March 2023 Capricorn Overview Horoscope
A major new cycle is starting for you this year, Capricorn, although it won’t completely unfold until late 2024. This March 23, transformational Pluto will make a semi-final departure from your sign, where it’s been the alchemist-in-residence since January 2008. By now you could be so accustomed to hosting Pluto here that it’s become the water you swim in. But when it’s gone—a temporary leave that will last until June 11—you’ll start to feel the difference!
Pluto will move into Aquarius for the first time since 1798, bringing transformation to your second house of security, money and self-worth. After a three-month stint, it will return to your sign until November 2024. Then, it moves into Aquarius for two full decades until 2044 and never bothers you again—well, at least not in this department!
That’s just scratching the surface of the March cosmic lineup. This March 7, against the backdrop of a Virgo full moon and Pisces season, structured Saturn will move into Pisces until February 2026, a new three-year cycle that will massively lighten the financial burden you’ve weathered since March 2020. This is Saturn’s first time in Pisces since 1996, so it’s also a really big deal! Experiencing both Pluto and Saturn transiting out of signs within two weeks of each other is rare. Thankfully you’re a tenacious Capricorn, built to weather any change.
Still, you’re welcome to give yourself a minute to process it all. On March 20, the Sun will sink into Aries and your foundational fourth house of home, family and self-care. Take the next four weeks to nurture yourself, and to get back in touch with loved ones. With travel planets Mercury and Jupiter both in Aries now, you might go visit beloved relatives or host them in your home. Thinking about a move? This could be a great time to explore new property options.
The cherry on top arrives this March 25, when intense Mars finally ends an extended seven-month visit to Gemini and your analytical, health-conscious sixth house. While this may have been a productive time, Mars also stayed here four times longer than usual. If perfectionism or stress hit overload, you'll be so relieved to see Mars exit. On the other hand, you may have gotten a LOT accomplished!
Now Mars moves into Cancer and your partnership zone, dialing up dynamic duos until May 20. Don’t spend too much time indoors, even if you’re on an extended hibernation. You could meet someone with long-term potential—and things could heat up fast!
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It’s Pisces season until March 20
What's the big idea, Capricorn? Well, you've got a bounty of them this month as the Sun sprints through Pisces and your third house of communication and knowledge until March 20. You're hungry for new info and experiences, and you could have rich conversations that open your eyes to new ways of thinking. Kindred spirits can crop up now, and things could turn serious once Saturn also enters Pisces on March 7. Explore ways you might collaborate on a small project to test your synergy. If things go well, proceed one incremental step at a time.
The third house rules siblings, neighbors and the people you interact with in your daily goings-on. Make an effort to be more present as you pick up your latte, groceries and dry cleaning. Looking to spread the word or connect with like-minded people? Scout options locally while the Sun is heating up this social sector. From friends to culture to business, the novelty you're seeking could be practically in your own backyard.
The March 7 Virgo full moon supersizes your dreams
Ready to get out of the same-old rut? New horizons call you this March 7, when a full moon beams into Virgo and your ninth house of travel, inspiration, learning and growth. You could get a huge epiphany around your higher purpose. A visionary idea you've been tinkering with for the past six months could come together with a flourish.
This full moon will form a flowing trine to Uranus, the planet of surprises, in your fifth house of passion, creativity and fame. One of your big ideas could suddenly gain attention. Or you could find yourself jetting off to pursue a romantic connection (long-distance love has its perks, too). For entrepreneurs, today could be perfect for an attention-grabbing launch.
March 7 is one of the year’s most important days for you, Capricorn, because your ruling planet, Saturn, will also move into a new zodiac sign for the first time since 2020. As Saturn ends a three-year trek through your money sector, the hard work you’ve been doing this decade could finally pay off.
On or near this day, you might get an invitation to travel or go abroad, possibly for work. Or maybe what you thought of as a “pipe dream” comes to fruition—and you’re breaking out the bubbly in celebration. Capricorn, you’re known for coloring inside the lines (at least to a certain extent), but today is your moment to step outside the so-called rules.
An honest conversation could be in order before you can claim the bounty of today’s outspoken full moon. If you’ve been holding back from a loved one, open up. With the moon trine Uranus, that truth serum could pour out when you least expect it. While it might be jarring, keep going. Being authentic is a key part of your growth. Once you name the elephant in the room, you’ll both feel relieved. Freedom!
Saturn enters Pisces on March 7
Headline moment! An important new cycle begins this March 7, when your ruling planet, heavyweight Saturn, moves into Pisces for the first time this century. The cosmic taskmaster will begin a three-year march through your third house of communication and community. This should be a relatively easy Saturn cycle for you, Capricorn—and coupled with Pluto leaving your sign for a spell later this month, much lighter days could be ahead!
Since March 2020, Saturn’s been in Aquarius, bearing down on your second house of daily income. If you were forced to tighten your belt, this is why.
Saturn was last in Pisces from May 21, 1993, to April 7, 1996. If you’re old enough to remember what was happening during that time, look back for clues of what might resurface now. (And if you were born then, welcome to your very first Saturn return!)
