STARGAZER MARCH HOROSCOPES:
ARIES: A work project comes complete around the 12th. Your attention returns to more personal matters and finances. From the 11th a transit of Mars through the area of self worth and personal resources (through April 18) will push your attention towards earnings. Follow inspirational hunches on the 27th. Your creative imagination shines. Relationships or feelings of self worth (one is perhaps influencing the other?) get a bit distorted as Venus retrogrades on the 4th. From the 25th you feel a stronger sense of orientation, although it won’t be until the end of next month that all comes together for you personally. Intense vibrations on the 2nd and 30th signal unfinished business in a relationship that was stimulated towards the end of last year. Someone pushes you towards the finish line in a professional undertaking at the end of the month. You can make yourself clear on the 29th. A New Moon in your sign on the 27th sets the stage for progress and success.
TAURUS: The Full Moon in your house of true romance sends exciting vibrations on the 12th, coupled with Mars in your sign from the 11th there are some powerhouse energies on hand making you desire love and personal expression. This is a period in which you’ll want to go after your desires wholeheartedly. Venus retrograde from the 4th, however, could muddy the waters. There is unfinished business to attend to, potentially in regard to a financial matter that will require resolution next month. Also, as your ruling planet, you’ll be a bit hedonistic without the full force of Venus smoothing your edges. A work or health matter could come to dramatic culmination on the 2nd. Professionally you gain a significant insight. There can be much reassessment of developments that came up at the end of last year. Friends are a source of pleasure and inspiration on the 27th. Take someone out to something arty, you’ll have a great time!
GEMINI: The Full Moon on the 12th signals closure within a domestic matter. You may be at odds with a partner, and there could be a tough atmosphere in which this ending occurs. Mutually, a relationship could be getting more serious and there are adjustments being made in light of a commitment. Not so good for making decisions of the heart, meanwhile, is during the Venus retrograde cycle beginning on the 3rd. This month at least there are favorable overtones as colleagues from the past reemerge. You’ll need to balance business with pleasure as a spotlight shines on you professionally and you continue to enjoy favor and an escalated public profile. Dialogue begins around your professional direction on the 6th is very important for the next 4 months. From the 10th, you journey inwards as you bring the events and actions taken since mid May 2015 to completion and begin a process of endings and closure. This can be a process of psychological release. Meditation or therapy may be beneficial for you.
CANCER: Venus retrogrades on the 4th, and what felt like an imminent career breakthrough may feel as though it has slipped through your fingers. You’ll get there in time, something needs to be reworked and you may need to enroll in a class or program or reconfigure your marketing strategy in order to get there. Mars in Taurus from the 11th takes some of the edge off. You’ll seek out company and social experiences that put you in touch with your dreams. Domestic life is a source of possible tension, and events around the home have a somewhat destabilizing quality at this time. These storylines emerged at the end of last year and continue to seek resolution. You can’t push too hard right now, or the seams will burst! From mid month, you are on the lookout for ways to achieve your professional goals. Illuminating insights on the 25th and 26th will help you adjust your course appropriately, and you can set a plan into motion on the 29th with the full awareness it will take until at least the first week of May to see it all fall into line. A New Moon on the 27th points you in the right direction.
LEO: Long range objectives and your profession are the focus of most of your energy and attention for the next several months, though the cooperation or resources you require to reach your objectives will need to be sought after, perhaps in distant places or with people from other cultures. Look for clues for the direction you might take around the New Moon on the 27th, with full awareness that it might not be until May that you get on that road. Working alone right now is your best bet, and you can accomplish a great deal in the early part of April, (the 6th, specifically). Otherwise there seems to be a stop and start quality present, use the information that arises over the next two months to clarify your enterprise. Lusty passion arises in your love life, the 26th could prove quite enticing. Love relationships and children can be a bit vexing this month. Anticipate some push and pull in regards to matter of the heart. You may seek to throw out an old script and start over completely. This choice resonates with insights you had at the end of 2016, as you find yourself reaching the same conclusion all over again.
VIRGO: A financial situation seems to get stuck this month, keep the lines of communication open to see any progress in relational matters. Intuition is strong on the 4th and you can read between the lines. A new conversation begins on the 6th, pay close attention to what is being said. A Full Moon in your sign on the 12th bodes well for your self awareness and knowing where you stand. It also reveals where work needs to be done, and issues at home and a close partnership likely continue to be a part of the equation. These topics continue to unfold over the next 8 weeks. Hang in there. Mars from Taurus on the 11th is energizing for you and you’ll come out from the hinterland of a personal transformation ready to embrace a new challenge. The intimacy you seek is possible, but you may have some more internal and/or relational work to do to reach it. It’s possible a familial obligation is blocking your relational progress Be grateful for a second chance to rectify a situation which you had not fully grasped or been able to commit to over the next 6 weeks.
