You start March with a full plate of things to do, for you have Neptune, Mercury, the Sun, and new moon solar eclipse of February 26 in your projects and workaday sector. In the case of the eclipse, the opportunities arising from that solar eclipse are still strong and plentiful. That’s a lot of planetary energy there, and you may get a new assignment, freelance work, or if self-employed, new business. Both home and at work, your list will grow. New assignments will flow in, goals will progress, and through it all, luck will be on your side. You may see a major change in personnel – a new housekeeper, a new assistant, co-worker, or other person you hire or work along with may now change, but you will easily find a replacement and be energized by the new person. Creative projects will be outstandingly favored.
Your ruler, Venus, will go retrograde from March 4 to April 15, so you might have a change of heart concerning a romantic partner, or put plans you’ve drawn up together on a back burner due to outside conditions. In March’s first week, both Venus and Mars are in your partnership sector, a lovely romantic vibration, but Uranus, the planet of surprise, is there too, so any switch in plans or feelings would arise suddenly. Any plans having to do with funding or money management will also be up for reconsideration.
Retrograde planets give us time to go back and fix things that went wrong, or that we feel should be adjusted due to current conditions. If you are in the middle of a breakup in love or business, the negotiation of the settlement may reach a temporary impasse during this period. Venus retrograde will ask you to reconsider your stance, as well as your decisions and impending moves. Get advice, and reflect quietly – don’t rush. This is not a time to give a big expensive party or charity fundraiser, and if considering engagement, wait if you can.
Do not make any radical moves involving your appearance in March or April either. While you will still be able to take care of routine grooming, such as touchups and trims, avoid going from blonde to redhead, for example, and put off plastic surgery and new types of skin treatments. Venus will go direct April 15, but will take until May 18 to reach former strength. Keep in mind that Venus is your ruler, so the meetings and greetings of Venus to other planets that occur every month will always affect you more than most. It is a time to review and assess, not launch or push forward.
Mars will move into Taurus on March 9 until April 21, a time when you may be spending more money than usual. You may have planned to make certain payments, such as a deposit on a vacation house rental, or a deposit on school or camp for your child. If you have not planned any big outlays of cash, be conservative in spending until you have a solid view of the lay of the land. If you are in the process of trying to divide assets at the end of a business or marriage, talks may become contentious with Mars in this area, so do all you can to keep things calm. You are due to make better progress just after the new moon, April 26.
On March 12, the full moon will light your twelfth house of privacy, a good time to focus on projects you will need to get done without distraction. At this time of the month, you can be remarkably productive while working alone. Saturn will be in hard angle, a clear reflection of the important work you are doing and the responsibility you have on your shoulders. You can excel under these aspects if you remain realistic and objective.
In the days that follow the new moon of March 27, if you have been having problems finding accord with a partner in love or business, you might see some evidence of a softening and thawing of talks in your negotiation. The road might not be exactly easy, however, for Pluto will be pulling at Mercury and Uranus – you will still face obstacles. However, if you are about to get engaged or married, you will have an open road, and if you feel you know one another well by now, you have only happy days ahead.
If the topic at hand involves a negotiation for a new position in your career, with so many heavenly bodies in Aries, it seems you would be blazing a new, entrepreneurial path, with few signposts from the past to guide you. This may be precisely why you are excited about it, and why you are hoping to be part of this venture or relationship – it is exciting and new and why you are so happy about taking it on. Still, Saturn will ask you to go by the book, so know the rules of this relationship in love or business. In love, you’ll need to be willing to give as well as you get. Follow the whisperings of your heart, as it will reliably point you in the right direction.
Keep in the forefront of your mind that you have Jupiter, giver of gifts and luck, in Libra, a major advantage, for you are the celestial favorite. It takes Jupiter twelve years to revolve around the Sun, so this is a rare, beneficial period for you. Even though this month you may feel a bit out of control and out voted by others, Jupiter is protecting you. Use your intuition, for this month it will be important for you to move slowly – your intuition will give you special night vision, so you will see clearly what is not seen by others. Moves you make now may have to be redone completely later.
Mercury will retrograde April 9 to May 3, and Venus will be retrograde March 5 to April 15. While all planets retrograde, we feel the planets that are closest to earth: Mercury, Mars, and Venus. (Mars is not retrograde but the other two are the problematic ones.) For that reason, for now, there is no reason to push forward. You are being given a golden opportunity to stop, look, and listen before making a commitment. You are laying the foundation for a better future, dear Libra. All the thinking you are doing now will pay off in just a few months.