Turn the lights down low, and the skin shimmer up, Astro babes. March’s energy is here to soften, sensitize, and slip us away as we find sweet pool floaty relief in a total release.
Led by Pisces’ mutable water vibes, this month beckons us towards invisible beauties. Notice the secrets that reside in what’s left unsaid. The tenderness of tasks that remain undone. The gestures that evanesce. How a day fades away or a beloved retreats into the distance. We are all learning to lose in every moment. And rather than a reason for existential dread, it causes for celebratory catharsis — bringing us ever closer to the aliveness of each and everything, for the time that it lives.
What do you want more than anything in this lifetime? And where have you been hurt beyond belief? Could it be possible that this tenderness springs from the very same source? A porous palace that houses your humanness, holding you both within your heartache and beyond it, all the way out into the wildness of wishing once again.
A cosmic invite to find the gorgeousness in giving in and giving over, March asks us to find our power by surrendering to our pulls, letting both the hurts and the hopes learn how to swim.
Read on for a spring skincare refresh that both honors your human contours and supports your most hopeful glow.
Pisces or Pisces Rising
Your porousness need not be a problem this month, magic mermaid. Instead, let each moment of letting in become a portal of possibility. You have the right to remain available. And, when you fully grant yourself this right, the sensation of being taken for a ride recedes. Notice what you want to shut down to that’s less about an actual aversion and more about punishing yourself for having supposedly “bad” boundaries. Your capacity for boundlessness is badass, babe. Let yourself go beyond.
Stellar Skincare: Ceramides. Release the need to draw a hard line, and replenish your skin’s natural moisture barrier in a soft slip n’ slide style.
Aries or Aries Rising
There will come a moment, very, very soon, where it’s time to spark and ignite it. Trusting in that knowledge, how could you give yourself space this month to be in the before-ness of this action? How could you find presence and peace of mind in the preparation? Imagine that you are setting your house in order in the hours before a no-holds-barred blowout. Gathering the goodies. Planning the playlists. Rather than a cause for anxiety, could this hold the promise of anticipation? Your time is coming. So let yourself treasure this time, for now.
Stellar Skincare: Overnight Masks. Instead of a power-up-and-go quick fix, find sweetness in a skincare routine that works slowly while you’re sleeping.
Taurus or Taurus Rising
You’re a best friend of fullness, forever finding treasures in the swallowing and holding of life’s width. But before you take it in and down into your lair, March wants you to tap the beauty in the baby bud of just beginning. Consider the little glimmers you’re aspiring towards—the sniff on the wind of another way. And rather than having to make a sweaty grab for it, create the calm conditions that invite it to come on in, have a snack, and start to grow.
Stellar Skincare: Niacinamide. Gently excavate what’s held in your pores, finding release by clearing space for newness.
Gemini or Gemini Rising
Tell yourself a secret, Gemini. Before you give it away, March wants you to inhabit the hidden inner world that is you. Rather than thinking of this as an exercise in repression could you imagine it as a form of internal self-expression instead? Show yourself to yourself. When you inhabit your full spectrum solo before taking it to the stage, you can respond consciously instead of getting set off by a set of subconscious triggers you never even knew existed.
Stellar Skincare: Kits. Give yourself your all, delighting in a routine that taps every layer of the luminous being that is you.
Cancer or Cancer Rising
What are you “after” right now? March wants you to tap your bespoke blend of beastiness and head out on the hunt. Maybe you’re feeling all lion-hearted roar as you strut through the hothouse jungle like the queen of the cats. Or maybe it’s a much quieter slip and slide, like a dusty desert night snake dancing towards its treats. Whatever your rhythm, this month wants you to delight in the snack attack, courageously answering the call of your inner wild.
Stellar Skincare: Body Scrub. Supercharge the whole shebang so you can set off on your mission like a fully buffed beast.
Leo or Leo Rising
In your larger-than-life quests, you sometimes forget just how precious the present package of you is, little love cat. And this month wants you to tend it with all of the tender pawprints you can summon. What does nourishment look like for your particular body and spirit at this moment? And how could giving yourself this kind of absolute attention help give you ground, so you don’t have to go demanding delights from sources that simply don’t “do it” for you. Find decadence in the DIY.
Stellar Skincare: Vitamin C. Gift yourself the sustainable brightness of your sunlit power source.
Virgo or Virgo Rising
There are things you can’t hold anymore, and this is cause to rejoice. Consider where you’re trying to lock something down that’s eluding your grasp. What if you could follow the momentum of whatever has already begun its exit? Summoning the courage just to go ahead and call it gives you something so much better than control: it places you serenely in the center of the storm, secure with natural life spans to make way for new life.
Stellar Skincare: Exfoliant. Whether you’re a deep clean BHA babe or an AHA smoother, revel in the exhilaration of stripping to reveal more softness.
Libra or Libra Rising
Pause and consider what you’re still processing. What if you didn’t have to get over it but could get “with it” instead? March wants you to tend the places where you might be forcing new growth to occur — seeking to instigate without integrating. This doesn’t mean you have to be completely healed before heading out into the world. Instead, it’s an opportunity to honor the impacts and give yourself the grace to decide your own proprietary pace.
Stellar Skincare: Retinol. Let the lines of time dissolve over time, tending the effects your life’s had on you each skin step of the way.
Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Damn, Scorpio, it feels good to be alive. This doesn’t mean uniform happiness or no hurts ahead. Instead, it means that this month wants to gift you your heat. Refuse to believe in separateness right now. Take “on” other people’s emotional charges not as burdens or causes for blame, but as energy to supercharge you — knowing that when you tap the courage to put your hands directly on life, you can always feel your heartbeat within it.
Stellar Skincare: Face Oil. Swap stripped-down astringents and exfoliants for the luminosity of pure lubrication.
Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
You’re in it for the long haul, wild pony, and March wants you to consider how to support better the lifetime adventure that is you. Assess everything you’ve poured your power into in the past. What you’re working towards now. How can you lean into your timeworn wisdom, treating every solid step as an accumulated bounty instead of an exhausting slog? Each effort is an opportunity to uncover the worthiness in the weight you’re willing to put behind something. Let the majestic matter of you matter.
Stellar Skincare: SPF. Slather your precious outer layer with protectant every day, supporting your essence for life.
Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
There’s a knowing bubbling to the surface, Cappy. A soft, insistent whisper about ways that want to be broken and ways that want to be born. How do you respond when your own life tells you something strongly, without equivocation? March is a month to make good on your promise to answer back. To heed the call. To get up and get on with the stuff that matters most. Trust your sense of things completely, and choose the tailoring that fits the truest parts of your soul.
Stellar Skincare: Eye Cream. Delight in depuffing — committing to clear sightlines and re-energized visions.
Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
What if you could coast right now, trusting that the momentum of your own life is already enough to carry you? March is a month to explore the amount of effort things take, calibrating your push and shove, and partnering with forces already in motion. You don’t have to rally, and you also don’t have to resist. Notice what you’re naturally tumbling into and towards, and fall into the arms of your life like a lover.
Stellar Skincare: Cleanser. The simplest skincare step is the most potent for you right now; just put your sweet face under the shower stream and watch it do its work as it washes off.
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