I have been writing this column for over twenty-five years now and in order to better assist readers who are not students of astrology I offer some suggestions as to how to use the monthly summary.
Read the summary with your calendar that shows the whole month on one page. Read through the intro and make note of the days that I point out. Mark the new Moon and the full Moon. The days between the new Moon and the full Moon are when you generally want to start something that you want to grow. Do look at that Moon void chart and take a rest on those days. I have discovered that no matter what I plan, it turns out another way on a Moon void day. Anything you try to accomplish will turn out with unexpected results.
Make note of the three days before the new Moon. People usually get anxious during these days because the phone does not ring or they feel confused or simply nothing is happen. That is because it is wind down time before the new Moon. You will usually notice that the action of life picks up once the new Moon occurs. Also note the days that planets change directions, especially Mercury retrograde.
Hopefully these suggestions will give you a bit of a start to maneuvering through life with astrology.
Robert E Brown
As a part of helping readers live with astrology I have added a year long astrology calendar on the MOON VOID page. You can see all the voids month by month. Note the new Moons and the full Moons. The lunar quarters are listed and the aspects are noted on each day. If you are not astrology savvy you can at least have the Moon void information for the year. It's a pdf so you can download it.
2020 is a bit of a challenge due to all the retrogrades.
In addition to Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto doing their usual retrogrades, we will have Venus and Mars retrograde.
Venus retrograde in Gemini May 13 to June 25 - Money and love are sketchy and ding dongs from the past are sure to cycle back through our lives.
Mars retrograde in Aries September 9 to November 14 - Hold off on new projects. Let others start the fight. They are sure to lose.
New projects need to get off the ground if possible before the first Mercury retrograde February 16.
Daylight Savings Time begins March 8 at 2 am
Saturn moves into Aquarius March 21 - Backs out July 1
The Lord of Karma and time meets the genius of the masses
This is a first since Saturn last left Aquarius in January of 1994. Saturn brings structure and invention to all of us. Saturn in Aquarius brings social change and products that change our way of life.
In the 20th century Saturn first moved through Aquarius January 1903 until January 1906. The hay baler, the automatic transmission, windshield wipers, and ice pops(popsicles) were invented. The model A was produced and Joseph Stalin joined the bolshevik party.
While Saturn moved through Aquarius November 1932 to February 1935 FM radio, the trampoline, and the staple remover were invented. The federal Savings and Loan Association was created and Franklin Roosevelt was elected president of the United States.
During the Aquarius Saturn transit of January 1962 to March of 1964 the first communications satellite Telstar was launched and the balloon catheter was invented. In human rights, Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have A Dream Speech” August 28, 1963.
During the Saturn transit of Aquarius February 1991 to January 1994 the first website was launched, Canada elected the first female prime minister, and the United States and Russia signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
Seems like we can expect a lot of advancements once Saturn moves through Aquarius December 2020 until March 2023. We are likely to get lots of new cool stuff that makes life easier and we are going to bond together to make cultural changes and shifts that benefit all of us. Time will tell and we will talk more about this in December including the 20 year grand conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter.
At that point keep your financial analyst’s number handy. You are going to want to move some money around.
Meanwhile, Saturn jolts all of us born during the first few days of any sign. Those of us turning 29 or 58 are having our first and second Saturn returns, respectively. Those who are 29 are finally ready to settle down and meet the one while those of us having that second Saturn return begin to look towards retirement and later life.
In the next few months we will see ways of living that need to be changed. This will be easy for Gemini and Libra. Leo, Scorpio and Taurus will be harshly affected by the outrage of what suddenly is going wrong in life. The answer to it all is to bond together and reinvent the way we live. It is already happening. Many of us are thinking in terms of communal living. Others of us are turning away from the structures and people of society that simply no longer serve us.
Mars moves into Aquarius and crosses Saturn March 31. This can give us the feeling of being very blocked or provides the stamina to join forces and get what we want done. This is especially true for those of us born during the very last or first days of any sign. Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio and Taurus are sure to be unstoppable later in March.
