The Astrology of March focuses on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Jupiter will squarePluto in the beginning part of the month, and also be opposed to its archetypal counterpart Saturn, especially in the latter half, so that optimism, transformation and also a defeatist sense of limitation face off within our psyches. Neptune also aspects Saturn by sesquiquadrate all month long, bringing a slightly cynical attitude to the proceedings. The big news of March is that Uranus will enter Aries on the 11th there to join Jupiter. This is a strikingly huge occasion, bringing the unique and startling perspective of Uranus more fully into conscious awareness, and linking it up once more with Jupiter, since they are again in the same sign. The Spring Equinox taking place on March 20th will be more than a little wild, since at that time the Sun will conjoinUranus.
As the month begins, JupitersquaresPluto, so that the re-forming Uranus-Plutosquare is triggered and very much in our awareness at this time as well. This will be increasingly so as the weeks unfold, leading up to a climactic summer. We are already seeing signs of this revolutionary influence, reminiscent of the period of the sixties, in the ongoing mass demonstrations across the Middle East.
The New Moon of Friday, March 4th, features a strong dose of mystical and dreamy Pisces since five planets reside there, including Chiron and Mars, the Sun, Moon and Mercury. This Pisces line-up further emphasizes Neptune, which is hovering on the brink of its ingress into Pisces early next month. Saturn is strongly emphasized at this time as well, since all the traditional planets except Saturn form a tight cluster, within 90 degrees, across from Saturn. These planets are in fact contained within the close Pluto-Jupitersquare from Capricorn to Aries. This implies that March is starting off with a bang rather than a whimper. Jupiter amps up the powerfully transformative power of Pluto, which is the energy to effect massive change in our lives. We have already seen a good deal of this sometimes overly extreme energy for personal and collective evolution and we will see more as events continue to unfold.
With the Full Moon configuration of Saturday, March 19th, the Sun and Moon in the last degrees of Pisces and Virgo closely conjunct and opposeUranus as it enters Aries. The Jupiter–Saturnopposition is also highlighted. Jupiter suggests expansion and optimism toward the future, while Saturn, almost exactly opposed, symbolizes contraction and negativity, a sense of limitation. These planetary archetypes, fundamentally opposed in meaning as well as in these Full Moon skies, will bring out political polarities and drive us to somehow seek balance. Their push-pull is also triggered by the Last Quarter Moon of March 26th, when this edge will also be most decidedly felt.
The Full Moon weekend of the 19th and 20th includes the Spring Equinox on Sunday the 20th, and promises to be a particularly intense time. We are thrown forward into our future, ready or not, and do well to pay close attention to the changes that are coming toward us, and through us.