The weather and our moods will be unpredictable at the start of the week, making us act impulsively from a bad case of spring fever halfway through, though week’s end will level off to some real productivity.
Today our feelings can bluster under a sensitive and protective Cancer moon, but don’t buy into the hopelessness that can dance through the soul: It’s a planetary nudge to take another step upward by putting in more effort.
Late on Saturday, the moon enters Leo for a more extroverted few days; the bounce returns to our step, and drama returns to our headlines. Venus — the planet we associate with our affections and our aesthetics — takes some astrological heat for a few days, stirring our hearts’ embers.
Venus in earthy Taurus makes us want to feel the love and see it in action, not just hear about. At the start of the week, we may be more demanding than usual as Venus squares expansive Jupiter and trines profound Pluto. These aspects can open our hearts with compassion, asking us to make a show of love as we acknowledge how ephemeral life and relationships really are.
These Venus aspects inspire us to work — but they also make us a little needy, stressing our connections unless we expect less and give more. It’s a good time to honor the Venusian spirit within one another and the earth itself as we shift toward spring.
Friday, March 27: Take care of personal, social, and professional demands on this introspective day. Mediate conflicts without and within as the moon in Cancer opposes Pluto and squares Uranus. The mood grows more sociable and romantically restless tonight, though it may bring glitches to our plans for a candlelit dinner as Venus squares Jupiter. Saturday, March 28: Rest up, recuperate, repair, and work together to improve the situation this morning. We learn quickly, so long as no one tries to make us feel inadequate. Food is important tonight: We may become cranky and want to feel nurtured and safe this evening. Laughter and dancing shoes come out toward midnight as the moon enters extroverted Leo. Sunday, March 29: A lazy streak competes with the desire to live large and express ourselves fully (if hyperbolically). We may start projects too big to finish as the moon, sun, and Saturn form a grand trine. Emotions fill up and spill over tonight as the moon approaches Jupiter in the eastern sky. Monday, March 30: Dreams and events may leave us tired or melodramatic this morning. Get oriented to the week ahead, but keep things in proportion. The rest of the day drifts; we process well but have trouble getting into gear. Tonight it becomes easy to jump to conclusions as Mercury enters Aries. Tuesday, March 31: We’re easily distracted by emotional responses and a healthy desire to explore this morning. Our work ethic improves as the moon enters Virgo midday, though we may easily get our defensive backs up. New agreements and organizations begin to fall into place later on. Wednesday, April 1: April Fools’ comes from a tradition of teasing the pagans who celebrated their new year now, but we can use humor to lighten an otherwise grim and focused day. We need to watch a tendency to speak before thinking: If we must get things off our chests, let’s be diplomatic about it. Though a sense of urgency is bearing down on us, work steadily, celebrating minor victories along the way. Thursday, April 2: Sidestep any inner litany of familiar mistakes and focus on what would actually help the situation as the Virgo moon trines Venus this morning. Afternoon brings a good moment to spread the word or get a message across, but let’s watch a tendency to rant or bristle with bravado — these displays can be hollow and even dangerous. Later on, be inspired by an urge to be bigger, offer more, or take a risk.