Venus - Anything worthwhile takes time
Venus is just coming off a nasty jealous square to Pluto in Capricorn. Our love has been reduced down to “is that all there is”? Just ask Peggy Lee. Now on March 3 Venus is square Saturn in Capricorn bringing on more burdens. Yep you signed up for love but whoever thought it could be so much work. By the way if you don’t know who Peggy Lee is, Google her and the song IS THAT ALL THERE IS. It is a very relevant song.
Thankfully Venus moves through Taurus March 4 to April 3. Venus is at home in Taurus and we can slow down and recover from the difficult past days. Go shopping or get a facial or anything to recover from the past love trials and tribulations.
Mercury, still retrograde is sextile Venus March 4. That dog that treated you so badly is sure to make contact sheepishly. Talk can be sweet but remember Mercury is still retrograde until March 9.
Venus crosses over Uranus March 8. This is one of those days to step out and socialize. Meet new people and have a great time.
Another great day for getting out just because you look great is March 22 when Venus is sextile Neptune. Do not cover up your eyes with sunglasses. Let others see your soul.
Venus is trine Jupiter and Pluto March 27/28. Money and business go very well especially if you are Aries, Taurus, Sagittarius, or Capricorn.
OMG Becky that pimple on your forehead is so big
Thats Chiron in Aries square the nodes of the Moon
Chiron is the asteroid that circles between the inner and outer planets. It is called the wounded healer. It is actually a wound we will all have for one reason or another. Its not bad karma but just like that pimple that comes up the afternoon of prom, it just won’t go away. The nodes of the Moon in Cancer and Capricorn are square Chiron in Aries triggering our insecurities about ourselves or our appearance. You still have to go to the prom or the board meeting. Get over yourself, it is your issue. No one probably notices it because they have their own wound. Push forward to the top and not backwards into the closet of insecurity. All month and into April Uranus in Taurus is offering solutions that are inventive but expensive in order to deal with what is bothering us. Look at the ingredients before you buy that expensive lotion or cream around March 6 - 8 when Venus crosses Uranus .
Mercury Retrograde - It is not the end of the world but pay attention to where you put the car keys
Yep, Mercury is until March 9. It all started February 16. I remember an astrologer teacher telling a class years ago that Mercury retrograde is about paying attention. No matter how hard we try to be on our mark, Mercury is going to mess with us. Emails disappear, appointments are forgotten, and car keys are lost. The best thing to do is laugh it off and let Mercury lead us by the nose until it is all over. And for God’s sake don’t travel, sign papers, or buy anything mechanical until Mercury goes direct. If you are a purist wait to do all those things once Mercury gets back to the point where it eventually started the retrograde March 31.
Mercury backs into Aquarius March 4. The last few days of Mercury retrograde and until March 17 should bring some zingers to Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio, and Leo. With Mercury sextile Venus at the same time, you can expect some convincing stories from people looking to reconnect.
Mercury moves through Pisces March 16 to April 10/11. While Mercury is in Pisces our thoughts and communications are idealistic compassionate and confused. Which ways is up and which way is down? Float through those weeks. Once Mercury moves into Aries April 11 we will be more certain and even impulsive as to which way go and what decision is best for us.
Late in the month, March 22, Mercury in Pisces is sextile Uranus. This is an upbeat and stimulating day. Shop for a gadget now that Mercury has gone direct. Talk will be interesting.
The Sun in Pisces - Listen to your intuition
The Sun crosses Pisces’ ruler Neptune March 8.This is a wonderfully imaginative idealistic compassionate and social time. It is also a time when some of us will believe the baloney we are cooking. That does not mean everyone else is buying cooked baloney. Watch out for people who sell to your fear mechanism. Beyond the smell of burned baloney, though, a good time can be had especially at the wine bar.
