Astrology for March 2014,
Year of the Horse gallops on
Night hangs on the edge of dawn as Venus, a shout of shimmering brightness, calls us to awaken to the splendor and beauty of thiscosmos/earth in which we live! Scorpio rises to catch the Moon and the Big Dipper pours itself toward the northern horizon. Look up! This is the universe that holds us and calls us into being!
The sleeping giant of humanity lumbers itself slowly and violently to the edge of destruction and renewal. Sparks of light ignite the hearts of many to wakefulness hearing the call of spring to a new dawn. (The Uranus, Pluto alignment). The wood element, in Chinese astrology, now pushes itself upward in growth. The Horse has been galloping through the night, traversing Aquarian skies and Piscean seas of our beings, stimulating new ideas, group movements, and stirring an array of feelings. Catch the reins of intent and attention! Your navigating point through the fast and rapid waters is your intention.
March 1st brings Mars to retrograde. The planet of action slows, intensity grows, and actions switch course. (Witness this in the news, with friends, and yourself). Our fiery interiors call out to be heard. Now is the time to turn inward and take stock of what you are creating. Deepen your understanding of your motivations. Seek out truth. This is the time to review and refine our actions, like a dancer watching her movements in the mirror. We feel more potently our own needs, connected with our deepest desires. Be patient. Move with restrain and self-reflection. Deepen what has been started. Hold back on initiating large projects. Witness humanity’s growth, change, resistance, and transformation. We are in the labor pains of new birth on all levels! Organizations will need reconfiguration, rather than pushing forward.
Mars in Libra conjuncts the eclipse point (north node). Now we learn our Libran lessons. Pause, breathe, balance, center. Each relationship is an opportunity for reflection. You attract in what you need to grow. We aren’t separate from each other, but in an exquisite web of interconnectedness that’s becoming more and more apparent. Reel back any blame. Be creative and find new pathways for fulfillment, healing, and resolution. Pushing the same agenda just won’t work anymore. The full moon takes place on the 16th, gracing the coming Spring Equinox when the Sun moves into impulsive and pioneering Aries, on the 20th. The potent new moon on the 30th dares us to enact new beginnings in our lives, innovative and radically different! Switch things up!
Twelve opportunities for March: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This month, rein yourself in. It won’t benefit you to keep up your intense pace. Look over the whole month. Find how you can streamline your schedule to slow down, breathe deeply, find your balance, and scrutinize your behavior, seeing what drives you. You will receive a shift in consciousness that frees you if you do.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): As Mars goes retrograde, you can breath a sigh of relief. This is your modality, to deepen, go inward, and feel into what is true for you. Rearrange schedules and routines, to refine, and support your original intentions. Attend to your body. Shift habits that no longer serve you. Continue the work you are pursuing on your own.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Slow your momentum, focalize your mind with a deeper recommitment to your intention. Simplify your out going energy and output. Ground yourself more fully at home. Get in the soil. New insights will break up old ways of being. Don’t get swept away.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): As the sap rises, come back home, nurture your roots, family relations, home environment, your deep self. You are being pruned! Simplify and listen to your inner song. Say no. Now is a powerful balancing act. Dare to liberate yourself, and reaffirm your new beginning and intentions. Correct what is needed.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): The call is for love! Examine your thinking. Be in inquiry to your own thinking, the things you tell yourself. Dig deeper and don’t let yourself slide by. Communications take up more importance. Examine your intentions, your motivations. Pause your fiery nature and feel into your poetry, your art, and what you love. Ask yourself, how can I open myself right now to greater fulfillment?
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Claim yourself! Carve out the time to tap your inner resources, which will provide you with knowledge and experience of who you really are. You create a sense of security and grounding now through this understanding. This shall be your focus right now. Ask, how am I expending my energy, my finances, and simplify. Bring your attention to your most personal intentions.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): This is the time to examine how you meet the world. What are your assumptions? What motivates you to action? What angers you? The answers to these questions clarify your deeper desires. March is the month to deepen your experience of yourself, what you want, and how to go about it. Review, adjust, and fine-tune your intentions. These actions free you into new beginnings at the Spring Equinox.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Love and/or creativity have fueled you recently! Honor the unique time through which you are moving. Create space to continue this deep connection, giving yourself time from the rush of the world. Cultivate balance, and poise within and without in your relations. As energy picks up in Spring, breathe deeply. Don’t over schedule your life.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): You begin the month with a renewed sense of creativity and love. Keep your life simple as March unfolds. This is the time to review your intentions, your goals, adjust your ideals and reexamine your relations. Take time to reflect on commitments with others and refine any collaborations. Refrain from initiating big projects until May 20th.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): You’re much more sensitive than you acknowledge! Your drive is strong, and propels you toward your goals and responsibilities. This month, slow your pace in all parts of your life. Let yourself reflect on the goals you have set, and fine-tune them. Correct any assumptions you have of how things should be. Instead, honor your own instinct. Be patient. Your intuition will guide you.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Aquarians are known for their insights, mental agility, and brilliance. This month, set aside your books and reflect deeply on the beliefs that shape your life. Be alert to the unconscious beliefs that shape your daily responses. As you refine your larger view of situations, be ready to let go of what is not useful. When traveling this month, take your time, don’t hurry. Issues may arise that have come before. Be patient, clear, and compassionate as you become more focused on what you need.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This year has brought you love, creativity and enjoyment. It may seem challenging to leave the imaginative, playful environment you have been immersed in. But trust the thread that leads you to new places. Allow your vulnerability to lead you into greater intimacy, rather than overwhelm you. Be like a dancer dancing through fields of feeling and perception, freeing up that which has been stuck.
Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 32 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and or, painting classes and for personal consultations, call (831) 479-3751, or go to www.susanheinz.com.