March, looking at current news headlines, this month could not be more aptly named. As at the time of writing, activists take to Russia’s streets to march about the assassination of Russian Politician, Boris Nemtsov. Although, in astrological terms will this month also be a Protest March or a March in Favour?
Well, whichever, this March is definitely a call for action, with plenty of activity, Signs overhead and exceptional movements. However, whether ground-level congregations or those in the sky, it is only when you get amongst a March that you really know what is going on, the same seeming to be true of this month.
For it begins with nebulous Neptune mystifying matters, merging with the Sun in Pisces to ramp up feelings of intrigue and deception, as it all seems a bit fishy!. Nevertheless, from ‘Middlemarch’, these mists appear to have dispersed a little, as a total clear out comes with a Total Solar Eclipse and the ending of the Uranus/Pluto square-up, leaving a more in sync March to manoeuvre forward from.
Although, this is not to say that until then we are not attempting to march to the same beat, just that we are unsure of the direction. For Neptune’s negative traits promotes misdirection, allowing underhand events to occur. However, the positive outcome of Neptune brings us in tune with our emotions, creating a resounding chorus of disapproval, as the marches in Moscow demonstrate. So this month, Neptune and the Sun in Pisces until the 21st, utilised in the correct manner can encourage a dissolving of differences, bringing individuals collectively together for a common good. For the compassionate Sign of Pisces highlights the plight of the disadvantaged, the suffering and those fighting their demons, governing the 12th House of secrets and self-undoing.
While the fact that the month opens on such a crescendo has much to do with sombre Saturn’s placement at a critical Mutable degree, squaring these Planets in Pisces, forcing changing turns of events. So with Saturn in Sagittarius remaining at this critical degree all month, it seems more twists and turns are set to come, especially regarding foreign and legal affairs. With additional waves coming on the 5th, when a Full Moon in Virgo is added to the equation, illuminating more problems and unsettled issues in the area of service, both of health and work. This ricochets worldwide, particularly prevalent in Russia and Iran, with revelations in Canada and Hollywood and fierce activity in Australia. As well as affecting the status of Egypt, Mexico and Palestine/Israel relations. While, North Korea’s leadership is starred, as is partnerships in China, as Prince William visits.
For this aspect creates strong undercurrents and immeasurable concerns, from foreign matters of national security to worries over gas and water. This seeming even harder to fathom as we go deeper into March, the ides being more tides of March, as the 15th of the month sees the tide turning as Saturn retrogrades. It stationing at a critical degree, meaning the deluge keeps coming, but at this time Saturn provides the opportunity to surf through and conquer previous unconquered territory. Therefore, if matters are successfully navigated; we should be on the crest of a wave, in a better position to adopt changes initiated by the 20th’s Eclipse and the shift in the Uranus/Pluto relationship.
Even though, everyday Mercury is already attempting to initiate this change, deliberately marching to the beat of his own drum, continuing its journey in groundbreaking Aquarius as the month begins. This spirit further echoed by revolutionary Uranus in Aries, which sees Venus and Mars join this trailblazer as the month gets underway. However, their efforts are thwarted by other obstructing Planets. For the Fixed Sign of Leo remains rooted to the spot, stationary in Jupiter, preventing the completion of important issues, ideas and wishes, until it turns direct next month. Therefore, making this a perfect time to trail over past endeavours, planning and gathering thoughts for future desires. This reflected on a wider scale too, as the private and public compete, from unaddressed child abuse issues to celebrity slip-ups.
While, it seems ‘action stations’ this month too, as these Arian Planets are also not without opposition, as the karmic North Node remains in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn, as like dynamite, any action taken is loaded, creating noticeable repercussions in other quarters. So expect tension to create fireworks, from harsh words and tempers to violent outbursts in its many forms, as Mauritius, South Africa, Mozambique, Japan and Syria are particularly targeted, as well as Denmark, the UK and U.S. This especially from the 21st when the Sun moves into Aries, as Martian Planets attempt to bulldoze their way forward without considering the fuller picture. Although, some closure should come from the final Uranus/Pluto square-up, as these arch enemies turn terminators seeing their ‘end of days’ as March enemies. However, there will be no ‘I’ll be back’ for this particular formation, as they move onto a new phase of action.
However, this month may see something of a Total Recall, as an important Total Solar Eclipse accompanies the 20th’s New Moon in Pisces, recalling those to account for and address their previous unsatisfactory actions, before new steps are taken. As 12th House activities are spotlighted, from the institutions of the Arts, Navy and chemical companies to hospital and prison practices. While, secret and unexplained realms, from extremist groups to U.F.Os are activated, including the Roswell site and NASA. This accentuated by other Mutable planetary placements, causing a necessary outlet for this energy, as transport incidents involving chemical supplies or hazardous weather conditions seem probable, especially with Mercury’s movement into Pisces from the 13th. This in everyday terms aiding Portugal, Greece and the Baltic’s to attract headlines, with Bangladesh, Indonesia, Ghana and Lithuania also gaining attention. So this month as clocks go forward, it is also now time to move forward, making this a special March in time!