Ceres in Leo stations direct on March 19th, triggering the next stage in a chapter of nurturing or endings. Ceres’ association with the entire cycle of nurturing and loss always combines themes of letting go with hanging onto what’s precious. There’s a season for growth, but that season can’t continue indefinitely. You may be creating something powerful now, or accepting that it’s time to say goodbye.
March 20th brings a conjunction between Mercury and Venus in Aries - sizzling words/information will definitely sound good when attraction unites with communication. Followed by the Sun’s Aries ingress (the Spring Equinox) this starts things off on a vibrant note - new life, new attraction, new potential. But Mercury will station Rx on March 22nd, so what you learn/communicate will not be straightforward. Mercury Rx means more questions, reviews and changes of heart. The initial spark (regarding a financial, creative or emotional issue) will need to be examined more closely. Mercury stations direct on April 15th, so full progress may be delayed until then.
There was a previous Mercury/Venus conjunction on March 4th (in Pisces) so these two dates may be connected. Mercury/Venus in Pisces was the romantic promise or dreamy idea. Now it’s struggling to emerge in the new-born fire of Aries.
March 23rd to 25th sees a square from Pluto and an inconjunct from Jupiter to Venus. Pluto will pump up Venus in Aries' I-want-it-now desires, but the trigger will be complicated themes of power and fear of losing control. Pluto turns it into a survival issue, where what’s wanted feels like life or death. The discordant inconjunct from Jupiter (expansion) in Pluto-ruled Scorpio will exaggerate this, because intense expectations (Jupiter) will be incompatible with love/money/self-esteem. Keep your cravings in check, and keep your eye on the power plays of others. How much do you want this, and how is your happiness going to be impacted?
A square from Mars in Capricorn to the Mars-ruled Aries Sun on March 24th boosts urgency in the above scenarios. Sun/Mars is pure motivation, but the square is tense. If you're not careful, you can push too fast/too soon. There's so much energy here, but complete progress is not likely until Mercury stations direct. Focus on doing what you can - there will be some obstacles you can plough through. But accept that certain details will not be wrapped up immediately. You'll be asked to exercise patience in impatient times.
Ceres direct in your sector of self-expression signals progress around an issue involving children, a creative project or something special that you’ve been nurturing. This could be a final chapter (ending) or a time to move forward with the next stage of what you’re creating. Watch for an increased sense of pride, confidence or release.
Mercury/Venus in your sign, and the Sun’s entrance to your sign kicks off a powerful new chapter. A desired potential/bright idea (involving romance, money, self-esteem or a creative project) can grab your attention, but Mercury Rx cautions that there’s more to consider. Expect delays or a change of heart/mind -it’s still valid, but the process won’t be quick or straightforward. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your hidden sector. Has something been revealed?
Meanwhile, aspects to Venus in your sign from Pluto and Jupiter can trigger cravings for success, status, money or control. A professional/financial goal, or new attraction, can devolve into struggles for power. Watch for manipulation from those in authority, and use caution if you feel compelled to push past certain boundaries to get what you want. Unconscious issues can exaggerate things, so you end up spending/expecting more than is reasonable. Mars’ square to the Sun in your sign will boost your professional ambition, but make sure you’re prepared for the consequences if you trigger someone’s defensiveness.
Ceres direct in your domestic sector signals the next step as you grow your family, home business or home environment. Issues around the care of a specific family member may be emphasized- plans for the future could fall into place, or there could be a goodbye.
The Mercury/Venus conjunction and Sun’s entrance to your hidden sector can trigger a hidden potential/desire, or spark a new development that’s still in the dream stage. Secrets or unspoken (but honest) wants may be stirred up, and Mercury Rx can trigger doubts and more questions. Allow the process to unfold, and don’t try to plan things out just yet. Intuition is your best tool. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your social sector. Has something that was previously public retreated behind the scenes?
