March 2012 Leo Love Horoscope

Make yourself happy

Delicately dealing with personal matters is especially important during the first half of March. The Sun, your ruling "planet," is in sensitive Pisces and your 8th House of Intimacy, requiring gentleness with others and kindness for yourself. Of course, it feels more comfortable to be strong and push through your feelings, but that's probably not going to be as effective as sharing your emotions in a safe setting.

However, fast-moving Mercury shoots into impulsive Aries on March 2, which can stretch your patience. Blunt words are sometimes useful, but they need to be used very sparingly now. Jumping to conclusions can lead you to incorrect assumptions.

This is especially important with Venus' entry into patient Taurus on March 5. The love planet's presence in this stabilizing sign makes you more desirable when you're willing to move at a slower pace. You're generally more at ease when you are in the driver's seat, but learning how to step back and receive is a valuable lesson now. Appreciating yourself is a key to getting the love and approval you desire, so put making yourself happy at the top of your to-do list. Recognizing the assets you already have can boost your self-esteem instead of pushing yourself harder to make an impression on people.

Your energy is increased when the Sun enters fiery Aries and your 9th House of Faraway Places on March 19. Travel, interest in distant cultures and education provide opportunities to connect with someone new or to refresh your current relationship.