Top Tips For The Equinox

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Sun enters Aries – EQUINOX

– March 20, 2023 (21:24 GMT)

The Sun enters the first sign of the zodiac Aries at the start of this week. This is the Sun’s annual fresh start as it moves to 0 degrees Aries and begins a new cycle of the zodiac.

Western astrology is aligned to the seasonal points, the Summer & Winter Solstice in June and December, The Spring & Autumnal Equinoxes in March and September.

This is the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere and the shift into Autumn in the southern hemisphere. In honour of the Sun’s new zodiac cycle, here’s how to make the most of this pivotal point in the year.

1. Spring Into Action

There’s a physical quality to Aries as this is a competitive sign and Aries likes to win. Aries’ ruling planet Mars is linked to strength & stamina and martial arts are named after the God of War.

Whether you’re walking or running daily or you’re leaping into a yoga warrior pose every morning, this is the perfect time to start a physical activity that makes you feel strong and invincible.

2. Healthy Habits

Many people use the start of the year to begin a New Year’s resolution and commit to healthy habits. Yet, it makes more sense to use the Equinox energy to focus on your health, especially in the northern hemisphere. The weather is less grim and cold and spring means less clothes!

Start a detox, eat smaller portions or any other new habit that boosts your energy levels. Honour your body. Aries mantra: “my body is a temple”.

3. Be Spontaneous

Fire signs, like Aries, are the ‘just do it’ brigade. Aries is the expert at starting something new. This isn’t about the mind and thinking things through. It’s about spontaneous action, immediacy, acting without thinking.

This can be seen as foolish, which is why The Fool card in the Tarot is linked to Aries, the first card of the tarot deck. There’s a naive innocence to the sign of Aries. Yet, how many times do you look back on your life and think ‘if I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t be where I am now’?

4. March Into Spring

Aries is the sign of the crusader, the white knight of the zodiac, ready to go into battle to fight a good cause. Mars is God of War in mythology. This is the perfect time of year to join a community initiative, stand up for what you believe in, defend the weak and fight for peoples’ rights.

An independent sign, Aries understands that you only need one person to make a difference. One small act can make a huge impact. Don’t wait for other people to initiate action. If there’s something you feel strongly about and you know you can help other people, here’s your opportunity.

5. The Sap Is Rising

Mars rules your libido and it’s the planet linked to sexuality and passion. The birds and the bees are getting in on the act at this time of year and new life is budding. You only need to step out into the countryside or go for a walk to notice that the animal world is starting to feel frisky.

Plus, sex has a huge number of physical benefits as it releases oxytocin and other feel-good hormones into your body, which can ease pain, boost your mood, even help smooth your wrinkles! In the words of Aries soul-singer Marvin Gaye: ‘Let’s get it on’.

6. Be a Diva – Big Yourself Up

If you’ve seen a true Aries in action, they are not afraid to tell you how good they are at their job or to reel off their impressive list of credentials. Aries tends to be brilliant at self-advertisement, even if it can flip into arrogance or boasting.

Yet, diva like behaviour isn’t always a bad thing as it gets you noticed and it’s a good thing to love yourself.

In a world where modesty can be a revered quality, it doesn’t do any harm to let the world know who you are. Celebrate your individuality and focus on your personal strengths. Be an Aries diva like Lady Gaga, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Elton John and let your confident self do the talking.

7. Sow Seeds

Aries is the initiator of the zodiac, where new beginnings take place and new life comes into being. This is the ideal time of year to sow seeds, whether you’re doing it in your garden or in life in general. What small steps can you take now that will plant an acorn or a seed that can grow into something bigger over time?

Even if you don’t have a clear picture of where you’re heading, what you start could lead you down a new future path. Some projects will work out, some will fall by the wayside, just like seeds – some germinate, some never make it. Yet the more seeds you sow, the greater your chance of success.

Where To Make A Fresh Start?

Here’s a quick guide to areas where renewal or a fresh start are recommended. Read both your Sun Sign and your Ascendant sign:

  • Aries: Your image, profile, name; how the world sees you
  • Taurus: Your inner world, self care, retreat, your spiritual life
  • Gemini: Your friends & group connections; your hopes & wishes for the future
  • Cancer: Your career & vocation in life; your status & reputation
  • Leo: Your lust for knowledge & learning; the bigger picture, travel, your beliefs
  • Virgo: Your joint finances & shared resources; the metaphysical world, hidden themes
  • Libra: Your relationships, personal & professional; your enemies
  • Scorpio: Your work & routine, your lifestyle & health; service to others
  • Sagittarius: Your love of play, where you find joy; children, passion, creativity, romance
  • Capricorn: Your home & family; your past & where you come from
  • Aquarius: Your community; the way you communicate; the spoken & written word
  • Pisces: Your personal money; what you value highly in life; your assets & possessions

Happy Equinox!

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Who Will Win At The Oscars 2023?

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Oscars Astrology

First up, it’s important to look at the chart for the start of the awards ceremony to see what the symbolism reveals (see chart above). This will also show the big transits to look out for as timing is key in astrology.

This year, the awards ceremony is back in Pisces’ season where it belongs, the star sign linked to Hollywood glamour. Plus, the Sun rules the Leo Ascendant and is heading towards Neptune, Pisces’ co-ruler, adding to the magical feel of the movies.

