Saturday, March 17 - Friday, March 23
Mars’ square to Chiron last week and Saturday’s new moon conjunct Chiron may have brought up a wound related to your career, vocation, or public image. What fears do you need to be able to heal in order to move forward? How can you project an image to the world that is true to who you are? Confusion about where you want to go may be the root of this pain for some of you. This is an all-weekend thing. Go easy on yourself. You might prefer a quieter St. Patrick’s Day. Also on Saturday, Mars enters Capricorn and immediately makes a conjunction with Saturn. I have to tell you that this combination of planets transiting your eighth house suggests some financial restriction. You may have already felt some with Saturn in Capricorn anyway. Regardless of your situation, be responsible with your money. As long as you are disciplined, Saturn and Mars can work well together.
Saturn in Capricorn is about transformation for you, and that always begins with loss of some sort (not necessarily financial loss). In the next three years, you’ll be stripping away anything inauthentic and taking a direct, unflinching look into your own soul. Mars here amplifies that process for a little while. Think about what you want to let go of and transform as we approach Spring Equinox on Tuesday. Mercury meets Venus in Aries exactly on that day, providing a wonderful setup for you to meet someone who may help you realize your hopes. It’s likely a fun day for socializing (more fun than the weekend, actually). It’s also a good one for articulating your dreams, whether to yourself or someone you trust. Mercury stations retrograde on Thursday. This Rx (through April 15th) is a spring cleaning of your old dreams to make way for the new. This goes right along with a shift in who you hang out with. New interests often mean hanging out with new people. You can protect your energy by spending less time with people who represent an old version of your life. Venus square Pluto on Friday emphasizes the transitory nature of social connections. Follow your intuition in your social life during this retrograde.
Saturday, March 10 - Friday, March 16
This weekend is shaping up to be pretty fun, with Mercury and Venus blazing a trail through Aries. Mercury makes a brave square to Saturn on Sunday, challenging you to take a previously unconscious desire and shape it into a reality. Mars trine Uranus creates the right elements for fun with a significant other or a group of friends on Sunday, too, and the sun sextile Pluto suggests that the transformation goes deeper than just your career or public image. You’re still very much the social butterfly and go-getter in Aries season. You’re comfortable with that fiery energy. On Tuesday, Venus makes her exact square to Saturn, taking this theme of shaping desire into reality from the weekend into the week. Mars square Chiron on Wednesday may remind you that change is uncomfortable, especially when it involves relationships. Other people are not always ready for you to fly the way you need to this month. The sun trine Jupiter on the same day indicates that attention to the details and setting an intention for the vision each day will carry you through any discomfort. On Thursday, Mercury makes a fun trine to the North Node in Leo, showing you that the story you tell yourself has everything to do with reaching the dream. You may feel sensitive towards the end of the week, as we move toward next Saturday’s healing new moon. Tend to the flame of confidence within.
Saturday, March 3 - Friday, March 9
Working the weekend again? Or werking, anyway? All eyes are still on you, with that dramatic Pisces stellium right at the top of your chart. Mercury and Venus are doing a synchronized swim, making your words especially beautiful, and did I mention that people have noticed? You and your work might get some recognition on Sunday, when Venus and Mercury meet Chiron alongside the sun-Neptune conjunction. It’s an especially good day to show off some art or teach what you know. If you feel too sensitive about it; if the recognition is uncomfortable for you, take it easy. This is considered the axis of home and career in modern astrology because in traditional astrology, the family name (your father’s name) determined how you were known. Now, we say that people make their own names, but it’s not always true that you have total control over how the world sees you. So swim with the current. Everything is a cycle, and this intensively Pisces season is ending.
Mercury and Venus herald Aries season by moving into that fiery sign of spring on Tuesday. You can take some time away from work to get more social. Where do you hope to go? What do you hope to share with the world? This is the season of dreams, and with your ruler in this sign (going retrograde, no less) you’ll be thinking a lot about them. An exercise like Pray Rain Journaling, where you write a journal entry about what you want as if it has already happened, could help you get there. Socializing is another secret sauce. You can be the life of any party! And you never know who might turn out to be a key player in helping your dreams come true. Make plans to have some fun later this week.
Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2
Just like last week, this one has you focused on your career, your public image, your direction and place in the world. Mercury meets Neptune in Pisces exactly on Sunday, giving you the words you need to charm the right people. Communicate your vision and you just might get a little closer to it now. Also on Sunday, Venus is squaring Mars in Sagittarius, creating some serious tension between your relationships and career. Maybe you’re foregoing social activity to work, or maybe that creative tension can be used to move forward in your career with a partner. Mercury repeats this pattern on Wednesday, so the tension lasts throughout the week.
Some emphasis on your more private life will be necessary later on this week, though, at the full moon in Virgo on Thursday. Your Work, the gift you offer to the world, should always be a reflection of who you really are and what you want. Use this full moon to let go of self-criticism or old patterns that might be holding you back. Your growth game is strong right now. With Saturn in your eighth house of power and transformation, you are learning where you have been trying to control things that are outside of your control, like other people, or deep-seated desires that don’t fit with the world’s understanding of success. If you’ve been out of control about something, like an addiction or compulsion, you will start to see your own self-sabotage. Recognize what is out of your hands. Ready yourself for change. Venus and Mercury make beautiful trines to Jupiter in Scorpio on Thursday and Friday, signaling support as your changing habits help your career. Think about how to align your private self with your public life or work this week.
The Virgo full moon on March 1st has you making a home out of your hopes. You may have to recognize that the reality doesn’t match the vision quite yet, but there is still time. Let go of perfectionism in your career and your home life. Continual balancing will always be required for both. Venus and Mercury, still together in Pisces, are trine Jupiter in Scorpio; Venus exactly on March 1st and Mercury on March 2nd. Who you relate to and what you say can have positive effects on your workplace in the first week of this month. Mercury and Venus meet Chiron exactly on March 4th, the same day that the sun makes an exact conjunction to Neptune. This is a day for less public appearance and more reflection on the dream of where you want to go. Figuring out what you hope for is everything for you this month.
Mercury and Venus enter Aries together on March 6th, giving you fresh inspiration for chitchat and activating your social butterfly mode. 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 square Saturn mid-month, with Mercury making the exact aspect on March 11th and Venus on March 13th. There’s tension between your long-term goals and your need to look deeper into your ongoing transformation -- one cannot be accomplished without the other. Try to hold your vision loosely and focus on what you can control.
On March 14th, Mars’ square to Chiron in Pisces becomes exact, suggesting some pain around the way others perceive you. A healing ritual would be good for the new moon in Pisces this St. Patrick’s Day, as it’s conjunct Chiron the healer, and the square to Mars is still in effect. Consider the wounds you might heal around your idea of yourself, your vocation or direction, what you hide from others or present falsely about yourself. 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. In the first three days after this new moon, set your sights on financial success, more intimacy, or personal transformation of another kind.
The sun moves into Aries on March 20th. This signals the Spring Equinox, officially the first day of spring! Mercury makes another exact conjunction with Venus, giving you a beacon of hope, before stationing retrograde just two days later. Mercury will be retrograde in Aries from March 22nd - April 15th. For you, this is a review of the long-term vision. What do you hope for? That is the question Mercury will be asking you. In the sign of Aries, the answers are likely to come fast and be original. Mercury retrogrades are always a little more important for you than they are for other signs, as the trickster is your ruler. Take some real time out to think about how you can get closer to your hope; live in it, even.
At the end of March, aspects from Venus and the sun to planets in Capricorn highlight the difficulty of transforming to meet your hopes. Minor challenges like this are often motivating, though, and can result in more success because they prompt real effort. Venus moves from Aries into Taurus, the sign of her rulership, on March 31st. Venus here is a private luxury for you, indicating a rich inner life and attractions behind the scenes. The full moon in Libra on the last day of the month makes a lovely trine to your sign, and speaks again of what you must release in order to get closer to your true hope. Let your talent out.
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