Here's what the planets have to say about every facet of your life in the month ahead.

By Maressa Brown
March 01, 2020
Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong

Finally! March is here, mixing dark, blustery days with teasing hints of sun and warmth, encouraging some serious spring fever. It's a time to slowly come out of hibernation as you turn the clocks forward and find all the excuses to be festive (hello, St. Paddy's Day and Purim!).

If there ever was a transitional month ("in like a lion, out like a lamb"), giving us whiplash with its nearly polar opposite vibes, it's this one. That comes as no surprise to astrologers, who know that March is split between the last sign in the zodiac (Pisces) and the first sign (Aries)—essentially, the astrological New Year. Until March 19, the sun moves through romantic, creative, empathetic Pisces, encouraging you to engage in dreamy escapism, wade in the deepest end of emotion, and express yourself creatively. Then, until April 19, the sun travels through competitive, impatient, fiery Aries, urging you to shake off the doldrums of winter, train your eye on the endgame, take action, and move forward. (Related: What You Should Know About Astrocartography, the Astrology of Travel)

Pisces and Aries seasons—the first, lending itself to artistic, emotional pursuits, while the other is fueling fervor for a fresh start—come together to make March a truly dynamic moment. This is the time for meditating on what you want and then putting your foot on the gas to get there. The water-to-fire energy is truly steamy—at times, it can cloud judgment, but also it can send hearts racing, fired up by all the possibilities and anticipation of what's to come. March is made for taking a step back to get lost in your own personal dreamscape, and then getting clear on what you want and taking a relentless approach in making your fantasies a reality.

Pisces SZN and Aries SZN are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this month's planetary must-knows. Here's what else you should circle on your calendar. (Thank god, Mercury, retrograde since February 16, goes direct!)

March 3: Romantic Venus, currently in go-getter Aries, will square off against taskmaster Saturn in pragmatic Capricorn, setting up tests in relationships and a burning need for solo time. In other words, if the day's definition of self-care means dropping off your ballot and hunkering down to watch the Super Tuesday returns while sipping wine and ordering Postmates or shutting off your Bumble notifications and getting to bed early, that's exactly what you should do.

March 4: Mercury, which has been retrograde since February 16, moves backward from Pisces into Aquarius, where it could trigger miscommunication among friends and colleagues and out-of-the-blue glitchiness with electronics. Thankfully, Venus moves into one of the signs it rules: pragmatic, comfort-seeking fixed earth sign Taurus. You'll be more apt to express romantic needs in a sensual, homebody, luxury-loving way until April 3.

March 8: Venus pairs up with game-changer Uranus in Taurus, setting up exciting shifts related to love, money, or beauty. This could be the day you impulsively try a dramatic new hairstyle or ask out that hot neighbor you've had your eye on.

March 9: Mercury ends its first retrograde of the year, finally moving forward after three weeks of wreaking havoc on communication, transportation, and technology. (Heads up: It'll take a sec for Merc to completely get back on course and move at its regular speed, so you may feel the effects until March 19.) The same day, the full moon in Virgo forms a harmonious angle to action-oriented Mars, transformative Pluto, and lucky Jupiter, all in industrious Capricorn. This makes for a brilliant culmination point—especially when it comes to professional matters you've been eyeing since late August.

March 16: Mercury moves into Pisces for the second time this year, clouding rational thought and giving a dreamy tone to the way you express yourself until April 10.

March 19: From now until April 19, the sun moves through Aries, amplifying go-getter, spirited, impulsive energy.

March 20: Mars and Jupiter pair up in Capricorn, offering up a boost of energy and courage, making it even easier to take the initiative on daunting tasks.

March 21: Taskmaster Saturn enters Aquarius, where it'll remain until it retrogrades back into Capricorn on July 1. While it moves through the fixed, humanitarian-focused air sign, Saturn will require you to bring structure to both platonic connections and innovation. As a result, you could be tackling challenging lessons that ultimately result in breaking free of convention and reassessing boundaries.

March 23: Action-oriented Mars pairs up with transformative Pluto in Capricorn, intensifying appetite for power and thirst for sexual fulfillment.

March 24: The new moon in Aries offers an opportunity to start fresh, initiate projects, and set fiery and bold intentions.

March 28: Venus in Taurus forms a harmonious angle to both powerful Pluto and lucky Jupiter, making it easier to see relationships for what they truly are and boosting the potential for optimism and sweet displays of affection.

