Saturday, March 17 - Friday, March 23
This Pisces new moon could bring a healing insight or conversation into your life. Wounds around learning and following your curiosity, how you communicate, or sibling relationships, could be troubling you. Seek the information you need in order to move past the pain. You’re very focused on who you are right now. When Mars enters your sign on Saturday, joining Saturn, this becomes a laser focus. Since December, Saturn has already been stripping down your identity, showing you how you’ve matured, helping you bring your self-image into the Now. You’re an authority. Mars brings the drive to succeed. Any personal endeavors addressed with initiative and discipline will go well with these two on your side.
The sun enters Aries on Tuesday, joining Mercury and Venus in your house of home and signaling the start of spring. As Mercury stations retrograde on Thursday, you may be the most likely of all the signs to do a serious spring cleaning of your home in the next three weeks. What you’re also cleaning out, metaphorically, are any past ideas of yourself that no longer apply, attachments that are keeping you stuck in the past, and ancestral patterns that you’d rather not repeat. Make space for the home you’re building now; maybe even for new family members. Venus square Pluto on Friday suggests that family relationships and knowledge of your ancestors work to transform your self-image. Stand on their shoulders.
Saturday, March 10 - Friday, March 16
Mercury and Venus in Aries turn your attention to home and family this week. Mercury squares Saturn on Sunday, creating some tension between your feelings of responsibility and an event or family member at home. A conversation about the past could facilitate the growing up you’re doing. Saturn in your sign makes you especially strong, so others are apt to lean on you in the next three years, and you can support them. Mars trine Uranus and the sun sextile Pluto on the same day suggest that conversations spur private change, in your home and in yourself. Venus repeats the square to Saturn on Tuesday, carrying the theme of home and responsibility through the week. You could be expressing yourself by changing the look of your home to match your identity more closely. Continue learning and communicating as you have been for the rest of the week. Mars square Chiron on Wednesday supports healing conversations and the sun trine Jupiter on the same day suggests that what you learn here can influence your dreams. Jupiter also makes a light semisquare to Saturn, showing again, that what you do this week is making you stronger. Take in new information and allow the deep insights later this week as we move toward Saturday’s healing new moon.
Saturday, March 3 - Friday, March 9
Follow up on good ideas from last week by doing some research this week. You’re all about learning and exploring right now. Visit the places that excite you and read about the subjects that interest you. Sign up for a class, if that’s what you want. On Sunday, the sun meets Neptune in Pisces, alongside a triple conjunction of Venus, Mercury, and Chiron. That’s a lot of action in your house of communication, learning, and thought. You’re highly imaginative right now. Make use of it! You could also feel overwhelmed by ideas and emotions, unsure of what to make of it all. Conversations with others may help you. Most likely, you will learn something that heals you through the activity that you’re passionately engaging in right now.
Mercury and Venus enter Aries on Tuesday, signaling a slight shift for you from the metaphorical doors of perception to the front door of your home. You could enjoy spending time with family members while these two are here, or you may be making bold changes to the décor in your house. Just make sure you finish those changes before Mercury goes retrograde on the 22nd! Conversations with family or people from your past could prove passionate and inspiring now. On Thursday, Jupiter stations retrograde in Scorpio, and continues to bless you with support for your hopes and dreams. Follow the breadcrumbs.
Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2
A major Pisces stellium in your house of communication and learning and a full moon in your house of seekers and teachers make this week all about knowledge for you. Mercury and Neptune make an exact conjunction in Pisces on Sunday, cooperating with you for visionary ideas and some lovely synchronicity. The muse is still with you, and the gift of poetic, artistic expression is still being offered. A series of sextiles, beginning with Sun sextile Saturn on Sunday, provide a little bit of encouragement for your personal endeavors. Venus and Mercury sextile Pluto on Tuesday and Wednesday suggest that your learning is supporting a personal transformation, a shift in self-image. Mercury quintile Saturn on Wednesday points to an awareness or creative message about your developing self. The big event this week is the full moon in Virgo on Thursday, in trine to Saturn. This is a lunation for seeking the knowledge that you have been craving, the teacher who will help you grow and mature through this new Saturn cycle. Let go of any fear that you don’t have a perfect plan, and follow your curiosity down the rabbit hole. The rest of the aspects forming this week, including exact trines to Jupiter from Venus and Mercury on Thursday and Friday, suggest that messages could come to you through friends or siblings. Words have a particular power this week. Spell out a wish.
“The desire to go home: that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood.”
— Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics
March begins with a great full moon in Virgo, lighting up the path of knowledge like a torch for your benefit. What do you want to learn; how do you want to expand? What would get you closer to your goals? Venus and Mercury trine Jupiter on the 1st and 2nd bring good ideas from somewhere nearby. Explore the faraway at the beginning of this month. Venus and Mercury meet Chiron on March 4th, the same day that the sun meets Neptune. All of this happens in Pisces, in your house of learning and communication. Something that you learn could be fantastically healing, although it may be a little painful to hear at first. Mercury and Venus move into Aries together on March 6th, beginning a mini-cycle that has you more focused on your home and family relationships.
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. In mid-March, aspects to planets in your sign start to move things along. Mercury squares Saturn on March 11th, suggesting some insight from the past that influences the process of maturing that is Saturn in Capricorn. The sun makes a nice aspect to Pluto from Pisces on the same day, indicating that learning facilitates this slow transformation, and on March 13th, Venus squares Saturn, indicating that family relationships are growing up.
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 communicating your true feelings could help you in achieving a longer-term dream. 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 at double speed without breaking a sweat. Mars is in your sign for about one-third of this year, from now through May 16, and again August 13 - October 8. Consider your personal goals in the first three days following this new moon.
Things heat up for you when the sun moves 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 the past, your home, the core of your identity. You might be researching your ancestry, making small repairs to your house, or rediscovering the place where you live. At the end of the month, a series of aspects from planets in Aries to planets in your sign require you to focus on taking responsibility at home. Venus squares Pluto on March 23rd, reminding you that you can’t control other people even if you think you know what’s best. The sun squares Mars on the 24th, and Saturn on the 29th, emphasizing the changes you’re going through personally.
When Venus meets Uranus on the 28th, she brings a potential surprise from a family member. She enters Taurus on the 31st, making a lovely aspect to your sign and bringing more beauty and harmony to the fun side of your life. Creativity, love and play are supported while Venus is here. A full moon in Libra at the top of your chart closes out the month. You have to balance your career with family and personal development, never an easy thing to do. Allow someone else to take the lead and help you out if it gets overwhelming.
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