March 2019 – SAGITTARIUS
Mercury retro alert & PLANETARY SHIFT
Astrologically, March is jammed with rapidly shifting energies. At some point during this month, you may feel a need to get away for a few days and indulge your Sagittarian nature—i.e., have fun!
First, there’s a Mercury retrograde to contend with. It starts on March 5, in Pisces, and extends until March 28. Look over the Mercury retrograde section in the introduction, and follow the general guidelines for navigating this period more successfully. Since it occurs in your home and family sector, you may experience irritating delays or snafus with appliances and computers. During a Mercury retro it’s best not to buy high-ticket items, but if your dishwasher breaks down or your computer crashes, by all means buy a new one. Just double check your order and the delivery date!
Before the retro begins, Venus enters Aquarius on March 1, and between then and March 26, life hums along at a nice pitch—except that Mercury is retro for much of this transit. It may, however, help mitigate some of the collateral damage of the retro! If a romance begins during this transit, be sure that you and your partner communicate easily and clearly with each other.
Two events occur on March 6: there’s a new moon in Pisces, and Uranus enters Taurus. The new moon in a water sign may have you feeling somewhat dreamy and disconnected from the world of action and momentum in which you usually live. But it should bring in an opportunity to flex your imagination in new ways, in some type of creative endeavor. Your living circumstances may change—someone moves in or out, or you sell your home, buy a home and move.
For the last seven years, Uranus has been transiting your fire sign sibling, Aries, bringing abrupt and unforeseen change in self-expression, in romance and with your children. On March 6, it enters Taurus. It was there briefly in 2018, then turned retrograde and slipped back into Aries. But on March 6, it begins its journey through Taurus, where it will be until April 2026. During this lengthy transit, any number of things may happen, and it all depends on where you have become rigid and habitual. Uranus’s job is to shake up the status quo and get rid of the dead wood in your life so that the new flows in. So what may happen? Marriage or divorce, loss of a job, a new career path, a change in your finances or the birth of a child. Pivotal life events, in other words.
The full moon in Libra on March 20 lights up your social life to the point where you have so many invitations to do stuff that you can pick and choose. Your friends are especially important to you now. There could be news about a legal matter.
Between March 26 and April 20, Venus moves through Pisces. You may be spending money on refurbishing your home or beautifying it in some way. You’re feeling more romantic and creative, and you and your partner may team up on project. What you can imagine can now manifest itself, so daydream away, Sadge!
Mercury turns direct on March 28, a welcome change! It now moves toward its appointment with Aries on April 17. Dive into everything you delayed during these past few weeks. From March 31 to May 15, Mars transits Gemini, your opposite sign. Now your communication skills peak. You may be networking like crazy, or you could find the ideal partner to help you launch your own business. You and your romantic partner could take off at a moment’s notice for some wild adventure.
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