On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 7:22 am HT (10:22 am PST) our Sun and Moon are joined together for a New Moon cycle in Uttarabhadrapada in Pisces. This is the “Later Blessed Step” where we do the work of deepening our understanding of the awakening we had in the previous asterism, Purva Bhadrapada. There we had a lightning bolt of insight into the truth of who we are beneath our bodies and minds and here we must dive down into the depths of our own emotions to uncover what poisons in our subconscious are keeping us from this truth every day. Uttarabhadrapada is ruled by Ahir Budhyna, the serpent of the deep and indicates the path is through the poison to reach the Amrita, the immortal nectar of bliss.
With Mercury joined in this nakshatra, our intellect is willing to erase all the lines of cohesion in order to surrender into this truth, but our capacity to understand and communicate what we are experiencing may be less clear, as this is also Mercury’s most challenged place in the sky. Jupiter is also joined here, in the star of Revati, reminding us that peace is just around the corner if we can only get out of our own way. This is a good time to consult your dreams for the answers, as they are hidden from where our intellect can grasp. Hypnotherapy or somatic therapies can also be helpful.
With Venus closely joined Rahu in Aries, we may be so focused on our own spiritual awakening and the messages we believe we are receiving about relationships, that we forget to actually relate to others. Projections are likely in this climate, so beware that much of what you are perceiving, particularly in regards to others may not be true at all. You can receive the messages and also delay acting on them. Saturn is giving his cold, practical gaze here, reminding us to release our attachments to people, ideas and outcomes, but also perhaps increasing an anxiety or fear associated with our perceptions.
Mars is now squarely in Gemini and our need to be mindful of our communication is high. Disciplining our tongue can be difficult but if we set a goal to do this, it can be a way to channel Mars’ fire into something worthwhile. This can also be a good time to compete in mental games or to take a test. With this alignment we can quickly sort through facts and ideas and are inspired to “win”. The shadow side is cutting or harsh speech, arguing and a tendency to see things as this way or that, right or wrong, lacking nuance or perspective. This can be a particular challenge for relating to others and given the state of Venus, we may find ourselves or others setting our relationships on fire.
This New Moon also marks the beginning of Chaitra Navaratri, the nine nights of the Divine Mother that comes with Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere. Goddess Durga slays the shape-shifting demon and then breathes him back into her being, showing us that even the darkest parts of ourselves are welcome here.
Jai Ma! & Blessed New Moon!
To find out how this New Moon is affecting your sign for this new cycle, plus some healing tips for each sign…check out “The Stars this Week”.
To take a deep dive into your own transits, tendencies and cycles
This week begins with the Spring Equinox. As the Sun begins to shine brighter, our Moon is fading to dark through the star of Purva Bhadrapada, where we experience a flash of the great awakening. Meditate on your attachments, particularly to your form and see if you can “see” your Self behind yourself.
The New Moon in Pisces is Tuesday, March 21st and will be in Uttara Bhadrapada, where we have to swim in the deep waters for a prolonged amount of time if we want to truly wake up. With Jupiter and Mercury joined our Sun & Moon, our intellect and higher wisdom are fully on-board with our mind and consciousness, but what about our relationships?
Unfortunately Venus is exact with Rahu in Aries and we may be seeing others through a distorted and magnified lens. If you think your partner is being selfish, notice the ways in which you may also be. Also, think before you speak. Mars in Gemini is pulling us into an argumentative dynamic and Mercury is debilitated in Pisces, causing us some confusion with our words. If we can remember our truth while staying with our own emotions and experiences, and not blaming or projecting on others, then we have truly integrated our spiritual practices. If we can only be at peace when others are not agitating us, then we must dive even deeper yet.
This theme progresses and exacerbates as the Moon moves into Aries to join Rahu on the 23rd and 24th. On the 25th, we finally ground down with our mind and emotions in their most stable and authentic place in Taurus. Here we can *mostly* focus on what we need to feel good, although the star of exaltation, Krittika, is the star where we “cut off” from others, particularly partners, and considering Venus, the ruler of Taurus is in the 12th house of this Moon joined Rahu, we may find our peace comes through separation. Sunday, the Moon moves into Rohini, where we may be driven by desire, jealousy or lust. Just remember sweet bull, the grass is not always greener on the other side…but sometimes it is.
Read on to find out what the week & the New Moon cycle holds for your specific sign! Plus, healing tips for each sign for the month:)
Forecast for Each Rising Sign
(Plus Healing Tips for the New Cycle ahead!)
*Note these are for Vedic (sidereal) rising signs. If you don't know it, go here to find out! If you don't have your time of birth, use your Vedic Moon for a psychological effect. Western (tropical) signs won't work.
The week begins with you circling back to community and your bigger vision, and noticing how you have grown in the last month. Tuesday and Wednesday you can expect to want to check out and escape. Pay attention to your dreams at this time as you are starting a new cycle of letting go and surrender. There is a lot you are avoiding right now, but you relationships are not one of them. With Venus riding in your first house joined Rahu, your identity is wrapped up in your relations (and your value), and there is quite a lot of projection and confusion here! There may be stops and starts of new relationships, or established ones. With your ruler in the 3rd now, you are trying to will your way through upending disaster. Is it working? Maybe some new communication skills are in order?
Healing Tips: Time to journal and pay attention to your dreams! Doing the deep inner work while also learning some new relationship skills will be helpful. If you are in a relationships, consider bringing your coupleship to a class, group or counselor. If you’re dating, try to take the time to get to know someone.
The week starts off for you with you circling back to your focus on career and your responsibilities. Have you taken care of business this last month? Tuesday’s New Moon brings you a new cycle of community and your highest worldly ambition. This will involve home, children, creativity, communication and facing your fears to transform. As your ruling planet has just joined Rahu in your 12th, you can also expect to be strongly avoiding anything that smacks of too much work or effort. In this time, this can actually work in your favor, but the more you can cultivate healthier ways of escaping, and communicating, the better off you and your relationships will fare!
