March 2017 Horoscope – CANCER (and Cancer RISING)

This month there is a concentration of energy in Pisces, with the Sun and Mercury moving through, coming into conjunction with Chiron, Neptune and the transiting South Node. This represents an overall theme of reflection and becoming more aware of your subconscious thoughts and emotions. Chiron and Neptune are transiting through the sign of Pisces over a period of several years so this is a longer term theme and represents healing of ‘old wounds’ found in the subconscious and generally brought up to a higher level of spiritual awareness. As Jupiter also stationed retrograde last month, there is also a general energy of ‘inward expansion’ and reflections of ones personal values and philosophies over the next several months.

The Sun and Mercury will be meeting up on March 6th in Pisces bringing more clarity and also an emotional flavour to your communication. This can be a time when you are truly able to ‘say what you mean’, or when your true emotions are made known whether you want them to be or not.  

For those born in the first half of Cancer (or have 0-14 degrees of Cancer rising), the energy of the Sun and Mercury are in your 10th house, bringing attention to your career, or your professional goals and aspirations. For those born in the second half of the sign (or who have 15-29 degrees of Cancer rising) will experience this energy in their 9th house bringing attention possibly to higher truths, your intuition or your goals for expanding your horizons through new experiences and new learning.  

March is a great time to focus on long-term goals and to make strides on projects that have been underway for some time. Saturn will trine Mars on March 5th and Mars will trine North Node on March 14th. On March 9th Mars moves into the sign of Taurus, so it can bring a strong focus on your financial situation and your financial security. It might be a good idea to get an early start on your taxes.  While there is some ‘stop and go’ energy in general over the month, there are periods for making significant progress, or for your efforts over the last little while to start to pay off. Have patience stay committed to your what you want to achieve!  

There is a theme overall in 2017 being brought by an opposition between Uranus and Jupiter that will occur 3 times this year and occurs for the second time on March 4th.  For those born in the first half of Cancer (or have 0-14 degrees of Cancer rising), this represents a balancing between your personal hobbies or passions and your social obligations. It can also represent a balancing between children and your career pursuits and in general this is a good time to spend with family or to say close to home. Consider the time you spend on things that ‘bring you true joy’ in life, and whether you need to reprioritize your time to bring more fulfillment. This may also be a time when you experience new creative inspiration. 

For those born in the second half of Cancer (or who have 15-29 degrees of Cancer rising), this is bringing a balance between your home or family life and your career. This may be a time when you feel pressure to make a change at home (or when change comes suddenly) but that brings more balance to your career and work life.  

Uranus in the sign of Aries also represents personal changes so this can be a great time to resurrect any New Year’s resolutions that have fallen out of focus, especially those related to your diet, healthcare or exercise habits and in general how you manage stress in your life.  

Venus in Retrograde this month brings challenges to your experience of love, relationships, finances as well as self image. Troubles in your relationships may seem more apparent during this time and ‘past loves’ can come back into the picture. This is a very good time for forgiveness and for moving on from relationships that no longer serve a positive purpose in your life. Focus on compassion and on on putting yourself first during this time and avoid being pulled into ‘drama’. Feelings can be expressed honestly around March 25th, or you may suddenly see your relationships more clearly when the Sun will come into conjunction with Venus in this retrograde cycle. From a business perspective, this may be a time for unwinding from financial engagements that are no longer in line with your goals. 

The full moon on March 12th in Virgo can bring personal projects to completion and can also bring resolution to health issues if they are present. For Cancer, this can also bring stress and pressure in the area of the home and family life and it can bring brewing conflicts to a head. The Moon is your ruling sign, so be aware that you (or those around you) can experience ‘heightened emotions’ during the full moon. The full moon occurring in Virgo can bring up frustration or self judgement if you feel like you have not made the progress that you ‘should’ have made by this point. Get ahead of this potential pitfall by working towards your objectives as early as possible in the month, and remember that real progress takes time. Have compassion for yourself.

March 20th brings the first day of Spring and the Sun will be moving into fiery Aries. Mars in Taurus brings a calm balance to this fiery energy and a more grounded, practical focus. The New Moon on March 27th also occurs in Aries! This is a great time to make New Moon wishes for new beginnings, personal changes, personal goals and building confidence.  

Best of Luck! 

Diana 

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