March 2015 – Honor Your Past

Important astrological energies for the month of March 2015:

  • Jupiter retrograde in Leo forms a trine to Uranus in Aries on March 3, 2015.
  • Full Moon with Sun in Pisces and Moon in Virgo occurs on March 5, 2015.
  • Saturn in Sagittarius turns stationary retrograde on March 14, 2015.
  • Uranus in Aries forms a square to Pluto in Capricorn on March 16, 2015.
  • Solar total eclipse (NM) with Sun and Moon in Pisces occurs on March 20, 2015. This is the first eclipse of the year.
  • Sun enters Aries and the Spring Equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere.

Honor Your Past

By Misty Kuceris ©2015

NOTE: Eastern Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

The month of March 2015 is a packed month astrologically with so many various energies occurring. Also, you’ll want to check my void-of-course Moon dates because this is another month when the void-of-course time periods will be long. If you don’t know what a void-of-course Moon period is, you’ll want to read my Void-of-Course Moon article to gain deeper understanding.

As the month begins, Venus forms a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node and Mercury forms both a sextile to Uranus and an opposition to Jupiter retrograde on March 1st. This is a day of reflection.

With Venus forming a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node, you really need to take time to consider past events in your life were important in forming your attitudes and perceptions of your future. You may find that it’s really a time period to let go of what no longer works so you can move on with your life. At the same time, you want to honor past achievements that inspired you to succeed.

With Mercury forming the sextile to Uranus, it will be easier for you to look at situations from a different perspective. You’ll find yourself more willing to move into the future and open your mind to new concepts. But, as Mercury shifts into forming the opposition to Jupiter retrograde, you need to be careful. You don’t want to approach new ideas with such optimism that you don’t take all the facts into consideration. You also want to keep a lot of your ideas to yourself right now. This is a time to plan, not necessarily act. This is also a time to let your mind think of all the possibilities without someone else censoring them. Your ideas might not be the best ones right now, but you still need to free associate so you can determine which are the best ideas.

On March 3rd Jupiter retrograde forms a trine to Uranus. This is not the first time that this trine has occurred. The first time it occurred was on September 25, 2014. And, this will not be the last time that this trine occurs. The last time that it will occur is on June 22, 2015.

Jupiter represents the desire to move forward into the future without boundaries. Uranus represents the desire to try anything new as long as it doesn’t involve any attachment to the past. The problem with this trine is that you may want to make changes in your life but you aren’t considering all your past experiences which can guide you into making sound choices for your future.

Also, it’s important to realize is that Jupiter is retrograde at this time. When Jupiter is retrograde there is a danger that you really don’t consider all the costs involved with your decisions. If you are a business owner, you may be willing to try anything and not consider the cost. Therefore, your advertising tends to be higher than usual. And, you don’t get the rate of return that you expect. Also, new product implementation costs end up being higher and you can suffer a loss to your profits.

On a personal level, Jupiter retrograde indicates that you act with greater hubris because you tend to think that you’re invincible. So, in the negative, this trine between retrograde Jupiter and direct Uranus can indicate that you rush into situations which will end up costing you dearly. You could also end up having serious accidents which have a long-term impact on your life. In the positive, this trine could indicate that you are willing to take risks because you feel empowered to try new things in life. If you slow down and determine the potential costs to your risks, you’ll make the right choices for any forward movement in your life.

Venus is very active on March 4th. It forms a trine to Jupiter retrograde, a conjunction to Uranus, and a square to Pluto. Meanwhile, Mars gets involved today as it forms a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node. All this activity will make the full Moon, which occurs the next day on March 5th, very important on a personal level.

With Venus forming the trine to Jupiter, you need to watch your finances very closely. You might be tempted to go out and make a major purchase just because you want the item, not because you need it. However, there is a chance that you’ll actually end up paying too much for your purchase and you’ll regret it later. This could also be a day when the stock market is behaving very erratically because of world events that deal with a major financial crisis.

Because Venus is a personal planet and not in its favorite sign, you might be tempted to get involved in a relationship where you do all the work and the other person just sits back and reaps the benefits.

Relationships are also at issue when Venus forms a conjunction to Uranus. You might meet an exciting individual who is so different from other people that you’ve known. However, that difference can become a real problem as you get to know this individual. You might find that sparks fly and they aren’t necessarily the romantic kind.

If you didn’t pay attention to your inner guidance, you might find that other people are trying to manipulate you when Venus forms a square to Pluto. Because the aspect is a square, you’ll feel the inner tension but not necessarily know how to communicate this to others. Listen to your inner voices. Other people, especially the media, may attempt to use fear to get you to do things their way. If fear is involved, pull back immediately. That’s a warning to you that not all is as it seems.

With Mars forming a conjunction to the Moon’s South Node on March 4th, you really need to pay attention to your experiences from the past if you want to move forward with future success. This could indicate that there are some violent occurrences in the world as people fight between trying to move forward and trying to hold onto the past. At the same time, this could be a day of spiritual awakening for you if you understand your fears and are willing to let go of them so you can move into the future.

It’s actually a good thing that the full Moon which occurs on March 5th has the Sun in Pisces and Moon in Virgo. This could slow down any projects that you’re thinking of implementing. As a matter of fact, this is a good time to determine what you need to let go of in your life because it is preventing you from taking action. This is especially true since the Venus and Mars aspects made the day before are still active at the time of this full Moon.

But you need to be careful. Because of the aspects which Venus made the day before there could be some sort of major upheaval, especially with the global marketplace. You’ll need to pay attention to world events since the Moon in this chart forms a quincunx to the Venus/Uranus conjunction and a trine to Pluto.

Personally it’s important for you to watch your finances. You need to be careful not to go into a spending mode unless you absolutely have no choice because you need to purchase something for your home. Economically this could be a difficult period, especially as it concerns employment.

On March 10th you’ll feel very optimistic about your ability to achieve things in life as Mars forms a trine to Jupiter retrograde. You have a lot of energy and you’re willing to do what it takes. This could also be a good day because you’re able to inspire other people as they move forward with their lives. They see you as a leader they can trust and a person they want to believe in.

March 11th is a day to watch with the aspects both Mars and Venus make to cardinal signs. The day begins with Mars forming a conjunction to Uranus and ends with Mars forming a square to Pluto. The energy can be very erratic. You may have difficulty focusing on important matters in your life. Or, you may be willing to take risks which can lead to serious problems, either physically or emotionally. You need to curb your optimism until you have all the facts.

Venus forming a square to Ceres on March 11th indicates that there could be a problem with the environment. The weather could be very erratic; the stock market could be erratic. You need to be very careful not to let other people manipulate you into decisions, especially financial or romantic ones, which you are not ready to make. If you don’t feel very nurturing towards other people, take that as a warning that something is not in your best interest. Move very cautiously in your relationships with others.

When Mercury enters Pisces on March 12th, you may continue to feel much of the full Moon energy that occurred on March 5th. Mercury isn’t comfortable in the sign of Pisces. It would rather be in either Virgo or Gemini where the mind can maintain focus and engage with other people. When Mercury is in Pisces there’s a tendency to move through life with feeling rather than intellectual focus.

As Saturn in Sagittarius turns retrograde on March 14th, it begins its journey to return to the sign of Scorpio on June 14, 2015.

With Saturn in Sagittarius, you want to understand how to implement long-term plans into your life. At the same time, any plans that you tried to implement without understanding the potential end result could just cause you difficulty. So, in some ways, this retrograde period may actually help you adjust your plans and make life easier for you in the long run. You may feel frustrated because those plans didn’t work out. But, it’s actually better for you that they didn’t work out. The long-term costs would have been too high. And, with Saturn retrograde moving in the direction of Scorpio you need to resolve your financial problems before they become very difficult to handle in June 2015.

Mercury forms a square to Saturn retrograde on March 16th in the morning hours EDT. You may feel as if you really can’t say anything right now. Or, you may be taking yourself so seriously that you’re missing out on fun. But, you may also be feeling the Uranus/Pluto square which will occur later in the day. Pay attention to your inner guidance. If you don’t feel like saying too much, keep quiet. At the same time, don’t criticize yourself so much that you stop doing things. Try to be very gentle with yourself.

Uranus forms its final square to Pluto on March 16th. This square has been operating in the world and in people’s lives since April 2012 when it came in with a bang as the world tried to change. The first time that the square occurred various factions in the world were fighting for leadership. Young people were trying to change the world by ousting old political leaders. However, in those cases where they were successful, they didn’t have a game plan so situations fell apart before any new order could be installed. Instead, the old leadership regained control and, in some cases, the very conservative causes that were being rallied against became even stronger.

Now with this final square a lot of what occurred in the world over the last few years will become entrenched. Old world orders will stay in place. New world orders will continue to try and revolt, but go underground at this point.

There is still tension in your own life as you try to understand the difference between breaking apart from old structure without learning the lessons of what total chaos can bring into your life. You need to understand that the past is just as important as moving forward into the future. The old rules don’t apply any longer. Yet, not all the new rules are in place that can create a safe and seamless transition.

Venus entering the sign of Taurus on March 17th may help you understand the steps you need to take in life. Placing value on those important aspects of life will help you. At the same time this is not an easy time period because there is a lot of energy in the signs of Pisces and Aries which are very close in conjunction to each other. You may feel confused about how to implement your values because Mercury is approaching a conjunction to Neptune. Or, you may feel confused by what you need to do. Meanwhile, Mars is separating from a conjunction to Uranus indicating that you feel frustrated because things aren’t happening quickly enough.

You may continue to feel confused about the right steps to take on March 18th when Mercury forms the conjunction to Neptune. Not all is as it seems. You need to be careful with contracts as well as discussions with other people. They may be deceiving you outright. Or, they may be withholding information intentionally.

