Saturday, March 17 - Friday, March 23
The new moon in your sign is a healing opportunity for you more than most. You may have felt the sting of your wounds as Mars was square Chiron last week, and will thus be squaring this moon. Luckily, this lunation also makes a trine to your ruler Jupiter in Scorpio. You are on a much bigger journey, and whatever happened this week, if it did hurt, was just a bump in the road. The healing for you happens around how you see yourself, because how you see yourself is how others will see you. It may have to do not just with how people you know see you, but how the wider world sees you; how well your job title or public image reflects your authenticity at this point. This is a constant adjustment. You will always be growing and changing. Allow yourself to be renewed.
Mars also moves into Capricorn on Saturday, immediately making a conjunction with Saturn. This is a big energy. Both Mars and Saturn do well in Capricorn, and together they symbolize hard work. There is nothing wrong with getting your hands dirty. This is a time for working toward your goals, so once you’ve taken some time to renew yourself this weekend, roll up your sleeves. The sun moves into Aries and your house of values on Tuesday, followed by Mercury stationing retrograde in the same sign. This goes hand-in-hand with your current work ethic. You’re doing a spring cleaning of your values, realigning them with your goals so that your role in the world is an expression of who you are right now. Use this Mercury retrograde (through April 15th) to separate what you’ve been told you should value, or what you used to value, from what you care about currently. You deserve good things. What you desire is out there. Take a deep breath, then go and get it.
Saturday, March 10 - Friday, March 16
The motivated energy of Mercury and Venus traveling into Aries last week has you feeling passionate about your values. You have an opportunity to pour that passion into achieving your dreams, or connect with someone who shares your enthusiasm, when Mercury squares Saturn in Capricorn on Sunday. On the same day, Mars forms a bridge to Uranus in Aries, allowing you to translate your talents into your career, making some money from your brilliant ideas. The sun sextile Pluto encourages you to transform into the person you want to be. This is a beautiful weekend to go out and pursue dreams. Start conversations with people who get you. Push yourself a little bit. Go outside of your comfort zone.
Venus makes her square to Saturn on Tuesday, helping you to get serious about valuing yourself. If you’re tired of where you are and you’re ready for your dreams to come to you, this is a week to decide that it’s time. Nothing is off limits if you have enough nerve. The exact Mars-Chiron square on Wednesday could really make you feel the gap between where you see yourself and where you are now. Appreciate what you’ve already accomplished. It’s healing to recognize where you want to be, and it doesn’t even have to take that long to get there. Change can happen in an instant. The sun makes a trine to Jupiter on the same day, reminding you that you’re on a big journey right now. Towards the end of this week, as we approach next Saturday’s new moon, consider what you might want to heal so you can continue on your journey that much stronger. The advent of spring next week signals a fresh start.
Saturday, March 3 - Friday, March 9
We’re having a highly Piscean season, as the sun in your sign is joined by three planets, asteroid Juno, and centaur/comet Chiron. You’re coming off of a Virgo full moon opposing Neptune in your sign last week, prompting emotional relationship insights. It’s not just external events that are going on. Your normally spot-on intuition is operating on a whole new psychic level this week. If you were looking to sharpen the psychic skills that every human is naturally born with, Sunday is the day. You have Mercury, Venus, and Chiron in a triple conjunction, and the sun conjunct your modern ruler Neptune, all in your sign. Meditation, lucid dreaming, automatic writing, or remote viewing could all come off quite well. If you’re thinking, “this is super weird; what is she talking about,” then you haven’t been here very long…and you should definitely try one of these things! This is why I say Rebel Astrology is ancient magic for modern times. Magic depends on good timing, which is what the astrology provides. And the best magic timing comes from creating your own private calendar, one that uses your natal chart as a kind of clock. Try it. You’ll see.
There’s the possibility that you just have so many feelings you don’t know what to do with them (even more than usual), and Mars is building up to a square with Chiron that’s making it hard to breathe, and even though you’re getting all kinds of attention, you feel like you don’t even know who you are. In this case, use the weekend to rest. You’re headed into a much less watery season, one that will require more direct action. Mercury and Venus leave your sign and move into Aries on Tuesday, at which point you’ll start thinking a lot more about practical things like money. On Thursday, Jupiter stations retrograde. If you were born in March, you’ll get another kind and supportive Jupiter trine to your sun at some point in the next four months, which feels great! For now, you might not even notice. Unless you’re getting super psychically sensitive of course…then, maybe you will.
Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2
This week tests your strength, as you build your self-confidence. The full stellium in your sign puts the emphasis on your self-image, on who you are and how others perceive you. On Sunday, do or say something that helps you move in the direction of your desire. Your imagination, connection to the unconscious, and artistic talent are especially visible to others this weekend. The full moon in Virgo on Thursday highlights your one-to-one relationships. With a trine to Saturn in Capricorn, this earthy moon reminds you to seek the partnerships that you truly hope for, and to receive the love that is offered to you. The ruler of this moon, Mercury, is moving through your sign with Venus, making an exact conjunction next Sunday (March 4th). Have the grounded, realistic, and heartfelt conversation you need to have with your loved one (or with yourself). Neither of you are perfect, but you are both already whole. You can release some of the pain or guilt associated with past mistakes, some of the impossible expectations you may have placed on yourself or others, at this full moon.