Healing tips: This cycle is asking you to dream big and write it down! Your highest ambitions can feel murky at times, so cultivate some clarity. Learn to be precise with your visions, words and ideas and they will manifest much quicker and effortlessly. Also, you’ll get what you actually want:)
The week begins for you with a circling back to review on your higher beliefs and wisdom. Take measure of where you’ve grown and where you have stagnated. The New Moon Tuesday is setting off a cycle focused on your career, status and responsibilities, and your ruling planet is there too! Blessings can come from others and your home in this time, but you also must be mindful of Mars on your rising sign for the next two months. You may come off as aggressive or unsympathetic if you’re not careful!
Healing Tips: This new cycle is one of responsibilities, so start filling out your calendar and start a schedule. It can be easy for you to get side-tracked, so lists, planners and story boards are all helpful. Also try to get out in public and mingle some.
The week starts off with a focus on your fears, coming full circle from the New Moon last month. Do you feel more free? Try sitting with your anxious and fearful feelings instead of avoiding them. The New Moon brings a cycle of truth and wisdom that can help you access your identity, value, and some surrender. Perhaps you can even find your voice to share your wisdom with others. You may find yourself feeling some obsession over home and a desire to move over the next few weeks. Allow yourself to sit with this before making any big decisions. Also note any hidden anger and perhaps write down your dreams to work it out.
Healing Tips: This is a great time to follow a teacher, take a class or read a philosophical book that helps remind you of your dharma, your true path. Practice is the path, so begin now!
The week begins with you coming back to your relationships. What have you learned, if anything? If you are still creating enemies out of what used to be lovers or friends, you need to look at patterns you are repeating. This New Cycle is one of transformation, facing your fears and surrendering control. This is no easy feat for the lion, don’t lose yourself in the process. Venus and Rahu in Aries may have you obsessing over how taking care of your responsibilities can uphold your beliefs and ideals and Mars in your 11th is reminding you of the resource of the collective. You don’t have to do it all yourself, but you do have to be willing to compromise.
Healing Tips: This is a time of surrender and the evolution of your fear. Metaphysical studies like astrology, transcendental meditation, tantra and energy work can all be helpful here. So can plant allies. This is a time to dive deep into your shadow and find liberation there.
The week starts off with you circling back around to the hard work and service you must show up for in the world. Have you been tending to the details? The New Moon on Tuesday brings a cycle of partnership and relationships, connecting you with community, recognition, your own identity and also some disappointment or confusion. As your planet of transformation is transiting the 10th for two months, and your 9th lord of higher learning in your 8th, you may experience sudden unexpected events and shifting beliefs in the ways you take care of your responsibilities in life.
Healing Tips: This is a time for relating to others. If you are in a relationship, try going out to different places in your community and talking about what you envision for the future. If you are single join a dating site, or go to activities in your community where like-minded people might be.
The week starts off with coming full circle back to your creativity and children. Where have you come? Have you been enjoying life and what you love? The New Cycle is one of hard work and effort for you, and will incorporate your career and status, community and also being in service to your higher beliefs. By showing up for the details, you will avoid some loss and disappointment. Your ruling planet in the 7th joined Rahu is causing some obsession of how other people see you in your relationships and some of your biggest fears are coming to the surface. Meanwhile, a lot of grace is running in this area and you may just meet someone through a class or something aligned with your beliefs.
Healing Tips: This s a time of service and hard work. Volunteer for a cause close to your heart. Or begin a new dietary regimen or cleanse. This can be a good time for financial accounting as well. Mend any outstanding disagreements with others and be mindful about starting new ones.
The week starts off with a revisit of home. Do you feel more peace in your heart? If the answer is no, you may want to consider sitting quietly with yourself and getting real about your feelings. The New Moon is beginning a cycle of creativity, children and anything you love like a child. Through this you will be experiencing facing some fears around community, your status and recognition and your value, as well as connecting to your higher beliefs. With your planet of relationships in the 6th joined Rahu, you will likely be focusing on how it is through work and service that you experience your relationships. Transformation is imminent and you can choose if you want to surrender to the chaos or fight it but either way you are not in control!
Healing Tips: This cycle is all about creativity! Get out the crayons, the clay and your imagination and begin making whatever your heart calls you to. Have fun, be playful and spend time around children if possible. Creativity is also a sexual energy, see if you can find pleasure in everything you do.
The week begins with a cycling back to where you began a month ago, looking at how willful you can be and how much you place your value on what you do with your own two hands. Have you learned any new skills yet? The New Moon is a cycle of home and finding peace. This is a powerful cycle for you as your ruling planet (your identity) is joined, as well as your planet of partners and status/recognition, and your planet of higher learning and dharma. Through partners you may get creative or find yourself spending time with children over the next couple months and sometimes it will feel like a lot of work!
Healing Tips: This is a cycle where meditation can help you greatly. This can also be a time to reorganize your home space, create a meditation sanctuary with candles and sage or cedar, and allow more space and energy to flow within it.
This week starts off with you coming back to the theme that began the past month, your value and how it is deeply intertwined with your identity. This New Cycle is one of willfulness and learning something new. Remember that while we do need to have a will to live and learn, we are not the doers ultimately, and we must detach from the results of our efforts. With your planet of disappointment, your planet of sudden unexpected events, as well as your planet of hard work and service here, this may be a challenging cycle where you have no choice but to learn this lesson in non-attachment. With Venus, the ruler of your creativity and career in the 4th, home is where the heart is and also the inspirational juice. Time to ditch the seriousness, get out the crayons and start coloring from the heart!
Healing Tips: This is a good time to learn a new skill or up level your old skills. Try to detach from the results of your efforts and just find the enjoyment in new interests and learning. This can be easier said than done, so allow some of what you learn to be about surrendering your will to something larger than yourself.
The week begins with you circling back to the theme of the month, You! How are you? Did you survive being focused on yourself? Ready for two more years of that? This New Cycle’s theme is your value. You will come face to face with your value in community, children/creativity and also your one-to-one relationships. Your creative energy is bringing you status and recognition right now. You are also feeling hyper focused on up-leveling home, peace in your heart and your wisdom or teachings at the moment.
