Astrological Forecast for March 2017
by Lou Valentino
March always reminds us that spring is near. When the Sun enters Aries on March 20th at 6:29AM (EDT), the Spring Equinox starts. Daylight savings starts March 12th at 2:00AM so spring forward on your clock's before going to bed.
Venus will turn retrograde in Aries at 13 degrees on March 4th and will remain retrograde till April 15, 2017 when it turns direct at 27 degrees of Pisces. Venus turns retrograde every 18 months.
Venus rules the things we enjoy in life both romantically and material luxuries. When it retrogrades it is asking us to be more clear about what enjoyments we want and who we want to have in our lives to help joy flourish. Those with Sun, Moon or rising in Aries or Libra will be most effected.
Aries is about personal joy and material gains while Libra is about the joy one finds in partnerships both business and personal. The cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are being tested during this retrograde period.
Questions like, what is my financial life like and could I improve on it? Do I really enjoy the job I am doing? Do I really feel fulfilled in my personal relationships?Should I tighten up on my spending habits? Is it best for me to be working so many hours and sacrificing the joys of my personal relationships? Are the material pleasures of my life bringing joy into my life or are they draining me?
Mars enters Taurus on March 9th and the sign of Taurus feels some lift in their walk as this brings physical energy and financial gains. If you have Sun/Moon or rising in Taurus, this placement will motivate you to move forward. If you do not move forward, then this energy can be explosive and create instability.
Transformation is coming to those born under the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius till Mars moves into Gemini on April 21st. All fixed signs will be challenged to move forward and not get suck in stagnant emotional or spiritual energies.
The full Moon on March 12th is in the sign of Virgo at 22 degrees at 10:54AM (EDT). Pisces is the opposite sign of Virgo and the opposition of both luminaries, which creates a full Moon, are both square Saturn in Sagittarius forming a t-square (tension). If you have Sun/Moon or rising in the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces within 8 degrees of 22 degrees, you are being called to combine compassion with service.
What is our feelings of unconditional love, service to others, healthcare, international relationships, immigration, higher teaching, higher ethical laws, education, religion and philosophy and the way the media communicates.
On a personal level, all of the mutable signs mentioned, will be asking themselves questions about all of these topics.
Pisces and Virgo can teach the world how to be more of service to our fellow human race. Virgo's and Pisces are wonderful at being caretakers such as nurses and doctors. We need more compassion in this world and this full Moon allows, through the stress in the t-squares, to manifest. Yes, it can be a stressful time for the mutable signs but the stress or energy from the tension in this full Moon chart can propel these signs forward. Breath deeply during this time to dissipate some of the emotional stress that builds up.
Protesting this month could continue to be large as Jupiter squares Pluto while opposing Uranus. An energy that is active till September of 2017. The sign's of Cancer and Gemini help to create balance in the middle of the storms set off by both t-squares in this full Moon chart. Balance can manifest through Yoga practices or any practice that allows mind, body and spirit to remain integrated during this full Moon tensions with Venus in retrograde motion involved in both t-squares.
Lot's of breakups in relationships for the cardinal signs if they don't learn to relax and let things flow. Those signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
Mercury enters Aries on March 13th right after the full Moon in Aries. Venus is retrograde in Aries and the Sun moves into Aries on March 20th starting off spring Equinox. Do you think Aries is the most effected sign this month? Your correct if you answered yes.
Mercury in Aries makes a very active mind. How can an active mind calm down enough to hear the inner voice as a guide to what Aries really wants in life?
Aries can miss the subtle messages of Venus in retrograde motion if they don't calm the active Mercury in Aries down from March 13th to March 31st.
The new Moon is in Ares on March 27th (10:57PM EDT) at 7 degrees. If you have Sun, Moon or rising in Aries you are starting a whole new life. With Venus retrograde, Moon, Sun, Uranus and Mercury all in Aries, its like a roller coaster ride of energy starting a new pathway to who knows where. With the opposition to Jupiter both square to Uranus and Mercury, major changes in the world are ready to take action. Let's hope its not a war as Aries is the warrior spirit of the Zodiac.
Aries is known to make quick choices they may regret later. This combination could do just that. They may end a relationship suddenly without much time reflecting on how it will influence themselves. With this much Aries energy, selfishness can cloud one's vision losing the balance between love of self andconsideration of others. If you have an Aries boss, its going to be a ruff time at work till the first week of May.
We end this month with Mercury calming down as it enters the sign of Taurus on March 31st. This can help build a financial plan that is more practical in the lives of the fixed signs. Those born under the sign of Taurus are starting to build a better life for themselves as thoughts are more clear surrounding financial matters and abundance of life in the physical world.
Lou Valentino has been doing astrological consultations for 25 years. Visit his website at www.yogavisionaries.com for services. He can be reached at 860-574-9467 to schedule an appointment. Namaste.