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Astro Report for March 2015

Jupiter still Retrograde in Leo – 14 degrees

Sunday, March 1, 201512:01 am EST

Goes Direct on Tuesday, April 7, 20158:08 am EDT

When the grandiose Planet of blowing things out of proportion is Retrograde, the ability to erupt ill feelings at home can still be potential, if you’re not careful. Family matters most in life, so take care to enjoy the time you have. Find time and energy to have fun. Avoid the pessimism that can occur during Jupiter’s Retrograde.

 

 

Unique Bucket formation

Monday, March 2, 201511:51 pm EST

A Bucket formation is generally when all the Planets are on one side of the chart with a single Planet acting as a handle. Today’s unique Bucket formation actually has two Planets conjuncting each other as the handle, namely Retrograde Jupiter and the Moon. To understand the formation, we look at the handle to see how its importance relates to the other Planets. While Jupiter is Retrograde, we have to examine its energy at play. Jupiter is allowing home life to blow things out of proportion. The Moon adds its emotional support to this affect. It is pushing towards Full Moon so emotions have a way of stirring to the point of reaching a peak. The other Planets are trying to stay low and not got involved. However, Mercury’s opposition of the Saturn/Moon conjunction has to express itself.

 

 

Full Moon in Virgo – 14 degrees

Thursday, March 5, 20151:04 pm EST

Full Moon energies can be so compulsive!! And this is the time of the year when a Full Moon shining upon the land grants a glimpse of the starkness the Winter offers. When the Moon is Full in Virgo, our emotions have to be right on target and not erratic. At New Moon, it was time for personal discovery. By the time we got to Full Moon, did you discover anything about your emotional self?

 

Native Lore

The Full Moon names are aplenty this month. The Crow Moon, the Crust Moon, the Sap Moon and the Worm Moon are some of the given names. Crows start their mating season at this time of year, so their caws are heard quite pronounced. It bellows the end of winter. Crows and Owls are typically enemies. So while one species sleeps, the other is scavenging for food. It is rare to see Crows and Owls at the same time.

 

The Full Crust Moon is given due to the nature of snow melting and thawing – it forms a light crust and it crunches under foot when animals or hunters walk upon it. It is very difficult to sneak upon your prey.

 

Tapping the trees for Maple Syrup is at a peak during the month of March. The best saps run at this time of year. Due to the high sugary content, the sap is quite fluid. After it is boiled down to about 1/3 of its viscosity, Maple Syrup is canned and labeled for sale.

 

As temperatures begin to warm up, the ground begins to thaw and the worms come out of hibernation. They become fodder for the Robins, which is a tell-tale sign of Spring!!

 

 

Day Light Savings

2nd Sunday: change clocks an hour ahead from 2 am to3 am

Sunday, March 8, 20152:00 am EST

Sun in Pisces – 17 degrees

It’s that time of year when clocks move forward an hour to instill Daylight Savings Time, which the Energy Policy Act of 2005 enacted. As an Astrology Student and Teacher, I feel it is necessary to remind folks as the time gets closer, so it doesn’t surprise you the following Monday morning when you arrive to work an hour too late. SMILE

You will LOSE an hour of sleep… Share this among your family and friends.

The current general rule of Daylight Savings Time is:

Start –

Second Sunday in March to change clocks an hour ahead and lose an hour of sleep…

End –

First Sunday in November to change clocks an hour back and gain an hour of sleep…

Time –

2 am local time

http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/rules/usa.htm

Though mentioned by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, the modern idea of daylight savings was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and it was first implemented during World War I. Many countries have used it at various times since then.

The practice has been both praised and criticized. Adding daylight to evenings benefits retailing, sports and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours, but can cause problems for evening entertainment and other occupations tied to the Sun. Its effect on health and crime is less clear. Although an early goal of DST was to reduce the evening usage of incandescent lighting, formerly a primary use of electricity. Today, modern heating and cooling usage patterns differ greatly and research about how DST currently affects energy use is limited or contradictory.

 

Pi Day – Midnight

Saturday, March 14, 2015 (3/14) – Midnight EDT

Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the constant ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter – 3.14. Although it’s an irrational and transcendental number, it can be calculated to its infinite sum. However, only a handful of numbers is needed for intricate calculations. Today marks a special holiday, when, world-wide, folks celebrate the mathematical constant. People even enjoy eating Pi Pie and celebrate Albert Einstein’s birthday.

 

 

Mercury enters Pisces

Thursday, Mar 12, 201510:40 pm EDT

The Planet of Communication will move into the mutable, water Sign of Pisces. Get ready to speak from the heart. Intuitions will play a big role in expressing what you feel. Many of your conversations may be profoundly controversial, but hardly combative. The direction is more towards analytical mystery than blunt or superficial expressions.

