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.


March, the month of the “Big Shift,” begins by carrying over the waxing energy from February, and so much more as six planets will change signs this month. On the 2nd, Mercury will enter Pisces, on the 7th, Saturn enters Pisces and He will not return to Aquarius for almost 28 years. On the 16th, Venus returns to Her Taurus home, on the 18th, Mercury changes signs again, this time entering Aries. On the 20th, the Sun enters Aries followed by Pluto entering Aquarius on the 23rd, but just for a short visit. The last planet to change signs is Mars. He entered Gemini on August 20, 2022, after over seven months, He is finally ready to leave Gemini and will enter Cancer on March 25.


03/01/23 – 5:10 pm – slow Out-of- Bounds (OOB) Moon waxing trine Sun
Though coming later in the afternoon, this is the first exact major aspect of March and sets the tone for the first few days of the month. March starts with waxing aspects and a few conjunctions suggesting that it would be best to focus on newer work in progress, that is stuff that has been started but is still in the development, growing, expanding stage. This aspect comes after the crisis of action square and reminds us to pause and take time to review how our efforts are developing in case we have gotten off track or we need to make some changes.


03/01/23 – 6:50 pm – slow (OOB) Moon waxing square Venus
Just fourteen minutes after this, the Moon will make another waxing square, this time to Jupiter. These are the first quarter crisis of action squares. They may relate to something you are doing tonight or something you need to do tomorrow. Plan your actions carefully. Venus suggests going for the aesthetic, appearance of things or that feeds your desire or passion, while Jupiter hints, go big! Sometimes going big may be the correct choice but sometimes it isn’t. Consider the possible outcome and consequences of your actions before deciding whether to go big or not.


03/01/23 – 9:36 pm – Venus conjunct Jupiter
This is the annual conjunction of the two ancient benefics. This conjunction is at 12 Aries 09’. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A bomb which failed to explode, is now safely concealed.” Is there something that you have been dreading? Perhaps some uncertainty that could either go very bad or very good? This conjunction suggests that in the end, it will be alright, even if it doesn’t seem to be now. Consider what is the best possible outcome for whatever you are fearing or working on. With that outcome in mind, sleep on it and see what dreams may come. Be sure to record them.


03/02/23 – 2:03 am – slow (OOB) Moon waxing sextile Uranus
This is the first exact major aspect after the conjunction. This symbolizes a time to pause and reflect on any new things you have started recently. How are they developing? Are they showing potential to become what you envisioned when you started? What nurturing, tending do they need to keep them growing, expanding and moving forward? Be alert for any insights, signs, or assistance from unexpected sources, particularly anything coming to you in the night.


03/02/23 – 6:34 am – Mercury conjunct Saturn
This conjunction is at 29 Aquarius 25’, The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “Moon-lit fields, once Babylon, are blooming white.” This suggests that there may be some good news coming or, like the Venus Jupiter conjunction of yesterday, things will be all right. Following this, Mercury goes void-of-course for over 8 hours. Mercury is our mental processes and our communication. Saturn is the taskmaster, the one who sets the rules and enforces them. This begins their new cycle. Time to stay within the lines, don’t take any short-cuts or break any rules. Be punctual, truthful, and don’t make any commitments that you can’t or don’t intend to keep. If you are confused about something, this conjunction may reveal the truth of it to you or at least provide you with some clarity.


03/02/23 – 2:52 pm – Mercury enters Pisces
Mercury is the first of six planets (not counting the Moon) changing signs in March. The shift from fixed air, supporter of the underdog Aquarius to mutable water, there is divine in all of us. Pisces may be palpable for some. Others may notice it as their thoughts shift from the causes we support to our own dreams and beliefs. Mercury is traveling fast, so this will seem like a relatively short visit as they will change signs again before March is over.


03/02/23 – 8:23 pm – slow (OOB) Moon waxing trine Neptune
This is the pause and reflect aspect so take some time this evening to review your day, what you have accomplished, what you haven’t, and what you may need to finish or change tomorrow. Pay close attention to any dreams tonight. Record as much information about them as you can. Don’t forget the little details such as colors, sounds, and what you were feeling in the dream.


