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With Mars in Capricorn all of March, planetary energy is blazing—here’s how to channel it for good

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Jennifer racioppiMarch 1, 2020

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As we enter March, one of the most potent months of the year, we step into unprecedented astrological opportunity. Cosmically speaking, the next few weeks don’t mess around, so neither should you.

Mars, who represents passion, vigor, aggression, and action, travels at 9 degrees of Capricorn on March 1 and moves into Aquarius on March 30. Throughout this month of Mars in Capricorn, he’ll ignite three of the most massive planets—Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn—who also travel in the practical sign of the sea goat. This astrological phrase for three or more planets acting as one is known as stellium, and as Mars conjoins each, he ignites fury, adding his force to an already dynamic combination. While yes, this means certain tense situations will reach a boiling point, when it comes to unleashing your ambition, consider now the best time to devise a plan for action.

Even with Mercury being retrograde until March 9, use this first week of the month to consider your deepest hopes, dreams, and wishes. With focus and dedication to work at hand, you can evolve your life during the next few weeks. The planets offer the conditions that govern the atmosphere, but the outcome is in your hands: How will you use this high-octane planetary fuel?

While Mars is in Capricorn, he’ll also ignite three of the most massive planets, igniting fury, and adding his force to an already dynamic combination. So consider now the best time to devise a plan for action.

More immediately, Monday, March 2, brings with it the waxing quarter moon. This halfway point between the recent new moon and the upcoming full moon happens at 2:57 p.m. at 12 degrees of Gemini. This waxing quarter moon highlights what’s to come later this year when we have our first eclipse in Gemini on November 30. Gemini represents communication, short-distance travel, and communication. And since its ruler, Mercury, is retrograde at the time of this waxing quarter moon, it’s even more important to pay attention to what’s revealing itself now. So pay attention, take notes, and journal. Note what’s happening in your life right now.

Then on Tuesday—Super Tuesday—Venus in Aries forms a harsh angle, known as a square, to Saturn in Capricorn. This challenging angle between the planet of love and the world of purpose asks for a commitment to truth and integrity. The aspect pushes you to act in alignment with your highest good. Respecting yourself comes down to knowing that you can trust yourself to follow through on the things you say you’re going to do.⁣ That’s what today asks—that you act by your values.

Come Wednesday, Venus leaves Aries and heads into Taurus. Venus does exceptionally well in Taurus, the sign she rules, so this switch brings with it a calm that we can all use. Venus will travel in Taurus until April 3, so now is the time to settle into this sweet astrological alignment. With the planet of love and beauty in her home domain, things start to fall into place.

Also on Wednesday, Mercury retrogrades back into the air sign Aquarius, making a sextile to Venus. With Venus and Mercury kissing, as Mercury leaves the intensity of Pisces moving in an air sign, we can expect the vibe to lift.

Next week, come March 9, Mercury stations direct at 28 degrees of Aquarius. At that time, massive clarity will loom, as the astrological potency will begin to climax. Get ready!

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success. 

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