Healing Tips: This cycle is all about your value. See if you can track it in different ways; financially, with your possessions and things you buy, what your values are (family and otherwise), how much you charge for your work (or are paid), and finally your self-worth. This is the key to the kingdom.
This week begins with a revisit to the past month’s theme of surrender and loss. The New Cycle is one of your identity and your status and recognition through that, as well as your relationships, home, children/creativity and the hard work you must do to maintain all of that!
You may find some upsets financially and some intensity in the home, but that will bring you closer to your truth and your higher calling, so warrior up and remember that the good fight is not one that takes place between people.
Healing Tips: This is a new cycle on the self and will incorporate all the things you have experienced over the previous cycles. See if you can take stock of those before jump-starting into a new version of you. Journaling and remaining present in each moment can be helpful.
To take a deep dive into your personal chart and transits
The Week begins with the Moon in Anuradha in Scorpio, with a one way gaze from Jupiter in Pisces, where we have a chance to elevate our whirlwind of emotions to a devotion in something bigger than ourselves. With Venus and Mars both having just moved from feminine to masculine signs, we may find ourselves more assertive in matters of romance as well as conversation. Mercury is very close to the Sun and hemmed between Saturn and the Sun, so we may also feel as though we are not being heard, particularly by people in authority. You could use that as an opportunity to speak louder and more direct, or you could discipline yourself to think or journal before you share your thoughts with others. Be mindful that what you are perceiving is not always true. The root of the word discipline is “disciple” and perhaps the real question is, “what can I learn here?”
The Moon moves out of Scorpio late afternoon on Tuesday into Sagittarius, where we might find ourselves inspired by our beliefs, or other cultures and religions. We also may find ourselves feeling argumentative about these things as Mars is across the way in Gemini, giving us a more black and white perspective. This same day the Sun transits into Pisces, bringing our power into the realm of spirit. The deeper we can surrender, the higher we are able to connect to the source of all things. Mercury joins the Sun and Jupiter into the emotional waters of Pisces on Wednesday, where our communication can become lost at sea
In the evening of March 16th the Moon transits into Capricorn, still receiving a one-way gaze from Mars. We may feel a lot of pressure to get things done, but lack the motivation or skills to put one foot in front of the other. Try swimming instead. We are in an interesting push and pull between fire and water right now and the practical realm of the Makara (sea goat/crocodile) offers us agility on both land and water. It can be easy to get lost in our emotions and fired up over anything, so be patient with yourself and others.
The night of March 18th the Moon joins Saturn in Aquarius for the next couple days, ending the weekend, back where our month began; able to perceive what the future needs, and humble and willing to commit to it.
Read on to find out the forecast for your specific sign, including how Venus & Mars changing signs affects you personally!
Forecast for all 12 Signs
*These are for Vedic (sidereal) rising signs. If you don't have your time of birth, use your Moon sign instead for psychological affect. Western (tropical) signs will not work at all.
The week begins with the Moon in your 8th house of transformation and your relationship planet now moved into your first house, joining Rahu. Expect the unexpected but also be aware that you may be seeing things as bigger than they are and it is always a good time to check in with others before making assumptions. Your ruling planet is now also in the 3rd house of will and determination and you may be feeling like being right is most important, but what would increase your happiness would be learning new communication skills. The week progresses to focus on your more public presence and what you bring to the world at large.
This week is the start of a few weeks where you may struggle staying present. This has already been a bit of an issue over the past year as Rahu has been in your 12th house, but with your ruling planet visiting, it will be even more challenging to show up for the details in all areas of your life. Since your relationship planet has just moved into the 2nd, perhaps focusing on communication skills, and any other regular discipline you can adopt can help channel this energy into something healthy, as opposed to addictive tendencies. Think yoga, silent meditation, journaling about your dreams and cleanses.
This is the beginning of a transit of Mars in your first house until May 9th. This can bring some aggression to your usually flexible personality, as you may find yourself more mired in “right” and “wrong” than the flow of information. Mars is also your 6th and 11th lord, and indicates issues you may have with groups of people or society at large. The Moon is transiting your houses of “others” this week, bringing you into the hard work of compromise and the personal transformation that occurs when you face your fears and remember your higher wisdom.
The week begins with your planet of career and children/creativity having just entered your 12th house of disappointment and escape for the next two months. This will impact your ability to feel good about your work in the world, but will also give you an opportunity to release some attachments you have to your status and reputation.. With your 4th and 11th lord moved into the 10th, It is time to set to work on bigger ambitions that will help society and also perhaps related to home, motherhood, or meditation.
For you the week is beginning with a need to reach out to community and get in touch with what your biggest ambitions are and to use that network and impetus to dive closer to your truth and finding peace in your heart. This can also bring you some grace around home and land. Your career planet is moving into the 9th, so you will also have this grace flowing to help your career move in a direction aligned with your higher meaning and purpose. Allow the affects of this full moon waning back to where the month began to remind you of the power of your identity and the need to be present in your relationships.
This week starts out with some upsets in your career and your willful nature coming to battle with your deepest fears and insecurities. This will be a lesson you are working through the next two months, so buckle in for the ride. Your planet of higher wisdom and personal value is transiting this 8th house of transformation too, so expect the unexpected and be willing to release control. You ultimately have no choice but to accept with grace or kicking and screaming. This is an important lesson for you, and coming on the heels of a full moon in your 12th house, it is important that you recognize the ways in which you have not been fully present with reality. The Sun as your 12th lord is also moving into your 7th house on March 14th, so relationships may prove disappointing or based in fantasy over the next few weeks.
For you, the shifts of Venus and Mars are about self and others. You are moving into an even heavier focus on relationships. Your obsession over others is unleveling to some action in the next few weeks. On the other hand, your relationship planet, Mars just moved into your 9th house of higher wisdom and so it is by staying true to your beliefs and ideals that you will find the best connection with others. The Moon is transiting through your realm of houses related to the Self, so perhaps its time to really look back at yourself and how you show up for others. Are you always the one in charge of making sure everyone else is ok? Do you share your own needs, desires and feelings too, or just tend to everyone else’s? Get in touch with what you really want and need and write it down.