03/03/23 – 6:22 am – slow (OOB) Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following Her opposition to Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost one hour. Oppositions are like a full Moon and represent the midpoint in a cycle. They also mark the point when aspects will start to shift from waxing to waning, expanding to contracting, but not quite yet.


03/03/23 – 7:16 am – slow (OOB) Moon enters Leo
With the Moon now in the Sun’s sign, even though She is out-of-bounds, She still must pay homage to the Sun’s authority. Now, it is as if the Sun is telling the Moon She has been out long enough. Time to return to the fold. Enjoy your time in the spotlight or sun today, just remember to share the space with others.


03/03/23 – 9:26 pm – slow Moon returns In-Bounds
The Moon is at 7 Leo 00’ when She returns in-bounds. Back in the bounds of the Sun, and in the Sun’s sign, the Moon must now follow the rules. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A Bolshevik propagandist.” Just a heads up, don’t believe everything you hear, read or see. Just because you want something to be true, doesn’t mean it is or will be. Tomorrow, the light of day should help you to see things clearer.


03/04/23 – 8:56 am – slow Moon waxing trine Jupiter
Today’s energy is brought to you by the two benefics and waxing, expansive energy. If you are feeling lucky, act on it. Remember, this is the pause and reflect on what you have done recently. If your actions are developing as expected, then keep things moving. If not, consider what you need to do or change to get things back on track.


03/04/23 – 2:28 pm – slow Moon waxing trine Venus
Just 26 minutes after this, the Moon will make a waxing first quarter crisis of action square to Uranus. The trine is the pause and reflect on what you have done. The waxing square is the “crisis of action square.” Coming so quickly after the waxing trine, this suggests that there may be something that you forgot to do or didn’t finish. Is there something that needs to be redone, corrected, or changed? Use your insights and unique abilities and perspectives to change what is necessary to get things back on track or to keep things moving forward.


03/05/23 – 1:26 am – slow Moon waxing sextile (OOB) Mars
The waxing sextile is their first major aspect after their conjunction. With Mars out-of-bounds north, pay attention to any dreams, thoughts, intuitions, or anything else with a sense of feeling of tomorrow or something coming.


03/05/23 – 7:18 pm – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following Her opposition to Saturn, the Moon goes void-of-course for twenty minutes. At the same time, Saturn also goes void-of-course, but His will last over 34 hours. With the Moon void-of-course, don’t start anything new until after She enters Virgo. With Saturn void-of-course, beware of those who would mislead you, lie to you or try to take advantage or scam you. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.


03/05/23 – 7:38 pm – slow Moon enters Virgo
With the Moon now in analytical, critical Virgo, some may feel the shift or just sense it as they contemplate their day and what they have done. Criticism is best when served with a side of helpful suggestions on how it should or might have been delivered better or more correctly.


03/06/23 – 5:42 am – Sun waning sextile Uranus
This is the last major aspect before the conjunction and signals the coming shift to waning, consolidating aspects. Check your to-do list. What needs to be completed? What do you need to start? Be creative. Don’t limit yourself based on past experiences or other people’s opinions and ideas.


03/06/23 – 8:32 am – slow Moon opposite Mercury
The opposition is a time to seek balance, within yourself and between your ideas and beliefs and those of others. As the last major aspect today, make this a day of cooperation, within yourself and with others.


03/07/23 – 2:51 am – slow Moon waxing trine Uranus
It is another waxing pause and reflect trine. With Uranus involved, be sure to record any dreams, visions, insights, “a-ha” moments, and feelings you may have in the night. Answers may come from the least expected source.


03/07/23 – 4:40 am – slow Full Moon opposite Sun
This Full Moon is at 16 Virgo 40’, the sixth consecutive Full Moon at 16 degrees of the sign. It is commonly known as the “Worm Moon,” and also known as the Crust, Crow, Sap, or Lenten Moon. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “An erupting volcano.” Typically, eruptions don’t just happen. There are warning signs for those who are observant and knowledgeable enough to notice them. Is there something in your life that might be ready to erupt? If you have a planet or sensitive point at 16 degrees Virgo or 16 degrees of one of the other mutable signs, Sagittarius, Pisces, or Gemini or one of the other earth signs, Capricorn or Taurus, you may be more susceptible to the energies of this Full Moon. Consider what might “erupt” in your life and prepare for it.


