Astrology by Lisa Stardust
We say hello to Spring on March 20th when the Sun enters Aries at 2:58PM PST and 5:58PM EST. At this time, the seasons change, creating equal balance between the day and night. The Spring Equinox (or Ostara) brings new hope our way as we all try to rebirth our souls during the astrological New Year. Less than four hours later, the Super Worm Moon occurs in the sign of Libra. This is the last Supermoon of the year, and it aims to restore harmony within interpersonal relationships, which may be challenging, as we are all resolving karmic debts. Mercury, who is backstroking through the illusive waves of Pisces, softly connects with no-nonsense Saturn, who is roaming in sensible Capricorn. This is the second of three meetings these two planets will have. The first time these two collided was on February 19th, when Mercury was in its pre-retrograde phase. The third and final time in 2019 both planets link up in these signs, will be in the post-retrograde zone of Mercury on April 7th. When Mercury retrograde and Saturn attach, we are asked to reassess our commitments and revise our dreams. We are given cosmic permission to amend and restructure relationships and goals. Understanding what our end game is will prove challenging; however, Saturn will help anchor down the ethereal visions of Mercury. Mars and Pluto also hitch up on the 20th, adding passive aggressive frustrations to come to a head. On the lesser scale, we may just feel urged and motivated to take action in our lives. March 21st brings feelings of love, hate, and drama our way, when tender Venus, who is transiting through innovative Aquarius, and warrior planet Mars, who is stampeding through the sign of Taurus, square off in the cosmos. The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference. No matter how tense situations get, try to remember that arguing and fighting is a passionate reaction led by our emotions. Later in the day, on the 21st, noble Jupiter, who is fired up in Sagittarius, adds a positive twist to day’s end by softly kissing Venus. The 22nd gives us the incentive to manifest our dreams when Mars fuses with the Nodes of Destiny. Healing asteroid Chiron and the Sun align in Aries, lending a helping hand to mend wounds felt earlier in the week. Mercury retrograde and shadowy Neptune alchemize together in transcendent Pisces on the 24th, the second of three times this season. The first time both planets coupled up was on February 19th, during the pre-retrograde zone, and the third time will be April 2nd. Deceptions will be unmasked, projects abandoned, relationships may flourish or fizzle on the 24th. Don’t give up hope just yet! Venus enters its favorite placement on the 26th by cruising the mystical waves of Pisces.
As we embark on a new season, filled with opportunity and promise, take time to rethink events from February 19th. What have you learned? Are you swimming on the right path? Do you feel appreciated by those close to you? Make a mental note on past situations and meditate on how you would like to proceed. You still have time to rewrite and change the narrative.
Have a wonderful Super Worm Moon, Equinox/Ostara!
Welcome to Spring! Let the fun begin!
March 21-April 19
You may be experiencing a tug of war within relationships this week, especially on the 20th, during the Super Worm Moon. In particular, friendships are causing you extra stress on the 21st as you are baffled by the gossip chain over the weekend. The 22nd gives you an opportunity to mend fences by openly discussing your issues with those close to you. Knowing who to trust will cause inner turmoil. You may feel as though you need a guidebook on how to navigate through different energies that are projected at you this week. Learning to coexist with those who cause you pain may be challenging. But, carrying black onyx with you daily will help to make lemonade from lemons and protect your personal energy field.
April 20-May 20
A hard worker by nature, you are finally taking the shift off your professional goals and enjoying life. An old acquaintance may inspire you to let go of the material life, if only for a week, during the Super Worm Moon on the 20th, by adding meditation to the mix of your daily grind. The 21st brings an exciting offer which may be placed on the back burner. Unwinding over the weekend with self-care such as luxurious baths will help melt stresses away and make you feel extra rested. You will find happiness within, which will allow you to rethink a friendship that you may have overlooked. Your heart chakra will open through Metta meditation on the 26th, melting away frustrations and anger, adding compassion for others and yourself.
May 21-June 21
These past few weeks have been a wild ride for you, Gemini! While it’s been emotionally rough and tough, you are learning to let go of situations and people who are not serving your highest and truest potential. The Super Worm Moon echoes these sentiments, forcing you to set boundaries with friends who have proven to be less than scrupulous. Saying goodbye to people, projects, and situations that are not deserving of your time will be hard on the 22nd and 24th but necessary. Your heart will heal faster than you think, if you cut the energetic cord with those who cause you emotional stress. Releasing toxic energy will make you feel lighter and better. Remember to fill the cords up with love and light, in place of negativity.
June 22-July 22
Finding balance will prove extra challenging this week, mostly due to the Super Worm Moon. You may project your emotions onto others, which will lead to upsets in friendships and partnerships. Professional frustrations may force you to realign your goals on the 22nd. Try not to rush into any decisions or joint ventures, as you are currently in flux with your career. Make a list to implement goals this week and create a structured life. Don’t get upset with yourself if you cannot attain your objectives. Part of having a balanced life is learning to be in the moment and understand that it’s impossible to implement every task. Learning to be gentle with yourself will help alleviate pressures that you have placed upon yourself, clearing your energy for other endeavors.
