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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 2015: Change is upon us

As we begin the month of March, Mars and Venus are in the sign of Aries, which is the natural ruler of the 1st house of self. Now is the time to explore new ideas, plans and situations and put  them into place for new beginnings.

The Sun is in Pisces finishing up its tour of the twelfth house, and keeping our focus on matters that can be secret, or are embedded in our subconscious mind but by March 20, the Sun moves into Aries and spring is finally here, and we will be in the Aries season!

With three planets in Aries life will pick up its pace and the astrological New Year will begin anew in a big way.

Uranus is trine Jupiter, early in the month, becoming exact on March 3,  and this can be a positive influence for many things, depending on what it is aspecting in your chart. This can be good  for financial gain, new beginnings, travel, and new opportunities, and this positive influence should last a couple of weeks.

But, this is still the most tumultuous month of the year, and Uranus squares Pluto,  becoming exact for the final time March 16, at 9:50 P.M., EST at 15 degrees of Aries-Capricorn. While this is the last exact hit, the square will return again in January of 2016, aspecting at 16/15 degrees of Aries/Capricorn. After it moves on in 2016, we will finally be free of this tumultuous energy.  This square does not have to be exact for events to occur, and the energy will be prominent through the month and well into April.

The Uranus-Pluto square affects the charts of many people-about half or more of those I speak with, the United States chart, and the charts of many other countries and entities as well. So, we know this aspect will bring societal change in many respects to large masses of people who are going through their own changes. Changes will occur on two levels: change in the world or the collective, and change personally to individuals.

This is the most challenging aspect of the decade, perhaps this generation, and its effects have changed the world since 2011 and will continue to do so throughout early 2016. This square occurred in 1934, and it was conjunct Pluto in the mid-1960's. Both periods of time coincided with major change in society and the world as well as the lives of individuals.

If the Uranus-Pluto square affects your chart, not all events are negative. Uranus generally brings unexpected and shocking situations that are in fact, often the inevitable conclusion of a situation, and Pluto brings change and transformation, often change beyond our personal control. We generally have some idea of what the change is, even if we are not 100 per cent certain.

The outcome of this transit will also depend on what else is in your chart at this time.

If this transit affects you this year, it likely affected you in April 2014, and December 2014. Go back to these dates and try and remember what happened, although it may not be exactly the same. And if you do not have personal planets from 12-18 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn this transit will not personally affect you, but could well affect those you associate with, therefore affecting you, and you will feel the energy in some way.

If this transit aspects your chart my advice is to take the bull by the horns, so to speak. If you are in a job that you hate, make a move and go on a job search. If you are in a bad relationship, start to think about your life after the current relationship and reach out to new possibilities and situations. This way, we retain more control of our own lives and are at least making an effort to take a positive step forward, rather than waiting for the change to be made for us. Change is the most difficult to those who resist it, especially if you know you are in a negative situation that you are trying to hold on to. Many things will end during this period, but new things will begin as well. For many, this time will be a turning point, or a fork in the road in some way. You can depend that this will be an important time where clear thinking and good decision making will be important.

I have seen marriages and divorces, breakups and new relationships begin under this square. Job changes can be a major theme, start ups, or companies can close. This transit affects the first, fourth, tenth and seventh houses of personal development and desires, home and family, partnerships and marriage

Look for events in March to be similar in nature to April and December of 2014, and we may see many of the same types of situations: air crashes, threats of war, potential of terrorist attacks, police shooting and issues regarding race relations, revolutions, cyber attacks,  partisan politics and a very polarized US and for that matter, a polarized world, extreme weather conditions, disasters and in general sense some very angry/hostile individuals. If you want to know more about this square please read my blog-Uranus square Pluto: Rock our world again.

March 4, Venus conjuncts Uranus and opposes Pluto and this sets off the Uranus-Pluto square. Events in the world will be large this day, unsettling, and Venus rules love and money (as well as values). On this day some relationships will end, issues in relationships can crop up that include jealousy, possessiveness and obsessiveness. Venus-Uranus can coincide with major change, a desire for freedom and unexpected events. Venus-Pluto relates to obsessions, sex, and at its worst domestic violence and abuse against women. This is not a day to make a grand stand in a relationship.

March's full moon occurs at 14.50 degrees of Virgo on March 5, at 1:05 P.M., est. The occurs on the heels of the Venus-Uranus-Pluto square amping up the energy of this transit.