LIBRA: Venus slows and reverses, signaling you are shelving certain negotiations and agreements for the time being. A jolt at the beginning of the month (March 2) can bring some of the issues to the table, with some clarification on the 5th and 18th a distinct possibility. You can use the New Moon on the 27th to gain clarity about what you would like to see develop in your partnerships moving forward, but perhaps give it until early May to reach to conclusion which you desire. Keep the lines of communication open, many opinions are being expressed through which you can gain in perspective. Sparks can fly during a conversation or chance encounter on the 26th. Seek respite or retreat around the 12th, as a Full Moon signals endings highlighting your innermost psychic domain. A hectic schedule at work could make it difficult to find time for restorative and relaxing activities, but make an effort to meditate and reflect as these will be so regenerative. Your intuition regarding health on the 1st and 4th can be illuminating. Mars from Taurus indicates this is a transformative period, particularly where you seek to establish security within or through a close relationship.
SCORPIO: There can be some rearrangement required on the job, staffing may be shuffled or a project stalls this month. It’s also a second chance to get a project right. The work you are doing now is the stepping stone to promotion or advancement later this Summer into Fall. Give it the required polish and workmanship. Your attention is focused on a key relationship and romance, though with Venus retrograde from the 4th, this too may sidetrack temporarily. A desire for privacy and intimacy can be challenged by your numerous work assignments, which are keeping you so busy right now. Romantic stirrings during the first week will command attention. You sense your true love through a psychic bond or perhaps in a dream. Mercury aids in coming to terms with what needs to be resolved in a work situation after the 14th and a New Moon signals a clearer sense of direction on the 27th. Events this day also stimulate a very romantic awakening for you and your partner. Find a way to balance work and pleasure this month, but certainly carve out some time for a special connection on this marvelous day.
SAGITTARIUS: A love relationship or creative project can sidetrack, as Venus retrograde from the 4th deters progress over the next 6 weeks. A prior commitment could prove a stumbling block for the attainment of your desires. You enter a hard working phase from the 11th, as Mars transits Taurus. A new job or assignment can keep you very busy or you may be looking for work through April. Exercise or sports can be very beneficial at this time as well and if you had not kept a New Year resolution for fitness there’s no time like the present! A New Moon on the 27th signals a bold new direction for you, though this one may not fully come together until May. A domestic issue is going to require your attention next month. Enjoy the creative vibes from the 14th, you will excel at writing projects through April. Work from home business can thrive on the 27th. Your creativity plays a role.
CAPRICORN: Residential matters require reassessment, it’s possible a financial shortfall or an issue with a female family member impedes your progress. You get clarity about your desires from the New Moon on the 27th, and all will be reconciled in May. Erotic and creative energy is stimulated from the ingress of Mars in Taurus on March 12. You’ll be feeling frisky and fancy free. Take this time to work on an artistic project or cultivate your love connection. Socially this is a good time to connect and reconnect with friends. Networking and communications are highlighted on the 1st, 4th and 8th. Strong intuition or creativity is featured on the 27th. This could make for a very pleasurable experience in a love relationship. You get fresh professional impulses and continue to develop on opportunities that were presented late last year around the 2nd of the month. Keep going.
AQUARIUS: You may have felt you were getting to the bottom of a huge problem, only to find your solution may be invalid. A tricky cycle for love and finance from the Venus retrograde on the 4th (lasting through the middle of next month) signals unfinished business needs attending. Vibes are good otherwise, and finances will continue to be a principal topic or concern for you over the next few weeks. The 6th and 8th are great for negotiation or making a budget. You may be forced to cut corners on the 12th or 17th, meanwhile, and these dates will reveal shortages where they really need to be addressed. Despite Venus coasting backwards, your mind is sharp and you can be inspired and downright convincing from the 24th – 29th. Excitement prevails over uncertainty. Domestic life requires attention from the 10th, though you will get a lot of support here where you need it to make changes to your residence or with those you share your home.
PISCES: Venus retrograde on the 4th (through the middle of next month) signals a redux is required where financial security is sought. Progress can be made on the 5th, and a direction worth considering will be revealed around the 25th. This reappraisal comes under otherwise incredibly positive influences, especially after the 11th, when Mars enters Taurus and stimulates interaction, making daily life much more exciting. Conversations and agreements on the 18th, 26th and 29th hold water, and there is no need to hold back contracts, unless your heart simply isn’t in it. Professional turning points are likely on the 12th and 17th. You have to reconfigure yourself somehow to make the most of these valuable opportunities. The Full Moon on the 12th signals a completion or culmination in a relationship. Both Saturn and Pluto are present here, so developments are forged around awareness of a long range goal, while very passionate overtones preside. New financial ground is broken after the 27th, as a New Moon opens a door. Outside sources of income are also a topic this month, issues from the end of last year are revisited.
