February sure went by quickly, it seemed that it was over before it began. Now we are into March, and we are not sure what is going to happen. On the world stage, events seem to be pointing to some potentially dire consequences. This is what happens when the dark loses support, it looks darker and darker because there is less light around it. This month we must remember that we can change the energy of any situation when we refuse to allow ourselves to go into fear or to believe that we are helpless against the energies that have dominant for a long time, but whose time is at an end.

Since late 2009 the planet Mars has been retrograde, which has slowed much of our activity and when we tried to move forward, things always stood in our way. On the tenth it goes direct again, which allows stuck energy to be moved forward, re-energizing us to take action, awakening our motivation and preparing us for action at the equinox, the beginning of spring. This one is particularly powerful as it combines with some new energies that open a new portal. The action we could not take last month begins to open up.

The most challenging aspects of March will have to do with indecision because there will be many issues competing for our attention, most of them having to do with other people. These aspects begin the last week of February and continue through June. Many will be making decisions about which path to take and the options or choice will not always be clear. This is a month for courage and almost laser-like focus on our path. We are going to be more pressed to define what we “really” want.

As more and more energy opens up, it brings with it new potential which seems well out of our reach. While we think we are questioning whether we are up to the challenge, the real question has to do with our fear about stepping too far out of our comfort zone and not making ‘mistakes’. As long as we are afraid to take action, whether we are unsure of our path or are waiting for someone else, we will delay the wonderful opportunities March has for us and continue to feel stuck and without direction. The first two weeks are excellent for planning, setting intention and preparing for the equinox, which is the start of a new astrological year and brings the promise of spring and new beginnings. Have a wonderful month.