March, the month of “Mad Hares” is likely to bring with it a version of fairly crazy energy not unlike a roller coaster ride. These next few weeks could certainly leave you in a spin where you find it hard to know which way is up. Don’t be alarmed and don’t feel pressured into trying to make sense of things right now as confusion will be rife. There could well be times when you feel like your world has become very like the Alice in Wonderland story.
Early in the month two of the action planets, Mercury and Mars, change signs within twenty four hours. Mercury moves into Pisces on the 5th and Mars into Sagittarius on the 6th both are mutable (changeable) signs and both are ruled by Jupiter our great big planet that tends us towards exaggeration or increase in whatever he touches. As a benefic, he generally brings good things, but there is always the chance that too much, even of an apparently good thing, can become a problem especially when what one person considers as “good” can easily be someone else’s “bad”. You may need to suspend judgment on the whole good versus bad concept until things settle down.
Keeping with the theme, Jupiter has a leading role in the next significant event at the New Moon and total Solar eclipse on the 9th when the Pisces Moon & Sun are opposite Jupiter in Virgo, another mutable sign. Change is always associated with an eclipse and this is the first of two this month. The need to accept change as the only constant in life is highlighted again. Seeds of the new are planted now but it will be several months at least before the results of current actions are fully realised.
Mid month on the 19th Jupiter moves to make an exact challenging square aspect to Saturn in Sagittarius. These two planets operate like opposing forces, Jupiter as expansion and Saturn as contraction. In life we need to have a good measure of both and this can work well when the timing is right. For most of this month we are likely to experience the off beat effect as if something is out of step, not quite synchronised. Don’t try to push things forward if nothing seems to flow. Simply do a bit here then a bit there and come back to the first thing again so it all edges forwards slowly. Too much trying to put things in place or create a new order now just risks further frustration or setbacks.
The astrological New Year starts at the vernal Equinox when the Sun enters Aries on the 20th. This is the beginning of a new phase and is closely followed by the second eclipse of the month on the 23rd highlighting the theme of change and uncertainty once more. We can expect to sense that things that were once opposites now become unified and what seemed to be certain or unquestionable has now become a matter of dispute. Many leopards will change their spots this month, old dogs will learn new tricks and what was right is now wrong and vice versa. With both the troublesome planets Mars and Saturn now in Sagittarius our philosophies and beliefs will need to be scrutinised for hypocrisy or contradiction. If this months disarray and flux leave you confused or reeling from the pace of the turnarounds, try to cultivate an open mind and keep your focus on the simple things in life that have nothing to do with opinions, beliefs or sworn allegiance.