Welcome to Pandora’s monthly astrology forecast. Here you’ll find news for the year, for the month and for dates this month when important changes are happening in our skies. You’ll also find words and videos explaining what they mean, how to handle them and how to know if they affect your chart specifically.
March 2023 In A Nutshell
March is all about finding balance and new beginnings. Ceres, asteroid goddess of the physical world, is retrograde in Libra. In any house she is transiting, we will likely see some issues coming up surrounding our bodies, diets, and finances. Pay attention to what you see, as Ceres in Libra seeks to restore balance to this area. Juno, asteroid goddess of committed partnership, moves into Taurus, bringing peace and stability to our social dealings. Venus begins the month in impulsive Aries, bringing assertiveness, daring, and frankness to our relationships. When she moves into Taurus, however, we will really see the Taurean relationship themes double up, and perhaps encounter some stubbornness. Mercury is direct and absolutely zooming, touching three different signs in March. Mars is slowly getting back to speed in cerebral Gemini, but will enter subjective Cancer at the end of the month.
The first lunation of the month is a Full Moon in Virgo. Cradled by Uranus and Pallas Athene, this Moon offers us support via original, out-of-the-box thinking, strategy, and right-brain/left-brain flow. We may see the culmination of efforts related to work relationships. Mars, in a wide square to the Moon, introduces some friction, along with distractions and overthinking. The New Moon in Aries is the new beginning of all new beginnings. This Moon forms a T-Square with Ceres in Libra and Mars in Gemini, introducing some knots to untie regarding body and mental activity in this action-packed lunation. Pluto’s involvement lends a note of willpower to this huge moment of potential. Anything is possible. Watch your personal horoscope videos to see how the transits of this month will specifically affect your natal chart.
Long-Term Shifts in 2023
2023 brings some major shifts to our collective consciousness. Most of these changes are occurring due to outer planetary ingresses into new signs. Usually outer planets shift signs gradually, beginning with preliminary steps into the new sign, followed by backtracking into the former one, and so on and so forth until the planet is solidly within the next sign. These times of transition feature elements of both signs, and highlight the zodiac’s naturally developmental nature from Aries to Pisces. Planets undergoing shifts into a new sign this year include Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, as well as the nodal axis of Eclipses. Read on for a bit about each transition.
Pluto enters Aquarius
The most significant change awaiting us in 2023 is probably Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius. That’s because Pluto is the slowest moving planet, and has been in Capricorn for the past 15 or so years. Pluto’s transit through Capricorn has been a time of serious dismantling and unearthing of toxicity and corruption in mainstream power.
Pluto first enters the fixed air sign Aquarius on March 23, 2023. Pluto in Aquarius will reveal and transform toxic material in the realm of politics, humanitarianism, social justice, science, technology, social media, and the internet. Similarly to how Pluto’s transit through Capricorn revealed Capricornian shadow themes, Pluto’s transit through Aquarius will highlight the dark side of Aquarius. For a more in-depth look at this significant collective shift, read our blogpost here: Pluto in Aquarius 2023-2044: A Transformation of Ideals.
Saturn enters Pisces
After two or so years in Aquarius, Saturn enters the mutable water sign, Pisces, on March 7 2023, 5:34 am. Saturn’s transit through Aquarius saw the Covid-19 pandemic, an overwhelming upsurge in the global Black Lives Matter movement. It also revealed corruption, abuse and sexual misconduct in traditional power structures.
In Pisces, however, Saturn is a bit lost at sea. Pisces’ Neptunian immateriality is basically antithetical to Saturn’s earthy desire to build. Neptune dreams and turns inward; Saturn sees itself in the context of the society and materializes outward. On one hand, we may see the materialization of our dreams. On the other, we may experience the dissolution of long upheld-structures that we take for granted. For a more in-depth look at Saturn’s 2-3 year transit through Pisces, read our blogpost here: Saturn in Pisces 2023-2025: The Manifestation of Dreams
Jupiter Enters Taurus
Jupiter changes signs about once every year and a half. Similarly to Saturn, Jupiter’s ingress into Taurus is a relatively temporary shift compared to Pluto’s monumental change. But, it marks a new mini-era nonetheless. Jupiter in Taurus will bring expansion in the realm of food, agriculture, body image, private property, artistic expression, and finances. Jupiter in Taurus brings an abundance mindset and fertility in mind, body, earth and spirit. This transit will strengthen our self-image, self-worth, and self-esteem.
Eclipses in 2023: Taurus/Scorpio to Aries/Libra
The Eclipses of 2023 shift from the nodal axis of Taurus/Scorpio to Aries/Libra. We experience 4 eclipses per year. Eclipses serve to show us our shadow. Solar Eclipses reveal our shadow via our behavior, while Lunar Eclipses do so by our subjective, internal experience. This year, the North Node in Aries calls us towards directness, independence, courage to walk our own path, not caring what others think, unpretentiousness, gutsy animalism, healthy expression of anger, and action. Conversely, the South Node in Libra urges us to release shadowy behaviors of codependence, people-pleasing, debilitating self-consciousness, superficiality, indecision, overthinking, and passive aggression.
