Happy March, Libra!
Libra: Your Month Ahead
March often brings turning points that push us forward, thanks to the astrology energies in play at this time of year. This year is no exception.
In fact, March 2018 arrives with more complex energies than usual.
For you, Libra, this month bestows blessings in health, work, and fitness as well as your marriage, business partnerships, and agreements.
Read on to see what lies ahead—and how you can make March’s potential work for you.
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Your Health, Work, And Daily Life
As March begins, we have four planets in Pisces:
- The warm and powerful Sun, who always shines his light freely and generously to bring joy and optimism to our world
- Mercury, who governs thinking, communication, and commerce and brings playfulness and curiosity wherever he goes
- Venus, who governs love, beauty, and relationships—as well as money—and brings grace and sophistication to whatever she touches
- Neptune, who rules Pisces and governs dreams, the arts, and transcendent spirituality—and brings compassion, sensitivity, and an otherworldly quality to our lives
We also have a fifth player in Pisces, an asteroid called Chiron who is associated with where we feel wounded and how we heal and then help others based on our experiences. Chiron is well placed in Pisces, which is one of the signs associated with health.
Pisces is a water sign symbolized by the Fish: two fish swimming in opposite directions while bound together. Pisces helps us go beyond our individuality by enabling spiritual attunement, higher consciousness, and merging with creation’s essential unity. This gentle, sensitive sign allows us to sense higher truths through dreams and intuition. It also encourages us to apply these truths to help others through selfless service as well as inspire them through the arts, fantasy and other escapes from everyday life, and spiritual practices such as meditation.
Find out more about Pisces in my article, Pisces Time: Trust Your Intuition. Also, you can tune in to this sign’s helpful, healing energies with The Pisces Meditation, an uplifting, guided meditation.
For you, Libra, Pisces always activates your sixth house of work, health, daily life management, and service. All the Pisces planets will foster new desires to improve your health and fitness, streamline your life and work routines, and meditate about how you dedicate yourself to serving others.
Your Partnerships And Peacefulness
On March 5, Mercury will leave Pisces for Aries, followed by Venus’s entry into Aries on March 6. You’ll begin to feel the energies shift away from the watery, emotional realm of Pisces toward the fiery, "let’s get going" arena of Aries. On March 20, the Sun leaves Pisces for Aries, giving us the official start to the month of the Ram.
For you, Libra, planets in Aries energize your close partnerships and agreements because they put fiery passion into your seventh house of marriage and business partnerships as well as legal agreements. This area also governs competitors and people who may challenge you as well as efforts you make toward peace: as soon as the Sun enters Aries, you may feel pressures from others in your industry or in a legal dispute, and biding your time to consider alternatives will help you navigate successfully as you work toward just and peaceful resolution.
Equinox: Happy New (Spiritual And Astrological) Year!
The third week of March not only starts a new astrological month and sign but brings a new season: spring in the northern hemisphere and fall in the southern hemisphere.
Both seasons start when the amount of daylight equals the amount of darkness, making day and night last the same amount of time. Their start days come when the Sun enters Aries and when it enters the opposite sign, Libra, and are called the equinoxes. Both equinoxes offer special energies that support spirituality and meditation.
Aries, however, brings yet another gift: as the first sign of the zodiac, it starts the astrological year. According to sages and mystics, Aries also starts a new spiritual year. That makes March 20 even more powerful and important, and you can use its energies to create a new start for yourself.
Mercury Retrograde: Slow Down, Focus On "Re," Stay Flexible
Two days later, on March 22, our solar system’s smallest planet, Mercury, goes retrograde for three weeks, until April 15. From our vantage point on Earth, it will look like Mercury is moving backwards in the sky. Although it won’t actually be moving in reverse, this Mercury retrograde period will feel like all that is associated with Mercury will be in low gear or moving backwards.
Mercury rules everything related to communication, from computers and cell phones to speaking, writing, and listening. It also governs anything with moving parts, such as electronics, cars, and appliances.
When Mercury goes retrograde, generally three times a year for three weeks at a time, the areas it rules also slow down and often experience challenges.
This retrograde occurs in Aries, a fire sign that can be impulsive and impatient because it wants to go, go, GO! So we’ll feel a "push-pull" quality of wanting to keep pushing forward yet not being able to make much progress because communication and equipment may slow, break down, or pull us back to review past projects or problems.
Prepare now by backing up your computer and other devices and updating software in the first week of March. After that, you’ll begin to feel the slowdown and may see issues arise with equipment or interactions with other people.
During the retrograde, allow yourself to slow down. Avoid starting anything new, and don’t sign contracts because you won’t have all the facts or will miss something critical and have to rework the agreement later.
Instead, focus on anything "re": review, redo, rethink, recycle, reverse, restore, and so on. This is an excellent time to dust off a past project or idea and see what you can make of it. It’s also the perfect time to contact people from the past, clean closets, polish current work, or return to anything—or anywhere—you once enjoyed.
Learn more and get all the Mercury retrograde dates for this year (and coming years) in my article, Mercury Retrograde Dates, Advice.
Plan Your Month: Important Dates
This month brings several key dates to watch as you plan your month. Mark your calendar and take action (or rest) as recommended on the dates listed here so your efforts can bring progress in all areas of your life.
