By Bob Mulligan
With Mercury just having turned Direct on February 28th and Mars turning Retrograde on the 1st of March, we have a time of change on the planet. Further, with both Jupiter (optimism) and Saturn (caution) changing directions in the first week, we can expect the early part of the month to show deep unrest in the market place. The general uncertainty of the last few years has given us the feeling that this is in fact the new normal. However, things will actually settle down in another 18 months. Now we are in the heart of this time of greatest change in our lifetime, because the whole world is moving into a new level of consciousness. We will see evidence of this change take tangible external manifestation this month. This is only the beginning.
The New Moon is on March 1st at 3:00 AM EST on the 10th degree of Pisces. With Venus (feminine) Square Mars (masculine), we are looking at a month where we will be forced to make adjustments in our key relationships; but also we need to find new methods to express the active and passive parts of our own self. Jupiter (king of the gods) Trine the New Moon and Pluto (lord of the underworld) Sextile the Sun and Moon, we can see that we are getting big help all month navigating the release of new energy. However, because Uranus (the urge for freedom) is in Square to both Jupiter and Pluto no old method of accommodation is going to help us find our way forward. Unique circumstances become imprinted with universal spontaneous impulses that keep changing the rules by which we live.
The Full Moon on March 16th at 1:09 PM EDT is on the 26th degree of Pisces/Virgo. Mercury (messenger of the gods) is Trine Retrograde Mars (god of war). Both planets are in growth aspects (Semi-sextile and Quincunx) to the Full Moon. This is encouraging us to find a new way of resolving old conflicts. With Saturn Trining the Sun and Sextiling the Moon, we can see that patience and discipline can help us unify our ideals with the practical needs of the moment.
The Sun enters Aries on March 20th at 12:58 PM EDT. This is the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring. The map for the moment describes not just the next solar month, but the next three months (until the Summer Solstice). With the Moon applying to the Conjunction of Saturn we can anticipate everyone being more willing to focus on practical concerns. With the T-square of Uranus/Jupiter/Pluto we can expect a continuance of the great global disturbances which are a reflection of our collective anxiety. We are all changing and the new level of consciousness is requiring the sacrifice of some of our most cherished habits of mind. We must release ourselves from prejudices and live a new life.
The New Moon on March 30th is at 2:45 PM EDT on the 10th degree of Aries, and falls on Uranus. This is the first New Moon since the equinox and shows us the uncertainty of world circumstances. Venus (love) is Trine to Mars (passion) pointing to our ability to improve our relationships. Mercury (thinking) is in Pisces (the sign of dreaming) and Trine Saturn (lord of logic); with effort we can manifest our vision of a higher truth.
From the 1st to the 9th world turbulence affects everyone. We may think that events are unfolding faster than they really are. It will take time before we can take advantage of what is being promised now. We have a window into future events.
From the 10th to the 16th with some effort we can advance an important cause while straightening out some long misunderstandings. Relationships both old and new play a key role in helping us reach new self awareness.
From the 17th to the 23rd new ideas and focused attention allow the unfolding of some unique possibilities. Getting to know our inner processes is important; choices are made which in retrospect, will help us see our own values.
From 24th to the 31st we exchange ideas with lots of people in our lives. We have an opportunity to take a big step forward and to complete a large project. Mental activity and emotional commitment can blend on main activities.
1st - Saturday – The New Moon is at 3:00 AM EST on the 10th degree of Pisces, Sun Semi-sextile Uranus, Mars turns Retrograde – Emotions run the gambit from joy to frustration. It is difficult to bring about the changes in direction that everyone can see need to be made. Innovation seems urgent but will take time. Circumstances will clarify our genuine needs in a few days so be patient.
2nd – Sunday – Saturn turns Retrograde, Venus Square Mars, Sun Sesquiquadrate Mars – No one seems to be expressing what is really on their minds. There is confusion because underlying causes have not been adequately dealt with. We wish to improve our pattern of relationships but it is difficult to navigate the deep river of unexpressed emotions. Honesty and detachment help clear the air between people.
3rd – Monday – Sun Sextile Pluto – A new way opens. It is possible to quickly alter our direction for the better. We can process many difficulties quickly, but we are most satisfied if we work out long terms solutions rather than just grabbing a short term fix.
4th – Tuesday – Sun Semi-square Venus – A change of speed means slowing down; this can be useful, allowing us to consolidate recent gains as well as getting clarity.
5th – Wednesday – Venus enters Aquarius - Signs of real growth become evident. We prepare to embark on a new adventure. New ideas require some evaluation before we proceed.
6th – Thursday – Jupiter turns Direct – We come to the end of the struggle and cement our new direction. There is good news and bad news. We are able make a real difference in the lives of several people whom we care about; however, this comes at the expense of sacrificing some of our own goals.
7th – Friday – Venus Parallel Saturn - Sometimes we must choose between a couple of really good things; putting energy into one project means relinquishing another. Freedom means accepting responsibility for our actions.
8th – Saturday – Lots of conversation and movement make this an interesting day. New information can alter our plans. Lingering misunderstandings can keep important relationships in a turbulent state. Calmer moments in the next few days will present opportunities to change the tone of dialogue.
9th – Sunday – Imagination soars and we are able to find some peace of mind if we focus on the things that truly please us. Let go of the illusion that there is something that needs to be done and just enjoy the day.
10th – Monday – Sun Contra-parallel Uranus – Confidence and abrupt interruptions can jar us loose from our predetermined path. Be willing to explore new possibilities and life can take on a whole new meaning.
11th – Tuesday – Mercury Square Saturn – Thoughts can be confusing and conflicted as we may feel caught between irrational ideas and worn out familiar habits. Discipline is good but we need to apply our skills in a new direction if we wish to grow in spirit.
