March 2012 Libra Horoscope

Not a moment to waste

This month presents you with significant opportunities, but you must take the initiative, and maybe even risk loss, to make the most of them. Decisive action is required, but you may not see the results of your efforts until later in the year. Action-planet Mars in skillful Virgo continues to backtrack in your 12th House of Secrets, enabling you to act behind the scenes effectively without requiring recognition from others.
   
Communicator Mercury blasts into enthusiastic Aries on March 2, but then slows down for its retrograde period on March 12-April 4 -- a time when your words can become tangled, your explanations misunderstood and solutions unraveled. You may also be hitting the brakes in relationships on March 4, when eager Venus in impatient Aries opposes restraining Saturn.

Venus' entry into slow moving Taurus on March 5 could impede your immediate progress, yet it gives you the determination to achieve what you want in the long run. The Virgo Full Moon on March 8 illuminates your 12th House of Spirituality as you try to put together the fragments of faith that can get you moving in the right direction again.

Thankfully, a collaborative trine between resourceful Venus and forceful Mars on March 14 helps you capitalize on a significant and long-lasting wave of opportunity that rolls into your life when giant Jupiter trines potent Pluto on March 13. This is an excellent time to make decisions about your future, take action on an idea that has been germinating, or reaffirm your commitment to your current path.

The enterprising Aries New Moon on March 22 gives you an energetic boost through a friend or co-worker who supports your efforts and helps you take your project to the next level.

Keep in Mind this Month
Don't worry if your personal and professional progress seems delayed by circumstances beyond your control; your extra efforts will eventually be rewarded.

Key Dates for Libra

SUPER NOVA DAYS
March 13 - 14: The Power of Now
Mercury and Mars are both retrograde, and your current efforts may be thwarted. But know that what you do now has the cosmic blessings of a solid Grand Earth Trine that indicates success, even if you must be patient until it arrives. Your planetary ruler, Venus -- symbolizing money and love -- places a pleasant perspective on these days as she trines mighty Pluto and motivating Mars and conjuncts magnanimous Jupiter. The propitious Venus-Jupiter conjunction on March 14 is like your own personal lucky star that shines in your 8th House of Intimacy and Shared Resources, and its sweet trine to Pluto in your 4th House of Foundations on March 13 all but guarantees the enduring significance of whatever you choose to undertake at this time.

March 28 - 29: No Pain, No Gain
A creative quintile between no-nonsense Saturn and obsessive Pluto on March 28 gives you the determination and energy to transform an impossible task into a job well done. But the Sun's square to Pluto on March 29 suggests you must overcome strong resistance or unnecessary fear. Although you will likely prevail, your struggle exacts a cost and could leave you wondering if it was worth it.