ASTROLOGICAL ALCHEMY

The Sun enters into Aries on March 19. This is the first sign of the zodiac and begins the Sun’s annual journey through the constellations. This time marks the vernal equinox, which is the beginning of the spring season. The Sun, in its yearly rhythmic journey, has moved from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere. On March 19, day and night are of equal length — 12 hours each. After this, the days are getting longer and the nights shorter. There is an awakening in nature and mankind to new beginnings, rebirth, and opportunity. Be sure that you catch a good dose of spring fever.

Aries (March 21–April 19) This is your month to shine. The focus is on play and having fun. A new sense of freedom and adventure should be explored and put into action. Travel should be included, especially places that you have thought about going to, but haven’t yet. Don’t force or push situations to impose your will. There will be a negative reaction if you do.  

Taurus (April 20–May 20) Optimism, self-confidence, and a genuine sense of well-being can be experienced. Your heart is full, and you feel driven to action to achieve important goals. There are good opportunities for you in relationship and work.

Gemini (May 21–June 21) You have significant mental creativity. Pay attention to your thoughts. Some important ideas want to be revealed to you. If you have had an idea for some time and have not acted on it, then now is the time. Don’t be discouraged if your initial attempt at putting this idea into action meets resistance. Keep working on it. You will overcome the blockage.

Cancer (June 22–July 22) You are extremely sensitive now and are susceptible to the influence of others — especially family members. You try to hold the high ground with integrity and idealism, but you are vulnerable to those who don’t agree with you. You have an inner strength and a feeling of stability that support you.

Leo (July 23–Aug. 22) You should approach your career and profession in a new way. A fresh and playful side wants to find expression in your work. This will result in a new wave of creativity. Contemplate the original joy and fulfillment that your work brought you and reconnect with it.

Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) You want to accomplish something significant at work. There is support for achievement and it may involve working closely with others to get the final result that you want. Power struggles and changes of plans can result in emotional confusion, but if you keep moving ahead you will succeed.

Libra (Sept. 23–Oct. 23) The matter of fairness weighs on you. You feel the need to right wrongs and be a force for those who are less advantaged. You also need to look at your own life and determine if there are relationships and situations that need attention. Finding correct balance is the key. You can show what can be done by way of example.

Scorpio (Oct. 24–Nov. 21) There is a sense of new beginning for you this month. You have tremendous inner drive to put yourself into action to accomplish new levels of achievement. Your innate resourcefulness will be a significant help in this process. You can become emotionally confused and distracted so be sure to stay focused on your goal.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21) There are opportunities to improve your financial situation now. It is time to refine and improve how you are doing things at work. You have plenty of personal energy to make the necessary changes. This will result in increased cash flow and financial well-being. It also creates the opportunity for you to put more of your soul and idealism into your work.

Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) You feel the need for change in your life. The liveliness of your life has waned. You may be in a rut. It is time to break old patterns and try something new. This will bring a sense of vitality and fulfillment into your life. It’s time to get rid of clutter and do some internal and external house cleaning.

Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18) It is time to play and have some fun — recreation, sports, travel, whatever.  You should follow your bliss and reconnect with the joy of life. There is a renewed sense of adventure and freedom that wants to find expression in your life.

Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20) Nature beckons you to become more deeply involved. There is the opportunity to experience the inherent sacredness of nature and its beauty. It can teach you profound truths. Your soul can open to these omnipresent influences and allow them to create a subtle but significant shift in you. Doing this by yourself will make the experience more powerful.

~ Robert Ayres is a Truckee resident and internationally known astrologer with over 40 years of experience. This month’s horoscope is cast specifically for the Truckee/Tahoe area. Contact him for personal consultations at astrologicalalchemy.com. Comment on this column below.