Appoint yourself the mayor of your circle and let the schmoozing begin. The Sun is in Pisces, your eleventh house of group activity, until the 19th. And for most of March, social and seductive Venus will travel in Taurus alongside ebullient, expansive Jupiter, making you the poster child for positive thinking. Spring fever could alight a little early this year too, so expect a full dance card of dates and engagements. A practical, plodding Bull you ain't!Some of these events might be reunions, as Mercury-planet of communication, travel and technology-will be retrograde (backward) from March 12 through April 4, a great time to reconnect with cherished old friends and business contacts. (We're starting with the upside here, since you're in such "glass-half-full" spirits.) Now, for the precautions: back up your computers, address books, and digital data, as Mercury retrograde is notorious for causing bizarre technology crashes. Hold off on buying that new printer, tablet, or smart phone. If you're signing contracts, stretch out the process until Mercury goes direct (forward) next month.There may also be some closure work to do this month in preparation for your birthday. In fact, a couple of Mercury retrograde "blasts from the past" might be a little unsettling. Taurus, recognize that it's only because you haven't dealt with the underlying issues. Just because things look pretty on the outside doesn't mean there aren't termites gnawing away behind the fleur-de-lis wallpaper. Address a challenging issue for once and for all. With Saturn retrograde in your sixth house of health and habits until late June, hold yourself accountable for not cutting corners. Your emotional courage gets a boost when the Sun moves into Aries on March 19. You could have a real epiphany or some spiritual insight at the Aries new moon on the 22nd. A mentor or supporter could emerge near this date, someone who might even act like a guardian angel. Allow this person to light the way for you through any troubles. You may also need to deal with a hidden agenda, a difficult person, or someone whose words and actions don't quite align. Integrity is an especially big deal for you, Taurus-never something to consider "optional" on the checklist. Distance yourself from people and situations that feel unnecessarily complicated or crooked.
You're downright exuberant when it comes to love this month, thanks to romantic Venus and risk-taker Jupiter traveling together in Taurus. If there was ever a time to take a gamble and put yourself out there, this is it. Keep yourself open to prospects of different cultures and backgrounds, even a long-distance match-you can attract people from so many walks of life now. You might also be ready for a radical revamp of your image-a dramatically different hairstyle or hair color, or the addition of some bold new pieces to your wardrobe. This is a great month for a romantic vacation, and you could meet some interesting prospects while traveling. Strike up a conversation with that sexy seatmate on the plane...you never know!Coupled Tauruses can be creatures of habit, so if you've lapsed into a predictable lull, grab a backhoe and dig yourself out of that relationship rut. That might mean being a little more experimental in the bedroom, revealing more of your fears and wishes, taking a trip (Jupiter rules travel), or exiting your comfort zone in a way that really shakes things up. Initiate some spontaneous fun and romance. Buy flowers, dress up, or put some foods that are also known aphrodisiacs on the table and playfully discuss their special properties.On March 8, the Virgo full moon illuminates your fifth house of passion and romance. While this could be an excellent moment for love, it can also be a day of combustible tempers. A whole power surge of emotions could come out-whatever it is you need to express. You could be feeling especially lusty and energetic near this full moon, so try to make love instead of war.This will take some extra savvy, since combative Mars is retrograde in Virgo until April 13, making you prone to tension and outbursts. A sexy ex may also tempt you during this cycle-but chances are, a part of what draws you to this person is the never-ending conflict. Are you still working out some anger at a parent, for example, or repeating an old struggle from your childhood? Give this question some real consideration, and look for areas all over your life where this could be playing out.
Staying healthy and calm is taking extra discipline now that Saturn, planet of hard work, is retrograde in your fitness house from February 7 through June 25. Trim back the excess during this cycle, even as you're tempted to try new things. While this is a great time for self-improvement and kicking stubborn habits, don't try to do it all at once. Choose your adventures selectively to avoid getting overwhelmed. Same goes for what you eat. It might be better to repeat a few favorite dishes or cook enough to last a few days (even if you prefer fresh food over frozen and leftovers), just to keep fuel in your tank. Forget about those overhyped spring "boot camp" classes at the gym, since you won't have the time or energy to see the whole program through. (Plus, you could also injure yourself now.) If you can do a steady twenty to thirty minutes of exercise three times a week during this cycle, that's more than enough.On March 22, the Aries new moon sets off a new spiritual cycle. You're ready to let go of a toxic person, habit, or pattern, and this moon gives you the needed dose of courage. This new moon aligns with mental Mercury and radical Uranus in Aries, so an insight could hit you like a lightning bolt. (You'll be glad for the clarity, even if it shocks you at first.) Prior to this, you could have some telling dreams and epiphanies. Communication planet Mercury will be retrograde in Aries from March 12 through March 23, which could bring some unfinished business front and center. It's time to deal with this for once and for all, Taurus. You may have trouble sleeping during this cycle. A crash course in dream interpretation could help you decode the messages your subconscious is flashing. Feeling brain-fried? This is also a good time for a mental break, as well as some emotional healing. Therapy, a retreat, or meditation can be helpful now.
You're downright magnetic this month, thanks to charmer Venus and persuasive Jupiter hanging out in Taurus. Few can say "no" to you now, and you may seal some deals simply because people like you. If your genuine wit and warmth happens to translate into dollar signs or a hot new contact, why not? Dress up in your Taurus finest and network, as this transit is a great time to meet promising prospects socially, too. If you work in any kind of artistic or entrepreneurial field, the Venus-Jupiter alignment should be especially favorable for you.While flying solo is a blast, group dynamics could be a lot testier. Mercury is retrograde in Aries and Pisces this month, which rule the group-driven parts of your chart. From March 12 through March 23, Mercury is in Aries, your twelfth house of hidden agendas and closure. You may need to deal with a troubling detail or a hitch that surfaces just when you thought everything was in the bag. A jealous person could stir up drama, so be careful whom you confide in now. Keep your friends close and your enemies...far away. From March 23 through April 4, Mercury backs into Pisces, your eleventh house of groups and technology. Stop before you buy that new gadget or computer, as you may end up returning some mysteriously defective merchandise. Mercury retrogrades are "fixer-upper" times, perfect for polishing and editing, but not for launching anything new. This is a good time to tweak an existing website and update your social profiles. However, you don't want to make your grand Twitter debut or roll out a big project now. Back up your emails to avoid Mercury retrograde data losses, too. Collaborating with people could be a struggle during this phase of Mercury retrograde, as arguments and disagreements could run rampant. However, it's a great time to ring up old colleagues and see what they're up to...you might discover some new synergies between you. Don't be surprised if one of these people brings an opportunity your way!Staying organized or finding good "help" could also be a hassle now. Structured Saturn is retrograde in your sixth house of efficiency and assistants from February 7 through June 25. You'll need to be especially tight with systems now, and avoid expanding too quickly for your infrastructure to handle. Any breakdowns will point to flaws in the foundation; however, you can't just gloss over them and do a slapdash recovery. If you've outgrown an assistant or a system, it's time for an upgrade. However, you may not find the perfect solution instantly, which could be a little challenging. You might need to put in a few hours of your own to keep things afloat until you find the person or method that will work for the long haul.