By Bernadette Evans
Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, at least that’s what the calendar tells us. The Spring Equinox means that the day and evening hours are of equal length. While the Northern Hemisphere prepares for summer, the Southern Hemisphere has its fall equinox, preparing them for the coming winter.
This month, Saturn makes its return to the sign of Aquarius. The last time it made its appearance here was in 1991–1993. Saturn is known for being “the great timekeeper.” He expects you to show up and do the work, if you do, you’ll reap the rewards. Saturn in Aquarius idealizes freedom and altruism, wanting what’s best for society as a whole. At this time, we may see more technological advances and space-related discoveries. In 1991, the Hubble Telescope was launched. Computers were just beginning to be a more common item in the home. Who knows what the next two and a half years will bring? You’ll only get a brief taste of Saturn in this sign. It goes retrograde in May, moving back into Capricorn until mid-December. Then he will be ensconced in Aquarius for approximately the next two years. The other news this month is that Mercury finishes its retrograde. It will take till the end of the month before he starts rolling and communications hopefully become clearer. Now, onto the month, have a good one everybody!
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete its orbit through the 12 signs, staying approximately two and a half days in each sign. When we say the Moon is Void of Course (VoC), it means the Moon makes no more major aspects to other planets before it leaves the sign it’s in. At these times, it can be difficult to get focused and accomplish a task. You may want to relax, meditate or do something where your focus is turned inward. Don’t try and get a new project off the ground when the Moon is Void. If you want to find out more about the Void of Course Moon, check out Moontracks.com.
The times below are listed in Central Daylight Time.
Sunday, March 1
The Moon-Saturn trine could provide some assistance for finishing up a project. There may be a feeling of relief that the project or situation has come to an end. This leaves space for you to start something fresh. There’s a good possibility of making money from either endeavor. The Moon-Saturn aspect may also bring up feelings of having to do it all on your own. Moon VoC in Taurus at 9:52 a.m., until it enters the sign of Gemini at 1:21 p.m.
Monday, March 2
Creating what you love is the focus when the Moon squares the Sun. It’s the Second Quarter Moon, meaning the Moon is building towards a Full Moon. What are you building towards? Everything is possible when you have a dream or a goal in mind.
Tuesday, March 3
There’s the potential for experiencing difficulties in some of your relationships when Venus squares Saturn. Could it stem from miscommunications or misunderstandings? You may prefer to be alone today, and that’s okay, but you may benefit from putting in the energy to maintain your relationships. On another note, be mindful of your spending habits at this time. You could be feeling the pinch so don’t make any unnecessary purchases which cause you to stress out. Moon VoC at 8:20 p.m. until it enters the sign of Cancer at 10:25 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4
Mercury retrogrades back into the sign of Aquarius at 5:08 a.m.; while Venus enters the sign of Taurus at 9:07 p.m. Venus is very happy being in her sign of Taurus. While it’s there you may want to slow things down with regards to your relationships. You’re not putting the brakes on, just enjoying your friend’s or partner’s company. Taurus is a sensual sign, so, giving your partner a massage or a foot rub fits in with the day. Venus also enjoys luxury, whether it’s a nice meal, a comfy couch or a beautiful painting, but be conscious of your spending habits and what your limits are. Today’s energy is about enjoying the good life…in moderation.
Thursday, March 5
When the Moon trines Neptune you could be seeing a person or a situation through rose-colored glasses. Your unrealistic expectations may be impossible for others to live up to. Also, you could healthfully use this energy by creating something beautiful on paper, canvas, tarot reading or some other means.
Friday, March 6
The focus is on relationships and finances when the Moon squares Venus. You’re in the mood to socialize. Go have fun! You could also be examining your relationships to see which ones nurture you. Finances may be a concern at the moment. Make sure to weigh the pros and cons of your purchases before pulling out the credit card. Moon VoC at 1:11 a.m., until it enters the sign of Leo at 3:27 a.m.
Saturday, March 7
The Moon is in Leo today and you could find yourself torn between what you’d like to do and what you think you should do. Making adjustments and compromises with others and yourself may be the way to handle the energy today. Try and find the balance between meeting your needs and wants and those of others.
