Posted on April 19, 2012
Posted by Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

*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.

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Jim Schultz

Jim has been a professional astrologer and Oraclist for over 15 years. As a child his favorite books were the encyclopedia and the Almanac. He continues to be intrigued by the Universe around us; always searching for answers and new questions. Should you ask, he will tell you there is no such thing as "TMI."

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7 Responses to “AstroWatch”

  1.' Donna says:

    Oh boy! I am not an astrology student, however, I do enjoy reading your article every week. I have picked up the tiniest sliver of what is being discussed and from what I am able to glean, July sounds like it has the potential to be rather challenging. As a Taurus, I was happy to have read about the Mercury retrograde before it happens! I will be carefully watching my “p’s & q’s ” throughout the month and refer back to the entirety of the article – changes are a-comin’ for sure.
    Thanks for your work!

  2.' andy says:

    “01/18/13 – 12:56 am – Mercury conjunct Sun 28 Aquarius 26″
    Sun still in Capricorn

  3.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Probably just an editorial slip, but believe the May 9 eclipse doesn’t happen until 5:55 at 19 Taurus 33. Enjoy your observations!

  4. Jim Schultz says:

    Hi Dane, thank you for your comment. Not sure what your source for the eclipse time is. I use Solar Fire 8 for the dates and times I post. The time is based on the exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon which is 5:28 pm PDT. The NASA eclipse site shows a time of 5:26 pm PDT.

  5.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Hey Jim,
    Source: Astronomical Phenomena For the Year 2013, prepared by US Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac which defines lunar eclipse time as Moon reaching centermost point of its journey thorough the shadow cast by the earth, and solar eclipses timed for maximum obscuration — typically different from time of simple conjunction. However, I note the Rosicrucian Ephemeris, citing JPL and the US Naval Observatory call it at 5:21. I’m betting there’s yet another computation out there.

  6.' Iolé says:

    What a time to be born for the new prince-princess in England!
    Leo sun, Cancer planets: care for the family = the Kingdom, Aquarius Moon- we need open minds in the future!

  7. James Schultz says:

    Here are the basic astrological details of His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge. Weight 8 lbs. 6 oz., according to news reports, the heaviest future King by birth weight in 100 years of more. Correct birth time is July 22, 2013, 4:24 pm, London, England.

    A true “cusper” with Sun 29 Cancer 58. Moon 28 Capricorn 17, which means that HRH was born less than 3 hours before the full Moon at 0 Aquarius. Birth ascendant is 27 Scorpio 10 and his birth M/C is 20 Virgo 36. He was born with 7 of the 10 primary points in Cardinal signs and 6 of them in water signs. He has a Grand Water Trine of Mars 6 Cancer and Jupiter 5 Cancer trining Saturn 5 Scorpio and trining Neptune 5 Pisces. He also has a Cardinal T-square with Mercury 13 Cancer opposing Pluto 9 Capricorn and both squaring Uranus 12 Aries. He has none of the 10 primary points in an Air sign and 3 of them are retrograde. 3 retrogrades is the second most common number, 2 being the most common. Born with Mars out-of-bounds north might he be a rather precocious child, to say the least.


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