This waxing cycle coincides with Shivaratri and a total solar eclipse. As the Moon empties entirely, the connection to your inner landscape deepens. This is an opportunity to plant seeds of desire very intentionally. During the eclipse portal (March 8th to 23rd) your soil will be tilled, old roots will be dug up, rocks and debris will be removed. It's a time of clearing and cleaning- of preparation.
Shivaratri begins on the 7th late in the evening, which is a time period that supports planting seeds of potential through the depth of silence. Shiva as destroyer, is at one with this awakened state of creativity. His role is to support your collapse into concentrated, focused alignment with the harmony of existence- that which is pure consciousness, deep, unaltered silence and awakening. This is where your creativity resides, your ability to manifest, create and transform- over and over again. Through the transcendence, you can easily touch this silence in its pure form.
Shiva reminds us to use this silence to release, simplify and transform. From a silent and awakened state, you can plant the seeds of life more intentionally and powerfully. Use your deep inner silence for stirring your creative desires. As the full Moon and the lunar eclipse arrive on March 23rd, the fertility festival, Holi, will activate your silent seeds, helping them become more fully awakened with the creative wisdom of Nature. What are you creating for your powerful life? What is your vision? Let your imagination move you into being.
The new Moon arrives March 8th at 17:55 PST, while Moon is in Aquarius and Purvabhadrapada nakshatra. The solar eclipse begins at 15:19 PST, continuing until 20:34 PST. The strongest time of the eclipse will occur at 17:59 PST. The eclipse will be visible in South/East Asia, North/West Australia, Pacific and Indian Ocean.
Though this eclipse will not touch North America directly, the same rules apply to all during the eclipse. It's not advised to look at the eclipse directly, or to be outside during the eclipse. Stay indoors, meditate, eat lightly or fast, set intentions and say prayers. Use this time as the sacred, inward time that it is. Being outside during the eclipse leaves you vulnerable to absorbing extra "shadow" which is not ideal. Since eclipses represent and intensify the inner shadow, taking precautionary measures to avoid gathering more shadow, is important. During the eclipse portal (the two week period between solar and lunar eclipses) it is not recommended to start new projects, make big decisions or begin anything important. Wait until after the 23rd for this.
Sun In Pisces
Sun in Pisces instigates release and endings. As your inner light source moves to the final sign of the zodiac on March 13th at 22:24 PST, a sense of closure is initiated. This theme of doors closing, so others can open, is truly being triggered during this eclipse portal. The Sun in Pisces intensifies this awareness of endings and letting go. It's essential that this be a conscious process in order to maximize the results. As you allow doors to close, you are naturally creating the ability to open new doors simultaneously. Gains are yours as a result of this willingness.
This is a time of deep feelings. Touch in to your internal waters with conviction as there is a powerful opportunity to expand your container of life and what you think is possible for yourself. Your relationship with your creativity, your feminine energy, will determine your success. Get empowered through your creative intelligence and open your horizons to more- more nourishment, support, relationships, community and thriving. More life force energy!
Connecting and relating will be an essential part of this growth process. Clean up relationship issues, fears, worries and doubts that emerge around deservability. Do you really feel you can be happy with what arrives? That you can have nourishing relationships in your life? What healing and clean up is necessary within your body and spirit- in order for you to be more receptive to receiving what you want and need?
It's time to take swift action and move mountains- without using force. This cycle triggers great healing, but you must be willing to look at your shadow and light equally. Gains come to those who are authentic about their obstacles, challenges, limiting beliefs and self-sabotage behaviors. Stepping into your power more fully will be determined by how courageously you lean into your shadow and darkness. Do you transform your bad habits, healing and growing as a result? Or do you continue to curse your own darkness and stay in its shadows?
Right now, gathering support, resources and guidance to align with your healing process is essential. You will be supported if you ask. Reach out, connect, collaborate and communicate. Don't self isolate. This is a transformational time. Maximize the effects through physical embodiment and spiritual connection.
Mercury In Pisces
Mercury moves to its debilitation sign, Pisces, on March 18th at 15:55 PST, joining Sun in this watery sign. The mental body is moving, changing and being cleansed with the fluid wisdom of Pisces. There is a certain experience of endings and release that will be experienced in this cycle, adding to the themes already enlivened by the eclipse portal and Sun in Pisces simultaneously. Both Sun and Mercury are out of the gaze of the other planets, offering a bit of freedom in expression as a result. The ruling planet of Pisces, Jupiter, is conjunct Rahu in Leo, causing shadowed expansion, resources and uncertainties that will effect the mind. Venus is considered exalted in Pisces, though currently still moving through a friendly sign, Aquarius, feeling the restructuring effects of Ketu. The mind will feel these changes as well, adding to instability at times.
