Mercury on the move
It’s an important month for you and timing is key to your success. Firstly, Mercury, your ruling planet, retreats back into Aquarius, another air sign sign, on the 4th. This could be helpful for you as Mercury’s been retrograde, i.e. on go slow in water sign Pisces since February 17th.
Mercury retrograde in Pisces can feel like a double whammy of confusion and illusion. You may have felt lost or out-of-sorts or had a sense that things are unravelling in your life, rather than moving forwards.
Mercury in Aquarius is more logical and rational. Write things down, make lists, plan ahead. Notice if you change your mind regarding a trip away, a course or another adventure. That’s perfectly possible while Mercury is in retreat.
The key date for you this month is the 10th when Mercury turns direct. This often coincides with a turning point in your life. Sometimes, you hear the news you were waiting for or you’re more clear about what you want and why.
The 10th is a positive date to make key decisions and this is confirmed because Mercury turns direct one day after a Full Moon on the 9th. Full Moons are a symbol of completion and culmination and a time to trust your natural intuition.
This Full Moon cuts across the Virgo/Pisces axis of the zodiac representing the foundations of your life, your career & vocation, your home & family. Plus, one week later, Mercury returns to Pisces on the 16th to complete its journey through the star sign at the peak of your horoscope.
This could turn out to be a key month for you with regard to your future path, your next steps in life. There could be some big changes coming your way, a significant shift, whether due to external circumstances or a change of mind or change or heart on your part.
Your progress isn’t linear by any means. Instead, allow yourself time to ponder and reflect and consider all your options. This could feel unsettling for you but view this as a necessary process.
Saturn enters Aquarius
There’s a possibility that you may be ready to set off on in a completely new direction. This is because on the 22nd, Saturn, the planet of authority and responsibility, moves into Aquarius and the sector of your horoscope which rules travel and study, the bigger picture in life.
Saturn remains here until July 1st and returns to Aquarius on December 17th where it remains for the subsequent two years. As it takes Saturn 30 years to circuit the zodiac, this is the start of a brand new chapter and an ideal time to rethink where you’re heading and why.
You may be considering emigration or a move abroad. Or perhaps, you want to take a sabbatical or gain new qualifications. Being an air sign, you’re curious about life and your love of knowledge and learning will be stimulated as Aquarius becomes the star sign of the moment.
For some of you, this could coincide with a change of plan or the realisation that one dream may not happen. Remember that Saturn rules endings as well as commitment.
You either commit to a 2-3 year course of study or you recognise what’s not going to come to pass. Reviewing and reassessing your future goals is part and parcel of this month’s astrology.
Money may be a factor here as Mars, the action planet, is in Capricorn and your joint finance sector until the 30th. This is where you find Jupiter, the planet of expansion and good fortune. Also, Pluto, the planet of loss and transformation.
The key dates in this respect are the 20th and 23rd when Mars is first conjunct Jupiter and then Pluto. This combination is extreme and suggests you may have a battle on your hands with regards to money.
Perhaps, you’re fighting for what’s rightfully yours. Or, you’re entering a new financial phase when you have a lot of power and you can call the shots.
If you step into a new role or position this month, which is possible with the emphasis on Pisces and your career sector, then this could have a knock-on effect on your finances.
However, the opposite is also true and a change of job could see a significant financial shift when you need to take action and fast. Know when to cut your losses and when to dig deep to preserve your finances.
The Equinox & Venus
Other factors to consider include the Equinox on the 20th, the day that the Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. Aries rules friends and groups in your horoscope and it’s an ideal time to reach out to other, to reconnect. The New Moon falls in Aries on the 24th, an ideal date to join a group, club or association or be with people who lift your spirits.
Also, Venus, the planet of love and relating, is in Taurus from the 5th onwards. This is the most hidden sector of your chart which can sometimes indicate unrequited love, hidden feelings or a love affair.
The period around the Full Moon feels especially emotional when Venus unites with Uranus on the 8th. This combination is impulsive and spontaneous, a time when anything goes.