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Spring begins March 20 at 5:45 pm CDT

Next Mercury retrograde May 18 - June 11 Put that on your calendar now!

March is an active month with two eclipses and the final exact square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is in Capricorn since 2008 and for the first time in 247 years, while Uranus is transiting Aries for the first time in eighty-four years. The last time they were square was 1931-34. It was a waning square, which brought about a death of old ways ringing in a new society over the next many years.

This time around, the square between Uranus and Pluto is a waxing square meaning a rebirth. I understand that giving birth can be a very painful but joyful experience. Many of us have been through painful times even before the square was first exact June 24, 2012. Others of us have had terrible financial problems, deaths, and struggles with other people who have seen fit to screw us in the non biblical sense. Revolution and rebellion has run rampant.

The last exact square between Uranus and Pluto occurs March 16/17. After that, the square and our personal deaths and rebirths begin to ease somewhat. Venus trine Jupiter crosses Uranus squaring Pluto March 4 the day before the full Moon. Mars trines Jupiter March 10 and crosses Uranus thus squaring Pluto March 11. As a result of this lineup, expect upsets and use caution during these times. This is not a time to book a vacation to any political hotspot or act beyond your capabilities. Home is a good place to stay. Use extra caution March 8, 15, 21, and 27.

Those of us born around the 6th of any month or who have planets at the middle degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn are most affected with stress and strain. As I have written before, highs will be high and lows will be low. Beware of the lunatics. I am thinking many of them will be caught or exposed this month.

Other big news of the month is that the new Moon, March 20, is a solar eclipse at 4:36 am CDT at 29 degrees 27 minutes Pisces. This astrologer is a big fan of new Moon eclipses because they are supercharged new beginnings. When we look back on previous eclipses we find that big new events in life are usually in the aftermath of an eclipse. This new Moon is less than one degree from zero degrees Aries. Zero degrees Aries is called a world point. Perhaps new world compassion is going to begin to evolve. We can expect events to be taking place behind the scenes and more is sure to be revealed regarding facts that have been kept from us.

Just twelve hours after the new Moon, the Sun moves into Aries heralding the beginning of Spring. The Sun moving through Aries until April 20 is a time of independent self assured behavior. Just don't let spontaneity become rash actions. The Sun trine Saturn, March 25, brings about stability and good advice from someone more experienced.

People who have a birthday on or right around
March 20 certainly have exciting beginnings over the next several months. Others of us who are born on the cusp of any sign can expect new life experiences in the months to come. By the way, on March 20, 2034 there will be another new Moon/solar eclipse at twenty-nine degrees Pisces.

Jupiter, retrograde in Leo, is trine (120 degrees) Uranus on March 3. We have been feeling this since late February and continue to feel Jupiter trine Uranus into early July. This absolutely positive aspect can help us sort through the challenges that Uranus square Pluto brings us. Opportunities should be abundant especially if you are Leo, Aries, or Sagittarius. This aspect can soften the upsets that occur around March 11. Do not ignore opportunities and the awareness you experience during this Jupiter trine Uranus. This aspect is exact once again June 22 after Jupiter has gone direct. It is so much more fun to have a Jupiter aspect than a Saturn transit.

Saturn, now moving through Sagittarius, is retrograde March 14 - August 2. This prolongs the angst and challenges and responsibilities that early born Sagittarians are now experiencing. Saturn backs into Scorpio June 14/15 for one last stab at Scorpio until September 17/18. While a Saturn transit slows down our process it requires that we better equip ourselves for life down the road. Let's just think about Jupiter trine Uranus, that is much more fun.

Mercury, in Aquarius, is sextile (60 degrees) Uranus in Aries and opposite Jupiter in Leo March 1. This is a good time to find new and innovative ways to get around current limitations. If you are determined to over spend, over eat, or over anything else you will find a way. This is a good time to learn about discretion, but do enjoy the excitement.

full Moon occurs in Virgo at fourteen degrees at 12:05 PM CST March 5. Full moons are the peak of the lunar cycle and this one is sextile Pluto bringing about transformation and growth in new directions especially for Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus. Clean up the stuff of life that has been messy including your diet and difficult relationships.

Mercury moves through Pisces March 12 – 30/31. Remember, Mercury last went retrograde at 17 degrees Aquarius. He gets back to that point March 4 thus putting us out of the shadow of Mercury retrograde and back to where we previously were when Mercury went retrograde January 21. What were you doing then? Challenges and delays from January should finally start to work themselves out at last. Anyway Mercury in Pisces can muddle our thinking and or have us doing good deeds.

March 18 Mercury is conjunct Neptune in Pisces. Confusion and delusion are sure to reign. Help someone in need. They may not really be in need but it will make you feel good.

March 22 Mercury is sextile Pluto. Those of us who have felt confused suddenly have clarity and are presented with the plane facts. We may want to deny those facts but we will not be able to bury our heads in the sand.

Mercury leaves Pisces for self-assured Aries March 30 until April 14. Our thoughts are fast and furious and sometimes we will tend to act before having all the facts. Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius can handle the fast pace but the rest of us must take a deep breath and slow down.

Venus moves through Taurus March 17 - April 11. Venus rules Taurus and this transit should be so nice for Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. While Venus moves through Taurus, we will want the finer things in life and we will want to make a good deal to have those things. Some of us will feel so bonded with our loved ones but we must avoid possessive behavior. I am talking to you, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Leo.

Venus in Taurus is sextile Neptune March 24. This can be a lazy day but also a day for enjoying the finer things in life. Four days later, March 27/28, many of us will be feeling generous and helpful when Venus is square (ninety degrees) Jupiter. This is not a great time to make a vow or a promise because the commitment may be tough to keep once the time to follow through arrives.

March 30 Venus still in Taurus is trine Pluto in Capricorn. Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus are extra magnetic and sharp so this is not time to pull one over on those signs. Money matters and plans go well but get it all accomplished before the Moon is void at 1:58 pm GMT.

Mars moves through Taurus March 31 - May 11/12. Approach all matters that require persistence. This is the time for making long range plans especially if you are Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn. Some of us will feel stubborn and be difficult for others to deal with. Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are sure to be challenged by difficult people and situations that just will not budge. Hang on, this too shall pass.

Almanac -Check the Moon void charts on the Moon Void Page to make sure that the Moon is not void at the time of your event

Start a job March 2,23,24,25

Sign contracts March 8,22,28,29

Job interview March 2,21,22,28,29

Consummate Relationships March 2, March 22 from 5:40 am CDT to March 23 at 8:22 am, 28 between midnight and 8:58 pm, March 29 after 12:48 am CDT

Schedule Medical Tests March 7,8,14,15,20,21,27,28

File Legal Matters 4,21,25