THE PLANETS SUGGEST this will be a productive week if we don’t get distracted by our easily inflamed emotions. But we may be thin-skinned and painfully aware of our vulnerabilities as Mercury approaches intuitive Neptune in sensitive Pisces. And with emotional Venus and Mars near electrifying Uranus in forthright Aries, we may also be energized and easily ticked off.
Venus appears to turn backward in Aries this week, increasing the heat on our emotions. Venus symbolizes what we value enough to be a resource to us. While Venus retrogrades within a few degrees of intense Pluto, it reminds us of what we hold dear, as well as what we’ve lost or could lose. This aspect is known for stirring up our memories, exposing scandalous material, and provoking outrage. Though we may now be in outrage burnout, we need to pace ourselves through the next few months, as the planets keep emotions simmering.
This weekend’s Mercury-sun-Neptune conjunction leaves us unusually empathic and aware. We may be flooded by melting snows or waves of feeling. But communication can be our saving grace under a verbal Gemini moon.
A stabilizing Mars-Saturn trine early next week can help us step out of distraction and into efficiency, even as a self-protective Cancer moon brings out a wariness of other people’s expectations and motives.
Toward the week’s end, a Leo moon amps up the dramatic narrative again. Hidden secrets come to light as the sun and Mercury sextile Pluto and help us cut through some bogus perception. We’ll have a more realistic view of what’s going on, and can make plans accordingly.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3: Our resolve can firm up this morning in the face of new input. We know what we want but can be shocked by what others will do for their own desires. Stubbornness increases where we feel pushed, but people respond well to an honest statement of needs.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4: The mood is nervy and easily distracted as the moon enters verbal Gemini. We need to keep the conversation going, but should mind our words; it’s easy to say too much and feel misunderstood. Listen to hunches and peer into the future, but perceive with hearts and souls as well as minds. SUNDAY, MARCH 5: Active dreams and a restless mind can leave us nervy this morning. Afternoon offers more control, inspiring us to accomplish and build. A delay may prove fortunate. Our brains rattle around tonight, begging for rest through distraction. MONDAY, MARCH 6: We start off with good intentions but may soon move into a more defensive stance. Don’t push people out of their comfort zones; offer reassurance. TUESDAY, MARCH 7: Stay on target and keep priorities clear. Take advantage of passing opportunities and don’t take occasionally abrasive attitudes personally. Mental Mercury sextiles deep Pluto and can help us focus or obsess, but we must sort gossip from real crime. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8: Our thinking may be sharp and edgy this morning. It’s important to hold people accountable for their actions but not to waste time finding fault. Be careful what behavior is rewarded with attention. THURSDAY, MARCH 9: Shine for all sentient beings as the sun sextiles Pluto under a Leo moon. Cultural wounds are showing, but a healthy reframing encourages us to share our talents with generosity and integrity. Mars leaves feisty Aries and enters earthy Taurus, which can slow down the fireworks and add fresh resilience and resistance.