March 2022 asks us to take the lead, step into the driver’s seat, and get things done!
March is the only month of 2022 where we have zero major planets in retrograde. This means the month brings us some bold, fast, forward-moving energy that can help us push past our fears and take action on the things that we really want to do.
It’s worth repeating that this is the only month of the year where we have zero major planets in retrograde, so be sure to use this energy to your advantage! Start new projects, make a leap, take action on the things that you want to do. Leave your excuses to the side and use this energy to make your move! This is especially true in the second half of the month as we cross over into Aries Season following the March Equinox.
In the first part of the month, the Sun will be finishing up its visit in the sign of Pisces. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and brings with it a reflective energy. Early in the month, Venus will also leave her shadow phase after being retrograde since December 2021, allowing us to really leave the past behind us, particularly when it comes to outworn relationships or relationship dynamics.
With all of this energy behind us, and as the Sun shifts into Aries, the tone of the month shifts and waves of strong, fiery, leadership energy begin filtering down through the cosmic skies. This is where we receive the most Universal support for starting new projects, crossing things off our to-do list, and making our mark.
Let’s take a look at some of the key astrological events for the month-
March 2- Pisces New Moon + Venus, Mars, Pluto Align
On a New Moon, the sky is dark. This darkness is the resting place for the new energies that are about to unfold. It is in the darkness that the seed gets ready to sprout, that we are able to unravel all that is needed for our own transformation. These energies are amplified under this Pisces New Moon, and we may find ourselves feeling a little more sensitive than usual. Jupiter, the planet of abundance and expansion is very active under this New Moon, which may heighten our emotions. The nice thing about Jupiter’s energy however is that it also allows us to see the silver lining and to focus on those more feel-good emotions. At the time of this New Moon, Venus, Mars, and Pluto will also be in alignment in Capricorn. This rare combination of planetary energy will color the energies we feel around this New Moon. We may notice a focus around our relationships or power struggles in our lives. You can read more on this here.
March 3- Venus Conjunct Pluto
Venus has lined up with Pluto three times over the last few months. The first time was on December 11, 2021, the second was December 24, 2021, when it was in retrograde, and this alignment will be the third and final. Having this alignment happen three times in a short period of time is rare, and indicates that the Universe is drawing our attention here. Pluto represents power, Venus represents our relationships and relationship dynamics, not just with others but with ourselves and our relationship with money. Under this string of energy, we may have noticed power struggles when it comes to our relationships or relationship with something. We may have found the need to step back and release control or surrender, or we may have found the need to rise up and take back our power. As this is the third alignment in a series, our story around these energies will progress. Were there themes around the above-mentioned dates that have now progressed or been cleared? What journey have you been traveling when it comes to power dynamics and your relationships?
March 4- Venus Leaves Shadow Period
Venus entered retrograde back on December 19, 2021, and stationed direct again on January 29, 2022. During this period, matters of the heart may have come to the surface in order to be transmuted and cleared. Venus Retrograde would have amplified outworn relationship dynamics, and self-limiting beliefs that were holding us back from realizing our full potential. Even though Venus has not been in retrograde since the end of January, it has still been moving slowly, retracing part of the cosmic skies where it has already traveled. This is known as the shadow phase and happens at the start and end of each retrograde period. On this day, the shadow phase officially comes to an end, and Venus returns to new territory, bringing with it some new energy. When it comes to our relationships and heart-led matters, Venus leaving its shadow phase can bring some rejuvenating energy.
March 4- Sun Conjunct Jupiter
The annual meeting of the Sun and Jupiter is considered one of the most beneficial and magical alignments in astrology! Jupiter amplifies whatever it touches, and as it comes together with the Sun, it amplifies its life-giving rays. In astrology, the Sun represents the core of who we are, so with Jupiter near it can bring a time of self-discovery, healing, and optimism. One of Jupiter’s gifts is getting us to see the bigger picture and the bright side of things. If something has been looking bleak or you have been wrapped up in some negative thinking, this may be the day to see if you can make a switch or reprogram the way you have been looking at things.
March 6- Venus and Mars enter Aquarius
Venus and Mars have been traveling together in our cosmic skies since mid-February. Today they both move out of Capricorn, into Aquarius where they will come together for one final time. This is a magical energy that can help us to balance the masculine and feminine within. You can read more on the energies of Venus and Mars here.
March 12- Sun Conjunct Neptune
The annual meeting of the Sun and Neptune is a day of creativity, spiritual growth, and higher love. Neptune is considered the planet of Universal Love. It helps us to realize that we are all connected, that at our core, we are really all just One. Neptune and the Sun coming together can amplify spiritual insights, help us connect to our intuition, and makes it easier for us to connect with Divine realms. Neptune also rules over the world of fantasy, art, and music, so there is strong cosmic energy favoring this type of work right now.
March 16- Pallas and Chiron Conjunct
Pallas is the asteroid of strength and courage. It helps us to find our fearlessness, to be independent, and to stand up for all that we believe in. Chiron is the asteroid of healing, it represents the wounds we come into this life with and the path we must take in order to turn these wounds into portals of healing for ourselves and others. Asteroid energy is subtle, but as these two come together, we may find it easier to stand up for ourselves when it comes to our healing journey. We may also feel empowered by our healing journey, or find it easier to see the strength we have gained through the challenges we have moved through. If you are going through a challenging time, this combination of asteroid energy may also give you the strength you need to get through another day.
March 18- Virgo Full Moon
The Virgo Full Moon leads us into the Equinox and the start of the Astrological New Year. Full Moons represent points of release, so this is the perfect opportunity to purge all that we no longer wish to carry into the new year. Under these strong releasing energies, we may be guided to let go of self-critical thinking and the idea of perfectionism. Neptune is also very active under this Full Moon. While Neptune can boost our spiritual insights, it can also cloud things for us and make it harder to see the truth. Under the light of the Full Moon, we may have to be mindful of the idea that not all that glitters is gold. Trust your intuition, it will be your guide.
March 20- Aries Season + Equinox + Start of Astrological Year
This is one of the key events of the month! In tropical astrology, the Sun moves into Aries at the same time as the Equinox. As Aries is considered the first sign of the zodiac, this move is also considered the start of the astrological year. As we enter the new year, set some intentions for what you wish to call into your life. Aries is a sign of leadership, so think about what you want to take the lead on in your life. The Equinox is a high vibration day where we are guided to bring balance into our lives. In some parts of the world, the Equinox also coincides with the start of Spring or Autumn. Both of these are transitional seasons, honoring life and death. We can use the Equinox energies to honor both these sides of our human experience. What has died in your life? What has been reborn?
March 31/April 1- Aries New Moon
For those in certain timezones, the Aries New Moon falls on March 31st, for other timezones, the New Moon peaks on April 1st. Either way, this New Moon offers some healing energy thanks to the strong presence of Chiron. Chiron is known as the wounded healer, and has the gift of helping us take our wounds and turn them into sources of strength, wisdom, and healing. Under this New Moon, we may find ourselves healing old wounds or finding a new strength from some of the hardships we have had to move through. Stay tuned for more!