March 30: Mars shifts out of hardnosed Capricorn and into Aquarius, setting an eccentric and more social, team-minded tone for taking action, especially around fitness and professional goals.

Want to know more about how March's astrological highlights will affect your health and wellness, relationships, and career? Read on for your sign's March horoscope. (Pro tip: Be sure to read your rising sign/ascendant, aka your social personality, if you know that, too!)

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Aries (March 21–April 19)

Health: Around March 24, when the new moon is in your sign, you'll have a window of opportunity to pinpoint an ambitious, challenging goal you want to pursue. Whether that's running a half marathon or joining a local sports team, you'll want to take conscious steps to make it happen. If you're feeling a bit impulsive, go with it—you can definitely learn as you go.

Relationships: While the sun moves through your sign from March 19 to April 19, an innate boost of confidence could make it easier to manifest your sexiest and most romantic fantasies. Sure, your energy could be scattered now, as you work toward achieving both success and vitality, but giving into your desires for connection and intimacy can make you feel like you're alive and thriving in all of the ways.

Career: Around March 9, the full moon lands in your sixth house of daily routine, forming a harmonious angle to go-getter Mars in your tenth house of career. If you've been putting your nose to the grindstone to hit a particular professional benchmark—possibly since the new moon was in this same spot back in September—chances are you'll enjoy achievement and recognition now. Well-deserved.

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Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Health: Around March 24, the new moon in your twelfth house of spirituality requires you to carve out time for soul-searching. Meditate on routines, habits, and aspirations that are no longer serving you. You'll feel less anxious and more centered in your ability to prepare for what lies ahead, bolstering your energy and strength (emotionally, mentally, and physically).

Relationships: Thanks to relationship-oriented Venus moving through your sign from March 4 to April 3, you'll be inspired to put your pleasure first. This could look like seriously radical self-care, like booking yourself that aromatherapy massage you've been dreaming about, or putting work on the backburner to cook up a lavish gourmet meal with bae. Either way, you needn't deny yourself whatever you're truly craving, as giving in will feel so much more fun and fulfilling.

Career: It's time for tests and reality checks related to your professional path while taskmaster Saturn moves through your tenth house of career from March 21 to July 1. If you've been working hard and stepping up to the plate to handle your responsibilities, you could enjoy time in the spotlight now, receiving recognition and rewards. But if you've been slacking or off-track, the weight of that could bear down on you now. Either way, reflecting on your accomplishments and long-term game plan will have you feeling even more secure.

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Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Health: Around March 9, the full moon in your fourth house of home life could have you craving more balance and downtime. You're often tempted to take on a gazillion personal and professional commitments at any given time, but now, you're urged to slow down and take care of yourself first. Though you might be resistant to doing less, it can help you steer clear of burnout, keep your immunity up, and support your overall wellness, now and later on. (See: How to Start Saying "No" More Often)

Relationships: Romantic Venus spends time in your twelfth house of spirituality from March 4 to April 3, inspiring you to be more secretive in matters of the heart. You might enjoy sneaky sexting sessions with your S.O. or skipping out on a party to stay in and enjoy deeply emotional conversations with a potential partner. Believe it or not, this low-key vibe could be even more thrilling than your generally social-on-steroids routine.

Career: You'll have another shot at dreaming up and proposing whimsical, artistic projects once communicator Mercury moves through your tenth house of career for the second time this year from March 16 to April 10. (The first was from February 3 until March 4.) Higher-ups could applaud your imaginativeness and initiative.

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Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Health: Right now, putting your head down and grinding away on your typical fitness routine isn't fulfilling enough. This is thanks to communicator Mercury moving through your ninth house of higher learning for the second time this year, from March 16 to April 10. You'll want to understand the philosophy behind what you're doing and hone new skills. Explore by signing up for a special seminar, reading books, following intriguing new experts on social, or even attending a retreat, and you'll be even more confident you can take your wellness approach to the next level.

Relationships: You might be feeling antsy around March 9 when the full moon in your third house of communication, likely because work and personal to-dos have piled up and feel like a total nuisance. But once you handle them, you'll be able to focus on heartfelt bonding or satisfying sex play with someone special, thanks to the full moon's positive angle to go-getter Mars in your seventh house of partnership. As long as you don't shy away from sharing your needs, you'll feel oh-so satisfied.

