March Will Bring the *Luckiest* Day of 2023, Based on Astrology
The shift from winter into spring can feel like a weight being lifted: In many places, the harsh coldness begins to give way to milder temperatures, and the brightness of daylight stretches further into the morning and evening darkness. This year, however, the change of seasons brings with it a particular dose of good vibes from the cosmos, says astrologer Alexandria Lettman. While the spring equinox technically arrives on March 20 at 5:24 p.m. EDT, the sun will rise the following day, March 21, in the first zodiac sign of Aries, kicking off the astrological new year in tandem with a new moon in Aries. The rare coincidence of a new moon on day one of the astrological year could make this the luckiest day in 2023, says Lettman.
Typically, the start of a new astrological year—always arriving around March 20 or 21—is when we tend to feel “most inspired to turn over a new leaf and set intentions that will blossom throughout the year,” says Lettman. (Indeed, astrologers agree that this date is more aligned for goal-setting than January 1—and particularly this year, given that we began the calendar year 2023 with multiple planets transiting retrograde, or appearing to move in reverse.)
We also get a similar energetic reset on new moons, which signify “cosmic new beginnings,” says Lettman. And that’s perhaps doubly true with a new moon in the courageous, self-starter sign of Aries, “which could motivate us to take the lead in steering our lives in a new direction, rather than waiting for fate to play its hand,” she says. Coupled with the fresh-start vibe of the astrological New Year on March 21, this new-moon energy will make the luckiest day in 2023 an empowering one, granting us the agency to confidently begin a new chapter.
We’ll be further supported in that endeavor by power-oriented Pluto in Capricorn, adds Lettman, which forms a positive sextile aspect with the new moon. Pluto, the planet of transformation and intensity, in hardworking Capricorn will give us an additional boost of confidence to say “yes” and chase our goals with an assertive and daring attitude, she says.
Just how you’re most likely to feel that go-getter energy will depend on the astrological house that the new moon activates for your zodiac sign. Below, Lettman shares what each zodiac sign can expect from March 21, the luckiest day in 2023, and how to make the most of it. (Read for both your sun sign and your rising sign—the sign that reflects how you orient yourself in the world—to get the fullest picture of how this day could pan out for you.)