The Moon is a key factor in event charts. As the award ceremony begins, the Moon is in late degrees Scorpio at the base of the horoscope separating from a trine aspect to Neptune. It’s not void-of-course and will make a sextile aspect to Pluto, Scorpio’s co-ruler before leaving Scorpio.

There’s a theme here as the ruler of the Taurus Midheaven is Venus in Aries – warrior woman – heading for a square aspect, i.e. a clash with Pluto. Therefore, you might expect Scorpio/Pluto themes of abuse, trauma and/or warrior women to be dominant themes in the movie plots.

Always with timing, it’s important to note what’s happening with the biggest and best planet Jupiter. Jupiter transits promise success and Jupiter is currently in fire sign Aries. Therefore, Sun Aries and nominees with planets or angles in Aries could do well.

There is a proviso, however, as Jupiter isn’t alone in Aries as it sits exactly next to Chiron, the wounded healer, and Vesta, goddess of the eternal flame, all at 14° Aries. Could this allude to some of the themes in the movies that do well? Or, perhaps Jupiter won’t be as evident this year? Personally, I view asteroids as secondary to the planets so I’m going to place my bet on Jupiter transits.

Finally, Uranus the planet of surprises is the most elevated planet at 15° Taurus. In predictions, Uranus can sometimes flag up the outsider or underdog doing well. So, let’s see if there are any major surprises on Oscar’s night.

Here are my predictions for the top 5 categories plus Best Film. As always in astrology, you’re hoping to find times of birth for the nominees but that’s not always the case. The time of birth can help you predict more accurately and I’ve noted whether this information is available in each category.

Actress In A Supporting Role

  • Angela Bassett (b. August 16, 1958) Sun Leo Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 
  • Hong Chau (b. June 25, 1979) Sun Cancer The Whale
  • Kerry Condon (b. January 4, 1983) Sun Capricorn The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (b. November 22, 1958) Sun Scorpio Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Stephanie Hsu (b. November 25, 1990) Sun Sagittarius Everything Everywhere All at Once

There are times of birth for the two 1958 actresses, Angela Bassett and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Angela Bassett is one of a few nominees being honoured for their roles in more commercial movies. A Sun Leo, there’s not a lot that leaps out and says she’ll win, although she is one of the favourites to take the Oscar.

Out of the three younger actresses, Hong Chau is a Sun Cancer and it’s almost her Uranus Half Return, Kerry Condon is a Sun Capricorn and has Pluto separating from a conjunction to her natal Venus at 28° Capricorn and Stephanie Hsuan is a Sun Sagittarius with her Jupiter at 13° Leo. Therefore, transiting Jupiter has just made a trine aspect to her natal Jupiter, a nod in her direction.

However, Everything Everywhere All At Once has done well so far in the awards ceremonies and Jamie Lee Curtis is one of four actors in this movie up for an Oscar. Jamie Lee Curtis is a Sun Scorpio and Pluto is exactly sextile her Sun at 29° Scorpio. Plus, she’s born on a Grand Fire Trine with the Moon at 19° Aries, Mercury at 21° Sagittarius and Uranus at 16° Leo. Jupiter’s heading towards this Grand Trine, although it’s not an exact transit.

Astrologer’s Choice: I’m going for Jamie Lee Curtis as she seems to have the best astrology.

Actor In A Supporting Role

  • Brendan Gleeson (b. March 29, 1955) Sun Aries The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Brian Tyree Henry (b. March 31, 1982) Sun Aries Causeway
  • Judd Hirsch (b. March 15, 1935) Sun Pisces The Fabelmans
  • Barry Keoghan (b. October 18, 1992) Sun Libra The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Ke Huy Quan (b. August 20 1971) Sun Leo Everything Everywhere All at Once 

There’s only a time of birth for the oldest nominee, Judd Hirsch. Judd Hirsch is a Sun Pisces and is heading for his third Saturn Return. He has Venus at 21° Aries conjunct his Ascendant at 22° Aries so Jupiter’s heading his way.

Also note two Sun Aries nominees, Brendan Gleeson with his Sun at 8° Aries and Brian Tyree Henry with his Sun at 10° Aries. Jupiter’s already been working its magic with both actors and not surprising to see some Aries actors amongst the nominees.

No time of birth for Barry Keoghan, a Sun Libra. However, Jupiter’s square his natal Uranus at 14° Taurus and Uranus is opposite his natal Mercury at 15° Scorpio on the day. These transits wouldn’t normally suggest a win but is he going to be the underdog who upsets the party?

Finally, Ke Huy Quan is a Sun Leo and he has two lovely Jupiter transits exact on March 12th. Jupiter sextile his natal Mars/north node conjunction at 14° Aquarius which is exact on the night of the Oscars. We don’t know what Mars rules in his natal chart without a time of birth but that’s a lovely nod towards a win. Also, his Sun is at 26° Leo so very close to the Ascendant of the Oscars chart – his night to shine?

Astrologer’s Choice: I do wonder if Barry Keoghan could be the surprise winner but I’m going for Ke Huy Quan.

Actress In A Leading Role

  • Cate Blanchett (b. May 14, 1969) Sun Taurus Tár 
  • Ana de Armas (b. April 30, 1988) Sun Taurus Blonde 
  • Andrea Riseborough (b. November 20, 1981) Sun Scorpio To Leslie
  • Michelle Williams (b. September 9, 1980) Sun Virgo The Fabelmans
  • Michelle Yeoh (b. August 6, 1962) Sun Leo Everything Everywhere All at Once

There are times of birth for Cate Blanchett and Michelle Williams.