March 1: A full Moon in Virgo lights your twelfth house of solitude, health, spirituality, and secret projects. Something will peak around this time, and you may realize you need to attend to a health concern or spend more time alone on spiritual needs or to complete a project behind the scenes. Balance time on your own with time for coworkers or acquaintances at the gym so your life feels connected to the outer world and supports excellent relationships. This day (and the day before and day after) favor spiritual work: plan time for meditation and prayer. See my article on How To Relieve Stress – Meditate At The Right Time for details.
March 2: Mercury in your hard working sixth house forms a harmonious angle with Jupiter in your second house of earning, possessions, and values. You may hear about a raise or promotion, or a coworker may influence your thinking about what matters most in life.
March 4: The Sun joins with Neptune and Mercury merges with your ruler, Venus, all in your healthful sixth house. Think about how you express idealism and higher love in your work, take a yoga or meditation class to link your body, mind, and spirit, and open your heart to a new pet or a charitable project sponsored by your employer.
March 5 and 6: Mercury and Venus leave Pisces for Aries. Feel your thoughts and emotions begin to shift from introspection to outward action.
March 8: Jupiter goes retrograde until July 10. This giant, optimistic planet entered Scorpio on October 10, 2017, bringing expansion to your house of earned income, possessions and material security, and personal values. Perhaps you took a higher paying job since then, or you may have hired an arts guru to assign value to collectibles or artworks. With the retrograde, you have four months to review how you earn money, conscientiousness in budgets and bill paying, and whether your possessions and lifestyle reflect your values. Consider changes or improvements if needed.
March 11: Mars makes a helpful angle with Uranus in Aries, while the Sun nods benevolently to Pluto. Taking initiative with sibling matters can help your marriage, and powerful real estate or property connections may help you land a new job or locate a valued new employee.
March 13: The Sun in your job and health sixth house links to Jupiter in your earning house, prompting recognition for work well done and a possible raise or promotion or inspiring you to align work and values in "right livelihood."
March 13 – 17: The Moon enters its balsamic phase, the "dark of the Moon" time before the new Moon. Slow down, review the past month since the new Moon of February 15, and enjoy a bit of daydreaming about what you want to do in the coming month. Find out more about this mysterious monthly time in my Balsamic Moon Phase article. Also, this period is excellent for spiritual work, meditation, and prayer. See my article on How To Relieve Stress – Meditate At The Right Time for details.
March 17: A new Moon in Pisces brings your best time all year to start a dietary or fitness program, find a new health provider, hire employees, or adopt a pet. Also, Mars leaves expansive Sagittarius for earthy Capricorn in your family and real estate house, giving you energy to redecorate, prepare to sell your house, overcome a challenge related to parents or other relatives, or dig deep into your ancestry to complete a genealogical project.
March 20: The Sun enters Aries, bringing a new astrological month, a new season, the spring equinox (fall equinox in the southern hemisphere), and a new spiritual year. Make time to meditate on this highly significant day and feel the joyful energy of new beginnings as the Sun lights up Aries. This "power day" offers natural energies supporting spiritual work and planning for the year ahead.
March 22: Mercury goes retrograde in Aries. Use your powerful thoughts to overcome impatience and let yourself slow down, assess your marriage and other partnerships, review your business agreements, and make plans to address competition or work toward peace so your efforts can pay off after the retrograde lifts. Wait until April 17 or later to sign contracts, marry, or start anything new. Get details on making the most of this period in my Mercury Retrograde Dates, Advice article.
March 23 and 24: Your ruler, Venus, and the Sun in Aries make difficult alignments with Pluto and Mars in your house of home, family, and real estate. Your partner may disagree with home improvement plans or older or powerful relatives may criticize you or your partner. Stay above the fray, and avoid disputes or making judgments. If a family member or partner presses the matter, listen calmly if you can or else table the discussion for a later time so you can rest, reflect, and build your case before responding.
March 28: Your ruler, Venus, links happily with Uranus in Aries. Enjoy time with your spouse or betrothed and suggest an activity you’ve never tried together before, and your adventurous spirit will charm your beloved. If you’re not in a relationship, talk to everyone wherever you go as you could connect with someone unexpectedly.
March 30: Your ruler, Venus, leaves Aries for Taurus. You may win a prize or hear about a commission or inherit artwork or valuables. If you’re working on a mortgage or negotiating child support, your charm can help you secure an outcome in your favor.
March 31: A second full Moon this month arrives, this time in your sign, Libra. Something related to your health, personality, or a project dear to your heart will peak and give you clarity. This full Moon makes stressful alignments with several planets in your home and family house as well as the Sun and Mercury in your marriage and partnership house. Be cautious with these volatile energies, as hasty speech or actions could affect your health, image, family, property, marriage, or relationships with business advisors. Time working on career matters, establishing your legacy, or leading a community project can act as safety valves to channel these powerful energies constructively. Also, remember that full Moons (and the day before and day after) favor spiritual work, so plan time for meditation and prayer.
As you can see, March is filled with high contrast—and wave after wave of high energies. Use the guidance here to ride this month’s waves so you can reach April’s shore with pride in how you handled March’s challenges and made the most of its many opportunities.
Happy March, Libra! I wish you a wonderful month!