Leo (23 July – 22 August)
As March begins, your ruler, the Sun, is in Pisces, one of the water signs. The Sun remains here until the 20th, the day of the Equinox.
Pisces rules your joint finances and shared resources so this is about money on the one hand. This is also a hidden sector of your horoscope as it rules the subconscious and all things taboo, such as sex, power, death & rebirth. Sometimes, you’re confronted by the dark side of life when you have key planets in this placing.
The New Moon on the 6th takes place in Pisces, so you’re bound to be considering new moves with regard to money, joint ventures or contracts. However, before rushing into anything new, it’s important to note that communication planet Mercury is in Pisces. Plus, on the 5th, Mercury turns retrograde and is on go slow until the 28th.
Therefore, this is not the month to be making big decisions around money or making major investments or purchases. Instead, this is a month to explore your options and to consider all possibilities moving forwards.
The planet Neptune is also involved as it sits next to the New Moon on the 6th and teams up with retrograde Mercury on the 24th. In fact, Mercury and Neptune remain very close in the last week of March and the first week of April.
On the plus side, this can be a creative time for you when you may be coming up with new ideas to use your money to good effect or to earn more. On the minus side, this whole combination feels slippery and untrustworthy. It’s important not to believe everything you read or hear around money matters. If anything, take a step back.
This month’s astrology does suggest that not everyone can be trusted in your life. Therefore, when it comes to your security and finances, don’t leave anything to chance and get second or third opinions if necessary.
It would be a good month to look at where you can make changes to your outgoings or expenses. Do your research and find out more about your regular payments or money that you give to charities or other people.
Once Mercury turns direct on the 28th, you can make some key decisions about money. If you’re waiting on a payment, this is the most likely date that new information will come to light or money that you’re owed reappears.
Also, you may be looking at ways to fund a trip or course of study this month. On the 20th, the day of the Equinox, the Sun enters your fellow fire sign of Aries, ruling travel and study in your horoscope. Plus, the Full Moon on the 21st falls across the Libra/Aries axis of the zodiac, highlighting education, knowledge and adventure.
This is when you’ll be keen to spread your wings. Perhaps, you see your situation more clearly on or around these dates. You may feel as if you’re emerging from a chrysalis, ready to be transformed into a beautiful butterfly. Sometimes, when your ruler the Sun is in Pisces, this can be a deep period of self-transformation. It’s emotional but ultimately helpful and healing.
Love is also in the picture as the planet of relating, Venus, graces Aquarius and your relationship sector from the 1st until the 26th. This is a peak time for love. The 21st could be a stand out date for you. This is when Venus teams up with expansive Jupiter in Sagittarius and your romance sector.
All the emphasis on Pisces this month suggests that your love life is going through a period of metamorphosis. Feel your feelings but don’t act on them until the end of the month. The key dates are the 27th when Venus in Pisces teams up with spontaneous Uranus followed by Mercury’s change of direction on the 28th.
There is another major shift this month which involves the planet of change, Uranus. On the 6th, Uranus enters Taurus and your career and vocation sector, where it remains for the next seven years until 2026.
This could be a truly exciting and revolutionary time when you may completely change what you want to do career-wise. Uranus is unconventional and original and doesn’t like to toe the line. This is the planet of freedom and Uranus suits a freelance or easy-going lifestyle.
Uranus is the planet of technology and all things new. You might be moving a business online or use the internet to boost your profile or reach a wider audience. Perhaps, you’re simply ready to turn things upside down and try something new.
Note that when Uranus is active, external circumstances often bring about change, ready or not. Certainly, one thing it will be difficult to do is stay put in the same job and do nothing.
This fits with Mars’ transit through Taurus this month until the 31st. Mars is the planet of action, drive and ambition and the focus is already on your career path and what next. Mars teams up with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and your work sector on the 14th and 20th respectively. These could be dates when you find the right people to help you with your long-term career goals.
Earth signs, like Taurus and Capricorn, are grounded and favour strong foundations. This is where there’s an anchor in your life, especially if your emotional or personal life is magical, mysterious, confusing, illusory or somewhere inbetween.
Take the pace slow and don’t rush into anything new until Mercury’s back up to speed at the end of the month. You have many years of Uranus in your career and vocation sector. Even if the impulse is to leap into something new as soon as Uranus changes star sign on the 6th.