Your handy Astro Facts: The New Moon (10° Pisces) is on 3/1 at 2:59a. The Full Moon (26° Virgo) is on 3/16 at 1:08p. Mars goes retrograde at 27° Libra on 3/1 (thru 5/19), Saturn goes retrograde at 23° Scorpio on 3/2 (thru7/20). Jupiter goes direct at 10 ° Cancer on 3/6, and the Sun enters Aries at the Spring Equinox on 3/20 at 12:57p. All times are ET. Daylight Savings time in the US begins on 3/9 this year. Read March’s Astro overview HERE
NOTE: To get the most out of your Heavenly Messages read the message for your Rising sign (ascendant) along with your Sun sign.
PISCES February 20 – March 20 Happy Birthday Magical Swimmers – Your personal new year shimmers with loving currents! Ruler Neptune continues to tune in mystical wavelengths adjusted specifically for your frequency (especially for those born 2/23 thru 2/26). Chiron keeps turning a healing key, sweet Venus graces your networking connections and friendship zone, Jolly Jupiter splashes ideas onto your creative shores, while Lord Saturn helps fortify your higher learning and belief structure zone. All in all, should be a good year for you! If there is a challenge it comes from your attitude around finances. Do you believe only hard work creates income or that your talents alone are not enough to generate the cash flow you need? If so an attitude adjustment is a good idea. Pisces is here to be a living breathing example of spirit in action. Do you think God/Holy Spirit/Life Force (whatever you personally relate to) is ever worried about getting needs met? It’s time to realize you can manifest all that you need and more when you are in vibrational harmony with this universal flow. It’s simply a matter of trust. Release the low vibrations of fear and worry and practice daily the higher vibrations of joy, love and appreciation for all that you have, and watch the magic unfold! The New Moon is in Pisces on 3/1, a very lovely time to set intentions for your own new year.
ARIES March 21 – April 21 Dear Aries, The big news for you in March is that your fearless ruler, Mars, goes retrograde on 3/1. Mars backs up only once every 2 years (less often than any other planet) so it’s easy to forget what this retro mode feels like. Mars turns around at 27° Libra and remains in Libra the entire retro period (thru 5/19), which means he’ll be stationed in your relationship/partnership zone for a very, very long time. For many of you frisky Aries this will be a good thing. Partners in love and business are helping you balance your responsibilities and coming up with lovely ways to get things done better. Even if the pace slows down a bit, you are so happy they are by your side. For you Lone Ranger Aries who just want to forge ahead the way you always have, there might be some taming necessary! Mars in Libra is a good one to tame you, because the Libra vibe uses diplomacy versus waving a side arm and has clever ideas too, which you’ll appreciate when you slow down enough to pay attention. The whole point is you had better figure out how to work well with Mars because he’ll be in your face for a very long time! See Intro for details on Mars retro.
TAURUS April 22 – May 20 Dear Taurus, As March begins ruler Venus travels at the end of her long Capricorn journey. She remains in this favorable to you earth sign until 3/5 when she enters airy Aquarius which rules your career/outer world sphere. A nice place for the sweet energy of Venus to be! The best way to use her vibe in this zone is to rise to the 10,000 foot perspective to see the best, possibly new, life choices to make. Most likely this involves others too – business and life partners – whose plans and considerations need to be taken into account. Mars will have some input in this process as well. This motivational planet goes retrograde in Libra on 3/1 which means he stays put in your daily agenda, work/job zone for many months longer than usual. Mars is not your ruler, but you’ll feel his energy for sure! He has been at odds with Venus since December, but soon looks at her with loving eyes once again. This bodes well for things at work and aids you in more clearly seeing the bigger picture. So what’s next sweet Bulls? It may not be anything you had expected.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Dear Gems, March brings a sigh of relief for you since ruler Mercury just turned direct again on 2/28 and is in fellow air sign Aquarius to boot. Motivational Mars is in the 3rd air sign of Libra so your facets have some extra shine this month! Mars has been motivating your creativity space since December and turns retro on 3/1, which means he’ll been in this zone for a much longer time than usual. Mars is not your ruler, so this back-up motion is not as obvious as when Mercury does, but it could mean creative plans which you are eager to implement get back-burnered a bit. This also includes situations with your children (custody confusion?), and fun plans in general (the great date night gets canceled). Combined with the fact that Saturn also turns retro on 3/2 in your job/daily agenda zone, you may think Mercury retro is lasting longer than usual! It’s not, Dear Gem, so your best advice is to be flexible, fun you. Have fun juggling those weird balls with the finesse at your fingertips, and know that everything will fall into place at the perfect moment.
