March horoscopes

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Here's what you need to know about your horoscope for the the month of March. (CSky65/Flickr Creative Commons)

Here’s what you need to know about your horoscope for the the month of March. (CSky65/Flickr Creative Commons)

We’re only 15 days from spring, and with spring comes Aries, and with Aries comes the beginning of the Astrological New Year. Mercury is going retrograde today, which can always feel like a downer, but after March 20, the sunlight hours will start outnumbering the time spent in darkness, bringing new life and new hope. Chin up.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Your season is coming, and fast. When that springtime threshold is crossed, you’ll find yourself ready for new projects and revitalized with new energy, but the 15 days separating you from that energy may seem like a lot. Try not to see it as a waiting period, but rather as a build-up. Instead of letting the wishy-washy weather and the stress of midterms get you down, know that you’re just getting it all out of the way so that when flowers start blooming, you can smell those roses.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): This far into the semester, you may finally feel like you’re finding a routine. Routine can be good, comforting, reliable. Or it can be mundane, tedious and unexciting. Don’t let the positives of routine blind you from the negatives. Mars is yours for the month, so over spring break and in the weeks leading up to it, embrace the energy and adventure that your sign sometimes lacks and have the courage to break the routine.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): There’s nothing like waking up on a Tuesday morning after a disappointing half-snow-day, slogging your way through the slush of crusty snow-melt to a dining hall, picking up a newspaper and reading that Mercury is in retrograde. Yup. Starting today, Mercury is going backwards again. This definitely won’t do you any favors, but total disaster can be avoided if you just take a deep breath and focus on the small stuff for a while. Don’t go out and buy a car or volunteer to end world hunger. Just focus on brushing your teeth every night and maybe buying a nice succulent to spruce up your room.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Between seniors who will come back from spring break to stare their future in the face, the stress of midterms, the post-February relationship melt and the desperation to find a half-decent job for the summer, this is an emotional time of year. Your shoulder will see a lot of tears. It may get tiring to be everybody’s soundboard, so find a good way to unload your own feelings and frustration and keep spring in the back of your mind.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): The sun is rebounding. It’s rebound season. Rebound from a heartbreak, rebound those intramural basketballs, rebound from mental breakdowns, rebound from an essay you forgot about until three hours before the deadline. The beginning of the month may be rough. You can’t have a rebound without a missed shot, but by the time March is giving way to April, you’ll be standing up from whatever knocked you down.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Everybody else is a lot more vocal about their complaints than you are, but that doesn’t mean you’re not just as irritated by incompetent snow plows and a $500 gym membership. Just remember that everybody has a capacity. You can’t just keep taking in small irritations without expecting them to eventually start coming back out. If you don’t prepare for that tipping point, things are going to get messy with you, your friends and all the people around you.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): This month you’ll find yourself motivated in a lot of new ways. Maybe you’ll find a question you really need to answer, a job you really need to finish, a problem you really need to fix. But no matter how much you suddenly find yourself caring, you’ll find that you’re the only one. You’re on your own this month.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Drama is looming over you, like the threat of a paper you haven’t begun yet or a secret you know will eventually be revealed. Drama is sneaking up on you like deadlines and muggers. Whether it’s a cheating partner, a workplace scheme, a hidden romance or an emerging feud, this month you’re going to have drama.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Spring break is in sight. Freedom, adventure, travel, relaxation, time to think and feel and see and do. You can hang in there for two weeks, pal. Just relax, the best thing you can do is find your zen, and listen to “Here Comes the Sun” on repeat. Look inward now, and then on break you can look outward again.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Sometimes it really sucks to be practical. It’s way more fun to imagine that after you graduate, you can become a flight attendant and see the world, hike the Appalachian trail with a video camera, join the Peace Corps. The alternative, cubicles and taxes and coffee and grocery shopping is much less glamorous. This month you’ll be in a good position to start seeking a happy medium.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): This month everything shiny will catch your eye. The gleam of a new car, fresh spring fashion, the smell of Blaze pizza. Commercials will call to you, trailers will entrance you, ads will catch your eye. This month something keeps pulling you to indulge. I’m not telling you not to have a little fun now and then, just proceed with caution.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Everybody wants to be strong and confident and independent, but after a while, touch-starved and tired, you want more. Human nature demands we connect with people, we share, we talk, we laugh, communicate, support, confide. Hang in there Pisces; from your wide network of acquaintances, friendship will find you.


Alex Houdeshell is the associate managing editor for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at alexandra.houdeshell@uconn.edu.

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