12th – Wednesday – Venus Semi-sextile Neptune – We are overwhelmed with creative ideas and at the same time stumble in finding a method for implementing them. Throwing caution aside can be liberating. Public approval is no gauge of higher truth.
13th – Thursday – Mercury Sesquiquadrate Jupiter, Sun Trine Saturn – We may lack the ability to explain our actions to others. Going forward with real commitment and contentment can make this a most productive time.
14th – Friday – Mercury Semi-square Uranus, Mercury Trine Mars – There are so many choices and opportunities today. We must commit to one course of action or suffer from nervous tension that doesn’t carry us forward at all.
15th – Saturday – Concentrating on details and practicing mindfulness can help us maintain a presence and purpose in a world of change.
16th – Sunday – Mercury Semi-square Pluto, the Full Moon is at 1:09 PM EDT on the 26th degree of Pisces/Virgo, Sun is Quincunx Mars – Now is the time to sacrifice unproductive ideas and to free up energy and time to follow your new adventure. Be pleasant with people who hold a different point of view and practice detachment.
17th – Monday – Venus Quincunx Jupiter, Mercury enters Pisces – Lots is happening and we can participate in some real God given luck; the big problem now can be overreach. We may be completely unaware of how far we have wandered down the path. Channel enthusiasm into proven containers and this is a very fortunate moment.
18th – Tuesday – Venus Sextile Uranus – We are easily overcome by our impulses. Still, there is a real opportunity to alter some aspect of our lives and we do need the courage to act in the moment without recourse to reason. Our desires both higher and lower determine the temperament of the day.
19th – Wednesday – Our deepest feelings hold sway over the outcome of interactions with others now. If we are working for something larger than our own lives then we open the door to happiness.
20th – Thursday – Venus Semi-sextile Pluto, the Sun enters Aries – Boundaries in our path may be our greatest friend helping us shape a new direction. Criticism taken in the right vein can be a wonderful elixir, moving us to new insight.
21st – Friday – A ray of hope can offer us a way out of difficulties we have been living with for a long time. A sudden release of tension can have us all relaxing after what has been a grueling period.
22nd – Saturday – Mercury Conjunct Neptune – Allow creative impulse full rein and write down brilliant ideas that emerge. At the same time remember that fantasy serves the purpose of showing us hidden truths in a symbolic form, but are troublesome when we take our far flung images as literal.
23rd – Sunday – Working harder is not the answer to getting more positive results. A narrow focus and perseverance are necessary but not sufficient to confer success. Be willing to listen to others and be open to correction.
24th – Monday – Mercury Sesquiquadrate Mars – Well meaning words can be irritating when they are offered without forethought. Take note of other people’s moods and watch how you are being received before advancing too far in any conversation.
25th – Tuesday – Mercury Parallel Neptune – Beautiful sentiment can prompt us to reach out in new ways. Love for others requires understanding to be an effective prescription for action.
26th – Wednesday – Mercury Trine Jupiter, Sun Semi-sextile Neptune - We may be involved with new ideas and new people but today is a good time to examine our connection with our roots. Emotional truths light the path in front of us; thoughts and feelings should be in harmony if we are on the right path.
27th – Thursday – Mercury Semi-sextile Uranus – Once again we are prompted to take a new look at our current situation. Small steps are more useful than grand leaps of faith as we explore new terrain.
28th – Friday – Mercury Sextile Pluto, Sun Sesquiquadrate Saturn – Circumstances seem more complicated than they actually are. We have difficulty knowing where to apply our energy; progress is made when we keep moving and follow our intuitions.
29th – Saturday – Mars Semi-sextile Saturn, Venus Trine Mars, Venus Square Saturn – Everything takes longer than it should. There is a way to lighten the day, it just requires us to let other people participate in our activities.
30th – Sunday – The New Moon is at 2:45 PM EDT on the 9th degree of Aries – We experience a fresh source of energy. Unexpected changes in circumstances moves our perspective and we may be blessed with a new attitude.
31st – Monday – Sun Parallel Uranus – Pay attention to the need for self-expression. The urge for freedom can express itself through combativeness. We are happiest and most productive when we appreciate the contribution made by others and embrace the power of unity.
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Transcending Personal Limitations
Four day workshop – March 20th- 23rd, 2014
In Naples, Florida with Bob Mulligan
Before transcending limitations we must realize that we have them. We start life with a feeling of infinite possibilities. Somewhere (usually before our Saturn Return) we realize some of our expectations won’t happen in this lifetime. After dealing with disappointment and accepting our limitations of time, talent, and opportunity, we can use our astrological knowledge to overcome these barriers.
For further information: Call Bob Mulligan – 239-261-2840
Registration for these four days is $495.
Because this workshop is filled to capacity it is being repeated May 22nd – 25th, 2014. If you would like to attend please phone to register.
Live Astrology Classes
The first year of our correspondence school “The Mastery of Astrology”™ is being taught live over three weekends, here in Naples, Florida.
Part III - June 28th and 29th 2014
(Part I was given last October and Part II was given in February. These classes are available over the internet.)
In addition to the live classes each participant receives the complete correspondence school material for these classes. These classes are absolutely foundational for the understanding of astrology…This is the first time these classes have been offered live in the last 20 years.
The cost for the each weekend of classes is $350. The cost is $100 for anyone already enrolled in “The Mastery of Astrology”™ classes.
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If you missed the Winter Solstice party
Bob Mulligan’s talk
“Being Responsible in an Uncertain World”
is available for $15 DVD’s, CD’s, or MP3
On January 18th Bob Mulligan gave a workshop
Astrology and Karma:
Understanding Planetary Root Meanings
If you were unable to attend but would like to hear it, CD’s and MP3 sound files are available for this one day workshop. Cost is $45.