Time to play catch-up? Your social life is buzzing as the Sun flits through Pisces and your eleventh house of group activity until March 20. Adopt a "more the merrier" policy for the first three weeks of the month. Plan a proper hangout with your crew, organizing a casual potluck brunch or rallying everyone for a fun group hang, perhaps at one of The Moth's live storytelling nights. Team projects heat up, particularly those with a world-bettering twist. Collaborate for a cause, both virtually and IRL.
Amid all the camaraderie, this month brings a couple cosmic challenges. Expansive Jupiter, which is retrograde from February 6 to June 9, will tangle with rebellious Uranus 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 were 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.
The first test comes on March 2, when Jupiter faces off with volatile Uranus, the planet of unforeseen developments. With Jupiter in Libra and your pragmatic sixth house and Uranus in Aries and your mystical twelfth house, this opposition could bring serious challenges in navigating your everyday life. For example, stress could push you to some unhealthy coping mechanisms, like draining a bottle of Malbec after work. ("But Olivia Pope does it" is no excuse. She also eats popcorn for dinner.) Manage your anxiety with healthy habits instead of vices. If you find yourself Googling an ex or picking up a smoking habit again, remind yourself that this kind of self-soothing is really self-sabotage.
This cosmic influence churns up the stress—including unconscious emotional baggage—while pouring on the responsibilities. Maybe you're deluged by details or an unsustainable workflow. Instead of anesthetizing, deal with your feelings concretely. Perhaps a blood-pumping run is exactly what you need to reconnect with your intuition. Don't forget to delegate: Tap your support staff or a trusted assistant to pare down your overflowing inbox. With Jupiter in your health sector, steer clear of sweeping lifestyle fixes, like a juice fast or extreme exercise regimen. Slow and steady always wins the race, especially for your methodical sign.
This is the second of three rare Jupiter-Uranus face-offs—the first was December 26, 2016, and the next will be September 28. Since they only occur every 14 years, consider this a rare opportunity to strike an important balance between control and surrender.
Passion and pleasure rule at the March 12 full moon in Virgo, which illuminates your fifth house of romance and self-expression. Indulge your amorous desires and carve out time for creativity. For some Bulls, this lunation will be a belated Valentine's Day celebration. But single or coupled, the emphasis is on FUN today. Put aside your work and let joie de vivre be your guiding principle. Warning: Intense emotions could erupt, but a little drama might actually serve you, provided you don't go into "raging bull" mode. Get your feelings out into the open and see where the chips fall.
On March 20, the Sun slips into Aries and your twelfth house of rest. Dial back your social obligations and adopt a flowier pace. All that networking and socializing has been a blast, but it's time to slow things down, especially if the full moon fried your circuits. Your emotions could be especially raw now, so line up constructive ways to sort through your feelings, like free-writing in your journal or taking a contemplative walk by the water. This is the month leading up to your birthday, so clear the decks before your solar calendar resets. Bid adieu to toxic relationships and unhealthy habits.
A spiritual or emotional turning point arrives on March 27, when the new moon in Aries calls for serious surrender. Ask yourself: What in my life needs healing? Whether you connect to a deity, a therapist or your go-to sounding board, lean on a supportive source instead of holding it all in. Delving into your creativity could soothe your soul, especially if you're recovering from heartache or breaking an addictive pattern. At odds with someone? Forgiveness can pave the way to a fresh start. With five planets in Aries today—the Sun, moon, Venus, Uranus and Mercury—amazing breakthroughs are possible if you loosen up on your ironclad grip.
Hold tight to those peacemaking vibes, because the month ends on a contentious note. On March 30, outspoken Jupiter forms a tense square to shadowy Pluto in your excessive ninth house. This is the second of three such Jupiter-Pluto clashes: The first was on November 24, 2016, and the third will occur on August 4. With these willful planets locking horns, you might want to rush ahead with a splashy launch or visionary plan only to have your glittering possibilities thwarted by unavoidable details, like budget, other work duties or someone else’s slower timeline. Your own micromanaging could stop you from taking an important risk. The tension could be overwhelming, especially if you've taken on more than any mere mortal can handle. In this high-pressure climate, be careful not to snap and say something you'll regret later. Curb the stress levels by taking a strenuous yoga class or downloading a guided meditation app to your phone.