Welcome to Pisces season, book nerds. It might feel a bit topsy turvy, what with Pisces typical see-saw thinking and a Mercury retrograde to boot. So don’t be surprised if you—and practically everybody around you—can’t make up their mind or bursts into hysterical tears over seemingly nothing.
But that emotional, creative will be just the boost some of you need to be the best you can be this month! For others of you… not so much.
Read below to find out which boat you’re in this month. And for a book rec to help you through this most watery of signs.
Days to Watch
- March 5th: Venus enters Taurus. When the planet of love enters this earthy and practical sign, you’ll be feeling gung-ho about your hobbies and creating healthy relationships.
- March 9th: Full Moon in Virgo. Full Moons presage endings, the closing of a door or the wrapping up of a big project or chapter in your life. Trust yourself to say goodbye to something that’s no longer serving you!
- March 10th: Mercury direct in Aquarius. Phew! Mercury retrograde is over, and you can start thinking forward once again. Especially with the planet of communication in this visionary sign.
- March 20th: Sun enters Aries. Welcome to Aries season. The ram brings spring and a flourish of energy into your life.
- March 22nd: Saturn enters Aquarius. The planet of responsibility enters this most forward-thinking of houses, ushering in a glimpse of what 2021 might mean for you…and the world at large.
- March 24th: New Moon in Aries. An excellent time to invest in yourself! And feel passionate about doing so, too.
- March 30th: Mars enters Aquarius. Passionate Mars meets visionary Aries, boding well for turning your dreams into reality…but only if you work at it.
Epic Reads March Horoscopes
March 21 – April 19
Keywords: Proactive, productive, prolific
You collaborated like a champ in February, Aries. Go team! March finds you getting to work on the hard stuff. No to-do list will feel too long. No chore too terrible. No assignment too tough. The stars advice for taking advantage of this get-it-done energy? Prioritize the stuff you won’t want to do when you’re feeling a little less gung ho about working hard.
Start 🔨building🔨 habits now, so that when April rolls along you’re not spending energy convincing yourself to do something, you’re just used to doing it. Make March about rituals, so the rest of the year can be about building something big upon an already solid foundation. Get to it, ram!
Book pick: Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing You Truth by Angie Thomas
Reason: Harness your boss lady energy and write what is true and real to you with this guided journal from #1 New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas.
April 20 – May 20
Keywords: Organize, beautify, preen
You didn’t sweat the small stuff last month, and your friends certainly thank you for it, Taurus! You’re such a steady bull. And now you’re turning your attention to your wallet, and the things your money can buy. Some people might call you materialistic, but what’s SO bad about liking nice stuff?
March finds you very into getting organized and creating positive vibes wherever you go. You might be inspired to redecorate your bedroom, freshen up your locker, or even organize a 🎨mural-painting🎨 activity in your community. It doesn’t take a lot. Just a careful touch and a happy heart.
We bet the world will be more beautiful by the time you’re done with it!
Book pick: The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis
Reason: For a little fantastical inspiration for your month of beautification, check out this YA fantasy romance about a princess longing to be a free and a bastard acing to belong.
May 21 – June 20
Keywords: Emotional, introspective, thoughtful
You were feeling your big old brain in February, and sharing your knowledge far and wide! Now your head and heart are trying to join forces… but can’t seem to find an even playing field.
Maybe you’re hurt that your mom said you couldn’t drive through a blizzard to see your friend (but know she’s right), or perhaps you’re confident you’re going to ace next week’s test (but also know that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t steady), or you might even be super anxious about that class presentation (but know you’ve prepared as much as you can).
You’ll just have to be patient with yourself this month. Because it’ll take a bit longer to sort through your thoughts AND 💓feelings💓 to figure out what’s right. It’ll be worth the effort, Gemini.
Book pick: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Reason: Talk about balancing out your head and your heart. Maybe this blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power—and one girl’s journey to regain it—will even out the playing field for your own internal journey.
June 21 – July 22
Keywords: Curious, inquisitive, determined
You were feeling a bit funky in February, and hopefully took some time to get yourself out of the doldrums. But last month also left you with a lot of questions.
Luckily you’ll have the energy and curiosity needed to chase after the answers in March! Even if it seems like something trivial, you never know where the rabbit hole of the internet (or the library!) can lead you. Perhaps in the depths of an 📖old tome📖 you’ll find inspiration for an epic poem. Or maybe in somebody’s memoir you’ll find healing. Or that beauty vlogger you’ve been causally following might just spark the idea for a channel of your own.
Let yourself follow the questions, Cancer! At the very least, it’ll make for some interesting conversations come April.
Book pick: Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis
Reason: If searching for answers gets tiring, exchange your research for this harrowing YA survival story about a teenage girl’s attempt to endure the impossible.
July 23 – August 22
Keywords: Passion, partnership, romance
You switched gears in February, but still came out on top despite the curveballs the universe insisted on throwing your way. March finds you setting your more ambitious nature aside to embrace a joyful month. And a potentially passionate one, too…
That’s right. Romance is in the air. Or if not romance, certainly some kind of important partnership. Where to look for said partnership you ask? Well, with Mercury retrograde for part of this month, it might be somebody from your past quietly re-entering your life. Maybe it’s an old lab partner. Maybe somebody you went to daycare with when you were both still in 👶diapers👶. Maybe an old flame that fizzled will re-ignite. Exciting? Yes! Confusing? Also yes!
Welcome to Pisces season, little lion.
Book pick: Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie
Reason: Passionate yet confusing month? How’s a book about a doomed romance, macabre magic, and fates entwined sound?