On the other hand, you may encounter people who really believe what they’re saying. But, they may be so single minded about their intent that they’re not seeing all the facts. If they approach you with a venture today, put off the discussion until another day when you can really understand and hear all the facts.

The first eclipse of 2015 occurs on March 20th and is a total solar eclipse which occurs during a new Moon. Both the Sun and Moon are in Pisces and at 29°27” meaning that after the eclipse ends the Moon will go void-of-course for a brief time period before it enters the sign of Aries. Also, the Sun will enter the sign of Aries a little more than 12 hours later on March 20th. This eclipse is part of the Saros 120 Series and till be seen in Iceland, Europe, North Africa, and northern Asia.

Eclipses tend to obscure matters as does the sign of Pisces. So, you need to be very careful with information that you receive today. You may not get all the facts. It’s also important that you remain cautious as you move into new situations. You want to take your time. With the energy in the sign of Pisces, you need to pay attention to your dreams even if it’s not the time to implement them. You need to find ways to bring dreams into reality. Perhaps you may decide that you’re not going to do too much of anything right now. And, if that’s the case, that’s all right.

As the Sun enters the sign of Aries on March 20th, the spring equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere and the new astrological year begins. There is a strong desire to do new things in life. But, it could also be a bit difficult today since the total solar eclipse occurred earlier in the day EDT.

Understanding your goals is very important with this chart as the Sun will form a trine to Saturn retrograde. At the same time, Venus is forming a quincunx to Saturn retrograde indicating that not all is as it seems when it comes to financial matters. You need to pay attention to those financial matters in your life.

But, it’s as if you’ve gone through two different days. In the early morning EDT, the eclipse occurred in the last degree of Pisces. Now the spring equinox is occurring in the early degrees of Aries with the Moon also moving into the sign of Aries. You may even feel a sense of relief with this energy. You’re ready to begin new things. You’re ready to see if there are ways to create relationships which don’t prevent you from being your true self. You just need to understand what’s important to you and not let criticism from others get in your way.

On March 21st, Venus forms a quincunx to Saturn while Mercury forms a quincunx to Jupiter retrograde just a few minutes later. Because these aspects occur so close in time to each other, they really do work as one. You need to make adjustments to your budget and perhaps even correct some of your bookkeeping. You need to reconsider your involvement in relationships. Perhaps you said some things earlier that you now regret. If so, you may need to retract some of your words. Also, be careful with commitments today. You may be excited to help in some way, but you may over commit and regret it later.

When Mercury forms a sextile to Pluto on March 22nd, you’ll be able to accomplish a lot more because you’ve found your mental focus. You’ll be able to understand the inner motives of other people when they discuss matters with you. They won’t be able to manipulate you because you have so much focus. Just don’t push yourself so much that you are mentally exhausted by the end of the day.

March 24th could be a tremendous day for healing. Or, it can be a day where you find yourself doing silly things that you’ll later regret. Venus forms a sextile to Neptune and Mercury forms a conjunction to Chiron. Your intuition is extremely high. However, you may also feel as if you just found your soulmate only to discover later that this individual really didn’t care about you the same way.

You may want to spend the day in reflection and meditation as you take time to recharge and rebalance your energies. Or, you may want to just float around in the world without really having any direction in life. If you take this day as one for reflection and meditation, the floating around will be a very positive thing to do. If you need to accomplish specific goals, move with caution and take one step at a time. Strive for accomplishing those small goals.

One very positive potential today is that you may really help someone through a difficult time period. Your compassion is heightened. You are able to hear what others have to say and suggest solutions to their problems in a way which is not threatening. People will want to tell you things and really appreciate your support.

March 27th could be a good day for you even with Venus forming a square to Jupiter retrograde. You may find that other people are willing to give you the support you need. You may also come across new adventures which can help you growth both spiritually and professionally. Just don’t take everything that other people say at face value. You might become so excited about something that you suddenly find yourself in over your head.

Do be careful with your finances today and contracts involving large dollar transactions. There’s a tendency to be so optimistic about a potential new deal that you don’t look at all the facts and you end up paying too much.

Be very careful with your environment on March 29th when Mars forms a square to Ceres. You may want to rush into matters and find out that you don’t have the right structure to support your success. You need to understand what’s surrounding you. You need to listen to what other people have to say and not just jump into situations.

As the month starts wrapping down, Venus forms a trine to Pluto, Mercury forms a sextile to Ceres, and after forming the sextile to Ceres enters the sign of Aries. All of this occurs on March 30th. When Venus forms the trine to Pluto and Mercury in Pisces forms the sextile to Ceres, you’ll be able to pay attention to what’s important in your environment. You’ll understand what you need to do in order to move forward with life. And you’ll understand how your past has helped you get to this point in your life. As Mercury moves into the sign of Aries, you’ll find it easier to speak your mind. You’ll be excited about taking some new risks in life.

As Mars enters the sign of Taurus on March 31st, you are able to slow down. You’ll understand what you need to do to implement changes in your life. You’ll be able find that balance between taking risk and being cautious. And, you once again understand just how important your past is in building a successful future.