March 4 to 12, 2014
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 Aries
in NYC: Sun, Mar 2, 10:39 am
in Vancouver: Sun, Mar 2, 7:39 am
in London: Sun, Mar 2, 3:39 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Mar 2, 11:39 pm
in Sydney: Mon, Mar 3, 2:39 am
moves into Taurus
in NYC: Tues, Mar 4, 2:12 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Mar 4, 11:12 am
in London: Tues, Mar 4, 7:12 pm
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 5, 3:12 am
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 5, 6:12 am
moves into Gemini
in NYC: Thurs, Mar 6, 9:37 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Mar 6, 6:37 pm
in London: Fri, Mar 7, 2:37 am
in Singapore: Fri, Mar 7, 10:37 am
in Sydney: Fri, Mar 7, 1:37 pm
moves into Cancer
in NYC: Sun, March 9, 9:33 am
in Vancouver: Sun, March 9, 6:33 am
in London: Sun, March 9, 2:33 pm
in Singapore: Sun, March 9, 10:33 pm
in Sydney: Mon, March 10, 1:33 am
moves into Leo
in NYC: Tues, Mar 11, 10:08 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Mar 11, 7:08 pm
in London: Weds, Mar 12, 2:08 am
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 12, 10:08 am
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 12, 1:08 pm
moves into Virgo
in NYC: Fri, Mar 14, 10:17 am
in Vancouver: Fri, Mar 14, 7:17 am
in London: Fri, Mar 14, 2:17 pm
in Singapore: Fri, Mar 14, 10:17 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Mar 15, 1:17 am
Mercury is in Aquarius
Let the genius in you emerge, while Mercury is in
Aquarius. This is one of the best signs for Mercury,
as it stimulates new ways of processing information,
perceiving the world around you, and relating to
people. You’re excited about all kinds of new
information, whether it’s theoretical or more practical.
You want to know about science, and people, and the
laws of the universe.
This can also bring out the geek in you, if you’re
inclined that way. If you find yourself carefully
studying the designs of Star Trek spaceships, it may
be time to go outside and get some air.
This sign is very creative, and especially good for
mastering new tools and techniques. It brings out the
inventor in you, and it also brings out the avant-garde
artist. It means daring to be different, to get away
from the usual forms and to invent new ones. It’s a
somewhat more cerebral and experimental approach,
but it’s great for challenging assumptions.
This Mercury sign generally makes for good
communication, since it gives a genuine interest in
other people and their ideas. However, it can also
mean being a bit opinionated at times. Once you
decide you know the truth about something, it may be
hard to sway you. If you’re generally more malleable,
you may be surprised at the number of disputes you
get into. If you’re already an argumentative person,
there could be one debate after another.
Mercury will be here until March 17.
Mercury entered Aquarius
in NYC: Weds, Feb 12, 10:29 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Feb 12, 7:29 pm
in London: Thurs, Feb 12, 3:29 am
in Singapore: Thurs, Feb 12, 11:29 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Feb 12, 2:29 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 help.
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: Tues, Feb 18, 12:59 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Feb 18, 9:59 am
in London: Tues, Feb 18, 5:59 pm
in Singapore: Weds, Feb 19, 1:59 am
in Sydney: Weds, Feb 19, 4:59 am
Mars is in Libra
Mars in Libra is a fighter for justice. Mars represents
the things we quarrel over, the things we move
towards, the roots of our impulses. And with Mars in
Libra, principles will become more important, so we
are more likely to exert ourselves in their defense.
The causes could be global or local, but what matters
is the underlying principle of fairness, courtesy and
order. Some people will be working on getting traffic
lights in their communities, others on getting
computer access in schools, some on funding
libraries. Others will be promoting equal opportunity,
or women’s power over our bodies, or the right to
There is more personal processing under this
influence, and it can be a good time to iron out any
imbalances in a relationship. Are you doing your
share? Is there a better way to divide chores,
responsibilities and privileges? Mars in Libra helps
you focus on the mechanical issues that spell
successful interpersonal connections: sharing,
listening, understanding, communicating, and figuring
out workable compromises.
People want to do the right thing, and there’s more
give-and-take on every level. There are more
meetings, more bargaining, more strategy sessions,
and a greater emphasis both on the rules and what
they mean. Mars in Libra is not necessarily
progressive, but it does give an ability to see how
things look from the other side. It’s more considerate,
polite, and peaceful than other Mars positions.
So this is a good time to tell your side of the story,
especially if you don’t usually get a chance to do so.
Whatever your cause is, you can find people who will
take it up. Mars stays here for quite a while because
it retrogrades in this sign, so there’s plenty of time to
take action for a fairer and more balanced world, both
in small and large ways.
