March is always a transition month for you, with the first three weeks of this month also the final three weeks of your old solar year, with the Sun's return to Aries on the 21st March marking the start of your birthday month and new solar year. As Venus and Mercury travel with the Sun, but not to such a strict timetable, they can return first and when that happens the lines between the past, present and future become blurred. At this is the case this year, with Mercury returning to Aries on the 6th March and Venus on the 7th March. This will exacerbate a sense that it is time to move with Uranus, in Aries since 2010, getting ready to leave in May.
At the same time there are two different camps brewing, that from the get go bring a need to make a balance between work and play a priority. In one camp you have Mars in an adventurous part of your chart working together with planets in a playful part of your chart. Together this is creating a potent cocktail of nostalgic, romantic, adventurous and passionate forces. Or at least that will be the case until the 18th March, when Mars leaves an adventurous part of your chart and then just a day later, Ceres will turn direct in a playful part of your chart. This will take the nostalgic and passionate forces out of the mix, while still leaving playful forces.
In another camp something is brewing across the income, work and career fronts. The month starts with some strong forces in play on the career front, but they are both slow and stable and it looks like nothing much will change. A Full Moon in your work sector on the 2nd March will give work and job matters a jump start, but the real month begins with Mars' return to your career sector on the 18th March. By the time Venus returns to your income sector on the 31st March you should be starting to gain some real professional momentum.
March is always going to be a crossover month for you, a month that starts with a lot of focus on your social life and matters, but as the month progresses you will find you're increasingly drawn to time by yourself, with a need to retreat and withdraw. If there was a clear cut off point then that would be the 21st March, when the Sun leaves your friendship sector and returns to a more reflective and nostalgic part of your chart to begin the month long wind down of your old solar year. This is something that happens at this time every year, but then nothing is ever that clear cut. Mercury will make that shift on the 6th March and Venus on the 7th March, bringing a need for time out to hear yourself think fairly early in the month.
Yet even after the month long wind down of your old solar year begins, you will still remain socially connected, with nothing really ending there. What is a surprise is Venus' return to Taurus on the 31st March, making her the first planet to reach this far this year, three weeks ahead of the Sun. Yet what Venus opens the door to is more than just a jump start on your birthday month and new solar year, with some major new doors opening over the coming months. March is also an important month for relationship matters, with Jupiter turning retrograde in your relationship sector on the 9th March.
What will be really exciting and potentially game changing is Mars' return to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery on the 18th March. This is Mars' first visit since 2016 and his first in our lifetime to find both Pluto and Saturn here. Pluto has been calling for change since 2008, but Saturn finally gives you determination to see things through. As Mars returns to fuel a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences you might just have a chance to make it happen. Especially as Mars is here for several months.
This is a time of year when there is always a lot of focus on your professional game, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of March in your career sector. This year this is a lot more extreme, for you not only start the month with six planets in your career sector, but for the first time in 12 years you also have lucky Jupiter in your work sector. Jupiter's retrograde turn on the 9th March will begin a four month retrograde phase, one that will open the doors to the past, second chances and untapped professional potential. Yet while Mercury will leave your career sector on the 6th March, Venus on the 7th March, the Sun on the 21st March and Juno and Chiron will both leave next month, job and career matters will continue to evolve all year.
The difference this month is that the professional gods are putting as much resources on the field as possible, in order to gain maximum momentum. This is also an important month for relationship matters, even after Mars leaves your relationship sector on the 18th March. After over three years of planetary activity this will leave you with no planetary activity here until late October, but with Jupiter returning just days later to kick off an auspicious relationship year, Mars is fighting to leave your relationships on the right path. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, this means knowing what you're fighting for.
It is on the 18th March that Mars will team up with Saturn and Pluto in your financial sector, something that has never happened before in our lifetime. Mars has met up with Saturn here before, in 1990 and with Mars every two years since the planet of change and revolution returned in 2008. However, he has never met up with both at the same time and this will be game changing. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, this will shake things up but in the process make almost anything you put your mind to possible.
