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MONDAY - MARCH 18, 2013

Daily Horoscopes are written according to where the Moon is located.
For that reason you will see the Moon information 1st paragraph (below),
the 2nd paragraph is the house that affects your Sign, and the 3rd paragraph is
the horoscope itself based on the information of the 1st and 2nd paragraph.

THE MOON IS IN GEMINI TODAY! Keywords: flirty, flighty, fiesty, the chameleon, variety is the spice of life, colorful (all colors), spontaneous, communication, transportation, siblings, neighbors, mental abilities, mental telepathy, the mentalist, thinking, brainiac, intellectual, puzzles, basic education (grades 1 thru 12)

The Gemini Moon is moving through your 8th house of the wealth of your spouse or partner, joint resources, insurance, legacies, other people's money, stocks, bonds, taxes, inheritances and wills. It also includes, surgeries, spirituality, astral experiences, the metaphysical realm, transformation, regeneration and covers death, sex and an element of legal matters.

Your mind may be working overtime as this Gemini Moon rules the mind and mental abilities; therefore, your own imagination may run away from you. Make certain you don't turn one thing into something that it isn't. You have a natural ability to do this simply because you rule "transformation" so you can literally turn nothing into something. This is why accusations, innuendos, jealousy and insecurity are ruled by Scorpio. This is something you have to work through. Before you think about needing to trust someone else, how about trusting yourself and being honest with that! OUCHY!

Although still in 'Stationary Direct' mode, Mercury has turned Direct. If you notice from the blue planetary box below (not seen on the mobile website) there is an "S" after Mercury. Saturday there was an "Rx". The "S" stands for 'stationary' and the "Rx" stands for 'retrograde'. Just before a planet turns Retrograde and just before it turns Direct there is always a stationary period of time. That means it literally has to stop, so it can shift gears from reverse to into drive, just like you do when you drive a car. You can't shift gears from reverse to drive while in motion, you literally have to stop and become 'stationary' then shift gears. That's what the energy is doing right now and tomorrow you will see the numbers change in a forward direction but for now, Mercury is stationary at 05 degrees 38 minutes as it was yesterday. Tomorrow at this time you will see Mercury 'minus the S' at 05 degrees 44 minutes, so you can see that it is finally moving forward because the minutes begin ticking away again.

Mercury in the sign of Pisces is in its detriment, which is basically inappropriate energy and shows up in the wrong time and the wrong place. There is a time and a place for everything and this placement of Mercury in Pisces is just 'out of place'. Folks, its a fish out of water! Not only that, Mercury in Pisces has been squaring Jupiter in Gemini, which is another placement in its detriment. Today the Moon is in Gemini, which is naturally ruled by Mercury, which has been 'out of place'. Okay, now we are getting somewhere with Mercury turning Direct, so it can move along and stop squaring Jupiter. As a South Node Pisces and a Gemini with all of this energy taking shape, you may have noticed that I have not been overworking myself. I have not nearly pushed myself because I wouldn't dare deliberately wear myself out during this energy. I'm just moving along at a steady pace without stressing myself in the least. Certainly there may be some unhappy with my pace right now but that's okay, they'll get over it. (winky wink)

Mercury moves out of its shadow on April 5, 2013 which means it returns back to the same degree it was on the day it went retrograde (19 degrees) and it will be back to its old self. In the meantime, up until April 5, 2013 you may feel as though Mercury is still Retrograde. This is because Mercury has to pick up speed again (acceleration) and begin cranking itself forward again much like the wheels on a locomotive. It takes a bit for those wheels to start cranking the other way again. So until Mercury builds up in degrees again and gets back to the degrees it was at on the day it went retrograde, which is 19 degrees, until that time it is considered 'in its shadow'. Having said all of that, probably until April 5, 2013 you may feel as though Mercury is still retrograde. I'm in the market for a new phone, so I will be waiting until Mercury is 'out of it's shadow' which is April 5, 2013. If you have forgotten about Mercury Retrograde, check out your Monthly Horoscope to get a refresher. (link below)


Planets are in a sign for 29 degrees 59 minutes 59 seconds which completes a full 30 degrees after which the planet then moves into the next sign beginning at 00 degrees 00 minutes 01 seconds

S in the chart = Stationary
Rx in the chart = Retrograde
(Degrees and Minutes are calculated at 7:18 AM EDT)

Sun in Pisces 27 55" - changes signs 03/20/13
Moon in Gemini 13 17" - changes signs 03/19/13
Mercury "S" in Pisces 05 38" - changes signs 04/13/13
Mercury Retrograde (Rx) until 03/17/13
Venus in Pisces 25 19" - changes signs 03/21/13
Mars in Aries 04 44" - changes signs 04/20/13
Saturn "Rx" in Scorpio 10 53" - changes signs 09/17/15
Saturn Retrograde (Rx) until 07/08/13
Jupiter in Gemini 09 46" - changes signs 06/25/13
Pluto in Capricorn 11 25" - changes signs 01/20/24
Uranus in Aries 07 52" - changes signs 3/06/19
Neptune in Pisces 03 45" - changes signs 1/26/26
Chiron in Pisces 10 32" - changes signs 4/17/18
Black Moon in Gemini 20 45" - changes signs 06/09/13
North Node in Scorpio 18 02" - changes signs 2/18/14
South Node in Taurus 18 02" - changes signs 2/18/14
NOTE - The Nodes are ALWAYS opposite and ALWAYS retrograde

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