Personal Evolution Astrology – Your Horoscope for the Week of March 28, 2011Dear Friend,
We’ve got another intense week on the docket. Sunday’s New Moon in Aries happens in direct opposition to structure-and-authority taskmaster Saturn, suggesting that the new beginning we’re hoping for (whether with the devastation and continuing nuclear crisis in Japan or the revolutions in North Africa or in your own personal situation) must be informed by a responsibility to our fellow travelers. Ecology is a keyword under this signature – how will my action (or inaction!) impact the other creatures with whom I share this planet and this Sun?
Mercury stations retrograde on Wednesday in Aries. Mercury Rx tends to bring confusion, delays, traffic snarls, communication mix-ups, and all sorts of niggling frustrations where commerce, thought, and communication are concerned. This particular Mercury Rx happens with an explosive mix of yang energy hanging around the volatile Aries Point, which might make it even harder than usual for us to slow down and do the kind of inner searching and contemplation of our thought patterns Mercury Retrograde asks of us.
Bear in mind that if you’re feeling anxious, the people around you who don’t have a spiritual practice may be drowning in fear. Be aware also that some of what you are feeling, especially if you’re sensitive, may not be yours, properly speaking. In times like these when the collective unconscious is exceptionally charged and fear is running rampant, it’s especially important to take time each day to ground your energy, breathe consciously and slow down. One of the reasons I love brainwave entrainment technology, healing music and guided meditation audio programs like the ones I’ve created in my Words Premium program is that I know I can put on a pair of headphones and go from super-stressed and emotionally-saturated to calm and peaceful in 30 minutes. This technology gives me a way to reset my mind and find myself in the peaceful and powerful center of my being in times when I might be much too edgy to sit and meditate or too busy to go to a yoga class.
You can get a taste of what I’ve created (actually, a quite powerful 23-minute helping) with my free Quantum Leap audio meditation. Not only will it almost certainly chill you right out, you’ll also be absorbing the Universal 3-Step Process of Creation while you relax. You can’t create anything good from a stressed-out, shoulders-bunched, jaw-clenched state of mental anxiety. But once you relax into the generative levels of the mind, creating a better life is surprisingly easy. And the only way we’re going to get a better world is if we all get busy relaxing and creating a better life for ourselves and our loved ones.
Aries is the sign of the warrior. Mercury is the archetype of mind. Let’s cultivate the mind of the warrior this week.
Aries – You need to make friends with the Mercury Retrograde in your sign that starts on Wednesday. You’ve got so much energy compelling you to move forward and yet the Mercury Rx and the Aries New Moon on Sunday are both demanding that you slow down and pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. If you need help with this process, reach out and ask for it. You will have to assume total responsibility for whichever path you take but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. When you’re tempted to skimp on the inner work, remember that it’s nothing more than a lifetime of thoughts and feelings that have created the situation you now find yourself in.
March may well turn out to be a personal turning point for you – the astrology is that powerful for Aries this month. Find out what you need to do in order to make the most of this month’s challenging opportunities – get your Expanded Audio Horoscope today!
Taurus – You’ve just entered a strange sort of reality tunnel that will occupy your life for the next six weeks or so. You might find it enlightening to read up a little bit on black holes, wormholes, string theory and parallel universes because with Mercury Retrograde (and a whole host of other planetary power) in your 12th House, you are experiencing a moment in time in which the veil is extraordinarily thin between this world and the many, many other worlds close to ours. Other people are feeling this too, but most are not nearly as touched by it as you are. The danger here is that you either ignore what you are picking up from nearby dimensions or you try to bull your way back to “normal” – normal is gone with the wind, my dear. I urge you to explore, carefully and deliberately, but with an open mind.
If we’re growing – and you most definitely are – we occasionally need to revisit our motivations and our dreams and upgrade them to reflect our current evolutionary stage. Find out why March is a prime time for you to check in with your dreams and also why it’s so crucial that you invest in developing your intuition now – get your Expanded Audio Horoscope today!
