Hello, dynamic duos! This month could bring the Bonnie to your Clyde, the Beyonce to your Jay-Z. March begins with an abundance of planets in Pisces, your relationship sign, giving you the urge to merge. With the Sun, communicator Mercury, magnetic Venus, motivator Mars and dreamy Neptune all here, collaborations abound. Teaming up is not something that picky Virgos do easily, however. Meticulous to a fault, you like things just so-capping your plans (and sometimes progress, to) all because you need to limit the number of people you work with or manage the conditions to your exact liking.
But this month, you need to do a double-take, rethinking the power of two. Nervous? Sit tight: the universe could serve up situations that make you realize that there's strength in numbers. You either can't play the lone wolf or you won't want to anymore, and that's wise, Virgo. Control is seriously overrated, and you'll see that in high definition now. Of course, this might mean transforming parts of your relationships or the dynamics that make you feel powerful and in control, rather than vulnerable and scared. You're used to setting the agenda, but loosening your grip will be worth the risk. With your ruler Mercury retrograde (backward) here until March 17, you might even reunite with a former business partner or ex-love, since retrogrades bring back the past. Perhaps the second time around will be a charm, so give it a fair shake before you send this person packing. The March 11 Pisces new moon could be a banner day for making things official, as six planets will be in this partnership house of your chart.
On March 20, the Sun shifts into Aries, your eighth house of intimacy and joint ventures. You'll have a chance to enter those deep, dark corners and explore, to take a closer look at what you need to feel most secure in a soul bond. If you're on the right track with your love, you may "seal the deal" in a way that transcends the rational, spoken agreements, especially with four planets congregating in Aries, your house of soul merging, by the end of the month. After the commitments have been made, you're ready for the real deal...when the rubber meets the road. You're in it for the good (hot sex!) the bad (dysfunctional communication!) and the ugly (your sweetie's college football jersey you've been secretly yearning to throw away-except it would break his heart).
On March 27, drama could reign, with the Libra full moon shining on your second house of work, money and security. Normally, this would be a calm and potentially lucrative lunar event, but the potent full moon is caught in an unpredictable power struggle with three volatile planets: aggressive Mars, rabble-rouser Uranus and shadowy Pluto. If you've been intent of keeping the peace, you may encounter some obstacles. Everyone's emotions seem to be running high. Have some Kleenex at the ready, and remember that if things get too heated, there's nothing wrong with taking five. Regardless of where these sentiments originate from, they could easily take you by surprise, erupting out of the ether. Instead of getting swept away in the mayhem, reel in your energy. Perhaps you're trying to gloss over some issues that must be addressed before you can really forge ahead, in a sustainable way. You can't build a pretty, solid castle on top of a murky swamp, Virgo. Root out the source of your extreme emotions and first-before you make any important decisions.
Open your arms to love, Virgo, because the potential for a rock-solid commitment (not to mention a solid rock) is bigtime this month. If your Valentine's Day fizzled (or even if it didn't), fear not, because March really does hold some exciting, life-altering cards for your love life. The month begins with five planets in dreamy, poetic Pisces, your seventh house of committed relationships. Is it time to "say yes to the dress" and then some?
Coupled Virgos could find themselves renewing vows, perhaps in a romantic, intimate setting by the sea. Or, you may want to improve matters with your companion by taking a workshop or seeing a couple's therapist. Sometimes, it takes a neutral third party to help translate the words that can sound like unfair criticisms or complaints to your ears. For inspiration on how to talk to your honey, check out Making Marriage Simple by husband and wife duo Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt (http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/0770437125).
Roll up your sleeves for some relationship improvement (Virgos always love a good fix-it project). Communicator Mercury is retrograde (backward) in Pisces until March 17, making the first two weeks a perfect time to reevaluate your relationship, focusing on repair and rebuilding work. If you've broken the trust of the person you love (or vice versa), even if just by making me-centric decisions that eroded their trust in you, now is the time to hash it out. Mea culpa gestures (flowers, apologies, surprise treats) won't scratch the surface of the problem if you can't genuinely understand (and own) your part.
