Saturday, March 17 - Friday, March 23
A relationship or wound around partnerships is healing at this new moon. It’s a good weekend for either spending time in honest conversation with a friend or partner, or licking your wounds by yourself. What you’ve learned from your experiences in relationships can lead you into a new chapter now. Mars enters Capricorn on Saturday as well, immediately making a conjunction with Saturn. Saturn in Capricorn for the next three years is helping you get more serious about expressing yourself and finding joy, in romance as in other things. Mars brings some extra desire to Saturn’s discipline. The sun meets Chiron on Sunday, reiterating the message of the Pisces new moon. Prioritize anything that brings you joy this week. It’s the antidote to the poison.
Mercury meets Venus in Aries on Tuesday, a transit that for you suggests intimate talks with a significant other. Note what comes up and come back to it when Mercury stations direct on April 15th. The sun moves into Aries on Tuesday as well. Spring! Then Mercury stations retrograde on Thursday. Spring this year starts with a good spring cleaning, and for you it’s in your house of mystery. Use this retrograde to find some acceptance of loss, to embrace change, to investigate what makes you tick and participate in your own transformation. Venus square Pluto on Friday suggests that intimate looks within help you find more joy. A lot can come up this week. It’s not about healing everything at once. Notice what’s leaving you and let it make room for something even better.
Saturday, March 10 - Friday, March 16
It’s another week that’s about your most intimate relationships and your own deepest self. You may need to get honest in a romance or partnership this weekend, as Mercury squares Saturn on Sunday. At the same time, Mars trine Uranus and the sun sextile Pluto suggest support for deep conversations and the transformation they can bring to both of you. Jupiter in Scorpio is teaching you how to communicate in your most authentic way, finding the truth buried beneath layers of societal expectation and old costumes you used to wear. Venus repeats Mercury’s square to Saturn on Tuesday, carrying that theme of transformative romance through the week. If this doesn’t ring true for you right now, you could be using some of that truth in your creative work, or it could be relationships with children, or even friendships, that are bringing up these feelings. On Wednesday, true conversations, especially those regarding the past, could be healing for you and another. Mercury trine the North Node on Thursday suggests that investigating your unconscious can lead to some private spiritual healing and insights that others aren’t aware of yet.
You have a tendency to want to help others, which is beautiful, unless you do it at the expense of your own happiness. Remember that this is your one precious life. Are you hiding your true feelings for the sake of someone else? Are you keeping yourself small so someone else can play big? Honesty tastes like freedom this week. Be brave in going after what you want.
Saturday, March 3 - Friday, March 9
In the aftermath of the full moon last week, you’re still very focused on a partner or friend. Mercury meets Venus in Pisces exactly this weekend, and both of them connect with Chiron on Sunday. This is an incredible opportunity for healing around relationships. It could be about your past experiences and the wounds left by former friends or partners. It could be about the wounds left by our culture’s narrow story about what love should look like. It could be a healing conversation with your current partner. If you’re talking to another, though, tread carefully. Neptune conjunct the sun can make things seem other than they are, and when the haze clears away you might regret something you said. Not to mention that Mercury in Pisces is the least likely Mercury placement to be associated with clarity. This is healing through emotion, through feeling, poetry, music, things that just won’t fit into neat rows of words.
On Tuesday, Mercury moves into Aries with Venus, and the flames burn off any waterlogged confusion. You can get clear on something in your soul, now. Maybe some of the healing done this weekend will eventually lead to more intimacy this month. Maybe you just need to get to know yourself better. What are you hiding, even from yourself? At this point, talking with someone you trust to go deeper into the source of your wounds will be helpful. Mercury quintile Pluto on Wednesday helps you to straighten out some truth. This is work you can continue for the next couple of months. Kindness first, then honesty.
Saturday, February 24 - Friday, March 2
It’s a big week for building self-confidence and establishing your role in a partnership, with a stellium of celestial bodies in Pisces and a full moon in your sign. On Sunday, Venus squares Mars in Sagittarius, suggesting passion with a significant partner (good or bad), and a need for some balance. Mercury repeats this pattern, squaring Mars exactly on Wednesday, another indicator that you will spend this week negotiating your needs and theirs. Mars begins his square to Chiron on the same day. Past hurts could come up in a relationship; notice what arises and how you feel about it. This is a week for accepting what you can’t change about the past, accepting what you can’t control in other people, and finding ways to create the partnerships you want in the present.
The full moon in your sign on Thursday makes a lovely trine to Saturn in Capricorn, indicating that your long-term loving relationships are here to stay. Use this full moon to let go of any fears about telling other people who you are and what you want. With Mercury moving through Pisces in the company of Venus, you can express yourself romantically in relationships. Venus makes an exact trine to Jupiter on Thursday, and Mercury on Friday, suggesting positive communication with friends and partners. You may receive an unexpected message or gift from someone else. You can learn quite a bit about true friendship this week.
“Let’s tell the truth to people. When people ask, ‘How are you?’ have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avoiding you because, they, too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don’t want to know about yours. But think of it this way: If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine research on a cure for whatever truly afflicts you.”
— Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
The full moon on March 1st is in your sign. This one is friendly to you, indicating that the work you’ve been doing in love and long-term partnerships is beneficial in the long run. Allow yourself to take up space and be noticed by others. Some of you may be releasing a pattern in partnerships that no longer serves you, or even a relationship with someone who is no longer walking the same path with you. Some full moon self-care is in order. Communication is on your side, too, with Venus trine Jupiter exactly on the 1st and Mercury making the same aspect on the 2nd. Be honest. Have an eye for the gifts.
Mercury and Venus meet Chiron in Pisces on March 4th, the same day that the sun makes an exact conjunction to Neptune. Go easy on yourself and your partner on this day, as not everything is clear just yet, and words could wound. Some healing around insecurities in partnership is possible here, too. Mercury and Venus then move into Aries on March 6th, to bring the conversation even deeper, into the secret fires of your soul. A lot of this month is about being honest with yourself and others, and meditating on what it is that truly afflicts you, underneath the obvious symptoms. These are the fires of transformation.
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. Mercury makes a square to Saturn on March 11th, suggesting that the thinking you’re doing about underlying patterns affects relationships in romance or with children. Other aspects mid-month echo this theme.
Mars in Sagittarius squares Chiron the healer exactly on March 14th, potentially opening a relationship wound from the past. The next day, Mercury makes an exact trine to the north node in Leo, helping you to use these insights for spiritual growth. 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 honor your scars and begin a new chapter. 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. Figure out how you’re going to prioritize joy in the first three days following this new moon.
The sun meets Chiron in Pisces on March 18th, illuminating those healing wounds one more time 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 the deeper reasons for your attitudes towards emotional or physical intimacy, money, and death. This is the therapy retrograde; a time for uncovering old beliefs and performing alchemy within yourself. A series of aspects from planets in Aries to planets in Capricorn at the end of this month reinforce the idea that what you alchemize has to do with your joy. Mercury retrograde prepares to cross the sun on March 28th (exact April 1st), illuminating a potential breakthrough.
Venus moves from Aries into Taurus on March 31st. From here, the sign of your rulership, she makes a lovely aspect to your sign. Venus tempts you to explore new art, music, and luxurious travel experience when she transits here. The full moon in Libra on the last day of the month reminds you of what you value. Appreciate and love yourself this March. Tell the truth about what ails you, and then do some good research on your cure.
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