Buckle up, stargazers! Mercury enters its first retrograde of 2019 on March 5th, and it will stay there almost the entire month, going direct on March 28th. This transit is going to ask us to look deep within and see what it is that’s been holding us back. Not just on the surface, but really underneath. Like when you finally clean under your couch cushions and find that earring you lost in 2001. That’s the depth we’re talking about here.
The theme for March is: In My Feelings.
Uranus moves into Taurus this month on March 6th, where it will stay for the next six years. Any stale ways of being, both on a personal and global level, will be challenged. This can be a volatile time, especially when the energy of Taurus craves stability, but this is only happening so we can move into better and more compassionate ways of being.
Venus will begin the month in freaky Aquarius before moving into super-freaky Pisces, so expect the unexpected in your relationships. The new moon in Pisces on March 6th will help lessen the Mercury retrograde blow, and the universe bestows upon us the dreamy gift of balance with a full moon in Libra on March 20th.
Bottom line? March may feel like a Lifetime movie. And we’ll get through it, together.
Happy Birthday, you tender dreamer! Mercury has been moving directly through your sign since early February, and you’ve likely felt an uncommon ability to express yourself clearly as a result. That could all come crumbling down on March 5th, when Mercury stations retrograde in your sign, and you could become tangled up in an identity crisis of sorts as you begin to question everything and everyone around you.
Don’t fall for the trickster energy Mercury retrograde likes to stir up. The new moon in your sign on March 6th is a good day to release old fears so you can go into this retrograde period free of unnecessary baggage.
When Venus moves into your sign on March 26th, a soul connection should come to your rescue exactly when you need it. You want to believe, and there’s no better time like the present.
March Strain: We can’t see those new shimmery scales you’ve been working hard to develop ’til you are ready to shed the old. There is no better time than your personal new year to let this transition take place. Pineapple Kush, a lovely hybrid, rocks a generous ratio of THC to CBD and sweet aromas of pineapple with accents of caramel and butter. It makes for one tasty birthday strain, and its combo of mild body and cerebral highs will help you keep an even keel as you begin this new transformative period. Compliments on your newfound shine will be April’s bounty.
Beware this Mercury retrograde, firestarter. If ever there was a good time to pause before you express yourself, it’s this month. Mercury retrograde moves through unpredictable and watery Pisces, so the opportunities for you to say the wrong thing will increase. The silver lining is that if you can hang on until March 20th, the sun will enter your sign and you’ll get a little fiery love from the cosmos.
Do not force things this month. We repeat, do not force things this month. Make like a cat and nap. Your abilities to rest and show restraint will reap hearty rewards.
March Strain: In order to wield your forces for the good of the universe, we encourage imbibing in a little Yoda OG. Known for its ability to decrease anxiety and stimulate relaxation and appetite, this heavy indica boasts a rich citrus flavor, and much like Yoda himself, a surprisingly small dose can knock you out. May the force be with you.
Uranus enters your sign on March 6th, where it will stay for the next six years. Uranus is a planet of combustion, electricity, innovation, and change. Along with Mercury stationing retrograde in unstable Pisces for most of the month, March will test your boundaries.
What can you do? Trust that this energy is productive and encourages you to lean into whatever transformation is available. The full moon in Venusian sister Libra on March 20th could bring you much-needed respite from the strife, so be open to giving yourself a treat.
March Strain: Combustion, innovation, and change are positive forces if you let them be. Take on this six-year period by accepting your cosmic shake-up and running with it. Treat yourself well and often with goodies like Himalayan Gold, a happy, uplifting, and creative hybrid internationally known for its buzz that starts in the body and moves to the brain. Notes of chocolate and pepper, and a pungent aroma are also notable in this mild strain.
Your ruling planet stations retrograde on March 5th in watery, emotive Pisces where it’s been since early February. You may have found yourself struggling with your emotions or difficult memories from your past, and it’s only going to get more intense with this retrograde.
