The collective monthly overview includes reference to planetary transits and aspects for additional detail, while the individual zodiac horoscopes focus on transit effects and actions. Read for your rising sign if you know it and/or your sun sign. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when new horoscopes are released.
When the Sun meets Neptune in Pisces this month, we may experience some confusion about personal identity issues as our imaginations will be overactive at this time. Starting on the 2nd, many will experience a tug of war between relationship development and personal growth. Know that you don’t have to choose between these two as they work together. On March 5th, Venus enters a six-week retrograde period in Aries. At this time, we’re encouraged to reflect on how we can take a more active role in self care and self love, especially with activities that energize us. The Virgo Full Moon on March 12th may illuminate matters related to health, work or service. Following this, the emphasis returns to personal development and we are encouraged to discuss budding ideas with others, knowing that feedback from personal and structural relationships may help push our personal development efforts to the next level. On March 27th the Aries New Moon helps to solidify the acts of self love we incorporate into our personal experience, and inspires us to set concrete goals for personal development.
ARIES RISING OR SUN
At the start of March, you may feel some confusion about an interpersonal relationship. You’ll be torn between spontaneously pulling away, and keeping your faith and positivity. Venus goes retrograde at this time, facilitating introspection and dedication to self love. Around March 6th you’ll be motivated to communicate your relationship dreams and desires. The outcome will go one of two ways, either delivering expansion in the relationship, or actualizing your independence. Mid-month, the Full Moon in Virgo highlights the results of self care efforts. At the end of the month, you’ll feel compelled to speak your mind however you may also face some opposition due to structural changes at work. The New Moon in Aries on the 27th is a time to set intentions for activities related to your personal development.
TAURUS RISING OR SUN
Around March 1st, community gatherings will help you experience heightened intuition and strokes of inspiration; this is an important time to listen to your subconscious needs. Throughout the month you’ll feel pulled between activating the subconscious through unconventional means, and enjoying the comfort and expansion you receive through your daily routine. The Virgo Full Moon on March 12th will illuminate a creative project requiring exacting detail. During the last week of March, you’ll start to see some breakthroughs in your efforts to tap into and communication your subconscious desires. The Aries New Moon on the 27th aids you further by putting intention and action behind what you have uncovered.
GEMINI RISING OR SUN
Early this month you’ll be fantasizing about various career paths. You may feel pulled between two directions: one involving creative collaboration, and the other pertaining to a sudden or unconventional community activist role. When Venus turns retrograde on March 5, you may feel romantically connected to a friend in your circle, or you could be focused on nurturing self love through socialization with friends. Allow yourself the six-week retrograde period to process your emotions before taking action. Mid-month, the Virgo Full Moon will bring focus to the needs of your immediate family. The last week of March you’ll be speaking out in your community, and may expect to face some opposition as well as inner conflict related to your creative pursuits. At the end of the month, the Aries New Moon pushes you to further develop your community leadership presence.
CANCER RISING OR SUN
At the beginning of March, you may find yourself exploring research or travel in order to deepen your connection to spirit by expanding your worldview. This pursuit may find itself on the back burner, however, as you will be very career focused this month. An unexpected opportunity to charge forward in career advancement may be challenged by a family matter needing your full attention. Mid-month, the Virgo Full Moon is likely to surface information from a family member or neighbor that could help guide you. You’ll be quite vocal about career matters later in the month, and the Aries New Moon on the 27th will encourage further action on this front.
LEO RISING OR SUN
Throughout March you will have an insatiable appetite for new information. While you are bouncing back and forth between informal chats with friends and serious study with teachers, you are likely to experience some epiphanies that really change the way you look at the world. Venus goes retrograde for six weeks on the 5th, allowing you time to reconsider your attachment to philosophies you have held close to your heart. Mid-month, the Virgo Full Moon will shine light on a family matter, and offer opportunity for closure. Following this, you’ll be more vocal about your philosophical insights, which are likely to oppose changing systems and structures. The Aries New moon on the 27th will help you continue to put your new beliefs into action.
