You may be surprised to hear this, but March is due to be a dazzling month for career progress, and you are the sign most likely to have the most buzz about your mounting success. This will become more obvious mid-month, but now, as you enter the month, think about what you hope to achieve in your professional life, and start to get your resume, bio, or CV polished up, for you will need it.
As you begin March, planets are quietly gathering in Pisces at the very pinnacle place in your chart, known as your tenth house of honors, awards, achievement, and fame. The planets gathering there include Venus (VIPs love you), Mercury (news), Sun (access to authority figures), and Neptune (your industry image). All these heavenly bodies will be working on your behalf in early March, and they are simply waiting for the new moon to trigger all the possibilities that exist for you.
Before you can even begin to think about how you want things to go, you will be focused completely on your home or family. This comes thanks to a divine full moon, March 1, in Virgo, 11 degrees, in your fourth house of home. You may be going to a big family event, such as to a wedding or to a party to celebrate the recent birth of a baby that arrived for your sister, cousin, adult child, or other close relative. It’s an exciting moment in your timeline.
Alternatively, as you start the month, you may be moving into a new apartment or house, or buying / selling / renting property. If you like where you live, you may be concluding a renovation, seeing important furniture being delivered, or you may be finishing up a decorating plan. You might be renting a cottage for getaways you will take this summer. The reason I love this full moon so much is that Saturn will support this full moon, so you are likely to enjoy the decision you will make, or the experience you have at the full moon, March 1. All full moons are strong for a plus four days, bringing you straight through the weekend of March 3-4.
More importantly, this is a full moon in Virgo, ruled by Mercury, which is the ruling planet you, Gemini, and Virgo share. The fact that Mercury is making one of the finest possible aspects to Jupiter, planet of good fortune, is remarkable. What good luck you have for all family events and actions! If you must sign any papers, you can do it anytime in the first three days of March, confident you have chosen one of the best times of the year to do so. Venus will also be in elegant form, making the weekend fun and very romantic. It would be an ideal weekend for a wedding.
Mars will be in Sagittarius, a holdover from January 26 when Mars first entered this sign. Over the past weeks, you have been focused on a significant other – spouse, someone you are dating seriously, a business partner. It is also possible that instead you have been focused on a competitor or critic. If someone had thoughts to share, they surely did do so, loud and clear. Sagittarius is not the easiest sign for you to host, but if you have other natal planets to help boost this placement, you may have enjoyed the trend. It will end on March 17 when Mars moves to Capricorn.
Once in Capricorn, Mars have you focused on finances from March 17 to May 15. This is a once-in-two-year trend that will have you nearly obsessed with money matters. You will organize your receipts to give to your accountant to file your return, review the performance of your retirement portfolio, and you might as well send for your credit report. You will have two months to find ways to increase your savings and investments and to learn about the latest tax laws so that you can legally take advantage of any new deductions.
It is likely that your spending will increase during the coming two months (March 17 to May 15) too, for Mars in the eighth house is known to stimulate purchases. While you are thinking about money, you might also check to see if you can delete any recurring charges on your credit card that you no longer need. Take steps to guard against identity theft by checking credit card statements closely. There are companies that guard your credit and notify you if anything unusual comes up on your credit cards, so you might want to look into those, too.
Here is a day when all kinds of good news about your career can surface, making it perfect for a meeting – March 13. On this day the Sun will receive golden vibrations from good fortune (and financial) planet Jupiter. If you get an assignment or special publicity, it is likely to lead to increased income for you. It is a red-letter career day, so circle it on your calendar.
Your biggest career moment that I talked about at the start of your report will begin with the new moon, March 17. The little heavenly bodies that gathered in your career sector at the start of the month worked on setting the stage, but opportunity always breaks open when the majestic new moon arrives in her white silk gown, at the arm of the mighty Sun. The new moon’s job is to gather the energy swirling about in the universe, package it, and make it accessible to you. This time, opportunity will come to you on a silver platter, and it certainly looks to be exciting in every respect. This is the most important new moon of the year to advance your career, so you will want to make it work for you by taking action.
Your biggest career moment of 2018 will begin with the new moon, March 17 and the days that follow. The magnificent new moon will take the energies swirling in the universe, package them, and present them to you on a silver platter. Be ready to take full advantage of opportunities.
I love that Jupiter in water-sign Scorpio 27 degrees will be perfectly angled to that new moon of March 17, helping you see prestigious work assignments that pay well and that can elevate your status in your industry. Pluto will also be lending his support from your eighth house, another signal of impending financial gain for you. Neptune, your ruler, will orbit near the Sun, in your house of fame and honors, suggesting you may be on TV or have your photo in print for the entire world to see. This is so exciting, dear Gemini!
All new moons set up two weeks of energy, and the seeds you plant during that window of time that this new moon will create will have the power to improve your professional life for a full year, until the next new moon in your fame sector has time to come back (which will be next year, March 6, 2019).
