Mars Enters Aries, Venus Goes Retrograde, Solar Eclipse
Uranus and Venus are still in Pisces and still opposite Retrograde Jupiter for March. But now that Mars is moving out of the picture, Uranus will be only influenced by two benefic planets, and can give more positive results. This is good for Realizations, Humanitarian Concerns, Finding New Approaches to Solving Problems.
Venus begins a Retrograde Period on Saturday, March 4. The planet of Romance and Agreement will be traveling "backwards" in the zodiac, in Pisces, for the next 6 weeks, until April 14. Retrograde planets are close to the Earth, therefore extra bright in the sky. Venus will be visible as the "Evening Star" on the Western horizon after sunset.
A retrograde planet is going back over the past. Therefore this is a time when Venus significations are to be "reviewed." It's a time for reassessing your Romance, Agreements, Purchases, Values, etc. Romance will be reconsidered. Sometimes this means rekindling a romance that fell apart. True Value is harder to determine when Venus is retrograde; it's not a good time to make important purchases.
The New Moon is on Sunday, February 26, @ 14 deg Aquarius. This begins the Hindu Lunar month Falguna, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, which will be in Uttara Phalguni. This New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse, which will be an Annular eclipse, i.e., the disc of the Sun will not be completely covered by the shadow of the Moon. The New Moon will be flanked by Neptune on one side and Mercury on the other, combining the energy of the planet of Dreams with the planet of the Rational Mind. The result is good for the Creative Imagination, but doesn't help Realistic Thinking.