There are two major camps in play this month and they are both so strong and so extreme that you almost have two alternate realities playing out at the same time. On one hand, starting the month with six planets in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery and lucky Jupiter in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, means that this is an adventurous and playful month. Even though three of those planets in an adventurous part of your chart will be gone by the 21st March, Jupiter's retrograde turn means that on the playful and romantic front, rather than dial back the doors are opening to the past and second chances.
Playful and adventurous forces are now locked into place and will continue to work together for the rest of the year. With major relationship developments this month as well, March is a month that is all about your personal life, your relationships, love life and is a fun and adventurous month. Yet at the same time you have reached a stunning and game changing month across the income, work and career fronts. Things have been brewing for some time, but Mercury's return to your career sector on the 6th March and Venus' on the 7th March will flip a switch that will set everything in motion.
With Mars leaving your work sector on the 18th March, this is going to fuel something across the income, work and career fronts that will take on a life of its own. Yet this is also a playful and adventurous month, which presents you with a problem, but also puts the challenges of the past few years into perspective. For 16 months leading up to December 2017, work/life balance was your biggest challenge, but now that this is no longer being pushed, you can appreciate why this was so necessary. With the right work/life balance and a balance between work and play you can have it all.
There is so much happening this month that you will not only need all 31 days to fit it all in, but there will be a need for some smart time management. For this is not only a big month for home and family matters, but for matters of the heart, work and job matters, financial matters and also for fitting in some stunning developments on the adventurous front. Added to that, there is something brewing on the career front as well. Fortunately, there is no reason why you can't have it all. With Jupiter turning retrograde in your home and family sector on the 9th March, there is a chance to make up for lost time, with the doors opening to the past and second chances and then staying open for the next four months.
In the meantime, Mars will be urging you to make the most of his final weeks in your romantic and creative sector, where he is fuelling your romantic and creative passions. This will get a real surge when Mercury returns to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery on the 6th March and Venus on the 7th March. This will add fuel to an already potent mix of nostalgic, romantic, adventurous and passionate forces. The adventure is coming from the planets already in an adventurous part of your chart, the romantic passion from Mars and the nostalgia from Ceres, in retrograde motion in Leo until the 19th March. They are all working together, creating this potent mix.
Yet the closer Mars gets to his departure on the 18th March the more fuel will be added, for he knows that his return to your work sector will kick off the busiest months of the year. With Venus not only returning to your career sector on the 31st March, but kicking off some of the most powerful professional conditions in decades, this is even more incentive to embrace the playful and adventurous start to the month. At the same time you start the month with six planets in your financial sector, giving you a chance to take your financial power back.
March is a month when the focus is always on relationship and money matters, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of March in your relationship sector before returning to your financial sector. However, both are areas of your chart where there has been ongoing planetary activity for years, so it is less that the focus will shift from your relationship and onto money matters and more that the balance of power will start to shift. That shift begins much earlier in the month, starting with Mercury's departure from your relationship sector and return to your financial sector on the 6th March, followed by Venus on the 7th March.
This makes their final days in your relationship sector count, especially as Mercury is the planet of communication and Venus is the planet of love and guardian of your relationships. There is something special and healing developing on the relationship front throughout the month and Venus and Mercury are vital players in this. You start the month with six planets in your relationship sector, with a Full Moon in Virgo on the 2nd March possibly creating some personal and/or relationship tension. This is a Full Moon that falls at this time every year and is a chance to shake a few trees, ensuring you have the right balance between your personal and relationship needs.
With Venus and Mercury on board, this is more an opportunity for a breakthrough and really begin the healing process as Chiron, planet of healing spends his last full month in your relationship sector. As Venus leaves your relationship sector she will take off her planet of love hat and done her planet of money hat, while Mercury returns a day earlier with the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game. This will be no passing visit for Mercury, for turning retrograde on the 23rd March he is here until the 14th May. This is also a big month for heart and mind being on the same page, especially until the 18th March and for matters of the heart, all month but especially from the 18th March.
