More Money, More Problems
You may run into trouble if you hope to nab investment capital, a loan or a mortgage this month. On March 1 and until May 19, you’ll be in a phase where delays, renegotiation and frustration are more likely in this area. In fact, you might be disheartened in certain cases and receive an outright rejection. If this happens, all you can do is keep on trying.
Think outside the box and search for ways to obtain the funding you need. You might not like all of your options now, but the point is to not lose hope. If, for example, you don’t qualify for a business loan, you might have an investment portfolio you could cash out of. If you owe taxes you can’t keep up with, a payment plan might be the most sensible option. Or, if you have a major emergency expense to take care of, dipping into your 401(k) might be a solution. While none of these scenarios are desirable, compromise will be necessary in order to achieve your big picture goal now.
Fortunately, a New Moon in your sign on March 1 will help you. This boost of cosmic support will be appreciated as you navigate those frustrating financial obstacles. A Full Moon on March 16 will turn your attention to partnership matters, but a second New Moon on March 30 will bring your focus right back to money. An income opportunity will be there, but you’ll need to fight every step of the way to claim it. You will.
Career: Don’t Be a Sucker
The good news this month is that the Sun is in your sweet sign until March 20. The warming solar presence in your 1st House of Personality boosts confidence and garners attention more easily. Physical vitality can also increase if you take proper care of yourself.
But even if you’re feeling stronger, it’s important to be more sensitive when working with others. Compassion is one of your strengths that will come in handy now because of Mars retrograde. The warrior planet turns backward on the 1st and will continue its reversal period until May 19. This occurs in your 8th House of Deep Sharing in the socially conscious sign Libra, which can pull hypersensitive people into your life.
Of course, you don’t need to be a sucker and believe everything they say or respond to every one of their needs. Using your intuition and listening skills can earn you trust that strengthens alliances. Still, someone may back out of an agreement with you or you might realize that you’ve made a deal that doesn’t fulfill your desires. Either way, it’s better to back out or alter the terms than to stick with something that doesn’t reward you fairly for your efforts.
The Sun’s move into assertive Aries on March 20 occurs in your 2nd House of Resources. This could push you to seek additional sources of income. Yet with Aries’ ruling planet Mars in reverse, you might find inspiration from an old dream, project or partnership that comes back into your life again.
Love: Sex as a Weapon
Anticipate a significant shift between you and your mate when it comes to how you each feel about “What’s mine, what’s yours and what’s ours.” Mars, the planet of assertion, will turn retrograde on March 1 in the area of your chart that rules joint finances. There might be a significant misalignment between how each of you feels relating to pooled money. You might begin to hold a certain amount of resentment if you’re contributing more than your share. Alternatively, your partner might complain about the exact same thing if he or she is the one holding most of the weight.
The key issue between now and May 19 will be for you and your mate to revise your approach to shared money and expenses. The details will vary depending on your personal situation, but that will be the common theme. If you ignore this problem, the next few weeks might turn into a massively frustrating cycle where one of you is using sex as currency, or to regain the upper hand. Don’t fall into this trap — it’ll only poison your relationship.
The good news is that on March 1 there will also be a glorious New Moon in your sign, allowing you a personal fresh start. You’ll have a renewed sense of faith in yourself and in your relationship potential. A Full Moon on March 16 in your partnership sector will allow an opportunity for deep and meaningful work on the nuts and bolts that make up your relationship. Expect good results.
If single, a cycle will begin on March 5 (lasting until April 5) that might leave you pining away for a love you can’t have. Unrequited love is beautifully sentimental in songs, but it’s painful and tragic in reality. Do you really want to fall into this abyss? If you are already there, a breakthrough on March 29 might offer a way out of the madness. Tough love from a mentor or spiritual advisor may play a key role in the healing process.
Yeah Baby, You’ve Got It
Life will be better for you than for most this month. On March 1, an exciting new income opportunity might present itself, and if so you’ll certainly want to take advantage of it. If you’re enrolled in a certification program or you’re studying for an advanced degree, you might feel frustrated at your academic progress. In some cases, the temptation to drop out will be strong. Do your best to see this cycle through. It might be that you decide to switch majors or that you just need a temporary break. After May 19, you’ll be back on track.
On March 5 and until April 5, you’ll be the most attractive sign of the entire zodiac! You can thank Venus, the planet of love and beauty, for this. She’ll move into your sign, allowing you to receive her benefits in the easiest way possible. You’ll be more charming and magnetic, and you will have a more positive time in relationships. Be sure to have an important conversation about money or love on March 18. You’ll be glad you did.