For you the shift of Mars into Gemini, means you are finally shifting from trying so hard to make your relationships work, to accepting the lack of control you ultimately have over others. You have no choice. Simultaneously, your relationship planet is causing you to feel like a servant or a victim at the moment and the need to recognize the healing you need to do in this area of your life is key. Bypassing pain can only get you so far. It is necessary to acknowledge it and recognize that you are only delaying the inevitable.
This week starts off with some fire in your relationships! This can help bring you creativity (or even children) and it can also check you out of reality at times, and create an escape hatch. This will be a theme for the next two months, so practice discipline particularly in your communication. On the other hand, it is through your creativity and/or children that you are about to experience some hard work and a need to reach out to the larger community. This week is focusing you on yourself and the need to ultimately find peace in your heart.
The week begins with you having to face some hard work around home and community. This will be a theme over the next two months, so elevating the work to service is key here. Expect to run into some angry communication. Focus on cleaning up your side of the street. Likewise, you are also about to have your home become focal in your creative endeavors and career/responsibilities, so allowing grace to flow and spending time with chidden can be healing.
The week is one where you are stepping into your creative realm with more fire. This will elevate your career and status, it will also create a need to learn some new communication skills. Step in, you are ready! With your planet of home and higher wisdom moving into the 3rd, you will also be upleveling your wisdom and possibly your actual abode, particularly to make them more beautiful and welcoming to others. This week ends with the Moon moving back to where it began, in your first house, so a full circle experience of how you experience your identity. Don’t be afraid to get lost along the way:)
This week begins a two month period where through your heart you are able to find deeper meaning and purpose. You may also have some luck in home and real estate. At the same time, you are encountering some sudden unexpected events through your finances, things that are out of your control and can cause anxiety, but may not be as bad as you think. This Moon cycle is coming full circle back from avoidance to letting go and surrendering some of your attachments, particularly around community and your highest ambitions.
To take a deeper dive into these transits for you and see your natal tendencies,
Venus in Aries w/ Rahu (3/11-4/5) and Mars in Gemini (3/12-5/9): Playing with Fire
Venus moves into Aries today, joining the north node Rahu, where we may find ourselves surrounded by smoke in our relationships as we fire off in our own direction. Venus is the planet of beauty, happiness, romantic relating and harmony with others. Rahu is the head of the serpent, voraciously devouring everything in sight, but with no body to assimilate the experiences. Aries is where we are moved to action from our own impulse as opposed to what is good for everyone or others. Rahu stops and starts many things and doesn’t take advice. Aries is where we are hasty and struggle to maintain momentum on things we start.
At this moment, she is riding in through the Gandanta, a karmic knot where we have a break between water and fire signs, This difficult chasm we must leap with no guide, as no nakshatra bridges water and fire. As we can imagine, this is quite the step from the last month of having Venus exalted in dreamy Pisces joined Jupiter! It is like stepping out of soft fantasy into self-propelled frenzy of action, still based in illusion but less pure in its intention. Projections on others and exaggerating what actions of their seem “selfish” is one way this may show up, as well as a failure to see how we might also be acting from our own self-interest. While Venus is the indicator of relationships for all of us, for each of us she rules a different area of our life. Aries is also a specific part of your life, so knowing how this transit will specifically show up for you is key.
But before we get to that, the other planet that rules and fuels our passion has also changed signs…
Mars has spent the last 7 months in Taurus and today he moves into Gemini for the next two. Here we may find ourselves “in it to win it” in conversations, or other mental exercises. Mars’ main motivation is to strengthen us, whether its through exercise, competition, discipline or any other decisive action. When he is in a sign that doesn’t match his energy well, we see frustration, irritation and anger come out. In Taurus this was heavily focused on pleasure-seeking and enjoyment and the frustration could blame others for our own lack of discipline. In Gemini this is the mental realm of facts and ideas and can come out as arguing and polarizing ideas. We may suddenly see otherwise complex and nuanced concepts as black and white, right or wrong and try to individuate ourselves in our communication, rather than finding shared and common ground. Whatever house Gemini is for you and whatever houses Mars rules for you will be extremely significant here, as this shows what is actually happening in our lives as a result of this transit.
Together these two planets changing signs from feminine water and earth into masculine fire and air is going to really rile up our relationships! Whatever we have been sitting with, meditating on and mulling over, is about to set fire…Look out for this coming week’s “Stars this Week” on Monday morning, I highlight what these two transits actually means for each of us, based on rising sign!
If you want to take a deeper dive into your natal chart and what these transits mean for you
The Moon will be Full in Purva Phalguni on Tuesday, March 7, at 2:40 am HT (4:40 am PDT). This is the place in Leo where we are enjoying the spoils of being king, and having our desires met in relationships, yet have to be mindful of the new karma we are creating through our desire nature and our eyes. Bhaga, the god of lust, happiness and prosperity rules this nakashatra, and he has one eye that was poked out by Shiva for being overly lustful with his sight. His name also means vulva, and Purva Phalguni is the “earlier reddish lady”, ripe for marriage. The Sun is exactly across the way in Purva Bhadrapada, where we are realizing we are beyond the physical manifestations of our bodies and even our minds, and the desire is to set ourselves free of our karmic bonds. This axis can be particularly potent for souls whom are at a crossroads of awakening or have been traveling both the tantric and yogic paths. Do we dive deeper into our bodies, relations, and the pleasure we attain in them, or do we release these forms to find the highest truth?
With Mercury and Saturn joined the Sun in earlier nakshatras of Aquarius, we are still mired in the world of the haves and the have-nots, and the little people vs. those at the helm of society. On a personal level, this Moon is asking us to remember where we hold power and to wield it. Everyone’s leadership is needed in some capacity and the more of us that can step into our own light with care and consideration for the collective, the more everyone’s needs will be met. Humility and hard work are key, as is knowing what people actually need and want.
During this Full Moon, we also have Venus and Jupiter still together for a few more days in Pisces, gracing us with wisdom in our happiness. We are able to draw fewer lines around our happiness and feel genuine joy in the higher truth that surrounds us. This can help us aim high in our relations, but be mindful of getting caught in fantasy, as opposed to seeing the highest truth. Venus is moving by the end of the week and joining Rahu in Aries, so soon enough we may find ourselves focusing more on ourselves and what we want in our relationships. Beware of swallowing smoke and kissing mirrors; projection is likely.