Venus and Mercury both make a sweet trine to Jupiter this week. Venus’ is exact on Thursday, the day of the full moon, and Mercury’s is exact on Friday. This suggests positive growth in your relationships, and an ease with communication, as you move in the direction of expansion. You’re breaking free of old limitations these days. As much of the heavens continues to move through your sign, the sun begins a conjunction with Neptune this week (exact March 4th), and Venus and Mercury swim closer to Chiron (exact conjunction March 7th). Boundaries may seem to dissolve, as you feel especially sensitive and given to spiritual experiences. Healing fears of inadequate self-expression, of not being enough, or of not giving enough in relationships, is part of this week’s agenda. You are enough. Be gentle with yourself.
“But what’s worth more than gold?”
”Practically everything. You, for example. Gold is heavy. Your weight in gold is not very much gold at all. Aren’t you worth more than that?”
— Terry Pratchett, Making Money
March begins with a full moon in your house of significant partnerships on the 1st. This one is opposite Neptune in your sign, and trine Saturn in Capricorn, signifying that there is an ideal being made real here, or a delusion busted. A partner or friend is the focus for you right now. How are you reflected in someone else’s mirror? A Virgo full moon is always in some ways about releasing a need for perfection, and so you, the significant other in question, and your relationship are not perfect. As Mercury, Virgo’s ruler, is currently with Venus in your sign, you have an opportunity to communicate your desires and feelings about this. Try to be realistic. Realism is a Saturnine quality that both the idealistic Virgo and the at times illusioned Pisces could both learn from.
The stellium in your sign is active in the first week of March. Venus and Mercury trine Jupiter exactly; Venus on the 1st and Mercury on the 2nd. In your conversation with another, you can achieve some positive personal growth. You might question something that you once believed, opening the door to another way of seeing. The sun meets Neptune exactly on March 4th, offering you an escape into a dreamworld. On the same day, Venus and Mercury make an exact conjunction to Chiron. With all of this happening in Pisces, and Mars squaring Chiron for the first two weeks of March, it can be an intense time for you. Some pain and insecurity may arise, around relationships or how you express yourself. March 4th is a day for immersing yourself in some soothing pastime, perhaps creative or spiritual. Go easy on yourself around this first week.
On March 6th, Venus and Mercury enter Aries, beginning a conversation around your self-confidence and ideas of worthiness. Whatever comes up, remember that practically everything is worth more than gold, especially you. Consider what has real value to you this month, and make those things part of your chosen destination. Jupiter stations retrograde in Scorpio on March 8, and 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 later degrees of Scorpio, you will continue to feel those transits as you have since December 2017.
Mid-March brings squares from planets in Aries to Saturn in Capricorn: first Mercury on March 11th, then Venus on the 13th. Your values determine your goals, and as Saturn is restructuring your hopes and dreams right now, you are seriously engaged in figuring these out. This may include carefully choosing the people you hang out with, those who will truly value you and prize some of the same things you do. Mars’ square to Chiron is exact on March 14th, a time when you may feel the strain between where you want to be and where you are now. How you see yourself may not be the way others see you. Don’t let old insecurities get in the way of going after what you want. The sun in your sign makes pleasant aspects around this time, first to Pluto in Capricorn on March 11th, then to Jupiter on March 14th. Give it time, because you are in a process of transformation as a new path opens for you.
We have a new moon in Pisces this St. Patrick’s Day, giving you a personal chance to reset. A healing ritual would be good for this new moon, as it’s conjunct Chiron the healer. Consider the wounds you might heal around your idea of yourself, your self-image, what you hide from others or present falsely about yourself. This moon is square Mars, so it resonates with the themes of March 14th (the gap between where you are and where you want to be). This lunation is also trine Jupiter, signaling support for your spiritual evolution. 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 to work towards in the first three days following the Pisces new moon.
The sun meets Chiron exactly on March 18th, again echoing themes of healing yourself, 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 all things regarding value. Your sense of self-confidence, your talents, the money you make or the money you want to make, the money you spend…everything to do with the question of value defines this retrograde for you. Be careful with spending money at this time, as it could get tricky for you. Hold off on big purchases until late April if you can. Use this retrograde to look at your own sense of worthiness. I recommend Thais Sky’s work on the worthiness wound as a resource.
Squares from planets in Aries to planets in Capricorn dominate the end of March. First Venus squares Pluto on March 23rd, bringing up tension between what you currently value and the destruction of your old goals as you move toward new goals in the long-term. The sun squares Mars on March 24th, then Saturn on March 29th, highlighting tension between pleasure and hard work. Venus meets Uranus exactly on March 28th, which could bring a surprise shift in your money situation and/or self-confidence. We close out the month with a full moon in Libra on March 31st, on the same day that Venus moves into Taurus. Venus’ move into the sign of her rulership is a lovely boost to your learning and communication. The full moon is an active one, creating a T-square with Mercury retrograde in Aries and Mars and Saturn in Capricorn. You will be asked to go deep into yourself at the end of this month, to release old patterns or subconscious self-sabotage that are keeping you from what you want (or even from figuring out what you want). Go towards pleasure. Do something fun, as long as it isn’t also self-destructive. There is a lot of self-reflection required of you this month. Look for something better than gold.
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