*Any times indicated refer to Pacific Time Zone.
*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.
*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.
March will bring Daylight Savings Time, Mercury moving into new territory, Saturn joining Jupiter in retrograde motion and a total solar eclipse just a few hours before the spring equinox. We will also continue to have a series of long periods of Moon void-of-course. Keep your eye on the prize and plan your days accordingly.
03/01/15 – 1:15 pm – Mercury opposes Jupiter
March starts with the Moon still void-of-course. At least it is Sunday and this could be your reason for not starting anything new until later.
As Mercury 14 Aquarius 45 opposes retrograde Jupiter 14 Leo 45 try to remember to think before speaking. Also, remember that if you must speak, speak the truth and try not to embellish it as Jupiter might want you too. The truth is always easier to remember than a non-truth.
03/01/15 – 3:34 pm – Moon enters Leo
This ends the long void-of-course that started last month. Want to try whipping up a new recipe for dinner? Go for it.
03/02/15 – 1:09 am – Moon trine Saturn
It is the wee hours of Monday morning and this is the first of five exact aspects by the Moon today. It is a waning trine as the Moon is 120 degrees behind Saturn at this time and will catch up to Him in a few days. The Moon is moving slowly right now so things may not seem to move as quickly as you might like. Trust that everything is moving at just the right pace. Try not to force things to happen, particularly at work. The ebb and flow of emotions may also seem to move slower. When you first wake up, make notes of any dreams you may have had. Just write what you remember be it flashes of an image, a word or a feeling. You can analyze later.
Following this, the Moon will make waxing trines to Mars, Venus and then Uranus, indicating that the Moon is 120 degrees ahead of those planets. Having the Moon make the same aspect to three planets on the same day is rare and happens only because these three planets are bunched fairly close in Aries. Trines generally indicate an easy flow of energy so try not to be too surprised if your emotions (Moon) seem to be on a bit of a roller coaster today. Allow them to flow and try not to over-react but just be in the moment. Keep the tissue handy just in case.
03/02/15 – 8:52 pm – Moon conjunct retrograde Jupiter
This is the last aspect of the day. It’s Monday evening and as you reflect on the events of the day you may find yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed (Jupiter). Try to allow any feelings to flow freely like rain drops on a window pane. Remember, tomorrow is another day and it will be different.
03/03/15 – 12:47 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course
It’s the wee hours of Tuesday morning and the Moon 16 Leo 34, following an opposition to Mercury goes void-of-course for over 27 hours. Since the Moon will be void-of-course all day, try to set any new projects aside for tomorrow. Got some new ideas, jot them down and allow them to germinate. Tomorrow should be soon enough to tackle them. For now consider working on things you started yesterday or that are already in progress.
03/04/15 – 3:58 am – Moon enters Virgo
It’s early Wednesday morning and the long void-of-course may be over but the day is just beginning. It’s “Hump Day” and what a busy one this could be.
03/04/15 – 7:14 am – Venus trine Jupiter
Like Monday, this is another five exact aspect day except three of them are by Venus and only two by the Moon. With Venus 14 Aries 28 and retrograde Jupiter 14 Leo 28 this is the waning or closing trine in their cycle as Venus is 120 degrees behind Jupiter. The morning should have a positive feel to it as these two, known to the ancients as the lesser and greater benefics may allow for an easy flow of positive energies. Venus in Aries can be very strong willed, knowing exactly what She wants and expecting to get it NOW! Add expansive Jupiter to the mix and Venus may want even more and She may want it yesterday. Try to keep your expectations within reason. This is the only potentially easy aspect today which may just be good news.
03/04/15 – 10:46 am – Venus conjunct Uranus
This is the second exact aspect of the day. When the love archetype, Venus joins with the rebellious, unpredictable archetype of Uranus anything is possible. If you are in Las Vegas, probably not a good idea to rush to the nearest chapel and marry whomever you are with. Also try to avoid any impulse buying, especially of higher priced luxury items such as jewelry or art. If you must, make sure you can return it when reality sets in and keep the receipt in a safe place.
