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Astrology Newsletter March 2020 – Confusion or Opportunity






In the mist of difficulty lies opportunity — Oprah Winfrey







As the month of March opens, we are in a state of confusion, delusion and illusion.  The truth seems to be foggy and in short supply. Those are all keywords for the Neptune/Pisces energy that predominates this month.  As Neptune interacts with Pluto in Capricorn, news of the corona virus dominates the news.  Pluto rules viruses and Neptune rules the immune system and influenza.  Uranus is also  involved in influenza-type illnesses.  Pluto rules the masses, so it is no wonder that the coronavirus is quickly becoming a global emergency.

Though scary, there is a good possibility that after the Full Moon on March 9, the onslaught of new cases and the risk factor will moderate.  Full Moons always indicate a peak in energy, so even though there could be a peak in cases leading up to the Full Moon, valuable information will be gained and mitigation and treatment plans will appear after the Full Moon.

March 2-4:  Venus Square Saturn 27 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. If you have planets near 27 degrees of any of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) you will most likely strongly feel this square.  When the planet of love and money meets the planet of limitation in a challenging square aspect, you can expect a pull-back of energy in some way. Look to the houses in your natal chart that hold those signs to see how it will affect you.

In general, you can expect worry or limitation around your money and possessions. Close relationships may also hit a snag.  Venus wants fairness and Saturn says “no way, you just have to face the music of what is out there.”  The planets together urge you to take responsibility for your life and move forward as best you can.

March 4:  Retrograde Mercury moves back into Aquarius until March 16th

March 5:  Venus enters Taurus. Venus rules both Taurus and Libra, so it feels powerful here in one of its “home” signs.  Taurus relates to our values and what security means to us.  Venus moves through Taurus until April 3.  Use this time to re-assess your values and your security needs.  What do you have in your life that doesn’t support those values?  What causes you to feel secure? Or insecure? 

Venus, the planet of beauty, in Taurus urges you look at your home, clothes and outer appearance.  Do your home, clothes and appearance reflect the true you?  This isn’t about “keeping up with the Jones” or about status.  It is about outwardly expressing your true values. 

March 7-9:  Sun Conjunct Neptune at 18 Degrees Pisces. Neptune is very strong in its home sign of Pisces.  Therefore, all things Neptunian and Piscean are emphasized when the Sun shines its light on Neptune.  There are two major effects of Sun conjunct Neptune.  The very positive effect is that it ramps up our ability to feel compassion and to “put ourselves in other’s shoes.”

The more negative possibility is that it sets up a strong need to escape from everything. Watch out for compulsive, addictive actions including, but not limited to, using food, drugs or alcohol to escape from reality.  A much more productive way to use this energy is to access  your inner guide through meditation, long baths or walking in nature near water.  Sun conjunct Neptune when properly utilized can lead to psychic breakthroughs regarding your life purpose and goals in life.

Venus Conjunct Uranus at 4 Degrees Taurus. Venus conjunct Uranus (sudden events) can bring surprises and breakthroughs around love, relationships and money (Venus).  However, its most important function is to shake you out of complacency regarding those things that bring you a feeling of peace, joy and security (Taurus) in your life. Expect the unexpected (Uranus) in those matters!

On the political front, look for even more deeply entrenched partisan positions when our values (Taurus) are shaken up (Uranus) by the transit of Venus (what we hold dear.)

March 9:  Full Moon at 19 Degrees Virgo Opposing Neptune in Pisces. Moon trine Jupiter, Trine Mars and Trine Pluto.  The Full Moon illuminates all of the Neptunian/Piscean energy that was discussed above.  However, the Moon in Virgo and the trines to Mars, Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn bring a much-needed element of reality and analysis to the events taking place in our psyche and outside in the news world.

This full moon will help us get a handle on the coronavirus outbreak.  Use the analytical Virgo Moon to make sense of the sensational news stories and the governmental spin.  Capricorn energy is completely about “reality”, we are being asked to balance our emotional response with the reality of the situation. This Virgo Full Moon could very well bring the peak of the coronavirus spread.  After all, the full Moon represents a culmination point.

March 10: Mercury Turns direct at 28 Degrees Aquarius. Mercury direct tells us that its time to act on those things that were put on hold during Mercury’s retrograde motion.  If you used the Mercury retrograde energy wisely, you spent some time re-thinking, re-working and re-doing your ideas and plans.  It is now time to put those revisions into action.