Career: Around March 24, with the new moon in your tenth house of career, you'll be feeling inspired to map out a new game plan for reaching long-held professional aspirations. While the big picture perspective comes naturally, make sure you're identifying more minor, but actionable steps (like talking to a mentor or revising an old business proposal). They might feel less consequential, but they're also easier to tackle. And taking that small first step will be what ultimately lays the groundwork for concrete results.

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Leo (July 23–August 22)

Health: You might have the most gung-ho energy you've had in a while on March 20, thanks to go-getter Mars and lucky Jupiter pairing up in your sixth house of wellness. This powered-up, take-charge, confident vibe makes it possible to hit the ground running with a new routine, whether that's using a meditation app or getting to your favorite boot camp class on a regular basis.

Relationships: You'll be fired up to get to the bottom of any ongoing issues with your S.O. while go-getter Mars is in your seventh house of partnership from March 30 to May 12. If you're single, you could feel a renewed motivation to put yourself out there to meet someone amazing. But because Mars is naturally combative, you'll do well to be prepared for conflict, too. Thankfully, you'll have the drive to put out fires that pop up now.

Career: While social Venus moves through your tenth house of career from March 4 to April 3, your ability to charm and engage higher-ups and colleagues will be amplified (yes, even more than usual!). If you've been wanting to move the ball forward on an ambitious proposal or take on next-level responsibilities, now's a brilliant op to make your intentions known and go for it.

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Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Health: You'll have the green light to bump up the intensity of your current fitness and overall health-boosting efforts once go-getter Mars moves through your sixth house of wellness from March 30 to May 12. Not only will you feel a sense of razor-sharp clarity around what you want to achieve, but you'll have the inner fire that fuels consistent, applause-worthy work. You've got this.

Relationships: Around March 24, the new moon in your eighth house of emotional bonds and sexual intimacy can set the stage for opening yourself up to your partner or a potential match. Being vulnerable, candid about your emotions, and willing to connect on a deep, psychological level could feel seriously intimidating. But it's also well worth it, as it could also make for an empowering, memorable experience. (See: The One Conversation That Radically Changed My Sex Life for the Better)

Career: Around March 9, the full moon in your sign could drive you to being more assertive and locking down plans that will help you hit long-term goals. Because the moon forms a harmonizing angle to go-getter Mars in your fifth house of self-expression, you could feel more comfortable standing up for your creative freedom and fulfillment. While you're often stuck in your head, this is definitely a moment in which you should trust your heart and gut to lead the way.

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Libra (September 23–October 22)

Health: You can lean on friends and experts in order to address an ongoing health concern from March 16 to April 10, thanks to communicator Mercury's second move through your sixth house of wellness (the first having been from February 3 to March 4). Gather their feedback, do your own research, then give yourself a minute to absorb it all. There'll be a point at which your intuition could be just as helpful as your head at guiding you toward your next move.

Relationships: While the confident sun moves through your seventh house of partnership from March 19 to April 19, you'll crave more one-on-one time with your S.O. or a special someone more than usual. But in addition to snuggling up and binge-watching Love Is Blind or Cheer, you'll be driven to work toward a shared intention (like training for a race together or setting up a side hustle). Feeding off one another's ambitious energy and observing one another's strengths can make for sexy fireworks.

Career: You might feel like you need to take a time-out from your usual grind around March 9, when the full moon is in your twelfth house of spirituality. Give yourself a chance to breathe and reassess what you really want to accomplish in the days and weeks ahead. This quiet, reflective moment could turn out to be a game-changer, inspiring a whole new approach for transforming dreams into your reality.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Health: The days around the March 24 new moon in your sixth house of wellness can be a powerful time for setting an intention related to your long-term health and fitness. You'll be tempted to dive into building a new healthy habit (like working out with a trainer or hiking on the reg), which can be exciting and satisfying in many ways. Just make sure you've done your research—and a gut check—before making an impulsive move.

Relationships: While romantic Venus is in your seventh house of partnership from March 4 to April 3, it'll be easier to elevate harmony with your S.O. or connect with someone with whom you have super-organic compatibility. One minor word of warning: You might be inclined to lean on tried-and-true date night plans, which could lead to feeling somewhat stagnant. Being open to new experiences can make one-on-one time even more magical.

Career: You'll be feeling more self-assured, productive, and effective when tackling the day-to-day tasks of your job while the confident sun moves through your sixth house of daily routine from March 19 to April 19. Take advantage by bumping up your workload or stepping up to take on additional or new responsibilities. This could end up giving you a competitive leg up when it comes time for a review.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Health: Participating in a team sport or hitting up group fitness classes will be the key to feeling amped about your health routine while social Venus is in your sixth house of wellness from March 4 to April 3. Feeling connected to friends and other people in your community can feel like an especially strong motivator, inspiring you to keep showing up and staying consistent with your efforts.

