March begins on a tender note as kindness, compassion and going the extra mile to meet the needs of others will be appreciated. Four planets are in Pisces, a sign of exquisite sensitivity and emotional delicacy. While people may react strongly to the slightest hint of disapproval, these transits also produce a taste for the sublime that can serve up romantic dreams.
The love planet Venus is exalted in Pisces, traditional astrology's seal of approval for her presence in this sign due to the willingness to adapt and make sacrifices for love. But this placement can also lead to fantasizing so much about others that we lose touch with reality.
Brainy Mercury's presence in Pisces all month is better equipped for imagination than factual thinking. Even passionate Mars, a self-directed planet, is slipping, sliding and maybe even scamming in Pisces until March 11. But its shift into independent Aries that day signals a turn away from the delightful delirium of Pisces and toward a more energetic and self-interested approach to relationships.
The Sun follows suit on March 20, pumping up interest in new experiences rather than yielding authority to maintain illusions of peach, harmony and perfect bliss. The transition is complete when Venus fires into Aries on the 21st with a hunger for fresh experiences and a willingness to fight for what we want. These three planets connect with transformational Uranus and Pluto on the 22nd, 25th, 28th and 31st to spring surprises and produce power struggles that raise the stakes in relationships.