CANCER June 21 – July 20 Dear Cancer, You can look forward to big energy shifts for you this month! Expansive Jupiter has been stationed in Cancer since late June, 2013 which has helped you expand into the person you need to become. Jupiter has been backing-up since November, so this expansion might have felt a bit more like an implosion. You’ll be happy to know Jupiter moves forward again on 3/6 so your own mood becomes more optimistic too. Adding more icing on this sweet cake is a beautiful aspect at the dawn of March. On 3/1 Jupiter beams out with an exact trine (ease/harmony/flow) to the Pisces Sun along with a close connection to your ruler the Moon, Chiron and Neptune too, all of which are stationed in your networking connections and friendship zone. Friends and like minded folk in your community more than have your back now, they are the choir singing your praises and drum leaders for your band! So if you have been hibernating over this long hard winter, it’s time to come out and play!
LEO July 20 – August 22 Dear Leo, When the Sun shines in mystical Pisces it sheds light on your deepest, most intimate relationships. Your soul mates in life take on a new glow. The Sun is always here as March begins, and this year on 3/1 the New Moon joins in along with Chiron, Neptune and asteroid Pallas Athena. That’s a lot of cosmic flow! This school of cosmic fish beams out to Jolly Jupiter stationed in your dream-time, spiritual guidance sphere and also to Lord Saturn camping on your home turf. In non-astrologese this means: recognize that your loved ones (even the ones who annoy the crap out of you) have been your soul playmates for lifetimes, and you all signed up before you incarnated to meet again to continue this crazy dance of love and life. So look around Leo, you know who these mates are. Grab them with a big ol Lion hug and shower them with love and appreciation as only you Leos can. Sweet Venus is set to enter your relationship space on 3/5 where she’ll be all moth (thru 4/5). She’ll make sure you get all the love back with extra whipped cream and cherries on top!
VIRGO August 23 – September 22 Dear Virgo, You are going to like March’s astro energy a lot better than last month’s! Ruler Mercury just went direct (on 2/28) so your mind gets clearer and things on the job get nice forward momentum too. Your relationships get a nice glow this month too, with the Pisces Sun joining the New Moon, Chiron, asteroid Pallas Athena and Neptune all shimmering in your partnership zone. Some of the murkiness surrounding those close to you begins to clear and you are able to see better options for them and you. Meanwhile active Mars gets less so when he turns retro on 3/1 in your income zone. Mars in not your ruling planet, so this backslide is not a major concern and even backward Mars continues to motivate your work and career options. It’s more about other priorities coming into play which demand your focus, so don’t get your knickers in knots if plans slow down. Stern Saturn also goes retrograde (on 3/2) and does so in your mind/communication zone, so your mental panties could easily bunch up if you’re not being conscious! Here’s how to avoid this sticky scenario – be less judgmental and much more appreciative of everything and everyone. Use your marvelous Virgo critical eye to evaluate and give excellent guidance and advice, versus using it like a strega’s evil eye to complain and over-process. You know what I mean Virgo! So just do it and watch the beautiful glow around you expand.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23 Dear Libra, March’s astro theme has plenty of motion for you! First comes Mars who turns retro on 3/1 in Libra, so that “up close and personal – warrior in your face” energy slip slides a bit. You may become less of a target, but still feel like everyone wants a piece of your energy pie. (Reminder: Mars remains in Libra until July, so continue to massage your coping strategies.) A few days later on 3/6 Leader of the Band, Jupiter begins his forward march again in your career/outer-world sphere. The wacky winter weather (and/or the whacked out world in general!) may have played a part in causing delays to your larger life plans. With optimistic Jupiter moving direct again, things move forward for you too. But wait! Stern Saturn stationed in your income zone goes retro on 3/2. Definitely 2 steps forward one step back scenario which affects your career/work issues. Hummm, what’s a sweet Libra to do? Here’s an idea – tap into ruler Venus’ plan. As March begins Venus is in Capricorn reminding you about establishing better boundaries, she then moves into fellow air sign Aquarius on 3/5 where she’ll be all month (thru 4/5). Venus in Aquarius brings you a creative uplift and helps you soar to the 10,000 foot level where you can easily recognize the best strategies and have fun while figuring everything out!