03/07/23 – 5:35 am – Saturn enters Pisces
Saturn in Pisces could bring up issues with one’s religious, spiritual, or other belief systems. Saturn is the truth seeker, the exposer of falsities. Some may see the fallacy of a belief system, while others may see this as a confirmation of their beliefs. How good is your memory? It has been almost 27 years (April 7, 1996) since Saturn said good-bye to Pisces. His previous transit of Pisces was from May 20, to June 30, 1993 and from January 28, 1994 to April 7, 1996. Think back to that period. What was it like for you? Were there any major events that happened during that time? If so, they might give you some idea of what Saturn’s coming transit through Pisces might be like for you. For us older folks, prior to 1993, Saturn was in Pisces from March 23 to September 16, 1964, and from December 15, 1964 to March 3, 1967, when He moved into Aries. Unlike His previous transits, when He briefly stepped back into Aquarius, this time He is in Pisces to stay, at least until February 13, 2026, when He moves into Aries.


03/07/23 – 3:06 pm – slow Moon waxing square (OOB) Mars
This is the first quarter crisis of action square and the last waxing aspect by the Moon during Her monthly cycle so choose your actions carefully. The dominant energy for the next couple of weeks will be waning or consolidating, completing in nature suggesting your energies should be focused on older work in progress that needs to be completed.


03/07/23 – 8:39 pm – slow Moon opposite Neptune
The opposition allows us an opportunity to review where we are and begin shifting our energies from focusing on newer things to things that need to be completed. Write your goals, plans, or dreams on your “dream request sheet”, place it under your pillow and sleep on it tonight. Be sure to record any dreams you have and as much detail as you can recall.


03/08/23 – 6:07 am – accelerating Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waning trine to Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for about 37 minutes. The waning trine is the pause and consider what actions do you want or need to take with the upcoming waning crisis of consciousness square. With Pluto involved, your choices need to be in support of who you really are, your values and beliefs. This energy should last until tomorrow morning as there are no other aspects today.


03/08/23 – 6:44 am – accelerating Moon enters Libra
Libra is the sign of the other. It is about working with, respecting and accepting others. While the signs have changed from Virgo to Libra, the Moon waning trine Pluto energy will continue for the rest of the day. With emphasis on others, you may want to take time to consider who your true friends are and who might just be a fair-weather friend or someone who wants to use you or like a vampire, drain your energy. Know when to say yes, and when to say no.


03/09/23 – 9:27 am – accelerating Moon opposite Jupiter
This is the only exact major aspect today. Time for more evaluation, balancing, and shifting. Jupiter wants to expand things. Perhaps there is something that you are working on that could or should be bigger, should get more of your attention and energy? If so, make it so! Keep in mind, as far as Jupiter is concerned, there are no “little” things.


03/10/23 – 1:07 am – accelerating Moon opposite Venus
Less than two hours later, the Moon will make a waxing trine to Mars. With the Moon in Libra, ruled by Venus, the pairing with Mars might bring up relationship issues. Coming in the night, these two could generate important dreams or insights. Record them and all the “little” details you can recall. You can take time to analyze them later, perhaps after the Moon goes void-of-course.


03/10/23 – 3:37 pm – accelerating Moon goes Void-of-Course
Following a waning crisis of consciousness square to Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for about half an hour. You may have noticed that the Moon’s void-of-course periods have been starting with an aspect to Pluto and are getting shorter and shorter. This is because Pluto is getting ready to change signs. More about that when He makes the shift. When choosing what action to take, consider your options carefully. Just don’t start anything new during this period.


03/10/23 – 4:06 pm – accelerating Moon enters Scorpio
Just 45 minutes later, the Moon will make a waning trine to Saturn, the first major aspect to Saturn since Hs ingress into Pisces. This is the pause and reflect on what actions to take at the waning crisis of consciousness square. With Saturn in Pisces, it may relate to your religious, spiritual, or other belief systems, or it may relate to something you did earlier today or are planning on doing later. Take time to review them, how those actions are developing, and if you need to reconsider what you have done or are planning on doing.

