The Day of Clarity: Birthdays and Planet News

If Your Birthday is March 21
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Remember that integrity is your best friend. You seem to have a good deal of energy focused on you, and may draw various people toward you in the near future. Make sure the relationships you form, of any sort, are healthy and constructive for you and for everyone else involved. That starts with surrounding yourself with honest, compassionate people, who are likely to bring forward your best and brightest qualities.
— By Amy Elliott

Written for the Planets

We’re officially in a new season, and last night’s Libra Full Moon is starting to dissipate. Yet with such a potent setup to start the Sun’s time in Aries, chances are you’re still feeling the reverberations. Continue to give yourself a little delay before replying to any recent communications that might have raised your dander and defenses the last couple days. We’re in “small cause, big effect” territory through the weekend, thanks to the fiery Aries Sun’s impending square to the centaur Pholus in Capricorn. On top of that, Mercury is still very much retrograde in Pisces, and very much conjunct Neptune — indicating potentially imprecise thinking, possible emotional reactivity in communication, and an inability to see clearly the truth of a situation (including the emotional truth).

On top of that, today’s square between Venus in Aquarius and Mars in Taurus could be kicking up some inner tension. That might simply play out as a spike in arousal, including toward someone new. But it could also indicate discord in relationships where there’s hidden or frustrated sexual energy. Venus in Aquarius describes the potential for this to rear up in a friendship where there’s unspoken attraction, rather than with an established lover or someone you’re actively pursuing. Does that Aquarian influence help to cool things off and make it more of an intellectual exercise, or does it just make it weirder? How does that align with what your body’s telling you? If you have the opportunity to express this energy sexually (whether solo or with a partner), it’s possible that taking your time with the sensuality of it while experimenting a little might yield the most satisfying results.
— By Amanda Painter

The Day of the Labyrinth: Birthdays and Planet News

If Your Birthday is March 20
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Aim straight at whatever life goals you most want to fulfill this year, and keep going until you reach them; then move on to the next. You have some powerful forces behind you, and can likely accomplish just about anything you could desire. This is partly because you seem to have a sharpened understanding in terms of what needs doing. You pretty much only need to ensure you choose what’s right and meaningful for you.
— By Amy Elliott

Written for the Planets

Today at 5:58 pm EDT (21:58:18 UTC), the Sun enters Aries for the equinox. This is the first day of northern hemisphere spring, the first day of the new astrological year, and one of two times in the year when all places on Earth receive equal daylight and night. After today, the days in the Northern Hemisphere start to become longer than the nights, and vice versa in the Southern Hemisphere.

This is always a very activated and activating time of year; Aries energy is all about initiative. So, what do you feel called to begin? It’s also a reminder that personal energy and initiative are often intertwined with collective issues. The first degree of Aries, called the Aries Point, has a way of highlighting or seeming to provoke this interconnection. Consider for a moment what news events or social issues feel especially relevant to your personal life right now. What has you fired up, and why? What can you do about it?

Yet, this is no ordinary equinox. About three and a half hours after the Sun enters Aries, the Moon enters Libra. And then at 9:43 pm EDT tonight (1:42:45 UTC Thursday), the Moon and Sun oppose for the Libra Full Moon. This is looking like a highly charged Full Moon for several reasons, its location in the first degree of Aries being just one. Other factors are describing the possibility for actions taken today and the next couple days to carry more weight or momentum than usual, resulting in unexpectedly far-reaching effects.

This could be especially true in matters of romantic or creative partnership, sex (especially the lustier or more ‘taboo’ facets of sex), the way family patterns are playing out in your life, and anything or anyone that feels especially inscrutable — or whose motivations are unclear (particularly your own). Note that a building Venus-Mars square is asking you to figure out how to handle sexual tension constructively. But if that tension is not being acknowledged (long-term relationships or allegedly platonic friendships being of particular focus), things could get a little choppy.

Do your best to express your desires and intentions as clearly as possible, owning what is yours (including your hurts). With a charged Full Moon amping up today, the potential for projecting your ‘stuff’ onto another person increases. It’s possible that the more you can lean on retrograde Mercury in Pisces (in a sextile to Saturn in Capricorn) to help you see what needs to be cleaned up or corrected in your inner emotional or psychic environment, the better you’ll be able to move through this Full Moon without major confrontations. Remember that the Full Moon reflects the light of the Sun: whatever others are showing to or directing at you could very well be a reflection of something you’ve been expressing. Tread with maximum awareness today and tonight.
— By Amanda Painter

The Day of Dogged Persistence: Birthdays and Planet News

If Your Birthday is March 19
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Keep your focus. You may feel at times as if anything can happen; yet you have the ability to rise above the chaos and apply your strong sense of resolve. Others are likely to look to you for structure and calm; you can set an example just through being yourself, which is enough for you to stand out. Approaching unfamiliar situations with discernment and a little caution should help you remain on the path.
— By Amy Elliott

Written for the Planets

We’re one day away from the Sun’s entrance into Aries — also known as the equinox. This marks the end of the current astrological year and the beginning of a new one. And shortly after the Sun makes its move tomorrow, the Moon will oppose it for a Full Moon in Libra. So you may be noticing some energy build, or feel an urge to move on to the next stage of something, especially in one or more of your relationships. There’s no need to rush that; in fact, the ongoing Mercury retrograde is a strong reminder to go easy in all things. Due to other factors, relational tension could also come through either as arousal or frustration related to an ingrained habit. How flexible can you be with a partner this week in terms of meeting each other’s needs — sexually, sensually, intellectually and socially?

Note also that today the Pisces Sun makes a square to Ixion in Sagittarius. Can you pursue your current spiritual quest or creative self-expression without repeating ethically questionable choices? If you’re not sure what that might mean, consider things like emotional, energetic and sexual boundaries. You have the potential to make a choice that works for all parties concerned, or that at least works for you in a way that does minimal harm to others. If you have a second chance at something, how do you plan to use it?
— By Amanda Painter