Cate Blanchett is a double Taurus with her Sun at 22° Taurus and her Ascendant at 15° Taurus which means Uranus is bang on her Ascendant now. Also, she has her Venus at 14° Aries – lovely astrology with Jupiter conjunct.

Ana de Armas was born on a Sun/Jupiter conjunction in Taurus – Sun at 10° and Jupiter at 12° so Uranus has been over those points in her chart. Nothing else leaping out.

Andrea Riseborough was a controversial nominee as there was apparently a campaign to get her nominated. She’s a Sun Scorpio and Jupiter is square her natal Venus at 14° Capricorn. Not as convincing as a conjunction, trine or sextile aspect but a nod towards her nomination.

Michelle Williams is a Sun Virgo and has had a run of Neptune transits over recent years – Sun at 17°, Jupiter at 20° and the Moon at 23° Virgo. Since 2018 and during her Neptune transits, she’s been married twice, divorced once and had two more children. She’s back in the acting limelight big-time with her role in Spielberg’s opus The Fabelmans.

Finally, Michelle Yeoh is a hot contender for the Oscar with her Sun at 13° Leo and Jupiter making a trine aspect to it only a few days ago.

Astrologer’s Choice: The astrology is leaning towards Cate Blanchett for the win.

Actor In A Leading Role

  • Austin Butler (b. August 17, 1991) Sun Leo Elvis
  • Colin Farrell (b. May 31, 1976) Sun Gemini The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brendan Fraser (b. December 3, 1968) Sun Sagittarius The Whale
  • Paul Mescal (b. February 2, 1996) Sun Aquarius Aftersun
  • Bill Nighy (b. December 12, 1949) Sun Sagittarius Living

Times of birth for everyone in this category except Paul Mescal.

Austin Butler was born on a close Sun/Jupiter conjunction, both planets at 24° Leo. Relatively close to the Ascendant of the Oscars’ chart but not a lot else leaps out.

I loved Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin. With his Jupiter at 15° Taurus, he’s having a major Uranus transit. Plus, his Mercury is at 25° Taurus conjunct the Midheaven (success point) of the Oscars’ chart and Neptune exactly sextile that Mercury on the day of the ceremony.

Brendan Fraser is a hot favourite going into the awards ceremony. A Sun Sagittarius, he has Pluto trine his Moon at 29° Taurus and Jupiter sextile his Mars at 14° Libra – and Mars is pulled into the pattern that’s linked to his career.

I have a soft spot for Paul Mescal having fallen in love with his character in Normal People during lockdown. A Sun Aquarius, he’s doing phenomenally well and Jupiter has been sextile his Sun at 13° Aquarius.

Finally, the lovely Bill Nighy – some of my favourite actors in this category! Another Sun Sagittarius, he’s born with the north node of destiny at 14° Aries which means he’s having a major Jupiter transit.

Astrologer’s Choice: A tricky one to call – I think it’s between Colin Farrell and Brendan Fraser. I’d like Farrell to win but I suspect Fraser might.


  • Martin McDonagh (b. March 26, 1970) Sun Aries The Banshees of Inisherin 
  • Daniel Kwan (b. February 10, 1988) Sun Aquarius Daniel Scheinert (b. June 7, 1987) Sun Gemini Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Steven Spielberg (b. December 18, 1946) Sun Sagittarius The Fabelmans
  • Todd Field (b. February 24, 1964) Sun Pisces Tár 
  • Ruben Östlund (b. April 13, 1974) Sun Aries Triangle of Sadness

Steven Spielberg is the only director in the list above to have a time of birth in the public domain. A Sun Sagittarius – great star sign for a director – he doesn’t have a lot leaping out to say he’s going to win. His Midheaven (success point) is 20 Pisces 46 and I did think he’d be a strong contender last year. This year, he has Jupiter transiting through his 10th house of career but it’s not convincing astrology for a win.

Two Sun Aries directors in the mix – Martin McDonagh and Ruben Ostlund. Ruben Ostlund’s Sun is at 23° Aries, so Jupiter’s a way off. Martin McDonagh has the Sun at , Mercury at and Venus at 20° Aries. His movie has been doing exceptionally well at this year’s award ceremonies, while Jupiter’s been conjunct his Sun/Mercury. Will Jupiter’s influence continue while it falls between Mercury & Venus? I would guess he’s going to be in the mix.

More Aries activity – Todd Field is a Sun Pisces but was born on a Venus/Jupiter conjunction at 16° & 18° Aries. Therefore, it’s his Jupiter Return year. Plus, the Daniels, Sun Aquarius & Sun Gemini, fitting sun signs for their mad-cap movie, are also in their Jupiter Return years, although younger than Todd Field. Daniel Kwan’s Jupiter is at 24° Aries and Daniel Scheinert’s Jupiter is at 22° Aries.

Astrologer’s Choice: A tough one to call – I think Martin McDonagh is definitely going to win one of his nominations – Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay – but I wonder whether the Daniels will triumph in this category as it’s a double-whammy of Jupiter.

Best Picture

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Elvis
  • The Fabelmans
  • TÁR 
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Triangle of Sadness 
  • Women Talking.

This is always difficult to call. There’s not an obvious war motif in the symbolism, although there is a water motif – Sun/Neptune Pisces and yes, there are a few movies that are black comedy or carry themes of abuse or trauma. I’m going to opt for Everything Everywhere All At Once which could theoretically be shown by the parallel universe Sun/Neptune conjunction and that elevated wacky Uranus. The film’s been described as ‘a swirl of genre anarchy‘.


