General Predictions for March 2018

Affirmation of the month: I make constructive changes in my daily habits and break free from that which no longer serves my highest good. I make changes joyfully, yet gently by not infringing on the rights of others.

Traditionally speaking, March is not an easy going month. This March will continue with that tradition of offering mixed results. On the positive side, this is a perfect time to look at our daily habits and make significant improvements to avoid any troubles yet to come. Mercury (March 23rd) and Jupiter (March 9th) will move Retrograde. Mars and Venus will both be clashing with the outer planets and the Sun will move into Tropical Aries, signaling the end of one season and the beginning of another.

Mercury will stay Retrograde until April 15th, so I suggest doing your taxes ahead if possible. Otherwise, please triple check everything. Because of the alignment with certain constellations, this cycle is all about breaking free from old constraints in terms of thinking and communications.

This March once again, we will witness two Full Moon cycles. If you are particularly sensitive in terms of digestive problems, take care around March 1st during the Virgo Full Moon. Virgo stresses a mind/body connection in terms of health. If you want to make positive changes, now is a perfect time, but first you must analyze what works and what doesn’t. The Flu epidemic may spike again: please focus on proper hygiene.

A watery trine between Venus and Jupiter brings luck to Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer. Go out and shine!

March 4th is another special day for Water signs, as well as Earth signs when the Sun joints magical Neptune. Go within, get plenty of rest and eat lightly; listen to your intuition.

Of course, the Fire and Air signs may just feel odd or “foggy.” If you do, you may want to get some grounding. Be careful with signing contracts since Mercury is not being clear.

The following week is a busy one. The planetary energy is mostly constructive; although, a Mars/Uranus contact may signal some jitters. Aries will benefit when Tropical Mercury and Venus move into their sign. Look for more direct and honest communications, but pay attention to details.

This is also a week when Jupiter turns retrograde on March 8th. Slow down, take a few deep breaths and continue to work on your projects, but without rushing. Expect some unusual, out of the blue opportunities, break your routine, and listen to your inner wisdom. If you can’t hear it, get some advice.

Wow! What a great window of opportunity to start something new.

Aries and Capricorn and to a lesser degree, Libra and Cancer may have to get through some depressive thoughts or feel a low energy. Since we will be losing an entire hour of sleep thanks to Daylight Saving Time, I recommend plenty of rest.

The week of March 12th to the 18th is all about the New Moon cycle; however Tuesday March 13th and Wednesday the 14th aren’t exactly easy. First, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are hit with burdens and responsibilities; then, Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo and Gemini are cautioned to look after their health, avoid toxins and conflict.

If you need to do something important or complicated, do it on Thursday. This New Moon cycle is travelling with Mars, so we should prepare for conflicts, arguments or other emotional outbursts. I think the energy will blow off quickly. Mars will move into all-business like Capricorn and will provide structure and stability.
Get ready to rock and roll between March 19thand 25th. Mercury will move Retrograde, Venus will not get along with intense Pluto and the Sun and Mars will square dance into more conflicts.

On March 20th, The Sun will signal the official beginning of spring. I recommend focusing on balance and perhaps doing some grounding exercises. You may want to do a mild cleanse to avoid headaches or clean your closets. A harsh conjunction between Mercury and Venus asks us to be aware of not only the content but the tone. 

Mercury Retrograde means fast and rushed communications, but I suggest taking more time and thinking before you talk or send that email or SMS. Finish old projects, re-negotiate, re-model, just avoid starting brand new projects.

Friday, March 23rd is a day of power struggles and needing to stand up to bullies. Avoid obsessive people and dangerous situations. The weekend calls for even more caution thanks to the square between early Aries Sun and early Capricorn Mars. Stay calm, eat lightly and have a sense of humor. This particular Cardinal Square will reactivate the dreadful 2010 Grand Cardinal Square we may still remember.

The last week in March offers us a gift in terms of socializing, exciting new relationships or unusual occurrences in the Major equity markets. Planet Venus is featured. 

If your birthday is on March 28th, prepare for lots of excitement this Solar year thanks to a Venus/Uranus conjunction. Meaning, I would avoid taking any risks in the areas of finances and love.

The Sun will square off with Saturn the very next day bringing us lots of frustrations and blocking our progress. Don’t push too hard: it’s better to just ride this one out.

The Full Moon in Libra on March 31st asks us to have patience and to cooperate with our opponents. I think that may not be possible for Pisces, Capricorn and Aries. Since Venus is just entering her favorite home in Taurus, I suggest ending the month on a note of self-care or a bit of self indulgence to sooth your frayed nerves. I know it’s holiday/family time, but if you can, go be on your own, preferably by the water or anywhere in nature!

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