Included in the shift is Mars in Libra turning retrograde March 1 – May 19. Mars is all about action and making the stuff of life happen. While Mars is retrograde many of us will find that decisions are put on hold because others take a wait and see attitude. You see, Mars in Libra has to check all the angles and since he will be retrograde many of us will feel extra indecisive. Mars retrograde is not the time to start a fight. He who starts the fight at this time has a greater chance of losing, so keep a lid on it and let your foe be the one to act foolishly.
More shifts occur as Saturn in Scorpio turns retrograde March 2 – July 20. Saturn rules the structures and boundaries of our lives. Saturn is all about rules and regulations. While Saturn is retrograde we have the opportunity to reconsider commitments we have previously made in our lives. This is a good time to go back to the drawing board or negotiating table in order to make a better deal for ourselves. Some of us will decide that we cannot keep our commitment and will have to say NO. Think long and hard before saying YES while Saturn is retrograde. You just may regret it come May 20 after Saturn has gone direct again.
The best news about all this planetary coming and going is that Jupiter, retrograde in Cancer since November 6 goes direct March 6. While Jupiter has been retrograde we have had the opportunity to rebuild relationships that have previously gone haywire. Some of us have gone back to school while others of us have discovered who is and is not a fake in our lives. Once Jupiter goes direct our actions will be directed outward for material gain and results. Since Jupiter has been retrograde in Cancer this sign should be especially happy because they will begin to realize results of their efforts since November 6. Likewise Jupiter ruled Sagittarius should also feel more optimistic and ready to get back their life adventure.
March has two new Moons. No the world is not coming to an end. It is just the way the dates fell in the cycle of the Moon. In fact for those in earlier time zones it will fall on February 28. The first new Moon is March 1 at 1:59 am CST at ten degrees Pisces. Pisces is the last sign before Aries so here we are at the last new Moon of the 2013-2014 cycle. The new Moon is trine (120 degrees from Jupiter) retrograde. This new Moon signals a time for rebuilding ourselves spiritually and philosophically. What do you want to put new energy into in the coming weeks and months? Some of us will pursue more education while others of us will desire more authenticity in our relationships.
The second new Moon is at 1:45 pm CDT March 30 at nine degrees Aries. This new Moon falls uncomfortably close to Uranus in the T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter. Remember Uranus and Pluto are square one another into next year. These two together are creating the big battle between the status quo and those who want change here on planet earth. Jupiter in Cancer has moved to create a triangle with Uranus and Pluto. What this all means is that the new Moon is a very powerful catalyst for change in our lives, our identities, our goals, and the systems of society. Dynamic events at this time will compel us to take action to make the changes we desire. New Moons are a great time to make wishes. What changes do you wish for your life? Many of us have had tough times with our jobs, our money, our health; deaths of loved ones as of late. These new Moons are ideal to put energy into creating harmony in our lives.
Speaking of Uranus square Pluto, this consciousness shifting aspect tweaks us on March 3,10,17,24. These are days when we will feel stressed over changes and events that seem out of our control. Some events will scare us while other happenings show us the way through new doors of life.
March 2 Venus in Capricorn is square (90 degrees) from Mars retrograde in Libra. Love and hate really do go hand in hand. Events around this time are sure to irritate us to our core. Just remember that the one who starts the fight loses while Mars is retrograde.
March 3 the Sun in Pisces is sextile (60 degrees) Pluto in Capricorn. This is a good time to tidy up messes with people and in your physical environment. Simplify and organize so that every one knows where they stand with you and you know where you filed that piece of paper.
March 5 to April 5 Venus moves through Aquarius. Generally, this makes life easier for Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini. They look good and we are attracted to their ideas and persona. Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio should avoid indulgent behavior. While Venus moves through Aquarius networking and socializing goes well.
March 11 Mercury in Aquarius is square Saturn in Scorpio. This is a downer day, as many of us feel somewhat depressed. Aquarius and Scorpio are especially susceptible to bad news.
March 13 the Sun in Aquarius is trine Saturn in Scorpio. This is a great time to handle work and projects that require detail and good sense. Consider ways to do a better job. Take it slow and exercise responsible behavior.
March 14 Mercury is trine Mars retrograde in Libra. This is a really creative time to come up with ideas. We can express those ideas without seeming pushy. Writing is very favorable so put your thoughts to paper and don’t forget to have some playtime.
The full Moon occurs in Virgo March 16 at 12:08 pm CDT. This full Moon brings many of us to a place where we want changes now. Some of us will decide to break a bad habit or start a new and hopefully positive habit. If you are having an interpersonal challenge, say with a coworker, change the way you interact with that person. Instead of arguing you might compliment that person or take them flowers. Those of us born right after the middle of any month are the most compelled by this full Moon to change our ways.
March 17 to April 7 Mercury moves through Pisces. During these days our thoughts and communications turn more compassionate and idealistic. Many Pisces, but especially Cancer and Scorpio are tuned into the subtleties that others do not see or understand. Pisces is extra busy with minor details. Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius are inundated with paperwork. Do not believe everything you hear while Mercury moves through Pisces.
March 18 Venus in Aquarius is sextile Uranus in Aries. Some of us are going to need our space around this time. Perhaps honey has been a bit too attentive for our tastes. Be nice but find some time for yourself. Those who are superficial will be so transparent.
March 20 to April 19 the Sun moves through Aries. This signals the beginning of Spring and the beginning of the astrological zodiac. We are starting out fresh by planting flowers, crops, and ideas for the Fall harvest. Aries is at a yearly peak while Leo and Sagittarius find it easy to slide in for a score. Cancer, Capricorn, and Libra are agitated by challenges and life changes that are not so easy.
March 22 Mercury in Pisces is conjunct Neptune. We can be inspired or confused especially if we are born in the first few days of any sign. This is a good time to do something charitable for those who are less fortunate.
March 26 Mercury is trine Jupiter. This is an expansive and opportune time for pursuing the adventure of life. Travel and legal matters can go well. This may be one time when we can agree with those we usually oppose.
March 28 Mercury in Pisces is sextile Pluto in Capricorn. This is a great time to solve problems and get to the root of any disorder. Check your security both on the computer and in your home. It may be as simple as changing the smoke alarm batteries.
March 29 Venus is trine Mars and square Saturn. These two aspects are so opposite in that Venus and Mars has us feeling playful and social while Venus and Saturn have us feeling weighted down by situations and people that are just no fun. So one encounter will be delightful while you will want to duck when you see the other one coming your way.
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