On the up side, great creative inspirations are also possible at this time. Following this aspect, there will be a reality check as the Moon squares Saturn.
03/04/15 – 7:15 pm – Venus square Pluto
Just before this aspect, the Moon will oppose Neptune. With Venus 15 Aries 04 and Pluto 15 Capricorn 04, this is a waxing first quarter crisis of action square. What a potential conundrum. Is it real (Pluto), should I act, or is it an illusion (Neptune)? Consider your choices carefully before deciding. Sometimes the best action is to not act now. The full Moon tomorrow may bring the clarity needed to decide.
03/05/15 – 10:05 am – Full Moon opposes Sun
Moon 14 Virgo 50 opposes the Sun 14 Pisces 50 and also trines Pluto in Capricorn. The full Moon or opposition aspect represents a time of fruition, when we can find the clarity needed to make a decision or realize the truth of something. You may need to act quickly now as the Moon will be going void-of-course in just 31 minutes.
03/05/15 – 10:36 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course
After opposing the Sun, the Moon 15 Virgo 05 now makes an exact trine to Pluto and will then go void-of-course for over 30 hours, extending through most of Friday. Probably best to put any new projects or issues on hold and focus on what is in progress. You can always tackle them Monday morning when you are fresh from the weekend. One of the concerns with starting something new during a Moon void-of-course is that ultimately, nothing much will come of it.
03/06/15 – 4:52 pm – Moon enters Libra
There are no exact aspects today between the Sun, Moon or any of the transiting planets. Without those distractions, it could be a good day for making progress on any existing projects, ideas or issues while the Moon is still void-of-course.
It’s late Friday afternoon and the long void-of-course is finally over. Enjoy your evening. Tomorrow could be another emotional roller-coaster day.
03/07/15 – 2:46 am – Moon sextiles Saturn
It’s the wee hours of Saturday and this is the first of five exact aspects by the Moon. Saturn is Mr. Reality so be sure to check in as the day progresses.
Following this, the Moon will oppose Mars, sextile retrograde Jupiter and then oppose Uranus. We may feel as if we have abundant energy (Mars) to tackle anything (Jupiter); however, truth be told, we probably don’t. Try to avoid anything extreme and watch out for the unexpected (Uranus) as this could be an accident prone (Mars & Uranus) day.
03/07/15 – 11:27 pm – Moon square Pluto
It’s Saturday night and this is the last aspect of the day. There are consequences to any action we may take and tonight, they just might come home to roost. If our actions were correct and proper, then it may be possible to relax. If not, … This is a short night as we will lose one hour when we set our clocks ahead tomorrow.
03/08/15 – 2:00 am – Daylight Savings Time
Daylight Savings Time begins so set your clocks ahead one hour (Spring forward, Fall back); unless of course your clock does it automatically. This is also International Women’s Day.
03/08/15 – 6:24 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a friendly trine to Mercury, the Moon 24 Libra 05 goes void-of-course for just under 12 hours. It’s Sunday evening. Relax, enjoy the evening and leave any new projects or ideas for tomorrow; preferably after you’ve had good nights sleep.
03/09/15 – 6:10 am – Moon enters Scorpio
It’s Monday morning and the Moon is no longer void-of-course. Got some new ideas or projects to work on? Go for it. Let your creative juices flow. Word of caution, with the Moon in Scorpio you should tread carefully so as not to step on anyone’s toes.
03/09/15 – 11:04 pm – Mars trine Jupiter
While this might normally be considered an energetic aspect with Mars the planet of action 13 Aries 56 trining retrograde Jupiter the planet of expansion 13 Leo 56 this might play out just the opposite. With Jupiter retrograde you may end up feeling drained rather than energized. Try to get a good night sleep in preparation for tomorrow which should be another good day for tackling new projects or working on existing projects.