Gemini – The keyword for this period of your life is intention. I want to propose to you that your deepest intention may not be found as a result of pristine stillness acquired through the discipline of sitting meditation. Rather, I see you finding it in motion, as the result of conversations you have with friends, of illuminating words you read, or as a flashing insight that comes in a stressed-out moment and shows you where you could end up if you choose to adopt a more centered stance in life. We tend to think of intention as words we say in our heads, but that’s really a wish, isn’t it? True intention is supported by daily action, or what we term a spiritual practice. As Mercury retrogrades in your 11th House of dreams and goals over the next three weeks, look for the intention that actually motivates you to show up for your spiritual practice every day.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,” wrote Marianne Williamson. “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” Find out how Chiron in your 10th House will be pushing you to work through your authority issues and fears of being powerful so that you can manifest the life you came here to live – get your Expanded Audio Horoscope today!
Cancer – You have an unprecedented amount of career energy flooding into your life right now. I don’t often make guaranteed predictions but here’s one for you: Within seven years’ time the role you are playing as a public person will change so dramatically you will hardly recognize yourself. In order for you to flow into these radical changes in a healthy way, however, you need to have a firm foundation. That’s what Saturn in Libra is teaching you from 2010-2012, and Sunday’s New Moon and the three-week Mercury Retrograde that starts Wednesday are activating this lesson for you. You can start by looking at your relationships and identifying the people in your life who don’t contribute to your feeling safe, secure and stable. These are the relationships that are going to have to change or go.
You come out of a deep soul-searching period in March and emerge into a time that will challenge you to the core but that also offers opportunities to achieve some of your dearest dreams. Find out more with your Expanded Audio Horoscope for March.
Leo – I want to share a visualization technique psychic Jenny Canfield taught us in the Global Transformations seminar this weekend. Whenever you feel torn between your desire to move forward and the part of you that is digging in and resisting change, close your eyes, relax, and visualize your future self and your past self as two people playing tug of war. And then consciously choose the future self. Throw your support to that side of the game (while, of course, honoring your past self for playing and asking what it can teach you moving forward). I bring this up now because this week’s energy is designed to get you in touch with the wisdom of your higher self at a whole new level. The only thing that can hold you back is old thought patterns that convince you that you need to stay stuck.
With Chiron now in your 8th House, the key to creating energetic integrity in your relationships is naming the places where you have been shamed into feeling you must give more than you receive in order to be worthy of a little love (or money). Get started healing this wound and stepping into the fullness of your spirit, with your Expanded Audio Horoscope for March.
Virgo – You’re under a tremendous amount of pressure to evolve the way you deal with money. With Mercury Retrograde and a New Moon happening in your 8th House of shared resources, you’re going to have to renegotiate an agreement with a partner, spouse or lover. This person may be pushing you to do more or bring more to the table. (If you’re not currently allied with someone you may be experiencing this as the burning desire to have a partner to share with.) It would be easier to tell yourself this situation is unfair, that you already don’t have enough, so how could you be expected to give more. But remember your soul lesson from 2010-2012 with Saturn in your 2nd House is to learn how to work as hard as you need to in order to have the money and resources you need. It’s much easier to negotiate fair agreements when you are in a position of strength.
March is a potent month for you. The Universe is conspiring to help you eliminate distractions and reclaim your personal power so that you can be who you came here to be. Find out how making a couple of simple relationship choices can jump-start this process for you – get your Expanded Audio Horoscope today!
Libra – You might have to let someone leave this week. At the very least, you’re probably going to have to clarify your position and communicate your boundaries with someone close to you. The Mercury Retrograde in your 7th House that starts Wednesday is all about examining your key relationships from the perspective of your Higher Self and weeding out the people who are keeping you from growing into the most beautiful, creative expression of yourself you can imagine. Sunday’s New Moon in this same part of your chart accelerates this process by showing you what you can no longer in good conscience tolerate in your relationship(s). Just remember that a big part of allowing what you want to flow into your life is clearing out the old to make room for the new.
Although there’s a strong focus on your work and health in the first 10 days of the month, the energy quickly shifts to highlight the amazing relationship opportunities coming your way. Find out more with your Expanded Audio Horoscope today!
Scorpio – Look for the secret thoughts that have kept you trapped for too long now in self-defeating energy patterns and relationships. Sunday’s New Moon and the Mercury Retrograde that starts Wednesday in your 6th House of work and service are going to show you – painstakingly at times – how your poor energy habits lead you to sabotage your best-laid and dearest plans. You have a tremendous amount of compassion right now, but remember that true compassion isn’t allowing the people you work for or work with to drift in their own negative habits. True compassion has to do with direction (think compass) and you activate that direction by taking a warrior’s stance regarding what you will and will not do with your precious life energy.
