Forecast for March 2015
Long-Term Shifts in 2015
The Uranus-Pluto square will come to a close this year (finally! Has it really been 4 years?) but stay alert—it may end with a bang. Changes have come on both the personal and the political levels and if you haven’t experienced a big shift, yours may be due this year.
Jupiter begins the year in the Fiery sign of Leo, in a fantastic trine with Uranus. This eases the chaos and disruption by suggesting ways we can use our situation for growth and personal development. Later in the year, Jupiter moves into Virgo, where it proceeds to trine Pluto and oppose Chiron. This should smooth out the highs and lows of the Uranus-Pluto square, hopefully leaving us all quite a bit wiser and more whole.
Other than these things, I’m happy to say that 2015 is a more peaceful and less chaotic year than 2014.
More about “planetary meetups” now in progress:
High Five! Jupiter Trine Uranus in Fire Signs
Uranus and Pluto Topple the Great Edifice (Part 1), which links to parts 2, 3 and 4.
Want to know more about the planetary influences of this year? Find out more about this year’s trends and pivotal (retrograde) days: Transits in the Year 2015.
This year’s themes affect individual people in individual areas of life according to their own astrology charts. Will they affect you? Look here to find out: Are You Currently In Transition?
March begins with Mercury recovering from February’s retrograde stint in rebellious, reactive Aquarius, but getting up to speed fairly quickly. Later in March Mercury proceeds forward (not retrograde, i.e. backward) at a good clip, helping human projects and plans progress smoothly and easily. To make good use of it, look at This Year’s Mercury Retrogrades.
March begins with the Mutable Water sign of Pisces. Pisces falls at the end of the seasonal year, the tail end of winter. This is the time when the earth warms and snow melts into slush. Buds begin to grow in the dark earth’s womb. Pisces symbolizes both endings and also the gestational phase before things begin; it is the alpha and the omega of the zodiac. Perhaps this is why Pisceans often experience their lives as muddy and indistinct, as if the boundaries between things are blurred. As the final sign, Pisces is the ultimate repository for all the signs that came before. Pisceans may well say, as Whitman did, “Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I contain multitudes.”
From Piscean moisture and mud, life erupts forth as the season of spring explodes into the Cardinal, Fiery sign of Aries. Naturally, the sign that heralds the mating season, the birth of animals and the putting out of plant shoots is forceful, energetic and bursting with hope. But Aries has a tender side too: this sign so full of bluff and bluster is easily deflated. But no matter how many times Aries is deflated and crushed, its life-force inevitably reawakens and hope springs eternal. If you want something started, ask an Aries. This year Aries runs from March 20 to April 19.
Each lunation (new or full moon) has a feeling-state that human beings will be prone to under it, a general mood.
Full Moon in 14º Virgo: Thursday, March 5, 2015
The ordinarily cool and rational Full Moon in Virgo is filled with powerful emotion by a trine to Pluto. This Moon’s mood is loaded with the drive to succeed combined with the energy and attention to detail and all the love of service that Virgo exemplifies. If you want to be “in the mood” to achieve, this lunation is for you. It’s a great time to create a business plan, clean up your files or your desk, or plan a large project and break it down into doable goals.
Solar Eclipse/New Moon in 29º Pisces: Friday, March 20, 2015
March’s New Moon is also a powerful solar eclipse and it’s in the watery sign of Pisces. This is a Moon with many currents and many flavors, like a soup that’s not quite ready yet. A New Moon is a great time for beginnings but beginnings under this Moon are muddy indeed. Some of the things you begin this month may need time to cook/integrate/blend fully before they are ready for action. Instead of gobbling the soup before it’s ready, allow all the flavors to blend in the pot first—then taste it.
March’s Full Moon is sometimes called the Worm Moon.
3/1/15, Mercury sextiles Uranus: Today brilliance emerges quickly, though smoothly, from the depths to fill the coffers of your mind. Use it.
3/1/15, Mercury opposes Jupiter: It’s possible to not see the forest for the trees—while also not seeing the trees for the forest!
3/3/15, Jupiter trines Uranus: Have the confidence to pursue your innovation! Today, your brilliance will be rewarded with luck.
3/4/15, Venus trines Jupiter: Want to plan a party? Today, it’s all about letting the good times roll–with good food, good friends, and great conversation!
3/4/15, Venus conjuncts Uranus: Got the urge to do something crazy and romantic? Go for it! Somebody brilliant might appear on the horizon.
3/4/15, Venus squares Pluto: Today may be better suited for attending a group therapy session then going to a lighthearted cocktail party.
3/5/15, Full Moon in Virgo: Here’s your reality check. Get caught up on that laundry list of errands that’s built up. Have at it!
3/5/15, Sun sextiles Pluto: dreams and ambitions go hand-in-hand, but the best advancement is possible if you shine from behind the scenes.
3/6/15, Void-of-course Moon: Today the same conditions prevail that Reagan’s astrologer used to help him become the “Teflon President.”
3/9/15, Mars trines Jupiter: What action can you take today that moves you forward? Sign up for that class, plan that trip, or help your people!
3/11/15, Mars conjuncts Uranus: Feeling edgy, nervous, and impulsive? Get out and exert yourself in a constructive (and benign) way.
3/11/15, Mars squares Pluto: Impulsiveness is at odds with strategy—should you plan world domination or just start doing it?
3/12/15, Mercury enters Pisces: “Wait, what was I just about to say? Oh, never mind, I’m just going float on to the next thought…”
3/14/15, Saturn stations retrograde: The mood gets serious today. What do you need to take responsibility for this year?
3/16/15, Mercury squares Saturn: Communication lands only when you accept the receptivity and emotional state of your listener.
3/16/15, OUCH! I mean, HOORAY! Today is the last of the historic Uranus/Pluto squares. This too, shall (finally) pass.
3/17/2015, Venus enters Taurus: Grab some ice cream and snuggle up close to that special someone you love.
3/18/15, Mercury conjuncts Neptune: Today the best insights come while you’re in a dream-state. Mentally stuck? Take a walk or shower.
3/20/15, Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Pisces: Allow for a muddy beginning. Just stand there and stir the pot awhile. This takes time.
3/20/15, Suns enters Aries/Spring Equinox: Spring forth with energy! It’s the beginning of the (astrological) new year!
3/22/15, Mercury sextiles Pluto: Got a creative project you’re working on? Use dream-states to cultivate imaginative obsession.
3/23/15, Venus sextiles Neptune: got a crush or a partner? Well, get ready to view them through some (extra) rosy-tinted glasses today.
3/25/15, Sun trines Saturn: Today’s mantra: pull yourself up by your bootstraps! You are an autonomously driven machine!
3/27/15, Venus squares Jupiter: Welcome to Relationship Distractibility Day! Oh, and try to cut back on that extra glass of whatever.
3/30/15, Venus trines Pluto: Have a gnarly issue to work out with someone? Today is a good time for honesty and vulnerability.
3/30/15, Mercury enters Aries: The fog has lifted! Your ideas and words are much sharper (but don’t let them get too much sharper…)
3/31/15, Mars moves to Taurus: Let’s table that impulsiveness in favor of some slow and methodical follow-through.
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