July 23-August 22
Freeing yourself from the constraints which hold you back will allow you to take on more projects and personal endeavors this week. However, it’s crucial for you not to overextend yourself during the Super Worm Moon on the 20th, as you may find that some of these new ventures are what they first appeared to be. Research the project thoroughly before agreeing to partner up and reassess friendships to decide if they are worth your energy on the 22nd and 24th. As you will come to learn on the 26th, money is time and time is money. While this may ring true in relationships, remember that your energy is valuable—if not by others, than by you. Disengaging from energetic vampires of any kind will give you strength and power to succeed.
August 23-Sept. 22
Relationships (friendships, romantic, professional, and familial) have recently been a source of confusion. Not knowing who to rely on has left you feeling adrift in the seasonal watery seas. The Spring Equinox, which coincides with the Super Worm Moon, aims to shed light on personal relationships. Setting clear boundaries with people on the 20th will help elevate your self-confidence because you are putting yourself first. The 24th will prove challenging in keeping up with thee guidelines, as others project remorse and guilt upon you. Stay strong. Don’t cave in from manipulation. If someone induces guilt upon you, state your feelings clearly to them. Make sure they respect your boundaries. If not, it’s important for you to disconnect for the time being. Make yourself a priority this week.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Known as the cosmic cheerleader of love, your ability to seek and maintain partnerships is one of your best traits. However, this week may be a tad rocky regarding matters of the heart. The Equinox forces you to give others the dominant role in interpersonal relationships. Mercury is still moving in retrograde motion which is why hours later on the 20th, during the Super Worm Moon, you will take your power back within these partnerships. Maintaining order and balance will be difficult this week. The 22nd gives you the opportunity to improve relationships when healing asteroid Chiron links up with the Sun in your house of partnerships. Place rose quartz on your heart on the 26th to help mend your heart and protect you from codependent relationships.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
The Super Worm Moon activates your desire to bring your secret ambitions to light. This will set the energetic stage for the week, as you are yearning to build and create beauty from your personal dreams. Ideas which have come to you while sleeping or in a meditative state will prove potent and powerful in your artistic quest. Try to understand your objectives and aspirations before going full throttle, by asking the spirits and your ancestors for guidance. What are your visions? How can you bring your fantasies to life? Take out your Obsidian Scrying Mirror to allow you to visualize the messages from the spirits. The images you see while in trance mode will help manifest your dreams into reality. With the universe on your side, there’s nothing you can’t achieve.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
A wise person once said, “A friend is someone who knows all there is to know about you and accepts you anyway.” This universal motto rings true, especially under the Super Worm Moon, when you are forced to reassess friendships. True friends accept you as you are, knowing everything there is to know about you, flaws and all—and never asserting judgement. Seeing others and being seen clearly will prove challenging this weekend. The 24th brings illusions and delusions to light, giving you a new take on personal relationships. While it may be tempting to walk away, rather than sort things out—don’t sever ties just yet. Try to wait until Mercury moves forward on the 28th to make moves. Then, you will be able to understand situations better. After all, hindsight is 20/20.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Karmic repercussions of past actions will come and haunt you this week, Capricorn. The good news is that you can change the outcome and mend the past by talking things out. Expressing your emotions will allow you to heal your spirit. Talking to others will make you feel less alone and situations less scary. Under the Super Worm Moon, use Rainbow Fluorite to help align and harmonize your spiritual energy. Place the crystal on your third eye chakra as you meditate to connect your body and mind. This will allow you to protect your heart and heal the past. Over the weekend, add Aquamarine to your regimen, placing the crystal on your throat chakra. This will allow you to speak up and gain insight through your voice.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Make sure you triple check and verify all the information that comes your way this week. False gossip may play tricks on your mind, making you believe the worst in people and situations. The Super Worm Moon will heighten your paranoias and fears. Instead of feeding them, take a step back and evaluate the facts of the matter. Ignite your well known logical side and use reason to navigate through the murky energy of the week. This may require you to take a step back on the 21st in order to see situations and people with a clearer perspective. Be emotionally careful over the weekend, as your instincts may be spotty on the 24th. But, the 26th brings clarity to your mind and visions, aiding your ability to heal.
Let go of outside noise under the Super Worm Moon. Rather than engaging with pointless drama on the 20th, use your energy for higher minded pursuits, such as caring for yourself. Manifest confidence and inner desires during this powerful luminary, instead of giving your power away to others. The road towards healing and recovery will be difficult, especially on the 22nd and 24th. You may feel emotionally bereft and confused over the weekend. Don’t despair, Pisces. The 26th brings happiness your way when tender Venus graces your Sun, adding jovial energy to your spirit. Things may seem overwhelming this week. Protect your energy and let those you trust enter your life. Most importantly, listen to your intuition. Only you know what’s best for you. After all, it’s your life.