The Pisces new moon on the 10th plants the seed for a cycle of action and reaction that comes to full flower with the full moon on Good Friday. There's more than a hint of stability in this pattern as the sun and Venus support constructive, conservative Saturn. Religious devotees as well as music and movie moguls can be enormously successful while prosperous Jupiter and inspirational Neptune trine this weekend, an aspect that repeats in mid-August. Creepy stuff seeps in midweek while the sun and Venus visit the lower depths, places and situations where Pluto reigns supreme. No sweetness and light for St. Patrick's Day; piss, vinegar and revenge instead.
The Mercury retrograde period that begins on the 19th could have a tremendous impact on you personally because it occurs in Aries. Although Mercury finally goes direct on April 12, it doesn't leave your sign until May 12. Figure on spending the next two months reassessing your aims and intentions, and, for the impetuous Ram, testing the limits of your patience. Meanwhile, the generous partner you've been waiting for, i.e., expansive Jupiter in your Libra marriage house, may make his or her benevolence felt this weekend.
Divine inspiration, or something like it, this weekend when artistic, impressionable Neptune at the highest point of your chart is infused with Jupiter's wisdom and optimism. Whatever you glean from the contact can burnish your reputation for a long time to come. Even if you get a powerful sexual charge from it, don't ignore the smarmy vibe you can also get when your Venus ruler is tested by Pluto midweek, especially if there are lots of other people and other people's money involved. If you do proceed, be careful.
An emotionally rewarding, possibly even profitable week as the Pisces sun and Venus favor Saturn in your Cancer house of assets and values. Although current career accomplishments shouldn't be taken for granted - i.e., don't count your chickens before they hatch - consider shopping for a high-end item with a lifelong guarantee. Saturn is slow and steady, and that's the way you'll get your reward. Before your Mercury ruler flips on the 19th, be sure to do the customary pre-retrograde chores, particularly those that involve the group's participation.
A personal victory, not necessarily a monetary reward, when the Pisces sun and Venus trine Saturn in your sign. What happens this week should serve as a reminder that "Patience is the key to heaven" and that you've finally assimilated the lessons Saturn has been drumming into your head for the past two years. So don't let Mercury's retrograde trip through your Aries career house become more than the usual pain-in-the-neck distraction. Redo the paperwork or rethink the travel arrangements as the need arises, but don't fret over the inconvenience.
This week the elusive butterfly of love alights on elusive Neptune, the sole occupant (but not for long) of your Aquarius marriage house. In an indirect way, and without much effort on your part, Neptune's spiritually uplifting tie to expansive, beneficial Jupiter may reward prior attempts to communicate what's in your heart. But if the results don't conform to what you have in mind, be patient awhile longer. The solar eclipse in April can have a dramatic impact on every one of your key, and not-so-key, relationships.
Since you're already aware that your Mercury ruler flips into retrograde on the 19th - and no doubt have decided which machines need to be repaired, which replaced - feel free to imagine the many ways you'll benefit from having Jupiter in your Libra house of assets and values. While Jupiter is generous when it comes to finances, its influence can extend far beyond the material plane. However, the good fortune that the giant planet bestows could also affect your work scene and health, especially a condition that tends to come and go.
Although patience is usually not a Libra's strong suit, you might have to show lots of it once Mercury turns retrograde in Aries. While the Messenger travels back and forth in your house of partnerships and the paperwork generated by them, make sure that nothing slips past your and your lawyers' eagle eyes. If possible, wait until May Day, when Mercury comes out from under the shadow it's currently casting, before you move on to the business at hand. Use the time in between to review your intentions, do the research and rewrite the material.
The slimmest hint of an attraction originating with the new moon on the 10th could take shape by St. Patrick's Day. Don't dismiss any of the romantic possibilities you sense emerging along the way, even a particularly frustrating situation on the 14th. Emotions right now are complicated, especially if they're attached to money matters. However, when magnetic Venus and your intense Pluto co-ruler form any connection, be it positive or negative, it's almost impossible not to follow where it leads. You'd have to be some kind of saint.
Without much praying or prodding on your part, the rewards - artistic, social, financial - you've been patiently waiting for could come through this week. Trust that concerned colleagues will make sure that you get what you deserve; they probably have a truer sense of your worth than you do. Because this year Mercury goes retrograde in the three fire signs, the adventure you expected to embark on during its trip through Aries could be delayed for more than a month. You may have to wait until May Day for the heart-thumping fun to begin.
Now that the compassionate Pisces sun and affectionate Venus are lending their support to your Saturn ruler, the latest irritation can be smoothed over fairly easily. While it's still around, relish the sense of stability that down-to-earth Caps appreciate like no other sign. The next test of a close relationship could occur during Easter week, when the sun and Venus move on to assertive Aries. But because Mercury will be ricocheting from pillar to post by then, chances are you'll be busy dealing with distracting details and sidestepping matters of the heart.
A lifelong ambition or the best of your good intentions may actually come to pass when benevolent Jupiter rewards idealistic, self-sacrificing Neptune in your sign. If ever you suspected you had psychic powers, now would be the time to check them out. For openers, try automatic writing, crystal-ball gazing or tuning in to the music of the spheres. With or without chemical assistance from Neptune, you're in for a mind-expanding, possibly life-changing experience. As for Mercury flipping in your financial sector, bear with the retrograde hassles.
Fish born in February might be beset by money matters, e.g., miscalculations, return policies, statements lost in the mail, while Mercury retraces its steps in Aries. Those born in March could be driven to distraction by personal choices or health concerns. For example, since Aries rules the head, the new glasses might not match your present prescription. Picayune stuff for Pisces, who can rise above the mundane and relish instead the spiritual or financial favors bestowed while magnanimous Jupiter supports their Neptune ruler.
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