March is a busy and productive month, and you may have money on your mind. The Sun visits Pisces, your second house of work and daily income, until March 19. On good days, you're grounded and goal-focused, ready to roll up your sleeves and build something tangible. This is the time that your 2012 resolutions really start to kick in. On March 19, the Sun moves into Aries, your social third house. Try to get your hard work done before then. Meetings, multitasking, and short bursts of concentration will be your m.o. during Aries time. You may also have a chance to pitch or sell something you created earlier in the month, especially at the March 22 Aries new moon, an ideal date for meetings. This new moon aligns with your ruling planet Uranus and communicator Mercury, making it an "anything's possible" kind of day. Aim high and be daring-be a trailblazer instead of following a script.Another big money day is March 8, when the Virgo full moon falls in your eighth house of wealth and joint ventures. You could receive a financial windfall (or a bill), or you could have the opportunity to collaborate on an exciting project. An effort you've been developing over the last six months could be funded. This is also a big day for relationships, as the eighth house rules sex, intimacy, and emotional bonding. A budding attraction could turn into full-on spring fever. Long-term couples may get closer at this full moon, although some intense emotions could surface first.The one fly in the ointment this month is communication planet Mercury, which is retrograde (backward) from March 12 through April 4. Mercury retrograde can be a frustrating period that's rife with computer crashes, travel delays, and senseless misunderstandings. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Prior to this period, back up your computers and data to avoid any losses. During the retrograde, leave extra early for appointments and flights, triple-confirm any reservations, and avoid jumping to conclusions with friends. Retrogrades can bring back the past-they're a perfect time to handle unfinished business and reconnect with old friends. Put some new ventures on the back burner, or just slow the pace and delay signing contracts until April.
Open your heart, Aquarius. Romantic Venus and generous Jupiter link up in Taurus this month, your emotional and nurturing fourth house. You're feeling especially like a "softie" now, and the lesser-seen mushball side of your personality endears people to you. Allow yourself to receive love from others and to express unconditional love. Home and family are emphasized this month. If you're going through a hard time, your relatives (especially your mother) could be a surprising source of comfort. This is also a great time to redecorate, especially your bedroom and bath. Is it time to give your sleeping area a little more of a sexy "boudoir" vibe...or just make it feel more relaxing and serene?If you're single, follow a few principles of feng shui to invite companionship into your life. "Act as if" by setting up your home as though you're already in the relationship of your dreams. Think: a comfy couch where you could lounge with your love or a bed big enough for two with paired nightstands. It may sound cliche, but our brains are responsive to suggestion, and you can shift the energy of your thought patterns by taking in new visual and sensory information. Feeling in a family way? The fourth house rules motherhood and children, making a pregnancy possible. Watch out, though: with bountiful Jupiter in the mix, you could end up with multiples. Double stroller, anyone? Your relationship with your own mother or children can improve under this peacemaking Venus-Jupiter transit.On March 8, the Virgo full moon illuminates your eighth house of intimacy and shared resources. This could be a big emotional turning point for you, Aquarius. Your bond with someone special could deepen, or you could have an intense, soul-baring conversation. The eighth house also rules sex, so a passionate night could be in the stars. If chemistry has been simmering with someone, this full moon could consummate your strong attraction. If you're in a relationship, you may deal with the division of money, responsibilities, and resources now. Is everything fair and square-or, at least, divvyed up in a way that works for you both? As a couple, you might make a joint investment, such as buying a piece of property or funneling cash into a retirement account or college savings fund for the kids. Strong emotions could emerge, and you might decide an issue is best hashed out with the therapist. Some Aquarians may decide to end a relationship, or if you've split up, you may need to deal with legal matters, parceling out assets, or spousal support.
March is an excellent month for self-care and enjoying some household nesting. Beautifying Venus and bountiful Jupiter are together in Taurus, your fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundations. You'll thoroughly enjoy the spring-cleaning process, and you could have fun replacing any shabby or worn-out furniture, linens, or decor. Pamper yourself all month, too-there's no such thing as having too many massages, Aquarius. Since Jupiter rules travel, you might decide to take a trip to a spa now. Just book it before or after Mercury retrograde (March 12 through April 4), a tricky time for travel.Craving some nature to nurture you? This month, you may decide to buy a vacation property or rent one for the summer. This urge is especially March 11 through March 17, when three planets form a fortunate "grand trine" in the real estate zones of your chart. You might even inherit a place from a relative, or in some way receive a stroke of good fortune through your lineage.If you've had tension with relatives (and Mercury retrograde can stir the pot), the Venus-Jupiter conjunction helps smooth things over. Take the tension out of the house if you need to clear the air. Hold your peace talks over pastries, high tea, or something fun and decadent, where the atmosphere makes it hard to stay angry. The March 8 Virgo full moon is a good day to hash things out, and this full moon will illuminate exactly where the trouble spots are. Like a detective, you can pinpoint those fault lines and suggest innovative ways to move forward on a positive path. If you're starting over with a sister, brother, or close friend, there's no better day than the March 22 Aries new moon, which brings renewal to your third house of siblings.
The Sun is in Pisces, your work and money sign, until March 19. You're in a hardworking way, feeling productive and determined. If you set simple milestones and break down action steps, you can make headway toward your goals. Of course, some of those goals could be shifting now, and some Aquarians could be downright confused about what to do next. Don't rush the process, because it will unfold a bit more every month. On February 3, creative and dreamy Neptune began a fourteen-year visit to Pisces. You may be craving more meaning, purpose, and even security from your work. Neptune in Pisces can give you a more spiritual take on money, so studying up on "prosperity consciousness" and the Law of Attraction is helpful now, too. Check out Napoleon Hill's classic book Think and Grow Rich, which covers this in a simple, profound way.Your long-term finances and shared resources come into play at the March 8 Virgo full moon. Virgo rules your eighth house of joint property and long-term financial goals. An investment could pay off or you could be offered a joint venture opportunity. You could make a large major purchase or receive a windfall of money. Nice! Taxes fall under this domain, and if you've filed early, you could hear news of a nice refund, or in some cases, money due. Sigh. With stressful Mars retrograde in Virgo from January 23 through April 13, this particular tax season might be a little hairy for you.Thinking of buying or selling real estate? From March 11 through March 17, a harmonious grand trine between Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto could aid your efforts. If you're seeking a dream home, visualize or even collage what you want, as Pluto rules the unconscious. Can't find anything within your search radius? Check out other neighborhoods or areas, as expansive Jupiter could bring luck if you widen your scope. Some Aquarians could receive a family inheritance or even a "just because" belated birthday check from a generous relative. If you're working on a business idea or raising funds for a project, don't be shy about asking family to pitch in-provided you have a solid plan for repaying them.Redo your budget or address any difficult conversations around money from March 12 through March 23, while communication planet Mercury is retrograde in Aries, your money house. Even with the grand trine's blessings, you'll want to be careful not to overspend or to sign on to anything risky. Mercury retrograde cycles are important for research, and less favorable for inking deals. Study the fine print, ask questions, and perform your due diligence. You'll be equipped to make an informed decision in April-don't jump into anything this month unless you feel completely prepared and at ease in your heart.The March 22 Aries new moon is a great day for a meeting, sales pitch, or a presentation. This new moon will align with Mercury and your ruler, innovative Uranus. A "virtual" meeting by Skype or a videoconference could be the start of something big. A friend or colleague could make a connection that skyrockets in the next six months. Is it someone you know from way back when? You may reunite with a helpful person between March 12 through March 23, when Mercury retrograde in Aries brings old cronies back into your orbit.