Saturday, March 17 - Friday, March 23
The new moon in Pisces is a doozy: conjunct Chiron, square Mars, and (luckily) trine Jupiter. Expansion feels like it might hurt at first. In fact, at first, it might not even look like expansion or new opportunity. Ultimately, though, it is healing. Take refuge in a book or some spiritual activity. Rest this weekend; make way for the new. Mars enters Capricorn on Saturday, too, and immediately makes a conjunction with Saturn in your house of partnership. Saturn here is very serious about who you spend time with. Are the relationships authentic? Are they the right romantic partners, friends, clients, or business partners for you? You may have already decided to end something since Saturn crossed into this house in December. Mars joins him with the flames of desire. Any old patterns you’re cutting away will make room for something new and better. Think about what you would like that to be.
Venus and Mercury meet in Aries on Tuesday, the day of the Spring Equinox, when the sun makes his ingress into this sign. Tuesday is a wonderful day for your career and public image. Meetings and marketing efforts will go particularly well. Accomplish your priority tasks at the beginning of the week, because on Thursday, Mercury stations retrograde in this sign. This Rx (through April 15th) for you is about spring cleaning in your career. What are you bored with? How has your brand changed? Take time in these three weeks to sweep away stale vocational energy and even rebrand if you need to. If you work for someone else, this could mean reviewing what you want and exploring new opportunities, or finishing a project so that you can move on to something else. This is about your true vocation, not your day job. Whether or not the work is paid, focus on “spring cleaning” that gets you closer to your calling. Venus square Pluto on Friday may indicate a power struggle with a partner in regards to your career, or simply show that your vocational direction is transforming your relationships (in business and otherwise). Other people’s reactions are about them. Aim yourself in the direction of your real Work.
Saturday, March 10 - Friday, March 16
It’s a waning moon week, so this is about finishing things you started around the Aquarius solar eclipse on February 15th. Square something away and rest a bit before the next new moon next Saturday. This Sunday, Mercury squares Saturn, setting up a tense T-square for you. Your career affects a serious partnership, or vice versa. Mars in trine to Uranus and the sun sextile Pluto on the same day indicate that your hard work will prevail, and a transformative conversation with a significant other can lead to a shared vision. Plan for a week of adulting and really sorting things out. Venus repeats this square to Saturn on Tuesday. The serious partner could in fact be a business partner or client who will take you further in your career. Mars square Chiron on Wednesday indicates a possible dip in self-confidence about your knowledge. You do know what you’re doing. The sun trine Jupiter assures you of that, creating a grand trine with your sign on the same day. You are supported in turning your work into play, in using your talents to support a larger vision. Choose the right people to help you get there.
Saturday, March 3 - Friday, March 9
You’re coming down from the Virgo full moon this week. Luna’s moving through Libra this weekend, then Scorpio and Sagittarius for the rest of the week, helping you to chill out, have some fun, and get in shape for the next lunar cycle. This major stellium in Pisces is like a cauldron of knowledge for you. Drink from the wisdom this weekend, especially on Sunday, when Mercury and Venus meet Chiron alongside the sun-Neptune conjunction. Jupiter sends his blessing to Chiron and co., signaling that school is fun for you right now. Look for the knowledge that will heal you. Go to the library, scour the internet, take a class, host a séance, do a meditation to meet your spirit guide…whatever does it for you, you will come out of this Pisces season a little wiser than you were when you went in.
Mercury and Venus jump out of the pool to bask in the Aries heat on Tuesday. You can take what you’ve learned into your Work. You may even be recognized for it. People will be attracted to you from afar. Mercury and Venus work together to help you come up with beautiful words this month. Let them see your original, confident, fiery side. You do have one! On Thursday, Jupiter stations retrograde, heading back through Scorpio to make another gorgeous trine with Neptune at the end of May. From now through then, if you were born in July, you’ll get another supportive trine from Jupiter to your sun or ascendant, beckoning you to come out and play.
Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2
This is a lovely week for you, with a series of mystical water trines and a juicy full moon on Thursday. Mercury meets Neptune in Pisces exactly on Sunday, prompting dreamy insights and inspiration to travel further down your knowledge-seeking path of choice. Venus is also squaring Mars exactly on the same day, indicating some tension between your desire to travel and your need to attend to some task; however, I’ll remind you that this is an opportunity to inject some more of that knowledge-seeking into your day-to-day life. Thursday’s Virgo full moon is in a gorgeous trine to Saturn in Capricorn, signaling that communication with a friend or loved one will come easily. It may be a sibling you find yourself spending time with this week, as this lunation is in your third house. An emphasis on the axis of knowledge and teaching suggests that this week you’re involved in schooling of a kind, spiritual seeking, and writing. Venus and Mercury are traveling through Pisces together, creating an emphasis on beauty, art, and poetry. Both planets make lovely trines to Jupiter (Venus on Thursday; Mercury on Friday). These create a supportive grand water trine with your sign. Intuitive insights and creative inspiration rule your week.
“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
March begins with a full moon in the sign of Virgo, prompting insights from anywhere: friends, neighbors, loved ones, a scrap of conversation overheard on the street, a favorite author. You’re learning through living. You can use this full moon to let go of something that might be keeping you too busy to pay attention to the juicier details. Perhaps you can attend more fully to the relationships that make life worth living, with this moon as a reminder. Venus makes her exact trine to Jupiter on March 1st and Mercury follows on March 2nd, both of them creating a grand water trine that suggests support for your creative inspiration, romance, and spiritual insights. Mercury and Venus then meet Chiron in Pisces on March 4th, the same day as the sun’s exact conjunction with Neptune. This is a heady one, a set of aspects ready made for a healing journey of a spiritual nature. Poetry, rather than reason, rules the beginning of March for you.
Mercury and Venus enter Aries on March 6th, leading a little stellium that will form at the top of your chart and put some focus on your career. On March 8th, Jupiter stations retrograde in Scorpio. 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 make some slightly more challenging aspects mid-March, when both of them square Saturn. Mercury makes the exact square on March 11th, and Venus on the 13th. This suggests tension between time spent on your vocation and the work you’re doing in a significant relationship. You have lots of ideas and people to talk to at work, while Saturn calls for maturity in friendship or love. This could work best if your partner is actually a business partner, in which case the tension becomes creative action directed towards your career.
The Pisces sun makes an exact trine to Jupiter on March 14th, setting up yet another grand water trine for self-expression. These supportive aspects carry you through most of the month. A healing ritual would be good for the new moon in Pisces this St. Patrick’s Day, as it’s conjunct Chiron the healer. Consider how you might use what you’ve learned since the full moon in Virgo to do some healing through a literal or metaphorical journey. 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. Consider your relationship vision in the first three days after this new moon: is it growth in an existing relationship, the desire to find love? Or connecting with a new friend, or even a significant client or partner in business? Mars can help you.
The sun meets Chiron in Pisces exactly with another healing trine to your sign, before moving into Aries on March 20th. This signals the Spring Equinox, officially the first day of spring! Just two days later, Mercury stations retrograde. Mercury will be retrograde in Aries from March 22nd - April 15th. For you, this is a review of your direction, your vocation, the legacy you’re leaving. On a small scale, you’re revising something here. Try not to make big career changes or sign contracts while Mercury transits here, and if you must, double-check all of the details. It’s a good time to reflect on what’s been working for you and make plans to adjust course. Towards the end of the month, Venus and the sun square planets in Capricorn. Venus squares Pluto on March 23rd, and the sun squares Mars on the 24th, then Saturn on the 29th. Again, there is a challenge in relationships and career, with the transformation in your relationships affecting your public image or brand.
Venus enters Taurus on March 31st. This is a lovely placement for you, suggesting beautiful social occasions and harmonious friendship. The full moon in Libra on the same day highlights all of your efforts to balance home and relationships with your career. Loosen your grip on work and go out with friends at the end of the month.
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