The month might end with an opportunity to take a short trip, but you’ll need plenty of patience to address unexpected frustrations attached to it. Decide not to allow anything to get in the way of you enjoying yourself.
Career: Daydream Believer
If conversations and making connections have bogged you down recently, don’t fret. Mental Mercury turned forward in your sign on February 28 and will pick up speed all month to push these matters forward. A key to supporting this process is to be cooperative and diplomatic.
Normally assertive Mars wears velvet gloves in gracious Libra and turns retrograde on March 1, requiring even more delicacy in your professional relationships. It can be challenging to remain calm and agreeable when you’re arguing with someone whose mind you do not respect. Even the mildest of opponents, though, can become sufficiently riled to turn against you if you disrespect him or her.
The sensitive Pisces Sun occupies your 2nd House of Income until March 20, putting a premium on imagination. Allowing yourself to dream of a better future is fine as long as you do some thorough research before quitting your job or investing in education or new equipment.
Active Mars turns retrograde in your 9th House of Travel and Learning on March 1. This could slow down deals with people in faraway places but also offers a second chance to bring harmony to long distance professional relationships. A surprising connection or creative insight adds some excitement around March 18. Then, on March 20 the Sun blasts into audacious Aries and your 3rd House of Communication. Your hunger for new ideas should expand your mind, yet impatience with others could trigger contentious conversations. If you feel the heat of disagreement rising, cool down before pushing ahead.
Love: Use Your Charm
There’s promising news in the romance department this month! On March 5, Venus will enter your sign, where she will remain until April 5. This auspicious cycle occurs approximately once each year for everyone, and during the time that Venus graces your sign you can count on being the most alluring and magnetic of the entire zodiac! If you’re looking to spruce up your appearance to help you feel more confidence to pursue the object of your affection, now you’ve got the cosmos on your side. You’ll have an extraordinary opportunity to use your grace and charm to your advantage, and to enjoy a more positive time in any relationship.
On March 16, there might be a turning point in your intimate or financial life if you’re married or in a committed relationship. Your significant other might have a change in finances that benefits both of you. For example, he or she may learn that a raise or more attractive benefits package is on the way. Another possibility is that you will discover that you and your mate are due an inheritance or have made money on a mutual investment.
In your intimate life, you’ll have an opportunity to reach a completely new level of depth. You will be emotionally driven to reveal yourself in a way that you might have previously felt insecure about. Your willingness to “go there” will surely strengthen the bond you share with your mate.
A gorgeous link between the cosmic lover, Venus and Mars, will occur on March 29. Use this support to take a symbolic magic carpet ride with your lover. You’ll have every potential to experience something extraordinary together that takes you both to new and incredible heights.
A Wrinkle in Time
When it comes to professional matters, patience will be required this month. Although you might have recently launched something related to your career, or you hope to press ahead with a new venture, as the month begins you’ll clearly see that delays and obstacles are everywhere you turn. It is a signal from the universe that now is not the time to act … it’s a time to wait.
Perhaps there’s a wrinkle in your action plan and you need the extra time to identify and iron it out. Or, you might be in a difficult position with a VIP, and you will need to smooth over this relationship before you can move upward and onward. Whatever the details, now is not your ideal time to begin anything new related to your career. Your powers of negotiation and collaboration may be weaker than usual, and your ambition thwarted. Remember: This is only temporary. There is a reason for this great pause in your plans, and even if you don’t understand it now, work with it. You’ll come out a sure winner after May 19.
Ironically, despite this setback, you’ll be in an enviable position financially after March 5. You might even make a gorgeous leap in discussions with your boss about money on March 14. An unexpected boost in finances may come your way through a family member on March 18. On March 29, a nice payout might arrive, but the money will likely be spent as quickly as you receive it. Look at the bright side: At least you’ll have what you need!
Career: ”Bossy” Doesn’t Look Good on You
Take a look at your schedules: the one for dealing with your daily life and the one you keep in your head for your big professional plans. Now, push your due dates down the road to give you more time to breathe this month. The reason for this advice is that strict Saturn, your hard-nosed ruling planet, turns retrograde on March 2.
