- The Moon is in Aries all day.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase.
- The New Moon occurred yesterday in the sign of Aries.
- Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will be retrograde from April 9-May 3).
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from March 4-April 15).
Times are EDT.
Last night’s New Moon occurred in your sign, dear Aries, and is bringing a sense of a personal new beginning to your life. As exciting as this fresh energy feels, don’t burn yourself out by pushing too hard or expecting instant results. Make plans that take the future into account. Otherwise, you might find yourself running out of steam. It’s time to recreate your personality as you’d truly like it to be, and you have all of the power to do so. The month is not without its challenges, though. In fact, you’re likely to stir up some opposition and encounter some hindrances and delays. You can be at your most impulsive now, and while you possess tremendous energy, you need to weigh all sides of a situation before pushing forward. Pace yourself and avoid recklessness to prevent mishaps. Venus is still retrograde making it necessary to review before pushing new plans forward. Use this time to envision what you’d like to do or be in the year ahead.
Last night’s New Moon begins a cycle of relative solitude, dear Taurus. Even so, it brings you a charge of energy for dealing with your private life. This is a period of physical and emotional replenishment, review of the past, and tying up loose ends in your life. It’s quite natural for you to retreat a little from the pressures of competition and even social life now to do some soul-searching. You might consider how to bring more quiet time for reflection or increased privacy into your life. You need it! The cycle before you brings the need to review and reflect upon events since your last birthday and to decide what attitudes or situations may need to be left behind so that you can improve, grow, and thrive.
Last night’s New Moon brings new energy to channel into your friendships and involvements with groups or teams, as well as inspiration for new ideas and goals, dear Gemini. Your sense of community is strong, and emotional satisfaction can come through your interactions with, or support of, friends and associates. Getting in touch with your innermost hopes and wishes is in the picture during this phase of your life, particularly because with Venus retrograde in this same sector, outside support is not as apparent. Your sense of a place in your community or belonging can drive a lot of what you do in the cycle ahead of you.
The New Moon that occurred last night launched a month-long cycle that places a strong focus on career, public, and reputation matters in your life, dear Cancer. It brings heightened awareness of your standing in society or concerning your goals and responsibilities. A sense of renewal and reinvigoration is with you now – you feel more capable of taking care of business than usual. New beginnings can emerge after ridding yourself of outdated attitudes and possibly even projects that have been holding you back from moving forward. Old plans or projects may fall out of focus as you make room for new ones. This is a time of getting noticed. There may be some hurdles to contend with, but nothing you can’t handle. Avoid impulsive moves, but pay attention to sudden urges and hunches.
The New Moon occurring last night has served as a prompt to expand your mind, feed your spirit for adventure, and stretch your imagination over the coming weeks, dear Leo. Activities that break you out of your routine are in focus. With retrograde Venus in the same sign as the New Moon, you are also reevaluating your goals and attachments. In fact, there is a strong emphasis now on putting dysfunctional or negative attitudes, ideas, and beliefs behind you, and powerful energy for doing so. You may feel renewed by a different perspective on your life. Projects may take a while to get off the ground, but this gives you the chance to make changes and edits.
Last night’s New Moon brings intense energy into your life for putting negative situations and self-limiting attitudes behind you, dear Virgo. Its alignment with retrograde Venus in your solar eighth house suggests you’d do well with reworking your approach to pursuing your desires and living your life feeling more empowered and in charge as a result. You may have a different view of what you want from yourself and others now, and this insight can bring about substantial changes in the weeks ahead. There may be a situation revolving around finances, debts, shared resources, and support that requires adjustments. There’s a general feeling of starting fresh in the air today, but also of increased responsibilities. Try not to push so hard that you run out of steam – pace yourself.
