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Know the astrological weather because knowledge is POWER.™

This bulletin is designed to provide a packet of powerful information that will help you avoid or negotiate occurrences that are likely to arise as a result of difficult energetic conditions—which are predictable by astrologers.

This bulletin also gives guidance on maximizing the astrological climate so you can be more successful and happy. In a general sense, this is called “electional astrology.”

Some of the advice is simple to understand and adopt, such as the Lunar Void of Course information, or the Mercury Retrograde attachment. Other points may take more reflection and imagination for you to utilize in a meaningful way. 

 

How To Use This Month’s Bulletin

  1. Observe The Big Picture Items. The chief astrological phenomena in March are:

 

    • Mercury Retrograde. If you don’t know what this phenomenon is, read the Mercury Retrograde (“Rx”) attachment, which accompanies this bulletin. Mercury Retrograde exits its post-shadow period on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:08PM PST. Watch events around 3/12/21 and use special care as Mercury post-shadow terminals are often pernicious!
    • Mars in Gemini (3/3/21 thru 4/23/21). The action planet enters the communication sign, making for lots of mental activity and communication that might be scattered and unfocused.
    • Mercury in Pisces (3/15/21 thru 4/3/21). Watch out for muddled thinking, inartful expression and poor communication for the last 17 days of March! There are some positive inflection points during the month, such as 3/4/21 (Jupiter conjunction), Mercury In Pisces Sextile Uranus In Taurus (3/21/21) and Mercury Conjunct Neptune (3/29/21—careful—this one cuts in both directions!). And if you’re involved in creative, emotional or spiritual matters, you can utilize this transit to your advantage!
    • Venus in Aries (3/21/21 thru 4/15/21). For the 26 days, Venus is in its detriment in the sign of the self, assertion and action. Overindulgence and excesses are likely, especially those involving the Venusian significations of pleasure, love, beauty, possession and money. Expect people to be outspoken about their needs and desires.
    • Macro-Level Energies. If you want a broader perspective, take a look at this attachment.

 

  1. What’s On Your Plate This Month? Take note of these special purpose astro-dates—

 

    • Have any sensitive negotiations or important strategic planning? See Mercury Conjunct Jupiter on March 4, Venus Conjunct Neptune on the 13th, and Mars In Gemini Trine Saturn on 3/21/21. Use caution on the 10th (see Sun Conjunct Neptune).
    • Starting a business? Look at the entries on 3/4/21 (Mercury Conjunct Jupiter), 3/18/21 (Venus In Pisces Sextile Pluto), 3/20/21 (Sun Enters Aries), 3/21/21 (Mars In Gemini Trine Saturn and Mercury In Pisces Sextile Uranus) and 3/29/21 (Venus In Taurus Trines Jupiter).
    • Filing a lawsuit? Check out Mars In Gemini Trine Saturn on 3/21/21.
    • Dealing with regulators or authorities about sensitive matters? See Mars In Gemini Trine Saturn on 3/21/21. Use caution on the 10th (Sun Conjunct Neptune).
    • Need help or advice from an expert or senior advisor? See Mars In Gemini Trine Saturn on 3/21/21 and the entry on 3/31/21 (Sun in Aries Sextile Saturn). Use caution on the 10th (see Sun Conjunct Neptune).
    • Proposing a radical new plan to someone? Look at March 16 (Sun In Pisces Sextile Pluto), and see Mars In Gemini Trine Saturn on 3/21/21.
    • Need to strengthen bonds or develop a new relationship-dimension with someone key to your career, finances, money or business? See Venus in Pisces Sextile Pluto in Capricorn on the 18th.
    • Want to impress someone with your energy, optimism and confidence? Look at the entries on the Equinox (3/20/21) and 3/31/21 (Sun in Aries Sextile Saturn).
    • Have an employee, partner or personnel problem? Things may come to a head at the Libra Full Moon, but the astrology supports a positive outcome. See Full Moon in Libra (3/28/21).
    • Have marketing or advertising that’s focused on spirituality or metaphysics? See Mercury Conjunct Neptune (3/29/21).
    • Celebrating something? Check out the Venus Star Point on 3/26/21. Also consider the Spring Equinox (3/20/21), Be careful about excesses and overindulgences after the 21st (see Venus Enters Aries on 3/21/21), and avoid gatherings around the Libra Full Moon (3/28/21).

