It’s your birthday season, Pisces, and the planets are hosting quite a celebration. Not only is the Sun in your sign until March 19, but a cluster of planets is huddled in Capricorn, activating your eleventh house of group activity and collaborations. And yes, there’s the “fly in the frosting” of your cosmic cake—also known as Mercury retrograde—which has been taking place in Pisces since February 16. But on March 4, Mercury will exit your sign, correcting course on March 9. If you can grit your teeth and make it through the first week of the month, you’ll be in the clear soon enough.
Mercury retrograde is famous for scrambling signals with technology, travel and communication—as you may well know. And when it backs through your sign, that can make you feel like the zodiac’s most misunderstood creature. Even your most brilliant ideas might get a lukewarm reception. Since Mercury’s awry in your first house of appearances, any style makeovers could end up as more of a fashion “don’t” now, and some old insecurities could flare up around your looks and body image. Take it easy, go light on the selfies (a digital detox might do ya right—at least from social media) and watch a tendency to compare your accomplishments to other people’s. From March 4 to 9, Mercury will backspin through Aquarius and your healing, subconscious twelfth house. A wave of nostalgia could strike, but you may also have to process some painful emotions you haven’t dealt with.
On March 9, the stars make up for it all. Not only does Mercury turn direct (forward), but there’s a full moon in Virgo and your seventh house of committed partnerships. A relationship could reach official status, or you could meet someone with major synergy and dynamic duo potential. If you’ve been unsure whether to move forward in a business or romantic partnership, these clarifying moonbeams will show you the way.
This full moon happens against a backdrop of major planetary activity that will impact Team Pisces. Throughout March, a rare cosmic quartet will travel through Capricorn and your eleventh house of technology, group activity and networking. You’ll have energizer Mars, adventurous Jupiter, structured Saturn AND power player Pluto all visiting this socially active sphere, pumping your popularity and bringing fascinating folks into your orbit.
When enthusiastic Mars and Jupiter unite on March 20, you’ll be unstoppable when it comes to championing a cause or perhaps hosting the party of the century (so far). With the spring equinox arriving on March 19, you’ve got a ready excuse to host an epic event or benefit fundraiser. And with the Sun starting a monthlong visit to Aries and your second house of work and money, you’re eager to start building those birthday wishes into a profitable reality!
Under these ambitious, can-do skies, you could draw major influencers into your orbit or go viral with a social media post. With Mars and Jupiter teamed up, March 20 is THE ideal day to play “brand evangelist” and pitch your ideas at a meeting. Make sure to book a networking event if your calendar’s empty—inspiring new connections await if you get out and mingle. This Harvard Business Review post on why to build a network—even when you think you don’t need one—offers a compelling case for strengthening the Pisces squad!
Watch out for power struggles on March 23, when Mars collides with calculating Pluto, a volatile combo that can stir up rivalry and competition. If your inner circle is feeling more like a shark tank than fish food for your soul, identify the triggers. Perhaps you need to set firmer boundaries with a domineering person whose demands for attention are sapping your energy. Maybe there are topics that feel uncomfortable and even inappropriate or group dynamics that you know feel toxic, like a culture of silencing or looking the other way. Today, you may need to take a stand—but do so strategically. In any setting, pay attention to subtle cues like body language. It’s what people AREN’T saying that might matter most.
The next day, March 24, brings a stabilizing new moon in Aries and your second house of finances and security. If you’re looking for another income source or eager to create some healthier habits for spring, this is an ideal start day. Spruce up your resume and make your online profiles employer-friendly. Sign up for boot camp and get your eating and exercise plans on track. Start that regimen of supplements and skin care—this sensual new moon loves luxury!
The month’s headline news arrives on March 21, when structured Saturn moves into Aquarius for the first part of a three-year visit—its first time back here since 1994! Saturn will plunge into your twelfth house of healing, closure and transitions until March 7, 2023, taking you on a powerful ride through your subconscious as it bolsters your inner strength.
Luckily, Pisces is the natural ruler of the twelfth house, which means you’ve got a built-in advantage for using this transit productively. From getting serious about a spiritual or artistic talent to launching a healing initiative, you can combine Saturn’s authority with the dreaminess of the twelfth house to do some good.
Saturn will do this journey in two acts: Its first leg will last from March 21 until July 1, 2020, then it will dip back into Capricorn until December 17. Right before the holidays, it will settle into Aquarius for the long haul, giving you a much bigger portion of what you’ll taste-test over the next three months.
Since December 2017, Saturn has been in Capricorn and your eleventh house of teamwork and technology, a relatively easy cycle. You may have gotten more serious about the company you keep. In fact, restrictive Saturn may have downsized your inner circle a bit, prioritizing quality over quantity. TBH, most Pisces could afford to take a more discerning approach to the people you call friends.
During this time, you may also have risen to a post of leadership, perhaps as a community organizer or team leader. Flexing those muscles has been great for your confidence, showing you how to lead with compassion. That may have required you to cut some dead weight or haters from the roll call on Team Pisces. Good riddance, we say! In fact, you could be feeling pretty popular right about now, both IRL and on the social feeds.
Now it may be time to monetize those healing and artistic gifts, Pisces. If you’ve developed some habits that aren’t supporting your highest purpose, this Saturn cycle will be a powerful time to address those at a core level. Don’t feel like you have to do this alone! A mentor, coach or therapist (Saturn rules experts) can shepherd you through this journey. In fact, having the right support system will be crucial for you now. If you need to let something go, don’t resist. Saturn in the twelfth house can bring things to a natural conclusion.
From March 30 to May 12, speedy Mars will also be in Aquarius. Paired with cautious Saturn, this can feel like having one foot on the gas and the other on the brake. If you feel the burning urge to get something off your chest or to confront someone, don’t rush in. It may be better to first work through anger or intense emotions privately (again, the help of a trained professional is advised). This whole cycle is preparing you for Saturn’s return to Pisces in March 2023, which will launch a brand-new 30-year chapter of your life. Major stuff!
You’ll need to take special care to keep your wits about you as you can be easily distracted and accident-prone, especially on March 31, when Mars and Saturn collide. Have a ready outlet for any frustrations—and not one that involves illicit substances or coping mechanisms, please. A trip to the spa or a mini-retreat to decompress? That’s more like it. If you have the chance to head somewhere beautiful and soul-restoring, preferably near water, take it at the end of March!
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