Aquarium Age

Aquarium Age: March 27 – April 2

By Ralfee Finn

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.

Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.

Aries March 21-April 19
As Mercury moves forward, you will find it easier and easier to develop a vision of what it is you want to accomplish. What’s more, you’ll also have an easier time dispelling those negative thoughts you keep latching onto. Stay positive and continue to take life one day at a time.

Taurus April 20-May 20.
Rather than trying to get everything done at once because you think you can, spend a moment prioritizing what you would most like to accomplish in the coming days and week. You’re free to modify the plan as needed, but it’s always good to start somewhere specific—it makes it that much easier to find your way home.

Gemini May 21-June 21
Mercury goes direct in your house of career, and while you have been waiting for a hassle-free environment, there are still going to be late nights. Rather than expecting a smooth ride, be prepared for bumps and obstacles. I’m not saying you’ll stay stuck, but I am pointing out that there are areas in need of attention.

Cancer June 22-July 22
The challenge is believing you are up to a challenge, and while that may sound like a silly riddle, I am quite serious. You have a tendency to underestimate your capacity to grow and your ability to overcome your fears. Stay true to who you want to be and you just might change your self-image.

Leo July 23-August 22
Mercury Direct brings increasing clarity about money matters. Be smart about your finances and pay attention to every detail, even if that process is boring beyond belief. If you have the courage to face the details of your bank account—negative or positive—you’ll start to generate tangible abundance.

Virgo August 23-September 22
As Mercury moves forward, several relationship issues with significant others, personal and professional, start to clarify, allowing you to make sense of what you have not yet been able understand. I’m not suggesting this is a miracle cure for what ails, but I am quite sure you will be able to use this energy wisely.

Libra September 23-October 22
Mercury Direct invites you to review ideas about work. If you’re willing to reconsider certain attitudes, you might find a way to set yourself free from self-imposed limitations. Concentrate on those ideas that no longer serve—you’ll know how to identify them because they have aggregated where your life is stagnant.

Scorpio October 23-November 21
As Mercury moves forward you’re likely to be percolating several creative ideas. Seize the moment and have at them because both Mercury and Neptune are inspiring an almost entirely new view on how you may want to express your creativity. Don’t worry about an art or a craft—your life is your masterpiece.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21
There are a lot of home improvement projects in need of greater clarity—and not all of these projects are external. This is also about your internal center. So whether you are painting the kitchen or trying a new meditation, keep at it. Yes it is a lot of work to move stasis into action, but you’re a Fire Sign and you know how to turn a spark into an illuminating fire.

Capricorn December 22-January 19
Instead of engaging in difficult conversations, take a writing course, maybe even a poetry symposium. You are inspired at this particular moment and you need activities that will harness this inspirational force so you can enjoy it. Mercury and Neptune may be spacey but you’re serious enough to handle these flights of fancy.

Aquarius January 20-February 18
As Mercury moves forward you might be tempted to be overly optimistic about your finances, so pay attention to what you’re spending and why. I’m not suggesting you are in any danger, but I am advising you that being aware of how you handle money will deliver key insights into what matters most to you.

Pisces February 19-March 20
It’s not easy having Mercury Retrograde conjunct Neptune in your Solar House of personality, but here’s the good news: you survived. Now, as Mercury moves forward, take your time making clear what it is you would like to say and how it is you would like your proclamations to be received.

This article was originally published on March 27, 2019.