Mercury Goes Direct
Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
Overall, the stars are on the plus side the first four days of this week. The most significant factor is Mercury going direct on Thursday. Also, Venus enters Pisces on Tuesday, and there are three aspect clusters. One on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Starting the Week with a Bang
With Sun now in the fire-sign Aries and the Moon in the fire-sign Sagittarius from this morning until Wednesday morning, we have a Sun-Moon sign combination which brings confidence, enthusiasm, motivation, leadership, exploration, and high aspirations.
Aries and Sagittarius are not likely to sit around and feel sorry for themselves. They want to move onward and upward. They thrive in situations where there is excitement, action, movement, dynamism, and drama. They need a dream to believe in.
Clients with this sign combination are direct, outgoing, independent, adventuresome, progressive, and forward thinking. They have a positive, vigorous, and active approach to life, and can inspire others with their idealism, enthusiasm, and confidence.
Professionally, this combination is well-suited for any position requiring leadership, aggressiveness, and high levels of motivation such as sales, marketing, advertising, and promotion as well as athletics, coaching, fitness training, outdoor sports, and international travel.
Many people welcome Mercury going direct on Thursday because Mercury retrograde periods tend to be problematic for them.
As opposed to the exact day Mercury turns direct, the five days before and after Mercury goes direct are important because there are usually significant shifts and changes with our plans, decisions, negotiations, projects, and relationships. The choices you made and the plans you started with Mercury retrograde are now seen in a different light as unforeseen assumptions and mistakes "come to light” because Mercury, the planet ruling thinking and communication, is changing direction relative to the earth’s movement.
Furthermore, when Mercury approaches direct, strange and peculiar things tend to happen, but then they often seem to resolve themselves almost “mysteriously.” All this does not mean that by this coming weekend, everything will be fine and dandy for you and the world. Nor does this mean everything was supposed to go wrong the past three weeks when Mercury was retrograde.
Sun Sign Updates
Venus, the planet of love, affection, and money, at 28 degrees Aquarius to 03 Pisces benefits the houses in your horoscope ruled by Aquarius and Pisces and anyone with planets and points late in the fixed signs (Taurus Leo Scorpio Aquarius) and early in the mutable signs (Gemini Virgo Sagittarius Pisces).
Mars, the planet of will, effort, and desire, at 26 to 28 degrees Taurus is likely bringing stress and conflicts for anyone born around the seventeenth of February, May, August, September, October, and November and for anyone with planets or points at 26 and 28 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.
Jupiter, the planet of hope, opportunity, and good fortune, approaching 24 degrees Sagittarius, brings opportunities for anyone born around the fifteenth of any month, especially December, and for any planets and points in your horoscope around 25 degrees.
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should know that Saturn approaching 20 degrees Capricorn is likely creating challenges, tests, delays, losses, and realities for anyone born around the eleventh of January, April, June, July, August, and October and for anyone with points or planets around 20 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.
Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius should know that Uranus at 01 degrees Taurus is likely creating significant shifts, changes, adjustments, and even shocks for those born early Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius as well as for anyone with planets and points around 01 degrees of the above signs.
Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces should know that Neptune at 17 degrees Pisces is likely bringing confusion, deception, and even debilitating situations for anyone born around the eighth of March, June, August, September, October, and December as well as for anyone with planets and points around 17 degrees of the above signs.
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should know that Pluto, the planet of transformation and new beginnings at 23 degrees Capricorn, is likely producing significant changes for those born around the fourteenth of January, April, June, July, August, and October, and for anyone with planets or points around 23 degrees of the above signs.
The * Factors
Are significant for right timing because they are in effect for a more extended time (up to a week or more). Any business, project, decision, relationship, wedding, and childbirth, for example, started around the dates given will have the qualities and characteristics of the descriptions listed. The aspects become exact at the Eastern Times listed, but the influences can extend beyond these times.
Monday 10:30 AM * (Moon in Sagittarius 120 Sun in Aries) highlighted at the top of this newsletter.
Tuesday 03:43 PM * (Venus enters Pisces) where it remains until April 20 when it enters the next sign, Aries. Venus in Pisces brings blessings and benefits to Pisces and a lesser degree to the other water signs (Cancer and Scorpio) as well as the house in your horoscope ruled by Pisces.
Thursday 09:58 AM * (Mercury goes direct) highlighted at the top of this newsletter.
The Lunar Aspects
Are less significant than the * factors listed above because they are in effect for only hours (versus days) before and until the Eastern Times given, but they are still quite relevant for right timing.
Monday, March 25
02:06 AM Moon enters Sagittarius where it remains until Wednesday morning when it enters the next sign, Capricorn. Moon in Sagittarius favors Sagittarius and any planets and points in your horoscope in Sagittarius. Recall that when the Moon’s in your sun sign, matters are likely to come more together for you on a short-term basis unless there are adverse aspects currently challenging your horoscope.
Moon in Sagittarius also favors anyone’s involvement with Sagittarius-related matters such as: feeling more optimistic and forward-looking; sports, athletics, working out, and outdoor activities; books, knowledge, and academics; promotion, advertising, and marketing; and foreign and international matters.
03:46 AM - (Moon in Sagittarius 150 Uranus in Taurus) increases instincts and willfulness but can also bring nervousness, anxiety, upsets, restlessness, excitability, volatility, and emotionally charged situations.
Tuesday, March 26
Note: the two challenging lunar aspects below have similar qualities and occur within a short period.
07:25 AM - (Moon in Sagittarius 135 Uranus in Taurus) increases instincts and willfulness but can also bring nervousness, anxiety, upsets, restlessness, excitability, volatility, and emotionally charged situations.
