Though we’ve been cosmically blessed by the fact that no planets have been in retrograde since early February—freeing us from the slow-going vibe that retrogrades can impart—the tumultuous influence of the United States' Pluto return on February 22 likely stymied some forward progress. Now, as both Venus (the planet of love and relationships) and Mars (the planet of sex and energy) unite with Pluto on March 3, we have a chance to “release that which has reached its expiration date so that all things new, fresh, and aligned can take root,” says astrologer Stephanie Gailing, author of The Astrological Self-Care Journal. “This is a time to be really honest about what you need in a relationship and what you desire.”
“We’re now able to shift our orientation from thinking just about what’s in front of us to thinking about what’s in our future.” —Stephanie Gailing, astrologer
Come March 6, we’ll have the cosmic mojo to act on those needs and desires, when Venus and Mars come together again in the first degree of Aquarius. As both planets leave behind all the pragmatism and work-hard energy of Capricorn, “we’re now able to shift our orientation from thinking just about what’s in front of us to thinking about what’s in our future,” says Gailing. “We can get more inventive and consider just how much we value our communities and relationships, and the ways we can work together for good.”
Also supporting that vibe are a handful of other celestial shifts that will contribute to the best day in March, astrologically, for each zodiac sign. Below, find Gailing’s predictions for what to expect on your sign’s best day, along with her advice for making the most of it.
Below, learn the best day in March, astrologically, for your zodiac sign, and how you can expect it to unfold
Best day: March 20
Happy almost-birthday, Aries! When the sun enters your sign, kicking off your season on March 20, you'll find that you have an extra skip in your step and a fresh store of energy to tap into, says Gailing. It's an ideal time to begin something new or take the day to simply celebrate yourself.
Best day: March 6
Remember that auspicious conjunction of Venus and Mars noted above? It's bound to have an extra-strong impact on you, Taurus, as values-oriented Venus is your planetary ruler. Specifically, this confluence activates your 10th house of career and status, giving you a dose of energy in those realms. "Though this day is a Sunday, focusing your attention on that big work project or that exciting next career step you've been aiming to take will really galvanize you into dedicated action once the work week begins," says Gailing.
Best day: March 21
Like Taurus, you're afforded a cosmic boost to your career this month—but on a different day, March 21, when your planetary ruler, communication-focused Mercury, joins forces with expansive Jupiter in your 10th house of work and reputation. "You could find yourself center-stage at work on this day, Gemini," says Gailing. "That could mean launching a prized project or receiving an accolade for past performance." Alternatively, if you're in-between gigs, the energy of this day supports sending off that application or reaching out to that contact you've been meaning to tap on LinkedIn, she adds.
Best day: March 2
Behold, a glorious new moon on this day in your ninth house of travel and exploration. The resulting vibe is one that empowers you to broaden your horizons in every which way. "If you've been thinking about taking a trip, today is a great day to scour travel websites and apps for ideas," says Gailing. "You'll likely come across a few you hadn't before considered." More generally, the energy of this day supports leaning into really anything that introduces you to a new concept, place, or person.
Best day: March 18
If you're prone to a scarcity mindset, today is the day to release that, Leo. In a word, the energy is abundant, as the full moon activates your second house of personal resources and income, while the sun occupies your eighth house of shared resources, investments, and deep intimacy. "The key to using this energy is to both value yourself highly, while also valuing what you can generate or create with others—both of which can yield you great reward," says Gailing. "You certainly have what it takes to fly solo, but there's a lot of life to be experienced when joining forces with others, too."
Best day: March 23
You are especially tuned in to your deepest desires for love on this day, Virgo. With your planetary ruler, communication-focused Mercury, joining intuitive Neptune in Pisces and activating your seventh house of relationships, the energy is ripe for figuring out just what you need from a partner to be fulfilled. Whether you're single or in a relationship, take some time to visualize your picture of a joyful and rewarding romance, says Gailing. Knowing what that ideal relationship looks like is the first step toward making it a reality.
Best day: March 6
As with Taurus, your best day in March, astrologically, arrives when your planetary ruler (also love-oriented Venus) unites with Mars in Aquarius. For you, however, this conjunction highlights your fifth house of creativity and self-expression, granting you an additional sense of spunk. "It's a great day to make headway on a creative project or to lean into romance and love, whether you're single or partnered," says Gailing, adding that if you have children, nieces, or nephews in your life, this could be a great day to spend doing something fun and playful with them.
Best day: March 3
Your intellect is on fire today, Scorpio. With both your traditional planetary ruler (Mars) and modern-day ruler (Pluto) uniting in your third house of education and communication, you feel inspired to learn and share your insights with others. "It's an amazing day to really dive into a new educational experience," says Gailing. Separately, because the third house also rules over the areas of siblings and cousins, if you've found yourself navigating tricky territory with a relative, you may now find an opportunity for resolution, adds Gailing.
Best day: March 5
A positive family moment is in store for you today, Sagittarius—whether that's virtually or in-person, and with either your biological family or the chosen family members in your life who feel like home. That's all thanks to your planetary ruler, beneficent Jupiter, and the sun aligning in Pisces and activating your fourth house of family and roots. "Spending time with these loved ones will bring you a sense of greater vitality and energy," says Gailing.
Best day: March 28
It's about time to acknowledge and exalt your true worth, Capricorn. When your planetary ruler, taskmaster Saturn, meets up with values-oriented Venus in Aquarius on this day, your second house of resources and personal income is activated. Gailing suggests you ask yourself: Do you see yourself as the asset that you truly are? Can you recognize your personal richness? This is a day to, quite literally, invest in yourself.
Best day: March 6
The vibrant Venus-Mars conjunction has you glowing on this day, Aquarius. As with Libra and Taurus, you'll be among the most deeply affected by this positive confluence, according to Gailing. But in your case, with these planets of love and sex uniting in your sign, you're set to feel some type of radiant. And that could translate to the way you vibe in any relationships or partnerships, "which have the power to bring you great joy on this day," says Gailing.
Best day: March 13
In the final few days of your season, you get a boost from your planetary ruler, dreamy Neptune, which aligns precisely with the sun in your sign. And as a result, you could feel as though you're totally in the flow and tapped into your intuition, says Gailing: "If you've been struggling with a project, turn your attention to it on this day, as your sense of alignment could allow you to gracefully make the headway you've been seeking."
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