by PAULA LYNDE
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): Mars and Jupiter are in control this month, so get ready to B-E A-G-G-R-ES-S-I-V-E. For those who weren’t cheerleaders in high school, that’s Be Aggressive. Yes, fish with teeth are scary, but you’ll feel your fangs all through March, both at work and at home. So, now is definitely the time to ask for a raise at your current job or land your perfect position with your dream company if you’re looking for work. It’s also a good time to be assertive with family members and partners. Think hard. Is there something that you want from a loved one that you’re not getting? Even if it’s just dibs on the last piece of pizza from time to time, ask! Stand up for yourself and claim your slice.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Guess what? 90% of the planets are located in the eastern half of the chart, and Uranus leads the way for rams from mid-month until the end of March. This will give you an incredible feeling of independence in all things. This could work out very well at your job, as you show off your leadership skills and ability to be self-motivated and autonomous. However, personal relationships could suffer if you forget about the other person’s needs – or the fact that they exist. Just take this as a warning if you don’t want to find yourself watching Netflix by yourself in April.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Planetary power is situated in the northern sector of the horoscope for bulls this month, so work and money dominate your priorities. This is fine, because there is a very good chance that you’ll meet some important financial goals in March. Just don’t leave your family/significant others on the backburner for too long. You may find that you need their support to complete your goals at some point around the 20th. But please don’t say, “Hey, look. I’m sorry I’ve been distant and awful, but I need your support to complete some personal goals.” That probably won’t win you any favors. Just be nice.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): More than 90% of the planets are moving forward for you this month, and this means that March will be a whirlwind of social and professional activity. Now is a great time to make friends and be the life of the party, but not the ideal month for serious romance. So, if you’re single, friend-zone everyone until the chaos blows over. Come April, you may discover that some interesting potential in one of your new “friends.” And, by then, you’ll have actually gotten to know them a little bit, so making that transition will be a little easier. Crazy, huh?
CANCER (June 21-July 22): The Sun is in your House of Career this month, so there’s a lot of potential for crabs to advance in their professional lives. However, exactly how far you get with your job in March will depend largely on your social connections and ability to win people over. So, now is definitely not the time to play wallflower. Get out there. Be the first one on the dance floor, don’t keep that hilarious joke to yourself, and use this time in the sun to show the world how brightly you can shine. As a bonus, if you’re single, get ready to catch the eye of someone whom you previously thought was out of your league.
LEO (July 23-Aug-22): Hey, lion. Most of the planets are situated in the Western half of your chart during March. This will have you feeling uncharacteristically humble and less king/queen-of-the-junglelike than usual. Strangely, though, this may be your month for romance. If you’re single, get ready for a meaningful connection with a very special person. Or, if you’re already in a committed relationship, this connection is likely to get stronger before April. The lesson here? People who matter really like the kitten in you. So, don’t be afraid to show your warm fuzzy side from time to time.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22): This is going to sound very strange to you, Virgo, but you should sit back and relax this month. No, seriously. Most of the planets are in the Northern sector of your horoscope, and life is good, so chill. Even the financial forecast is solid – you’ll probably get a windfall of cash from an unexpected source. And your love life couldn’t be better. You’re connecting with your partner – or, if you’re single, you’re putting out all of the right vibes. So, why are you so worried? Oh, wait. You’re a Virgo, and always eager to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. But, you know, this month, for once – don’t.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Whoa, Libra. 60% of the planets are against you this month. So, for you, March may come in like a lion and go out like a velociraptor. But, take heart. Tread lightly, and you’ll make it. You may lose your car keys, forget your lunch at home a few times, and test the patience of your significant other, but you’ll come out stronger on the other side. In fact, come April, you’ll develop so much character that you’ll probably be glad that March wasn’t the greatest – maybe. At any rate, get ready to find out who your true friends are. And that really is something worth knowing.
SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): Pluto in retrograde is putting the brakes on your career ambitions this month, and putting your focus on family and spirituality. So, this is an interesting time for Scorpios. Not typically the squishy, feely type, March is your time to explore a softer, gentler side of your personality. Yes, it’s actually there, but you may have to look real hard. No, you don’t necessarily need to hold hands with random people and sing “It’s a Small World,” but it probably wouldn’t hurt. And, if you’re married, get ready to get a little closer to your spouse around the 25th. For single scorpions, this will be the time to tell a friend that they’re more than a friend.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): The planets are concentrated in the Southern half of your horoscope, so you’ll find yourself getting uncharacteristically sentimental – yes, you. Normally, Sagittarians move forward, forward, forward at the speed of light with that wanderlust and need for exploration that only archers can understand. However, this month, will send you deep into your past to find answers to burning questions. And, don’t worry. There’s absolutely no shame in watching a Lifetime or Hallmark Channel movie to help you sort it all out. That’s what they’re there for.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): If you feel like you’re rushing toward your goals, that’s because there is a forward momentum in 80% of the planets affecting you this month. So, things will happen quickly in March. If you’re working toward a promotion at work, for example, don’t be surprised if you finally get that call. Or, if you’ve been in a romantic relationship for a while, that next level of commitment is likely just around the corner. Or, it may be the case that – after months of dedication – you’ll earn enough stamps to get that free sandwich at your favorite restaurant. The universe has different goals for everyone, so don’t be mad if yours isn’t exactly the one you had in mind.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Planetary power is in the Eastern half of your chart this month, and this makes you a very lucky water bearer. Essentially, all through March, the opinions of others won’t matter. You can do what you want, dress how you like, and make the kinds of decisions that only make sense to you, and you’ll still find success. Granted, “success” may mean something fairly unique. For example, you might win your office’s hokeypokey challenge, or your spouse or significant other may finally laugh at one of your jokes. Whatever. Your victory will feel pretty amazing no matter what it entails.