For All Signs: March 20th brings us the spring equinox, the time of symbolic renewal of all things spiritual, emotional and mental. The time frame around this particular equinox is likely to be dramatic, as it has been in recent history. The drama usually occurs within six weeks before or after the exact equinox. Examples are: April 16, 2013, a major earth quake took place in Iran and on March 11, 2011, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami occurred. A year before, on April 20, 2010, we saw the BP explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. The likelihood of a major disaster is heralded by challenging aspects among the planets. Meanwhile, given that Mars is retrograding, there are political factors that are hidden from public knowledge and will explode by the end of spring. The earth is caught in a major tug of war involving Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter and Mars. Pluto represents those with political and monetary power. Uranus represents justice for the populace. Jupiter represents hope for expansion and meaning. Mars, the original god of war, carries the matches that will set off the powder keg. The combination represents major energy circling the sun in fast rotation. This new astrological year will be fast and furious. Insist on maintaining those practices that help you keep your center (exercise, yoga, massage, meditation and/or prayer).
Aries: The sun returns to your sign this week. You likely will find it to be energizing. Now is the time to focus on new plans. Take a fresh look at where you want to direct your energy. While you are doing this, be sensitive to the needs of those around you.
Taurus: There are no new aspects designed for you by the planets this week. You may still be cogitating on the Venus/Mars square that occurred early this month. That time called for a recommitment of devotion to a person or a project. If it didn't happen, you may have decided to let it go.
Gemini: Make a special effort to keep up with keys, tickets and other small items. Your feelings are easily injured right now. On the other hand, you may be the offender, hurting someone else. Try to think carefully before speaking. If you feel hurt, don't leap to a conclusion before you ask what the meaning is of a behavior or a comment.
Cancer: This week you may be a tad on the solemn side. This is a temporary wave in your normal emotional life. You do not have to believe everything you think, especially if it takes you to a darker state of mind.
Leo: The Sun shines upon your 9th house of travel and expansion. You are probably already making plans for your next vacation. Aspects favor opening yourself to greater territory. You may be thinking of beginning a new study or spiritual pursuit.
Virgo: You may be feeling irritable and a little nervous. You can't be sure whether someone significant in your life is really telling you the truth or treating you honestly. The probability is that there is some sort of deception present. Take good care of yourself.
Libra: You are somewhat edgy this week. Parts of your mind are scattered. The best verbal warrior is concise and says what is needed. Unfortunately, Mars retrograding in your sign creates a tendency to spew.
Scorpio: Irritability may be among your companions this week. Beware the temptation to obsess over minor issues. Take especially good care of your body. You are in a physically low cycle.
Sagittarius: You have the desire to become the best you can be. You want wisdom, respect and good in your life. Something is dragging you backward.
Capricorn: Aspects of family life are shifting. The motion is toward an unexpected shake-up in your home or property at the end of the month. Perhaps you can see this coming. Take steps to prevent it rather than waiting and hoping it won't happen.
Aquarius: Circumstances are not meeting your needs for comfort, stability or security. Perhaps you are disengaging from a bad habit or someone who is not good for you. The long-term benefits of are really good, but the short-term discomfort is no fun at all.
Pisces: There is an old saying: "Don't believe everything you think." Take this one to heart. Your feelings and thoughts may be only projections of what you want to think. You might identify a piece of information as a truth, when it is merely your opinion.
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