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Saturn Enters Pisces: Making The Unreal Real

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Saturn Enters Pisces – March 7, 2023

It’s going to be interesting to see how Saturn, the planet that represents boundaries, gets on in water sign Pisces and the most boundless star sign.

Since December 2017, Saturn’s been in either Capricorn or Aquarius, both star signs it rules and likes. This is where Saturn can create systems, get organised and implement laws and regulations.

As it takes Saturn approximately 29/30 years to circuit the zodiac, Saturn’s move into Pisces where it remains for most of the time until February 2026 is a major event.

Saturn Enters Pisces

Saturn’s move into Pisces is a whole new ball game. Pisces’ co-ruler is Neptune, God of the sea. Will this be a compassionate, kind and caring Saturn? Will Saturn’s realm of reality dissolve into fantasy and the world of dreams?

Or, will Saturn’s sense of order prevail and we’ll see new rules and regulations put in place that will help clean up our seas and rivers, for example.

This is sorely needed here in the UK where sewage is constantly being pumped into our waters, creating a toxic mix for the living beings that reside in the waterways. And, making it very unpleasant to swim in.

On a wider level, we know that the sea has been filled with plastic and other materials that are non-perishable – vaccine syringes and masks included.

There are some fantastic organisations already being set up to harness the power of our seas and clean up the oceans. Hopefully, this will increase with Saturn in Pisces. Sustainability must become mainstream if we’re to stop depleting and damaging the earth’s natural resources.

Pisces Rules

Pisces rules liquid and drugs, altered states, the media, spirituality and the collective consciousness.

There’s already a rise in psychedelic drugs, cannabis oil and their healing properties and this is likely to increase. Shamanism would be another showing of Saturn in Pisces, returning to ancient ways to live a life that’s closer to spirit.

There may be an abrupt end to conspiracy theories. Or, perhaps they turn mainstream. We may see more evidence of extraterrestrial life. Or, an upsurge in teetotalism. I doubt we’ll be returning to prohibition, but Pisces is the star sign of all things weird and wonderful.

It’s important to remember that a symbol doesn’t mean just one thing. And, all of the planets can have a negative or a positive effect. Sometimes, it depends on your own perception of what’s right and wrong.

What’s Real, What’s Not

Pisces is a slippery star sign and its zodiac symbol is two fishes swimming in opposite directions. There can be a thin line between truth and lies when Pisces loses its way.

It would be wonderful to see more regulations in the media, Neptune’s domain. Neptune is co-ruler of Pisces and Saturn’s coming along to clean up its act. Right now, for example, politics is decided by the lure of money, the media and social media. We’ve lost our way in being able to choose our leaders wisely.

It’s hard to know anymore what’s true and what isn’t. Anything can be reimagined or recreated as the digital world and its technologies are infinite. The metaverse is already a reality and artificial intelligence is reaching extraordinary levels, not all good.

We seem to be careering towards a new future, which will have its benefits, also its disadvantages. Let’s hope that Saturn and Pisces can work hand-in-hand to bring out the best of their opposing natures.


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Full Moon Virgo: Order & Chaos

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Full Moon [16 Virgo 40] 

– March 7, 2023 (12:40 GMT)

Moon Virgo, Sun Pisces

It’s a Full Moon week when the Sun in Pisces opposes the Moon in Virgo. The King & Queen of the heavens gaze at one another from opposite sides of the zodiac.

Full Moons are invariably an emotional time and we’re currently moving through Pisces’ season, the last sign of the zodiac and one of the water signs.

Therefore, this could feel like an overwhelm of emotion & sensitivity. Pisces is the star sign most closely linked to the collective unconscious, the dream world, picking up on energy & vibrations that ripple out around the world.

During the Full Moon, we’re diving deeper into this creative & compassionate, disorienting & boundless realm. Night-time may become daytime as sleep evades you. Or, your dreams are so vibrant, it feels like falling into a parallel universe.

Yet, only one hour after the Full Moon, the planet of boundaries Saturn enters boundless Pisces for a three year stay. Will order win over chaos or will the fantastical realm wash over Saturn’s shores?

The Full Moon phase could coincide with a completion as events often culminate during the bright light of the Full Moon. The exact degree of the Moon is 16° Virgo, the Sun in opposition at 16° Pisces.

This Full Moon will be most powerful for you if you have planets or angles in your natal chart close to the Full Moon degree – allow a 1-2 degree orb.

The Virgo/Pisces Axis

Full Moon energy can offer you an opportunity to tune into what you need and what will offer you sustenance and comfort as you move forward. The Virgo/Pisces axis is connected to service and sacrifice, healing and health.

Virgo is the star sign linked to work and routine, being useful and one of Virgo’s archetypes is to be of service. Pisces is linked to devotion, leaving the self (ego) behind to surrender to a higher order. A theme of sacrifice.

Whereas Virgo’s ruling planet Mercury enjoys the busyness of the mind and favours detail and order, Pisces’ modern ruler Neptune wants to go with the flow, be intuitive and tap into the creative and spiritual source through dreams and imagination.

During the Virgo Full Moon, there’s often a sense of busy-ness, when you want or need to be productive and get things done – Virgo’s realm.

