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NEW MOON - March 16-23

Those who have gone along with the flow of change, as suggested by the stars in recent weeks, have nothing to fear. For those who still don't see reality for what it is better put their armor on. The need to make a correction is increasingly evident. Security of a new job and affections are around the corner. The best days will be at the weekend: Singles will find moments of passion and "destined meetings" won't be ruled out.

TEMPO: vivace in trasformazione


From Tuesday on, Venus will be in your sign. Finally the recovery can begin, especially in love. A conclusion is in sight for matters recently discussed with partners. There is greater willingness to talk and plan, and there will be new knowledge for lonely souls. Sunday offers opportunities to make your heart beat. Work is getting serious and foundations are set for a huge turning point which will take place at the end of the summer.

Tempo: allegretto fiducioso


Those looking for work or starting a new project could get some good proposals, or finally reach an agreement, on March 16 and 17. There is no doubt that a change is coming. There are many challenges to stability, little free time and undeniable fatigue. Go forward with determination and clear objectives. Try to devote some more attention to your feelings and your relationship, which despite some job strain, is still watertight. The exceptions are those who have been in crisis for a while and are beginning to think about drastic measures to turn things around.

TEMPO: marcia calando


From Tuesday on, Venus will be back in favor — which means the return of your good mood. Couples who have recently moved away (or discussed this possibility) because of work, will be given a second chance. Despite your anxieties, you must look towards the future. The weekend offers wonderful opportunities to meet people in search of new emotions. A small tip: Don't run into dangerous dynamics you have experienced in the past, especially with ambitious people. Even at work you're looking to the future: Confirmations or deals will come around Wednesday or Friday.

TEMPO: andante in ripresa


There's a little bit of tiredness at work — your boss, a colleague, or a client creating trouble. Despite your efforts to maintain a zen attitude, Wednesday is an electric day: Try not to get ticked off too easily. The rest is a sky of great strength. In love, those who pursued a chimera have now decided to let it go, without any drama. Couples face small problems on their projects, in particular financial incentives, but nothing can compromise a beautiful and bright sky.

TEMPO: allegretto moderato


From Tuesday on, Venus will support you with a wonderful melody, allowing you to better address certain themes introduced by the New Moon on March 20. When dealing with your feelings, you should get straight to the point. There may be trivial discussion about the organization of a happy event coming this summer. But "the day of reckoning" is coming for couples in crisis. Single people have the wind at their backs, especially on Sunday. A period of challenges and rewards is beginning at work: A huge change in fortunes will come at the end of the summer. If necessary, accept a compromise.

TEMPO: andantino in rimonta


The year's second New Moon in Pisces brings back innovation in the professional field. The difficulties that have undermined your patience more than once this year are coming to a final resolution. There is still some more compromise to accept, but from the middle of April everything fill fall into place: efforts, opportunities, awards and rewards. For the moment, keep suggesting ideas. Your heart takes second place, with some possible tension at the weekend.

TEMPO: moderato lungimirante


The eve of spring brings a relentless desire to innovate and change the air in the professional field. There are those who need a vacation and those who want to engage in new projects or start new collaborations. Already around Thursday you'll receive a proposal or confirmation of your merits which will renew your enthusiasm. In love, Venus is in opposition and puts your heart into turmoil. There may be some tension with partners that will be have to be faced calmly. Couples in crisis are at a crossroads.

TEMPO: andante provocando


This week, those who have experienced a recent separation will be able to find an amicable resolution to a legal dispute. Some are struggling with their children's concerns about study or work. In short, family is at the center of everything this week. You will have to face problems, but answers and solutions are at hand. The sky pushes couples to further invest, whether it's by saying "I do" or by thinking about new additions to the family. Single people respond to spring's call and start looking around again.

TEMPO: allegro con brio


It's the end of the deadlock that has characterized the beginning of March. A nice boost comes on Tuesday, thanks to Venus and the New Moon syncing together. Dialogue is back — or at least a peaceful coexistence among couples who have argued recently. Will this new closeness bring something new…? Who knows, maybe even a baby bump! Lonely hearts are warming their engines up. At work, talk about proposals begin, and an opportunity that you can't say no to may present itself.

TEMPO: marcia leggero


Starting Tuesday, Venus becomes spiteful, with a squaring off from the sign of Taurus. There's nothing to fear, at least if you're not swimming in deep waters. Distractions at work could create some distance with your partner — or it could be a financial issue causing worry and creating tensions. Work confirms a growth trend, albeit slowly. Friday, with the equinox and the New Moon, brings professional confirmations: You might receive a proposal, or a project you're really fond of could finally take off!

TEMPO: andantino distratto


Here we are at last in a week of recuperation and recovery! Venus is good to you and eases the tensions that you've recently seen with your partner. Those in crisis continue to pretend that nothing has happened, portraying a version of themselves that is more independent than in reality. There will be good opportunities for singles on March 19 and 20 — although of the fleeting kind. In work, raising your voice worked. It's possible to get something more around Thursday.

TEMPO: allegretto osservando

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