Note: before acting on the above, refer to the void-of-course moon periods! Don’t step into a sink-hole! There are twelve (12) days this month that have VOC periods during business hours. See below.

 

  1. Take Note of March’s Aspect Menu. Many additional aspects and transits this month are noted on the AstroLawger calendar (see below). They include three conjunctions with Neptune in Pisces (Sun, Venus & Mercury), two Pluto sextiles (Venus and Sun), two harmonious aspects with Saturn in Aquarius (Mars and Sun), four Mercury aspects (including one square with Mars), and a powerful Venus Star Point.

 

  1. Use the AstroLawger Monthly Calendar.

Dates and precise times for some of the above events are entered into the AstroLawger calendar. Please email me (jfoy@exemplarlaw.com) to gain access to the monthly calendars if you don’t yet have it.

 

  1. Take Note of the Void of Course Moon. As always, this bulletin includes a table of the month’s Void of Course periods (see the attachment). In March 2021, nearly all the Moon’s void-of-course periods all fall within normal business hours (in America), including:
    • Tue 3/2/2021 6:09 AM – 12:38 PM
    • Thu 3/4/2021 8:09 AM – 2:43 PM
    • Sat 3/6/2021 1:44 AM – 6:20 PM
    • Mon 3/8/2021, 4:52 PM to Tue 3/9/2021, 11:44 PM
    • Wed 3/10/2021, 7:32 PM to Thu 3/11/2021, 6:44 AM
    • Sat 3/13/2021 8:38 AM – 3:44 PM
    • Thu 3/18/2021 1:40 PM – 4:47 PM
    • Sun 3/21/2021 5:04 AM – 5:17 AM
    • Tue 3/23/2021 8:26 AM – 2:56 PM
    • Thu 3/25/2021 6:27 AM – 8:25 PM
    • Mon 3/29/2021 5:08 PM – 10:33 PM
    • Wed 3/31/2021 5:29 PM – 10:59 PM

All times in this Bulletin are Pacific Standard Time (or Pacific Daylight Time after 3/15/21).

Remember, while the Moon is VOC—rest your A-Game. Avoid key actions and events during the time periods above if possible. See the Lunar Void of Course attachment for more explanation.

 

Mercury Retrograde

Overview

Mercury retrograde is frequently associated with electronics, communication and technology failures and mishaps, nervous anxiety, travel delays, and lost items. It’s also known for returning persons and situations.

All the astrology “planets” exhibit apparent retrograde motion, except the Sun and Moon. (No planet actually moves in reverse, of course, it’s just an apparent movement). Mercury’s orbit around the Sun is 88 days, it’s inner orbit relative to Earth has a synodic period of approximately 116 days.

Each Mercury retrograde cycle has three (3) phases: pre-shade, retrograde motion, and post-shadow. Each cycle lasts roughly eight (8) weeks, with the actual retrograde (i.e., middle) phase spanning about 24 days. While the days that mark the beginning and end of the middle phase are commonly believed to be the worst, many people observe that the days marking the beginning of the pre-shadow and the ending of the post-shadow are equally vexing.

Although Mercury goes retrograde three to 4 times each year, Mercury is retrograde less than 20% of the time, much less than Jupiter, but more than Mars or Venus.

 

Practice Pointers

Actions to Avoid (if feasible)

New undertakings and launching new projects.

New meetings and introductions.

Executing (signing) contracts.

Starting negotiations.

Commencing sales pitches and presentations.

Recommended Action

Embrace the “re’s”.

Re-strategize, re-develop, re-think, re-imagine, re-consider, re-view, re-discuss, re-establish, re-draft, re-work, re-evaluate, etc.

Continuing with stalled-out projects or relationships and reviving former plans, efforts and affairs are often ideal during Mercury Retrograde.

Check and re-check facts and figures.

Confirm understandings.

Verify receipt of communications.

If contracts or legally operative instruments are to be executed or filed, double-, triple- and quadruple-check key points and provisions.

Test and question assumptions.