This month is a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary, with everything that you would normally expect at this time of year here, but in an exaggerated form. That is especially so on the job and relationship fronts, with the ordinary set to become the extraordinary. You will notice this first on the job front, where it is very ordinary and normal to have the focus on work and job matters at this time of year. That is because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of March in your work sector. What is extraordinary is not just the six planets here at the start of the month, but that for the first time in 12 years this comes with the support of lucky Jupiter on the income front.
While the Sun will leave and return to your relationship sector on the 21st March, weeks before that you will be discovering that something extraordinary is developing there as well. It starts with Mercury, planet of communication's return to your relationship sector on the 6th March and Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships' return on the 7th March. Both Venus and Mercury return at around the same time as the Sun each year, give or take a few weeks, making their return this early in the month very ordinary.
What makes this extraordinary is both that you have Mars in your communication sector and that Uranus, in your relationship sector since 2010, is getting ready to leave. While Uranus won't leave until the 16th May, this explains Mercury's retrograde turn on the 23rd March. In retrograde motion Mercury not only has a chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice, but to spend more than his usual three weeks. With Mercury not leaving until the 14th May, he's here to make Uranus' final months count.
There are some important developments this month that divides your month and your reality into two different camps. At the same time the month itself has a dividing line, with Jupiter's retrograde turn in Scorpio on the 9th March beginning a four month review phase. While life won't slow down, on the personal front isn't of looking to the future, there is a chance to look back to the past. This takes away a lot of the urgency, which may make it easier to juggle the two very different camps developing this month. Except this is more a case of having already developed, but just becoming more extreme.
In one camp you have some very fun, playful, romantic and creative developments, starting the month with six planets in a playful and romantically charged part of your chart. Even though Mercury will not only leave on the 6th March, Venus on the 7th March and the Sun on the 21st March, but all return to your work sector, these playful forces will have taken on a life of their own by this point. All the planets moving through a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart are being supported by Jupiter, putting a ring of protection around them.
This is where the other camp developing comes in, for things couldn't be more different. You already have some stunning developments simmering beneath the surface across the income, work and career fronts, but this will bubble over when Mercury returns to your work sector on the 6th March and Venus on the 7th March. With Mars leaving your income sector on the 18th March and the tide turning on the career front on the 19th March, once things take off there will be no slowing things down. From the get go this makes it important to take work/life balance seriously, something that both of last month's eclipses forced you to confront. Now you can see why.
While there is a lot going on this month, a lot of the focus is on Mars' final weeks in Sagittarius. Here Mars is both a messenger from the future and the past. Saturn only left Sagittarius just before Christmas, two days before your birthday month ended, but Mercury stayed on until mid January, giving you time to work on your game plan and resolutions for the coming year. By the time Mars returned on the 27th January Mercury had been gone for 16 days and this firebreak meant that there was no direct continuity from Saturn's three year visit. This allowed Mars to learn from the past, but start a new chapter.
Until leaving Sagittarius on the 18th March, Mars is fuelling your passions and fighting spirit, urging you to follow your passions, the things that excite you or just where a sense of curiosity leaves. For while Mars is learning from the past he is also preparing for the future. When Mars leaves on the 18th March there will be no more planetary activity in Sagittarius until Mercury returns at the end of October. This will be just days before Jupiter returns, with a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion starting in early November. Mars is learning from the past but is already preparing for the major new opportunities ahead.
In the meantime, Mars' return to your income sector on the 18th March will not only bring some stunning forces into play on the income front, but just 13 days before Venus not only returns to your work sector but opens the door to major new developments over the coming months. These are developments that will see major income and job developments work together for at least the next six years. This makes the focus on both home and family matters and matters of the heart important this month, bringing home the importance of having the right work/life balance and the right balance between work and play.
