Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac
If March usually rolls in like a lion, this one limps in grumpily. Mercury retrogrades until March 9, leaving our mental steering, transportation and communication a little foggy. This is an important time to introspect, retrospect, and reconnect. While our minds wander and drift, our emotional engines crank full on with Venus in feisty Aries, while Mars in Capricorn stirs our ambitions and increases general willfulness. The mood may feel like a strong and willful horse directed by a daydreaming rider.
Venus enters Taurus March 4 and helps us get more grounded; spring fever brings emotional restlessness as Venus conjuncts Uranus March 8. Just clarify any confusing signals. As the Sun conjuncts Neptune on March 8 and Mercury turns direct on March 9, move slowly; engage imagination and spiritual search as medicine for fuzzy thinking and delays. The sun enters Aries and spring begins on March 19, and our plans can spring forward. Mars conjuncts Pluto on March 23 and focuses our will, for good or otherwise, so let’s aim it with compassion and care.
Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…March begins with frustrations and delays, and a chance just to work things through. Complete projects and keep checking for the lines of communication. The frustrations lessen mid-month, so balance rest, renewal and follow through. And gear up for a real push after March 19 as we enter Aries season. Use willpower carefully, with heart intact on March 23 as Mars conjuncts Pluto.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…It may be a challenging month to promote or to travel, but work close at home can thrive. Keep the pace slow, soft and cuddly after Venus enters Taurus on March 4. Feel a change in the winds March 8-10. Put the heart into action March 26-29 as Venus trines Jupiter and Pluto.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Stay cool, calm and collected in the fog until March 10. Mid-month, your ability to think fast on your feet and roll with the punches may leave you in better shape than most. Just keep messages very clean and clear when dealing with other people’s resources. Generosity furthers.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)…Lean into your heart and into your artwork, and they will nourish you as the month begins. Relationships can be tricky; willfulness can feel like rejection but it is actually just somebody else working out their own stuff. Take care of yourself, clear misunderstandings quickly, and love people anyway.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Leo, your energy may run low this month. You may feel more permeable or have some questions around your identity through March 11. Imagine, and then create health, vitality and clarity. Put health on the front burner at home and cooperation on the front burner at work.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Operate from generosity the first week; your beloveds and coworkers may need extra support and leeway, and you may be feeling fuzzyheaded. After March 10 reassess who you work with, and how; clean up patterns of enabling and clear lines of communication to form healthier, more egalitarian partnerships.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Watch misunderstandings at home and with coworkers through March 10. Look for romantic opportunity or chance to support someone you love mid-month. Refresh aesthetics, move furniture, but avoid more long-term decisions like haircut or house paint from March 7-14. Take an opportunity to deepen relationships March 27-28.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Watch misunderstandings with siblings or sibling-like friends and neighbors as the month begins. Romantic possibilities open mid-month, but stay in the present moment rather than project your hopes and fears. Look for a dynamic opportunity to move forward around March 23 — don’t waste it in temper; channel energies wisely.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Step carefully around arguments of money or property as the month begins; hold your ground, but get more information and see if you can untangle rather than argue. Communication can be good at home, if you soften the heart, speak from the heart, and listen as much as you speak.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…If you’re busy putting out fires as the month begins, practice assertiveness versus aggressiveness. Use your innate logic to straighten out misperceptions. Catch the ball when others drop it mid-month. Feel some recent tension begin to relax, and fresh decisions clarify after March 21 as Saturn enters Aquarius.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…If you’re aware of tension behind-the-scenes as the month begins, call it out and help reestablish the flow. You are stepping into a new level of maturity this year as Saturn enters Aquarius. Prepare now for a chance to make a bold and adult move forward in the months ahead.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…If you’re feeling self-consciousness as the month begins, take your mind off how others perceive you, and focus on who they are, what they need, and how you feel, instead. Look for an opportunity around March 11-14 to free up old, stuck energy. Don’t take on extra obligations after March 22.