 

 

Lunar Void of Course

After the Moon completes its key aspects with all the planets in a given sign (in which the Moon is traversing), it is said to be “void of course” for the remainder of its passage in that sign. It’s messages al have been delivered, and it’s effectively discharged—until it enters the next sign. The Moon goes void of course about every 2 ½ days; usually the period only lasts a few hours, but can last more than a full day.

The simple advice is here is to avoid activities and communications of great importance or significance when the Moon is in this inactive period. This advice is similar to the recommended course of action/inaction for Mercury Retrograde. Efforts are likely to fail to produce the desired outcome during void of course periods.

 

LUNAR VOID OF COURSE TABLE

March 2021

All dates and times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).

         START DATE AND TIME                       END DATE AND TIME                            ENTERING SIGN

Tue 3/2/2021 6:09 AM Tue 3/2/2021 12:38 PM Scorpio
Thu 3/4/2021 8:09 AM Thu 3/4/2021 2:43 PM Sagittarius
Sat 3/6/2021 1:44 AM Sat 3/6/2021 6:20 PM Capricorn
Mon 3/8/2021, 4:52 PM Tue 3/9/2021 11:44 PM Aquarius
Wed 3/10/2021 7:32 PM Thu 3/11/2021 6:44 AM Pisces
Sat 3/13/2021 8:38 AM Sat 3/13/2021 3:44 PM Aries
Mon 3/15/2021 8:40 PM Tue 3/16/2021 3:56 AM Taurus
Thu 3/18/2021 1:40 PM Thu 3/18/2021 4:47 PM Gemini
Sun 3/21/2021 5:04 AM Sun 3/21/2021 5:17 AM Cancer
Tue 3/23/2021 8:26 AM Tue 3/23/2021 2:56 PM Leo
Thu 3/25/2021 6:27 AM Thu 3/25/2021 8:25 PM Virgo
Sat 3/27/2021 4:48 PM Sun 3/28/2021 10:22 PM Libra
Mon 3/29/2021 5:08 PM Mon 3/29/2021 10:33 PM Scorpio
Wed 3/31/2021 5:29 PM Wed 3/31/2021 10:59 PM Sagittarius

 

MACRO-LEVEL ENERGIES

 The following is a brief discussion of long-term astrological events currently in progress.

 

Saturn-Square Uranus (2020-2022)

About every ten years Saturn and Uranus aspect each other in a disharmonious or tense fashion, like the “square,” which means they sit exactly 90 degrees apart on an astrological chart. But the square that predominates in 2021 is very unusual because of the hyper-Aquarian atmosphere, and because it’s a serial event.

The long orbits of the outer planets like Saturn and Uranus mean that their meeting is going to last a few months or even years. And that’s what’s in motion now with the fatherly, stoic, disciplinarian, rule-making planet Saturn, who’s in a tense posture with the maverick, rebel planet—the revolutionary inventor and game-changer, Uranus. We can say that these planets formed this harsh angle (a “square”) in mid-March 2020, about the time of the first U.S. COVID-19 lockdown.

This challenging, exciting and ultimately rewarding aspect will remain in effect for some time, at least until the end of 2022. The 2021 period is especially potent because the square aspect becomes exact three times, as they switch from direct to retrograde motion.  This planetary dance promises many surprises, leaps forward, new inventions, and exciting innovations, especially in the Taurean fields of influence (money, markets, property, values, self-esteem) and Aquarian matters (technology, invention, community, equality). Expect these advances and watershed moments to carry the flavor of the rebel-versus-the-authorities, the outsider-versus-the-system, or the champion-of-the-people. Key dates to watch are the 2-4 week periods set around the exact squares on February 17, June 14 and December 24, 2021.

 

The Jupiter-Saturn Air Sign Conjunction Cycle (exact 12/21/2020)

The Saturn-Jupiter conjunction on the December 2020 Winter Solstice (12/21/20), which garnered worldwide and mainstream media attention, has a number of exceptional qualities. First, while Jupiter and Saturn conjunct about every 20 years, each conjunction generally remains in the same sign-element (Air, Earth, Fire, Water) before progressing to the next element. [Note:  there is always at least one holdover exception at the beginning of each new elemental cycle.]