Sunday, March 8
Your dreams of expanding your horizons by dabbling in mystical, spiritual or creative pursuits are front and center when the Sun conjuncts Neptune. There are so many different avenues to explore, you could have trouble picking just one. When Venus conjuncts Uranus, there’s the possibility of an unexpected love interest suddenly appearing. If attached, you may feel the need for some excitement in your relationship, just be mindful of creating unnecessary drama. Moon VoC at 3:12 a.m., until it enters the sign of Virgo at 5:47 a.m.
Monday, March 9
Mercury stations direct at 10:49 p.m. Be patient, as it will take a while before he picks up steam and communications go more smoothly. There’s a Full Moon in Virgo at 12:48 p.m. Take time to quiet your mind to search for what you’re yearning for. Following your heart’s desire is what keeps you going. There may be times you beat yourself up, thinking you or your work aren’t good enough, always working harder, seeking perfection. Perfection is nice, but not at the cost of your self-esteem and beating yourself up. Give yourself and others room to grow and make mistakes. That’s how everyone learns. The Full Moon in Virgo also highlights having empathy and being there for others. Make sure you have healthy boundaries in place, so you don’t burn yourself out. The shadow side to watch out for is becoming a martyr when you help others.
Tuesday, March 10
An unexpected situation may arise that has you stressed and wishing for an escape hatch when the Moon quincunx’s Uranus. Try not to over-react and do something impulsive. Count to 10 and find a solution that works for everyone. Moon VoC at 3:32 a.m., until it enters the sign of Libra at 5:03 a.m.
Wednesday, March 11
The Sun-Jupiter sextile could bring opportunities for recognition and rewards. Your optimism and excitement about your newest venture are contagious. Someone may be thrilled to help you on your journey. Enjoy the ride.
Thursday, March 12
You may be craving some alone time when the Moon opposes Uranus. There’s a need to just get away from it all and hide. You could go so far as to say something impulsively, which will certainly get you that alone time, but you’ll regret it later on. Look for the balance between freedom and connection. Moon VoC at 3:12 a.m., until it enters the sign of Scorpio at 4:28 a.m.
Friday, March 13
Despite any silly superstition that Friday the 13th is a bad day, the energies today are all harmonious. Get in touch with your intuitive side by doing some meditating or just being still. Then wait for it…and listen to what the Universe has to say. It’s up to you to put the answers to good use and build on it.
Saturday, March 14
When Mars sextiles Neptune you’re being given the opportunity to follow your passion. Be brave and step forward into the limelight to offer your work up for the world to see. It’s often scary speaking up or being seen, especially in these days of social media. Add the Sun-Pluto sextile to the mix and you have the determination to succeed. Don’t let doubts creep in, you’re the creator of your own story. Moon VoC at 5:06 a.m. until it enters the sign of Sagittarius at 6:09 a.m.
Sunday, March 15
The Moon-Neptune square could spark feelings of confusion. You’re having a hard time trying to figure out what’s real and what isn’t. By being calm and grounded you’ll know how to discern between illusion and reality.
Monday, March 16
It’s the Last Quarter Moon. What do you need to finish? Has there been something that’s been nagging at you? Now is the time to put your foot on the gas pedal and focus because this lunar cycle is near completion. Then the cycle will start again with the New Moon in Aries in a week. Mercury enters Pisces at 2:42 a.m. Moon VoC at 4:34 a.m. until it enters the sign of Capricorn at 11:25 a.m.
Tuesday, March 17
When the Moon trines Venus, your hard work could be noticed by higher-ups who may give you the recognition and rewards you deserve. Romance could be on your mind; you may want to plan a romantic night out…or in. Today is also St. Patrick’s Day, making it a great time to hang out with friends and generally have fun. Just be careful of over-indulging.
Wednesday, March 18
Emotions are amplified and possibly intense when the Moon conjuncts Jupiter and Pluto. Pay attention to obsessive thinking as well as any needs to control a situation. You’re enthusiastic about sharing what lights you up with others; your enthusiasm may spark something in them too. If your emotions overwhelm you, go for a walk, meditate or whatever else works to ground yourself. Moon VoC at 7:48 p.m. until 8:16 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Thursday, March 19
Happy Birthday, Dear Aries! The Sun enters the sign of Aries at 10:50 p.m. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, this means it’s time to celebrate the Spring Equinox. The Sun sextiles Saturn which can motivate you to put your head down and concentrate on the task at hand. This is a great time to keep working away slow and steady to help you build a strong foundation. You’re not in the mood for sitting still, you have a job to do.
