit the sign until 2015. Read about Saturn’s transit through Scorpio here.
Jupiter is in Cancer from June 25th, 2013, to July 16, 2014. Read aboutJupiter’s transit through Cancer here.
Uranus entered Aries on March 11th, 2011. The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong with Uranus in Aries.
Mars is Retrograde in the sign of Libra from March 1 to May 19, 2014.
26 Dec 2013 00:44 am 09° Libra 02′ Mars Enters Rx Zone
01 Mar 2014 11:25 am 27° Libra 32’Rx Mars Stationary Retrograde
19 May 2014 09:28 pm 09° Libra 02′ Mars Stationary Direct
21 Jul 2014 02:47 am 27° Libra 32′ Mars Leaves Rx Zone
Details: 01 Mar 2014 11:25 am EST at 27° Libra 32’Rx to 19 May 2014 09:28 pm EDT at 09° Libra 02′
Mars is in its shadow December 26th, 2013; and then until July 21st, 2014.
Mars is retrograde in the sign of Libra. Read more about this Mars Retrograde period.
Romance & Relationships
Venus is in Aquarius from March 5-April 5. While Venus was in Capricorn, we valued enduring connections, reliability, and faithfulness. We took expressing our feelings seriously, and we also took our sweet time warming up to others! Generally, we kept our “cool” in relationships. With Venus now in Aquarius, we still keep our “cool” in relationships, but in a detached and impersonal sort of way, however. Unconventional set-ups become more appealing. Bringing the spirit of friendship into romantic relationships is a positive use of Venus in Aquarius energy. Relationships that fairly scream “alternative” appeal to us now. It’s all about being open-minded and somewhat detached with Aquarius energy dominating the love arena. With Venus in Aquarius, it’s best to go into dates with new people casually, with no expectations and no strings. Melodrama and emotionalism simply won’t work. We may also find ourselves attracted to, or attracting, people who are not our “type”.
This week: On Sunday and Monday, Venus is quincunx Jupiter, which is a slightly awkward and indecisive energy, lacking in spontaneity. However, Tuesday’s Venus-Uranus sextile and we are more forward-looking, progressive, and willing to try new approaches.
Venus, the Goddess of Love: Highlights in the Coming Week:
Venus in Aquarius March 5-April 5. A love for the unusual, a distaste for stodgy old rules and conventions, a feeling that you’re above the petty bourgeois stuff and nonsense: that’s what a new cycle brings into your life now. (“I love humanity; it’s people I can’t stand!”) Unconventional romantic and social connections are likely at a time like this.
Venus parallel Saturn March 6-7. We may express our affection sparingly, but also responsibly and in practical ways. Relationships begun under this influence often feel burdensome over time, but they may last longer than most.
Venus quincunx Jupiter March 16-17. A strong desire for the pleasures of life is with us now, although our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs. Troubles in relationships now are likely due to overblown expectations. It can be challenging to find a balance between responsibilities and the desire for self-gratification.
Venus sextile Uranus March 17-18. We lose our fear of taking risks at this time, and we happily embrace all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements. We are ready to experiment, but not necessarily ready to commit.
Venus trines Mars March 29. Sexual attraction, romantic activities, and fertility are favored. This is one of the best times to enhance a relationship. Excellent time for starting a new relationship, all things equal.
Venus square Saturn March 29. Feeling unsatisfied, isolated, and unloved. Personal relationships are likely to be strained as we express our affections cautiously and sparingly. If we believe we are not getting what we want in love, we attract negative situations and challenges in our relationships. This is not a good time to begin a new relationship–new ones begun now are likely to be stamped with themes of duty and restriction.
The Moon & Timing
The Void of Course Moon is the period of time after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters a new sign. During Void of Course Moon periods, it is generally wise to stick to routine rather than to begin new projects. The last aspect the Moon makes before changing signs is indicated here, and is indicative of the “outcome” of the matter (whether that is a new project begun before the void period, or the answer to a question in Horary Astrology). Void of Course in Horary Astrology: If you were asking a question and making a chart for the answer, as you do in Horary astrology, it is said that since the Moon is not looking forward to any more aspects in this sign, you would have to say that the answer is not forthcoming; any questions asked at this time would not come to pass. The Moon being Void is one of the Strictures against Judgment in Horary Astrology.
