Happy March, Capricorn!
Capricorn: Your Month Ahead
March often brings turning points that push us forward, thanks to the astrology energies in play at this time of year. This year is no exception.
In fact, March 2018 arrives with more complex energies than usual.
For you, Capricorn, this month brings opportunities for you to travel, see brothers and sisters, and focus on communication as well as attend to home and family.
Read on to see what lies ahead—and how you can make March’s potential work for you.
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Your Siblings, Short Trips, And Communication
As March begins, we have four planets in Pisces:
- The warm and powerful Sun, who always shines his light freely and generously to bring joy and optimism to our world
- Mercury, who governs thinking, communication, and commerce and brings playfulness and curiosity wherever he goes
- Venus, who governs love, beauty, and relationships—as well as money—and brings grace and sophistication to whatever she touches
- Neptune, who rules Pisces and governs dreams, the arts, and transcendent spirituality—and brings compassion, sensitivity, and an otherworldly quality to our lives
We also have a fifth player in Pisces, an asteroid called Chiron who is associated with where we feel wounded and how we heal and then help others based on our experiences. Chiron is well placed in Pisces, which is one of the signs associated with health.
Pisces is a water sign symbolized by the Fish: two fish swimming in opposite directions while bound together. Pisces helps us go beyond our individuality by enabling spiritual attunement, higher consciousness, and merging with creation’s essential unity. This gentle, sensitive sign allows us to sense higher truths through dreams and intuition. It also encourages us to apply these truths to help others through selfless service as well as inspire them through the arts, fantasy and other escapes from everyday life, and spiritual practices such as meditation.
Find out more about Pisces in my article, Pisces Time: Trust Your Intuition. Also, you can tune in to this sign’s helpful, healing energies with The Pisces Meditation, an uplifting, guided meditation.
For you, Capricorn, Pisces always activates your third house of brothers and sisters, thinking and communication, and communication of all kinds. All the Pisces planets will energize you to plan outings with siblings or close cousins, make short trips for business and pleasure, and bring greater beauty and idealism to how you speak, write, and think.
Your Home And Family
On March 5, Mercury will leave Pisces for Aries, followed by Venus’s entry into Aries on March 6. You’ll begin to feel the energies shift away from the watery, emotional realm of Pisces toward the fiery, "let’s get going" arena of Aries. On March 20, the Sun leaves Pisces for Aries, giving us the official start to the month of the Ram.
For you, Capricorn, planets in Aries bring zest to your home life because they put fiery passion into your fourth house of home, real estate, family, and parents. This area also governs your heritage and ancestry as well as your deep spiritual roots: as soon as the Sun enters Aries, you may feel an urge to research your family tree or meditate to connect with your inner self.
Equinox: Happy New (Spiritual And Astrological) Year!
The third week of March not only starts a new astrological month and sign but brings a new season: spring in the northern hemisphere and fall in the southern hemisphere.
Both seasons start when the amount of daylight equals the amount of darkness, making day and night last the same amount of time. Their start days come when the Sun enters Aries and when it enters the opposite sign, Libra, and are called the equinoxes. Both equinoxes offer special energies that support spirituality and meditation.
Aries, however, brings yet another gift: as the first sign of the zodiac, it starts the astrological year. According to sages and mystics, Aries also starts a new spiritual year. That makes March 20 even more powerful and important, and you can use its energies to create a new start for yourself.
Mercury Retrograde: Slow Down, Focus On "Re," Stay Flexible
Two days later, on March 22, our solar system’s smallest planet, Mercury, goes retrograde for three weeks, until April 15. From our vantage point on Earth, it will look like Mercury is moving backwards in the sky. Although it won’t actually be moving in reverse, this Mercury retrograde period will feel like all that is associated with Mercury will be in low gear or moving backwards.
Mercury rules everything related to communication, from computers and cell phones to speaking, writing, and listening. It also governs anything with moving parts, such as electronics, cars, and appliances.
When Mercury goes retrograde, generally three times a year for three weeks at a time, the areas it rules also slow down and often experience challenges.
This retrograde occurs in Aries, a fire sign that can be impulsive and impatient because it wants to go, go, GO! So we’ll feel a "push-pull" quality of wanting to keep pushing forward yet not being able to make much progress because communication and equipment may slow, break down, or pull us back to review past projects or problems.
Prepare now by backing up your computer and other devices and updating software in the first week of March. After that, you’ll begin to feel the slowdown and may see issues arise with equipment or interactions with other people.
During the retrograde, allow yourself to slow down. Avoid starting anything new, and don’t sign contracts because you won’t have all the facts or will miss something critical and have to rework the agreement later.
Instead, focus on anything "re": review, redo, rethink, recycle, reverse, restore, and so on. This is an excellent time to dust off a past project or idea and see what you can make of it. It’s also the perfect time to contact people from the past, clean closets, polish current work, or return to anything—or anywhere—you once enjoyed.
Learn more and get all the Mercury retrograde dates for this year (and coming years) in my article, Mercury Retrograde Dates, Advice.
Plan Your Month: Important Dates
This month brings several key dates to watch as you plan your month. Mark your calendar and take action (or rest) as recommended on the dates listed here so your efforts can bring progress in all areas of your life.
