Astrology Forecast for March 2009

FOR EVERYONE ~ New directions. In March, decisions will be made, directions will be chosen, steps will be taken, trends will finally emerge. The tension and uncertainty of the last few months will ease. The ground beneath our feet will begin to feel more solid. As uncertain as many things remain, we will find the beginning of a path forward, through the maze of loss and difficulty. The steps we are taking, though tentative, will be leading us somewhere. An image of our future will emerge. That image might shift and waver, but it won’t be a mirage.


ARIES ~ Time out. The challenges are matched by the opportunities. Both bring pressure. You can’t avoid the demands being made on you by family and dependents. Growing recognition in your field is bringing greater demands at work. A leadership role beckons. The pace of change in the world around you isn’t letting up, either. The price of a misstep would be high. You might need to call a time out. Simplify and reformulate your goals and ideals. Clarify what others can rightly expect from you. You are especially persuasive this month.

TAURUS ~ Deep background. You would be well-advised to stay in the background, for now. Exert influence subtly. Offer advice quietly. You have a good grasp of the issues. However, the powers that be are out of harmony with you, at the moment. They are surrounded by manipulators, too. And, you aren’t at the top of your game. You need privacy and time to reorient yourself and re-think plans for your own future. Travel, education, spiritual exploration . . . all these things are beckoning more strongly, now. This isn’t a passing phase.

GEMINI ~ Trust your luck. The powers that be are engaged in exceedingly complex negotiations. The outcome will affect your future. But you should ignore that for now. The negotiations are too complex and the outcome is absolutely unpredictable. Also, your thinking is not as sharp as it could be. Emotions and dreamy speculation intrude. Supportive planetary influences are protecting your interests, anyway. This is one of those times when you can let things take their course. Concentrate on the personal successes headed your way this month. Explore that adventurous, romantic impulse.

CANCER ~ Reason vs. Emotion. Keep emotions in check. Look the challenge of change squarely in the eye. Shed preconceptions about what is possible for you. Imagine yourself in a new situation. Use objectivity, self-discipline and personal organization to get you there. Do your homework. There are many realistic possibilities and the element of luck is working for you. New and helpful alliances are evolving. Long-term financial strategies are starting to bear fruit. This month also offers entertaining and enjoyable diversions, but don’t get carried away. Escapism is not the answer.

LEO ~ A very fine line. This month, none of the old formulas will work, for you or anyone else. There is no new, obvious or easy solution, either. You will need to be inventive, but not too inventive, organized, but not too organized. You will have to look for the sweet spot between risk and security, between selfishness and selflessness and split some other philosophical hairs. But in the end, you will probably just have to roll the dice. The process of finding the right path will require much shared soul searching.

VIRGO ~ Easy does it. Normally, I advise people to help shape their own future. And Virgos are especially inclined to do so. This month, I’m making an exception. Powerful people who basically agree with your goals are fighting everybody to achieve those goals. The resulting tension and confusion are considerable. Confusing and impulsive vibes also beset your ruling planet, Mercury. The situation demands impossible levels of patience and precision. The Virgo mind would not do well in this situation. Instead, put your emphasis on your job responsibilities. The vibes there are very supportive.

LIBRA ~ Rest and relaxation. There is a battle raging over issues that are of fundamental importance to you. It is being fought by powerful figures in your life. Your future depends on the outcome. There is not a lot you can do about it directly, though. The battle will have to run its course. Meanwhile, drive your imagination to new heights. Imagine new roles for yourself. Creative activities and personal experimentation will help you find the line between what is realistic and what isn’t. Talk to others about what you envision.

SCORPIO ~ Positive trends. A current of deep personal healing runs through your experience in March. You’ll find home life especially inviting and nurturing. Conflict and stress in the neighborhood and among family members will bring surprising and welcome results. People you thought would never settle down will show signs of maturity. Stodgy types you thought would never change will open up to new ideas. Expect supportive and uplifting discussions. Your interests are under protective planetary influences. Intense, bittersweet moments are possible as you have to make relationship decisions you wanted to avoid.

SAGITTARIUS ~ Advisory role. You can see the intense turmoil. You know it will affect your personal financial future. However, you feel detached and at peace despite the turmoil and persistent uncertainty. Something new is happening, something you know is well worth the risk. You have a deep personal understanding of the issues and a deep personal sympathy with the goals of those facing the challenges directly. You’ve paid your dues. You can perform a priceless service by offering your advice and emotional support to those on the front lines.

CAPRICORN ~ A higher power. You are in the middle of a major logjam. Partly, you feel responsible for the obstruction. But you also realize that you couldn’t really do much to get things moving by yourself. The details are so tangled, no one can grasp the situation single-handedly. Many people just need to work through their own issues. This is one of those times when you will have to do your best and entrust the rest to a higher power. You know in your heart things will soon get a lot better.

AQUARIUS ~ Stress management. It will be tough to avoid the stress and turmoil surrounding you. Rarely have Aquarians experienced such high levels of excitement. The planets are also urging greater personal discipline. Your financial life is in for a shakeup. Seldom have you faced such important financial decisions. But you are also beginning a new cycle of growth and expansion. Supportive influences are taking over in your life. A stressful month, but a good month: a big, confusing, positive turning point. Try to schedule some extra rest and relaxation.

PISCES ~ Time to settle down. A whirlwind of change is sweeping through Pisces’ world. When the dust settles, you will be leading a very different life. You are already experiencing some of the changes, challenges, responsibilities and benefits of recent commitments. The benefits will continue to flow and outweigh the costs. Your new life will not be quite as footloose and fancy free as you have become used to. Self-discipline and organization will be high priorities. The benefits of your new life will be harder to earn, but more lasting than what you left behind.