Aries (21 March – 19 April)
Your planet Mars is moving swiftly this month as it moves between fire sign Sagittarius and earth sign Capricorn. This is about your future path, your goals and where you’re heading. Take advantage of this lively astrology to be spontaneous and grab hold of new opportunities, especially in the first half of the month.
Mars is in Sagittarius until the 16th, the star sign which rules the law, publishing, religion, travel and higher education in your horoscope. This is about broadening your horizons and being in the world.
Also, you have the planet of relating, Venus, on your side from the 7th, when it enters your star sign Aries. This is ideal for teamwork, socialising and to ensure you’re seen and heard. Step up your profile and schmooze the right people. Venus remains in your star sign until March 5th.
Your ambitious nature is going to come and go throughout February but there will be significant shifts that help you make progress. Try not to worry too much about where you’re heading or why. Instead, take action. Even if you make a mistake or encounter a false start, that’s par for the course with your current astrology. What’s vital is that you don’t let self-doubt or worry stop you in your tracks.
Your ruling planet, Mars, confirms the ambitious signature of the month as it enters Capricorn and your career and leadership sector on the 16th. Mars remains here until March 30th. This is a steely Mars, focused and capable.
You are going to have to step up your game over the next two months, ready or not. First, however, you must close the door on the past because there’s another key influence this month, involving the star sign Pisces, which really kicks in from mid-month onwards, the same time as Mars is in your career and vocation sector.
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and rules the most hidden sector of your horoscope with its theme of endings. You can’t do everything straightaway or overnight when planets are in Pisces, which is different for you being a spontaneous, impulsive fire sign. Instead, you have to prioritise what’s urgent or important. What do you need to let go of before you can start something new?
The Sun enters Pisces on the 19th. This is the time to go with the flow, to do what feels right and trust your intuition. It’s a contemplative period in the year for you, a time when you’re wise to take stock and complete old projects before you begin anything new.
In addition, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces on February 17th and remains on go slow until March 10th. There’s also a New Moon in Pisces on the 23rd, deepening the Pisces influence.
Between Mercury switching direction and the New Moon, there’s a gloriously expansive planetary aspect between bountiful Jupiter in Capricorn and boundless Neptune in Pisces on the 20th. Dream big during this period in the year and do whatever’s necessary to fire up your dynamic, go-getting nature.
Pisces rules your inner world and the second half of the month is ideal for going on retreat and tapping into your subconscious. It’s a fertile time for dreams and imagination and seeking your creative or spiritual source. Use this watery energy to dive in to ideas and vision boards. Use poetry, music, art and nature to inspire you. Find time to unplug, rest and restore your energy.
Also, you may be caring for someone close or prioritising self-care – both are valuable. Either way, a large part of this month’s astrology is about nurturing self and others, easing your way forwards and going with the flow. Once the Pisces influence kicks in, take the pace slow.
The Uranus Factor
There is another strong planetary influence this month involving Uranus in Taurus. Uranus is active on the 5th, 22nd and 29th but the most important date for you is the 21st, when your ruler Mars and Uranus align.
Uranus rules technology and all things modern and Taurus is your money sector, linked to your personal values, possessions, assets and security. This combination can bring something new and exciting into your life, linked to money or self-worth.
Perhaps, you find yourself awakening to new possibilities around money and security and realise that you’ve allowed yourself to be held back or restricted. Uranus is the planet linked to freedom and independence.
It’s around money and security where your values and attitudes are undergoing a revolution or revelation. Plot and plan, dream and scheme and focus on making money or lightening your load. Don’t take your current income stream for granted either. Keep one step ahead of what’s happening and think about new trends, new ways of doing business.
Love & Romance
Finally, this month, when it comes to love, the Full Moon on the 9th looks glorious. Plan something special for the weekend of the 8th/9th as this Full Moon falls in Leo, your romance sector and Venus, the love planet, is boosting your star sign Aries. Gorgeous for a first date or a second honeymoon – whichever works for you.