Aspects to Venus from Pluto and Jupiter can add urgency to the above potentials. Partnership issues can be exaggerated, as a significant person captures your imagination or urges you to consider the impossible, However, know that wanting something/someone really badly doesn’t mean you’ll get what you want - much is still undefined, and there will be several layers to work through before you get to the core truth. The Sun/Mars square can add fuel to your background fire with hyper- idealized ambitions that may include travel, legal issues, education, a cause or belief. The passion is real, but the path it’s taking you down is not quite clear. Move forward, but do so with caution.
Ceres direct in your communication sector suggests forward movement with a creative idea. There can be progress in counselling (nurturing words). Relationships with siblings can improve, as you come to an understanding about certain dynamics. Too, there can be an acceptance (verbal or written) of an ending as a cycle winds down.
The Mercury/Venus conjunction, and the Sun’s entrance into your social sector suggests exciting new developments with friends, groups or the public. A public announcement, performance or meeting can be positive - something you want is up for discussion. Too, there can be a hot introduction to someone very appealing. But Mercury Rx indicates that it will be awhile before you see results. Or, after the initial introduction/attraction, there may be some questions. In some cases, Mercury Rx can reintroduce you to an attraction from the past. Overall, the theme here is a closer look a new social dynamics or the content of a friendship/association. You may have to dig deeper to summon the necessary courage and initiative regarding your connection to the public. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your career sector. How has the focus of professional possibilities shifted?
Aspects to Venus from Pluto and Jupiter can trigger unsettling undercurrents in the above, as jealousy, fear of loss or the desire for control amplify social dynamics. Be aware that what’s hidden can become very public. At the same time, you’ll be highly motivated to push towards what/who you want, but know that your expectations may be inflated. The Sun/Mars square will pump up your public ambitions , but buried anger/frustration may be part of the fuel. There’s a ton of energy here, but you need to be fully conscious of how you’re directing it.
Ceres direct in your sector of personal resources can put you on track regarding nurturing of self, earned money or personal values. A key issue involving your happiness, security or survival can gain momentum, as you move forward with an increased sense of pride and confidence in what you have and what you deserve. Fears of not having enough or losing what you do have can also be tackled, but in some cases, you may have to let go of something that was never yours to begin with.
The Mercury/Venus conjunction and the Sun’s entrance into your career sector can kick off a surge of ambition and hope regarding a new job, existing job, career path or business promotion. A specific professional relationship may be hi-lighted. Or, you may have some new ideas regarding your professional image. Initially you’ll be off to a quick start, but Mercury Rx can slow you down as mixed messages, delays, errors or questions about professional goals/information come up. In some cases, you could reconnect with a professional contact from the past. In all cases, the theme is a closer look at your professional freedom and courage - do you have what you need, and what it takes, to support your goals and ambitions? Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your opportunities sector. How do long-range dreams/hopes stack up when you attempt to activate them?
Aspects to Venus from Pluto and Jupiter can stir up power struggles with a competitor or partner. Issues of dominance or manipulation may be triggered, along with your expanded hopes, desires and enthusiasm for the future. There is significant potential here for you to advance, but keep an eye on the other person’s motivations. Too, it could be your motivations that need adjusting. The Sun/Mars square can trigger anger, or you could be aggressively challenged by someone. But if you’re fully aware of what’s happening, know that this energy can also fuel you towards the future. The key will be focusing on where you want to go rather than how the other person is acting.
Whether you’re nurturing yourself, someone else or something essential that you want to show off, Ceres direct in your sign gets you moving onto the next stage of a creative or parental issue. Watch for a growing sense of confidence in what you have or who you are.
The Mercury/Venus conjunction and the Sun’s entrance into your sector of opportunities kicks off an exciting possibility in the areas of travel, education, legal matters, publishing or long-distance romance. The news/conversation may be promising, but Mercury Rx will trigger delays, questions or changes in plans. This can be especially frustrating if you’re exploring a brand new area - don’t worry about planning it all out for now. Mercury Rx’s process of revision can take you through a deeper investigation of what you believe or what’s true. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your sector of shared resources - something buried, private or uncomfortable (regarding what you share or owe) has expanded. The question will be, how far can you take this?
