March 18: The moon enters Aquarius
The moon is conjunct Mars at 1:32 a.m.
Overnight, the pensive Capricorn moon forms a conjunction with Mars, marking a potent passage in the month that fuses reflective emotions with earthy, grounded initiative. The objectivity that the Capricorn moon provides promotes a necessary detachment that is required to act in a decisive, uncompromising way now. Whatever we have been brooding on and contemplating will ignite in a clear strategy this week, as lunar energies wind down toward the new moon, and we prepare for the sun’s ingress into fiery, Mars-ruled Aries. This conjunction is an omen of great change, as plans brew below the surface…
The moon is sextile the sun at 3:57 p.m.
The Capricorn moon forms a sextile with the sun in Pisces, blending grounded emotional forces with intuitive perceptions. This aspect forms the waning crescent moon in the sky, a striking image against the backdrop of the night. The crescent moon symbolizes a final emptying of lunar light and forces, a last expression and push in the week leading to the new moon. We can use the quiet reflection of the moment that the sober Capricorn moon provides to tap into an interior vision and let our soul guide us to the last tasks of this month’s lunar cycle.
The moon enters Aquarius at 6:16 p.m.
In the early evening, the lunar mood shifts again, as the waning crescent moon enters inquisitive Aquarius. Classically, Aquarius is also ruled by Saturn, so the shift from Capricorn is a continuation of the stern planet’s emphasis on rules, structures, and discipline—this time playing out in the airy world of social change and intellectual currents. Elementally, air represents the mind and clarity of thought, which is strongly supported by the moon in Aquarius. Where the moon in Capricorn is more reflective and focused on the interior life, the Aquarian moon is outwardly focused, active, and social, creating a mood for opening up to connect with the world around us.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.