Friday, March 20
The Mars-Jupiter conjunction could give you an extra boost, whether it is in your professional life or your personal life. There is an optimism to the day that fuels your spirit and keeps you energized. All this positivity may make you think you can leap tall buildings in a single bound…you can’t, so be careful and pay attention to your environment to stay safe. Moon VoC at 4:00 a.m. and void the rest of the day.
Saturday, March 21
There’s a dreamy feel to the day when the Moon conjuncts Mercury. That’s the Pisces energy. You’re feeling generous and optimistic and ready to receive the gifts of the Universe, as well as share your good fortune with others. Embrace all the possibilities that are offered to you. Saturn enters the sign of Aquarius at 10:58 p.m. The Moon enters the sign of Pisces at 7:33 a.m.
Sunday, March 22
You may find you’re receiving flashes of insight when Mercury sextiles Uranus. Take the time to write some of this down. They can disappear as suddenly as they came in. Meeting new and interesting people fosters stimulating conversations and new ways of doing things. Be mindful of blurting something out that may upset someone.
Monday, March 23
When Mars conjuncts Pluto you’re feeling driven to act. There’s an element of control and power when Mars and Pluto join forces; either you’re the one wielding it or someone is exerting pressure on you. You can still accomplish whatever you set out to do without running over anyone else in the process. Moon VoC at 9:51 a.m. until it enters the sign of Aries at 7:58 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24
The New Moon is in Aries at 4:28 a.m. You may be excited about a new venture and its limitless potential. Your passion, creativity and energy are the real driving force behind it all. With focus, determination and your sheer will, you’re able to breathe life into it. It may take time to build up momentum. The gears are just starting to turn, but you’ll get there. The Sun and Moon conjunct Chiron, which could speak to the fact that once you step into doing what you love—what you’re meant to do–it aids in your healing.
Wednesday, March 25
The emphasis is still on Aries and forging your own path. The opposite sign of Aries is Libra which speaks of relationships. Being a leader means knowing when to ask for assistance from others. It’s not a sign of weakness but one of strength to ask for guidance on your project. So, don’t be shy to ask for help or offer a helping hand to someone else.
Thursday, March 26
Feelings of isolation and loneliness may surface when the Moon squares Saturn. You’re being called to dance to the beat of your own drum and sometimes that means you need to be on your own. Don’t force yourself to engage with others if you’re not feeling up to it. Moon VoC at 2:16 a.m. until it enters the sign of Taurus at 8:37 a.m.
Friday, March 27
When the Moon is in Taurus, you may feel the need to slow down and connect with your body. You could do something physical or relax in a tub with some music in the background. Getting outside and connecting with nature can also help reset your body and mind.
Saturday, March 28
There’s a focus on friendships and relationships when Venus trines Jupiter. It’s time to get out and spend time with those you love. Enjoy the energy of today! It feels fun, generous and optimistic. Relationships need tending to so that they may flourish, grow and become stronger. Moon VoC at 6:05 p.m. until it enters the sign of Gemini at 8:38 p.m.
Sunday, March 29
Your attention may wander today when the Moon is in Gemini. It’s not that you’re not interested but that you are interested in everything and want to know a little about a lot of things. Focus on nothing heavy today; keep it light and fun. Enjoy learning and communicating about everything that grabs your interest.
Monday, March 30
The Moon-Neptune square may amplify your emotions and your intuition. You could feel overwhelmed and just want to walk away from others and situations. There’s also the possibility of escaping through addictive habits such as drugs or alcohol. Mars enters the sign of Aquarius at 2:43 p.m. Mars will be in the sign of Aquarius for approximately five weeks. You’re drawn to take actions in new and maybe unorthodox ways. The old tried and true method has no hold on you, you’re chucking it out and forging new paths. Moon VoC at 10:10 a.m. and void the rest of the day.
Tuesday, March 31
When Mars conjuncts Saturn, you may want to move forward but in a focused and controlled way. Or, you may want to move forward and either stop yourself or you’re blocked by circumstances. You may feel someone or something is slowing you down and grow impatient and want to push back. Take a breath, slow down and conserve your energy until another time when it feels easier to get things going. Moon enters the sign of Cancer at 6:43 a.m.
Bernadette Evans is a counselling astrologer, hypnotherapist, Registered Professional Counsellor and writer. She can be reached at 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation. Her website is www.mindshiftcounselling.com.