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December is both beginning and ending, a month in which we see the resolution of the many themes and topics of 2016 fading and dissolving into memory, but also a time in which the major dynamic influences of 2017 begin to be revealed. The first of a series of alinements between Libra – Jupiter (opposite) Aries – Uranus with Saturn peeking in and assisting from Sagittarius occurs between the 24th and 26th of December. Mars from Aquarius, Sun from Sag. and then Venus from Aquarius all augment and support this very unique configuration, during which we begin to see a culmination of the enterprises and storylines that we initiated in June 2010. (These took firmer hold a bit later – January to March of 2013 were ripe for initiation and rooting down with innovative ideas and life choices.)
The ambience stimulated by Jupiter – Uranus is vitalizing, energetic, volatile and highly unstable. Saturn’s influence here suggests we’ll fortunately be moderated and taking a slower and more methodical approach as we reach this critical juncture for the journey we set out on in 2010. This aspect prevails through September 2017, and with the exception of Venus retrograde next Spring and the shift of the Lunar North Node to Leo, this is going to be the most significant force we are going to contend with over the next 10 months. (It’s more than enough to keep you busy, don’t even imagine it’s going to be a boring year!)
In the context of Joseph Campbell’s Heroic Journey, the opposition aspect symbolizes that we have reached the Second Threshold, a point of crisis and confronting the abyss, of death and rebirth. Material and other temptations may emerge to lure us from our quest. Saturn, meanwhile, has already moved into the position of receiving the reward. It is our long range efforts that begin to pay off, even if only modestly, and it is within that which we have invested immense if not immeasurable amounts of dedication, that will remind us that there is still treasure to be had if we stay the course. The hard and gritty lessons and determination required during the critical Saturn in Scorpio transit have begun to yield fruit. These fruits will nourish and inspire us over these next incredible 10 months as we attend to our heroic journey. The choice to cross the threshold will take us into The Other World, and in January 2021 we reach the point of Apotheosis. The maturity we gained for remaining true to the conviction of our quest assists us through during this incredible turning point. The Leo eclipse next February will tap into this configuration and offer a very exciting development!
The Sun, Venus and Mars all activate exciting new developments, though Venus and Mars are still at odds, remaining out of one another’s reach until mid April, in the midst of a very, very tough retrograde cycle. (It may in fact be a romantic prospect that brings us back from the brink during that challenging phase.) If the love and sex life are on the meh side of the spectrum, it’s likely because the yin/yang polarity of desire and ability to receive pleasure are in such incongruous spaces, and remain so for a few more months. Your own personal chart aspects notwithstanding, this is a tenuous phase in which to see to significant developments within relationships, especially with that Venus retrograde looming.
It would be incredibly bad form to ever suggest that if you feel love and have a relationship in which you can express these feelings in a healthy, affirming way that you should avoid doing so. Simply that the love and sex drives have disparate outlets right now, and if a relationship is not going as smoothly or gaining momentum as you had hoped it would, that this could provide a clue as to why. The end of December does feature some very positive Venus contacts, as the Goddess of Love locks into the Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn aspect and we get reinforcement (and perhaps resources) that augment our potential to take on the exciting prospect for adventure it represents. Again, it’s less likely this ties into a romantic scenario, but feelings will be very positive and make for spirited Yule festivities.
TEN OF CUPS: MARS IN PISCES
Let things develop by themselves.
Breathe deeply and let a picture arise in you
which shows you in a state of complete
fulfillment. Life will offer all you need to be
happy. Gerd Ziegler, handbook for the
Aleister Crowley Tarot
While we experience a significant culmination, there is also a strong sense of disintegration and closure as Mars from Pisces (December 19 – January 29) takes all the energy and influences stimulated over the last two years Mars cycle (begun February 19, 2015) and deconstructs these initiatives, offering resolution for what we have managed to accomplish since then. We are in the process of dissolving the prior cycle in preparation for the rebirth that occurs January 29th when Mars transits zero Aries. From Pisces, we return to the vastness of creation itself and the limitless potential of everything. The Ten of Cups is a positive indicator that our hearts overflow with joy and gratitude for what we reap at the closure of this cycle, and that fulfillment is within reach.
