Astrology for March 2023
SUN, MOON & PLANETS THIS MONTH
note: all dates and times in this article are based on Universal Time Zone (UT)
YOUR ZODIAC SIGN THIS MONTH
Generally speaking, the strongest influences will come from:
1. the current position of your Ruling Planet and the aspects, patterns or connections it creates
(see the list of ruling planets at the end of this post)
2. your Ruling Planet moving retrograde or direct
3. planets passing through your Zodiac Sign
4. New and Full Moons affecting your section of the Zodiac
PLANETARY PLACEMENTS & PATTERNS
Pisces Season began on 18th February and continues until 20th of this month when the Sun moves into the first fire sign Aries at the first Equinox of 2023. March is a solar blend of water and fire elements which creates a sparkling sense of inspired excitement. But we will need to guard against a tendency to get completely carried away on a tide of uncontrolled enthusiasm! Taking actions that are fuelled by emotion alone would be like diving into dangerous waters without a life jacket.
This article gives the highlights in this month’s astrological cycles. Invite them to guide and empower your manifestation projects and ask for their assistance when you struggle to cope with the harsher aspects of life on Planet Earth.
MOVEMENT OF THE MOON
The Moon passes through your Zodiac Sign 1-2 times per month. Because La Luna affects your moods and emotions you may find that your feelings are more sensitive when she is in your sector of the zodiac. Your instincts are intensified at this time, and you are at your most intuitive and imaginative.
Strong reactions can be triggered by planetary contacts and patterns made by the Moon while in your sign, which can throw you off guard. It is important to protect yourself from unwanted energies and influences and to channel your Moon magic into manifesting benevolent outcomes for yourself and your loved ones. Read more about the Movement of the Moon
MOON VOID OF COURSE phases
When the Moon makes no more astrological connections to any planet before it moves into the next zodiac sign. Traditional astrology believes that anything important which is initiated during these times is unlikely to reap results or come to fruition.
THIS MONTH’S ASTROLOGY EVENTS
1 March Moon in Gemini trines Saturn in Aquarius. Please do not underplay the lasting potential of your ideas. If you feel you have put your finger on something seriously important then find a way of communicating your thoughts to people who might be able to take it to a wider audience.
1 March UT 01:05 Moon goes void of course until UT 02:39 when Moon moves into Cancer.
1-3 March Moon in Cancer squares Ceres in Libra and Venus, Jupiter, Chiron & Eris in Aries, trines South Node in Scorpio and Sun & Neptune in Pisces, opposes Pluto in Capricorn. You could be in a highly productive phase, overflowing with inspiration and spoilt for choice when it comes to goals you want to achieve. Make sure you are motivated by the wish to find personal fulfilment rather than the urge to impress people in powerful positions.
3 March UT 14:20 Moon goes void of course until UT 15:15 when Moon moves into Leo.
2 March Mercury conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. You may be transmitting intelligent, simple yet sophisticated insights into how to solve serious problems by taking an unorthodox approach to correcting mistakes made in the past.
2 MARCH MERCURY MOVES INTO PISCES
Most of your enlightened ideas are likely to originate from your imagination or to be inspired by dreams and visions. As they will probably be far more interesting and entertaining than ordinary life, you could get lost in them. Gazing out of the window when you are supposed to be concentrating on the task in hand could get you into trouble, especially if there is something going on which requires your undivided attention! You may be feeling drowsier than usual, so make sure you allow plenty of switch-off time. If you are seeking clarity on information that confuses or upsets you, place it by your bedside before you go to sleep and ask the angels to decipher the data on your behalf.
2-3 March Venus conjuncts Jupiter & Chiron in Aries. There is huge potential for you to receive lucky breaks which could bring you great healing. But first you have to supercharge your levels of self-worth and self-esteem. Otherwise it might be difficult for you to believe you deserve the good fortune which comes your way. And by developing an attitude of gratitude for the gifts you were born with, you open your door to a limitless flow of Abundance.
3-6 March Moon in Leo squares North Node & Uranus in Taurus and South Node in Scorpio, trines Jupiter, Chiron, Venus & Eris in Aries, and opposes Saturn in Aquarius. Your confidence and self belief are the allies that will enable you to win the war against doubts and fears which cast long shadows over your future. Gloomy doomsayers should not be allowed to sabotage your sunny outlook or destroy your optimistic expectations.
6 March UT 03:16 Moon goes void of course until UT 03:38 when Moon moves into Virgo.
5 March Mercury in Pisces trine South Node in Scorpio. Your family tree contains hidden strengths bequeathed to you by your ancestors. But they cannot be of practical benefit until you tap into them and invoke their influence to empower, guide and protect you as you travel through your current life time.
