It feels like there is some movement this month as all the planets are direct for March. Mars gets cerebral when it enters the sign of Gemini, melding action with communication and intellect. You could be excited about some upcoming projects and are eager to get your ideas out there. This month is the spring equinox here in the northern hemisphere, while it’s the fall equinox in the southern hemisphere. For those of us in the north, this heralds the coming of spring, and spring always feels hopeful!
The New Moon is in Pisces on March 13. This new moon has a dreamy quality to it. What are you fantasizing about creating? New moons are a great time to begin a new practice. With it being in Pisces, maybe it’s time to begin a meditation practice.
The Full Moon is in Libra on March 28. Full moons can be a time when we release what’s no longer working for us. In Libra, it may have to do with a relationship. Maybe you and your partner—or someone else in your life—need to discuss what you each need. Having an honest conversation is always a good thing.
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete its orbit through the twelve 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 www.moontracks.com.
The times below are listed in Central Standard Time (CST) until March 14 when it switches over to Central Daylight Time (CDT).
Monday, March 1
The Moon in Libra trines Mercury and Jupiter. There could be a strong desire to connect, socialize and communicate with others. Relationships play a key role. You may want to share your ideas and see what happens. Any communication—whether it’s through writing, speaking or channeling—is favored today. You’re in tune with your feelings and able to express them easily.
Tuesday, March 2
The day starts with the Moon square Pluto. It can be an intense energy. Maybe something has come to a head and is finished. Endings can be difficult but are sometimes necessary. There is light at the end of the tunnel; it just may take you a while to recognize it. When the Moon quincunx Mars in the afternoon, you’re passionate about a venture, but your efforts aren’t producing the results you want. It will all come together…eventually…be patient. Moon VoC at 8:09 a.m. until 2:38 p.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Wednesday, March 3
When Venus sextiles Uranus, you could be wanting to spice things up. You may be feeling flirtatious and have a fling, or you may just enjoy entertaining the idea of someone new. It comes down to wanting different experiences; you don’t want to be fenced in. You may find that anything unusual arouses your interest. There’s also the chance of unexpected money flowing in. Mars enters the sign of Gemini at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 4
You could be quite chatty when Mercury conjoins Jupiter, or someone else could be talking your ear off. Ideas are plentiful when Mercury and Jupiter get together, so make sure to write them all down before they disappear. You’re trying to incorporate these gems into a sound business plan to make money. Generously sharing your thoughts with others makes for lively conversations, and you’re happy to share the credit. You’re trying to see the big picture. Remember to take time and just enjoy your friends’ company today too. Moon VoC at 10:10 a.m. until 4:43 p.m. when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Friday, March 5
When the Moon squares the Sun, your emotions could be competing with your ego and your desires. It’s the last quarter square before the new moon. Is there something you’ve been meaning to get to but have been putting off? Are you thinking about past relationships and wishing for a return of an old love? Be present now and act in your current relationships—whatever that looks like.
Saturday, March 6
The Moon is Void of Course in Sagittarius for most of the day. You may need some R&R today. So, take time to rest. Spiritual practices, such as meditation, journaling or yoga, may feel easier to do today. Follow your natural rhythms and see what comes up. Moon VoC at 3:44 a.m. until 8:20 p.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
Sunday, March 7
The Moon trine Uranus aspect could be the ideal time to walk away from an old habit and begin a new chapter. Try it out and see how it feels. The new and unusual is enticing. Be open-minded and stay flexible, you never know what or who is around the corner.
Monday, March 8
The Moon-Pluto conjunction may bring up feelings of being controlled. You could feel that someone is pressuring or manipulating you, and you’re not sure how this happened. You may think your hands are tied, and there’s no way out of a relationship or a situation. Take control of your life and distance yourself from the person or situation. Move in a direction you choose. Moon VoC at 6:52 p.m.
Tuesday, March 9
There’s the possibility of angry words being thrown about when the Moon squares Uranus. You’re not sure what’s going on or how it happened, but you feel you’re guarded and have to defend yourself. Maybe discuss it with someone impartial and get them to mediate and smooth things over. Moon enters the sign of Aquarius at 1:41 a.m.
