Saturday, March 17 - Friday, March 23
Saturday’s new moon for you is a very private one. Conjunct Chiron, you are encountering something particularly painful, a fear that keeps part of you in hiding. The Mars-Chiron square of last week is still active here. There are opportunities that you can’t see yet, because you’re not looking. Tune into inner guidance this weekend. Find out what it is you need in order to move forward in this cycle of renewal. Your ruler Mars moves into Capricorn on Saturday, too, making an immediate conjunction with Saturn. Saturn in Capricorn for the next three years is all about discipline in your career, honesty, and authenticity. If something about your career is inauthentic to you, Saturn will let you know. Mars is exalted in this sign, meaning that he works particularly well here. The goal-oriented energy of Capricorn couples perfectly with Mars’ drive and thirst for victory. Use Saturn and Mars in Capricorn to move mountains in your area of vocation.
Mercury and Venus have been traveling through Aries together, and they meet exactly on Tuesday. This is a little boost of attractiveness for you. Your words have the potential to be eloquent and you look great! Plus, the sun moves into your sign on the same day, signaling Spring Equinox and the beginning of your season. Show yourself a little love by doing something fun on Tuesday. After an emotional Pisces season, it’s time to celebrate you. Mercury stations retrograde in your sign on Thursday. This Mercury retrograde (through April 15th) is a time to do some spring cleaning on your self-image. Out with the old ideas about yourself and in with the new. You’re always growing and changing, so there are always cycles of updating your image to match your Now. This is one of them. You could take this quite literally by cleaning out your closet and donating clothes that no longer speak to you. As Mercury rules commerce, wait until after April 15th to add new clothes to your wardrobe if you can. Spend the time in between thinking about the image that best matches your current self. This advice applies to haircuts, personal or company brands, and how you carry yourself too. Friday’s Venus-Pluto square is suggestive of the power that your image can have.
Saturday, March 10 - Friday, March 16
Things are really starting to heat up now that Mercury and Venus are in your sign together. Mercury’s square to Saturn on Sunday can help you solidify something in your career. Well-thought-out and yet still bold words become part of your legacy. Mars’ trine to Uranus on the same day can give you especially bold, brilliant ideas if you’re looking for them. Your drive for freedom can lead you to make innovative style choices. Whether it’s your clothes or your general vibe, you present yourself as the trendsetter that you are. Venus, so close to Mercury, makes her exact square to Saturn on Tuesday. Now you’re really getting attention. Whatever long-term goals you have for your life direction, you can make some headway this week. On Wednesday, Mars square Chiron could hold you back a bit though. You may have some internal resistance competing with your longing for freedom. Stay with the vision. Mercury makes a happy trine to the North Node in Leo on Thursday, lifting your spirits and prompting you to think of your work as play. You may have big goals, but that doesn’t mean they’re not fun! Towards the end of the week, allow yourself to relax, rest, and prepare for the private healing you can do with Saturday’s new moon. A new cycle begins for you with the advent of spring.
Saturday, March 3 - Friday, March 9
This is a weekend for dreaming. You have the sun meeting Neptune alongside a triple conjunction with Venus, Mercury, and Chiron, all in Pisces, all on Sunday. Meanwhile, Mars is cantering forward in Sagittarius like a racehorse on fire, and you might feel pulled in two different directions. There are two ways of dealing with this in the first half of March. A) Buy a plane ticket and take your rest by exploring a new place. B) Journey inward with a good book, a captivating film (preferably something dreamy, adventurous, fantastic), or for the truly initiated, your astral travel/shamanic experience of choice. You’re about to leave this dream-sequence of a month behind once Mercury and Venus enter your sign on Tuesday, so enjoy it while you can.
If, in your case, this doesn’t feel enjoyable, but rather like being dissolved from the inside out, you will have to sit with the wound. Lament the wounded place. Ask what it’s done for you; what it’s taught you. Rage against it. Write about it. Call a friend. Find the medicine you need. Whatever you have to do, take the weekend to feel it fully. By Tuesday, you’ll be in a less private place, thinking and talking about where you’re headed next. With Venus in your sign, other people will be drawn to you. You’ll seem even more dramatically enticing and fashion-forward than usual. If you’re able to, treat yourself to a new outfit later this week, or shop your closet for a fun new combination. You deserve to burn a little brighter.
Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2
This week’s full moon asks you to put some of your intuitive, spiritual insights to use in your daily life and vocation. This dreamy Pisces stellium is influencing your direction, adding something to the work you do in the world. A series of squares from planets in Pisces to Mars in Sagittarius characterize this week for you, starting with Venus on Sunday. Mercury, the ruler of this Virgo full moon, squares Mars on Wednesday, as Mars begins to square Chiron (exact on March 14th). All of this to say that your drive to explore and learn may be challenged by some old fears. What are the hidden wounds that may need some attention, as your world continues to expand? This is a good week to slow down and go within, to gain some wisdom for your next move. You may be moving a little too fast to even see where you’re going. Tuning in to your own unconscious can help you find the questions you need to answer. Use Thursday’s full moon to release an unhealthy habit if one has been plaguing you. Incorporate some of your spiritual learnings into your daily life, and see if you can shift some priorities to make what nourishes you a larger part of your work. It won’t happen all at once. Something is ending for you and a new beginning is coming. Allow the transformation to unfold slowly.
March begins quietly for you, with a stellium continuing to move through Pisces, in your house of interiority. A full moon in Virgo in your house of daily life and health, trine Saturn in your house of vocation or direction, asks you to attend to what needs doing on March 1st. Insights gained from rest and reflection can help you to release any drains on your time that might be holding you back. Ultimately, this will help you to achieve some career goals with Saturn in Capricorn. Think of it as a long game though, because a series of aspects involving planets in Pisces in the first few days of March may make you feel more like dreaming than doing just yet. Venus and Mercury make exact trines to Jupiter in Scorpio on March 1st and 2nd, supporting your release of the old. Then, Venus and Mercury meet Chiron in Pisces, on March 4th, the same day that the sun makes an exact conjunction to Neptune. This can be an especially imaginative and healing day for you. Take time to process the insights.
Things start to speed up for you when Mercury and Venus make their way into Aries on March 6th. This signals that it’s about to be your season. There is a big emphasis on your self-image this month. Don’t allow yourself to be impeded by anyone else’s fixed idea of you (not that you ever would!). If you want to make any external changes to your sense of style or public image, do it at the beginning of this month, before Mercury stations retrograde. Jupiter stations retrograde in Scorpio on March 8th, and he’ll station direct July 10th. Jupiter’s retrograde movements don’t feel nearly as personal as those of Mercury, Venus, and Mars. However, if Jupiter is aspecting sensitive planets or points in your chart from the mid to late degrees of Scorpio, you will continue to feel those transits as you have since December 2017.
Mercury and Venus both square Saturn mid-month, Mercury on March 11th and Venus on March 13th. This pattern suggests that you will be considering how what you say and how you appear influences your vocational standing. You are aiming for authority in your chosen field. Mars, still in Sagittarius, makes a supportive trine to Uranus in Aries on March 11th, prompting you to free yourself. Change is always open to you. Mars’ square to Chiron, exact on March 14th, suggests some pain associated with making change, however, due to old fears. You have an opportunity for healing in this area at the new moon in Pisces this St. Patrick’s Day. This moon is conjunct Chiron the healer and still squaring Mars. Consider what courage is required of you to move forward with this new lunar cycle.
A few hours after this morning new moon, Mars moves into Capricorn to meet with Saturn, a conjunction that will be exact on April 2nd. Mars is exalted in Capricorn; it is a sign in which he shines particularly well. Here, Mars can give you the energy and the chutzpah to climb mountains you previously thought too high for you. Mars is in this sign for about one-third of this year, from now through May 16, and again August 13 - October 8. Set a vocational goal to work towards in the first three days after this new moon. March 20th is the day the sun enters Aries this year, otherwise known as the Spring Equinox. This officially begins your birthday season! You’ll most likely be having a rather reflective solar return, as Mercury stations retrograde just two days later. Mercury will be retrograde in Aries from March 22nd - April 15th. For you, this is a review of self-expression: how you present yourself, how you speak and act, the impression you make on others and the relationships you form with them. You are exploring the many layers of yourself.