The Void-of-Course Moon this Week:
Void-of-course Moon on Sunday, March 16th, from 1:09 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (an opposition to the Sun), until the Moon enters Libra at 8:46 PM EDT.
VOC Moon on Tuesday, March 18th, from 9:07 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Mars), until the Moon enters Scorpio the next day, Wednesday, March 19th, at 5:14 AM EDT.
VOC Moon on Thursday, March 20th, from 11:12 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Saturn), until the Moon enters Sagittarius the next day, Friday, March 21st, at 11:39 AM EDT.
Void of Course Moon Table for March 2014:
Timing with the Moon – Better Periods this Week for Electing New Initiatives
The Moon is waning this week after the Full Moon on the 16th – a period that is generally considered unfavorable for new beginnings, with exceptions. (SeeBest Time to Start a Business for more details).
According to the principles of timing with the Moon, a window of opportunity occurs from Friday, March 21st, at approximately 11:20 PM EDT, until Sunday, March 23rd, at approximately 6:40 AM EDT, while the Moon is in Sagittarius. Note, however, that Mars is retrograde during this period.
Planetary Stations & Sign Ingresses:
Feb 18th: 12:59 PM Sun enters Pisces
Feb 28th: 9:00 AM Mercury Direct
Mar 1st: 11:24 AM Mars Retrograde
Mar 2nd: 11:19 AM Saturn Retrograde
Mar 5th: 4:03 PM Venus enters Aquarius
Mar 6th: 5:42 AM Jupiter Direct
Mar 17th: 5:24 PM Mercury enters Pisces
Mar 20th: 11:57 AM Sun enters Aries
Apr 5th: 3:31 PM Venus enters Pisces
Apr 7th: 10:35 AM Mercury enters Aries
Apr 14th: 6:47 PM Pluto Rx
Apr 19th: 10:56 PM Sun enters Taurus
Apr 23rd: 4:16 AM Mercury enters Taurus
May 2nd: 8:21 PM Venus enters Aries
May 7th: 9:57 AM Mercury enters Gemini
See also: The Astrology of 2014 – Overview.
Note: Times given Eastern Time (ET).
This Week’s Calendar
Mercury semi-square Pluto. “Suspicious minds” characterize this transit, although if we harness the energy, we can develop strategies to get to the bottom of any matter. Mistrust, investigations. Some level of mental stress, trouble, or pressure.
Sun quincunx Mars. A tendency to fly off the handle easily characterizes this transit, due to inner tension between the will and performance. It’s hard to find satisfaction or a sense of peace at this time. We may feel decidedly “out of sorts”.
Venus quincunx Jupiter. A strong desire for the pleasures of life is emphasized now, although our eyes are often bigger than our stomach. Challenges in relationships now are likely due to overblown expectations. It can be challenging to find a balance between responsibilities and the desire for self-gratification.
Venus sextile Uranus. This is a favorable influence for social meetings and events, and for situations that call for treating others with equality and respect. We lose our fear of taking risks at this time, and we happily embrace all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements as well as financial undertakings. We are ready to experiment, but not necessarily ready to commit. A good time for financial undertakings involving electronics, technology, the internet, metaphysics, and the arts, as well as group activities. A taste for the offbeat is in order.
Mercury conjunct Neptune. Our intuitive creativity is stimulated under this influence. A very positive transit for artistic and literary endeavors. We get insights into our own minds. Conscious reasoning can be distorted by subconscious matter, so concentrating on cold hard facts can be challenging. Daydreaming, visualization, and prophecy are stimulated. Communications may be unclear, vague, or downright confused. We may be subject to deception. Avoid signing contracts under this influence.
Note: Times given in the table/calendar above are Eastern Time (ET).
Daily Trends Calendar
See below for day-by-day forecasts and planets in signs.
