The Daily Astro for March 8, 2012
Today’s Full Moon (4:39 AM EST) highlights approximately 19 degrees of Virgo and Pisces.
There’s a long void-of-course period today (the Moon doesn’t move into Libra until 11:50 PM EST tonight), it’s a better time to finish, complete, and finalize than to start anything new for most of the day today. The Virgo/Pisces polarity asks us to display compassion in everyday life, to be helpful and charitable towards others and not let ourselves be trapped by petty details OR get “lost in the ozone”. With the jangly Mercury-Uranus connection still reverberating in Aries, that might not be the easiest of tasks, as we could be easily irked or distracted. Remember the Grand Trine discussed yesterday–use some of that energy to clear the decks and brainstorm solid ideas for the future. After the Moon enters Libra, partnerships and relationships are highlighted.
Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “A master instructing his pupil.”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “ A sick man lying at the base of a large stone cross, a greyhound running in the distance.”
The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “Elucidation ” and for the Kozminsky Symbol, it’s “Believing ”.
These two Symbols bring forth the ideas of faith and knowledge. There’s also an element of sacrificing for the future or for your belief system or faith, trusting that it is all somehow worthwhile. The gaining of wisdom through example and experience; being open to learn new things. There’s also a need to pay attention to ideas and advice from others and the messages they convey to us. The greyhound in the Kozminsky Symbol can also relate to the spirit running free of encumbrances even in hard or trying times.
Born on March 8:
Beatrice of Castile (Portugal), Juan de Dios, Anne Bonny (pirate), Hannah Hoes Van Buren (U.S. First Lady), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Kenneth Grahame, Sam Jaffe, Claire Trevor, Alan Hale Jr., Cyd Charisse, Joseph Berg, Gabor Szabo, Richard Farina, Jim Bouton, Lynn Redgrave, Carole Bayer Sager, Mickey Dolenz, Gary Numan, Aidan Quinn, Camryn Manheim, Kathy Ireland, Cherly “Salt” James, James Van Der Beek. Freddie Prinze Jr., Randy Meisner, Susan Clark, Dick Hyman, “Little” Peggy March, Pauline Murray.
Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: 8 of Swords/7 of Swords
This very airy combination popping up on the day of a Full Moon reminds us of the ways improper thought patterns and “imprints” can lead to irrational fears and self-sabotage. With the Moon in Mercury-ruled Virgo, we can hold ourselves back by being too critical or by not believing we have the ability to escape our limitations, and the Pisces opposition adds a free-floating anxiety that can make us feel we’re drowning. Sometimes we have to expose ourselves, and admit our fears and vulnerabilities, in order to be free. It’s time to shine a light on the dark areas of our psyches that are holding us hostage.
–Valerie Sylvester, March 8, 2012—