What will bring you fulfilment now? You may choose to devote yourself to a creative, romantic, spiritual or caring activity. Or, you choose to let go and rest deeply and find a spa bath, a warm sea or a fantasy world to lose yourself in. Perhaps, you decide to sort through all your cupboards and go on a cleaning frenzy.

Both points of the Virgo/Pisces axis are highlighted now. Through the confusion of ideas, hopes and dreams which emerge (Sun Pisces), your goal is to find a route to clarity, efficiency, order (Moon Virgo).

Yet, there might be another way, one that’s connected to not knowing, being willing to go wherever life leads, to surrender to life, to release and let go, rather than try to direct life the way you choose.

The Law of Opposites

The dynamic of a Full Moon in astrology is an opposition and always presents a challenge on how you synthesize opposing energies or clashing wants and needs. There’s invariably an element of conflict but with this comes the opportunity to find a way to work together and use complementary skills or interests for the unity of the whole.

What do you need right now? Where do you need to trust yourself and tap into the Full Moon to shine its light, its clarity, its knowingness? Where are you willing to give? Where are you open to receive?

Opposite signs in the zodiac have opposite natures and they can learn from each other. Virgo is the sign of analysis, excellent at paying attention to detail. At its best, a perfectionist, orderly & precise; at its worst, a worrier, overly critical & demanding.

At this Full Moon of order (Virgo) v. confusion (Pisces), perfectionism (Virgo) v. go with the flow (Pisces), the first step is to consider what you could let go of, which decisions you can postpone for a while, what’s urgent, what’s not.

There are times when you need to actively download your mind, to stop, to empty out. How can you slow down, relax, chill out? Any activity where you can stop the chatter in your head and tap into your intuitive instinctive nature could be of benefit.

While the Full Moon is in Virgo, do get your life in order, attend to your diet, tweak your daily habits, stick to your deadline but don’t try and order your life so meticulously that there’s no room for flow and ease.

If you’re trying to ‘do it all’ or you’re in emotional overwhelm, this is the ideal time to look at ways of going about things differently. There may be a chance to find order amidst the chaos during this Full Moon period.

Star Sign Guide

Here are the areas in your life which are highlighted by this Full Moon. Read both your Sun sign & Ascendant sign:

  • Virgo: Relationships, partnership, contracts – personal goals and profile
  • Libra: Routine, service, health and well-being – retreat, healing and inner work
  • Scorpio: Self-expression, creativity, children and love affairs – friends, groups and wider society
  • Sagittarius: Home and family, the past – career and vocation, the future
  • Capricorn: Communication, community and relatives – travel, study and exploration
  • Aquarius: Money, possessions and self-worth – other peoples’ money, joint resources, taboos
  • Pisces: Personal goals and profile – relationships, partnership, contracts
  • Aries: Retreat, healing and inner work – routine, service, health and well-being
  • Taurus: Friends, groups and wider society – self-expression, creativity, children and love affairs
  • Gemini: Career and vocation, the future – home and family, the past
  • Cancer: Travel, study and exploration – communication, community and relatives
  • Leo: Other peoples’ money, joint resources, taboos – money, possessions and self-worth


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Saturn In Pisces: Your Star Sign Guide

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March 7, 2023 to May 24, 2025 

August 31, 2025 to February 13, 2026

Saturn’s move into Pisces on March 7th lights up a whole new sector of your solar horoscope. This is the beginning of a three year transit of Saturn through Pisces. This article can be read alongside Saturn In Pisces: Making The Unreal Real which looks at the symbolism of the planet in authority in the star sign of make-believe and what this might mean.

As it takes Saturn approximately 29/30 years to circuit the zodiac, this is a major event. The last time Saturn was in Pisces was from May 1993 to April 1996. It may help to look back to that period in your life to get a better sense of what Saturn in Pisces may mean for you.

Saturn’s the planet of responsibility, rules and regulations, boundaries and structure. It can aid self-discipline, commitment and planning ahead. Yet, Saturn’s one of the planets linked to endings and there can be a theme of limitation or hardship wherever Saturn falls. Here’s where Saturn will be making its mark in your horoscope – read both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign to get the full lowdown.


PISCES: 1st house – personal goals and aims, image and profile

Pisces is your star sign and to have Saturn here is hugely significant. What are you ready to commit to? Alternatively, what do you want to bring an end? Saturn is the planet of responsibility, also hard work and effort. This could help you flex your levels of self-discipline, when you’re ready to commit whole-heartedly to a project or goal. You might be willing to step into a position of leadership. Yet, be wary of taking on too much or working overly hard. Keep close tabs on your stress levels, your attitude and prioritise well-being. Don’t allow the gloomy side of Saturn to take hold.

ARIES: 12th house – retreat, spirituality, caring for self and others

Pisces is the most hidden sector of your horoscope. Therefore, think about what you’re letting go of and where you’re ready to lose yourself, in a good way. Saturn’s move into Pisces turns your attention inwards. This is about your inner life, retreat and reflection, quiet times and solitude. You may be pulled back towards the past or be more aware of the cycle of karma as the wheel of fortune turns. This is a key period of preparation for you, whether you’re studying, researching or recharging your batteries. Keep your gaze firmly focused on your future plans.