This reversal occurs in your 11th House of Groups, slowing progress due to co-workers and organizations that aren’t quite ready for making major moves. Even minor matters could be delayed by individuals who are afraid to take chances or who lack self-confidence. You can reduce this by communicating with compassion, which is called for with the Sun in sensitive Pisces and your chatty 3rd House until March 20.
Another reason that kindness is so important to your career is that energetic Mars in diplomatic Libra turns retrograde in your professional 10th House on March 1. Coddling co-workers and being less bossy are essential with this reversal period that continues until May 19. Taking an indirect approach isn’t your style, but is called for with this transit.
On March 20 the Sun enters independent Aries and your 4th House of Roots. Self-motivation is more valuable that pushing others during the following thirty days. You need challenges that you can take on in your private life or as a first step toward a new vocation. This is a good time to think about starting your own business or, if you already have one, trying a fresh approach to keep it alive, inspiring and profitable.
Love: Let Love In
Career missteps might get in the way of your love life for a bit. On March 1, Mars, the planet of action, will turn retrograde in the area of your chart that rules profession and honors. You might feel quite frustrated in the lack of progress when it comes to one of your career goals. On March 2, love planet Venus will square off with Mars, and it’ll be clear that romance is not on your mind.
In fact, you might feel as if you haven’t got time for such frivolous behavior. If you’re dating someone, he or she might feel as if you’ve completely rejected your affair. You haven’t. You’re just the type of person who can’t seem to enjoy love or other forms of pleasure when things aren’t going your way career wise. As a result, your greatest focus until after May 19 (when Mars turns direct) will likely be re-strategizing what you need to do in order to achieve your ambitions. Love, in your opinion, can wait.
If you’re in a relationship, however, or if you’re married, there will be a different energy at play. You might lean on your partner more for support during this tenuous time in your professional life. You’ll want to listen to your mate’s words of wisdom on March 26, because the conversation you have on this day will help you make a vital decision on March 28 that will likely put you back in a position of power.
Whether single or attached, if you’re feeling lonely on March 29, try not to isolate yourself even more from those who love you. Let them in.
Pie in the Sky
Changes in family, your career, and your social life are all indicated this month. On March 1, a New Moon will light up your domestic world, offering an opportunity to make a fresh start on the home front. You may decide to put your home on the market or begin looking for a new place to live. You might also begin a new endeavor with a relative.
On the same day, however, you might begin to feel less motivated to spend time with friends or at social events. Your desire to mingle will lessen and you might even struggle with wondering whether or not it has been worth it to spend as much energy as you have pursuing one of your personal aspirations. This situation, as well as re-evaluating the company you keep, will be a theme until May 19.
On March 16, your focus will be career and you might receive an award, recognition or honorable mention from a VIP. Any career pinnacle will certainly be possible now. Because your ruler, Jupiter, will have also turned direct (on March 6) you might be in a sweet position to receive a more attractive benefits package or even royalties. A piece of the pie is always a good thing!
Career: Slow and Steady Wins the Race
You tend to run a high energy race when it comes to work but this is a month when a slower pace could put you in first place. While aggressive Mars and serious Saturn are stopping dead in their tracks and turning backward on March 1 and 2, your lucky ruling planet Jupiter is ending its retrograde period and begins moving forward on March 6.
This transition occurs in cuddly Cancer and your 8th House of Sharing, which is excellent for deepening professional and financial relationships. But this process may unfold in two distinct phases. The first lasts until March 20 while the Sun is in dreamy Pisces.
It’s a time for letting imagination inspire you and a partner. Take care of life’s practical matters but don’t expect big plans to firm up right away. Keep your options open and explore potential sources of support and association. On March 20, the Sun rockets into rowdy, rambunctious and impatient Aries when taking it slowly is less desirable.
Initiating projects and new connections makes sense because you won’t want to dawdle then. Still, it’s possible that people may need more assurances and time to think than you want to provide. Mars, Aries’ key planet, is backing up in indecisive Libra and your 11th House of Teamwork. This can saddle you with overly cautious colleagues or customers. Cool down your desire to make a hard sell as a gentler approach to them will be much more effective. Remember, the bigger your goal is the more patience you’ll need to get others onboard.
Love: Making Progress
With your ruler, Jupiter, turning direct on March 6, your natural style of optimism and faith will soon take over in every arena of life — including your love life. Anticipate key progress in matters of intimacy with a partner if you’re married or in a committed relationship. Also, you might focus more on joint financial matters. This might seem rather unromantic at first, but if you think about it, the more you’re willing to pool your resources, the greater your trust in your alliance is. Conversations relating to finances and domestic matters will go especially well with your mate around March 22, March 26 and March 28. You’ll make decisions together that leave you feeling unbreakable.
