. . . especially the first half
by Lilly Roddy
Since 2007, we have been especially impacted by Uranus (planet of rebellion and activism) and Pluto (planet of power struggles and the death of old ways). Both of these planets have been in a cantankerous relationship, creating the shifts in world governments. Uranus and
Pluto meet again on the 16th, and the intensity of that meeting is aggravated by other planets on March 4 and 11. Those are days when we can be motivated to act and make decisions that affect our lives for a long time. Avoid the drama and get right to the decisions. We are more laid-back in the latter half of the month. • Good days for letting your inner child out to play are the 1st, 9th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 30th! Good days for tension and anxiety are the 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th, and 20th. • For those of you who plan ahead, our next Mercury retrograde is from the middle of May to the middle of June. That would be a great time for a class reunion.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). This is a busy and active month for you, with Venus (planet of love and money) and Mars (planet of action and defense) moving through your sign. This is a very good month for starting new projects of any sort, or confronting problems that you have been putting off. Don’t be surprised if you aren’t sleeping as well with all this activity. Even relationships are tense. You are more settled in the last half of the month, but the intense activity level continues.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). Social activity calms down as we get into March. This is the time of year when Taureans are supposed to be going through a period of rest and retreat. It can be a good time for home projects or spending more time alone on a solo project. You are evaluating your friendships and community organizations this month, and you may let some of them go. Your energy level gets a big boost when Mars (the initiator) enters your sign on the 31st for a 45-day stay. Get those workout clothes ready!
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). Last month you were hiding out, and now you are ready to come back out into the fresh air. You are definitely feeling the need to be more productive and get your life in order. Relationships can be difficult if you try to avoid the problems nipping at your heels. Turn around and deal with them. Friends and social organizations can be very helpful in creating new social outlets and better working conditions. This would be a good time for you to take on a leadership role at work or in a community organization.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). Your career sector is really highlighted this month. This is a super time to begin a new project, start your own business, or to take on a leadership role at work or in your community. You won’t have much patience, so there will be a lot of steamed crabs out there. You may also feel defensive about being challenged. Choose your battles carefully. In the latter half of the month, look to connect with friends and try to have more fun.
LEO (July 23–August 22). This is a good month for the Lions! You are feeling more energetic, and your actions will lead to positive results. This is a good time to take on a new project at work, enroll in a university class, or do some traveling. This is also a very good time to promote yourself and the work you do. People will be more open to your ideas and views. Toward the last half of the month, you are much more goal-oriented and plugged in to your career and your security.
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). Relationships continue to be the major theme for you this month. You have really wanted to connect emotionally with those closest to you, and your connections continue to deepen as you try to become more intimate than usual. You and your partner can be quite a team this month, especially if you are both pulling in the same direction. Keep working on your home and getting those projects done. The need for stability and long-term security continues to increase through June. This is a good time to be searching for other employment if you have been looking for a new challenge.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). Relationships are the big highlight for this month. With both Venus (your ruler) and Mars (planet of adventure and excitement) visiting your relationship sector, this is a great time to renew your existing relationship or start a whole new one, and to confront problems that you have been avoiding. Continue to pay attention to your health via exercise or better eating programs. With all of this activity, you may not be sleeping well this month.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). You are getting your home, your workplace, and yourself into tip-top shape this month. This is an excellent time for any type of health or exercise program. At work, you will be speaking more about co-workers and working conditions. Career indicators are still very positive for you through August. This is a good time to look for a better place to work, or to start or enhance your own business. You are paying a lot of attention to future security and your eventual retirement. Toward the end of the month, you will want a better connection between you and your partner.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). Saturn (planet of future security, career, long-term choices, and public judgment) is making her presence known to the Sags this month. You are in a big process of evaluating what you are going to keep and what you are going to get rid of. You are feeling more courageous and confident this whole month, so it’s an excellent time to act in your own best interest. Take some time out for play during March. At the end of the month, you will be more than ready to get back to your routines.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). Activity this month is focused in the areas of your life that deal with home, family, roots, and emotional necessity. This can be a good time to entertain at home or even take care of some home-repair projects. You definitely want your home to be a fun and active place. You may not have a lot of patience this month, so be sure to step back when all you can think about is the end rather than the means. On the other hand, if you have to do any sort of negotiating, you are ready for the battle! The second half of the month is less intense.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). You have a lot to say this month, and you are going to make sure that you’re being heard! This is a good time to work on any sort of writing or teaching project. Friends and social organizations seem to have become more important over the last month. You are looking to make new connections and end the ones that no longer serve you. Relationship energies continue to be really good! If you are involved, you are getting along better than ever. If you are single, this is an excellent time to be out there looking for someone new. Projects at home become more important at the end of the month.
PISCES (February 19–March 20). You are feeling clearer and more confident about what you are doing. This is a time when you should be evaluating your long-term career goals. You are feeling more “traditional and conservative,” so it could be a very good time to get married or renew your vows. Watch your spending this month—you’ll see a lot of things you like, and you will want them immediately. Your work environment continues to slowly improve. Look for new leadership at work to help bring some order out of the chaos. Illustration by David Eduardo Flores Perez.
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