major aspects (conjunction, 0°; sextile, 60°; square,
90°; trine, 120°; opposition, 180°) between the sun
and planets are included here. All lunar aspects (other than full
and new moons) have been omitted, hence there is not an entry for
every day. Aspect patterns frequently overlap; where there are several
major aspects occurring on the same day, synthesize their combined
characteristics to determine the overall trend, then act accordingly.
But remember...YOU make the final call!
An aspect's influence can last from a day or two, in the case of
Mercury, Venus, or Mars, to several weeks and even months when the
slower-moving 'outer' planets are involved. Times given are when
aspects peak. In addition, planets periodically appear to slow down,
stop, then change their orbital direction, turning Retrograde or
Direct; these periods of apparent motionlessness are called Stations
and for a week or two either side of them, all themes associated
with the planet are greatly emphasized.
2 Venus sextile Uranus 5:13pm—An unexpected social
or financial opportunity could occur; artistic inspiration abounds;
a desire to "do something different" may arise; have fun
with stimulating people!
4 Mercury square Mars 9:43pm—Extra patience
may be called for today; communications or travel could be frustrating;
avoid jumping to conclusions, impulsive actions, or blurting out
something that you may later regret. Keep the intellect gainfully
employed, to avoid irritability and the potential for angry outbursts;
tact may be conspicuous by its absence just now; remain alert whilst
traveling, the urge to "compete" could be compelling.
5 Mercury enters Pisces 2:24am (till March 21)—Intuitive
and telepathic abilities increase; discerning fact from fantasy
could prove challenging; maintain contact with reality. Mars
enters Sagittarius 6:30pm (till May 27, when it retrogrades
back into Scorpio)—Be prepared to back up your beliefs with
action; crusades are in vogue; religious, cultural, or political
fervor may emerge; don't foist your beliefs on others, it will surely
incur resentment. Sun square Saturn 10:04pm—Responsibilities
may seem particularly tiresome; obstacles to progress could create
frustration; contemplate something cheerful to lift your spirits.
6 Sun sextile Pluto 8:38pm—Corporate enterprise
and joint financial concerns are energized and supported; find creative
ways to recycle discarded resources.
8 Sun opposition Jupiter retrograde 2:57am—Avoid
impulsive behavior, act only after careful deliberation; you may
be inspired to try something that you normally wouldn't consider;
exercise great care and discernment with real estate investments
or stock market speculation. New Moon, Total Solar Eclipse
5:54pm, at 18°56’ Pisces—Begin a dream diary...note
recurring scenarios or images, valuable insight and guidance may
be gleaned from them; the quest for emotional and spiritual harmony
could be a high priority now, particularly in regard to your career
10 Mercury conjunct Neptune 10:01pm, at 09°55’
Pisces—Practice creative imagery; it may not be easy to separate
reality from illusion just now; begin a dream diary.
12 Venus enters Pisces 2:24am (till April 5)—Intuition
is enhanced, creative inspiration abounds; love takes on a more
spiritual, idealistic quality...however, beware of self-delusion.
13 Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00am—Clocks AHEAD
14 Mercury square Saturn 12:26pm—Deal with
tasks requiring great concentration; banish fleeting worries or
frustrations, just keep the mind focused on the job in hand. Venus
square Mars 1:48pm—A powerful new love attraction
or desire experience may occur, but be honest with yourself because
what you think you want isn't always what you need; extreme emotional
reactions could be triggered simply by a thoughtless remark; avoid
financial extravagance...the urge to splurge could drain precious
resources; sensuality is heightened; this aspect is a good test
of one's ability to cooperate [or not] with the desires of others.
Mercury sextile Pluto 11:57pm—What you learn
or experience now may be profound, it might even change your life...or
at least your mind; implement new business or career strategies;
if you've not already done so, work on your taxes today; words have
even more power than usual, choose them wisely.
15 Mercury opposition Jupiter retrograde 2:42am—Communication
frustrations; remain skeptical of proposals or offers that come
your way now, make sure you have all the facts; try not to promise
more than you can deliver; don't underestimate expenses.
16 Jupiter retrograde trine Pluto 1:26pm—All
expansive and regenerative themes are powerfully emphasized, particularly
spiritual self-improvement. The houses (life areas) in one's natal
horoscope ruled, and also occupied, by Jupiter and Pluto can reveal
one's personal evolutionary pathway...now activated by this potent
transit; the current locations of Jupiter and Pluto in a horoscope
indicate areas of one's life where the transforming of stagnant
conditions may have become necessary in order for one to progress.
19 Vernal Equinox, Sun enters Aries 9:31pm (till
April19)—New beginnings, in one form or another, could be
high on the agenda for many; a pioneering, risk-taking spirit is
abroad; energetic activities appeal and are more readily pursued.
20 Venus conjunct Neptune 10:46am, at 10°16’
Pisces—Judgment in business or partnership matters may be
below par; however, aesthetic sensitivity is heightened; translate
dreams into reality.
