Welcome to March, lovers! How are you feeling? Take a moment to honor yourself exactly where you are. By now you may be starting to see the theme of unpredictability weaving itself into the fabric of 2021, thanks to the heavy Uranian influence of all of the planets making their way through Aquarius. While these shake-ups will reverberate through the remainder of the year, it is asking us to stay upright by engaging our collective core, rather than holding on to anything external for support.
We begin the month of March with the sun and Venus cooling off from an intense Mercury retrograde in the healing waters of Pisces. This cosmic water sign is the ultimate dissolver of boundaries in order to connect to one another in heartfelt ways. When you can’t see things clearly, you’re meant to open yourself up to seeing it differently. We also have Mars leaving sensual, albeit stubborn, Taurus to spend most of the month in dualistic, sharp-tongued Gemini, amplifying our need for heated debates, and even hotter erotic word play.
Make the most of Pisces season by letting yourself get carried away with Neptune’s dreamy haze, through music, creativity expression, and playful sexual exploration, your nervous system will thank you. There will be plenty of time to refocus and jump back into achieving your goals when the sun moves into fiery Aries on the 21st.
Pisces & Pisces Rising (February 19-March 20)
Happy solar return, Pisces! It’s your time to shine, even if you aren’t feeling so sparkly. Give yourself a break and play this month. You are a master of non-verbal communication, and a conduit for reading energy. Use your gifts to channel the vibes you’d like to be feeling—you are more powerful than you may be giving yourself credit for. Consider what you would like for yourself this year, in terms of your relationships, both intimate and platonic, and call love toward you by infusing it into your daily activities. Create a shared playlist that puts you in the mood, and encourage your lovers to add songs that turn them on and make them think of you. Sometimes it’s easier to say what’s in your heart through the poetry of another; let your inspiration take you deeper into your fantasies.
Aries & Aries Rising (March 21-April 19)
Dive into your feelings this month, Aries. Allow compassion for yourself and the collective to quietly seep into your heart and expand your emotional intelligence as you stand on the cusp of your own personal new year. It’s ok to take a break and recharge: What do you find indulgent and pleasurable? What connects you to your creativity? Trade scalp massages with someone special to help you relax, or up the intimacy factor by soaping one another up in the shower first, then pour a little lavender essential oil into your conditioner. Infusing pleasure into your self-care or couples routines offers your softer side the necessary attention to ensure you’ll be a peak performance when the sun moves into your sign toward the end of the month.
Taurus & Taurus Rising (April 20-May 20)
Connect with your dreams, Taurus. You may prefer to take a slow, methodical approach when it comes to getting what you want, and usually that works best for you. Pisces season is asking you to think more abstractly, by paying attention to your dreams and the messages you receive through your feelings. A new beginning is close by, but more information is needed before taking action. Make extra time for romance this month, especially with yourself—whether that means treating yourself to flowers, a decadent meal, some sexy solo time, or all of the above. Putting your pleasure first allows you to be rested and ready to take on your responsibilities and the rest of your relationships.
Gemini & Gemini Rising (May 21-June 20)
You may find yourself feeling extra-dreamy, Gemini, especially during office hours. Try not to put extra pressure on yourself to pay attention to details. You’re allowed a little escapism every now and then, especially with how stressful the past few months have been. With Mars in your sign, your words carry extra weight. So be mindful when it comes to unnecessary arguments; people’s feelings can be easily hurt right now. Instead of grinding behind your computer, put that energy into the things that bring you the most pleasure. Use your imagination to create sexy scenarios and share them with your lovers. Give plenty of detailed instructions—the bossier the better.
Cancer & Cancer Rising (June 21-July 22)
Explore your interior landscape with an open mind, Cancer. Pisces season has you in your feels, asking you to flow with your emotions to see where they may lead you creatively. You may find you have the urge to wander. This could be a road trip, or a spontaneous walk around the neighborhood. Try not to let the current restrictions keep you from following where the wind may (safely) lead you; inspiration comes in mysterious forms when you relax and let yourself roam freely. Bring this sense of expansiveness into your pleasure rituals by incorporating breathwork or erotic yoga. Remember, your body is your safe space and your home as you discover new sensual horizons.