 

 

Saturn goes Retro in Sagittarius – 4 degrees

Friday, March 13, 201511:16 pm EDT

The Planet of caution takes a break from its conservative ways. When it goes retrograde, the Planet actually lightens up on the reins a bit. It allows people to explore further than they normally would. Sagittarius allows it to open its mouth and to say things out of control. It’s time to make sure the brain is engaged before the mouth blurts away.

 

 

Ides of March – sunrise

Sunday, March 15, 20157:24 am EDT

The Ides of March are always on the 15th – the same with June, September and December. In all other months, the Ides fall on the 13th. To the Romans, the Ides marked a division between the first half of the month to the second half of the month and it was considered an unlucky day. Originally, it marked the date of the Full Moon, but that fell out sync right away when it was initiated. The famous date of March 15th marks the assassination and death of the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, in 44 BCE – talk about bad luck!

 

 

Venus enters Taurus

Tuesday, March 17, 20155:59 am EDT

Venus is coming home. The love and adoration that has seemed to be distant lately is finally entering its Rulership. Take your time to make amends and fit into your comfort levels. Find your groove and jump right in.

 

 

St Patrick’s Day – sunrise

Tuesday, March 17, 20157:21 am EDT

Saint Patrick’s Day [Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig (The Festival of

Patrick); Ulster-Scots: Saunt Petherick’s Day] is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity inIreland. It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a secular celebration of Irish culture in general.

The day is generally characterized by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating, and drinking alcohol, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season. St Patrick is said to have chased all the snakes from Ireland. This is a metaphor, where the snakes represented the heathen Healers of the land, namely witches. St Patrick was the representative of the Catholic Church and Christianity in general. As the Church began to take over the heathen traditions and lore, the snakes were chased from Ireland. However, history tells us they merely went underground.

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland,Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and inMontserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish Diaspora, especially in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, among others. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is probably the most widely celebrated Saint’s day in the world when folks will drink green beer.

 

 

New Moon in Pisces – 29 degrees

Friday, March 20, 20155:35 am EDT

Eclipsed Adhik Mas New

It’s not often that we get to see this unusual Moon today. First, it’s an eclipsed Moon, because it is just passing thru its North Node. The shadow of the Moon will shade us from the Sun momentarily just before the Sunrise. Eclipsed Moons tend to hide things in our lives – especially things that are emotional. Second, the New Moon is an Adhik Mas Moon, meaning that this is the second time that we have seen a New Moon in Pisces this year – one right after the other. The New Moon had just entered Pisces last month after the Sun entered Pisces. When we experience an Adhik Mas Moon, we get to reaffirm our emotions within that Sign once more… Relive and make amends, per se. It means the emotional Moon will travel thru Psychic Pisces with extra care and concern again. Take criticisms with a grain of salt. Folks do not intend to hurt feelings whether spoken verbally or hinted at.

 

 

Wheel of Year info – Ostara in Pisces – 29 degrees

Friday, March 20, 20157:16 am EDT (Sunrise)

Names: Vernal/Spring Equinox, Ostara, Eostar, Lady Day, Earrach, Alban Eilir, Festival of Trees, Gwyl Ganol y Gwanwyn (Welsh)

Date: approximately Mar 21st

Astro Correspondence: Sun enters Aries (first day of Spring)
Color: pastels

Food: pig/pork, egg entrees, breads, fish, fresh salad, honey, fruit juices, wine

Common Info: story of Persephone, Demeter and Hades, Story of Eostre and her bunnies and eggs, 2nd Fertility Fest, Watering the Flowers,

 

Alban Eiler (Ostara) is the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere. The date is typically March 21st or when the Sun enters Aries. This is a time when the Goddess gives birth to the God. This was typically observed with bird watching, because most birds would begin to migrate back to their summer nests and began their mating seasons. There is a strong association to birds and eggs. This Gaelic Festival of the Mother Ishtar (properly pronounced like “Easter”) was symbolized with bunnies, chicks and decorated eggs. Sacred foods were generously sweetened with natural maple sugars or honey.

The christian holiday, Easter, is always held the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox, so it will be celebrated on Sunday, April 5th this year. It is being coined the term “Resurrection Day”, for the term Easter is of Pagan decent and has nothing to with the resurrection of the christian martyr, Jesus (aka Yuz Asaf).

 

 

Sun enters Aries – Happy Birthday Aries!!

Friday, March 20, 20156:33 pm EDT

The Sun is exalted in Aries. Time to take charge of your life again! The warrior aspect of the Sign allows you to take a firm control of your Path. Be assertive about your endeavors and avoid being aggressive. Competition can be fun in the spirit of the game, but avoid allowing it to take over your heart and mind.

 

 

No Planets go Direct in March 2015.