Mars is still in Taurus, giving his one-way dristhi to this Moon in Leo, giving us a little extra fiery passion to attend our sea of admirers while we find our seat of power. He is also, like Venus, about to move signs on the 12th, out of Taurus after 7 long months in this sign of earthy pleasures! This shift into Gemini until May 9th can bring our passion out of the bedroom and into our minds and words, causing us to see things as either black and white, and speak them as right and wrong. Be mindful of your thoughts and words during this time and see if you can start a discipline of journaling or mantra practice to work with any mind disturbance (vritti) that arises.
This Full Moon is also the start of Holi, a celebration of the victory of light over dark as the seasons shift towards spring. All over India and the world people playfully cover each other in bright colors in the streets and villages. One story of Holi is that of the Divine love affair of Krishna and Radha, the Beloved and his Lover. Young Krishna is sad because Radha is so fair and he is so dark in complexion. His mother Yashoda suggests that they paint each other with colors, so as not to notice the differences. Krishna smears her face with Gulal, and thus the tradition began.
Happy Full Moon & Holi!
To Find out how this Full Moon, and Venus & Mars transits affect you and your sign, scroll down to "Stars this Week for all 12 Signs!"!!
The week begins with our Moon moving towards Full in Leo, now in the star of Purva Phalguni. This is the heart of Leo, where we are learning to enjoy the riches and reputation we have accrued, but must remember the little people who helped us get there as well. Across from Mercury, Saturn and of course, the Sun, in Aquarius, we are remembering the hard work and humanity that brought us to where we are and how having more means having to serve more. We also must seek beauty beneath the appearance of things and not just go for the prettiest bauble on the shelf.
March 8th the Moon moves into Virgo, riding on the star Uttara Phalguni, where contracts must be made and agreements kept to maintain the fun and pleasure of the previous star. While we tend to the details for a few days, Venus and Jupiter across the way, remind us of the bigger picture, and the higher love that is possible. We want both, especially in our relationships. We need the earthly presence of showing up for what needs to be done to maintain the day to day, and we want the fantasy, and the epic possibility of touching God through our love.
Friday and Saturday, the Moon joins Ketu in Libra for a weekend of relating and also cutting to the heart of what might be our challenge here. This theme is recurring since March of 2022 and will continue until November 2023, so at some point, it’s a good idea to look at what you have been avoiding here.
Saturday night/Sunday morning Venus moves into Aries, joining the North node, and we may find ourselves being less understanding in our relationships. The fiery and often selfish energy of Aries can be jolting coming out of dreamy Pisces and Rahu may cause us to fall into projection and Sunday afternoon brings us into an emotional Moon in Scorpio at the same time as Mars is finally exiting Taurus into Gemini after 7 months here! We may be feeling some sadness and anger and this new Mars transit can cause us to see things in black or white terms and to speak quickly and harshly if we are not mindful!
To Find out what this week, the Full Moon and Venus & Mars changing signs means for you specifically, read on!!
Forecast for all 12 Signs
Note: These are written for Vedic (sidereal) Rising Signs. If you don't know your time of birth, you can read from your Vedic Moon sign for psychological effect. Not for use with Western (tropical) signs.
The week begins with the Moon moving towards full in your 5th house of creativity and children, with a dristhi from your ruling planet in your house of values. Perhaps you have been focusing too much on your monetary value and on what you want to make happen in the world at large, and are due to reflect upon what you truly love. Midweek you must show up for the details, particularly as they relate to your home and your heart. The weekend brings the cutting truth to the edge of your relationships.
The week begins with the Moon moving towards full in your 4th house of the home, your heart and motherhood. With your 7th lord, Mars, giving dristhi from your rising sign, you may be reflecting on the peace (or lack thereof) your relationships bring. You are also remembering the reason for all your hard work in your career is to create an environment where your heart can flourish. Mid-week, focus on your creativity and children and the reflection of how that helps you show up in community. The weekend brings you into the difficult work of compromise and where you still need to show up more. It also brings your ruling planet into the 12th, joining Rahu, so expect to check out and escape a bit over the next few weeks.
The week begins with the Moon moving towards full in your 3rd house of will and learning new skills to increase your value. This is opposite the cycle you have been in of higher wisdom and counseling. Perhaps it is time to turn towards up-leveling your communication skills. As the week progresses you may find the need to be at home and to check in with your emotions. The weekend brings you into your creativity and what you love. Mars’ transit onto your rising sign on Sunday may bring some you feeling the victim.
The week begins with the Moon moving towards full in your 2nd house of value and communication. You are trying to find security amidst the insecurity you have been navigating this month. As the week moves forward you will find the need to learn new skills, particularly organizational ones and the weekend will bring you into your home and your heart. As the ruler of the 4th and 11th moves into the 10th, you will begin to see how it is through your sense of responsibility that you create feelings of peace within and at home and find your tribe. As Mars shifts into your 12th house, you may find disappointment through what you love.
The week begins with the Moon moving towards full in your first house, and this might indicate that you are feeling your heart on your sleeve, yet not fully present with how you have been behaving. This is a reflection of the month of hard work and suffering you feel you have been mired in, and must elevate to finding more ways to serve. Note that your experience might be different from those you have been in relation to. As the week moves forward you must find your value and perhaps learn some new relational skills. The next few weeks should be dharmic for your career, as your 10th lord moves into the 9th house of higher wisdom and grace. It will also be a time where reaching out to the greater community can bring more peace and grace.
The week starts out with a the Moon moving towards full in your 12th house, indicating a desire to relax and escape some of the hard work you perceive you have been doing, particularly for your highest ambitions. As the week moves forward, you will come into how it is through your own identity and personality that you find community and the weekend brings you to examine your values and see how by facing your fears you find higher meaning, security and self worth. Mars’ shift into your 10th should light some fire in your career.