Leo & Leo Rising (July 23-August 22)
Take a dive into the realm of mystery and pleasure, Leo. Use your dramatic sensibilities to help create the scenarios and costumes that help you feel like the icon you are. Dig out your favorite harnesses and props that may have been shoved into the back of your closet during the pandemic: It’s time to play. You love to be in control, but what would happen if you surrendered? Experimenting with submission and power dynamics is not only a turn on, but also a gateway to deepening trust and intimacy. Pisces season is offering a taste of magic by melting inhibitions; go with what feels good and where connection flows, taking up as much space as you can fill.
Virgo & Virgo Rising (August 23-September 22)
Turn towards love this month, Virgo, by reaching out and exploring partnership from all aspects. Rather than critiquing the quality of care you give and receive, feel into your body and allow it to inform you about your needs and desires. Notice when fear arises, and know you are safe. Ask your fears what they are trying to protect you from—it may be the very thing you crave the most. Pay attention to the moments you feel the most connected: Where does that feeling exist in your body, and can you return to that tender place when you are feeling scared? Speak up about your feelings, and let your relationships hold space for you, forming a container of mutual devotion.
Libra & Libra Rising (September 23-October 22)
You may be feeling a little disorganized this month, Libra, but that’s because you’re revamping your routine. Pisces season invites you into fantasy, leading you away from the heaviness of responsibility in order to rediscover your joie de vivre. In order to create new healthy habits, a little chaos might be necessary to find a balance that excites you and turns you on. Experiment with your aesthetics. Play with colors and texture. Get dressed up, even if it’s just for Zoom meetings. It’s really all about you creating the inspiration you’re not necessarily getting externally from the people and places that once lit you up. Remember, you are your own muse, and change starts from within.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising (October 23-November 21)
Your intuitive senses are electrified—in a good way, Scorpio. Pisces season offers you a portal into the realm of creativity and pleasure through your extra-sensory receptors. Pay attention to your dreams and feelings, without trying to control or direct your thoughts. This energy can feel relaxing, or frustrating if you’ve been trying really hard to push a project or a goal forward. This is in fact part of the path, even if it feels like the road in front of you is melting before your eyes. Remember: When you can’t force action, it’s time to surrender and receive. Bring this energy into your partnerships, and allow yourself to be deliciously surprised by what your partners are capable of when you let them do things their own way.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising (November 22-December 21)
Get creative in your space, Sagittarius. You need some fresh inspiration, and this starts with where you spend the majority of your time. It’s a great month to declutter, decorate, rearrange, and turn your home into a dreamy pleasure palace. Pisces energy can be disorienting. Having a stable base of operations will help you stay grounded so you are able to tap into the fiery expansiveness that your projects and goals require of you. Your relationships benefit from this energy when you are connected to your natural enthusiasm and playfulness. Up the stakes and turn any mundane task into a game; lose an article of clothing for each item you throw out, followed by a sweet reward for a job well done.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising (Dec 22-Jan 20)
The details may feel fuzzy right now, Capricorn, but try not to let that discourage you. Instead, know there is an opportunity to see things from a different perspective by thinking outside the traditional box. Set aside your work and play—your nervous system needs a break in order to reset so you can come back stronger when the sun moves into Aries later on this month. What have you been denying yourself that brings you pleasure? Those distractions and indulgences may be just the thing you need to refocus. Remember, your partners are feeling this energy, too, so let them take a break and enjoy some much-needed release with you. Spend an entire afternoon exploring one another’s bodies with no particular goal, other than being present with desire.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising (January 21-February 18)
Watch your spending this month, Aquarius. With so many of your pleasure outlets restricted, it’s easy to fall into the trappings of buying your way to happiness. Think utilitarian, and only acquire what is absolutely necessary—it will pay off later. Instead, treat yourself to new ideas by way of your own natural creativity. Sharing more of yourself attracts partnerships that inspire and turn you on. Push yourself outside of your comfort zone and you will be surprised by the wave of originality and experimental opportunities that are available to you. Remember, what you value in others is something you can love about yourself, and when you do this, it allows your lovers and friends to deepen their experiences with you.