If you’re single as the month begins, you might feel a different type of energy altogether. Your social life might become a source of frustration as early as March 1, and lasting all the way until May 19. This is due to the planet Mars turning retrograde in your friendship sector. Discouragement at not getting your way with pals might leave you feeling snubbed, or in some cases isolated. Meeting someone new through your social circle may be difficult because you’ll have to work hard to mend fences with at least one pal.
Another possibility is that the source of frustration comes from you and a friend who have tried to take the relationship to a more romantic level. You might realize that you’ve made a terrible mistake, but now it’s too late. You can’t go back to being “just friends.” Don’t be so hard on yourself if this happens. Consider it a valuable learning experience, and take the next few weeks to heal from it before rushing into a new relationship. A New Moon in your true love sector will occur on March 30, but be warned: It’s filled with stress. Love is always a gamble, but this time you might not want to take the risk.
Usually, you prefer to fly under the radar. When no one sees you coming, you have an ability to make a deep and lasting impact. This month, however, you might feel unduly frustrated at your capacity to press forward in a personal endeavor. If, however, you remember that your power lies in your gift to remain secretly intense, the phase you begin on March 1 won’t unravel you. Instead, it’ll empower you.
That phase has to do with Mars. He is the warrior planet and rules our drive and motivation. From March 1 until May 19, he’ll move retrograde in the area of your chart that is completely surreptitious. You may already be involved in a behind-the-scenes project that requires incredible stamina, and if so you might need to revise your approach to this endeavor over the next several weeks. Another possibility is that you will revisit a few demons from your past that you thought you’d already annihilated. They might need one more beating.
While all of this is going on inside, or behind the scenes, you might find there are incredible social opportunities taking shape. A New Moon in your true love sector on March 1 might be all you need to meet someone with serious soul mate potential. After March 5, you can expect domestic harmony to be the norm rather than the exception.
Then, a Full Moon on March 16 might open doors for you to deepen your affiliation in a group or organization. You might receive an invitation to join the board of directors or to speak for the association. A second New Moon of the month on March 30 might bring a new work opportunity, but be warned: There will be a lot of baggage attached to it!
Career: Power Behind the Throne
It’s a good thing that you enjoy mysteries because the ways in which your career works this month can be a bit murky. March starts with the Sun in dreamy Pisces and your 5th House of Self-Expression, which is excellent for spurring imagination, kicking up creativity and adding pizzazz to your presentations. The magic of Pisces is in how you use emotions to inspire others, so don’t be afraid to allow your instincts play a role in impressing people.
Another curious player this month is your traditional ruling planet Mars. This normally assertive planet has been spinning its wheels in indecisive Libra and your secretive 12th House. On March, 1 Mars turns retrograde and will remain in reverse in your obscure 12th house until May 19.
It can be harder to find the motivation to fight for what you want and, indeed, you might discover that someone is working against your interests in a sneaky way. But the plus side of this period is that you can be very influential without being obvious about it.
You’re the calm and quiet counselor working behind the scenes to support others and to build alliances. This kind of activity can earn you the respect of people who will become assets to achieving your goals in the future. On March 20 the Sun enters incendiary Aries and your 6th House of Employment where it brings new challenges and on-the-job opportunities during the subsequent thirty days. But acting rashly should be avoided if possible because Mars retrograde is more effective being patient and strategic.
Love: All Talk, No Action
There’s plenty to talk about this month as it relates to your love life. Unfortunately, it will all happen underneath the surface, and all of this talk might not lead to much action. Still, there’s something going on deep inside of you. Even if you can’t act on it just yet, it will change you at the core.
Ironically, there is potential for romance, thanks to a blissful New Moon in your true love sector on March 1. If single, you might encounter someone you feel has true soul mate potential. Explore, date, get to know each other … but don’t make the relationship physical just yet. In fact, if you really hit it off, explain to this suitor that you want to work on your spiritual and emotional connection first, before you move on to the physical expression of love. Why? Well, this goes back to that massive internal change you’re experiencing.
On March 1, besides that incredible New Moon, the planet Mars will turn retrograde in the area of your chart that rules everything hidden. Mars is the principle of action and sex, and it is now in the partnership sign Libra. Mars retrograde cycles are never a good time to initiate a brand new sexual relationship with someone. The sex will be “off” somehow, and after Mars turns direct on May 19, you will really notice it. An otherwise wonderful love match might end due to this sexual incompatibility.
