March 2023 delivers some of the biggest and most significant cosmic events of the year including the move of Saturn into Pisces and Pluto into Aquarius. It also brings the March Equinox, which heralds the start of the astrological new year.
Mars also leaves its post-retrograde shadow and exits Gemini, ending a cycle we have been working with since August of 2022.
All of these big monumental shifts unfolding in March are paving the way for a new evolution of our soul journey. They are elevating us to the next level, opening new doors, closing old ones, and shifting us into new states of being.
March is a powerhouse month and with so much going on we may feel scattered and a little frazzled, but we are all being pushed forward in some way.
No matter what the month brings, it seems we are all being guided to level up, remove things that are no longer aligned, and create space for the new.
Let’s take a look at some of the key dates of the month –
Astrology for March 2023
March 7-8: Virgo Full Moon
The Virgo Full Moon comes at the beginning of an incredibly busy energetic month, giving us a dose of whatever medicine is needed. It carries a healing vibration, guiding us to seek out the elixir that will be most beneficial to us right now. This is a time when self-care is paramount. The more we can show up for ourselves and take care of our own needs, the more we will move in harmony with this Full Moon. We may also feel the desire to clear away the clutter, tidy up our spaces, and make them a stronger reflection of the person we are becoming. Creating a safe space that fuels your creativity and productivity is a powerful way to use this Full Moon energy. With Saturn moving into Pisces shortly after this Full Moon peaks, we may also find ourselves wrapping up and releasing those karmic ties and Saturnian lessons for good.
March 7-8: Saturn in Pisces
Less than an hour after the Virgo Full Moon, Saturn moves into Pisces. This is one of the biggest cosmic events of 2023. Saturn has been touring Aquarius since December 2020 but is now making its way into Pisces, where it will remain until February 14, 2026. Saturn is known as the Lord of Karma, so as it travels around the zodiac, it tends to stir karmic lessons we need to learn, mature, and grow from. As Saturn prepares to leave one sign of the zodiac for the next, it always leaves a little karmic reward, so look out for this in the days leading up to its move into Pisces! Saturn moving into Pisces is going to set us up for a new journey of karmic lessons. We can expect to experience themes around our spirituality, artistic expression, relationship with boundaries, and mental health. You can read more on Saturn in Pisces here and if you want to know what it means for your sign, check out your Saturn in Pisces horoscope here.
March 9-15- Jupiter Conjunct Chiron
A portal of healing energy is unlocked as Jupiter and Chiron align in Aries. This healing energy carries a fiery tone, helping us to push forward and leave the past in the past. We may abruptly experience an awakening of sorts, or we may finally decide we no longer wish to hold onto past pains and troubles. We can’t always escape our pains, but under this energy, we may finally surrender to the idea that we have to move on by honoring our pain and allowing it to guide us forward into a brighter future. Jupiter’s presence can help us to focus on the silver linings, and to make the most of our circumstances, no matter what traumas or tragedies have found us.
March 11- Venus Conjunct Eris
Eris is a dwarf planet known as the sister of Mars. She carries bold, fiery, and courageous energy, helping to unlock the full power of the female spirit. At her core, Eris is a fearless, protective, and radical energy that can help to inspire revolutions. As Eris and Venus come together, we have a strengthening of Goddess energy. We may feel a boost to our feminine expression. We may feel more intuitive and more determined to make a stand with something. If you are looking to welcome more feminine energy into your life or need support when it comes to expressing or exploring your femininity, this energy will send waves of support.
