compassion

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Albert Einstein

Mercury returns to Pisces today, increasing personal sympathy and compassion. We become more inclined to rely on intuitive guidance than intellectual assessment but our ability to clearly articulate our thoughts and intentions is increasingly challenging. The Moon is void-of-course this morning until 9:25 AM PDT. The Moon’s arrival in Capricorn increases our individual protectiveness as well as draining our emotional reserves. There is likely a very strong desire to withdraw to quiet places of contemplation or at least find solace in the company of like-minded individuals if possible.

THE week ahead: The multiple shifts that occur this week are geared towards making preparations for the expansive growing power of next week’s New Moon (March 24th 2:28 AM PDT 4° Aries). Mercury returns to Pisces on Monday after briefly retrograding back into Aquarius. As Mercury recovers the ‘lost ground’ from the retrograde period, intuitive guidance is well supported, and we recover an increasing sense of personal sympathy and compassion. The Sun’s arrival in Aries on Thursday marks the Spring Equinox. We find intriguing threads of insight to follow and begin to feel strong imperatives to expand. Saturn makes the first ingress into Aquarius, increasing support for innovative, structural shifts. The Mars-Pallas conjunction at the beginning of the week increases the imperative to take action as this perceptive conjunction increases our awareness of what needs to be done. By Thursday, Mars conjuncts expansive Jupiter, further encouraging some kind of action. However, while these shifts signal important developments, the waning lunar cycle seems to keep us from finding solid footing. The overall effect seems to create a void of some kind, as though we are in a frustrating limbo, despite the strong inclination to DO SOMETHING! This week’s inspiration and insight will create an important springboard from which we can finally begin to expand our reach and seek the kind of accomplishments that we have been ‘visioning’ since at least the beginning of the year.

Individual determination is on display on Sunday, along with aggressiveness and strong convictions. However, we’ll do better to ‘wait and see’. Intuitive guidance improves on Monday with Mercury’s return to Pisces. Inspiration is strong but ill-defined on Tuesday. Although we feel driven to accomplish, it is difficult to clearly describe our intentions or find the right ‘foothold’. We begin to find some clarity on Wednesday. Although there is still not a clear opening to make tangible progress, we find opportunities to make plans, cut losses and define priorities. The Spring Equinox on Thursday produces intriguing threads of insight and inspiration. Although we may feel driven to accomplish something, we are still in a preparatory phase with few opportunities to make real headway. The Moon is void-of-course all day on Friday in a lucky, optimistic atmosphere. We should be aware that over-optimism could get us in over our heads. Saturn arrives in Aquarius on Saturday evening, marking a powerful shift towards innovative structural change.

ASTROLOGICAL SNAPSHOT

Today is the 76th day of 2020
03 days until Spring equinox
292 days until 2021

Sun is in Pisces
Moon is in Sagittarius
Mercury is in Pisces
Venus is in Taurus
Mars is in Capricorn
Jupiter is in Capricorn
Saturn is in Capricorn
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries

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