USE THIS WEEK TO PREPARE for the vibrant spring ahead. Let’s clean our flower beds and rake our emotional issues and political secrets out of the corners and send them to the compost. Clear the ground, study, restock, and complete the work of the mind, body, and soul.
If we’re honest with ourselves, we probably realize what we need to do this coming season, if not exactly how or where. Last month’s UranusMars conjunction in Aries — along with a few eclipses — did its best to wake us up and let us know what we need to deal with next.
We may still feel that end-of-winter, sun-in-Pisces low energy, so let’s pace ourselves. Energizing Mars moves into steady Taurus, which gives us more physical endurance than enthusiasm. We need time to replenish in the dream world and let our psyches process all that’s been going on.
This weekend mental Mercury squares serious Saturn, and we may perseverate and worry — a pattern compounded by a full moon in introspective and edgy Virgo. Put those mental muscles to good use so they don’t just spin in circles.
Mercury enters Aries on Monday, adding to the underlying restless buzz. We may jump to conclusions more easily and grow more verbally impetuous. While this can be fun under a sociable, generous Libra moon early in the week, on Wednesday the moon enters irascible Scorpio, opposing martial Mars, and that lack of impulse control can sharpen spears.
Choose to be incisive, not mean. On this last full week before the vernal equinox, we need to stir the compost and prepare, but we don’t have to blow up the garden.
FRIDAY, MARCH 10: Feel a pull to overdramatize this morning — acknowledge feelings without the soap opera. Midday, create successful meetings that promote dynamic change. Our energy begins to flag and our thoughts grow serious as the moon enters Virgo midafternoon. We can get persnickety if tired, but great conversation will bring us back to life.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11: We can feel overwhelmed if we try to encompass too much or let our imaginations dwell on concerns. We may take it out on one another as a way of dispersing anxiety — or we can open our hearts to one another. Direct this nervy energy wisely.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12: Our minds and stomachs can bunch up as Mercury squares Saturn under a Virgo full moon — unless we’ve got something productive to do. Late evening smooths out frustrations as the moon enters Libra.
MONDAY, MARCH 13: It can be a relief to get back to work this morning. Our minds speed up, and the filters may come off as Mercury enters caffeinated Aries this afternoon. Rather than become demanding tonight, let’s ask what our longings symbolize.
TUESDAY, MARCH 14: Events can trigger the realization of who’s precious and who’s full of it, which allows us to reorganize our interpersonal priorities. Open up this afternoon as the moon conjuncts Jupiter.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15: As the moon enters serious Scorpio and opposes volatile Mars on this pragmatically efficient but emotionally stormy day, it will stabilize us to focus on logistics. Our impulse control is down, but we can concentrate or obsess. Write political commentary and advocate, but avoid crowded intersections and emotionally demanding situations.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16: Let’s pace ourselves and restore physical reserves that have recently burnt up. If people are guarded, don’t take it personally. We need our shields while our intuition is so strong. Listen to sudden hunches about work, and follow up with fact-finding.