March is a pivotal month for you—with a major planetary transit that hasn’t happened in almost three decades! Saturn, the planet of structure and maturity, will begin a three-year journey into Aquarius on March 21, heralding a new 30-year chapter of your life. We’ll cover that a little later in this horoscope, but suffice to say, you’re headed for a major reset of some of your loftiest goals. If you’re ready to put yourself out there in a serious way or to finally invest in a personal ambition, weighty Saturn can help position you as a leader or an expert. But you’ll have to put in the time and possibly pay a few dues to get there. With cautious Saturn in the house, it’s best to think of your goals as a marathon, not a sprint!
Luckily, you’re already in the mood to roll up your sleeves while the Sun visits Pisces and your second house of work, money and routines through March 19. This annual get-’er-done cycle puts you in productive spirits, helping you plan and prioritize. But patience is still warranted! For the first week and a half of March, even your best-laid plans could be thwarted by meddlesome Mercury. The quicksilver planet is retrograde from February 16 to March 9, which can cross wires with technology, travel and communication. Mercury will reverse through Pisces and your finance sector until March 4. Then, for its coup de grace, Mercury backs into YOUR sign for the last five days of this pivot. You could feel wildly misunderstood, so if possible, hold off on launching new anything between March 4 and 9.
But come March 9, you can strike with precision AND power because not only does Mercury turn direct (forward), but the year’s only full moon in Virgo illuminates your eighth house of intimacy, merging and wealth. Boom! Not only are you a one-Water-Bearer seduction machine (rrwor!), you’ll be magnetic and irresistible to admirers, too. With these moonbeams granting you such potent persuasiveness, you’ll be glad you waited.
If a relationship has reached a turning point, this all-or-nothing full moon will help you decide: Are you in or are you out? Some partnerships could move toward permanent status with an engagement, moving in together or some other enduring commitment. A joint venture or investment could also become official. If you put your funds into a shared asset or a wealth-building endeavor over the past six months (look back to the August 30, 2019, Virgo new moon as the start date), you could see your payoff now! Or, if you’re not getting the returns you hoped for, it might be a good idea to shift gears or even cut your losses and move on.
Another reason to evaluate your involvement in anything with a careful eye? A rare cosmic quartet of planets—energizer Mars, expansive Jupiter, structured Saturn AND potent Pluto—is circulating through Capricorn all month, activating your twelfth house of healing, closure and rest.
Hidden information could surface, throwing a curveball into your plans. You may see someone’s (shocking) true color, or realize the inconvenient truth that your heart’s just not into a project. That could mean that you risk disappointing people and dealing with the unpleasant emotions of guilt and regret. But under this potent planetary lineup, it will be impossible to ignore your intuition.
Under this influence, you may also release some old baggage or make a major transition this month. In truth, it’s perfect timing as you clear the decks for Saturn’s entry into Aquarius. Sorting out what to keep or release is a great way to prepare for the ringed taskmaster’s arrival.
On March 20, emphatic Mars and outspoken Jupiter will unite in an exact conjunction (meetup). Whatever you have to get off your chest is bound to come out, ready or not! If you’re pursuing a creative or spiritual path, this Mars-Jupiter meetup could be a huge cosmic catalyst, putting you on center stage. Plot your grand debuts today! Spring equinox celebration, anyone? You’re wearing your heart on your sleeve now, which will draw goodwill and generosity right back to you. Karma is a boomerang, as they say—so spread the love!
Warning: The total opposite vibe is in the air on March 23, when Mars mashes up with intense Pluto, creating a volatile and competitive energy. You may feel a bit paranoid today—and possibly for good reason. If you get the sense that you can’t fully trust someone, investigate but get the facts before you react. Someone could push your buttons, provoking an intense outburst that surprises you both. Double down on the self-nurturing and avoid triggering people wherever you can. When you DO encounter them, take special care not to take their bait.
Luckily, this is happening against the backdrop of Aries season, which starts on March 19 as the Sun sojourns into your third house of communication and community for a month. With an emphasis on productive dialogue, this social cycle will help you talk things out.
The March 24 Aries new moon could spark up some fresh ideas or a kindred spirit connection. Projects and partnerships get a burst of mojo that will unfold in the coming six months. Pay attention to your brainstorms today, and fire up your Notes app to record any gems. Some of your ideas could reveal unexpected potential in the next few weeks! A neighborhood or local initiative also gets a boost from these moonbeams.
The headline news arrives on March 21, when Saturn makes its first part of a three-year journey through Aquarius—its first visit to your sign in nearly 30 years! This is MAJOR news since taskmaster Saturn arrives to make you stronger, better and faster—possibly through a few tough challenges. Saturn will be here until July 1, then, after a five-month break, will settle into your sign for the long haul from December 17, 2020, until March 7, 2023.
Saturn was last in Aquarius from 1991 to 1994, so if you can remember back that far, you might see recurring themes. Did you reinvent some part of yourself or your life? Was your sense of self tested, or were you bullied or forced to stand up for yourself? Maybe you acquired a new sense of confidence, achieved through hard-won lessons and overcoming a few challenges.
Since your ruling planet Uranus was only discovered in 1781, Saturn is your “classical” ruler in astrology and still considered to be your co-ruler. This means you’re strongly affected by its transitions between zodiac signs.
Since December 2017, Saturn’s been swimming through Capricorn and your murky twelfth house of closure, healing and transitions. This has not been the easiest ride for you, Aquarius. Your normally social sign may have dipped under the radar, perhaps dealing with some intense personal or emotional situations. You may have had to grieve a loss or deal with a health issue (mental or physical). Maybe you’ve embraced this more solitary period, which could have sparked a creative or spiritual renaissance (#SaturnSilverLining).
Whatever Saturn in Capricorn served up, you’ll emerge from this period with new levels of inner strength and wisdom. And when Saturn makes his final lap through Cap from July 1 to December 17, you can take inventory of any lingering loose ends or baggage—and address it for once and for all. Old vices and addictions, toxic ties, bad habits like people-pleasing: Whatever’s weighing you down can get the heave-ho. In December, Saturn will depart from this realm, not to return until 2047!
Ultimately, Saturn in your sign is like the arrival of a grooming team getting you ready for your big coming-out party. You need to be pitch-perfect before you step onto the world stage, and you’ll be glad you took the time to prepare! While you may have to reckon with a few moments of self-doubt or insecurity, Saturn in Aquarius is revealing exactly where in your life it’s time to level up.
To make things even more intense, go-getter Mars will zoom into Aquarius for its biennial visit from March 30 to May 12. You’ll be hyped to start implementing some big changes and putting yourself out there. But not so fast, Aquarius! On March 31, the speedy red planet will form an exact meetup with cautious Saturn. The effect will be like having one foot on the gas and the other on the brake. Be extremely discerning with what you put out there, and make sure you’re showing your polished best. This would be a great time to work with a stylist, image consultant or branding expert.
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