Listen carefully to the other person's point of view and truly make an effort to change your behavior. Oh, and put down the scorecard, Virgo. Say your honey promised to make dinner once a week but instead brings home takeout. However, YOU upheld your end of the bargain to perfection, powering down your smartphone at exactly 7:00 p.m. each night so evening calls wouldn't interrupt couple time. Are you going to cry foul, or acknowledge the intention behind your partner's efforts? (Hint: if you want progress to continue, practice this line: "The Copper Chimney makes delicious tandoori chicken, sweetie-thanks for ordering my favorite!")
Since retrogrades rule past connections, an ex may resurface in the first half of March. Who knows? Perhaps now the timing is right. If intervening factors-immaturity, geography, an inability to stand up to a meddling mother-have disappeared, don't turn away a second chance if you're both in a better place to make this love happen. True love...take two! And, well, if you find that the same irritating issues still pop up after all these years, Mercury retrograde may just offer some much-needed closure. Maybe this person isn't "the one that got away" after all. It might be a bummer, but at least you can move on with peace in your heart.
On March 11, companionship will be the topic du jour, when the Pisces new moon joins five other planets in the relationship sector of your chart. This is a powerful launch of a six-month cycle that can reshape your entire approach to commitment. Embrace this fresh start and move forward with confidence and optimism. Maybe you receive a romantic, flower-laden proposal that sweeps you off your feet. Whether or not an actual Harry Winston (or its best imitation) is involved, when it comes to making things official, the stars will prompt a "yes!" If you're in a longtime couple, the Pisces new moon can infuse new life and romance galore into a comfortable old relationship. Who says you've been together too long to sneak up behind each other for a kiss or a squeeze? And if things have been rocky, this new moon can set you on a six-month trajectory toward repairing your bond.
Later on March 11, spicy Mars moves into Aries, your eighth house of sexual chemistry and deep emotional bonds. When it comes to satisfying your desires, there's no stopping you. So, don't hesitate to take a trip to the lingerie shop or erotic boutique and get the leather riding crop cracking. If anything stands between you and a fulfilling sex life-perhaps even an old wound or some other pathology-that may come to the fore now, too. Instead of worrying, just deal. True intimacy involves dropping the masks we wear for the rest of the world. And when four planets roll into Aries the last week of the month, you are all about stripping down, in the most lustful and soul-expanding way possible.
On March 27, a full moon in Libra, your second house of values and security, opposes go-getter Mars and radical Uranus in Aries, your eighth house of sexual magnetism. Your intense attraction to a mysterious someone may be at odds with what you think you want from a relationship. But ask yourself: is maintaining the status quo getting in the way of a deeper soul connection? If you're in a stable partnership, you could find yourself tempted to stray (even if just by text...still counts). Torn between fairness to your partner and the fantasy of what this other person could offer, you may be compelled to "act out" in some way. Since the eighth house can bring excessive feelings of territorialism, watch out for possessiveness or jealousy. If your green-eyed monster surfaces, remind yourself that we're all spiritual beings having a human experience. No one owns anyone else, especially not when it comes to love that is truly divine. Pick up Marianne Williamson's classic book A Return to Love (http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/0060927488) for a primer on the ways that fear is truly the opposite of intimacy.
Since this full moon could lend a hefty dose of passion, you might find that the underlying issue is your need to incorporate more "drama" into your life...but in a healthy way. Consider this your moment for real self-expression. Coloring between the lines gets exhausting, doesn't it? If you're burnt out on always being good, organized, decluttered, strong (the list goes on...) maybe now is the time to let the illusion of perfectionism slip away. Sure, people might think you're good at everything you do, but when it comes to meaningful relations, where does this approach get you? You're at your most beautiful when you're keeping it real-messy tears, embarrassing mistakes, blurted confessions and all.
This month, you're not about to go your own way. With a pileup of planets in Pisces, your partnership house, your best bet to achieving serenity, glowing fitness or optimum health is to team up with a similarly-focused friend. Maybe you and your workout buddy make a pact to meet at the gym three days a week. To make the experience even more pleasurable, share workout playlists on Spotify (stock up on motivating tunes by fellow Virgos Beyonce and Pink). You may also decide to tap a trainer or another expert for sound advice on, say, how to you do your sit-ups properly. If you're more of a yoga and Pilates type, check out the awesome S3 workout by Virgo Kristin McGee-or any of the workouts on her iPhone app (www.kristinmcgee.com).
