Well, we’ve had a small reprieve from retrograde planets lately, but March brings us our first Mercury Retrograde. This time it will go retro in the sign of Pisces for the entire retrograde. That’s a good thing.
The month is filled with the regular transits and one major transit. One problematic issue is that Spring will begin on a Retrograde, and that can influence the entire season. If you feel like Mercury is still retrograde in April or May, for you it might be. Additionally, Mercury will make two stations one just before it goes Retro, and another just before it goes Direct.
This gives added influence to Mercury in Pisces for the Spring Season. For those people who actually have a retrograde Mercury in their natal charts, or have Mercury in Pisces in their natal chart, this could be an influence for the entire year, or at least until the next Mercury retrograde in July of this year.
The other major event is Uranus is making a sign change, and although Uranus has been toying with us for the last year, it is finally going into Taurus.
So, let’s get started…
3/2/19 Venus enters Aquarius and becomes a little less self-involved. There is tendency to detach from personal desires and become more aware of universal matters. The Brotherhood of Man sort of thing becomes evident during this transit. Sometimes we can become so self-involved with our own lives, we resent someone else’s involvement in the more universal concerns facing mankind. It could be helpful to remember the “good” character of someone who is concerned about the state of mankind. That may lessen the resentment over the lack of personal attention.
Mercury goes retrograde until 3/29/19
all in Pisces [Detriment]:Having problems being
understood? Having arguments with siblings? Do you normally find communication
easy, and suddenly it feels like your tongue is wrapped up in cotton? Welcome
to Mercury Retrograde? Yes, Mercury will go retrograde on the 6th of
March and will remain so until March 29th [all in the sign of
Pisces]. The thought patterns during this time are unusually strong for all of
The Karma of this retrograde is to re-experience an unresolved karma/issue/problem/crisis concerning relationships. It’s important to try and focus attention on the reality of the present rather than on losing oneself to the past and past experiences. Basically this retrograde is concerned with relationships and communication.
By transit, this planet goes retrograde 3 times a year and statistically goes retrograde more often in Fire signs than any other. I believe Air was next in line regarding frequency, but I don’t have the statistics in front of me at the moment. This stat has lead me to believe these retrograde periods were meant to be a time of reflection and inspiration (fire), marking it as a period of time for the inculcation of all we experience. Sort of an opportunity to get oneself back on track; to look at the reality of choices, etc.
this particular retrograde is in a water sign. I believe this makes it even more
important to use critical thought to help with overwhelmed emotions and
emotional matters. While most Mercury retrogrades involve the mental faculties,
retrograde in a water sign makes it emotional rather than mental. Keep yourself
healthy, get plenty of sleep, and understand that this will be an emotional
retrograde, full of self-doubts and recriminations. Use it to thoughtfully look
at past mistakes, and forgive yourself.
Generally, Mercury is the thinker and we need to step back and think about where we are going every now and then. Lucky for us Mercury offers us 3 times a year to get ourselves back on track during each year. I’ve come to the conclusion that many times communication is delayed for a very good reason. While it may be frustrating if you do not use the period of time for reflection, it can certainly be a great benefit to the attainment of goals to step back and ‘think” about things for a moment and then proceed once there is greater focus.
Not only can this period delay mail, the signing of contracts, the phone won’t ring, the email won’t arrive, it will cause all manner of havoc with the sending and receiving of communication. Not so much arguments (that is Mars retro), but definitely misunderstandings that wouldn’t normally occur will pop up during this time.
We feel out of sync with our ability to ‘tell’ people who we are and what we want, and we also feel we don’t understand others. That’s probably because we don’t understand them right now. And maybe we’re not supposed to, maybe this is a time to pull in and reassess ‘who we are’.
In other words it is time to have a talk with ourselves.
Mercury Retrogrades are key to developing an accurate picture of our inner life, the manner in which we analyze things, how we look at them, how our minds communicate to us about the environment, and most importantly how we interpret what we see and hear. All of this is the domain of Mercury. We feel scattered and even out of control of the most basic of functions — communication. Unfortunately, this is normal for this period. We might hate it, but it is normal.
It is a time to reevaluate what we think about, how we think, and why we think about it. All of this leads us to a better understanding of who we really are. The 3 retrogrades each year offer us short period of time to do a reality check with our inner self using the mental body as a tool to do the evaluation. It can be a mini intensive of therapy or it can be your worst nightmare. It all depends on your actual state of mind and the environment you find yourself in. Whatever the experience is, know that it is a short period of time and that “This too shall pass”.
