Lot of Cardinal and Fire Energy this month with Jupiter Uranus opposition in Aries and Libra, Pluto in Capricorn opposing Vesta, and Saturn Trine Mars. This is a great opportunity to make goals and take action, especially on things that you’ve been putting off for a long time.
Saturn and Mars Trine –Plan and Act: This month, Saturn will be hovering between 26 and 27 degree Sagittarius, making a nice trine with Mars in Aries. Saturn trines are great for setting boundaries and goals, focusing and getting work done. So if you have planets in Aries or Leo between 23 and 29 degrees, you can make realistic plans to move beyond your usual challenges, but not before you get a strong shot of Saturn’s reality potion. However bitter, this is the medicine needed to become aware of what must go, what needs to change, and where lines need to be drawn. Asteroid Pallas moves closer in orb to square Saturn and with this strategy queen in the picture, it is easier to negotiate goals that will work for you. If you have planets in opposition or square (Gemini, Pisces or Virgo) between 23 and 29 degrees, then the same applies to you, but you are going to feel a stronger push to set goals and become real. The awareness will be more acute in the first week of the month. So get a planner or make a “things to do” list to get started.
Jupiter Uranus Opposition – Will your Challenges Away! Last week, with Mars in conjunction with Uranus and opposing Jupiter, barriers were removed with disruptions and aggression – like being able to voice out anger that was stifled for a long time, or an illness that finally brings the necessary break. Whatever method is used, Jupiter Uranus is about removing challenges that keep us trapped or suffocated. This opposition will continue for the first half of this month, and so meditate, pray, dance to take away that which is still engulfing your life. More probability that Universe will heed your call now! What is released could depend on the planet, sign and house being aspected. If this combo aspects your Sun, you may get rid of the mental blocks that stops you from being good to your body, like working out, meditation, etc.
Grand Cardinal Square Linking Vesta in Cancer with Jupiter Uranus and Pluto – Devoted to a Cause: With Jupiter goading Vesta, the asteroid goddess that holds the flame of devotion to any cause that she believes, it is a positive time to invest time and energy in stuff that strings your heart. This is a cardinal grand square and requires some action. This is not the all consuming passion, but a fire that glows consistently spreading warmth. The fixed start Castor conjunct Vesta promises creativity and opportunity to express one’s beliefs. This aspect lasts pretty much most of the month and the call to transform this fire becomes even more stronger with Pluto opposing and Uranus squaring Vesta. Ask yourself what you want to hold the flame for? Is there a cause that has tugged at your heart and you haven’t responded. This is the time to go for it. Universally there’ll be more people coming forward to pledge their devotion to some cause or the other.
Juno conjunct Astrea in Capricorn trine Ceres in Taurus – An Earthy Goddess Party! Interestingly this coincides with March being “Women’s History Month”. It will throw light on equality in close relationships, pregnancy, raising children, being a parent, nurturing , etc. There will more sensitivity to fairness in relationship or with anybody we care for and nurture. These issues may be felt on a conscious or unconscious level especially for those that have planets between 7 and 13 degrees. On a mundane level there may be more focus on issues related to parenthood, abortion and people who pledge their allegiance to these causes.
Venus in Aries retrograding from March 3 to April 15 – Fine Tune your Internal Radar: During Venus retrograde the spotlight is on the internal rather than the external. It is the time to assess, evaluate and plan. This is a good time to ask what it is you need in relationships rather than what has been dictated by others. Venus is about values and hence evaluate your belief system for flaws and misjudgements – maybe a time to adjust them as we invariably act according to our beliefs. Do you believe in keeping friends even when they have panned out not so trustworthy (to avoid conflicts)? Relationships are not perfect but do you know what kind of behaviors is absolutely not acceptable to you? What do you think of lending or borrowing money from friends, especially if this has affected your relationships in the past? These are some examples of questions that are good to ask during Venus retrograde. Venus for most part is going to be Aries and so some of the evaluation may be about appearance, working out, what you attract, what you deserve, etc., – it is all about the self.