Anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Hello everyone.

This week features the waning Moon, a Sun/Uranus conjunction, and a visit from Venus, which is always a good thing.

The Waning Moon

The two weeks following the Full Moon is the time to round the bend and start heading toward the next new beginning.  In order to be fully open and prepared for whatever is next, we need to bring our current projects to completion, hand them in or hand them off, and then document, archive and clear our workspaces.  This first week after the Full Moon brings energy to adjust your project based on input from others and to finalize your work.  Even if you didn’t get everything done that you wanted to, time will move us on.  So find a good stopping point and begin your cleaning up and clearing away.

Sun/Uranus Together Again

On Monday we have our annual Sun/Uranus conjunction.  Conjunctions are when two planets (in astrology we often refer to the Sun and Moon as planets, just for the sake of consistent language) come together at the exact same degree in the arc of the sky.  Since the Sun travels through the entire zodiac in one year, every year it conjuncts each of the other planets.

Conjunctions are times of new beginnings, new input, new perspectives, and new possibilities.  Uranus has moved into Aries recently so this is the first time the Sun has met Uranus in Aries in 84 years.

The Sun is the most conscious part of ourselves.  It represents our identity, our essential nature, and our role as leaders in our businesses.  Uranus embodies the principle of change, especially the kinds of transitions that occur because of sudden breakthroughs and technological innovations.  Uranus bursts through barriers like lightning and ushers in the new.

With the Sun hand in hand with Uranus this week we are likely to experience a heightened sense of possibility along with a desire to break our business out of its mold.  Depending on your nature, you may feel an excess of nervous, intellectual energy or you may feel annoyed with things moving too fast, too soon.  Either way it’s important to stay open for new insight this week.  You could get a message straight from the future that can guide you for the next year.  You wouldn’t want to miss that, right?

Venus joins Neptune

At the end of the week Venus is in conjunction with Neptune, also an annual event.  We haven’t heard much from Venus lately; she’s been overwhelmed by the machinations of the outer planets.  But this is her week to shine.

Venus and Neptune have a lot in common.  They are both concerned with values, assets, fashion, trends, creativity and public relations.  The difference is that Venus operates in our local environment and Neptune operates in distant time and space.  But these two together can form a bridge that brings the whole world right to your business doorstep.

Venus Enthroned, by Henrietta Rae 1905. (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Venus with Neptune is an excellent time to cast your net far and wide.  I once took a Performance Communication training with the excellent Isabel Anderson.  One of the exercises we did was to envision ourselves picking up a huge fishing net and flinging it as far as we could toward the distant horizon.  We actually went through the motions of picking up the heavy net, throwing it with all our might, and then waiting and imagining it unfurling further and further into the distance.  The point was to cast our intention over everything, to envelope everything, to connect with others further and further afield.

This is a good image for this week as we approach the Venus/Neptune conjunction.    We can understand this week how much our success is connected to the success of all people; we can develop relationships with colleagues in far distant realms; we can interact around the world, as far as our imaginations can capture.

Venus and the Sea

Then on Sunday Venus enters the sign Pisces where she’ll be travelling until April 20.  Venus is exalted in the sign of the sea which means she brings her best when she’s passing through this sign.  Pisces lends Venus compassion, alignment, and a spirit of service to others.  In business, you’ll find yourself more in tune with your customers and employees; it will be easy to anticipate other people’s needs.  I have high hopes that Venus in Pisces will sprinkle a soft drizzle over the fire of so many planets in Aries.    In your business and in the world, look for conflict to simmer down and creativity and diplomacy to soar.

Have a wonderful week!

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To get an overview of the year, check out these posts:

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Uranus Flashes through 2011

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For an overview of the month, see Astro4Business Month Ahead – March 2011

For more information on the business aspects of the planets mentioned today, see

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