My sister, nephew, and great-nephew all have birthdays this month. Thinking of them brings to mind some key words for those born in March, the Pisces "fish who swim in the pure sea," as Judith Turner calls them in her book, The Hidden World of Birthdays. Pisces people I know are strong willed, have strong convictions, strong minds, and are filled with ambition and enthusiasm. Gemstones considered helpful to those born in March are Chrysolite and Beryl. Both stones support concentration and meditation and are helpful when one feels a bit frayed at the edges. Ostara, the ancient Celtic holiday that later evolved into Easter, marked the balance of light and dark at the vernal equinox. This holiday is a time for celebrating birth and rebirth. Lighting candles on birthday cakes in March is a good way to welcome the beginning of Spring.