Current Aspects

March 14
to 22, 2019

all interpretations written & copyrighted by Jenny Yates

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March 13 to 15
Sun conjunct Mercury

March 17 to 23
Mars trine Pluto

March 16 to 19
Mercury sextile Mars

March 17 to 24
Venus square Mars

March 14 to 18
Mercury sextile Pluto

March 13 to 17
Mercury square Jupiter

Mars trine Saturn
(18° Taurus/Capricorn)

This is a very productive transit, a time
when you’re especially well-organized
and realistic.  Mars in Taurus gives
energy and practical skills, and with the
trine to Saturn, it’s easier to turn this
energy into form.  You build things that
are solid, reliable and durable.  You build
on what’s gone before, and you build for
the ages.  

During this time, you’re not afraid of
dealing with things as they are.  
You’re clearer about what’s possible and
what’s not, and you don’t waste your time
on anything flimsy.  You want to do things
that are real and concrete, that have a
definite effect in the physical world.  You
want to see the results of your labor.  

You’re quite ambitious during this time,
and you can move towards your goals.  
At the same time, this is not a time of
great speed.  You are more interested in
doing things well than in covering a lot of
ground.  But this thorough, careful
approach works really beautifully.  
People feel that they can trust you to
follow through, and to be there when they
need you, and so you may be offered
jobs, promotions, and other

If you’re normally an impatient person,
this transit will help with that.  You’ll find
that there are some things worth waiting
for, and that waiting doesn’t have to be a
passive process.    

This is noticeable March 10 to

It's exact
in NYC:  Thurs, Mar 14, 6:02 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, Mar 14, 3:02 am
in London: Thurs, Mar 14, 10:02 am
in Singapore: Thurs, Mar 14,
6:02 pm   
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 14, 9:02 pm

Sun sextile Pluto
(22° Pisces/Capricorn)

This is a time when everyone goes
a little further and a little deeper.  
There’s an interest in everything
that’s strange, and in all the
subjects that are normally taboo,
like sex, death, and the
underworld.  Myths and stories can
come to life. Medusa pokes her
head out of her cave, and the
sirens sing.   Everyone feels a
desire to dip their toes into
otherworldly waters.

But because it’s a sextile, a
harmonious aspect, it’s generally
safe to go beyond your usual
barriers. And there’s a purpose to
what you’re doing.  It’s about your
most compelling desires, your
strongest goals, your most
cherished dreams.  You’re going
there, one step at a time, and it
takes faith and courage to do
things you’ve never done before.  
Now – that faith and that courage is
available to you.  

There’s a lot of attractive force
during this transit.  You may find
yourself drawn quite strongly
towards certain people and
situations, without knowing quite
why.  What are you supposed to
learn?  Why are you getting
involved in this?  If you don’t clutter
your mind with a lot of old
platitudes, you’ll figure out what
your spirit is trying to tell you.     

This is noticeable March 11 to

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, Mar 13, 10:29 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 13,
7:29 am  
in London: Weds, Mar 13, 2:29 pm
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 13,
10:29 pm   
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 14, 1:29 am

Sun square Jupiter
(23° Pisces/Sagittarius)

Emotions really flow during this
transit, but they could overflow
quite often as well.  You want to
turn this outpouring of feeling into
some definite action.  And so
people are more impulsive, more
inclined to promise impossible
things, and also more likely to
attempt the impossible, sometimes
at great cost.  

There’s some tendency to prove
oneself with this transit.  Maybe
somebody said that it couldn’t be
done, and now you want to show
that it can.  You’re overflowing
with compassion and you want to
fix things for your friends and
family, your community, and
maybe even the world.  And so
you come up with a brilliant, all-
encompassing idea and throw
yourself into it.  But wait!  Do you
really have to prove yourself on
such a large scale?    

An impulse may be honest,
genuine, well-meaning, but it can
go too far, and you can end up
hurting yourself and the others
around you.  During this transit,
you can lose money, legal battles,
or your reputation, if you aren’t
careful.  The watchword is
moderation.  If you can avoid
excess, your energy and
enthusiasm can take you far.    

This is noticeable March 11 to

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, Mar 13, 9:29 pm  
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 13,
6:29 pm    
in London: Thurs, Mar 14,

1:29 am  
in Singapore: Thurs, Mar 14,
9:29 am    
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 14,
12:29 pm  

Sun conjunct Mercury
(24° Pisces)

This transit enhances mental energy
and mental sensitivity.  You pick up
everything going on around you,
including in the invisible realms, and at
times this can be a little overwhelming.  
But mostly your extra psychic gifts are
very valuable.  You know what people
are thinking before they speak, and
you know just how to get through to
them.  So new connections are forged,
and understanding can replace

You’re not always realistic, though.  
Your imagination is working overtime,
and you can be seduced by wonderful
ideas and images and feelings.  This
can be quite distracting at times.  
However, because your communication
gifts are strong, you are able to check
in with other people, to refine your
ideas, and to figure out what makes
sense and what is just a fantasy.