Wednesday, March 10
Sensitivity, intuition and empathy are heightened when the Sun conjoins Neptune. Being in tune with the emotions of others and wanting to help them is admirable and wonderful; just don’t take on their problems. Remember, you need some boundaries and your own personal space. Don’t deplete your energy to bolster someone else’s. It may feel like you’re lost and not sure what direction to take. Quit looking for answers from everyone else and trust your intuition. Take off the blinders; you know what you’re doing. When the Sun and Neptune join hands expect fantasy and illusion to make an appearance. Escaping by watching a movie, reading a book or listening to music would be a great use of this energy. Be wary of getting sucked into any conspiracy theories or getting duped by a smooth-talking salesperson. Moon VoC at 9:32 p.m.
Thursday, March 11
Emotions may bubble up to the surface when the Moon squares Mars. It’s good to release any pent-up sadness or anger as long as you’re not directing it towards anyone. If you need to, have a good cry. Once you’ve given yourself permission to cry and grieve, you’ll be able to heal so you can move forward. Moon enters the sign of Pisces at 8:44 a.m.
Friday, March 12
Love may be in the air when the Moon and Venus conjoin. Ahhh…can you feel it? It’s a hopeful, dreamy state where you share something with another. Maybe it’s romantic. Maybe it’s spiritual. It could be the love you feel for your family or a cherished pet. It really doesn’t matter. It’s an optimistic faith that keeps you going. It’s a time of peace, harmony and feeling valued.
Saturday, March 13
The New Moon is at 23 degrees of Pisces at 4:21 a.m. Venus and Neptune are snuggled up to the Sun and the Moon, and together, they sing a beautiful song—a melody of beauty, harmony, joy, friendships, love and gratitude. Remember new moons are about beginnings. It may take some time for your dreams to take root, but plant the seeds and remember to act. Let the Universe figure out the perfect timing of it all. Caution: With all this lovely energy, it’s easy to overindulge with food, drugs, alcohol or spending. Moon VoC at 10:38 a.m. until 5:44 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aries.
Sunday, March 14
Daylight saving time begins. You could still feel some of the residual love-fest hangover from yesterday’s Pisces New Moon. Today, the Moon moves into Aries, forming sextiles with Mars and Saturn. Contact your friends and tell them about some of your ideas for your work. They’ll be impressed by your passion and enthusiasm for your project and happy to support you. Having good friends, who have your back and cheer you on, feels darn good. The Moon-Saturn sextile says you may want some time alone with your thoughts. So, basically, in the morning you start off excited and are ready to take on the world, and by the afternoon you could be ready for a nap.
Monday, March 15
You may feel out of sorts—possibly cranky—and you’re not sure why. The Moon-Pluto square gives you a chance to get in touch with your feelings and figure out what’s bothering you. Take some time; it doesn’t have to be hours to tap into your inner wisdom and see where it takes you. Look past the mundane and see what’s behind the curtain. Mercury enters the sign of Pisces at 5:26 p.m. Moon VoC at 10:40 p.m.
Tuesday, March 16
You may have felt the energy of the Sun-Pluto sextile for a few days. You could feel like you need to make a move either to advance your career or to partner up with someone. There’s a desire to transform situations; just make sure the changes are for the good of the group. On another note, you might feel particularly attractive, you’ve certainly got people’s attention. Moon enters the sign of Taurus at 5:56 a.m.
Wednesday, March 17
When the Moon’s in Taurus, you may feel like indulging your senses. Bake a sweet treat, dance to music, have a luxurious bath or enjoy a leisurely walk in nature. Enjoy the earthy, sensual nature and remember all things in moderation…and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Thursday, March 18
The Moon, Venus and Pluto are all playing together nicely, which can make for a fabulous day. A lot of people are being helpful and generous towards others. Working with colleagues on a project is a little easier when everyone is focused on a common goal. The Venus-Pluto sextile may up the charisma and smoldering factor, but you also want to connect on a deeper level. You want to really know them. Moon VoC at 3:40 p.m. until 6:47 p.m. when it enters the sign of Gemini.
Friday, March 19
You feel confident in your abilities when the Moon conjoins Mars. You know what you can do and what you want, and you’re not afraid to go for it. Your excitement can be irresistible which makes for a great leader. Stay focused on your task, don’t get distracted, and you should be able to accomplish a lot. One last note, be sure to share the credit with your co-workers or your partner, then everyone benefits.
Saturday, March 20
Happy Birthday, dear Aries! The Sun enters the sign of Aries at 4:37 a.m. This is when we celebrate the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere. There are conflicting energies today. With the Moon-Jupiter trine, you could be optimistic, generous and excited; you want to hang out with your friends. When the Moon squares Neptune, you may feel confused. It could be about a relationship, work, anything…but everything is not what it seems. Your sensitivity is magnified today, but your perception could be skewed. Don’t do anything rash. Instead, use this energy to be creative or escape by getting lost in a book, a movie or an art project.
