- The Moon is in Scorpio all day (until Friday, March 17th, at 10:59 PM).
- The Moon is waning and in its Full phase until 9:12 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 12th in the sign of Virgo, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur on March 20th.
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from March 4-April 15).
Times are EDT.
With the Moon in your intimacy sector all day, dear Aries, you’re seeking out hidden meanings, motivations, and answers. The emphasis today is on your emotions, close ties, dreams, and your inner world. You’re looking to scratch the surface more deeply than usual with most of your projects and connections. Problem-solving comes easily, although you’re not necessarily using the traditional routes – you tend to move towards conclusions intuitively now. The less dependent you feel on loved ones, the easier it is to feel compassion for them, although there is likely more warmth in your intimate relationships now as well. You can be very productive in any work that involves depth research or analysis today.
Today can be subtly powerful for your relationships, dear Taurus. You could feel a nice connection with a friend or partner, and for some of you, a friend of a partner could be significant and in the picture now. You may be spending a little more time than usual balancing your agendas and harmonizing with others, and it’s time very well spent. New ideas and plans can emerge with a friend, and shared dreams can boost a bond. With the Moon in your partnership sector today, easing off your personal plans just for now can be good for you as you take more time to understand the role of others in your life. It’s also helpful to consider your role in your relationships. Your social life can improve right now, and your interests can grow.
The Moon in your work and health sector all day calls your attention to the details of your daily life, dear Gemini, and getting on top of them can be particularly useful to you. Helping you to avoid the over-analysis of problem areas and tunnel vision that sometimes comes with this transit is the Moon’s trine to Neptune today. With this influence, you are bringing more imagination to what you do. Public and general good favor and approval are likely now. For some of you, business opportunities present themselves. This can be a very fertile, productive day, although not entirely traditional. You might enjoy serving, supporting, and helping people now. You seem to be able to make sense out of the chaos or confusion in other people’s lives, and you feel stronger when you are doing your share and contributing.
As long as you allow yourself some surrender to the unknown today, dear Cancer, you’re in a great position to learn more about your needs and to find inspiration in the world around you. A relatively freeform approach to your projects tends to work best for you now. Your aura is positive and healing, and others are drawn to your natural, free approach. Some emotional relief is possible, and it’s a beautiful time to share your ideas, write, learn, promote, and teach. You can also feel quite compelled to create something unique and beautiful. It can be of great benefit to you if you can nurture this need on some level, however big or small. You are more likely than usual to have favors and wishes granted right now.
You can experience a strong nesting urge today, dear Leo. The Moon at the bottom of your solar chart encourages extra attention to your basic needs and feelings of safety, while its connection to Neptune in your intimacy sector suggests a stronger awareness of your spiritual needs as well. This is a time of the month when you’re in need of emotional renewal before your upcoming round of activity. Familiarity can be a major key to this. You’re less inclined to try new things or to willingly plunk yourself into new settings and situations just for now, and this “stillness” does you the world of good. Look to dreams and hunches for important clues as to your next steps.
With the Moon in your communications sector all day, dear Virgo, you tend to want to be “on the go,” making connections, learning, and sharing. You’re more talkative and curious than usual, and you’re easily distracted, always seeking out some extra mental stimulation. With the Moon’s harmonious aspect to Neptune today, you’re especially tuned in to your audience or to how you’re being received, and you could find yourself often adjusting your tone or words accordingly. This can boost your connections with others if done in just the right amount. You can be feeling quite vital and creative, particularly through your relationships. However, your boredom threshold level may be a little low now, so a frequent change of pace or the perception of movement may be useful.
You could be directing quite a bit of energy into your practical affairs today, dear Libra. There may be some luck with money now, and you benefit from particular attention to money matters and your resources. You can also make a connection today that furthers your work or health interests. There is a sense of coming back down to earth right now, and in many ways, you could be looking for the means to simplify your life. An imaginative approach to business can figure strongly now and can be quite successful. It can get you to a better place than a structured approach with the creative energies of the day.
