Go get 'em! You've got milestones for miles this month, Gemini. This month, the Sun and four planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars and Neptune) move through Pisces, your tenth house of ambition and long-term missions. In March, you don't understand the point of doing something "just for the fun of it." Nope, you're in it to win it. If you write a book, you want to know how long it will take to hit the best-seller list. If you launch a website, you're poring over metrics and plotting ways to dominate the SEO rankings. If you're a professor, you want to know how many of your students will go on to have ace careers (and when you'll get fast-tracked for tenure).
Before you start polishing that Oscar, though, a word of caution: Communication planet Mercury—the ruler of Gemini—is retrograde (backward) until March 17. The momentum may feel a little stilted: two steps forward, one step back. But hey, what's a Gemini's life without a curveball or two? To avoid Mercury's mischief, take it all in stride, and be extra vigilant about meeting your objectives. In times of utter stress, e.g., a smoking laptop screen, your good-natured sense of humor will save you. Retrogrades are also a great time to return to the past, so dig up old plans, goals or business ideas. Who knows? They could have traction in the current marketplace. Since the tenth house also rules men, your father or another important male—possibly someone who is older—may become a key figure in events, especially near the March 11 Pisces new moon, when five—yes, five—other planets are also in Pisces. Consider this moment a chance to set a new intention in how you relate to those higher on the totem pole than you—as well as to your inner authority. Where can you be more confident and self-directed?
After three weeks of intense work focus, the planets begin to sashay into Aries, your social and team-oriented eleventh house. The Sun moves into Aries on March 20, and it's goodbye grind, hello (social) groove! As signs of spring peek through the soil, you're busy charming the pants off everyone you meet. Snap out of that workaholic rut and go mingle! You'll accomplish more on the dance floor than you will at your desk.
At month's end, the drama-o-meter could hit an all-time high, as the March 27 full moon in Libra lights up your passionate and expressive fifth house. The events of this day could be so explosive—fiery declarations of love, electrifying chemistry, a steamy night of romance—that you find yourself thinking, Who set off those fireworks, anyway? Oh, who are we kidding? You're not thinking on this full moon. You're acting from your own wild and primal impulses. As exciting as that can be, you might also find that these blind actions lead you into hot water, especially since the moon is at odd with three other intense planets: aggressive Mars, volatile Uranus and subterranean Pluto. These are "fighting planets" famous for shaking things up, sometimes via trouble or an outburst.
Perhaps you find yourself dwelling on that seemingly coy look your sweetheart gave the barista at your local coffee shop. But as soon as you pick that fight, you get bored and begin to pull away…like, light years away. The crux of the matter is not what the object of your affection is or isn't doing. This full moon is about you and your ability to declare, without wishy-washiness, what it is that you most deeply desire. What do you want here, Gemini? You might not even know, in which case a little patience never hurt anyone. Try not to do anything rash or impulsive today. You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube, if you know what we mean, so keep those sharp words and crazy confessions to yourself, especially since you're liable to speak from a place of unhinged emotional reaction, not sense and "I know this is what's best for us" stability. When all else fails, sleep on it!
LOVE & ROMANCE
"So…where is this going, anyway?" If you don't actually utter those words, you sure are thinking 'em, especially with all the goal-focused energy in this month's stars. Yeah, this long-term perspective could surprise even free-spirited YOU, not to mention your sweetheart, who is used to your tap-dancing and "Hey, aren't we having a blast now?" attitude. With magnetic Venus and spicy Mars in Pisces for the first week and a half of March, you're probably at the Excel spreadsheet stage of planning your long-range partnership goals. As you and your honey do the necessary work to get on the same page, you might as well make it pleasurable. Why not sip on cocktails at a posh hotel as you compare your commitment requirements and values with your love?
If you're flying solo, you might also be frequenting a hotel bar…perhaps for a meeting with a professional love helper? You've got a serious action plan to meet that special someone whom you hope could be marriage material. What do you need? To be surprised with massages every once in a while? Someone who can keep up with your active mind and engage in conversation for hours on end, or who just doesn't mind the steady stream of talk radio and your buzzing smartphone? A partner who grounds your excitable, sometimes flighty ways? Pick up a pad and pen and start writing. The more conscious you get about the person you want to attract, the better your odds are that this sweet someone will materialize. Also, you may decide to stop frequenting the late-night parties where Ping-Pong and pot brownies abound. You're no longer enamored of the Peter Pan types, so mix it up: Hit some happy hours in business districts and more "adult" parties, where you'll have a better shot at meeting someone with a solid professional background.
