Eclipse Trip – Virgo New Moon

Planet Waves by Eric Francis
Friday, March 10, 2006 – Weekly Horoscope #601

Happy Birthday Pisces!

For a Pisces, it’s often a challenge to maintain your objectivity, since everything about the world feels so intensely personal. But developments and events this year promise to give you a measure of freedom from attachment in emotional situations that allows you to assess people and circumstances for what they really are. This will have the benefit of making your options clear. What you need to remember all the time is that no door will close without another one unlocking. You may be the one who needs to swing it open and cross the threshold, but you may be surprised to discover you’re free to do just that.

Aries (March 20-April 19)
From the look of your charts, you seem poised to make a decision that’s been long in the coming, but about which you’re finally getting clear. In fact, it appears you’re ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done. However, I suggest you slow down. Your life at the moment is a setup for hasty action based on incomplete or inaccurate information. By early next week, the fog will have cleared and if you still have the motivation to make your decision, you’ll still have the option. If you act later rather than sooner, you’ll eliminate a regret factor that seems to be stacked into the deck at the moment.

Taurus (April 19-May 20)
It may seem that certain individuals refuse to understand you, or to reveal the slightest trace of any understanding they may possess. Yet looked at another way, this is a time in your life when you’re pushing yourself for a kind of absolute authority over what is important to you and for making decisions based on that information. And at such times, you cannot always expect people to understand what’s motivating you, much less agree with the choices you make. You might say your current situation is an exercise in standing on your own, and daring to venture into new territory without asking anyone’s permission.

Gemini (May 20-June 21)
It would seem that the push the world needs most is for you to push yourself. You’re also in the position of being your own inspiration, your own best example, and the only person who can see through your doubts. Remember that at the moment, while your situation is not exactly delicate, timing is indeed critical. And so, too, is the particular way you direct your energy. You are working with forces so potent that you need to apply them in precise measure in their most appropriate moment. This will not be as difficult as it sounds. You just need to pay attention, and remember your own strength.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Remember that what you are pushing free from is mostly a feeling, so there’s actually very little pushing necessary. And in this particular case, there is also nothing to negotiate; you have your sense of emotional reality and whoever else may be involved in your life has yours. I would dare to say that at the moment, nobody else’s reality matters as much as yours does right now; or, looked at another way, you are putting some very large, significant pieces together within yourself, and you would be wise to prevent anybody else’s opinion getting in the way of your once-in-a-lifetime achievement. Anyway, you’ll like the results of integrity.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
Your charts suggest that conservation and efficiency are themes of your relationships: say what needs to be said, and no more — but surely no less. You have some deep subject matter on your mind, and partners, friends or loved ones seem to as well, but these are very different branches of personal reality. What is not different is how crucial you feel your respective issues are for each of you. If you start the discussion honoring that distinction and working your way toward the center, rather than going in the other direction, you might find the discussion is a lot more productive.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
You may not understand the scope and depth of the changes you’re going through now, but that’s probably for the better. Better to go from experience to experience, from wave to wave, without considering the size of the entire ocean, or all the world’s seas, or the vast cosmos within which it’s all set. Your immediate moment contains all you need to know about the whole process of growth and change you are undergoing, which you are fully aware is something you’ve never experienced before. While the outcome of this whole journey will have a similar property, the miracle of an unfamiliar world is something you can carry with you every day.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
The weight and power of a certain restriction, public moral taboo or show of bravado by somebody who thinks they are powerful will inspire you to do some of your best creative work in a long time. I recognize that not everyone thinks of themselves as creative, yet what I mean is bringing something daring into the world, that is highly individual and involves venturing into new social and psychological territory for you. A personal risk is involved. Part of what you risk is judgment, and part seems to be exceeding a limit on who you thought you were. But in fact that limit was exceeded long ago. But I do suggest you keep going.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
One of the brilliant aspects of your life right now is how deeply personal your professional activities are, and how personally meaningful. This is the source of your strength as a leader and also as the emotional rock on which so many people around you are standing. There is a theory in astrology that Scorpios like to be in control. I have another theory, which is that those born under your sign need to be the ones in whom the ethos of community is vested. Now is one of those moments when, coming from your heart, you really get to shine.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
Slowly, gradually, doors are opening for you. But what feels like a sudden provocation or challenge to your security base over the next few days will spark a shift of levels and an acceleration of your problem-solving function. I suggest you work for consolidating problems and solutions; group the situations you need to work out with the available resources, and you will see that there’s a much more efficient way of going about things than plodding through each of them separately.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
As I have said in other editions of this column, your core values are far more radical than most people would suggest. You are not someone who suffers injustice or inequity lightly, and at the moment you seem to be aware of just how much there is in the world. Be aware that you are having a significant influence on others who are themselves in a position to make a difference. This kind of indirect application of your power will in fact prove to be quite effective at holding open the door for truth and justice. For you, at the core is a sense of compassion and refusing to allow things to get past a certain point.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
Think of your emotional and sexual experiences as a form of nourishment. I’m not sure how most people consider the human gratification they are bestowed, or bestow on others. It seems to take many forms, ranging from a commodity to something that is ‘scary’ or ‘threatening’. The truth of your life is, you need what you need; and whether or not that need can be fulfilled, it deserves a voice within your own mind and a space in your heart. The human race suffers from a form of self-clinging that often prevents any authentic expression of feeling, sentiment or surrender to the flow of moment-to-moment reality. This need not be.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
I cannot imagine a time in your life when you had a greater ability in your hands to break free of your insecurities, indeed, to live as if they did not exist. Have you ever felt more firmly at the center of your own life? This time in your history is all about freedom, which for you is another way of saying freedom from the subtle tyranny of your fears. If you have the inclination to throw your ideas about security to the four winds, or to make choices based on what you want rather than on averting some perceived or anticipated future problems, the rewards will come sooner rather than later. Go past perception. Go past anticipation. The time is now.

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