You’re much better off waiting. Besides, there’s a strong indication that you’re spending time during this cycle working through personal anxieties about physical intimacy. You need this time to release them before you invite someone new into that sacred space. Frustrating at times? Yes. But it will certainly be worth the wait.
Running on Empty
If you begin the month not quite feeling like yourself, you’re not losing your mind. No, it’s planetary. On March 1, Mars, the planet that rules our energy and drive, will turn retrograde in your sign, remaining in this weakened state until May 19.
Suddenly, you may feel as if someone is siphoning the gas right out of your own personal fuel tank! If this happens, be gentle with yourself and don’t over-schedule your days. Now will be a time to slow down and re-evaluate how you’re using your energy. Are you putting all you’ve got into something that’s not going anywhere? Whether this is a project or a relationship, now is the time to assess the situation honestly. Repair is possible, but only if you’re willing to change your approach.
Now is not the time to start any new projects that you hope will succeed, because Mars rules initiation. Delays, frustration or even failure are more likely during this retrograde cycle. Instead, plan. Strategize. Plot. Then, after May 19 you’ll have all you need to move forward and triumph.
From March 5 through April 5, you’ll have dazzling potential to meet someone if you’re single. In fact, you might have incredible romantic support despite Mars being out of phase! One tip to be mindful of, however, is this: Mars also rules sex, and if you begin a new sexual relationship while Mars is retrograde there might be more problems in the bedroom than you bargained for. The solution? Keep it platonic for the next few weeks. You’ll be glad you waited.
Career: Just Power Through
Your work life can feel a bit like a revolving door with people coming and going and projects starting and stopping in unexpected ways. The forward drive comes from your ruling planet Venus’ shift into direct motion on February 28 after its retrograde period that began last December. This transition occurs in ambitious Capricorn and your 4th House of Roots where you should start to find solid emotional ground that motivates you to advance your career interests.
On March 5, Venus floats into airy Aquarius and your expressive 5th House to inspire creativity and enhance your presentations. Working relationships that have been stuck should also start advancing with Venus’ forward turn.
On the other hand, normally assertive Mars continues its extra long stay in your sociable sign. But the key issue is that it will be retrograde from March 1 until May 19. This backward turn in your sign might be frustrating as you encounter obstacles or have to redo tasks that you thought were completed. It might be tempting to withdraw from activities or tackling big projects, and a strategic retreat in some areas could be your best move.
Sometimes taking a step back allows you to start over with a more effective approach. Like most of us, though, there are jobs that have to be done regardless of how you feel. If that’s the case, just avoid putting too many things on your plate for now. Taking care of your well-being is a priority that can reduce short-term progress but increases your chances for long-term success.
Love: Love is a Battlefield
Life might be more of a series of blocks and frustrations for you from March 1 until May 19. This will be especially obvious in your love life. That’s because Mars, the planet of action and motivation, will turn retrograde in your sign during this time. You are the sign that is learning to relate and cooperate. Partnership is an essential part of your learning experience here on Earth. What you tend to do is defer, or even eclipse, your own identity in order to ensure that there is peace in your primary relationship. This is because the urge to merge is so dominating for you that you would rather make your mate happy than yourself.
This is not a good approach, because it may lead to resentment ultimately. Over the next few weeks this will be a major theme. Mars likes to fight. Mars wants what he wants and doesn’t really care about what the partner wants. Over the last few weeks while Mars was direct, he was motivated to achieve relationship progress. You might have spent plenty of time working on an area in your love life searching for this balance between “we” and “me.”
Well, now that Mars is sleeping, you’ll encounter a test or two. Is your current relationship really working? Are you fighting fair? Are you afraid to fight? These themes will come up strongly now, and it’s up to you to assess what needs changing honestly. A stressful New Moon in your partnership sector on March 30 might be the beginning of the end or the start of something new. Either way, you’ll have to battle to get there.
Ask for More Money, Honey
March 1 will likely be a bittersweet day. On a happy note, a gorgeous New Moon will illuminate your partnership sector, allowing you to make a fresh connection in business or in your personal life. The rub in this cosmic gem, however, is that on the very same day Mars will turn retrograde in your earned income sector. Until May 19 you might be in a position of revising your financial goals and addressing nagging expenses that seem to prevent you from getting ahead.
