Your March energy horoscope: it's all about the sacred deer


So, what is the spirit animal for this month? That’s a question that “RockStar Shaman” Alyson Charlesmeditates on for Well+Good readers, as she divines each energy forecast for the next 31 days or so. And for March, it’s all about the sacred deer.

After a month of many energies shifting and scrambling at times, we enter into March with a beautiful opportunity to step even more onto the path of the heart. In my walk as a mystic, one of the teachings that has presented with ever-increasing clarity, importance and power is being able to access your heart and its essence and feel. As you do practices and live a lifestyle that allows your heart to open (thus allowing you to get more in touch with it), you can begin to clearly feel the difference when you are making decisions from your mind, desires, attachments, or from your illuminated heart.

While the mind is obviously vital for humans to function, to learn to be in communication with and take steps forward in life from the messages of your heart is a main factor in living a life that feels in alignment with what your soul really wants for you (which allows you to feel deep gratitude and fulfillment) and learning how to step with the light. This is all about making decisions that are not based on what your ego wants for you, or what you think will make you “look good” or “look successful” to others. Instead, you’re walking on a path that lights up your true personal joys and is ever-guiding you into greater growth, enlightenment, and true happiness.

Where this path sometimes gets difficult is that the instructions your heart gives you sometimes drastically vary from what you think your life should look like, so it can be scary! And very vulnerable. The path of the heart is courageous and bright and speaks to a truth buried deep inside of you that may not make “sense” in other ways.

The spirit animal with us all month in supporting this work is the sacred deer. Deer medicine is that of gentleness and unconditional love.

So, how do we get more in touch with our heart? How do we access it and be able to discern what our heart wants for us versus our head or ego? The softening and opening of heart can come both in gradual, perhaps even unnoticeable waves or there are occurrences in life that just blast your heart wide open! Think now for a moment in your life where maybe it was through a very challenging experience or one that was so miraculous and astounding that it rocked your core and expanded your heart in a very noticeable way. Where all of a sudden you were feeling emotions you never had before, at depths you never felt, and you were really blown away by your capacity to feel. This is our heart.

While there are moments that unexpectedly burst our heart open, the energies of March ask of us to be consciously aware of heart every day and choose to do practices that support living a lifestyle that further opens and connects you to your heart space. These practices can include offering 

Alyson Charles