March is a dramatic month, with plenty of high energy astro activity to keep you hopping. Fire is the dominant element in the first half of March, with a series of supportive trines to encourage progress. This promises action, fast paced evolution and a twist or two to keep life interesting.
In the later part of the month, Venus in Taurus brings a gentle, softer influence. Combined with Mercury at his poetic best in Pisces, both of which link to Neptune and Pluto, the astrological ambiance is more intuitive, romantic, and artistic towards the end of the month.
Jupiter, Uranus, and Excitement
March begins with lucky Jupiter forming an exciting trine with electric Uranus, from 14° Aries to 14° Leo, until March 10. This repeats the trine that first formed between Jupiter and Uranus in late September 2014. It will re-form for the third and final time in June 2015.
Together Jupiter and Uranus have a visionary quality. They can help us see beyond known realities and to imagine results or possibilities that might be out of this world, innovative, or experimental. Rather than following the safe, familiar path, this aspect can be a call to explore, to adventure, and to try something different.
On March 4 and 5 Venus in Aries joins Uranus and also trines Jupiter. Venus’ magnetic quality can add a sweetener to current events, perhaps pointing the way to a solution or compromise. With Jupiter and Uranus working together to shake up things as they stand, by opening minds and dangling a sense of what’s possible, Venus may act as an intermediary to help smooth things over, or highlight the value of holding on to what’s right for you, regardless of the opinion of others.
Just as Jupiter begins to move away from the exact trine to Uranus, Mars will show up. From March 9 – 13 Mars will join Uranus and trigger this potentially positive trine, but will also clash with Pluto, via a fractious square aspect. This period looks to be the most volatile or dramatic of the month. It can stir things up, which, depending on your circumstances, might bring welcome progress or can incite an already hot situation. It’s a little like the match meeting dry kindling. A little nudge and things can take off or blow up. It’s all a matter of perspective.
Uranus square Pluto: For the Last Time
March also brings the final exact square between Uranus and Pluto, at 15° of Aries and Capricorn. This aspect has taken up a lot of ink in the past few years and, while going forward, much will still be said of Uranus and Pluto before this particular configuration, the dynamic opening or waxing square, is done.
Whether you have a large-scale revolution in mind, inspired by the dramatic upheavals of the 60s, when these planets were conjunct, or whether there’s just one area of your life that needs to be reworked, March 2015 is like the last call at a closing bar.
If you ache for freedom but haven’t yet dared to throw things in the air to make it happen, seize your chance this month. Uranus and Pluto make their final exact square from March 11 – 29. If you have personal planets or natal chart points (like the Ascendant or Midheaven) at 15° of any cardinal sign, this will be the last exact hit of the Uranus transit, though Pluto will continue to energise 15° Capricorn until November 2016. For all of us the winds of change blow strongly through March, and, if there’s restlessness in your spirit, this might be the month you take charge, dive in, and make a bold choice that is totally right for you.
Venus in Taurus and Mercury in Pisces
And after all the fire, which can mean drama, action, and outbursts, Venus lands in lush Taurus. After March 18 things might stabilise, or a bright spot might appear amidst any chaos that has occurred. Venus in one of her ruling signs creates a beneficial or protective energy that can reveal softness, support, or the potential for security.
Venus ultimately wants to unite and to enhance companionship. Finding new ways to connect, or common ground on which to bond, will be possible. Mercury is also in Pisces, a fellow yin sign, from March 13 — 31.
Both Mercury and Venus will aspect Neptune and Pluto, which can provide opportunities for creative or artistic expression, random acts of kindness and compassion, or the possibility of shifting a stuck situation or relationship into something more functional.
Dealing with details might be tricky around March 18 – 19, as Mercury and Neptune join at 8° Pisces. However, this is a lovely aspect for anything soulful, spiritual, creative, or about rest and retreat. Mercury then sextiles Pluto March 22 – 23, at 15° Pisces and 15° Capricorn, which can reveal hidden information or make it easier to talk about typically taboo topics. Heartfelt conversation or creative out-pourings that touch on deep or secret subjects are likely.
If you have a dream to make things, either in a crafty kind of way or simply wanting to make your home or work space more beautiful, the sextile between Venus and Neptune from 8° Taurus to 8° Pisces on March 24 will be ideal for letting your muse out. The boundless touch of Neptune can help release the beauty locked inside Venus, so go with your feelings then. See where the wings of your imagination might take you.
Practical, financial, or relationship changes will be possible when Venus forms a trine to Pluto, at 15° Taurus and 15° Capricorn on March 30. A little push can lead to a profound or lasting change. Since Venus has her full array of talents and resources available, from her position in one of her ruling signs, this may spotlight women, art, beauty, or generally anything to do with being able to provide comfort or small luxuries.
Bio: Kelly Surtees is a consulting astrologer, teacher, writer, and editor who works with clients and students around the world. With more than 12 years in private practice, Kelly is experienced, warm, and insightful. She loves exploring astrology’s history as well as escaping into the ocean. Kelly’s passion for astrology is infectious, and her specialty areas include Moon Phases, timing techniques like progressions, and incorporating traditional concepts. She can be found lecturing at conferences throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Kelly holds the Australian FAA Practitioner’s Diploma and is an expat Aussie who lives in Canada most of the year. Website: kellysastrology.com