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March 8, 2015 – MERCURY moves into fixed air sign Aquarius, where it is in a friend’s house. Those with Gemini Rising or Moon signs in their natal charts, will enjoy having their chart ruler getting out of their 8th house of vulnerability and transformation, to now go into their BEST house of good luck, good fortune, dharma, remedies, and pilgrimage (9th house). Those with Virgo Rising or Moon signs (Virgo is also ruled by Mercury), will not enjoy this change as much, as it is going from their 5th house of success into their 6th house of worry, stress, anxiety, enemies, rivals and competitors. You will need to use your intellect and tactfulness, Virgos, to handle situations that may arise during this transit. Mercury will remain in this location until 3/27.
March 12, 2014 – Benefic VENUS now enters the fiery sign of Aries. Those with Aries Ascendants and Moon signs, will benefit, as Venus owns their money houses! The signs ruled by Venus are Taurus and Libra. The Taureans among us may tend to spend more money now, with Venus crossing their 12th house of loss and expenses. They could also feel more inward at this time. It could be an excellent time for some foreign travel, however. For Libras, Venus will be crossing their house of marriage, partners, business and travel, so any of these areas could become “lit up” in positive ways now.
March 14, 2015 – the SUN now moves into Pisces, where it joins Mars and Ketu, the south node of the Moon. Those with Pisces Ascendants or Moon signs will be feeling more power and energy, while still having to handle the strong malefic energy of tricky Ketu. At least this lunar node does bring an increase in intuition. The Sun rules the fixed fire sign of Leo, and will now be crossing Leo’s 8th house. Be prepared for some changes, all you “kings of the jungle”! Your health could suffer if you do not take good care of yourself and get enough rest to balance all the activities you feel pulled to engage in. The same holds true for the Pisceans, since the Sun rules your 6th house of health problems, stress or worry and can bring those experiences to you, when it crosses your sign.
March 14, 2015 – on this same day, SATURN goes retrograde. This is our slowest moving planet. It has been in the fixed water sign of Scorpio since November 2, 2014, when it began a two and a half year journey there. This puts some strain on those with Scorpio rising or Moon signs. They will have to keep focused on work and duty, and be mindful of their responsibilities, in order to placate Saturn. Retrograde motion is the appearance of a planet “moving backwards” from our vantage point on planet Earth. When a malefic planet like Saturn is retrograde, it can bring out more of its negative tendencies, which include grief, depression, separation, obstacles and delays. Our attitude on how we handle these events now will make all the difference in how situations turn out in the long run. Saturn rules the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius, thus those with these Rising signs or Moon signs may especially feel like something they’ve been working on could be undergoing some reversals now. As Saturn does not do anything “fast,” it will remain in this retrograde status until August 1st.
March 23, 2015 – MARS enters its own sign of Aries, where it is strong. Here it joins Venus (and even the Moon will be in Aries on this date), so those with Aries Rising or Moon signs will feel vivacious or sexy now, and creative energies should be abundant. Mars rules Scorpio as well as Aries. Those with Scorpio Rising or Moon signs will have the situation of their planetary ruler crossing their 6th house of health issues now, plus the tendency to worry or deal with competitors. No worries, the Scorpios will surely feel competitive with Mars aspecting (looking back at) its own sign in this position. Be careful of “the need for speed,” I say to both the Aries and Scorpios, for Mars also signifies accidents of various types, thus “haste makes waste” can truly apply here.
March 25, 2015 MERCURY goes combust the Sun once more. This means it is traveling so close to the Sun as to have its significations damaged by the heat of this Luminary. It will remain in this condition until April 22nd. Everyone will be well advised to watch that communication stays as smooth as possible, for this is one thing that Mercury signifies, as well as friendship, commerce, skin and nerves. “Think before you speak” is a good adage to remember now, especially for those ruled by Mercury, i.e. the signs of Virgo and Gemini.
March 27, 2015 – MERCURY enters the dual water sign of Pisces. This is its sign of debilitation where it feels the weakest, actually. It will remain here just until April 11th. Here it joins its friend the Sun, as well as the malefic Ketu. The qualities Mercury brings to Pisces are positive, despite the debilitation, bringing the desire to communicate (though Ketu may try and block that), as well as the potential to bring friends and partners closer. For Virgos, this is their 7th house of business and partners, and for Geminis, it is their 10th house of action, career, name and fame, reputation, etc., so it is a positive house transit for both of these signs and those with these Ascendents or Moons.
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