Saturday, March 17 - Friday, March 23
The new moon in Pisces on Saturday may help you heal around the idea that you, too, can receive gifts. Learning to receive is as important a practice as giving to others. How might you have been uncomfortable with receiving love from others, gifts from others, even having your wishes granted? You’re worthy of your desires. Allow yourself to believe that you can have what you want. On the same day, Mars moves into your fellow earth sign of Capricorn, making an immediate conjunction with Saturn. Saturn in Capricorn for you is about seriously exploring and seeking knowledge. You’re laying a new path for yourself, brick by brick. Mars does particularly well in this sign, as his drive matches with Capricorn’s desire for success. This combination says, “get to work.” You may be buckling down in school, making concrete plans for travel, publishing something or otherwise doing work in media, or taking your spiritual path seriously. This ties right in with being able to receive what you want. Continue laying bricks on the path that moves in the direction of your joy.
Venus and Mercury meet each other in Aries on Tuesday. Privately, this is a beautiful day to speak your vision. Write or speak what you want, but keep it to yourself for now. Connection with a spirit guide or an Earth-bound kindred spirit is possible on Tuesday. The sun also moves into Aries that day, signaling the Spring Equinox and the beginning of Aries season. Spring always begins with a good spring cleaning! This is the case starting Thursday, when Mercury stations retrograde. This Rx (through April 15th) is a time for you to clean out all of your old fears, all of the stale visions that you used to have for yourself, and leave space to imagine something new. It’s a highly imaginative time for you, one where dreaming and doodling will pay off. On Friday, Venus square Pluto says that what you envision privately transforms your real opportunities. You may encounter people with whom you have a spiritual connection, and they could play a part in directing your path.
Saturday, March 10 - Friday, March 16
You will feel justified in staying home on your couch a little more this week. You’ve just completed a busy social season, and now you’re in a season of more rest and reflection. Mercury and Venus in Aries are lighting you up from the inside out. When Mercury squares Saturn on Sunday, you are likely to find yourself reflecting on your vision for the future. Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations, so the cliché says, and it’s true for you in the next three years. Where do you want to go? How are you going to get there? This aspect asks you to speak it, envision it, and plan for it. Mars trine Uranus on the same day alerts you to your deepest desires, and the sun sextile Pluto helps you to change the vision as you have changed. Venus, so close to Mercury, makes her exact square to Saturn on Tuesday. Venus in Aries is a bold, brave, trendsetting babe. Could your vision be more imaginative, she asks? More specific to you? Nothing is too big. On the same day, she makes a sesquisquare to Jupiter that indicates love or partnership can be part of this quest. The aspects on Wednesday suggest more attention to how your partnerships influence your goals. On the 15th, Mercury makes a trine to the North Node in Leo, followed by Venus exactly on the 17th. If you have trouble imagining what you want the future to look like, go back to who you were as a child. What did you want then?
Saturday, March 3 - Friday, March 9
Venus in Pisces is especially sensitive, empathetic, artistic, and unconditionally loving. So when Venus is here, you feel that way towards the world. It can be hard, experiencing life as a vulnerable sea creature instead of a steady bull, but then again, you’re softer than most people know. Venus hanging out with Mercury in the sign of the ocean means that you probably feel like spreading the message of love far and wide right now. Connecting with other people and showing them that love is important this weekend. Especially on Sunday, when the sun (ruler of Sunday) meets Neptune alongside a delicate Venus-Mercury-Chiron conjunction. Prepare to feel. And then share that feeling with the world. Be with friends, write to strangers on the internet, go to a concert: however it is that you choose to be with people, go and see them now. It might be hard because it would be easier to crawl back into bed. But you can be a kind of teacher on how to love each other, and we need that.