Final Mars-Neptune square on March 14
Too much information! March 14 marks the third of three challenging 90-degree squares between assertive Mars and receptive Neptune, which could spin you into overthinking overdrive. Anxious Mars in Gemini and your analytical sixth house comes to blows with nebulous Neptune in your communication sector. You want specifics and you want ‘em now, but details remain fuzzy and elusive. The harder you try to get a straight answer, the more avoidant people become—and the higher your frustration levels climb.
Instead of forcing the issue, make a list of your outstanding questions and areas of life that have a lack of clarity. Don’t just dive in and try to control this situation. Take inventory: Where could you use some extra help, Capricorn? Rather than recruiting friends or attempting to figure it out from a YouTube video, how about delegating to a specialist who can do it in a couple hours’ time? Sure, it might cost a little, but the emotional bandwidth it saves will be worth every cent.
Aries season starts March 20 and Aries new moon is March 21
No rest for the weary? Au contraire! On March 20, the Sun zips into Aries and your cozy fourth house, officially giving you permission to downshift. The next four weeks are all about catching up on your rest and taking time for numero uno. With any luck, the flurry of social activity and work responsibilities will slow down a bit and let you catch your breath.
As you spend more time at Chateau Capricorn, you might notice all the little things that could use some updating or spiffing up. Is the paint peeling or the upholstery getting a little worn? Your eye for interiors is extra sharp under this solar surge, and nothing will be more soul-satisfying than a home makeover. If energy feels stuck in a certain area of life, experiment with some Feng Shui principles, starting with your bedroom (check out our Home Reset course to revive the most important rooms of your home). [https://astrostyle.com/homereset).
You'll get a cosmic assist shifting your personal life on March 21, when a transformative new moon in Aries lands in your domestic fourth house. Been struggling with a family member or roommate? Take the high road. You don't need to air all your grievances. Just let this person know how much she means to you and that you'd like to get your relationship back on track. Hug it out and move on!
Globetrotting Jupiter and curious Mercury are both in Aries, too, which could inspire some Caps to look into buying property (or saving up for a home when real estate markets improve), making additional rental income on a platform like Airbnb or starting a renovation. Looking for a new address? The Aries new moon will assist your home-hunting efforts. Go ahead and make Zillow or Trulia your browser's new start page.
No need to rush, though. This is the first of a rare duo of Aries new moons, set a month apart. The next one, a potent solar eclipse, arrives on April 20. Eclipses are harbingers of change, so your efforts over the next four weeks could come together in a dramatic and expected way. For example, someone could show up and make an offer to buy your house out of the blue, or you might get a job opportunity that requires relocation, even if it’s temporary. Stay tuned: Eclipses come in unpredictable packages!
With Pluto making a brief exit from your sign (more on that momentarily), you could be a bit disoriented. Having the extra time to adapt to that sea change will be welcome before the next wave comes in from this spring’s eclipse season.
Pluto enters Aquarius on March 23
Farewell, intensity—at least for a moment. From March 23 to June 11, intense Pluto picks up Saturn’s baton and makes a short initial visit to Aquarius, bringing power and transformation to your money sector.
The real news, however, is that Pluto’s moving out of Capricorn, where it’s been inciting a deep, slow transformation to your identity since January 2008. The question “Who am I?” may have been top of mind for the past 15 years—a period of soul-searching where you lost and found yourself again many times over.
Some of Pluto’s changes seemed subtle while they were happening while others were profound moments when you had to look deep inside yourself and question your own motives, if not your entire existence! During this time, you were given a choice: step into your strength and use it to be a positive influence…or plunge into the shadows of fear, manipulation and power dynamics. While Pluto was in Capricorn, we saw the unseemly side of some Sea Goats (abuse allegations and convictions of Capricorns R. Kelly and Marilyn Manson come to mind). Other Capricorns, like Michelle Obama, who became the first African American FLOTUS the same year that Pluto entered your sign, became influential figures encouraging us to “go high.”
If you’ve gotten a little too entrenched in your identity or lifestyle, it’s time to mix it up again. Lest we forget, Pluto’s the guy in mythology who kidnapped Persephone and dragged her down to the underworld, eventually splitting custody with her mom, Demeter, for half the year. Have you developed celestial Stockholm Syndrome with your cosmic captor?
If so, it’s time to shake things up again. You may not be the same person you were five years, five months, even five minutes ago. Rather than ask “Who am I?” Pluto in Aquarius challenges you to inquire, “What do I stand for?” Between now and June 11, Pluto in Aquarius will begin to push you to examine your values, priorities and day-to-day habits.
How you make a living also becomes central. Aquarius also rules your second house of work and money. Are your goals (and roles) aligned with your soul? Prepare for some soul-searching around that while Pluto moves through Aquarius. Limiting beliefs around finances could come up for questioning.
Pluto will make its final exit from your sign on November 19, 2024, never to return again in your lifetime (it was last in Capricorn from 1762 to 1778, for some context). From there, it will spend 20 years in Aquarius, a two-decade cycle that could reinvent how you earn an income, build security and value yourself. This spring, you’ll get a glimpse of what’s coming.
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