6-8 March Moon in Virgo trines North Node & Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn, opposes Mercury, Sun & Neptune in Pisces and squares Mars in Gemini. Your true strength lies in your ability to concentrate on the task in hand. Resist the temptation to be distracted by other issues and activities, at least until you feel you have gone as far as you can with whatever you are engaged in. At this point you can relax your effort, recharge your batteries and return to work with renewed inspiration.
8 March UT 14:05 Moon goes void of course until UT 14:43 when Moon moves into Libra.
7 MARCH FULL MOON IN VIRGO trine Uranus in Taurus
This is the perfect time to consolidate on the effort you have contributed up until now, culminating in the present moment. You deserve to reap the rewards of your labour. Give yourself credit for what you have achieved, even if the results appear relatively modest. Your main concern should be that you feel satisfied with how things are going. Your project is a work in progress which you will continue to bring to perfection in a variety of ways and forms.
As this full Moon occurs in the 2ND decan of Virgo the influence of Planet Saturn might give it a rather critical quality. A trine between the Moon and Planet Uranus could help you to utilise this judgemental edge in ways which will prevent you from repeating mistakes made in the past. On the contrary, these errors may be the very reason why you do things differently and end up with improved outcomes this time round.
7 MARCH SATURN MOVES INTO PISCES
This is the final two and a half year phase of Saturn’s journey through the zodiac, as the Master of Earth Plane Manifestation moves into the sign of spiritual awakening. We should expect to see large scale rejection of religious hierarchies which seek to dominate and control through the use of fear, doubt and deprivation. The implication is that divine wisdom and privilege are granted only to an elite group of gurus while everyone else has to grovel in the mud at their feet. Nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone who incarnates in a human body is honoured by the Cosmos, and therefore fully entitled to climb the stairway to Paradise in their own time, on their own terms.
8-11 March Moon in Libra conjuncts Ceres, opposes Jupiter, Chiron, Venus & Eris in Aries, trines Mars in Gemini and squares Pluto in Capricorn. Try not to put yourself under pressure to decide on a single direction or ultimate destination while you are still in the stage of weighing up pros and cons within a variety of options available to you. There is no need to shelve a subject until you feel ready to do so. Even then your interest will only be suspended. You can always regenerate it in future.
10 March UT 23:34 Moon goes void of course until 11 March UT 00:05 when Moon moves into Scorpio.
11-13 March Moon in Scorpio conjuncts South Node, opposes Uranus & North Node in Taurus, trines Saturn, Mercury, Sun & Neptune in Pisces. Try not to get forced into making changes until you feel strongly guided to do so. It is not that the adjustments are wrong or unnecessary in themselves but if they are executed under pressure, they might end up causing more harm than good. Your instinct on timing and method is the magic ingredient which makes for the most benevolent outcomes.
13 March UT 06:56 Moon goes void of course until UT 07:20 when Moon moves into Sagittarius.
12 March Jupiter conjunct Chiron in Aries. This is an enormous opportunity for self-healing, provided you are courageous enough to confront the painful wounds and problems that are preventing you from achieving the life goals you really want to win. Do not let disappointment get you down. Failure can hurt for a short time but hope will soon spur you on to try again.
12-16 March Venus conjunct Eris in Aries, square Pluto in Capricorn. A strong sense of self-esteem feeds your feisty inner Warrior Woman, making her braver and more assertive than ever. Especially when she has to pit her wits against bullies and power abusers. Guess who is most likely to win that battle!
13-15 March Moon in Sagittarius squares Saturn, Sun, Neptune & Mercury in Pisces, trines Chiron, Jupiter, Eris & Venus in Aries and opposes Mars in Gemini. Your ability to maintain a confident, courageous and hopeful attitude will help to defend you against depression and doubt. But it is important not to cut corners, no matter how impatience you are to combat the chaos and confusion. You are aiming for lasting results rather than a quick-fix feel-good factor.
15 March UT 08:48 Moon goes void of course until UT 12:05 when Moon moves into Capricorn.
14-17 March Mars in Gemini square Sun, Mercury & Neptune in Pisces. It can be so irritating when you are seeking facts about a specific subject and all you get is a nebulous fog of indistinct information, leaving you frustrated and confused. Do not give up! Trust that you are being guided to the Source which holds the answers to your questions. You just have to keep believing that, as Light dawns, everything will eventually be made clear to you.
15 March Sun conjunct Neptune in Pisces
“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.” Chuck Palahniuk
15-17 March Moon in Capricorn conjuncts Pluto, squares Ceres in Libra and Chiron, Jupiter & Eris in Aries, trines North Node & Uranus in Taurus. Patience is the name of the game when it comes to expanding your current level of consciousness. Your life is a serious test of commitment, strength and endurance and an evolutionary process which cannot be rushed. Your soul has set you difficult lessons which require time and effort to master.
