March Sunsigns

There is a welcome stretch in the evening and a waft of spring in the air and the astrology of the month also brings us some lighter relief. It’s not a time of dramatic major planet activity. We had plenty of that in the last months. There still is the divisive and polarising Saturn Uranus theme running in the background and that challenging aspect isn’t going away but March has a more gentle touch. This month we are out of the tense Mars Saturn square and into a more stabilising and helpful trine aspect between these two difficult planets. 

Although it’s very much the Pisces season for the first half of the month there is a strong Mercury theme too. Mercury is now making good forward progress in Aquarius, the sign of idealism and vision, and finally comes out of the retrograde shadow on March 13 to coincide with the New Moon in Pisces. On March 4, Mars, the action planet moves into Gemini, a Mercury-ruled sign adding to the rapid flow of ideas and new concepts. This fast pace brings us lots of activity, information or connection but Mercury can be a bit of a trickster too. One important thing about the Mercurial planet is that he, or she, will lean towards whatever other planet or influence it joins with. It will turn two ways and then back again depending on the company it keeps or the direction of current trends. 

Pisces is all about a flowing and unfettered experience so the imagination and dreamtime are enhanced this month. Pisces is traditionally ruled by Jupiter the big planet also known as the greater benefic. As the name suggests this is the heavenly body that brings the feel-good vibe. Jupiter, currently in Aquarius urges us to expand our understanding and reach greater heights of awareness. It is looking for justice, righteousness and new opportunities.  When Mercury joins with Jupiter on March 5, it picks up themes from January 11 and February 14, when these two allies met previously this year. There may be a more acceptable or positive solution to any issues that arose then. Also, we can expect any news stories or information that was current back then, will be enlarged upon or shown to have greater relevance than when it was first seen. 

The month will be a busy one in terms of unfolding events and constant updates. Whilst not providing any real revelations it brings an enlarged version of the overall picture. With Neptune joined to first the Sun and then Venus from March 11-14, it’s likely to add more confusion and uncertainty than clarity. Compassionate and forgiving gestures are likely, but Neptune can also bring a time of denial or escapism. Be aware of lies and illusions around this time, as the misty veils are creating shadows and smokescreens. The New Moon in Pisces on the 13th has mystical and romantic energy. It’s the perfect time for any inner vision work or poetic artistry as long as you can keep a firm grip on reality too. 

Mercury moves into Pisces on March 15 so this week until the Equinox on the 20th could be very fluid indeed. This is not a time to force practical arrangements into place but more a time of light-hearted fun or mental meandering. The Sun’s ingress into Aries marks a new cycle in the solar year. It has a potency and vibrancy that brings a boost to the winter-weary and gives us a positive launch into the next few months. 

The Sun and Venus are drawing closer to their conjunction during the final week of March. This occurs on March 26 in early degrees of feisty Aries. This gives an assertive and determined force to Venus and all she rules, as she now becomes the evening star once more. Over the next weeks, she slowly becomes more visible again following Sunset. Venus tells us about what we love and want to include in our life, who and what we want to make our own. She unites and bonds us together and inclines us to share and gather together. This sets the trend for the following months of 2021. We end the month with a Full Moon in Libra on March 28. The Sun – Moon, Aries – Libra polarity is all about balancing relationship and connection whilst also enjoying a sense of autonomy and self-direction. The month of March ends and the new astrological year starts with a very Venusian vibe.

March has a New Moon at 24 degrees Pisces on March 13 at 10.21am and a Full Moon at nine degrees Libra on March 28 at 7.48pm. 

Aries: During the next weeks, you’ll focus your attention on the practical demands of life. Feeling you must do more than you really need to can create some stress but any self-improvement pays rewards. Invest in yourself now so you can put your best foot forward with confidence later in the month. Regardless of how extrovert and outgoing, you might usually feel, the New Moon on March 13 is a time to pull back and spend some time alone. You will benefit by taking a few days to rest and recuperate, mentally, emotionally and physically as you regenerate your spirit. 

Taurus: Your creative powers are strong. Even you may be surprised at what you come up with by just playing around with ideas or projects. Your romantic feelings are more intense now so try to wear your heart on your sleeve without worrying about the outcome. Don’t take yourself too seriously and you will reap the rewards. It can be worth taking a risk to get at what you really feel. Share your insights with those that matter the most later this month. You instinctively relate to your friends and very much want them to accept you as you are. 

