By Jonathan Cainer
Two significant events occur this month. On March 17, we finally see the last in the series of seven sharp alignments between Uranus and Pluto, which have hung over us like a shadow since 2012. This, alone, is cause for celebration. Then, on March 20, there is a Solar Eclipse. Even if you happen to live in a place from which it is not possible to witness this celestial spectacle, you can still expect to benefit. We will all soon start to understand what has been holding us back, and then see a way to create a brighter future.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
The world, we are informed, was created in six days. How strange that the ability to live in this world without conflict or suffering should then apparently take all of the rest of eternity to achieve. Still, that’s rush jobs for you! If only the creation of the cosmos had taken place with more care and forethought, perhaps we would have been spared a great deal of trouble. Mars is in your sign this month, giving you the power to bring something new into existence. Are you creating a solution or a challenge? Be careful.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
From an early age we are taught to lower our expectations of the world and what it has to offer. ‘Don’t be silly,’ our parents say to us, ‘of course, you can’t have THAT.’ Our teachers, too, persuade us to set our sights on realistic targets. It’s good, in one way, that we learn to be sensible – but it’s not good when we start to feel that life must always involve regrettable compromises. The movements of Venus, in March, invite you to upwardly revise your previous understanding of what’s practical and possible.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
There is no rivalry like sibling rivalry. There is no crisis like a family crisis. And there is no drama like a domestic drama. The people we are closest to are often the people we want to get furthest away from. They can also, though, often bring us the deepest joy and the greatest sense of belonging. There are some very mixed blessings in your current situation. Though you may not feel convinced of this at times in March, the positive factors far outweigh the negative ones. Try not to worry about something that’s no big deal.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
How tired do you feel? Have you been let down or sold short? And, if so, who’s to blame for this? Did someone else raise your expectations too high? Or did you allow this to happen because inwardly, somewhere, you so much wanted to believe in a dream? This month’s powerful Solar Eclipse suggests there is a dream that’s worth believing in, one that really can come true. Now that you have let go of what you once clung to so tightly, you are in an excellent position to embrace this more viable alternative.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
Have you already got a plan for March? Abandon it. Have you got some great idea of how things need to turn out? Let it go. Think of yourself as a jazz soloist, not a classical composer – an improvisational artist, not an architect. Resolve to be spontaneous and sensitive to the mood of the moment. With a rare Solar Eclipse about to work in your favour, you don’t need a strategy. You just need a little hope, inspiration and ingenuity. The more you make things up as you go along, the more fun you’ll have.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
You may see yourself as vulnerable in March. You may feel that, in some areas of life, you have a lot to protect yet little to acquire. But others, looking at your situation from a distance, can see more clearly. In one area of life, your circumstances are enviable. The advantages far outweigh the drawbacks. In one way, you can see this too, but you are so cross and uncomfortable about a particular matter that it is overshadowing everything else. Let it go. Focus on your opportunity. It’s very big and very viable.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
How much difference can one new idea really make? That rather depends on what the idea is – and who is having it, plus how badly the new idea is needed. It just so happens that these are very special times. Things are not how they used to be and they may never be the same again. So far, you are not sure how you feel about this. You’ve got an idea about how things could be very good indeed, but it is only an idea. Or is it? Trust what you think and feel. It’s part of an impetus that will take you a long way in March.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Many of us tend to be narrow-minded about the forces of fate and fortune. If we aren’t getting exactly what we think we ought to be getting, we feel abandoned. The tall, dark stranger must be precisely the right height and exactly the appropriate shade of dark. And why, by the way, does nobody ever wish to meet a short stranger? What is it about those tall people? Size isn’t everything you know! Something that is very much ‘meant to be’ is due to occur in March. Even if it doesn’t quite match your expectation, trust it.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
When we allow ourselves to get excited by an idea, we make ourselves just a little vulnerable. We start to care whether something happens or not. And then, if it doesn’t happen, we experience the inevitable sense of disappointment. But what’s the alternative? If we put ourselves into an ambivalent frame of mind, we lose the ability to experience enthusiasm. Something really good is due to happen in your life this month. You have every right and reason to feel glad of it and to reach for the very best within it.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
A drama in your life now revolves around another person. But you have a very important role to play in their story. Though you may now be more of an essential part of the support system, than a central figure on the stage, this need not be a problem or a cause for concern. This is not a permanent state of affairs; it’s just that right now, a charismatic individual simply has to express themselves. And in March, you have to help guide them on their way. Let them think they are leading the way, while you secretly steer from behind.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
‘No’, is not an easy word to say. Some people have to practise before they ever manage to utter it. Others live in such fear of hearing it, that they avoid asking the questions that could ever elicit such a response. Where you are meeting resistance, it is being fed by resentment. That’s not the kind of thing you can remove overnight, but if you are really willing to face and clear up issues from the past, amazing progress can still be made. ‘Yes’ isn’t always easy to say either, but you may yet hear it said to you in March.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
‘Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.’ So said Euripides, the great Greek philosopher. A good point. If we see someone being successful, we assume they must be wise. But they may just be lucky. They may know nothing worth knowing. Also, we tend to equate success with getting what we want and that, generally, has much more to do with determination than with discrimination. It’s the ‘art of keeping what you want’ that you need to practise under the influence of the Solar Eclipse in your sign this month.
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