17 March UT 14:12 Moon goes void of course until UT 14:24 when Moon moves into Aquarius.
16 MARCH VENUS MOVES INTO TAURUS
Take time to celebrate, recognise and appreciate the talents and abilities you were born with. They can be used to enrich your life and make it more enjoyable and fulfilling. They can be depended upon to help you earn a living, and to provide for your material comfort and security. One very valuable gift that you may be taking for granted is your capacity for putting people at their ease and helping them to feel comfortable, calm and safe. This aspect of your nature is enhanced by Venus while her influence is reinforced by her rulership of resourceful, relaxed, strong and stable earth sign Taurus.
17-19 March Moon in Aquarius squares Venus, North Node & Uranus in Taurus and trines Ceres in Libra & Mars in Gemini. Relationships can be challenging, especially if they demand your undivided attention. But it is possible to negotiate win/win scenarios so long as you have a simple list of terms which make things seem less like work and more like fun for you. Your potential partners are then free to decide whether your conditions are acceptable to them.
19 March UT 10:31 Moon goes void of course until UT 15:11 when Moon moves into Pisces.
19-21 March Moon in Pisces conjuncts Saturn & Neptune, trines South Node in Scorpio and squares Mars in Gemini. It is time to take the business of turning dreams into reality more seriously. A quick dip into what you think you might want to happen at some point will not suffice. You must be truly committed to the belief that your vision for your ideal future is being manifested by you.
21 March UT 15:56 Moon goes void of course until UT 16:01 when Moon moves into Aries.
19 MARCH MERCURY MOVES INTO ARIES opposing Ceres in Libra
The pace picks up again, favouring a communication style that is focussed, sharp and direct. Unless the delivery of your information is relevant and to the point, you will be wasting time and energy as well as causing confusion and frustration. Because this placement of Mercury can be tactless, be careful not to blurt out things that would be better kept to yourself. Think before you speak because the unvarnished truth can get you into trouble and might make you appear as if you do not care. Try not to jump to conclusions or interrupt before you have heard the whole story. But feel free to call the speaker to attention when they start to repeat their story or lose track of their subject!
20 MARCH SUN MOVES INTO ARIES (EQUINOX)
We have arrived at the Equinox and now is the time to set your goals for the coming season. Start out with an overall idea of what you would like to achieve during the year and then break the path to your ultimate objective into a series of shorter term goals, or destinations. The Sun’s energy blazes brightly in dynamic fire sign Aries, where it can help to boost your confidence, motivation and enthusiasm. But it might heighten your levels of impatience, so be careful not to push yourself too hard, too soon. Targets and deadlines can be used to keep you on track, but try not to pin all your hopes on hitting them. See them as something to aim for rather than defining them as outcomes which must be either won or lost.
20 March Venus conjunct North Node in Taurus. If you have been trudging through life dragging a heavy load of unrequited effort behind you it might be time to stop in your tracks. Perhaps you have been straining to achieve worldly power and prestige when it would have been so much easier to reach for personal happiness and fulfilment.
21-23 March Moon in Aries conjuncts Sun, Mercury, Chiron, Jupiter & Eris and opposes Ceres in Libra. Your concern for others should not be allowed to compromise your own goals, direction and focus. Your primary role is that of mentor and motivator, providing a positive example to those who need to develop independence, courage and conviction in order to heal their wounds and solve their problems.
23 March UT 17:11 Moon goes void of course until UT 18:41 when Moon moves into Taurus.
21 MARCH NEW MOON IN ARIES opposing Ceres in Libra
It is time to set your intentions on winning your goals. You are sowing the seeds for success, but you must be prepared to wait for results. Take one step at a time and do not get impatient if you hit delays. Feelings of frustration will drain your energy and drive. A short-term sense of disappointment could undermine your courage and motivation, preventing you from achieving your objective. Stalled starts and interrupted initiatives can help to create the strength and persistence you will need to reach your final finish line.
As this month’s meeting of the Sun and Moon is opposed by Dwarf Planet Ceres, you could be drawn to more than one goal or project. You do not need to put yourself in the position of having to make a definite either/or choice about which one to focus on first, but you may have to decide on how to sort out a list of priorities to help you avoid any conflict of interests.
23-26 March Moon in Taurus conjuncts North Node, Venus & Uranus, squares Pluto in Aquarius and trines Ceres in Virgo. The most valuable and sustainable way to contribute to Humanity is by using your natural gifts, talents and abilities to build a life that is overflowing with abundance and fulfilment. Your true source of wealth and wellbeing is the satisfaction you gain from creating your own happiness.
