Monthly News from Susan Miller
March will be a major turning point of the year for three major planets will change signs. Mars will move to Cancer (after seven months in Gemini), Saturn will move to Pisces (after spending nearly three years in Aquarius), and Pluto will briefly move to Aquarius (after 15 years in Capricorn) to return more permanently to Aquarius in 2024 and stay for 20 years. In May, Jupiter will change signs too (after being a year in Aries). There is plenty of planetary traffic in the heavens!
If you only read one of my forecasts this year, please read this one. It’s all good news—life that seemed to bring all the same old situations without any change will now bring new conditions and a chance to dissolve former problems. Opportunities will sprout up in places where there were none for much too long. Indeed, the changes the planets will bring will be outstandingly welcome. In your forecast, I will show you how the move of each planet to a new sign will affect you. Always be sure to read for your Sun sign and rising sign (if you know it) for the most complete report. There are so many beautiful aspects that will shine like diamonds in this lovely month of March.
Your March Horoscope for Aquarius
This month will begin to show you how different life is about to look, for three major planets are about to change signs—Pluto, Mars, and Saturn, and in May, we will also have Jupiter moving into a different place in your chart. Even the eclipses are starting to gradually move away from Scorpio and Taurus, signs that brought up challenging situations in 2022, and into Libra and Aries, which will be easier for you to absorb. There is so much to unpack—where do I begin? Let’s go to powerhouse Pluto first.
Pluto’s impending move to Aquarius has caused a huge buzz in astrological circles. Pluto is the planet that spins on the outermost precipice of our solar system and takes the longest to rotate around the Sun and visit all 12 constellations. It takes Pluto 248 years to make a complete rotation of the Sun, and because Pluto has an oval rather than circular orbit, Pluto can spend between 14 and 33 years in any one sign. It has not been since the time of the American and French Revolutions that Pluto last visited Aquarius, specifically from 1777 to 1798.
This month Pluto will enter Aquarius, but only for a little over 11 weeks, March 23 to June 11. The universe gives us a little preview when it is about to do something big, and this certainly fits that description. Pluto will return next year on January 20, 2024, and remain in Aquarius until January 19, 2044, a period of 20 years. All of society will feel this change—we will move squarely into a new digital age with robots, driverless cars, cryptocurrency, virtual reality, AI, ChatGPT, and more.
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Many people never get a chance to experience Pluto in their own sign. Technically your solar first house, Pluto in Aquarius will have the power to help you change your looks dramatically, from how you wear your hair to the style of clothing you choose and more. You will see yourself differently, so this will be an outer manifestation of what is happening within. Pluto will be in Aquarius, the sign of independence and rebellion, scientific innovation, and progressive social change. You may be drawn to work within groups (a very Aquarian method of working) to help segments of society who suffer and need awareness and funding.
Pluto is Scorpio’s ruler, so this will have a Scorpio shading on your personality—a need to be competitive, but never revealing your strategy, a need for privacy and meaningful conversations with others. Increasingly, you will view small talk as a terrible waste of time. You will become strongly dedicated to goals, and wild horses could not get you to abandon one. You will amaze others with your determination to succeed. You will become shrewd with managing money, for Pluto is a big money sign. You will learn more about investing, negotiating, and persuasion, and you’ll become more perceptive about others’ motivations.
Also this month, Saturn will leave Aquarius. That change alone is worth a fabulous celebration dinner or party—Saturn will leave on March 7, not to return to Aquarius until January 2050 to January 2053. Although Saturn teaches with tough love methods, he knows how to bring out your strengths, and you find that you are much leaner (Saturn tends to shrink things) and wiser, and you have a patina of authority and confidence. Saturn put you through a series of tests since he entered your sign on December 16, 2020. Some of the tests were not easy, and you had to show Saturn you were resourceful for the conditions that Saturn presented, but it seems you did, and are better for it. For some, a health condition may have had to be addressed. Life will seem lighter, breezier, and easier than it’s been in a long time, and with a bounce in your step, your spirit of optimism will return.
Saturn will leave Aquarius on March 7, so life will seem lighter, breezier, and easier than it’s been in a long time.
