March 1, 2015
Welcome to March the month of St. Patrick’s Day (one of my faves – I love a day devoted to mischievous leprechauns and silly fun!) and the advent of Spring. Here in the Northeast covered in snow with cold Arctic blasts, it looks and feels nothing like Spring. Yet the wheel does turn, Spring does always come, which is why Hope always springs eternal in our hearts too.
The astrology for March is often soggy but this year it is bursting with bright bonfires! Heads up Rams because Aries in particular is affected. One of the most powerful days of the year is on 3/20. It’s the day of the Equinox and there is also a New Moon coupled with a Total Solar Eclipse! Both are in Pisces which makes it a doubly intense month for you fish folk too.
The Sun always travels in Pisces on March 1st which is the sign associated with eternal hope. Pisces is the third water sign and also the last sign in the zodiac wheel. Pisces is ruled by mystical planet Neptune one of the most beautiful of all planets. If you’d like to see and feel this mystical beauty look at these Photos of Neptune and you’ll understand!
The symbol for Pisces is the double fish who dive into deep waters, either to sink to the bottom, or swim effortlessly in beautiful currents others can barely comprehend. Ideally Pisces is an effortlessly creative sign operating from a high spiritual vibration with love and kindness for all.
If you are born with Sun in Pisces you are here to learn that universal forces are on your side. You are learning that when you stop pushing the river and begin to relax and trust that all happens in perfect timing, then life flows for you in the most beautiful and magical ways, and you flow easily with it – no exhausting pushing required!
The best Pisces are the spiritual dreamers, artists and visionaries of every era. Pisces are born to teach others that we are spiritual beings having a material experience. Here are some quotes from Sun in Pisces people who remind us what it means to operate from this level:
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~ Harriet Tubman
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~ Albert Einstein
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. ~ Anais Nin
May you have a month of wonder and mystery as you journey into the next season of life!
Heavenly Messages for March 2015
Your handy Astro Facts: The Full Moon (15° Virgo) is on 3/5 at 1:05p ET The New Moon (29° Pisces) is on 3/20 at 5:36a. At the same time there is a Solar Eclipse also at 29° Pisces, then the Spring Equinox arrives when the Sun enters Aries at 6:45p. (Powerful Day!) Saturn goes retrograde on 3/14 (at 5° Sagittarius ) thru 8/12. Unless noted all times are EDT. Note: Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the US begins on 3/8. Daylight Saving times differ from country to country – here is a list of Daylight Saving times around the world Read March’s Personal Sign Messages HERE
When the Sun travels through Pisces every March the astro energy is often rather slow and dreamy. Not so this year – March is one of the most potent months of the entire year! On 3/1 Mercury and Jupiter form an exact opposition replicating the important Mars – Jupiter opposition which occurred on New Year’s Day. Also on 3/1 Uranus forms an exact trine to Jupiter and later in the month Venus and Mars both have meetings with Uranus and re-form this same lucky triangle to Jupiter. Saturn, Lord of the Material World, turns retrograde on 3/14, and the Spring Equinox arrives on 3/20. The Equinox is always a powerful moment and this year there is a New Moon and Total Solar Eclipse both in Pisces on the same day. What an amazing blend!
Setting the tone for the month, on 3/1 messenger Mercury is in Aquarius flying high, free and forward after the crazy circles he flew last month, which means you’ll feel less dizzy too. Also on 3/1 Mercury (at 14° Aquarius) forms an exact opposition to Mighty Jupiter (at 14° Leo). On New Year’s Day this same opposition to Jupiter was activated by Mars. Oppositions are like see-saws playing back and forth against each other with the ability to see the other’s point of view. Here is what I wrote about the Mars-Jupiter opposition in January:
“Air sign Aquarius agitates for the underdog, hits the streets for causes and is an outside the box thinker who brings clarity and cutting edge concepts to the forefront. Mars in Aquarius says, “Join hands brothers and sisters and cry, All for one and one for all!” In contrast Jupiter in Leo cries, “All for me!” This can be positive in terms of helping average people feel their oats and demand a bigger piece of the pie, but Jupiter/Leo can also expand greedy and selfish attitudes – “You can’t have any, it’s all mine…This opposition taking place exactly on New Year’s Day indicates this dynamic is likely to play out even further as the year moves along.”
