I am writing this on Sunday 3rd March and had this been January or March, it would be the 31st of the month and I would be fine. Instead, February’s short 28 day month meant that I am late getting this up, so I will have to play catch up. In a month when there is a lot happening, the fact that while we are only three days into the month means that I have missed a lot, but I am in time for the exciting week we have in front of us, during the first full week of March.
So what have we missed?
We have missed Venus’ departure from Capricorn and return to Aquarius on 2nd March and the Moon making the same shift less than 24 hours later. For the first time in five years, we moved into March with Venus still in Capricorn, due to the fact that she got held back by her retrograde phase last year. Over the previous 25 days, Venus had not only moved to Capricorn but aligned with first Saturn, then Pluto and the South Node, who will remain here all year, making this one of the most powerful areas of your chart in 2019 and also in 2020. Venus will return later in the year for a second visit, but for now, in the Capricorn ruled area of your chart, Venus has left you with a clear sense of what you want and the means to continue to walk the talk.
This will have a big impact on the events over the next few days and the coming months. For this leaves behind some strong and settled forces in the Capricorn ruled area of your chart. Apart from the Moon, who will return every four weeks, there will be no changes and no other direct influences until Venus herself returns in November. What you see is what you get and with Saturn, Pluto and the South Node all here all year, what you see is a strong and powerful support system.
This is how you begin the week of Monday 4th March and this has a bearing on what comes next. I will go through events this month in chronological order, for there is a lot happening over the course of the first full week of March, which has implications throughout the month and for the course of the coming year.
The week begins with Venus in her early days in Aquarius and while this is good news for the Aquarius ruled area of your chart, this is the only area active this month that will not continue its reach into the rest of the year. Once Venus leaves on 27th March there will be no more planetary activity here until she herself returns in late December. In a week and month when there is some real competition for your attention, the Aquarius ruled area of your chart is the only one that can really claim to be urgent. Yet Venus is here for the rest of the month and after the Moon leaves on 5th March, she will remain on her own. Venus is here to bring some magic and attract opportunities, so this will be a fun experience.
On Tuesday the Moon will leave Aquarius and return to Pisces, where this will both set off a chain of events and happen to find itself in the right place at the right time. A New Moon in Pisces on Thursday 7th March is a direct result of the Moon’s return, with an alignment with the Sun creating the New Moon. However, this also puts the Moon here and therefore your instincts sharp when Mercury turns retrograde here on Wednesday 6th March. This is the first Mercury retrograde phase of 2019 and also ends a period, which began with Eris’ direct turn on 11th January, where there have been no planets in retrograde motion. With no planets in retrograde motion, the whole solar system has been moving at top speed and is one reason why the first two months of the year have flown by.
Mercury retrograde phases can create mixed messages, misunderstandings and mistakes, but only if we ignore the ‘go slow’ signs and continue to rush through life. A New Moon during Mercury’s first full day in retrograde motion will send mixed messages, with Mercury putting his foot on the brake while the Sun and Moon put their feet on the gas. This is why having the Moon here as Mercury turns retrograde will give you an intuitive edge. When in doubt, trust your gut.
This comes just as the Sun is moving into an alignment with dreamy Neptune, the first without Chiron, the planet of healing involved, in Pisces in our lifetime. Neptune returned to Pisces in 2012, but with Chiron here since 2010, it was impossible for the Sun to shine the solar spotlight on your dreams, without also shining them on the healing process. Chiron left last month, not to return to Pisces for another 44 years. This year you are free to focus on the dream, just as a New Moon opens the doors to new beginnings and Mercury opens the doors to the past, second chances and an opportunity for a do over.
This will be felt across the board, but will be especially potent in the Pisces ruled area of your chart. When you are reading your Monthly Horoscopes, this is where I am talking about the Sun’s presence in the first three weeks of the month. However, as I can only cover so much in the Monthly Horoscopes, if you don’t find what you are looking for there, you will find it in the Monthly Reports and I will be covering this in your Daily and Weekly Horoscopes.
I mentioned that this will continue to impact the coming months and the rest of the year. That is because while the Sun will leave Pisces on 21st March, Mercury next month and Venus, who returns on 27th March next month as well, Neptune will remain all year and in fact through to 2026. The North Node is drawing closer to a positive trine aspect with the North Node in Cancer, something that will become exact in the lead up to a total solar eclipse there in early July.
