This is the "Care and feeding of a New World Age" report for Gregorian date of March 15th 2016 and 1 – Ahau "ah-how" or Sun in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, with the Sun entering Aries for the equinox, followed by Mercury entering Aries, the Libra Full Moon and lunar eclipse, and Saturn turning retrograde.
March 15th is 1 – Ahau "ah-how" or Sun with the themes of honoring ancestors, flowers, light, ascension, co-creation, unconditional love, enlightenment, opening up to new possibilities and beginnings, wholeness, and the awakening to miracles. I love that flowers is one of the symbols of Ahau, because the name Patanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutras, means one who casts flowers through time, which a quality of Ahau is the ancestors casting their wisdom through time. Ahau is considered to be one of the most sacred of days, because life would not exist on the Earth without the warmth and light of the Sun. Being both a wave and a particle, light transcends form. This 13 day period is about shining light on any uncertainty, honoring our ancestors, and taking time to purify our light to heal our spirits and Mother Earth.
Before I get into the daily energy for 1 – Ahau "ah-how" or Sun, on the 15th all the planets appear to be moving forward from our vantage point on Earth, except Jupiter which appear to move retrograde or in reverse motion. Remember the themes of retrograde planets are the review the past, re-evaluate, reminisce and we can see these themes being played out. Jupiter was the king of the gods, and the planet is about good fortune, opportunities, faith, religion, beliefs and expansion. Jupiter is in Virgo and Virgo is about organization, health, and service. Mostly what I find with Jupiter retrograde, as with any retrograde cycle there is a review of the past, and with Jupiter what gets reviewed are missed opportunities.
March is a very significant month with the Solar and Lunar Eclipses, the Equinox, and Saturn turning retrograde. Saturn appears to be slowing down at the opening of March prior to appearing to move retrograde or in reverse motion from the perspective of the Earth on March 25th at 16 degrees 24 minutes of Sagittarius. So during the beginning of this report period, Saturn is stopping and at the peak of its power. Saturn in Sagittarius delays success until perseverance and patience are learned. Sagittarius themes are travel, education, adventure, expanding our horizons, and planning for upcoming experiences. Ruled by Jupiter, represents faith, confidence and abundance. Sagittarius resists responsibility and confinement, seeking to remain free. This brings more focus on discovering new ideas, philosophy, being at the right place at the right time and overall a quality of optimism. Saturn brings the details to the grand overview of Sagittarius. The proverb “He who travels slowly, travels far and gets there safely” is a great description of Saturn in Sagittarius. Sadge rules higher education and Saturn brings hardship, so folks may find they are educated at the "school of hard knocks." Saturn will square Neptune in Pisces which will further dissolve structures and rules during 2016.
Saturn entered into its retrograde shadow period on December 19, 2015 when it reached the point it will eventually turn direct at 9 degrees Sagittarius, which brought us a period of time where we received information regarding our commitments that comes up for review under Saturn's retrograde period from March 25th to August 13th 2016. This ultimately will yield a change in course regarding these themes during the period from August 14th to November 19th. To understand how you will be personally impacted, look at the area governed by the house of your astrological chart that contains the arc between 9 degrees and 16 degrees of Sagittarius. For me that is my sixth house of health and service, so Saturn wants me to seriously work on how I can better serve people and make choices to increase health. Saturn retrograde is a task master that demands we take responsibility to review our beliefs while in Sagittarius.
Ok let's look at the daily vibrational energy for this trecena.
March 15th 2016 is 1 – Ahau "ah-how" or Sun: unity experienced through honoring the wisdom and memory of our ancestors in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, while Mercury sextiles Pluto which loves the mysterious and wants to know what cannot be known. Our minds are active in penetrating below the surface in a search for core knowledge and real knowledge in our search for truth. This is great energy for studying psychology, astrology, occult subjects, and healing techniques that are aimed at regeneration. Folks may be certain of their "truths" and engage in trying to convince others who are also certain of their personal truth, so this pairing might be better to focus on our own investigation and save persuading others for another day. Also on the 15th, Mercury opposes Jupiter which expands information and communication, this also can bring a day or two of good feelings and an optimistic outlook. With care this can be helpful in contractual negotiations, planning meetings, discussions and conferences. Because Jupiter is influencing Mercury, the caution is to be aware of grandiose thinking, where the whole is much clearer than the parts. Read details carefully with regard to the fine points, because we often lose precision and clarity, so read the small print. Thoroughness leads to success. In communicating with others, the influence of this transit may come off as arrogance or cockiness, so it's important to be flexible and open to another's point of view. Some will want to engage in debating today, just try not to take any intellectual jousting too seriously. Plans made now, or previously and executed now will be furthered by this transit, as long as we take the care to make accurate and perceptive judgments. Also on the 15th, the First Quarter Moon in Gemini is challenged by the Sun in which brings challenges to following a daily routine.
