Moon moves into Pisces shortly before 1 AM CDT and remains there until 5:33 AM CDT Tuesday morning when it goes void again (in Pisces). You may encounter glitches today, especially regarding the legal system (especially courts), universities (or other higher education), or long distance travel today. (If none of these apply, then health could be an issue.) This is true because the Sun (Aries) makes its annual quincunx to Jupiter (Virgo) today. A very loose mutable T-Square is in play adding to the anxiety and aggravation as we try to make final plans in one of these areas and “things” do not work out as we wish.
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If any of this planning involves activities beginning near April 17th through April 28th (and into the Mercury / Mars retrogrades), then iron out the bugs today. More will likely crop up, but this is a very good time to eliminate as many as you can (especially if this is a vacation).
Similar to yesterday, Mercury is active and Mercury BiQuintile North Node may yield an insight on how to eliminate some old karma and move forward.
Outer planets are comparatively quiet but Juno is in two of three aspects telling us that trust issues (and possibly deceit) are important today.
If you focus yourself, you can accomplish much today. Obstacles and snags will be present, but it will worthwhile to pay attention to details and avoid any puffery that presents itself. Stick to the facts, and complete everything before the Moon turns void (v/c) at 8:56 PM CDT.
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Mercury Trine Saturn favors progress if you are a Fire or Air sign. Earth / Water do better with this aspect in general, but Fire / Air have the advantage today. Mercury quincunx Jupiter says puffery (“Salesmanship,” BS, etc.) is present; avoid it. Venus opposite North Node (and conjunct South Node) tempts us to “take the easy way out.” Do not do that.
We have a double header with Jupiter Square Saturn today along with the Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon Aries / Libra). Note that Jupiter / Saturn will perfect again May 26th, and this aspect exerts continuing influence from February 14th of 2016 until October 28th of 2016. Chances are good this week, maybe today, will mark an important milestone in this window. The eclipse punctuates that.
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Sun conjoins Mercury circa 3:11 PM CDT, and the window form 2:40 PM until 3:40 PM CDT is particularly useful (Cazimi) for key actions involving communications or transportation. You can buy that car, computer or phone if you can seal the entire deal during this window.
A Hard Rectangle also forms on the 23rd:
Hard Rectangle Enters March 23 2016 5:56:47 am (CDT +5:00)
Hard Rectangle Leaves March 23 2016 3:32:35 pm (CDT +5:00)
The Hard Rectangle tells us this could be a “tough” and even dangerous day (with the possibility for violence) if we do not properly focus ourselves.
Jupiter forms a triseptile aspect to Pallas. This is difficult to interpret, but it might mean you do something helpful for a vet, particularly an older and unemployed vet.
By itself, the New Moon today is interesting. This NM marks the start of the Chinese New Year, and we have a list of New Moons in 2016 here. The Moon turns v/c for the remainder of the day, and this is a good day for a holiday.
We have a number of interesting aspects today, including higher order aspects. But what stands out are the sheer number of aspects in play. Next, we interpret select aspects, and after that a list of the aspects (regular and higher order) perfecting today.
Beyond the NM today, enough by itself, Mercury Trine North Node catches our eyes. It speaks to travel and communications, conversations and trips, done to deal with Karmic issues such as dealing with old wounds or taking on new challenges needed to grow into the next stage, whatever that may be. Venus Sextile Chiron confirms this but focuses the issues more into health, education, and mentor relationships. Mercury Novile Saturn tells us that not only is the “Devil In the Details” but so also is a possible new insight that leads to a special skill in dealing with those details. Jupiter TriSeptile Uranus has been applying for at least a few days (if not weeks), and it marks a collective turning point for the planet in terms of working through karmic issues, helping those less fortunate than ourselves, and addressing environmental issues.
Sunday is another rough and tumble kind of day. With Moon in Aries, fire signs tend to have SOME advantage. Venus Conjunct Jupiter, third in the series, favors everyone but particularly earth signs and particularly Virgo in that group. This is your day to buy a lotto ticket Virgo. That may be more true metaphorically than literally, but you may have some special window available today.
Some rough spots are present. Mercury (Libra) quincunx Chiron (Pisces) and Opposite Uranus (Aries) creates a state of panic for students who have assignments coming due and possible emerging healthcare issues for some people (particularly elderly and disabled). As is always true, you must evaluate how the mix of aspects applies to your personal situation. (See, also, this analysis.)
Earth signs had Monday. Air signs had Wednesday. Water signs have today. Moon is in Pisces and opposes Venus, Jupiter, and Mars (in that order). This might feel, at times, a little rough to water signs, but this is the kind of roughness that helps you make decisions, act on them, and get things done. For the rest of us, the watery Piscean Moon makes this Saturday best used as a playday. And, it can be just that. (Avoid using it as a workday, if you can, unless you are a poet or musician or some similar kind of artist.)
Do note that this day is sandwiched between Friday (yesterday) and Sunday (tomorrow), and that both of those days have multiple major aspects. You may feel some pressure from those (especially if you have health issues or academic assignments due).