Aspects to Venus from Pluto and Jupiter can intensify your enthusiasm for what’s new/unexplored, but can also trigger difficult issues involving legal matters, justice, or manipulation. Beliefs about what you want may be obsessively strong, but don’t lose perspective. The Sun/Mars square can increase your drive to power towards the above goals, but keep in mind that things will slow down with Mercury Rx, and your actions will not be neatly aligned with distant ideals/plans.
Ceres direct in your hidden sector is a subtle influence, but you may experience a shift regarding loss, endings or releasing a specific fear about what you can’t control. As you move forward, watch for a renewed sense of your ultimate goal - one door closes, another opens.
The Mercury/Venus conjunction and the Sun’s entrance into your sector of shared resources can trigger intimate conversations or financial opportunities. However, Mercury Rx cautions you to look deeper, ask the penetrating questions and allow other layers of possibility to emerge. Although the issue may appear to be straightforward, there are deeper dynamics at play, regarding what you really want versus what the other person can give you. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your partnership sector - you’re now going beneath the surface of a relationship issue.
Aspects to Venus from Pluto and Jupiter can trigger jealousy, possessiveness, intense passion or fear of loss. These issues will be exaggerated by what you learn, but keep in mind that your perspective may be distorted because you can’t see the whole picture. Or, your expectations are unrealistic. Be extra careful if you’re spending, taking on a loan or loaning money. The Sun/Mars square can stir up unforeseen aggression or competitiveness, from either you or someone close to you. There’s something/someone you have your eye on, but the initial push to get what you want can get bogged down in psychological or financial dynamics.
Ceres direct in your social sector suggests a shift in a relationship with a friend, group or your connection to the public. What you’ve been nurturing on a public level can now either forward. Or, it may be time to move on.
The Mercury/Venus conjunction and the Sun’s entrance into your partnership sector can spark a new attraction with relationship potential, or a new chapter in an existing relationship. But Mercury Rx can put developments on pause, and see you and the other person revisiting past issues -a promise or off-hand remark may have to be examined. In some cases, Mercury Rx can bring up a past relationship. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your sector of routine- issues of service/sacrifice (even if love and excellent intentions were involved) will now be readjusted to see if a balance can be attained. You may be confronted with the results of promising/giving more than you should have.
Aspects to Venus from Pluto and Jupiter can stir up projections or crises involving family and the past. Consider how your current relationship reflects the changes that are happening on a deeper level. Watch for unbalanced expressions of affection based on insecurity. The Sun/Mars square can see you pushing the other person for results. Too, developments at home/with family can stir up partnership conflict - know that you won’t see final results until Mercury stations direct.
Ceres direct in your career sector can heat things up regarding a project or home business, as you feel a renewed sense of purpose around what’s most precious to you. Nurturing future success, your status or a professional relationship is favoured.
The Mercury/Venus conjunction and the Sun’s entrance into your sector of routine sees you getting busy with a new work or health regime. This can support Ceres direct, as you learn about a new solution or intriguing path to improvement. However, Mercury Rx cautions you to slow down and pay attention to the details. Something might have been overlooked, or corrections may be necessary before you can implement this. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your sector of self-expression- something worth celebrating caught your attention then, and now you’re ready to get to work and make it happen.
Aspects to Venus from Pluto and Jupiter (in your sign) can urge you to take on more than you can handle, or expect more improvements/results than are realistic. There’s a ton of energy here, but you need to be aware of how much you can realistically implement or fix. In some cases there may be pressure for you to deliver before you have a full understanding of what you’re doing. This applies to work, your obligations to someone else, or your own health regime. The Sun/Mars square can trigger more work, conflicts about methodology or pressure to act quickly. Remember that Mercury Rx will bring delays, so factor this into your plan. On the plus side, you will have a burst of energy to handle whatever’s thrown at you.
Ceres direct in your sector of opportunities suggests forward movement with something you’ve been nurturing in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publication. Ideals or justice pertaining to children, sharing power or losing power may be hi-lighted.