Even in this situation, however, there is a silver lining. You might realize that you’ve been pushing too hard in the wrong places just to make a buck. Your financial goals will certainly command your attention over the next few weeks, but this doesn’t mean you’ll be prevented from earning. In fact, on March 14, use your negotiation skills to renegotiate your rates on a freelance assignment. The outcome looks promising!
A Full Moon in your sign on March 16 may leave you emotionally tender and open, but that doesn’t need to be a negative. You might even find it refreshing to lose the stiff upper lip and reveal your sensitive side. On March 22, a conversation with your mate will leave you feeling inspired, and on March 26 he or she might help you reach one of your greatest aspirations.
Career: Education May Be Key
You’re basically a low drama person who wants to take care of business in the most efficient way possible. This may have been difficult last month with your ruling planet Mercury retrograde from March 6 through March 28. But now, happily, the zippy little messenger has righted itself in your 6th House of Employment, which should start to get you back up to speed in work-related matters.
This shift occurs in quirky Aquarius where flexible thinking and openness to different methods are required. Sure, there may be a loss of productivity when innovative systems are being put into place, but do your best to adjust. This can also be a time to develop new skills that can take your career in another direction. Vocational education could be an excellent investment now, particularly if it’s something that you’ve been thinking about for a while.
On March 17, Mercury swims into sensitive Pisces and your 7th House of Others to increase your chances of making professional connections. There is some chance, though, that you will attract dreamers who aren’t grounded in their thinking, solid on the facts or committed to follow through. Still, this is an opportunity to team up with imaginative individuals who can use your practical perspective to help manifest their ideas. Another issue is to manage your assets carefully since active Mars turns retrograde in your 2nd House of Resources on March 1. While extra caution is recommended before spending money, you can use this period to research important purchases, re-evaluate your self-worth and renegotiate agreements.
Love: The Cost of Commitment
Love might cost you this month — especially near March 2. Your sweetheart might be more high maintenance than you’d like. Perhaps he or she is dropping hints that about an expensive gift, or wants you to indulge in a costly trip or other fun couple’s activity. You might feel especially frustrated on this day when it comes to your mate’s lack of frugality. You might even find that romance has become more of a money drain than anything else. If so, it’s time for a change.
The good news is that a gorgeous New Moon on March 1 will illuminate your partnership sector. This will allow plenty of cosmic support for you and your love to make a positive change together, if need be. In some cases, you might decide to make a commitment to someone you’ve been dating, and that might explain the sudden expense relating to love. Engagement rings, weddings, honeymoons and setting up house together are all quite costly!
A Full Moon in your sign on March 16 will surely bring your emotions out in the open. If you’re in love, you’ll be waxing poetic to your mate by March 22. Share your greatest hopes and wishes for your life together near this day, and again on March 26 or March 28. Your faith in love will be unshakable.
If you have any unresolved issues with a sibling, cousin, or even one of your neighbors, this might become a central point of focus for you now. In fact, between March 1 and May 19, you’ll have a significant opportunity to mend fences with this person once and for all. Of course, doing so might involve you giving a little, and in some cases taking the high road.
You might start off the month filled with so much pride that you can’t bear to entertain the thought of this, but by March 14 you might have a change of heart. If this happens, credit your partner for talking sense into you, because it appears communication with him or her will be incredibly positive during that time.
In other news, a new investment opportunity may arise around March 1, thanks to a glorious New Moon in the area of your chart that rules big money. Real estate investments or a conversation with a relative about family finances will go well around March 13. A Full Moon on March 14 will offer you deeper insight into your overall financial picture.
If you’re involved in any legal matter, the month might not end on a positive note. Anticipate struggle in this area on March 20. Ironically, the harder you push, the more power you’ll give to your adversary. Keep this in mind as you proceed.
Career: Tact and Diplomacy
Delicacy in dealing with others looks to be a key issue in your work life for much of March. The Sun, your ruler, is in super-sensitive Pisces and your 8th House of Deep Sharing.
It’s challenging to know when to be tender to a colleague, partner or customer and when to recognize that she or he is in a self-made fantasyland. Starting with kindness, though, shouldn’t hurt, because it may take someone a while to put their imaginative ideas and musings into practical form. But when you’re connected to that creative person, you provide the courage and confidence to advance her or his ideas while your own imagination is also being stimulated.
