This month in Astrology...
March gets started in a bit of a hazy dream, with the Sun and four planets in that watery, transpersonal last sign of the zodiac, Pisces. The ocean of Pisces contains the images and archetypes of the collective’s dreams. The Sun is conjunct with Neptune on our Full Moon in Virgo on the 1st, and veils of illusion are being lifted.
Notice the poignant symbols and waking dream messages you meet on the path in the first week of the month. Multidimensional guidance is ripe for the asking now. Mercury and Venus (the communicators) come together for a conjunction in mystical Pisces on the 4th that can catalyze some intense and symbolic messages (personally and collectively).
As Mercury and Venus move from murky Pisces into motivated Aries on the 6th, we can make bold and creative decisions about the connections and communications we want to empower in our lives. Extroverted vibrations sharply rise, and it’s a good time to dare to reach out, and also to get into friendly fights about things we’re passionate about.
Jupiter in Scorpio stations to turn retrograde on the 8th, inviting us to turn within to ask some important questions: Do you have the strength to follow the call of your soul? You ask for guidance, but when it is delivered, do you have the will to follow it? What buried fears is it time to face? Big-picture questions about money, power, and fear-mongering fascism are ripe for the asking now. This is an amazing time to see a psychotherapist (or an astrologer- hint hint...)
The New Moon in Pisces on the 17th is a significant turning point when we can make some potent symbolic decisions about stepping into greater personal responsibility, and releasing some of those self-limiting fears that regularly visit.
Mercury in Aries will be our second planet to go retrograde on the 22nd, just after the Sun enters Aries for the Vernal Equinox on the 20th. There is so much fire cooking, and Mercury’s direction change is liable to set off a lot of fireworks. Righteous indignation is the shadow of Aries, and there will be many opportunities to get riled up. Physical exercise and passionate mobilizations of creative (and/or sexy) energies are good ways to let off the excess steam in the last 10 days of the month.
March ends with another Full Moon (the second Blue Moon of the year! (Last time this rarity happened was in 1999)) This Full Moon in Libra (sign of diplomacy) doesn’t look so peaceful. A time of culmination and testing is suggested. Where do you need to firmly say no? What long-term energy investments are actually sapping your life force inappropriately? At the same time, what long-term visions are finally possible to take action on? The final obstacles might be getting out of the way now.
March is scheduled to be a month of crazy change. Deeper truths are rising up. Listen to their rhythms, and get to dancing with the living pulse of spring’s new fire.