09:07 AM - (Moon in Sagittarius 90 Neptune in Pisces) increases the possibilities for haziness and emotional confusion as well as highly refined artistic and spiritual feelings and aspirations. This period is better for daydreaming, imagination, creativity, prayer, and meditation than for logical discussions and clear-cut decisions.
10:07 AM + (Moon in Sagittarius 150 Node in Cancer) favors connecting, networking, and reaching out to others because it enhances social interactions as well as any alliances with groups large and small.
10:36 PM + (Moon in Sagittarius 00 Jupiter in Sagittarius) this lovely once a month lunar aspect favors meetings, interpersonal situations, and working with the public because it increases the possibilities for kindness, benevolence, positive attitudes, shared feelings, and uplifting emotional support.
Wednesday, March 27
05:09 AM - (Moon in Sagittarius 150 Mars in Taurus) intensifies interpersonal situations and is likely to bring impatience, impulsiveness, strong desires, and even anger and forceful actions, especially involving females. If you are trying to resolve an issue with someone, for example, be aware that volatile emotions are more likely than rational thinking.
05:09 AM Moon in Sagittarius Void until 10:07 AM when it enters the next sign, Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn from this morning until Friday evening favors Capricorn and any planets and points in your horoscope in Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn also brings benefits for anyone being more Capricorn-like: practical, orderly, patient, economical, resourceful, responsible, productive, and work-oriented.
Note: the four favorable aspects below have similar qualities and occur within a short period.
12:06 PM + (Moon in Capricorn 60 Venus in Pisces) favors social interactions because this aspect fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
12:09 PM + (Moon in Capricorn 120 Uranus in Taurus) brings opportunities for instincts, intuition, and forward-looking aspirations regarding anything new, different, exciting, and adventuresome especially regarding business and professional matters because the earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn, are involved.
12:45 PM + (Venus in Pisces 60 Uranus in Taurus) favors social interactions and the possibilities for new adventures with love and art. A person with this aspect in their horoscope tends to be fun, creative, and artistic.
02:12 PM + (Moon in Capricorn 90 Chiron in Aries) symbolizes caring females and special opportunities for healing relationships and families.
Thursday, March 28
Note: the three favorable aspects below have similar qualities and occur within a short period. They involve minor aspects, but a combination of minor aspects can be significant.
05:47 PM + (Moon in Capricorn 60 Mercury in Pisces) favors reflection, writing, and communication because this lunar aspect creates a more active exchange between the conscious and unconscious minds.
07:33 PM + (Moon in Capricorn 60 Neptune in Pisces) favors right brain activities such as healing, prayer, spirituality, mysticism, meditation, psychic phenomena, daydreaming, imagination, creativity, music, art, and other creative endeavors.
08:55 PM + (Moon in Capricorn 45 Venus in Pisces) favors any social interaction because this aspect fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
Guidelines for Using This Information
I keep this information as clear and straightforward as possible, but even for students of astrology, it can be difficult to sort everything out. There are many factors to consider, and sometimes the overlapping influences are contradictory. You might say this is just like life.
For starts, keep in mind that these newsletters are not intended to tell you what is going to happen in your life at the times given. Instead, the aspect descriptions provide some of the possible influences you can expect around the times given so you can more wisely plan for and participate in your life. Often, it is obvious which time frames are better than others for timing or starting a party, trip, decision, business, or any other event, for example.
The star (*) factors are more significance for right timing because they are in effect for a more extended time (up to a week or more). Any business, project, decision, relationship, wedding, and childbirth, for example, started around the dates given will have the qualities and characteristics of the descriptions listed.
The lunar (Moon) aspects listed are less significant because they are in effect for only hours (versus days) before and until the Eastern Time given, but they are still quite relevant for right timing.
The plus (+) factors for both the * factors and lunar factors are favorable. The minus (-) factors are more likely to bring challenges or difficulties. Sometimes there is a + and - factor which means the aspect can exhibit both positive and negative influences.
The most critical factor with right timing is what’s occurring in your horoscope. When negative aspects dominate your horoscope, the chances of success with right timing diminish no matter how favorable the aspects are in the sky. These newsletters cannot cover what is occurring in your horoscope, but if you apply the information in these newsletters with common sense, you have an advantage with timing your decisions and activities.
The basic premise with right timing is that it helps to have the "stars" on your side. Starting a marriage, trip, surgery, business, real estate deal, or a major purchase, for example, at an inopportune time reduces the chances of success no matter how good your intentions and how hard you try. The better the timing, the higher your chances of success. Even an hour can make a significant difference in important decisions and events.
During Void periods there tends to be a lull in the energy levels, and what you start, or implement is less likely to turn out the way you planned or expected. So, it’s usually better to do things with less significance or no purpose in mind versus trying to start something new and vital. If you have a new idea, meet someone new, or start a business, for example, those activities are less likely to amount to much.
The Moon enters each sign of the zodiac about every 28 days and remains in that sign for about two and a half days. When the Moon’s in your sun sign, matters are likely to come more together for you on a short-term basis unless there are significant aspects currently challenging your horoscope.
Note that the traits and qualities I assign to each sign in these newsletters describe more the functions and meanings of the signs versus trying to describe your personality, although at times the descriptions may be entirely accurate. Furthermore, to understand a person’s personality and character from an astrological perspective, there are a multitude of factors in a horoscope to consider besides one's sun sign.
To know what’s going on in your horoscope and to make better decisions at better times, contact me. We will schedule a private consultation at my office or on the phone, so you can know more about your future and better understand the issues and opportunities in your life as well as your relationships, job, career, education, finances, children, parents, travel, health, location, retirement, karma, and purpose in life.
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