Planetary transits for the month of March
Please note: Vedic Astrology uses the Sidereal Zodiac
This month starts with a rare opportunity for inner exploration and for rejuvenation of our spiritual practice with Jupiter, Mars and Ketu (the South Node) in Sagittarius. A Jupiter Ketu conjunction is the most excellent placement for meditation and introspection, particularly in Sagittarius. It is a time for exploring our subconscious, past lives and our deeper belief systems. So please, no matter what is going on in the world, and the world stage sure isn’t pretty, make use of this rare transit. Mars will give extra energy and discipline in any yoga practice. Mars and Jupiter will be in Poorva Ashada Nakshatra the first part of this month. Pluto is also part of this mix and may give some transformative insights.
When the Moon meets Rahu (North Node) in the Nakshatra of Ardra on the 4th of March, it will activate a prior difficult situation or event, (what ever that might be for you individually). But this time you might want to act on instinct, strike back or destroy something in the hope to resolve the issue. Beware of taking any actions based on desire or emotion that day, things are not as they seem as Rahu is the Graha of illusion and deception.
The Full Moon will occur on the 9th at 5.50 pm UT in the Venus ruled Nakshatra of Poorva Phalguni, the Star of Fortune. It is time to relax, be happy and enjoy the fruits of your labours. This is a very creative Nakshatra, your creative endeavours will be successful and bring you pleasure. It’s good for romance too. Jupiter, the indicator of children, looking at the Nakshatra of procreation, gives an excellent opportunity for those of us hoping to become pregnant. This must be the best Moon of the year to conceive! Besides, the Full Moon in Poorva Phalguni is certainly party time! With Jupiter aspecting this Moon, enhancing the whole situation, and Venus in a sign of courage and action, we might go overboard a bit on the party vibe.
The New Moon, always the start of a one month cycle, will be on the 24th at 9.30 am UT. It will occur in the Sign of Pisces in the Stars of Uttara Bhadrapada. The energy of this Nakshatra can bring great bliss and blessings, provided we have practised to live the life of a yogi. Qualities of sacrifice, empathy, renunciation and virtue are needed to bring out the heavenly blessing that Uttara Bhadrapada wants to bestow upon us. These are the Stars of the accomplished Yogi. So note that this New Moon it is a fantastic opportunity to start a retreat or a secret practice. Seclusion, shamanic ritual or yogic practice will give brilliant results during this Moon cycle! Whatever you feel you might have to do on a higher level, do it now. Saturn is aspecting this Moon, adding a sense of seriousness and a greater willingness to do the work.
We will suddenly feel a sense of restriction on whatever we are doing when Mars moves into Capricorn on the 22nd. Now we will have to deal with the nitty gritty of hard work, keeping to the regulations, paying the bills on time etc. Due to the spread of the Covid-19 Virus I expect to see some government action towards greater restrictions on travel and commerce and more quarantine regulations. Or some other event will call for strict laws and clampdowns. Mars will conjunct Pluto and Saturn (from 22nd onward) in the Nakshatra of Uttarashada, which will make everyone feel invincible. Expect a Big Bang of rebellion and revolution. There may be attempts to overthrow governments and the powers that be. Of course you can apply this scenario of rebellion, dissolution and renewal to your own personal life. Change is on the cards for better or worse. Uttarashada is a wise, responsible and obedient Nakshatra, hopefully we will all behave with wisdom to make this change happen without descending into chaos. The changes set in motion during this time, whether they are personal or on the world stage, are likely to be permanent.
Jupiter will join this party on the 30th. More on this next month.
Beautiful Venus will be in Aries most of this month, aspected by Jupiter. She will be pursuing pleasure, beauty and love in a big way and with extra passion and impatience while travelling through the Nakshatra of Ashwini (up to the 12th) where she wants it all, and wants it right now. Here she acquires healing qualities. Healers will love and enjoy their work a lot and love will have healing powers during this time. Then, from 12th to 24th, Venus will be in Bharani Nakshatra where she is strong and experiences the highs and lows of life and learns to understand the secrets of birth and death. We may face some extremes with our loved ones during this time. On the 28th, after this wild ride, Venus will move into the sign of Taurus, where she is very comfortable and at ease.
Mercury starts the month retrograde in Aquarius, until the 10th, in the Nakshatra of Shatabhisha. Do not rely too much on internet communication. Electricity supply may be disrupted for some of us too, perhaps due to lightening strikes. It is a better time to go inward to heal and explore our sorrows, secrets and suspicions, or sit in shamanic circle for inner healing. Mercury in Shatabhisha gives us the opportunity to explore where we have made mistakes and then communicate our truly heartfelt apologies where necessary.
Lastly, mid month the Sun will move from Aquarius into Pisces. It will then receive aspects from both Mars and Saturn, again indicating restrictions on and/or from authority figures. What would usually be a time of hope and progress and in the Northern hemisphere the beginning of spring may be marred by some frustrations. Not to worry though, our big bright Sun will outshine any setbacks soon enough.
Happy Spring Equinox!
May your month of March be filled with Joy and Wisdom.
Greetings from Ireland
~ Madhuri ~