Your pop culture horoscope for March: Maren Morris, Dumbo, and What We Do in the Shadows
March is for endings. The 20th marks the end of winter, of course. And mystical, magical Pisces season brings the end of the astrological year, which is the perfect time for you to get a little dreamy and reflect on the past 12 months just as you look ahead, and ahead, and ahead to everything that lies before you (nothing says Pisces season like contemplations of eternity!). March is for endings, and endings are for beginnings, after all, right? Right! So get started on the pop culture that will ignite your imagination through this inspiring month, ahead!
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
Your birthday season is fast approaching, and you’ll need an anthem (or a few) to enter the next year of your life in beautiful blazing fire-sign glory, don’t you, Aries? Look no further than fellow ram Maren Morris, whose second studio album, Girl (March 8) is here to help you fearlessly advance into the unknown — or, you know, into April — without hanging your head low or losing your halo.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
You never apologize for who you are, Taurus — and nor should you — so you’ll take true delight in watching one of your own do the same. SNL standout Aidy Bryant, who shares your sign, stars in Hulu’s Shrill (March 15), based on Lindy West’s nonfiction book of the same name. Bryant plays a journalist who actively combats fat-shaming — refusing to let it interfere with her self-image or the pursuit of her dreams — with the kind of determination that will speak loudly, clearly, and maybe even shrilly to you, bold bull.
GEMINI (May 20 to June 20)
Jordan Peele is a Pisces (happy birthday to him!), but the inventive Get Out filmmaker’s follow-up to that Oscar-winning smash is a horror flick about a family that goes on vacation only to be threatened by a terrifying parallel group that looks exactly like them. Yes, full-blown evil doppelgängers. If Us (March 22) isn’t the very definition of Gemini content, then what in the name of Mercury retrograde is?
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
Darling Cancer, bake-off master of the zodiac, have we got the book for you this month! Look no further than Helen Oyeyemi’s Gingerbread (March 5), which follows a recipe (for the dessert of its title) that travels through generations. Igniting your love of family and of fairy tales, this is a bedtime story that brings both the sweet and the spicy.
LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Legendary Cancer Ariana Grande may have launched her career appearing to be a honey-voiced, baby-faced little lamb, but she’s coming out of her fifth album release looking like a lion. So it only makes sense that the subversive pop starlet would chose to flip March upside-down with the launch of her Sweetener World Tour (March 18) — and that sparkling Leos everywhere would scramble to catch her live. Pull your mane into a high pony and go see it, like it, want it, get it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
According to the calendar (nothing like sticking to a calendar, right?), March will bring the beginning of spring — and, more to the point, the beginning of spring cleaning! Celebrate your annual half-birthday present with five truly fab fixers when Netflix’s Queer Eye (March 15) returns for its third season this month. (In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Bobby shares your sign.) Yaaas, Virgo!
LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
It’s not surprising that Harmony Korine is a Capricorn; his work is too ambitious and singular and sharply realized for a flaky air sign (sorry!) or impatient fire sign to create. But his collaborators come from all over the zodiac, and the inclusion of your own sign-mate Snoop Dogg as a character named Lingerie — a moniker which Snoop himself chose “because I’m smooth and silky” — has got to be the absolute mostLibra thing to ever come out of a movie about Matthew McConaughey as an eccentric Floridian poet-rebel. So that’s that! Go see The Beach Bum (March 29)!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Ugh, springtime. We know you’re just gritting your teeth until September, Scorpio, but here’s something to help you get through March, at least. Weezer’s “Black Album” (March 1) sees the band going as dark as the shadowiest sign in the zodiac; frontman Rivers Cuomo even described the album as “Beach Boys gone bad,” and the lead single “Can’t Knock the Hustle” even includes the rare curse word from the band. As if they made it all just for you!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
If ever there were a time and a place that seems made for your sign, it must be the world of ‘70s rock, from bright, wild, and free California to the lawless thrill of the road. Transport yourself there this month, archer, with Daisy Jones & the Six (March 5), Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel chronicling the history of a legendary (fictional) band in the me decade, which Amazon has already snapped up for the miniseries treatment. Get ready to rock, Sagittarius.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Your sense of humor has a bit of bite to it, Capricorn, so it should come as no surprise that you’ll spend March with a house full of vampires whose wit is as dry as your own. FX’s What We Do in the Shadows (March 27), based on the 2014 indie of the same name and coming from the creative minds behind it, Taika Waititi (a Leo, of course) and Jemaine Clement (a sea-goat like yourself!) will be just the thing to keep you going this March. It’s the closest you’ll get to feeling immortal.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
New astrological year, new will to tear down the establishment, right, Aquarius? Right! Get fired up to start a revolution (like, even more than usual) this month with Samira Ahmed’s Internment (March 19), a YA title which imagines a U.S. of the near future where Muslim-American citizens are forced into internment camps. The only thing that will fill you with righteous rage even more than the story itself is how easily you’ll be able to imagine it. You’re not the rebel of the zodiac for nothing, water bearer.
PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20)
Darling Pisces! For your own birthday, you should be allowed to let your dreamy imagination and your enormous heart work to their full, stunning potential. And what better way to do that than with Dumbo (March 29), a live-action adaptation of the animated film that probably makes you weep uncontrollably, from brilliant Virgo Tim Burton? In this most magical month of the year, both elephants and fishes can fly.