MONTH OF March
It’s your birthday season, Pisces, and the planets are hosting quite a celebration. Not only is the Sun in your sign until March 19, but a cluster of planets is huddled in Capricorn, activating your eleventh house of group activity and collaborations. And yes, there’s the “fly in the frosting” of your cosmic cake—also known as Mercury retrograde (https://www.astrostyle.com/mercury-retrograde)—which has been taking place in Pisces since February 16. But on March 4, Mercury will exit your sign, correcting course on March 9. If you can grit your teeth and make it through the first week of the month, you’ll be in the clear soon enough.
Mercury retrograde is famous for scrambling signals with technology, travel and communication—as you may well know. And when it backs through your sign, that can make you feel like the zodiac’s most misunderstood creature. Even your most brilliant ideas might get a lukewarm reception. Since Mercury’s awry in your first house of appearances, any style makeovers could end up as more of a fashion “don’t” now, and some old insecurities could flare up around your looks and body image. Take it easy, go light on the selfies (a digital detox might do ya right—at least from social media) and watch a tendency to compare your accomplishments to other people’s. From March 4 to 9, Mercury will backspin through Aquarius and your healing, subconscious twelfth house. A wave of nostalgia could strike, but you may also have to process some painful emotions you haven’t dealt with.
On March 9, the stars make up for it all. Not only does Mercury turn direct (forward), but there’s a full moon in Virgo and your seventh house of committed partnerships. A relationship could reach official status, or you could meet someone with major synergy and dynamic duo potential. If you’ve been unsure whether to move forward in a business or romantic partnership, these clarifying moonbeams will show you the way.
This full moon happens against a backdrop of major planetary activity that will impact Team Pisces. Throughout March, a rare cosmic quartet will travel through Capricorn and your eleventh house of technology, group activity and networking. You’ll have energizer Mars, adventurous Jupiter, structured Saturn AND power player Pluto all visiting this socially active sphere, pumping your popularity and bringing fascinating folks into your orbit.
When enthusiastic Mars and Jupiter unite on March 20, you’ll be unstoppable when it comes to championing a cause or perhaps hosting the party of the century (so far). With the spring equinox arriving on March 19, you’ve got a ready excuse to host an epic event or benefit fundraiser. And with the Sun starting a monthlong visit to Aries and your second house of work and money, you’re eager to start building those birthday wishes into a profitable reality!
Under these ambitious, can-do skies, you could draw major influencers into your orbit or go viral with a social media post. With Mars and Jupiter teamed up, March 20 is THE ideal day to play “brand evangelist” and pitch your ideas at a meeting. Make sure to book a networking event if your calendar’s empty—inspiring new connections await if you get out and mingle. This Harvard Business Review post on why to build a network —even when you think you don’t need one—offers a compelling case for strengthening the Pisces squad!
Watch out for power struggles on March 23, when Mars collides with calculating Pluto, a volatile combo that can stir up rivalry and competition. If your inner circle is feeling more like a shark tank than fish food for your soul, identify the triggers. Perhaps you need to set firmer boundaries with a domineering person whose demands for attention are sapping your energy. Maybe there are topics that feel uncomfortable and even inappropriate or group dynamics that you know feel toxic, like a culture of silencing or looking the other way. Today, you may need to take a stand—but do so strategically. In any setting, pay attention to subtle cues like body language. It’s what people AREN’T saying that might matter most.
The next day, March 24, brings a stabilizing new moon in Aries and your second house of finances and security. If you’re looking for another income source or eager to create some healthier habits for spring, this is an ideal start day. Spruce up your resume and make your online profiles employer-friendly. Sign up for boot camp and get your eating and exercise plans on track. Start that regimen of supplements and skin care—this sensual new moon loves luxury!
The month’s headline news arrives on March 21, when structured Saturn moves into Aquarius for the first part of a three-year visit—its first time back here since 1994! Saturn will plunge into your twelfth house of healing, closure and transitions until March 7, 2023, taking you on a powerful ride through your subconscious as it bolsters your inner strength.
Luckily, Pisces is the natural ruler of the twelfth house, which means you’ve got a built-in advantage for using this transit productively. From getting serious about a spiritual or artistic talent to launching a healing initiative, you can combine Saturn’s authority with the dreaminess of the twelfth house to do some good.
Saturn will do this journey in two acts: Its first leg will last from March 21 until July 1, 2020, then it will dip back into Capricorn until December 17. Right before the holidays, it will settle into Aquarius for the long haul, giving you a much bigger portion of what you’ll taste-test over the next three months.
Since December 2017, Saturn has been in Capricorn and your eleventh house of teamwork and technology, a relatively easy cycle. You may have gotten more serious about the company you keep. In fact, restrictive Saturn may have downsized your inner circle a bit, prioritizing quality over quantity. TBH, most Pisces could afford to take a more discerning approach to the people you call friends.
During this time, you may also have risen to a post of leadership, perhaps as a community organizer or team leader. Flexing those muscles has been great for your confidence, showing you how to lead with compassion. That may have required you to cut some dead weight or haters from the roll call on Team Pisces. Good riddance, we say! In fact, you could be feeling pretty popular right about now, both IRL and on the social feeds.
