March 2018 Astrology News

The beginning of March finds us in the time of Pisces, and so, we find ourselves in an interesting energy.  The Piscean energy is one of the most complex and amorphous. As a mutable water sign, it is the most sensitive of the astrological world.  Piscean persons’ boundaries are so thin that they pick up too much information just by stepping out onto the street. Pisces lives in the unconscious of the collective. As astrologer Caroline Casey has described: “Pisces is in touch with what the culture has forgotten or represses: dreams that dart, fishlike (Pisces is represented by two fish attached to each other swimming in opposite directions) beneath the surface. The Piscean task is to retrieve what the culture has denied, to bring it back to surface awareness.”

Often times, the aspects of the Piscean world are expressed in our movies.  In this past year of movies, The Shape of Water expresses the themes of Pisces extraordinarily well.  The film tells a story of an amazing love story of two figures, so very different, yet are able to go beyond natural boundaries to find a connection of mutual desire and love.  The couple’s bond is possible due to their intuitive communication. Interesting that their relationship forms in water: an allegory to our subconscious, intuitive mind.  Also, the message of Pisces as well as this movie is that LOVE is the unifying and transcendent energy of our world.

Right now (beginning of March 2018) there is a great deal of energy in Pisces:  Sun, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, and Chiron. Thus, it should not surprise anyone, especially those with strong Pisces, and/or other sensitivities to energetic forces, that you are currently experiencing altered states, or desires to escape the harshness of our everyday 3-D reality.  I mention escape as a caveat to everyone reading this message.  All of us must learn to surrender our fears, judgments, and pain rather than trying to escape to the illusory world of misperceptions.

Pisces is co-ruled by Neptune, the principle of dreams, visions, imagination, and illusion. Neptune, god of the sea, is represented by the trident, on which we can be hooked.  When we as either individuals or a culture lack a clear mythology, or a connection to each other, or even a shared divine purpose, we can become hooked on anything that numbs the pain of alienation.  .  .  drugs, alcohol, cults.  In their correspondence, Carl Jung and Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, discussed their shared belief that there is no cure for addiction without a spiritual awakening. (Carolyn Casey)

So much of our world is invisible and it is in this realm that we find ourselves. Spirit speaks to us from our inner space. Also, we learn to love ourselves when we step out of the ego-mind into the eco-mind.  Neptune as ruler of Pisces dissolves the individual ego identity to bring us into a spiritual collective consciousness.  As we dissolve our fears, judgments, and pain, as we forgive, accept, and learn to love ourselves, we develop an unshakable sense of inner peace, wholeness, and connection with all of life. To come to this, we have to do less and be more; be more still, more quiet, and more attuned to our inner guidance. Becoming aware of our breath is an immediate way to connect with Pisces energy. Whenever we find ourselves feeling ungrounded or overwhelmed, we can slow and deepen our breathing, making our exhale longer than our inhale; like a soft sigh, breathing in through our nose, and out through our mouth, as long as needed. The beauty of this Sufi water breath practice is that it can be done any time, anywhere. And it benefits not only us, but everyone around us and beyond, as it helps others entrain, relax, and re-center as well. (Stephanie Austin)

March 1st Full Moon in Virgo helps us to surrender our past conditioning and concepts of who were are, so that we can embody and express who we really are.  Virgo Moons bring us healing and grounding energy. This is helpful as we integrate our bodies with our spiritual nature. The Moon in Virgo nudges us to be discerning, and take extra good care of our body, so we remain grounded, balanced, and able to integrate a higher level of consciousness. This full moon asks: What seeds are you watering? What visions are you cultivating for the world? Know that your light, your every thought, word, and deed, make a difference. The New Age is being born breath by breath, step by step, heart by heart. We are Light. We are Love. We are Starseeds. And Spring is coming.

March 17th – New Moon in Pisces.  This cosmic event allows us to renew our relationship with the invisible world. This is a powerful time to set in place your intentions to reconnect with the deepest part of who you are – infinite, eternal, and divine. During this sacred time of year for many cultures and religious traditions, it allows us to pause and to reflect. Thus, it may be a perfect opportunity to honor what is sacred in our lives.  What ritual or celebration can bring you to greater awareness of your divine nature?

March 20th – Aries Equinox.  Sun enter Aries. This is the start to a new zodiacal year.

March 31st – Libra Full Moon.  The April newsletter will devote more time to an explanation of the Sun in Aries and this particular lunar event.

The current times can be confusing, disorienting, and even chaotic.  But, turning to our inner world can bring solace. When we find our heart-center, and orient ourselves from this sacred space, the world becomes more harmonious and loving.  We will find ourselves in synergy with all that is.


Cathy Basen

For most of my adult life, I have worked as an educator. Now, semi-retired from public school administration, I work part time as an education consultant.  However, my passion for decades has been my work as a professional astrologer and intuitive advisor.  My love for dialoguing soul-to-soul with people has rewarded me with amazing conversations and discourse.  I feel I have supported countless persons over the years by interpreting their astrology natal chart and also, reading Tarot cards as both serve as tools and methods to provide deep insights into the soul.