There's no place like home in March, Sagittarius. This month, the Sun and four other planets move through Pisces, your fourth house of domesticity and family. This is a dramatic shift for your adventure-seeking, expansive sign, known more for your wanderlust than your attachment to your abode. Heightening your nesting instincts, mental Mercury, harmonious Venus, go-getter Mars and dreamy Neptune join the Sun in this sector of your chart. Instead of scouting for tickets to Jaipur or Johannesburg, you're more tuned into what's happening on the homefront. Use this month to plant deeper roots, and maybe even to move or revamp your home decor.
Are you feeling emotionally connected to your parents, children or female friends and relatives? Make efforts to strengthen those bonds. Since the fourth house rules emotional foundations, turn your focus to self-care, acts of nurturing, anything that gets you in a more "feminine" space. A change of address is possible around this time, or perhaps news of a pregnancy, especially near the March 11 Pisces new moon, a day when six planets will be in this highly personal area of your chart.
Alas, it won't all be domestic bliss for you. Until March 17, communication planet Mercury is retrograde (backward) in Pisces, so you may end up having some futile disagreements with a relative. If you get caught up in bickering, take these flare-ups in stride (and do try to temper your famously blunt side...there are some things that, once spoken, cannot be taken back). Or, you may also find that there are irritating snafus with a lease, mortgage or other aspect of a home sale, i.e. someone spaces out and forgets to sign an important document, or you discover flood damage that presents an unexpected repair cost.
On the bright side, retrogrades are a great time for reuniting with a long-lost family member or engaging in home repair of renovation. Hop onto Pinterest and start a few inspiration boards for striking paint colors and furniture fantasies. Since your taste tends to be eclectic, you might take this fun Home Goods quiz to help determine your decorating style: http://www.homegoods.com/stylescope/ (we were Boho and a touch of New Country, according to the test, and we'd bet a lot of other Sagittarians are, too.) Little changes, such as swapping out boring drawer pulls for vintage knobs or even choosing glamorous wallpaper for one key area (such as a tiny foyer) can take your home from drab to dramatic.
Once your dwelling is duly loved up, you're ready to step back out in style. On March 20, the Sun moves into fiery Aries, your fifth house of romance, passion and creativity. After connecting with your most personal foundations, put on those sparkly dancing shoes and hit the town. You're in a flirty, feisty mood, so here's a little dance and dress-up inspiration from your "bold soul sister," Sagittarius Tina Turner to match your mood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_dIO73cxuk. The last week of the month, four planets in Aries crank up your mojo, causing you to feel fierce and feisty again. Just as your celebration is in full swing, a March 27 Libra full moon ignites a spark in your eleventh house of groups and friendships, immersing you in the universal feeling of "one love" for all mankind. A team project or collaboration could really come together now. However, this full moon is in a challenging angle to three volatile planets: Mars, Uranus and Pluto. As magnanimous as your mood is, not everyone us feeling as warmly or team-spirited. Other members of your crew could strike up script-worthy drama, causing you to look around and say, "Is there a reality TV camera rolling?" Tempers can fly, and jealousy could erupt...triggering your a wave of your own anger or insecurity.
As happy-go-lucky as you are, you might have a hard time maintaining your composure, especially when so many of your buttons are being pushed. An air-clearing fight with a friend is a possibility. Or your own nagging self-esteem issues could arise, as you suddenly feel like an outsider in your own inner circle. Although it's all your imagination, Sagittarius, the illusion of not belonging could feel poignantly real. Hello, junior high school flashback.
This full moon is giving you a rare opportunity to deal with any glaring holes in your own self-worth. Speaking of worth, old money issues could arise from your past, stuff you thought was behind you. Perhaps you've been unconsciously using the power of cold hard cash to buy your way into a friendship, when that person simply likes you for you. Or maybe you're trying to control people with money, pulling purse strings in inappropriate situations. (Offering to pay for someone's cab ride because you decide on a whim that you need to see them, stat.) Perhaps you've gotten wrapped up in status instead of true friendship-or someone in your circle is playing that game. While you may find yourself out and about, moving and shaking like only you can, don't forget your real friends...and your real values. It's great to network and make win-win connections, but stay true to yourself in the process.
