Posted on June 1, 2020
Posted by Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

*Any times indicated are for the 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.

Forecast for March

March begins with predominantly waning aspects providing time to get things finished.  The third should be a busy day with six major and two inconjunct/quincunx aspects, all but one by the Moon.  Four of the six major aspects are waning crisis of consciousness squares.  That may be the best day to get stuff finished or at least move it on to the finishing stage.  On the fourth, Mercury will make a waning sextile to Uranus and then on the eighth, both Mercury and Venus will go void-of-course.  Mercury will enter Aries on the ninth as Mars makes a waning square to Uranus.  On the 10th, there will be six major aspects, five by the Moon, including the Pisces New Moon and the energy will begin shifting from predominantly waning to waxing.


03/01/24 – 4:15 am – Sun waning sextile Jupiter

Less than one hour later the Moon will make a waning crisis of consciousness square to Venus.  Ten minutes later, almost simultaneously, the Moon will make an inconjunct/quincunx to Chiron.  This combination could add some anxiety to the start of your day.  Is it something you forgot to finish yesterday or is it something that was suddenly propelled to the top of your to-do list?  The waning sextile is the last aspect before the conjunction and symbolizes that it is time to get “it” finished.  The waning square is the action time to pare things down so things can get finished.  Chiron was known as a great teacher of many subjects.  The inconjunct/quincunx suggests don’t get frustrated, tap into your knowledge base to find solutions to any problems that might be holding you back or preventing you from getting things finished.


03/01/24 – 9:53 am – slow Moon fixed opposition Uranus

The opposition is the midpoint in their cycle and signifies the time when the energy shifts from waxing to waning.  This shift in energy could make it challenging to maintain balance in your life.  Uranus is the unexpected, but like a surprise present, it can offer rewards or answers to any questions you may have or solutions to any problems that you are facing.  Be open and receptive to insights and ideas from anywhere or anyone.


03/01/24 – 11:47 pm – accelerating Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning trine to Neptune, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over six hours.  Remember, don’t start anything new during a Moon void-of-course.  Coming at this time, you should be able to sleep through this one.  If your morning starts before the Moon enters Sagittarius, consider sticking with your usual morning routine or whatever you had planned.  Wait until the Moon is in Sagittarius before  starting on any new projects.


03/02/24 – 4:13 am – accelerating Moon goes Out-of-Bounds South

The Moon is at 29 Scorpio 06’ as She slips below the Sun’s southern boundary.  The south represents our past, where we are coming from and are most comfortable.  It includes any natural talents we may have as well as skills and experiences we bring with us into this lifetime.  It is symbolized by the tail of a dragon, and so also represents where we need to let go of or eliminate things that have served their purpose, are used up, or no longer have value for us.


03/02/24 – 5:56 am – accelerating (OOB) Moon enters Sagittarius

It is still early, but some may feel the shift from cool fixed water Scorpio into warmer mutable fire Sagittarius.  Today may feel more upbeat or optimistic for many.  Take time to go outside and enjoy the Sun and nature.  Put a smile on your face and go out into the world with a positive “I will do it” attitude.


03/02/24 – 8:20 am – accelerating (OOB) Moon waning sextile Pluto

Check your work.  Do you have anything that is overdue or needs to be finished?  You may want to start your day tackling those items.  You need to make room for any new things you will need to start soon.  This is the only exact major aspect today, so this energy should carry through into the evening.


03/03/24 – 1:12 am – average (OOB) Moon waning mutable square Saturn

This is the first of six exact major plus two inconjunct/quincunx aspects today, all waning in nature.  Four of the six major aspects are crisis of consciousness squares and the other two are sextiles.  This is a day to get things finished or ready to be finished.

Just under three hours later, the Moon will make a waning inconjuncts/quincunx to Jupiter in case you need some added stress or chaos in your day.  Don’t let Jupiter’s naturally expansive energy trick you into thinking that your problems are bigger than they really are.  Even big issues or problems can be divided into smaller, more manageable parts.


03/03/24 – 5:17 am – Venus waning fixed square Uranus

This crisis of consciousness square is the second major aspect of the day.

Two hours later the Moon will make a waning mutable crisis of consciousness square to the Sun for the third major aspect of the day.  These back to back squares suggest that you should focus on work that needs to be consolidated, pared down, or otherwise “cleaned up” so it is ready to be finished.


03/03/24 – 10:11 am – average (OOB) Moon waning sextile Mars.