Now along comes communicator Mercury to carry this same message further, and in March many other planets join in to help the cause. Case in point is that on 3/1 change-agent Uranus at 14° Aries also forms an exact aspect to Jupiter. This configuration is a fire trine (triangle), an active and fortuitous omen. Cell tower Uranus has been in Aries since March 2011 tuning into higher paradigms to help our world choose a new and better path to create a new and brighter future. Uranus has been valiant in his efforts, but stodgy old dinosaurs have been in the way blocking this wavelength. Jupiter in Leo represents large and powerful forces with very deep pockets lined in gold. This Uranus/Jupiter trine could mean that major power players are beginning to finally wake up and realize they need to stop blocking progress and try new ways too.
One example of this is the FCC’s recent approval of new net neutrality rules. Here’s a quote from a USA Today article about this: “Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved by a divided Federal Communications Commission.” Read the full article HERE.
This is certainly a plus for average people (Aquarius) and big power players (Leo) like the FCC heard the voice of the people. If you’ve been following this issue, you know millions of public comments flooded Washington. Reports say it was the biggest show of public engagement the FCC had ever seen. And other powerful Leo forces like the huge Internet providers named above got their greedy hands slapped away from the money pot. Uranus must be very happy now! (Go U!)
Venus and Mars, both in Aries, play into this pattern as well. Magnetic Venus in Aries knows how to go after what she wants, and gets it too! Venus meets up with Uranus on 3/4. Her soothing connection calms Uranus’ electric nature and creates a beautiful conduit of creative inspiration which vibrates out to Jupiter too. Mars is so happy to be in his own sign of Aries he can barely contain himself. Mars in Aries = Action! And I’ll bet you feel this too! Mars connects with Uranus on 3/12. On the plus side Mars’ vigorous energy meeting Uranus’ swift impetus helps take things to the next step, or on the downside it could blow the staircase away! Because this Mars/Uranus connection also ripples out to magnanimous Jupiter the optimistic outcome is more likely. However as with all fire trines the potential for zealots to pull bigger guns out of their holsters exists too. (ISIL’s brutality comes to mind here.)
Saturn is in the 3rd fire sign of Sagittarius and turns around for his annual retrograde period on 3/14 through 8/12. Saturn aka Lord of the Material World = form, function, structure, discipline, so when Saturn backs away our sense of grounded structure feels less solid. Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn, so you goats need to pay attention. Saturn turns retro at 5° Sagittarius and returns to 0° Sag on 6/14. This means anyone born from November 23rd to 28th will have Saturn crossing back over their Sagittarius Sun sign. See your Individual Sign Messages for more personal insight.
On his retro journey Saturn re-enters Scorpio on 6/15, then turns direct at 28° Scorpio on 8/12 and remains in Scorpio until 9/17. So Scorpios born on November 21 and 22 have Saturn once again crossing over your Sun sign this Summer (as it did in Dec 2014). I’ll be discussing this in later issues, so stay tuned for that.
The Spring Equinox is on 3/20 which is a power house day! In is always comforting to know in the midst of our busy and chaotic modern lives, that the natural wheel of life continues to turn as it always has. Spring Equinox (Autumn in the Southern hemisphere) arrives this year on 3/20 at 6:45p EDT – 10:45p UT. Find more time zones and interesting Equinox info at timeanddate.com. The March equinox is also the astrological new year when the Sun enters Aries. I’ll be posting an article on the equinox closer to the date, so look for it then.
