Ukraine – we stand with you, we pray for you….
Venus has recently reappeared as a morning star. In ancient times, battles would be waged on this morning apparition as it was thought to portend a successful outcome. Note what’s happening re Putin and Ukraine. Mars, the planet that is traditionally associated with aggression and war, meets with Pluto in Capricorn on March 3 (conjunction). The long line of tanks rolling into Kyiv provides an apt visual description of this transit. Mars/Pluto, a big push power-play aspect, keeps determination going strong. (With Pluto in the mix, there’s a compulsive and obsessed edge to the action too.) We can’t expect Putin to back down under this influence – nor the people of Ukraine who now show formidable strength and resistance in the face of seemingly impossible odds. Venus also meets with Pluto on March 3. Under the current stellar backdrop, this transit can be fortune changing and destiny making. When stripped down to the bare bones, Venus/Pluto puts survival on the line. Venus/Pluto suggests there is a high price to pay/a toll to be extracted, but there is also (and more importantly) something of significant value to be preserved at all costs.
We are undoubtedly living through iconic times.
For the astrologically versed: WW2 started with Uranus in Taurus, the transiting nodes in Taurus/Scorpio, and Mars in Capricorn. That’s where they are now (….I am not making a prediction, just an observation). One by one, Mars, Venus, and Vesta form conjunctions with Pluto in Capricorn. In so doing each cross the planetary south node of Saturn at 27:21 Capricorn (history repeats, history is rewritten). Transiting Pluto continues in tight conjunction with Saturn’s planetary south node through the end of May.
The new moon in Pisces on March 2 sets potentials into play in some bigger picture, or didn’t see it coming way. Mercury conjunct Saturn in Aquarius can trigger, jolt, or catapult the reality. This duo can be a quick on the draw or quick on the uptake influence. Let’s hope it moves things (politics especially) in a positive direction.
As stated above, on March 3, Mars and Venus join forces with Pluto. Both are on a simultaneous wrap-up and refuel track. Mars/Pluto ends and begins a new two-year activation cycle. The (fertile ground) Venus/Pluto cycle (relationships; finances, net worth/self worth, survival) extends to the end of the year.
Mercury moves especially fast in March, touring Pisces from March 9 to 26. It can be easy to get lost in the moment or the emotions. Time can evaporate, uncertainty continues, situations are fluid. While covid restrictions lift, don’t let up on good health routines.
March 13 (sun/Neptune trine) to 26 (Mercury enters Aries) marks spring-break time for some. March 18 delivers a full moon in Virgo, followed by a run of transits. Here’s the rundown: March 19, Venus/Uranus (square) are on a corner turn regarding the evaluation process and the reality. March 20, the Spring Equinox coincides with Mercury/Jupiter (conjunction) putting things on the move and the increase. Mercury/Jupiter set bigger wheels in motion. It is good for travel, for getting the message out to a wider audience, and for making allowances. (Mercury/Jupiter can also increase the count on losses and put more people, refugees, and/or homeless on the move.) March 22, Mars/Uranus (square) put the action/the objective on a shift track. March 23, Mercury/Neptune (conjunction) can reveal or expose more. Ease up, go with the flow, dream a little more, allow yourself to feel what you feel.
Mercury in Aries, starting March 26 can spark fresh incentive and more energy. March 28, Venus, and the moon conjunct both Saturn and Venus. Sign a contract, make it official, or put ambition into action. It’s a day of solid results and good accomplishment. March ends and April begins on a new moon in Aries (March 31/April 1, depending on your time zone) aligned with Chiron in Aries, the healing crisis archetype. The battle continues, the brave and wounded warrior lives another day, the maverick is called upon to lead the way.
March 2: New Moon in Pisces: 9:34 am (12:06 Pisces)
March 18: Full Moon in Virgo: 00:17 am (27:40 Virgo)
March 31: New Moon in Aries: 11:24 am (11:30 Aries)
March 5: Mars into Aquarius: 10:22 pm (to April 14)
March 5: Venus into Aquarius: 10:29 pm (to April 5)
March 9: Mercury into Pisces: 5:32 pm
March 20: Sun into Aries: 8:33 am
March 26: Mercury into Aries: 00:44 am
**Please note, all times listed are PST, please check your local time
Dates to watch: March 2, 3, 5, 6, 9,10, 12 – 24, 26, 28, 31
North America: March 13 – November 6
EU: March 27 – October 30
Australia: October 2 – April 2
ARIES March 19/20 – April 19
Your desire for significant change has long been in the works. Mars/Pluto, Venus/Pluto, and Venus/Mars mark the present moment for the undertaking. To a large extent, circumstances now dictate the timetable and your newly forming priorities. There’s still more to work out and finish off, especially in the first couple of days of March. As of March 5/6 (depending on your time zone), Venus and Mars leave Capricorn for Aquarius. Expect to hit full thrust on a new goal or reality. Venus/Mars launch a new two-year cycle of creating and relating to the world around you, to your community, group, or tribe, to specific friends, and to the special people who claim a piece of your heart.
Mercury transits Pisces from March 9 to 26. There are times when you may not feel clear, or when you can’t find what you are looking for. Use this transit to float it for awhile. Look to the full moon and the days that follow (through March 22/23) to fill in missing blanks or to thrust you onto an unexpected track. March 28 can mark a finish line or see it grind to a halt. If you run out of steam or options, look to the new moon on March 31 to rev it/rev you up again.
TAURUS April 19 – May 20
The time grows short. Significant change is just around the corner. No doubt you have been anticipating it and/or working your way toward it for some time. Progressively, the inevitable is overtaking the reality. The future now defines itself in more obvious ways. To the plus, it gives you a much better sense of the direction forward, along with the priorities and the necessities where you need to make progress.
As of March 5/6, Mars and Venus trek into Aquarius and begin a new two-year cycle. Coinciding with the sun’s alignment with Jupiter, this energizing transit can springboard you or it in some larger format/bigger picture way. You’ll find yourself deeply immersed or entrenched as one day merges into another for most of the month ahead. You may feel a sense of re-emerging around the full moon in Virgo on March 18 and the days that follow. Venus/Uranus (March 19), Mercury/Jupiter and Spring Equinox (March 20), Mars/Uranus (March 22) and Mercury/Neptune (March 23) thrust you full swing into a new initiative/next phase of the evolving reality. March 28, Venus/Saturn mark a finish line or goal post. It’s an ideal time to sign a contract or make a commitment. The month ends on a new moon in Aries setting matters onto a fresh page/fresh start.
GEMINI May 20 – June 20
Start of the month jettisons you past the block or the resistance and onto something fresh. Uncertainty is in the mix while the sun (to March 19) and Mercury (March 9 to 26) move through Pisces. Even so, you can feel a sense that the time is ripe for taking a risk on something or someone new.
As of March 6, Venus and Mars trek into Aquarius to begin a new two year, future bound, initiative. This reinvention process is taking place at all levels (on the inner planes of perception and growth of consciousness, and on the outer manifesting levels too). Mars/Venus can provide a sampling of what lies on the road ahead, or they can springboard you fully. March 18 to 23 can launch or uncover more. Watch for potentials to reveal/colour themselves in with greater detail. March 28 or thereabouts can see you reach a goal post or finish line. Look to the new moon on March 31 for a fresh start or a fresh boost.
CANCER June 20 – July 22
The new moon on March 2 is full of hidden potential. It is especially opportune for your sign, and especially so if your birthday falls on or near July 4 – 7. Hearing the call deep within your soul? It is an auspicious time to explore new potentials, to move or relocate, to sign up for a new life course.
Several major planetary alignments in the first few days of the month complete cycles and begin new ones. Of significant note: March 3, Mars/Pluto and Venus/Pluto are on a completion timetable, while also wasting no time constructing their new reality baselines. March 6, both Mars and Venus trek into Aquarius. In so doing, they springboard into a new two-year cycle that will accelerate a significant lifestyle change. Top of the stars mandate for your reinvention process: how you perceive, relate, connect and communicate, what you need, what you want, and how you seek to fulfill those wants and needs. Yes, it’s a big agenda but you are ready for it. You can and you will. March 18 to 23 moves that agenda forward in some corrective, healing, revealing, catapulting, or enlightening way. March 26 through the end of the month marks both a finish line and fresh springboard time.
LEO July 22 – August 22
It’s time to finish up and get going. The start of the month can bring you to a goal post or finish line, the end of a project, a job, or contract. A long wait can be over too.
Following on the heels of a new moon (in Pisces, March 2), Mars/Pluto and Venus/Pluto come to the end of a two year cycle and start their next build-it-better project. March 5 (or 6, depending on your time zone) both Mars and Venus leave Capricorn for Aquarius. In so doing, they springboard onto their next two-year initiative, that of reinventing your social world and how you function in it. Lifestyle change and personal reinvention has likely been in the works for some time, but now it is moving out of the conceptualization or wishful thinking phase and into the landscape of your everyday reality.