March 1: A full Moon in Virgo lights your ninth house of international connections, long distance travel, publishing and publicity, higher education, and philosophy. Something will peak around this time for you, and you may realize you need to improve your study habits, relationships with overseas clients, or how you promote your business. Balance time traveling, exploring, and philosophizing with time for your siblings and neighbors so you feel better connected to your community and well supported in all your adventures and ambitions. This day (and the day before and day after) favor spiritual work: plan time for meditation and prayer. See my article on How To Relieve Stress – Meditate At The Right Time for details.
March 2: Mercury in your third house of siblings forms a harmonious angle with Jupiter in your eleventh house of friends, group events, and charities. Invite your brothers and sisters to a fundraiser, introduce one of them to an eligible friend, or volunteer as a group for a cause you all support.
March 4: The Sun joins with Neptune and Mercury merges with Venus, all in your communication and sibling house. Consider the effect of your words, gestures, and texts on your brothers and sisters. Strive to hold higher spiritual love in your mind when thinking of them and extend that generous impulse to all your communications, with everyone.
March 5 and 6: Mercury and Venus leave Pisces for Aries. Feel your thoughts and emotions begin to shift from introspection to outward action.
March 8: Jupiter goes retrograde until July 10. This giant, optimistic planet entered Scorpio on October 10, 2017, bringing expansion to your house of friendship, volunteering, networking, and clubs. Perhaps you joined an industry association, or you may have made many new friends or endowed a scholarship. With the retrograde, you have four months to review your charitable giving, offer thanks for the opportunity to serve others, and consider changes or improvements if needed.
March 11: Mars makes a helpful angle with Uranus in Aries, while the Sun nods benevolently to Pluto. Taking initiative spiritually through meditation and prayer can help a home or family concern, and your personal power and authority may help you assist a sibling or advance a communication project.
March 13: The Sun in your chatty third house links to Jupiter in your friendship and charity house, inspiring you and your brothers and sisters to help a family friend, give generously to a fundraiser, or combine forces to make new connections for your family business.
March 13 – 17: The Moon enters its balsamic phase, the "dark of the Moon" time before the new Moon. Slow down, review the past month since the new Moon of February 15, and enjoy a bit of daydreaming about what you want to do in the coming month. Find out more about this mysterious monthly time in my Balsamic Moon Phase article. Also, this period is excellent for spiritual work, meditation, and prayer. See my article on How To Relieve Stress – Meditate At The Right Time for details.
March 17: A new Moon in Pisces brings your best time all year to reconnect with cousins, enjoy time with your siblings (or improve relations, if needed), start a novel, or launch a communication campaign. Also, Mars leaves expansive Sagittarius for earthy Capricorn in your personality and body house, giving rocket fuel to your desire to polish your image or improve your character or health and giving you the energy to get a makeover or upgrade your wardrobe, commit to self-improvement, or launch a project meaningful to you.
March 20: The Sun enters Aries, bringing a new astrological month, a new season, the spring equinox (fall equinox in the southern hemisphere), and a new spiritual year. Make time to meditate on this highly significant day and feel the joyful energy of new beginnings as the Sun lights up Aries. This "power day" offers natural energies supporting spiritual work and planning for the year ahead.
March 22: Mercury goes retrograde in Aries. Use your powerful thoughts to overcome impatience and let yourself slow down, spend time at home, visualize a redecorating project, attend to real estate matters, and work on concerns related to your parents. Wait until April 17 or later to sign contracts or start anything new. Get details on making the most of this period in my Mercury Retrograde Dates, Advice article.
March 23 and 24: Venus and the Sun in Aries make difficult alignments with Pluto and Mars in your personality, health, and body house. Your desire to assert your will or focus on a health concern may feel at odds with an influential relative’s demands or a parent’s needs. Keep a low profile and avoid disputes or making assumptions. If family obligations interfere with a personal project or medical appointments, clear your head before making decisions, and if someone challenges you, listen to their concerns and then disengage for a while before responding.
March 28: Venus links happily with Uranus in Aries. A quirky female relative, perhaps your partner, may brighten your day, and romance at home will feel electric. Listen to hunches about home repairs, decorating, and real estate.
March 30: Venus leaves Aries for Taurus. Love and romance will stir your soul and inspire your creativity. If you want to start a family, Venus will pave the way toward romance and happy conversations with your partner.
March 31: A second full Moon this month arrives, this time in Libra. Something related to your career, a professional honor, or your legacy will peak and give you clarity. This full Moon makes stressful alignments with several planets in your personality and health house as well as the Sun and Mercury in your home and family house. Be cautious with these volatile energies, as hasty speech or actions could affect your job, public image, health, or family relationships. Time with your partner, meetings with an agent or business advisor, and social activities or volunteering that promote peace can act as safety valves to channel these powerful energies constructively. Also, remember that full Moons (and the day before and day after) favor spiritual work, so plan time for meditation and prayer.
As you can see, March is filled with high contrast—and wave after wave of high energies. Use the guidance here to ride this month’s waves so you can reach April’s shore with pride in how you handled March’s challenges and made the most of its many opportunities.
Happy March, Capricorn! I wish you a wonderful month!