March 2022 Astro-Highlights: A shift towards the light!Feb 28, 2022
The month of March brings yet another dramatic shift in the energies! Changes are happening quickly now and the energy is quite palpable, turbulent yet simultaneously hopeful. There will most certainly be challenges in the days ahead especially at the start of the month, but this month marks a significant and symbolic shift toward the light time of the year as the Sun moves from Pisces to Aries, ushering in the Spring Equinox and marking the astrological new year!
This month we’ll also see one of the luckiest and most positive days of the year as the Sun transits Jupiter in Pisces, bringing with it a collective feeling of hope, compassion and optimism that, by contrast to the last few years, feels almost foreign.
March begins with an intense and MAGICAL New Moon in Pisces that peaks in a BEAUTIFUL Virgo Full Moon. The lunations of the month of March are among the most dynamic of the entire year, (with the exception of the eclipses,) both of which are activating the upcoming Jupiter/Neptune conjunction and making this a beautiful period for visualization, initiation and manifestation.
Shortly after the New Moon, Mars and Venus conjunct Pluto in Capricorn exactly within just a few hours of each other which indicates an intense period of combustible energy and very tangible challenge. Venus and Mars then move on to conjoin each other exactly again, but this time at 0° Aquarius, a sensitive degree, and the very same degree of the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in December of 2020. The conjunction of Mars and Venus here marks an important new alignment in our relationships, which shifts our values and our drive toward a unified collective, as well toward a greater sense friendship and freedom within relationships!
Finally, Mercury enters Aries for a lightning quick transit which will help to lift the energy of our minds and assist us in making quick decisions while rapidly moving us in the direction of our goals and ambitions.
Energy most positive for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Aries, Virgo, Pisces
Energy most challenging for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
Mixed energy for Sun/Moon/Rising in: Gemini, Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn
Maximum intensity for Sun/Moon Rising in: Aries, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
March 2nd, 2022: New Moon at 12° of Pisces
March 3rd, 2022: Mars Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
March 3rd, 2022: Venus Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
March 5th, 2022: Sun Conjunct Jupiter
March 5th, 2022: Mars Enters Aquarius
March 5th, 2022: Venus Enters Aquarius
March 9th, 2022: Mercury Enters Pisces
March 18th, 2022: Full Moon at 28° of Virgo
March 20th, 2022: Sun Enters Aries/Spring Equinox
March 27th, 2022: Mercury Enters Aries
New Moon in Pisces
Exact on March 2nd, 2022 at 10:35amMST
Most active from February 28th through March 6th
Under a Pisces moon, magic becomes tangible and this moon is no exception! The New Moon in Pisces is power-packed with a conjunction to Jupiter and beautiful, helpful sextile to Uranus in Taurus bringing luck and surprising assistance to whatever action we take towards our wishes and dreams around the time of this New Moon.
As if that wasn't enough, at the time of this New Moon, Venus and Mars are conjunct Pluto in Capricorn creating another powerful sextile to Neptune in Pisces adding a layer of intense focus, passion and drive in the actions we choose to take and the visualizations we engage in around this time.
This energy is power-packed and a BIG DEAL. You can expect to be deeply in tune to psychic insights and otherwordly energies, but with the intense Pisces energy heightening all of our senses, it is always important to protect our energy and be mindful of boundaries.
Mars Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
Exact on March 3rd at 1:43 am MST
Most active 2/27/22 through March 10th, 2022
Mars conjunct Pluto is one of, if not the most combustible of astrological markers. This transit brings incredible focus, determination and a very intense drive for power and domination. During this transit we may find ourselves with an intense amount of physical energy and endurance, which if used constructively, can be a very productive toward our greater goals and fruitful indeed. However, this energy has the potential for deep, primal eruptions of anger, rage, and physical violence for those who are more inclined.
This transit is one to be mindful of as you go about your life. Make a note to stay in your lane and watch your reactions as this energy is similar to a stick of dynamite, the very smallest flicker of a flame can ignite a huge irreparable explosion.
Venus Conjunct Pluto in Capricorn
Exact on March 3rd at 10:56am MST
Most active 2/27/22 through March 10th, 2022
Venus and Pluto together brings magnetic passion, intense sexual attraction and deeply karmic romantic connections, however this energy can manifest in a both positive and negative ways. Pluto intensifies Venus' attractiveness and under this energy we may find ourselves feeling almost obsessive toward the object of our affection, which under certain circumstances, can be a very dangerous thing. Venus and Pluto together have a way of pulling toward one another and yet repelling one another simultaneously, marking incredibly stormy and potentially toxic partnerships. With Mars traveling alongside here, passions will no doubt be heightened as well as urges for domination and power over another. Take that for what you will and use caution where caution is necessary.