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 Dear Soaring Eagles, March brings lots of action into view for you! Saturn, stationed long-term in Scorpio, does an about-face on 3/2 as if to turn around look at you and ask, “So have you created those new structures I requested yet?” Saturn does not take no for an answer, so let’s hope you have! Saturn remains retrograde until 7/20 so you’ll have time to do make-up homework if needed. On 3/1 co-ruler Mars turn around too and stays in reverse motion until 5/19. Mars is off flying in your other worldly zone where his retro motion is not likely to cause much outer commotion. In fact Mars longer than usual travels here (in your solar 12th house) are meant to motivate you to rely more upon your higher spiritual guidance sources. Mars says, “You are never alone – remember to reach out for the help and love which surrounds you at all times.” Then on 3/6 Jupiter swimming in fellow water sign Cancer moves forward again after his 4 month backstroke. Jupiter is currently expanding your higher mind sphere, a place huge, jolly Jupiter loves to be! Jupiter = optimism, so if you had a tough time accessing optimistic vibes lately, this is set to change. This is also the zone of education and travel so if you have a change to get out of Dodge on a fun, educational travel adventure, this would be a great time! And if your schedule does not allow, remember Mars has plenty of powerful imaginative energy to lift you high into your own inner creative realms. Soar in your dreams Scorpio and link up with your inner Phoenix!
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 Dear Sagittarius, Good news this month for you! Your ruler Jupiter after 4 months of back-up mode turns direct on 3/6. Jupiter = optimism which is why you Saggies are known for helping others with your uplifting, optimistic attitude. With Jupiter moving forward again it will be easier to access your own inner compass of faith and optimism about the future. Jupiter still adds froth and foam to your deepest relationship space as he flows ahead in watery Cancer over the next 6 months. So while your partners in life may continue to have issues which affect you, you’ll be able to experience this with a better attitude. It’s all meant to be - think of it as the pearl in the oyster getting more enamel layered on so it eventually becomes softer, smoother and more beautiful. Motivational Mars turns retro on 3/1 in your networking connections and friendship zone. Perhaps some of the friends and associates you’ve come to rely upon don’t have as much time to give you as before. If so, understand this is a temporary thing. Be careful and don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! Saturn goes retro this month too, on 3/2. Saturn is not your ruling planet and in fact is currently traveling off in your netherworld zone, providing a new structure in your dreamtime and making stronger cosmic connections. This is another part of “it’s all meant to be” time, so practice connecting with other parts of reality you may have overlooked (or did not believe in) before. You need to, and besides it’s a whole lot of fun! See Intro for details on Jupiter.
CAPRICORN December 21 – January 19 Dear Mountain Goats, you’ve got some giddy up and go energy this month, along with a large dose of slooow down too. The giddy up is from Jupiter who goes direct on 3/6 after 4 months of backward motion in your relationship zone. This means your partners in life (from business to love mates) who were treading water or backsliding gain momentum again, which helps propel you too. Another piece of the giddy pie comes from Venus who remains in Capricorn until 3/5 (glow with her!). Venus then enters Aquarius and your income zone to plump up your pocketbook – nice. The slow down comes from Mars who goes retrograde on 3/1, and most importantly from your ruler Saturn who reverses on 3/2. Mars has been motivating your outer world sphere since December prompting you to take appropriate action to get your career and professional plans into gear. With Mars backing up (thru 5/19) you might sense these new arrangements take more time than you thought, or perhaps other people’s timing is out of kilter with yours. Not to worry this too shall pass. Saturn is your ruler so his motions play large for you. Since October 2012 Saturn has been traveling in Scorpio which rules your networking connection, friendship zone. As Saturn turns around friends and associates you cut ties with may return, which could be a good thing – or not. It’s up to you to determine if their vibration matches the new level which Saturn has been urging you to reach. You don’t want any scurfy turkeys pulling you down, just when you reached the level of eagles! See Intro for details on Saturn retro.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 Dear Aquarius, March’s astro energy puts emphasis on career, job and financial issues for you. Saturn stationed in your career/outer world sphere heads into reverse mode on 3/2. Saturn has been urging you to get real about what you want your world to be. Saturn says, “If it’s already to your liking then strengthen the structure, but if you don’t like your place in the world (career, profession, location) then do something about it already!” With Saturn retro (thru 7/20) on the plus end you’ll have more time to make needed changes. On the downside you might be frustrated with a slower pace of change, or conversely you might feel coerced into making changes you are not ready to make yet. Meanwhile Huge Jupiter has been doing a backstroke in your work and daily agenda zone since November, but turns direct this month on 3/6. Jupiter’s forward motion re-activates a time of opportunity which can help you find work you love and/or leave a job which held you underwater. Luckily the major Pisces energy this month helps you out. On 3/1 Neptune, Sun, the New Moon, Chiron and asteroid Pallas Athena all flow together in Pisces through your income zone. At the same time they all play well with Jupiter and Saturn. This means in spite of the 2 steps backward 1 hop ahead pattern, you can trust more in those hops! Before you know it the hops will turn into leaps and bounds and you’ll land exactly where you need and want to be!