- The Moon is in Virgo all day (until Monday, March 13th, at 1:28 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 5th and the Full Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from March 4-April 15).
Times are EST.
You’re dealing with competing urges today, dear Aries, largely between going it alone and sharing your activities with a companion. As much as possible, try not to procrastinate or commit to something that seems a little beyond your means today. In an effort to do it all, you may overreach and regret it later. Taming restlessness can go a long way towards having a good day, and with your ruler, Mars, in parallel aspect with Venus, there can be fantastic opportunities to enjoy yourself. Old personal plans or pursuits can capture (or recapture) your interest, and you can have a lot of fun with them. Of course, old problems may emerge now, but resolving them can lift a burden from you and life feels that much easier as a result.
Relationships energize you today, dear Taurus, and you can be feeling particularly motivated to get what you want or to pursue your desires. Personal appeal is strong, although you can also be a little retiring and not very easy to get close to just for now. As well, you have a tendency to weigh pros and cons rather than jump into action now. You experience equally powerful pulls to socialize and to do your duties now, and it can be difficult to settle on any one thing. This can either keep you on the fence and in a state of limbo or overdoing something when it would be better to blend and compromise.
You are less decisive today than you have been, dear Gemini, and this is a sign to make adjustments rather than forge ahead. Take steps to narrow things down, pace yourself, and prioritize if you feel a little overwhelmed. Wait a couple of days before launching new projects or buying big items, just to be sure you maintain interest in these things. Expectations of others, or of your own goals, may be too high, and adjustments need to be considered. If you can rise above the minor irritations of the day, you can recognize clear opportunities to enjoy yourself, particularly with friends or throwing yourself into ventures that excite you.
You are eager to learn and experience new things these days with a strong emphasis on your adventure sector, dear Cancer, but you might find yourself very frequently house-bound and really quite enjoying the peace and comfort of this position. Today you can feel a little torn between sticking to what’s familiar and chasing a new experience. Allow your thoughts to wander, but take more care when making the bigger decisions. Plans may not get off the ground just for now, but this is a temporary condition. If you stay on the fence, you are likely to feel like you’ve missed out, so you’ll need to decide whether to adjust your expectations, find a compromise, or make a decision and own it.
The Sun (your ruler) forms a minor but challenging aspect with Jupiter today, dear Leo, and interactions with others may not go especially smoothly just for now. You may be wavering between keeping things light and taking things a little further. Mixed signals can be the result. This is a time for adjusting your expectations if you’ve been overshooting. Enthusiasm can run high but then fall suddenly, much like a sugar high. There can be some opportunities for pleasure and enjoyment emerging now, and you’ll have better luck with them if you aim to let go of the tendency to overthink.
It can be difficult to feel truly satisfied today, dear Virgo, as an awkward angle between the Sun and Jupiter can divide your interests. The key is to get over the idea that you need to go hard or not at all. Moderation can be difficult to practice today but will help bring you down to earth, ready to see and grab the opportunities of the day. Focus on freeing yourself of unnecessary mental burdens. Relationships can feel a little out of sync, but merely need adjustments, particularly when it comes to expectations of one another and of the relationship itself. Avoiding big purchases or business decisions may be wise.
You can be anxious to help others or get your work done today, dear Libra, but you also have a strong need to do things independently or to pursue personal interests. This dilemma can only be resolved by toning things down and compromising, but it can be challenging getting to that state. Decisions about work or health can be difficult to make today. You can be in an indulgent mood, often feeling more like relaxing than working, yet not truly comfortable if you let things go. The tendency to gloss over problem areas is strong, and as a result, decisions made now may not be very wise. Even so, if you can act moderately, you’re in great shape to enjoy the creative opportunities coming your way now.
Decisions can weigh on you quite heavily today, dear Scorpio, and the answer may be to avoid overdoing things. Moderation is wise right now, but difficult to practice with the Sun and Jupiter in aspect. You have equally strong desires to connect with others and to keep to yourself right now, but if you get too hung up on decision making, you can miss out on getting much of anything accomplished. This is a day for making adjustments and compromises that are not especially straightforward but necessary. Clarity will come in your personal life within a couple of days.
Conflicts between sticking with what’s familiar and breaking new ground can emerge today, dear Sagittarius, and for many, this may instead be about trying to balance your social and familial life and having trouble deciding how to do it all. You can swing between remaining in a state of limbo to acting upon impulse today, but it’s better to find the middle road and aim for moderation. You don’t need to go hard in more than one area now. If you can manage to resist pressures from others, this is an intense day for creative thinking. You can be filled with a need to create, connect, and share, and some of your motivation can be to capture someone’s interest.
Routines and regular life seem particularly dull to you today, dear Capricorn, but restlessness is likely to irritate you until you tame expectations, which can be way too high right now. There can be equally powerful and competing desires to produce and accomplish, as well as to pursue your personal interests or explore your options. Becuase you’re only human after all, you can’t manage both at once, so aim to tone things down. Otherwise, you’re likely to be stuck in limbo, not quite satisfied with anything that transpires. There could be a misstep in a work matter or a disconnect with a boss or parent. Wires can get crossed. The chances of being misquoted also run high. However, there can be quite a bit of enjoyment at home or with family today.
You can feel on one hand that you want to do something out of the ordinary and explore new places or ideas, dear Aquarius, and on the other, the need to get comfortable. This is due to the Sun in your resources sector encouraging you to play it safe and stick to what you know brings you pleasure in an awkward aspect with Jupiter in your adventure and spirit sector stimulating the desire to branch out and trying something entirely new. Attempt to dream up ways to satisfy both your freedom-seeking side and your equally strong need to keep things straightforward and familiar, and aim for moderation so that whatever you decide to do doesn’t feel overwhelming.
