Welcome to the new moon in Aquarius! The beginning of the lunar month was on Saturday, March 13 at 2:22 AM, Pacific time.
The moon and the sun will be together in the lunar mansion of Purva Bhadra, symbolized by the front part of a funeral cot, and ruled by a deity representing lightning. This can bring a time of sudden insight,, as well as fiery purification processes. It gives the shakti, or divine power, of spiritual fire. Doing purification practices and insight meditation are indicated during the time of this new moon, and during this month in general.
The lunar month also brings the wonderful transit of Jupiter out of Capricorn, its sign of debilitation, and into Aquarius, the sign of friends, groups, and group consciousness. The exact transit is on April 5.
With Jupiter in Aquarius, connecting with friends should become easier, as society begins to open up after a year of pandemic. Jupiter also brings his healing energy to the moon in the Coronavirus chart, showing respite and relief from the pain and suffering of the past year.
However, we should also be aware Mars and Rahu are approaching an exact conjunction, which will take place on March 28. As we are still feeling the effects of the Solstice Jupiter/Saturn conjunction, this Mars/Rahu conjunction feels especially raw, with these two strong malefic planets combining forces. Sudden, unexpected eruptions of anger or violence are possible during this time, both in our personal lives and in world events.
I am also happy to let you know that I am now offering short readings on specific questions you may have about your career, health, relationships, travel, and more. These readings are based on a chart which is cast specifically for your question, and is called prashna in Sanskrit. You can email me to request a prashna reading. It is best to have an initial reading first if you haven't already done so.
Vedic Astrologer, Homeopath, mother, grandmother, and Director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy.