March 7: Full Moon in Virgo, 4:40 am (16:40 Virgo)
March 21: New Moon in Aries, 10:22 am (0:49 Aries)
March 2: Mercury into Pisces, 2:51 pm
March 7: Saturn into Pisces, 5:34 am
March 11: Juno into Taurus, 8:15 am
March 16: Venus into Taurus, 3:34 pm
March 18: Mercury into Aries, 9:23 pm
March 22: Ceres into Virgo, 8:55 pm
March 23: Pluto into Aquarius, 5:14 am
March 1: Venus/Jupiter conjunction; March 2, Mercury/Saturn conjunction:
Venus/Jupiter, conjunct in Aries, opens the month. This is a strike-flint and fast track planetary pairing. The duo can fire up passion, enthusiasm, and spontaneity. Turning up the heat, Venus/Jupiter can also produce a flare-up or inflame (physical inflammations are possible). They can also trigger impatience, impulsivity, and reactionary responses too. Not a little, but a lot; whatever you feel, you are likely to feel it in spades and you aren’t likely to hold back much. To the plus, Venus/Jupiter can inspire action-taking in some positive, cut to the chase, cut loose, or break-free way.
On March 2, Mercury forms a conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius. Simultaneous to reaching a completion, goal post, deadline, or finish-line, this transit also positions us at a new or next starting-gate. Just hours after this meet-up, Mercury leaves Aquarius for a fast two-week transit through Pisces. To the plus, Mercury in Pisces can diffuse recent tensions or added stress and create an ease up on the pressure points. On the other hand, the confusion and uncertainty that accompanies the fluidity of present circumstances can make for difficult navigating.
March 7: Full Moon in Virgo, Saturn enters Pisces:
March 7, the full moon in Virgo puts the spotlight on matters to do with health, service, work, and working it out. It is wise to stay detail oriented and to put safety measures to the forefront. Double check, ask more questions. Among the range of ways this full moon could play out for you: mistakes, flaws, shortfalls, oversights, and the unfinished can cost you extra stress, work/effort, or time. Don’t ignore or over-ride warning signals (intuitive or actual; health wise or regarding interactions with others). You could find yourself on the short end of the stick, perhaps feel victimized by circumstances or disappointed when others don’t hold up their end of the bargain. To the plus, the Virgo full moon brings an opportunity to make improvements, to repair, correct, fix, heal, or finish what needs to be. It is a good time to see a specialist, to get better informed, to redo a test, to clean up or clear the clutter. Simplify as best you can.
The full moon coincides with Saturn’s exit out of Aquarius and into Pisces. Saturn spends two- and one-half years transiting a sign. Every 29 and one-half years, Saturn makes it full circle around the zodiacal wheel. In so doing, it comes back to occupy the same place in your chart. Think back that far and you’ll see that a chapter of your life has completed and that you are standing on the threshold of a next chapter. Every seven years, you’ll move through a Saturn checkpoint. Where-ever Saturn goes, it defines or redefines your reality and its baseline. This includes the constructs of your consciousness (and its judgement patterns), the necessities you face, along with developing priorities.
Social distancing and isolation has been a signature of Saturn’s two-years-plus tour through Aquarius. This fracturing influence has widened social and political divides and produced harsh living for many folks who have been displaced by natural and man-made disasters.
Saturn in Pisces operates on several levels. Chiefly, it will dissolve barriers that are in the way of realizing the potentials that are on brew and now ready to meet their time has come moment. Those potentials can be in the realm of loss and disillusionment, or in the realm of attainment regarding an ultimate aspiration or dream come true.
March 14 – 18:
The mid-week of the month hosts a run of notable stars. Here is the run down:
March 14: Mars/Neptune square
March 15: Sun/Neptune conjunction
March 16: Mercury/Neptune conjunction, Mercury/Mars square, Sun/Mars square,
Venus/Pluto square; Venus into Taurus
March 17: Sun/Mercury superior conjunction
March 18: Mercury into Aries
If the full moon of March 7 opened a “can of worms”, watch for March 14 to 17 for more to go on. In increments over these few days run, more will be exposed. These transits can help to fill in the missing blanks, to redirect or shape-shift as is warranted, to make better use of the bird in hand. Progressively, there will be more to go on, which hopefully will lead toward more productive talks or results.
With so many of the above-mentioned transits drawing from Neptune and the Pisces archetype, you can’t push what isn’t coming naturally. Go with the flow but also stay attentive. Progressively, each day reveals more. it is a good week for spring break, a vacation, romantic interlude, or spiritual retreat. Catch up on sleep. Take extra time out for studies or healing. It is also an excellent week for music concerts, creative/artistic endeavours, movie making, dreaming, wedding planning, marketing ventures and such. A release from hospital or jail is also within the range of potentials.
March 23: Pluto enters Aquarius:
Pluto’s entrance into Aquarius is of major significance for all. Marking collective eras and evolution, Pluto’s orbit around the sun takes 248 years. Due to its extreme elliptical orbit, Pluto’s transit through each of the twelve signs is not uniform but varies from 12 to 30 years. Pluto’s tenancy in a sign marks the soul path for each generation. Since 2008, Pluto has been in transit through Capricorn. From March 23 to June 11, Pluto will give us a brief introduction to Aquarius. It will only dip into the sign in 2023, so we have yet to see if it will make a dramatic or subtle entrance. This year and next, Pluto will transit back and forth between Capricorn and Aquarius. By November of 2024, Pluto will begin its 20-year tenancy of Aquarius. The impact of this transit on your personal life depends on how Pluto connects to your natal chart. On the collective level, Pluto in Aquarius will accelerate the radical reinvention of reality. Key subjects of this transit are all matters to do with climate change, A.I., technology, science (including medical science), space travel, social and political reforms, and lifestyle reinvention. For more on this VIP transit, please check out my article on Pluto in Aquarius in Timelords. I’ll be giving a workshop on Pluto in Aquarius on March 16.
March 25: Mars enters Cancer:
Typically Mars spends about 6 weeks in transit through a sign but due to the recent retrograde cycle (end of October through middle of January 2023), Mars has spent seven months in Gemini. This has been an important experiential information gathering cycle. It may have produced added guesswork, kept you in dilemma, or juggling a few things at the same time. It has also been time of karmic review and of developing karmic potency. From March 25 to May 20, Mars will transit Cancer. Mars, the action and assertion planet, will now direct its attention to home base (real estate matters included), to family matters, to nurturing and nourishment, food issues, to safety, security, and personal comfort zones. Most importantly, Mars begins a new self care and self preservation chapter. This transit aims to get you back in touch you’re your essential needs. What will keep you feeling safe, secure, supported, nurtured, and nourished? This transit is best used to feel your way along.
The month ends on an upswing thanks to the Mercury/Jupiter conjunction (March 27), Venus/Uranus conjunction and Mars/Saturn trine (March 30).