What’s In Store By the Stars – Daily Astrology Trends
March 16Mercury semi-squares Pluto this morning, stimulating questions, mental pressure, and possibly some mistrust or suspicion. The Moon is in Virgo until 8:46 PM EDT, reaching Full at 1:09 PM. A Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. It is an emotional time–a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships. In Virgo, it stimulates the Virgo-Pisces service axis. This Full Moon presses us to find a balance between day-to-day functions and routines, physical health, and the need for order (Virgo) and vision, spiritual health, disorder, and the infinite (Pisces). Virgo rules the tools and techniques that we use to deal with day-to-day life, while Pisces rules the tools that we use to deal with our spiritual selves. Some sort of crisis (which can be a crisis of consciousness) or sudden awareness of a lack in our lives provides us with a golden opportunity to explore our emotional needs within the context of the house polarity where the Full Moon occurs in our natal charts. This Full Moon urges us to strike a balance between work and service, practicality and impracticality, criticism and acceptance. With the Moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic “illumination” occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness. It’s time to express ourselves, and to let things out of our systems. Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this means for us. This lunation is supported by Saturn, helping us to channel this energy constructively. The Sun is quincunx Mars this afternoon, pointing to possible inner tension between the will and performance. It can be hard to find satisfaction or a sense of peace at this time until we make adjustments. With the Sun parallel Chiron, we might face life lessons that get us in touch with the insecurities that hold us back from feeling confident. There is a real chance to understand ourselves better today. The Moon enters Libra at 8:46 PM.
A void of course Moon occurs from 1:09 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (an opposition to the Sun), until the Moon enters Libra at 8:46 PM EDT.
March 17The Moon is in vacillating, gracious Libra all day. Venus quincunx Jupiter can point to a small dilemma and much indecision. A strong desire for pleasure is emphasized now, but some guilt or questioning is involved. Challenges in relationships now are likely due to overblown expectations. It can be hard to find a balance between responsibilities and the desire for self-gratification. We tend to overdo or deny ourselves, and remain unsatisfied. Mercury enters Pisces today, where it will transit until April 7th. When Mercury is in Pisces, our thinking processes are more visual, intuitive, and imaginative. We are especially attuned to the world of emotion, and this colors our thoughts and our communication style. We guess well, express ourselves with imagery, and make decisions intuitively. We are more attracted to consciousness-raising information during this cycle.
A void of course Moon occurs from 9:07 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Mars), until the Moon enters Scorpio tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19th, at 5:14 AM EDT.
The Moon ends its void period at 5:14 AM EDT, when it enters Scorpio.
A void of course Moon occurs from 11:12 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Saturn), until the Moon enters Sagittarius tomorrow, Friday, March 21st, at 11:39 AM EDT.
The Moon ends its void period at 11:39 AM EDT, when it enters Sagittarius.
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Moon Signs This Week:
When the Moon is in Virgo
We instinctually gravitate towards practical activities under the influence of a Virgo Moon. In an urge to set things right, we might easily find ourselves re-organizing and rethinking plans. Emotional satisfaction comes from solving problems, making order out of confusion, and helping others. Health matters might come into focus. We notice the smaller parts that make up the whole, and instead of letting nagging details bother us, we might work on ironing them out so that we can feel more confident moving ahead.
The Moon in Virgo generally favors the following activities: Mental pursuits, work activities, services, and routines. Activities that would benefit from tending to details.
When the Moon is in Libra
Creating order is the focus, not necessarily through tidying or organizing as was the case while the Moon was in Virgo, but rather through pleasing interactions with others and aesthetics in our environment. We tend to solve problems through diplomacy, and we are more able to put aside our own emotions in order to achieve the peace we crave. The tendency now is to avoid direct confrontations. Decisions do not come easily. Seeing both sides to any given situation is the main reason for hesitation. Fear of losing others’ approval is another.
The Moon in Libra generally favors the following activities: Relationship and partnership issues, activities involving teamwork and cooperation, activities that involve self-examination, activities related to beauty.
When the Moon is in Scorpio
Intensity is what the Moon in Scorpio is all about. Whether it’s passion, elation, sorrow, or desire, emotions are felt on a deeply personal level. We are motivated by the desire to get to the bottom of things, and we instinctively read between the lines. Superficiality won’t work for us now. The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power, and it’s an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. It can be an intimate and passionate time. Avoid manipulative tactics, brooding, and suspiciousness.
The Moon in Scorpio generally favors the following activities: Taxes, accounting, intimacy issues, psychological examinations, research, self-examination, getting rid of old things.