Because Mars in Libra gives an emphasis on
symmetry, balance and beauty, it’s also a very nice
time for artists, especially visual artists. And it’s good
for athletes, particularly when
they’re doing something that’s graceful and that
requires balance – such as dancing, skating, or
Mars will be here until July 25, 2014.
Mars entered Libra
in NYC: Sat, Dec 7, 3:41 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Dec 7, 12:41 pm
in London: Sat, Dec 7, 8:41 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Dec 8, 4:41 am
in Sydney: Sun, Dec 8, 7:41 am
The Current Lunar Cycle
This is a revolutionary time, since we’re right on top of
the nervy, restless Jupiter/Uranus square. There’s a
lot of passion, hunger and dissatisfaction all boiling
away. But there are some helpful influences at this
new moon, and these will help people work towards
mutually agreeable solutions.
With a watery trine between the sun/moon and Jupiter,
people are more compassionate, more understanding,
and more open to spiritual influences. Everyone can
tap into the connections between people, the need for
mutual support. And so, during this lunar cycle, people
will be a little more generous with each other, a little
more willing to make concessions. There’s a sense
that there’s enough to go around, and that good will
can be a valuable asset as well.
Jupiter’s benevolent influence will move things along
during this lunar cycle, even though Mars will be
retrograde, so the usual tools and methods are not
always available. However, there will be lots of random
lucky breaks, and many people will find themselves
more successful and more in demand. It’s a good
lunar cycle for artists, since it’s very imaginative,
sensitive and mystical. Arts of illusion like film are
especially favored, and magicians should do very well.
Many people will be a bit spacier and less grounded
during this cycle, however, because the Pisces new
moon is always a little vague and dreamy. The usual
barriers are thinner, including the barrier between the
real and the unreal. Superstitious people will find lots
of evidence to bolster their superstitions, while
pragmatic people may feel uncomfortably beset by
doubts and questions. There is definitely more going
on than is dreamed of in any of our philosophies, and
so the best stance this month is one of open-mouthed
wonder. There are no answers, just ever-changing
feelings. We live in a world of water and vibration.
This lunar cycle lasts until the next new moon on March
30. Its climactic moment is the full moon on March
The new moon occurred
in NYC: Sat, Mar 1, 2:59 am
in Vancouver: Fri, February 28, 11:59 am
in London: Sat, Mar 1, 7:59 am
in Singapore: Sat, Mar 1, 3:59 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Mar 1, 6:59 pm
Venus is in Capricorn
This is not the most congenial place for the
planet of pleasure, but there are some benefits.
You can experience the pleasure in getting
organized, in accomplishing important goals, in
adding more structure and accountability to your
When it comes to relationships, Venus is more
pragmatic than romantic in this sign. Even if
you’ve just met someone, you may find yourself
talking about life-goals, and making plans to
introduce them to your parents. This could
dampen the mood, but it could also expedite
matters, if you’re both looking for something
beyond the moment.
Capricorn is an earth sign, so this is an excellent
time for creative work that emphasizes structure,
such as pottery or architecture. It’s good for
reusing old materials, and it’s also good for going
back to more traditional forms. You may find
yourself mining your older work, looking for
possibilities that you left behind. Capricorn is a
sign that hates waste, and that uses everything
in multiple ways.
Venus will be here until March 5.
Venus entered Capricorn
in NYC: Tues, Nov 5, 3:42 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Nov 5, 12:42 am
in London: Tues, Nov 5, 8:42 am
in Singapore: Tues, Nov 5, 4:42 pm
in Sydney: Tues, Nov 5, 7:42 pm
Mars is Retrograde
Mars retrograde doesn’t tend to be as disruptive as
Mercury retrograde, but it can mean a bit less
effective, focused action. That’s because everyone
is more likely to pause and consider the situation
before doing anything, especially since Mars is in
the thoughtful, principled sign Libra. Is it fair, is it
right, is the best and most ethical thing to do?
These are the thoughts that will be going around in
This could be the time when old conflicts of the past
move into a new phase. Sometimes people are not
ready to move on, and some old quarrels could be
revived. But in many situations, reexamining an old
conflict can teach us a great deal. We become
more aware of the basic principles of justice at
stake. We may need to do something more to
correct the situation, and this can be a good time
People will be examining their patterns of reaction
and defensiveness during Mars’ two and a half
retrograde months. Anger is never simpler, and
less so now than usual. People who are used to
jumping into the fray may hesitate, and those who
tend to run away from danger may also rethink their
habitual responses and find ways to move towards
whatever they’ve feared or rejected in the past.
Mars goes direct again on May 19.