TAURUS: 11th house – friends and groups, society, your hopes and wishes

Saturn’s move into Pisces could unlock a block or obstacle that’s been holding you back, perhaps in your career or vocation. You may have a clearer sense of where you’re heading and why. You could step up to take on a new role and what happens this month is the catalyst or trigger. Community, politics, environmental and humanitarian concerns may become more significant for you moving forwards. Pisces rules your friendships and group activities. Will you be a rock for someone close in your life? Or, will one friendship group come to an end?

GEMINI: 10th house – career and vocation, status and reputation

Pisces is your career and vocation sector, it signifies your future path. Therefore, you may be ready to step into a new role or position of responsibility. Alternatively, you may be considering retirement or your current job or role is coming to an end. Both are possible as Saturn represents authority and commitment, also endings. Sometimes, Saturn in your career sector indicates a powerful boss or authority figure in your life. A good question to ask is where it would be most meaningful and worthwhile to channel your time and energy over the next two to three years.

CANCER: 9th house – travel and study, beliefs and philosophy

Saturn moves into Pisces and the sector of your horoscope which rules travel and study, the bigger picture in life. You may be considering emigration or a move abroad. Or, perhaps you want to take a sabbatical or gain new qualifications. This could coincide with a change of plan or the realisation that one dream may not happen. Remember that Saturn rules endings as well as commitment. Therefore, perhaps you commit to a two or three year course of study or you recognise what’s not working out. Either way, it’s a good time to make key decisions.

LEO: 8th house – joint finances, all things taboo and hidden, the metaphysical realm

Saturn’s move into Pisces may teach you a lot about money and the link between money and energy. You may get involved in fundraising or charity work. Or, you take responsibility for your finances in a new way and aim to build for a secure future. Saturn prefers saving to spending and may encourage you to cut expenses and live more modestly. Alternatively, you could be stepping into a role where you’re in charge of funding or finances. This transit of Saturn through Pisces is tapping you into the metaphysical realm and discovering the riches in life that lie beyond money and material possessions.

VIRGO: 7th house – relationships and contracts

Saturn rules endings and commitment and will be moving into your relationship sector. This could go either way, depending on your personal situation. A joint venture or business partnership could come to an end. Alternatively, a personal relationship reaches a peak point and you have to decide whether you’re in or out. There’s often a ‘commit or quit’ theme with Saturn. There may be extra responsibilities around your partnerships moving forward, also the possibility of finalising a marriage or contract. Make some strategic partnership moves and consider your long-term future.

LIBRA: 6th house – work and routine, lifestyle and health

Pisces is your work and health sector and Saturn represents both endings and commitment. Therefore, a job or contract could end. Or, perhaps you land a steady job that you’re going to be in for the next couple of years. Saturn’s a responsible influence. You may decide to become a volunteer and Pisces rules employees, lodgers and pets in your horoscope, more food for thought. Regarding your health and lifestyle, now’s the time to flex your self-discipline and put new habits in place. It’s said that habits take 66 days to bed in, so start something new and make it part of your daily routine.

SCORPIO: 5th house – creativity, birth and children, love affairs, entertainment

Pisces rules romance in your horoscope and all the good things in life. On the one hand, you might find it easier to commit to a hobby or leisure activity. You may be ready to start a family, spend more time with your kids or turn a romance into a steady relationship. Wherever you find Saturn, you can be more focused as your levels of self-discipline are heightened. Yet, Saturn can represent an obstacle in your life and is one of the planets linked to endings. Therefore, it could be make-or-break time for an affair. Or, perhaps you have to make a tough decision regarding a child. Take responsibility for the ones you love.

SAGITTARIUS: 4th house – home and family, your past and where you come from

Pisces is the star sign at the base of your horoscope ruling your home and family, your past and where you come from. This may be a time when you’re thinking about putting down roots or settling somewhere. This could come as something of a shock to you as your star sign Sagittarius favours freedom. Alternatively, there could be a significant ending in your life, perhaps a break with the past. Or, you’re caught up with your parents or ancestry. You could be returning to the past in a way you hadn’t envisaged. Saturn’s linked to history, also duty & responsibility.

CAPRICORN: 3rd house – communication, siblings and your local neighbourhood

Saturn is your ruling planet and hugely significant when it changes star sign. Saturn’s moving into your communication sector. As Saturn rules commitment and discipline, you might be considering a course of study over the next few years or want to train as a teacher and pass on your wisdom. It’s a strong transit for writing, broadcasting or becoming a voice of authority. You may take on a significant role within your community or neighbourhood and Pisces rules siblings and close relatives. However, as Saturn is the planet of endings, you could decide to take a step back from a leadership position.

AQUARIUS: 2nd house – money and possessions, self-value and worth

Saturn is your traditional ruling planet and it’s a significant shift when Saturn changes star sign. Saturn moves into Pisces and your personal money sector. Therefore, it’s time to decide what you’re ready to commit to and where you’re ready to move on. These are Saturn’s themes, planning financial long-term goals, also blocking any drains on your money. Values and self-worth are under the cosmic spotlight. Ideally, it’s a time to ensure you value yourself highly so you’re paid what you deserve. At the same time, shift your financial attitude to become more of a saver than a spender.

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March 2023 Astrology

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Pluto Enters Aquarius – March 23rd

It doesn’t get more epic than this. The slowest-moving planet Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 and only now does it change star sign and move into Aquarius. Pluto is the planet of power & transformation, loss & endings.