The 16th is 2 – Imix "e-meesh" or Crocodile: duality experienced through nurturing new beginnings, while Jupiter trines Pluto which can bring very positive changes to your personal and social relationships. This is a time when it’s easier to exert power so it’s important to know why and for whose benefit you are making changes. This can bring opportunities to take control of some aspect of your life, but the changes should be motivated by something beyond your own personal ambitions. This transit will benefit you most when you can join the interests of others with you own. It also helps to revise and reform aspects of your life to bring about some type of regeneration and renewal. Also on the 16th, the Cancer Moon is supported by Venus and Neptune which shifts from enjoying social interactions with others, to later our innermost subconscious fantasies and daydreams confusing reality, which may not be great for accomplishing much work.
March 17th is 3 – Ik "eek" or Wind: taking action through communication, while Mercury conjuncts Chiron merges mind and communications, with wounding and healing, which could bring up old emotional wounds that we should release to allow healing. Going through this process the heart opens, to express and honor what been felt. Also on the 17th, the Moon in Cancer harmonizes with Jupiter, is opposed by Pluto, challenged by Uranus, and supported by Mercury. The day's emotional energy moves from feeling in the flow and having a sense of wholeness, to later bringing deep emotions rising to the surface, followed by folks acting hasty and jumping to conclusions that may not be correct, and finally feeling in touch with our emotions and expressing them to others.
The 18th is 4 – Akbal "awk-bol" or Night: stability through contemplating the stars, while the Moon finds support from the Sun and Mars which shifts from having a sense of harmony within ourselves and supports any type of group activity and relationships with the opposite sex, to later feeling a little more confident than usual with the ability to assert ourselves in a positive manner.
March 19th is 5 – Kan "con" or Seed or Lizard: empowerment through planting seeds and making new connections, while the Leo Moon finds support from Saturn and Uranus which moves from settling into a more sober and realistic view of life, followed by having the impulse to engage in activities that make us feel more alive.
The 20th is 6 – Chicchan "chee-chan" or Serpent: being in the flow through being flexible, as the Sun enters Aries, for the equinox, Spring in the northern hemisphere and Autumn in the southern. This is the time when light and dark are equal. Equinox and Solstice charts have long been used as to predict events for the upcoming season. This year's Equinox chart has the Sun trine Mars in Sagittarius which is positive for being assertive from a place of authenticity, and energizes our need to be individuals. The Leo moon in a grand trine with Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. Moon in a trine with Saturn, brings a great opportunity to learn something about ourselves through our relationship with, and our effect on our environments. It brings out the close relationship between who we are and what we do. Moon trine Uranus brings energy to the unexpected, innovative and revolutionary, as Saturn trine Uranus brings the energy to break free of limitation, with Saturn at a standstill or stationed, prior to turning retrograde on the 25th. A very tight Venus conjunct Neptune inspiring creative and romantic imagination between planet octaves, influencing our love of beauty and mysticism, but also bringing fog and illusion to what we value and money matters. Saturn also squares Neptune indicating that structures and rules will continue to dissolve over the next three months. Uranus square Pluto is still active at only 2 degrees of separation, I think we've all become acclimated to the themes of revolution, and transformation, in tension between the material and spiritual worlds, with upheaval, along with death and rebirth over the past years to be too concerned about their influence between now and the solstice. What has been set in motion continues to influence us individually, collectively and globally for some time to come. With Chiron tightly conjunct the South Node, the perspective of letter go of the past, particularly anything with an emotional charge, further emphasizes the themes of the Pisces New Moon solar eclipse of endings and beginnings. Over past Equinox reports I shared the technique I learned from Barbara Hand Clow regarding setting intentions for manifestation over the next year. In the north the astrological new year begins when the Sun enters 0 degrees Aries. If you are interested in the technique, you may want to review the video from March 18th 2014, for instructions regarding using the "Alchemy of Nine Dimensions", to plant consciousness seeds as intentions for the upcoming year. Also on the 20th Venus conjunct Neptune brings a wave of spiritual inspiration to surf on the equinox. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus, unconditional love merges with romantic love. I have these two in a tight conjunction in my natal chart, which I've realized has influenced me to never stop loving any of my past partners regardless of how the relation ended. For me this aspect is life long, but it will influence all of us for a few days. The peak of this experience is about spirituality through love, compassion, and selflessness. The sense of a union of souls with another, or on the other side disappointment with a loved one for not meeting our expectations even the unrealistic ones. Daydreaming is common under this transit which may be a needed escape from reality, just remain aware of your surroundings. This does not favor practical thoughts, so you should probably delay decisions or actions that require good judgment particularly related to relationships or money. One of the best uses of this energy is creative or artistic work making the ideal real. Also on the 20th, the Virgo Moon challenged by Mars may have people feeling irritable which could lead to needless disputes.
