Major changes are coming in March! There is so much to look forward to this month with two significant planets finally ingressing into new zodiac signs after years of being in their current ones. Aside from this, there won’t be any retrogrades or eclipses to consider so we will really only have the ingresses to focus on. All in all, this could be a life-changing month!
Beginning on March 2, Mercury will become debilitated in Pisces. Unfortunately, according to traditional astrology, Mercury does not feel fulfilled in its potential in Pisces. However, despite the traditional connotation of exile being a con, there are still pros to Mercury in Pisces. Now reporting to both Jupiter and Neptune, Mercury takes on a whimsical, hopeful approach. The rose-colored glasses are on as Mercury views the world through a watery lens. Visionary and intuitive, Mercury in Pisces weaves in and out of communicative matters with a gentle fluidity. Conversations are fantastical as Mercury in Pisces prefers a sentimental mindset and tone. This could be the perfect transit to speak openly about art, poetry, spirituality, mysticism, healing, or imagination. Since Mercury in Pisces can carry a soft voice, you may find that you are not as aggressive or forthright in conversation. Taking a backseat approach, Mercury in Pisces intuitively speaks up when it feels safe and necessary to do so. Verbiage is poetic, tinged with a rosy hue. So, you may feel more emotional when speaking or conveying your ideologies in an overly Shakespearian manner. As a result, the logic behind each conversation could be lost in translation, especially with Jupiter and Neptune also in Pisces. Mercury in Pisces can be a little too elusive, perhaps lending more to interpretation than needed. This may result in one too many grey areas, miscommunication, diluted directions, and unclear expectations. Intuitively navigating each Mercurial aspect can help, but it may not be enough. Luckily, non-sensical Mars in Aquarius can always cut to the chase if needed. If you struggle to convey your thoughts and feelings, then use Mercury in Pisces to take a more artistic approach. Find a poem or song to say what needs to be said, create a work of art to display your feelings, or meditate to reflect on your communication skills.
Days later, there will be a full moon in Virgo on March 7. Full moons represent a six-month lunar cycle closing or peaking. It can revolve around the end of a chapter or cycle in your own life. Full moons can even come with an accomplishment or milestone to represent the progress made. The smidge of earthy energy during Pisces season is perfect for quite literally bringing things back down to earth. Virgo themes of service, health, organization, boundaries, and work come into focus. Hopefully, by the full moon, each person is leaving their people-pleasing habits in the past. Now is the time to release habits like taking on more work than you can accommodate, living a disorganized lifestyle, forgoing your health to meet others’ needs, and lacking general boundaries. Instead, the full moon in Virgo is the call to honor service to the self as well as others. The Pisces-Virgo split is indicative of prioritizing healthy habits. But healthy habits are usually the ones that sustain an individual’s personal emotional, mental, and psychological well-being.
Use the lunation to manifest a routine or schedule that puts your needs then meeting a reasonable number of objectives in other areas of your life. I suggest lighting a green or white candle while planning out your schedule. You could use a planner, a computer, or whatever you feel is the best way to plan a healthy, productive daily routine. Green crystals should also be used to help alleviate the anxiety of the heart and mind during the full moon.
The full moon will form one aspect – a trine with Uranus in Taurus. The trine is an auspicious aspect that implies harmony, alignment, and cooperation. However, trines can also be lazy aspects because they’re so easy to work with that this transit almost requires no work. But this isn’t true since all aspects still require maintenance! Uranus will give an unexpected flair to the full moon. Something unexpected may come out at the last second that gives you a radically different perspective of the last six months.
The Rising signs can expect a cycle to come to a close in these Houses:
- Aries Rising: 6th House of Work, Daily Grind, Routine, Healthy Habits/Practices, & Small Pets
- Taurus Rising: 5th House of Joy, Fun, Hobbies, Past-Times, Pregnancy/Children, Dating/Romance, & Drama
- Gemini Rising: 4th House of Home, Family, Heritage, & Sacred Spaces
- Cancer Rising: 3rd House of Neighborhood, Local Community, Local/Short-Distance Travel, Communication, & Siblings
- Leo Rising: 2nd House of Personal Finances, Financial Security, Material Items, Personal Property, & Values
- Virgo Rising: 1st House of the Self, Physical Body, Appearance & Perception
- Libra Rising: 12th House of Self-Undoing, Hidden Enemies, Hidden Weaknesses, Hidden Talents
- Scorpio Rising: 11th House of Greater Community, Friends, Friend Groups, Social Groups, Technology, Dreams, & Humanity
- Sagittarius Rising: 10th House of Career, Legacy, Recognition, & Public Status
- Capricorn Rising: 9th House of Long-Term Travel, Higher Education, Spirituality, Law, Ethics, Morals, & Beliefs
- Aquarius Rising: 8th House of Merging, Joint Assets/Finances, Marriages/Divorces (Intimacy), Taboo, Occult, & Psychology
- Pisces Rising: 7th House of Contracts, Commitments, & Partners (of all kinds)
Also on March 7, Saturn will enter Pisces. For the first time since 2017, Saturn is no longer domicile – woohoo! The last few years may have felt restrictive, cold, domineering, and generally speaking, pessimistic. However, it could have been a remarkable time to consider long-term rewards, pursuits, and karmic lessons.
