Astrology forecast from March 9 to March 22

By Cortney Litwin / Staff Writer

A series of abrasive influences unhinge stagnant mindsets, forcing new perceptions of old situations (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces are especially affected). First, a practical but restrictive relationship influence via Venus and Saturn on the 10th collides with a rebellious Mars-Uranus hookup, disrupting romance, technology and transportation. Next, the full moon on the 14th highlights healthy endeavors and donating time or money to a favorite cause. Additionally, a Jupiter-Neptune square off through the 29th can destabilize the foundations of educational and religious beliefs. Two more jarring skirmishes via sun-Pluto and Mercury-Mars on the 16th-19th rattle communications and travel. Fortunately, a Mars-Neptune connection on the 24th-25th calms the chaos somewhat through a dose of sensitivity.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Impulsiveness propels you into communication chaos around the 11th, a situation that can escalate around the 16th-19th. The full moon emphasizes healthy activities and philanthropic endeavors.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You may feel like you’re moving in slow motion on the 10th-11th, when restrictions, possibly coming from family, rein you in. The full moon energizes romantic encounters, if you can resolve an issue about the past.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Missteps with words can land you in hot water around the 11th and again around the 18th-19th; be wary of travel mishaps then, too. The full moon emphasizes home and family activities.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

The full moon energizes communications, if you can negotiate around some land mines on the 11th, 18th and 19th. As for love, you’ll need to resist the urge to don rose-colored relationship glasses.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Clarity is needed through the end of the month when talking about your home life with your significant other. Use your intuition, which is heightened by the full moon and can help resolve the past.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The full moon energizes your desires but can exacerbate communication snafus, especially around the 11th, 18th and 19th. Use words carefully! Your intuition, activated around the 24th-25th, can offer insights.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

An unexpected development in romance may need your balancing skills around the 11th. Love may need a reality check, too. The full moon energizes finances, but it isn’t the best time for $$$ decisions.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Chill out before reacting to a situation with your sweetie around the 16th-17t, which triggers your control issues. The full moon emphasizes activities with friends and may provide an opportunity through a group.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Use your talent for seeing the bigger picture during a challenge with your sweetie around the 11th. Impulsive talk can instigate a battle around the 18th-19th. And the full moon energies your career.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Love collides with commitment and/or practicality around the 10th. Avoid extremes in exercise and diet around the 11th, 18th and 19th. And the full moon emphasizes travel and learning something new.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your love life can be disrupted by a rash action can around the 11th or an angry exchange around the 18th; stay centered. The full moon energizes intimate encounters and heightens your intuition.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

People who are out of sync with you emotionally or mentally can thoroughly muck up your plans, so try to surround yourself with positive influences. The full moon energizes activities with your significant other.