March 21st is 7 – Cimi "key-mee" or Transformation: reflection through releasing what no longer serves us, which Mercury enters Aries which brings our minds and communications into the realm of new beginnings, restlessness, impulsivity, impatience, the self and courage. In Aries Mercury gains strength imparting aggressiveness in thinking and dialog, and also brilliance to the intelligence. Expect people to become more outspoken and witty, but also impatient and self serving until it moves into Taurus on the April 5th. Also on the 21st, the Moon in Virgo is opposed by Neptune and Venus, challenged by Saturn, merges with Jupiter, and finds support from Pluto, which shifts from feeling sensitive emotionally but confused regarding the accuracy of what's being felt, to pleasant energy for enjoying sensual experiences and rich food with a caution against overindulgence, and later people feeling lonely or isolated, followed by good feelings and generosity towards others, and finally with Pluto bringing out intense emotions and stimulating sensitivity, which also favors sexual relationships.
The 22nd is 8 man-eek" : balance through being of service to others, with Moon in Virgo which makes no angles and is void of course all day until moving into Libra, which does not favor major decisions or purchases, but is good to use for resting to assimilate this latest round of energy and experiences.
March 23rd is 9 – Lamat "la-maught" or Star or Rabbit: patience experienced through being grateful for abundant relationships, while we have the Libra Full Moon and annular lunar eclipse with the moon at 3 degrees Libra, opposed by Mercury and the Sun, and stimulated by Mars. This is about finding balance between our personal needs with the Sun in Aries and our sensitivity to the needs of those we have emotional relationships with the Moon in Libra. With this lunation Moon opposed Mercury some people feeling a real conflict between feelings and reason and others having fruitful expressions of their deeper awareness either internally or with another, and sextile Mars, the ruling planet of Aries, brings the desire to work independently from others. People tend to “howl” on the full moon and this one is all that and more. Throughout history eclipses have been seen as bringing challenges particularly in the part of the globe where they can be viewed, is east Asia, Australia, western South America, and most of North America. Although the eclipse will be difficult to see as the Moon will only be a bit fainter. Native Americans called this the Full Worm Moon which with the thawing ground brought earth worms, and the return of the robins. To northern tribes this is the Full Crow Moon when the end of Winter was heralded by crows cawing. Also known as the Full Sap Moon, as warmer days and cold nights allowed the sap to flow and the time to tap maple trees. Also on the 23rd, Jupiter square Saturn brings energy to make adjustments in life, such as separating from people or circumstances that are not beneficial. This process is likely to come from feeling tension between Jupiter’s expansion and Saturn’s restriction, through realizing what is inappropriate and becoming more aligned with a sense of duty and responsibility. Saturn is stationary, and peaking in its influence, as it prepares to turn retrograde in two days. Saturn is also in Jupiter’s sign of Sagittarius, putting more emphasis on contraction, than expansion. Because this transit can bring confusion about whether to expand or cut back, this may be a good time to go off by yourself as other people’s advice is of little value. This also brings a strong feeling of uncertainty and restlessness, but don’t rush to make any change because often we do not have all the facts. In financial markets Jupiter square Saturn often creates restriction, which some will resent and impulsively go “all in” in response to feeling limited, with less than optimal results. Also on the 23rd, the Sun conjuncts Mercury, which illuminates communications of all kinds, and brightens our thinking process. It is positive for being able to get a point across but also to listen more carefully to the expressions of others. Excellent energy to start a business venture with Mercury ruling commerce.