In astrology, Saturn rules over the following…
🪐 Discipline, responsibility, & duty
🪐 Long-term goals that lead to high yield goals
🪐 Inner authority & authoritative figures
🪐 Restriction & boundaries
🪐 Structures & hierarchies
As of March 7, 2023 to February 13, 2026, Saturn will be in Pisces, which means that Saturn will now be answering to Pisces’ traditional ruler, Jupiter and modern ruler, Neptune. A Neptunian and Jupiterian Saturn transit will likely be a nice turning point after the last five years. Saturn’s cold, harsh edge melts just a little as Neptune brings in a mystical vibe while Jupiter encourages a “turn that frown upside down” mentality.
With this transit in mind, we may see the following arise over the next few years…
♓️ Rise in hope, optimism, & idealism (a “Golden Age” mentality)
♓️ Potential for moving artistic pieces – fashion shows, music, acts, paintings and more that have an emotionally reactive statement
♓️ Illusion & confusion with structures… Lack of awareness as to who holds the power or has the final say
♓️ Surge in spirituality & religion, potentially through a rose-colored lens… expect to see false prophets & charlatans
♓️ Mental health awareness with a focus on poor coping mechanisms, substance abuse, derealization, disassociation, & psychosis
♓️ Holding “hidden enemies” accountable
♓️ Potential economic collapses – a “Great Depression”
♓️ Learning to discern intuition from ego
Given that this is occurring in a mutable sign, all mutable signs (Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, Gemini) will be strongly affect by this transit. Those who are born from 1993 to 1996 will also begin their Saturn return!
Shortly after, Juno will enter Taurus on March 11. In mythology, Juno is the Roman equivalent of Hera, making her the queen of the gods and wife to Jupiter (/Zeus). Since Juno represents marriage in mythology, we can infer that the asteroid Juno signifies compromise, commitment, (in)fidelity, and marriage. We can think of natal or transit Juno as a celestial nod to what could make or break in a lasting relationship. What makes Juno’s influence potent is the level of shadow work we have accomplished. Her role in astrology alludes to the give-and-take relationships. But this can also include negative aspects like infidelity, powerlessness, loss of control, inadequacy, suppressed rage, and the illusion of toxic patterns within the partnership. So, if the shadow work surrounding Juno is left unfinished or untouched, her negative aspects can seep into any relationship. We can look at Juno to find out what we’re looking for in a partner and what our preferred partnership would entail – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Throughout Juno in Taurus, we may feel inclined to seek out a romantic partner who exemplifies the qualities of the Bull. Taurus is known to be a sensual lover who desires commitment, stability, practicality, and security in a romantic relationship. Juno in Taurus is the perfect transit to seek out a partner who has an honest-to-goodness personality, a partner who will be there through thick and thin. Use this transit to find stability in love by moving slowly and surely. However, be mindful that this could infer that Juno in Taurus could bring out a more vanilla side to love, boredom with our love lives, and even result in an overly stubborn partner.
Then Venus will leave its exile in Aries and enter its domicile in Taurus on March 16. Escaping a fiery hell comes quicker than expected now that Venus is domicile in earthy Taurus. Venus feels like itself again in Taurus as this energy is perfectly stable and undeniably feminine. Taurus is a fixed, feminine earth sign, so Venus tends to favor these qualities.
Beautiful and soft, Venus in Taurus has a passive presence when it comes to style. Venus in Taurus tends to be more introverted with how it reflects on aesthetics and design. Stylish choices are made with a simple thought process, oriented to having a luxurious finish but earthy execution. Venus in Taurus typically prefers earth tones, soft metals, breathable fabrics, and high-quality materials. Luxury can refer to the price point, and even the type of materials used to accessorize or design. Ideally, Venus in Taurus can create a comfortable yet elegant look. It can be a classier style to embody that will play upon and accentuate the natural beauty of a face, body, or space. Once something has been decided upon, Venus in Taurus will stick with the look. So, Venus in Taurus may be a fantastic transit to nail down personal style, create a capsule wardrobe, or add lasting pieces to your sacred spaces. Venus in Taurus does like to covet, so there may be a more profound desire to buy clothing, accessories, make-up, and decorative household items. We will desire beautification of this transit through our material items so that our belongings reflect the process of our style!