The Moon is in your sign all day, dear Scorpio, and you are projecting a very fine, comforting energy. You’re in a naturally positive frame of mind. Feelings are reawakened and at times a tad overpowering with the Moon in your sign, but managed well, this is a great time for paying particular attention to the world of your emotions. Feelings are strongly sentimental now, and whatever you do today, it’s colorful and tinged with emotionality. There is real creative flair to most things you take on now with the Moon in harmony with Neptune in your creative sector. Feeling at peace with your decisions, and with yourself, helps you to enjoy the moment more than usual.
With the Moon in your privacy sector all day, dear Sagittarius, you need extra time to and for yourself. You can find more support and warmth by spending more time listening to your own heart and deeper needs, and fortunately today, you can get the chance to do so – the pipeline to your inner world is open. Your instincts to keep something to yourself may be spot-on right now. You stand to learn a lot from observation. Be strategic rather than spontaneous today for best results. Favorable energy is with you for family connections, understanding, and forgiveness. Find ways to detox on an emotional level.
Practical elements of your life tend to take the backseat today, dear Capricorn. With the Sun about to form a square with Saturn, practical details will demand your attention later, but for today, your social and feeling life assume more emotional importance. There is a natural need to detach yourself temporarily from people and situations that have you feeling under pressure, and you should probably grab any good opportunity to do so. You might have a deja vu or sudden realization of import with the day’s rather psychic energy, and this may relate to a project idea. You have an excellent ability to mediate or improve group dynamics today.
You have good executive ability today, dear Aquarius, and the intuition to back up whatever endeavor you’re involved in now. Some of you could be organizing a special event, overseeing a project or group, or simply mapping out a long-term plan. You’re in a take-charge frame of mind, and you’re a natural leader right now, even if it’s in an informal way. Being responsible or in the position of responsibility tends to fulfill you with the Moon at the top of your chart all day, and its harmony with Neptune in your resources sector suggests you’re valued for your efforts and talents. You’re a little more sensitive than usual to what others expect of you. This can also be a strong day for sharing common values with someone you care about.
Love and freedom are one and the same in your mind today, dear Pisces, with the Moon in your adventurous, truth-seeking solar ninth house all day and harmonizing with idealistic Neptune in your sign. If you can, find ways to escape the daily grind or usual places and activities. It’s a good time for interesting conversations, learning new things, or new experiences. You can feel inspired by the feedback you receive from sharing ideas with others.
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Astrology of Today – The Details:
If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
*Times above are Eastern Standard Time.
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Scorpio
Description: The Moon in Scorpio
Contemplate the deeper things in life. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but if it’s going to improve your life, go ahead and make waves. Tune in to your intuition. This is a good time for investigations, looking into a matter further, doing research, connecting to others with a shared passion, solving a mystery, and devising a strategy. When the Moon in Scorpio is strained, we may take our passions too far.
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 5:29 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 6:12 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Venus
Love relationships or feelings can be unsettled. There can be a conflict experienced between family and friends/lovers, or between comfort and the pursuit of pleasure. Try to relax and not obsess, and show restraint.
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 6:16 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Pal
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Pallas
We may be concerned about what others are thinking of us now, and can be sensitive to negativity and criticism, or what we perceive as such. We might not understand one another, and can be at odds with one another on a mental or intellectual level. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way.
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 6:36 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Nod
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting North Node
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 7:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 8:10 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Sun
What we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds with one another temporarily. There can be discontent or indecisiveness. We could be feeling out of sorts. Tensions will pass.
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 8:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Juno
We can gain strength through others or through our relationships, and we are especially comfortable in one-on-one situations.
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 10:24 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 10:47 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 11:43 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Ceres
We may feel unsupported or uncomfortable about supporting or nurturing others. Alternatively, we might be frustrated dealing with neediness in others. We could be insecure, fearful of rejection or separation. Positively, we might discover our own needs, fears, and comfort zones.
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 4:27 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Ven
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Venus
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 5:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Cpl Mer
Description: Transiting Sun ContraParallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 4:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Cpl Chi
Description: Transiting Sun ContraParallel Transiting Chiron
Date & Time: Mar 16 2017 0:15 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Chi
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Chiron
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Intense, magnetic, penetrating perception, power to confront. Can be destructive, vengeful, jealous, overly dramatic.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
BALANCE OF MODES
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Sharing our knowledge with the world is a major motivation at this stage. We believe we have gained much knowledge and wisdom through our experiences, and want to ensure others have the benefit as well.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on March 16th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving the Moon is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN SCORPIO
You have an emotional intensity, and a strong need for drama. Under stress you will create drama and intensity in your life. You may have been born at a time when your mother experienced a crisis, or your birth may have been traumatic. Your mother may have been possessive and intense.
14TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Foreskin
Sabian Symbol: Telephone linemen at work.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 0°47′ Separating
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
THE SUN IN PISCES
You are an imaginative and serene individual. You need to express your fantasies and imagination, and may be a dreamer or be ungrounded.
27TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Phalanges of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A harvest moon.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°09′ Applying
We can feel temporarily blocked or thwarted, and possibly less than confident. We might want to delay important decision making until a more enlightened, positive time.
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 1°29′ Separating
You are wounded, either physically or emotionally. You are scared to express yourself because you are so sensitive to pain. At some stage in your early life you have suffered and this contributes to your adult fear of pain. You have a compassionate nature as you have the ability to understand other people’s hurts.
MERCURY IN ARIES
You are an independent thinker. You talk quickly, and like to think up new ideas. You may experience flashes of intuition.
6TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye Socket, orbital cavity
Sabian Symbol: A square brightly lighted on one side.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 4°27′ Applying
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
VENUS IN ARIES
You will pursue a partner ardently and hastily, and yet strive for freedom and independence, once you are in an intimate relationship. You like to be the initiator in relationships, and can be aggressive. You may be a spendthrift.
11TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Optic nerve
Sabian Symbol: The president of the country.
MARS IN TAURUS
You have strong personal desires, although you will usually follow a reliable course of action in attaining those desires. You are stubborn if opposed.
5TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Pharyngeal cavity
Sabian Symbol: A widow at an open grave.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
21ST DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal hilum
Sabian Symbol: A crowd upon a beach.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 1°55′ Separating
You are keen to change things in this world as you see no reason to continue with the old traditions. You speak out against injustice, but may lack the patience and persistence to see through the changes.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 1°50′ Applying
You will need to learn to have confidence in yourself even when life deals you a few blows. You range from over confident to completely lacking in confidence. The truth lies somewhere in between.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014, to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015, to December 20, 2017)
28TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right leg muscles
Sabian Symbol: An old bridge over a beautiful stream.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 4°34′ Applying
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 2°38′ Applying
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010, to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011, to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018, to March 6, 2019).
23RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Muscles of mastication
Sabian Symbol: A woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but Veiled load.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°46′ Separating
A time for making sweeping changes and for adapting to changes in order to progress. This is a time for revising, altering, overhauling, and purging. We can experience tension, fear, and pressure, but also a sense of liberation from over-attachments and situations that have been holding us back from growth.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011, to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012, to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025, to January 26, 2026)
13TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A sword in a museum.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008 to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008 to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023 to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024 to November 19, 2024).
20TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of right knee
Sabian Symbol: A hidden choir singing.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011, to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018, to February 18, 2019).
25TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: The purging of the priesthood.
VESTA IN CANCER
You are committed to your family and loved ones, especially when they need you. However, you may withdraw like a crab into your shell if you feel hurt by those closest to you. You enjoy working with those close to you.
21ST DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Inferior pancreatico-duodenal artery
Sabian Symbol: A prima donna singing.
PALLAS IN PISCES
You have a meditative mind, the ability to merge in your mind with the universe. You desire to heal the world through words, and may be involved in some form of artistic expression.
26TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar nerves
Sabian Symbol: A new moon that divides its influences.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
12TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee joint
Sabian Symbol: A student of nature lecturing.
CERES IN TAURUS
You feel cared for when loved ones give you a sense of stability and security. You like to be touched and stroked and nurtured in practical ways. You also like to show others you care through practical means.
13TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Cervical and brachial plexi
Sabian Symbol: A man handling baggage.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
4TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Ascending colon
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
4TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Nerves of left foot
Sabian Symbol: Heavy traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seaside resorts.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits Mar 16 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Ves 20°Cn26 +26°14′
Cnj 20°Cn28 CASTOR To write or create.
Aspects to SNo 03°Pi10 -10°20′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals