Horoscope for the week of 3.19 - 3.25 || aries season & mercury retro // oracle reading for each
Greetings earthlings and starseeds alike! Hope you are all doing well after this dreamy new moon in Pisces. This week was extremely busy for me- I moved into my partners house- so I didn't have time to post a blog last week and for that I am very sorry! I can't wait to talk to you about the astrology for the week ahead.
Monday is the very last day before Aries season. These last few days of Pisces season can get rather foggy and illusory, in which case it's in our best interest to be in a state of acceptance with the transient nature of everything. This is a major period of change for everyone so just being gentle with yourself on Monday and not expecting a whole lot of productivity from yourself and also not expecting anything from the day so that you can be presently surprised by what it brings.
On Tuesday, Aries season begins!!! This is super exciting and I have been waiting for this for a long time. Mercury is moving into a retrograde station on Thursday and is in shadow so my best recommendation for this day is to do some research first and to double and triple check and then ACT! Hit the ground running with those new intentions and new birth to what you want to create this next zodiacal year. Mercury and Venus are in conjunction in Aries which shows a very favorable day for communication and positive relating. The moon moves into Taurus so this is a great day to eat a meal with your loved ones and also to do something that allows you to get in your body. Mark Tuesday down as a great first day of the astrological calendar.
On Thursday, Mercury moves into retrograde station in Aries and the moon is moving into Gemini. This brings the Four Agreements book to my mind and one of the agreements is "being impeccable with your word." Thursday opens up the door for miscommunication and projection in communications- Mercury moving retrograde in Aries looks like putting our foot in our mouth, speaking out of turn and not thinking before we speak. Thursday is a day for intentional communication. Be mindful during this Mercury retrograde station of impatience. The astrology literature always speaks on Mercury retrograde throwing our technology out-of-whack and in this case it's true but only if you are approaching your technology with the stress that you're carrying around with you. Before you start your car, before you start your computer, before you touch your phone, take a deep breath and move through your operation of your technologies with intention. Specific to Thursday and Friday, the moon in Gemini will make us want to communicate our feelings and may make us a little more internally busy than we have been otherwise. Thursday is a day to write everything down. Take your pen to paper and get those feelings and impulses out to achieve a little bit more peace for some transits that may be more difficult to transcend.
On Friday, loving and pleasurable planet Venus in Aries is making a square aspect to planet of death and rebirth Pluto in Capricorn. This aspect is all about transformation in our relationships, which can take multiple forms. On the high side, this aspect can show that we are breaking down walls in our relationships with our partner or on our own in the way that we relate to others. We aren't monks in a cave and we are in this world to interact with other people! The one thing that I love about the sign of Aries is that there can be an insatiable curiosity attached to it, so take that into your interactions on Friday to avoid the low side of this aspect, which can look like a whole headache of projection or falling prey to old habits, patterns and attachments.
On Saturday, tempers may flare with the firey Sun in Aries and Mars in Capricorn making a square aspect. This is a direct pull between what you have to do and what you want to do. The Sun in Aries can be selfish (in a good way)- if you've ever tried to get someone with a lot of Aries energy to do something that they don't want to do, then you know just how hard that Aries drive and instinct can be. Mars is asking us to be mindful of what we have to get done. My best advice is to carve out space for both, with a preference towards what you want to do because the North Node is in Leo and we're all collectively being encouraged to let out heart lead.
Also on Saturday, the moon will move into Cancer which is a really good time to rest, relax and also spend time with those you love and trust. This is a really good time for pouring a nice cup of tea, eating a delicious meal and getting still. We may feel our emotions cycle much in the same way that the moon cycles and with the Sun-Mars square, it's a great day to be gentle with ourselves and forgive ourselves for any anger or aggression that comes up.
I've chosen 12 oracle cards from the Energy Oracle Deck by Sandra Bland Taylor - listed below:
Aries: Blossoming abundance (Reversed)
"This card reversed shows a potential decrease in money, with the coins falling from the garden and out of sight. Sometimes when you receive this card in this position, it may even feel as though cash is slipping through your fingers like water. While this may seem like an ongoing state of affairs, you can still turn things around. Be cautious and responsible where money issues are concerned. Take action to plant new seeds and nurture your financial garden with patience and clarity. This cycle will end; and you will, in time, enjoy the fruits of your labor."
Taurus: Patience (reversed)
"Peaceful redirection is the message when this card is reversed. Open up to the options available to you- even if they aren't yet totally clear. The Universe supports you when you allow its influence to help direct your outcomes, and when you open your imagination to all of the potential solutions around you. The key is to keep moving forward without frantic need or urgency. Don't give up on your goal. Initiation and renewed action are needed now. So keep an open eye to new and unexpected opportunities around you. You may be surprised by where they lead!"
Gemini: Door to Spirit
"This door opens onto the expansive energetic realm where all new beginnings originate. The orbs of light are guiding you through the clouds of the earthly world, leading you to a deeper understanding of your eternal identity- the source of all true value and power. This door opens onto truly unlimited potential, for the changes that happen here reach deep into the core of your being. As such, this card often heralds your increasing powers in the spiritual arts and a deepening connection with the spirit world. Don't be surprised if you find yourself becoming more intuitive, more aware of Spirit's presence, or more powerful in your own healing practices. Now is the time to open up to the unexpected guidance and inspiration of spirit and to the magic and power of your true identity.
Cancer: Financial constraints (reversed)
"This card portends and increase in the money about to come your way. The previous connections have broken open, and there's a greater flow of money and other things. As more funds come in, you'll find that you have the freedom to take more risks and spend without previous extreme precautions. The river of abundance is starting to flow your way, but don't be too cavalier. Always bring your consciousness to this and every aspect of your life."
Leo: Sixth Chakra, Archangel Metatron
"This very powerful Archangel Metatron brings brilliant indigo vibrations to your brow chakra - or third eye- which is the center devoted to insight and clear thought. When this card appears upright, it indicates a much greater clarity in your thought process and an expanded perspective toward broader horizons. Some new perceptions are taking hold, and the clouds of this confusion are clearing. In some ways, this could be a new beginning, for you're on your way to developing a deeper insight about what's going on in your life and why. Now is the time to focus on your personal vision. What do you want your life to look like in the years ahead? Create a clear picture of that and support it with your daily thoughts. The insight you need to create a vibrant life is available to you now."
Virgo: Door to romance (reversed)
"This card reversed indicates a delay or disappointment where love is concerned. In a present relationship, it could also be a sign of distance or separation. For some, the door to love may seem to have been shut for a long time, but the energetic Universe is always in a state of flow or flux. Knowing this, you can work on making changes in your daily life that will bring more love into your experience. Remember to make yourself and your own happiness a priority. Encourage yourself and always acknowledge how valuable and deserving you are of receiving your own love and that of others. Such choices in your attitude and self-treatment will shift any old energy of self-dismissal, changing your core consciousness and all that you attract. So tell the Universe that you're ready for real love because you're finally willing to give it to yourself."
Libra: Woman holding a coin
"The elegantly dressed woman on this card sits on a beautiful chair, holding a bright gold coin. When the card comes upright in a woman's reading, it may refer to her directly and to a successful endeavor regarding her own finances or health. This card could also signal a woman of support or assistance regarding these issues. She may give you financial advice or connect you with someone who does. This woman may be someone you meet where you make your money, or it may be a woman of wealth and value. Either way, this card is telling you to be on the lookout for helpful assistance (or even the possibility of new love or friendship) connected to a woman of wealth or business."
Scorpio: the world (reversed)
"Receiving the World reversed means that you're severely limiting your view of things. You're thinking too narrowly either in your options for action or in what you feel you deserve. You may be feeling boxed in by old ways of doing things, not quite sure how to expand. This card calls for you to think creatively, outside of the box you find yourself in now. In addition, you may have emotionally painted yourself into a corner surrounded on all sides by energies such as fear, shortsightedness, limited thinking or self-doubt. But you still have the option to let all of that go, and this card is telling you to wait a minute longer to do so! It's time to break out, see the unlimited horizons around you and know that the world is waiting for you to take center stage!"
Sagittarius: the Sun
"The sun brings blessings to the earth and this card portends blessings in your own life as well. Just as the sun nurtures the earth, bringing new life in the spring and summer, this is your time for a new beginning, the onset of a nurturing, new light in your life- the light of Divine inspiration and personal growth. This card often marks a time of great creativity, bringing the culmination of an important new project, such as the birth of a baby or the writing or publication of a book or even the new birth of a new you! Now is the time to put your energy into expressing your truth and vision. Visualize the light of Divine love, pouring into your heart and mind like the rays of the sun, bringing inspiration, growth and abundant blessings. See the future you want to create and know the sun is shining on your intentions now!"
Capricorn: Fourth Chakra, Archangel Raphael
"Raphael extends a beautiful green energy surrounded by gentle waves of pink to your heart center. This card upright indicates that you now have a greater readiness to receive love from others as well as yourself. It could also indicate that a much-needed healing from a previous broken heart is taking place. The tender vibrations of Raphael remind you to encourage yourself with the compassionate self-talk that you desire to hear from others. Know that as you do, the light from your heart center will shine with an irresistible beauty and the Universe will send people and situations that cause your sense of love and support to grow and grow."
"This card shows a beautiful spirit holding a golden victory wreath in acknowledgment of your achievement. Success is on its way, and you have a sense of pride in what you've worked to accomplish. The achievement may be a great outer success or it may be a deep inner change that you've been exerting a lot of effort toward. Enjoy this sense of accomplishment but be careful not to rest upon your laurels. People expect outer triumph to bring great changes, but often there may still be inner work to do. Let yourself be open to victory on every level now."
"This card marks the presence of two (or more) possible choices in your life. It shows you anxiously looking at two roads, wondering which would be the better choice. Yes you are standing still, feeling confused by the up-and-down emotions of your present indecision. You could spend days, months or even years in this back-and-forth energy- all the while feeling your focus and your life force energy draining away. This indecision creates a paralysis of will, one that can keep you stuck while you're waiting to be certain about the results of your choice. It's time to let go of the analysis and self-doubt that have been keeping you stuck. Meditate on your options and see where your spirit guides you. Consider which direction resonates with you most- both in the process and in the goal. Follow your heart nad make the honoring choice."