If your birthday falls on March 17, plus or minus five days, you will benefit the most from this gorgeous new moon. The same is true if you have Pisces rising or the natal moon in Pisces 27 degrees (plus or minus five degrees). Also, if you have your chart, look to see if you have a natal planet at 27 degrees Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn. If so, that planet will receive heaps of good luck, so be happy and optimistic, and see what happens!
Mercury will retrograde in your earned income house from March 22 to April 15, suggesting that financial mix-ups are likely. You may be expecting a check that comes late or that gets lost, or an application or form you send in may bounce back because it contains errors. You will need to double-check everything, including your tax return.
The second house where Mercury will be out of phase also rules possessions, so be very careful not to lose any treasures such as your cell phone, eyeglasses, iPad, tablet, or other vital item that you’d feel lost without. This is not a time to buy any electronic items, not only including a computer and smart phone, but also avoid buying a car or kitchen appliance until after April 15. (Actually, thinking about this, I would allow an extra week to create some space from that date.)
March may enter like a lamb, but will be ending as a roaring lion, and it’s not a particularly friendly one. The full moon of March 31 in Libra will accent a love relationship, or the care of a child, and if you aren’t getting along, this full moon will bring conflict out in the open. Finances will again will enter the discussion and pertain to that person, and might cause an argument.
I will explain why this may be true for you. Saturn and Mars are in your eighth house and orbiting within a degree (to conjoin April 2). Both of these planets are in hard, 90-degree angle to the Sun and moon, suggesting you and a person you love may not see eye to eye about certain expenses (including how to best care for a child). Financial news will likely come up and cause you to hesitate in moving ahead, for you’ll have to think about what to do. With Saturn involved, you’ll have to pay someone and that might mean putting something you want on hold for a little while.
You will have one bright spot regarding good news about money at month’s end, when Venus conjoins Uranus, planet of surprise, and will be conjunct on March 28. This aspect won’t bring enough good news to take care of news at the full moon March 31, but it will help.
Romantically, Venus is in a sweet place, March 6 to 30, when Venus will move though fire-sign Aries and your eleventh house of fun, friendship, and events. You’ll be stepping out, and with your career on fire, all eyes will be on you. Shop for new things to wear in the first three weeks of March, before Mercury retrogrades on March 22. (You can continue to shop for wardrobe items with Mercury retrograde, but keep receipts, as you may have to make an exchange.)
One special day for love and romance, especially for single Gemini, will be March 28, a Wednesday – look your best!
The month begins with a joyous family event within days of the full moon in Virgo in Pisces, March 1. Saturn will be in your house of other people’s money, and aligned perfectly to your home sector, so if you’ve decided to buy or rent property, your banker will want to be helpful to you, and you are likely to get an attractive mortgage or home improvement loan.
If you want to give a party to celebrate a family member’s milestone or recent good news, you will have all that you need to put on a stylish fete in the days that follow March 1, going through the entire weekend of March 3-4.
The March 1 full moon might alternatively be the day when you move, get done with a renovation or repair project, or have an exciting furniture delivery. When it comes to home and family, this full moon is a sweetheart, meant to make you very happy.
By the full moon, March 17, your attention will turn your career, for something big appears to be stirring there. You will have Neptune, Sun, and new moon settled into your most prestigious professional sector (tenth house). Neptune’s presence suggests that you may be the subject of a news story or selected for a highly artistic project, for your face will be in the media and buzzed about in your industry, too. In a separate aspect, Jupiter will be in excellent angle to this new moon as well as to Neptune, boding well for you to be given a chance at doing a project that will combine words and visuals, and be paid well, too.
This new moon of March 17 will herald the best time in 2018 for you to create impressive career progress. Plant seeds in the days that follow it, for those actions will carry your career forward for a full year, until the next new moon in Pisces next year comes by to refresh the current one twelve months from now. (That will be March 6, 2019) With such strong aspects, you must push courageously ahead in the days that closely follow March 17.
Mars is circulating in your seventh house of committed relationships, so you seem focused very much on your partner, in love or business. You may be getting more serious about the person you are dating now, and talking over any small differences so that you can grow closer. Alternatively, at work, you may need an agent, lawyer, headhunter / job broker or other person to bring you the professional offer and to offer advice to protect and advance you forward.
On March 31, the full moon in Libra will affect single Gemini, for it will bring a love relationship to a decision point. The questions that will come up will likely center on whether you want to stay and eventually commit, or leave without regret. If you are attached, the subject of pregnancy or care for present children you have may be on the agenda. Money will also enter the discussion – do you agree on certain upcoming expenditures that you hope to make? If not, you will know it at this full moon March 31.
If you work in the creative arts, you may now finish a major project that allowed you to show your signature style. With Saturn hovering, you will need to look at every detail as you go along, and question every assumption, for too much will be at stake to allow any detail to go amiss.
Mercury will go retrograde from March 22 to April 15, and although Mercury retrograde affects everyone of every sign, it affects you more than most because Mercury is your ruler. Plan to sign important papers well in advance of March 22, leaving as much space from that date as you can muster. Mercury is quite a wild child at the beginning and end of its retrograde, dates I call the “bookend dates.” Follow this plan and later you’ll see that you will be happier and more productive than you would have been otherwise.