Cancer Monthly Horoscope

March 2023 Cancer Overview Horoscope

Brace yourself, Cancer: One of the busiest months of the astrological year has just arrived. From relationships to career to your personal passions, major parts of your life will compete for your attention. Even your own powerful Crab claws may not be able to juggle it all at once, so go easy on yourself—and remember to take lots of rejuvenating breaks.

The show-stopping cosmic news is that two major, slow-moving outer planets—Saturn and Pluto—will return to zodiac signs they haven’t visited since 1996 and 1798, respectively.

On March 7, in sync with the Virgo full moon, structured Saturn will exit Aquarius and move into Pisces for three years. This could feel like a huge source of relief as heavy Saturn has been slogging through your intense eighth house of intimate relationships, long-term finances and joint ventures. Your most entwined bonds (romantic and business partners, kids, family, best friends) AND your finances have gone through so many ups and downs since Saturn entered Aquarius in March 2020. In the midst of a pandemic, you did some of the most demanding inner work of all the zodiac signs. While you’ll emerge strong and triumphant, you’re ready for lighter days!

Luckily, Saturn’s next run should be a breeze for you. As it spins through Pisces and your ninth house of travel, education and entrepreneurship, you might get to mix business and these pleasures. Whether you’re giving company seminars poolside in the tropics, developing an inspirational curriculum or hanging an Etsy shop shingle, Saturn helps you carve out time to express (and maybe monetize) your amazing creative and people skills. Now that’s more like it! This all happens against the backdrop of Pisces season, too, as the Sun moves through that sign until March 20.

That said, you won’t be abandoning that inner “shadow work” anytime soon. From March 23 to June 11, Pluto will move into Aquarius, occupying Saturn’s former seat as chairperson of your emotional, spiritual and psychological board. This is a sneak peek of a 20-year (yes, really!) visit that Pluto will begin in earnest in November 2024, popping back and forth until then. You’ll be grateful for the inner work you did while Saturn was here because it will be important to lean on those practices. It appears that the next chapter of your life is designed to make you a force of resilience. Your closest relationships will be some of the most intense and important teachers. 

As a metaphor, we’re thinking about your fellow Cancerian Nelson Mandela, whose greatest spiritual transformation occurred during his 27 years as a political prisoner. Largely denied human contact, Mandela’s plight seems unendurable. Yet he emerged with some of the greatest strength and wisdom of any world leader. In a sense, we are all souls “imprisoned” in a body—or said in a more poetic way, “spiritual beings having a human experience.” What you’ll become aware of during this next Pluto phase is the depth and nuance of the soul—people’s incredible capacity for both the highest good and the deepest evil—and a clear understanding of both.

Whew! That would be ENOUGH on its own, but like we said, March is action-packed. Expansive Jupiter is racing full-throttle through Aries and your tenth house of career, making your professional life a busy adventure. When the Sun moves into Aries on March 20, followed by the March 21 Aries new moon, an exciting opportunity to rise into leadership—perhaps with a fancy title and pay bump—could cross your path. Or maybe you’ll be honored as an expert in your field with a well-deserved accolade and award.

Is your tank running on empty yet? Probably. Great news: On March 25, you’re about to get a serious refill. Ever since August 20, 2022, energizer Mars has been making an extended trip through Gemini and your twelfth house of rest. You’ve been both wired and tired, motivated and exhausted. This prolonged seven-month visit may have kicked your butt (especially when Mars was retrograde for ten weeks over the winter), but you prevailed. Just barely some days…but you did it.

Now your reward arrives: Mars will blast into YOUR sign from March 25 until May 20, turning the lights back on. Finally, you’ll be able to summon the energy and find the time to focus on a passion project that’s been stuck in dormant mode. A spring awakening is here—and you’re ready for it. Out with the sacrifices. It’s your time to shine!

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It’s Pisces season until March 20

Big dreams and lofty ideas have taken up residence between your ears, Cancer—and you're enjoying the buzz! All month long, the Sun will be climbing through the highest parts of your chart, sending you to the outer limits of your Cancerian comfort zone. It’s Pisces season until March 20, which means el Sol is circulating through your ninth house of travel, adventure and entrepreneurship. Make a sharp turn away from the tried-and-true and venture into unexplored terrain. Where could you expand your reach or try something totally new?

