Spring ahead…to a restless full moon toward the end of the month
by Lilly Roddy
This is a very busy month, with the planets making lots of contact with each other. It’s kind of like having all of your relatives visit at once—even if they get along, there is bound to be some tension. • Mercury goes direct on the 22nd, so keep your startup plans on hold until then. Concentrate on cleaning up the past. We will all feel a bit more energized after the sun enters Aries on the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring. The last twelve days of March are a time when action seems paramount. Tempers could be short, especially around the Full Moon in Libra on the 27th. • Good days to be active are the 1st, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. Active but edgy days are the 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 31st. Difficult days are the 6th, 22nd, and 27th. • The sun is in dreamy Pisces but enters active Aries on March 20. Mercury remains in Pisces, but goes direct on the 22nd. Venus floats through Pisces until she enter Aries on the 21st. Mars also begins the month in watery Pisces but enters his home sign of Aries on the 12th. Jupiter remains in Gemini, Saturn in Scorpio, Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces, and Pluto in Capricorn.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). As the month opens, you are in a bit of a rest-and-retreat mode. It has been good for you to have had time to yourself for working on your own projects. You are a bit reclusive, but that will all change by mid-month. Mars, your ruler and the planet of action, enters its own sign on the 12th. You will want to act then, but it would be better to wait until after the 21st when you’ll feel like a bullet shot out of a gun. Relationships can be very tense on the 27th. Say only the things that you really mean.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). Connecting with people from your past is very beneficial for you this month. This could help your existing business contacts or rekindle a hobby or social activity. By mid-month, you will need some time to yourself to plan for the future and decide what is important in your life and what isn’t. Take some time to focus on your health, and perhaps restart an exercise program—it will help with your decision-making.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). If you were any busier, you and your twin would have to look into cloning! Continue to pay attention to your career. Old issues from the past are showing up. Deal with them as they appear, and don’t be too hard on yourself. You could also be restless and not sleeping well. Meditation or yoga would be very good for you during this time. Keep juggling until the 22nd, when you’ll be ready to push things forward.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). As the month opens, you are not feeling as pressured as you have been during the last several months. The first part of the month is great to retreat, write, be creative, and spend time with those you love. After the 12th, you will be ready to get your career back in focus. That becomes even stronger after the 22nd. You are especially visible and have an impact on others, even if you are unaware of it. Don’t be afraid to tell people your version of the truth—and yes, not everyone will be happy with what you say!
LEO (July 23–August 22). You have been in a very introspective time of personal processing. A part of you is really reviewing what’s important in your life and cleaning out unimportant things and people. Trust is so important to you during this time. By mid-month, you are back to your active self with plans and goals that you are ready to achieve. Take plenty of time to make sure you see the big picture and not just your specific role in things.
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). Relationships have been the primary focus for you during this Mercury retrograde period. This is a time to review existing relationships and find some reasonable solutions. However, if your partnership is not working, it may be time to decide to move on. You won’t move forward unless the problems are solved. You both feel more like participating in activities after mid-month. Career continues to be even busier. Only do the things that you really want to do.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). This is an especially good month for you to pay more attention to your health regimen. You have felt much more like getting on with your plans. There has been a lot of reorganizing at work as well. You are trying to make your work space more efficient. Relationships take the spotlight after mid-month. If you are single, this is the time to be out on the prowl. If you are involved, it’s time to get out of town, have an adventure, or just do something different. Don’t ignore your relationship or there could be real problems, especially around the 27th.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). Your mood has been serious, and you are ready to make some decisions and choices as Saturn goes retrograde in your sign. You have already gotten rid of that top layer of junk you don’t need, so now you’re ready to take it to the next level. You are looking at long-term plans for relationships, career, friendships, and children. You are more than ready to make a commitment to you, and you’ll be ready to act on that after the 22nd. You get a final chance to review your choices in July, before they become fixed in stone.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). There is a lot of activity on the home front this month. With Mercury retrograding through your home and family area, you want to get back in touch with your past. This can also be a great time to entertain at home. This continues to be a good time for you to promote yourself or your career. People are especially receptive to you. Capitalize on this after the 22nd, but don’t get too overloaded. Relationships get more interesting as the month progresses.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). This is a good month for you to slow down and get your goals in order, and also for organizing and cleaning things out. You continue to focus on freeing yourself from past responsibilities, including family obligations. You may want to move or remodel the place where you live. After the 22nd, you are ready to get back on track. You might feel edgy on the 27th, so give yourself plenty of space that day.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). You have been reviewing your talents and skills this month as you work to improve them. As part of this long-term career review, you’ll also set aside some skills that are no longer useful. You are questioning what works most effectively. Your mood is definitely lighter after the 22nd. Plan to initiate new projects after that date.
PISCES (February 19–March 20). This has been an especially introspective birthday time for the Mermaids and Mermen with Mercury retrograding in your sign. You have been doing your best, in spite of feeling sluggish. You are much improved after the 22nd. Focus on learning or expressing some dormant talents. You are trying to express yourself differently, and this could be very strong around the Full Moon on the 27th. Travel looks good for you, especially as we get into April.