March 14 to 22, 2019
What sign is the moon in? What signs do the planets occupy?
What is the current lunar cycle about?
For the aspects currently affecting everyone, click here.
And for a daily overview, click here.
Venus is in Gemini
In Gemini, Venus is devoted to
intellectual pleasures. This can mean
anything from crossword puzzles to
lectures on Medieval candle magic.
It's especially good for scintillating
conversation. Everyone is wittier and
more interesting, and everyone is
quicker to respond to your ripostes.
(And they're ready to repost
everything you write, too.)
And yes, it's a good time for puns.
Try to control yourself.
Venus will be in Gemini until July 4.
Venus entered Gemini
in NYC: Thurs, June 9, 10:23 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, June 9, 7:23 am
in London: Thurs, June 9, 3:23 pm
in Berlin: Thurs, June 9, 4:23 pm
moves into Gemini
in NYC: Tues, Mar 12, 11:48 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Mar 12, 8:48 am
in London: Tues, Mar 12, 3:48 pm
in Singapore: Tues, Mar 12, 11:48 pm
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 13, 2:48 am
moves into Cancer
in NYC: Thurs, Mar 14, 5:49 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Mar 14, 2:49 pm
in London: Thurs, Mar 14, 9:49 pm
in Singapore: Fri, Mar 15, 5:49 am
in Sydney: Fri, Mar 15, 8:49 am
moves into Leo
in NYC: Sat, Mar 16, 8:56 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Mar 16, 5:56 pm
in London: Sun, Mar 17, 12:56 am
in Singapore: Sun, Mar 17, 8:56 am
in Sydney: Sun, Mar 17, 11:56 am
moves into Virgo
in NYC: Mon, Mar 18, 9:41 pm
in Vancouver: Mon, Mar 18, 6:41 pm
in London: Tues, Mar 19, 1:41 am
in Singapore: Tues, Mar 19, 9:41 am
in Sydney: Tues, Mar 19, 12:41 pm
moves into Libra
in NYC: Weds, Mar 20, 9:28 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 20, 6:28 pm
in London: Thurs, Mar 21, 1:28 am
in Singapore: Thurs, Mar 21, 9:28 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 21, 12:28 pm
moves into Scorpio
in NYC: Fri, Mar 22, 10:16 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Mar 22, 7:16 pm
in London: Sat, Mar 23, 2:16 am
in Singapore: Sat, Mar 23, 10:16 am
in Sydney: Sat, Mar 23, 1:16 pm
Saturn is in Capricorn
Saturn is now entering its home sign,
it’s an especially strong influence. This is
a period when the focus will be on duty,
responsibility and pragmatism, and there
won’t be a lot of time or room for frivolity.
When times are hard, people focus on
the basics, and act more cautiously.
This is a sign of structure and tradition,
and so the emphasis will be on
maintaining the status quo, and
bolstering it further whenever possible.
We may see more poverty and lack, for
many reasons, during this time. Natural
resources will become scarcer, and
people already in power will be even
more efficient in taking control of
With Saturn in this sign, I can see the
world becoming more and more like a
factory, a machine, with people being
ground under by the emphasis on
efficiency and competence. At the same
time, organization is rewarded, in
whatever form, and so we are likely to
see a lot of grassroots organization take
firm root. Discipline and commitment are
rewarded by this sign, and this will help
Saturn is the planet that rules bones, and
we’ll become aware of the bones of our
society. We’ll become well acquainted
with its framework, and it will be clear
when it’s crooked, when it’s unstable,
it’s not sustainable. The process of
righting it is slow and painstaking, but
that work will continue doggedly during
Saturn will be in Capricorn until March 21,
Saturn entered Capricorn
in NYC: Tues, Dec 19, 11:48 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Dec 19,
in London: Weds, Dec 20,
in Singapore: Weds, Dec 20,
in Sydney: Weds, Dec 20,
Neptune is in Pisces
This could be a time of beautiful spiritual flowering, a time
when large numbers of people open up their hearts and
connect with each other. The idealism of Neptune
becomes deeply intuitive, emotional and sympathetic when
this planet goes through Pisces.
The matter of faith is likely to be paramount as Neptune
goes through this sign. Who and what do we trust?
People will have a stronger need to believe in something
(or someone), and this can mean that some folks will be
preyed upon by unscrupulous con men. A gullible
populace isn't always good at picking leaders, so it will be
important to talk as clearly and fully as
possible about all the issues of the day. Open
communication is important and protective during this
Neptune is the planet of the strange, so things may take
odd turns. Everyone will be a little more susceptible to
illusions, confusion, fascinations, and poetic deliriums.
