Where the love and relationship planets reside in March 2017...
Sun in Pisces through March 21
New Moon - Aries - March 27
Full Moon - Virgo - March 12
Mercury in Pisces through March 14, then moves into Aries through April 31
Venus in Aries through March 4, RETROGRADES through April 15
Mars in Aries through March 11, then in Taurus through April 22
Jupiter retrograde in Libra through early June
Venus has struggled in ‘me first’ Aries since February 4 and goes out of phase March 4 - April 15 in Aries, giving everyone a time to get rid of the last remains of that old flame that’s still smoldering in the secret chambers of your heart.
Issues involving old loves will rear up throughout the month of March and into April. These lovelife issues will prove to you once and for all what you are looking for in a relationship and what you want to steer clear of. If you’re an Aries, Libra or Sagittarius, March is a learning curve for you when it comes to instinctively knowing when to run from the red flags flying when you’re on a date or getting to know someone. Far too often, passions run high and block the red flags for you, however, Venus retrograde is the time to see everything and everyone for what and who they are.
Venus retrograde is not common - she doesn’t take a vacation very often. When she does, it has quite an effect. The Venus retrograde period is an important cosmic marker in 2017 because Venus retrogrades less frequently than any other planet (only once every 1.5 years). So there’s a lot of information, feelings and negotiations to go through over the six weeks of her retrograde journey. If you’re single, it could be a wake up call to you about the kinds of people you are attracted to. Maybe you always like bad boys or girls for example? Or you tend to date people who have money, power or status yet aren’t necessarily available to you emotionally or have a lot of time for you? Whilst Venus is in retrograde, put some thought into who it is you want and need in your life. Visualize the person. Write it down. Be succinct. Be clear and be detailed.
Mercury the planet of communication and clear thinking spends the 2nd part of March in Aries - a sign that has no ‘off button’ and no censorship. While Venus is out of phase, Mercury steps in and while some conversations might be rather blunt and brutally honest between you and your other half, you will be able to find a way to reach common ground. OR not. You might find that it’s difficult for you to accept whatever your partner has to say and decide to end things.
Mars the passionista of the zodiac spends the first 11 days in Aries and then settles into steady as she goes Taurus. Mars in Taurus the bull is troublesome in many ways and he is in Taurus through April 21. Mars the motivator is at a disadvantage in Taurus because as an active, forward moving energy, Mars likes to be on the go and Taurus is the slowest sign in the zodiac. Mars in Taurus can be the source of a lot of anger and frustration because Taurus’s deliberate and methodical style values the final product more than the speed of the process. Which is particularly annoying for the fire and air signs - particularly Aries and Gemini!
The Aries New Moon Monday March 27 is an exciting one and if you’re planning to go on a first date with someone or kickstart a dating situation into a fully fledged relationship this is the day to do so. Mercury in Aries adds more fuel to the startup fire with a sweet trine to business savvy Saturn in Sagittarius that adds inspiration and know-how to any project. Perfect timing for lovebirds to take the next step in finding the perfect lovenest or moving in together.
March 18 newly minted Mercury in Aries and Venus have the first meet and greet. Venus retrograde; makes this a wonderful opportunity to review the glory of past relationships in a positive light. It wasn’t all bad. Even through Aries is an edgy sign, this Mercury-Venus combo lends good manners and social grace to any situation. Like running into an ex and his or her gorgeous or handsome other half and being totally cool with it!
March is definitely a start up month - despite Venus and Jupiter out of phase. For many, it will be the month 2017 finally starts to kick into high gear after a rocky start (just look at POTUS Gemini Donald Trump!). A fiery Spring line up starts with the Sun’s entry into Aries March 20, marking the first day of Spring for the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Fall for the Southern. A fiery Spring line up of the Sun, Venus, Mercury & Uranus in Aries can make 2017 a game changer because of the major players lined up in Aries, the first and most adventurous sign in the zodiac. However, all this gung ho energy can lead to people hopping into beds and into relationships way too soon and regretting it very soon afterwards.
In fact, from the 20th on it looks like hard times ahead on the relationship front when the Aries Sun makes a once-a-year inferior conjunction with Venus on Saturday March 25. This year’s Sun-Venus meeting has 3 strikes against it. 1) Venus is invisible in the sky making it harder for us to express love. 2) Venus retrograde means relationships are centered on the past. 3)Venus is in Aries where she’s challenged because that’s where the ‘me’ part of the relationship is emphasized more than the ‘you’ part. Luckily, this cosmic influence only lasts for about 10 days.