On the positive side, Venus and Pluto energy have the potential for a deeply karmic bond as well as spiritual transformation and regeneration to occur in relationships. However this does not come by force and requires two conscious parties participating in the soul work required in bringing about such transformations.
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Exact on March 5th at 7:06 am MST
Most active March 1st through 10th
When the Sun conjuncts Jupiter it is one of the happiest and luckiest days of the year! This year, Jupiter is at home in Pisces which means it is freely able to easily manifest its best qualities of optimism, luck, expansion and opportunity! As the Sun shines down on the energy of Jupiter we could find ourselves feeling very lucky and easily able to count our blessings. If you’ve been down on your luck or in need of healing in some way, the Sun conjunct Jupiter could bring about a twist that illuminates a new path and leads to your healing and greater abundance. At the very least, this is extremely hopeful energy that feels especially good compared to the more intense, heavier energies we have been in for the last 2 years! Make sure to enjoy it while it is here!
Mars Enters Aquarius
Exact on March 5th, 2022 at 11:23pm MST
Active March 5th through April 14th
Mars transiting the sign of Aquarius shifts our physical drive to take action in the direction of the collective and our individual rights to freedom and independence. This can be a rebellious energy that eschews nonsensical rules and breeds contempt with regard to conformity. Those born with this placement must be allowed to learn by doing things on their own and gaining their own insight into what works and what does not. Mars will transit Saturn in its home sign of Aquarius this time around and this is likely to bring an especially frustrated and defiant energy to the people who grow weary of the ongoing, collective restrictions of Saturn in Aquarius, and activating once more the disruptive square to Uranus in Taurus.
It is important to note that Mars is traveling with Venus at this time as well, which could soften our action somewhat and assist in our ability to relate and negotiate with those we may not otherwise be able to see eye to eye.
Venus Enters Aquarius
Exact March 5th, 2022 at 11:30pm MST
Active March 5th through April 5th
Venus in Aquarius brings a quirky way of relating to others and a typically very friendly, yet detached approach to those we connect with during this time. The things we value shift under Venus in Aquarius as well and we tend to move toward things that highlight our individuality. This transit of Venus will be alongside Mars which can bring about casual or unusual physical attractions as well as a desire for more freedom and friendship within our relationships. Venus will conjunct Saturn during this transit which is likely to bring temporary restrictions to Venusian things, including finances and romantic relationships. Alongside Mars and forming a square to Uranus, this energy of restriction could have us feeling fired up for what we believe we innately deserve in our lives in order to feel happy and free.
Mercury Enters Pisces
Exact March 9th, 2022 at 6:32pm MST
Active March 9th through March 27th
Mercury now enters the sign of Pisces, which is the placement of both its detriment and its fall! Mercury is the lightning quick energy of the mind and the speedy way that our brain relays our thoughts into words. However, in Pisces, Mercury is slowed down and swirled around which can make our communications a bit confusing and obtuse during this time. It is important to note that Mercury through Pisces is not bad at all, and those with this placement tend to pull ideas from the ethereal. They think in the way of impressions and visions and communicate in a way that is more creative and fluid. You will find artists, poets, dancers, musicians and other creative communicators with this placement. During this transit Mercury will conjoin Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces which is likely to bring ideas that lead to more compassion, selflessness, spirituality and creativity into our lives and the lives of those around us.
Full Moon in Virgo
Exact on March 18th, 2022 9:56am MST
Most active March 14th through March 22
Virgo is the most diligent of all the signs teaching us the importance of discrimination, orderliness, taking the small, daily steps toward our goals and of paying attention to detail. When the moon is full in this sign the energy allows for us to really hone in on the small steps and details that are required in order for our bigger dreams to take physical form. This is why Virgo and Pisces work so well together. Both signs are deeply compassionate and need to feel that they are working in the service of others. Pisces energy allows us to tap into our greater visions and dreams and it's Virgo that assists us in bringing them into reality.
This Full Moon in Virgo looks to be the PERFECT follow up to the magical Pisces New Moon. The Virgo Full Moon is trine to Pluto in Capricorn which is going to give us laser focus and the ability to magnetize what we need into our lives and bring tangibility to our Pisces New Moon intentions. The Sun is conjunct Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter is within a 10 degree orb in Pisces adding its lucky influence at this moon as well. This is powerful, psychic, creative and just plain old lucky energy with these 3 outer planetary forces working together for us at the Full Moon in Virgo. Whatever intentions were seeded at the Pisces New Moon are likely going to be taking shape already and will continue to do so in ways that feel divinely meant to be.
