Dear NightFall Astrology readers,
This week, expect a very agitating and confusing time with your struggles over the past 6-7 months and know that this is the “final test” or trial from the Universe about the particular situation you’ve been facing hardships in. It will get easier after this week.
Mars, that’s been in Gemini since August 20th, 2022, is making its third and final square to Neptune in Pisces, and there are other planets in Pisces right now amplifying it. So over the past few months, this square had already happened twice. You’ll have to look at the Gemini house in your own birth chart to determine which area of life has been filled with struggles since August 2022, particularly during the Mars retrograde period (from October 30th, 2022, until January 12th, 2023).
In all cases, this is the last hit of the Mars/Neptune square in the upcoming week before Mars leaves Gemini on March 25th. Also, if you’ve been feeling as if Mars is still retrograde (making wrong decisions or choices because of confusing information or the lack of it and triggering a chain of unsettling actions), know that this week on March 16th, Mars gets out of shadow (the path that Mars retrograded on from 25° back to 8° of Gemini), and things will already start clearing up.
So this week, if you’re dealing with something, if you’re having to push through and really get through that frustration, know that it’s the last time before we can all take a breath! And don’t give in to the intensity and power struggles of the upcoming Venus/Pluto square!
As you can see, we have a full “Astro house” this week, so let’s get into the details of it all!
I. Mars squares Neptune:
From March 12th until March 18th (exact on March 14th & 15th), we have the third and final dust-up between submissive Neptune in Pisces and combative Mars in Gemini. This is when passive meets aggressive.
Since they first clashed on October 12th and then again on November 19, 2022, their dizzying squares have been distorting people’s perspectives. You might have taken sides in a conflict since then before you knew all the facts. You may have also jumped too quickly into something that turned out to be a false hope. You may be more enlightened now, but it pays to be cautious for the time being.
If quick-witted Mars and nebulous Neptune square off in their final grudge match, the resulting haze of confusion could make it easy for you to be duped once again. There’s always the risk that somebody will give you the old razzle-dazzle, all talk and no action. If you’re the one doing the singing and dancing, don’t promise anything you can’t deliver. Put off the jazz hands until you’re ready to really get things done.
As for lending a hand, you might want to rethink that plan. As a result of Neptune’s placement in emotionally charged Pisces, well-intentioned people may find themselves sucked under while attempting to solve other people’s problems.
This square will be most challenging for Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Virgo.
II. Sun conjunct Neptune:
From March 14th until March 18th (exact on March 15th), the Sun will make its annual crossing over Neptune in Pisces.
On the positive side, people may experience increased empathy and spiritual awareness, leading to opportunities for help from healers and doctors. It is also a favourable time for artistic endeavours, healing activities, and work involving liquids, such as art, advertising, fashion, music, oil, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, and beverages. The energy is conducive to meditating, reflecting, dream work, journaling, and spiritual work.
On the negative side, individuals may feel low energy and drained, leading to escapist tendencies and greater sensitivity to outside influences. There may be confusion, lack of clarity, and the potential to deceive and be deceived. A victim mentality may arise, leading to a lack of motivation and drive. It is important to be aware of these potential negative influences and take steps to counteract them.
Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo, and Gemini will experience this conjunction most intensely.
III. Mercury conjoins Neptune & Sun squares Mars:
From March 14th until March 18th (exact on March 16th), we have 2 astrological alignments happening at the same time: Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces and the Sun in Pisces squaring Mars in Gemini.
A. Mercury conjunct Neptune:
On the positive side, it is a great time for creative hobbies and interests such as photography, images, advertising, poetry, arts, literature, inspirational writing, or speaking. The energy is ideal for influencing others through subtle, emotionally infused, or psychological approaches. Communication on sentimental or emotional subjects is favoured, and it is possible to heal with words. Taking walks in nature or near water can also be beneficial.
However, there are potential negatives to be aware of, such as foggy thinking, confusing information, and misinformation. People may make promises they can’t deliver, and gossip could be prevalent. Travel may be confusing, and it is important to be aware of others who may try to pull the wool over one’s eyes. Mistakes in work involving information, documents, negotiations, business, and management are also possible. It is essential to be vigilant during this time and to take steps to mitigate any negative influences.
