Important Dates: March 5th is Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras, March 6th is Ash Wednesday, 17th is is St. Patrick’s Day, 20th is The Vernal Equinox and the 21st is Purim.
Vernal Equinox Energies
The Vernal Equinox or spring energy coming to fruition after a cold and dismal winter, will be refreshing, brisk and teaming with life. Though it just doesn’t happen overnight. The winter’s chill and lifelessness slowly give way to the birth of the first seen fawn or calf (deer) as well as the first robin seen in your yard; then the new buds on your bushes and trees. Life returns to us in the spring. It’s a time of balance, renewal and rejuvenation of all the flora and fauna around us as; it also gives us new ideas, new ventures, new journeys, new beginnings, new career opportunities and, of course, new life or life choices in our existence.
This is a time to get rid of all the negative or winter energy lingering inside of your homes and in your lives. Winter is a stagnant time; after the holidays, life is put on hold. You may read, catch up on your favorite shows and do some small chores around the house, but in general, most people have had enough of snow and ice and want to reunite with friends and loved ones on a more regular basis. We all desire communication with our loved ones. We want to express our opinions to those who are important to us and want to hear their views on various subjects. It’s a time for friendly debate and for having conversations that should not have waited over the winter.
The Vernal Equinox is a new beginning in all things. Make a fresh start of a relationship whether it’s with family or friends, feel energized in knowing you will accomplish great things now because your energy level is much higher than in the past months. Write a list of all the things you wish to accomplish so that you can figure out how much time you must expend with each chore or adventure and then move on to another exciting adventure. New adventures are perfect for this time of the year.
Open your eyes and see the wonderful possibilities around you in your career, home life, love life and in your financial goals. If you don’t like something that is going on in your life, change it! This is the time to take control of your life and live it the way you have always intended. You only get so many Vernal Equinoxes in your lifetime, so make each one count.
Vernal equinox, two moments in the year when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are of equal length; also, either of the two points in the sky where the ecliptic (the Sun’s annual pathway) and the celestial equator intersect.
Shrove Tuesday, the day immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent in Western churches). It occurs between February 2 and March 9, depending on the date of Easter. Shrove, derived from shrive, refers to the confession of sins as a preparation for Lent, a usual practice in Europe in the Middle Ages. *www.britannica.com
March 10th @ 2:00 AM set clocks ahead one hour. SPRING FORWARD!
|MOON PHASE||DATE||DEGREE, SIGNS & MINUTES
|New Moon||06||15 Pisces 47||11:04 AM|
|First Quarter||14||23 Gemini 33||06:27 AM|
|Full Moon/Vernal Equinox||20||00 Libra 09||09:43 PM|
|Last Quarter||28||07 Capricorn 12||00:10 AM|
|Planets in the morning sky||Mercury from the 22nd, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.|
|Planets in the night sky||Mercury from the 8th and Mars.|
|Retrogrades||Mercury Rx, the 6th throughout the 28th.|
|The sun goes into Aries on The Vernal Equinox: March 20.|
ARIES – March 20 – April 19
Reconnecting with friends, groups and associations will be beneficial to you and your goals. Many surprising and unusual things happen around you and you respond by finding new paths in life to move your life ahead in a positive manner. Everything is not status quo at this time. Deciding whether your career is what you always thought it would be is important now. Is this where you thought you would be in this stage of your life? Make positive changes decisively so you can move forward to do anything you want to do. Don’t hold yourself back now. Energy is with you and pushing you in the right direction to make your life happy and healthy.
TAURUS – April 20 – May 20
Your energy level is high and you would like to accomplish so much; however, sometimes your procrastination gets in the way and then you are upset that you didn’t complete what you had started. This is a time to make your dreams, hopes and aspirations a reality. This is a time to get back with your friends that you haven’t been in touch with for some time. Social groups, professional associations and networking organizations may help you with a specific task or job/career you are looking to start. You may find a mentor. Do what you have to do to go in that direction. Have fun and take day trips, a weekend getaway or longer vacation if you can spare it now, but being with the one you love is essential. You should keep the passion alive and share all of your experiences with the one(s) you love.
GEMINI – May 21 – June 20
This is a time when you should not take anyone’s word without double checking facts. Find out if the information you received was accurate before making major decisions. No oral agreements, everything should be written down. Metaphysical, esoterica and philosophy will be of interest. You may even try to take on a new language, such as on Duolingo.com which is a free app and is wonderful (I’m using it myself to get up to speed with German again). Do things that have been piling up or that you haven’t had time to complete. Mediate, pray or do anything that brings you self-confidence in yourself or enlightenment. You need to connect to the universe and feel as if you are a part of it for peace of mind, body and spirit. There may be a visit or two to a hospital or Urgent Care Center for tests, but nothing that is out of the ordinary.
CANCER – June 21 – July 21
Objectively looking at everything in your life makes you want to create changes. Do what makes you happy. Everyone else cannot come before you, as you have done in the past. This month should be a turning point where you make yourself the most important person in your life. Try a makeover, a shopping spree for new clothes or shoes/boots, make yourself feel wonderful by spending time on yourself. You may also feel more confident and more self-assured as the month continues. You have everything you need to make your life the exact way you want it, but you have to make appropriate changes to get what you want. See what makes sense to you and then choose what you must do to make it a reality. You will be happy to find that you can be self-reliant and do so many things on your own and not thinking what others may think of your decisions. Be open to change.
