Mercurial Messages: March Horoscope — Drifting in, Roaring out


March rolls in like a cloud of fog. Our intuition may be strong, our awareness heightened, but our practical perceptions can be confused or off-center as the month begins while the Sun in Pisces conjuncts ephemeral Neptune. Let the compassionate heart of Pisces open perception of our profound interconnection with all our relations, but also take care of personal business to be healthy and centered enough to help others.

Mars enters Sagittarius on March 5, heralding a fresh honesty that reveals new interpersonal challenges mid-month. Our feelings heighten as Venus enters Pisces on March 12, and squares Mars on March 14. Spring fever and new relationships percolate. Keep your eyes open for new connections, but tend ongoing love with care. Appreciate differences rather than polarize opinions. Renewing, rebellious spring roars in like a lion as the Sun and Mercury enter Aries on March 20 and 21; look for a hope spark and a renewed call for social justice.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Feel a turning point coming; nurture your energy carefully early in the month, and clear the decks. Don’t be distracted by other people’s tensions mid-month. Make sure you are aimed in the right direction, because there’s rocket fuel available to you after the spring equinox.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…If friends call on extra favors, keep the good karma flowing within healthy boundaries. Work companions may be under stress and need your support the first few weeks; be the leveling voice of compassionate practicality and that support comes back around towards the end of the month. Schedule in creative time; it supports your health.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Expect mixed signals in the work situation; instead of trying to make everyone happy, listen for what’s most important, and proceed. The dust may settle by next month, and your intuition can align you with the next step. Hold the hand of anxious beloveds, but don’t take on their anxiety; let them know you believe in them, have their back, but don’t do the work for them.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…It’s easy to feel spread thin the first few weeks. Check your health disciplines to make sure they support and nurture you. Neighbors, siblings or sibling-like friends can bring surprising resources. Be ready to roll with changes in your environment as spring begins.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Dream away; although the people around you bustle, early March could bring down time for you; use it creatively. You may feel feisty mid-month, so choose your debates carefully. Tend to personal business now, as the spotlight shifts back towards you as spring launches.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Focus on health and bring loose ends to completion; it’s your low energy time as the Pisces Sun opposes yours. Take care of yourself, reduce stress and practice receiving (a stretch for you). Springtime brings fresh enthusiasm, but don’t over-extend yourself yet. Your energy rises soon afterwards.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…You can be that gentle mediator of thought-provoking social justice dialogue and help people explore common ground. You may also be the shoulder to cry upon for people processing recent loss; don’t try to fix them, just hold that space with compassion. Spring renewal can make friends feel abrasive; engage on your own terms.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Be generous with creative camaraderie, and cautiously pragmatic with material support. Find the healthy, centered midpoint between withholding and over-giving. Watch a tendency to get lost in your inner worlds in early March, and enjoy playfulness mid-month. Respond to spring’s urgency in your own time. Redirect conflict into engaging challenge.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Don’t count on your usually glowing luck; it’s a bit frayed as the month begins. You have more leeway after the equinox, but keep momentum going; you’re asked to grow by leaps and bounds this year. Thoughtful consideration and concentration smooths your path and helps you through some tough lessons.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…Organizing people will be like herding cats this month; clarify goals and ask others for their help in accomplishing them, rather than try to micromanage wandering souls. Avoid confrontations and wander to your own creative playground mid-month. People appreciate your proactive approach in springtime, but resist being told what to do.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Engage your social graces; people need your ability to weave community and create more understanding. Watch a tendency to get set in your ways mid-month; walk that fine line between holding your ground and becoming inflexible. Receive generosity with gratitude rather than expectation, and the flow grows. Relax after the equinox; encourage consideration but let go of an urge to make others behave.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…You can swim through these foggy waters with grace; help others around you adjust. Rest often. Be alert for new relationships with potential mid-month, but stay in the present moment rather than let your imagination race ahead. After the equinox, if feeling overwhelmed, center down rather than armor up.

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Heather Roan Robbins
Heather Roan Robbins is a heart-centered and choice-oriented astrologer, palmist and ceremonialist with 30+ years' experience. Her book, Moon Wisdom: Transform Your Life using the Moon Signs and Cycles, brings real astrology into an accessible format. She's trained in astro-locality, mythic, multi-generational and traditional astrology and uses it at the core of her spiritual counseling. Visit


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