You’ve had some great days for thinking and expressing yourself, dear Pisces, and today you may need to give things a rest. Try not to overthink. However, if you are leaning towards making a commitment today, make sure you are considering all the factors. You might end up taking on a challenge or project that eventually becomes a burden, as there is a tendency to overestimate your interest in something or underestimate the time and energy that you’d need to complete it. Today is excellent, however, for putting new spins on old ideas, as well as for renewed interests and finding something valuable to you that you’d lost. Do your best to enjoy the moment.
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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:
*Times above are Eastern Standard Time.
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Virgo
Description: The Moon in Virgo
We crave organization and order, and are quickly disturbed by anything standing in the way of these things. This is a good time for chores, organizing, and tidying. It’s also a time for scheduling health appointments and checkups, starting new routines, and generally tending to details.
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 0:22 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Plu
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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: Mar 11 2017 2:30 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ves
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare 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: Mar 11 2017 4:52 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Jup
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Jupiter
Self-indulgence is more likely now. We’re not as inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. We may be acting in a haughty manner.
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 6:56 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ura
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Uranus
We can easily find ourselves all wound up and nervous. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships and family/domestic matters.
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 11:43 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Trine 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 11 2017 12:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Uranus
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 1:24 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Ceres
We can be feeling pleasantly attached to, or supported by, our loved ones or family. We are seeking out security, nurturing, and warmth, and we are more likely to express these things towards others.
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 2:48 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Nep
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 2:58 pm
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 11 2017 3:07 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Neptune
We can be faced with confusing events, and we may not be seeing others clearly. People may be noncommittal, elusive, or absent when we need them. We are more vulnerable and sensitive. Moods are hard to define. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 8:21 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 11:23 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Mar
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Mars
We can overreact and exhibit impatience. However, this can also be a time of self-motivation.
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 3:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Qnx Jup
Description: Transiting Sun Quincunx Transiting Jupiter
Expectations are too high, or expansion/growth comes at a price now. Adjustments to plans may need to be made now.
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 5:16 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 5:56 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer SSq Cer
Description: Transiting Mercury SemiSquare Transiting Ceres
We may be trying to get our feelings across, or attempting to explain how we feel, but we have difficulty doing so. Disagreements or misunderstandings are possible, as it is difficult to understand people’s intentions. There may be stress or extra activity in the household.
Date & Time: Mar 11 2017 3:16 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Pll Mar
Description: Transiting Venus Parallel Transiting Mars
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
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.
BALANCE OF MODES
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
We are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
LUNAR PHASE: GIBBOUS
Moon 135 to 180 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are looking to attach value and meaning to our goals. This is a time for analyzing, questioning, perfecting, and improving.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EST) on March 11th:
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 VIRGO
We have an emotional need for order with the Moon in Virgo. Diet, nutrition, health matters, work, and routines are in stronger focus. If we’re feeling out of sorts emotionally, we might also experience symptoms on a physical level now.
11TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Falciform
Sabian Symbol: A boy moulded in his mother’s aspirations for him.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
QUINCUNX VENUS Orb 1°39′ Applying
You attempt to cater for everyone around you. You need to be true to yourself and gently leave others to look after themselves.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 1°42′ Applying
We may be looking for emotional happiness outside of ourselves, and have a tendency to glamorize the past or what we don’t currently have. We can be more vulnerable now.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 6°58′ Separating
There is a stronger drive or need to be around others, to share ourselves, and to belong.
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.
22ND DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A man bringing down the new law from sinai.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 4°24′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
QUINCUNX JUPITER Orb 0°08′ Applying
You have difficulty reaching your goals. You have larger-than-life ideals which you fail to achieve. You need to adopt an attitude of moderation.
SQUARE SATURN Orb 5°56′ 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.
SEXTILE PLUTO Orb 2°18′ Separating
You will be able to express your power in a positive manner. You will also have the opportunity to renew your vitality when necessary.
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 3°11′ Applying
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 PISCES
You are highly intuitive with a good imagination. You have the ability to tune into other people’s thoughts. You may have difficulty distinguishing reality from fantasy. You may experience periods where you seem to disappear into a dream world before being jolted back to reality.
26TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar nerves
Sabian Symbol: A new moon that divides its influences.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°32′ Applying
Critical thinking that can skew to overly negative, rigid, nit-picky, or narrow. Communications are guarded and unnatural, not flowing. There can be delays or frustrations getting from point A to point B, and getting our message across. A time for editing.
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 1°13′ Separating
Early childhood education or communication were a source of pain for you. You grew up believing something was wrong with the way you communicated with others, or that you were not intelligent. As an adult you are a good listener and understand the pain of other people.
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.
13TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Ventricles of brain
Sabian Symbol: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed.
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.
2ND DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Palate
Sabian Symbol: An electrical storm..
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE SATURN Orb 3°57′ Separating
We can be reserved but possess self-control now. We are better able to focus on priorities or practical affairs. This is a good time to take care of details, to get organized, and to put in hard work.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
22ND DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Renal veins
Sabian Symbol: A child giving birds a drink at a fountain.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
OPPOSITION URANUS Orb 1°10′ 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 2°26′ 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°38′ 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°45′ 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°36′ 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.
24TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: An inhabited island.
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.
11TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Left cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: Pheasants display their brilliant colors on a vast lawn.
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.
12TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Cervical and brachial plexi
Sabian Symbol: A young couple walk down main-street, window-shopping.
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 11, 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mar 01°Ta12 +12°02′
Cnj 00°Ta38 MIRACH In harmony to be receptive
Aspects to Ves 20°Cn11 +26°14′
Cnj 20°Cn28 CASTOR To write or create.
Aspects to SNo 03°Pi23 -10°15′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals