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ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS – MARCH, 2020
By Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500
SUN IN PISCES: Most Affected are Pisces and all Water Signs. All Neptune themes such as Oneness, collective consciousness, altruism, self-sacrificing, sensitivity, psychic powers, dreams and liberation will rule supreme this month until March 21. A more heightened awareness of romance and colors in Life. For Pisces: The best side of Pisces is seen in their imagination, compassion, assistance and their artistic abilities. The key is to have a sense of humor, to be more open with truth, to be more present, to keep excessive fantasies from distracting you from your priorities and, to know when to let go by leaving justice in the hands of the Universe. For All Signs: Expect more spiritual awakening and creativity to flow more freely from the One, collective consciousness as this is one of the most spiritual months of the year. This is a good month, a good time for dream interpretations, creativity, artistic endeavors, mermaids, mermen and the sea. Best Sacred Geometry: Sphere (circle). Best Yantra: Indigo Blue or White.
MARCH 4 - MERCURY WHILE RETROGRADE INTO AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Gemini and Virgo. FOR AQUARIUS: Unfinished business that needs to be addressed may surface at this time. Pay attention and consider the next round, what will be your move or not? FOR ALL SIGNS: Mercury while retrograde pedals back into inventive Aquarius in the early wee hours of the morning. This energy requires our focus on alternative perspectives and a different approach to communications. In the afternoon, there may be a feeling of urgency to solving conflicts calmly and amicably. In the evening, we must try our best to guard against overreacting
MARCH 4 – VENUS INTO TAURUS: Most affected are Taurus, Libra and Pisces. FOR TAURUS: This transit will continue for approximately three weeks. Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests. If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also creativity. In personal or with business, others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. Keep your eyes open for new opportunities to come your way. You may be shocked and disappointed by some people who are close to you. If you do not know what to do or how to respond, for now, do nothing. By doing nothing and being a bystander, you will see that the situation will work itself out in time. FOR ALL SIGNS: While in Taurus, Venus can be very sensual and natural, content, and possessive. We may seek security and value that which lasts. Our appetite for pleasure is strong as well as our senses. Holding on to someone we love may be our tendency under Venus in Taurus. The dark side to this is possible excessive possessiveness and treating our partners as objects that we own. On the financial side, Venus in Taurus may help to make something “grow” – a dollar into many dollars, a seed into a flower and more. Holding on to our possessions is more likely now and it may be difficult to let go.
MARCH 9 – MERCURY TURNS DIRECT IN AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo. FOR ALL SIGNS: As Mercury begins direct motion, its’ cycle begins slowly then it picks up speed. In about a week or so things begin to feel more balanced in matters related to communications, the written, typed, tweeted, text word, travel, energy and electro-magnetic energy related to your neurological system. You can now go forward with new agreements or signing important documents. Expect some fall out from this, most recent MIR. This means that some things were not meant to last, it is best to accept the changes and move on. The best in understanding the aftermath is to see the opportunities from this retrograde that may have held you down, slowed you down and perhaps changed you or something in your Life for the better.
MARCH 9 – FULL MOON IN VIRGO: Most affected are Virgo and All Earth Signs. FOR VIRGO: The Full Moon is in your sign that represents the end of another cycle in your Life. If you’ve released the old stuff, the new can begin. It is also time for new beginnings – only if you are ready. There is a shift going on in your Life; it may feel as though your life is crumbling beneath you and all around. Shift happens. It is very necessary for some old things, old matters to leave your life in order for you to reach higher ground, for your highest good. Look for a sign or something very special that will show you that you will emerge from this shift renewed, regenerated and full of hope with a glowing knowledge that all is really in divine order. FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not only Earth Signs are ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. Make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents. With this Full Moon in Virgo, observe your own intention behind the desire to help or improve circumstances. We could be let down by high expectations or false promises. It may be better to use caution and avoid making any major decisions at this time. Despite good intentions, it is not an optimal time for positive results.
MARCH 16 – MERCURY INTO PISCES: Most affected are Pisces, Gemini and Virgo. FOR PISCES: After a brief back-pedal, Mercury, the planet of communications and electrical impulses returns to your sign. While in your sign, you may feel a surge of energy moving easily, supporting your communications, travel and gadgetry. Your mind may become sharp; you may not hesitate to say what’s on your mind. Use caution in saying words that you have not thought through. As your astrological symbol is the two fishes swimming in opposite directions, this month will feel just like that. If pressures should begin to be felt inside of yourself, take steps to take care of both your physical and spiritual sides. Your energy is precious. FOR ALL SIGNS: While Mercury is in Pisces, our thinking processes can be more visual, intuitive, and imaginative. We are especially attuned to the world of emotions that colors both our thoughts and our communications. We are more attracted to consciousness-raising information. Guard against running away from your prime responsibilities or escaping into too much fantasy; when you return to reality, it can be like being thrown into a cold, shallow pool of water.
MARCH 19 – SUN INTO ARIES: Most affected are Aries and All Fire Signs.
MARCH 21 – SATURN INTO AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius, Capricorn and Aries. FOR AQUARIUS: This transit can last up to three (3) years or a bit less. The transit is called, “Saturn Return” as when Saturn returns in your sign, it comes around every 29-30 years or so. For now, it will be in your sign until July1, 2020. Saturn, the planet of hard lessons, Karma will bring both hard challenges and also beneficial rewards when you realize it by the journey’s end. This planet brings greater structure to your unconsciousness, your higher self found in your psyche. You may be feeling the urge to live up to your most important obligations, responsibilities. If you chose to take on more, choose wisely, less is more with respects to stress. Expect delays, some restrictions that may limit your freedom in some ways. This transit will strip away from your Life situations, people, old habits that no longer serve you well. During this transit, resolve to be a better person. Please remember: Begin or keep up with your health regime and goals. Also, don’t lose your sense of humor, you and others will appreciate it at the right times. The sign of Capricorn can figure more prominently in your Life. FOR ALL SIGNS: “Saturn Return” takes about a little under 30 years to go through all of the twelve signs. If you are over 30 years old, you will take stock of where you are in your life and will want to make concrete moves to create in your life what you need to get to and where you feel you should be. If you are over 60, you are seeing your second Saturn Return and may have completed what you have desired for your Life. If not, you can still manifest a few more things before you move into the “twilight” of your years. Saturn tends to manifest for the good or for sorrow, both lessons for all people. Saturn also can manifest our weaknesses, or Achilles’ heel. When Saturn checks into a new sign, a new “home”, it wants to clear up any and all messes as soon as possible. It wants to see everything as it should be: Orderly, in its proper place, done with practicality and good structure. When it finds that all is in order, done by the book, only then will it dispense the rewards. No reward for bad behavior, no reward for unfinished work, wherever it may be in your Life.
MARCH 24 – NEW MOON IN ARIES: Most affected are Aries and All Fire Signs. FOR ARIES: You can feel the surge of renewal and strength, as with this New Moon it sets the tone for the next twelve months. Meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need, not for what you want. A new cycle begins, a good time to observe yourself. Review all that has happened in your Life the past year. Make a list of your accomplishments and another on what is yet to be completed. You can succeed if you focus on the positive and deny the negative. If you are feeling pressure coming to you from any direction, retreat from being hasty to do something for the sake of just doing something. FOR ALL SIGNS: New Moons signify a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new. While the New Moon is in the sign of Aries, some of us may feel easily irritated by little, simple things that really don’t matter. In business, we may find the right person who can help. In health matters, take action quickly; do not wait.
MARCH 30 – MARS INTO AQUARIUS: most affected are Aquarius and Aries. FOR AQUARIUS: Mars, the planet of war, chaos and destruction is now in your sign. The good of this is that you may feel more energized and sexy. If you are in a relationship, plan something new with your partner. If things are not turning out as you had imagined, consider that change of any kind does bring growth. FOR ALL SIGNS: Mars while in the sign of Aquarius cab be dynamic yet bring erratic energy levels, achieving our goals through hit or miss tactics. We can become team players and be cooperative and less concerned about personal power. We may be attracted to unconventional methods, and tend to approach problems from an intellectual, detached perspective.
SUN IN AQUARIUS: Most affected are Aquarius and All Air Signs. The Month is in the sign of Aquarius. For Aquarius: All Uranus themes such as Oneness, collective consciousness, coolness, friendliness, great intellectual powers, appreciation for the off-beat, the avant-garde, the unexpected, or suddenness will rule supreme this month until February 18. A more heightened awareness of “going higher” in all that you do, all that you can be in Life. The best side of Aquarius is seen in their openness, in their ability to demonstrate the beneficial and positive side of rebellion and their detachment from overt emotions. The key is to have a sense of humor, to keep eccentricity under control and, to know when to let go by leaving justice in the hands of the Universe. For All Signs: The collective consciousness works best and large numbers; events, gatherings with purposeful vision can succeed. Teamwork and cooperation may get a fair chance now. Although change may come more easily now, expect some surprises; remain flexible in your plans. Best Sacred Geometry: Sphere (circle). Best Yantra: The colors Deep Purple or Violet.
FEBRUARY 3 – MERCURY INTO PISCES: Most affected are Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Aquarius. FOR PISCES: With Mercury, the planet of communications and electrical impulses in your sign, you may feel a surge of energy moving easily, supporting your communications, travel and gadgetry. Your mind may become sharp; you may not hesitate to say what’s on your mind. Use caution in saying words that you have not thought through. It is vital, important that you take care of important matters related to all matters of communications including website(s), contracts, agreements -before the 14th of this month. FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until March 4, 2020. When Mercury is in Pisces, our thinking processes can be more visual, intuitive, and imaginative, at times dream-like. We are especially attuned to the world of emotion, which colors both our thoughts and our style of communication. We can guess well, express ourselves with imagery, and we can make decisions intuitively. We are more attracted to consciousness-raising information. A very good time to consider the study or learning of metaphysics.
FEBRUARY 7 – VENUS INTO ARIES: This transit will continue until March 4, 2020. Most affected are Aries, Taurus, Libra and Aquarius. FOR ARIES: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests. If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also creativity. In personal or with business, others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. Keep your eyes open for new opportunities to come your way. If something or someone seems that it is too challenging and may task your energy, then consider to “time out” or take a step back. FOR ALL SIGNS: While in Aries, love can be spontaneous and direct. The chase is very exciting under this fiery influence. We can be bold, fresh, and a little impatient when it comes to matters of the heart. We don’t want to look back with this energy. We may not be interested in saying sorry or dwelling on the past. It’s a brand new day! It’s time to make things work right now. Aries is known for a love of the chase and the conquest, but Aries love can be longstanding as long as it remains relatively fresh. This energy is blunt–there’s no sugar-coating. This can sting, but rarely is Aries energy mean or petty. Being and saying it direct is important now. Desires can be strong and expressed spontaneously, enthusiastically, and directly. Aries prefers to be the seducer rather than be seduced, to chase rather than be chased; use patience well.
FEBRUARY 9 - FULL MOON IN LEO: Most affected are Leo and All Fire Signs.
FOR LEO: If you have felt underappreciated or have had feelings of being overwhelmed, this cycle will now end. Prepare to do a “come-back” with determination and enthusiasm. First, prepare by writing down who or what has to leave your Life as well as what you may need to face bout yourself that needs to go. Before this date, use caution when considering any large financial moves. It is now time for conservation as you review all commitments and what your truly value most. FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not only Fire Signs are ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. Make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents. With this Full Moon in Leo, it will be helpful to see that you or your loved ones can prepare for new experiences on Valentine’s Day. Once the grand, the expensive, the over-the-top is done with, replace it with a lighter, affordable approach.
FEBRUARY 16 – MARS INTO CAPRICORN: This transit will continue until March 30, 2020. Most affected are Capricorn, Aries and Aquarius. FOR CAPRICORN: Mars, the planet of war, chaos and destruction is now in your sign. The good of this is that you may feel more energized and sexy. If you are in a relationship, plan something new with your partner. Say yes to the new that is coming your way; a new way of feeling, a new way of thinking as well as coming out from the shadows and into the light. FOR ALL SIGNS: Mars in Capricorn is deliberate, persistent energy. We consider the future and the consequences before taking action during this cycle. Our energy is reliable and faithful. We can be slow to anger but can be quite cold if we are frustrated. The shadow side of this transit is rigidity and heated combustion. Keep the peace at all cost when it comes to money.
FEBRUARY 16 – MERCURY TURNS RETROGRADE: This transit will last until (3 weeks while in the sign of Pisces). Most affected are Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Aquarius. FOR PISCES: A special message to Pisces. It may be necessary for you to prepare for this cycle by taking some time to go inward. Focus on no fear of the transitions that are going on in your life. Meditation can lead the way to calm during this three-week period. FOR ALL SIGNS: Beginning on this date, for the next three weeks, lay low in matters of communications, travel, and purchases relating to electrical gadgets of communications; the cell phone, the computer, an automobile and other electrical equipment or machinery. The written, spoken, and typed word may have to be RE-written, RE-spoken, RE-typed. Generally, not a good time to commit with your word or sign important documents as when MIR turns direct in three weeks there will be changes. Also, the same may be for scheduling anything. Some changes may be for the better, or more likely, some of it may fall apart by the next MIR (in 3 months).
FEBRUARY 18 – SUN INTO PISCES: Most affected are Pisces and All Water Signs.
FEBRUARY 20 – JUPITER SEXTILES NEPTUNE: This is the first in a set of three sextiles. With this current transit, most affected are Sagittarius and Pisces. FOR SAGITTARIUS: With your ruling planet, Jupiter connecting with Neptune, you may deal with matters related to your outlook, spirit, beliefs, understanding, and perceptions. This planetary combination can give you more of a spiritual, compassionate, kind, and concerned outlook, belief system, or perspectives. FOR ALL SIGNS: With this longer-term aspect, idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses may rise now. This is a good time to connect with others from different backgrounds. Consider taking a mind-walk through unusual or different experiences as they can be gratifying. Being practical could take a back seat now. Generosity and compassion increase and our faith are boosted. We can easily make personal sacrifices for what we believe to be the better good.
Ren Yogamaya is a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist, providing her services for over 23 years. As a writer, she is the author of EAT BY COLOR: Foods, Colors and The Chakras and her Astrological Affects column is syndicated world-wide. She is a natural channel for Universal Source as she offers guidance, solutions to your issues and she teaches privately in Los Angeles.