Astrological forecast: March 17-23, 2014


Island astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

Mars turned into retrograde motion on March 1 followed by Saturn who turned retrograde on March 2. Mars will travel from 27 – 9 degrees of Libra. Saturn moves from 23 – 16 degrees of Scorpio. Since Libra and Scorpio are next to each other, this means that a large area of your chart will feel the pressure to review and revise. It will be a serious time with many frustrations along the way. You will have to rethink and rebalance your relationships and partnerships, and, give serious thought to what is happening below the surface. Mars will be retrograde until May 19; Saturn until July 20.

The North node of the moon has entered Libra and brings fresh energy to how you handle yourself in relationships. It is important to be honest. You’ll have to stop any tendency toward passive aggressive behavior and not blame anyone else at any time.  All in all, March is a month to do some serious cleaning out of old clutter and debris on all levels – material, emotional, psychological, and spiritual.

Winter ends at 12:57 pm on Thursday, March 20! The first half of the week are days to feel the season ending and to wind up ongoing projects so that you can be ready to start fresh once Spring begins.

Monday, March 17 – Moon in Libra. Mercury comes back into Pisces where he had a short visit in early February before he turned retrograde. Expect a recurrence of some old stuff and old thoughts to occur. You will have to deal with relationship and partnership issues head on and this is a good time to do that, so don’t put it off. Move pictures around in some rooms in your house or work space to lighten up the energy.

Tuesday, March 18 – Moon in Libra, VC 9:07 pm. As the day goes on, you’ll receive some interesting ideas. Record them if you can’t act on them right away. Take some time to slow down and enjoy the artistic side of life. Have a tête-à-tête over lunch in a nice restaurant. Buy something beautiful yet inexpensive. Work on compromises and see how you can foster cooperation.

Wednesday, March 19 – Moon in Scorpio. Today is the last day of Pisces and the last day of Winter 2014. It is also the last day when water energy is prominent for a few months. Let your right brain have sway over the day and feel, don’t think. Make a reprise of the last few months and intuit what you learned and what the lessons were. Meditate on endings and how they need to come before beginnings.

Thursday, March 20 – Moon in Scorpio. The Sun enters Aries at 12:57 pm and Spring begins! Make another set of New Year’s resolutions, as this is the first day of the astrological new year. It is also International Astrology Day – make an appointment for a chart reading. You’ll feel a bit unsteady, as it’s a big transition day – like rowing a boat into a new current. Bobble about until you can set the new course.

Friday, March 21 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 11:39 am. Plan to take a getaway weekend and be sure to go somewhere you’ve never been. Fire is the dominant element for the next few days with its enthusiasm and vitality. You still have to take baby steps with Mars in retrograde motion but you can get out and have an adventure. Sign up for a course or workshop to study something that excites you.

Saturday, March 22 – Moon in Sagittarius. Mercury meets Neptune and they color the day with mystical thoughts. It’s the perfect weekend for a spiritual retreat, or for a musical or poetry workshop. Or, you could take a long walk by some water and just space out. Don’t try to get things done today – the Universe is giving you a vacation day to explore other worlds.

Sunday, March 23 – Moon VC Sagittarius enters Capricorn 4:03 pm. Continue on with yesterday’s activities or inactivity. Catch up on your reading and studying about topics you find fascinating. Get out of the house and enjoy Spring while you discover different places. Make a new friend. Use the evening hours to make a realistic plan for what you want to accomplish this week.