The good news is that these things come up so you can move through them—but only if you show up and avoid disassociating. Focusing will be a challenge, but harness some of the cosmic balancing energy from the full moon in Libra on March 20th, and you’ll come out of this retrograde having slain some demons and feeling lighter overall.
March Strain: Good news Twins! Both sides of your nature are about to receive universal reprieve. You’ve held your ground through a lot of messiness the past few months, and it lifts with the next full moon. There is hardly a strain as focused and feel-good as hybrid Purple Arrow. As its name implies, this straight shooter keeps your mind in the game while your anxiety melts. Earthy, sweet, and woody, its smell and taste serve as a reward for your previous struggles this year. Enjoy this hybrid all day long as it’s a mellower smoke.
You’re always in your feelings, but with Mercury stationing retrograde in fellow weepy water sign Pisces on March 5th, you could easily be swept out to sea if you don’t plan ahead with a life raft of sorts. Our advice? Let that life raft be self-love and self-appreciation. Make a list of all the things that set you on fire about yourself before March 5th and refer to it when things feel like a tsunami later in the month.
The new moon in Pisces on March 6th is a smart time to get rid of bad vibes you’ve obsessed over. If it doesn’t make you happy, it isn’t worth your time and energy. Practice letting go. There’s some juicy magic on the horizon.
March Strain: It’s time to Marie Kondo your emotional house, Cancer. If “juicy magic” isn’t an enticing enough cosmic reward, what is? Take advantage of this decree and love yourself ‘til it hurts, little crab. Use Marie’s method for every thought you ponder this month and if it doesn’t bring you positivity and joy … Let it go. Spend the month happy, creative, and relaxed with Blue Goo, a hybrid known for a smooth berry taste and all-day usability. With parentage derived from Afgoo and ever-popular Blue Dream, this sturdy strain smooths out moods and relaxes the body in an enjoyable buzz.
The first fire season of 2019 is just around the corner when the sun enters Aries on March 20th, so hang in there, kitten! Mercury retrograde in moody and murky Pisces is going to do its best to trip you up, but if you can use your on-brand, elevated self-esteem for good this month, you’ll be able to stay on track and rise above any retrograde-related obstacles.
Venus will be in extroverted Aquarius beginning on March 1st, which could spell adventure time for your lust life. Listen more than you speak this month, and you’ll sparkle your way into some exciting situations.
March Strain: Remember you’re a fierce creature this month, lion. Let that mane blow in the March breeze and let retrograde roll right off that gorgeous fur. Your lusty, luxury-loving self is going to make the best of the cosmic chaos. Cherry Skunk is your personal prescription. A palate of sweetness, berries, and earth combined with a happy, euphoric relaxation and boost of creativity make this a Leo treat you’ll be adding to your recreational regime.
Your detail-oriented, organizational nature will be provoked this month when your ruling planet Mercury stations retrograde in expansive, unstable Pisces, so practice non-attachment where possible. Uranus moving into fellow earth sign Taurus won’t do you any favors either, as it challenges you to embrace change and surrender to the unknown.
You can’t control everything, and that’s okay. Sometimes it’s good for your status quo to get shaken up. What else is out there for you in the universe? Be open to the mystery.
March Strain: Few star signs will experience this retrograde like you this month. No one is as hard on you as you are. Self-care and opening up to the wonder of the unknown is the best shield for what gets thrown your way. Lemon Thai stimulates the more cerebral aspects of the smoking experience allowing users to feel introspective, focused, and thoughtful. Featuring a pleasant lemon taste with notes of additional citrus and tea, this stress-free sativa keeps your mood lifted and spirits bright during a tumultuous month.
The month begins with Venus in fellow air sign Aquarius, which means your flirty and charming nature could earn you some hot hookup opportunities. Think outside the box and get ready to be dazzled. When in doubt, use that trademark (over) active imagination!
Mercury retrograde in Pisces could try to throw some shade and confusion your way, but the energy available to you from the full moon in your sign on March 20th and your natural ability to weigh all options before moving forward will save you.