LEO – July 22 – August 22
Money and family, responsibilities and obligations dealt with through communication with friends and family is important now. Nothing should be left on the back burner. Get all that dull energy away from you and your family by conquering that issue or project a little every day. This is a good time to take a look at your finances and see where you can budget better. Your generosity is wonderful, but now it’s time to tighten your belt and save for a rainy day. Good luck is helping protect your financial abundance, prosperity and security. You also want to make sure that you enjoy the month by visiting friends and family or taking your family to some reasonably priced events or meals. Togetherness is important now. What a great time for important discussions about your vacation plans, your expectations of the family and offering to help with whatever they need to flourish.
VIRGO – August 23 – September 22
Home life is important now, so either you feel as if you want to stay in your home more to enjoy your family and spent time with them or perhaps you may want to redecorate your surroundings. It’s vital that you have a plan and stick with it for any changes in the home you want to make. The budget can get out of hand very quickly and this may stir up some arguments which could have easily been avoided if you prepared and organized earlier. Relationships in the home are going well and this would be a good time to have a family meeting and see if there is anything that you can handle or participate in. You may just wish to see what is important in your family’s lives at the moment. Your work schedule may interfere with this time at home, but if you plan your day/week/month carefully, you will be able to accomplish all that you want to in a timely manner.
LIBRA – September 23 – October 22
Family, home life and children are your top interests this month. Fun, doing things with the children and getting to be part of adventures together will make this a great time to reconnect and find out what the kids are thinking about and perhaps what their concerns are. It will be easy to talk to anyone if you listen more than talk and/or judge. Let them tell you their worries and issues. Then when you’ve heard them out and you feel comfortable in helping them with their real or imagined problems, you can turn it around and plan some things that are fun; make sure it’s something the whole family can do together. A closeness and respect will engulf the whole family, making all very content and cheerful.
SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21
This month deals with children, fun, procreation, and the creation of creative and cultural works of art. If you are not the creative type, then it would be a good time to go to a museum or art gallery to educate yourself in the arts. A Broadway play or local theater production would also be enjoyable now. Delve into things you only knew superficially to get a deeper feeling of what you were missing and what you have gained through this experience. Perhaps you may wish to take a formal education class or if you are a senior citizen, you can audit classes at your local college for free. Take a class that ignites your imagination and that will bring you joy. You will be dealing with love on a deeper emotional level and with that may come some challenges that you must face head on. This is a month where you think too much about the necessity of pain, change, addiction, and fears. Replace that energy with positive vitality and blessings for all.
SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20
Health issues seem to improve tremendously if you’ve had any issues. However, this is a lucky time for you in health, but also other areas of life such as your career and service, your personal hygiene, pets, daily routines and responsibilities. With this lucky energy around you, it’s a time to think things through in the above-mentioned areas of life. What a wonderful time to start volunteering in charitable organizations, and, of course, it’s a great time to adopt a shelter rescue pet, play with your pet or make sure that your pet is up on its vaccinations, etc. You will get closer to your pets and may even have more time to spend with them. They need your attention and love, so anytime you have to spare would be a blessing for them. Also, take a look at your job/career. Is it something that makes you happy? Or are you just going to your job each and every day because at the end of the week, it supplies you with a paycheck. It’s time to spend your days loving what you do for a living.
CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19
Marriage and personal relationships may be strained. Just be patient and listen to your partner, friend or child more intently and everything will work itself out. You feel overly emotionally and sensitive now, but in reality, you need to be a referee in some disputes or issues. This is not the time to think of yourself. Talk things over with loved ones and see how you can help them resolve an issue that may have an impact on the both of you. By doing this, you will feel more confident in yourself because then you will know you can handle anything. Just know that things that are said and done are not being intentionally done to you. You should be very open to discussing appropriate and inappropriate behavior to family and close friends. Let them know your stand on the issue at hand. Maybe you will feel as if there are some restrictions and limitations on you, but you can overcome them easily if you are determined and resolute. You have taken on too much, so this is a good time to delegate and keep some spare time for yourself to breathe and just relax.
AQUARIUS – January 20 – February 17
Venus, the second-best luck planet, is in Aquarius and your higher education, lectures, seminars, workshops, foreign travel, philosophy and religion house is activated. Great time to take a trip or do something adventurous that you haven’t had time or the money to do in the past. Indulge yourself and stop worrying about finances. Bills will always be there; the opportunities to travel or do what you want with your partner, friends or children are limited. Look over important papers and make any necessary changes that are required. Copy your passport, license, credit cards and place them in with your other essential papers, such as, your life insurance, DNR, power of attorney and will. This will make it very easy and organized for whoever will take care of your estate when you passed on in the future. You love to be organized so this will make you feel in complete control of your future and wishes.
PISCES – February 18 – March 19
Career is activated. You need to add imagination and creativity to your job and its future if you want it to succeed. Innovation will push you ahead of anyone else being considered for a promotion or pay raise that you may be interested in. The status quo should not be considered any longer. Use your logical mind now to make vital decisions and be organized, well informed and happy in your job. There are many blessings coming to you through your job as well as in your general life as well. As long as you are resourceful and inspired, this will be a very pleasant time. You are very interested in the way you look, so anything you can do to make yourself feel prettier is right for you at this time. Mani/pedis, waxing, new hairstyles and perhaps even a few pieces of clothing added to your wardrobe will make you feel exhilarated. As long as you feel beautiful and cared for, you will send that loving energy out into the world which will touch so many people in a positive way.
Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 46 years. She may be contacted at 570-215-4223 for a telephone or in-person tarot, astrology or Feng Shui consultation. www.vikkianderson.net and www.fengshuimoon.com.