March could be a productive month, although a bit of an obstacle course at times. The Sun is in Pisces, your tenth house of career and success, for the first three weeks. On the 19th, it moves into Aries, beaming its solar power into your eleventh house of group activity. This is no time for cooling your heels at home, Gemini! You've got people to see and places to go. With stressful Mars retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your home and family sector until mid-April, you might have to dodge bouts of domestic discord and cabin fever. The one exception is the March 8 Virgo full moon, which is a good day for focusing on your personal life, moving, or spending time with relatives.Another tricky part of March is that your ruling planet Mercury is retrograde March 12 through April 4. Mercury retrograde (which occurs three or four times a year) is notorious for miscommunication, travel delays, and technology troubles. This retrograde splits its time between Aries and Pisces, which could rile up tension at your job or among your social circle. Be sure to back up any electronic data, and be careful what you put in an email, especially what you send via the company server. On a positive note, Mercury retrogrades are great for reunions, so you could reconnect with old colleagues and friends. On March 22, the Aries new moon could bring an exciting collaborative opportunity or a new friendship. This moon will align with Mercury and Uranus, planet of unexpected events. You may decide it's time to invest less into a draining relationship or to break away from one obligation to make room for new connections. Welcome the official start of spring by attending a networking event, taking a workshop, or gathering with an inspiring crowd. An old friend could open the doors to a new group of "power players."
Your love life is in need of a little cleanup this month, Gemini-and a dash of fantasy, too. Romantic Venus and expansive Jupiter travel together in Taurus, your twelfth house of closure, healing, and illusion. You could have a strong desire to get swept away, but where will the tides take you? Tread water for a minute and see what's really going on. You're having a hard time seeing clearly through the prism. Simply trusting your emotions to guide you will be a risky proposition. If you're in a relationship, this could be an important time to initiate couples' therapy or to clear the air of old resentments and hurts. One or both of you needs closure, and you can't keep building a relationship on top of unresolved pain. Is there a need for more closeness, touch, romance, and intimacy? For clearer boundaries and expectations? Take a chance and talk about it as openly as you can. Jupiter helps you maintain an optimistic, philosophical distance that allows you to view your love life from a panoramic and solution-oriented vantage.Is someone from your past creeping around again, or are you fantasizing about an unobtainable person? Geminis like having options, but if you've kept the door ajar with an ex, it might be time to seal up access for good. With uber-pitchman Jupiter in the mix, someone's promises could be incredibly tempting ("I've changed-I swear!"), but actions speak louder than words. You might even be able to talk yourself into making a full meal out of the crumbs somebody is offering, but why settle? With stern Saturn retrograde (backward) in your fifth house of romance from February 7 through June 25, this is no time to rush headlong into an affair. Slow down, process things one step at a time, and be smart.
Things on the home front can be a little stressful for the next month and a half. Anxious Mars is retrograde in Virgo, your domestic fourth house, until April 13. You may be clashing with a female relative (mother-daughter conflicts have an especially strong pull now), or feeling uncomfortable in your body or unsettled in your living situation. Perhaps business is booming, but your time to bond, nest, and rest has been drastically shortened. If you're renovating, moving, or trying to get pregnant, it might be best to put those plans on hold until later this spring.The March 8 Virgo full moon could bring some emotions out into the open with your family. You may need to clear the air to make things more peaceful at home. Or, you might just need to move some furniture out! This is a great day to make more space and to carve out a little room of your own. Life evolves so quickly now, and so does your need for privacy and self-care. Whether that means a corner of the living room dedicated to your yoga mat and blocks, turning the storage room into a home office, or stocking up on delicious bath products for a weekly (or more) sumptuous soak, make the little changes this month that allow you to settle back into your skin.
March's strongest focus rests squarely on your professional life. The Sun will visit Pisces, your ambitious tenth house of career, until March 19. With Neptune a month into its fourteen-year Pisces visit, you should be feeling starry-eyed and inspired, or longing for work with a greater spiritual and emotional purpose. On the 19th, the Sun moves into Aries, your eleventh house of teamwork and future visioning. It's a great month to make powerhouse moves toward your loftiest goals. The Aries new moon on March 22 could bring some game-changing people into your sphere, and you could be invited to collaborate with some impressive trendsetters. With Mercury and revolutionary Uranus also in Aries, you could be honored for your innovative ways, perhaps with an award or a positive write-up or review.As fired up as you are, don't rush into the execution phase. Dream, plan, connect, and discuss, but wait until next month to make things official-or do so before March 12. On that day, communication planet Mercury (your ruler) goes retrograde until April 4. Mercury retrogrades are known for creating frustrating setbacks, computer crashes, and misunderstandings. They're a time when we forget to read the fine print or get tangled in red tape when we try to push things forward too quickly. However, they have a less-touted advantage, which is to give you a sliver of time to pause, think things over, and weigh the pros and cons. So while you're welcome to field offers from all directions, make "let me get back to you on this" your mantra from March 12 through April 4.Mercury retrograde splits its time between Aries and Pisces. From March 12 through March 23, it's in Aries, your eleventh house of groups and technology. Teamwork can be frustrating during this time. Hold off on website launches, but do consider revamping your online presence, even if that means succumbing to the dreaded (but actually cool once you get used to it) Facebook Timeline. If you're job-hunting, look no further than your LinkedIn network, as an old coworker or mentor could have a promising proposition. Be sure to investigate it thoroughly before you sign on, though. Drag out the negotiations until early April, or start on a short-term project basis if you can.Mercury backs into Pisces from March 23 through April 4, which could be a bit of a drag. You may clash with clients and authority figures, be mired in bureaucratic process, or just experience unforeseen delays in your master plan. This is a better time to go back and finish up an old project, and to check your integrity overall. Have you promised something but not delivered it? Is there a weird vibe between you and a coworker? Don't sweep any of this under the rug. Mercury retrograde is your chance to tie up those loose ends before you go charging ahead.