Now it may be time to monetize those healing and artistic gifts, Pisces. If you’ve developed some habits that aren’t supporting your highest purpose, this Saturn cycle will be a powerful time to address those at a core level. Don’t feel like you have to do this alone! A mentor, coach or therapist (Saturn rules experts) can shepherd you through this journey. In fact, having the right support system will be crucial for you now. If you need to let something go, don’t resist. Saturn in the twelfth house can bring things to a natural conclusion.
From March 30 to May 12, speedy Mars will also be in Aquarius. Paired with cautious Saturn, this can feel like having one foot on the gas and the other on the brake. If you feel the burning urge to get something off your chest or to confront someone, don’t rush in. It may be better to first work through anger or intense emotions privately (again, the help of a trained professional is advised). This whole cycle is preparing you for Saturn’s return to Pisces in March 2023, which will launch a brand-new 30-year chapter of your life. Major stuff!
You’ll need to take special care to keep your wits about you as you can be easily distracted and accident-prone, especially on March 31, when Mars and Saturn collide. Have a ready outlet for any frustrations—and not one that involves illicit substances or coping mechanisms, please. A trip to the spa or a mini-retreat to decompress? That’s more like it. If you have the chance to head somewhere beautiful and soul-restoring, preferably near water, take it at the end of March!
LOVE & ROMANCE:
Let’s talk about love—no, really! With the amorous planets, Venus and Mars, visiting the most social and friendship-based parts of your chart for most of March, conversation is the key to your heart. Which might sound counterintuitive since communication planet Mercury has been retrograde in your sign since February 16—and will be until March 4. The first wave of real relief comes on March 4, when the messenger planet backflips into Aquarius, where it’ll wrap up this reversal on March 9. If you’ve felt misunderstood or unfairly blamed for situations you had nothing to do with, you’ll start to feel vindicated—and like your messages are finally getting across!
Mars will blaze through Capricorn and your lively eleventh house from February 16 to March 30. For single Fish, this could spark sexy tension with a friend or lead to an auspicious online encounter. Or you might feel like keeping things light—more fun and playful than seductive and intense. Of course, if you WANTED a casual spring fling, that’s nobody’s business but your own.
From March 4 to April 3, Venus will glide through sensual Taurus and your social third house. This could usher in more opportunities to meet potential partners while hanging out with friends or milling about at industry or cultural events. Spring is in the air—AND your step!
March 27 could be one of the best dates for love this year so far as Venus and boundless Jupiter unite in a flowing trine . These planets are called the “great benefics” for their helpful and positive influence. As they link up in earth signs (Jupiter traveling close to Mars in Capricorn), you could meet someone through chatting online, traveling, a class or anything that lights up your curiosity. A learning-based setting or somewhere people are having vibrant conversations will be your speed.
Mars will come in for a landing on March 30 as he enters Aquarius and your sleepy twelfth house until May 12. You might be feeling even more sensitive and easily overloaded than usual. The twelfth house being your zone of internal functioning and hidden activity, you could stumble into a clandestine attraction or a fantasy-fueled romance with someone you’re not sure is totally trustworthy. Tread carefully!
On March 31, the red planet meets up with whistleblower Saturn, which may bring a watershed moment when you make your decision about whether to stay or go. Some Pisces will realize that you have some formal heart healing to do, and that it has nothing to do with your current love interest. Turn to a trusted professional to help you resolve this issue from the past so you can put it behind you for once and for all.
March 3: Venus-Saturn square
Looking for advice in all the wrong places? Your friends may have the best intentions, but their perspectives might be clouded by their own bias. Only you know the intimate details of your relationships, Pisces. Trust your instincts and ignore any opinions that are out of line.
MONEY & CAREER:
Ease into the month slowly if you can. It’s Pisces season until March 19, which normally has you revved up and rocking. But communicator Mercury is retrograde (backward) in your sign until March 4, upping the odds that your ideas could misfire—or that you’ll continue to feel wildly misunderstood. (Mercury’s been misbehaving since February 16, after all.) From March 4 to 9, the messenger planet will back into your zone of healing. Rest, recover and regain your wits—because on the 9th, Mercury corrects course and the skies serve up a vibrant Virgo full moon. This lunar lift will activate your partnership sector, which could bring an exciting contract or collaboration offer. Explore ways you can join forces for mutual gain. The March 24 Aries new moon will ignite your practical, profit driven second house, helping you devise a realistic action plan.
Do you have an artistic or healing talent you want to develop into a career? (We know…to many Pisces that’s like asking, “Is the sky blue?”) When structured Saturn begins a three-year visit to your creative and spiritual twelfth house on March 21, you could start morphing from unofficial Spotify playlist maker to (paid) event DJ, or “Reiki-curious” to “certified and attuned Reiki practitioner,” for example. Start mapping a step-by-step trajectory. Identify the essentials—equipment, certifications, licenses—that will get you there in due time.
March 16-April 10: Mercury in Pisces
Mercury returns for a second tour of Pisces after a retrograde in February sent the cosmic messenger dipping back into Aquarius for a brief spell. Now that the communication planet has reestablished full power, you can press “publish” on anything you’ve been working on behind the scenes. Mercury is still in its “shadow” period post-retrograde, so go back and review your pitch or presentation, amending as needed.
Love Days: 4, 9
Money Days: 15, 24
Luck Days: 13, 22
Off Days: 7, 11