Before the Equinox arrives, in the morning of 3/20 (at 5:36a EDT) there is a New Moon and a Total Solar Eclipse both at 29° Pisces, which is the last possible degree in the zodiac wheel, a power point in itself! A solar eclipse always occurs on a New Moon, when the Moon is directly between the Sun and Earth blocking the Sun from our view. The total eclipse will only be visible in portions of Norway, while in Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa it will be a seen as partial eclipse. Timeanddate.com has good info on the eclipse too.
Eclipse periods in general create out of the ordinary effects which are more pronounced during total ones. You feel spacy and often so distracted it becomes difficult to maintain normal routines. Dreams are more insistent and seem to spill into your waking life as if the veils between heaven and earth get thinner. Time stretches out or closes in like Wonderland’s Alice growing larger then smaller. It takes effort to maintain a grounded state. These effects can be felt weeks before and after the actual eclipse date and total eclipses are more potent. The Total Solar Eclipse on 3/20 is followed by a Total Lunar Eclipse next month on 4/4 which makes these eclipse effects doubly potent. Hang onto your metaphysical hats folks, or you head might fly away too!
Solar eclipses are associated with conscious, outer world events, versus the more inward subconscious personal effects of a lunar eclipse. Since the solar eclipse on 3/20 is at the very last degree of Pisces, which is also the very last degree of the entire zodiac wheel, what might we expect? First realize the last degree of the zodiac wheel has the energy of the entire 359 other degrees and everything they represent, crashing upon it like a huge tsunami. The degree 29 Pisces essentially sums up all human behavior and ‘holds’ these paradigms at an ideal level, before releasing and reemerging into a new form.
Pisces is noted for universal love and high degrees of spiritual and artistic evolution. But on the downside Pisces creates religious fervor taken to the irrational extreme. Once again the brutal Jehadist terrorist group ISIL plays out this lower vibration theme. Not only have they murdered their hostages in the most savage ways, but now they are destroying priceless ancient Assyrian (modern day Iraq) art from the very cradle of civilization. On 2/26 ISIL released video images of their gleeful destruction of statues, art and other artifacts in the Mosul Museum which had been cared for and protected for 3000 years. Watching clips of this sickening wanton destruction in the name of religion, I soon made the connection to the downside of Pisces influence. Read more about this gut wrenching trend at ISIL’s war on art across the cradle of civilization.
So is this delusional insanity inevitable with the Piscean themes so prevalent now? The higher octave of Pisces reflects unconditional love of all – no matter what. Groups like ISIL play out the world’s worst nightmares for all to see and will keep doing so until humanity evolves to a higher level. ISIL and other Islamic fundamentalist groups along with the KKK, Aryan Brotherhood and other neo Nazi hate groups in the Western world will keep attracting converts (primarily young angry males) as long as the world believes that war and killing the ‘enemy’ is the answer. Evolved Pisces sees no “enemy” and understands that we are all one in spirit. “I am you, you are me, we are all together” is the Pisces anthem. The glorification of war is a major reason hate becomes codified and the world remains out of balance. The first President of the USA, born with Sun in Pisces understood this when he said: My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth ~ George Washington
The only solution to this lies in you – in each one of us. The power and beauty of this Piscean time is that it becomes much easier to recognize, as another evolved Pisces Albert Einstein said: Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Your thoughts and actions create your own reality which in turns affects the entire web of life – so become aware! Pay attention to the energy and vibration you emit. Feed the loving positive wolf in your heart and starve the hateful negative one. If enough people achieve this REALITY SHIFTS. This is how the world will eventually change my friends.
I hope your own world becomes so full of love and beauty this month that you are overflowing with more than enough to share with the world at large!
IMAGE NOTE This vibrant painting Flying Fish by Heni Sandoval is perfect for this March Pisces issue because it combines the fish symbol for Pisces with the very active astro energy this March. Heni happens to be a Pisces, which is perhaps why she paints fish so well, and she is also my very talented sister. Find this painting at Henis’s ETSY Page more of her work is at CirclesRoundtheSun and follow her blog at Heni’s Happy Paintings.