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MARCH 2015 FORECAST
©2015 by Richard Nolle
last revised FEB 28, 2015

If you were expecting some kind of sun sign nonsense, forget about it. This is real astrology for the real world, not some mystical mumbo-jumbo psycho-babble word salad. If it's real astrology for yourself that you want, you can get it by phone or in print. And if you need help deciphering the astrological glyphs in the graphics accompanying this article, see Astroglyphs: Astrological Symbols Guide. Please note: this forecast is expressed in terms of Universal Time (UT, aka GMT). Location for all mundante charts is set for the Great Pyramid at Giza; the choice being strictly arbitrary in any case. Also please be aware that, while I never change a forecast once it's published, I do post errata to acknowledge typographical errors and the like.

PLEASE NOTE: This monthís forecast incorporates elements of (and refers to) my complete 2015 World Forecast Highlights (38 8-1/2 x 11Ē illustrated pages); focused, amplified and elaborated with details for the month as appropriate. The full version of my 2015 World Forecast Highlights is available in hard copy by mail ($75) or as a PDF document by email ($50). Orders may be phoned in (toll-free from anywhere in North America to 800-527-8761), and charged to any major credit card. PayPal orders may be placed direct from your own PayPal account page to rnolle@astropro.com Ė or by using the AstroPro PayPal order page.


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The Skinny

Frankly, Iím overwhelmed with work from client consultation calls and report orders these past couple months; to the point that I have to throttle back on this monthís forecast. Thereís just no room in my schedule for it right now.

But never fear, youíll find this month covered in detail in the full version of my 2015 World Forecast Highlights. March is, after all, home to the third (and arguably most important) of this yearís three consecutive stealth SuperMoons (on the 20th); as well as the signature alignment of the year, the Uranus-Pluto square (exact on the 17th). And then thereís the Mercury-Sun superior conjunction on the 10th, heralding a solar-geomagnetic storm surge on the 24th (give or take three days, watch for breaking news of M and X-class solar flares and notable geomagnetic storms (Kp 5 and up).

MAR 17, 2015 Uranus-Pluto square The long and the short of it: expect a continuation (and intensification all month, especially around the 17th) of the socio-political uproar thatís been the central theme of world events these last four years, when Uranus and Pluto first drew within a few degrees of their exact quadrature. Look back to the 1930s (the last time this configuration appeared) for hints. Think revolution (political, scientific, economic and technological) to be at the center of the human maelstrom Think new planets and a new planet, as well as new paradigms from the quantum to the cosmological. (Again, for a fuller explanation, see your copy of my 2015 World Forecast Highlights.)

As for that stealth SuperMoon eclipse on the 20th, this is the big one for 2015 to date. Itís within a couple hours of the vernal equinox, and will be in effect from the 13th through the 27th (extended because itís a solar eclipse).

I figure that the March 13-27 geophysical shock window may conjure some of the most notable tidal, storm and seismic action of the year to date, as this often happens with SuperMoons (and eclipses) near the equinoxes. In other words, Iím expecting a bigger crescendo of geophysical uproar this time around; more and bigger extreme tides, powerful storms with high winds and heavy precipitation, and a greater surge in moderate-to-severe seismic activity (including M5+ earthquakes and volcanic eruptions).

Practically speaking, the vast majority of us will come no closer to this kind of uproar than seeing or hearing it in the news of the day. While the potential is widespread due to the astronomical scale of the alignment, the Earth is after all roomy enough that more of us will be missed than hit by these disturbances of the earth, seas and skies. Still, even those of us who donít live in zones of seismic or tidal risk dwell under the sky, and storms can pop up anywhere. So be prepared, just in case . . . and maybe especially if you live in one of the astro-locality target zones for the March 20 SuperMoon.

MAR 20, 2015 New Moon (Stealth) SuperMoon Solar Eclipse Astro-Locality MapThese zones of special vulnerability include a longitudinal (north-south) swath through Alaska and the east central Pacific Ocean, and one through western Greenland and down through the western Atlantic across eastern Brazil. Another pair in the eastern hemisphere runs from western Russia through the Middle East and across east Africa out into the Southern Ocean; and from East Asia (Siberia, China, the Korean Peninsula and western Japan, down through the Philippine Islands, Indonesia and west central Australia.

Donít forget that SuperMoons are not just geophysical. Theyíre personal too. People will become more emotional, intuitive and instinctive during the March 17-23 SuperMoon window. Not a good time to seek out detailed methodical answers! This will likely be felt most directly by people born under important planetary placements and other horoscopic points at or near 29³ of the mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Check your chart! And if you see signs of reclusive behavior, withdrawal and the like in yourself and those around you Ė well, expect it to ease up after the 27th. Unless, that is, you get caught up in the solar and geomagnetic storms Iím expecting within a few days either way of the 24th, in the wake of the Mercury-Sun superior conjunction on the 10th. Some people are very sensitive to such Sunstorms Ė much as satellites and other network (as well as power) infrastructure are vulnerable. Be ready with backups and a backup plan, just in case!

The March 20 SuperMoon eclipse is the major geophysical harbinger of the month, but not the only one. Also be aware of the March 2-8 full moon shock window: another uptick in strong storms, high tides, and moderate to severe seismic activity (M5+ quakes and newsworthy volcanic eruptions).

Last but not least, be aware that the Ringed Planet spends the whole of March within a fraction of a degree of its retrograde station on the 14th. This is karma knocking at the door, debts called, and hard falls (financial and otherwise). A good time to go to cash, and then buy back in when the storm passes (say, in April). Be cautious, think safety and security.

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Acknowledgments

All mundane astrological charts as well as eclipse and astro-locality maps are set for the Universal Time (UT) of the event, and calculated and produced using Esoteric Technologiesí Solar Fire Gold Version 7.0.8. Unless sotherwise noted, sky map images are screen captures from the Pocket Universe app for iPhone, or produced by Starry Night for Windows; storm tracks are screen captures from The Weather Channel app for iPhone; and earthquake maps are screen captures from the Earthquake Alerts and/or QuakeWatch apps for iPhone.

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