3/7/19 Uranus enters Taurus for the next 7 years: The beautiful planet of eccentricity and innovation begins its travels in Taurus [finally]. It’s been over 80 years since we last saw this placement. The last time Uranus was in Taurus was back in 1934. It stayed there until 1942. For those that know your history, the last time was the Great Depression and WWII, and we entered a time of great peril and global chaos.
Uranus will remain in Taurus this time until July of 2026. So, it is with us for a while to come.
I wish I could predict that a time of great prosperity was around the corner, but I can’t. I do think that our current economic growth will continue, but not at the pace the world needs right now. Uranus in Taurus this round is facing a lot of planets placed in Capricorn, and that sign is rife with possible corruption and abuses of power [read the newspapers if you doubt me]. This changes the impulse of Uranus in Taurus, in fact it makes it work harder to achieve what it needs and wants. What it wants is freedom and equality. In Taurus that is what it will fight for—to the death if necessary.
The very purpose of Uranus is rebellion against abuses of power, and we have only to pick up a newspaper or go to a news site on the Internet to see this is the main theme. Regardless of which political persuasion one might be or where one might live, the time to rebel has been upon us since 2011 and shows no signs of letting up.
Please remember this as you all go about your lives—everyone is feeling like they have to fight against something, some sort of abuse of power or corruption. Each of us has an instinct for “wrong”, and most of us have been fighting that ‘wrong’ for years now. Just know everyone else is just as passionate. Give people a place in the town square to speak their truth. In the end, you will find more areas of agreement than discord. Pick your battles, and decide what hill you are willing to die on [metaphorically of course LOL ].
Uranus is in Taurus now, and not headstrong, impulsive Aries. Use the new energy of re-building and stability to actually make a difference in your communities. Let go of the anger [Aries] and embrace the spirit of cooperation and rebuilding [Taurus] that is needed now to really fight any abuses of power. Nothing will be easy, but the promise of Taurus is that we can and will endure.
3/21/19 Sun enters Aries [First day of Spring] [Exalted]
This transit always brings a renewed hope for the future. Spring brings renewed energy, as well as a feeling of desire to reach out and seize the day. We all look forward to times when we feel powerfully in control of our own destinies. Each year Spring brings it to us. Take advantage of all the possibilities that surround you every day during Spring and you will be off to the races for the rest of the year.
And a little info about the sign of Aries in general: The first sign of the Zodiac is Aries in Western Astrology. Aries is one of the Fire signs, meaning it is a sign of inspiration, self-motivating and future oriented. Its quality is Cardinal, meaning it is a sign of initiation, goal oriented and restless. Aries is the positive polarity or yang of the Zodiac. Those born with their Sun in Aries are considered to be self-expressive and out-going.
Aries is the emergence of the sprouting seed. It is the point of all beginnings. Aries is the out rushing force–sound and fury–primitive self-expression–the joy of being. Its forcefulness is much like the Ram, which lowers its head and blindly charges. The Aries influence gives an adventurous, pioneering spirit, courage and a blunt and direct manner. The forcefulness of Aries is so strong that restrictions cannot be endured. Aries people are forever moving on to new projects, seldom completing the old ones. An Aries person inhibited by daily routine and a sedentary life is likely to eventually explode. The ‘me first’ attitude of Aries can go to extremes of crudeness, selfishness, egotistical attitudes and foolhardiness, if it is not tempered by sensitivity to others and strong guiding ideals.
3/27/19 Venus enters Pisces [Exalted]: Venus enters Pisces and brings a bright light of hope. Venus is in one of the strongest positions in the sign of Pisces, and if we ever needed love, love, love, we need it now. The ability to remain calm and with inner harmony will come through this transit. With all the action and rebellion the other transits will bring, Venus offers us all the energy to remain balanced on an inner level that could bring us a spiritual awakening on a deeply personal level. It could sustain us through whatever may come. The emphasis is on spirituality and love, and how that will see us through whatever life has in store.
3/29/19 Mercury goes Direct: Finally!!!
See you all next month, and thank you for following the site/page, and for all your interaction. It is much appreciated!! ~ Cait