Things will get more private for you now that it’s almost Aries season, too. Mercury and Venus leave the ocean for the fiery terrain of Aries on Tuesday. That’s the inner flame that’s being lit. Only people who have access to your inner sanctum will see that fire. But you can have some amazing private conversations with Venus and Mercury here. Love ignites behind the scenes. On Thursday, Jupiter stations retrograde in Scorpio, taking you back over the terrain you’ve covered in your realm of partnership and friendship since December 2017. Your perception of yourself is just as important to those relationships as anything the other person does. What can you do to increase your happiness this month? Lighten the vibe; choose joy. If change feels too upsetting, begin in small, private ways: make yourself a cappuccino in the morning instead of regular coffee, play a game where you find five nice things to say about yourself each day. It might sound silly, but it works. And it can work more magic for love than you know.
Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2
If you were born in April, this week’s full moon in Virgo makes a big, fat, beautiful grand earth trine with Saturn and your sun or ascendant. The rest of you don’t fare too badly either, with this moon’s ruler, Mercury, in a lovely conjunction with Venus in Pisces and sextile to your sign. You are supported this week in fulfilling your hopes and dearest wishes, in love and fun, in creativity, and in romantic encounters. Plan an enjoyable break on Thursday or Friday to celebrate all of your good vibes. With Venus and Mercury traveling together through Pisces (exact March 4th), this is a time to get out and enjoy life. Share your individuality with others. Again, it’s all about risking vulnerability for the sake of connection right now. You are part of a web of connected, kindred spirits in the world. Spend time with those people this week. Venus makes a trine to Jupiter in your house of partnership on Thursday, with Mercury following suit on Friday. Someone you love may be introducing you to a fun social scene, or helping you to manifest your dreams. The sun begins moving into a conjunction with Neptune this week, and on Wednesday both Venus and Mercury meet Chiron (both aspects exact March 4th). Notice if fears and memories of negative experiences come up for you when you reach out to others. Not everyone will get you, but some people absolutely will, and you don’t need external approval to claim your true belonging in the world. Stay soft; stay open.
Whether it’s a literal child or your inner child who requests your attention at the beginning of this month, you would do well to put down your work and play. The Virgo full moon on March 1st supports you in love, fun, and art. Reach toward dreams and run away with your imagination at the beginning of this month. Venus is with Mercury in Pisces, a combination that always suggests poetry, and, for you, enjoyable conversations with others. Venus makes an exact trine to Jupiter in Scorpio on the 1st and Mercury follows on the 2nd. These two support sharing your fun with a significant friend or partner. On March 4th, Venus and Mercury meet Chiron in Pisces, the same day that the sun meets Neptune exactly. How might you be holding back from receiving the love that other people offer you? Practice receiving compliments, gifts, and offers of friendship without self-criticism or an immediate reciprocation. Notice how it feels.
Venus and Mercury, still traveling together, move into Aries on March 6th. This begins a season that emphasizes the most private house of your chart. These two planets reignite your soul flame at the beginning of the month. Then, Jupiter stations retrograde in Scorpio on March 8th. 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 May, you will continue to feel the opposition to your sun or ascendant as you have since December 2017. This suggests that you are due for another round of supportive expansion in your relationships with others.
Mid-month, squares from Mercury and Venus to Saturn in Capricorn (March 11th and 13th) suggest some tension between your internal drive and the knowledge you must access to further your growth. Patience is required. On the 15th, Venus makes a supportive trine to the north node in Leo, prompting you again to access your childlike sense of play. Make joy a priority. A healing ritual would be good for the new moon in Pisces this St. Patrick’s Day, as it’s conjunct Chiron the healer. Consider the wounds you might heal around receiving, once again. This moon is square Mars, suggesting its transformative power for you, and trine Jupiter, which signals support from a partner. 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, meditate on your vision. What knowledge do you seek?
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 truly reflective time. Rest, dream, and live in your imagination while Mercury is retrograde here. Venus squares Pluto from Aries exactly on March 23rd, indicating that some shyness or behind-the-scenes relationship concerns could make you want to hold back from new adventures towards the end of this month. Venus meets Uranus exactly on March 28th, suggesting a secret surprise of some kind. On March 31st, Venus enters your sign, the sign of her rulership, which is a truly beautiful thing for you. While Venus is here, through April 24th, you will feel especially attractive and romantic. The Libra full moon on the last day of the month is a good one for releasing a bad habit or time suck in service of your health. Beauty and pleasure heal your soul.
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