Hello dear friends,
Of necessity this column is short on words and long on astro power. What an amazing month!
The first part of the month belongs to gentle Pisces, a reminder that forgiveness is an essential life practice. But on the 20th the Sun enters Aries, the beginning point, shifting your focus and direction from the past to the present, and into the future.
The month begins with a darkening Moon. Things may feel as if they’re finishing up instead of beginning. But big things are coming – just you wait and see.
Chatty Mercury is on vacation (retrograde) from March 5th to March 27th and travels backwards from the last degree of Pisces to the middle of Pisces. This is a perfect time to repair relationships and to reflect on where you’re going. It’s not a good time to make big purchases or big decisions. Give yourself lots of wiggle room to download Spirit’s messages.
Mark your calendars for March 6th. This is quite a day folk, make it special! It’s a beautiful Pisces New Moon and holds tremendous potential for forgiveness and healing. But wait, there’s more! At this New Moon change-agent Uranus enters earthy Taurus. This is a big move. Uranus takes 84 years to travel around the Sun and its last sojourn in Taurus, apart from a brief nip in and out last year, was in the 1930s. Some of the themes of this planetary move include increased consequences of climate change, the importance of growing your own food, changes with banking and money systems and overall shifts in aesthetics.
Uranus entering Taurus reminds me of a friend of mine who has two young men living in her basement. One of them is her son, yet the other young man has begun to take her for granted, treating her as if she were his mother. That’s what our relationship to the earth (Taurus) is like. She’s our mother. She gives and gives, and we take and take and one day we discover there’s an end to her tolerance because she literally has no more left to give.
Become conscious of your choices. Use your own bags at the store, recycle, take your own cup wherever you go. Forget plastic lids and straws. Are you a baby? Do you have to have a sippy cup? If so, use your own. Another friend keeps her reusable straw in her purse and pulls it out whenever she needs it. While it’s true that the plastic problem is enormous (floating islands of it in the oceans) our small daily choices do add up. Be brave – move forward with wisdom dear friends. We all need to grow up.
Taurus and Scorpio folk, and to a certain extent Aquarians and Leos, will all feel Uranus’ changing and quickening energy over the next seven years. Hold onto your hat!
March 9th and 10th I’m teaching the insightful work of Sacred Contracts developed by Caroline Myss. More info available here: https://www.astrologybydulce.com/events/
With Mercury retrograde, the Pisces dreamy feeling and a sense of loss haunts the next few weeks. But it also brings a new perspective. Stay attuned to subtle levels of meaning and vibration during this time. Try not to escape into drugs and alcohol. Play inspiring music. Scent your home with uplifting essential oils. Lift yourself up in prayer.
The energy shifts dramatically when the Sun enters Aries at spring equinox (March 20th); from the Pisces watery end of times energy to the Aries fiery beginning of things. We’re inspired and emboldened to activate our lives toward more authenticity. Things might get too hot and you might become impatient if it weren’t for the lingering Pisces undertones.
March 20th Spring equinox isn’t just the Sun entering Aries. The same day there’s also a really big (supermoon) Full Moon in Libra. I love the astro-synchronicity of a Full Moon at Equinox. Gorgeous. This Full Moon is about relationships and ego drives. Ask yourself if there’s a way to bring more balance into your life. The Sun connects with wounded healer Chiron and great tenderness abounds. Practice kindness. If you need to end something with someone, do it quickly and efficiently.
Our first solar power group meets on the 23rd. I’m excited for it. Here’s more info here: https://www.astrologybydulce.com/events/
The 24th is a fuzzy kind of day and things continue in a foggy kind of way for a while. You’ll need to rely on your intuition as the way may not seem clear.
On the 26th Venus enters Pisces. This is the essence of compassion, a truly beautiful and boundless energy. This energy will linger for a month. Take advantage of it.
On the 27th Mercury stations direct, clearing obstacles out the way, but it still has to traverse back through Pisces and for the rest of the month it also hangs out with dreamy Neptune. This could be confusing. It could also be very tender. What is the truth? Who said what? Maintain your boundaries. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself going over the same old ground. It’s okay. Watch your desire to escape. As an old preacher friend once told me, “Go to the Throne before you go to the phone.” Prayer works. Meditation works. Qi gong works. Energy is real.
The month ends as active Mars enters dualistic Gemini. Gemini and Sagittarius watch out. Mars will run you ragged if you let it. Maintain an even pace.
Friends, the power of these times is incredible. Enjoy the month of March by easing your way through it. Intuition, compassion, forgiveness and new directions are this month’s gift to you.
P.S.Remember you matter, we are all connected. Earth is our home and love is our destination.