This month your ruler Mercury moves into Aries on the morning of the 2nd, and then starts retrograding in that sign on the 12th. By the 23rd, it has moved back into Pisces, where it remains for the rest of the month. As you probably know, Mercury rules information, communication, facts, and learning. When Mercury goes retrograde, it is theoretically a good time to stop collecting new facts and start organizing the information you have already collected.
Facts about what? Well, Aries represents your solar 8th house of power and wielding influence, often behind the scenes. March might be a good month to assess the state of your own personal power and influence. Who do you influence and how? Your power-emphasizing new moon takes place on the 22nd and represents a time when you can make a conscious effort to wield power in accordance with your desires.
If the subject of power doesn’t interest you, perhaps marital or joint finances do. The 8th house also symbolizes these things. Start the month by figuring out where you stand financially – and attend to your taxes if you haven’t already done so.
When Mercury re-enters Pisces, it’s time to examine what you have learned about other people–your partner, your rivals, the people you interact with most closely. If communication with the important people in your life has been lacking, now is the time to get each other up to speed on how you feel about things.
Meanwhile, Mars is still in your sign, retrograding away, which he’ll do until the middle of next month. If you’re feeling a bit more impractical and impulsive than normal lately, feel free to blame Mars. He’s a bit distracted this month, and not as attentive as he normally might be. One of the things he’s distracted by is a very lovely grand trine in earth signs at mid-month. Jupiter, Venus, and Pluto are making him want to just have fun, enjoy the pleasures of life. If you can sneak in a little time for indulgence the week of the 12th, these planets would be very happy.
The spoilsport, as usual, is Saturn in your solar 2nd house of money. These days, Saturn doesn’t really approve of indulgences that cost money, so you’ll need to scheme up a way to satisfy your desires with doing anything too financially irresponsible. Which is why, clever you, you started the month by doing a clear-eyed financial assessment!