This week is excellent for putting a difficult situation, attitude, or project behind you, dear Libra. Last night’s New Moon occurred in your partnership zone and aligned with retrograde Venus. While it may seem from time to time these days that the power is in others’ hands, this is an excellent time for discovering your relationship needs. This week, a symbolic fresh start or wiping of the slate clean occurs, and dysfunctional relating patterns can be put behind you now. You see what you value in a new light. What you feel and see now are important, but do avoid impulsive moves. Relationship needs are awakened and can feel urgent, but try to wait things out before making significant changes. You have more review to do regarding love and finances.
This week is big for putting things behind you and feeling refreshed as you begin new cycles, dear Scorpio. This relates more specifically to your work, health, routines, and habits. These matters have been in the foreground in your life recently, but with last night’s New Moon, you now feel equipped to take charge of things and begin anew in a significant way. You are looking at what and who you value in a new light, and this can prompt major changes. Your working environment, daily life and schedules, health, wellness, and connection with the work you do are all part of this. If you need to let go of projects or habits that have consumed too much of your time or that are holding you back from thriving, then this is the time to do so. Watch for impulsive or impatient moves now, but listen to hunches and instincts.
Last night’s New Moon occurred in your solar fifth house, dear Sagittarius, and this brings out your more creative, romantic, and celebratory inclinations. It’s an important week for wiping the slate clean, as is the case with all New Moons but with retrograde Venus involved as well, this is of particular significance. Whatever you need to let go of or put behind you so that you can thrive in these areas of life, now is the time to begin anew. Reviving an old hobby or returning to a previous love may be in focus for some, but if this happens, it’s important to approach these things in new ways. Changes are likely, and delays may be involved, but this shouldn’t stop you from exploring your needs and clearing the way for new beginnings down the road.
Last night’s New Moon has brought fresh energy to your solar fourth house, dear Capricorn. You’re now in a stronger position to improve your personal life, including family connections, living conditions, and home life. There can be a big focus on downsizing or letting go of negative energy this week, and excellent support for decluttering. You become more aware of your need for a support system now, and this stimulates you to improve, change, and enhance your domestic world. With Venus retrograde in the same sector right now, it can be more useful to finish up and refine projects that are already in progress than it would be for brand new endeavors. Tastes and interests can take a sharp turn in a few weeks. Feelings or ties to the past that are holding you back from thriving may need to be put behind you. Fortunately, you are unlikely to resist letting go.
The New Moon that occurred last night stimulates a sense of beginning new, dear Aquarius, mainly related to learning and connecting, as it influences your sector of communications and transportation. Even though this area of your solar chart has been busy recently, and these themes have been in the foreground, now you’re in a position to take charge and make meaningful improvements. You may be reassessing current projects and plans and rediscovering old ones, bringing fresh energy to past studies and ventures. You can feel strongly about reorganizing and decluttering your daily life now. This is a good cycle for those returning to school. For some, this can point to the urge to start fresh in a relationship with a sibling, classmate, or neighbor. Getting errands done, catching up with emails, and clearing up paperwork will be in focus and will lead to feeling very good about yourself and your contributions.
The New Moon that occurred last night brings a spirit of starting fresh to your life, dear Pisces, mainly related to your relationship with money or business. This influence can also stimulate the need to reorganize your life on an emotional level if you’ve been feeling that people have been undervaluing you. You should be getting to a stronger sense of how you are managing your resources with Venus retrograde in the same sector as the New Moon. You may be rethinking some of the things you value, and you could be looking at your talents and resources in a different way. It’s a good time for finding the motivation to put something behind you and to start fresh or to renew and complete a project that you put on a shelf. With new insight into past and current patterns, you’re in a fabulous position to improve your life.
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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):
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aries
Description: The Moon in Aries
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look out for new opportunities.
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 5:52 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Chiron
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 6:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Pal
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 9:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 2:06 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Sun
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 4:07 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Nod
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 6:13 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be over-reacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 6:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Jupiter
We could be suffering the consequences of recent excesses. We might be stirred to make a promise or a statement, but it could be over the top or unrealistic. Differences of opinion could be an issue now. It can be difficult to be objective.