Pluto’s move into Capricorn, the sign of big business, coincided with a financial crash. Pluto is one of the planets linked to wealth and hidden riches. As God of the Underworld, there’s a link to the underworld and corruption.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Pluto enters Aquarius, the star sign linked to technology. We’re already seeing the rapid rise of AI (artificial intelligence), robotics, digitalisation and dis-information. Expect more to come, including having to pay for technology and information on the WWW – more control.

The last time Pluto was in Aquarius was from 1777-1798. This was the period in history when Uranus, the planet linked to rebellion and revolution, was discovered in 1781. And, Uranus is the modern planet that rules Aquarius.

This was the era of Independence in the USA, also the French Revolution and a time of sweeping change and social reform. These themes may be reawakened or reinvented with Pluto moving through Aquarius, the star sign linked to the collective.

Although, let’s not forget that even though Aquarius is the star sign linked to equality, it’s a fixed star sign, i.e. dogmatic and stubborn.

The idealistic view of an equal society hasn’t always played out well in the past around the world, but there’s always hope for a new future and a New Age opening up.

It will take Pluto approximately 18 months to get established in Aquarius where it will then remain until 2043. Pluto’s in Aquarius from March 23 to June 11, 2023, then from January 21 to September, 2024 and finally from November 19, 2024 onwards.

Saturn Enters Pisces – March 7th

Saturn’s move into Pisces isn’t on the epic scale of Pluto’s move into Aquarius, but is still significant. For starters, Saturn is the planet of rules and regulation, authority, discipline and boundaries.

And, since December 2017, Saturn has been in either Capricorn or Aquarius, its two signs of rulership. Saturn rules with a firm hand during this period.

Saturn’s move into Pisces on March 7th, the last star sign and an emotional water sign, is a whole new ball game.

Pisces’ co-ruler is Neptune, God of the sea. Will this be a compassionate, kind and caring Saturn? Or, will Saturn’s realm of reality dissolve into fantasy and the world of dreams?

The last time Saturn was in Pisces was 1993-1996 and this time around, Saturn remains in Pisces until 2026.

Pisces rules liquid and drugs, the media, creativity and spirituality. We may see new rules and regulations put in place in these key areas, also our seas and rivers.

Alternatively, Saturn in Pisces could make the unreal real. What we believe in and experience could take a cosmic shift over the next two years.

Pisces rules all things beyond the everyday. It’s the realm of fantasy and leads us out into the wider universe and deep into the collective unconscious.

Watch out for gurus and shamans who are lured by Saturn’s desire to dominate and rule with a firm hand.

Yet, all of us may find our lives enhanced by exploring the subtler side of energies, going on a spiritual journey or pushing back the boundaries of art, creativity, music, poetry and what’s possible.

Your monthly horoscopes will explore what these two major shifts mean for you. Here’s a quick review of what else is coming up:

Lucky Dates – March 2nd & 28th

Jupiter makes ‘good fortune’ conjunctions to Venus (love/money) on the 2nd and Mercury (communication/the mind) on the 28th. Think big love/big money (Venus/Jupiter) and big news (Mercury/Jupiter). These two lucky conjunctions takes place in fire sign Aries, great for taking a leap of faith.

Full Moon – March 7th

On the same day as Saturn enters Pisces, there’s a Full Moon cutting across the Virgo/Pisces axis of the zodiac on the 7th.

Full Moons are illuminating, they bring clarity and often coincide with completion or culmination. This Full Moon may reveal more about what Saturn’s move into Pisces is going to be about for you and the world.

However, the Full Moon is square to Mars (anger/passion) and things could turn feisty. A Full Moon on its own promises heightened emotions and drama. Mars adds heat to the mix.

In addition, the period from the 14th – 17th is potentially tricky and slippery and may require careful navigation.

Equinox – March 20th/New Moon – March 21st

The Equinox takes place when the Sun enters Aries on the 20th, the first sign of the zodiac. In the northern hemisphere, this heralds the start of spring and an ideal time to sow seeds and initiate growth.

One day later and there’s a New Moon at 0° Aries on the 21st, pure potential. Use this period in the month to start something new, launch a project or take a gamble. It’s a go-for-it period.

This is the first of two New Moons in Aries. The second takes place on April 20th at 29° Aries and will be a Solar Eclipse. The start of a new eclipse cycle – more on that next month.

Mars Moves On – March 25th

Action planet Mars is finally out of its shadow phase on the 16th. This completes its retrograde phase that began at the end of October 2022 and, in some cases, early September 2022. 

Mars leaves Gemini on the 25th and fires up water sign Cancer after an epic seven months in the star sign of communication. Has anyone noticed that debates and arguments are getting angrier recently?

It’s been very noticeable in the astrology world. Hopefully, this will start to dissipate and dissolve as Mars finally moves on.

Wishing you love, good health & happiness in the month ahead.

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Sagittarius Horoscope March 2023

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If you know anything about astrology, you may already know that March heralds two big astrological events: Saturn entering Pisces on the 7th and Pluto entering Aquarius on the 23rd. I’ve addressed what both these events mean for you in separate sections at the bottom of this month’s horoscope.

Pisces Season

Throughout March, you’re deep in the realm of the emotions and it feels like a sentimental month. Key planets are gathering in the water sign Pisces down at the base of your horoscope. Pisces rules your home and family, your past and where you come from.

The Sun is here until the 20th and talk planet Mercury is in Pisces from the 2nd to the 19th. You might be on a hunt for news about your ancestry or want to know more about your past or lineage. You may be acutely aware of the footsteps in the sand, leading you from your beginnings to where you are now.

