Your Weekly Astrology Forecast for March 11–18, 2018

The Sun moves through the last degrees of Pisces and forms a New Moon on Saturday, March 17, at 26:53 Pisces. As the Moon darkens and the luminaries are in the last sign of the zodiac—Pisces at the end of the week—it is time to reflect, relax and replenish before the Sun and the Moon start new cycles in Aries. Mercury will turn retrograde on March 22, so put the finishing touches on communications and travel arrangements that may be in the works. The Moon is void of course (VoC) for most of Monday’s workday and Saturday morning, so avoid planning definitive activities during those times.

Sunday is full of powerful, inspiring cosmic alignments. An exciting Mars-Uranus trine provides vigor and inspiration for doing something new and different. The Sun sextiles powerful Pluto, giving extra energy and confidence. The Moon’s benefic aspects to Neptune and the Sun glow with creativity and resolve. The Moon’s conjunction with Pluto empowers the possibilities this day. The combination of industrious, visionary, inventive alignments makes this day golden—and full of tremendous potential. Use these glorious cosmic alignments well.

Expect Challenging Energy Early in the Week

Monday morning’s plans may go off course with unexpected events due to a challenging Moon-Uranus square that begins a long VoC Moon period from 8:36am until 3:44pm PDT. This is a day best spent with routine, indeterminate tasks. Meetings will not result in sound decisions. Once the Moon moves into Aquarius at 3:44pm PDT, we will want to gather with friends for a social evening.

Optimism and worry are mixed themes on Tuesday. A jovial Jupiter-Sun trine casts a generous, positive energy on the day, and yet this aspect meets with a Venus-Saturn square that may lead us to money worries and/or relationship conflicts. The Sun-Jupiter trine, and two lunar sextiles to Venus and Mercury, will help us deal with doubts and difficulties. The Aquarius Moon Tuesday and Wednesday frames the days for friendships.

While the Aquarius Moon loves friendship and diversity, at the same time it is detached, and needs some space, especially so Wednesday, with the Moon making a benefic sextile to Uranus, Aquarius’ modern ruler. You may feel overextended. Be curious, expansive, and open to the surprises the day may deliver.

A Dark Moon Toward the Week’s End Highlights Compassion and Self-Reflection

The Moon ingresses into Pisces, and darkens on Thursday and Friday, prior to Saturday’s New Moon. Thursday is showered with compassion and sensitivity. We care about the suffering and those less fortunate around us. Lunar sextiles to Mars and Saturn enable us take action and do something to help others.

Friday is a glorious, uplifting, expansive, and dreamy day. You will want to ease into a relaxing weekend. The Moon is dark just before Saturday’s New Moon. Give yourself time and space for self-reflection. We are empowered to dream big!

Relax and Dream Big This Weekend with a Pisces New Moon

Saturday’s New Moon at 26:53 degrees of Pisces symbolizes the closing of a cycle. In three more days, March 20, the Sun will ingress into Aries, marking the Spring Equinox. In the dim light of this New Moon, it is time to reflect, relax, rest and replenish. The Moon is VoC in the morning until 11:57am PDT, when it emerges in Aries and begins a new cycle. Reflect upon what you want to bring forth in the coming cycles when first the Moon, followed by the Sun, moves into Aries. Mars ingresses into Capricorn where it is exalted. A lot can be accomplished while Mars is in Capricorn until May 16. However, Mercury turns retrograde soon on March 22, so tie up loose ends and make travel plans while communication is still clear.

Sunday is bold and bright with the Moon in Aries conjunct both Venus and Mercury. Spring forth with new ideas, new projects and new adventures. Seize the day, and set out to discover a new place, start a new project, rearrange your furniture, or try a new restaurant. Stretch beyond your comfort zone.

The Week in Short

Sunday: Golden Day! High energy and vigor combine with inspiration and creativity.

Monday: The morning may not get started as planned. Moon VoC from 8:36am to 3:44pm.

Tuesday: Worries and doubts can be addressed with optimism and grace. Friendships are highlighted.

Wednesday: While drawn to friendships, you also need some space. Be open to the unexpected.

Thursday: Compassionate day; reach out and help someone.

Friday: Inspiring, uplifting day. The Moon is its darkest, so give yourself some time and space alone.

Saturday: New Moon in Pisces! How can you serve humanity? Mars moves into Capricorn where it is exalted, or highest functioning. Moon VoC all morning until 11:57am PDT.

Sunday: Moon in Aries. Start something new.

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About the author

Cathy Coleman, PhD, is an East-West Astrologer, meaning she incorporates both Western and Eastern astrological principles and analyses into her readings. She holds a doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been a practitioner of astrology for over 35 years. She is an NCGR-PAA (National Council of Geocosmic Research-Professional Astrological Association) Level IV Consulting Astrologer. She was in the first graduating class of the Online College of Astrology (OCA)—now the International Academy of Astrology, and the Online College of Vedic Astrology, is a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher, and is an ISAR (International Society of Astrological Research)-Certified Astrological Professional. She was president of Kepler College from 2001–2003. 

Cathy is the president of the NCGR San Francisco Chapter and lives in Sonoma with her husband, Ralph Metzner. Her mission is to help people express the full potential of their lives and navigate through challenges using the ancient knowledge and wisdom of Eastern and Western astrology.