Posted on February 28, 2023 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is a time of great transformation in your life, Leo, likely leading you farther into the very depths of your being. A confluence of planets portend getting to the heart of the matter, and that includes being able to articulate to others what is going on for you beneath the surface. The changes that are taking place involve as well your connections to others, and your reliance upon the key partnerships in your life for an important source of internal coherence. This is a changing landscape. You are more firmly grounded into your own depths as a result, and staking your claim to philosophical understandings of great moment and consequence, an internal sense of moral compass that can not be falsified by the confused and distracting ideas of consensus thought. Instead these remain a constant guidepost for your own growth. There are many choices now for you to navigate in terms of career and outer world achievement, best handled by consulting your deep intuition as you proceed. The last ten days of March are dramatic in this regard, leading you further into your sense of life purpose and foreordained evolutionary development.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Pisces that took place on February 19th and 20th influences the current month with a focus on intimacy, shared resources, and the opportunity for profound psychological renewal. There is something to be said for having the ability to trust the process currently unfolding in your life. Having faith that things are moving in the right direction even if you feel unsure of the path ahead could ensure the best possible outcomes. The sign of Pisces relates to surrendering and the willingness to let go of control which can be anxiety-inducing yet it may allow you to seize opportunities you wouldn’t be able to see from a more controlled approach. Fluidity is not the only theme this month but it could be an important one especially if things are evolving toward uncharted territories.
From the 1st to the 3rd, Venus and Jupiter in Aries shine brightly together, forming a conjunction with Chiron, the Wounded Healer. These two beneficial planets are quite visible in Western skies at dusk in the Northern Hemisphere. This awe-inspiring conjunction takes place in your vision sector heralding new openings for growth whether this is through education, travel, or other types of learning opportunities. Hesitations or self-doubt that emerges has also the power to be healed by a concentrated effort when you can allow yourself to shine through these types of setbacks.
On the 2nd also, Mercury forms a conjunction with Saturn in your opposite sign of Aquarius. This may bring a more serious undertow that might have to do with a conversation taking place relating to commitments or the need to clarify responsibilities. After meeting with Saturn, Mercury leaves Aquarius for the enigmatic waters of Pisces, sensitizing exchanges with an emotional and poetic undertow until the 18th.
The Full Moon arrives on March 7th in the sign of Virgo which takes place in the part of your chart that relates to your resources, your values, and your sense of autonomy. The Full Moon may highlight the give and take of current partnerships and the support or benefits received from others. You should be able to assess more clearly if these exchanges are helping you progress in your chosen direction at this time. The freer you feel in your arrangements with others, the more willing you may be to collaborate, and the more fruitful the outcomes could be. Saturn enters Pisces on the same day which signals the beginning of a two-year cycle in the part of your chart that relates to your closest connections and your ability to navigate intimacy with others authentically.
You may have to deal with a confusing situation or mixed messages mid-month as Mercury, the Sun and Neptune conjoin in Pisces while also forming a square with Mars in Gemini. There could be pressure to sort something out without having all the details or you might have to step out of your comfort zone. Jupiter is conjoined with Chiron in Aries at the same time which has a lot to do with healing, growth, and being open to change. Circumstances or people that bring new perspectives can accelerate this process and offer significant insights.
Important alignments take place during the second half of March starting with Venus entering her home sign of Taurus on the 16th bringing her blessings to the part of your chart that relates to your vocation, your career, and your participation in the world. Mercury enters Aries on the 18th and the Sun follows suit on the 20th which signals the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.
The New Moon in Aries arrives on the 21st which brings the beginning of a new cycle for all things related to travel, education, and the learning experiences that can open you to different ways of seeing the world. Your priorities might be changing at this time and you may be inhabited by a spirit of discovery and a desire to expand beyond what you know. It can be a good time to set intentions around growth, learning, and experiences that could be integrated into a vocational path or simply be receptive to the new perspectives being presented at this time.
Pluto enters Aquarius on the 23rd leaving the sign of Capricorn where it had been transiting since 2008. Pluto will spend the next 20 years in the sign of Aquarius and its effect may not be felt immediately however it does signal important transformation and renewal afoot, especially in the ways you experience interpersonal relationships.
Mars enters Cancer on the 25th, leaving the sign of Gemini where it had been transiting since last August. This is another important shift occurring this month that could bring introspective influences in the coming weeks. You may be preoccupied with advancing in your chosen field and feel more passionate about your beliefs and your social engagements. However, Mars in Cancer forming a trine with Saturn in Pisces at the end of the month, from the 28th to the 31st, might also impel you towards moments of solitude to better assess the state of your interior life and unconscious material that might be more than ready to be processed.
The last week of March features the First Quarter Moon of the 28th, which is another potent collision of energies that tends to bring forward, for you, issues of Higher Mind, education, and your beliefs. There is a depth to your introspective explorations at this time that lead you to a better understanding of all that you hold inside.