March 15-16: Triple Conjunction- Sun + Neptune + Mercury
The Sun, Neptune, and Mercury will all align in Pisces, creating a triple conjunction. This brings a rise of Piscean energy, and with that, perhaps some Pisces fog! This strong Piscean energy can create some indecision or confusion around the best choice of action to take. It can also lead to a dissolving of boundaries, leaving us susceptible to the energies of others. On the flip side, this triple conjunction can be fantastic for spiritual exploration and can bring a creative boost. There is also a power to be found in going with the flow and allowing our imaginations to wander. Exploring our imagination is the key to our intuition and our psychic senses, but it stimulates a sense of joy and purpose. Exercise your imaginative skills around this time by journaling, drawing, or thinking about what your dream life would look like. You may like to try the journal prompt – “If nothing was impossible or limited; if I could do anything, I would…”
March 17- Mars in Gemini Leaves Shadow Phase
Finally, we are done with the Mars Retrograde energies! It’s been a long journey, but since October we have been working with the red planet to overcome issues surrounding our energy levels, our motivation, and our fears. We may have had to face up to some fears, or had to question what we were choosing to give our energy to, but at this stage of our journey, we are hopefully all the better off for it. You can learn more about the Mars Retrograde cycle here.
March 17- Venus in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn
This is one of the last alignments Pluto will make as it nears the end of its decades-long journey through Capricorn. Pluto and Venus will trigger relationship issues, perhaps highlighting where there are power struggles. Pluto and Venus were also very active at the start of 2023, so if you noticed issues in your relationships brewing at that time, you may find that this alignment brings some closure or perhaps a deepening of the story. Whenever Pluto’s energy is involved, it is always calling us to dig deeper and look at our subconscious behaviors. Can you objectively look within to see where your subconscious behaviors or learned behaviors may be showing up with whatever is going on in your life? Can you find a way to rebirth how you are operating? Pluto aligning with Venus will guide all transformations of the heart.
March 20- Equinox + Sun in Aries + Start of Astrological New Year!
Happy Astrological New Year! As the Sun enters Aries we begin the astrological new year. This is a fantastic time for fresh starts and new beginnings. If you haven’t gotten around to setting those new year’s resolutions, this energy is a great time to start! Today also brings the Equinox, a time when we honor balance and harmony. It is also the start of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. This shift in the seasons for Mother Earth is something we can feel mirrored in our own being. We may find ourselves naturally balancing and aligning where we need to shed and where we need to bloom.
March 21- Aries New Moon
A New Moon follows the Equinox and the start of the astrological new year, amplifying its energy! This is a power New Moon for new beginnings and manifestation work. Use this magical energy to call in what you desire and wish to create for yourself moving forward. The energies are highly magnetic, so stay open to receiving! This New Moon is part of a trend of New Moons that have all been peaking at 1 degree of their respective zodiac sign. This is the last New Moon to fall at 1 degree, so whatever new beginnings have been in the works are likely to take shape now. This is also one of two Aries New Moons. The next New Moon in April will be a Solar Eclipse in Aries, so pay attention to the themes brewing around this time as you may get more insights as the Eclipse peaks.
March 23- Pluto in Aquarius
One of the biggest cosmic events of the year! Pluto will just dip its toes into Aquarius for a few months, but this is the entrance to a brand new cycle that we will be working with for the next two decades! As Pluto gets ready to enter Aquarius, it is wrapping up its lessons and journey in Capricorn where it has been since 2008. If you can remember that far back, think about what themes have been brewing in your life since this time around death and rebirth. What have you had to release? What have you had to transform? Pluto’s energy is like the phoenix, rising from the ashes, and as it journeyed through Capricorn it would have been helping us to transform from the inside out in areas relating to our boundaries, our feelings of stability and security, with our finances, and whom and what we choose to give our power to. Now, as Pluto enters Aquarius, this rebirth energy shifts to our community, our independence, and all things relating to technology. Read more on Pluto in Aquarius here.
March 25- Mars in Cancer
Mars finally moves out of Gemini where it has been since August 2022. This has been a very, very long time for Mars to stay in one sign, so we have really been feeling the Mars-Gemini lessons. If you need a refresher on what these were, check out this article here. Now that Mars is moving into Cancer, we are done with these lessons and ready to move on! Reflect on how your life has changed since August in regard to your feelings of motivation, your energy levels, and how you approach your fears.
March 30- Venus Conjunct Uranus in Taurus
We end the month with Venus and Uranus coming together in the sign of Taurus. This is the signature of radical love! How can you take this energy and fuel some radical self-love? Look after yourself, nurture yourself, and stay open to the possibilities of the heart. Love can be found in the most surprising and unlikely places under this placement, so keep an open mind.