The general trend for this cycle, however, is positive- offering new resources, support and wisdom- despite the mental body's debilitation. Let this sensitivity help you turn inward and bring your focus to subtleties. Meditate, contemplate, spend time in nature and use resources that help the mind stay calm, present and relaxed. Precision and exactness may not be your strength right now, nor fast acting awareness. This is an opportunity to go more slowly and find sacred pauses along the way. Can you find nourishment in the gentleness? Reverence for vulnerability and softness?
Lean into your feminine center and honor her needs. She prefers your slow, steady steps, which allows you to languish in your creative intelligence. If you find yourself pushing, rushing or forcing, you will miss her messages and not receive her gifts. You must coax her gently, softly, with tenderness and care. Her wisdom will be found in your depths, tangled in your wild and untamed second chakra. Activate and energize this portal of creative energy. What are you manifesting with this wisdom? What guidance and support do you need for greater activation and awareness? Let your imagination stir and awaken you.
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*Horoscopes are based on your Vedic (sidereal) rising sign. You can also check your Moon and Sun signs for further insight. Do the same with your Navamsa signs for further clarity. Do not use these horoscopes with your Western sign (Tropical) as there is likely no correlation. These horoscopes are meant to be used as a broad overview of the current transits and obviously do not address the specifics of an individual’s unique chart.
Use these horoscopes to support your eclipse portal transformation:
Aries: Gains come with your commitment to steady steps. Be resourceful and flexible with your efforts. Rigidity will not pay off. You are learning how to work with your power more effectively and honestly- yet the shadow is provoking issues with your awareness. Where are you stuck? In denial? Inattentive? Not listening to your gut wisdom? Attend to your children and your child-like sensibilities. Increase your play and pleasure- but make sure that your choices are actually nourishing. After the 18th, when Sun dips into your 12th house, it's time to slow down and take more pauses. Meditate, go on retreat, spend more time in bed. Use your alone time with intention. Once Mercury joins the Sun in Pisces on the 13th, the need for rest is even more vital. Listen to your mental and physical bodies diligently.
Taurus: Career, home life and relationships are front and center right now. Confusion and uncertainties are rampant, with excitement and possibility close behind. Connect authentically and let relationships serve you and your dharmic path more intimately. What are you learning about your gifts? Your need to share them? Illusions in your heart are creating frustrations and a lack of clarity with your emotional body wisdom. Try to separate needs vs. wants. They are different. What do you truly need for deep nourishment? This is the need and this will serve you in more sustainable ways. Put your whole self into your work and use the wisdom of the four bodies- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual- to share in bigger ways. What is holding you back? Out of your greatness?
Gemini: This is a time of healing and gathering more support. Where are you saying yes? Where are you saying no? Wisdom, resources and clarity for your path and purpose are arriving. Are you listening and moving towards your truth or hiding in the darkness? Your dharmic path is activated and enlivened, so pay attention to messages and resources arriving to support your progress. Creativity can be a resource for awakening your courage. Use your hands, the arts, writing and communication to invite in more change. Gather support from healers, guides, gurus and teachers. Align with relationships that bring you more support and nourishment. Find inner support and stability with this mirror. Who feels helpful an honors your being? Who does not?
Cancer: Nourishment continues to be a theme of necessity for you. Do you know how to nourish yourself properly? What are you eating- through choices, environment and relationships? It's time to notice where you are disconnected, out of alignment with your own needs, not clear with boundaries. Your inner work right now is heavily impacted by your darkness, shadow and unconscious territory. With four planets in your 8th house until the 13th, looking under the surface is vital. Challenges are reminders that your choices need to shift. Ultimately, you are learning how to align with your empowerment more authentically, but first you must peel back some very old layers of illusion. Where can you let go more deeply? New doors will open if you are willing to be radical in your self-discovery and liberation process.
Leo: Self and relationships are causing stops and starts, frustrations and confusion. Part of you says yes, but another other part of you says no. What is this conflict between your two halves? This is an opportunity to integrate polarities, parts of yourself that are misaligned or out of sync. Relationships bring the mirror of what needs to change and transform. This change process is effecting all four of your bodies- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. As Sun dips into your 8th house on the 13th, transformations intensify. Look at your animal needs, vulnerability and your wild, inner terrain. Open to your feminine wisdom in new ways. Learn the art of deep surrender.