At the time of this Full Moon there are some challenging energies as well. Mars and Venus are still conjunct in Aquarius squaring over to Uranus in Taurus. Saturn in Aquarius is squaring the North and South Nodes. We could find the areas of our lives ruled by Mars and Venus hitting a hiccup or perhaps conflicting with our goals. While the Saturn energy suggests there is still challenging work to be done.
Venus in Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus
Exact on March 19th, 2022 at 5:16am MDT
Most active March 16th through March 22nd
Venus square Uranus is a brief, but tricky transit to know how to navigate as there are many potential significations for these two planets in square. It's possible that it can bring shocking breakups or separations as a result of a need for freedom that a current relationship is not able to meet. Venus in Aquarius, above all else, wants to do things differently. There's a strong need for emotional space and freedom within committed partnerships. There also needs to be a level of friendship and fun in relationship as well. If things have been feeling heavy, stagnant or disconnected in relationship, this transit could bring a bumpy ride for the next few days.
Venus square Uranus could also bring unexpected new love interests that cause some sort of shakeup in your life. It's possible it could also bring unexpected financial hiccups for some, perhaps an unexpected bill or impulsive spending spree.
As always it's good to be aware of the transiting energy and to know what is going on in your unique chart.
Sun Enters Aries/ Spring Equinox
March 20th at 9:33am MST
Active March 20th through April 19th
Happy Birthday season to the Aries readers out there! The Sun entering Aries is a special time, marking the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere and the astrological new year! The Sun loves to be in Aries, it is exalted here and this season is symbolic of a flame that ignites something new to begin in our lives. Aries is represented by the Ram, an animal that lives by instinct and whom goes bashing headfirst towards its goals, much like Aries Sun people, who are extremely ambitious and prefer direct routes toward end goals. Through this transit we may find ourselves driven to prove ourselves and valuing initiation, newness, optimism, leadership and freedom.
This Aries season is looking really beautiful, and relatively unhindered by outer planetary influence at this time, with the exception of the Sun’s yearly square to Pluto on the 18th of April. This brief transit tends to illuminate things that have been hidden from us or that have grown toxic to us and that keep us from experiencing our true power. This Aries Season we could find ourselves feeling especially inspired to help others or begin a spiritual or creative journey in some way as it is is during this month that we will experience the much anticipated energy of Jupiter/Neptune conjunction on April 12th!
Mars in Aquarius Square Uranus in Taurus
Exact on March 22nd, 2022
Most active March 18th through March 26th
Mars square Uranus is another transit to navigate with care. Mars is our personal drive and sense of motivation. In Aquarius, Mars craves freedom above all else! Uranus, being the ruler of Aquarius, represents an energy of liberation, which seems like this transit could be somewhat conducive. However, a square shows us a challenge and so we may find ourselves really amped up and pushing too hard, even fighting for what we want and the freedom we feel we need in some area of our lives.
Mars square Uranus is known to be an explosive energy, like a volcano ready to erupt or a time bomb just ticking away. Be very mindful as you go throughout the next couple of days and find healthy ways to decompress and release your built up energy. Make note that others may be more easily triggered and popping off for unexplainable reasons.
Mercury Enters Aries
Exact on March 27h at 1:44am MST
Active March 27th through April 10th
Mercury in Aries changes our thought processes and communication style dramatically. From the flowy, nebulous style of Pisces to Aries where Mercury becomes lightning fast and prefers decisiveness and direct forms of communication. Mercury in Aries prefers to be a pioneer, carving new mental pathways by taking risks and trying new things. This is a placement for inspired leaders who are unafraid of taking charge and leaping into action at a moment’s notice. Any decisions we have held off from making could finally be made clear to us and we will likely begin taking action upon them right away.
During this transit, however, because our minds are moving so quickly, we could feel a little more impatient with others who are more long-winded because we really just want to get to the point. With Mercury flying through Aries, it’s important to be mindful of how we communicate because although this energy is not intentionally hurtful, it can come across very sharp and abrasive to others.
Venus Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius
Exact on March 28th, 2022 at 1:27pm MDT
Most active March 25th through April 1st, 2022
Venus conjunct Saturn is an energy that just doesn't feel very fun and although the influence of this transit moves fairly quickly, it begins a period of frustrating and restricted energies that last for the next couple of weeks. Venus conjunct Saturn indicates responsibility, restraint, restriction, suppression or delay in the area of our lives ruled by Venus. In general, Venus rules our romantic relationships, contractual agreements, our finances and the things in life which hold value to us individually.
This could be a time where romantic connections feel very cold and distant or that within established relationships we are having more business-like discussions around our finances and mutual values. We may also notice that our finances feel a little more crunched than we would like. When Venus conjuncts Saturn, we tend to ponder the long-term implications of our close connections and resources and whether they can be sustainable through time.