Sun Signs March

March will bring a shift in perspective and put a focus on the other issues that need your attention now. The main action happens after the Sun moves into Aries at the Equinox on 20th March. This month will bring us a taste of the energy that will be around at the year end and into 2021.

The first week of the month is pretty action packed too. We are off to a running start as both Mercury and Venus change signs. The good news is that they are going to be much happier in these new positions and this means we get the most  positive effects over the next few weeks.

Mercury, still in a retrograde until the 10th, moves backwards into Aquarius once more. This can bring clearer communication and ease some of the tensions of this recent retrograde phase. There may be a need to re-address some issues or situations that were part of our life in early February. The last couple of weeks have seen us with so many misunderstandings, working at cross purposes and an over-complication of tasks that are usually straightforward. Mercury does return to Pisces on 16th March but in a forward motion by then, so it will not cause so much confusion. Things, or people that we thought were left behind or no longer relevant to our life, may return or we get some welcome resolution in all kinds of matters. 

On March 5, Venus moves into one of her own signs, Taurus, and will travel through this steady and peace loving sign until early April. This is much more positive for our social relationships and for the enjoyment of things or people that we value. The simple pleasures matter and this is what Venus in Taurus is all about. An indulgence in the sensual delights and social harmony is on the agenda now. For the second half of March Venus is also moving towards a flowing connection with the ‘feel good’ planet Jupiter giving a practical and future proofing element to the lighter side of life. Plan to have some fun with your closest friends and best loved ones.

On March 7, Venus briefly, for a few days, joins with Uranus which may bring an unexpected event or a need to make a change or diversion. Venus is likely to make sure these are all of a pleasing nature so it could just be a sudden and impulsive display of affection or kindness, and you may be the giver or the receiver.

March 9 is the Full Moon, which will have a big impact this month even if it feels subtle. The Sun is joined with Neptune in Pisces whilst opposite the Moon. This can bring dreams and imagination to the forefront or inspiration and creativity keep you up all night. With the Moon in Virgo there may an urge to get things in order and tidy up any chaotic area of you life, paperwork, health or personal matters. Now is the perfect time to do that.

The Sun moves into the Mars sign , Aries at Equinox on March 20, just as Mars is joining with Jupiter. So expect the Astrological New Year to start with a big energy surge. The desire and drive to make some real impact is certainly there now. But Saturn in Capricorn ensures containment and a slow steady pace. So give your goals and aspirations a push forward but attend to the details whilst the focus is on time, commitment and getting it right.

The New Moon on March 24 marks the beginning of a new phase that will play out into the next six months and next year. Over the last couple of years we’ve had Saturn with Pluto in Capricorn. We have seen the restructuring and breaking down of many areas of our life, personal and global. Saturn moves into Aquarius on March 22 and although there will be a short return to Capricorn in July, Saturn will finally move on leaving Pluto behind. to where it will join with Jupiter at the end of 2020, marking a new social era.

The Month ends on a dramatic note with Mars entering Aquarius and joining with Saturn there on the 31st. The feeling is all about what is just around the corner. There is potency and potential. We know what we want to move away from and leave well behind, but the energy has us held in our current position for just a short while longer.

The March Full Moon is at 18° Virgo on March 9at 5.47pm and the New Moon is at 5° Aries on March 24at 9.28am

Aries: You may waste energy on menial tasks, thus getting distracted from the broader visions in your life during this Full Moon. You are likely to make yourself indispensable through being of service, tuning in to the physical needs of others, and generally happy to take on a lot of tasks. If you are not careful however, other people will take advantage of you. This is the time you should be really getting things together for yourself whilst you can keep the focus on the details. Once you’ve put on the finishing touches, you’ll be able to stand back and take pride in your accomplishments.

Taurus: Enjoyment is the keyword for you this Full Moon and it’s time to loosen up and have some fun, especially with close friends and children. If you are socialising you can even risk going a little bit over the top, as this is a general time of celebration for all. Passion and intensity, on any topic you choose, can run rampant and your enthusiasm overflows. You have a strong emotional need for some romantic encounters but you also know how to nurture and maintain the romance in an existing relationship too. So make the most of it and enjoy!  