Saturn will move to Pisces on March 7 and remain in your financial second house for the better part of three years, until February 2026. In that time, you will come to value the money you earn in a new way. Saturn often calls for a sacrifice in the near-term to get something bigger and better in the long-term. You will find ways to build for the future. For example, by ordering less take-out food and eating fewer dinners in restaurants, you may save up for a house or condo of your own. Other worthy goals would be to increase your credit rating, to learn not to rely on credit cards for quick cash but instead develop a relationship with your bank to borrow the funds when you need them. You will learn to find the best prices for big-ticket items, and at the same time, you also will look for quality so that you can use the item a long time with no need to replace it. You might regularly consult a financial adviser, a very good way to use this trend.
Will your company be more tightfisted, not offering you a raise or, if the firm does, only a meager one? Yes, that’s probably true, so if you change jobs, the salary you agree on will pretty much have to be the one you live with for the length of Saturn’s visit (until February 2026). No matter where you go, with Saturn in your second house, it will be harder to increase your income, but not impossible. Saturn will teach you to find clever ways to cut waste, to buy smartly, to delete Internet services you never use and forgot you ever signed up for, and perhaps to find ways to have a side hustle to add to your income.
Now let’s talk about Mars, for Mars is soon to change signs, too. For months, you have been one of the fortunate of all the signs because Mars has been enlivening your creative house. Mars went into Gemini, a darling place for Mars to be for you, on August 20 and has been in your fifth house of true love ever since. The fifth house rules the blush of first love, not marriage (that’s a different house), so if you are single, you may have had a very active social life ever since Mars entered Gemini. That’s not to say you didn’t have fun if you are married—you could have! The fifth house is a joyous house, where we relax and simply enjoy life.
It was unusual to see Mars spend such a long time in one sign (August 20 to March 25). Part of that time Mars went retrograde (October 30 to January 12), so you may have waffled about your feelings for the person you were dating during that time. If you were working on a creative project, you may have had to tweak it at some point during that time. When any planet retrogrades, we rethink and reconsider our feelings and possibly make change in the direction we want to take.
The fifth house also covers pregnancy, birth, and the care for children—actually, the ancient astrologers from Hellenistic time in Greece put the prime emphasis of this house on children. You may have had a baby or have spent a lot of time with your children during this time, perhaps by designing a special vacation that you could take together. If a new love relationship or children was not your focus, you might have been working hard on a creative project, for the fifth house covers your artistic, imaginative expressions, too. Mars will leave Gemini after a seven-month stay on March 25.
Before that happens, you have one special day for romance.
Note Saturday, March 11, when Mars in Gemini and his truelove Venus in Aries will be in perfect sync, making this a beautiful romantic date night for you and your one-and-only, or someone new.
Once Mars leaves Gemini, the Red Planet will move through Cancer, your work-a-day sixth house, from March 25 to May 20 this year. You may get a new job or assignment to invigorate your attention back to work, because at this time you will be all in and very busy. You may also recommit to fitness goals and feel as though you’d like to work out more.
Now let’s look at the full moon of March 7, which will appear in your financial eighth house. In the days surrounding this date, you may finish gathering up your receipts and list the amounts for your accountant, or because a full moon brings things to conclusion, you may finish your tax return and send it in. This is a very favorable full moon, for Uranus will play a big, friendly part by providing surprising financial news that thrills you. You may get a bigger than estimated tax refund, or more likely, you may sell property at quite a profit, or your family may surprise you with a financial gift, and that’s how you might see surprise money. One way or another, you seem really excited about how things turn out.
With all the things going on this month, you will be able to travel too, which will give you the variety and refreshment you need to make the month special.
The new moon in Aries, 1 degree, to appear on March 21, could bring weeks of more travel, and it would be a destination close to home, not overseas. You will be traveling so much in the coming weeks and months that you might want to make sure your car is in tip-top shape. If you need a new one, it would be a good idea to get it now. This new moon falls right on the heels of the vernal equinox, which makes it very strong. Any planet or lunation that appears in a cardinal sign at 0 or 1 degree is called “the Aries Point,” a bit of a misnomer for the aspect could be in any of the four cardinal signs—Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn. Nevertheless, this degree corresponds with the points on a compass—north, south, east, or west—and therefore defines direction. It is the degree of the pathfinder, the mover, the shaker. You see how important this new moon will be!