25 March UT 16:17 Moon goes void of course until 26 March UT 00:41 when Moon moves into Gemini.
23 MARCH PLUTO MOVES INTO AQUARIUS
This very big deal event is happening for the first time since 26 December 1798, when Pluto finally left Aquarius after a 20 year stay in the sign. The influence of this small but potent planet is intense, creating challenging circumstances which ultimately lead to transformation and rebirth. The transition time between breakdown and regeneration is tough, as is any experience whose purpose is to demolish and rebuild. The sign of Aquarius is all about social systems that honour Humanity as a whole rather than single individuals with specific qualities. Everyone, from humble to high, is an expression of some unique aspect of Cosmic Consciousness and should be respected for their unique contribution to society. If this fundamental principle of the Universal Order has been broken or ignored then Pluto will bring retribution to the lawbreakers. Their abuse of the powers granted to them will be revenged and the riches they accumulated will be removed and redistributed.
23 March Ceres in Libra trine Pluto in Aquarius. Empower the impact of your creative projects by introducing an outside the box element which, even though it may seem shocking to begin with, regenerates the interest in your design.
23 MARCH CERES RETROGRADES INTO VIRGO
If you are struggling to work through a timetable of the chores and duties associated with your creative project it could be because you are trying too hard to get everything super-organised so you can stay on schedule. But by doing so, you are factoring out the organic element which brings life to your design. If you do not force the flow but rather let it follow its own natural rhythm you will arrive at a result that satisfies your standards for a job well done.
24 March Mars in Gemini square Ceres in Virgo. This irritable energy could interfere with the way you organise your daily routine. It might make you question the skills, methods and techniques you employ to keep everything running smoothly. There is no harm in checking whether there are other ways of doing things but please don’t be in a hurry to fix something that is working perfectly well.
25 MARCH MARS MOVES INTO CANCER
Make sure that you engage with your goals on a personal level. You need to generate a sense of excited enthusiasm about what you are doing, otherwise your energy levels will drop. Ideally, you will find time to get involved in activities which can provide you with creative outlets. Tune into your imagination for clear cut guidance on where to place your focus but try not to push yourself to draw definite conclusions until you feel completely comfortable with the direction you have decided to take. Try not to overreact in situations where you feel driven to defend yourself, as this might get you branded as moody and temperamental.
26-28 March Moon in Gemini trines Pluto in Aquarius, squares Saturn & Neptune in Pisces and Ceres in Virgo. If you a tackling a tricky situation which requires a lot of research and reading between the lines in order to get to the truth it would be better to commit to a specific strategy of study which promises definite outcomes. Otherwise you might end up wandering aimlessly about in a wilderness of dead-ends and rabbit holes.
28 March UT 01:37 Moon goes void of course until UT 10:21 when Moon moves into Cancer.
26-31 March Mercury conjunct Chiron, Jupiter & Eris in Aries. The speed at which you are able to come up with quick-fix solutions to pressing problems could surprise and excite you. The results may only be temporary but they motivate and encourage you to keep going until you achieve total victory! The trick is to play to your strengths and focus your attention on warding off negative thoughts that risk destroying your chance of winning.
28-30 March Moon in Cancer conjuncts Mars, trines Saturn & Neptune in Pisces and South Node in Scorpio and squares Sun, Chiron, Jupiter, Mercury & Eris in Aries. Your instincts are now about as strong as they can get and they provide far more reliable guidance on how, when and where to act than any other source of instruction. So if someone starts trying to boss you around or tell you what would be in your best interests, you can kindly but firmly tell them you already have the situation well under control.
30 March UT 13:43 Moon goes void of course until UT 22:30 when Moon moves into Leo.
30 March Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Fall in love with your inner Wild Child! They may upset you, embarrass you and generally disrupt your carefully constructed comfort zone from time to time. But the wow factor they bring to your life shakes you up and stops you from stagnating.
30 March Mars in Cancer trine Saturn in Pisces. Getting your timing right is one of the most difficult lessons to master. But once you learn to rely on guidance from your instincts and intuition about when to act and when to hold back you will be set for life.
30-31 March Moon in Leo opposes Pluto in Aquarius, squares the Nodes in Taurus & Scorpio and trines Sun in Aries. There is no need for you to conform to any ideals on how to be a powerful, influential individual. You were born to be You and you are the only Being on Planet Earth who can fulfil that very special role.
Planetary Rulers of Zodiac Signs
Planet Mars rules Aries, Planet Venus rules Taurus & Libra, Planet Mercury rules Gemini & Virgo, The Moon rules Cancer, The Sun rules Leo, Planet Pluto rules Scorpio, Planet Jupiter rules Sagittarius, Planet Saturn rules Capricorn, Planet Uranus rules Aquarius and Planet Neptune is ruler of Pisces. More about ZODIAC SIGNS and their Rulers.
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