Astrology for March by Matilda Mercury
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Theme: Challenges and opportunities.
The month of March starts out with completions and concludes with fruition and accomplishment! That doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges ahead which come in the form of dealing with unmovable structures and events in the second half of the month. Have patience; there is only so much you can change in difficult times. There are lots of dimensions to communications this month. Explore how you can can communicate better especially after the 23rd when Mercury goes retrograde for the next 3 weeks.
Aries: Happy Birthday possums! It’s a great month of activity for you and replenishment both in relationships and communications. The caveat on communications for everyone is that things will be a little more trying after the 23rd so more effort is required. The overall challenge for Aries is knowing what you can and cannot change in terms of vocational structures. Sit tight and work within the system.
Taurus: Others are bringing blessings to you right now so take advantage of the offers being made. It’s a case of what offerings you can add to your already full plate. Challenges concern your vision and ideals for a better world. Be skilful in knowing what ideas you can change in a system and how to change them.
Gemini: The asteroid of wisdom and learning moves into Gemini. It’s an opportunity for creative intelligence and weeding out any fears of success you might have. What is the wise counsel for you at this time and how can your creativity be harnessed for benefit? Close relationships are challenging right now which can be an opportunity for doing some inner psychological work.
Cancer: It’s a great time to integrate your outer and inner selves by reviewing how your daily life and your activity in the world can work more in harmony together. All kinds of relationships are up for review. It can be a time when you realize the true value of friendship and support. Communication challenges can occur with people with strong male energy.
Leo: It’s potentially a time when key individuals can lend you a helping hand. The asteroid of generosity and care for the earth, Ceres is in the sign of Leo encouraging you to self-nurture in order to nourish others. It also invites you to open up your heart to unconditional love. The challenges at present are most obvious in the areas of health and daily routine. You may be experiencing some added stress in this area so take opportunities to re-connect to the land and environment around you.
Virgo: A theme this month is healing in relationships and deepening connections with the spiritual path. There is a risk of escapism but this can be tempered by the counsel of good friends. The challenges this month maybe around dealing with children’s health matters and/or restrictions on creative expression and spontaneity. Undertaking activity on behalf of loved ones provides rewards.
Libra: There is a lot of dynamism in communications with others that slows down towards the end of the month as you turn more-inwards in dealing with the dynamics of communication. Remember the old adage: ‘I know what I said but what did you hear?’ springs to mind. It’s a good time for writing. Home continues to offer challenges to your fundamental way of being. Remember the ultimate home is the one you carry in your heart.
Scorpio: Hidden blessings are a theme this month. Opportunities are there but require more contemplation on your part to fully understand the benefits. This includes opportunities in the realm of philosophical ideas and institutional frameworks that are designed to help humanity. Challenges are in relationships with siblings. Some deep forces are at work that might not be easily explainable. Do your best in the circumstances.
Sagittarius: With Mars moving out of your sign there are less challenges as you are less personally impacted. However the challenge has moved towards matters regarding material security. There isn’t much wriggle room right now to move forward. This too shall pass. It’s a great time to strengthen your inner commitments. How can you keep the sacred hearth fire alive in your home? Sometimes the smallest offerings can have the biggest impacts.
Capricorn: You are experiencing intense restrictions right now that are not in your control. You may be experiencing a lot of frustration. If it’s any consolation everyone is going through this in different spheres of their lives. It just happens to be more personal for Capricorns right now. Draw on whatever tools you can to mollify this energy. Your inner resources are extremely effective in antidoting difficulties.
Aquarius: Now is the opportunity to let go of the familiar and the habitual to explore new horizons. It’s a time to get out of your comfort zone and be surprised by the opportunities that result. The unconscious patterns that hold you back are more evident right now. Fear is one component. There are many strategies to transform fear into wisdom and courage. Find the best strategy for you.
Pisces: There is an opportunity for spiritual healing of old wounds this month. Also good spiritually minded friends are very helpful to you at this time. Beneficial spiritual practices have the capacity to transform your direction in life and change outcomes. Group activity is challenging as you are called on to draw on all your resources to deal with situations that arise. Remember to breathe.