Astrology is a system for understanding the world and your place in it. It’s not magic and it doesn’t exist up in the clouds. It’s a system of understanding the what, when, how, and why of life. It gives us context and tools for coping with life and making the best possible choices, but maybe more importantly, it reflects the interconnectedness of this moment to the past and the present. How you handle this moment is a reflection of more than where you’re currently at; it reflects where you’re from. And this moment is the foundation to your future. It’s nice to know that your growth is cyclical; you can get where you’re going even if your path isn’t straightforward. From the 8th-10th, the self-aware Sun will sextile profound Pluto. This energy is excellent for making connections that make sense. You can work to get more present, more free, and more whole now, or you can enjoy the smooth sailing. Depending on what’s going on in your life and what your goals are, either may be a better use of these vibes. If you find that things are crashing in around or within you now, it’s likely because of how you handled the square from the Sun to Pluto a month ago. Look to the patterns that are playing out in your life, and if you don’t like what you see, get to changing them.
The long transit of stabilizing Saturn forming a graceful trine to innovative Uranus is exact on the 11th. This combination is excellent for reforming the structures of your life and in the world at large. Breathe inspiration into your stuck parts, or work on getting more grounded about your most hopeful wishes. Think about things in the big-picture to make the best use of this shift. Uranus is progressive and wants a revolution, while Saturn is the old guard. Look out this week for openings within old power structures and for signs that we are moving in the direction that reflects the needs of the people and not just the status quo.
From the 12th-14th, analytic Mercury is squaring easily confused Neptune, while romantic Venus is sitting on top of optimistic Jupiter. The combination of these two transits can have you idealizing people and situations and jumping to conclusions as a result. This isn’t a good time for making firm plans but rather for brainstorming and daydreaming. This is a great time for falling in love, but the risk is that you fall in love with potential instead of a real person. There’s a huge difference between feelings and compatibility, and it takes time to tell. Don’t rush your process or avoid the heavy stuff. Not all loves are meant for this world, and every relationship has its season. Do your very best to be kind to yourself and others but not to force outcomes. When you’re whole and present, you can’t end up in the wrong situations or places, my love.
March 21-April 19
When you’re overwhelmed and disconnected from your body, it’s hard to know what to do. Instead of seeking the ‘right answer,’ get grounded this week. If you try to fix the wrong problem, you wont be happy with even the best solution. Take the time to investigate what’s really going on for you before you spring into action, Aries. Feel your feels, even if they’re hard to digest. The truth is waiting for you to prioritize it; don’t lose track of yourself in distractions when you can show up and be brave.
April 20-May 20
Not being in control isn’t a bad thing, but it isn’t fun either. Your job this week is to try not to allow the unknown to translate into anxiety. Let what you know of yourself direct your actions instead of trying to second-guess what you think others want. Show up without being conditional; in other words, don’t let your fears about what’s around the corner stop you from going for what you really want. Take chances that help you get whole, Taurus.
May 21-June 21
Take your time, Twin Star. This week is likely to be confusing, and it’s likely that you don’t have all the information you need or that you’ve misunderstood something essential. If something is stressing you out, it’s time to do research or ask questions. Avoid jumping to conclusions whenever you can, and try to cultivate interest in your problems. Life may not be going in the direction you thought it would, but that doesn’t mean that you’re lost, my love.
June 22-July 22
When you place pleasing others above self-reflection, you end up getting all kinds of things – but rarely peace. Get right with yourself this week, even if that means needing to cancel plans or retreating into your thoughts and feels for a day. Your autopilot needs to be creatively interrupted, and that can’t gracefully happen from within a rut. Seek options where it seems like there are none, and bravely explore your potential. This isn’t the time to settle, Moonchild.
July 23-Aug. 22
When you’re overwhelmed and want to burn it all to the ground is exactly the time when you need to take a deep breath and take a seat, Leo. While you can do a million things at once, it doesn’t mean you should. This week your ability to impose healthy limits on the things you’re committed to is being tested. Freedom is no good if you don’t exercise it; it’s OK to say no or put things on ice in the name of self-care. Take the time to catch up with yourself, my love.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
If you’ve been working as hard as it looks like you have, it’s time to take a pause. Your best move is to acknowledge your fears but not act on them. Make informed leaps and creative decisions this week. You’re ready for a big change, but that doesn’t mean that it needs to happen all at once. Take your time to get grounded so that you can honor your feelings as well as your ideas and not get caught up in a loop of projections and assumptions, Virgo.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Self-care is not selfish, and sadness isn’t bad. It’s time for you to do some serious introspection, Libra. Drop into your feels, and make sure that you’re allowing space in your life for whatever is real for you, even if it’s hard to do. If you catch yourself in a cycle of obsessing on the opinions, actions, and needs of everyone other than yourself, you’re likely to feel sad and demoralized this week. In order to act in ways that support your needs, you first have to locate them, my love.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
It’s time to get in the game, Scorpio. This week, risks and leaps of faith are well-starred. Just make sure to consider the long-term implications. You’re on the hook for what you do, so don’t let your life slip into complacency or boredom. In the eternal words of Tupac, “death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive.” Take active steps to pursue your dreams while taking care of the here and now.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
People can be so confusing sometimes! This week is likely to bring you some interpersonal weirdness, so here are some Pro Tips for coping: note your first reaction, but try not to be attached to it. Often your kneejerk response to a person or thing is more about you than your situation, so strive to be interested in where the other person is coming from and what’s underneath your feels before you go chasing waterfalls, ‘Tarius. Allow things to develop before you go getting attached, my love.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
There’s a lot of work ahead of you this week (what else is new?), but it’s also the perfect time to make sure that the work you take on is right for you. Its your responsibility to make sure that what you take on is a solid reflection of what you care about because if it isn’t, the most rigid and frustrating parts of your personality will take hold of you, Cappy mon Capitan. Commit to creating a life you feel spectacular about living, even if the path to getting there is long.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
What other people are or aren’t doing doesn’t really have anything to do with you; there’s enough success, love, and money to go around, and what others have doesn’t really take from you. Allow yourself the space to take a step back from people (or maybe just social media) this week, so you can get some much-needed perspective. You’re exactly where you need to be right now, so don’t waste your energy fighting it. Get inspired by your special gifts and even your setbacks, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
You can do everything right and still not get what you want. That’s not evidence of a cruel Universe or some failure on your part; it’s just that life is imperfect. “Karma” isn’t immediate and life isn’t symmetrical. Do the right thing because it’s right for you and not only because of what you hope to get out of it. It’s not possible to please everyone, but it is possible to commit your actions to authenticity so that the problems that exist between you and others is based on realness.