Get ready for a loosening of restrictions, cosmonauts. And if it’s not the abatement of pandemic-related rules — for which we are all desperately impatient — then it’s for a release of inhibitions of a more interpersonal sort, all euphemisms aside.
Venus and Mars are the planets of relationship, being the agents of desire and of action, respectively. Venus, that vixen, shows us what we like and Mars, so macho, shows us how to get it. Their conjunction means major developments for love and relationships, infusing them with an essential mix of understanding, passion, and sometimes — gulp — emotion.
Venus and Mars, who typically align for only 10 days annually, are hand in hand for two whole months this year. They’ve been traveling together in Capricorn since Feb. 1 and will cross into Aquarius on March 7, finally parting ways April 5. It’s like the drawing of an arrow to let loose into the spring ahead.
Unlike in Capricorn, where their tandem energy focused on commitment and consistency, in Aquarius it’s more about a stimulating social life. Expect an increase in get-togethers and frolicking with friends for the next month — and if that leads to a few ménage-a-trois, well, c’est la vie.
That said, Venus and Mars do briefly align with the guardian Pluto on March 3. Despite the powerful Piscean new Moon last week and these lover planets heading in Aquarius, you will be expected to let go of all prior expectations and disappointments, while promising never to look back — lest your prize turn into a pillar of salt.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars conjunct Venus: You may find that your desires become easy to take action on over the next weeks. Make haste to make love.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus conjunct Mars: For the next month, you might regularly be jumping for joy. Right into the sack.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury conjunct Saturn: Expect a mental liberation from the oppressive forces in your head that hold your nose to the grindstone.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon conjunct Uranus: Try not to act impulsively this week. Any urges are a natural reaction to unexpected subconscious insights.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun conjunct Jupiter: This fortunate aspect ends this week so you might want to take time to review whether you’ve made the most of your luck and optimism.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury conjunct Saturn: Free your mind from the negative narrative you can’t help but project onto others.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus conjunct Mars: Don’t be bested by your emotions. Instead, sublimate that angst into something satisfying, like canoodling.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars conjunct Venus: You may find yourself tempted to manipulate via your charm. Instead, let someone else take a turn on top.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter conjunct Sun: This most magical aspect is coming to an end this week. Save some optimism for later.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn conjunct Mercury: You may find yourself waffling between feeling manic and relieved. You did enough; now keep moving forward.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn conjunct Mercury: Move on from any ruts in which you’ve been stuck. But as you pull yourself out, try not to put the cart before the horse.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter conjunct Sun: Be sure to tuck some luck away for a rainy day as this conjunction comes to an end. Good fortune is a state of mind.