March 1 – Mars enter Aries where it will be until April 13. This shows a time of renewed enthusiasm and courage meeting your goals with vitality and passion. You may suddenly be bursting with enthusiasm for all your projects. This is a great time to start something big. But make sure to also stay patient and connected to others. People will follow your lead, unless you run roughshod over their needs and desires. Remember to “fight the good fight”, not just mindlessly compete.
March 4 – Venus in Pisces turns retrograde until April 15. This shows a time when relationships “backup”, causing us to reflect on our connections with intimate partners, both personal and professional. Venus is the energy of compromise, where we value our own values and principles equal to others. Do you always feel like you’re getting the short end of the stick? Would your partners agree with your assessment? Chances are you are not very objective, so pay close attention now to how well you navigate your desires, and harmonize them with the desires of others.
March 8-9 – Moon in Cancer, aspected by Mars is a time of deep emotions and passion, but those emotions may be aggravated and frustrated. Emotional depth is a given when the moon is in cancer. But so is emotional exhaustion, if we just ride the surface. Mars brings willfulness and aggression that must be transformed into discipline now. A vigorous physical practice will lead to devotion now.
March 12 – Full Moon in Leo with Rahu. This shows a 30-day cycle of developing healthy emotional confidence. The sun, the planet of fire, awareness and purification, rules Leo. These attributes may warm our restless heart, or bring those feelings to a boil. It’s necessary when the moon is in Leo to elevate our identity, beyond the ego and power struggles with others. Connecting to a higher purpose automatically elevates your emotional identity, and brings greater confidence.
This full moon happens in Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra, ruled by the God Aryaman, the God of contracts. Being practical and working together toward higher goals is important now.
March 13-14 – Moon is joined Jupiter in Virgo and aspected by Saturn , Mercury and Retrograde Venus. Expect a lot of creative, emotional energy and a lot of possibility now. The power of Goddess Saraswati is very active in this transit. It’s a time to digest pure (Virgo), uplifting teachings (Jupiter), combined with the discrimination to understand them (Mercury), and the desire to make something beautiful with them (Venus), and the commitment to work hard and be thorough (Saturn). You may find yourself working hard, but loving every minute of it now.
March 15-19 – Moon influenced by Mars. There will be a heavy Mars influence on the moon now, with Mars aspecting the moon on March 15 and 16th, bringing emotional frustration with others and a high potential for arguments. Then in Scorpio, debilitated, March 17–19, showing stress and vulnerability, which could lead to emotional power struggles. Expect that your relationship with intimate partners will feel strained now, so don’t take things too personally. Instead, throw yourself into your work and your spiritual practices.
March 20-21 – Moon / Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius now brings together the optimism of Sagittarius, with the seriousness and focus of Saturn. Since the end of January, our long-term focus has shifted from our fears to our inspirations. Although things may seem bleak at times, we are now re-inspired and reinvigorated. Allow the seriousness and potential stress of Saturn to be a catalyst for a recommitment to your purpose and Dharma now.
March 27 – The New Moon is in Pisces now, joined Venus retrograde and aspected by retrograde Jupiter. This begins a 30-day cycle of deeper devotion, inspiration and navigating our desires. Pisces is the sign where our worldly identity merges with our metaphysical/otherworldly one. Through the sign of Pisces all forms of creativity and connection take hold. This is an excellent time for music, nature, spirituality or any other vehicle through which you escape into your deepest self. But it’s also a time to be vigilant against forms of unhealthy escapism, like alcohol, drugs or even entertainment and TV. You need to escape into your highest self, rather than escape from the pain of your ego.
This new moon happens in Uttara Bhadra Nakshatra, which shows service to the highest truth. Ruled by the “servant of the deep”, now is the time to fill the holes in your psyche with love and devotion, in service to the world and your own liberation.
March 29-30 – Moon in Aries with Mars and Mercury shows a time of enthusiasm, combined with intelligent action. But you also must be careful not to fight and argue now, especially with the Mars/Mercury conjunction in Aries. This is a placement for arguing and using words as weapons. This is an excellent placement for fulfilling your career goals, especially through communication channels and talking to the right person.