March 2017

March 2017 astrological forecast

In the first half of March 2017, the Sun and Mercury are traveling side by side through Pisces, the dreamy realm of King Neptune.

But this early sparkling and hopeful spring feeling can not compete with the overwhelming planetary opposition between Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries.

In the first week of March 2017, an exact Cardinal opposition between these planetary giants takes place on 22º on the axis Aries/Libra. This strong need for personal freedom arising from this opposition will mark the worldview until the end of March 2017.

The great aspect of Liberation.

From December 2016 to early October 2017, Jupiter in Libra will challenge the great revolutionary Uranus in Aries.
Jupiter wants everything big, bigger, biggest in a positive or negative sense.
Uranus is revolution, breaking, breakthroughs and renewal.
We witness a period of technological development, innovation and new inventions that will make our lives easier.
At the same time we see that innovation does not always mean liberation. The coupling of sensitive information leads to loss of control and subsequent reliance on these advanced technologies.
Dependence means stagnation of our own evolution.

The opposition between Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries represents the need for balance.
A balance in all types of relationships and partnerships. Surprising collaborations may arise.
The challenge of this dynamic opposition between Jupiter and Uranus is:
Uranus in Ram wants to act individual and Jupiter in Libra wants to act together.
A partnership will be a success or it will come to an end.

Venus in Aries goes retrograde from March 4, 2017.
Due to Venus’ retrograde, Venus remains in the fiery realm of Aries longer than usual.
Until April 14, 2017, all types of relationships get a wake-up call or will be challenged. Venus in Aries wants freedom. Venus in Aries is sincere and honest. Relationships reach the highest heights or disappear into the unfathomable depths. During this period, it becomes clear how strong the love and sincerity is. Honesty is the best policy!

Many of us feel misunderstood by the moralizing society.
The likelihood of demonstrations and resistance to traditional relationships will increase because of Venus in Aries and the opposition between Jupiter and Uranus.

As you probably know, Venus is also about the global economy.
Venus goes every nineteen months retrograde. Nothing unusual about that.
However, this time Venus in Aries goes retrograde at same position as she did 8 years ago on March 6, 2009 ... which is at 13º Aries.
This date will be etched in many memories as the crash of the stock markets.
The Dow Jones lost then to 54.4% of its value.
This Venus retrograde period could well be the prelude of a subsequent stock market crash.
The effects of the Brexit, the presidency of Donald J. Trump, rising interest rates and the upcoming elections in key European countries like France and Germany will be able to influence the markets drastically. It is even questionable whether the EU and the euro can still continue to exist in its present form by a majority of parties that abide nationalist interests. The disintegration of the EU and the collapse of the euro will for all of us have major consequences.

The main theme of the opposition Jupiter versus Uranus is real justice and legal reforms.
With this volatile opposition, nothing stays the same!
This revolutionary energy converts social relations on edge. The battle between good and evil, between light and darkness. This also leads to social unrest and disruptive political events.
Reorganization of our community, government, educational or religious systems, but also in our personal lives are major changes. The old disappears forever to make way for the new era.

As of March 11, 2017 Mars has left its own fiery realm of Aries.
Until April 21, 2017, Mars in earthly Taurus indicate that energy can be guided. The enthusiastic and energetic energy of Mars is quenched in Taurus. This creative energy is focused on growth and on delivering concrete results. The great determination of Mars in Taurus indicates clear choices and a strong determination.

On March 12, 2017 there is a Full Moon in Virgo. The Sun in Pisces is exactly opposite the Moon in Virgo.
Read more about this Full Moon under NEWS on this website.

From March 14 2017, Mercury travels through the fiery realm of Aries, the House of Mars.
On the eve of the elections of the Lower House in the Netherlands, discussions will be very intense and heated. Mercury Aries is mentally quick and is jumping to conclusions.

On March 15, 2017, the House of Representatives of the Netherlands will be elected. This day is colored by the conjunction of Uranus in Aries and Eris. Eris and Uranus in Aries are opposing Jupiter in Libra which will change the political landscape completely.
During this revolutionary period a major political upheaval is evident in the Netherlands and in other countries where elections are being held. The call for personal freedom and justice is so immense that common sense loses from the urge to throw off the chains of injustice.

Astrologically there are many similarities to the 30s of the last century.
Uranus traveled through the fiery arena of Aries as well. In this period of time, there was an economic crisis and rising nationalism.
Uranus in Aries reaches this Summer 2017 the position of 27º Aries, the same position as it was in 1933/1934, so we witness the same dramatic changes as 84 years ago. History repeats itself in the form of a war, an economic crisis, protectionism and nationalism.

The second half of March 2017 is dominated by the square Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn.
These planetary challenge lasts from March 17, 2017 to April 9, 2017, but the entire cycle of Jupiter square Pluto lasts until the end of August 2017.
The enormous planet Jupiter in the sign of Libra squares the transformational Pluto in Capricorn.
Globally this will lead to a show of force, show of strength, greed, extremism, chasing ambitions regardless of the consequences and an uncontrollable desire for power, money and status.

A male and business energy takes over in the world. Trump and Putin. Money and Power. Muscle flexing. The law of the jungle. A conflict in Asia may escalate this month.
In everyday life we see some muscle flexing too. This energy will more than once prove to be "a bridge too far." There is no way back when a decision has been made.

On March 21, 2017, the Sun enters the sign Aries Spring and we celebrate the Spring Equinox, the festival of Ostara, the goddess of the shining light, growth and creation.
The beginning of a new astrological year.
A new phase of spiritual growth and awareness dawns.
Spring has arrived!
A particularly strong period in which new energy can lead to structural changes in ourselves and in the world around us.
Only when we realize that we destroy ourselves and our planet, only then change is possible.
We must do it together, otherwise we will never succeed. It is up to us whether we make the choice to bring our lives to a higher purpose, or that we continue to follow the path of greed and destruction.

On March 28, 2017, the Sun and Moon merge in Aries.
The fiery New Moon in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, gives a new impetus to initiate something new.
Read more about this New Moon under NEWS on this website.

March 2017 concludes with an exact square on 19º between the retrograde Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn.
This exact square is also effective in the first weekend of April 2017.

Especially now, it is of utmost importance to hold on to what is invaluable.
Jupiter in Libra squaring Pluto in Capricorn promises a hot Spring, but a even hotter Summer.
During this period of turmoil and upheaval, there will be an increase in threat in the world, but in a positive sense, this will lead to more collective consciousness.

Jupiter square Pluto is also a rare opportunity to break away from your fears, overcome fears and heal deep wounds.

Make the choice for the Light!