While March is a month where there are a lot of planetary shifts and where we have both Jupiter and Mercury turning retrograde, by far the most important event this month is Mars' return to Capricorn on the 18th March. Last month was adjusting to having Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, something that has not happened before in our lifetime. When your birthday month ended in January, once Venus and Mercury left, this gave you a chance to adjust to having Saturn and Pluto here. Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and with Saturn here until December 2020 and Pluto until November 2024, like it or not they are bedfellows for the next three years.
Pluto is the planet of change and revolution, but after eight years if you haven't made any significant changes yet, then you need some help. Saturn is a planet that is all about structure, discipline and focus, while doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes. Where Pluto can call for change, Saturn brings the discipline to stick to those changes. Yet working together for the next three years and not even due to align until January 2020, this is a slow and steady journey. Or at least it will be until Mars returns on the 18th March, teaming up with Pluto and Saturn together in Capricorn for the first time in our lifetime.
Mars is set to spend an extraordinary amount of time here over the next six months, spread out over two visits. Mars will return to shake things up, creating the potential for major personal change and some major evolution over the coming months. In the meantime, starting the month with six planets in your communication sector, a smart and intellectually savvy part of your chart, will give you an edge in all areas of your life. This is also a big month for home and family matters, something that will continue through to mid May. The real surprise is Venus' return to a playful and romantically charged part of your chart on the 31st March, opening the doors to something special.
This is always the point in any year when the focus is on your income situation and matters, but also on all the currencies in your life. With the Sun spending the first three weeks of March in your income sector, you're not only looking at whether you're getting what you deserve when it comes to the money, but in every aspect of your life. You start the month with six planets in your income sector, but for the first time in 12 years you also have lucky Jupiter in your career sector. The spotlight might always be on income matters at this time of year, but it helps to have some professional structures for this to cling to.
Jupiter has been in your career sector for nearly five months by the time he turns retrograde on the 9th March, with a chance to consolidate your professional position. You can think of Jupiter's position in your career sector, where he is slowing down and then regrouping, as the solid trellis that the income vines can climb and wrap around. It is not just that you have Jupiter in your career sector that is significant or that you start the month with six planets in your income sector, but that it is happening at the same time. Yet even after Mercury leaves your income sector on the 6th March, Venus on the 7th March and the Sun on the 21st March, a partnership between income and career forces will continue to develop for the rest of the year.
In the meantime, Jupiter turning retrograde is not the only reason to avoid pushing yourself this month. On the 18th March Mars, the planet that gives us our energy and drive will return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, where he will spend the next two months preparing for a stunning return to Aquarius in May, where he will spend several months. With the month taking on a smart and intellectual pace by then, across all aspects of your life there will be a call to work smarter not harder.
Whether you are a February or a March born Piscean, until the Sun leaves Pisces on the 21st March this is your month. While there is a Piscean Sun overhead you're in a world that speaks your language and in an energy that you know and relate to. While the rest of us might struggle to operate in dreamy Piscean energy, especially when the Sun aligns with dreamy Neptune in the early days of the month, this is where you thrive. You're able to build castles in your imagination and retreat into them whenever you can manage to beg, borrow or steal a few moments.
However, don't think that you'll be spending the month with your head in the clouds, for there are some major developments across the income, work and career fronts this month. As Mercury returns to your income sector on the 6th March and Venus on the 7th March, it will be clear that this ordinary event is anything but. Along with the Sun's return on the 21st March, Venus and Mercury's return to your income sector is something that happens at this time every year and for the last eight years, Uranus has been waiting, with the engines revving. Yet this year you not only return to find Uranus revving his engines on the career front, but that the same is happening on the career and job fronts as well.
With Mars leaving your career sector on the 18th March and Uranus moving into his final two months in your income sector, there is a sense of urgency about this that means after eight years things are finally coming together. Mars represents everything that you have invested professionally for three years, a real chance that everything you've been working towards for years will start coming together. This includes across the income, work and career fronts. Don't be put off by a bumpy start to the month, with a Full Moon in your relationship sector on the 2nd March seeing the Moon move into opposition with all six planets in Pisces. This will make sure you're not asleep at the wheel.