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Dear Friend and Reader:

Mars is in the process of changing signs. Today it's in the last degree of Capricorn (a degree with a conspiratorial feeling, in case that vibe is in the air), and it ingresses Aquarius at 3:43 pm EDT on Monday.

The conspiratorial theme is now the one dominating the discussion on the internet. Yet we're about to live through six weeks of Mars in Aquarius — the very six weeks when everyone is supposed to stay home and apart.

We live in the time when you can see photos of the Martian landscape. I don't know about you, but I think this is over-the-top incredible. Not sure which rover took this one.
This may connect people to their anger at this situation. One month ago we were living normally and being told to wash our hands. Now much of the United States resembles a ghost town.

I think we need to be asking, and demanding answers: what is this and how did it happen? Yet before people get there, the fact of the disruption of our lives is going to gradually start dawning on the population.

Mars could represent anything antagonistic, and it could also represent a call to action. Saturn in Aquarius, which began just over one week ago, is doing its part to hold things stable.

Mars in Aquarius begins with a conjunction to Saturn, still in the first degree of Aquarius as well. This is exact at 2:31 pm on Tuesday, so the tension is building now; and it will change tone and continue to build into the conjunction — which is likely to come with a social jolt of some kind.

Mars + Saturn + Aquarius has a 'power to the people' feeling, if people feel like having any power, unless we're talking about electricity. As of now, within the space of a few weeks, we have been put in a position of being glad that we have food and heat. Let's see what effect this combination of energies yields.

The Moon is currently in Gemini. Into the evening and overnight, the Moon makes a square to centaur Nessus (beware of victim trips in any form), followed by a square to Neptune, which also dominates the day Monday.

Neptune squares, especially from the Moon, are akin to anesthesia. And this one is happening during a sensitive sign-change of Mars, when you really need to be paying attention. Fortunately, today is the Day of the Observer. Keep your eyes and ears on.

I'm following the astrology day by day on our Daily Planets page. That's where to find birthday readings as well. I try to update the night before, though sometimes it's a little too busy for that.

Daily coronavirus news is at this link. Please pass this forward to anyone you think might benefit. There's a lot of confusing and conflicting information going around. We are tracking, confirming and debunking as much as possible.

With love,
PS — Thank you Amy Elliott for writing the weekly horoscope, Monday Morning 222.
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Many times I have quoted Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche: "We do indeed live in an age of decadence, but the dharma is not decadent. The dharma is the same as it always has been." Despite the challenges of our time, you can focus on your purpose, which is related to the World Purpose. You can step into your calling as one who came to our planet to make a positive difference. This is integral to your healing path, your personal mission and the necessities of the world. In this new video reading, about work and relationships, we will use the astrological markers of our moment to point the way, and clear the way. You may pre-order all 12 signs here.

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Your extended monthly horoscope for April was published on Saturday, March 28. We published your extended monthly horoscope for March on Thursday, Feb. 29. Please note: we normally publish the extended monthly horoscope after the Sun has entered a new sign.
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Monday Morning Horoscope #222 for March 30, 2020 | By Amy Elliott
Aries (March 20-April 19) — Your ruler Mars is about to enter Aquarius, your 11th solar house, where it joins the newly arrived Saturn. In this extraordinary moment, that confers on you certain responsibilities. In some respects, at least, the buck stops with you. You might find yourself in a position of organizing the household, or setting an example in your local community. As you do this, be open to what others have to say, in particular when that involves sharing feelings or personal experiences. Take them into account. Listen carefully to advice, whether you decide to act on it or not. You have a general idea what needs to happen, in terms of the basics. Make sure you avoid the most obvious mistakes; this will help you keep on course. Get your full Aries reading by Eric here.

The Journey of You and Chiron | A New Reading by Eric Francis

Anyone who has encountered it is curious about Chiron. Planet Waves provides one of the few dependable online sources of information on this unusual planet. For the 10th anniversary Astrology Studio reading, I will be covering Chiron in Aries — a momentous event for all those born under this sign, and of high interest to everyone else. Get instant access to this reading here.

Taurus (April 19-May 20) — There are many variations of heroism, bravery and doing the right thing. Society may reward some of these disproportionately over others, though all of them count. Currently, your main field of action is not so much in the public eye as inside your mind. Specific feelings, whether rooted in the past or of more recent origin, are making themselves noticeable. Allow yourself the space and bandwidth to examine and work with them. With most of the world on lockdown at present, you more than likely have an opening to turn your gaze inward and make some gentle inquiries. Refrain from judgments; instead, step back from your usual mode of self-restraint, and receive and acknowledge what comes through. Get your full Taurus reading by Eric here.

Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Current astrology describes you entering a new phase of freedom and independence. More time and energy is now at your disposal, and thus more choice. You are also provided with the wisdom of your past experiences. However, Mercury in Pisces is inviting you to engage with alternative modes of thought, some of which might well be unfamiliar. Take a holistic view of situations, and be prepared to consider a range of perspectives as potentially valid and not necessarily mutually exclusive. Said another way, the cosmos has more than one voice, so it makes sense to keep multiple channels open. Pay attention to your internal compass as well, and note your dreams. Get your full Gemini reading by Eric here.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Trial and error is an excellent way to learn and develop, not least because you get interesting experiences as a side-effect. Your astrology is now inviting you to apply the wisdom gleaned from past mistakes, as well as to make some new ones. Our society has undergone major upheaval in recent weeks; one consequence of this is to open the way for many people to experiment with different hobbies, roles and circumstances. Your capacity for invention has a part to play here. Try an activity you've never done, or are not used to doing. Then do it a few more times. Then try something else. And if you sing a bum note or drop a stitch in the wrong place or add a bit too much pepper, consider it part of the fun. Get your full Cancer reading by Eric here.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Right now a lot of structures are being broken down, and suddenly many people have a chance to view things from a fresh perspective. You are no exception. Among the things undergoing change at the fundamental level are our relationships to one another. You now have an opportunity to examine what works, and what doesn't work so well, about the various connections you have with others. As people adapt and balances shift, you'll be free to experiment. Part of this could involve cutting through all the niceties and compromises, and discovering what (or who) you really desire. You might find you need to be more independent, or unearth a shared interest you didn't know was there. Keep an open mind. Get your full Leo reading by Eric here.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — The current developments we're experiencing are unprecedented for many. It's been a long while since Western societies, at least, were on this kind of extraordinary footing. Yet it's possible that you are more in your element than you expected; perhaps drawing on the legendary Virgo knack for organization. Whatever the case, your presence and likely your example are providing reassurance to others, and helping them keep sane and steady. Don't underestimate the value of this, and do be generous with your wisdom. As you encounter new situations, trust your instinct and your internal guidance system. These give you a feel for the right response, and will lead you more accurately than anything else can. Get your full Virgo reading by Eric here.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — In this unusual moment, you seem especially well placed to support those around you to make the best of their circumstances. Do not underestimate the importance of this responsibility. It might not seem especially dashing or heroic, though in fact it's indispensable. You have a way of understanding people's subtle needs, and you can answer them. Use your creative skills, and your ability to extract fun from just about any situation. In order to do this successfully, however, you must also do what's necessary to take care of yourself, and recognize when you need to replenish your energy. Maintain your boundaries, and speak up clearly when you need space. Get your full Libra reading by Eric here.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — One technique people sometimes use to cope under pressure is to keep to what seems familiar. Familiar means comfortable, and comfortable means safe — to an extent. Where this can get tricky is when outdated concepts from one's early upbringing can reappear. For example, placing certain judgments on yourself, or assuming you must behave in a particular way, or act in a specific role and none other. Your traditional ruler Mars entering your 4th house Monday suggests ideas along those lines might be tempting for you just now. Yet you've come a long way since you discarded them, and your resultant freedom is too precious to walk back. With some thought and effort, you can find a different route. Get your full Scorpio reading by Eric here.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Acknowledge your feelings. Non-physical wellbeing might seem like a luxury in these times; yet it is still wellbeing, and related to the body. Often, people avoid confronting their emotions; often this is done without thinking, and needs and passions swept beneath the floorboards to reappear at a choice inconvenient moment. For you, this is not an option right now. You need to stay in touch with your various sensations and moods, and not judge them. After all, things are tense for many right now, and you're not a robot. Do whatever it takes not to fall asleep. Keep a journal, make art, play music — whatever feels natural in terms of expressing yourself, and perhaps some new methods too. Get your full Sagittarius reading by Eric here.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Saturn and Mars are both pretty significant planets for you. After Monday, both will be in Aquarius, your 2nd house. You have a particular mission, which in essence is to uphold your most basic and profound ethical principles in everything you say and do. By this I mean: act rightly, be kind, tell the truth. Amid all this chaos, it's easy to feel such things no longer matter; yet in fact they're more important than ever, and you are now being called to demonstrate this by setting an example. And note: you are not going to accomplish this within the social media colosseum, through judging other people's performances. This is about your actions and decisions, which will influence what others do. Get your full Capricorn reading by Eric here.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Your recent experiences have endowed you with a lot of wisdom and grit, and no small measure of added chutzpah. With your traditional ruler Saturn now in your sign, you can begin to feel the benefit of this change. Despite the less-than-ideal circumstances many of us are now in, you are still likely to notice the pressure easing off. Use this to your advantage, and as far as possible to help people around you who might not be so well prepared for the current scenario. This could also give additional meaning to your previous struggles, and to the fact that you came through them stronger and better informed. Know when you don't know; however, when you do, use it liberally. Get your full Aquarius reading by Eric here.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Saturn entering your solar 12th house Monday is inviting you into a prolonged phase of holding space, and of walking with uncertainty and complexity. These are relatively natural states for you at any time, though just now the circumstances are ideal for you to dive even deeper. You might, for example, treat any serious question where the answer is not fully obvious as undetermined, if only for the time being. You might proceed on the assumption that there is definitely information you still don't have, or a cognitive bias you're not quite aware of. Tread lightly and carefully. Listen to your intuition, and also verify it; note information you receive, and also your internal responses, all with equal openness. Get your full Pisces reading by Eric here.

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