Sunday, March 21
Whenever Uranus is involved expect the unexpected. When Uranus sextiles Mercury, there could be fun encounters. Unusual ideas and conversations with friends are possible. An old way of thinking may be replaced by an unexpected revelation. Have fun sharing your insights with others. The Mars-Saturn trine can help you focus on a task or an idea. You’re able to follow through on things you feel passionate about, building a strong foundation. Mars and Saturn together can give you stamina in other areas too, wink, wink. Venus enters the sign of Aries at 9:16 a.m. Moon VoC at 7:04 a.m. until 7:18 a.m. when it enters the sign of Cancer.
Monday, March 22
The Moon in Cancer suggests that it’s time to nurture yourself. It may be time to recharge your batteries. When you look after your needs, you’ll be refreshed and better able to handle whatever comes your way. You could also feel like nurturing those you love by tending to their needs. It satisfies our basic need for home, family and connection.
Tuesday, March 23
Today, the Moon opposes Pluto and Mercury squares Mars. Both of these energies point to being irritated and saying something that could result in an argument. It can also show up as someone biting your head off and looking for a fight. Reflecting on how you feel and the best way to express that would be helpful. If you can, take a break, even if it’s only 10 minutes away from everyone else. If you do, you’ll feel grounded and centered and can speak from a calmer place. Moon VoC at 10:26 a.m. until 4:56 p.m. when it enters the sign of Leo.
Wednesday, March 24
When the Moon opposes Saturn, there’s a good chance you’re feeling lonely, isolated, sad or bored. Try not to dwell on the negative. This too shall pass, as do most things. Wait it out and the clouds will eventually dissipate.
Thursday, March 25
Feeling cheerful and optimistic? You can thank the Sun-Venus conjunction. When these two get together, you could be more playful and want to socialize. Finances may be good right now, and you feel generous. The only caution is to take it easy with the credit card; don’t go overboard with your spending. Moon VoC at 8:27 a.m. until 10:25 p.m. when it enters the sign of Virgo.
Friday, March 26
When the Moon trines Uranus, your eyes may be wandering. You could be looking for something different and exciting to grab your interest. You’re looking for something shiny and new and that gets your blood pumping. Pay attention to unexpected opportunities that may come your way.
Saturday, March 27
Your sensitivity is heightened when the Moon opposes Neptune. You could feel confused about your emotions and any information you’re picking up. Something isn’t clear. Until you know exactly what’s going on with a person or a situation, don’t act rashly. You’ll feel better when you know all the facts. Moon VoC at 6:48 p.m.
Sunday, March 28
The Moon enters the sign of Libra at 12:22 a.m. with the Full Moon at 8 degrees at 1:48 p.m. Venus plays a big part as she is in conjunction with the Sun and opposite the Moon. This full moon’s focus is on relationships. You could have a push/pull between wanting to be independent and assertive but trying to be accommodating in your relationships. It’s okay to be vocal about what you need and go for it; just remember to listen to your partner about what they need. Hopefully, you’ll be able to hear each other and work out any differences.
Monday, March 29
The emphasis is on intuition, dreams and communication when Mercury conjoins Neptune. Psychic impressions are extremely strong at this time. You could receive messages in your dreams. This would be a great time to pursue something in the arts, as well as study tarot or astrology. Be open to the signs and have fun playing with this energy. You never know where it will lead you. Moon VoC at 7:08 p.m.
Tuesday, March 30
You have an opportunity to strengthen the foundations of your relationships when Venus sextiles Saturn. Do you need to have a conversation to find out what each other wants? A discussion could shed light on where this partnership is headed. Moon enters the sign of Scorpio at 12:33 a.m.
Wednesday, March 31
Focus, determination and perseverance are the cornerstones of the Sun-Saturn sextile. You have the opportunity to build on your dreams with a steadfast approach. Success is achieved by consistently doing the work and putting one foot in front of the other. Moon VoC at 7:29 p.m
Bernadette Evans is a counseling astrologer, hypnotherapist, registered professional counselor, as well as a writer. She can be reached 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation. You can follow her on Instagram @bernadette_evans.astrologer. Visit www.mindshiftcounselling.com.