On March 23rd, Mercury in Pisces will be square Mars in Gemini, with Venus concluding its Star Point journey into becoming the Evening Star. While this brief but intense period won’t last long, there are ways your sign can prepare for the best–and worst–possible outcome.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries is ruled by Mars, and Mercury’s momentary clash with your ruling planet of war could set you on a premature defense, regardless of whether there’s any real threat or it’s all in your head. Watch out for how you respond to friendly advice or criticism, as how you react could very well stick with you long after the smoke has cleared.Read More »
2. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
While the tender, Venus-ruled bull loathes unpleasant conflict of any kind, you’re no shrinking violet either. When push comes to shove, you shove right back. Someone has been testing your generosity of spirit, Taurus, and furthermore taking advantage of a delicate situation. Much as you hate to be the proverbial bull in the china shop, it might be time to harness some of Mars’ power and declare war if they don’t desist.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Even a momentary dispute between your ruling planet Mercury and another can be a great cause of distress. Highly sociable and eager to please, Geminis are the natural ambassadors of the zodiac. It’s almost impossible to permanently cross a Gemini, as they’re much too busy mingling and making various acquaintances. Don’t let a temporary upset throw you off, as even a warrior planet like Mars won’t keep the battle going forever.
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You’ve been fortunate enough to avoid a certain confrontation with a certain someone, opting to ignore their antics instead. However, the time may have come for such a sit-down, Cancer. Remember, there’s minding your own business and there’s avoidance. Mercury’s heart-to-heart with Mars on the 23rd will give you an opening and opportunity to work through a matter that’s been festering for far too long.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
As one who is ruled by the Sun, you believe that daylight is the best disinfectant. What’s left to linger in the dark only grows more toxic and, in some cases, more powerful. Your fearless leonine instincts are telling you not to let a certain problem or problematic person slither away undetected, but be caught and curtailed. This is your chance to step into your natural, Leo-born role as a leader.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Your ruling planet Mercury may get into a light scuffle with Mars on the 23rd, but don’t let that deter you from maintaining good relations. Disagreements can and do happen in even the strongest relationships, and it’s important not to treat them as negative harbingers. Should a loved one approach you with a complaint or concern, treat them with the calm rationale you would want.
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
If fellow air sign Gemini is the ambassador of the zodiac, Libra is most certainly its gracious host. The only thing you love more than love and beauty is sharing both in abundance; unfortunately, there are those who are only too happy to take advantage of these qualities. While Mercury, ruler of communication, momentarily confronts warlike Mars, use the time to discern how others really feel about you by paying attention to how they communicate with you.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
While Mars, your ancient ruler before Pluto, confronts Mercury on the 23rd, emotions that have been simmering since before the new year could finally boil over (if not explode). While the scuffle between Mars and Mercury will be brief and wreak minimal havoc, the same might not be said of your situation if released tensions turn ugly, rather than productive. Pause before you release that long-withheld tempest on your target.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Despite their raised bow and arrow, the astrological archer prefers to hunt alone. You detest internal wars and outside squabbles; after all, you want to be where the action is and not the drama. This could put you in a precarious spot in the days preceding and following the 23rd, when a loved one attempts to pull you into a conflict you feel you have no business being part of. Stick to your guns, Sag–or should we say arrows–and don’t get caught up in unnecessary skirmishes.
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
With Mercury in mutable Pisces squaring off with Mars in equally amenable Gemini, any confrontations in your corner should be settled in a similar manner–that is to say, with more civility than hostility. Your own ruling planet Saturn is the very symbol of order and old-fashioned propriety, which makes you a natural mediator. Remember, if you want to set the tone of a discussion, lead by example.
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Just as Venus stands poised to blossom into the Evening Star, so too are you ready to show off your recent, life-altering transformation. You feel ready to reemerge and make your presence known; moreover, you want your voice heard above the noise. If you’re determined to make your entrance now then tread humbly, Aquarius. If you choose to trumpet your victory during this confrontational period, you may not be met with the applause you’re hoping for.
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
If minor upsets seem to be stirring up trouble in your otherwise peaceful lagoon then take heart, Pisces. Little–if any–of the current drama has anything to do with you; you’ve just had the misfortune of finding yourself in the crosshairs. Don’t engage any more than you have to, and make your stance clear. Even well-meaning people may have gotten too used to thinking they could sway your sympathetic mind, so you may as well set them straight now.
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