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Moon Magic: Astrological Timing for Success

Mar 07, 2012 10:11AM

MARCH 2012

2012 actually begins Mar 20 when the Sun enters Aries, then the prophecies begin to be realized. A new cycle of creation is beginning when our lifelong dreams and dreams of the world can be realized. Old world traditions teach how the vital energy of Spring is united with the soul to create anew. 2012 brings a new creation and each of us has a unique role in the new story. Sun in Pisces (until 3/20) is our time to dream the part we’re to play. Years ebb and flow like the tides and the new tide comes in with the growing Springtide Moon (3/23 - 4/7). It’s our time to catch the new wave of creation.

As sap rises in plants the vital energy of Nature rises in all living beings. Shamans call this energy New Mars and it brings power to put an end to war and to realize dreams. The collective shadow of Mars is fear, greed and aggression. The constellation of old world patterns Tolkien called “the Dark Tower” is to be broken and brought down Mar 25-27 according to the prophecies.

2012 (starting 3/20/12) is a Year of the Moon. The Moon rules the womb, this Moon Year births a new world. The Moon represents Global Woman and 2012 is the year of the emerging feminine, the New Woman who brings forth the New King. 2012 is the biblically prophesied “New Heaven and New Earth.” We have much to look forward to in 2012 and the year is just beginning.


Mar 7-9 (exact 4:39 am 3/8) – Celebrate! Purim/Holi Full Moon

Purim is a raucous Jewish celebration with masquerade and noise making to banish the dark lord Hanuman. Likewise, Holi is a light-hearted spring festival that combines play (singing, drum-beating) and fire dance ritual to “burn up the old year and usher in the new.” Cosmic energies flow for 3 days following Full Moon. Revelations come in dreams, chance encounters and flashes of inspiration. Stay tuned!

Mar 12 (3:49 am) – Finishing Up the Old Mercury Retrograde

The next 10-day period is a time to finish old business while toning down and simplifying communications. It’s time to clear away extraneous mental clutter so the mind can be open to bright new possibilities that will emerge with the New Mercury cycle beginning Mar 21.




Mar 13-15 (exact 9:25 pm 3/14) – Dreams in Action 3rd Quarter Moon

This Moon cuts away all that distracts from realizing our dreams. The 3rd Quarter integrates new ideas into creative expression; it's time to follow our bliss and do what feels good in concert with the whole.


Mar 17 – Wear Green and Whoop it Up St Patrick’s Day

“Wearing of the green” has its origin in the Green Man who dances in the Spring. People get “crazy as a March hare” when Spring draws near and the sap begins to rise. This is a time to chase out the old Mars and bring in the New.


Mar 18-20 – Make a Wish! Balsamic Moon

Shadows that come before New Moon can be cleared with deep breathing while giving attention to a hope or wish. The Balsamic Moon is the Wishing Moon, it is the best time to put wishes on the air and bring others to mind for healing.


Mar 19 7:15 pm - Mar 21 7:15 am Spring Equinox Gate of Inspiration

A Muse Gate opens every 40 days, 9 each year. Whatever blocks creative flow comes before the Gate to be let go. This is a time to dissolve body tensions that hold outmoded ways of thinking and feeling. Breathe deeply and move freely (yoga, tai chi, dance!) to shed the old and be present to the possibilities and opportunities of the new.


Mar 20-25 (exact 1:15 am 3/20) Be Happy! Spring Equinox

As sap flows up through plant stems to flowers, vital energies ascend within opening us to bright new possibilities. The mid-eastern tradition is to “Be as happy as can be” today for happiness through the year. Making a joyful noise brings joy for the Year, whatever is in the beginning carries through to the end.


Mar 21-23 – Time to Go Within Dark of Moon/New Moon

The day before New Moon until Sunset a day after is ideal for inner work to seed the new cycle, outer activity is favored after the crescent appears. The New Moon (10:37 am 3/22) is a cosmic spring that flows freely as we slow down. Here we can know what is and learn how to shape what is to be.


Mar 24-28 – Time to Sow Crescent New Moon

It's time to bring forward what we wish to be realized. Moon magic is strongest Sunset to Moonset when the Moon is in the 7th House. Meditation now opens doorways, wishes take wing and prayers bring blessings for this Moon and New Year.


Mar 25 – Rebirth Zodiacal New Year / Festival of Eostre / Lady Day

Spring Equinox culminates with Lady Day or the Feast of Annunciation, which is also the Festival of Eostre, the goddess of Spring. It is her magic rabbit, the “March Hare,” that brings the “world egg” containing all that is to be in this new cycle. Now the returning king Jupiter and old world titan Saturn (Sauron) face off highlighting the political divide. Jupiter in Taurus brings good fortune to all who align with the emerging progressive movement to occupy the world.


Mar 29-31 (exact 3:41 pm 3/30) – Time to Choose 1st Quarter Moon

This Moon is like a scythe cutting across the sky, it's a time to cut free the trappings of the past and affirm our purpose moving forward. Sacred to the Druids, this Moon is pivotal in the cycle of creation. Choices made now are likely the right ones. Breathing deeply through the light of the crown frees energy flow up and down the spine to clear shadows and power our dreams.


Steve Nelson is a professional astrologer who uses Tarot, name analysis, and traditional astrology to help clients understand personal myths and realize natural abilities. He can be reached at 704-375-3759 or [email protected]. Read an extended version of Moon Magic at


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