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Astrology: Astro-Weather, Week of March 30-April 5, 2011
By Guy Spiro
Week of March 30-April 5, 2011
Wednesday, March 30—It will not be a surprise if many people are still dealing with fallout from the intense energy over the past weekend. Today’s biggest news—not the best, just the biggest—is that Mercury turns retrograde this afternoon and backs up in our sky until April 23. During a Mercury retrograde period, all things having to do with communication and transportation are prone to snafu and breakdown. Plan extra time for everything; watch for all manner of misunderstanding; avoid the signing of contracts and legal documents; and don’t open new businesses. Another major energy is a long-range, outer-planet aspect stirring things up at the national and international levels. Watch for news along the lines of the changes in religion and philosophy, which are ongoing themes in the world these days. We do have a moon void of course period today. It runs from 5:21 this afternoon until 5:37, when the moon enters Pisces. At that point, the energy will lift, and general moods will tend to become somewhat more mellow, perhaps a bit spacey and more spiritual. Try to relax and take it easy through the workday, tending to old business. Watch as some become frustrated as the day wears on. Don’t be one of them.
Thursday, March 31—We get a bit of a break from major energy through today. This tends to bring the minor energies, the lunar aspects, to the forefront. Predawners will want to pay positive attention to relationships. Take a cooperative and friendly approach in the early through mid-morning. Try to get anything important done before 8:43 this morning, as the moon will be void of course from then all the way through tomorrow and into Saturday morning. Relax, take it easy, and tend to old business as much as possible through the rest of today. Do what you must, but don’t beat your head against walls, as others will be doing. Moods should be more positive than otherwise through the midafternoon, but not for those fighting the void of course. Watch for erratic hard attitudes into the late night.
Friday, April 1—Yesterday’s already long moon void of course period continues on all the way through today. No, this is not an April Fools’ Day joke. Try to relax, take it easy and tend to old business. By late in the day, some people will have had enough of it, and frustration will mount. Do what you have to, but try to avoid new things if you can. Be aware of two major energies today. The first is very good for energetically engaging in spiritual pursuits. It can be seen as fun oriented, and that might be the way to go, especially if workday matters grind to a halt anyway. The second indicates a general shift in the way energy and power are viewed and used toward a more active and assertive mode. This is Mars entering its own sign, Aries, where it remains until it enters Taurus May 11. This will probably be a very high-energy social Saturday night, in spite of the void of course. Just be careful not to take new things too seriously.
Saturday, April 2—Late Friday-night social scenes will likely remain active well into today’s predawn, with good moods for most people. The long moon void of course period runs through the predawn, and finally ends at 6:15 this morning, when the moon enters Aries. At that point, the energy will lift very noticeably, and general moods tend to become more assertive and aggressive. Be aware of four major energies today. The first is positive for taking relationships to deeper levels. There may be a strong sexuality to this, however, and sensitivity may be called for. The second is positive energy itself that can be put to any good use. The third can bring problems to relationships where disagreements are allowed to escalate into arguments, or worse. Don’t let this energy spoil the first or make any unease with the first into a bigger issue than it needs to be. You will notice energy levels rising through today as tomorrow morning’s new moon comes into focus. Consider the new moon period to begin with the end of the void of course this morning, and be good.
Sunday, April 3—Today is new moon day. It is exact at 9:32 this morning. Remember that what you start at new moon brings results at the next full moon. During this new-to-full period, it will be a good idea to focus on self-discipline, innovation and relationships. Remember that Mercury will remain retrograde through this time, and take that into consideration as you plan and make changes. Be aware of two more major energies today. The first is very good for initiating changes in the uses of energy, power, science, technology and magic. The second, however, can slam the brakes on things in general, and definitely bears watching. Focus on self-discipline, and do not give in to perceptions of restriction, limitation or lack. Foolish acting out on this will lead to harsher and longer-lasting consequences than normal. This energy also easily leads to problems with and for authority. Be very careful in dealing with authority figures of any kind. They can be much harder on anyone who runs afoul of them, and may very well be having trouble of their own.
Monday, April 4—Consider the new moon to remain in effect through today and tomorrow, and continue to make only the most positive beginnings. The other major energies from yesterday remain with us as well, so reread and apply carefully. Be aware of four more major energies. The first is a repeat of yesterday’s for initiating changes in the uses of energy, power, science, technology and magic. The second can be useful for meditation, prayer or other spiritual practices. This energy also brings out the space cases, however, and you will want to watch for the inebriated and otherwise out-of-it. Be especially careful in traffic. The third is much like the second, but adds potential for spaciness and misunderstanding in dealing with authority. This is in bad combination with yesterday’s lingering energy, so be very careful with this. The fourth can bring surprisingly fast results to what you start with the first energy mentioned for today. This may well be a memorable day, but one would hope for good things and not the opposite. Also, be aware that the moon will be void of course from 5:04 this morning until 6:45 this evening when the moon enters Taurus. At that point, the energy will lift very noticeably, and general moods tend to become more down to earth and concerned with enjoyment.
Tuesday, April 5—The new moon and all of the attendant high energy remains with us through today. Reread the past few days and apply, making good use of the positive and minimizing the cautionary. Aside from major energy, the predawn is open. Take a cooperative and expansive approach through the morning, and get things done. Moods should be good through the daytime and on into the evening. Pay positive attention to relationships in the late afternoon into the evening, but be aware that the moon will be void of course from 6:02 this evening through tomorrow and on into early Thursday morning.
Guy Spiro, editor of the Monthly Aspectarian magazine and Astro-Weather lightworks.com (), has been a professional astrologer, astrology teacher and Tarot reader for 30 years. Visit http://www.guyspiro.com/Untitled-5.html for more information.
From the March 30-April 5, 2011