by tess hadley durand
Horoscopes for March 2022
It’s that time of year again, Aries, when life renews itself by beginning again. At your most infinitesimal level you are, by nature, a self-renewer. You are a self-renewer in your commitment to beginning again. Such a commitment is grounded in the ultimate reality, a reality that extends farther and deeper than science and perception. It is the reality of the spirit. The only thing that really matters in this reality is that the spirit keeps growing, come whatever may. It grows by embracing all experience through the grace of love, and it aims to build something truly substantial. By the 20th, spring will be here, with you as its cosmic ambassador. Just lead the way!
Agents Mulder and Scully followed the belief that “The Truth is Out There”, and this month, Taurus, you would be wise to follow suit. Your totem planet Venus is fired up with Mars, and by the 6th, these passionate seekers will leave the earth-born reality of Capricorn for the air-born reality of Aquarius. The air-born reality of Aquarius says that the truth is indeed out there. The truth is not in your head. The truth is not relative to other things. The truth is not subjective. The truth is not an opinion. The truth is out there, in the world, for all to share. You may think something is a certain way but unless you investigate its reality, out there in the world, in your town, down your street, in your backyard, it remains unverified. What truth are you hungry for? Can you go out there and find it?
Important events have likely demanded serious attention from you this year, Gemini. The New Moon at the beginning of this month marks a crescendo of serious attention, as your planet will join serious Saturn in Aquarius, the sign of far-reaching possibility. If you can manage to be serious about expanding your ideas of possibility, this next month will be ripe with rapid exchanges of new information. By the 9th, your planet will be in Pisces, and information will come by means of rich feeling, you must allow yourself to be moved. By the 20th, you will be ready to act on something, as your planet moves into Aries. Turn your moments into momentum, Gemini, information in and information out!
It's funny to compare the inner life of a person to the outer expanse of the universe, but for Cancers, this is a most natural association. Sometimes, in the right conditions, with the right people perhaps, or the right smells in the air, or the right type of lights twinkling, an immensity is felt; an inner immensity that confirms life’s bigness. The New Moon on the 2nd and the Full Moon on the 18th will be excellent opportunities to stretch rich moments from your innermost beholding to the outermost reaches of the universe. Go big and go home.
Vacations don’t only restore by providing a space to rest and relax, they also restore by providing a space that is different and other than what you are accustomed to. Your personality gets a vacation too as it basks in the otherness of a different environment. A new street inspires a stroll instead of a hustle, a new breakfast ritual inspires a savoring instead of an uneventful hour. This month, divert as much as you can from your norms, and take as much in as you can from opportunities that offer you fresh roads and routines. By the arrival of spring, your engine, having received its tune up, will be ready to roll.
As experts of breaking down complex topics into smaller parts, Virgos manage to simplify and strategize like no other sign. The astrophysicist knows how to work with outer space, which for most of us is a baffling infinity, and does so by breaking down the immensity into smaller, more understandable parts. But what about the grand sweeps of innerspace? The baffling infinity of the self? How might one break that down without losing a sense of wholeness? The answer is this: Virgo must self-analyze only with the intention of re-creating the self. This is the most basic principle of existentialism, the examined life that is very worth living. A Full Moon on the 18th might provide some more light for such potent analysis.
Yours is the sign of the keen observer whose still waters perfectly reflect the world around it. You take people as they are, and build off of what they give you, in other words, you have the ability to be quite charming. But lately, there are ripples in these waters. There is heat in the kitchen. There is a bursting forth to meet reality on a higher level, where sunflowers blaze like a Van Gogh painting, words carry their mysterious histories, and people’s souls shine bright through their eyes. No need to lose your footing with such intensity of course, just let the beauty renew you, so you can renew others as well in your oh-so refreshing Libra way.
Honest to goodness, Scorpio, have you bit the proverbial gold coin lately just to find that it was indeed authentic? And not to say that you are now rich, but rather in the immediate presence of something real. When things are undeniably real, and important, energies are awakened from the deepest reserves, and this is where you shine, Scorpio. Yours is the sign of summoning slumbering vital energies. Your body is renewing in a direct relation to the reality that you grasp. Make sure you remember your role and reality’s role though; you are the hero and it is the landscape.
Allen Ginsberg said that the poignancy of a photograph comes from “looking back to a fleeting moment in a floating world.” Your high-flying tendencies have been on the frequency of a buoyant float ever since your totem planet Jupiter entered Pisces at the end of last year. Perhaps this has to do with a maturing, more reflective attitude, a more in depth awareness of time fleeting. With such an awareness, a floating world is not a world in which you have less control, but a world in which you are more open to its width and depth. It's a world that you gladly relinquish a constant flexing of control so that you may be influenced best where to turn next. The New Moon near Jupiter on the 2nd might provide some clues.
What is the difference between the words true and real? Is a true statement the same as a real one? A real sandwich the same as a true one? It is often said that ‘real’ pertains to things that exist physically and ‘true’ applies more to concepts and facts that can be verified by ‘real’ things. But for you Capricorn, at the turn of this Season of winter, I encourage you to experiment with using true and real interchangeably. Look earnestly at your situation, and see what is real about it, what is true about it, and how you may have been fooling yourself with false beliefs. If you have to start with a hard look at your sandwich and the meaning of its existence, that is fine.
Ever since your totem planet Uranus entered Taurus in 2018, your aspirations seem to be building on eachother like legos with a lofty blueprint. This transit will last until 2026, and in the meantime, other transits will play with that ultimate elusive dance of timing. As spring charges in this year, so does the dynamic duo of Mars and Venus, as they will enter your sign together on the 6th of March. This is a passionate affirmation of Aquarius’ gift, which is the gift of seeing patterns that exist in the world and holding them as true in your heart. The sun rises each day. Birds sing in the spring. Blossoms bloom and then leaves fall off. Light makes shadows which better enhance the nature of the light. Welcome these relations with all the poetry in your heart and you will see a clear path ahead of you.
Don’t be surprised if you find others looking to you for guidance this month. It is a most spectacular time of year, with Jupiter the planet of expansion and Neptune the planet of dreams both in the soft atmosphere of your cosmic hometown that is Pisces, the season we find ourselves in now. Not everyone knows how to recieve things with an open heart, or intuit things without a sense of being an imposter. Not everyone knows how to, in the words of Sir Paul McCartney “let it be.” Your naturalness will be in demand for sure, but also, open yourself to gathering more trust in this sacred flow state of the fish. An important feature of this is to never forget to register, realistically, the feedback that finds you from the actions you take. Gather clues from a special New Moon in your sign on the 2nd.