03/11/15 – 9:06 am – Mars conjunct Uranus
This could be a day of sudden and hopefully good insights or ideas as Mars (action & energy) catches up to Uranus (sudden or unexpected) at 15 Aries 00. Use your energy wisely as it may flow away as quickly as it comes.
03/11/15 – 12:46 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a third quarter crisis of consciousness square, both the Moon and Mercury go void-of-course. This is a relatively short one for the Moon, less than four hours, but longer, 32 hours for Mercury. It is Hump Day afternoon and best to use your time to work on existing projects and put any new ones off until later or tomorrow. With Mercury void-of-course choose your words carefully and be sure to think before you speak, write or post anything.
03/11/15 – 3:37 pm – Mars square Pluto
This is a first quarter crisis of action square between Mars 15 Aries 12 and Pluto 15 Capricorn 12. However, with the Moon void-of-course the need to act should be directed toward things in progress rather than any new ventures, at least until after the Moon enters Sagittarius.
03/11/15 – 4:30 pm – Moon enters Sagittarius
We are over the hump of “Hump Day” and the void-of-course is over so feel free to tackle those new projects or ideas.
03/12/15 – 1:48 am – Moon conjunct Saturn
First of five exact aspects by the Moon today plus we have a sign change as well so this could be an emotionally busy roller-coaster kind of day. This aspect will be followed by the Moon squaring amorphous Neptune then trining retrograde Jupiter. While Jupiter might usually represent expansion, when retrograde it could mean the opposite, contraction or even excessive expansion; that is, something other than business as usual. Following these, the Moon will trine Uranus just as Mercury changes signs.
The combination of aspects today by the Moon create a scenario that can be ripe for accidents. Today is the day to be alert and aware of your surroundings. Don’t take any unnecessary chances. Watch out for others, particularly those who aren’t exercising caution.
03/12/15 – 8:52 pm – Mercury enters Pisces
This ends Mercury’s void-of-course. That doesn’t necessarily mean you can speak your mind now as Mercury joins dreamy, sometimes deceptive Neptune in Neptune’s home sign of Pisces. Remember, there is no way to “unsay” something.
03/12/15 – 10:43 pm – Moon trine Mars
Trines generally allow for an easy flow of energy. This is the last exact aspect of the day. Coming two hours after the Moon trines unpredictable Uranus, this easy flow of Mars action energy combined with the other aspects of the day could mean accidents or an uneven release of energy. No matter how careful one is, sometimes accidents happen. Being alert and prepared can help to minimize any injuries or damages.
03/13/15 – 10:48 am – Moon square Sun
With the Moon 22 Sagittarius 49 and Sun 22 Pisces 49, this is the third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square. Time to complete the assessment of those things that came to fruition around the time of the full Moon, March 5 and decide what is working for you and what isn’t. Think Spring cleaning and try to let go of at least some of those things that you don’t need or are no longer of use to you.
03/13/15 – 4:11 pm – Moon goes Void-of-Course
The Moon 25 Sagittarius 48, following a friendly trine to Venus goes void-of-course for 7 1/2 hours. Not a particularly long one, but since it is Friday evening you may want to avoid making any new plans or starting anything new during this time; unless you really don’t care if nothing comes of it.
03/13/15 – 11:40 pm – Moon enters Capricorn
As Friday draws to a close and the weekend is upon us the Moon’s void-of-course ends. In anticipation of tomorrow’s events, be sure that you follow all the rules, dot the “i’s” and cross the “t’s” as Saturn is at its strongest.
03/14/15 – 8:02 am – Saturn stations Retrograde
Saturn has been at 4 Sagittarius since February 8, that’s over six weeks and guess what, it will be at this degree for another five weeks. Planetary energies are strongest when a planet appears to be changing direction. Saturn’s archetype is for us to plan our work and work our plan. Do it well or not at all. Don’t expect to reap any rewards if you aren’t willing to put in the effort. In the universe of “as above, so below,” one typical result of the energies when a planet appears to go backwards is that things may be delayed but don’t let that deter you from starting. Every journey begins with the first step.