For you the week begins with the Moon in Leo moving towards full in your 11th house of community. This is opposite the New Moon a couple weeks ago in your 5th house of creativity and children. This is a chance to show up towards your highest ambitions. As the week moves forward, expect to meet some confusion and desire to escape. The weekend bring your heart, and reputation, onto your sleeve and asks you to examine your actions and manner of presenting yourself. As your ruling planet moves into the 7th for the next month, and your relationship planet into your 9th, expect your relationships to take front and center and to receive some grace here.
The week begins with the Moon moving towards Full in your 10th house of career, status and responsibility. This is a chance to swing the pendulum from the home and finding peace within to remember that you must also take care of supporting that peace. As the week moves forward, you will have a shift towards community and your higher ambitions and the weekend brings you to want to escape reality. With Venus moving into the 6th for the next few weeks, expect to experience a lot of work and challenges in your relationships. At the same time your ruling planet is moving into the 8th, and personal transformation abounds!
The week begins with the Moon moving towards full in your 9th house of teaching and higher wisdom. This is an opportunity to remember the grace and ease in the midst of all the effort you have been putting in. The week moves forward to have you transform through your career or reputation and the weekend brings you out into the public eye. Children or creative endeavors will bring you community in the next few weeks, and also an opportunity to serve and through your relationships, you will experience more of what you love.
The week starts out moving towards full in your 8th house of transformation and fears. Your focus has been on security and its time to find that in the face of uncertainty. As the week progresses you will find yourself finding higher meaning and purpose and surrendering to grace. The weekend calls you to step into responsibility. The next few weeks are one where it is through your heart and home that you experience both your creativity and your external responsibilities and status. It is also a time where you may feel the hard work of up keeping your home and highest ambitions.
For you the week begins with the Moon moving towards full in your house of partners and relationships. This is an opportunity to see how you have been affecting those around you. You may feel a lot of work in your relationships and and the week moves forward you may have to transform to keep up with the details. The weekend brings you some peace and grace as you step into your higher beliefs. Your need to learn something new in order to maintain your peace is going to be present the next few weeks, as is the gift that your creativity will offer you in learning it. It may help your career too!
This week begins with the Moon moving toward full in your house of hard work and service. It is time to show up for the details particularly as they relate to your children or creative endeavors. As the week moves forward it is through one-to-one relationships and compromise that you experience your happiness and handle the difficulties. The weekend will ask you to transform. The next few weeks you will experience more transformation and less sudden unexpected events if you are willing to learn something new and listen. Expect to learn some lessons from the heart as your 9th lord of higher wisdom transits into your 4th house of motherhood, home and your heart.
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Jupiter and Venus are in exact conjunction in Pisces today, bringing us the possibility of higher love, that reaches beyond the bounds of our material world. We may be lost in writing, dancing, making love or swimming and revel in the pleasure of being in our bodies. We may be able to find such depths of joy that others witnessing it can become elated as well. We may also experience disappointment in the things of this world. This is not necessarily a time where mundane relationships will flourish. This is particularly true for those whom have a rising sign where this alignment is in a difficult house, or rules challenging areas of their life, such as the fire signs. Check out my latest “Stars this Week” report HERE, to find out how it affects your particular sign.
Jupiter is Guru, the teacher, the one who sheds light in the darkness. This is where we receive our highest beliefs and ideals and try to expand into them. Venus is the other Guru, Shukra, which means “white” or “semen”. This is where we see if we can maintain those beliefs whilst in relationship. Can we compromise, have our own needs and desires be met, and feel deep connection to the other without having to compromise what is true in our heart?
Pisces is where we are at sea, and like two fish swimming in opposite directions we want to know and be everywhere all at once, and often end up swimming in circles. In Pisces we can get lost in fantasy and illusion and in reaching for what is high, forget to show up for what is actually in front of us. The nakshatra they are in is called Revati, “the wealthy”. This star is the final one, where we are guided by the shepherd Pushan, who nurtures us on our long journey home. Venus is exalted here because we are able to love without reason, and be happy in spite of our physical reality. In its highest state we may really see God in all. In its lower dimensions, this can be looking away from the truth of our relationships and bypassing our disconnect or challenges. The highest form of wealth is love. Love brings greater abundance than any amount of money or possessions; it brings real happiness. To access this level of joy, we must be in truth with where we are not happy first.
Perhaps we can use this moment to reflect upon where we truly are in our happiness and relationships. Are you one side-step from a friendship, love affair or long term partnership ending and it is only your illusions that keep it afloat? Or are you securely attached with someone where the level of safety and showing up on both your parts is so tangible and real, that you can grow together towards your highest love? Conversely, is your happiness mired in outcomes, milestones achieved and material things or would it be there even if everything in your life were to fall apart?
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The week begins with the Moon joined Mars in Taurus, activating our passion and courage, particularly in the realm of what we value and what brings us pleasure. Mercury has just entered Aquarius, where our ideas can take flight in directions we may not have realized where possible. We may feel some pressure in whatever area of our life Mercury rules and we may also experience some fear or hesitation around using our voice to speak up. On the 28th, the Moon moves into Gemini, opening up our mind and heart to all the future possibilities Mercury is discovering.
Venus is moving into exact conjunction with Jupiter on March 1st, offering us the highest glimpse into what is possible in love and happiness, even as the practical steps to get there may be shrouded in a sea of illusion and fantasy. Evening of March 2nd, the Moon moves into her own sign of Cancer, bringing our mind and emotions into a space where we can really feel everything. On March 3rd & 4th, we will have a dristhi from Jupiter on the Moon, giving us feelings of hope and inspiration.
March 5th, the week ends with the Moon moving towards full in Leo, across from our Sun, Mercury and Saturn, reflecting to us the magnitude of our power within the limitations of how humble, hard-working and communicative we can be. Whatever has been holding you back, now is the time to recognize what you have to share with the world is more important!
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Forecast for all 12 Signs
This is written for Vedic (sidereal) Rising Signs. If you don't know your time of birth, use your Vedic Moon. These will not work with Western signs.
