Some projects slow down, and others come to a screeching halt as Mars begins to appear to move backwards on March 1, initiating an 80-day process of review and reinforcement, developing and reworking ideas. [...]
Career planet Saturn also begins moving backward on March 2. Saturn governs business, work, and responsibilities, both public and private. Our ideas are put to the test. The energy plays out on a more internal and emotional level when a planet is retrograde, and Saturn is retrograde in Scorpio, a deeply emotional sign associated with matters of life and death, with karma. Scorpio deals with our evolution, and Saturn is about cause and effect. We have the choice to untie those karmic knots or pull them tighter.
Day by Day
A new Lunar cycle begins on March 1 with a New Moon in psychic, sensitive, spacey, and spiritual Pisces. Luna connects with Jupiter, signaling a burst of inspiration, expansive thinking, visionary ideas, and good luck. Review the note on Lunar magic on page 6. To read more about taking advantage of the power of the New Moon, check out Jan Spiller’s book New Moon Astrology.
A social/relationship cycle ends with some stress as Venus tangles with retrograde Mars on March 2. We find solutions and achieve closure as the Sun touches Chiron and Pluto on March 3. Friendly new energy re-energizes the social scene as Venus enters Aquarius on March 5.
Astro-Nerd Note: Saturn’s reach
Do you ever wonder what those numbers next to the planets in an astrological chart mean? Astrologers break up each sign into 30 degrees and number them 00 through 29. Saturn changes direction at 23 Scorpio. Saturn backs up into 22, 21, 20 and so on, until he reaches 16 in July and changes direction again.
If you have your birth chart (get it at www.astro.com), look for planets between 16 and 23 degrees of any fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). Saturn hits those in a stressful way. Expect challenge in the areas ruled by that planet. If you see planets between 16 and 23 of Pisces, Cancer, Capricorn, Virgo, the retrograde opens doors and allows for ease and faster progress in your work.
Via: Molly’s Astrology