03/15/15 – Beware the Ides of March
So, what is all of this about the Ides of March? The date, made famous by Shakespeare in his drama “Julius Caesar” is the date in 44 B.C on which Caesar was assassinated in the Roman Senate. Astrologically the Moon will be making three challenging aspects today, starting with a square to Uranus then a conjunction with Pluto followed by a square to Mars. It’s Sunday, try to relax and enjoy the day. Avoid conflicts and be more cautious. Watch out for the “other guy,” you know, the one who causes or is responsible for accidents.
03/16/15 – 1:02 am – Moon square Venus
This is a third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square for these two following which both go void-of-course. The Moon for just over two hours and Venus for over 26 hours. It is recommended that you avoid starting any new romantic relationships at this time or making any big purchases of luxury or “wouldn’t it be nice to have” items. Especially those that can’t be returned if/when you change your mind.
03/16/15 – 2:41 am – Mercury square retrograde Saturn
Think of today as having the potential to be like a Mercury retrograde. That is choose your words carefully no matter how you express them, be it verbally, on paper or electronically. While speaking the truth is usually best, today it could be critical as anything you say may come back to you and it’s usually easier to remember, defend or justify the truth. Then again there may be your truth, their truth and THE truth.
03/16/15 – 3:14 am – Moon enters Aquarius
This ends the Moon’s void-of-course. It’s Monday morning and you should have the “green light” to go ahead with any new projects or ideas today.
03/16/15 – 6:50 pm – Uranus square Pluto
This is the seventh and final exact first quarter waxing crisis of action square between these two. Aspects between the three outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto will more likely play out on the world stage unless they activate points in your chart. In the years ahead we will begin to better understand the significance of this long series of repeated aspects for now it appears to relate to the economic and social revolutions and chaos in the world.
03/17/15 – 3:15 am – Venus enters Taurus
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
This ends Venus void-of-course. Venus rules Taurus and is happy to be back in Her lovely home. Venus in Taurus is about having and appreciating nice, pretty things. Things that bring us pleasure, fulfillment or satisfaction. The one thing to watch out for is to try not to overspend. Just because it is pretty or you want it or you look good in it or it is the newest, latest model doesn’t
mean you should have it. Can you really afford it? Do you really need it? Ask a friend you can trust who will tell you the truth before you commit or you just might end up over committed.
03/17/15 – 11:18 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following an easy sextile to Mars, the Moon 19 Aquarius 35 goes void-of-course for over 16 hours. If you can, try to put off any new projects until tomorrow after the Moon moves into Pisces.
03/18/15 – 1:49 am – Mercury conjunct Neptune
This is the first of five exact aspects today. The other four will be by the Moon. Coming during the night you may find yourself having some insightful dreams. Write or record as much of the details as you can remember. Don’t worry about grammar or complete thoughts or sentences or even trying to make sense of them. At least note them for later review. Don’t trust them to memory. The emotional effect of the aspects by the Moon may prove helpful in understanding the dreams.
03/18/15 – 3:58 am – Moon enters Pisces
Following this the Moon will make four exact aspects today. The first three are a sextile to Venus (should be easy/good), then a square to Saturn (reality check please) and then a conjunction (meeting, could go either way) with Neptune.
03/18/15 – 6:28 pm – Moon conjunct Mercury
This is the fourth and final exact aspect by the Moon today. “Hump Day” is winding down and as you relax from your day you may find some clarity as to your dreams.
