Saturday, March 17 - Friday, March 23
The new moon in Pisces on Saturday is a health reset for you. You may have the most literal healing to do, with attention to your physical health this weekend. It’s also a reset for the rituals of your day. Any thorns in your side at work have to go. Consider this a kind of personal renewal. Ideally, your days should be scheduled according to your values. Mars moves into Capricorn on Saturday as well, joining Saturn at the bottom of your chart. Saturn here is restructuring the foundations of your life, perhaps even your home and family. Add Mars and you get some extra energy for knocking out shaky foundations and rebuilding. Ruthless honesty with yourself will help you create the most change. Also on Saturday, Venus trine the North Node reminds you that strong partnerships can help you achieve your dreams.
Venus meets Mercury exactly in Aries on Tuesday, signaling a potential conversation with a partner or friend. It should go well, and may even be inspiring. The sun also enters Aries on Tuesday, heralding the start of spring. Spring for you is almost always synonymous with love and fun with friends. On Thursday, Mercury stations retrograde here. This retrograde (through April 15th) is a kind of review of your patterns in partnerships, as well as the people you choose to partner with - including friends, romantic partners, and clients or business partners. What are your standards here? Are your relationships as in balance as you want them to be? Your “spring cleaning” agenda is to clean up any old, toxic patterns and freshen up your boundaries. Venus square Pluto on Friday signals that what you do in your relationships is a big part of transforming who you are.
Saturday, March 10 - Friday, March 16
This is a week for getting your house in order on every level. Mercury squares Saturn on Sunday, creating a tense Cardinal T-square for your sign that may require a serious conversation with a partner at home. Lighter aspects, including Mars trine Uranus and the sun sextile Pluto on the same day, show that having a conversation with a significant other or friend will help you to straighten things out and ultimately strengthen your relationship. Venus repeats the square to Saturn on Tuesday, taking this theme from the weekend into the week, with an additional emphasis because she is your ruler. Love relationships are shaping the foundations of your life; you’re making a home with someone else. If you’re single, it’s about laying the foundations to call in the relationship you want. Some conversations could be about money this week, so if you’re partnered up, make sure you’re on the same page with it. As far as squaring up other things in life, try to pace yourself. Mars is having his last week in Sagittarius for a while, and he’s still pushing you to do, do, do. You don’t need to build the dream in a day. Focus on how you and a friend, business partner, or romantic partner can build the dream together, one day at a time.
Saturday, March 3 - Friday, March 9
The waning moon moves through your sign this weekend, as you process your private insights from the full moon in Virgo. Your health is the priority right now, even if it feels like other things take precedent. Mercury and Venus meet Chiron in Pisces on Sunday, alongside the sun-Neptune conjunction. Clear your schedule that day for a soak in the tub, a deep sleep, or a mind-altering meditation session. You may be doing your healing with someone else, as healing is involved. You could be learning a technique from a teacher. You may be the healer in this situation. However you choose to spend your weekend, the important thing is that you go easy on yourself. You’ve had to spend a lot of time on mundane details lately, and life may have gone out of balance. There are seasons for work and seasons for rest. You’re in a mini rest cycle right now.
On Tuesday, things start to move forward a bit when Venus moves into Aries with Mercury. Now, you have passionate, inspiring conversations with a partner or friend. If you have something to say, say it now, well before Mercury moves retrograde on the 22nd. You may enjoy dressing up a bit later this week. Whether you do or not, people will notice you. Springtime love may be just around the corner. On Thursday, Jupiter moves retrograde in Scorpio. You may not feel it in a big way, but this is your money house, so be prepared to cover some of the same terrain that you have been over since December 2017. Jupiter here, retrograde or not, can help you out financially. Think happiness, health, and wealth this week.
Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2
You have so much to do this week. The full moon in Virgo on Thursday asks you to take some time and just chill. Mars in Sagittarius is giving you all kinds of great ideas, messages, and opportunities from other people, and a full stellium in Pisces is keeping your daily schedule packed. Venus makes her exact square to Mars from Pisces on Sunday. The need for harmony and health that has been in tension with your need for a speedy pace culminates in a face-off this weekend. Make time for a weekend activity that allows you to relax and rejuvenate before diving back in to work. Mercury also makes his exact conjunction to Neptune on Sunday, indicating that you could gain some ideas and insights through sleep and dreams. Health for you this week means sleeping eight hours, meditating, doing some yin yoga, swimming, spa day, or getting a massage.
Thursday’s full moon highlights your most private houses. Sleep and dreams are especially potent. A message is trying to come through your subconscious. You’ve been so busy that you might have been lacking some clarity on the larger vision as you just try to keep up. Slow down and pay attention. You need to adapt something, as Saturn in Capricorn has you in the midst of a larger restructuring of your life. Venus makes a beautiful trine to Jupiter from your house of work to your house of self-worth and income on Thursday, and Mercury follows on Friday. When the goddess of value and money travels with the god of commerce through your work sector and make an aspect like this, the odds are good that your efforts will pay off. Just remember that health is wealth, too.
“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.”
— Toni Morrison, Beloved
You might feel a little bit like your pieces are scattered at the beginning of this month. The full moon in Virgo on March 1 requires you to rest. Take a break from your whirlwind of activities and do nothing for a moment. Venus makes a trine to Jupiter in Scorpio on this day, followed by Mercury on the 2nd, indicating that your work is paying off, and reminding you to value yourself. Venus and Mercury make an exact conjunction to Chiron in Pisces on March 4th, the same day that the sun meets Neptune exactly. Be a friend to yourself and take time out for healing in the first week of March. Venus and Mercury move into Aries on March 6th, beginning a mini-cycle that puts the emphasis on your 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.
A series of aspects from planets in Aries mid-month includes Venus squaring Saturn exactly on March 13th, emphasizing how your relationships are a big part of the foundations you’re building for your life. Who is home for you? Venus makes a trine to the north node in Leo on the 17th, indicating that partners and friends can help you make your hopes a reality. Also on St. Patrick’s Day, we have a new moon in Pisces conjunct Chiron the healer. Consider a healing ritual focused on some literal healing of the body for yourself. You might prefer the life of the mind, but attending to your physical health is just as important.
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 the foundation or home you want to build, in the first three days after this new moon. Mars can help you position yourself for success in your vocation, too.
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 your self in relationships. Who are you in relationships, and how have your significant partnerships or friendships been working? A series of tense aspects later this month include Venus squaring Pluto in Capricorn on March 23rd, suggesting that attempts at control in relationship will no longer work. The sun square Mars and Saturn (on the 24th and 29th) asks you to work toward a stronger foundation for partnership.
Venus meets Uranus in Aries on the 28th, giving you a surprise in love or friendship, before moving into Taurus on the 31st. Venus in Taurus creates harmony in the more intimate areas of your relationships in life. With the planet of value in the sign of her rulership here, it’s quite likely that you can improve financial prospects, should you choose to focus on that. Certainly, she facilitates the merging of resources that happen when serious partners or friends share a home together. The full moon in your sign on the last day of the month asks you to balance between yourself and another. Allow someone else to show yourself to you this month. Allow them to gather you.
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