Now while this is happening in Pisces, there is something else developing at the time and that something is a lot bigger and a lot more game changing. The planets are always on the move. The Sun, Mercury and Venus visit all 12 areas of your chart at least once in a 12 month period. The Moon moves through all 12 every 28 days. It is a bit different for Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter returned to Sagittarius in November and is here until December and in his last full month in direct motion, is settled and stable. Saturn returned to Capricorn in December 2017 and won’t leave until December 2020, though he will leave for a few months next year.
Yet even Jupiter and Saturn, while they don’t visit all 12 areas of your chart in a 12 month period, they complete several cycles in our lifetime. It is the outer planets, who spend years in an area of our chart that are in a category of their own. Of the outer planets, the only full cycle that is humanly possible to experience in a lifetime is Uranus, with a cycle of around 84 years. A Neptune cycle takes around 165 years and a Pluto cycle around 245 years.
Because these cycles are so long, they are known as the generational planets, with everyone born within the same generation often having the outer planets in the same sign. For example, Pluto was in Leo from 1937 to 1958, so many baby boomers have their Pluto in Leo. Anyone born after 2008 (in the last nine years) will have their Pluto in Capricorn.
When an outer planet moves from one sign to another it is a big deal and not only affects us globally and personally, it means that we have a whole new generation coming into the mix. Apart from any babies born between 16th May and 7th November 2018 (when Uranus dipped his toe into Taurus before retrograding back out), anyone born after 9.26 pm (New Zealand time) 6th March and for the next seven years, will have their Uranus in Taurus.
Most people born since 2010, apart from the few months in 2010/2011 and those few months last year, will have their Uranus in Aries. We have just finished producing a Uranus in Aries generation and are about to start baking a Uranus in Taurus generation. I have six grandchildren, all but one has their Uranus in Aries. The odd one out is my grandson Marlow, who was born last June, in Uranus’ early weeks in Taurus.
What I am trying to convey here, is what a big deal this is, that it doesn’t just have an impact on us personally and globally, but on those being born.
Uranus is known as the ‘great awakener’, the ‘great disrupter’ and the planet responsible for finding our personal truth and what makes us unique. Uranus shakes things up and works to disrupt us from habits, patterns and rituals that keep us stuck.
Uranus’ final days in Aries will be very different to his early days in Taurus. Before leaving Aries at 9.26 pm, 6th March (New Zealand time), Uranus will be working to make his final days count, knowing that he won’t be back for another eight decades. This hasn’t always been an easy transit for Uranus, at odds with Pluto for a lot of that time. Yet there will be a push to make these final days count. When Uranus returns to Taurus, as well as changing the global landscape, the backdrop that will remain constant as the faster planets continue to move, this will change the dynamics in the solar system.
With Pluto in Capricorn until 2024, Neptune in Pisces until 2026 and Uranus in Taurus until 2026, after this massive shift in a few days' time, the outer planets will remain in place for years to come. Pluto for the next five years and Neptune and Uranus for the next seven years. Taurus and Capricorn are both Earth signs and while Uranus won’t reach a point where he can move into an exact trine with Saturn and Pluto, they are in supporting signs. This is the start of a powerful partnership between the Taurus and the Capricorn ruled area of your chart. At the same time, Neptune is at a positive sextile aspect to any planets in Taurus and Capricorn.
Once Uranus returns to Taurus on 6th March, he will remain there for the next seven years and this will put all three of the outer planets into a positive aspect to each other, for at least the next five years. This is in contrast to the Pluto/Uranus squares of recent years.
The faster moving planets are an ever changing landscape, but the outer planets are the stable background, with Uranus’ return to Taurus not only creating a major shift, but a shift towards greater stability. With Mars in Taurus until 31st March and forming those direct aspects that Uranus can’t, this is something to get excited about. Mars will move into an exact trine aspect to Saturn in Capricorn on 13th/15th March and to Pluto on 19th/21st March. Mars will move into a positive sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces, on 11th/12th March, in both cases bringing a taste of things to come.
The fact that Mars is in Taurus when Uranus returns, will give this a head start. Uranus and Mars together can be impulsive, but Taurus is an earthy and grounded energy. Mars is full of impatience, but Uranus is here for the next seven years, so this should balance out.
While there is a lot happening in the first full week of March and especially around 6th/7th March mark, after that things are fairly stable and quiet. Venus is in Aquarius until 27th March, returning to Pisces to end the month with Mercury here. Mercury is in Pisces all month and in retrograde motion from 6th March to 29th March.
