Is life going to be tough at work, or will you sail through the month? Should you watch out for backstabbers who try to steal your work or should you delegate? Scroll through the gallery to read your career horoscopes for March 2019.
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Pisces - 19 Feb to 20 Mar
Pisces individuals may feel as if they’re ready to take on the world after having established a strong network in the previous month. While the social networking and good relations will persist this month, you must learn not to leap before you look. Now is not the time to start making big decisions and rushing forward. Instead, it is better if you look to taking care of the smaller details and setting up plans so that when you do execute your big plans, you can ensure that they will go smoothly without any obstacles. This is a good time to focus on mental calculations and mentally planning ahead before you start physically pursuing anything.
Aries - 21 Mar to 20 Apr
Last month, Aries individuals may have been starting to feel the pressures of work finally affecting them. March may be the month where you actually feel as if you have finally met your first real obstacle. You may feel that everything around you is moving at a snail’s pace or that you aren’t being given your due. This can lead you to feel impatient, unproductive or unfairly judged. While this is a difficult month, you can learn from it. Instead of trying to barrel through any obstacles, slow down and try to dissect and solve a problem before moving on. Otherwise, this may be a month where you prefer to keep your head down until April rolls around.
Taurus - 20 Apr to 21 May
March comes as a stressful time for your career as Mercury is in retrograde. The biggest source of conflict will be between you and your colleagues. Disagreements are more likely to come from conflicting ideologies or ideas. You may feel that the physical and mental work you put in isn’t being recognised and this can greatly discourage you. The trick here to avoid conflict is to take yourself out of it as much as possible. While being in the spotlight is enjoyable, understand that now is not your time. Learn to hang back out of the firing line and let others take the reins. Keep your head down and focus on just working hard. Your efforts will be rewarded eventually.
Gemini - 21 May to 20 Jun
Like many other signs, Mercury going into retrograde this month can cause quite a stir in the workplace. There is a higher chance for you to clash directly with competitors or even with your own colleagues when it comes to projects or work issues. For the usually clear-headed Gemini, it feels like a confusing fog has settled over your vision. Do not worry, for this will eventually pass. In the meantime, it is better that you try not to provoke anyone or get in the middle of any conflicts. Experienced superiors or those of higher authority can provide invaluable advice to you this month. However, try to avoid situations that force you to have to seek this advice all the same.
Cancer - 21 Jun to 20 Jul
Thanks to Mercury’s retrograde, many signs take the physical hit in their working lives. For Cancer though, work has the potential to affect you most emotionally. This is a time where more conflicts or workplace arguments may take place. This leaves you reeling, and your response is to hit back twice as hard. You may feel compelled to make major decisions now. However, understand instead that you should face these problems with a strong defence and slow pace. Guard yourself and do not hasten to make rash decisions. Learn to take your time and better define your deadlines. If you can hold out until the end of March, you will have a much clearer head moving forward.
Leo - 21 Jul to 21 Aug
Even the fiery Leo may feel the effects of Mercury’s retrograde this month. You may be thrown in for a loop as new conflicts and misunderstandings start to crop up everywhere. If you are in a position of power, you may have a bit of trouble trying to manage the conflicts of others. However, while the Leo’s natural reaction is to strike hard and fast and cut the problem off at the root, this is actually the opposite of what you should do. Instead, take a step back and analyse the situation. You need to slow down this month and approach things more practically and carefully. Especially in talking to others; you must learn to take your time.
Virgo - 22 Aug to 22 Sept
Virgoans have been thriving in the past few months when it came to their careers. However, this month, you may feel as if you’ve hit a sudden wall, mentally. Your well-planned calculations and internal planner seems to have all gone haywire this month, leaving you unsure what to do. In truth though, the practical Virgoan knows what to do. In fact, you’ve done it many times before. This is the time to step back, recalculate and observe before moving forward again. This is also a good time to consider reconnecting with old contacts. However, this is not a good time to seek out authority figures or to try to seek praise from your boss.
Libra - 23 Sept to 22 Oct
All the stress and pent up frustration from the last few months may finally be coming to a climax this month. With Mercury’s retrograde, most work place environments may be more hostile and aggressive as well. This is the exact opposite to the harmony that Librarians usually seek out. The ever social Librarian must take note to avoid getting sucked into any sort of drama. You can take up the role as the voice of reason, but should avoid siding with anyone. Take a neutral stance and distance yourself from any kinds of conflict as much as possible. Those who are self-employed may face less stress than their Librarian counterparts working with a network of people.
Scorpio - 23 Oct to 22 Nov
While Scorpio’s natural ability to play their cards close to their chest came in handy last month, this month you may want to let go of some of that secrecy. Tension is rife within the workplace this month, so it might not be good to look like you’re holding onto any secrets. People may be one of the most puzzling aspects for you this month. However, they will also be one of your greatest assets, and how Scorpio can get through this month on top. Learn to trust people, especially those who are more experienced or hold seniority over you. Be careful to avoid hasty or reckless decisions.
Sagittarius - 23 Nov to 20 Dec
Mercury’s retrograde can make March a frustrating period for Sagittarians. While most signs feel the tension and conflict, Sagittarians may feel the stagnancy. They may feel as if things are not getting done or that the new people they bring on are not providing much change to a business or project. This can leave you feeling restless and frustrated. You may feel you need to push yourself even more just to achieve the same results. There is a silver lining though; the team you currently have can become valuable assets to your business. It is worth investing in the people you already have, rather than trying to bring in new labour.
Capricorn - 21 Dec to 19 Jan
With Mercury’s retrograde, Capricorns may be feeling the heat from their work life this month. Conflicts may be more obvious, careless mistakes you don’t normally make may crop up and you aren’t sure who is capable, so you try to do all the work by yourself. To an extent, you are right. You are one of the few signs who have the logic and practicality to survive through the conflict that the retrograde can provoke around you. That is why, if you can do it yourself, you should. Be careful about lending work to others as everyone is feeling more competitive this month. However, try to avoid any major projects this month, as they can still pose a headache.
Aquarius - 20 Jan to 18 Feb
The focus you were just starting to gain last month seems to be slipping away a little bit this month. While you are finally settled back into work, you should avoid taking on any serious or significant projects this month if possible. However, that doesn’t mean you should avoid fixing issues or addressing conflicts that arise this month. You may feel reluctant to face any kind of drama or take responsibility for consequences this month, but it is important you do not try to run away from the problem, else it will only grow negatively. Instead, do not be afraid to tackle disagreements or arguments this month. Still, if you can avoid them even coming about, it would be better.