* monthly * horoscopes - march 2017
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
From a strictly empirical point of view, this month begins in your favour and tips increasingly more that way. Things slacken off for a few days around the middle of the second week of March, but otherwise you have at least three planets in your sign for approximately 90% of the time, building up to four once the Sun arrives on March 20. The stellium in your constellation even hits five planets either side of the new moon on March 28, representing an unusually special and noteworthy emphasis. A few hard aspects at the same time make diplomacy imperative, when raising any bone of contention with those around about you.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
You aren’t sure whether it is because your birthday is drawing nearer, or that the first hint of spring is budding in the Northern Hemisphere. But as you emerge from a phase of relative dormancy you can feel the pace of life quickening, leading on from the eclipse season that dominated the second half of February. Mars arrives in your sign on March 10, meaning there is plenty for you to do, but also that you’re more enthusiastic and capable of tackling it. Once Mercury too, hits your constellation on the last day of this month, you really feel you have turned a corner; that a brighter future and fresh opportunities lie ahead…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
A troublesome configuration has dominated the skies since November. This isn’t the worst alignment you’ll ever have to endure, but it can prove wearing over the extended term and the longer it persists. There is a general sense of selfishness in the air and of people setting out to do whatever they want regardless; not necessarily pointing the finger in your direction, but when it comes to society at large. With the exception of one or two very special individuals who have proven themselves over time, you are better not expecting much in the way of support. Emphasise your own priorities, values and capabilities instead…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Half the known solar system clusters around the apex of your horoscope. This is a region customarily related to your public life, professional affairs and lifelong ambitions. But what to do when your domestic interests and family concerns are what has always driven you? It has to be a balancing act and one with which you could use all the support you can get. It isn’t a job description for some lightweight or anybody who’d be tempted to act the fly-by-night. You need staunch and determined people around you, with a sense of purpose; plenty of courage and the combined strength or stamina, to see their ambition through.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
A number of planets inspire you to investigate unfamiliar surroundings, to take a sojourn from your usual routines and to seek out the company of stimulating folk, you wouldn’t normally encounter. It is difficult to admit to yourself, that your dogged pursuit of certain key objectives has led you more than once into a creative cul-de-sac. Yet wherever you have faced opposition, from other people or an uncooperative universe, you have grown more set on these same familiar goals. Clearly, your persistence is admirable. But there comes a point when discretion is the better part of valour; not that you will pay heed of course…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
The full moon puts the spotlight on your sign. This is usually an annual affair, relating back to the period around your birthday roughly six months beforehand, when the Sun was passing through your region of the sky. This also coincided with a solar eclipse, witnessed mainly across central Africa, but with a fallout right around the world. The weeks since then have seen you facing a number of difficult decisions, emphasising the sticky question of where your influence stops and that of others takes over. This is best resolved by objectively considering what you want, rather than letting anyone else put ideas in your head.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
An unusual number of planets congregate in your opposite sign. Symbolically, your own part of the sky represents you as a distinct individual, so the area directly across the heavens, suggests its mirror image, or you and someone else. Often this is on a romantic level, but it can signify a business partnership, close working relationship or your best friend. Those ready to expand their romantic interests are in for a good month, whether you are just starting out or are strengthening foundations that exist already. Success means a process of give and take, where others should gain as much from each interaction as you do too.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
You’ve been wrapped up in your own concerns. Money has been a source of anxiety, while attempting to address this shortfall and increase your income has taken plenty out of you, both physically and emotionally. Watch for any weird complaints, the resolution of which the medical profession, finds a challenge to pinpoint. Treating the symptoms is only part of the picture, when what really needs to be remedied is the underlying cause. Most probably, it is simply down to stress levels. A pharmaceutical solution is not the best option; when with a little help, you can learn to cope holistically with this response…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
The point of Saturn is not to make you unhappy. Maybe it takes a few mental gymnastics, to accept that the cycles of the planets have any underlying purpose; yet it isn’t really such a quantum leap to go from experiencing a predictable outcome in your everyday affairs, through to wondering whether there might not be some kind of divine provenance behind these machinations. So the knowledge and experience you have accumulated over the past two years, finds a valuable application later on this month, since while you empathise with those who’re growing hot under the collar, you can lend a steady hand to proceedings.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
The cosmic gathering of March, emphasises your family and domestic affairs. This is welcome news, although you can’t help but feel a twinge of annoyance, since your professional and career interests soak up so much of your attention. Your natural inclination is obviously, to capitalise on this trend. It is true the more dedicated you turn out to be, the more highly you’ll rate the outcome. But remember those promises you so vocally made about your priorities, when things weren’t quite so rosy? Nothing drastic will go wrong if you neglect your worldly ambitions in favour of these. Yet the reverse cannot be said for the alternative.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
It was pleasing, to find yourself to the forefront during February. But it didn’t last for long and now you’re heading back towards your customary position on the cosmic periphery. Not that you really mind, even though it was wonderful having a few variables fall in your favour for a change. Yet the advantages of a rather low-profile position are manifold, not least the opportunity to relish your independence and to work on a personal agenda, with fewer interruptions than before. There are certain theories you are testing and ideas ready for action. You are keen to investigate these further and won’t mind the space and time at all.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Mercury leaves your sign on March 13, followed by the Sun on March 20. Only Neptune continues as a long-term visitor, along with Chiron for the next couple of years. But the picture is actually more complex, so don’t imagine you can recede into the mists, duck back behind your veil or lose yourself in material matters rather than tackling these affairs. Before Mercury departs it swings behind the Sun, resurrecting concerns that were first raised during the holiday season, and now need a satisfactory resolution. If not, or there is some way to go, Venus heads retrograde early this month and returns to finish the job in April.
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