03/11-20/23 – Highlights for Extended Forecast
This period finds a definite energy shift from predominantly waxing, expanding energy to predominantly waning, completing energy. It starts with Venus waning sextile to still out-of-bounds north Mars. Sunday the 12th, Daylight Savings Time starts for most of the US. Tuesday the 14th, there will be six exact major aspects, then on Wednesday, Venus goes void-of-course. Thursday has seven exact major aspects plus Venus will return to Her Taurus home and Mars, still out-of-bounds, will finally leave His shadow and move into new territory for the first time in over six months. St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, offers up six exact major aspects including the Mercury Superior Conjunction, Sun, after which Mercury goes void-of-course. On the 18th, Mercury enters Aries, and on the 20th, the Sun goes void-of-course briefly, before joining Mercury and Jupiter in Aries.


03/21/23 – 1:20 am – fast Moon conjunct Neptune

Thus begins their new cycle.  What dreams came to you in the night?  Did you have any visions, feelings, or other sensations of something?  Note whatever it is with as much detail as you can recall.  Their importance will be revealed later.


03/21/23 – 5:55 am – fast Moon waning square (OOB) Mars

The number 555 symbolizes that change is coming.  You can choose to wait for it and hope that it won’t pass you by, or you can use the energy of this number and the closing, consolidating square of out-of-bounds Mars energy to make what you will of it.  Something needs to be completed and something needs to change for you to do that.  You know and decide what those things are.


03/21/23 – 8:58 am – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing sextile to Pluto, the Moon goes void-of-course for 3 minutes.  Is that even long enough to be a void-of-course?  What do you think?  If something new comes up during this time, use this time to review it, but don’t start it.


03/21/23 – 9:01 am – fast Moon enters Aries

Here is a pair to draw too, the fast Moon and cardinal fire Aries, I want what I want, and I want it now!  You may notice that some people’s emotions, feelings, or moods (maybe even yours) are changing rapidly, swinging from one extreme to the other.  Pause, breathe, focus, relax.  This too shall pass in a couple of daze (days).


03/21/23 – 10:23 am – fast New Moon conjunct Sun

This New Moon is at 0 Aries 50’.  Last night and tonight are the darkest nights of the Moon with only starlight to guide you.  The Sabian Symbol for this first degree of Aries is “A woman has risen out of the ocean; a seal is embracing her.”  This brings to mind the Celtic and Norse legends of the “selkies,” seals who were able to shed their skin and take on human form and then, by putting their skins on, revert to being seals.  Is there an inner secret you are keeping, but when meeting others with the same or similar secret, you recognize a shared camaraderie?  What is your inner secret?  You may let it out tonight for even if they see you, no one will recognize you in the dark.


03/21/23 – 6:34 pm – fast Moon conjunct Mercury

Another new cycle begins.  Beware fast talkers!  Be sure you heard and understood what they said, not what you think you heard them say.  It isn’t necessarily that they are trying to deceive you, it is just that they probably aren’t listening to themselves and what they are saying.  If you aren’t sure, question them to test them out.


03/22/23 – 1:17 pm – fast Moon conjunct Jupiter

This is the third new cycle that the Moon has started since entering Aries.  With the Moon now in its waxing, expanding phase, this is a double expansion aspect.  Is there something new that you want to start that you believe has the potential to be great?  Now looks to be a good time to start it.  If you are so inclined, you may want to buy your lottery ticket now!  Fortune favors the bold.


03/23/23 – 5:13 am – Pluto enters Aquarius

This is Pluto’s first return to Aquarius since He left, Christmas Day, 1798.  He entered Aquarius on April 3, 1777, shortly after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  During His transit of Aquarius, Uranus was discovered and assigned rulership of Aquarius, America won Her independence from England, the French Revolution was fought, the French King beheaded, and the Industrial Revolution began.  Now we have the new scientific and technological “revolutions” involving Artificial Intelligence, robotics, probing the depths of the Universe, growing human organs, and gene splicing.  What new “revolutions” might come before Pluto finally leaves Aquarius in January 2044?