The conjunctions shift elements after approximately two centuries. With 200 years for each element, the entire cycle through all four elements — Water, Fire, Earth, and Air — runs about 800 years. Although the last Jupiter-Saturn conjunction was an Earth sign holdover that followed the 1980 Libra conjunction, the December 21, 2020 conjunction marks the full entry into the Air signs for the remainder of the Air cycle.

For the previous two hundred years, Jupiter and Saturn experienced their conjunctions in Earth signs, most recently in Capricorn. For these two powerhouse planets—which are global, societal and civilizational in their impact and scope—this sea change is not subtle.  Earth energies are material, terrestrial and tactile; Air energies are ethereal, spiritual and mental. On the macro-level of society and community, this event depicts a radical realignment and transmutation of the human collective, one that alters its focus towards the cognitive, reprioritizes thought, vision and awareness, and eschews notions of the stark dominion of the material over the spiritual.

Adding some fuel to this already powerful event, is the fact this conjunction landed at 0 degrees and 28 minutes of Aquarius. This kind of unlikely event (each Sign has thirty degrees) is very hard to ignore (for astrologers), and it makes a cogent argument that, if we were not already in the Aquarian Age, we are most certainly in it now. (More on the Aquarian Age in future bulletins or other material, for those who’re interested. Suffice it to say for now that the Aquarian Age is an era where society broadly accepts, nurtures and implements ideals and changes that are altruistic, egalitarian, inventive, intelligent, and compassionate.) Those readers who know numerology will note that 28 reflects 10, which is the number of cycle endings and new beginnings.

The last 200-year Air cycle began in the twelfth-century, a period widely studied for its events and movements described as the High Middle Ages and the Renaissance of the 12th Century.

 

The U.S.A.’s Plutonic Return (in progress, exact 2/22/2022)

The God of the Underworld and ruler of Scorpio, Plutonic energies are those of the subconscious and unconscious, death and rebirth, sex, transformation, destruction, endings, beginnings, power, control, and the things that are covert, hidden or occluded. In the natal chart of the United States, Pluto rests in the second house, the house of possessions and values. On February 22, 2022, Pluto will achieve one full revolution for the U.S.A., returning to its natal chart position of 27 degrees, 33 minutes of Capricorn. This reflects an orbital journey of nearly 246 years.

Given the long orbit and glacial pace of Pluto’s movement, it’s fair to say that the effects of this grand planetary return are manifesting now, and have been in progress for some time. It’s also likely the effects will continue to be conspicuous beyond the exact return date of 2/22/2022. No one who understands much about astrology can be surprised to hear it suggests so strongly the news headlines in the U.S.A. pertaining to government, law, politics, civilian unrest, etc. Currently, the significations of Pluto dominate our news outlets, media and popular culture.

 

Saturn-Pluto Conjunction (January 12, 2020) 

Saturn and Pluto made a perfect conjunction at 23 degrees of Capricorn on January 12, 2020.

This aspect of these two powerful planets—neither of which is considered harmless or light-hearted—reflects a clash of power and rules, destruction and permanence, transformation and tradition. Outer planets like these commonly affect the collective, society at large, as well as individual, interpersonal dynamics and experience. Pluto, whose significations include sex, death, rebirth, transformation and catharsis, mandates a deep dive into the underworld where we’re forced to confront our shadows and negotiate passage through dark, sometimes frightening and despairing recesses. Saturn is best known for its character as a teacher of hard lessons regarding discipline, rules, responsibility, tradition and institutions. When they meet eye to eye, we can expect a compelled course in fearlessness, persistence, confidence and focus—at both the collective and personal levels.

The planet of contraction and constraint, Saturn has the capacity to intensify the isolating and mettle-testing Plutonic descent. This pair of super-powers may at times demand we stand firm and strong in the face of overwhelming forces, or instead summon the strength to surrender and cope with the internal and external consequences. As a matter of personal responsibility (ruled by Saturn), we’re compelled to respect the inner battles and turmoils experienced by others, just as we grapple with our own struggles.

Notable civilization-level events in January 2020 included— 

  • Chinese state media reports the first known death from an illness caused by COVID (1/11/20); and
  • the U.S. House of Representatives submitted articles of impeachment of Donald Trump (1/16/20).

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