Mars represents the vitality and drive we have to achieve our aims or to get what we desire. In this last cycle we (hopefully) learned many things about what is and is not effective or constructive use of our energy, especially during this last retrograde period in April – June. Mars conjunct South Node on the 27th will provide a signal that an activity or association has run it’s course. There can be a setback or karmic occurrence at this time. What ever happens is only meant to adjust or modify the course or to release a fruitless endeavor. You’ll know inside. Energy will also be low, so keep your major initiatives on the burner until late February. When Mars engages the Jupiter – Uranus – Saturn aspect, it’s all systems go!!!
Energy now is directed inward, and guided by compassion and inspiration. You can make the most effective use of this time through creative work, reflection and cultivation of mystical and spiritual practices. Write some music, or get on that meditation kick you’ve been putting off. The psychic realm is active and intuition will be very strong in this phase. At it’s worst, this energy, because it is so receptive, can fall into the trap of illusions or be gullible to predators who perceive this vulnerability as weakness. This is a positive time for ritual, healing and purging. Also a good time to peace out in your girl cave and listen to Mazzy Star, feel free to hang this sign on the door:
MERCURY RETROGRADE: December 19 – January 8
If you’ve been frazzled by the super hectic pace of the last 5 weeks, you’ll notice things start to slow down at the onset of the month, and that either projects come complete or you otherwise have more time to catch up through mid month. As Mercury retrogrades on the 19th, it just misses contact with Pluto, so it seems a crucial agreement or decision will have to wait until the end of January. With the general quietude of Mars transiting Pisces, (and also Venus through early February) it looks like the next two months are about clearing the decks (or cleaning up the mess) in preparation for a period of much greater activity that arrives during the winter months.
Mercury will retrograde through January 8th. From there the dust clears and we can begin to move forward with things. Have a safe and wonderful New Year, and don’t forget to join me on Patreon.com for my new weekly astrology blog!
STARGAZER HOROSCOPE BY SIGN: (It is suggested you read for your ascendant too. If you are not sure, you can calculate your chart for free on astro.com)
ARIES: Blissful social connections offer so much happiness for you this month. A holiday party can bring about a significant introduction to someone with partnership potential. Let the sparks fly and give this one time to grow into itself. You can lean on what you learned about commitments (and keeping them) in 2014 and have a better idea now of what you really have to offer. Professional matters and where you are heading become the hot topic of conversation, though this one takes a while to hammer out. Listen to offers (and to your own inner voice) through February. The conviction to make an enduring decision and rise to that challenge, will come in a few months time.
TAURUS: The buzz for you is profession and advancement, your big picture goals are in focus and a great deal of energy and enthusiasm can help you move towards a big milestone. An assignment or new job enhances your public profile, and this is a good time to take on an extra position. You might come into contact with someone who can help you up the ladder while doing a freelance gig, so keep your feelers out there. Forces behind the scenes, as well as your intuition are conspiring to your benefit. Spend some time with your confidantes or on your own to heed the important message being sent your way. Friends and associates can brighten your spirits. A connection may come to an end around the 27th. It’s in your best interest to walk away at this time.
GEMINI: After a pretty rough year, you finally hit the sweet spot. Life is very lively and exciting in this phase. A commitment may be deepening in this period, and this could be contributing to your satisfaction as well. A Full Moon in your sign on the 13th shows you how far you have come this year. It’s time to release a defeating pattern or activity associated with your career or vocational objectives. Events or indications around the 27th reveal the details. A better professional atmosphere prevails next month, though 2017 has a few tricks up it’s sleeve. (Give yourself till May to work out all the kinks!) Enjoy the camaraderie and social opportunities available at this time.
CANCER: Could be a long and winding road for a close or exclusive partnership is in store, Mercury retrograde sends out mixed signals about where you are headed with you know who! A serious, deep down and dirty conversation about your commitment needs to happen, but won’t until late January. Hang in there, babe. The more exciting news seems to taking place for you professionally, as a rather dry and dormant period for your career is coming to an end. Events around the beginning and end of the month offer incredible indications, seems you need to leave your comfort zone to make the most of the opportunities in store. A New Moon on the 29th signals changes in your status. See what January has in store before you buy that ring.
LEO: Partnerships are emphasized this month with really incredible social opportunities in store at both the beginning of the month as well as over the weekend of the 25th. If you’ve been feeling like taking a relationship to the next level, you could find you are ready to make a big step this month. The Mercury retrograde cycle impacts your work, health and productivity sector, so if you’ve been waiting to hear about an assignment or promotion, you might be waiting a bit longer. There are good indications towards the end of the month that signal stagnation for your life direction is clearing. You’ll seek some privacy from the limelight towards the end of the month and into the new year. A meditation practice or retreat can be beneficial.