03/20/15 – 2:36 am – New Moon conjunct Sun
This new Moon at 29 Pisces 27 is the first eclipse of 2015 and is a total eclipse of the Sun. Occurring during nighttime in the US, it will not be visible here but it will still be felt. Eclipses can be inertia breakers so try to be prepared for whatever the day sends your way. The line of totality runs from just south of Greenland around and just above northern Europe and Asia. While not total, it will be visible throughout Europe and northern Asia. This eclipse is from Saros series 120 or 17 South. The general theme for this eclipse family is generally positive with the possibility of sudden or unexpected success in business, family or relationship matters. It may be big or it may be small, but if you are “kissed” by this eclipse, good things should be coming your way. Don’t expect them to just “fall in your lap” though. If you don’t plant the seed or take that first step, chances are nothing much will come of it.
Following this, both go void-of-course; the Moon for less than one hour and the Sun for 13 hours.
03/20/15 – 3:28 am – Moon enters Aries
This ends the Moon’s short void-of-course. The Sun is still void-of-course and the Spring Equinox is almost upon us. This looks like a good day to try and put the finishing touches on any on-going projects, issues or presentations.
03/20/15 – 3:45 pm – Sun enters Aries
It is the Spring Equinox. Winter, as a season at least, is finally over. Don’t pack away your snow gear just yet as Spring blizzards are often the most dangerous as they are unexpected.
03/21/15 – 4:14 am – Moon occults Uranus
This is an unusual day as the Moon occults two planets. An occultation is like a super conjunction as not only are the two planets on the same vertical line; they are also on the same horizontal line. If you are in the right place at the right time and have the right equipment, you could watch Uranus disappear behind the Moon and then reappear a short time later. To see this one you will need to be in eastern Brazil, central Africa, the Middle East or western Asia.
03/21/15 – 3:51 pm – Moon occults Mars then goes VOC
Now it is Mars’ turn to slide behind the Moon only to reappear a few minutes later. To see this, you will need to be in western Antarctica or southwestern South America. The combination of these two occultations could make this an interesting day as the unexpected or sudden Uranus combines with the energy of Mars. Be alert and be careful as this is the classic “accident” combination.
03/23/15 – 7:24 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following an easy sextile to Mercury, the Moon 16 Taurus 39 goes void-of-course for almost 23 hours. It may be Monday and you may be tempted to start some new project but this may not be the best time for it. It may be more productive to work on things in progress and try to finish them or at least move them along. Try to start something new now and there is a good possibility that nothing much will come of it. If so, don’t think of it as time lost but rather as a learning experience.
03/24/15 – 6:22 am – Moon enters Gemini
It’s Tuesday morning and the Moon void-of-course is finally over. This could be a good time to tackle those new projects or start that new …. whatever you’ve been thinking about.
03/25/15 – 12:25 pm – Sun trine Retrograde Saturn
With the Sun 4 Aries 49 making a waxing opening trine to retrograde Saturn 4 Sagittarius 49 this may be an opportune time to reflect on your inner truths. The realization that your truth may not be someone else’s truth and that both may be valid can be both an eye opener and a brain twister.
03/26/15 – 5:35 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following an opening sextile to Mars, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over seven hours. Not long but it is Thursday morning. Good idea to use this time for reviewing things in progress, re-read, re-edit, re-consider, all the appropriate “re” words. This afternoon and tomorrow will be better for new things.
03/26/15 – 12: 45 pm – Moon enters Cancer
The morning void-of-course is over and you should now have the green light for tackling those new projects or issues. The Moon is home again so feelings of nurturing or being protective of those people or things you care about may rise to the surface.
03/27/15 – 12:43 am – Moon square Sun
With the Moon 6 Cancer 19 and the Sun 6 Aries 19 this is the first quarter waxing crisis of action square and the first of five exact aspects by the Moon today. The Moon has slowed down, perhaps to enjoy Her time at home so emotions or feelings may develop more slowly or linger longer. Keep the tissue handy as following this, the Moon will trine Neptune, sextile Venus, oppose Pluto and then square Uranus at 7:09 pm. All in all, the near “ideal” ingredients for an emotional, touchy-feely day culminating with the possibility of some sudden insight into what it was all about.
