Weekly horoscopes: March 11 - March 17

Mar 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Mercury comes out of retrograde on March 17 and so do you! No more paying top price for faulty merchandise, transposing numbers when writing out checks, or taking your car to the auto repair shop every other day for its own special play date. All the little things that can go wrong will start to go right, which means that life will return to normal. That is until the next time that Mercury turns retrograde.


ARIES (March 20-April 18)

It’s been a long time since you felt on fire. And now that you feel jazzed and psyched you will want to make a point of finishing whatever you start on Monday. Aries are fast out of the gate, but tend to lose their way after the initial rush of excitement. Commit to going the distance with a project or venture and you’ll see that it’s got legs on April 18.


TAURUS (April 19-May 19)

A major phase of your life is coming to an end whether you like it or not. Now you can take the lead or be dragged kicking and screaming into the next phase of your personal evolution. Hopefully you’ll opt for the proactive approach especially when the Moon in Taurus on Thursday shows that you’re a lot further down this path than you think.


GEMINI (May 20-June 19)

The difficult thing about Mercury coming out of retrograde (this will happen on March 17) is that this is the time when you find the item that you lost or when you will discover that the message you were waiting for has been sitting in your junk mail all along. It could prove embarrassing if word ever got out, which is why you might want to just smile and say “never mind.”


CANCER (June 20-July 21)

Cancers tend to give wide berth when they’re angry, fearing that a direct confrontation will only result in things being said that they will regret. Well what’s wrong with that if that’s what you’re feeling anyway? You’re better off speaking your mind and hashing out your differences than you are with keeping things under wraps. Avoiding the matter only sends the message that everything’s fine when the reality is that nothing could be further from the truth.


LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)

You will feel a boost in spirits on Monday when Mars enters the fiery sign of Aries. It will be analogous to a light switch being flipped on or a key turning in the ignition. You’ll go from inert to alert. Not only will you feel like you’re back on top of your game, but this last-minute surge of confidence on Friday will enable you to reverse engines on a decision that was a bad idea from the start.


VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)

Life has rarely felt so fulfilling. Indeed you’re going to feel like your cup is running over when the New Moon in Pisces conjoins Venus, the planet of love and all things beautiful, on Monday. The critical part of you will ask: can this possibly last? And the answer is that it can if you want it to. Pisces energy often brings an inner peace that once found is hard to lose again.


LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)

Loved ones will be impossible during this time that Mars is in the headstrong sign of the Ram. Don’t try to reason with them or to manage their affairs. Not only will they ignore what you have to say, but they’ll even blame you for their bad behavior. Take yourself out of the line of fire and know that March 22, April 10, and April 14 will be the days when you will want to pour yourself a stiff one.


SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)

You pride yourself on being a tough cookie, but tough cookies have been known to crumble. At first it will be hard to identify what’s amiss. One can feel torn when the New Moon on Monday pulls you in one direction while Mars in Aries tugs you in another. Give yourself until Thursday to sort things out. This is when you’ll see that it’s time throw the battle if you want to win the war.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)

Mars in Aries on March 11 rekindles your can-do spirit. The past few weeks have felt like a mope-fest so you’ll be glad to know that that’s all behind you. This is important because a positive attitude is key to your motivation. Not all signs are built this way, but you are. The power of faith works a very special magic with you. If you believe that you can make it happen, then it will.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)

Life is described as a work in progress, but this week you will start to see what that work has produced. Instead of sweating the small stuff, you could find yourself taking pride in your accomplishments. This could come by putting the finishing touches on a big project or it might stem from being the quiet pillar in someone else’s moment of distress. In any case, you will see for yourself the individual difference that you make in others’ lives.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)

No one likes to feel that they are benefiting from somebody else’s failure. Not only is it guilt-producing, but it can make you look like you wished somebody harm when you didn’t. However, it would be disastrous if you didn’t step up and accept the prize, award, or bonus that will be awarded to you on Thursday. Not only did you earn it, but it couldn’t go to a worthier recipient.


PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)

Mercury comes out of retrograde on March 17th, which means that what looks important on Monday will barely register as a blip on the radar by the weekend. So does this mean that you should just adopt a zen attitude and let things unfold? Hardly. It’s more like the week will feel like you’re rushing through an obstacle course on overdrive. Be ready to move things up and down on your to-do list at a moment’s notice.

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