On Tuesday, March 13, the confidence-boosting Sun flows into a can-do trine (120-degree angle) with larger-than-life Jupiter. This biannual alignment blesses us with boundless optimism and a sense of limitless possibilities. With both planets floating in water signs—the Sun in divinely inspired, spiritual Pisces and Jupiter in sexy, transformational Scorpio—logic may be scarce. Inspiration may arrive as an intuitive hit or a wave of emotion that washes over us. We may feel compelled to pursue an opportunity or dive into a relationship simply because it feels right. With this auspicious energy in the air, the first few days of the week ARE an ideal time to take a calculated risk. Just know that the sun and Jupiter amplify everything they touch, so there's no half-stepping allowed here. The downside? This planetary pairing can give some people a case of Sparklepony Syndrome. Get real with yourself: Have you truly discovered The Next Big Thing…or are you just chasing after the pretty-pretty, shiny-shiny?
Thankfully, all common sense won't fly out the window. Tuesday also features a discerning square (90-degree angle) between impulsive, romantic Venus in Aries and structured, pragmatic Saturn in Capricorn. In some ways, the Venus-Saturn square can stick a pin in our helium balloons. If we aren't careful, our inner critics and perfectionists could short-circuit the creative process. To combat that, draw a clear line between exploration and commitment. When we're brainstorming or "feeling things out" we can rock Venus' rose-colored glasses. But if we're actually signing on to any projects or relationships, Saturn's quality-control filters are a must. Venus in Aries says, "Live for the moment," while Saturn in Capricorn says, "Make it last forever and leave a legacy." Can you see the conflict here? Balancing these energies could be challenging, especially as the Sun and Jupiter push us to leap before we look. For best results, don't throw common sense out the window...but don't let it have the only, or even the loudest, vote.