The Full Moon on the 7th cuts across the Virgo/Pisces axis of the zodiac and you may experience a deep calling during this Full Moon. Perhaps, you’re more aware of the ties that bind you and the link between your past and your future.

Be open-hearted during this period and try not to cut off from other people. Know that this is a key time to heal any rifts, as Pisces is the star sign linked to forgiveness. Family and past connections are strong during this period, so make the most of them.

The star sign Pisces is about surrender and letting go and the theme of release is evoked. Find support from loved ones and be there for family and close connections in your life. Pisces is a reminder of the natural flow of life and a reminder that what you give, you receive in return.

The trickiest period is potentially the 14th to the 17th when you may feel confused about close relations or have a sense that things are falling apart. Try not to lean too heavily on others during these few days and use your intuitive nature to discern who’s trustworthy in your life and who’s not.

Aries Season

Sometimes when planets are in Pisces, strong emotions dominate. Yet, fire sign energy is also powerful this month and this is what you’re wise to focus on.

Talk planet Mercury enters your fellow fire sign Aries on the 19th, the day before the Equinox on the 20th when the Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. Plus, there’s a New Moon here on the 21st, a symbol of new beginnings.

This is an excellent time to throw yourself into things and set a positive intention to actively look on the bright side of life. This is your Sagittarius nature. If you’re true to your star sign, you seek out the silver lining in every cloud and try to use any setbacks as a learning experience.

Aries is the most creative sector of your horoscope. It’s about children, also your creative projects. Sow seeds during this time and watch them flourish and grow. Set new intentions after the New Moon to do more of what you love and embrace good times.

If you want to get pregnant or you’re keen to adopt a child, this would be a great time to try. It’s a positive time to focus on the younger generation and encourage them to find their yes to life.

Love And Passion

The Aries influence is stoking the fires of love too. You not only have love planet Venus in your romance sector up until the 16th but passion planet Mars is in Gemini and your relationship sector until the 25th.

These are two huge clues as to where to focus your energy. This could turn out to be a big month for love and relationships, whether you’re rekindling relations or running off with someone new. The 11th is great for socialising and one-to-one encounters when Venus and Mars team up together.

Gemini rules communication and Aries is fiery and quick. You may find that your debates are fast and furious. Conversations could blow up quickly and there’s an opportunity to clear the air. You might experience more arguments than usual but at least you’re getting to sort things out rather than hide what you’re feeling.

Plus, your ruling planet Jupiter is in Aries and firing speedily and quickly through this sector of your horoscope. This month, there are two lucky Jupiter conjunctions with the planet of love Venus on the 2nd and the planet of communication Mercury on the 28th.

Venus and Jupiter together conjure up the theme of big love or abundance. Mercury and Jupiter together promise good news. Be heart-centred throughout March.

Finally, it’s important to note that action planet Mars leaves Gemini on the 25th where it’s been for the last seven months and where it turned retrograde in the last two months of 2022 and the first half of January 2023.

Mars moves into Cancer and your joint finance sector. This shows the importance of family and loved ones, security and comfort. There’s a protective influence to Mars in Cancer and caring for the ones you love.

Saturn Enters Pisces – March 7

Saturn is the planet of rules and regulation, authority, discipline and boundaries. Since December 2017, Saturn has been in Capricorn and Aquarius, its two signs of rulership. Saturn rules with a firm hand during this period.

This month, Saturn moves into Pisces, the last star sign and an emotional water sign, which is unknown territory for the planet representing boundaries. Pisces is where the ego dissolves and you encounter the vast universe, the one-ness of life.

Will the unreal become real as fantasy, the imagination and the impossible become possible? Or, will Saturn bring structure and form to Pisces’ realm, e.g. the sea, drugs, the media, spirituality? The last time Saturn was in Pisces was 1993-1996 and this time around, Saturn remains in Pisces until 2026.

Pisces is the star sign at the base of your horoscope ruling your home and family, your past and where you come from. This may be a time when you’re thinking about putting down roots or settling somewhere. This could come as something of a shock to you as your star sign Sagittarius favours freedom.

Alternatively, there could be a significant ending in your life, perhaps a break with the past. Or, you’re caught up with your parents or ancestry. You could be returning to the past in a way you hadn’t envisaged. Saturn’s linked to history, also duty & responsibility.

Pluto Enters Aquarius – March 23

The slowest-moving planet Pluto changes star sign this month and moves into Aquarius. Pluto is the planet of power & transformation, loss & endings. The last time Pluto changed star sign was 2008 when it entered Capricorn, the sign of big business, coinciding with a financial crash.

It will take Pluto eighteen months before it’s established in Aquarius, the star sign linked to technology, equality and the collective, where it will remain until 2043.

As Pluto’s a generational planet, the themes may not resonate with you immediately. Yet, it’s helpful to note where Pluto is strong in your horoscope and where there may be a theme of transformation, loss or deep psychological change.

Pluto’s been moving through Capricorn and your personal money sector. Perhaps, you’ve experienced bankruptcy over the last years. Or, been dealing with a large amount of debt. Alternatively, you may have transformed your finances and been able to invest in hidden areas that have made you large amounts of money.

Pluto is now moving into your communication sector giving power to your words, both spoken and written. You could become a voice of the people. Or, find yourself on a committee working towards a more equal world for all. Consider what truth means to you as Pluto enters Aquarius and where you’re ready to speak up.

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