Watch for something unexpected to require immediate attention on or near the full moon of March 18. To the plus, a worthwhile potential, sudden insight, better product, avenue, or solution could spring forth. There can be an opportunity to improve, upgrade, heal, fix, or to fill a missing blank. Mercury in Aries, starting March 26, can spark a fresh idea, conversation, or momentum. March 28, Venus/Saturn reach accord. It’s a good date to sign a contract or to firm up plans. The new moon in Aries on March 31 is also good for a fresh start initiative.
VIRGO August 22 – September 22
The first week of the month is fully stacked. March opens with an exposing new moon in Pisces accompanied by Mercury/Saturn. You can find yourself especially quick on the uptake or the draw. On the big push March 3, Mars/Pluto and Venus/Pluto supply you with significant added fuel. Expect to feel especially driven, perhaps even obsessed to get yourself onto more solid ground. Hopefully you’ll find yourself on a good roll.
March 5, the sun/Jupiter (conjunction) keeps the momentum on full swing. Just a few minutes apart, both Mars and Venus trek into Aquarius. You could feel a sense of making a come-back or of a significant bounce-back from wherever you have been waylaid. If you feel a growing sense of disconnect, take it as a sign that the time is ripe to embrace radical change. This Mars/Venus transit sets you onto a new two-year acceleration track regarding your learning curve (on the job and in the school of life too). To the plus, they loan you you a new pair of eyeglasses from which to view your daily reality (including the people it in). Whether it is a sudden flash, or it dawns on you over time, you’ll come to see your personal reinvention and your healing process in a new light. Watch for the full moon in Virgo on March 18 and the days before and after (to March 23) to uncover or expose something you didn’t notice previously. To the plus, it could reveal hidden potential, spark fresh incentive or inspiration, get you going on a whole new line of thinking or on an alternate track. March 26 through the end of the month is good for making a move, taking on or diving into something new.
LIBRA September 22 - October 22
No doubt, you’ve felt under added pressure as of late. We all have. Even so, the concentration of planets touring Capricorn (especially Venus) has likely been doing you good. The past couple of months have put you on a significant build up track. As of the first week of the month, Mars, Venus, and Pluto will have completed this phase and move you onto the next platform.
The new moon in Pisces on March 2 is laden with potential. Mercury/Saturn can make you especially quick on the uptake. March 3, Mars/Pluto and Venus/Pluto put the reality into play in some compelling, perhaps no turning back way. March 5 (or 6 depending on your time zone) can springboard you further. Both Mars and Venus enter Aquarius and in so doing, launch a next two-year acceleration cycle. Sun/Jupiter (conjunction) makes it bigger/larger. While there are still many unknown factors in play, especially while Mercury tenants Pisces (March 9 to 26), sometimes you simply have to go on faith, and to trust yourself more. Know the potentials of the moment (learning curve included) are as ripe and as opportune as they can get. March 19 to 23 can see you/it turn a corner. Watch to become much better informed, for something to be exposed, for circumstances to clue you into more than has been readily visible or available. March 26 to 31 can light a fresh spark or produce a new challenge. Either way, it is the right time to sign the contract, to set a new course and go.
SCORPIO October 22 - November 21
The first week of March can bring you to the end of a project, education track, circumstance, or relationship matter. Moving on and moving forward is well timed. You’ve done the time, now comes the reward -whether that is an actual result/reward, or simply how you feel about getting the hard work out of the way. Soak it in, soak it up but don’t expect to be sitting idle.
The new moon in Pisces on March 3 is accompanied by Mercury/Saturn triggering a nerve or sparking fresh impetuous. Whether the prompt is desire, need, or just cause, it’s steam roller time. Mars/Pluto equates to powerful drive; Venus/Pluto to powerful emotions. Under these transits, you are a steam roller in action! March 5 (or 6 depending on your time zone) both Mars and Venus will exit Capricorn and enter Aquarius. In so doing they set a new reality into play in some forward thrust, larger format/bigger picture way. You’ll feel the full tilt jettison effect if you are born on or near Oct 22. Seize the day!
Mercury tours Pisces from March 9 to 26. Despite uncertainty or missing blanks, this transit can make for an easier, more fluid go. Along with sun/Neptune (March 13), Pisces influences are good for creative enterprise, romance, for uncovering potentials, and for tapping your own hidden wealth.
