March 2019 – CANCER
Mercury retro alert, Uranus shifts
March is jammed. Not only does it feature the first Mercury retrograde of the year, but Uranus makes a major shift, and both Venus and Mars enter new signs. But let’s begin with March 1, when Venus enters Aquarius. Whatever new opportunities last month’s new moon in Aquarius brought about, Venus now enhances. This transit ends on March 26 and during these several weeks, money arrives from other sources—a royalty check, an insurance rebate or credit from a bank error. And yes, your partner’s raise is now in the bank!
Once Venus enters Pisces, a fellow water sign, things feel wonderful to you. You swim in the familiar waters of your intuition and imagination, and if you’re traveling, it’s even better. You can immerse yourself completely in whatever culture you’re in. Your spiritual beliefs deepen. Fortunately, Mercury is retro only two days beyond when this transit begins.
Okay, now on to Mercury retrograde in Pisces that begins on March 5. It lasts until March 28, and during these several weeks, life may feel chaotic, particularly if you’re traveling, are in college or grad school or are involved in creative work that requires an expansive imagination. By now, you have probably looked over the Mercury retro sections in the introductions to each of the three years, so you have an idea of the kind of snafus that can occur. Follow the general guidelines, and keep in mind that by listening to your intuition, you can avoid many of the retrograde pitfalls!
On the 6th, there are two events: there’s a new moon in Pisces, and Uranus enters Taurus. The new moon may be dampened somewhat by Mercury’s antics, but the moon itself is bolstered by Saturn. Any new opportunities that surface have long-term effects. Just don’t sign any contracts until after Mercury turns direct on the 28th. Neptune is also closely conjunct this new moon, indicating that the opportunities may be artistic or spiritual in nature.
Also on March 6, Uranus enters Taurus. It did so briefly in 2018, then turned retro and slipped back into Aries. Now it will be in Taurus for the next seven years, until April 2026. During Uranus’s transit through Aries, some facet of your life underwent sudden, drastic change. This time around with Uranus, the changes will be somewhat kinder to you because the planet will be forming a beneficial angle to your sun sign. It’s likely that unusual people will enter your circle of friends between now and 2026. You may get involved in political groups with a progressive message, may rebel against the status quo or may decide you don’t have anything in common with some of your friends and end those relationships. You may also discover you have a talent for innovative thought and creative endeavors that impact the masses.
The full moon in Libra on March 20 is one of two full moons in that sign because this one falls at 0 degrees, and the next one, in April, is at 29 degrees. It highlights that area of your chart that rules home/family, and since it’s in Libra, it also concerns relationships. How balanced are your relationships with your family? How would you change the dynamics if you could? There could be news about one of your parents.
Celebrate on the 28th, when Mercury turns direct in Pisces, and get busy doing all the things that were delayed during the retrograde.
Between March 31 and April 15, Mars transits Gemini. These weeks are about networking in any way you feel comfortable—through social media, in person or by email. You’re seeding thoughts and desires that will blossom when Mars enters your sign on April 15. So be careful what you wish for!
At a Glance
March 1 – Venus into Aquarius
March 5 – Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces
March 6 – new moon in Pisces, Uranus enters Taurus
March 20 – full moon in Libra
March 26 – Venus into Pisces
March 28 – Mercury turns direct
March 31 – Mars into Gemini