In like a lamb out like a lion is the saying that goes with the month of March. There are two kinds of folks born in March. The first kind are watery Pisces – gentle and loving, fey and somewhat fickle. The latter are fiery Aries, bold, naïve, warm and occasionally impatient. In March we move from one season to another celebrating Equinox: Spring equinox here in the northern hemisphere and the Autumnal equinox in the southern hemisphere; two halves of the same world. We live on a dualistic plane of existence, subject to the vagaries and passions of this mortal coil. Pisces is the end of things (Omega) and yet is also the container for the seeds of Aries (Alpha). Enjoy yourself this month as Mercury turns direct and fresh winds clear your head.
Stern, slow Saturn changes signs this March moving from government-centered Capricorn to people-centered Aquarius. Power returns to the people. Those born between 1990 and 1992 experience their first Saturn return while those turning 58 experience their second one. Please note, this is a process that can take as long as several months and is dependent on each individual chart. The Saturn return is a cosmic rite of passage that closes out a life chapter and initiates a new one. It can be difficult, but not always. It is always memorable, however.
The month begins on a steady note. There’s a waxing Moon and the leap year is in the rearview mirror. Mercury is still retrograde, and things continue to feel slightly fuzzy, but growth and progress are in the air as the Capricorn stellium of Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Pluto dominate the cosmic landscape. Big things are happening folks. Enormous change is afoot. Keep looking deeper at your own life. Keep taking responsibility for your creations. Steer yourself and those you love toward the safe and fertile shores created by your imagination and Spirit’s guiding. You are after all, the God Self. We are in Pisces’ terrain now and dreaming is how we get through. Forgiveness and gratitude help tremendously as well. Pisces holds the energy of the past in the symbol of two fish eternally yoked together. Who are we without our past? And what can we become without it?
March 2nd and there’s tension in the air. Loving Venus chides stern Saturn, or is it the other way round? Sometimes hard things go along with long-term commitments. There’s a price for doing things your own way. Test yourself if you like.
March 4th and two planets change signs shifting the energy. Retrograde Mercury slips back into intellectual Aquarius giving you an opportunity to rethink things through. And Venus enters earthy Taurus, gives a big sigh and asks for a back rub. It’s time a little sensuality entered your life. Venus stays in her home sign of the Bull until early April. She will retrograde in Gemini late May through to late June so enjoy her direct presence now by clarifying your values, finances, sense of aesthetics, and love relationships.
Practice steadiness over the next few days as the Cancer Moon opposes the Capricorn stellium and heaviness may be felt. The Sun is fast approaching dreamy Neptune and when it gets there, love and rain fall from the heavens in a carpet of cherry blossoms.
The 6th and 7th resonate with the blossoming Leo Moon. It’s time for play. Creativity is your best friend now.
The 7th sees the Sun and Neptune up close and personal. The next two days are good for rest and music. Throw a little love in there too. Prayer, meditation, and all forms of creativity and spiritual practice flourish under these skies.
On the 8th, Venus conjuncts Uranus upsetting the applecart. Oh oh. Watch out. Values could change. Do something energetic when you’re not napping. The Sun and Neptune continue to connect — softening and forgiving any sharp edges. Daylight savings starts today! Not my favorite thing.
Big Virgo Full Moon on the 9th! Female shifts and changes are underway as Chiron and Black Moon Lilith connect and Venus blows Uranus a parting kiss. It looks like liberation to me but as with anything Virgo, please practice good discernment. Be moderate in your actions and reflective in your reactions. The Pisces Sun feels so much and the Virgo Moon assimilates it all. Rest your digestive system today with a light fast. Mercury turns direct today also. Clarity begins to return.
The 10th through the 11th continues the fallout from the Full Moon. Pay attention.
There may be a few surprises on the 12th when the Moon opposes Uranus.
13th Mars approaches Jupiter increasing your chances for success. Keep planning and acting on your goals.
14th through the 16th the Sagittarian Moon lifts your spirits. Plan, or better yet, take an adventure.
Early on the 16th Mercury re-enters Pisces bringing feelings and memories into everyday encounters.
Halfway through the 16th and all the way through the 18th, the traveling Moon connects with the Capricorn stellium bringing news of the government and its doings into every home and heart. This could be a sobering time.
Late on the 19th (MT), the Sun slips into Aries marking the spring equinox and the shift of seasons. Spring has sprung in the northern hemisphere and the days and night are equal once again. Happy birthday Aries!
The 19th through to the 20th, active Mars conjuncts abundant Jupiter. Move over Red Bull – this conjunction really gives you wings. This is strong energy folks. Use it to your advantage by being clear on your goals and values.
Listen close on the 21st when Mercury and the Moon connect. Important messages come to you in your dreams and via art and poetry.
22nd guard your immune system and stay away from angry people. Mars connects with powerful Pluto suggesting underhanded moves and existential threats. Jupiter is close enough to blow things out of proportion. The Moon connects with spiritual Neptune. To transform this energy and use its power for good, spend the day in prayer or meditation if you can. Write, make music and beam love.
The 22nd through to the 24th are tender. The Aries Sun connects with Chiron – don’t take anything personally! Venus is bright and beautiful during this time. Check her out in the West before you hit the sack.
The 24th is a tender, tender Aries New Moon. Oh, the journey the little seed has to go through before it blossoms as its true Self! Be gentle dear Ones with the power and might of your bright hearts.
The 25th to the 27th Venus comes into a pleasing relationship with abundant Jupiter making the 27th a particularly lucky day. The Moon gets in on it too. Celebrate the comforts and security of your home and family.
The rest of the month speeds by under the presence of the chatty Gemini Moon. It’s time to connect the dots and catch up on those conversations and until there’s a full stop. This happens March 31st when Mars changes signs and meets Saturn.
31st Mars enters egalitarian Aquarius – more power to the people! But it bumps into stern Saturn suddenly finding limits and boundaries. Use this time to focus your desires over the long term. Never give up!
The month ends with the sense that the times are changing once again. Remember, you matter, we are all connected, Earth is our home and love is our destination.