This is the fourth major aspect of the day.  The waning sextile is the last aspect before the new beginning conjunction.  It is time to finish something and prepare for the new beginning that is coming.  Do you have something new in your “in-box” that you want or should get started on?


03/03/24 – 3:39 pm – average (OOB) Moon waning mutable square Mercury

This is the fourth waning crisis of consciousness square and fifth major aspect today.  With Mercury involved, this could be an opportune time to work on a writing project or anything requiring mental dexterity.

Three hours later, the Moon will make another waning inconjunct/quincunx, this time to Uranus for the second of the day.  With Uranus involved, this could be a really tricky one as there is no easy way to predict what it might bring up.


03/03/24 – 8:01 pm – average (OOB) Moon waning sextile Venus

This is the sixth and final aspect of the day.  This sextile is the last aspect before the conjunction, representing a time to both finish things and to begin planning for what new thing you want to start next.  The next aspect is tomorrow morning, and the Moon will be going void-of-course, but you can still plan for what to start even if you don’t start it.


03/04/24 – 7:41 am – average (OOB) Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following another waning mutable crisis of action square, this time to Neptune, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over 5 1/2 hours.  It is best if you stick with whatever you have planned or just focus on work in progress and set aside any new things until the Moon enters Capricorn.  With Neptune involved, don’t let yourself be deceived by His attempts to confuse or mislead you.  Keep your eye on the clock and your tasks.


03/04/24 – 12:24 pm – Mercury waning sextile Uranus

It is closing time again, but with this pair it could be most anything that could be your stumbling block.  You may want to focus on anything that needs to be finished soon.


03/04/24 – 1:15 pm – accelerating (OOB) Moon enters Capricorn

The Moon’s void-of-course is over.  If you have any new things that you have set aside, you should be good to get started on them now.  Capricorn is considered the business sign, so now might be a good time to get down to business.


03/05/24 – 7:38 am – accelerating (OOB) Moon waning sextile Saturn

It is another closing sextile.  What do you have that needs to get finished first?  You may want to start there.  With Saturn involved, don’t take any shortcuts and be sure to adhere to all the instructions and any relevant rules.


03/05/24 – 10:30 am – accelerating (OOB) Moon waning earth trine Jupiter

The waning trine comes before the crisis of consciousness square and is the pause and plan your next action trine.  With Jupiter involved and all planets in direct motion, you just might want to plan BIG!


03/05/24 – 5:01 pm – fast (OOB) Moon waning sextile Sun

It is another waning sextile.  Check your work, organize it if necessary for what needs to be finished.  Consider what you should start on next and start making your plans for it.


03/05/24 – 11:28 pm – fast (OOB) Moon waning earth trine Uranus

The day ends with another waning earth trine, this time to unpredictable Uranus.  You may want to use this pause and plan time to review any recent plans you have made and make sure that you have everything you need and that they are realistic.


03/06/24 – 4:54 am – fast (OOB) Moon waning sextile Mercury

Coming in the night, this sets the tone for your morning.  Did you remember something you forgot to do yesterday?  Or perhaps it is just a reminder to start your day by focusing on work that needs to be completed.


03/06/24 – 11:35 am – fast (OOB) Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following another waning sextile, this  time to Neptune, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over five hours.  It is best if you set aside any new “things” until the Moon enters Aquarius.  Use this time to work on things that either need to be finished or need some action to prepare them for finishing.


03/06/24 – 4:38 pm – fast (OOB) Moon enters Aquarius

Now in fixed air Aquarius, some may find their ability to focus enhanced.  Others may feel inspired to get involved in some cause or project that appeals to them.  Aquarius is the sign of the revolutionary and also the sign of causes, be they social, environmental, or political.  What appeals to you?


03/06/24 – 6:54 pm – fast (OOB) Moon fixed conjunction Pluto

This is the beginning of a new Moon Pluto cycle.  This is a good time to begin, or restart, a program to refocus and center yourself.  Pluto expects us to become the purest form of who we are and are meant to be.  If you aren’t living in alignment with your true nature and personal standards, then now is the time to get realigned.


03/07/24 – 3:00 am – fast Moon returns In-Bounds

The Moon is at 6 Aquarius 18’ when She returns into the bounds of the Sun.  Coming in the night, most will just sleep through this, but some may feel the shift as their day starts.  Things may feel more “normal,” even more in control.  Focusing on the “now” should be easier, at least for some.


