It’s windy as I write. Trees wave their limbs and the geese flying over, honk their opinion. We’re deep in the heart of gentle Pisces, the end of the end. On March 20th, at Spring Equinox here in the northern hemisphere, we switch to Aries and the beginning of the beginning. That movement is important to all of us, and especially to you. Pisces holds pieces of ALL of us, while Aries is fiercely independent and puts the focus on you, your life, your path, and the people in it.
The month of March is a transitional month. Big cosmic moves this month dear friends, as two slow-moving planets change signs. These changes invite a zeitgeist shift for the entire globe. On a personal level, let yourself evaluate what’s happening in your innermost world. Be brave enough to look at your hidden thoughts and behaviors. And then, as the energy shifts to Aries, shake the past off and look forward with intention.
Here’s how the month rolls along:
March 1st to 3rd, keep your eyes open and practice self-love. It’s a good time to be your own best friend as a wave of Aries energy lights up the cosmos. You can see the conjunction of gracious Venus with abundant Jupiter just after twilight. This is a particularly tight conjunction of these two bright planets. Check them out – look up! What you won’t be able to see is little sensitive Chiron, also part of the conjunction. It’s a great time to look at your finances and your love life. It’s possible that something is healing.
The afternoon of March 2nd, little Mercury leaves its conjunction with stern Saturn and enters watery Pisces beginning a period of reflection. Meditation, prayer and art are excellent pursuits while the planet of communication travels through this most insightful of signs, until late on March 18th.
The Virgo Full Moon on March 7th is an opportunity for healing and release. This could be a time to fast and cleanse. Think of Virgo as the Everglades of Pisces. All the stuff you’ve been holding onto can be released with this Moon. I like to practice strict mental hygiene with Virgo energy – what will you do to clean up your act?
Just a few hours into the Full Moon, Saturn enters Pisces for the first time in 29 years and stays until February 2026. This is a significant shift for humanity. What was going on for you in 1994 through to the beginning of 1996? This was the last time Saturn was in illusive and ephemeral Pisces. Saturn invites learning and the resolution of karma while Pisces offers forgiveness and compassion. Spiritual growth is highly likely over the next few years. If you don’t have a reflective/spiritual/meditative process, this is a good time to develop one. It’s also a great time to kick an addiction. I’ll write more about Saturn in Pisces as the year rolls along. in the meantime, remember your integrity is worth more than silver and gold.
March 10th through to March 14th Jupiter and Chiron form an exact conjunction. These two celestial archetypes go way back. Let the next few days bring awareness to your life, especially to the blind-spots you keep tripping over.
March 16th through the 17th, are gentle dreamy days good for poetry and prayer. Mercury meets with Neptune and the Sun. Keep your immune system strong and rest if you need to.
March 16th, your trail period is over! Mars reaches the end of its shadow period and begins to traverse new territory. Also on the 16th, Mars’s girlfriend, Venus, leaves Aries for her home sign of Taurus. Get grounded and comfortable.
Communication shift occurs as little Mercury leaves dreamy Pisces for autonomous Aries. It’s time to think and act for yourself. Putting yourself first is like breathing the oxygen on the plane so you can help the person next to you. It’s not about being selfish. That feels very different.
March 20th, the Sun enters Aries at Spring Equinox. This feels like a fresh start. And it is! Especially since the Aries New Moon follows the very next day on March 21st. Wisdom pours in with this lunation. This New Moon reminds me of the Hierophant in Tarot. Insight and knowledge help put your feet on the path that is right for you. Pay attention and do something that acknowledges that you’re leaving the past behind. Give yourself the gift of a true fresh start.
March 23rd and drum roll please! Powerful Pluto leaves structural Capricorn for social Aquarius and prepares to stay for the next 21 years. As Marie Antoinette said the last time Pluto was in Aquarius – “let them eat cake.” Social movement, refugees, scientific resolutions. Large groups of people joining together to heal this planet and stop the madness of war and greed. We have the next 21 years to experience this energy. Think about the area of your life where you connect with others, particularly your friendships. How can those relationships transform? What is the next layer of your social development? What kind of community or tribe do you see yourself living in as time goes by?
March 25th and frisky Mars leaves dualistic Gemini for homey Cancer. Cancers and Capricorns get a cosmic vitamin shot. Attention turns to your garden and home projects. Connections with family members, especially male ones, may increase over the next several weeks.
March 26th brings both insight and tenderness as Mercury and Chiron conjunct. What is it you’re learning about yourself right now?
The month ends on a bold Leo Moon and a Venus/Uranus conjunction. Changes are likely no matter how stubbornly you hold on to the status quo. Lighten up a little.
I’ll see you back here next month for even more exciting cosmic news, like the remarkable total solar eclipse on April 20th at the very end of Aries. Wow! What times we live in. Hang onto your hat and your consciousness, the winds of change are a blowin’.
And remember, you matter. We’re all connected, Earth is our home and love is our destination.