Updated: March 22, 2014 6:33PM
Predictions for the week of March 17
All Signs: This week, on March 20, the Vernal Equinox arrives with a bang. (Hopefully, not literally.) At that time, the length of the day and night will be the same, and it will be the first day of Spring. However, this week, fiery Mars lines up with unpredictable Uranus (gulp), triggering accident-prone situations, rebellions, plus irrational or impulsive behavior. (Whaaat?) Since Mars is associated with ego and aggression and Uranus rules explosions, dynamite and sudden disturbances, anything might happen. To learn what might occur for you, read your sign. Wayne Dwyer says, “When you change the way you look at things — the things you look at change.” And this is true. But how come brain cells come and brain cells go but fat cells live forever?
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Be careful this week because it is an accident-prone time for you. It’s not that you will attract an accident-prone situation per se — more that your own behavior could be more rash, impulsive and erratic. You might do or say things without thinking. Of course, it’s your nature to act quickly and impulsively but right now, this kind of energy is magnified. Be wise. Protect yourself. Give things a sober second thought. The bigger picture: For the next four weeks, it’s your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year! The Sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus are all in your sign. All hail Aries! (Go get ’em, tiger!)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Be very careful this week because this turbulent energy that I refer to in All Signs above is taking place in a hidden part of your chart. This means it might be occurring at a subconscious level for you or that you are dealing with a wild and hairy situation but being very quiet about it. Because this could be subconscious, you need to be aware that you might be angry at someone or impatient with something and not realize how annoyed you truly are. This means you’re sitting on a powder keg and the first thing that comes along that pushes you over the edge will mean a mighty explosion. More than any other sign, you guard your temper because you know when it blows — Holy Mount Vesuvius!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
In the next month, you will be much more popular than usual. Enjoy this! Accept all invitations and have fun schmoozing, especially in groups. However, you might find yourself feeling irked with someone or being placed in a position of competing with someone. You certainly won’t like being subordinate to others because you want to flex your muscles. Your best solution is to work to make it a win/win situation. In other words, the success of others is also your success, and vice versa. Obviously, this is a great time for physical activity and sports (especially competitive sports), because you feel great personal gratification from whatever you do. “And the winner is . . . ‘You rock!’ ”
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This is the only time all year when the Sun slowly crosses the top of your chart acting like a spotlight on you. This means others notice you more than usual, especially people in authority. (Bosses, parents, teachers.) Because this lighting is flattering, people see you in positive terms, which is why they’ll ask you to take on increased responsibilities. Just say yes because the lighting will do it all. You don’t have to be a superhero to please everyone. But do not let your ambition rock the boat nor the admiration of others swell your head because, if you push things too far, powerful people will react. Oh yeah. I recommend basking in this warm sunlight while smiling and taking curtain calls.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Your energy is going to really get a boost in the next six weeks because four planets are in your fellow Fire sign. (You guys like to hang together.) In particular, it will trigger a desire to travel and explore new situations. All Leos will want to blow town to experience exciting change, thrilling adventures and learn something new. You want something different, fresh and stimulating to happen. Sudden and unexpected opportunities related to publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education might fall in your lap. You might travel unexpectedly. Be careful in all your arrangements because there is an unpredictable (even accident-prone) element present. This is the time of year when you want to grab life by the throat and go for the gusto.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This is definitely an interesting week because surprise gifts, goodies, cash and favors from others might suddenly come your way. However, the surprise could go the other way and you might find that you suddenly lose funds or lose the support of others or have something go wrong with your credit card or debt scene. Keep your eyes open! Fortunately, it looks like most of you will have a favorable surprise. Nevertheless, disputes about shared property, insurance and taxes could occur. By the way, this same unpredictable but powerful energy will heighten your sex drive. (Yowsers!) Sounds like you’ll be singing, “There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight.”
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Be on guard this week because all this fiery energy (see All Signs above) is taking place directly opposite your sign. For starters, this means partnerships and close friendships will be your primary focus for the next month. Because fair Venus is in this group, things can be cozy and friendly. However, fiery Mars will stir up trouble. It can make you impatient with others. You might also have a sudden upset or breakdown in a relationship. (The proverbial last straw.) Although you might find yourself dealing with “enemies” this month, at the same time, you have an opportunity to express resentments and unspoken complaints, something you’re often loath to do. Yep, it’s time to lock and load! Let’s clear the air!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You are amazingly determined, which is why many successful people have Scorpio in their charts. When you decide to do something, you do it. One reason it’s easier for you is you tend to see life in black-and-white terms. Right now four planets are helping you to turn over a new leaf in your life. You want to improve your job. You want to improve your future. You want to improve your health. Who knows where this will lead? (You might even clean the floor of your bedroom closet.) Yes, we’re talking making a life-changing difference! Guard against work-related accidents this week in particular. Incidentally, these accidents can be verbal as well as physical. Slowly, slowly.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You get the best boost of all 12 signs because the Sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus now urge you to have fun! Slip away on a vacation; enjoy love affairs and romantic escapades. Participate in sports events; discover ways to express your creative energy in the arts or a craft. Delight in playful activities with children. Although all these areas are hyped, this week these same areas will hold a surprise and possibly a major change/delay. Therefore, stay on your toes. Avoid sports-related accidents. Sudden changes to vacation plans might occur. Parents should be vigilant with their children. Financial speculation is a crapshoot — could go either way, big wins or big losses. (But they look favorable.)
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
For the next month, your focus is on home and family. Many will be redecorating or renovating either by choice or, in a few cases, because you’re forced to. Real-estate opportunities might arise. If so, your window of opportunity will be brief and you will have to act quickly. Family relationships, especially with parents, could be explosive. Someone feels rebellious. (Could be you.) Small appliances might break down this week or minor breakages could occur because your home routine will be interrupted. But for many it will be an interruption for the better. (Fingers crossed.)
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
“May you live in interesting times” was actually a Chinese curse. In the next month, you want to enlighten others. You want to communicate and tell your side of things. In fact, you’ll be quite aggressive in speaking up. This is a great month for writers, actors, teachers and anyone in sales and marketing because you can make money with your words, you’re full of original, inventive ideas. That’s the good news. The bad news is this is an accident-prone time, particularly this week. Accidents related to ground transportation or hasty actions – even speaking without thinking – could cause regrets. Pay attention to what you’re doing and use this high energy in a positive way.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This month, you’re focused on cash flow, money issues, financial matters, earnings and major expenditures — the whole enchilada. There are opportunities to boost your earnings as well as buy treasures for yourself and loved ones. However, this week, something unexpected might happen. Something could be broken or lost or you might buy something unusual that boosts your ego, “Look at what I own!” You’re determined to find ways to make more money, no question. And you will probably succeed because everything begins with a thought, right? First the thought, then the word, then the deed, soon the deed becomes habit, which finally hardens into character.