On March 1 the pragmatic Virgo Full Moon opposes the Pisces Sun from your 2nd House of Resources. You usually don’t like pinching pennies, but taking a very practical look at the expenses of time, money and energy could make the difference between building a solid plan and getting lost in an unrealistic illusion. Speak softly, though, with aggressive Mars retrograde in lovely Libra and your 3rd House of Communication all month.
Diplomacy and a strong sense of fairness build alliances and gain support while appearing pushy or insensitive undermines them. Still, it may be tougher to remain patient and relatively passive when the Sun rushes into brash Aries on March 20. This fires up ambition and sparks fresh ideas for the future in your visionary 9th house. Initiating contact with people and organizations in faraway places are excellent ways to increase your enthusiasm for work.
Love: Get Lucky
Your love life might receive a lovely jolt after March 6. Jupiter, the planet of expansion and abundance, is the ruler of your true love sector. On March 6, this lucky planet will turn direct after having spent several months in retrograde motion. Because Jupiter is currently moving through the area of your chart that rules seclusion, this might amp up a secret romance. If you’ve had feelings for someone and kept them to yourself, you may decide to open up. Alternatively, you might simply feel like keeping your private life private.
On March 5, love planet Venus will enter your relationship sector, where she’ll remain until April 5. If attached, you’ll find this to be an especially harmonious phase in your love life. Cooperation with your mate will be easier to achieve, and you’ll both enjoy more social time with friends or in group settings.
You might, however, have a glitch in communication near the March 11. Don’t allow a potential disagreement relating to a family matter get in the way of your bliss. If possible, keep your domestic life as far apart from your love life as you can to avoid anything dicey. The same will be true for March 29, but at least on this day you’ll have lovely support to talk anything through. You’re in a better position than most this month when it comes to love. Enjoy it!
Significant adjustments will be required on the home front this month, possibly due to changes in your career or with professional goals. On March 1, you’ll notice this feeling of being pulled backward, right into a murky domestic situation you thought you had under control. The Universe has declared: “Not so fast!” and it appears there is more work to do in this area. You might be in the midst of a cold war with one of your relatives, trying your best to keep the peace so as not to stir up things and make it uncomfortable for everyone else in your clan. If that has been your approach lately, from now until May 19 you may discover that you’re fooling no one — and sparing no one in your family from strife. In fact, avoiding the issue will only make it worse.
If you’re married, it’s possible your spouse will receive positive news about his or her finances after March 5 — more attractive benefits or a raise are all possible now. Alternatively, if you’ve recently accepted a temp position, you may hear about a more permanent offer near March 6 — one that includes health insurance and a retirement plan!
Either way, expect positive news relating to career and finances for you around March 18. A promotion, honor or award is possible near March 30, but it’ll be difficult to fully enjoy it because you may also hear plenty of whining in the background from your family or partner. It appears that what is good for you isn’t convenient for them. Don’t allow it to stop you.
Career: Long-Term Planner
March begins with the expressive Sun in dreamy Pisces and your forward-looking 9th House. This is a useful transit for inspiring you to visualize a more exciting professional life. If you’re on a positive path now, this can produce the emotional juice you need to take your work life to the next level. But if you’re clearly not on the road to professional fulfillment, images of a more desirable tomorrow could stir restless feelings.
Education is a possible road toward finding vocational happiness but if that’s not an option, expanding your mind outside the job is another way of giving meaning and purpose to your life.
On March 1, the Full Moon in skillful Virgo opposes this Pisces Sun, reminding you that taking care of the little things weaves a web of competence that gives you the confidence to aim even higher. The trick is to be flexible enough to shift your perspective from immediate tasks to long-range vision as needed.
On March 20, the Sun blasts into fiery Aries and your 10th House of Career, turning up the heat at work. Pioneering Aries is usually excellent for taking chances, yet the Ram’s ruling planet Mars is retrograde in Libra all month. This puts an emphasis on repairing current working alliances and, perhaps, reconnecting with energetic people from your past.
Taking the time to smooth out relationships and being patient about slowly cultivating new ones may not pay off as quickly as you’d like, but can be critical to reaching your most important career goals.
Love: Domestic Disputes
The month may not begin on a positive note as it relates to your love life. On March 2, there’s a strong indication that you and your mate will be locking horns over a domestic dispute. This will likely remain a bone of contention for weeks to come thanks to an extended retrograde of the planet Mars in your family sector. In fact, until May 19 you’ll likely be searching for resolution on this matter. The problem is that you feel like you need serious back up. You might be all alone fighting a battle that your partner wants nothing to do with. Or, he or she might be the one causing the entire ruckus. Indeed, for some of you, there might be a point where you seriously wonder whether you’re actually sleeping with the enemy.