The next actual shift will be the Sun’s departure from Pisces on 21st March, returning to Aries to take over from where Uranus leaves off. From Uranus’ departure on 6th March to the Sun’s return on 21st March, there is a chance to let things settle.
Apart from those listed above, there will be no other planetary shifts this month, but we have a rather exciting Full Moon or at least exciting implications from this Full Moon.
The Sun will return to Aries at 10.58 am (New Zealand time) 21st March and the Moon will return to opposing sign Libra, at 2.28 pm 21st March, exactly three and a half hours later. Because the Sun is still at 00 degrees Aries by the time the Moon returns, they will move into opposition to create a Full Moon at 2.42 pm, just 14 minutes later. This has both immediate and longer term implications.
The first is that there is zero time for either the Sun or Moon to prepare and with Uranus having just left Aries a few weeks earlier, this could have sudden and unexpected implications on both the Aries and the Libra fronts. A Full Moon is a clash between the Sun and Moon, so there will always be some tension, but as this happens so quickly, there will be no build up. It will hit you, things will come to a head, turning and/or tipping point a then it’s over. The Moon will remain in Libra until 23rd March, but with the Full Moon over in the early hours, everything after that is rebuilding.
The longer term implications are first that, with the Sun in Aries for the month and the Moon coming full circle in four weeks, by the time the Moon comes full circle and moves through Libra again from 17th April to 20th April, the Sun will still be there. This means we will have a second Full Moon in Libra, on 19th April. Two Full Moons in the same sign in a row are rare and can only happen if the first Full Moon falls just minutes after the Sun returns and that is the case this month. This happens somewhere once every three to four years and is literally ‘once in a blue moon’.
However, the last time that we had two Full Moons in Libra was in 1962, 57 years ago. With Venus in her final days in Aquarius during the first Full Moon and Mars in fellow Air sign Gemini during the second Full Moon, in both cases rarely so, both Full Moons will be exciting. They are also the first Full Moons without Uranus in opposition in nearly nine years. This is something that Venus is secretly preparing for when she returned to Air ruled Aquarius on 2nd March. Venus returned to find the asteroid Juno in Air sign Gemini and the asteroid Pallas Athena not only in Libra, but in retrograde motion here. In not only a month, but a point in the month when there is a lot of major activity, the asteroids will barely get your attention. Yet Venus knows that there is not one but two Full Moons in Libra coming up and that Mars is returning to Gemini on 31st March.
The dramatic action is taking place in Aries, Taurus and Pisces this month, but behind the scenes and free from unwanted attention, something exciting is building in the Aquarius, Gemini and Libra ruled areas of your chart. Your Monthly Horoscopes and Reports will provide more details, but as an example, for Virgo Venus has returned to your work sector, the two Full Moons will fall in your income sector and Mars returns to your career sector on 31st March. For Leos, Venus has returned to your relationship sector, the two Full Moons fall in your communication sector and Mars returns to your friendship sector on 31st March.
There is a third implication from these twin Full Moons is the placement of Easter. The reason why Easter falls on different dates each year is because, in 325 AD the Council of Nicaea established that Easter should fall on the first Full Moon after the spring equinox (autumn equinox for those in the southern hemisphere). This means that the Full Moon in Libra, while the Sun is in Aries will always determine Easter falls. But what happens when there are two Full Moons in Libra?
I am not 100 percent sure why it is the second Full Moon, on 19th April and not the first Full Moon that will set the date for Easter, but I have an assumption. That assumption is that Easter falls on the first Sunday ‘after’ the equinox, while the Full Moon this month falls ‘on’ the equinox. Had this Full Moon fallen a day later, we would be celebrating Easter on the weekend of 23rd/24th March. Instead, we will be celebrating it four weeks later, on the weekend of 20th/21st April, which is the latest possible, with the Sun leaving Aries on 20th April.
If you aren’t happy about waiting another four weeks for a long weekend or extra chocolate, you can thank this Full Moon or you could use this month’s Full Moon as a practice run.
Your Monthly Horoscopes and Monthly Horoscope Reports will give you all the information on where these Full Moons will fall, where Uranus is moving to and all the areas of your chart being impacted, where, how and when and your Monthly Reports will get right down into the details.
All the very best for what should be an exciting month and from my perspective, thankfully a 31 day month.
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