03/27/15 – 7:11 pm – Venus square Retrograde Jupiter
Well, if 7 and 11 are lucky numbers this third quarter waning crisis of consciousness square between the two benefics may be just the lottery ticket you’ve been waiting for or it may provide the answer to any lingering questions as to what this day was about.
03/28/15 – 2:55 pm – Mercury goes Void-of-Course
Following a waxing trine by the Moon, Mercury 26 Pisces 00 goes void-of-course for the next two days plus. When Mercury goes void-of-course, meaning it will make no exact aspect until after it moves into the next sign, it can behave a bit like when it’s retrograde. Pay attention to all communications to avoid being misunderstood or misunderstanding someone. It can be a good time to start a new writing project as there will be fewer distractions, that is aspects to Mercury at this time. However, expect that you will need to review and edit whatever it is you write.
03/28/15 – 6:58 pm – Moon and Mars go Void-of-Course
Following a first quarter waxing crisis of action square, both the Moon 28 Cancer 04 and Mars 28 Aries 04 go void-of-course. The Moon for less than four hours but Mars for over two and half days. When Mars is void-of-course and won’t make any exact aspects until after entering the next sign, one may feel energized. While this can be a good time for tackling projects or activities of a physical nature, it can also be a time when we may tend to overdo, to over-exert ourselves or even take unnecessary risks. This can also be a time when people may be more accident prone. Try to be more aware of your surroundings and the actions of others and yourself.
03/28/15 – 10:48 pm – Moon enters Leo
It’s Saturday night and with the Moon entering “look at me Leo,” it may be the right time to put your best foot forward, especially if you are trying to impress someone or catch a certain someone’s eye.
03/30/15 – 6:57 am – Moon goes Void-of-Course
It’s Monday morning. Following a waxing or opening trine to Uranus, the Moon 16 Leo 03 and moving very slowly goes void-of-course for the next 28 hours joining Mercury and Mars. It is unusual to have the Moon and two planets all void-of-course at the same time. If you must start something new, move slowly. Make a list, talk with others and use the time to collect all the data you might need. Don’t be afraid to “table it” and wait until tomorrow afternoon to make a decision. By then all the void-of-courses will be over and the Moon will be in analytical Virgo. You should have all the information you need by then and can pick and choose the right ideas or approaches to take. At least you should know what you don’t know by then.
03/30/15 – 6:44 pm – Mercury enters Aries
The Mercury void-of-course is over. Mercury in Aries can have a tendency to “speak its mind” but you do still need to engage the brain first and consider your words carefully.
03/31/15 – 9:27 am – Mars enters Taurus
The Mars void-of-course is now over as well. Mars generally isn’t happy in Taurus. It tends to feel bogged down as Taurus is fixed earth and Mars wants to move, to do. Joining Venus in Her home sign of Taurus, one may begin to feel that they can now move mountains. Try not to invest in any home projects that you can’t afford or can’t easily complete; otherwise, you may just end up with a big expensive mess.
03/31/15 – 11:12 am – Moon enters Virgo
Yippee Skippy! The void-of-courses are all over now and we can finish up March by moving forward. Ooops! Tomorrow is April 1 or All Fools Day. Time to make ready for the practical jokers and jesters in your life.
What’s in store for April? With the Moon in practical Virgo, All Fools Day may be just made for the “practical jokers” of the world. We have a Full Moon Lunar eclipse coming early Saturday morning. Under the right viewing conditions this could be another “Blood Moon.” Jupiter will finally stop its apparent retrograde motion and begin moving forward. Mercury will catch up to the Sun for their Superior conjunction, the “full Moon” phase of its cycle with the Sun. By the end of April Mercury will have caught up to and passed Mars and then will join Venus in Gemini. All in all, another active month.