March 2024

March begins with the Sun sextile Jupiter on the 1st.  We could be having a surge of ‘spring fever’ no matter what the weather may be.  Even if we felt in the doldrums during the end of February, we start this month more on an upbeat attitude.

The 3rd of March has Venus square Uranus.  If someone is not growing beyond their old parameters, we might question our continuing the connection.  We are more in tune with those people who are marching to their own drummer, growing and evolving, individuals with strains of quirkiness to their character.  We do need to be careful with impulse purchases.  Hucksters could be telling a yarn about the newest and greatest of one thing or another. 

The second week of March has Mercury making aspect to the three transcendental planets.  Mercury sextiles Uranus on the 4th, Mercury conjuncts Neptune on the 8th, and Mercury entering Aries sextiles Pluto on the 10th.    

The Mercury sextile Uranus on the 4th of March can provide those ‘ah-ha’ moments, those incidents of revelation where sparks of genius glow.  We may have further evidence of the asequential reality of these times of paradigm shift with things occurring in the most inexplicable manner.  We do need to be open to the magic of these times in order to receive.

The 8th of March has Mercury conjunct Neptune.  With Mercury being in Detriment in Pisces and with our mind tending more towards feelings and sensations rather than rational thought, we need to be careful that our ideas and thoughts and discussions are not solely based on our moods.  We might be highly compassionate regarding the ills in the world, but we also need to realize that each of us has our own karmic responsibilities and that it is inappropriate and unjust to take away the challenges and the opportunities of someone else’s karma.  As the saying goes: “you can help someone lift their burden, but you cannot carry it for them.”  If we stay in our body and not disperse our energy, there may be a spiritual awakening, evidence of dimensional realities beyond our own.

The energies on the 9th of March demand caution.  While the Sun trines Uranus, Mars squares Uranus.  Mercury exits Pisces to enter Aries [11:03 PM EST].  Change is in the air, new trajectories appealing.  Champing at the bit to get on with things, we could attempt to go too far too fast.  The liability of accidents through risk taking or impulsive actions cannot be discounted.  We are feeling the impulse of the impending spring season and like the burst of energy in springtime we could find ourselves highly energetic, forceful but rash in our actions.  This is a time when it would be wise for us to engage the sentiments in the Simon and Garfunkel song The 59th Street Bridge Song:

“Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobble stones
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy”

The Pisces New Moon on the 10th with the Sun conjunct the Moon [5:00 AM EDT] is in sextile to Uranus.  Mercury, which entered Aries on the 9th, completes its connection to the transcendental planets with Mercury sextile Pluto.  The energy configurations on this day indicate that we are looking forward, less attached to our past.  We can clear the dross from our lives and begin to make room for the new and different, even engaging changes as we clear our path forward.  This New Moon like every New Moon influences the next two weeks of the waxing Moon up to the Full Moon, which in this case is the Full Moon on the 25th of March.  This 10th of March in the US is also the day that we turn our clocks forward as we spring forward with an increased sense of the spring season coming forward.  At sundown on this day, the Muslim faith begins their month-long celebration of Ramadan, commemorating the prophet Muhammad receiving from God the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book as a guide for humanity.

Our compassion may be more fully engaged on the 11th as Venus exits Aquarius to enter Pisces [5:50 PM EDT], a Sign of Exaltation for Venus.  Venus in Pisces strengthens the Mutable Water Sign Stellium as Venus joins the Sun, Saturn, and Neptune in Pisces.  Either we can more fully engage our spiritual awakening, or we might fall prey to maudlin sentimentality.  Although the occidental life experience suggests proactive involvements of individual expression, recent conditioning in western cultures has fostered a more passive, responsive disposition.  Instead of being a spiritual warrior on one’s own personal life journey, people have been programmed to be reactive with a consequent effect of increased negativity and heightened depression with an existential sense of ‘what’s the point?’.  The point being that we are here through our earth life journey to meet certain challenges and invest in certain opportunities in our spiritual awakening that can eventually lead to the realization of Self, the Christed consciousness, and a reflection of the sun of god.

On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, the Sun conjuncts Neptune. Just as this day commemorates the story of Patrick ridding Ireland of its ‘snakes’, we can use this day to rid ourselves of our snakes, our demons, and elements of our past that we do not want to bring into the astrological new year at the Vernal Equinox.  We do need to avoid escapism through excesses in indulgence.

The astrological new year begins on the 19th at the time of the Vernal Equinox when the Sun exits Pisces to enter Aries [11:06 PM EDT].  The Sun begins its annual transit of the Zodiac wheel and initiates the spring season, a season that promises renewal, rebirth, the renaissance.  More so than the 1st of January, the Vernal Equinox energetically triggers new beginnings of a new year.  The spring season in the northern latitudes gives indication of birthing, evidenced in nature with the trees coming into full leaf, the flowering of the landscape, and the births in the animal kingdom.  Life is coming out of its hibernation and bursting forth with vitality and energy.  And so may we.

The 21st of March has the Sun sextile Pluto and Venus conjunct Saturn.  We may be gung-ho to forge ahead with our plans.  We might have a sense of the paradigm shift and the impending revolution into a more autonomous, technologically advanced phase.  We do need to avoid ‘throwing baby out with the bath water’.  Let’s keep in mind that our skill set developed from our past experiences has given us a certain expertise that we can effectively utilize as we step away from old boundaries and enter a new paradigm in regard to both society and our individual self.

Palm Sunday on the 24th has the two ‘good guys’ of the planetary realm, Venus and Jupiter, in a harmonious sextile aspect.  Not only is this a time when we can turn inward, recognize the seed of Christ consciousness within ourselves.  Venus being in Pisces, a Sign co-ruled by Jupiter, and Jupiter being in Taurus, ruled by Venus, has these two in a Mutual Reception strengthening their interaction.  The weather may not be amenable to seed planting in the outdoors, but we can plant the seed of how best we might engage our spirit into action.

The 25th of March has a Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon as the Libra Moon opposes the Aries Sun [3:00 AM EDT].  The question of the personal self in relation to the significant other can either develop into a push pull of wills or could prove effectively collaborative.  The pattern for the Full Moon signatures is a bucket pattern chart with all the planets in a bowl together from the Aquarius transiting planets through the Taurus transiting planets and the handle to the bucket being the Libra Moon.  The importance of the maternal, feminine energy represented by the Moon cannot be discounted especially at these times with the world seemingly gone mad with wars and skirmishes here, there, and virtually everywhere.  Libra also being the Sign of the peacemaker, it will be curious whether some prominent woman steps up to raise the voice of reason and compassion rather than the vitriol and rage evident in the ruling patriarchy.

For us as individuals, this Full Moon offers us the opportunity and the challenge of balancing our assertive individual interests with a consideration of the greater good and the well-being of the community.

With Venus sextile Uranus on the 28th, we could experience serendipitous encounters and extraordinary incidents that make us aware of the magic of these times during the paradigm shift.  The sense of ‘being in the right place at the right time’ may be evidenced, might affirm the need for humility, and could help us recognize that these times call for us to be mindful and aware, and to participate in our lives as co-creators with the natural unfolding, an unfolding that is more attuned to asequential reality of random events and inexplicable developments rather than the old paradigm of linear, sequential reality with its beginning, middle and end.  Increasingly, we are moving into the fifth dimension where the collapse of space-time restraints give way to the past, present, future all being NOW.

The month ends on Easter Sunday, a Christian holy day that asserts and celebrates resurrection.  So it was, so it is, and so it will be.

March 2024… from the dark of winter into the light of spring…