Your caring sign specializes in thinking of what could go wrong if you go for too big of a risk. Take three weeks off from the role of safety inspector, Crab, and consider what may go RIGHT if you lose a few constraints! Leave the house without an extra sweater, let your loved ones pack their own lunches, say yes without conducting FBI-level due diligence. With structured Saturn soon moving into Pisces (more on that shortly), one of your original ideas could turn into a business. You might get serious about teaching, publishing or pursuing an educational path. This Pisces season, the next chapter of your future is definitely top of mind!

The March 7 Virgo full moon amplifies your voice and ideas

On March 7, some exciting news could come your way as the full moon in Virgo lights up your third house of communication and ideas. If you’ve been waiting for word, today could be the big reveal. Maybe you’ve been ruminating on how to launch a certain project, and now the seeds of this germinating concept come to fruition. 

With the full moon forming an energizing 120-degree trine to innovator Uranus in your teamwork zone, a group project could kick into high gear or attract a lot of buzz! Anything that involves media or technology is especially favored. A friend, sibling or neighbor could figure into events at this full moon. Is it time to launch that sister act or test your creative chemistry with a kindred spirit?

If you’ve been stuck in a holding pattern around a pitch or proposal, this full moon can reinvigorate interest. Ping a decision maker today and see if you can get some momentum going. If the answer isn’t exactly the one you hoped for, at least you’ll get closure and you can plot your next moves. And if it’s a green light, make this full moon your excuse to celebrate!

No need to go far for enjoyment under these locally sourced moonbeams. With la luna in your community zone, it’s a great night to head out in your hometown or support a local endeavor. Who ARE the people in your neighborhood, Crab? Well, you won’t know if you don’t check out that new tapas joint or bourbon bar and start chatting ‘em up. 

Saturn enters Pisces on March 7

Sweet relief! A much lighter cycle begins this March 7, when heavyweight Saturn moves into Pisces for the first time this century, starting a three-year trek through your ninth house of travel, higher education and expansion. Set your sights on the bigger picture and begin looking at ways you can slowly yet steadily break out of your comfort zone. Maybe that’s earning an advanced degree, living abroad or taking steps to start your own business and liberate yourself from a stifling sedentary job.

Saturn was last in Pisces from May 21, 1993, to April 7, 1996. If you’re old enough to remember what was happening during that time, look back to then for clues of what might resurface now. (And if you were born then, welcome to your very first Saturn return!) 

Since March 21, 2020, Saturn’s been in Aquarius and your intense eighth house, serving up hardcore lessons about the way you merge your energy, money and resources with other people. (Yes, just as the pandemic was officially recognized and the United States went into its first lockdown.) While certain relationships may have turned ultra-serious, others fizzled out if they couldn’t go the distance. Mature Saturn wants rock-solid connections or nothing at all. Some Crabs dealt with heavier issues of loss, illness or some kind of life transition (moving, a loved one’s special needs, a breach of trust). 

The eighth house also rules long-term finances and property, and you may have gotten serious about home ownership or debt consolidation. Saturn (aka Chronos), the guardian of time, rewarded you for taking steady, incremental steps to bring stability to your life. 

Whatever you weathered, this last Saturn cycle has been emotionally demanding. As you leave it in the rearview, you’ll notice that it’s made your already-toughened shell nearly Teflon! The saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” might aptly describe where you’ve ended up after the last three years. 

Hopefully you’ve got your shields raised high against energy vampires, too. Saturn in your eighth house imparted some tough lessons about loyalty, trust and the importance of clear boundaries. With Pluto (initially) moving into Aquarius on March 23, you’ll need to lean on those skills for many years to come. For that reason, it’s a good thing you went through this cosmic training academy. You’ve developed the necessary skills and sensors to keep those barriers in place.

Final Mars-Neptune square on March 14

Wave the white flag, Crab—the world won’t fall apart if you let go and give yourself a much-needed break. This March 14, when stressful Mars and escapist Neptune lock into their third of three tense squares, you get a clear sense of your limits. And if you’ve pushed past them, which is likely, you’ll have to make some tough choices.

Mars has been on an extended seven-month trek through Gemini and your twelfth house of rest since August 20, 2022, and now, mercifully, it’s about to wrap that up on March 25. Great news: The energy planet is moving into Cancer next, where it will turbo-boost your confidence and charisma! But until we reach that finish line, you’ll need to pace yourself. 

