March 2012 Aries Horoscope

Building momentum

This month kicks off to a noisy start. Although your key planet, Mars, remains in reverse gear until April 13, Mercury the Communicator drives into enterprising Aries on March 2 and conjuncts explosive Uranus on March 5. But the Sun's tense opposition to retrograde Mars on March 3 is frustrating because familiar conflicts thwart your progress, forcing you into a holding pattern.

A similar message arrives when diplomatic Venus opposes restrictive Saturn on March 4 and then enters sensible Taurus on March 5, rewarding a slow and steady style. Even fleet-footed Mercury flying through Aries begins to throw obstacles in your way as it heads toward turning retrograde on March 12, returning briefly to supersensitive Pisces on March 23. Paradoxically, this can be an awesome month for you as you stand in the center of your world and gather strength and courage. It's not about reaching your goals now; it's about accepting your place in the bigger scheme of things.

You can improve your lifestyle when the discriminating Virgo Full Moon illuminates your 6th House of Health and Habits on March 8. But this Full Moon also activates a long-lasting trine between confident Jupiter and compelling Pluto that's exact on March 13.

Your potential for finding satisfaction seems unlimited as Venus, the money planet, joins Jupiter on March 14 and Mars trines Venus, Jupiter, and Pluto on the same day! Together these planets create a solid Grand Earth Trine that can be the firm foundation on which you build throughout the rest of the year. Still, don't rush blindly ahead, even as the Sun's return to your sign on the Spring Equinox on March 20, coupled with the Aries New Moon on March 22, announces the beginning of the next phase of your life.

Keep in Mind this Month
You can easily complicate the moment by impulsively pushing ahead too soon. However, patience builds character and improves your chances for success.

Key Dates for Aries

SUPER NOVA DAYS
March 12 - 14: Make It Happen
Mercury's backward turn on March 12 in your 1st House of Self can rattle your world if you let your impatience get the better of your determination. But even the retrogrades of Mars and Mercury now won't be enough to prevent you from planting the seeds for later success. Get ready to ride an impressive wave created by resourceful Venus and expansive Jupiter as they trine evolutionary Pluto in your 10th House of Career and energetic Mars in your 6th House of Self-Improvement on March 13-14. But try not to focus on short-term gratification. This Grand Trine in practical Earth signs suggests good fortune if you are willing to put in the hard work after the initial excitement wears off.

March 18 - 22: Spontaneous Combustion
It's easy to say something you'll later regret as chatty Mercury backs over shocking Uranus on March 18, possibly reigniting an unresolved issue from their prior conjunction on March 5. This time, however, you can create more problems than you realize; things move quickly as the Sun enters imprudent Aries on March 20, joins Mercury on March 21 and hooks up with the New Moon on March 22. This cosmic party in your sign can provoke a sudden release of pent-up tension that allows you to break through previous resistance and make a fresh start.