03/23/23 – 10:13 am – decelerating Moon and (OOB) Mars go Void-of-Course

Following a waning sextile by the Moon to Mars, both go void-of-course.  The Moon’s will only last about 1 1/2 hours, while Mars’ will last about 42 1/2 hours.  The waning sextile is the last major aspect before the conjunction.  While you shouldn’t start anything new during a void-of-course, it is a good time to work on and finish any work in progress.  With Mars also out-of-bounds, accidents, even acts of violence may become more prevalent so stay alert and watch out for the other guy, the one who causes accidents.  Avoid impulsive decisions and taking risks.


03/23/23 – 11:42 am – decelerating Moon enters Taurus

No sooner does the Moon enter Taurus then She makes a nearly simultaneous waxing crisis of action square to Pluto.  Taurus is the fixed earth sign and is the Moon’s second home.  Here She may be more concerned about personal comfort and security than that of others as when She is in Her Cancer home.


03/23/23 – 2:57 pm – decelerating Moon waxing sextile Saturn

The waxing sextile is the first major aspect after the conjunction.  What new things have you started recently?  By now, they should be sufficiently developed, that you can determine which are worth your time and which, if any, aren’t.  Saturn says, be sure to stick to your instructions or plans.  It is now time to plan your next actions to keep things on track as the next aspect is the crisis of action square.  What should you do next?


03/24/23 – 3:31 am – decelerating Moon conjunct Venus

The two Grand Ladies of the Zodiac gather in the night for their monthly meeting, this time in Venus’ sign of Taurus.  Is the Moon just delivering their “rent” check, or does She have more to say or do?  What came to you in the night?  Was it a dream?  A feeling?  A sense of something?  Did it wake you in the night or did you sleep through it?  Note what you can recall of it, of what and how you were feeling when you woke.  Perhaps the Moon will carry a message from Venus to her father Uranus, in anticipation of their conjunction coming later this month.  Perhaps it is time to reach out to your father, even if he is no longer in this physical plane.  It is never too late to talk with him.


03/24/23 – 4:52 pm – average Moon conjunct Uranus

Consider the message delivered, whatever it may be.  Do you have a message for someone?  Think twice before delivering it, for with Uranus involved, the unexpected is to be expected.  It may be about how the message is received, who receives it, or something completely different and unrelated.


03/25/23 – 4:45 am – Mars enters Cancer

At long last, after seven months in Gemini, Mars finally leaves and enters Cancer, the sign of His fall.  Mars isn’t happy in Cancer as their cardinal water can put out His cardinal fire.  When in the sign of their fall, a planet’s energy is weaker and more difficult to focus and utilize.  Fortunately, Mars won’t be spending seven months in Cancer, but while He is there, some may find themselves feeling less focused and with less energy.  It may be more difficult to accomplish things so use your energy wisely and get plenty of rest.  How did you feel when you got up this morning?  That may be an indication of how Mars transit of Cancer will go for you.


03/25/23 – 9:19 am – average Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing sextile to Neptune, the Moon goes void-of-course for 8 1/2 hours.  This is the longest void-of-course in some time and while it comes during the daytime, it is Saturday so it should be easier to not start something new during this time.  Finish your Spring cleaning or other projects around the home.  Whatever you do today, your focus should be on work in progress.  If you can, set aside any new things until after the Moon enters Gemini.


03/25/23 – 5:42 pm – average Moon enters Gemini

Just four minutes later, the Moon will make a waxing trine to Pluto, still making His seemingly tentative entrance into Aquarius, a place He hasn’t been for over 224 years.  Gemini is the mutable air sign and is about collecting new information, rather than assimilating old stuff.  Like His sign Scorpio, Pluto never forgets, so don’t worry, He still remembers what happened the last time He was in Aquarius.  “Those who fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.”  George Santayana.  How well do you remember your history?  Can you pass the test?


03/25/23 – 9:38 pm – slowing Moon waxing square Saturn

This is the first quarter crisis of action square.  If you have something left over from today that you need to do, the energy of this combination should help guide you to success.  If not, use this energy to plan your actions for tomorrow.


