March begins in the mystical waters of Pisces. As we journey back to the surface from the first Mercury retrograde of 2020, we swim back up through our feelings, reflecting on what and who came back into our lives over the last month. Give yourself time to process and integrate before making any big decisions until the second half of the month. While the Pisces energy may feel challenging for thinking and expressing yourself using logic, redirect any frustration by channeling it into using non-verbal and creative forms of communication. This requires a willingness to see ourselves and our objectives from a more abstract perspective. By doing this, solutions and information that seemed out of reach becomes more easily available.
Venus moves from fiery Aries into its grounded, romantic home sign of Taurus, working in harmony with the Pisces sun, making sensuality and compassion our primary focus. Be mindful of the overindulgent vibe without being too harsh on yourself for not operating at full capacity. Mars in Capricorn may be all business, but that kind of stamina in the sheets is a non-stop pleasurefest that won’t waste time attaching feelings to anyone who can’t go the distance beyond the bedroom. Most of this month may be heavy with feels and getting lost in daydreams, as Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac. Remember that it’s a time of release, be it emotional or otherwise, before the sun blazes anew as it enters aggressive, action-oriented Aries, on March 21, welcoming the spring and a powerful new season of passion.
Pisces & Pisces Rising (February 19-March 20)
Happy solar return, Pisces! While everyone else is feeling goopy, you are swimming in your element of deep feelings. Mercury retrograde in your sign may have brought up some lingering emotions, hopefully leading to clarity on how to take action and move forward. The sun and Venus are working in harmony to bring a greater sense of self-worth based on who you are, not what you can do for others. Focusing on yourself isn’t selfish, it’s an act of true love. Celebrate your unique self all month by surrounding yourself with caring, compassionate people who help you feel seen and are just as generous with their love as you are. Regardless of relationship status, make the most of the romantic energy, and remember: The feelings you get from connecting deeply with someone else are a reflection of all of the magic that is always within you.
Aries & Aries Rising (March 21-April 19)
I know you’re over the soggy cosmic weather, Aries, and it’s almost done! Try not to push ahead before it’s time; whether or not you think you need it, this is a beneficial time to restore your energy for when the sun moves into your sign on the 21st. Notice what is working right now, rather than being irritated about what isn’t. When the answers aren’t readily available, trust that the universe is working behind the scenes to help you take major strides in the near future. Let out your energy in the bedroom, as Venus in Taurus is ready to get sexy with Mars in freaky Capricorn. The double dose of earth energy may move slower than you like, but it more than makes up for its pace in pleasure.
Taurus & Taurus Rising (April 20-May 20)
Change isn’t easy for you, Taurus, but working with change instead of against it has really helped new ideas flow to you—the kind that open new doors, and present options that feel easy, as if they were your intention the entire time. The more you allow yourself to float in this energy, the more magic you discover. Notice how things are beginning to fall into place, as Venus moves into your sign, soothing you in all of the delicious ways that speak to your sensual side, reminding you that even though change is uncomfortable, the journey doesn’t have to be that way. Keep it first-class as you move through any discomfort by surrounding yourself with the luxury that helps you feel safe and grounded. Make pleasure a priority, perhaps with a new toy to play with solo or with a partner.
Gemini & Gemini Rising (May 21-June 20)
Mercury, your ruling planet, has been splashing around in the area of your chart that deals with work, Gemini. Being of two minds, this could affect you in multiple ways. It’s possible that heightened emotions have brought you closer to coworkers and clients, by allowing you to access compassion in new ways—if you are able to remove yourself from taking any miscommunications personally. You also may be feeling more dreamy and creative, finding it difficult to focus on facts and figures. Taking space to indulge the daydreams may help you reach creative new solutions after the 10th. The same energy is perfect for erotic fantasies to make their way out of your head and into your bedroom. Taking dirty talk to the next level is a sexy surprise for everyone. Indulge yourself.
Cancer & Cancer Rising (June 21-July 22)
Expansion is your theme this month, Cancer, as you come out of your shell to engage with the world in a new way. Romance is a high priority at this time, whether solo or coupled. Tap into the sexy energy available to you right now and direct it toward the future you want to see. Get out of your daily routine by learning more about something that excites you and turns you on, such as taking a tantric sex workshop, booking a retreat, or romantic getaway, setting an intention for enhanced intimacy and growth. Being the lover you seek isn’t something reserved for singles. Erotic intelligence is an evolving skill that, like any relationship, requires enthusiasm and attention. Whenever you put love into yourself, it’s always reflected back to you in your relationships.
