Astrology Forecast for Mar. 23-Apr. 5

By Cortney Litwin / Staff Writer

A dreamy Venus-Neptune merger meets passionate Mars on the 24th-28th, emphasizing spiritual aspirations in relationships, but turns up the heat as well-a sure-fire recipe for steamy, soulful intimacy. Communications should also improve when Mercury turns direct on the 25th. Next, the new moon in Aries on the 29th promotes a sense of adventure and risk-taking in new endeavors. On the same day, Pluto turns retrograde until Sept. 4, which encourages reevaluating finances and eliminating emotional baggage. Love gets another dose of idealism when Venus transits into Pisces on April 5. And finally, Saturn turns direct on the same day, clearing the way for new business ventures.

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re at your eloquent best in both romance and business, so promote your ideas and share your ideals. The new moon in your sign gives you the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound-metaphorically speaking, of course.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Sensuality meets spirituality toward the end of March, enhancing your romantic trysts while fueling your creative juices. The new moon energizes your intuition and encourages taking some quiet time for yourself.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Your superb choice of words can open doors, both in love and work, at the end of March. Travel that includes spiritual or creative activities is energized too. And the new moon highlights endeavors with friends or groups.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

The end of March has you yearning for a soulmate, or at least an enhanced spiritual connection with your sweetie, so share your ideals to increase intimacy. The new moon begins a new cycle in your career.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The Venus-Neptune merger sensitizes and enlightens your primary relationship (share your dreams!), but may create some confusion if communications aren’t clear. The new moon highlights education and spiritual activities.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Communicate creatively to attract opportunities. The new moon emphasizes intimate connections and joint finances. And retrograde Pluto through Sept. 4 may shake up your home life a bit, if changes are needed.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Enchantment skyrockets in romance, which can be delightful if you don’t succumb to illusion. Venus entering Pisces on April 5 will only increase love’s dreamy aura. And the new moon activates partnerships activities.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your powers of attraction soar after April 5. The new moon encourages a new health regimen. And retrograde Pluto, your ruler, urges the elimination of emotional and material junk that needs to go.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

The new moon increases your desire for romance and energizes your creativity. Your friends can be sources of inspiration and insights. And retrograde Pluto through Sept. 4 urges a reevaluation of your personal life.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Donating money to a philanthropic endeavor can prove inspiring, if you’re cautious of financial schemes. And the new moon brings a new cycle of expansion and/or improvement in your home life.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The Venus-Neptune hook-up in your sign has your head in the clouds over love. You can be especially intuitive about romance, too, but don’t avoid occasional reality checks. The new moon emphasizes talk and travel.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your Neptune ruler dancing with Venus deepens your need for shared ideals in your relationship and can deepen your intuitive insights as well. On a practical note, the new moon can help open financial doors.