There is a mix of the expected and the unexpected this month and especially as the Sun and the faster inner planets begin to move through the same area of the sky where the slower outer planets that will impact the whole of 2024 are located. This means that while the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of March in your home and family sector and at some point this month every planet that will visit this year will be here, this is a window into one of the major themes of 2024. The solar spotlight will always be on home, family and/or property matters until the Sun leaves on the March equinox each year, but for the first time ever Saturn and Neptune, the hard taskmaster of the cosmos and the planets of dreams are both spending the whole year here. Until leaving on 10th March, the same day that a New Moon will bring an opportunity for new beginnings, Mercury will give you everything needed to keep your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. It is Venus’ return on 12th March that will make home where your heart is, while Mars’ return on 23rd March will give you the drive to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. The Sun will be gone by then, following Mercury into a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 20th March. This will leave Venus and Mars behind to keep the momentum going, before handing the reins back to Saturn and Neptune. In the meantime, Venus and Mars will begin the month in your communication sector, where Venus’ mission to give your heart a voice is able to piggyback off Mars’ war on communication barriers. Here again, what is an ordinary area of your chart to focus on at this time of year, with the Sun and Mercury having just left late last month, has something bigger going on? In this case, it is Pluto, the planet of change and transformation’s early months in what will be a 20 year visit to your communication sector, something that will have a positive impact on almost every aspect of your life.
Different conditions make this a good month on both the romantic and relationship fronts, though, in the case of the latter, the real benefits won’t be felt for another few months. With no planetary activity in your relationship sector and just the Moon’s monthly visits offering a chance to check in, it is the planetary activity on the communication front that is an indirect help. Especially with Venus, the planet of love in your communication sector until 12th March and her mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice receiving some considerable support. Venus not only begins the month alongside Mars and Pluto but is separating from an alignment with both. This has allowed Venus to piggyback off Mars’ war on communication barriers that will continue until he leaves on 23rd March while here during the early months of Pluto, the planet of change and transformation’s 20 year visit. It is the fact that Pluto is staying on that is set to have long term implications, for he will still be here when Jupiter returns to your relationship sector in May to begin your most important relationship year in over a decade. This is when the benefits of the focus on communication now will be felt. You will have a taste of that when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from 15th March to 17th March. Meanwhile, things are set to start heating up on the romantic front, in a way that will progressively increase until peaking when Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion return next month. It starts with Mercury’s return on 10th March, with the Moon’s return from 11th March to 13th March bringing romantically charged lunar vibes into play just as he has returned to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. It is a week later that the Sun will return to your romantic sector on 20th March, something that at this time each year will always turn the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart and all things romantic.
On both sides of the financial fence, there is reason for financial confidence but not for reinventing the wheel, with a steady as she goes approach the best and especially for now. There is no planetary activity in your financial sector, the side of the financial fence where the focus is more on what you do with and how you manage the money you have and there won’t be until the Sun and Venus return in June. For now, the Moon’s monthly visits are enough to keep things on track. However, this does mean paying attention when the Moon moves through from 17th March to 20th March. As it does with each monthly visit, this can fuel your financial instincts and imagination, deliver valuable clues, hunches and insights and ensure you are emotionally and intuitively engaged. At the same time, where there is planetary activity in your income sector, the dwarf planet Ceres is keeping a low profile and in her early months here, playing a supporting role as you move into the most important months of the year on the job front. Ceres only returned last month and was still settling in when a Full Moon late last month energised things across the income, work and career fronts. Still closely associated with planets on the job and career fronts, Ceres will keep the wheels turning while focusing less on the money and more on your income needs and priorities. This is something that will help you to work smarter as things get busier on the job front. The Moon will return for its first visit since Ceres returned and since Venus and Mars left your income sector last month from 5th March to 7th March. As well as returning to sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger, after some active months on the income front and with so much momentum building on the job front, this comes at a time when things will be ripe with income potential. As the Moon moves through it will once again bring things together across the income, work and career fronts while giving you a read on the planets that will help to shape the rest of this professional and financial year.