The 5th House, where so much of the planetary action is in March, is the part of your chart that describes what you do and where you go to find happiness, express joy, and achieve contentment. While these happy emotions might come naturally in childhood, as adults we have to learn how to cultivate them. Find out why there’s never been a better month for you to make a quantum leap into your heart’s joy, with your Expanded Audio Horoscope for the month of March.
Sagittarius – I want to remind you to check in with your goals this week and make sure they’re big enough to motivate you. The great brain-mind pioneer Jose Silva said that our creative visualization becomes much more powerful when we visualize how our goal benefits at least two other people. This is a great picture for Saturn in Libra in your 11th House of intentions, friends, and community. The more you understand – and picture – how realizing your own goals benefits the people around you, the more Universal support you’ll get for those goals. Having a worthy goal will also motivate you to clean up your act and devote yourself even more passionately to developing and expressing your gift, rather than wasting your energy in diversions and time-wasting pleasure pursuits that don’t really bring you any pleasure anymore.
Although you’re right in the middle of a 14-year journey designed to clear all of your family karma, this month’s astrology marks an extremely positive shift in focus for you. Find out why it’s so important that you buckle down and deal with your emotions in the first half of the month, and how you can embrace the giant wave of creativity and adventure that starts flowing in after the 11th – get your Expanded Audio Horoscope today!
Capricorn – It’s time to get serious about this business of clearing your karma, cleaning your DNA and coming to terms with whatever emotional junk your family bequeathed you in the form of your genetic, behavioral and emotional patterns. You have a potentially huge role to play in the transition we’re undergoing as a species. Embracing your role in this shift from a materialistic, isolationist, egoic framework to an open-source, egalitarian, communications-based society can bring you all of the status and security you’ve desired in this lifetime. But stepping into the role that awaits you depends to a very large extent on your willingness to look deep inside your soul and clear away the limiting patterns you inherited from your family line. With Mercury Rx and a New Moon in your 4th House of home and family this week, take the first big steps on this journey. Hint: This may be an intense ride but you can clear so much so fast under this energy signature.
March brings a powerful focus on both the lower (rational) mind and the higher (visionary) mind. Find out more about how you can use this energy to root out at least one powerful fear-based program you inherited from your ancestors. Get your Expanded Audio Horoscope today!
Aquarius – Your mind is like a razor-sharp weapon right now, which is why it’s doubly important that (a) you know how to use it correctly, and (b) you are committed to using your thoughts for the highest good of all. This doesn’t mean every thought that passes through your head has to be a “good” one. It does mean making a commitment to speak and think as much as possible about what matters to you. It means having the courage to say what you really mean, without having to make the other person wrong. With more than half the solar system gathered in passionate Aries in your 3rd House of thoughts and communications this week, you’re going to come across as forceful no matter what you say or don’t say. The Mercury Rx and Sunday’s New Moon in this part of your chart urge you to step up to the plate and choose what you want. As a great healer once told me, “I don’t want to hear what you can’t do. Tell me what you can do.”
The Pisces New Moon sets the stage for Chiron’s seven-year journey through your money house. Find out how Chiron wants to help you create true wealth, and how you can accelerate this process by learning from your experiences with Chiron in your sign over the last five years, with your Expanded Audio Horoscope for the month of March.
Pisces – I could give you a more technical description of how this week’s Mercury Rx and New Moon in your 2nd House of money, values, and self-esteem are affecting you. But each time I try to tune in to what the week has in store for you, I keep seeing amethyst, your birthstone. And I am reminded of your sacred gift, which is the ability to dream into reality the beauty you see as you flow between the realms of potential and materiality. So, decide which vision you want to bring into your reality this week, and focus on that vision with the tenacity and patience and playfulness of the great warrior that lives inside you along with all your other selves. As you become aware of thoughts and attitudes that would block you from manifesting your highest vision, choose to honor them for what they can teach you but then let them go and refocus on what you need, want and desire.
With Chiron in your sign, becoming aware of the ways in which you have been shamed into being someone you’re not – or not being fully who you know yourself to be – is crucial to tapping into the success, wealth and productivity that wants to flow into your life now. Find out more with your Expanded Audio Horoscope for the month of March.