VIRGO RISING OR SUN
March holds the potential for momentous change. Early on this month you may experience disillusionment about a key relationship. You’ll be vocal about this experience following Venus retrograde on the 5th. During the six week retrograde you’ll gain deeper experience with key matters of transformation, such as sex, money, magic or death. On the 12th, the Virgo Full Moon helps you to understand your personal requirement for mental, emotional and physical health. Following this, you’ll be thinking deeply about the actions you can take to foster change in your life. You may also experience some resistance from a relationship based on shared resources. The Aries New Moon on the 27th empowers you to take agency over the changes you want to manifest.
LIBRA RISING OR SUN
At the start of March, you may experience misconceptions about a health or work matter. Following this and for most of the month you’ll be focused on relationships, which will be connected to your growth as an individual. The six week Venus retrograde period, starting on the 5th, will allow you time to reexamine the ways that you give and receive love in your relationships. Around the 12th, the Virgo Full Moon may bring focus to details of your finances; this is a good time to complete your taxes. Later in the month you will feel more confident in communicating your relationship needs. As a result of this, you may experience some changes in your home life. During the Aries New Moon at the end of the month, you may want to set intentions for further leveraging your relationships to experience the personal growth you are seeking.
SCORPIO RISING OR SUN
This month, you may experience tension between your efforts to uncover subconscious or hidden issues, and attention to material aspects of your daily routine. The six week Venus retrograde period starting on the 5th encourages you to bring an element of self care into every day. Around the 12th, the Virgo Full Moon will emphasize a service role you play in your community. Then, you’ll be focused back on actions you can take to maximize each day through improved organization and communication. During the last week you may uncover new information that will push you to achieve your goals. The Aries New Moon on the 27th encourages you to solidify what you have learned in terms of daily self care and productivity, and to integrate these practices into your life.
SAGITTARIUS RISING OR SUN
This month, you’ll be focused on expressing yourself through creative arts involving movement. Feeding your personal creative expression may feel more important than fostering community relationships at this time. Venus retrograde encourages you to find passion for new creative modalities like dance, yoga or parkour. On the 12th, the Virgo Full Moon should bring closure to an aspect of your career development. During the last week of March, you’ll be establishing your creative voice, and may be pushed to develop your art by examining your values. At month’s end, you’ll be able to set intentions for the results you’d like your creative efforts to deliver.
CAPRICORN RISING OR SUN
This month, you may find your family needs you more than usual, and this may conflict with your goals for career expansion. The six-week Venus retrograde period starting March 5th encourages you to attend to your home life, focusing on the connections you share with family members and actions you can take to strengthen bonds. Mid-month, the Virgo Full Moon will illuminate an issue core to your personal philosophies and worldview. During the latter half of the month, you’ll experience increased communication with the family, pushed forward by personal changes you are making for yourself. Around the 27th New Moon in Aries, set intentions for the actions you can take to further improve your family life.
AQUARIUS RISING OR SUN
The month begins with focus on your finances. Be careful not to deceive yourself (or your accountant) when working on your assets. On March 5th, Venus goes retrograde for six weeks. At this time, you may experience some communication challenges. Focus on identifying your unique learning style, such as auditory, visual or experiential, and make efforts to improve communication with this understanding. On March 12th, the Virgo Full Moon may surface some repressed emotions so be gentle with yourself at this time. In the latter half of the month, self expression and communication may be further challenged by an enthusiastic search for deeper meaning in life.
PISCES RISING OR SUN
When the Sun meets Neptune in Pisces on the 1st, you may experience illusions about your self identity, however, on a positive note, your imagination may be free to envision bigger dreams for yourself. Listen to your inner feeling and take care not to mask them with substances. Around this same time and for most of the month, you may feel pulled between actualizing your own values or compromising with someone else’s. Most of the energies will be working to reinforce your own value identification, and will also bring strength and organization to your financial resources. Mid-month, the Virgo Full Moon will focus on identifying the beliefs you hold about the world and what you want to stand for. At the end of the month the Aries New Moon helps you set intentions for action related to your values and resources.
Ashley Quinn is an astrological researcher and writer dedicated to accumulating knowledge, detecting trends and sharing meaningful impressions for harnessing planetary powers. Ashley is a second year graduate of the Portland School of Astrology, a certified yoga instructor, and holds a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently engaged in bringing together these disciplines to offer astro guidance and remediation for individuals and couples, and will be taking new clients in the Fall of 2016