With clever Mercury retrograde (backward) until March 17, single Twins could even reconnect with a person from the past. If an ex comes out of the shadows, proposing a second chance, you might be surprised at just how compelling the case is. Maybe you weren't mature enough the first time around. Or perhaps other factors—like your recent breakup with another person—got in the way of making this relationship truly take off. Who knows? Maybe divine timing is on your side now. If your heart still sings at the sound of his or her voice, explore this connection further. Just wait until clever Mercury, your ruler, goes direct (forward) on March 17 before you make any final decisions.
But wait. As soon as you're ready to put a big, fat, emerald-cut ring on it, on March 11, harmonious Venus shifts into Aries, your eleventh house of friendship and casual connections. Now you might suddenly crave some excitement and independence. Hello, freedom! This doesn't necessarily have to conflict with your focus on couple-dom. Now that you're clear on who you want to be cozying up with at night, it's probably natural to test the bounds of your leading lady (or lad) role. Or another possibility is that you feel sudden, sexy sparks with a friend or acquaintance. You may be wondering how you could have missed the amorous potential with this pal as the lights in the cafe flicker at just the perfect time. Maybe that's your cue to take it to the privacy of the boudoir?
If you're not clear on your true feelings, the March 27 full moon in Libra, your fifth house of va-va-voom romance, will shed some light…or bring out a rush of emotions. This mighty sound thrilling to your cerebral sign, but there's a catch: This full moon sits in a challenging angle to several planets, which could cause you to feel like you're a marionette whose strings are being pulled from all directions. With the moon opposite stressful Mars and unpredictable Uranus in Aries, your eleventh house of friendships, you're not sure whether to keep it casual or dive in. Perhaps a pal is overly involved in your love life. Does she take your decisions personally? You may need to gently tell this person you appreciate having her shoulder to cry on, but now you can take it from here. (Subtext: "Back off!") This shift may be hard, especially if you've contributed to the dynamic of needing her. One clue you've leaned too hard? You get texts wanting the play-by-play of a date, or a random "Have you heard from X yet?" Be sensitive to the fact that your pals love you and have invested a lot of their own precious energy in being a support system. You don't need to cut them off, but you do need to redraw the boundaries gently, for the betterment of all involved parties.
This potent full moon also forms a challenging "square" angle to penetrating Pluto in your eighth house of sex, trust and intimacy. In your rush of passion, you might brush aside the deeper, darker issues underlying your desires. This is a mistake, Gemini. Part of intimacy is finding those hidden spaces within yourself and then sharing them with another. The rubber hitting the road is not just about visiting your local latex-outfit store (fun as that can be). You might be tempted to do something secretive for an intense rush, or even to play power games in your relationship instead of being upfront. Easy does it, Gemini. This full moon is not the night to spark someone's jealousy or play a round of True Confessions. While you could be tempted to share a secret (one you know deep down might provoke your partner), it might be better to keep Pandora's Box shut tight, at least until the skies are less fraught with tension. This is not a fire you can put out with your airy ways.
MONEY & CAREER
No more playing small, Gemini. March begins with five planets—the bold Sun, go-getter Mars, whip-smart Mercury, harmonious Venus and manifester Neptune—in Pisces, your tenth house of success. Get ready for the big leagues! Your career house is on fire, even though Mercury is retrograde (backward) here until March 17. Dreamy Neptune and beautifying Venus can help bring a creative vision into three-dimensional reality—perhaps even a film, if you have Hollywood aspirations—and speed up the manifesting process. "If you can dream it, you can do it" is definitely your bumper sticker du jour. Speaking of dreams, pay close attention to your thoughts, even the ones you're not that conscious of, because they will quickly map themselves into reality. Can't get out of a negative or pessimistic rut? Pick up Dr. Joe Dispenza's book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How To Lose Your Mind and Create a New One.
A day you'll really be scaling that career ladder is March 11, when a new moon in Pisces breathes new life into your current professional aspirations. With the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Neptune also in Pisces that day (wow!), this could be a huge launching moment—the start of a prosperous six-month cycle. Perhaps you'd been thinking that your biggest dreams were unattainable and that you had to start smaller…way smaller, e.g., instead of a nationwide organic veggie-dog franchise, you envision one really cool frankfurter truck with an awesome, catchy slogan. On the day of the new moon, though, your prospects suddenly seem a little rosier. Perhaps a new job offer crosses your desk. Maybe you're given a to-die-for leadership opportunity, or the keys to launch a fantastically cool new project, one that combines your passions of storytelling and information-gathering.