This house is also the sector of communication, so you may be working on a publishing or broadcasting project, a new game or app, a podcast series, or a thesis you will present soon. You may be editing or writing a novel, a screenplay, or scientific white paper, or developing a teaching syllabus. You may be doing deep research on a topic or, if you are a lawyer who does courtroom cases, developing your opening and closing statements. No matter what you are working on, you will do exceedingly well on this project. Alternatively, you may begin negotiating an important contract or agreement that you hope to conclude soon. Pluto will be beautifully supportive of this new moon, so your concentration will be very high, and you will turn out some of your best work.
Next month on April 19, you will have a new moon solar eclipse at 29 degrees Aries—the very same part of the chart, the third house of communication and travel, as this month’s new moon, so it appears the work you are doing now has a great deal of potential for your future success. This is exciting! Watch what happens on this first new moon March 21, for it will foretell the area that will again become energized on the solar eclipse of April 19, only in a bigger way. The coming eclipse is one of the very best of the year!
If your birthday falls on January 20 or 21, plus five days, you will be especially touched by this new moon of March 21 and likely will be starting out on some sort of communications project, or you may need to travel much more than usual. The same is true if you have 0 or 1 degree of Aquarius rising, plus five degrees. Look to see if you have a planet at 0 or 1 degree Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, plus five degrees, for if you do, that planet will be very lit up and work to help you succeed.
Next month, the April 19 new moon in Aries will touch you if your birthday falls on February 13 to February 17. More about that next month!
Circle Monday, March 27, when Mercury, which rules your fifth house of true love, will conjoin Jupiter in Aries. Both planets will meet in your quick, short-travel sector, making it a great time to take a trip. You will feel the energy building on March 25-26 over the weekend. See if you can drive into the countryside to enjoy the start of a new season.
Life is looking up in a big way. For nearly three years, you have had Saturn, the taskmaster planet that brings wisdom through a series of personal tests, in Aquarius. You passed them with flying colors, and now Saturn is finally leaving your sign. Saturn expects complete devotion to the goals you committed to completing over those past years. You may have gotten married, had a baby, started a business, written a book, committed to a graduate school degree, taken on a big promotion, moved cross country, or purchased your first house or condo, as some examples. The goal you chose revealed your confidence in the future. This month, on March 7, Saturn will finally leave Aquarius, the place it has occupied since December 16, 2020. No matter what comes next, nothing will be as strenuous as what you have already completed.
Saturn limited your movements while you learned the ropes in a new area of life. You may have relied on family and friends who have already gone through the rite of passage you chose, and they helped you by filling in details you needed to know as you progressed through this new life experience. Saturn’s job is always to show you that the things we value most in life are the goals we work hardest to attain.
Saturn also rules the concept of time, and it gave you a yearning to use your time well and to plan for the future. You were quite aware that it was time to hit certain milestones to build a firm foundation for your future. All that you worked hard to attain under Saturn’s tutelage you will get to keep. Forever. Saturn will not be back to Aquarius until 2050. Saturn usually leaves a gift by the door as thanks for dealing with his rigorous training—your reward is due soon, possibly in April, so stay alert.
In the meantime, there’s a strong chance you will travel this month. Your first opportunity may come March 1 and 2 when Venus and Jupiter will be aligned in Aries in your quick, short-travel house, and with Jupiter involved, you’d have luxurious accommodations. Later, the new moon in Aries on March 21 will arrive in the very same place, your solar third house, and more travel will come in the weeks ahead. You may be very involved with an important publishing or broadcasting project or one involving your work toward an advanced university degree. You may sign a contract, too.
Keep in mind that Mercury will go retrograde next month from April 21 to May 14. Move things along this month, and if you start to get close to April 21, put off the signing until after May 14. You are golden, dear Aquarius—there is no stopping you now!