Cozy up, Sagittarius! The first part of the month, you're in a homebound mood-a nice long stretch of time to enjoy Downton Abbey marathons, a freezer stocked with chocolate peanut butter crunch ice cream, and comfy couch to curl up on-with or without another person. Coupled Sags will relish some quiet time together, strengthening your connection and taking a breather from the social treadmill. With so many planets in Pisces, your home and family sector, you may choose to be around people who adore you unconditionally to fill up the non-romantic "love tank." There's a strong emphasis on women and nurturing this month, so perhaps you need to dial up your long lost aunt or make another heart-to-heart connection with an important female in your life. Sometimes, there's nothing like the rock-solid advice from a wise woman who's "been there." Being around people with strong maternal energy is healing. Dig into your ancestral roots, perhaps re-reading old letters your grandmother wrote to your grandfather. Fall deeply, madly in love with your own company...to the point where you realize, "Yeah, I'd date me!" To completely take outside pressure off, you might even want to take a sabbatical from dating, at least for the first three weeks of March. You're the sign of the Archer, which means you often end up hunting and pursuing-a chase that can be as exhausting as it is exciting. While this may feel different from your normal go-getter M.O., it's great to learn how to be receptive, instead of always initiating or forcing things. You may get impatient with the dating (and waiting) game, but don't shoot yourself in the foot with that Archer's arrow.
On March 11, the Pisces new moon opens your heart to unconditional love, as five other planets will also be in this sentimental sector of your chart. Pisces rules your fourth house of mothers and children, so a pregnancy (or news of one in your close circle) possible now or sometime in the next six months. That same day, sexy Mars blazes its way into Aries, your fifth house of passion. Just be careful not to run too eagerly into the fray. Sign up for a pole dancing or burlesque class, or belly-dancing...something sultry and slow to loosen up your hips. Then, on March 20, the bold Sun joins motivator Mars in Aries; by the last week of the month, magnetic Venus and unpredictable Uranus gather here, too. Consider this a complete cosmic rebooting of your mojo. Goodbye hibernation, hello hot-blooded romance! You're back to your usual flamboyant and spicy self. With four planets in this party lovin' segment of your chart, your wild ways are back in full force. You're ready to flirt, have fun and add a few colorful stories if your playbook, if single. Talk about a spring awakening.
While you're downing champagne flutes (or mint lemonades) all over town, a March 27 full moon in Libra lights up your eleventh house of friendships. This potent full moon is opposite spicy Mars and edgy Uranus in Aries, your fifth house of romance. You could find yourself turned on by taboo or something with a hint of misbehavior to it. (A quickie in the broom closet?) Near this full moon, a friend may try to take things to the next level...or you might feel some sexual tension with a platonic pal. Do you really want to go there? You might be tempted to throw caution to the wind and, say, make out with your steering committee co-chair the night of the charity function (because what says "victory!" better than a little French kissing in the green room?). But really, that hot liplock won't be worth it when you have to face each other-and your colleagues-the next day, especially if one of you has stronger feelings than the other. You may THINK you can keep a fling "no-strings" or not get attached, but surprise, surprise-youmay find out otherwise. This could get messy, Sag-so keep your libido on lockdown if you must.
Adding some fuel to the already incendiary situation, shadowy Pluto is in your house of self-worth-and also at odds with this full moon. Maybe you think an exciting hookup will shore your wavering confidence, or mend a broken heart. But this could get seriously regrettable, fast. Having some innocent, heart-centric fun is one thing, but if you're getting involved to boost your own ego, this is likely to backfire. If you want people to see your vulnerable, caring aspects, then don't lead with your seductive side.
You used to be more plugged in than the Energizer bunny...and now, your batteries are ready for a recharge. From February 18-July 7, restrictive Saturn is retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your twelfth house of rest and endings. Your usual style of pushing through an ambitious social and professional agenda just isn't going to fly. Your body and soul are crying out for more rest and rejuvenation. If you've swept an old health issue under the rug, well, you may have to deal with it head-on now. Make sure you get to the root of the problem, instead of doing a band-aid treatment. (For a little levity, check out fellow Sagittarius Woody Allen's send up of hypochondria: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/opinion/sunday/hypochondria-an-inside-look.html?_r=0.) Perhaps you'll face down a longtime addiction-gorging on second helps of pasta, imbibing one too many glasses of wine, a persistent sense of anxiety-or curb a habit that's headed in that direction. During the next four months, you have an important window of opportunity to break free of codependence or anything that comes from your outworn past instead of from a place of self-affirmation. Rebalance the give and take with people in your life. Maybe you're holding a loved one back by always being their "rock"-or vice versa-when you both know it's an unhealthy dynamic.
Meantime, stock up on the Epsom salts. The cosmic party in Pisces invites you to increase your self-care activities this month. For the first three weeks of the month, do more "yin"-type exercise, such as Vinyasa yoga, meditation and gentle stretching. Type A Bikram yoga might be too much this month...and if you feel guilty about that, just read this illuminating essay on one woman's struggle to break her addiction to hot yoga and figure out how to take responsibility for her own well-being: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9907E3DB173DF935A1575BC0A9649D8B63. The power of a beautiful home also feeds your soul-and really, beauty in general. Spend extra time on your hair and makeup. (Need inspiration? Check out this how-to for smoky eyes 101: http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/beauty-trends-neutral-smoky-eye). Relish your skin care routines. Splurge on a feel good spring outfit (or two). Buy some lavender-flavored toothpaste. Luxury IS a necessity sometimes, as it fills you with joy, which is the highest possible vibration and activates the Law of Attraction. Steeping yourself in sensual and emotional pleasure through beauty turns up the volume on everything else in your life. We thought you'd like the sound of that!
Love Days: 14, 19 Money Days: 26, 8 Luck Days: 24, 5 Off Days: 16, 21, 3
Siesta, anyone? This month's pileup of planets in Pisces, your fourth house of home and family, turns your focus away from your career a bit. Now is the time to put your attention back on the more intimate sides of your life rather, which often get neglected in your Sagittarian seeking. It's all too easy to get glued to your smartphone, even when you're supposedly enjoying fresh fig and ricotta crostinis with your girlfriends or dinner with your parents. For an insightful take on the newly blurred lines between the personal and the professional, check out Elsewhere, U.S.A: How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms, and Economic Anxiety by sociologist Dalton Conley: http://www.amazon.com/Elsewhere-U-S-A-Affluent-BlackBerry-Economic/dp/140007679X.
Though you normally like being caught up in a maelstrom of Tweeting, Facebooking and Vine-ing, March brings some much-needed reflection, as you're finally able to carve out time for yourself, as well as supportive family members who have been put off one (or ten) too many times this year and are due for some quality bonding. Instead of plugging in, power down your devices and have a chill movie night. Even if the plot is implausible, no checking your Twitter feed during the slow scenes!
During this domestic cycle, make important tweaks to your living situation. Real estate could figure in, since the fourth house rules home. Perhaps you've outgrown your current digs and you decide to move-an urge that could really come on strong near the March 11 Pisces new moon. Or, a powerful female mentor comes into your life, beginning a nurturing and possibly life-changing relationship over the next six months. If you've been stalling in your career, perhaps you want to sign up with an empathetic, but go-getter life coach who helps you correct your self-sabotaging instincts-i.e. if you have an unspoken agreement with your professionally unsatisfied mother that you will never be both successful on the job and in your personal life-well, now could be the time to lovingly and compassionately dismantle those limiting beliefs. Since communicator Mercury is retrograde (backward) until March 17, the mentor could be someone from your past who resurfaces. If that's the case, the relationship is doubly favored, since retrogrades smile upon reunions.
With all this attention on your domestic life, you might make the decision, especially near the March 11 new moon, to start saving up for your family's future (college is going to be expensive in 2033, after all), to move or to buy a home. With high-pressure Mars and watery Neptune here in the first part of March, homeowners might also want to check the pipes and plumbing to guard against water damage. The last thing you need is a leaky roof or a flooded basement.
On March 27, a Libra full moon lights up your eleventh house of networking and collegial connections. Around this date, a new connection could really blossom, into a bona fide friendship or collaboration. Or you could end up with the "eureka!" moment of having found your tribe, as you get more involved with a new group of people who share, understand and support your vision. Beware, though: this strong moon is caught up in a tug of war with intense Pluto in Capricorn, your second house of finance and values. Your own issues with money or self-worth could interfere with progress. There could be some literal (and maybe figurative) dues to pay for a membership, i.e. you're joining an elite social club that costs big bucks, but pays off in "inner circle" connections. Who doesn't want to hobnob with well-known players?
Even if you can hang with the high rollers, though, you may end up wondering, What do these people see in me, anyway? Remember that everyone has that little self-doubting voice in their head-and it's common to get an occasional attack of "unpopular kid syndrome." There's even science behind this now, in this recent New York Magazine article that will remind you of your most awkward Noxema days: http://nymag.com/news/features/high-school-2013-1/. Instead of trying to drown that voice out with a socially-lubricating cocktail, take a hot second to realize that you don't have to keep up with the Joneses-or anyone else for that matter. (As your fellow Sagittarius Nene Leakes said, "I AM the Joneses!") There's no use in pretending to be someone you're not. If you're overspending to keep up appearances-like, say, shelling out for a Veuve and oysters happy hour-ask yourself: do these people still like you for who you really are, when all you bring to the party is your smashing wit? Chances are, they will. If not, it's time to part ways with this clique and find some real friends. You can do better, Sag!
With hardcore Saturn retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your twelfth house of illusions and hidden agendas, until July 7, you may start to get the sense that someone doesn't have your back the way you'd hoped or thought. Your sign is incredibly trusting, but now you have to be extra careful, especially when it comes to colleagues who might harbor secret jealousies. Remain open-hearted and generous, but institute a more stringent screening process. Not everyone is worthy of an all-access pass into your world and private business. Yes, most people are good, but some are stuck on a low vibration and fall into gossip or sabotage. Make sure you're not caught in that trap yourself, or bonding with others from that place, as it could come back to bite you now. The five seconds of pleasure you get from making a snarky comment about the office manager is so not worth the bad karma.