Saturday, March 17 - Friday, March 23
Saturday’s new moon in Pisces for you is about healing deep wounds to facilitate your own transformation. You know, typical Saturday stuff. In all seriousness, though, this weekend may be about very literal healing for you: self-care for the body and therapy for the mind. Give yourself some TLC. Mars moves into Capricorn on Saturday as well, joining Saturn. Saturn in Capricorn is about whipping your life into shape day after day. Mars here, in the sign of his exaltation, adds some extra drive to that saturnine agenda. Healing and TLC could take the form of renewed motivation to exercise and a healthy meal plan. The sun meets Chiron in Pisces on Sunday, a sort of reiteration of Saturday’s new moon. So much of our emotional pain is carried in our bodies. It’s really all connected. Address your needs in a holistic way.
Mercury and Venus meet exactly in Aries on Tuesday, perhaps sending you a message about your path. A new adventure? The sun enters Aries on the same day, signaling the Spring Equinox. Time to grow new things and open the windows to let in some fresh air. On Thursday, Mercury stations retrograde here. This retrograde period (through April 15th) for you is about reviewing the path that you’re on. Educational, spiritual, or literal journeys beckon. New opportunities open. Do some “spring cleaning” in this area of your life. Clean out stale philosophies or beliefs that no longer belong to you. Make room for new learnings. Stay open to flashes of insight while Mercury is retrograde here, too. Venus square Pluto on Friday indicates that developments in your house of journeys have a powerful impact on your daily transformation.
Saturday, March 10 - Friday, March 16
The aspects on Sunday ask you to make your creativity and vision a part of your daily life. You have Saturn in Capricorn for the next three years, requiring you to become more disciplined, to structure your days around your dreams. It may not feel very natural to you, but being this grounded in your routine can do wonderful things for the imagination. Mars trine Uranus on Sunday creates an inviting grand fire trine with your sign, lighting the way of possibility for your self-expression. Just because you’re disciplined about it doesn’t mean it’s not play! Ask any creative soul. Set up some appointments with your muse this week. You’re coming out of a season of deep self-exploration, intimacy, and perhaps even some loss. The sun begins his meeting with Chiron this Sunday, intensifying your feelings. Those themes echo on Tuesday and Wednesday, but now you have more support to make something out of that confusion. On Wednesday, the sun trine Jupiter reminds you that there is gold buried in your memories. Mercury trine the North Node in your sign on Thursday shows you the path forward. Throw yourself into the pursuit of a passion. An opportunity for healing is coming with next Saturday’s new moon.
Saturday, March 3 - Friday, March 9
The sun meets Neptune in Pisces on Sunday, the day ruled by the sun, who in turn rules your sign. Circle Sunday on your calendar. It’s a potent day for you any time he meets with another planet, especially an outer planet. With Neptune, the feeling is that of diffuse sunlight as it’s reflected in the sparkle of water in a lake or ocean, filtered through the branches of a tree, coming out ray by ray from behind a cloud, or colored in brilliant purples and pinks at the beginning and ending of each day. It’s not “sunny” per se, but it is light. With the sun and Neptune in your eighth house, next to the Venus-Mercury-Chiron conjunction that’s also happening that day, I’m seeing blue light for you. Picture a stage lit up in a lovely palette of purply blue. This would be the moment when the main character takes a moment to step back and reflect. She realizes something she hadn’t known before. She returns back to the past to understand something more deeply. You have a private moment this weekend to play that character, under the romantic lighting of a Pisces stellium.
Mercury and Venus lift your spirits by moving into Aries on Tuesday. This heralds the start of a more adventurous cycle, one that has you exploring places and ideas. With Mercury and Venus together here, you’re interested in something new, bold, and strikingly beautiful. You have a way with words if you’re teaching, writing, or otherwise involved with media. Explore an interest that takes you away from your daily concerns mid-week. On Thursday, you may feel Jupiter’s station retrograde faintly as an expansion of home and family. We’re getting close to the halfway point of Jupiter’s transit through Scorpio, which means that if you felt you were having bad luck in this area before, it may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2
This weekend could be quite a creative one for you, with Venus squaring Mars and Mercury conjunct Neptune on Sunday. Mars is still trine the north node in your sign through Tuesday, indicating that you have the drive to express yourself. As I said last week, you could have some luck fishing for inspiration in the pool of your unconscious. The sun is also sextile Saturn in Capricorn on Sunday, indicating that you’re becoming aware of habits that have controlled you in the past and no longer serve you. Structure your time to support your creativity.
