(At Paranal Observatory, The moon and Venus is at the center)
Throughout the rest of the week, if you wake up early in the morning you will be able to see 6 of the 7 planets that share our solar system. In the evening you will also be able to see the seventh planet, Saturn. This is called a conjunction: Two or more celestial bodies appear near one another in the sky as seen from one place, generally Earth. This month it is special because seeing this many planets close together is very rare.
If you get up early enough, say pre-dawn, then you will currently be able to see, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. They will sit low in the eastern sky. And if you have binoculars or a small telescope you will be able to see Uranus and Neptune. If you decide to get out and take an evening walk, Saturn will be viewable to the southeast of the moon.
Locate Venus at about 5am, she will be the brightest star in the sky, the second brightest will be Jupiter halfway between Venus and the horizon, then two smaller specks will be Mercury and Mars, Mercury will appear above Mars. If you have binoculars or a telescope then locate Uranus to the right of Venus and Neptune will be visible in the constellation Aquarius.
It will be a light show to remember.
Love and Celestial light,
Mercury goes into retrograde on March 30th and will stay there until April 23rd. A planet enters retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards in the zodiac. The planet Mercury rules thinking and perception, communication, creativity, commerce, education, and transportation. It generally affects people who work in these areas; writers, sales people, teachers, artists, telephone operators, commentators, critics, etc.
Communication can be difficult and can lead to misunderstandings, Travel and your day-to-day commute can be effected, you may witness a change in mood in the people you see daily, glitches and breakdowns of electronic equipment is common, and the world-wide web is also effected during this time. All of this usually happens because one piece of important or crucial information has gone astray or awry.
Some say you should not make important decisions during this time since the thinking behind them will be clouded by poor communication and careless thinking. Because Mercury represents the power of the mind, when in retrograde these characteristics are less accurate. It might pay to be a little more attentive in any situation at this time!
Some people thrive when Mercury is in retrograde, I guess it just depends on how we each “roll with the punches.” The key to not losing your mind and your temper during this time would be to focus.