On March 11, motivator Mars enters Aries, your eighth house of detoxification, motivating you to rejuvenate your body and soul, from the inside out. Start with a green juice cleanse and even schedule a colonic. Then, purge the toxins and bad vibes from your space. Buy a sage wand to clear the air, or an essential oil air mister (we love this one from Muji: http://www.muji.us/store/ultrasonic-aroma-diffuser.html).
Toward the end of the month, a cluster of planets gather in Aries, making this a perfect time to work on your energetic and spiritual health. Setting limits is a good way to start. If a colleague or loved one drains you with ceaseless complaining, you may choose to draw more appropriate boundaries-even if that means making yourself less available as a sounding board. For more on this, check out the work of energetic boundary guru Cyndi Dale: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1704075619. On March 27, the Libra full moon offers up a chance to forge new habits and create new routines. Even your tried-and-true habits might get a shake-up now, as you reprioritize and become vigilant about sticking to a program or daily regimen.
Love Days: 8, 12 Money Days: 19, 28 Luck Days: 16, 26 Off Days: 14, 24, 10
This month, the road to success will be much smoother if you merge into the carpool lane. With multitudes of planets in Pisces, your partnership sign, joining forces with a powerful cohort can take you to career destinations beyond your wildest dreams. Want to headline a stadium concert? Find a hungry rep that "gets" you-and can book you as an opening act for a bigger group first. Interested in setting up a state-of-the-art acupuncture clinic? Link up with someone who shares your unique wellness vision, such as a deep tissue massage therapist, and rent shared treatment space to keep startup costs down. Whatever your long-term goals are, you'll realize now that plowing ahead alone may give you a sense of control, but with only limited potential for creating a profitable and sustainable venture. Find someone with synergistic skills and team up. One caveat, however: Since clever Mercury is retrograde (backward) until March 17, try to wait until after this date to make a collaboration official, since there may be pieces of the puzzle you can't yet see. Or, if you have to sign on the dotted line, be sure to ask all your questions and spell out the terms in writing. Run it by a lawyer first if you want to be totally safe-and preserve an important friendship down the line.
On March 11, motivational Mars moves into Aries, your eighth house of long-term finances, kicking off a six-week period of exciting opportunities to hit the jackpot-as well as a need to tighten your belt. Mars accelerates the pace of everything, so on the upside, you could be given a fast-track opportunity to earn a large lump sum. Hello, windfall! The negative possibility now is that money stress could abound. Maybe your credit card expenses are piling up, or you need to deal with a large, unexpected expense. Perhaps you get hit with a hefty tax bill, thanks to a detail you overlooked. Or maybe you feel pressured to sell a piece of property at a significantly lower value than you hoped. Decisions, decisions.
Since stress can also motivate you to get your financial house in order, you might even come across a fantastic opportunity to make a big amount of money in one fell swoop, perhaps through a joint venture. Necessity is the mother of invention, Virgo, so perhaps any stress is a blessing in disguise. Maybe an angel investor falls from the sky, after chatting you up over cocktails about the idea you have to launch "the next Kickstarter." Chances are, though, you'll need to set your alarm early, so that you can properly hustle and make sure this deal goes through. Be prepared with your elevator pitch and your A-game at all times, Virgo.
Speaking of pressure, the month ends with a power-packed full moon in Libra, your second house of money and work. While this could bring a nice payout, this particular full moon is also caught in a planetary tug o' war between impatient Mars and progressive Uranus in Aries, your eighth house of joint resources, and penetrating Pluto in Capricorn, your fifth house of creativity and self-expression. There are likely to be twists in the plot near this date.
Perhaps a plum job offer or money-making opportunity comes your way, but you can't wrap your over-analytical brain around it, because you have a nagging feeling something isn't right (despite the dollar signs dancing in your head). You may come to the conclusion that what's healthy for your wallet is not necessarily healthy for your heart. You're feeling security-focused, so the promising venture could make it hard to say no. However, your moves to building a nest egg should be balanced out by more long-term financial goals-and that means taking your more creative urges and desires into account.
This is not the time to be all head and no heart. However, if practical moves lead to a pleasurable result, a little delayed gratification won't hurt. If you're just trying to score a paycheck so that you can take that Parisian vacay this summer, the end might justify the means. But before you say, Oui! make sure that the trade-off is truly worth its weight in French macarons and baguettes. The worst-case scenario would be you getting involved in a situation and trying to convince yourself (obsessively, even) that it IS what your heart desires, when in fact, it's not. Be honest with yourself, Virgo.