Saying “no” will be tough mid-month, when Mars crashes into boundary-blurring Neptune in your ninth house of adventure, excess and expansion. And it’s so unfair! The universe is dangling tantalizing options, which give you a wicked case of FOMO just as your batteries dip toward depletion. (Look back to October 12 and November 19 of 2022, the last two Mars-Neptune squares, for clues of what’s coming to a grand finale now.)

We get it: You don’t want to miss an opportunity of a lifetime. But scratch the surface and you might find that it’s not all you hoped. With Mars in your twelfth house of illusions, a charming person could turn out to be an empty suit. All the more reason to slow down and investigate, even when you’re tempted to take a hasty leap of faith. You’ll be glad you conducted that due diligence, even if things turn out to be totally fine. Remember Crab, what is for you will not pass you by!

Aries season starts March 20 and Aries new moon is March 21

It’s been fun swinging out wide, Crab, but now you’re ready for some structure and goals again. And this March 20, you’ll get that, when the Sun shifts gears into Aries and your tenth house of career, ambition and long-term success. For the next four weeks, you’ve got a golden window to make powerful professional moves. And you’ll have the wind at your back thanks to lucky Jupiter, which is also in Aries to shower you with opportunity until May 16. 

But that’s not all: The March 21 Aries new moon offers a chance to start a fresh page in your professional playbook. These bold beams could bring a leadership opportunity, a promotion or a chance to make your voice heard. Your father or an important guy could also play into events at the spring equinox.

While new moons can take up to six months to unfold, you'll want to lay the groundwork for those big dreams today. Even better? It’s only half the story! On April 20, a rare second Aries new moon will arrive—and it’s a potent solar eclipse, which could push you onto a whole new professional path, ready or not. Your work at the first Aries new moon could sprout wings a month later, so align yourself to be noticed by the VIPs and decision makers. They’ve got their eye on you…or will soon!

Pluto enters Aquarius on March 23

Repeat after us, Cancer: Your intuition is your friend! Don’t believe it yet? You’ll have a long (as in 20 years long) period to adapt to this truth starting March 23. On this day, Pluto will make its first return to Aquarius in nearly 250 years, a three-month sneak preview that will last until June 11. Pluto will be back in Aquarius for the long haul from November 19, 2024, to January 19, 2044. But this month, you’ll get a taste of what the next two decades will hold—and it’s looking like a deep inner revolution. 

Since January 2008, Pluto’s been in Capricorn and your seventh house of committed partnerships. From business alliances to romantic pairings, your interpersonal affairs department has been a place of deep soul transformation. You may have done some major “shadow work” (whether you realized it or not) as you attracted and repelled people who acted as mirrors for parts of yourself. Some of them reflected wounds that went back to early childhood, if not past lives (Pluto traffics in the realm of reincarnation). 

While your encounters with certain people could have been painful, with others, they were profound, poetic and prophetic. Pluto is at home in the eighth house of extremes, and you may have seen your own addictive patterns and all-or-nothing tendencies in a raw and revealing new light.

Now Pluto’s plunge into the eighth house of merging takes things to an even deeper level, if you can believe that. This intimate zodiac zone rules a wide swath of issues: birth, death, marriage, divorce, property, shared finances, wealth, emotional and spiritual healing, sex and secrets…to name a few. Over this upcoming two-decade transit, we’ll all experience major life moments. For you, however, they’ll be deeply transformative, and you may be called upon as a healing force or a spiritual guide for others.

Pluto was last in Aquarius from 1778 to 1798, so nobody REALLY knows what it will spin up this go-round. Yes, we saw the birth of the USA and the French Revolution—and since transformational Pluto’s in Aquarius, the sign of society, it would be fair to expect some deep systemic changes ahead. 

But the more helpful inquiry would be to ask: What revolutions will be happening within YOU? While it remains to be seen, you can bet that they’ll be happening from the inside out. Those turbulent Cancerian emotions will be a gathering force, a superpower that you can use for the highest good or the greatest destruction. Pluto will leave that choice up to you. This spring, start questioning every one of your motives. Ask yourself: WHY am I doing this? WHY do I want to say or do that? The power of the pause, followed by a moment of introspection, can become your greatest asset.

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