Virgo: Healing arrives for all four bodies- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. Lean into the messages and note what resources support your change process. Painful parts of your being are finally being released after many years of struggle, hardship and pain. Seek support and guidance for this process and be courageous with the letting go process. The stomach will be a vital part of the elimination process so find ways to encourage the release with diet, herbs, routine and emotional body release. You are creating space for more empowerment. How can you say yes more fully to this? Where are you diminishing your power and strength through actions and bad habits, old stories and wounds? Once the Sun moves to your seventh house on the 13th, relationships become a resource for this growth.
Libra: Your power and gut wisdom are essential resources for growth and opening. Cut out and release foods, relationships, actions, choices and environments that diminish your power and clarity. Your intuition is trying to strengthen and push forth. Support this process with cleansing and cleaning up the residue in your life and behaviors. You are more powerful than you are currently aware of. How long will you choose to stay in the dark? How long will you choose to diminish your power? The possibility for deeper healing arrives after the 13th, when Sun dips into your 6th house. Ask for support and gather new resources for this process. Once Mercury lands in Pisces as well, both physical and mental bodies will be ready for transformation. Don't go backwards, make your direction clear.
Scorpio: Your heart is being cracked open, touched with new wisdom and resources. Challenges and release are part of this deep purging process. As the light starts to touch the old wounds, notice your response. Lean in and listen more closely to the messages. How can you find balance with your opening and closing, a new harmony, a new dance? Take this wisdom into your work and life offerings. Let your wisdom be shared. The acknowledgement of your whole human being- light and dark, shadows and gifts- is a more authentic representation of who you are. Stay true to this authenticity. It may not be a smooth process at first. It may feel like four steps forward, five steps back for a bit, but trust you are learning these new steps and will find mastery. Sun in your 5th house on the 13th, begins a new relationship with your power and playfulness. Enjoy!
Sagittarius: Get creatively courageous! Awaken your four bodies with creative activation and artistic resources. This will invite in more possibility, life force energy and dharmic alignment. Does it bring you joy? Are you excited to do it? Say yes more to these desires! Start releasing more of the obligations you put upon yourself as these are old stories that are keeping you in the dark, robbing you of increased power. How do you use your energy? The lack of clarity about your path and purpose is a misuse of your power. Notice where you need to make some adjustments. Say no more, let go of actions, choices, environments and relationships that don't serve your nourishment. Seek support, guidance and resources for deepening your dharmic wisdom.
Capricorn: Vocalize and express. Clarify your self expression and use it as a resource for deeper nourishment and support. Food and eating habits are a big part of your nourishment process right now. Where are you numbing, suppressing or avoiding your feelings with what you ingest? Looking at your wounds and suppressed darkness is vital for creating more clarity about what you really need. Be radical in your investigation. Gather new resources and tools, guidance and support for your transformation process. Do not self-isolate. You are in a radical change process- from inside to outside. Touch your depths and find ways to come up for air. How can your creative intelligence be a resource for deeper inner connection and healing?
Aquarius: Relationships are still a source of growth and confusion, causing deep transformation within. Your full being is getting restructured- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies are getting cracked open for greater light and wisdom to arrive. Are you too focused on the pain to notice the gifts? How are you saying yes to your own power and strength? Where are you saying no? It's vital that you understand this release process is ultimately about you increasing your level of empowerment and inner strength, not about destroying yourself. Find ways to land and ground, stabilize and get embodied. Find your anchor within the physical. As Sun moves to your second house on the 13th, it's time to strengthen your voice, expression and deepen the nourishment you are receiving. As you release, you will create more space to receive what will truly feed you.
Pisces: Liberation and healing are vital right now. As you radically step into release and letting go, more space will open and be available for your dharmic path and purpose. Identify your struggles and stories as these are vital for your dharmic work and will help you share your gifts more authentically. All four bodies- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual- are finding a sense of closure and release. This may require you to rest and meditate more right now. Make time for being alone and tending to your own self care needs diligently. Ask for support, guidance and new resources in order to speed up this change process and make it more smooth. Rest and integration are valuable for you right now in order to truly make the many transformations become sustainable. Listen to your gut intelligence, seek wisdom from teachers, gurus and guides, step into your light more fully.