21 Mercury enters Aries 5:19pm (till April 5)—Be
sure to note all the good, daring new ideas that come to mind now;
communications are direct and to the point; feathers are easily
23 Jupiter retrograde square Saturn 3:15am—Ambitions
are aroused; however, be careful not to take on more [projects,
responsibilities] than your current resources can sustain; keep
expectations within realistic boundaries; practice self-discipline.
Full Moon, Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 5:01am, at 03°17’
Libra—The need for self-expression, and "space"
within relationships is paramount; watch out for emotional fireworks!
Sun conjunct Mercury 1:11pm, at 03°37’
Aries—Consider ways to broaden your horizons; be on the lookout
for business or educational opportunities.
24 Mercury trine Mars 3:45pm—Sign or renegotiate
business contracts, make travel plans; take a trip; get some physical,
and mental, exercise.
25 Saturn stations Retrograde 3:01am, at 16°24’
Sagittarius (till Aug 13)—Review professional ambitions; if
necessary, seek vocational guidance; issues from the past could
re-surface for resolution; much personal growth can occur now from
acknowledging, then releasing, what you once considered to be limitations
or fears. Venus opposition Jupiter retrograde 4:58am—Self-discipline
may be lacking now; beware of pursuing pleasures while duties go
unfulfilled; safeguard your resources...financial extravagance is
rampant! Venus square Saturn retrograde 9:48am—Spend
some quiet time alone; a more serious than social vibe pervades
the ethers; work on ways to stabilize your cash flow.
26 Sun trine Mars 3:33am—An abundance of
physical energy may take some sublimating...get plenty of exercise!
creative self-expression brings satisfaction; have faith in your
ability to achieve. Venus sextile Pluto 4:10am—Revitalize
financial or business practices; seek greater harmony in all partnerships;
an intense relationship could begin for some.
29 Mercury trine Saturn retrograde 8:02pm—Consider
business decisions and revise contracts; consider options to buy
or sell real estate; seek vocational counseling or guidance; enhanced
self control and mental discipline is a boon to creative writers,
30 Mercury square Pluto 7:52am—There could
be difficulties communicating, and perhaps some heated disagreements;
people may behave furtively or appear illusive; an extra measure
of self-control may be needed now; remain circumspect and avoid
31 Mercury conjunct Uranus 1:49pm, at 19°56’
Aries—Intuition is sharp; sudden changes in plans could lead
to a stimulating encounter; research innovative ideas which may
be of use in a new venture; review your natal horoscope for timely
insights; send e-mail, texts and Tweets; upgrade computer or smartphone
FORECAST FOR MARCH, 2016
An unexpected social or financial opportunity could occur on March
2nd, when Venus sextiles Uranus. Artistic inspiration abounds now,
while a desire to "do something different" may be hard
to ignore. Have fun with stimulating people!
Extra patience may be called for when Mercury squares Mars on the
4th. Communications or travel could be frustrating. Avoid jumping
to conclusions, impulsive actions, or blurting out something that
you may later regret. Keep the intellect gainfully employed, to
avoid irritability and the potential for angry outbursts. The urge
to "compete" could be compelling.
Mercury heads into dreamy Pisces on the 5th (till March 21), when
unconscious desires are powerfully stimulated, while intuitive and
telepathic abilities increase. Maintain contact with reality now
as discerning fact from fantasy could prove challenging.
When Mars enters the expansive realm of Sagittarius also on the
5th (till May 27), be prepared to back up your beliefs and philosophies
with action. Crusades are now in vogue, and religious, cultural,
or political fervor may emerge. Don't foist your beliefs on others,
as it will surely incur resentment.
The sun squares Saturn later on the 5th, when the flow of vitality
we receive from the sun can be restricted by Saturn, bringing temporary
frustrations and impatience, so you may need to exercise a greater
measure of self-discipline around this juncture. This somewhat heavy
aspect can illuminate personality flaws, perhaps to show where work
needs to be done. Duties and responsibilities can seem onerous now.
Don't expect any favors from your boss, teacher, or other authority
figure just now, either. However, do persevere, as achievement will
come through hard work, persistence, and disciplined effort. To
lift your spirits, meditate on something cheerful or inspiring.
When the sun sextiles Pluto on the 6th, corporate enterprise and
joint financial concerns are emphasized and, in general, supported.
Find creative ways to recycle or reuse discarded items or resources.
On the 8th the sun moves into a precise opposition to Jupiter, a
cosmic augury to avoid impulsiveness or squandering valuable resources
under this highly exuberant influence. Act only after careful deliberation,
as you may be inspired to tackle projects that you normally wouldn’t
March's new moon arrives later on the 8th, in 19° Pisces, and
is also a total solar eclipse. In the coming weeks, the quest for
emotional and spiritual harmony and understanding could receive
a higher priority, while creative artists may find fresh inspiration.
This is a good time to begin a dream diary, or journal.
Practice creative imagery techniques on the 10th, when Mercury conjuncts
Neptune. It may not be easy to separate reality from illusion just
now. Begin a dream diary.