Mars went retrograde
in NYC: Sat, Mar 1, 11:23 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Mar 1, 8:23 am
in London: Sat, Mar 1, 4:23 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Mar 2, 12:23 am
in Sydney: Sun, Mar 2, 3:23 am
Jupiter is in Cancer
Jupiter enters a new sign yearly, so this could be
astrologer’s New Year. Jupiter’s effect is to expand
the characteristics of its sign, and so the coming
year will be an emotional one. This water sign is
warm, effusive, nurturing, protective, and home-
loving, and these are the traits that will be lauded,
praised, encouraged, supported, and funded.
We can expect to see a lot of emphasis on food –
local food, comfort food, fresh food, vintage food
from past days, diets through history, new recipes,
new dining room arrangements, maybe even new
chef’s hats. There will also be an emphasis on
families – designing safe and cozy homes, raising
children, supporting mothers, listening to elders, and
naturally making sure everyone has plenty to eat.
Cancer is an old-fashioned sign in some ways, and
so there may be a lot of retro trends in the coming
year. People may yearn for the lifestyles of their
grandparents, and find ways to recreate them.
The shadow side of Jupiter in Cancer can be a
distaste for anything that isn’t cozy and familiar.
Jupiter is usually a pretty adventurous planet, but in
Cancer, people will stay closer to home than usual.
Political action will be motivated
by a need to care for the family, the tribe, the
neighborhood, rather than an altruistic desire to
save the world. But that kind of motivation can go a
long way towards cleaning up the environment and
improving social services.
Jupiter will be here until July 16, 2014.
Jupiter enters Cancer.
in NYC: Tues, June 25, 2013, 9:40 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, June 25, 2013, 6:40 pm
in London: Weds, June 26, 2013, 2:40 am
in Singapore: Weds, June 26, 2013, 9:40 am
in Sydney: Weds, June 26, 2013, 11:40 am
Uranus is in Aries
This is the revolutionary planet in the revolutionary sign,
so you know some stuff is going to happen while it's here
- mainly, during the next seven years.
This is about liberation. It's about freedom. It's about
looking at the fixed structures that rule our lives, figuring
out which ones limit us, and dismantling them.
There's a fast, reckless rhythm about Uranus in Aries;
it's not always the wisest approach. There's an urge for
immediate, spontaneous action, and so people rush into
things without stopping to think. Every moment is
charged with creative fire.
It's pretty exciting. But it's definitely not a calm influence.
Everyone will need to stop and take some deep breaths
once in a while.
Uranus will be here until May 2018.
Uranus entered Aries
in NYC: Fri, Mar 11, 2011, 7:49 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Mar 11, 2011, 4:49 pm
in London: Sat, Mar 12,2011, 12:49 am
in Berlin: Sat, Mar 12, 2011, 1:49 am
in Sydney: Sat, Mar 12, 2011, 11:49 am
Saturn is in Scorpio
Saturn is the planet of structure, duty and
responsibility, and Scorpio is the sign of
transformation. Saturn is about setting up new
systems, and Scorpio has a tendency to go to
extremes. And so this is not necessarily an easy
combination. But there is a lot of power unleashed
while Saturn is in Scorpio, and it can go towards deep,
This is a time when people will be drawn towards
things that are usually taboo. There’s a fascination
with whatever is mysterious, unconventional, or raw.
So people will deal with sex, death, money, power,
and other topics that they usually avoid or fear.
Underlying emotional responses will be more visible:
resentment, hunger, suspicion, paranoia. When you
deal directly with these things, you release a lot of old,
stuck energy, and so these intense feelings are
gateways to transformation.
Everyone gets in touch with their inner devils, to some
extent or another, and everyone is also required to
work out a deeper moral code. What is good and bad,
what is right and wrong, when
you’re truly being honest with yourself, recognizing
what lies inside your own heart?
During the next two years, some things that are quite
risqué now may become accepted and even
respectable, while some things that are commonplace
now may be widely rejected. People who look wild
and crazy may be totally conventional or even straight-
laced. And people, more aware of their own
contradictions, may become a little less quick to judge
others by appearances.
Saturn will be in Scorpio until December 23, 2014.
Saturn entered Scorpio
in NYC: Fri, Oct 5, 2012, 4:34 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Oct 5, 2012, 1:34 pm
in London: Fri, Oct 5, 2012, 9:34 pm
in Singapore: Sat, Oct 6, 2012, 4:34 am
in Sydney: Sat, Oct 6, 2012, 6:34 am
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
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 period.
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-forms.
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, 11:03 am
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
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.
Venus enters 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
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 April 5.
Venus enters Aquarius
in NYC: Weds, March 5, 4:03 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, March 5, 1:03 pm
in London: Weds, March 5, 9:03 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, March 6, 5:03 am
in Sydney: Thurs, March 6, 8:03 am