The Sun is sextile Jupiter in Capricorn March 11. This is a lucky aspect especially for Pisces. Then on March 14 the Sun is sextile Pluto creating the ability to influence others. Is that baloney I smell? Hopefully, it is spring orange blossom. The Sun is sextile Saturn March 19. Ask for help and you shall receive what you need at that time.
Right after the sextile to Saturn, the Sun moves into Aries March 19 at 10:50 pm CDT. Spring has arrived. The Sun moving through Aries until April 19 has us ready to start anew. We are ready to bounce out of our winter slumber. Forget about that pimple on your forehead, Becky. There is no shame for Aries. A lot of bravado, but not much if any shame.
The Moon - Aliens Landed there July 20, 1969
The full Moon occurs March 9 at 12:48 pm CDT in Virgo at nineteen degrees. A super Moon is when the Moon is at its closest degree to the earth. In other words, it looks really big and is really bright.
This full Moon is sextile Jupiter and the Sun is conjunct Neptune. Remember, that Mercury, the ruler of Virgo is just turning direct. At the same time Venus is conjunct Uranus. This full Moon is a time to think about where you are going from here in life. You may think you know that path, but it is wise to stay open to options that may be better for you in the long run. Trust that the stars, your guides, and this bright light will show you the way. Consider how you want to live and be healthy. This can be a very productive time.
The fourth quarter of the Moon occurs March 16. This is the time to finish business that began at the new Moon February 23. Clear your desk and handle those details that you have been putting off while Mercury was retrograde. March 21,22, and 23 are the time to rest and get ready for the new Moon March 24. Do not try to start anything new before the new Moon as it will go nowhere.
The new Moon occurs March 24 at 4:28 am CDT in Aries at four degrees. This new Moon happens right on Chiron and square the Nodes of the Moon. You know, Becky’s pimple. This is a powerful new Moon and it is not even an eclipse. Remember that Chiron is that wound we are dragging around that we need to process. An Aries Moon means that what we initiate is going to get off to a fast start during this cycle. Do you have time to worry about that pimple on your forehead? Do not miss opportunities because you have nothing to wear. Get up and get going. Look to who you can be, not who you used to be or who you think you are now. You, all of you, are becoming a new society. Stop worrying. The road will be rocky only if you resist because you do not think you are up to the task. Place your order with the Universe now. Tell it what you want. It can be as simple as always getting a parking spot in your favorite place at the grocery store or asking that pimple to heal. When we get the little stuff it just tells us to think and wish bigger.
Mars in Capricorn. If you want us to believe you are the boss you have to have a strategy.
Mars continues to move through Capricorn until March 30. Mars is ambition and Capricorn wants approval and recognition.
Mars is sextile Neptune March 14. This is a great time to work for a cause that is dear to your heart. Just be sure it is not a lost cause.
Mars crosses Jupiter in Capricorn March 20. Whatever it is, just do it as long as it is legal and you cannot get hurt. Mars can be a bit impulsive.
At the same time we are feeling Mars conjunct Pluto, exact on March 23. This is intense and somewhere force will be used. Use caution around this time and avoid those who want to control or manipulate you. Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra are ready to initiate something new. It may be a grass roots movement. The news headlines and tabloids will be off the charts of crazy. Again, use caution. There are likely to be explosions and scandals exposed.
Mars crosses Saturn in Aquarius March 31. We can feel blocked or use our skills and contacts to get what we desire. Heed the warning signs are read the directions so that you don't get hurt. This can be a challenging time for a few days either side of March 31 especially if you are Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius.
Mars moves through Aquarius March 30 to May 12. Many of us will be organizing to become independent. Over the next several weeks there will be a tidal wave of people organizing for one cause or another across the planet. The time has come once again.
2020 Mercury Retrograde
Feb 16 to March 9
June 17 to July 12
Oct 13 to Nov 3
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March 27, March 31 after 6:43 am CDT
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March 11, 15, 27
Due to timezone differences always look at the Moon Void Chart in your timezone to make sure the Moon is not void. That is on the Moon Void page of the site.