Relationships: Around March 24, the new moon in your fifth house of romance sets the stage for a lot of passion and creative self-expression. The more you can share what's in your heart and feel like you're truly being seen by your S.O. or someone special, the more inspired you'll feel—like a positive feedback loop. Channel this energy toward a long-held desire (planning a romantic getaway or a playful date night), and you won't be disappointed.

Career: Around March 9, the full moon in your tenth house of career forms a harmonious angle to go-getter Mars in your second house of income, and you could be on the brink of achieving a professional goal you set back in late August. Just be willing to step into the spotlight and offer a thoughtful, pragmatic approach to a major project. Attention to detail combined with passion should set you up for plenty of overdue accolades.

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Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Health: You can look forward to March 20 and 23 being dynamic days during which you'll be feeling fairly unstoppable, thanks to action-oriented Mars pairing up first with lucky Jupiter and then with transformative Pluto. The vibe of these conjunctions gives you extra energy to expend however you see fit—whether that's setting out to break a running record or experimenting with an ambitious new wellness approach (like trying a Peloton). Your gut instinct will be especially strong, so let it guide you.

Relationships: Thanks to romantic Venus' trip through your fifth house of romance from March 4 to April 3, you could find yourself craving more time spent on light-hearted, playful, and social activities. If you're attached, you could enjoy extra flirtatious text banter and fulfilling one-on-one-time that just flows. If you're single, impromptu hangs with your friends or prioritizing a (non-work-related!) pastime that gives you joy could lead to meeting someone who gives you all the butterflies.

Career: From March 4 to 16, communicator Mercury moves through your second house of income—although it will be retrograde until the 9th—urging you to get organized with your money. This is your second chance this year to step up your bookkeeping and research moneymaking ops (the first was January 16 to February 3). If you can devote this period to tweaking and ever-so-slightly perfecting previously initiated efforts, you'll be able to move forward with full confidence.

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Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Health: You'll be feeling more vital and energized while go-getter Mars moves through your sign from March 30 to May 12. This could compel you to push yourself beyond your usual limits, maybe planning a wellness getaway or retreat with friends, or giving a clean-eating protocol (like Whole30) a shot. The drawback is that you might have less patience and be more hardheaded than usual, which could put you at risk for stress or injury. You'll do well to balance your ambitious moves with a healthy dose of self-compassion.

Relationships: Around March 9, the full moon in your eighth house of emotional bonds and sexual intimacy could set up drama with your S.O. or a potential partner if there's a lack of reciprocity underlying your bond. The lesson here will be to explore your own needs and understand what it will take to create a more harmonious balance. You might realize that as long as you're both willing to do challenging, psychological work—on yourselves and as a team—you'll be on track to deepen your connection.

Career: Researching new ways to boost your cash flow comes naturally from March 16 to April 10, thanks to communicator Mercury's second move through your second house of income (the first having been from February 3 to March 4). But don't just rely on scrolling job sites and apps. There's a social and spiritual vibe to this transit, so networking with former colleagues and friends, as well as tapping into your dreams and subconscious (perhaps through meditation) can be hugely helpful in leading you toward a rewarding opportunity.

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Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Health: Thanks to social Venus moving through your third house of communication from March 4 to April 3, your natural charm and empathic nature is amplified, making it even easier than usual for you to bond with friends and colleagues. Nurturing these relationships can be a boon for your emotional and mental health—not to mention, making plans to get active together (think: skipping boozy brunch in lieu of a spin class) can have you feeling downright motivated and inspired.

Relationships: Around March 9, the full moon falls in your seventh house of partnership, and if you're attached, you'll be reflecting on balancing your needs with those of your S.O. If you're single, you could be meditating on the type of relatonship you'd be most content with. In a way, this transit could serve as a wake-up call, reminding you that compromise is a crucial part of progress in your closest, one-on-one relationships. Now's the time to pinpoint where you're willing to be flexible and what constitutes a dealbreaker.

Career: Around March 24, the new moon in your second house of income can help you get in a headspace that's conducive to sensible, pragmatic financial planning. You might consider working with a money coach or tracking your budget and goals on an app. Either way, even the smallest step you take now toward being more organized and on top of your assets can boost your confidence and ability to build security and foster growth down the road.

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