And Just Like That, Everything Changes, Everything is New Again - Know to Flow for the Week of March 15th, 2021
This week we are transitioning from Pisces season to Aries season, as the sun enters Aries this Saturday, March 21st.
And just like that, everything changes, everything is new again.
Even though the high country is still getting snow here in southwest Colorado, spring is in the air. Days are consistently warmer, the river is running faster, and I am catching glimpses of green shoots poking up through the snow-patched soil. I always get a certain restlessness this time of year, like suddenly it is time to do everything and I am already behind but I don't know which direction to go first.
Deep breaths. Patience. No need to rush, force, get ahead of ourselves, or stress ourselves out. 2020 was a long year. This spring feels like it holds promise and relief, and it will come in perfect time, just like the buds forming on the trees will burst open in their perfect time, just like they do every year when the conditions are right. All is well.
We are in transition now. We have just reached the Pisces new moon. Even though equinox happens this Saturday when the sun enters Aries, the Aries new moon on April 11th is the one bringing us through that portal.
This week we are waxing to the first quarter moon on Saturday in Cancer.
It's still Pisces season until the sun enters Aries on Saturday. This week will be a time of integrating this new moon and getting our bearings to move forward.
Mercury just catches up to join the sun and Venus in Pisces on Monday, but by the weekend, they are both already off into Aries.
Mercury, now out of its retrograde shadow, is getting back up to normal speed and will make short work of its transit through Pisces, entering Aries on April 3rd, joining up with the sun and Venus still there.
The two weeks from the new moon to the full moon is the waxing moon - this is the half of each month when the energy is increasing and we cultivate and grow - these two weeks are for taking action.
The full moon brings with it illumination - culmination, completion, and/or realization. It is when we get a chance to see more than usual, as the sun, consicous focus, illuminates the maximum surface of the moon, the subconscious.
Then the two weeks from full moon to new moon is the waning moon - the half of each month when the energy is decreasing and we release. After the illumination of the full moon, and holding our intentions, we know now what isn't in alignment and we can now release in order to move forward.
At the next new moon, we set our intentions anew, with the knowledge we now have, and we do so according to the sign that new moon is in as well as the house of our lives it is in. Then we begin the cycle again.
I see the lunar cycle as something we can use to consciously create life just like a hawk rides a thermal up higher and higher in the sky. We make the decision to work with it, set our intentions, and let it carry us up. Then we release and dip down a bit, recommit and get carried up again.
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and Aries is the first. Right now we are in the transition of finishing one astrological year and beginning another. And that is pretty magical.
Are you ready to commit to riding that thermal this year and see where it will take you?
Let's make some magic!
From the Know to Flow Forecast for Consciously Creating Life, Vol. 101, week of March 15th, 2021.
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Dark Moon & New Moon Magic - Release & New Beginnings: Astrology for the Week of March 8th and the Pisces New Moon
This week the moon continues to wane towards the new moon, exact in the wee hours of Saturday the 13th. In the days just preceding the new moon, we move through the deepest and most inward turning point of the lunar cycle known as the dark moon.
This is important, because accessing the magic of the dark moon is the key to accessing the full power of the new moon, and this new moon in Pisces will be sitting with ruler of Pisces, Neptune, and blessed by Venus. This is a new moon full of inspiration from which we will want to harness every drop of magic! Fully harnessing this inspirational fresh start means fully diving into the release of this dark moon, and that means being willing to become quiet and still and to rest in our own darkness, in the void, long enough to allow uncomfortable things to come to the surface from deep within...for release. This is how we clear in preparation for the fresh start the new moon is bringing. This is how we regenerate. The stillness can be uncomfortable, but it is pure magic if we can allow it to happen.
Last week may have felt a little foggy, especially in the first half, as we were coming off of the Virgo full moon amped by Uranus. That full moon was completing a six month cycle that began back on August 18th, 2020, with the Virgo new moon. That six month cycle encompassed Mars' retrograde in Aries from mid-September to mid-November, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto stationing direct in Capricorn, one set of eclipses, solstice, Saturn and Jupiter both leaving Capricorn and coming together for their big conjunction at zero degrees Aquarius, Mars in Taurus and conjunct Uranus, and all three of the squares between Mars and Saturn, two from Aries and Capricorn and the final from Taurus and Aquarius, respectively.
That's a lot of action for one six month cycle!
A lot has taken place over those last six months. Full moons are illuminations, culminations, realizations, and/or completions, and this one was in supportive aspect to Uranus. Uranus brings sudden change and the unexpected, typically through sudden events or insight. Uranus also brings breakthroughs and liberation, and moves us into the future.
Whatever came up with last weekend's full moon, it most likely took most of last week to process and integrate it, and with this weekend, we arrived at the last quarter square moon, the time where we make a decision on how to move forward, and specifically what we are releasing internally in order to move forward in our intended direction.
This week, we get down to the business of actually releasing with the dark moon. Also this week, Mercury leaves the shadow of its recent retrograde in Aquarius - things become clearer. Whatever we were rethinking or reviewing, we are done with that know and moving forward with clarity and certainty.
Another important shift took place last Wednesday evening, (Mountain Standard Time), when Mars left Taurus and entered Gemini, where it will remain for almost two months.
The second half of 2020 was characterized by Mars' unusually long stay (three times the normal transit length of a sign) in Aries, its own sign, from late June through early January 2021. This included a retrograde and squaring up to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Ouch. That was a big planetary traffic jam that seemed to go on forever.
Then Saturn moved into Aquarius and Mars moved into Taurus, and the two ran right into another square, just from new signs. The energy shifted, but the dynamic was the same.
Now that Mars is in Gemini, not only is its pace getting back to "normal," meaning the Mars in our lives (assertion, action, motivation, passion) is starting to feel back to normal too, but now with Saturn still in Aquarius they are going to meet again but in supportive aspect - in a trine from air to air. This means we are going to feel much more supported with forward motion.
Gemini is about the mind, ideas, information, and dualities. Mars is our assertion, motivation, sense of self, and passion. Watch getting overly attached to your opinions and being right. Gemini is about variety, not necessarily decisions. It helps us look at problems from every angle. This could be a great time for opening to new solutions to old problems.
Love & Gratitude,
(Taken from the weekly Know to Flow Forecast for Consciously Creating Life, Vol. 100, Week of March 8th - subscribe here.)
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