03/07/24 – 1:08 pm – fast Moon waning fixed square Jupiter

This is the crisis of consciousness square.  Time to decide, what, if anything, you can eliminate, set aside, or recycle from your work or your life.  It is almost Spring, how about getting an early start on your Spring cleaning?


03/07/24 – 10:51 pm – fast Moon fixed conjunction Mars

Coming late in the day, this extra shot of Mars energy may cause problems for some when trying to sleep.  If you happen to be one of them, take some notes.  What are you feeling?  What are you thinking about?


03/08/24 – 12:50 am – fast Moon waning fixed square Uranus

Combining with the Mars energy from earlier, if something wakes you in the night, be sure to note what it was, what time it was, and any feelings or other sensations.  These notes may help guide you when your day gets started.


03/08/24 – 7:06 am – Mercury conjunct Neptune

This is the beginning of a new Mercury Neptune cycle.  Have you been thinking or dreaming about writing or creating something?  This combination could be your golden opportunity to get it started now.  If you are going to start something new, get started before this as following this, Mercury will go void-of-course for 37 hours.  A Mercury void-of-course can be a bit like a Mercury retrograde, just without a do-over opportunity.  Pay close attention to all communications, spoken, written, text, email, or others.  Spellcheck, recheck, and be sure that you are speaking clearly and listening attentively.  If you aren’t sure of or don’t understand something, ask for clarification.


03/08/24 – 10:56 am – fast Moon fixed conjunction Venus

Following this meeting in fixed air Aquarius, both the Moon and Venus will go void-of-course.  The Moon’s will last for just over six hours while Venus’ will last almost 76 hours.  With the Moon void-of-course, avoid starting anything new during this time.  With Venus void-of-course, avoid starting a new relationship or making any expensive purchases or long-term financial commitments. 

With two conjunctions to start the day, this could be a good time to focus on new or newer work.  If you are going to start something new, do it before the Moon goes void-of-course.  What might we expect or want from this meeting of the two grand ladies of the zodiac?  Meeting in fixed air Aquarius, this could be about finding a new passion project or cause or perhaps, someone to share those things with.


03/08/24 – 5:03 pm – fast Moon enters Pisces

The Moon, now in mutable water Pisces, symbolizes our emotions and our need to connect with our belief systems.  You may feel or notice others seeming to be more emotional.  Accept that what you may feel is not what others may feel.  That is as it should be as we are each unique individuals.


03/09/24 – 10:23 am – fast Moon mutable conjunction Saturn

It is another new beginning and like the others, each symbolizes a shifting of energy from waning consolidating to waxing expanding.  With Saturn involved, make sure you read and follow all the instructions for any new thing that you are going to start.  If you have questions, ask!


03/09/24 – 1:24 pm – fast Moon waning sextile Jupiter

Back to the old stuff.  Take some time to review any work that is due, finish what you can or need to.  Be optimistic!


03/09/24 – 2:55 pm – Mars waning fixed square Uranus

Even though both are in fixed signs, the energy of this crisis of consciousness square may be hard to control with this unpredictable pair.  Avoid hasty or impulsive decisions as they probably won’t turn out as you expect.  Just to add to the potentially chaotic energy of unpredictable Uranus, six minutes later, instantaneously in Universe time, the Sun will make a waning sextile to Him, time to get some things finished.


03/09/24 – 8:03 pm – Mercury enters Aries

At last, the Mercury void-of-course is over; however, now in cardinal fire Aries, some may have difficulty keeping their tongues in check.  For the duration of Mercury’s transit through Aries, you may want to heed the words of President Lincoln.  “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”  Think before speaking.


03/10/24 – 12:22 am – fast Moon waning sextile Uranus

This is the first of six exact major aspects today, five of them by the Moon.  Today begins a significant energy shift as there will be three conjunctions, one waning aspect and two waxing aspects.  In the days ahead, waxing aspects will begin to dominate our time suggesting you may want to shift your focus from older work in progress to new and newer work that needs to be nurtured and developed.


03/10/24 – 1:00 am – fast New Moon mutable conjunction Sun

This New Moon at 20 Pisces 17’ is the second aspect today.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A little white lamb, a child, and a Chinese servant.”  This symbol represents a time to provide care, safety, and comfort to those in need.  You shouldn’t limit this to family and close friends, and by all means, don’t forget yourself.  What new thing do you want to begin today?  It could be a new or renewed personal spiritual journey or perhaps just a random act of kindness for a stranger.


