Feeling the tremors of barely contained seismic activity yet? March packs a whole hell of a lot of heat into such a small time frame. Nearly every day of the month brings to a head the frictional power of one transit or another. All four elements- fire, earth, air and water- are under intense pressure to perform at their highest potential. Not the time to expect to relax, OK? Even if you feel nothing but optimism, a lot will still be asked of all of us.
First off, the dates and transits (times given are Central Standard Time):
– Sunday, March 1: Mercury @ 14 Aquarius sextiles Uranus @ 14 Aries, exact at 9:55 A.M. and opposes Jupiter Rx @ 14 Leo, exact at 3:15 P.M. Venus @ 10 Aries opposes the North Node in Libra/South Node in Aries @ 10 degrees
-Tuesday March 3 Jupiter Rx in Leo trines Uranus in Aries @ 10 degrees, exact at 6:25 A.M.
-Wednesday March 4 Venus @ 14 Aries will trine Jupiter @ 14 Leo, exact at 9:14 A.M.; conjuncts Uranus @ 14 Aries, exact at 12:46 P.M.; and square Pluto @ 15 Capricorn, exact at 9:17 P.M.
-Thursday March 5 Full Moon @ 14 Virgo, exact at 12:05 P.M.
– Saturday March 7 Moon in Libra conjunct Libra NN/Aries SN; Sun in Pisces conjuncts Chiron in Pisces @ 17 degrees, exact at 10:21 P.M.
– Sunday March 8 Moon in Libra opposes Uranus-Pluto square
– Tuesday March 10 Mars in Aries trines Jupiter in Leo @ 15 degrees, exact at 1:04 A.M.
– Wednesday March 11 Mars conjuncts Uranus @ 15 Aries, exact at 11:06 A.M.; squares Pluto @ 15 Capricorn exact at 5:41 P.M.
– Thursday March 12 Mercury enters Pisces at 10:52 P.M.
– Saturday March 14 Saturn retrogrades @ 4 Sagittarius at 9:02 A.M.
– Sunday March 15 Moon in Capricorn squares the Uranus-Pluto square exact at 4:21 A.M.; squares Mars in Aries at 8:56 A.M.
– Monday March 16 Mercury @ 5 Pisces squares Saturn Rx @ 4 Sagittarius. The final square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn is exact @ 15 degrees at 9:53 P.M.
Hot damn!! That’s not even the rest of the month…
The last in the series of seven exact squares between Uranus in Aries and Pluto Capricorn will, without a doubt, be the most dominating factor. The psychosphere will be drenched in this. A feeling of a vice tightening that will only increase the closer we get to the exact square. The series of squares has been engaging in epic cosmic warfare these past few years – since June 2012- to reshape life as we know it, on personal and global levels alike, so you can bet your ass that this series will not end on a whimper. You cannot fight this energy. The best you can do is look for the path it is trying to forge for you, your family and community, your fellow human beings the world over, and use this energy to fight for you instead.
March is not without its pitfalls, but it isn’t without its opportunities, either. There is a Grand Fire Trine in effect from the final week in February until about the third week of March; consisting of Venus, Mars and Uranus in Aries, Jupiter retrograde in Leo, and Saturn in Sagittarius. Zoom zoom! There is certain optimism and warmth from this Grand Fire Trine, which will peak around the Jupiter-Uranus trine March 3. Creative potential abounds with this, provided you take advantage of it and do not allow the good times to make you feel too good and pass you by. Some “lucky” unexpected breaks may come from this, both large and small, but don’t expect this to happen without effort. More likely, the “luck” won’t be luck as much as it will be the ability to seize any opportunity that comes knocking.
The emphasis on Venus and Mars will keep the pot stirring in our personal lives, especially regarding money, love, sex, relationships, values, and new directions taken in these areas. Venus and Mars in Aries aspecting Jupiter in Leo and the Uranus-Pluto square represents a fresh breeze blowing through our lives, revitalizing our most vital energies and providing the vim and vigor to make the changes we want to see happen now in the aforementioned areas. Venus aspecting Jupiter and Uranus can bring unexpected news and developments in our romantic lives. Squaring off with Pluto, though, may also dredge up lovers or heartbreak from the past that we’d prefer to forget. New relationships and partnerships of every kind can form from this and will most likely be transformative in some way (though, not necessarily stable or long lived.)
Once Mars in Aries begins its aspects to Jupiter and the Uranus-Pluto square, optimism and warmth will overlap with sudden changes of direction, impatience, and arguments, and not necessarily for bad reasons. We will all be feeling excited and stimulated in the best and worst of ways, and there may be less time and energy to devote to tact and diplomacy. The theme here is breaking new ground, fighting for freedom and independence, throwing off shackles and being released from control via gaining our own control. As life speeds up it may be inevitable that some toes are stepped on in the process. Caution should be used as these energies heat up, as there is very real potential for danger and accidents.
A wrench gets thrown in our plans mid month as the Grand Fire Trine begins to break up; Mercury enters the sign of its detriment, Pisces; and especially as Saturn slows to station retrograde. Saturn is the buzzkill of the party. As it begins its retrograde period at 4 degrees Sagittarius (until August 1, with a brief dip back into Scorpio mud and muck), our outlook may suddenly feel less sunny, more pessimistic as we are faced with the bare bone reality of our lives. As I’ve said in my previous articles, Saturn in Sagittarius wants to know better so that it can do better. As Saturn retrogrades, the “knowing better” part involves retracing the steps we’ve taken since Saturn first entered Sagittarius late December 2014 and seeing whether we really got off to the right start. We have to know that we have been building on solid ground. After so much distinct forward-looking energy, the Saturn retrograde can be a heavy crash for some. Especially after Mercury enters Pisces, and our mental and verbal functions and communications become a little fuzzy, a little murky and frustrating. It is important to remember that plans formulated with passion at the beginning of the month may lose steam or change shape at the middle of the month. This only means a second look, more sober and restrained, needs to be taken.
Expect the unexpected, and expect anything and everything. Plan for change as best you can, and be ready to shift gears if necessary.