This is a great time for writing poetry or
song-lyrics, and it adds to any kind of
creative work.  Your message comes
across both on the mental and the
emotional level.    

This can be a very mystical time, and
people who are normally very practical
or prosaic may feel a bit lost under this
influence, since mundane
considerations are not primary.  
People may need to let go of their
assumptions, and just surrender to the
feelings inside them and around them.  
It can be a wonderful time of spiritual

This is noticeable March 13 to 15.   

It's exact
in NYC:  Thurs, Mar 14, 9:47 pm  
in Vancouver: Thurs, Mar 14,
6:47 pm    
in London: Fri, Mar 15, 1:47 am  
in Singapore: Fri, Mar 15, 9:47 am    
in Sydney: Fri, Mar 15, 12:47 pm  

Mercury square Jupiter
(23° Pisces/Sagittarius)

This is a time of enhanced
enthusiasm, but it can mean
getting a bit too carried away.  
There’s a desire to do everything
in a big way, to create a future that
is vastly better than the present.  
And to that end, you may find
yourself making promises that are
impossible to keep, because they
involve time or energy or other
resources that you just don’t
have.  Hope isn’t always enough to
carry you through.  

Mercury in Pisces can be a bit
forgetful anyway, and the square
to Jupiter can indicate
carelessness.  So it’s more
important to watch for mistakes,
miscalculations, and errors in
judgment.  You may be rushing to
get everything finished, perhaps
because you’ve taken on too
much.  Or you may be so excited
by the larger picture that you
forget to pay attention to the

This is a tricky transit for finances,
it’s not the best time to buy, sell or
make deals.  Values could be over-
inflated.  It’s also not the best time
to travel, for the same reason.  
And it’s not great for legal matters,
or for dealing with bureaucracy, as
everything could be a little more
complicated than usual.    

This is noticeable March 13 to

It's exact
in NYC: Fri, Mar 15, 7:16 pm    
in Vancouver: Fri, Mar 15, 4:16
in London: Fri, Mar 15, 11:16
in Singapore: Sat, Mar 16, 7:16
in Sydney: Sat, Mar 16, 10:16 am  

Mercury sextile Pluto
(22° Pisces/Capricorn)

This gives focus, resourcefulness
and a more sensitive awareness of
underlying influences.  It’s a good
time for researchers in all fields.  
Scientists could discover new
elements, historians uncover buried
information about the past, and
spies could learn where the bodies
are buried.  Some of this
information could come from
intuitions, dreams, or sudden

There’s more compassion and
idealism, and there’s also a desire
to do something to change what’s
going on around you.  This can
begin with a deep, meaningful
discussion with equally empathic
people.  You could touch upon a lot
of sensitive subjects, including
death, religion, and poverty, and
you could imagine some truly
inspired way to resolve community
problems.  It’s also a good time for
spiritual or creative groups.  You
could invoke the ancestor spirits,
practice meditation, or share
sculpting or water-color

This is better for small groups and
private parties than it is for large
gatherings, however. If
you’re at a party, you may find one
fascinating person to talk to, and
ignore everyone else.  Teachers
may also have a tendency to focus
on their best students.   

This is noticeable March 14 to

It's exact
in NYC: Sat, Mar 16, 9:08 am  
in Vancouver: Sat, Mar 16,
6:08 am  
in London: Sat, Mar 16, 1:08 pm  
in Singapore: Sat, Mar 16,
9:08 pm    
in Sydney: Sun, Mar 17,
12:08 am  

March 10 to 17
Mars trine Saturn

March 11 to 15
Sun sextile Pluto

March 11 to 16
Sun square Jupiter

March 19 to 23
Venus sextile Jupiter

March 21 to April 6
Mercury conjunct Neptune

March 18 to 24
Mars inconjunct Jupiter

March 18 to 23
Mercury sextile Saturn

Mercury sextile Mars
(21° Pisces/Taurus)

This is an energizing aspect,
linking as it does the body and
the brain.  Mars gives physical
energy and Mercury gives
mental energy, and when they
are in harmonious aspect, it’s
easier to get things done.  
People have bright ideas and
want to put them into action.  
Communication is stimulated,
and stimulating.

Mercury in Pisces tends to be a
little dreamy and impractical, so
the sextile to Mars is particularly
grounding, and helps you
channel your vivid imagination
towards more realistic projects.  
You are drawn to things you can
see and hear and touch and
taste, and you want to create
more sensual experiences for
yourself and others.   