However, before you start planning how you're going to spend your first royalty check, slow down. Mercury is retrograde (backward) until March 17, which could be a fly in the ointment of your progress. While you may be eager to seal the deal, take another week to review the options and finer points of any offers. Make sure that your shot at fame and fortune really aligns with your soul goals. Because once the rush wears off (and that happens quickly for most Geminis), you want to make sure you're still psyched about the opportunity. With so many planets in the ironclad, long-term commitment focused tenth house, it won't be as easy to wriggle out of this one if you have a sudden change of heart.
Meanwhile, tap into the power of teamwork! Also on March 11, motivator Mars shifts into firebrand Aries, your eleventh house of networking, group activity and authenticity. There's definitely strength in numbers, Gemini! Collaborators can stress you out during the next six weeks, but you'll definitely accelerate your results by joining forces. You need your tribe as much as they need you—so work through any differences quickly and focus on the bigger common goal.
As you get more focused on seeing your name in lights (because, let's be honest, why else are you working so damn hard?), you may realize that your systems and life management tools are no longer sufficient support. Taskmaster Saturn is retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your sixth house of organization and efficiency, until July 7. During this time, you may need to do some serious upgrading to your service providers and support team. Don't wait to learn the hard way that the people you rely on most could be a lot more solid, e.g., your assistant has secretly taken a dog-walking gig that interferes with her responsibilities because she's too shy to ask for a raise, or your babysitter spends more time on Instagram than infant care. (We wouldn't even fault you for installing a secret nanny cam during this time.) Check in with folks now, to make sure that everything is flowing as smoothly as it could be. If a person isn't a good fit for your team, you may make a smart decision to part ways now. As you streamline all your efforts, you might even want to hire a professional organizer, a virtual assistant or someone who pays impeccable attention to details to get you systematized. While you might be great at doing this for other people, you need someone to back you (and your files) up. Wherever you experience breakdowns, that's Saturn pointing out where you need to strengthen Team Gemini—creating a rock solid posse of people who help you rise to unprecedented heights.
HEALTH: MIND, BODY & SOUL
Doctor, doctor—it's time for a checkup. Have you been putting off that dentist appointment, only to crack a tooth on your morning Kind bar? Well, with serious Saturn retrograde (backward) in your sixth house of health and fitness until July 7, you may be forced to become more vigilant about your well-being. Pull out your clipboard and make a list of every doctor appointment you need to make, every vitamin you've run out of, and every exercise class you've been meaning to hit. During this time, avoid the fads (as much as an all-meat-and-cheese diet sounds…intriguing) and stick to some tried-and-true methods, e.g., eat regular servings of leafy greens and cut down your Pinkberry intake. Saturn is traditional, and even a bit of an authority aficionado, so don't dis the doctor with 10 years of training and 18 years of practice under his belt for a naturopath or an acupuncturist—no matter how amazingly educated and knowledgeable they are. During Saturn retrograde, you might just need a solid dose of Western medicine—even if you take a side of Chinese herbs to go with it. Also, no matter which route you choose, be sure to work with people whose credentials are rock-solid—from trainers to nutritionists to yoga teachers.
In the first half of the month, get your wellness routines onto a set schedule. With all the planets in Pisces, your regimen-loving tenth house, this is a perfect time to establish long-lasting habits. Structure is your friend, and you'll want to imbue every activity with this awareness. Try it. Play around with your patterns and see what works best, e.g., do you have a more productive day if you hit the gym before work or after? On March 11, the new moon in Pisces is especially promising for setting a new program or health routine into place. Instead of doing a three-day juice cleanse on a whim, for example, you might want to consult an expert and pull out your calendar, to see how many times you would like to cleanse this year and exactly how that's going to work…right down to the shipments of filtered water you need to flush your system. Yes, that level of foresight can pay off in big ways, relieving you of the stress that comes along with not taking good, thorough care of your body, mind and spirit. Since new moons have a six-month cycle, consider where you'd like to be by the end of the summer with all your vital stats.
On the day of the new moon, your dad or another important man could figure into events, since six planets will be in Pisces, your tenth house of fathers and men. With Mercury retrograde (backward) in Pisces, you may find yourself drifting off to the past, to old wounds or situations that never received proper closure. Perhaps you and your father (or another man) have some patching up to do. Or maybe this is your moment of reconciliation, when you realize that you're not a child anymore, and that you have played a role in the disintegration of this relationship, too. If emotional pain surfaces or the distance feels unhealthy, spend some time doing important forgiveness work around this issue, or perhaps just reconnecting if you've had busy schedules. Send a letter, Gemini-style. One woman we know has an ongoing exchange with her father, where each of them writes about an experience they never told the other about. The letters don't tend to be particularly emotional or sentimental, but they really solidify the father-daughter bond. The point is to share a part of your life, coming from a more adult and generous place.