For you this week begins with the focus heavy on your value and values. This has been a theme for the last 7 months really, and you are rounding the last couple weeks of this particular lesson. How does it feel to be valuable? Your relationships may feel like they are both elevating and deflating. Consult your dreams for insight. The end of the week is going to be heavy on the feelings and on Sunday, you will see the spark of how focusing on what you love to create can really light up the world.
The week begins with the Moon in your first house, bringing you into your last few weeks of wearing your relationships on your sleeve. Focus on how you feel with others, rather than who you think they are. As the week progresses you will find yourself transforming through your identity in community. Your will is not your own, and you will feel inspired to up level your skill set, particularly in the realm of emotions and feeling peace.
The week begins with you feeling some hidden anger and disappointment in your value and in society or your community. You will shift into your personal worth and maybe even feel a little vulnerable, more willing to share what’s in your heart. March 3rd and 4th, you can really feel how much your personal value is linked to your capacity to communicate what you feel and starting Sunday, you may feel inspired to learn something new in the field of relating.
The week begins for you with a focus on community and what your responsibility is to the greater society, and also how your higher ambitions bring you closer to what you love. On the 28th, you may feel like escaping into a world of ideas, media and your thoughts until the night of the 2nd. The weekend will bring you into feeling your emotions strongly and wearing your heart on your sleeve.
The week starts out with you focused on the disappointment you feel from your career. The remedy is to ensure that you are connecting to your higher purpose in what you do, al the way through. This has been a big cycle for you of finding both meaning and peace through what you do to show up in the world, but perhaps you are not feeling the status and recognition a king like you deserves? You have an opportunity to transform this, especially this week when Venus and Jupiter are exactly joined.
The week begins for you feeling how when you are aligned with your values and beliefs, you are able to feel a part of community, your relationships flourish and your are also able to feel peace in your heart. As the week progresses, you will be in your mind around how you are showing up in your responsibilities and career. Now is a time to really show up for the details and do the hard work!
For you, this week is one that begins with transformation and leads you into your purpose and how that translates to the status and recognition you carry in the world. Your ruling planet is exalted, in its highest place right now, yet it is in a difficult house, where you may feel all the hard work you have to do. By showing up for the details, you are mitigating the suffering as well as reducing the amount of unexpected surprises that come your way. The hard work and deep spiritual practice for you is about surrendering and allowing yourself to feel your feelings instead of staying mired in the rajasic realm of others and harmonizing with them.
The week starts out with a focus on your relationships and this is the beginning of the last couple weeks where you will be so heavily attached to this one area of your life, as your ruling planet moves out of Taurus March 12th. As the week progresses you will feel how your higher wisdom can lead you to transform if you only act on what you already know is true. You have a real opportunity to create beauty and higher love when you focus on your creative energy and nurture it. You are also very much focused on the home right now, and while you have been present with it as a job of sorts, this week as Mercury joins Saturn and the Sun, you will also feel the need to transform your community relations.
This week begins with you showing up for the hard work and seeing how it helps you transform and maintain peace over chaos. As the week moves forward, you will find yourself reckoning with the ways in which you can shift your relationships, perhaps being more intentional with your communication is the key to both love and career. You may be feeling your home as a place of both community and where you have a lot of work to do, and you also have the inspiration and open-heart to make that happen!
For you this week is starting out with the focus on creativity and children and how this brings you more connectivity in your relationships. It may feel hard as the week progresses but stay with your communication and try to release the stories and judgements in your head. The weekend brings you into feeling all the feels and hopefully peace in your relations before you face the transformation of your power Sunday and into the Full Moon.
This week starts off with a focus on your home, your mother (or being a mother), and finding peace in your heart. With Mars in Taurus for almost 7 months, you have felt unsettled in your emotions and work has been the primary outlet. What if you allowed yourself to feel your anger, and any other emotions that arise and sit with that instead of rejecting it as wrong? As the week moves on the focus is on your creative energy and maybe children. The weekend will bring you to really face the difficult emotions, the full range and to have unconditional love for yourself first and then others as you move into a more relational space on Sunday.
For you the week begins with you willfully transforming. You have no choice, but fortunately grace is on your side. Your relationships both intimate and communal might feel confusing to your right now and you are choosing to avoid them and also avoid the suffering and hard work that might come if you faced them. Try to surrender your ego and learn something new.
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This week we move through all the elements, beginning with the first steps after the New Moon. Our luminaries still joined in Aquarius and the sometimes painful separation as our minds wobble forward out of the darkness into the illusion of all that is, maya. With the Moon moving past the Sun and out of Saturn’s range, we may start to feel lighter and find an awakening within ourselves as she enters Purva Bhadrapada nakshatra later in the day. This is the star where we are struck by the awareness that we are beyond this form and these mundane lives, giving us an opportunity to integrate what we touched in the dark.
The Moon travels into Pisces, joining Jupiter and Venus on the 21st, offering us higher love, deeper wisdom and a capacity to release our attachments in a more watery and fantastical way than Saturn was granting over the New Moon.
On the 23rd, the Moon moves into Aries, joining Rahu and we might start to feel like acting on whatever we were dreaming up Tuesday and Wednesday. Be mindful of setting out in too many directions and with only a smoke signal as your guide.
By evening on the 25th the moon will be exalted in the early degrees of Taurus, in the star of Krittika, where we are able to cut apart from our illusions and see with the help of the fire, Agni. Coming closer to Mars in the next day, we will see our spark ignited, even as our emotions remain grounded and in each pleasurable moment.
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Forecast for all 12 Signs.
*Note: these are for your Vedic (sidereal) rising signs. If you need to look up your Vedic Chart, go here. If you don't have your time of birth, use the Moon to see psychological results. This will not work with Western (tropical) signs.
Your planet of hard work and your ruling planet are both in Earth signs, highlighting your value and how much effort you have to put in to serve your higher vision. You are mired in your self worth in Venus’ sensuous sign of Taurus, and your relationship planet, plus planet of higher wisdom, are causing you to check out into fantasy, escaping the details of your relations to others. The Moon is transiting from your house of community, to your house of illusion, to your house of the Self, into join your ruling planet in the house of your value, so expect yourself to run the full gamut of feelings this week!