Venus enters dreamy Pisces on the 12th, when intuition is enhanced
and creative inspiration abounds. Love can take on a more spiritual,
idealistic quality now. However, beware of self-delusion.
Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2:00am on Sunday, March 13th so
remember to turn your clocks AHEAD 1-hour.
A powerful new love attraction or desire experience may occur when
Venus squares Mars on the 14th, but be honest with yourself because
what you think you want isn’t necessarily what you need. Extreme
emotional reactions could be triggered now simply by a thoughtless
remark. Avoid financial extravagance, as the urge to splurge could
drain precious resources. Sensuality is also heightened. This aspect
is a good test of one’s ability to cooperate—or not—with
the desires of others.
Giant Jupiter trines distant Pluto on the 16th for the second such
precise (120°) alignment since October 2015. Self-improvement
through creative enterprise and spiritual evolvement is encouraged
now, and in the coming weeks. Relative to one's natal horoscope,
the present house locations of Jupiter and Pluto indicate the life
areas in which the transformation of stagnant conditions may have
become necessary, in order for further evolutionary progress and
personal growth to be made.
Spring arrives with the vernal equinox on March 19th, as the sun
makes its grand entrance into tropical Aries—the first zodiacal
sign—where it will remain for the next thirty days, invigorating
humankind, animal, and plant alike, prompting mother nature to spring
forth into life, causing the sap to rise and new growth to begin
in earnest. Spring is the season of initiation, pulsating with the
vibrant energy and vigor of Mars—ruler of the dynamic sign,
Aries—and filled with the impetus for new beginnings. As with
New Year’s Day, consider what you want to accomplish in the
next twelve months and, with increased determination, go after it!
Energetic activities have greater appeal and are more readily pursued.
Aesthetic sensitivity is heightened as earthy Venus conjuncts mysterious
Neptune on the 20th, in 11° Pisces, when it may be possible
to transform dreams into reality. However, judgment in business
or partnership matters may be somewhat below par, while caution
is advised in financial matters.
Be sure to note all the good, daring new ideas that come to mind
once Mercury enters Aries on the 21st (till April 5). Communications
are direct and to the point, and feathers are easily ruffled.
Expansive Jupiter and restrictive Saturn square off precisely on
the 23rd, heightening one's predisposition towards either optimism
(Jupiter) or pessimism (Saturn). Expansion and contraction are conflicting
influences at this time, when measured progress is the order of
the day. Ambitions are powerfully aroused now. However, be careful
not to take on more projects or responsibilities than your current
resources can sustain. The wise will keep their expectations within
realistic boundaries, and exercise greater self-discipline.
March's full moon, also on the 23rd, is also a penumbral lunar eclipse,
which culminates in 04° Libra, when the need for self-expression,
and "space" within relationships assumes greater importance.
Watch out for emotional fireworks for a day or two around this juncture.
When the sun and Mercury align in conjunction in 04° Aries later
on the 23rd, you'll be more inclined to express your thoughts and
views. This is often a planetary transit that coincides with important
announcements. Be on the lookout for business or educational opportunities.
Attend to backlogged communications now.
Mercury trines Mars on the 24th, a prime time to sign or negotiate
business contracts or agreements. Make travel plans. Be sure to
get some physical, and mental, exercise today.
Saturn, planetary ruler of career and lord of karma, stations Retrograde
on the 25th, in 17° Sagittarius (till August 1). Take the time
during this period to review your professional or educational ambitions;
if necessary, seek vocational guidance. Issues from the past could
resurface for resolution. Much personal growth can occur now from
acknowledging, then releasing, fears, and what you once considered
to be limitations.
Self-discipline may be lacking when Venus opposes Jupiter later
on the 25th. Beware of pursuing pleasures while duties go unfulfilled.
Safeguard your resources, as financial extravagance will be rampant
Later on the 25th, when Venus squares Saturn, spend some quiet time
alone. A more serious than social vibe pervades the ethers. Work
on ways to stabilize your cash flow.
An abundance of physical energy may take some sublimating when the
sun trines Mars on the 26th, so be sure to get plenty of exercise!
Creative self-expression brings satisfaction.
Consider business decisions and revise contracts when Mercury trines
Saturn on the 29th. Consider options to buy or sell real estate.
Seek vocational counseling or guidance. Enhanced self control and
mental discipline is a boon to creative writers, and teachers.
There could be difficulties communicating when Mercury squares Pluto
on the 30th, and perhaps some heated disagreements. People may behave
furtively or appear illusive. An extra measure of self-control may
be needed now. Remain circumspect and avoid becoming confrontational.
A mentally stimulating conjunction between Mercury and Uranus occurs
on the 31st, when sudden changes in plans or to schedules are possible.
Startling information could come your way, while a stimulating chance
encounter is also possible. Research innovative strategies and ideas
which could be useful in a new venture. Review your natal horoscope
for timely insights. Upgrade computer software or technology. Back
up important data files.
Tim Gunns is an
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