On face value, what you have is a typical March, with the focus where you would expect at this time of year. The difference is the depth behind this and the fact that what is the normal focus at this time of year and the deeper themes that will impact the rest of the year are overlapping. This is especially so on the job. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of March in your work sector, so the solar spotlight is always on your work situation, job matters and options at this time of year. However, for the first time ever, you moved into the New Year with Saturn and Neptune here at the same time and throughout 2024 they are going to give you the resolve to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to turn dreams into reality. The Sun will leave on 20th March and shift the solar spotlight onto your relationships, but until then the solar spotlight is not just on work and job matters but on one of the major themes of 2024. It was late last month that the Sun and Saturn aligned, giving you a sense of awareness and resolve from the start. Until he leaves on 10th March, the same day that a New Moon will bring an opportunity to draw a new line in the sand, Mercury is giving you everything needed to work smarter, keep your head in the game and your feet on the ground. However, things won’t go off the boil when the Sun and Mercury leave, with Venus returning to your work sector on 12th March and Mars on 23rd March. Until then they are working with Pluto, the planet of change and revolution to ensure life doesn’t become all work and no play, as they have both teamed up with him in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart for the first time in over 200 years. Just as Saturn and Neptune are in your work sector until early 2026, Pluto is in the early months of a 20 year visit, making a balance between work and play anything but a fleeting call. Meanwhile, it is five days after the Sun’s return to your relationship sector that the Moon will not only return to Libra as a Full Moon, but as a lunar eclipse. At the halfway point in this current solar year, this will be personally empowering.
March is a month that will begin with a strong focus on matters of the heart and all things romantic and will end with a strong focus on your relationships but with neither going off the boil at any point. Even when the month gets off to a romantically charged start, the North Node and planets in your relationship sector are still keeping the focus on your relationships, but not to that degree. The same will apply when the focus shifts to your relationships, with the spirit of romance never going off the boil while in the middle of the month, there will be an overlap between the two. What gets the month off to such a romantically charged start is not just having Venus, Mars and Pluto in your romantic sector but with the planets of love, passion and change all having recently aligned. With Pluto here now for the next 20 years but Venus leaving on 12th March and Mars on 23rd March, these are some of the most romantically charged weeks of not just this month or year, but for a long time. Mars’ departure will leave Pluto on his own, but as the planet of change and transformation, he will keep the spirit of romance alive and ensure things don’t go backwards. However, this is when it becomes more about the journey. It is while Venus and Mars are still in your romantic sector that things start to heat up on the relationship front, with Mercury returning to your relationship sector on 10th March. This will allow the planet of communication to get in first and start getting the communication lines open ahead of the Sun’s return on 20th March. This is the point in each year that the solar spotlight shifts onto your relationships and three days before Mars is due to leave your romantic sector, this is when the balance of power will be starting to shift to your relationships. However, there have been planets in your relationships from the start and Pluto will remain in your romantic sector.
It was late last month that a Full Moon in an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart not only formed a friendly aspect to both planets in your financial sector but with critical timing. Full Moon or not, when the Moon moves through each month it will form a friendly aspect to Jupiter and Uranus in your financial sector, something that can fuel your financial confidence and imagination. The difference this time is this came just as Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion moved into his final three months in your financial sector and of his 12 month quest for financial growth and expansion. This was the right boost in confidence, awareness and insight at the right time. Jupiter has been in direct motion since New Year’s Eve and Uranus since late January and still on their own but continuing to pick up speed, March is more about slowly and surely moving towards the future and moving things forward but without any urgency. Like pilot boats that come out to escort a large ship into harbour, both the Sun and Venus, the planet of money will return to your financial sector next month to guide giant Jupiter through his final weeks and this is when the potential for financial growth and expansion will start to peak. Yet even then, with Mars not even returning until June what Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion can set in motion over the coming months will continue to play out. In the meantime, the Moon’s monthly visit to your financial sector from 13th March to 15th March will be a valuable chance to check in. Meanwhile, as if to make up for the fact that there is no planetary activity on the other side of the financial fence, the Moon will make two visits to your income sector this month. The month begins with the Moon already in your income sector and will spend the first two days of March sharpening your nose for money and acting as a trigger. As the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of March in your work sector, the timing couldn’t be better. By the time the Moon returns from 27th March to 30th March, the Sun will be gone but Venus and Mars, the planets of money and passion will be firing things up on the job front.