03/10/24 – 2:00 am  – Daylight Savings Time Begins

Clocks “Spring” forward one hour.  Most modern electric clocks will automatically reset for Daylight Savings Time.  But better to be safe than sorry, so double check all your timepieces to make sure they have updated.  Last reminder, clocks “Spring” forward now and “Fall” back in November.


03/10/24 – 12:00 pm – Santa Monica Astrology Meetup

In honor of March, National Women’s History Month,” we will be looking at the charts for major women who are too often overlooked, while famous, aren’t usually talked about astrologically.  As we enter our first eclipse season of 2024, we will examine the chart for the coming Lunar Eclipse of March 25 at 5 Libra 07’ and then the Total Solar Eclipse of April 8 at 19 Aries 24’.  We will also examine a map of the United States showing the last three major eclipses, each of which, in their own way, bisected America and what the implications may be.


03/10/24 – 12:45 pm – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following Her mutable conjunction with Neptune, the third aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for just over 4 1/2 hours.  It is Sunday.  Set aside any new things for later.  If you must do something, focus on newer work that needs your attention.


03/10/24 – 3:21 pm – Mercury waxing sextile Pluto

This is the fourth aspect of the day.  The waxing sextile is the first major aspect after the conjunction.  This is the pause and review anything that you have started recently aspect.  How is it developing?  Do you need to change anything about it?  What should I do next to keep it growing and moving forward?  The next aspect in sequence is the crisis of action square.


03/10/24 – 5:19 pm – fast Moon enters Aries

Fast and Aries go together.  Moving fast, it seems as if the Moon can’t wait to get into Mars’ cardinal fire home.  Cardinal is the starting energy; unfortunately, they may have difficulty sticking with something until it is finished.  You may need to work harder to keep your urges and feelings in check, otherwise, you may risk leaving things unfinished or overexerting yourself.


03/10/24 – 7:38 pm – fast Moon waxing sextile Pluto

This is the fifth aspect of the day and their first since their conjunction on March 6.  Did you start something new around that time?  How is it developing?  What is your next step in continuing its development?


03/10/24 – 8:15 pm – fast Moon cardinal conjunction Mercury

This conjunction in Aries is the sixth and last aspect of the day and begins a new Moon Mercury cycle.  What do you want to start?  A writing project?  Perhaps some other creative project?  What has been on your mind?  This meeting should provide the energy you need to find clarity and get it started.


Forecast for March 11-20

This period starts with Venus entering Pisces on the 11th, a day with no exact major aspects.  On the 12th, the Moon will move from Aries into Taurus after which the preponderance of aspects will be waxing for over 10 days, then they will begin shifting to waning in nature.  On the 14th, there will be five exact major aspects and the  Moon will move from Taurus into Gemini.  The 15th and 16th will offer up four crisis of action squares to help keep things moving forward.  On the 17th, the Sun will conjunct Neptune and then go void-of-course.  Mercury will enter their Shadow on the 18th and the Sun will enter Aries on the 19th, marking the Spring Equinox.  To finish this period, the 20th will offer up a pair of waxing inconjunct/quincunxes, suggesting the possibility of some chaos, or confusion, or anxiety, or … to end it.

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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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16 responses to “AstroWatch”

  1. Jim Sher says:

    Pacific Daylight time is what is being used right now.

  2.' Leslee Cook says:

    I’m sorry I’m new to reading your column. I love the exact times but are you referring to PST or GMT?

  3. Jim Sher says:

    Yes, Katerina, Venus did enter Aquarius on Monday, January 2nd at 6:09pm PST.

  4.' Katerina Rellos says:

    Hi Jim, you mention Venus in Capricorn with the Cancer moon today. I have read other astrological sources which mention that Venus is now in Aquarius since January 2nd. I would appreciate you clearing up my current confusion regarding the actual Venus placement now. Thanking you in advance, Katerina Rellos

  5.' Diana Mrewinkel says:

    Re: your comment on “like kidney stones”, unfortunately not true. My father’s stones were subjected to lithotripsy back in the late 1990s. Maximum 3 treatments were permitted. His stones stood their ground. At least he was not in discomfort.
    I enjoyed this reading otherwise.

  6.' shakthi says:

    Interesting. Thank for your efforts!

  7.' Carmela Smith says:

    Thank you for your insights

  8.' Olivia Martinez says:

    It’s been a powerful Super Moon (March 9th) so far…also interesting it is so near Venus conjunct Uranus. It feels like really big things are happening on every front.

  9. 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.

  10.' 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!

  11.' 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.

  12. 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.

  13.' 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!

  14.' andy says:

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

  15.' 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!

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