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Cosmic Rhythms - March 2016

Mar 04, 2016 04:46PM ● By Alethea Hunt

Themes of health and illness permeate March with a plethora of Pisces planets opposing Jupiter and the North Node in Virgo. Health issues become magnified and possibly distorted; could something “healthy” actually do more harm than good or veer overboard into a form of addiction? There is a hazard of taking health-related information out of context now and winding up sick(er) because of it; keep a proper wellness perspective so you can see the forest for the trees. A little misapplied information can be problematic, so be cautious about partaking of something that is theoretically good for you but might not be right for your specific body or application. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to wellness; what’s beneficial for one may not work with another’s constitution. Introspective reflection about what is—and more importantly, what isn’t—working on the health front is generally favored over seeking out a “guru”. Keep immune systems healthy too as this could be a bad end to flu season; incorporate good quality sleep as well since rest and relaxation are equally important components of well-being.

A solar eclipse on March 8 in prophetic Pisces says keep both feet on the ground if utilizing intuitive faculties with Jupiter and Saturn’s involvement. Beliefs can either support or hinder and there may be some hazards to “magical thinking”; if you’re wishing for something, put a plan in place as well to see it realized. Nothing wrong with daydreaming, but stay anchored with tangible efforts to avoid being carried downriver now. Overall, it’s a “God helps those who help themselves” vibe so remember to put the work in. Fantasies may also be checked via some hard truths, especially from a feasibility standpoint. Avoid denial, because the ensuing troubleshooting can actually shore up any structural weakness in that vision. And remember that sometimes a firm and repeated spiritual “no” in response to prayers just might be for your own good. There are “tests of faith” overtones at work, so can you still trust the infinite wisdom of the Universe—even if you don’t get exactly what you hoped for.

Jupiter and Pluto make contact all month (exact March 16); look for opportunities for positive, large-scale transformation, whether they are health, wealth, or work-related. It may not be one huge thing but many small parts that coalesce into something bigger; start with the minor, mundane, logistical stuff as this energy is more akin to a gigantic yet gradual systematic renovation or overhaul. It may even be more about taking away versus adding something to your diet, budget or something else. Mid-month, Saturn and Uranus interact. The key is taking responsibility for our own growth and happiness by self-initiating change. Saturn also squares Jupiter throughout the month (exact March 23), potentially blocking expansion, limiting opportunity or presenting via some hard lessons—growth comes primarily through discernment now. This is especially evident circa March 20-25 when Venus mixes in. Love and money matters require extra caution then since judgment can be “off”.

A lunar eclipse in Libra on March 23 brings relationships and our feelings about them to the fore. This is a very action-oriented moon, so feelings may push you to do something about a union around this time. Whatever move is made regarding a union, being motivated by “the grand scheme of things” and a desire for growth should be the compass.

A practitioner of Western Tropical astrology, Alethea Hunt has been practicing for more than 17 years. Connect with her at 203-917-6312, [email protected] or