03/26/23 – 12:48 am – slowing Moon goes Out-of-Bounds North

The Moon is at 3 Gemini 48’ when She goes out-of-bounds north, looking once again to the future.  Did you dream about the future during the night?  Be sure to note as much detail and information as you can about the future you saw.  Now, make your plans to manifest it or change it into something you want.


03/26/23 – 4:03 am – slowing Moon waxing sextile Sun

This is the first major aspect following their New Moon conjunction on the Spring Equinox.  Things that you started around that time should be sufficiently developed that you can determine if they have the potential to have value at work or in your life.  Now you need to consider what to do next as the crisis of action square is their next aspect.  This is the only major aspect today, so this is the energy of the day.  If you have been focusing on newer things, even though we are in a period of newer, waxing aspects, you need to pay attention to any older work in progress that needs to be completed by the end of the month, which is this Friday!


03/27/23 – 12:39 am – slowing Moon waxing sextile Mercury

Just over three hours later, the Moon will make another waxing sextile, this time to Jupiter.  Chances are, most will sleep through both, but should you have any dreams, visions, or insights, be sure to record them.  The energy of these aspects will carry you through until this evening.


03/27/23 – 6:39 pm – slowing Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing crisis of action square to Neptune, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost nine hours.  This is the take care of anything you need to do tonight.  Set aside any new things for later, preferably after the Moon returns to Her Cancer home.


03/27/23 – 11:50 pm – Mercury conjunct Jupiter

This is their annual get together and has them both at 18 Aries 14’.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “The magic carpet.”  This could be a good night for some lucid dreaming, that is, create your dream as you fall asleep.  Consider, “if you had a magic carpet, where would you go?”  How does it develop and play out?  Be sure to record as much information as you can recall when you wake.


03/28/23 – 3:22 am – slow Moon enters Cancer

With Her return to Her Cancer home, the Moon’s void-of-course ends.  Here Her thoughts turn to the safety and well being of others and the causes She cares most about.  Was there a shift in your dream around this time?  If so, record it and plan how you will manifest it.


03/28/23 – 6:19 am – slow Moon conjunct Mars

Less than two hours later, the Moon will make a waxing trine to Saturn.  In ancient times, Mars and Saturn were considered the two malefics.  They were just misunderstood.  It was a bad rap.  Mars gives us the energy to live life while Saturn helps to keep us on the straight and narrow, living life safely and with respect for others.  Their conjunction is at 1 Cancer 30’.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A man on a magic carpet observes vast vistas below him.”  No brainer here, this aspect connects back to the Mercury Jupiter conjunction from last night.  It suggests that you have the power to see beyond your limited horizons and imagine all the possibilities that lay before you.  This is a good time to exercise your free will and choose the possibility you want to manifest.  The energy of this aspect carries through the day.


03/28/23 – 7:32 pm – slow Moon waxing square Sun

It is another first quarter waxing crisis of action square.  Do you have something left to do today?  Choose your actions carefully and thoughtfully, you are sharing this planet with a lot of other people and creatures.


03/29/23 – 9:50 am – slow Moon waxing sextile Venus

Less than three hours later, the Moon will make another waxing sextile this time to Uranus.  Today starts with a pair of waxing, new sextiles.  Is there anything that you have started recently that needs your attention?  If so, do it.  Then, get back to your plan of action for the day.  Don’t forget anything that is due by the end of the month.


03/29/23 – 4:35 pm – slow Moon waxing square Jupiter

It is another first quarter crisis of action square and will be followed by another one, this time to Mercury.  With Jupiter involved, this may be your last chance to take full advantage of this energy as in early April, Mercury will enter their Shadow, after which “all bets are off,” and there will be new things for consideration.


03/29/23 – 11:30 pm – slow Moon waxing square Mercury

Finishing the day with a crisis of action square could cause difficulties with sleeping.  Is your mind racing or does it just have a jumble of disconnected thoughts bouncing around inside?  Grab one of those thoughts and focus on it.  Let the others go.  Be sure to record anything that comes to you in the night.  It could be important when Mercury enters their shadow and then goes retrograde.


03/30/23 – 6:45 am – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing trine to Neptune, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost nine hours.  With the Moon void-of-course for much of the normal workday, it might be best if you focused on older work, particularly anything that needs to be finished by tomorrow.


