The Spring Equinox is on March 20th at 10.28 in the morning as the Moon makes an exact conjunction with Saturn at 27 degrees ‘a man beneath the paw of a lion rampant’. The symbolism is clear, the western world is lacking direction and this will be the template for the coming astrological year ahead. March has Venus and Jupiter going retrograde, while Uranus opposes Jupiter for the month, a strong aspect of growing frustrations and extreme ideologies. April takes another direction, Mercury goes retrograde from the 10th while Saturn also takes a step backwards from the 6th, this contradicts the fiery energy of the Sun transiting Aries and therefore there will be a volatile energy that circulates the general outlook. On the 20th as the Sun enters Taurus we have Pluto also going retrograde, heading towards linking up with Jupiter in a square dance with each other. The energy shifts again as we enter the second stage of spring when the blossoms develop and the earth reenergises itself preparing for the coming summer. Astrologically speaking Mercury goes direct on the 4th in Aries while Venus the dominating planet in May is transiting through Aries, patience is going to be key especially when it opposes Jupiter on the 18th and 19th. These next three months could feel for a majority of us like a settling process where we are all unsure of where we are going but we know we have to make do with what we have.
March is all about the energy of the lead up to the spring equinox that happens on the 20th of March in 2017. Your ruler Mars changes sign on the 10th from Aries to Taurus making sure that you prioritise your financial outgoings, however try not to be to impulsive during this period as Mars is a planet that adores action and travelling in the stubborn sign of the bull could make you unsure of what to do with your money, best not to make any snap decisions or investments.
This is a complicated month for the majority of the bulls, first of all your planetary ruler Venus is going backwards in the sky in Aries, frustrations and secret thoughts from the past pop up all over the place as you try to make sense of yourself. Taurus is not a sign that likes to delve too much into the deepest reaches of yourself, but this month you just might have to. The second thing is on the 10th Mars enters your own sign and recharges your internal batteries; see I told you it is complicated
For most of the month the Sun is in the mutable sign of Pisces which forms a natural square aspect with the Gemini sign. This can cause misunderstandings in the field of your work in particular as Mercury is also in Pisces adding to mystery but also confusion. This best way to handle this energy is like a dance, stay on your feet, be light-footed and make sure your entertaining as well.
March can be a month when we have in the northern hemisphere we can have sunshine and showers all in one day. Cancer is a sign that is deeply emotional and is tied to emotional pasts and sentimental pulls. This month you could find yourself riding the waves of emotions and trying to hold onto your own lifeboat, but this is illusionary, this month can give you great strength and spiritual insights if you allow yourself to get swept away by your personal insights.
Leo’s may well have itchy feet in March as the Sun passes through the travel sector of your chart, the eclipses of last month have transported you to new horizons and now it is a time to discover where you feel you fit into the future. The fire and water element of the month could make you look at different viewpoints without actually making a firm decision, very unlike a Leo, but maybe that is the point, a little bit of personal restraint.
Relationships take centre stage as your ruler until the 14th is in the partnerships area of your solar chart. How you relate to those close to you and how you express yourself could be key in understanding how you can give more in terms of emotions and support. This will be especially prevalent on the 12th when we have a Full Moon in your own sign connecting with last month’s New Moon on the 26th in your opposite sign of Pisces.
Your ruler Venus from the 4th goes backwards in the sky in the partnership area of your chart a time to be as diplomatic as you can be. This month marks a turning point in your aspect of how you relate to another and the level that you set yourself in terms of how you express equality and love in your close ties. On the 20th the Sun will also make an entrance into the 7th solar house and therefore lighten up any areas that have been unclear over the last three weeks.
The energy really begins to shift into the next gear this month as your ruler Mars transits through Aries until the 10th when it moves into your opposite sign of Taurus. The focus is on personal relationships adding spice and a good deal of direct communication with those close to you. For most of the month the Sun is travelling in Pisces, a water sign like yourself adds empathy and understanding while maintaining your direct nature, those close to you should take note of what you say.
Jupiter is still going retrograde in the sky, so try to avoid making big life changes during the next couple of months, it may feel like that you are going backwards but all that’s happening is your just contemplating your next move. This may seem strange behaviour to those close to you because you’re usually a live wire, but it’s not about what others think of you right now.
There is a school of thought that says that the Capricorns are solitary creatures that prefer to go at it alone. However this is a mere defensive mechanism for not wanting to come across as inept. There is a lot of cardinal energy flying about in March and that can make things interesting for you especially in your work area , decisions are made and then changed in the next four weeks, my advice , be open minded to your gut instincts and don’t be afraid to look silly now and again.
Both your planetary ruler Saturn and Uranus are moving forward in the sky, the meaning of this is progression especially in the areas of communication and career. From the 9th Mars enters the home sector of your solar chart enabling you to clear away any clutter physically or emotionally from your home life, this is a period when the famous ‘spring clean’ really does become a potent symbol.
The trickster of the zodiac Mercury is in your own sign until the 14th giving out confusing messages internally and externally. On the 4th it makes a conjunction with Neptune the planet of illusion, so be careful with what you say to others, they may put you on a pedestal that could later in the month make it very difficult for you to break free from them, something the Pisces does not like.