March Strain: Energy, calm, and focused creativity are essential to keeping those scales balanced during one of the universe’s most challenging periods. The full moon is your guide and stabilizing force. A hybrid like Blue Widow (a.k.a. Berry White, White Berry, or Blue Venom) with its heavy notes of earth, blueberry, and pine make consumption a pleasure. Best used in doses, Blue Widow can have effects ranging from a mild buzz to a sleep aid depending on the amount of consumption.
When Mercury stations retrograde in Pisces on March 5th, you could get tangled up in some sticky webs. You’re an expert at playing games and hoarding secrets, but if you’re not paying attention to who you’re spilling what to, some wires are bound to get crossed. Don’t fall into the Mercury retrograde trap!
With Venus in unpredictable Aquarius for the first three weeks of the month, this trap could very well revolve around your romantic liaisons. Cross your T’s and dot your I’s or prepare for the unraveling. With the right amount of prep you won’t sting yourself.
March Strain: It might be your nature to swing that tail when things get out of sorts. To deal with Mercury’s mischief this month, you’ll need a canna boost that soothes your body and mellows your mind. Fire Alien Kush, a hearty hybrid known for heavy resin production and a lofty buzz, is a happy, euphoric, creative strain that keeps you in a state of well-being and awareness. Dankness (along with earthiness and wood notes) is a notable trademark of F.A.K. so proceed accordingly.
Venus enters kindred adventurer Aquarius on March 1st, so don’t be surprised if your love life and/or close friendships get exciting for the first part of the month. You’re going to feel ultra-stimulated and inspired by your loved ones during this period, but don’t forget that Mercury will also be moving retrograde in watery Pisces at the same time.
Opportunities for miscommunication and misunderstandings that could kill the mood are at an all-time high. We know you like to be blunt, but it could easily be misconstrued as unwanted meanness. Use those Sag smarts to your advantage. This month practice restraint. Or, better yet, gratitude.
March Strain: This will be a month that requires smart self-medicating. Keeping yourself in a state to receive and give the best of you is no easy task. Rest will be key. The wise archer doesn’t want to shoot themselves in the foot or a loved one in the heart. Pink Kush, an indica-dominant hybrid is near candy-like in its palate. Sweetness, vanilla, florals, and earth accompany a gorgeous bud with glistening pink hairs, making this as attractive to view as it is to smoke. Let it be the first thing you are grateful for this month.
Uranus moves into fellow earth angel Taurus on March 6th and this could be a buzzkill for your love of tradition, stability, and tried-and-true systems. Uranus is going to ask you over the next six years to live a little or a lot. Release some of your more rigid ways and embrace spontaneity. Be curious what you might discover about yourself if you can loosen your grip and your expectations about your personal reality.
Our tip? Take a dance class or do some yoga flow. Self-expansion should be your goal this month and beyond.
March Strain: The potential new you is looking bright and beautiful. Polish those horns, practice overabundant self-love, and the next six years will be your most productive to date. Earth elements will enhance your development and hybrid Dr. Who, boasting heavy earth (along with berry and grape) notes, will be most beneficial. Be relaxed and uplifted when taking on yoga, dance or new movement, and creative tasks. Your energy flow and positive new vibes will be absolutely contagious.
Venus enters your sign on March 1st, so expect things to get a little spicy and unpredictable in your romantic interludes this month. Mercury stationing retrograde in imaginative and freaky Pisces could have positive implications for you if you lean into the weirdness of it all. Don’t be married to a specific outcome or series of events and you will be rewarded.
The good news is that you’re here for it, whatever it is, so practice surrendering to the flow of the universe and prepare to have your mind blown.
March Strain: Openness invites sexy fun this month, so swim in those warm and delicious waters while they last. You are one of the few signs that will not be wrecked by retrograde fishy friends. Celebrations are in order. Tasty indica Wonder Woman OG is a tingly, euphoric smoke flavored with mint, tobacco, and citrus that will prep you for accepting the new libidinous surprises that await.
Original zodiac illustrations by Kaela Graham for Leafly. IG: @kaelagraham