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During 2023, Uranus is in Taurus, Neptune is in Pisces and Chiron is in Aries–exactly as they were in 2021 and 2022. This video explains what it means when a planet spends many years traveling through a sign (we call them “planetary eras”) and for these 3 planets, it still applies: Planetary Eras: Outer Planets In Signs In 2020. As we mentioned earlier, in 2023, Saturn and Pluto are moving out of Capricorn and into Aquarius, so that part of the video no longer applies. Jupiter has long since moved out of Capricorn and is now moving into Taurus. For historical context, our videos about Saturn in Aquarius, Jupiter in Pisces and Jupiter in Aries will bring you current.
How do March’s planetary movements affect you?
Check Pandora Astrology’s horoscopes this month and watch the one for your Rising sign as well as your Sun sign. This year’s themes affect individual people in individual areas of life according to their own astrology charts. How will they affect you? Look here to find out: Are You Currently In Transition?
Mercury is direct and absolutely zooming! Take advantage of this and develop your ideas and projects before Mercury goes retrograde again early next month. On March 2, Mercury will conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. This might be a day where communication can feel extra inhibited or stilted, and thinking can skew negative. Apply Mercury/Saturn’s capacity for serious mental work to a particularly challenging task. Mercury conjuncts the Sun on Greater Epiphany Day (March 17), a day of breakthroughs in understanding – pay special attention to your insights on this day, as it marks a climax of mental clarity. This one will also be marked by deeper intuition because Mercury connects with Neptune that day also. To make the most of Greater Epiphany Day, schedule your hardest, most detailed work for the weeks leading up to Epiphany Day and plan to spend the dropoff period after it responding to the events that happen around that peak. To prepare yourself for next month’s retrograde, 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.
If your birthday is coming, you’ll want your annual birthday reading (called a “Solar Return” reading) to happen in the month before your birthday–because your birthday is your Personal New Year. It’s the best time for setting resolutions, intentions and new life-directions. Get yourself in alignment with what your Greater Self wants for you this year, beginning with knowing what the plan is.
Happy Birthday, Pisces!
Here is your monthly horoscope for March:
“Problems With Unsustainable Sharing”
Ceres is retrograde in your 8th House, bringing up physical issues in your sexual life and instability in the situations where you share resources with others (marriage, business partnership, investments, etc). Pay attention to what comes up to see what is unsustainable and meditate on how to improve it. Meanwhile, Juno spends most of the month in your 3rd House, lighting up your local social network and bringing the gift of communication to your partnerships. Venus begins the month in her beloved 2nd House, where she blesses you with comfort in your body, sensual pleasure, and personal financial stability. Watch our video to learn more about Venus and what happens when she moves into your 3rd House, along with the whereabouts of Mercury and Mars, and this month’s New and Full Moons.
March’s Horoscopes Have Arrived
If you want to know how the sky news of March 2023 affects your sign,
check your horoscope here
Be sure to check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign.
This Month’s Lunations
Each lunation (new or full moon) has a feeling-state that human beings will be prone to under it, a general mood.
“Shape And Mold, In Your Quirky Way”
Full Moon in 16º Virgo on March 7, 2023
The Full Moon in Virgo occurs at 16º on March 7, 2023. Full Moons are moments of emotional and relational peak, and Virgo is an exacting, hardworking, detail-oriented sign. This Moon features a supportive cradle, making it a wonderful time to make finishing touches on any projects. Uranus in Taurus trines the Virgo Moon, encouraging detail orientation and originality. Meanwhile, Pallas Athene in Cancer trines the Pisces Sun, negotiating both big picture and detail work, blending logic and intuition, and encouraging emotional attunement. The wide square to Mars in Gemini suggests possible conflict and distractions. Watch our video to see how this Full Moon will affect our relationships surrounding work and service. If you have a planet in your chart placed between 11º and 21º of a Mutable sign, you’ll feel this Moon.
“Clear Your Head and Begin Your Expedition”
New Moon in 0º Aries on March 21, 2023
The New Moon in Aries occurs at 0º on February 19, 2023. At the Zero Aries Point, truly anything is possible in this moment. This action-packed, impulsive, and daring New Moon conjuncts Mercury, bringing intellect and logic to this normally unthinking sign. This Moon is involved in a tight T-square involving Mars and Ceres. This would be a great time to initiate something physical or physically, with so much Mars influence. Ceres indicates that it is also a time to pay attention to our bodies’ needs, as we may have grown dissociated. Watch our video to learn how Pluto’s involvement can support us in beginning anew. If you have a planet in your chart placed between 25º and 29º degrees of a Mutable sign, you’ll feel this Moon. You’ll also feel it if you have anything between 0º and 5º of a Cardinal sign.
Want to capture the beautiful moon on film? Here’s an article I found about how to photograph the moon on nightskypix.com.
Your March horoscope video will tell you more about these Full and New Moons. When checking your horoscope, always check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign. Your Rising sign’s horoscope will generally work better.
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