Since Mercury is retrograde, this
is especially good for
reconnecting with people from
the past, or taking up projects
that you’ve put to the side.  You
can accomplish a lot, sweep
away some leftover debris from
the past, and get yourself more

This is noticeable March 16 to

It's exact
in NYC: Sun, Mar 17, 11:23 pm  
in Vancouver: Sun, Mar 17,
8:23 pm  
in London: Mon, Mar 18,
3:23 am
in Singapore: Mon, Mar 18,
11:23 am  
in Sydney: Mon, Mar 18, 2:23 pm

Mars trine Pluto
(22° Taurus/Capricorn)

This is a time of focus,
resourcefulness and daring, and it
lends itself to important work.  
You’re not content to deal with the
surface of things, but are focused
on whatever is wrong at the core.  
And so it’s a good transit for
revolutionaries, repair people, and
investigative reporters.  You pay
attention to root problems, and so
you are able to suggest more
intensive ways to fix things.

This is also a good time for
athletes.  You are able to push
yourself to go the extra mile, to
break the record.  Even non-
athletes may get off their duffs
during this transit, and try something
physical that they’ve never done
before.  You’re more likely to take a
chance, to risk looking like an idiot,
in order to break through some
inner barrier.  

Since this is happening at the same
time as the Mars/Jupiter inconjunct,
you do need to stay in balance, and
to exercise a certain amount of
moderation.  You’re most likely to
win when you feel aligned with your
purpose, on a deep level.  You’re
less likely to win when you’re just
trying to impress people.  

This is noticeable March 17 to

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, Mar 20, 7:41 am  
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 20,
4:41 am    
in London: Weds, Mar 20, 11:41 am  
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 20,
7:41 pm    
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 20, 10:41 pm  

Venus square Mars
(23° Aquarius/Taurus)

This is a sexually stimulating transit, so it
could be good.  But there could also be
some tension around love, attraction,
and sexual desire.  There could be a
painful dissonance between what one
person feels and what the other is going

Venus in Aquarius gives a need for
freedom in relationships, and this could
be the crux of the problem.  You want
more space, but your girlfriend doesn’t.  
Or your boyfriend wants to check out
other people, but you feel threatened by
this.  Or for you it’s just friendship, but
the other person is ready for something
lasting.  Maybe they’re having fun, and
you’re feeling insecure.  

This can lend itself to comedies of errors
at best, and boundary violations at
worst.  So pay attention to those subtle
signals, and if in doubt, just ask.  Maybe
it’s friendly conversation to her, and a
come-hither signal to you, and if you
jump her bones, you may find yourself in
a squad car instead of in her bed.  

There could also be logistic problems
that get in the way of romance.  Perhaps
you’re on different coasts.  Perhaps a
crucial call doesn’t come through.  
Perhaps the diamond ring falls through
the sewer grate, as you’re on your way to
propose.  Is this a sign, or just a
temporary set-back?  If you can both
chuckle about it, it’s probably going to be

This is noticeable March 17 to

It's exact
in NYC: Thurs, Mar 21, 4:07 am     
in Vancouver: Thurs, Mar 21, 1:07 am     
in London: Thurs, Mar 21, 8:07 am       
in Singapore: Thurs, Mar 21, 4:07 pm       
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 21, 7:07 pm     

Mercury sextile Saturn
(19° Pisces/Capricorn)

This gives more backbone to
the usually malleable Mercury in
Pisces, so it helps you get your
thoughts, ideas and information
organized.  You can come up
with specific questions, find out
what you need to know, and do
something practical with the
knowledge.  It’s a good time to
talk to people who are wiser and
more experienced, or read
books that give you
foundational information.  

This transit gives a stronger
sense of responsibility, and
inclines you towards more form
and structure.  It’s excellent for
tackling paperwork and for
writing jobs that you’ve been
putting off.  With Mercury in
Pisces, you are still doing things
in an artistic, imaginative way –
but with the sextile to Saturn,
you’re thinking mostly of your
obligations, and how good it will
be to get these things finished.  

In relationships, this helps with
communication.  Mercury in
Pisces can give a tendency to
go on and on in a sort of
random way, but the sextile to
Saturn helps you sort out what’s
relevant to the situation.  A lot
can be conveyed in just a few
words.   And so meetings can
be shorter and more efficient,
and people don’t need to spend
so much time reading texts and

This is noticeable March 18 to

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, Mar 20,
10:26 am  
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 20,
7:26 am  
in London: Weds, Mar 20,
2:26 pm  
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 20,
10:26 pm    
in Sydney: Thurs, Mar 21,
1:26 am     

Mars inconjunct Jupiter
(23° Taurus/Sagittarius)

There’s a lot going on.  It’s an
ambitious time, in which you’re likely to
do everything in a bigger, more
strenuous way.  Mars in Taurus is
generally fairly sedate and slow-
moving, but the inconjunct to Jupiter is
a little jarring.  Suddenly, you have the
feeling that you’re running out of time.  
You feel restless, maybe even stuck in
place.  You want to expand your
horizons, one way or another.  