The rest of this week is about your relationship to money, security, and other resources. The sun begins moving into a conjunction with Neptune on Saturday (exact March 4th), indicating that you have the potential to lose yourself in something powerful: love, sex, mystical experience, addiction. At best, this is an aspect that suggests oneness and merging with the collective. At worst, you’re giving too much of yourself and letting others take advantage. The full moon in Virgo on Thursday illuminates your sense of your own worth. This could bring you money, especially from your work, as this lunation makes a lovely trine to Saturn in Capricorn. It could also be a time of remembering your innate worth and forgiving your imperfections. With so much energy in Pisces right now, your work is to recognize what is hidden beneath the surface. With Venus and then Mercury trining Jupiter in Scorpio on Thursday and Friday, insights about shared resources in relationships are likely to surface. Give, receive, and protect your boundaries.
“The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.”
— Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
The full moon in Virgo on March 1st falls in your second house of money and makes a lovely trine to Saturn in your sixth, indicating the possibility of a financial reward for hard work. There are many interpretations, however. The second house is also about self-confidence and worth, the sixth about health, so this full moon could have you thinking about appreciating your body for its health, and releasing self-criticism for your imperfections. In other words, learning to love yourself the way you are. This is a very grounded and earthy moon. Embrace the real. The full stellium of planets in Pisces continues to float through your house of mystery and taboo, with the sun making an exact conjunction to Neptune on March 4th. Venus and Mercury also meet Chiron, the healer, on the same day. It’s a time for diving into your dreams and looking at your subconscious thought patterns, for healing the underlying wounds in an intimate relationship, for opening up and allowing grace. Venus and Mercury move into Aries on March 6th, making a supportive trine to your sign and beckoning you down a road less traveled.
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 you were born in August, you will continue to feel Jupiter’s square to your sun as you have since December 2017, pushing you to grow and expanding your home, maybe your family as well. March 11th brings a grand fire trine to your sign, as Mars in Sagittarius makes an exact trine to Uranus in Aries. You have motivating support for creative inspiration and self-expression mid-month. On the same day, the sun makes an exact sextile to Pluto in Capricorn, supporting your slow healing transformation. The sun makes an exact trine to Jupiter in Scorpio on March 14th, highlighting the role of the past in this healing.
A healing ritual would be good for the new moon in Pisces this St. Patrick’s Day, as it’s conjunct Chiron. Consider how you might take another look at the past; how you could draw something useful from the unconscious. What kind of transformation would you like to create for 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. Set a goal for your health or work in the first three days following this new moon.
The sun meets Chiron exactly in Pisces, playing one last note on healing wounds 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 ideals, your philosophy of life. You may be turning around on the path you’ve been walking to go back over something, or contemplating a fork in the road. Sources you thought you understood may reveal something new. The sun squares Mars in Capricorn on March 24th and Saturn on the 29th, suggesting that your current joy for the quest is at odds with the mundane work you need to complete. Mercury retrograde begins to cross the sun on March 28th as well (exact April 1st), illuminating some of those retrograde insights.
Venus and Uranus come together in Aries and make a nice aspect to your sign on the 28th, perhaps bringing a surprise twist to your philosophy before Venus enters Taurus on March 31st. Venus here suits you nicely. She enhances your charm in the public eye and prompts harmonious relationships that assist you in your career. The full moon in Libra on the last day of March suggests a difficulty deciding between everything you want to do. Let go of one project for now to achieve more balance, keeping your eyes on the review of your path that you’ll be continuing through mid-April.
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