Week Ahead Astrology for March 2-8, 2020 (birthday reading is below)
We are experiencing what has been a particularly challenging retrograde for many. I suggest handling the coming week and into the weekend as if we were already in Mercury storm phase, which is still about five days away.
The combination of the approaching Full Moon, Mercury changing signs in retrograde motion (re-entering Aquarius), and then slowing down to its station, plus other details (Venus square Saturn, for example) are advising caution, particularly in business transactions.
Things are going to proceed fast as the Moon waxes toward full phase, so beware of anyone wanting to speed things up and/or corner you. Bide your time as you can, which means abide in your time. Practice saying, “I’ll get back to you in a few days,” “We will retype that and get it to you,” “I have to bring this back to my client/boss/team for discussion,” and so on.
I recognize that it’s not always possible to place taking action on hold for a week or more, but it usually is. You will have to decide that based on your circumstances, though if you can pause or slow down the movie, I suggest you do. I am not talking about passively waiting. I am talking about actively using your time to gather and organize information.
Recommended delays would include making major, irrevocable commitments; major purchases or that of crucial equipment; finalizing negotiations; or thinking you understand what is happening when your understanding is critical to the situation.
Mercury in Aquarius warns, “Know when you don’t know.” Set that on your highest level of sensitivity. I have found that many people are oblivious to when they don’t know, while others are certain they’re experts. Be cautious of this, and of decisions made based on gut responses. You may be wrong, you may be right, but this is not a good time to experiment, nor to drive fast on icy roads.
If you absolutely must take action, the key words are double due diligence. Believe nothing. You want the documents.
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Almanac: The Moon is in Gemini and enters Cancer on Tuesday, March 3, at 11:25 pm EST.
The Moon enters First Quarter phase today (March 2) at 2:57 pm EST.
Juno squares Jupiter today at 9:00 pm EST. Juno, one of the Goddess asteroids, is named for the mythological wife of Jupiter.
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