New drugs could make an appearance – both medicinal
and recreational - and new healing techniques be
developed. Creativity is enhanced by Neptune in this sign,
especially when it comes to rhythmic forms like music and
poetry, and to the arts of illusion such as theatre and film.
We could see the flowering of some amazing new art-
Religious institutions get new life from
Neptune’s passage through Pisces, but only if they offer a
true connection with the wisdom of the inner self. It’s not a
time for dogma, but for breaking down all artificial divisions
and merging with the infinite.
Neptune will be here until March 2025.
Neptune entered Pisces
in NYC: Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 2:03 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Feb 3, 2012,
in London: Fri, Feb 3,2012, 7:03 pm
in Berlin: Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 8:03 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Feb 4, 2012, 6:03 am
Pluto is in Capricorn
Pluto has to do with the slowest, most relentless and
most inexorable trends. In spite of being demoted
from planet status, it's still very influential when it
comes to social transformation.
As soon as Pluto entered this pragmatic, restrained
ascetic sign, the economy took a very different
shape. Everyone switched from spending and
speculating to worrying and saving. The emphasis is
on what works, not necessarily what feels good.
This is a long-term conservative influence, but the
word "conservative" can mean a lot of different
things. It could mean conserving the land, and
becoming better stewards of the earth. It could mean
conserving the wisdom of our elders. It could mean
looking to the people who have spent their lives
developing practical skills and asking, "Okay, how do
we do this?"
Pluto has been in Capricorn since November 2008
and will be here until March 2023.
Mercury is in Pisces
Mercury in this mutable water sign gives a
tendency to daydream and ramble. The mind is
not bound by the usual restraints, like reason
and logic. It moves mysteriously, fluidly,
intuitively, investigating all the nooks and
crannies as it goes.
This is a good time to get better at non-verbal
communication, because there will be a lot of it.
Musicians, choreographers and
cinematographers will be especially inspired, as
they communicate grace and beauty and a wide
range of emotions to their audiences. Poets will
be more mysterious, more elusive, aiming to be
understood on a deeper level. Writers of science
fiction and fantasy will help everyone escape
from the ordinary.
Everyone will have longer, more vivid dreams,
and it won’t always be easy to wake up from
them. You may go around all day, thinking about
your dreams and wondering what they meant.
Everyone will be a little more mystical, and it’s a
good time for spiritual retreats, meditation circles,
and healing work. It’s not the most disciplined or
organized time, however, and there’s a greater
tendency to forget or lose things.
Mercury will be in Pisces until April
Mercury entered Pisces
in NYC: Sun, Feb 10, 5:50 am
in Vancouver: Sun, Feb 10, 2:50 am
in London: Sun, Feb 10, 10:50 am
in Singapore: Sun, Feb 10, 6:50 pm
in Sydney: Sun, Feb 10, 9:50 pm
Jupiter is in Sagittarius
The character of the year changes, as Jupiter enters its new
sign. And this will be a more optimistic year. Jupiter’s
passage through Sagittarius is a great counter to the more
dour presence of Saturn in Capricorn.
Jupiter in Sagittarius is about freedom, adventure, and
expansion. The Sagittarian archetype is the Seeker, and so
a lot of people will take to the road, or fly off to some distant
land. People will be looking for something – new
experiences, a deeper understanding of life, a sense of
meaning. Some folks will approach the quest while staying
in their chairs, zipping around in cyberspace, but most will
want to be physically as well as mentally and spiritually
This is Jupiter’s home sign, so the buoyant, positive energy
of Jupiter will express itself in so many ways. There could
be a great rush of people who want to be more involved in
their communities, whether they jump into the political fray
or volunteer for a worthy cause. Everybody takes energy
from everybody else.
So it will be an energetic year. There could also be some
luck, for the human race in general. This also counters
Saturn in Capricorn, which keeps repeating the message
that you have to work really hard for everything you get.
Jupiter in Sagittarius is passing around another message:
that there is a certain grace that just falls on all of us. We
can identify it, enjoy it, and be grateful for it.
Jupiter will be here until December 2, 2019.
Jupiter entered Sagittarius
in NYC: Thurs, Nov 8, 7:38 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, Nov 8, 4:38 am
in London: Thurs, Nov 8, 12:38 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, Nov 8, 8:38 pm
in Sydney: Thurs, Nov 8, 11:38 pm
Mars is in Taurus
This is a very productive time, on a concrete level.