The full moon in Virgo (March 18), the spring equinox (March 20) and the accompanying transits stretching to March 23 can shift you onto a next phase or page. You could have an opportunity to make significant improvement, to fill in a missing blank, to heal a rift or to make a significant advance with a health issue, negotiation, or learning curve. Mercury in Aries, starting March 26 and the new moon in Aries on March 31 are also good for fresh starts. March 28, Venus/Saturn can see you reach an important goal post or finish line. It’s a good day to sign a contract or to solidify plans or commitments.
SAGITTARIUS November 21 – December 21
There is no place else for you to be except for right where you are. The new moon in Pisces (March 2) finds you even more deeply submerged, within yourself and the emotional journey. Coinciding with the new moon, the Mercury/Saturn conjunction can stimulate a fresh insight, sudden impetuous, flash of inspiration, or stroke of genius moment. You could make a significant personal breakthrough. March 3, a block, pressure point, goalpost or finish line is surpassed and a new reality sets into play. Mars/Pluto and Venus/Pluto take you over a significant threshold. The time is ripe, and you are ready to take it on!
On March 5 (or 6 depending on your time zone) both Venus and Mars advance into Aquarius. In so doing they begin a new two-year personal reinvention and relationship cycle. Never a dull moment. Expect to meet new friends, to interface with your day to day/be on the go in some new way, and to keep well stimulated with new ideas, interests, and activities. Use Mercury in Pisces, March 9 to 26, to go by feel. Under the current stellar backdrop, uncertainty continues, we are moving through a fluid time when much can change in the blink of an eye.
March 17 to 23 is another peak period of the month. The full moon in Virgo on March 18 could see things fall into place. There’s a good potential to heal, fix, correct, improve, upgrade, or to fill in an important missing blank. Venus turns a corner with Uranus on March 19 and Mars does the same on March 22. The spring equinox on March 20 is accompanied by Mercury/Jupiter (conjunction). It’s a take flight time for new initiatives and for switching track. March 23 to 25, be careful not to overshoot or assume. These dates are ideally timed for vacation, relaxation, spiritual quests, or creative exploration.
Mercury enters Aries on March 26. March 28, conjunctions of Venus/Saturn and Venus/Juno make for a good day to sign contracts, solidify commitments, or to put ambition to work. The month ends with a new moon in Aries conjunct Chiron on March 31. Keep up the good fight! Opportunity is yours for the taking.
CAPRICORN December 21 - January 20
What lives on, what is finishing, how you survive, how you thrive. It’s all on the dial up now. Venus has tenanted your sign since November. On March 6, it will finally move on. Before doing so, Venus will meet with Pluto, the great transformer. Mars in Capricorn also meets with Pluto on March 3, bringing you to a completion threshold and to the start of a new reality baseline.
Mars/Pluto and Venus/Pluto (conjunctions) draw from a potential’s rich new moon in Pisces on March 2 and from the sun’s alignment with Jupiter on March 6. Additionally Mercury/Saturn (conjunction in Aquarius on the new moon) triggers fresh insights and impetuous. You are likely to notice that you download and process information more rapidly. Mercury/Saturn is excellent for strokes of genius and for out of the box thinking and solutions.
Both Venus and Mars trek into Aquarius on March 6. In so doing they begin a new two-year personal and lifestyle reinvention cycle. Along the way you’ll discover resources and capacities you may have not tapped previously (or that have been under accessed). Venus will continue in Aquarius to April 5. Mars continues in Aquarius to April 14. Expect to keep well on the go!
Mercury tenants Pisces from March 9 to 26. Spring break time also incorporate sun/Neptune (conjunction) on March 13 and Mercury/Neptune (conjunction) on March 23. For the most part, life moves along a fluid track. Ease up and go by feel as best you can.
March 18 delivers a full moon in Virgo. Things can fall into place. You could find the missing pieces or better solutions. The timing is good to fix, heal, correct, or improve, to take a test, gain results or news, to file paperwork or to tend to unfinished tasks. Venus turns a corner with Uranus on March 19. Mars does the same on March 22. Both are good for shifting gears onto something new or next.
