Planet Waves for March

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A Correction

Friday, I made a mistake in the Virgo horoscope, saying that Mars was entering Virgo. Actually, Mars went into Gemini. I made the mistake because I tend to think in terms of the cosmic crosses as being one entity (in this case, the mutable cross, consisting of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). This is an effective way of simplifying things, and anyone with important points in the mutable signs, including Gemini, has the approximate effect of Mars in their sign, although it will express itself a little differently for each. With the Sun in Pices, now early on the mutable cross as well (if astrology means much of anything), the effect is doubled and these four signs of the zodiac, which usually can’t tell if they’re hyper or mellow, thinkers or feelers, leaders or followers, are the recipients of a lot more energy and the Yang side of life is emphasized. That is, thinker, hyper and leader.

After Mars moved slowly and thoroughly through Taurus for six months, this shift onto the mutable cross is a big change indeed. Let’s see what it brings, though it is one of those “walk lightly on the face of the Earth” kind of transits.

This email includes the Planet Waves Monthly horoscope for March 2006. Much of it addresses a total solar eclipse that takes place in about five weeks — on March 29 — but it’s never too early to start synchronizing your gears with an eclipse.

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Happy President’s Day; remember Washington; remember Lincoln. They were not saints, but they were for sure intrepid leaders, deserving of the Post Office being closed in their honor.

Yours & truly,


Planet Waves by Eric Francis
MARCH 2006

Aries (March 20-April 19)
You have learned by now not to make too many assumptions, but for better or worse you’re not working with complete information and will need to make a leap based on a few good guesses. What matters most is that you use the information you have available. Gather that information sooner rather than later, even if the task seems impossible, or certain delays seem interminable. Actually, nothing is really taking as long as it seems, and much that seems to make no sense will actually seem more than sensible. So, you will need to do something rather un-Arian, which is be patient in the face of gradually building pressure that may, by the time the Sun enters your sign, feel somewhat overwhelming. But the sense of excitement will be palpable, and you will know you’re approaching a real turning point, and at such times, keep in mind what you want, do your best, hope for the best, and forget the rest.

Taurus (April 19-May 20)
You may feel shaky about counting on a friend whose reliability is not always what it should be, particularly where a financial factor is involved. But truth be told, you really should have bigger things on your mind these days, and you would be wise to focus all of your energy on getting your life to the next level. While you cannot exactly plan for a quantum leap, I suggest you look at other times when you’ve done a similar move: when you were able to scale a new height, either creatively, financially or emotionally; or surmount a major obstacle and have it make a difference, or make a physical adjustment that has done quite well for you. I suggest that the thing to do is “the thing you thought you could never do” or the one that you really know you need, but which seems impossible. That’s the one.

