Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac
After a proactive, feisty astrological winter and before spring begins, the stars send us back to strengthen our networks and collect whatever we’ve forgotten. Venus enters communal, collective Aquarius from March 1-26, helps us collaborate and asks us to network, remember our allies, and explore how we can improve our friendships, and build our team.
The arbiter of communication and transportation, Mercury, retrogrades in sensitive Pisces March 5-28 and encourages us to reconnect with people we’ve loved, and with our unfinished work and issues. Activate Mercury-retrograde survival skills: confirm appointments, don’t rush, always check for misunderstandings, and track projects through to completion carefully.
The sun and Mercury in subtle Pisces make us more aware of the interconnectedness of our lives and our ecosystem, and the scale and complexity of our concerns. This perception can help us accomplish in those sensitive realms, but leave us feeling easily overwhelmed unless we choose to also tune in to the world’s beauty. Uranus enters earthy Taurus on March 6 and changes how we deal with the material world and ecosystem over the next eight years. Spring’s brash hopefulness infuses as the sun enters Aries March 20. Mercury turns direct March 28, Mars enter Gemini March 31, and a new chapter begins.
Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Review the good work of the last eight years; one chapter closes, another opens as Uranus leaves Aries. Take care of your health until the spring equinox. Tend to your inner world. March 10-14, engage fresh work opportunities. Enthusiasm picks up after March 21 and barrels into next month.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…While everyone else’s life may be quieting down, yours activates with motivating Mars and change-inducing Uranus in Taurus. You know what you’re against, but do you know what you’re for? Use this metamorphic energy proactively, aim any discontent towards a better landscape. March 21-26 opens a door.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Mercury retrograde can be hard on you, but also particularly productive, if you have patience, introspection and reconnection. Help others notice potential misunderstandings. Instead of being glib, listen, and practice being in the present moment, rather than the past or future. Be alert March 5 and March 24-28.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)…This month so much comes up from the past — past worries, concerns, past gifts, lessons, and news from old beloveds. But don’t get lost there. As you return to an old place on life’s spiral, acknowledge that you’re a different person and celebrate every increment of evolution.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…This may be a low-energy month for you, but it can be a beautiful one. Remember a creative project you’ve been working on, open those files up and breathe new life into it. Build connection by being of service to others who are feeling unseen or under-appreciated.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Stay cool under fire; it’s a busy, productive month, but many things could go wrong. Pad your schedule with extra time and make the best of delays. When life gets busy, pour extra affection into relationships to keep them strong. Pay attention for serendipity camouflaged as snafus.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Rein in any codependent habits; don’t be stingy, but put your health and happiness first this month, and you’ll have more energy to serve others. Put health on the front burner; spend time with animals, eat gloriously, and build connection with co-workers and employees.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Mercury retrograde’s flashbacks may affect your creativity and your love life. Reignite an old dream, reconnect with allies from the past, but don’t let old emotional ghosts run the show. Use this as a chance to heal, rather than reenact, the past. March 14-20, revive old business contacts.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…The energy and patterns of this month are complex and work in circuitous ways, which can drive you nuts. Don’t hook into old negative family patterns; instead, shift the family conversation towards gratitude. Practice quiet observation mid-month. All month, find the humor in the situation.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…Reread old letters and favorite books, find an old manuscript and edit. If misunderstandings pile up around you, go to your creative muse to find an unusual answer rather than hammer it with logic. Check in with siblings, revisit old beloved neighborhood connections. Make progress March 13-15.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Be careful around finances; make sure the check actually gets mailed to pay the bill, and consider not making major purchases until after March 28. A productive reorganization of your material resources furthers; reorganize your home, your income, your art supplies to make them more accessible.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…A few things may go wrong that cause you to dither as March begins, but, if you admit it, you know how to swim in this amorphous, nonlinear time better than most. Don’t get lost in your inner realms; let your heart and spirit guide you, and act with compassion.
Heather Roan Robbins, astrologer for the Edge, will be in Minneapolis/St.Paul March 21-28, speaking at the Eye of Horus Bookstore on March 20, at Paganicon on March 22, and doing readings at the Eye of Horus on March 24-26.