Posted on February 28, 2016 in Overviews
By Henry Seltzer for ASTROGRAPH Horoscopes
The astrology of March features Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, along with two extremely powerful eclipses. The March 8th New Moon and solar eclipse takes place in Pisces, near Mercury and Neptune, and makes aspects to all the other outer planets, including Saturn in mid-Sagittarius. Jupiter is also featured in the solar eclipse energy, across the Zodiac from the Pisces lineup and exactly opposed to the Sun and Moon. There is therefore an optimistic cast to this timing, and we also have the difficulty of the polarity of conservative Saturn in aspect with revolutionary and explosive Uranus, its antithesis. Uranus is still in close aspect with transformational Pluto. The Uranus-Pluto square, now fading, is still quite important as a guiding factor for this spring, and beyond, remaining with us in Spirit as we gain in awareness of the massive changes that are taking place within us, and around us. We must soldier on, aiming toward a more sustainable future, for ourselves and our culture, crowded together in the fragile and beleaguered lifeboat of this planet that we call home.
Venus is found in mid-Aquarius as the month begins, getting ready to cross into mystical Pisces on the 12th, when she will square Mars in the early degrees of Sagittarius. Mars is thus emphasized in the mid-month timing, and slowing down as well, getting ready to station in mid-April. This slowing down is making his energy more seriously available to us even now, in the latter half of the current month. There is the energy to be out and doing, represented by Mars, and yet also a way that this energy can be directed inwards, as suggested by the current emphasis on Pisces, in symbolic chime with the twelfth solar sector of unconscious process. And this is what the coming Mars retrograde suggests, as well, another introspective turn to the inside.
Saturn too is stationing to retrograde motion, and quite soon, transpiring on March 25th. This enables a strong and resistant force to even more greatly emerge: a studied avoidance of any form of change whatsoever. It is so intensely powerful that the solar eclipse Sun and Moon strongly aspect Jupiter and Saturn, in forming square alignment, and Uranus and Pluto also, the harbingers of inevitable revolutionary adjustment. With Mercury involved we are becoming even more aware of the deep necessity for massive change to take place, before we arrive, in some distant yet foreseeable future, safely home.
Mercury is conjunct idealistic Neptune in the solar eclipse configuration, signifying the emergence of greater consciousness of inner realities, and then, by the time of the mid-month quarter Moon, is to be found in direct aspect to Uranus and Pluto. This leads up to Mercury's conjunction with the Sun in the timing of the Equinoctial lunar eclipse and Full Moon of Wednesday, March 23rd, the week before the Easter holiday weekend.
We are therefore blessed with greater conscious participation in everything that is going on for us, right now, the forceful symbolism for both moving ahead, and for holding back. The ultimate outcome of this current struggle is not however in doubt. When Saturn and Uranus get into a tussle, Uranus, and the future, always win.
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