Since Venus in Taurus radiates divine feminine energy, everyone will want to bring out their inner goddess. The inner goddess will also come out in love. Venus in Taurus is slow yet steady in its search for commitment. For singles, this could be an amorous transit where a slow-burning romance comes to fruition. Venus in Taurus can help with cultivating a stable love life by narrowing down the long list of suitors to commit to one lucky person. For couples, Venus in Taurus can help stabilize the romance of an ongoing relationship. Conversations to further merge into each other’s life by sharing property, resources, and money may also come up due to Venus in Taurus. Couples may find that their relationships have grown a little vanilla, but there is comfort in a secure relationship. As a result, Venus in Taurus could be like a voice of reason in love as it comes to pass a well-thought, grounded judgment on who and what is worth committing to. Once committed, Venus in Taurus is in it for the long haul, so choose wisely!
The same mindset extends to financial security. Venus in Taurus can be a fun mix of scrupulousness and extravagance. If Venus in Taurus is committed to frugality as this is the perfect transit to have a tight budget and set goals to reach. Venus in Taurus can be overly loyal, even stubborn, with where its money goes! If affluent, then Venus in Taurus will commit to spending money on rich pleasures. It can become a hedonistic transit where money is spent lavishly. There’s no “one night out” when Venus in Taurus is in a splendid spending phase. Luckily, Venus in Taurus has a pretty strong grip on balancing these financial appetites, so money is likely more stable than ever during this transit.
By March 19, Mercury will enter Aries. After spending its exile in the la-la land of Pisces, Mercury is ready to fly the coop! Now reporting to minor malefic Mars, Mercury is taking on a rushed, combative tone. Bold and courageous, Mercury in Aries doesn’t hesitate to swing at a moment’s notice. This is the Mercury transit to take a major stand, to fight for what you believe in and know to be true! It’s also the type of transit that can lead to foot-in-mouth syndrome since Mercury in Aries may accidentally, impulsively jump right in without knowing the full story. Regardless, Mercury in Aries carries a self-assurance tone, confident in its leadership abilities and Mercurial skills. Take charge in conversation with an assertive presence instead of an aggressive one. The fiery pace extends to the mental mind as Mercury’s processing is rapid. Infused with the Aries energy, Mercury’s mind quite literally rams its way through different thoughts, opinions, and perspectives. Instinctual and quick, Mercury in Aries can process anything in the blink of an eye. But the catch is not acting on a whim since Mercury in Aries can become impulsive.
A day later, the sun will enter Aries. Happy astrological new year! Now that the sun it out of the subconscious asylum in Pisces and exalted in the blazing glory of Aries. Now well-placed and reporting to Mars, the sun in Aries is like a breath of fresh air. Bold and courageous, Aries season is the time to begin anew. Time to step into your authenticity, your identity, and your confidence. Nothing can stand in the way when you are embracing the true power of the Ram!
Then on March 21, there will be a new moon in Aries. As the new moon is emboldened by Aries energy, a new six-month cycle or chapter blazes with anticipation as the collective looks towards the future with certainty. Throughout these next six months, the lunar energy will ensure that Aries themes will be apparent with what comes to fruition. Fiery ambition, bold assertion, instinctual leadership skills, a Martian sex drive, and more will ram their way through this lunar cycle. Since Aries is also the traditional ruler of the 1st House, this lunar cycle could also revolve around carving out one’s bold, unforgettable identity. The catch with this lunation is sticking to whatever one sets out to do. Aries energy likes instant results or satisfaction, so a long-term project can be immensely boring if there isn’t any obvious progress. To make the most of this cycle, consider setting a bunch of smaller goals that will become milestones in the overall journey. Setting many small goals will be a fantastic way to catalog progress over time. The positive feedback from accomplishing each small goal along the way will keep the individual on track in their progress, making it easier to accomplish the overarching goal.
Honor the new moon by writing a bay leaf wish. Go to your cupboard and find your bay leaves. Grab as many as you’d like along with a sharpie and a fire-safe vessel. Write your wishes on the leaves, one wish per leaf. Keep it simple. Mercury is in Aries after all, so be direct about your wishes. For example, write “love” or “money” on a leaf. When you’re ready, burn the leaf in a fire-safe vessel. Cast your ashes outside, or keep them for a manifestation spell. If you want to take a step further, oil up your white or red candle, coat the candle in the bay leaf ashes, then burn the candle. You can get fancy with it by using certain oils and herbs. But I would recommend keeping it straightforward.
