Saturday, March 17 - Friday, March 23
Anything painful that came up last week can be addressed with Saturday’s healing new moon. This moon is next to Chiron, but it trines Jupiter in your sign, signaling that moving past old fears will benefit you. What stands in the way of your joy? Self-doubt, past experiences, habits or addictions? This is a time to renew your passions, despite what has held you back before. Mars enters Capricorn on Saturday, also, joining Saturn. Saturn in Capricorn for you means getting serious about following your curiosity and developing your own authoritative voice. When your ruler Mars joins Saturn here, in the sign of his exaltation, he adds the additional fuel of a strong desire. In the same way that you are renewing what brings you joy; follow your curiosity where it takes you when Mars and Saturn join each other here.
The sun enters Aries, signaling the beginning of spring on Tuesday. This is a season of action for you. And it begins with a good spring cleaning when Mercury stations retrograde on Thursday. This retrograde (through April 15th) may actually coincide with cleaning your house, but it’s also a time to review all of the different tasks you do throughout the day and pare down time spent on activities that are no longer meaningful to you. Look for ways to do less so you can enjoy more. This has to do with your health, as well. Try something healthy, like a social media fast, a new breakfast routine, or a commitment to sleep (whatever it is that you think you need) and notice how you feel. Could you make this into a habit or ritual? Venus square Pluto on Friday suggests that bringing more beauty into your daily life teaches you something transformative.
Saturday, March 10 - Friday, March 16
This week is about utilizing your talents and building your confidence. Saturn in Capricorn requires you to get serious about what you’re learning now, and how you’re communicating that knowledge to others. Mercury square Saturn on Sunday suggests that you’re just trying to find time in the day for everything you want to know and do. Also on Sunday, Mars trine Uranus signals a boost in your confidence that could help you rearrange your schedule to suit yourself. This is Mars’ last week in Sagittarius before he moves into Capricorn to meet with Saturn, so take advantage of the extra fire that’s been giving you such energy and courage. The sun sextile Pluto on Sunday suggests that you’re not just working to learn; it’s also play for you. That’s a big start to the week already. Venus repeats Mercury’s square to Saturn on Tuesday, carrying that reminder to do one thing at a time throughout the week. On Wednesday, Mars squares Chiron and the sun makes a lovely trine to Jupiter. You may feel a brief hit to your confidence this week, but remember that Jupiter is blessing you and supporting your endeavors this year. It’s all just play. Continue to experiment.
Saturday, March 3 - Friday, March 9
This is a weekend for relaxation and enjoyment. The stellium in Pisces that has been stimulating your creativity and perhaps your love life is in full force on Sunday. Venus and Mercury meet Chiron, while the sun makes a conjunction to Neptune. This may make you feel very sensitive. It may be that you’re looking for relaxation in the form of rest and recovery from a busy weekend. You may be dealing with some romantic wounds, or a conversation with a romantic partner could be healing. Either way, a good film, some soothing music, or some time spent on a favorite hobby won’t hurt. All of these planets in Pisces send good-vibe trines to your sign, supporting you as you express yourself.
On Tuesday, Mercury and Venus move into Aries, shifting your focus towards a busy daily schedule. All the more reason to relax over the weekend. With these two in the house that is usually associated with your modern-day 9-5, you’ll be able to explain yourself passionately and beautifully at work. Relationships with coworkers could be more fun during this period. You may also have more energy than you did during Pisces season. Spring is coming and you can start to get outside more, stretch your legs and feel alive after a long winter. On Thursday, Jupiter stations retrograde in your sign, which just means that he’s continuing to bring good luck your way.
Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2
A full Pisces stellium continues to place the focus on your creative, generative energy this week. With Venus and Mercury traveling through your fellow water sign of Pisces, you have beautiful ideas of your own to express. On Sunday, Venus squares Mars exactly from Pisces, indicating that your access to what you love is only inhibited when you doubt yourself. Test your talents, especially with Mercury making his exact conjunction to Neptune on this day, filling you with dreamy ideas and mystical visions. All of the seeds are there; you just need to plant them. On Wednesday, Mars begins a square to Chiron in Pisces (exact March 14th), which could open up some old wounds around creative abilities, self-confidence, romance, or children. Notice what begins to come up for you this week, because it’s an opportunity for healing.
You have a chance to share your potential with others at the full moon in Virgo on Thursday, which makes a harmonious sextile to your sign and a lovely trine to Saturn in Capricorn. Gifts, messages, and opportunities could come your way through friends. It’s a week for fulfilling a hopeful vision and spending time with others who share your vision too. Venus makes a trine to Jupiter in your sign on Thursday, and Mercury follows suit on Friday, another suggestion that what you generate will bring you luck and some recognition. Certainly, you are developing a unique sense of self at this time. Do you.
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke
The full moon on March 1st falls in your house of hopes and dreams. Go out and have fun in the first weekend of March. Spend time with friends and doing what you love. You can feel spring coming. Venus and Mercury make exact trines to Jupiter in your sign on the 1st and 2nd, supporting your self-expression and the pursuit of joy. On March 4th, both Venus and Mercury make an exact conjunction to Chiron in Pisces, the same day that the sun meets Neptune. That day is ripe for imaginative, creative projects that alchemize wounds into art. Mercury and Venus move from Pisces into Aries on March 6th, turning the emphasis from fun and creativity to a more ritualized, health-centered cycle.
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 November, you will continue to feel the positive effect of Jupiter transiting your sun, as you have since December 2017. Jupiter here brings confidence, expansion, and luck. On March 11th, Mars makes a trine to Uranus in Aries, signaling some sudden change in your daily routine related to an increased sense of confidence. The sun makes a nice sextile to Pluto in Capricorn on the same day, supporting the transformation of your communication style and everything you’re learning now. The sun makes an exact trine to Jupiter on the 14th, too, reminding you to embrace your abundance and shine on. However, when Mars squares Chiron exactly on the same day, it suggests a wound around self-confidence in relation to your talent, your romantic life, or life with children.
What comes up at this time can be healed partly with a ritual for the new moon in Pisces on March 17th, also next to Chiron the healer. Continue to prioritize love, joy, and self-expression at the beginning of this lunar cycle. 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. Make some goals around what you want to learn and communicate within the first three days of the new moon.
The sun meets Chiron in Pisces on the 18th, again supporting your healing through joy, before he 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 daily activities. How you work, how you manage everything you have to do, and how you handle your health are all up for change during this cycle. Particularly with Mars in your third house of great activity, you may feel like you’re trying to slow down while you’re being presented with a constant barrage of exciting ideas. Slow down anyway. You can play a long game with Mars in Capricorn, writing down the new inspiration and seeing what remains exciting for you over time. This Mercury retrograde is about restructuring your days to accommodate your growth. Squares from planets in Aries to planets in Capricorn towards the end of the month reinforce this lesson.
Venus enters Taurus, your complementary sign and the sign of her rulership, on March 31st. This transit makes you feel more romantic and attractive, elevating harmony in your personal relationships. On the same day, a full moon in Libra emphasizes the need for rest and reflection during this Mercury retrograde. Take your time. Everything has a season, and this is a season of play and rest for 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