Steady as she goes! Now that your birthday season is behind you, you're ready to roll up your cashmere sleeves and get down to business. Take those ambitious ventures one step at a time, Aquarius. Until March 20, the Sun is in Pisces and your grounded second house of work and daily routines. Before you squander your precious productivity, make sure you've got a realistic plan in place. Crafting a budget or timeline might seem like a drag, but your path to success will be paved by simple and sober daily actions, not a wild adrenaline-fueled burst that ends with a crash.
Another reason to regulate your energy output: Expansive Jupiter, which is in Libra and your ninth house of excess, is already spreading you thin this March. Jupiter will turn retrograde from February 6 to June 9 and tangle with rebellious Uranus (your cosmic ruler) and power-monger Pluto. These tense aspects could wildly disrupt the balance in both personal and political arenas. Over the course of a year, Jupiter will have three rounds of these celestial clashes. The last two came in November and December 2016, so expect another round of whatever came up over the holidays. Hopefully this midpoint will bring more resolution than revolution—but it's likely to be a mix of those two at best.
On March 3, Jupiter locks into a tense opposition to shock-jock Uranus, which is in Aries and your third house of communication. Surprising news could find you scrambling to adjust your plans. A big work project might suddenly veer off in a new direction, creating chaos in the process. Don't get too set in your ways now, Aquarius—flexibility saves the day. A normally reliable colleague, sibling or friend could act unpredictably. Vacation plans may also evaporate, since global Jupiter is in your travel house (and retrograde from February 6 to June 9). Above all, guard against your sign's tendency to hold in your feelings then explode with an earth-scorching verbal lightning bolt. Those words, once uttered, can be (possibly) forgiven, but never forgotten. Do. Not. Go. THERE.
Jupiter and Uranus only face off this way every 14 years, and this major moment can either burn a bridge or inspire a life-transforming dialogue. Between December 2016 and September 2017, there will be three such oppositions. The first was on December 26, 2016, and the next is September 28, 2017. Is it time to try a new communication style? Intense reactions—even backlash—could pinpoint a need to change your approach. Be open and seek ways to convey your message more effectively. After all, the point is to inspire people, not alienate them. Just know that this will require a degree of impulse control (and checking your ego at the door), because these hotheaded planets will tempt you to act rashly.
Control is a key theme again on March 12, when the Virgo full moon illuminates your eighth house of intimacy, power and joint ventures. Where have you been oversharing and where could you stand to drop your mysterious mask? If you post every mundane event on Facebook (the washing machine broke, your date was a dud) but clam up like a seafood special when a close friend asks how you honestly feel, it's time to flip that script. Dare to be more transparent about the issues that matter instead of dodging them with faux-intimate reveals. The "much ado about nothing" shtick only keeps people at arm's length.
And if you DO let 'em in, get ready! This merger-minded moon could accelerate plans to move in together or bring a proposal or news of a pregnancy. In business, the Virgo full moon can herald an exciting shared opportunity or investment. Focus on ways you can pool your talents and resources for a win-win.
Lightness returns after March 20, when the Sun kicks off a monthlong tour of Aries and your communicative third house. You've had your nose (mostly) to the grindstone, and now it's time to reconnect with your fanbase. Set up coffee dates, pitch meetings and social outings. Use this intellectually #woke time to brainstorm big projects or revive an abandoned hobby. Kindred spirits pop up everywhere, so watch your friends list and followers multiply as you share your colorful ideas. Ah, this is more like it!
An amazing day to express yourself arrives on March 27, when the Aries new moon is joined by the charismatic Sun, clever Mercury, magnetic Venus and innovative Uranus—all beaming into your interpersonal third house. Capture those strokes of genius and bits o' brilliant dialogue. You could have the makings of an Emmy-worthy screenplay or a clever marketing campaign. (Or maybe just an amazing joke that you belly-laugh about for years to come!) With romantic Venus here, conversations can spark a simmering attraction. A friend might look startlingly hot after a mind-blowing talk—who knew you had so much in common? Workwise, you could test your synergy by teaming up on a small project. If things go well, this might just turn into an official dynamic duo over the coming six months.
Just as you're riding high on the feel-good vibes, wily Jupiter gets into its second cosmic kerfuffle on March 30. The red-spotted sphere locks into a conflicted square with power-monger Pluto in Capricorn and your twelfth house of hidden agendas. Talk about oil and water: Outspoken Jupiter in your blunt ninth house is ready to publish a tell-all memoir, while secretive Pluto wants to bury the lead…and the rest of the story! Figuring how much to share and how much to keep under wraps could be an epic struggle. Honesty can get brutal today, as truth-telling is laced with passive-aggressive intensity. If you need to get something off your chest, be direct. Wrapping your resentment in a "joke" will surely backfire. You might also feel an unspoken hostility, especially if you share your enthusiasm. Perhaps someone is jealous or threatened by your newfound freedom? Curbing your excitement feels fake, but choose your audience carefully. It's too soon to let the haters poke holes in your balloon.
Jupiter and Pluto make three squares between November 2016 and August 2017. This is the second installment—the first was on November 24, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. If you experienced tension around the turkey table, another wave of this is nigh. Learn from your earlier mistakes and don't take the bait. Avoid toxic energy vampires like the plague, and distance yourself from drama.