B. Sun squares Mars:
On the positive side, there is a sense of total mobilization, and tasks can be completed very quickly. It is also a good time to release tension with sport activity, but it is not recommended for risky sports. There are good chances of completing tasks, but it may require more effort than anticipated, or an element of stress might be involved.
However, on the negative side, individuals may feel like they have to do something they do not want to, leading to an inability to control behaviours due to inner pressure. Conflict situations may arise with male or authority figures, and obstacles may occur when trying to execute plans. Impatience can lead to possible failures, this isn’t a good time to start new activities. Additionally, there is an increased possibility of injuries and accidents. It is crucial to be aware of these potential negative influences and take extra precautions to avoid any accidents or failures.
Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, and Sagittarius will feel these alignments most strongly.
IV. Venus squares Pluto & enters Taurus:
A. Venus squares Pluto:
From March 14th until March 17th (exact on March 16th), be wary of emotional landmines and take the time to assess situations thoroughly before taking any action.
During this period, Pluto in Capricorn, known for its controlling nature, collides with Venus in Aries, which can be a firestarter, about to enter Taurus. As a result, there may be a potential for intense emotional reactions, particularly feelings of jealousy or anger. Therefore, it is essential to take a step back and examine the source of these emotions before acting on them, especially if it involves a romantic partner.
It is vital to avoid taking out negative emotions on a partner, even if they are intentionally secretive. Discussing only verifiable facts and not hypothetical dangers is advisable, as one wrong move could trigger an argument at home. Partners should avoid touching sensitive topics during this time to prevent any conflicts. Staying calm and level-headed and practising self-control is essential to prevent any negative consequences during this period.
This transit will be most challenging for Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, and Libra.
B. Venus enters Taurus:
On early Friday morning, March 17th (St Patrick’s Day, yay!), Venus, the planet associated with love and sensuality, enters its home sign of Taurus, bringing a grounding and stabilising energy to romantic relationships from now until April 11th. Focusing on deeper connections and values rather than just physical appearance is essential, as this will be a crucial element during this cycle. Shared values, whether in terms of money, spirituality, or lifestyle, will act as the glue for couples during this period.
However, it is essential to remain open to discussions and not become stubborn in disagreements. Under the influence of Taurus, individuals may become a bit old-fashioned and value comfortable and consistent companionship. Relationships are likely to become more serious during this time. Taking care of oneself and loved ones is essential, as indulging in pleasure without worrying about having too much of a good thing.
Venus’ transit through Taurus will be most beneficial for Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces, and Cancer.
V. Mercury sextiles Pluto & enters Aries:
From March 17th until March 20th (exact on March 19th), Mercury in Pisces makes a harmonious sextile to Pluto in Capricorn.
During this time, there is an increased ability for deeper and more meaningful communication. Mental clarity is also heightened when it comes to discussing topics that are typically kept secret, hidden, or considered taboo, such as psychological matters. This period is excellent for research and investigation into these areas. In terms of business activities or negotiations, this is a favourable time, especially those related to shared resources or others’ resources. Travel arrangements are also likely to receive support during this period.
You may find that you are able to read people’s thoughts and have a strong sense of intuition. You may see beneath the surface and better understand situations and people around you. Overall, this is a time for increased insight and understanding, allowing for deeper connections and a more significant impact on various aspects of life.
This transit will be most supportive of Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces.
Need some quick action? Also, beginning this Sunday, March 19th, until April 3rd, the planet Mercury, the communicator, will be in the sign of Aries, the fire sign. This could cause a worldwide outbreak of “zoomies”, where people may feel the urge to rush around and move quickly. It’s important to remain focused during this time as losing attention even for a brief moment could result in missing crucial information or being swept up by a charming talker. To avoid this, it’s best to simplify and get straight to the point instead of beating around the bush. Additionally, a well-timed one-liner could prove to be powerful during this period.
Mercury’s transit through Aries will be most beneficial for Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, and Aquarius.
Enjoy St Patrick’s weekend for those of you who celebrate it! FYI I’m huge Celtic culture & music fan!
Your Astrologer – Theodora NightFall ~
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