The 24th is 10 – Muluc "moo-luke" or Offering: manifestation through appreciating creation, while Mercury trine Mars, which is good for mental work, with more energy than usual and the willingness to tackle difficult problems. People will be speaking their minds, not to get into fights, but to get their ideas out into the open. This transit brings confidence to express beliefs without fear of letting others know where you stand. This can also bring a certain boldness and innovativeness to plans made at this time. This might be a good day to be aware of others' forceful opinions, and avoid having a conflict when voicing our own opinions. Also on the 24th, the Libra Moon harmonizes with Saturn, is challenged by Pluto, and opposed by Uranus, which moves from wanting to be alone in our thoughts and feelings, to later having the compulsion to act in ways that may not be good for us in the long run, and finally folks are emotionally excitable and impulsive.
March 25th is 11 – Oc "awk" or Dog: resolution through enjoying family and friends, while Saturn turns retrograde or appears as if it is moving backwards from our perspective on Earth, which begins reviewing past plans to look for practical solutions. This is no small task given the Venus, Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, whose influence wants to flow, and are at a challenging square to Sagittarius where Saturn is changing direction. The overall energy of Saturn retrograde can cause stagnation and even break down what is in need of repair or weak. Themes for the next four and a half months are renovation, reconstruction, deconstruction and review of all forms of responsibility. Also on the 25th Venus opposes Jupiter, which has Venus feeling tension from Jupiter creating expansion in our personal relationships and growth. It is also very strongly inclined towards excessive indulgence as it indicates a time of pleasure, satisfaction or joy with a tendency to overdo. Folks will feel a desire to buy expensive luxurious items perhaps without having the means to pay. Venus and Jupiter are about heavy, rich, sweet foods and overeating, not a great day for a diet. If we can approach this day with discipline it should be quite enjoyable. Also on the 25th Venus squares Saturn which can be a day of having difficulty relating to others, feeling cool, reserved, isolated... Many will be reevaluating what they are getting out of their relationships as compared to what they are putting in. If you feel loneliness or depression on the 25th, just realize that this too shall pass. Also on the 25th, the Moon in Libra makes no angles and is void of course until moving into Scorpio, which does not favor major decisions or purchases, but is good to use for resting to assimilate this latest round of energy and experiences.
The 26th is 12 – Chuen "shoe-in" or Monkey: understanding through creating something new, while the Sun trines Mars which is positive for being ourselves and is wonderful energy for working alone on a project, not because we can't get along with others, but because we will not want to compromise our vision to accommodate the opinions of others. People feel physically vigorous when Mars positively interacts with the Sun, so channeling this energy into physical activity is recommended, not only for the health of the body but also for its uplifting effect on the mind and spirit. This is a good time to look at various projects begun in the past but not completed to assess where they are in development and our motivations in initiating them. What can be completed soon? If there have been recent new beginnings, are there imbalances that need adjusting? Looking at our own needs and criteria will help us make meaningful the work we engage in at this time. Also on the 26th Venus in Pisces sextiles Pluto in Capricorn bringing an atmosphere of passion, intensity, and expression with less filtering, be careful not say things you will regret later. Folks may seek the advice of older people (Capricorn) regarding relationships or money (Venus). Venus in harmony with Pluto combines love and death, so this could be a time when we hear from an ex-lover or have the desire to contact a partner from our past. This transit deepens our emotions and brings more focus on our friendships. It also intensifies love relationships and can take sexual experiences to a whole new level. A new relationship begun under this influence may feel "fated." Creativity is magnified and is purposeful. Also on the 26th, the Scorpio Moon finds support from Neptune, and harmonizes with Jupiter, which changes from fantasies and daydreams distracting us from accomplishing routine tasks, followed by the day bringing good feelings and congenial social interactions.
March 27th is 13 – Eb "eb" or Road : movement to the next stage serving your community, while the Moon in Scorpio in harmony with Pluto, and supported by Venus, moves from having deep emotions finding their way to the surface and felt on a profound level, to later enjoying pleasant feelings and social interactions.
So no matter what energies are affecting you during this 1 Sun trecena, take some time to be in the flow of the planet by being in nature, watching a sunrise or sunset, communing with the stars, being conscious of the moment through introspection, meditation or being with someone you love. Every day is a blessing no matter what dramas beckon to distract us. We are all giving the performance of a life time on this world stage, just take some time to observe the play as well as act your part. Remember you are a spiritual being having a human experience.