Virgo (23 August – 22 September)
Love is in the air as March gets underway. Whether your love life is exhilarating, bewildering or simply a fantasy, it’s worth indulging the romantic side of your nature.
There are several reasons for this. Firstly, love planet Venus is in Pisces until the 6th, a symbol of unconditional love, and Venus isn’t the only planet in your relationship sector. Your ruling planet Mercury is also in Pisces until the 6th and the Sun remains here until the 20th.
Plus, Jupiter is your partner planet and Jupiter teams up with Venus on the 1st, Mercury on the 2nd and the Sun on the 13th. This could be a stunning month for you when it comes to love and relationships, whether you meet someone new or you experience a soul-mate connection with someone close.
The 4th is a potentially blissful date when the Sun connects with romantic Neptune in Pisces and the social planets, Mercury and Venus, unite in this same sector of your horoscope. Add to this the fact that there’s a Full Moon in your star sign Virgo on the 2nd and it’s an excellent time to expand your 1-to-1’s and make some deep and meaningful connections.
True, this can be an overload of emotion, perhaps overwhelming for some Virgo individuals. If love hasn’t worked out for you recently, then you may feel overly sentimental and will crave some stability in your life. Remember that the Full Moon in Virgo is eminently practical and a symbol of common sense.
Perhaps, you’re the one who’s mopping up the tears of someone close or you need to be a steady anchor in an unstable world. Either way, the start of March looks gorgeous for relationships and a reminder that it’s people who count.
Plus, the New Moon on the 17th lights up the star sign Pisces and your relationship sector, a chance to start over or initiate a new beginning in a personal or professional partnership.
This is the same day as action planet Mars moves into your fellow earth sign Capricorn. This highlights your romance sector and the part of your horoscope which rules children and pregnancy. So there’s more than one astrological symbol this month highlighting the importance of people, love and relationships. Love deeply and live passionately.
It’s not all about the emotional realm, however, because key planets are in the fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius. Fire signs are motivated and dynamic and require action and spontaneity.
Your ruling planet, Mercury, is one of the first of the personal planets to move into Aries on the 6th, where it remains until mid-May. On a practical level, Aries rules joint finances and shared resources in your horoscope so it’s worth turning your attention towards money matters.
The other planet to immediately join Mercury in Aries is Venus, which also changes star sign on the 6th. Venus moves from a sign it loves – Pisces – to a star sign it’s not comfortable with – Aries. Whereas, your planet Mercury gets a bit lost in Pisces but can be more directive and assertive in Aries.
When it comes to money, contracts and financial negotiations, Mercury in Aries is fast, direct and to the point. So crack on with any financial issues that require your attention. This may be linked to property matters, your home or family too.
If so, the key date is the 11th when action planet Mars in Sagittarius and your home and family sector teams up with spontaneous Uranus in Aries and your money sector. Together, this is about acting fast to reap your rewards.
The other important date to note is the 20th, the day of the Equinox, when the Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. Coincidentally, on this day Mercury and Venus unite in Aries, a symbol of teamwork or agreement.
Therefore, it’s wise to speak up and be assertive if you’ve been letting other people get away with stuff. This might affect your financial situation, perhaps concerning a child or lover. Or you may be worried about someone close who’s not managing financially or running up debt.
Either way, deal with matters directly, ideally before the 23rd of the month. This is because on this date, your ruling planet Mercury turns retrograde in Aries and retraces its steps through the zodiac. Mercury remains on go slow until April 15th, the day before a powerful New Moon in Aries on April 16th.
This is likely to be a significant turning point for money matters or perhaps you’re working towards this date, whether you’re saving money, paying off a debt or getting ready to sign an important financial transaction. Planets in Aries represents your joint ventures and business partnerships.
When Mercury’s on go slow, this is invariably about delays or having to slow things down. It doesn’t mean nothing will happen and, in fact, the last few days of March could prove significant. This is because Venus and Uranus unite in Aries on the 29th, followed by a second Full Moon this month on the 31st , a Blue Moon, which cuts across the Aries/Libra axis of the zodiac, highlighting finances.
Perhaps someone close steps in to help you out or you take on a helping role for someone else. Ideally, it’s not a good time to invest your money or make key financial decisions when Mercury’s on go slow. You often find that being patient and waiting diligently brings the results you want or life delivers an even better offer once Mercury turns direct and is back up to speed.