Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
~Vincent Van Gogh
Tips for almanac use: All the aspects can be felt in advance of the occurrence. It is good policy to view these as due dates for various energies and prepare accordingly for your context. It’s akin to bringing an umbrella with you when rain is expected, but it also helpsus to not take the weather personally. When we proactively manifest these symbols then the world doesn’t have to do it for us. Choose to be con(with)-siderate(the stars).
So, March is upon us already. It seems to be rather milder than February, but it will still have some strange twists and turns if we’re not paying attention or aren’t prepared. The general thrust is to get us more into our normal selves and normal rhythms. We should stay flexible and find time to relax and savor life’s pleasures where we can.
The Sun conjoins Neptune on the 1st at 6:45 pm (pacific), prompting us to take some quiet time to ourselves in the hopes of unraveling some of the recent buildup. Do some deep breathing and cleanse the self of clutter.
Jupiter opposes Uranus on the 2nd at 5:19 pm (pacific), throwing caution to the wind so that it smacks us in the face. The idea is to be bold and brilliant while also using caution and restraint. It’s a tricky balance, but we’ll have to find it. Think big but only do crazy if it’s awesome and has been thought through.
Venus stations retrograde on the 4th at 1:08 am (pacific), starting us down a path of revision and recalibration of our relationships and value systems. This is going to be a complicated journey requiring patience and honesty from us all. Don’t sell yourself short and work on reigniting youthful innocence and enjoyment of life.
Mercury conjoins Neptune on the 4th at 3:10 am (pacific), pushing us to quiet the mind and wash it clean. Easier said than done with all the other busyness, but it’s a great opportunity to press the reset button on the old noggin.
Mars trines Saturn on the 5th at 12:45 pm (pacific), tossing a little danger/challenge into the air. The good idea is to accomplish tasks that you would normally avoid, and try not to get too grumpy about it. Otherwise, it’s wise to avoid people in a vicious state and to keep yourself off the danger radar.
Mercury conjoins the Sun on the 6th at 4:29 pm (pacific), giving us a chance to realign the heart and mind. Check in with yourself and make sure to update your narrative to current times with a strong dose of freshness.
Mercury sextiles Pluto on the 7th at 9:23 pm (pacific), frothing up some under-funk for processing. The goal is to trim down the clutter of the mind and our surroundings. Let things go.
The Sun sextiles Pluto on the 9th at 12:29 am (pacific), asking us to check in with ourselves and remove excess fear and paranoia tendencies. Don’t make things into more than they really are and take it all step by step. It’s not as personal as it feels.
Mars moves into Taurus on the 9th at 4:34 pm (pacific), where he will stay until April 21st. This supports us slowing down and spending some more time in nature or with pets. Take a hike, slow-cook some meals, and generally enjoy all the natural wonders and pleasures. To each its rhythm.
Mercury squares Saturn on the 12th at 5:10 am (pacific), pushing us to take stock of how far we have gotten. The trick is to be stern on ourselves, but not harsh. Give credit where it’s due and focus on the progress, not the remainder.
The Full Moon is on the 12th at 7:54 am (pacific) in 22 degrees of Virgo. This is a rather serious and heavy lunation. Avoid blame and projection games and try to work through your own stuff without drama. Focus on gratitude for what has helped us through hard times and express it where necessary.
Mercury moves into Aries on the 13th at 2:08 pm (pacific), where he will stay until the 31st. This will tend to speed things up some and add a bit of danger and temptations towards challenges. The key is to choose your battles wisely and avoid unnecessary conflict. But most of all, stay honest with yourself.
The Sun squares Saturn on the 17th at 2:47 pm (pacific), sending us toward the serious end of things. Focus on staying determined to overcome obstacles and keep the fear toned down.
Mercury conjoins Venus on the 18th at 5:26 am (pacific), prompting us to voice our appreciation to friends and loved ones. This influence could also be used to clear the air in relationships, but that should be done with extreme care. Appreciate all the little things that people do for us and let us spread the love.
The Sun enters Aries on the 20th at 3:29 am (pacific). This go-around focuses on being more steady and consistent instead of fits and stops. Patience is needed to facilitate a more flowing time-frame. Let’s get in the rhythm.
Mercury squares Pluto on the 23rd at 5:42 pm (pacific), stirring the pot in many departments. The key is to stay level-headed and to not take things too personally. Work on streamlining and cleaning out your own thought patterns first and foremost.
Mercury opposes Jupiter on the 24th at 5:46 am (pacific), tempting us into over-the-top choices and/or conversations. It’s better to use this to bring more balance and understanding to our relationships and more self-awareness concurrently. Think before speaking.
The Sun conjoins Venus on the 25th at 3:16 am (pacific), offering us a chance to reaffirm our self-love and self-appreciation. Work on getting into your heart and savoring the beauty of being, despite the madness of it all.
Mercury conjoins Uranus on the 26th at 8:05 am (pacific), throwing everything up into the air for re-evaluation. While we should be looking for curious and innovative ways to break through old habits and recent obstacles, we should also be cautious to not do anything overly crazy. Embrace the wildness within, thoughtfully.
Mars sextiles Neptune on the 27th at 9:46 am (pacific), urging us to slow down and take some time and space to ourselves. This would be ideal for a walk on the beach, or in nature somewhere. Let go of angst.
The New Moon is on the 27th at 7:57 pm (pacific) in 7 degrees of Aries. This should be a decently peaceful lunation that focuses on refreshing ourselves and our stance towards life these days. A ritual promoting rebirth into newness would be wise.
Mercury trines Saturn on the 29th at 11:16 am (pacific), opening the door to some strategizing and planning. Where do we want to end up with it all? Are we on the right track? Don’t be discouraged, be pragmatically optimistic.
Jupiter squares Pluto on the 30th at 11:41 am (pacific), giving ample room for weirdness with other people. The idea is to keep things on an even keel. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t rock the boat, but caution and forethought would go a long way. Let’s keep rocking steady.
Mercury moves into Taurus on the 31st at 10:31 am (pacific), where he will stay until May 15th with a brief return to Aries between. This asks us to slow down and commune with the natural rhythms instead of our hair-brained minds. Do things when the timing is appropriate so as to maximize our flow.
So, yeah, March. It could be crazy for some, but should generally be mellower than lately. However, if things have already been popping off then they may continue, but probably won’t add much new shenanigans to the table. All in all, it’s just asking us to reconnect with ourselves and our cherished people and pets. So, let’s get back to living versus surviving.