However, this is not a particularly good
time to take risks.  Check your own
instincts.  If you don’t feel totally
comfortable with whatever you’re
planning to do, don’t do it.  Does it
really have to be now?  Is this really
your last chance?    

Especially on the physical level, there’s
a tendency to do more than you need
to do.  If you’re going shopping, you
may buy twice as much as you usually
buy, for example.  If you’re building
something, you may build it much
larger than it needs to be. The action
may be necessary, but you may be
ignoring sensible limits, trying to win a
contest which may be all in your head.  

In order to get everything done by the
deadline, you may feel an urge to cut
corners, and this can backfire later.  It’
s not a good time to do anything
illegal, immoral, or even untraditional,
since you’re more likely to get into
trouble. The main thing now is to be
moderate and sensible.  Given the
need for action, what is really
needed?  You don’t have to do

This is noticeable March 18 to 24.      

It's exact
in NYC: Thurs, Mar 21, 3:42 pm     
in Vancouver: Thurs, Mar 21,
12:42 pm       
in London: Thurs, Mar 21, 7:42 pm     
in Singapore: Fri, Mar 22, 3:42 am   
in Sydney: Fri, Mar 22, 6:42 am   

Venus sextile Jupiter
(23° Aquarius/Sagittarius)

This is a pleasurable transit.  People
are warmer, more generous, and
more affectionate towards each
other during this time, and there’s
an air of celebration.  Friendships
blossom, sometimes in unexpected
places. Your circles expand.  It’s a
good time for parties, voyages,
adventures, entertainment, and
community gatherings.  

There’s a general air of abundance
during this transit, and people may
be somewhat extravagant.  
Everyone may be a bit more
ostentatious than usual, more
inclined to flamboyant gestures, but
there’s no harm done.  It really feels
good to cut loose a little, and it’s
good for you.  It makes you
healthier, and it strengthens your
ties to friends, family and the

This is a good time for artists,
especially those who are innovative
and avant-garde.  People are more
receptive to your work, more likely to
get caught up in the spirit of
whatever you’re doing.  It’s also
good for motivational speakers, and
anyone who can wax philosophical
and inspire others. And it makes
intellectual pursuits more exciting, so
it’s great for teachers and students.  

This is noticeable March 19 to

It's exact
in NYC:  Thurs, Mar 21, 10:16 am     
in Vancouver: Thurs, Mar 21,
7:16 am       
in London: Thurs, Mar 21,
2:16 pm       
in Singapore: Thurs, Mar 21,
10:16 pm       
in Sydney: Fri, Mar 22, 1:16 am   

Mercury conjunct Neptune
(16° and 17° Pisces)

This can be a confusing time, as the
Mercury/Neptune combination can
mean losing objects, forgetting things,
and going in circles.  At the same time,
there’s the potential for great
inspiration.  You are more sensitive,
more open to whatever comes.  
Whatever your field, you’re more
creative and intuitive, drawn to that
which is mysterious and elusive.  

If you’re a scientist, you become more
aware of the mystical elements of
science.  You wake up with dreams
that show you how everything fits
together, and help you solve whatever
problem you’re working on. If you’re an
artist, everything suddenly seems
strangely easy.  You may have
struggled with your techniques and
materials before, but now all the
secrets of your art are revealed to
you.  You have the power to haunt,
amaze, and mesmerize your audience.

If you’re in the healing professions,
you are possessed of an even
stronger sympathy for everyone who is
suffering.  Your intuition goes
unerringly to the source of the
problem.  You’re less constrained by
ordinary considerations, and may be
drawn to alternative techniques.  

Because this is a hypnotic transit,
there are some dangers, and the main
one is that you can be hoodwinked by
someone who’s unscrupulous.  Watch
out for sleight-of-hand, for fraud, and
for illusions.  You may be all too ready
to believe what you want to believe,
and this could get you into trouble.  
You can also become drawn into
someone else’s fantasy, when it’s not
really right for you.    

This is noticeable March 21 to April

It's exact for the first time
in NYC: Sun, Mar 24, 1:27 pm  
in Vancouver: Sun, Mar 24,
10:27 am    
in London: Sun, Mar 24, 5:27 pm  
in Singapore: Mon, Mar 25, 1:27 am    
in Sydney: Mon, Mar 25, 4:27 am    

It's exact again
in NYC: Tues, Apr 2, 5:36 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Apr 2, 2:36 am
in London: Tues, Apr 2, 10:36 am
in Singapore: Tues, Apr 2, 5:36 pm  
in Sydney: Tues, Apr 2, 8:36 pm