The end of March features squares from your sign to planets in Capricorn, starting with Venus square Pluto on March 23rd. The sun squares Mars on March 24th, then Saturn on March 29th. The focus on your self-image is not only about your one-on-one relationships, but your public image and career as well. Public recognition can be an impediment to self-knowledge, flattening your identity to a single set of achievements, but you are discovering new dimensions in yourself this month. On March 28th, Venus meets Uranus in your sign and you may surprise yourself. Venus then enters Taurus, the sign of her rulership, on March 31st, just before a full moon in Libra. Venus in Taurus brings you the luxury of confidence, and may help you out with money as well. The full moon in Libra has you taking all of this self-understanding into relationship with a friend or partner. You may need to consider what part of yourself you could be projecting onto another and reclaim it at this moon. You’re in the midst of a project that has you remaking yourself.
Major Transits in March
Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)
Venus in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius (separating): Feb. 15 - Mar. 6
Mercury in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius (separating): Feb. 23 - Mar. 5
Full Moon at 11.23 Virgo: Mar. 1 at 7:51 pm
Venus in Pisces trine Jupiter in Scorpio: Feb. 23 - Mar. 6
Exact Mar. 1
Mercury in Pisces trine Jupiter in Scorpio: Feb. 27 - Mar. 6
Exact Mar. 2
Mercury conjunct Venus: Feb. 21 - Mar. 26
Exact Mar. 4 at 26 Pisces
Exact Mar. 20 at 16 Aries
Sun conjunct Neptune in Pisces: Feb. 24 - Mar. 12
Exact Mar. 4
Venus conjunct Chiron in Pisces: Feb. 26 - Mar. 6
Exact Mar. 4
Mercury conjunct Chiron in Pisces: Feb. 28 - Mar. 6
Exact Mar. 4
Mercury, Venus, and Chiron conjunct at 27 Pisces (exact): Mar. 4
Mercury and Venus enter Aries: Mar. 6
Jupiter retrograde from 23.13 to 13 Scorpio: Mar. 8 - Jul. 10
Mercury in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn: Mar. 6 - 19
Exact: Mar. 11
Mars in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries: Feb. 28 - Mar. 17
Exact: Mar. 11
Sun in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn: Mar. 7 - 14
Exact Mar. 11
Venus in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn: Mar. 6 - 19
Exact Mar. 13
Mars in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces: Feb. 28 - Mar. 16
Exact Mar. 14
Sun in Pisces trine Jupiter in Scorpio: Mar. 7 - 19
Exact Mar. 14
Mercury in Aries trine North Node in Leo: Mar. 13 - 18
Exact. Mar. 15
Venus in Aries trine North Node in Leo: Mar. 15 - 19
Exact Mar. 17
New Moon at 26.53 Pisces: Mar. 17 at 9:11 am
Mars enters Capricorn: Mar. 17
Sun conjunct Chiron in Pisces: Mar. 11 - 20
Exact Mar. 18
Sun enters Aries (Spring Equinox): Mar. 20
Mercury retrograde from 16.54 to 4.46 Aries: Mar. 22 - Apr. 15
Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Mar. 18 - 28
Exact Mar. 23
Sun in Aries square Mars in Capricorn: Mar. 20 - Apr. 11
Exact Mar. 24
Venus conjunct Uranus in Aries: Mar. 22 - 31
Exact Mar. 28
Sun in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn: Mar. 21 - Apr. 6
Exact Mar. 29
Venus enters Taurus: Mar. 31
Full Moon at 10.45 Libra: Mar. 31 at 8:37 am
Sun conjunct Mercury in Aries: Mar. 28 - Apr. 5
Exact Apr. 1
Mars conjunct Saturn in Capricorn: Mar. 18 - Apr. 17
Exact Apr. 2