The Mercury/Venus conjunction and the Sun’s entrance to your sector of self-expression can emphasize good news/potentials involving creative work, a new romance or children. Something bold and desirable is off to a fresh start, but Mercury Rx can see you looking more closely at what you hear or express publicly. Too, a celebration or risky endeavour may need some fine-tuning. In some cases, a flirtation from the past may reconnect. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your domestic sector - something private or family-oriented is emerging, and you’re ready to shine a spotlight on it.
Aspects to Venus from Jupiter and Pluto will increase your desire for attention. Spending could be an issue, as you indulge or throw caution to the winds. You may be driven by the vague but unmistakable urge that you deserve this, so why shouldn’t you go all the way? Know that these influences can encourage you to overdo it. But if carefully handled, you can make significant gains (financial or emotional). The Sun/Mars square can up your competitive spirit or urge to go after who/what you want. Great for promoting your work or having fun, but again, exercise some restraint.
Ceres direct in your sector of shared resources suggests the next chapter in a story involving loss, grief, learning to trust or learning to let go. Understand that you only have so much control over what you’ve nurtured. In some cases, an intimate relationship can deepen as trust grows.
The Mercury/Venus conjunction and the Sun’s entrance into your domestic sector hi-light good news involving home, family, a home business, relocation or home renovation. But Mercury Rx suggests what you discuss or learn will not be straightforward - issues from the past could play into this, or there could be delays/a change in plans. A family member might need convincing, or maybe you’ll have second thoughts. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your communication sector - what was discussed then is gaining momentum, despite Mercury Rx’s delays.
Aspects to Venus from Pluto in your sign, and Jupiter, can see you pushing to make the above happen. However, know that certain things will not become clear until Mercury stations direct - avoid controlling or manipulative tactics. You have a lot of power on your side, but you can also do some damage if you push too hard. Mars in your sign square the Sun will give you the energy to plough ahead regarding home/family developments, and you’re certainly not afraid to get started on a domestic project. You can accomplish a ton, but domestic disputes are also a risk if you forget how to compromise. Does it all have to go your way?
Ceres direct in your partnership sector emphasizes issues of love, loss and freedom. As the tide shifts, you may experience the release of a partner, or the release of fears of loss which will then allow you to nurture, and be nurtured, with absolute trust. This can also be the time to walk away from projected mother issues.
The Mercury/Venus conjunction and the Sun’s entrance to your communication sector can introduce a sparkling new contact, idea, email or flirtation. This will look and sound good, but Mercury Rx says that nothing is set in stone just yet. Be prepared for questions or second thoughts. If you’re promoting, launching or reaching out to someone, know that your words may be misinterpreted, or you may have to revise what you said. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your sector of personal resources - ideas/potentials involving earned money or security are ready to be launched, but the path will not be straightforward.
Aspects to Venus from Jupiter and Pluto can stir up hidden power plays/manipulations which erupt publicly. But what’s spoken will not be the whole story, even though the words will be quite bold. Pay attention to the real motivations behind possessiveness, jealousy or “compliments” with a cutting edge. The Sun/Mars square can trigger arguments/verbal edginess that are also based on what you’re not fully aware of.
Ceres direct in your sector of routine suggests progress with a health or work issue. Self-care, diet or nurturing of someone else can move to the next stage of pride and power. How does your light shine, in this situation?
The Mercury/Venus conjunction and the Sun’s move into your sector of personal resources can introduce a juicy potential regarding earned money, material goods or emotional satisfaction. A new discussion about salary or sources of income can be promising. But Mercury Rx means more details need to be sorted through, as you reconsider the terms of what you want. Consider how the current Mercury/Venus conjunction connects to the March 4th conjunction in your sign- you’re attempting to make a primary goal real by energizing what’s most important to you.
Aspects to Venus from Jupiter and Pluto can can encourage insecurity, overspending or an increased desire for more. What are you craving? Recognize that it’s not all about the perceived goal (or person) - how can you provide for yourself what you’re missing? The Sun/Mars square can motivate you to do just that, which is great. You know what you want, and you’re ready to go after it. Just remember that full progress won’t happen until Mercury is direct.