Leo & Leo Rising (July 23-August 22)
Gear up for a month of sexy power plays, Leo. As the final waves of Mercury retrograde are washed away, the clarity you need regarding your personal power in relationship dynamics is revealed to you. Now you will see where your energy was drained when you pour it into unsustainable relationships. /you felt shiny and attractive before because you were standing next to dull energy, and that is a misuse of your sparkle. Squash the fear that if you allowed yourself to be amongst diamonds, you would cease to shine bright. Own your power by being your authentic self: It’s always been enough. Make room for allowing the love you give to flow back to you as bright as the sun that rules you, so you can light up the bedroom in ways that will take your breath away.
Virgo & Virgo Rising (August 23-September 22)
Last month was meant to open you up emotionally, clearing space for new beginnings, Virgo. This spring begins with a renewal of relationship energy. Are you ready to make room in your life and your heart for these connections? It’s easy to shut down the part of ourselves that can get hurt while remaining open to experience pleasure. Compartmentalizing love and sex can take its toll if that isn’t where your truth lies. As Mercury, your ruling planet, goes direct, take this time to connect to this truth. Accepting and owning your desire for pleasure alongside your desire for intimacy is the bridge to the new beginnings that are coming for you this year. You deserve the best. It’s safe to accept it: It’s going to be a deliciously sexy spring.
Libra & Libra Rising (September 23-October 22)
Take advantage of the romantic Pisces energy this month, Libra—especially when your ruling planet Venus enters Taurus, putting a sexy spin on self-care. Finding the balance between indulgence and excess may be challenging under the influence of Neptune, as healthy limits seem to disappear. This is fantastic for sex, but can be challenging for deep talks. Try not to take anything personally by focusing on your body instead of overthinking. Book massages, or get creative at home, and concoct your own essential oil mix. Give your body a sensual rubdown, with the intention of offering it gratitude for all of the thankless hard work it does for you. If you’re partnered, bring them into the fun, and spend the evening turning your apartment into a slippery sex palace.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising (October 23-November 21)
This is a great month for pleasure and romance, Scorpio, if you’re up for it. Venus is in your polar opposite sign of Taurus mixing with watery Pisces, offering up a delicious blend of sensual energy to work with. What do you have your sights set on this month? Mars is in taskmaster, and Capricorn may be urging you to put everything into work, as it seems you have the golden touch right now. Don’t worry about losing momentum toward your goals; it’s important to balance work and play. Relax and reconnect with your partner by recreating one of your favorite dates. Reminisce on the qualities that drew you to them initially: This playfully re-establishes intimacy, leading to the level of intensity you love in the bedroom. If you’re single, it’s a great time to meet someone new, or just flirt with cute strangers and enjoy the attention. You know you can have them if you want them.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising (November 22-December 21)
Mercury retrograde may have hit you hard last month, Sagittarius, and the first half of March is a quiet reflection on what may have come up in the past few weeks. You are so ready to get on with the new year already, but for some reason the cosmos want you to pause here for just a bit longer. This year is about setting up stable foundations. Planting seeds takes time, and you are growing something big. When it comes to sex and relationships, take advantage of this moment and fall in love with yourself on a deeper level. Knowing how to meet your own needs, emotionally and sexually, will help you call in relationships that reflect the level of erotic and emotional intelligence you deserve. Your energy will be back by the end of the month when the sun moves into feisty fire sign Aries, amping you up for a sexy spring.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising (Dec 22-Jan 20)
The emotional Pisces energy may not be your thing, Capricorn, but Venus moves into fellow earth sign, Taurus, bringing the grounded force needed to get you back in your zone. As Mercury goes direct, you’ll have better access to connecting your thoughts with the right words to move forward with any projects you’ve been trying to get off the ground. Celebrate the wins while making the most of the sensual energy. Solo sex gets a boost by exploring the fantasies that have been on your mind, or indulge your inner voyeur and explore the world of porn. Getting kinky is nothing new for you, and expressing yourself more vocally with a partner is a turn-on for both of you, as dirty talk and roleplay go hand in hand this month.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising (January 21-February 18)
This month you may be feeling possessive in surprising ways, Aquarius. Usually not one to hold on tight to what you love, you prefer to admire and analyze at a distance, which gives you incredible perspective. As you move through the seasons of life, and the year is slowly taking form, you may be noticing the subtle changes you’ve been implementing becoming something really beautiful, causing you to want to hold it a little closer. What happens when your fantasies become your reality? Engage your mind with expanded possibilities for your relationships, and see them with fresh, curious eyes. As you feel more stable, you are also empowered to experiment more. When it comes to your personal aesthetics and what you bring to the bedroom, don’t hold back.
Stefanie Caponi is a Brooklyn-based artist, astrologer, tarot reader, and creator of The Moon Void Tarot. Follow Stefanie on Instagram for more astrology and tarot insights.