Virgo is the natural ruler of the sixth house of work and health and it's here many of us will be focused, and it's worth your attention to watch things here, and be careful about being exposed to something contagious. This could play out in the news as well. 

Virgo is considered one of the most critical signs of the zodiac and with a full moon in this sign, there will be a great deal of criticism and discontent to spread around and some of it could come from you if you are not careful. Virgo's planetary ruler is Mercury, and Mercury is concerned with communication of all types, vehicles, children and young people. Virgo is also the sign of the auditor.

March 10, Mars trines Jupiter and this is a positive transit for money, finance and business, dealing with foreign people and socializing. Its effects will be in affect the night before.

March 11, Mars conjuncts Uranus and squares Pluto setting off the Uranus-Pluto square. This will likely be a difficult day for many and events in the world will be significant. This is explosive and combative energy and will affect everyone with a cardinal planet (Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn) at 14-17 degrees. This is a day to avoid confrontation, even if this is not your style. Mars-Uranus relates to sudden and unexpected events, and Mars-Pluto can be rage, anger and ego out  of control. Events in the world will be large, and prone to violence, extreme situations and danger. The US chart will be affected by this over the next few days and it would be best to be aware of your surroundings, both before and after this transit.

March 16, Uranus squares Pluto, exact at 9:50 P.M., est.

March 11, Mercury enters Pisces after a nearly two month stay in the sign Aquarius. While Aquarius was rational, Pisces is not and rules the dreamer. Miscommunication can be common with Mercury in this sign. As this is a creative sign, this will work well for psychics and metaphysicians of all types, as well as creative folks.

March 14, Saturn turns retrograde. Saturn retrograde can slow down activities so new methods can be better developed. This is the time to firm up commitments already made or back out. Saturn rules our structure, and the retrograde period gives us a greater chance to solidify our personal and business structures.

We could see issues relating to the foundation of business. It is best not to start a new company under this retrograde but if you do, make sure the foundation is solid.

Those born under a retrograde Saturn often suffer from insecurity and have difficulty accessing situations correctly at times.

March 16, Mercury squares Saturn and this can be a negative and tiring transit, adding additional stress to the Uranus-Pluto square. Communication can be difficult and you may be uninspired. Travel can be difficult and delays can occur.  For many this will be a stressful day, but it can provide the ability for critical analysis of a situation but better not to act on this day.

March 17, Venus enters Taurus Venus is the most sensual of signs and this will work well for Earth and Water signs especially. Great for Taurus, and you should look and feel better.

March 18, Mercury conjuncts Neptune, exact at 4:49 A.M., so its effects are mainly at night. Many people will have unique and vivid dreams. This is a confusing day, and there can be miscommunications and even lies floating around.

March's New Moon falls on March 20,  and this is a supermoon,  and a solar eclipse  at 29.27 degrees of Pisces. This is the first of four eclipses in 2015.

This will be a very powerful eclipse falling on the heels of the Uranus-Pluto square.  This eclipse falls at the last degree of the sign and this is considered the Anaretic degree, considered critical in astrology and is  crisis oriented. This degree can be associated with a sense of urgency, and poor decisions and vacillation can occur.

Pisces is the ruler of the 12th house of the unconscious mind. It rules dreams, creativity, and spirituality, but Neptune is considered the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion.

The eclipse peaks in Pisces and within minutes moves into the sign Aries, and this will set off the Uranus-Pluto square. Events will be large in the world between now and April 4, when the next eclipse occurs in Libra.

The Sun enters Aries at 6:45 P.M., est, and spring is here.

March 22, Mercury sextiles Pluto. This is a positive transit for getting things done, study, research and communications.

March 24, Venus sextiles Neptune. This is a positive transit for romance, creativity and purchasing beautiful things. Be certain you are clear in communication with yourself and others.

March 25, the Sun trines Saturn A positive transit for accomplishing practical work, and practical matters.

March 27, Venus squares Jupiter. Typically this is positive for your social life, but prone to over-indulgence.

March 30, Venus trines Pluto. Typically, this enhances the feelings, good or bad. Don't let it make you too intense.

March 31, Mars enters Taurus This places both Mars and Venus in the sign ruling the second house of income and possessions. Taurus is associated with the earth and sensuality.  This is a great period for Capricorn's who want to meet someone new, and Earth and Water signs in general. Good luck!







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