03/30/23 – 12:03 pm – (OOB) Mars waxing trine Neptune

With Neptune in His home sign of mutable water Pisces and Mars in the Moon’s home of cardinal water Cancer this waxing trine may have some being overly emotional, with extreme mood swings as this is the pause and reflect time trine.  Review your recent actions.  How are they developing?  Do they meet your expectations, or do they need to be changed or redone?  Remember, Neptune may try to hide things in a fog or deceive you into thinking something is fine, when it isn’t.  Utilize Mars’s fiery energy to burn away any fog or mist that might be obscuring your vision.


03/30/23 – 3:26 pm – Venus conjunct Uranus

This conjunction is at 16 Taurus 45’.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A symbolic battle between ‘swords’ and ‘torches.’”  Swords symbolize the air element while torches represent fire.  Fire heats the air causing it to move while air can both feed the fire and when applied forcefully enough, put it out.  Air and fire are complementary elements which should help you find a balance between the passion of Venus and the excitement of Uranus.  This combination in Taurus could inspire some to have a major makeover or some renovation of their home.  If you feel so inspired, press pause, call a trusted friend and talk with them about what you are thinking about doing before making a commitment.  Double check your budget!  Be prepared for the unexpected.  Don’t sign any long term financial obligations such as a loan or buying something expensive on a payment plan.  If you can’t afford to pay for it now, don’t buy it.  Wait, until cooler heads (yours) prevail.


03/30/23 – 3:31 pm – slow Moon enters Leo

Now in the Sun’s home sign, the Moon may feel washed out by the Sun’s glare or She may feel more illuminated by the Sun’s light.  The Moon is reflective, She does not generate any light of Her own.  Take time to reflect on what you must finish tomorrow.  Just fifteen minutes later, the Moon will oppose Pluto.  This is the midpoint in their cycle.  Take some time this evening to gaze into a mirror and ask Pluto how He thinks you are doing.  Pluto expects us to be and do our best.  If we aren’t, He may put challenges or obstacles in front of us until we get back on track.


03/31/23 – 6:41 am – slow Moon returns In-Bounds

Now at 7 Leo 30’ the Moon is back in the boundaries of the Sun.  Today may feel calmer, people may seem to be in better control of their emotions and feelings with fewer and less extreme mood swings.  Enjoy it and focus on your priorities.


03/31/23 – 1:29 pm – slow Moon waxing trine Sun

This is a fire trine from the Sun in Aries to the Moon in the Sun’s sign of Leo.  Fire signs represent our spirit, that which moves us and commits us to others.  What fires your interest, your passion?  This is the pause and reflect trine.  Review your recent actions and your priorities.  Have your recent actions yielded the desired results or are there things that need to be changed or fixed?  Are you doing what you should be doing?  Last chance to finish your March work.  Cautionary note; tomorrow is April Fool’s Day!  Pay attention!


04/01-10/23 – Highlights for Beginning of April

The month starts with April Fool’s Day and Mercury going void-of-course.  On the 3rd, Mercury enters Taurus, the sign in which they will station retrograde later this month.  On the 5th, we have the Full Moon at 16 Libra 07’ and the Sun will conjunct Chiron.  There will be 5 exact major aspects and Mercury will enter their shadow on the 7th.  On the 9th, Venus goes void-of-course as She prepares to bid adieu to Taurus and say Hello Gemini!  On the 10th, Venus enters Mercury’s realm of Gemini, symbolized by the number VI, the Lovers card in the Tarot Major arcana.  Don’t worry, things should pick up as we move through April with Mercury going retrograde, ending the nearly three months of “Pure Progress,” with no planets retrograde.  Later in the month, they will be joined by Pluto going retrograde.  After that, there will be at least one planet retrograde for the rest of 2023.

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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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14 responses to “AstroWatch”

  1. Jim Sher says:

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

  2.' 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

  3.' 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.

  4.' shakthi says:

    Interesting. Thank for your efforts!

  5.' Carmela Smith says:

    Thank you for your insights

  6.' 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.

  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.

  8.' 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!

  9.' 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.

  10. 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.

  11.' 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!

  12.' andy says:

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

  13.' 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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