Gemini (May 20-June 21)
There comes a time when we all need to adjust our ambitions — and for you, this is in the general direction of upward. You may feel on one level like you’re giving up your goals, but then, it’s important to make a tradeoff in the tradition of a theoretical sacrifice to the gods, exchanging what is not important for what genuinely is. It’s all a matter of prioritizing. Imagine that the universe is infinite but that a human mind only has a certain amount of bandwidth to devote to its objectives. People tend to have short attention spans, anyway. Developments this month can, if you let them, take you a long way toward getting your priorities in order, which is, as you will see, one of the best ways you can define the singular entity known as your Self.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The shortest distance between you and your highest goals is a total solar eclipse. The thing is, your goals are on the level of a public resource. We may ask why in the human experience some people emerge as leaders and some as followers (with plenty who need to get out of the way). It may be that there’s a cycle; it may be that some keep reincarnating in positions where the strength of their character and the clarity of their visions are what is emphasized. Or, in your case, there is a sense of feeling compelled and in a way destined to guide a certain dimension of existence on the physical plane in a particular direction, at this time in your life. There may be a big change involved for you — or you just may rise gracefully to what you know you need to do. In any event, the time is at hand.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
Whenever something big happens in somebody’s 9th house, I start to ponder the whole idea of belief and the power of belief. One of my very favorite quotations from A Course in Miracles addresses the theme of the 9th house: “Every decision you make stems from what you think you are.” Part of the beauty of being a Leo is that you don’t have an inferiority complex when it comes to God. It comes as no shock to you that you exist, God exists, and we can all coexist together. The message of this month’s total solar eclipse — which takes place in your house of your highest visions, faith, wisdom and all the great possibilities — is that you are who you believe you are, and that somebody is going through a change that can have a tremendously positive impact on both yourself and those around you. Give us a nice big roar, little kitty.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
Your life recently has been like an experiment in the laboratory of Nikola Tesla. I would say ‘Thomas Edison’, but he was not nearly as cool. You have been on the receiving end of revolutionary ideas, stunning influences and all kinds of new energy. People have come into your life — or you have invited them into your life — and they have shaken up your reality. These are all having an influence on you, which may be stressful, inspiring, downright strange or even a bit nerve-wracking. The truth is you need these influences, and you can benefit greatly from them. But to maximize these changes, you must use your most precious gift, which is your flexibility. This will allow you to adjust your self-concept quickly and without resistance, so that you can open your life up to a greater sense of both strength and freedom. Remember, these things are all ideas — but you are an idea.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
You’ve known something big was up for a while. There’s been a slow development process in the area of life where you relate to others as an equal, from the standpoint of being an individual. Indeed, you may have been through a significant struggle for balance and equality, but that is the bottom line. The world claims to think this is ‘normal’, but it’s really anything but. In fact, it’s about the weirdest thing in existence. But you know it’s not only possible, you know it’s your destiny to actually engage other members of the human race, no matter how ‘special’ they may be, as your fellow travelers. This month’s solar eclipse in your opposite sign Aries brings this process to a peak. Certain individuals in your life may soon go through a bit of a shock or sudden awakening to reality, but at least they will be met by the light of day.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 22)
You are in the midst of an artistic breakthrough. I know this means different things to different people. For some, it means making a house out of glass bottles. Others need to have a child. What I see in your life is a clearing away of work responsibilities, so that you can finally begin to infuse your daily life with the intensity, inspiration and satisfaction of doing something really new and different. The ideas are coming — that is for sure, no worries there. All you need to do is begin a gentle clearing process. Start with your desk. Then delegate one annoying task to someone else, on the condition that it be something they like to do. When that works, do it again. This will begin a cascade process that will allow you the time, space and energy to do what you do best, a long- awaited privilege I am sure you will appreciate.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You are the kind of person who not only likes to push yourself; you need to do so. In the process, you create quite a lot of energy movement and those who are less inclined to take initiative, or who have less energy than you, can ride along in the draft you create. At the moment, with increasing intensity as the month progresses, you are opening the way for both yourself and for others to take risks they would not normally take. When we describe people or the world as ‘stuck’, another way to say that is that there is a lack of courage. And most of that is involved with a curious problem people have of ‘struggling to be themselves’. For you, this is perhaps a ridiculous notion. But you are striving to go further than you ever have, and the breakthrough that you reach will help many people, indeed, everyone around you.

Capricorn (Dec. 21 – Jan. 22)
Capricorns are said to be ambitious people, but little do others know the extent of their struggle for security. You seem to be determined to feel safe in this world, which is another way of saying free to express yourself in your environment. You are going through some kind of major adjustment in this regard, where it seems like you or the world around you has to change radically in order for you to be happy. There is a solution to the situation, and it will develop in time (and, fortunately for you, not a lot of time). For now, you may need to live with some discomfort, and you may need to push a little more than you like. I suggest that you be a little more assertive, rather than passive; state your needs out loud, and make sure you know exactly what they are. There will come a moment when the world gives in.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
I would normally be reluctant to say that the planets are aligning in some kind of ideal position for anyone, but this month, for you, I’m going to say it. There is a ‘best of all worlds’ scenario developing where the unlikely but brilliant seems probable, even inevitable, if you will only go along with the program. What exactly does that entail? Making choices, for one thing. Seeing things entirely differently, for another, so I suggest you give your imagination a stretch and make the commitment to life that everything is a choice; there is always an option; you are always free to decide, and in doing so, you initiate the power of creation. The most important help to taking this vital step, indeed, in creating the life you want, will come from where you least expect it — right nearby.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Anything is possible. This may seem like a typical over-generalization from a Sun-sign horoscope column. But I mean it. Recent events seem to have set your life in motion in some unexpected and highly unusual ways. Potent influences are compelling you to see yourself differently, and to accept what you see as real and valid. Forthcoming events will prompt you to continue a radical reevaluation of your priorities, and to reach for the most important among them. To the extent that you have paid a price in life, it has usually been for not doing what you need to do, rather than daring to do so. And, for sure, there have been plenty of times you have seen the substantial rewards of doing what is right for you. I trust you’ll discover that these benefits come with each step in the right direction. Take them one at a time.

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