As a fixed earth sign, Taurus focuses your attention
on the things that need to be done. It’s great for
cleaning up a garden, or building fences and decks
and sheds, or organizing your storage spaces.
During this time, everyone is more persistent and
focused. People who are usually dilettantes will
settle down a bit, and start to notice some particular
thing that holds their attention. People who are
usually fairly stable may become fixtures. Couch
potatoes could get really, really comfortable.
People won’t generally be all that argumentative,
since this is one of the more patient signs. But when
arguments happen, it will be because nobody wants
to abandon a fixed position. People feel more
strongly about money, possessions, and sources of
security, and so there can be conflict around these
things, as well as around loyalty and faithfulness.
Although this is a good period for physical work, it
also lends itself to sensual pleasures: eating,
drinking, dancing and singing. There’s also an
emphasis on sports that build strength and
endurance, like weight-lifting and bull-riding.
Cowboys should really enjoy this Mars sign, and all of
us may find our inner cowboy. It’s probably not
buried too deeply.
Mars will be here until March 31.
Mars entered Taurus
in NYC: Thurs, Feb 14, 5:51 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, Feb 14, 2:51 am
in London: Thurs, Feb 14, 10:51 am
in Singapore: Thurs, Feb 14, 6:51 pm
in Sydney: Thurs, Feb 14, 9:51 pm
The sun is in Pisces
This is the last month of the zodiacal year, and the
last month of the winter in the northern hemisphere.
It’s a meditative time, a time when it feels good to be
a little quieter than usual and to live a simpler life.
This is the time to write poetry, to spend some time
in a monastic retreat, or to take walks by the river.
Life is a river.
Psychic abilities are stronger, and artistic
sensibilities are especially noticeable. Everyone is
more sensitive, more receptive, and more tender-
hearted. People suffer more, but people also notice
when other people are suffering, and reach out to
This is a time when it’s easier to merge – with other
people, with your environment, with characters in
films or books, or with the products of your own
imagination. Boundaries are a little thinner. People
who are very invested in their separate identities –
cowboys, warriors, authority figures, contest winners
– may feel a bit lost and frustrated. The usual
divisions between “good” and “bad” can break down
during this time, and the ego may have trouble
getting a foothold.
The sun will be in Pisces until March 20.
The sun entered Pisces
in NYC: Mon, Feb 18, 6:04 pm
in Vancouver: Mon, Feb 18, 3:04 pm
in London: Mon, Feb 18, 11:04 pm
in Singapore: Tues, Feb 19, 7:04 am
in Sydney: Tues, Feb 19, 10:04 am
Venus is in Aquarius
Venus’ time in Aquarius is exciting. The
planet of love, romance and pleasure finds
all kinds of interesting possibilities in this
experimental, creative sign. When it
comes to love, you could find someone
new, or you could try new things with your
existing partner. You might go out and
check out some scene that you’ve always
been curious about.
Friendship is especially emphasized by
Venus in Aquarius. You really want to
connect to friends, learning all you can
about who they are, and you also want to
meet new people. You’re drawn to people
who are creative, scientific,
knowledgeable, clear-headed, and
culturally aware. These are the kinds of
people who cause you to question your
assumptions. At times, they can shock
you, but that’s because they carry an idea
further than other people do.
For artists, it’s a time of enhanced
creativity. Your work is more cerebral,
more likely to contain a message, but your
audience is open both to new techniques
and to radical statements about the world
we live in.
Venus will be in Aquarius until March
Venus entered Aquarius
in NYC: Fri, March 1, 11:45 am
in Vancouver: Fri, March 1, 8:45 am
in London: Fri, March 1, 4:45 pm
in Singapore: Sat, March 2, 12:45 am
in Sydney: Sat, March 2, 3:45 am
The Current Lunar Cycle
This is a very Piscean new moon, as the sun, moon and
Neptune are also closely conjunct at the new moon. Not
just that, but Mercury in Pisces has just gone retrograde,
giving even more of that drifty, dreamy, disconnected
This is not the best time for linear thinking and practical
tasks. Be very careful if you have to do anything that
involves precision, clarity, and discrimination. This is
better for work (or play) that calls on your intuition, your
imagination and your creativity. This is especially true at
the new moon, but it will continue to be true during the
whole lunar cycle.
Everything is a little ambiguous now. You may not be sure
how you feel. You may feel a lot of different ways, all at
the same time. Why do you need to decide? Can’t you
have it all? This is the kind of new moon that washes away
walls and barriers, and takes you to a place where
everything is connected and anything is possible. When
there’s so much magic, logic can seem irrelevant.