VIRGO: Love and partnerships have likely been a source of all kinds of weird, complicated and beguiling scenarios this year, if not a source of outright frustration. The road gets easier this month and you can proceed with a relationship with a deeper sense of assurance and commitment, though the retrograde period of Mercury will likely see a few missed signals and maybe a reconsideration, Mars and later Venus coming to occupy the part of your chart associated with your other half signal fresh impulses are stirring in your love life. The 27th is time to release a worn out relationship script, I think they call that one beating a dead horse. (January 8th also features some strong clues of what you need to let go of.) Financials are in a state of great vitality, perhaps sudden expansion, and a work from home business can thrive in this phase.
LIBRA: It’s a real bang up of a month for Libra, so much energy is percolating in a creative enterprise or with a romantic relationship. The first few days of the month can seal the deal on an important commitment for either business or pleasure. There is more in store over the weekend of the 24th and you will doubtless be ringing in many happy returns, regardless of how catastrophic 2016 may have been for you at times. Uranus direct from the 29th signals a dry spell in a relationship is coming to an end. If you are not partnered, you will see exciting prospects emerge in February and through the Spring. From the 20th you enter a hard working phase. The assignments you deal with throughout January propel you to success this Summer, so do your best work. Mercury retrograde impacts your residence. If relocating, best to wait till February!
SCORPIO: The cutbacks and commitment you have demonstrated in trying to work out your tough financial issues are beginning to pay off, though probably in a scenario that is very private and behind the scenes. Your desire to self employment or the sense of liberation you seek from the workaday world is rekindled this month, and from New Years forward you see better influences here, particularly from February. Home is where the heart is for you right now, and you will likely be holding your key social and family events at your own place, possibly hosting those from out of town or having a nice, low key soiree. It’s been mostly a bitterly tough year for matters of the heart, and you’ve probably taken some time to lick your wounds. Feelings stir in your romantic sector from the 20th, a trend that takes you right through January. Release an old script on the 27th, and get in touch with someone you lost touch with.
SAGITTARIUS: It’s a boisterous and exciting month for you with very positive indications that your hard work and maturing outlook are really beginning to pay off. Events at the beginning of the month, as well as over the weekend of the 24th provide immense opportunities for making enduring and positive moves. Some of these have to do with a love relationship, and if you’ve been floundering you might find the inroads to make a commitment around the Full Moon on the 13th. Mercury retrograde impacts you money, honey, so get it in writing and don’t make yourself nuts waiting for the check to show up in the mail. It won’t. Or at least not until the end of January. The 10th and 12th are dynamic for you, you make a very positive impression. Bravo!
CAPRICORN: Very dynamic points in your chart are stimulated by the upcoming configurations and your base of operations, profession and private life all play a big role in the upcoming 10 months. It’s not impossible you need to relocate to take an offer or opportunity associated with you career, or that your work is going to keep you on the road a lot as you ascend the heights of your ambition. The work you are doing remains very much behind the scenes through next year. When Saturn moves into your sign next December you’ll enter a new high profile phase, reaping the rewards of the work you are doing now and no doubt an impeccable work ethic. You are learning to trust your inner voice more than your inner critic. Mercury in your sign for most of the next 8 weeks will likely make you busy-busy-busy. Finances are also key this month, with a proper pay off for your work in the early days of the month.
AQUARIUS: By far this will be the best month of the year for you, as Mars and Venus stimulate a very positive and productive ambience, and make harmonious combinations to Uranus and Jupiter throughout the month. An older friend may provide very good advice or support for your endeavors. Your’ ruling planet turning direct on the 29th will help you shake any doldrums. There is an infectiously playful element at work and the Full Moon on the 13th is absolutely delightful for self expression or a romantic relationship. Out and about is the best place to be! Mercury retrograde impacts your private life, and you can get some mixed signals from your subconscious. Dreams will be revealing, and can reveal what you need to say goodbye to. Mars from the 19th makes your finances a high priority. A source of income may come to an end on the 27th.
PISCES: You are back stage and getting ready for something really, really big Pisces, as Mars and then Venus come to occupy your slice of the sky. For now, you are working away behind the scenes and seeing some very exciting financial developments from what you have been cooking. A professional venture is highlighted and you may get capital to expand or develop your business, or be getting a raise for your hard work. This is an ongoing process that lasts through August, so you may just be in the initial phases this month, with more to be revealed up ahead. A limiting belief or behavior can effectively be released on the 27th, perhaps an enterprise or activity has run it’s course. You shine brightly on New Years Eve, bring on the bubbly and enjoy a romantic interlude. You are worth it.
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