When the Moon is in Sagittarius
The Moon is at her most optimistic and upbeat in Sagittarius. We are motivated by a need to seek the truth, and we are ready to pursue a new vision. We are not interested in details just now. Instead, we focus on the big picture. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. Spontaneity is the key. We may also be inclined toward overdoing and overstating. We don’t want to plan ahead, and prefer to “wing it”.
The Moon in Sagittarius generally favors the following activities: Adventurous activities that involve “winging it”, travel, higher education, starting publishing projects, advertising, sports, physical activity.
When the Moon is in…Transits of the Moon through the Signs.
This Week’s Planetary Positions By Sign (General Trends):Sun in Pisces The mystic, the martyr, the sinner, and the saint: these archetypes take on greater importance in your life at a time like this. Forgiveness, compassion, and understanding come naturally, when you look at life from an eternal perspective – and if anyone ever does know such things, you’ll probably come to understand them as this cycle unfolds. This can be a phase of sublime spiritual development, to be sure. But you should be aware of tendencies to believe too quickly, too deeply, or to become dependent on things or people that seem to offer quick and easy answers to life’s deepest yearnings.
Sun in Aries A new sense of self, a more assertive personal style, a more dynamic approach to life: these are the hallmarks of the cycle that begins for you now. Doubts fade into the background, and reserve is more and more a thing of the past. It’s time for action; your destiny is in your hands, rather than set apart. Full speed ahead (“and damn the torpedoes”) is your motto now, for better or for worse!
Mercury in Aquarius The tried and true doesn’t cut it anymore: it’s the new, the unique, and the original that catches and holds your interest now. Idealism, rationality, and critical thinking become more and more a part of your mental patterns and the way you communicate. You are inventive, original, high tech.
Mercury in Pisces Knowing things without knowing how you know them is typical at a time like this. The mystical, the universal, the eternal: these are the things that stir your curiosity. Call it psychic, call it deja vu … it can be there when you call on it, whatever you call it. (Remembering the little things might become more difficult, however: it’s tough to remember if you paid the electric bill when you’re more interested in the eternal verities.)
Venus in Aquarius A love for the unusual, a distaste for stodgy old rules and conventions, a feeling that you’re above the petty bourgeois stuff and nonsense: that’s what a new cycle brings into your life now. (“I love humanity; it’s people I can’t stand!”) Unconventional romantic and social connections are likely at a time like this.
Mars in Libra “I’m giving you a definite maybe” – that’s the motto of the cycle you’re now entering. It’s a time of refinement and tact, of an urge to please others that is so strong as to make it hard to decide or act for fear of offending someone. You’ll quickly learn to balance this out, or you’ll discover that there is no peace in compromise – and this can be tough on close relationships. The trick is to find the win-win solution to the no-win situation – and if anyone’s ever up to it, you are now.
Jupiter in Cancer Taking care of yourself and all that’s yours becomes a high priority in your life now. Security, setting down roots, establishing your ties with the past: these things are among the articles of faith that guide you. This is often a sign of growth in all things connected with family and property (such as real estate).
Saturn in Scorpio This new cycle signals a need to recognize that there are powers beyond your control, that things are not what they seem on the surface. Trying to stay in control and on top only sets you up for a fall. There is a need for the resources of others. Failure to recognize this and deal with it can stop you in your tracks.
Uranus in Aries A clean break with the past in some respects is signaled by the cycle you have just begun. What YOU need, YOUR freedom and independence, shattering old molds: these are the things that energize you and take priority in your life. Uniqueness and originality set you apart.
Neptune in Pisces Things spiritual and psychic take the driver’s seat of your imagination as you begin a new cycle. The fine arts and all manner of fantasies assume a larger-than-life importance. Surrendering to fate, karma, and other powers greater than merely mortal may be seen as the ultimate liberation. If all is maya (illusion), what is the reality that gives rise to the world of appearances?
Pluto in Capricorn As this new phase dawns for you, the pursuit of social/political power and status has a way of seeming necessary and inevitable – and let nothing stand in its way. It starts out small, but has bigger consequences than you’d think. Ambition, responsibility, a place for everyone and everyone in their place…
The interpretations in this box are from the Day Watch software.