And this can be wonderful, but since we live in a physical
world, it can also be a bit dangerous. The
sun/moon/Neptune combo squares Jupiter, the planet of
largesse, so it’s very easy to get in over your head. When
you’re not conscious of limitations, you can do crazy things
like spending next month’s rent, or telling your boss what
you really think of him. And he may not appreciate this,
even when you’re doing it as a spiritual service to him.
This lunar cycle lasts until the next new moon on April 5.
Its climactic moment is the full moon on March 20.
The new moon occurs
in NYC: Weds, Mar 6, 11:04 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 6, 8:04 am
in London: Weds, Mar 6, 4:04 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, Mar 7, 12:04 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 7, 3:04 am
Mercury is Retrograde
Mercury goes retrograde in the drifty,
dreamy sign Pisces, so you can expect
things to become a bit unmoored around
this time. There could be problems with all
sorts of arrangements, and various hassles
involving communication and
transportation. You thought you were
supposed to meet Mme X at this spot, but
she is actually waiting over on the other
side of the Metro station, and you may both
wait a half hour and then go home
Complications are especially rife during the
first couple of days that Mercury is
retrograde. But during the entire three
weeks, it’s best to postpone important new
projects. Try to relax more, to enjoy life
more, and to be a bit more spontaneous.
Let yourself daydream sometimes, instead
of trying to be efficient every minute.
Mercury retrograde puts your attention on
the past, and so it can be a highly
successful time for finishing things,
especially when it comes to artistic
projects. Those paintbrushes in your
cabinet? Why not take them out and do a
landscape of whatever is outside your
window? That guitar you put aside years
ago? Why not see if you can still strum a
tune? Don’t give yourself a hard time
about it, though. Let it be fun.
Mercury goes direct again on March 28.
Mercury went retrograde
in NYC: Tues, Mar 5, 1:18 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Mar 5, 10:18 am
in London: Tues, Mar 5, 6:18 pm
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 6, 2:18 am
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 6, 5:18 am
Uranus is in Taurus
Uranus is the revolutionary planet, and now
it’s entering the most solid, grounded sign in the
zodiac, Taurus. So this could be a time when some
very basic social and economic factors will be
There could be big changes to the way we all handle
matters of wealth and poverty, for example.
Currencies could be affected, and some could go
dormant, while new currencies are suddenly born.
Our agricultural methods could be altered during this
time, along with the way we distribute food and other
goods. New technology will reshape science,
especially when it comes to medicine. New art forms
could have a big influence, particularly in music and
Ecological issues will also be addressed with
innovative technology during this time, and some of it
will work, while some of it will fail. It may become
clear that we do need to restructure our societies in
order to live sustainably on the earth, but whether
this will happen in a sufficiently radical way remains
to be seen. There will be a lot of push-back for every
change that’s proposed. Sometimes it takes the
shock of disaster to really alter people’s
that’s the hard way to do it.
There may be more radical movements towards
traditional lifestyles during this time. Of course,
everybody interprets tradition in their own way.
Some of these will be oppressive to women, gay
people, and minorities, while others are able to
combine a kinder social ethic with a sustainable
Uranus will be in Taurus until July 7,
Uranus entered Taurus
in NYC: Weds, Mar 6, 3:27 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 6, 12:27 am
in London: Weds, Mar 6, 8:27 am
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 6, 4:27 pm
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 6, 7:27 pm
The sun enters Aries
Happy spring equinox, if you happen to live in
the Northern Hemisphere! This is definitely a
time to move forward, to tackle new projects with
enthusiasm. There’s energy to burn, and lots
of new and interesting possibilities to explore.
For creative people, this is a particularly good
time. Aries is a sign which focuses on self-
expression, on the question “Who am I? What
am I here to do and say?” So people who were
shy and retiring before may experience a
sudden gust of confidence and courage, and
put themselves and their work forward for the
first time. Of course, people who are a bit brash
and conceited may be quite insufferable under
It’s a spontaneous time, both when it comes to
love and passion, and when it comes to anger
and conflict. People get upset, fight it out, and
then forget about it. There’s too much going on
to spend a lot of time brooding. People are
living in the moment, and that generally feels
The sun will be in Aries until April 20.
The sun enters Aries
in NYC: Weds, Mar 20, 5:58 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 20, 2:58 pm
in London: Weds, Mar 20, 9:58 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, Mar 21, 5:58 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 21, 8:58 am