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 10:21 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 3:03 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Pll Ura
Description: Transiting Venus Parallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2017 9:11 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Qnx Nod
Description: Transiting Venus Quincunx Transiting North Node
There may be disappointments or off-timing in our relationships.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
We can have a hard time adapting to changes and to others’ agendas.
LUNAR PHASE: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on March 28th:
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 ARIES
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look for new opportunities.
17TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Vertebral canal
Sabian Symbol: Two prim spinsters sitting together in silence.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 9°44′ Applying
We are speaking with feeling or intellectualizing our feelings. We express feelings and thoughts with clarity. We are busy, alert, curious, and communicative. This can be an excellent time for cooperative projects. Ideas flow freely and surface spontaneously.
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 2°50′ Applying
We may be going overboard or to excess now. Emotional restlessness, high expectations. Difficulties focusing on responsibilities; difficulties prioritzing. We are looking for fun or for something to celebrate, and turn to others to share our good feelings.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 6°49′ Applying
This can be a time when we feel a need to make a change, however big or small, and we may feel compelled to experiment or improvise. We don’t want to feel restricted by routine or convention now.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°33′ Applying
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
THE SUN IN ARIES
You are an assertive and freedom-loving individual. You have a strong need for independence, and may tend to display self-concern assertively.
9TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Lens of eye
Sabian Symbol: A crystal gazer.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 5°20′ Separating
We take pride in our ability to relate well with others or to smooth over differences now. Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and some superficiality are themes. This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, all things considered.
MERCURY IN ARIES
You are an independent thinker. You talk quickly, and like to think up new ideas. You may experience flashes of intuition.
27TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Fornix/frontal bone
Sabian Symbol: Through imagination, a lost opportunity is regained.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE SATURN Orb 1°17′ Applying
We are cautious, careful, tuned in to details, and rely on common sense at this time.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 2°55′ Separating
You have an incisive and ingenious mind. Your thoughts and speech are erratic and inventive. You enjoy progressive topics. Your opinions may be ahead of your time.
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.
3RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cerebellum
Sabian Symbol: A cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE SATURN Orb 5°09′ Applying
Lack of spontaneity when it comes to expressions of affection and the pursuit of pleasure, likely due to insecurities or fear. We may be reserved, withdrawn, cautious, and tight with money and/or feelings. Feelings of being alone and not getting what we want/need can be experienced now.
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 7°22′ Applying
You have a childlike innocence in your personal relationships, which makes you vulnerable to emotional pain. You fear commitment and rejection. You may experience pain in early relationships, but this pain is usually healed giving you insight and wisdom in later personal relationships. You see the beauty in people who have been cast aside by others, and develop the ability to be a teacher or healer in intimate relationships.
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.
14TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: True vocal cords
Sabian Symbol: Shellfish groping and children playing.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 0°42′ Separating
You have a talent for music or art or for caring for others. You have great empathy with others.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 5°51′ Applying
Ambitions and determination increase to pursue our goals. It’s easier to see what we want and to devise a plan to pursue it. We may be focusing on redoing or reworking something from the ground up.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
20TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Calyx minor
Sabian Symbol: A jewish rabbi.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 3°59′ 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 0°16′ 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°12′ 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°12′ 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).
24TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Zygomatic muscle
Sabian Symbol: An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 4°15′ 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).
26TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar nerves
Sabian Symbol: A new moon that divides its influences.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Gastric mucosa
Sabian Symbol: A woman awaiting a sailboat.
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.
30TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Toenails of left foot
Sabian Symbol: The great stone face (being the projection of an ideal).
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.
14TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Right knee cartilage
Sabian Symbol: An ancient bas-relief carved in granite.
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.
18TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Lymph vessels
Sabian Symbol: A woman airing a linen bag through a sunny window.
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 28 Mar 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Pal 29°Pi29 -01°47′
Cnj 29°Pi36 SCHEAT To be a thinker or intellect