In astrology, a sextile is a brief flirtation between two planetary aspects that are typically in opposition. On March 31 the Sun in Aries will brush shoulders with Saturn in Aquarius, urging us to initiate change through leadership. This is an overall positive time, but each astrological sign will be affected differently.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The Sun is shining on you, Aries, as you move through your natal season. You’ve come through a number of trials and setbacks, and undergone a significant personal evolution in the process. Saturn is the time-wizened father figure warning us to tread with caution and humility, and while this brush-up with the Sun may feel like a rainstorm on your parade, it can also be a teachable moment.
Despite your pleasure-loving Venusian influences, you take a solemn approach to your work and responsibilities, especially when you are in a position of leadership. You hate letting people down, and are the first to rise as defender of the vulnerable. Right now you may not be getting the praise you feel you deserve, but rest assured your good deeds haven’t gone unnoticed.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
What a dizzying spell this has been for you, Gemini! And we don’t just mean socially; your mind’s been buzzing with new ideas and revelations since last year. A long period of introspection has awakened you to deeper meanings and desires, and you’re ready to get out in the world and pursue them. A word of caution, however: rather than preach to your peers about your powers of transformation, invite them along on the journey instead.
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
When Saturn is in Aquarius, we are all encouraged to give our dreams a more solid foundation upon which to take seed and materialize. Similarly, you’ve gotten down to business in your own corner of the world, laying down plans AND putting them into action. Use the Sun’s go-get-’em Aries energy as an extra boost to get you to the finish line, and don’t forget the ones cheering you along the way.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your ruling planet’s nod to Saturn on the 31st may cast a shadow on your positive mood but take heart, Leo, as this meeting is a welcome one. While Saturn is often dismissed as a grumpy old man planet out to keep the whippersnappers in line, nothing could be further from the truth. Saturn is ancient and wise, yes, but hardly behind on the times. Much like the planet, you’ve got plenty of battle scars to back up your newfound m.o., so don’t let your confidence be shaken.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
“Change comes from within” goes the old adage, and no one knows the value of these words better than you. After years of tilting at windmills, so to speak, you’ve finally embraced the painful truth that you are not the victim in many of the narratives you’ve taken for gospel. This has left you with feelings of intense shame and grief but remember, Virgo, you’re only human like the rest of us. Make amends where and with whom you can and then move on.
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
While fellow air sign Aquarius may prove to be a more suitable host for solemn and cerebral Saturn, you’re not without your own planetary perks. Librans are enviably adept at swaying the masses with their charm and easy generosity, and you’re no different. If you’re looking to champion a cause, get ahead in your profession, or influence your followers, do so with your trademark hospitality and graciousness of spirit. You’re too classy to play dirty, anyway.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You long to share and connect with those around you but doing so means not only making yourself vulnerable–a hard enough pill for the scorpion to swallow–but open to rejection. This last caveat is everything you fear the most, and what you’ve dedicated the better part of your life to warding off. And yet you have valuable insights to share, Scorpio. For all your can’t-touch-this cool, you possess a truly empathetic heart. Don’t be afraid to do the impossible and lay yourself bare without the smoke and mirrors.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
With the Sun in your fellow fire sign Aries, you’ve got an extra pep in your step these days. You finally feel the uncertainty and stagnation of previous months receding, and you can see freedom on the horizon. Before you ride off into the sunset without a forwarding address, Sag, pause and consider those closest to you, who have shared many of your struggles. Wouldn’t you rather be in good company on your newfound adventure, rather than leaving them behind in the dust?
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
As your ruling planet Saturn rendezvouses with the Sun this month, you can all but feel the light pouring in and brightening every aspect of life. As the workhorse (or should we say workgoat) of the zodiac, you seldom give yourself the time or permission to step back and bask in the fruits of your labor. When even your stern ruler Saturn is telling you to stop and smell the roses, you may as well take heed, Capricorn.
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Although your sign is presently overseen by Uranus, Saturn was the ancient ruler of Aquarius. Presiding in your sign while sextile the Sun, Saturn can make you feel like you’re swimming in the murkiest of water with only a lone beam of light to guide you. The past year hasn’t been easy for you, Aquarius, if only because you’ve dedicated it to making real and lasting changes within yourself. This is never an easy process, but keep following that ray of light.
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Knock on wood, but you’ve managed to skirt the worst of the cosmic fallouts in recent months. This isn’t due to some supernatural ability on your part (though many astrologers would beg to differ), but because you’re highly selective about the pools in which you choose to swim. You demand calm, clear waters these days and refuse to engage with those who disrupt the peace. Just remember to share your healing waters with those who have weathered their own storms, Pisces.