March is an eventful month with much change in the air. On the 2nd, the new Moon in Pisces brings the needed quality of hope and faith. A feeling of compassion will be present, and a sense of peace can begin to be achieved—an internal peace that is capable of being spread outward toward others. The full Moon in Virgo on the 18th offers the promise of an ability to communicate fluidly in order to bring the hopes we’d attached to the new Moon to full light. The last week in March will be the true test to see if hope and faith are here to stay or simply a fleeting moment.
Key planetary dates
March 2: New moon in Pisces. The new Moon is joined by Jupiter in Pisces, a water sign, bringing a quality of nurturing and growth to whatever is planted at this time. Every new Moon is a moment of pause, a time to start anew, and this seeding moment has great potential for expansive growth. Pisces is the sign that connects us to the realms beyond in order to become an instrument of Source. A meditation practice during this new Moon can impart an ability to break away from the parts of our minds that often trouble us. This grants us more easeful access to a macrocosmic, collective, or unconscious experience.
March 2: Mercury conjunct, or meet up with, Saturn in Aquarius. The new Moon can potentially bring a sense of overwhelm with Mercury, the planet of mental organization, meeting up in the same sign as Saturn, the planet of structure. This is most likely to happen when we do not give ourselves the space to direct our minds. In order to access the divine consciously, our thoughts must be under our conscious direction prior to letting go. In Yogic philosophy, this is dharana (concentration) leading to dhyana (heightened consciousness and presence).
March 3: Mars and Venus conjunct Pluto in the sign of Capricorn. The Martian ability to assert and the Venusian power of being receptive meet Pluto, the planet of transmutation. In what ways have you been moving toward empowering actions that allow you to be potent in your presence, as well as caring in your expression? The infusion of the two make for a particularly life-changing combination. Put forth the effort to merge the two instead of expressing them in a mutually exclusive way.
March 5: Jupiter cazimi. Jupiter enters the heart of the Sun, a position in which each planet’s ability to express itself is empowered and planetary renewal can take place. With Jupiter comfortable in its place of residence in Pisces, it receives all the resources needed in order to remove blockages. Opening roads in the direction we are desiring to go towards is accessible at this time. The invitation is to settle issues and find a more peaceful disposition.
March 6: Venus and Mars conjunct in Aquarius. Venus, the planet that brings harmony, finally catches up to Mars, the planet of war and strife in the fixed air sign. Unlike the meeting of these two planets days earlier, Venus now takes the lead in the situation. Creating beauty and harmony following more tense times takes grace. Find ways to reconnect with a more relaxed disposition in areas of life where you have been efforting a lot of repairs. Whether enacted consciously or unconsciously, the strife that you experience always has the aim of finding peace in the end.
March 9: Mercury ingress, or enters, Pisces. The planet of communication and mental processing, Mercury can be found in the oceanic expansive sign of Pisces. Mercury collects and organizes information in a manner that is like weaving threads. When in the sign of Pisces, the sign opposite to Mercury’s home in Virgo, the planet functions quite differently than it is accustomed. Information can take on a more soup-like quality. This is helpful in order to connect our thoughts to our emotional state of being; however, it can take our mind into impractical thoughts. This is not an issue as long as you are aware when your mind goes into fantasy land, as that’s where dreams are made yet also where illusions exist.
March 18: Full Moon in Virgo. The full Moon in the practical earth sign brings us an invitation to be able to discern truth from falsehoods. Neptune, a planet that can bring illusion or illumination, is opposite this full Moon, and since it is an outer planet, it speaks to something that is happening in the collective. Neptune can also correspond to things that are occurring on a more unconscious level. What have you been hopeful for in your life? How have you been organizing your life in order to attain what it is you are desiring? Allow the full Moon to show where the adjustments are needing to be made in order to achieve what your wishes are.
March 20: Sun ingress Aries. The spring equinox arrives! The Sun entering Aries, the initiation of the astrological new year, is an auspicious time to start something new, bringing you into accordance with the natural cycle of the zodiac. The Sun is growing in strength, and with that comes the rising fire within us to actualize our creative aims.
March 22: Mars in Aquarius square, or opposing, Uranus in Taurus. Mars and Uranus are the two most volatile planets in astrology. Whenever they come into a tense relationship, such as a square, it is a good time to focus on two things: building the nervous system capacity and keeping a watchful eye for events that may trigger those parts of ourselves that have not been fully integrated. Mars is in Aquarius relates taking a strong assertion towards what makes you brilliant and this can collide with Uranus in Taurus, or the desire to break free from putting effort into situations that don’t make you feel electrically alive.
March 27: Mercury ingress, or enters, Aries. The planet of communication and commerce enters the sign of instinct and impulsivity. This transit asks you to be mindful of the words you speak and the money you spend. Words can be spoken faster than the mind can think and money can come and go before you even know what has happened.
Also, Venus conjunct, or joins, Saturn in Aquarius on this day, which is bringing Venus closer to the end of her stay in Saturn-ruled signs. How have you been a disciple of care in your community? How can you have patience to continue to care for your community in order to create longevity?
March 31 (or April 1): New Moon in Aries. This lunar phase takes place in an air sign and is joined by the planet of mental thought processes, Mercury, as well as the asteroid Chiron, which represents being highly attuned. Being attuned means that we are sensitive to situations and circumstances. Be mindful around how you speak your words and how you receive words from others until the next full Moon. This can create a sense of being able to handle situations that are delicate or situations in which you feel delicate. Make a conscious choice to observe this in yourself and others.
About our contributor
Cameron Allen began his path to understanding mind-body awareness with a degree in health and sports science and psychology. Beyond the colonized education system, he began seeking understanding through direct experience with nature, Astrology, herbalism, rootwork, yoga, and other indigenous technologies. Cameron is a herbalist, astrologer, and writer. Cameron is a student of life and continues to deepen his studies of ancient wisdom and apply it to modern life.