General: Only the Authentic Survive
Last month, a positively enchanting Dark (New) Moon and Solar Eclipse in Pisces kicked off the Entwined Fishes’ season of power on February 26, delivering all signs bright flashes of prophecy and a view into the future. There was one caveat, though: This energy is not suited for the lazy, for those with idle hands, or anyone who refuses to see themselves as something other than wounded birds and victims.
March is tinged with a very similar, though decidedly harsher vibe thanks to Venus retrograde, lasting from March 4 until April 15. Personal perspective is absolutely everything this month; in choosing to see an opportunity for self-reflection and self-improvement in a period of inaction and limitations, we’ve already passed Venus’ cosmic test.
For almost the entirety of March, the planet of love, beauty, luxury, self-esteem, and money will be moving backwards in Aries, throwing a wrench in progress when it comes to working on ourselves. If you’ve been struggling with low self-esteem or defining your identity by unhealthy, off-base Venusian means, March will offer a rich banquet of opportunity to correct your mistakes and ultimately improve yourself from the inside out. A Full Moon in honest, detail-driven Virgo on March 12 will deliver the drive and stamina needed for most signs to address the blemishes and bruises on the face of our self-worth. Paradoxically, because Mars—the fiery war god associated with aggression and action—will be setting up shop in sensual, physical Taurus beginning March 9, we’ll all likely feel much more sexual and compelled to hunt after earthly pleasures of the flesh all month.
Meanwhile as these cosmic tempests simmer and bubble underneath our surface, all signs would do well to plug away at a core goal this March. Financial, domestic, and professional goals—the ones we hold in highest regard—could see breakthroughs from a steady, determined, practical approach. Keeping the inertia to stay motivated might be challenging in a month of constant frustration, but thankfully March ends on a strong note with an intensely forceful, optimistic New Moon in Aries on the 27th. This lunation will be especially supportive to initiating endeavors relating to improving self-confidence and expressing your authentic individuality. March’s Venus retrograde will rip veils from facades—the only way you’ll make it through to the other side is by being true to yourself and your values. Even if that means diving into the deepest layers of your inner-self to extract your authenticity: The only way out is through the phoenix flames.