Immediately at the beginning of the month we will experience a remarkable change of energy. Mercury has turned direct on February 28th. Mental brightness will reappear, especially as Mercury is in Aquarius, the sign of new inventions.
On March 1st on 17:25 MET the planet Mars will turn retrograde, our energy levels will be minimalized especially with respect to physical energy. Our need to realize things in a physical way will fade away. Of course the real effects in someone’s personal life will be depending on the placement in the personal horoscope. Another significant point is that the change of direction of Mars will take place in conjunction with the Northern Lunar node.
This also means that in this situation the Southern Lunar node in Aries will be stressed.
We night easily fall back to the leisure of patterns of own interest and egocentric thinking and acting, while the Northern Lunar node in Libra urges us to pay attention to partnerships and balance of interest. Unfortunately not really an energy the world needs at this moment looking at the many armed conflicts we see in the world.
However with Mars retrograde situations will not have the tendency to escalate.
This might come out when Mars runs direct again form May 20th.
When we take a look at the horoscope of the moment Mars turns retrograde the New Moon on the 11th degree Pisces earlier this day catches the eye. According to the astrological mandala the 11th degree of Pisces symbolizes need for mankind to take a next step on the path of spiritual growth. Together with the symbolism of the 28th degree of Libra where Mars turns retrograde, emphasizing our belonging to bigger wholes, this gives a nice indication for the way we might develop the coming months. Conscious that we are part of something greater and from where we can feed our inspiration and initiatives in the interest of community and mankind.
We will experience a lack of energy for the coming months. Therefore it is important to use the energy cautious and consciously.
On March 2nd Saturn will also turn retrograde (until July 20th). Changes could therefore take place outside the control of authorities. As such this is not necessarily a problem while authorities often have the attitude to defend structures and positions even when they have become useless or not in the interest of community.
On March 8th we feel the positive energy of an aerial trine formed by Moon, Mercury and Mars. We will probably remark a lot of emotional but also balanced discussions leading to mutual understanding.
On March 20th we will experience the spring equinox, the beginning of spring.
As the Sun now enters the same sign where Uranus resides since a couple of years, we arrive at a period of constructive changes with impact on society.
On March 22nd Mercury and Neptune will be conjunct. Our thinking and reasoning will not be very clear. It is even possible to be misled or to be caught by higher ideals.
On March 30th we will experience a second New Moon this month (a so called blue Moon).
Especially for this new Moon is the conjunction with Uranus and the mutual trine between Mars and Venus. This New Moon will be at the 10th degree of Aries, is according to the astrological mandala symbolized by “A teacher giving new symbolic forms to traditional images”. It stands for revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience.
It feeds the experience that we are at the dawn of a period of vast changes. However these changes might be realized in a harmonic way, also in our personal lives, provided we do not remain in obsolete situations and defending stubborn against changes.