Gemini: This Full Moon you may spend a lot of time at home, finding great pleasure in looking after your children or family, cooking, making home improvements etc. You are especially sensitive to the moods of others who share your personal space. Although you will be strongly motivated to create a caring and secure environment around you, a crowd can be claustrophobic and you can get on each other’s nerves. This is a time to acknowledge how the comfortable and familiar supports you. Draw on it as a source of strength as you prepare to achieve some great things out in the world.

Cancer: Uncomfortable feelings you experience during this Full Moon phase could result from strong differences of opinion with someone. You can be easily swayed by irrational arguments and emotions if you have to state your case now. It can seem that everybody is trying to get their message through but no one is listening. Try not to be distracted whilst you tie up important loose ends and meet deadlines. You need to keep some time available for a new project or mental challenge. You could be making plans for travelling or starting a new class or training programme.

Leo: Learning to adjust to economic fluctuations is part of the process of maturing and this Full Moon will find you focusing on personal resources. You can be a very kind and giving person but you also need to feel secure. Being concerned with your own financial status now is probably a good thing. Some people may view you as unusually materialistic and possessive but it’s time to cash in on some of your hard earned investments and name your price for your efforts. Be confident in your skills and abilities and turn them to good use now as others will notice and reward you later.

Virgo: The pressure is on to bring critical projects to a conclusion during this Full Moon. The emphasis is not so much on what you’ve done, but rather who you are. It’s the right time to let your true personality shine and show the world exactly what you’re all about. You understand how important a sincere personal expression is. You may be seen as over-emotional or sentimental but you can have a powerful impact on your surroundings through your moods. You instinctively know how to provide a truly nurturing environment for people to grow and you’re motivated to show how much concern and care you have for others.

Libra: During this Full Moon you are extremely sensitive to your environment. You have a strong need to withdraw from the world and commune with nature or your inner feelings. You might want to retreat to a very private emotional world and other people may have difficulty getting in contact with you. Ideally create a place, which is sacred to you where you can be alone. In this private space you can become aware of your true dreams and longings. Try to work more consciously with the inner world of your imagination through creative work or meditative practice for a few days.

Scorpio: You are extremely sensitive to how people treat you over this Full Moon. You’ll want to know if you have forged strong bonds with your friends. You are both caring and concerned as regards their wellbeing but easily hurt if they let you down in any way. Ensure that you spend time only with people that elevate and support you. Disconnect from the daily grind and indulge your personal happy side for a while. Good food, pleasant company, shared experiences and mutual understanding bring an inner peace that makes you realize that quality of life is not about money, status or possessions.

Sagittarius: Recently a strong sense of loyalty made you conform to family or social expectations. This Full Moon you realise that in your past a lot of your unconscious motivation has been aimed at living up to other people’s standards. Now is the time to reach out for what you want for yourself and stand in the spotlight whilst acting the part of your unique self in all your glory. Take time out during these few days to wave your own flag and get noticed for your current contribution before a new surge of personal creativity rolls in.

Capricorn: During this Full Moon phase your interest in philosophical and spiritual areas is heightened. Use the time to expand your inner window on the world and break new ground. Convictions and values of those close to you will have unconsciously influenced you so discovering beliefs that are true for you personally now takes your whole attention. Travelling or studying will be a strong urge so seize the opportunity to take off in a new direction. It will bring a welcome relief from deeper concerns and you may realise that there is a lot less to worry about than you first thought.

Aquarius: Experiences during this Full Moon will show you how other people have provided emotional security for you. Seeing clearly where you have been dependant in your relationships gives you a new sense of freedom and the release of energy will propel you into a fresh creative phase.You might unearth resources within yourself that you were previously unaware of. This new knowledge will be of great help to everyone you contact on an intimate level. You no longer need to rely on certain items or possessions as you move on, so clear off the cobwebs, throw out useless things you’ve been hoarding and enjoy the liberation.

Pisces: You have difficulty distinguishing between what you feel and the feelings of those closest to you during this Full Moon. Tune in to yourself, and allow your intimate friends to have their moods without imagining they always have something to do with your own actions. You sense that you have all got a little too close and caught up with each other recently and soon you’ll need to stand back. Giving yourself time to recognise your true individuality will allow you to fully connect with others in your own unique way. The support and equality you sense as a result will produce welcome rewards later.

Kate Arbon

Kate Arbon is a professional Astrologer based in West Cork.

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