In March, the energy of revolutionary transformation is repeatedly energized as three planets – the Sun, Venus and Mars – conjunct Uranus and square Pluto. “New beginnings” energy is boosted as the Sun and Mars enter Aries. (The Sun’s entry marks the Spring Equinox.)
Major lunations include a Pisces New Moon and a Libra Full Moon. An encore appearance of last December’s Pluto-Saturn-Jupiter Yod encourages us to release the old and make space for the new. The Mercury retrograde that began in February wraps up, and a Jupiter/Chiron square empowers healing and mentoring.
3/11. Pisces New Moon
3/12. Mars enters Aries
3/16. Yod begins: Saturn/Pluto/Jupiter
3/17. Mercury turns direct
3/20. Sun enters Aries (Spring Equinox)
3/22. Mars/Uranus conjunction
3/26. Mars/Pluto square
3/27. Jupiter/Chiron square
3/27. Libra Full Moon
3/27. Yod peaks: Saturn/Pluto/Jupiter
3/28. Venus and Sun conjunct Uranus
3/29. Jupiter/Pluto quincunx
3/31. Sun and Venus square Pluto
The Story So Far
As March Opens, two planets are retrograde: Mercury thru 3/17, and Saturn thru 7/8. And the pervasive energies of revolutionary transformation (a Uranus-Pluto square), as well as universal love, compassion and spiritual awakening (Neptune in Pisces), will be active for years to come!
Mercury is retrograde as March opens. Ideally, wait until it goes direct, on the 17th at 4:03 pm, before undertaking any major new projects or purchases. While Mercury is retrograde, insure that you’re understanding and being understood, back up important data, and double-check travel plans. This particular Mercury retrograde, in Pisces, is ideal for reflection and introspection on the same themes as this month’s New Moon: spiritual union, divinely inspired creativity, and being a conduit of light and love to others.
It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during these times. “Business as usual” is the best strategy for these periods, which occur when the Moon has made its last major Ptolemaic aspect but has not yet moved into the next sign.
3/3, 4:20 am – 4:12 pm (Sagittarius)
3/5, 10:29 am – 7:15 pm (Capricorn)
3/7, 4:15 pm – 10:03 pm (Aquarius)
3/8, 5:09 pm – 3/10, 1:20 am (Pisces)
3/12, 2:26 am – 7:19 am (Aries)
3/13, 4:02 am – 3/14, 3:10 pm (Taurus)
3/16, 7:11 pm – 3/17, 2:11 am (Gemini)
3/19, 1:27 pm – 2:57 pm (Cancer)
3/21, 11:16 pm – 3/22, 2:51 am (Leo)
3/22, 11:28 pm – 3/24, 11:51 am (Virgo)
3/25, 8:46 am – 3/26, 5:33 pm (Libra)
3/27, 2:15 pm – 3/28, 8:55 pm (Scorpio)
3/29, 4:25 pm – 3/30, 11:15 pm (Sagittarius)
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Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.
Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after. Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.
All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone.