The March Planetary Illuminations report is now posted and you can read it in its entirety here. If you are on my mailing list you will soon receive a simplified version of the report which is in plain English and easy to understand. If you’re not on my mailing list, please sign up in the sidebar!
There is a great deal of planetary excitement this month and here is the introduction to get you started.
The biggest planetary factor influencing our world today continues to be the challenging square (90 degree) aspect between Uranus and Pluto. (If this is unfamiliar to you please read the summary in the sidebar for more details.) Challenging aspects between Uranus and Pluto occur every 35 years or so, with the last one, the conjunction, occurring between 1962-1968. The current cycle has included seven exact alignments and one additional alignment that was within a few degrees, beginning back in 2010. It is this major cycle that has been the witness of so much revolutionary change and radical breakdown of power structures across the globe.
During the first two weeks of March Venus and Mars, both in Aries, “translate” the bigger Uranus/Pluto event. The faster moving planets often trigger larger cycles into action, so I would expect this time period to erupt into conflict and bring any power structures that simmer below the surface into consciousness, both in the global political arena and in our personal lives as well.
We also see the second phase this month of a harmonious trine between Jupiter and Uranus, the two freedom and liberation planets, that peaks on March 3rd. Jupiter provides expansive confidence, and Uranus excites the imagination and creates innovation and change. This is usually a very positive aspect for breakthroughs of all kinds, especially in science and technology. In our personal lives this aspect will call our attention to areas of our lives that require change or where we may feel that we are being blocked from being our authentic self (Uranus) and the desire for change and liberation will be expanded by Jupiter’s confidence.
Saturn turns retrograde in the middle of the month. When a planet changes direction its movement slows down to a crawl as it prepares to retrograde, and this intensifies its influence. This is particularly true if the planet is affecting a sensitive point in your own chart, but with Saturn changing direction we will be much more cognizant of the need to apply discipline and focus to every area of your life so that you can master the material realm which is Saturn’s domain.