The Moon is traveling from your house of career, status and recognition, into the house of community and higher ambitions, joining your ruling planet, showing how transformational your connections will be this month. You might find yourself checking out mid-week, as the Moon transits your 12th joining Rahu and enhancing your illusions and focusing on yourself and your relationships over the weekend. It’s your last three weeks of having Mars, your relationship planet blazing on your identity, so try to enjoy the fire!
Gemini, for you, this week the Moon moves from your house of higher wisdom and learning, into your house of career and status, joining your 7th lord, so establishing your value through relationships. Mid-week, it moves into your 11th house, where you may hyper focus on your value in society and feel some anxiety about that. Over the weekend, expect to escape.
For you, your ruling planet the Moon is traveling from your house of unexpected events, to your 9th house of higher wisdom, joining your ruler of home and community. Expect to feel uplifted. Mid-week, you might have an exaggerated focus on your position in society and how you are showing up and over the weekend, you will need to connect with others and be out and about.
For you, the Moon is traveling from your house of partners, into your house of unexpected events, joining your 10th lord. Since both these planets are in blessed state, perhaps it is a surprise that brings you other people’s money, or a new pathway in your career. Mid-week, you will perhaps receive some signs but take care not to make decisions on them quite yet. The weekend will be an opportunity to bring together your work and your higher purpose, but you may fall into fantasy or disappointment around it.
The week begins with your focusing on how much work you have to do for the greater good and to meet your highest ambitions, as well as what you love. You then step into a focus on your relationships and the peace and feeling of purpose you receive from them. Mid-week, you move into some feeling of being out of control and needing to transform and the weekend brings you deeper into what you believe.
For you the week starts off with your creative energy and what you love. As you move into the realm of hard work on the 21st, you will have the blessings of your ruling planet being exalted and joined the ruler. By showing up for the details, you prevent disasters as well as sickness, debts or inimical energies. On the 23rd, you will find yourself obsessed with your relationships with others and how they bring you status and recognition and the weekend will force you to transform in order to meet these relationships.
The week starts off with you at home and steps into your house of creativity and children on the 2st. Blessings will about in love and in doing what you love. The 23rd will bring you to over-exxagerate how much work you have to do and the weekend brings you with a heavy focus on partners and relationships.
The week begins with you focused on your will and how much you can bring your own value and beliefs together if you try hard enough. The 21st brings you into the home and feeling some of the extra work you have to do, as well as the feeling of community you may get from that. The 23rd takes you into what you love, your creativity and children. Be mindful of how many directions you set off in at once. The weekend brings you back into the work and recognizing how it is in service to what you love.
The week begins with a focus on your values and how your relationships reflect that. The 21st brings you a desire and grace, to learn new things to help your career, status, or manner of showing up for responsibiltities, as well as your creativity and children. The 23rd brings you an obsession with home and your feelings; simple meditation or breath work can help channel the energy to be more peaceful and less anxious. The weekend brings you into what you love, and how much peace it brings you.
The week begins with you feeling your own identity and how much work you have to do, particularly as it pertains to other people and your relationships. The 21st brings you into your values and how they affect your inner peace and home, as well as your higher beliefs. On the 23rd, you will find yourself focused on what you have to do with your own two hands, and the weekend will bring you to focus that energy on your home and career.
The week begins with you checking out, and then jumps into presence as you are faced with not just your ever-present self, but also your career, status and recognition, as well as some new skills you must learn to transform . The 23rd brings you a hyper focus on value and money and the weekend brings you into your higher beliefs and personal value through your efforts and willingness to up level what you know.
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The Moon and Sun join for this New Moon on February 19th at 9:06 pm HT (11:06 pm PDT) in Aquarius in the nakshatra Shatabishak. Ruled by Varuna, god of the cosmic waters and the night sky, the dark sun which dips beneath the ocean at night. His name itself means “all enveloping sky”. It is called the star of “a hundred healers,” indicating its capacity to bring healing on a physical, spiritual and social level. It is said that an illness contracted under this star will require a hundred healers to cure it, but a cure found under the same will work the magic of hundred healers. It is also the hundreds of stars in the night sky which see the underbelly of society, the corruption and greed of men, and seeks to rectify the inequality in our world. Here we see the quality of Aquarius that wants to make the future more fair and desires to move away from the old ways, creating a new paradigm on the wings of the mind.
Saturn is near our Sun & Moon in Aquarius, offering us the practical humility and capacity to commit to our vision. As he is keeping time and reminding us of our limitations, he is also offering us a path to freedom if we are willing to release our attachments to the constructs of this world and move beyond space and time through meditation.
Venus has just moved into Pisces on February 15th, and is joining the ruler, Jupiter. Here, our planet of love and relationships is exalted, in her most high state. This is no ordinary love. Venus in Pisces is the kind of love that expands beyond the lines and rules we have created, beyond the giving and receiving, into the realm of merging with all that is. As such, there is also room for fantasy, projection, and confusion in regular romance. We may idealize, rather than realize, and we can choose to escape the harsher truths of our relationships by bypassing what is right in front of our noses. Jupiter’s conjunction brings us more into our teachings, our wisdom and our highest truths about love, giving us optimism, faith and hope. The two are in Uttarabhadrapada, where we must dive deep into the pain of our emotions, in order to release the sweet nectar of true union.
Mercury in Shravana is reminding us to listen. And to use our words with intention and care.
This New Moon is also the culmination of Maha Shivaratri, the yearly festival celebrating the union of Shiva and Parvati. Every month on the night of the 13th into the day of the 14th lunar “tithi” of the waning Moon, we have a Shivaratri, a “night of Shiva”. Shiva is consciousness itself, and Parvati, the Moon, the Mind and Emotions. When the two come together, we are joining our mind with consciousness, and Right before the Moon goes to dark, is the prime time to meditate. In the month of Phalguna (Feb/March), we have the “Great Night of Shiva” where it is said the position of the Earth on its axis is just so that sitting with our spines erect allows our crown to have the most seamless connection to the cosmos. Given that Saturn is joining this year, we have even more capacity to sit with ourselves and release the suffering we carry with us in our mind.
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