August 23 – September 22
Keywords: Befriend, connect, reacquaint
You let the universe be your guide in February. Did it take you someplace unplanned and amazing?! We hope so. Now the cosmos suggest you turn your inner gaze toward old friends or former acquaintances that you’ve lost touch with. Perhaps you got busy with school or band or basketball. Maybe she was your best friend at art camp three years ago… until she moved and you lost touch.
You might run into your crush from freshman year Spanish class you never spoke a word of English to at ☕️Starbucks☕️ randomly. Whatever the case, expect to be making connections with unexpected people. Better yet? Plan around it! Maybe April finds you fitting in with a whole new crew.
Book pick: The Upside of Falling by Alex Light
Reason: For your month of reconnecting with forgotten friends, here’s a book about a fake relationship and real love! When the line between what is pretend and what is real begins to blur, Becca and Brett are forced to decide if their fake romance is the realest thing in either of their lives.
September 23 – October 22
Keywords: Frustrating, fierce, focused
February saw you adventuring out into the unknown, expanding your world and opportunities along the way!
But March is stomping into your life, and a bit aggressively at that! After all your outward exploration and progress last month, you might feel like things are moving rather slow all of the sudden. You might even feel like the WHOLE WORLD is against you. But it’s not. Okay, Mars is kind of against you right now and Mercury is retrograde for part of this month, but that’s not the entirety of the heavens, now is it?
To combat what might feel like a finals-season 🎒backpack🎒 on your shoulders, the stars that still like you suggest you find some zen in meditation, yoga, or, you know, a good book or two! You’ll find your focus in those quiet moments.
Book pick: The Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle Stevenson
Reason: When you’re over real life and need an escape, throw yourself into this captivating, honest illustrated memoir from the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona.
October 23 – November 21
Keywords: Organize, plan, research
To combat the miasma of confusion roiling within you last month, you refocused on what you could do to help others. March finds you itching to make progress again, now that you’re feeling more settled. But, well, the universe is saying “not today.” And it’s never wise to contradict the universe.
Instead, the stars suggest you take this month to get organized. To make a plan. Maybe you’ll plot out your spring break adventures, prep your resume for summer internships, or do some 📓research📓 for a book idea you’ve been noodling on for some time now. These are all subtler forms of progress. Sneaky, one might say. And sometimes less satisfying.
Hang in there, Scorpio!
Book pick: If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley
Reason: In case you decide to defy the obstacles the universe puts in your path this month, here’s a powerful story about the haunting specter of domestic violence and the rebellious forces of sisterhood and first love to give you courage!
November 22 – December 21
Keywords: Paranoid, suspicious, wary
You drifted through February like a character in a Rom Com. But now March finds you feeling on edge. Paranoid. Questioning the motives of friends, family, and teachers. Perhaps you’re right to be suspicious. Maybe your mom is somehow reading every text you send. Or maybe not. Maybe it’s in your head. Maybe it’s a combination of both things. But one thing is for sure.
All that 👀suspiciousness👀 is emotionally draining, Sag!
The stars suggest you practice mindfulness this month. And take an extra nap or two when you start to feel unhinged. Otherwise you run the risk of a major burn out. We hope to see you burning brightly come April!
Book pick: The June Boys by Courtney C. Stevens
Reason: Give your paranoia a more healthy outlet with this mystery thriller about a serial kidnapper, and one girl’s determination to find the Gemini Thief before it’s too late.
December 22 – January 19
Keywords: Driven, intellectual, clear
You checked things off your to-do list and to-want list left and right in February. March finds you really digging in to something new. You’re feeling clear-minded and calm-hearted, and ready to tackle a more intellectual challenge as a result. Maybe you’ll try your hand at poetry, give tutoring a try, or attend some kind of seminar regarding a strange but fascinating topic.
The things you learn — mentally and emotionally — might just 🛫propel🛫 you onward and upward into dreams you hadn’t dared dream until now! Shoot for the stars, Cap.
Book pick: The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven
Reason: Here’s a nerdy book for your brainy month. Caro knows she’s smart, what with her straight As and a college scholarship in the bag. The only test she hasn’t aced? Love. Until she discovers a scientific breakthrough that promises to make you irresistible to everyone around you…
January 20 – February 18
Keywords: Buoyant, beautiful, breathless
You were just the nicest pal last month, Aquarius. The world would like to thank you for it! Which is why March is waltzing in with an armful of optimism and a dash of romance.
Think of this as the Wheel of Life turning, turning, turning in your favor, decorated with ribbons and glitter and 🌺fresh-cut flowers🌺, to boot.
Let yourself love yourself this month. It’s not selfish to do that, you know. That’s how one gets that inner glow that no Instagram filter can truly mimic. So go forth and enjoy your life! You never know what the cosmos might have in store for you in April, after all…
Book pick: Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Reason: An uplifting book for an optimistic month! Harley has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she remembers. So she chooses to leave home and join the rival traveling circus instead of continuing with school. Can she embrace her new life and come to terms with the people she hurt to follow her dreams?
February 19 – March 20
Keywords: Creative, awakened, passionate
You set some transformative goals in February, and have already dived deep into the work of making your dreams a reality. March — and Pisces season — finds you feeling *super* creative and passionate. The sun is shining on your sign and the world is ready to hear what you have to say. Don’t waste this opportunity!
What matters to you right now? Maybe you’ll be feeling political and using your skills to raise awareness for an important movement. Perhaps you’ll be ready to pitch that novel you’ve been working on for a year. Or maybe you’ll get up the guts to ask out a certain somebody. Whatever the case, your 📣voice📣 needs to be heard. So shine bright, Pisces!
The spotlight is yours for the taking.
Book pick: Moment of Truth by Kasie West
Reason: For your potentially romantic month, a witty and lighthearted romance about a swimmer, an imposter, and falling for the last guy you ever think you’d like.