The Rising signs will experience a new cycle unfolding in these Houses:
- Aries Rising: 1st House of the Self & Perception
- Taurus Rising: 12th House of Self-Undoing, Hidden Enemies, Hidden Weaknesses, Hidden Talents
- Gemini Rising: 11th House of Greater Community, Friends, Friend Groups, Social Groups, Technology, Dreams, Humanity
- Cancer Rising: 10th House of Career, Legacy, Recognition, Public Status
- Leo Rising: 9th House of Long-Term Travel, Higher Education, Spirituality, Law, Ethics, Morals, Beliefs
- Virgo Rising: 8th House of Merging, Joint Assets/Finances, Marriages/Divorces, Taboo, Occult, Psychology, Sexual Bonds
- Libra Rising: 7th House of Contracts, Commitments, Partners (of all kinds)
- Scorpio Rising: 6th House of Work, Daily Grind, Routine, Healthy Habits/Practices, Pets
- Sagittarius Rising: 5th House of Joy, Fun, Hobbies, Past-Times, Pregnancy/Children, Dating/Romance, Drama
- Capricorn Rising: 4th House of Home, Family, Heritage, Mother/Mother-Figure
- Aquarius Rising: 3rd House of Neighborhood, Local Community, Local/Short-Distance Travel, Communication, & Siblings
- Pisces Rising: 2nd House of Personal Finances, Financial Security, Material Items, Personal Property, Values
Ceres is the asteroid goddess who rules over the harvest, motherhood, nurturing, and renewal. Since this tiny planet is akin to the Greek goddess Demeter, it can also represent the cycle of loss and renewal in family relationships. When Ceres stations retrograde, this could be considered an excellent transit to take a step back to reconsider our parent-child bonds either as the child or the parent (especially with the mother), to consider what we want to reap when we sow our seeds, and how we take care of ourselves. It might even be the time to reconnect with disconnected family members! Now that Ceres retrograde is in Virgo, there’ll be opportunities to nurture our communication skills with family members, analyze information concerning health or ancestry, work on our healthy habits, fix our schedules, adjust our routines, and clean up our diet. Ceres retrograde in Virgo is the perfect time to revitalize your lifestyle! Think of this retrograde as a great time to do a hard reset on your diet, like cutting all junk food and focusing on eating clean. You could use Ceres retrograde to edit your habits, such as going to bed earlier to get a full eight hours or reducing your screen time to spend more time reading a book or being outdoors. It might also be helpful to use this transit to refocus our mindsets to avoid going down a mental rabbit hole of analysis paralysis. Ceres retrograde could even be an excellent time to work through familial misgivings either on your own or through conversation.
Finally, Mars will leave its 7 month transit in Gemini and become fall in Cancer on March 25. Mars in Cancer is considered fall, inferring that Mars is not operating favorably in the sign of Cancer. Now falling from grace, Mars in Cancer is driven by its emotional reaction and gauge. When it comes to action and ambition, this is a dodgy Mars transit. Inaction will occur if Mars in Cancer lacks the emotional drive to become invested in a goal or project. Although cardinal, this Mars transit needs to be emotionally invested to get going. If Mars in Cancer isn’t emotionally invested to take action, then expect it to dip and dodge responsibilities. Projects will remain untouched, goals will falter, and attention will only be turned towards the few things that have sentimental value.
When it comes to anger and aggression, Mars in Cancer is all about psychological warfare. Passive-aggressive, moody, yet lacking the desire to take action to right a wrong, Mars in Cancer will act in an emotionally manipulative manner. Under this Mars transit, expect unresolved anger to stay resolved until the emotional baggage is too much to handle. When push comes to shove, Mars in Cancer will lash out in a way that is emotionally jarring and scarring. However, this might be more explosive than usual since Mars will eventually square Chiron, Jupiter, and the sun in Aries throughout its transit.
Finally, when it comes to sexual chemistry, Mars in Cancer is romantic. It works well with the sensual Venus in Taurus energy as Mars in Cancer is emotionally attached to sexual conquests. Each sexual exchange is an emotional one as well. Mars in Cancer forms an easy, loving bond to sexual partners, which may or may not skew the nature of the relationship. If committed, this is a wonderful transit to induce romance into one’s sex life. Sex becomes nurturing, empathetic, and intimate. It can even be an ideal transit for getting pregnant as Cancer is ruled by the Moon and associated with the Mother archetype. If unattached, then Mars in Cancer may idolize its sexual partners, painting them in a glowing light that may lead to daydreams of starting a life together.
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- Mar. 2 – Mercury enters Pisces
- Mar. 7 – Full Moon in Virgo, Saturn in Pisces
- Mar. 11 – Juno enters Taurus
- Mar. 16 – Venus enters Taurus
- Mar. 19 – Mercury enters Aries
- Mar. 20 – Sun enters Aries
- Mar. 21 – New Moon in Aries
- Mar. 22 – Ceres retrograde enters Virgo
- Mar. 23 – Pluto enters Aquarius
- Mar. 25 – Mars enters Cancer