March 13-14: Mars Sextile Neptune at 18 Capricorn/Pisces; Sun Sextile Pluto at 24 Pisces/Capricorn. This is another time when the intense, yet stable energy of Mars and Pluto in Capricorn is enhanced by our ability to see through the fog with a lens of compassion and empathy for everyone.

March 19-20:  Sun Sextile Saturn at 29 Degrees Pisces/Capricorn. Sun sextile Saturn is an easy energy focused on combining our need for practicality, responsibility and stability with our need to stay in touch with our creativity, compassion and empathy.

March 21:  Sun Moves into Aries at the Spring Equinox.  Spring Equinox is the beginning of the astrological year as the Western astrological system is based on the seasons with zero degrees Aries as the beginning. Time to energetically start (Aries) new projects.

Saturn Moves into Aquarius. Saturn’s movement into Aquarius begins the shift of planetary energy from heavy earth-bound energy into a lighter, airy emphasis.  Saturn in Aquarius is about putting a stable foundation under your business and personal plans combined with a twist of innovative, forward-looking ideas.  Use the time from March 21 until May 10, when Saturn turns retrograde, to lay a firm foundation under your innovative ideas and plans.

March 22-23:  Mars and Jupiter Conjunct Pluto at 23-24 Degrees Capricorn.  Hold on to your hats!  Mars, Jupiter and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn can bring a resurgence in aggression, violence and upheavals. Keep your cool and avoid provoking those around you.

March 24:  New Moon at 4 Degrees Aries Conjunct Chiron.  What an excellent time to start a new project!  Put aside your hurts and fears of failure (Chiron) and just go for it.

March 30:  Mars Moves into Aquarius and Conjuncts Saturn at 00 Degrees Aquarius on March 31. Think of having one foot on the gas and the other foot on the brake when you think of this aspect.  Mars is “go, go go” and Saturn is “wait a minute, make sure you have planned and that you understand the impact of what you want to do.”

The longer-term importance of this transit is the beginning of the movement of energy from earthy Capricorn into airy Aquarius. The shift begins a slow transfer of energy into air and fire signs throughout the next two years.

Moon Movement During March 2020: Note:  The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

March 4: Moon in Cancer

March 6:  Moon in Leo

March 8:  Moon in Virgo and Full Moon on March 9

March 10:  Moon in Libra

March 13:  Moon in Scorpio

March 15:  Moon in Sagittarius

March 16:  Moon in Capricorn

March 18:  Moon in Aquarius

March 21:  Moon in Pisces

March 23:  Moon in Aries and New Moon March 24

March 26:  Moon in Taurus

March 28:  Moon in Gemini

March 31:  Moon in Cancer

2 comments to Astrology Newsletter March 2020 – Confusion or Opportunity

  • madhu sudhan

    I have been studying astrology (initially vedic) on and off for 15 years now but i still struggle to analyse the psyche of the native looking at the horoscope. but the main issue that bothers me is how to judge the nature of planets ruling 6,8 and 12 houses considered to be bad houses. this becomes more difficult when the said planet also rules a good house. could you please throw light on this while recommending books that help in this regard. with many thanks and regards madhu sudhan

    • Ruby

      Hello Madhu, I don’t believe that any planet or house is inherently bad. Every planet, house and sign has a beneficial side and a shadow side. What I would recommend is to consider that the houses are like a stage. They describe the “stage set” where the planets are acting. So the 6th house is commonly the house of service or employment, 8th is considered the house of crisis and the 12th is considered the house of hidden matters. (There are many others descriptions both positive and negative for each house.) The house doesn’t do anything until activated by a planet in the sign. The planets are the actors. The signs describe the clothes or details about the actors (planets). So, Venus in the 3rd house of communication shows an easy, pleasant way of communicating or, alternatively, benefits from your communication skills. If that Venus is in the 12th house, the person may have trouble communicating or may need to develop their communication skills, etc. Venus in the sign of Virgo in the 12th house would most likely hold themselves back due to their own self criticism (Virgo). You might want to read Steven Forrest’s “The Inner Sky” to get a better understanding. In addition, I plan to offer a beginning astrology class fall 2020, which will address those issues in depth. If you are interested please send an email to Good luck in your astrology journey.

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