Gemini: Home and family issues take up your time during the next two weeks. Concentrate your energy on projects that give you a sense of security and wellbeing. Sticking with familiar surroundings and intimate company gives the freedom to nurture what’s really important to you. Expect a phase of improvement in career or work situations. A welcome reward with a sense of satisfaction could emerge by mid-month. The pressure to produce can be a bit intense but take time to plan ahead before you take on any new commitments.

Cancer: You may find yourself getting more involved with neighbours or community projects now. Feeling restless is possible so be sure to find activities that stimulate your mind. Seek out new alternatives and explore a change of habit. There are more opportunities available during the next few weeks so be prepared to make the most of them. Try to keep both feet on the ground around mid-month as heightened emotions may run away with you. The impulse for new experiences is very strong but avoid hasty commitments. It’s a great time for planning or rearranging the way you look at things. 

Leo: March finds you concerned with the basics. Your material and financial security are on your mind. It’s time to consider if you are making the best of your natural skills and abilities. Unused talents are can be put to good use. You’ll want to expand your horizons very soon so set your aim high. The New Moon phase on the 13th is a good time to re-evaluate your goals. Reconsider what you aspire to or find meaningful. It may turn out that you’ve changed since you last checked. If what you’re doing now is simply just the familiar routine, it may prove extremely dissatisfying in a very short time.

Virgo: Your need for unique self-expression is the priority this month. Communicating your personal vitality and enthusiasm is important to you. Your current mood makes it harder to be comfortable in company, so you may find a flood of emotional intensity directed your way during the next few weeks. How you respond could largely shape the direction of an important connection. Relationships are meant to be a two-way flow but now you want to take the lead again. You may achieve a new level with someone but it’s hard to keep that intensity going all month. The true feelings underneath are sincere so must be taken seriously. 

Libra: You can be very productive this month by just quietly working away in the background. Reconnecting with your inner world is important for your sense of equilibrium. Valuable insights and breakthroughs are possible. Enjoy the quiet ‘alone time’ whilst you can, as the demands of your outer world will encroach again soon enough. It can be easy to get worried about health matters or everyday responsibilities, especially during the New Moon phase mid-month. Moderation is the key. Make sure you’re not expecting too much of yourself. You don’t want to run out of steam because you can’t keep up with yourself. 

Scorpio: Your position within your community is highlighted this month. What you have to offer is appreciated and you can reap the rewards of your past contributions. Give your social network some focus and you will meet the right people; benefits will soon follow. The phrase “what you put in is what you get out” is the key. The astral weather is perfect for creativity and you’ll find that your imagination flows faster and easier than usual after the 13th. In fact, anything you do for enjoyment will seem twice as good right now. Break out the inner child, drop your self-consciousness and just have some much-needed fun. 

Sagittarius: Getting the credit for what you do well takes on extra significance during March. Self-recognition only takes you so far and now you need some approval from those you respect. It may seem like constant hard work recently but the New Moon phase mid-month will bring a much-needed chance to relax with loved ones. If things on the home front aren’t quite to your liking you will have a tendency to fight for your right to peace and harmony. It’s a good time to start new domestic projects as a way to use any extra energy constructively.

Capricorn: Travel, higher learning, study and spiritual matters are on your mind during early March. You’ve had enough of the ‘every day’ in life and you want the freedom to explore or invite new experiences into your life. Be prepared to open your mind to new ideas and lifestyles. You’ll likely find your attention and energy go into taking care of details and side issues later in the month. Whatever happens, you will be busy by mid-month with plenty of options. Don’t be too impulsive but just be sure you get your ideas out there in some form whatever it takes.

Aquarius: Your attention is taken up by life’s ups and downs but you may just be focused on the negative side of a cycle at the expense of the positive. Pause to evaluate what is worth the effort and what you can dispense with. Smooth out what doesn’t flow well in your life in preparation for a more constructive phase after the New Moon on March 13. Take time to consider how you’re shaping up financially. This is a slow-growth month and maybe not as productive as you hoped. Don’t worry yourself into a fury about things that only time can remedy.

Pisces: With the Sun in your sign take this favourable opportunity to deal with any relationship issues. You’re aware of how much you have to give, but you can also enjoy more freedom when you get the ‘give and take’ into a healthy balance. Interesting and stimulating people may come into your life so find time for intimate encounters or shared experiences. It’s a time of personal beginnings. You may find yourself in the spotlight when all eyes turn to see what you’re going to do next. This may be somewhat surprising, but it’s the boost you need right now. Just enjoy the generosity of others.

Kate Arbon

Kate Arbon is a professional Astrologer based in West Cork.

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