The spring equinox on March 20 is accompanied by a take flight Mercury/Jupiter conjunction. Mercury in Aries, starting March 26 and the new moon in Aries (conjunct Chiron) on March 31 put fresh fuel in your tank. March 28, Venus/Saturn and Venus/Juno make for an excellent day to sign a contract or launch a new venture.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18/19
Almost arrived, but not quite. Venus has kept it on brew or under wraps for an extended period of time. While you might feel impatient to get onto a new track, the added time has been useful in a variety of ways, some obvious to you, some not. If you stop to think, you may recognize that you have been working through yourself and your blocks, layer by layer, inch by inch.
The new moon in Pisces on March 2 is laden with potential. You’ll see it unfold over the few days that follow and over the month (and months) ahead in some bust up the concrete, ground-breaking way. Mercury/Saturn (conjunction) can see you make a breakthrough of significance. Watch for a sudden insight, a brainstorm or sudden genius moment. Something unexpected could land your way too.
On March 3, both Mars and Venus meet with Pluto, the great transformer. In so doing, they position you at a threshold crossing of significance. It’s called leaving the past behind and starting a new chapter. Of course, you still have work to do. Pluto still has time to put in until it treks in Aquarius. (It will enter Aquarius at the end of March 2023, but Pluto won’t be solidly planted in your sign until November of 2024. Pluto is Aquarius will last for 20 years. Expect to become a whole new you, to find yourself in a completely altered reality in the years to come.)
Mars/Pluto and Venus/Pluto are a hard drive, “don’t quit until you get there” combo. You can do no better than to stay ambitious and to keep aiming for the goal post. On March 5 (or 6 depending on your time zone) both Venus and Mars trek into Aquarius. In so doing, they launch a new two-year personal reinvention initiative. Coinciding with sun/Jupiter (conjunction), it’s a time to “go big or go home”. Big wheels are turning, fresh incentive and opportunity is in ample supply.
The full moon in Virgo on March 18 can fill in a missing blank and/or see things fall into place better than anticipated. Coinciding with spring-break, it can be a good time for a vacation. Take time out to heal or to catch up with yourself. Tend to paperwork, accounting, taxes, repairs, upgrades.
March 19, Venus turns a corner with Uranus. March 23, Mars does the same. The spring equinox is accompanied by Mercury/Jupiter (conjunction), a take-flight transit. Mercury in Aries, starting March 26, and the new moon in Aries (conjunct maverick Chiron) on March 31 also provide plenty of fresh fuel. Expect to be going strong at month’s start and at month’s end, perhaps with a little ease up during the middle.
PISCES February 18/19 to March 19/20
More is on brew than you may be aware of. Perhaps you feel a hint or a sense of it. March 2 delivers a potential’s rich new moon in Pisces. Aligned with this new moon, Mercury/Saturn (conjunction) could produce a premonition, a flash of inspiration or a sudden reason to hit the ground running. To March 3, Mars/Pluto and Venus/Pluto keep motivation in high gear (cause or necessity too). Both transits push you or urge you to forge ahead, no matter what obstacles may be in the way.
From the new moon to March 5, we are also working under a sun/Jupiter conjunction. This transit enlarges the scope, increases incentives, and escalates the action. Sun/Jupiter in Pisces is a lovely transit for pouring your heart and soul into it, for dreaming bigger, for the spiritual quest, for a romantic interlude, for taking time out to replenish yourself. On the world stage, it is a transit of humanitarian outpouring, of recognizing we are all one.
Coinciding with sun/Jupiter, both Venus and Mars enter Aquarius on March 5 (or 6, depending on your time zone.) In so doing they begin a new cycle of more selectivity regarding investments of time, heart and money, of who and what gets a piece of you. You priorities are shifting big time. Give yourself time to feel your way through. Mercury tenants Pisces from March 9 to 26. Allow yourself the time you need, to rest and replenish, to dream, feel, or heal.
March 18 delivers a full moon in Virgo. Well aligned with Pluto, you should feel that you are piecing it/piecing yourself better together. You can feel a sense of the time is right to put yourself back to work (includes self improvement and health mandates), to tend to the pending pile, to resume what has been left unfinished or unsaid. The week that follows can see you turn a corner or shift tracks onto something new or next.
The spring eclipse on March 20 is accompanied by Mercury/Jupiter setting bigger wheels in motion. Spring break, a vacation or a time-out from over activity is well timed throughout the middle weeks of the month. March 26 to 31, expect to pick up speed once again. Look to Mercury into Aries (March 26) and the new moon in Aries (conjunct Chiron on March 31) to infuse you with fresh incentive.
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