In addition to this, the ruler of your partnership sector, Saturn, will turn retrograde on March 2, and it will remain so until July 20. If married, this might slow down developments in your relationship even more. You might feel as if your partner is reneging on certain responsibilities — especially those that involve your children. If you’re spending so much time arguing about who is changing Junior’s diapers and who is helping your other little one with homework, you might become so frustrated that you feel as if there’s nothing left to give. This may really affect your sex life. Try not to withhold sex in a passive aggressive attempt to get your partner to change. That never works.
Bring Sexy Back
Let’s talk about sex. On March 1, Mars will turn retrograde in your romance sector. Because Mars rules our libido and it will backtrack in the area of your chart ruling pleasure, it suggests this might be a month you protest: “I can’t get no satisfaction!”
Indeed, the universe in all its wisdom has a reason for this sexual frustration. You might have a problem asking for what you want in the bedroom. If this is the case, you now have an opportunity to make a few changes that will lead to greater fulfillment for both you and your lover. Of course, it might not be easy at first, as defenses tend to be up where sexuality is concerned. If you remember that the goal is mutual pleasure and fulfillment, however, there’s a strong potential that you will, in fact, be in a position to have the very best sex of your life — after May 19.
If you have any children, this might be a difficult time. Perhaps your babysitter will throw a tantrum and suddenly quit, leaving you and your spouse in a bind. Or, it’s possible that your once sweet little angel will suddenly show signs of crankiness. You’ll mediate through any situation if you retain your ability to be flexible. In fact, a Full Moon in your home and family sector on March 16 will help you take care of family business.
Thankfully, this month will not be all obstruction. In fact, you’ll have incredible career prospects thanks to a shiny New Moon on March 1. Conversations with a VIP will go exceptionally well between March 17-22. In fact, you might even feel inspired by the words of someone you hold in high regard.
Career: Clear, Creative Messages
Expect the pace to pick up and activities that have been put on hold to start gaining traction this month. For most of February, your ruling planet Mercury was stuck in reverse. Its retrograde period ended on March 28 and now you should finally get a chance to nail down commitments and put projects into forward gear. A key to making the most of your opportunities is to keep your eye on the big picture.
Mercury is usually very detail oriented but spends the month in the zodiac’s last two signs where recognizing broad patterns is its strength. The messenger planet occupies intellectual Aquarius and your 9th House of Higher Education, Beliefs and Travel, until March 17. Working with people in faraway places and learning about new concepts can expand your vision and enhance your intuition. Behave like a good student and keep your mind open to unusual ideas, and be a successful teacher by simplifying complex concepts.
Then Mercury enters dreamy Pisces and your 10th House of Career where imagination runs strong. Your words can inspire others, especially when you back up facts with emotion. Yet there is also a chance that you will misunderstand messages from a boss or have others misread you then.
Creativity may be off the charts on March 22 but real brilliance, the ability to intelligently assess situations and to communicate effectively soars around March 26 and 27. If you’re trying to impress an employer or customer, you have both the passion and power to make points that are likely to be extremely convincing.
Love: Spice Things Up
Your sex life — or lack of one — will be the primary focus for you this month. The problem appears to be that you’re not satisfied with your sex life on some level. If you’re already partnered up, things may have become rather stale and predictable in the bedroom. That’s a surefire relationship killer for you! When a relationship becomes boring (intellectually or physically) you tend to lose interest quickly. If, however, you’re truly in love with your partner, you’ll want to address this slump in your sex life to see if you and your mate can figure out innovative ways to spice things up.
The culprit for this razor sharp focus on all things libidinal has to do with the planet Mars. He rules, among other things, your sex life. It turns out that from March 1 until May 19, this planet will move retrograde in the area of your chart that encompasses romance and pleasure. That will be a clear signal to revise your bedroom strategy to ensure you’re giving and receiving maximum fulfillment in this area.
For some of you who are single, it’s possible that you’ll become extra frustrated over the lack of action. You might even be tempted to re-ignite a “friends with benefits” relationship with someone. Instead of jumping into bed, why not reconsider what you truly desire in a bedmate? Don’t settle for any available warm body — you deserve more!