Emotions continue to run high this week as the Moon continues to highlight ongoing areas of tension. Anticipate grand gestures and fiery rhetoric about almost everything, but especially focused on Mueller and Brexit—just two of the most visibly contentious hotspots happening around the globe. While I don’t usually focus on the Moon in these pages, it’s certainly important to witness its effect, if only because it is a thermometer for emotional bodies, individual and collective. Actually, when reading an individual chart, I sometimes think the Moon is more important than the Sun, because our immediate emotional reaction to a situation is an authentic indicator of who we are before we have a chance to modify or spruce it up. We may change our position later, but in the moment, the Moon reveals who we are to ourselves and to anyone else who might be paying attention.
The heightened emotional intensity began yesterday, March 26, when the Moon in Sagittarius began a conjunction with Jupiter, also in Sagittarius. Sagittarius loves to talk, as does Jupiter, its Ruler. Jupiter thrives on excess, so when you add the emotional component of the Moon to the mix, almost everyone is going to have something to say about everything. Sagittarius always says a little more than necessary so be prepared for more than a little more; loquacious doesn’t even begin to accurately describe this effusive atmosphere.
This morning, March 27, that Sagittarius Moon becomes a Capricorn Moon and all day long, as it moves steadily toward the ongoing Saturn/Pluto conjunction, also in Capricorn, the discourse could (and it is only a possibility) start to reach normal proportions. We already know that the Saturn/Pluto conjunction is a pernicious interaction that demands rules and regulations. Capricorn is a quiet Sign—maybe a little too quiet—so as the Moon’s presence adds an emotional component to this already rigid combination, lots of people are likely to implode, holding their feelings tightly inside and biting their tongues to avoid saying something they might later regret. Unfortunately, those tongues won’t stay contained for long.
Mars, moving through the last degrees of Taurus until late in the day on March 30, trines that Capricorn Moon right before the Moon moves into Aquarius, and that positive but strident interaction between the Moon and Mars is likely to open the floodgates of Saturn/Pluto frustration. Expect a deluge of strident opinions about what should and shouldn’t be. From a personal perspective, anticipate finding yourself demanding impossible things from everyone, even those who can’t follow your rules: the new puppy, a toddler, or simply anyone who isn’t interested in following orders.
Mercury Retrograde ends on March 28, early in the morning—yes, that is tomorrow. Its “forward” motion clears up lots of things, including details from the Mueller Report. Just don’t expect that clarity all at once. There’s so much to clear up that it could take weeks maybe even months to unfold.
What’s more, Mercury Direct begins with Mercury in an exact conjunction to Neptune. Both planets are in Pisces, and because Pisces sometimes errs on the side of blurred boundaries, this conjunction has often been a mushy mind mess. The Mercury/Neptune conjunction has been exact since Monday, March 25, and stays exact until April 3, and well within range until they finally separate on April 10. Nevertheless, the good news is that as Mercury gains momentum, shaking off confusion gets increasingly easy and clarity returns.
Both Neptune and Mercury are infamous tricksters, often obscuring facts with imaginative fiction. Neptune, known for its proclivities toward projection, lack of interest in details, and vast imaginary skill, has been obscuring the mental might of Mercury throughout this retrograde—but not for much longer. With each day of increasing Mercury clarity, we are likely to witness what has been obscured, so stay tuned for some surprises—surprises that might stun some of the pundits.
As the week unfolds do your best to get grounded and stay grounded. There will be lots of opportunities to be in a hurry, but it might be wiser to take your time. And as always, be kind to your fellow travelers—we all need the love.