Your horoscope this week kicks off with a super intense Scorpio Moon. Keep your secrets, but don’t be a creep about it! In other words, you don’t have to lie to protect your privacy, and you don’t need to justify feeling intense. Between the 16th-18th, the Sun in sensi Pisces will square (which means form an uncomfortable relationship to) heavy-handed Saturn. This will make the glass feel half-empty and can give you a case of the sad-sack blues. Saturn has a fun/not fun way of kicking you in the gut with reality. For best results, step up and humbly own your part, work hard, and stay in the game. Expect problems with your relationship to your obligations, the material world, or the dominant power structure, AKA The Man. Luckily as this transit passes, we have a chill Mercury conjunction to (the still Retrograde, read about it here) Venus, until the 19th. This is a great vibe for connecting with friends, being creative, and popping bonbons in your mouth whilst shopping online for gold chokers you might never wear (ahem).
This leads us into the Spring Equinox on the 20th, when the Sun enters excitable Aries. Astrology is a tool for mapping seasons, and the Vernal Equinox is the season where the light starts to overtake the darkness. It’s freaking beautiful, but it’s also a time of change. If you’ve been trying to keep things from changing, it get's harder to do when new growth is everywhere. This is the time to spring forward and create new beginnings, both spiritually and materially. The truth is that whenever you grow, you risk outgrowing something. Wherever there’s light, we have shadow. Channel the pioneering energy of this season to be an active part of the changes you want to see in the world and in your life. You have everything to gain, my love.
March 21-April 19
There’s a deep shift rumbling inside your psyche, and it’s important that you take the time to listen to it. Whether your dreams have been trying to tell you something, or it’s right here on the surface plain as day, the truth is catching up with you, Aries. This week, pay close attention to the consequences of actions that you initiated last autumn. You should have a pretty good idea if things are working out for you, like it or not.
April 20-May 20
This week your coping skills are being tested, Taurus. When there’s not an answer or a clear place to go it’s easy to shut down or panic, but that’s the opposite of what you actually need. Take a step back from your relationships to locate your center; do some breathe work, write in your journal, and generally reconnect with yourself. Stop obsessing on what-ifs and projecting into where you think others are at. Just focus on you. Determine where you stand and do what’s right.
May 21-June 21
In order to get where you want to go you’re going to have to confront your fears. You have some seriously limiting beliefs that you’ve somehow decided is the truthiest truth you know, even if it’s just a matter of opinion. Change your thinking and you lay the foundation for changing your outcomes, Twin Star. The trick is that it has to be heartfelt; your feelings have to match your thoughts in order for it to be more than mind chatter. Do the work today for your long-term success, my friend.
June 22-July 22
How you make your life work can be a delicate balance of your wants, needs, and obligations, and sometimes it feels like there’s not enough time for the sweet stuff. This week is all about confronting the compromises you’ve made out of a sense of necessity. Was it necessary? Have you overlooked other options? Think of the big picture of your needs, and then write a To Do list that breaks things down into small, actionable pieces. Create change step by step, Moonchild.
July 23-Aug. 22
You can’t figure it out by combing over details because the answer is not out there, Leo; the answers are within you. This week you’re on call for deep introspection and reflection. When you’re fixated on finding the answer, you’re not able to do a good job of listening. Pay attention to your inner self, even if it’s not fun. Honor what’s true for you, even if it throws you for a loop. Its time to move on, but first you’ve got to get present, my love.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
The only way for things to be different is for you to change, Virgo. You can’t control others – not what they think, what they feel, or what they do. What you have power over are your own thoughts and actions and not anyone else’s. This week will confront you with something that’s hard to look at in yourself or a relationship that you value. Don’t get distracted by what anyone else is doing. Take responsibility for your part, and let the rest play out as it will.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Your impatience could get the better of you if you’re not careful. Real progress takes a while. It’s always possible to have meteoric rises in success, but even then you’ve got to adjust to your new situation over the course of time. Not having what you want right now is not evidence that you’ll never get it. If you accept your current situation as it is in this moment, you can take whatever steps necessary to get where you really want to be. Do the grunt work now, Libra.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
The role that fear plays in your life should be instructive but not directive; that means that it’s wise to let your fears inform your common sense. This can help you stay safe and sound. You are veering off course when you allow your angst to limit your thinking and direct your every move. Weigh your options calmly so that you make well-considered choices this week, no matter how tempting it is to go with your knee jerk reactions. Keep it slow and steady, Scorpio.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Sometimes the rough stuff points you to what needs the most attention and care in your life, ‘Tarius. Instead of avoiding it or rushing to fix it, let life’s upsets be interesting to you. Just make sure to investigate the hard stuff with humility; if you’re willing to work on yourself, then you won’t be looking for evidence that you’re the worst or the best. Just be a person doing their utmost to be whole – that’s your best course of action, my friend.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Rigid thinking will only get you in trouble, Cappy. You don’t get to decide what’s “right”, but this week you’re on call to figure out what’s right for you. Be weary of the desire to be judge and jury because you’re so certain of how things “should” be. You don’t have all the answers, and you can’t see things from every angle. Have humility for the limitations of your own perspective, and be open to learning from difference this week.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
There’s no way around it – if your actions aren’t lined up with your values, you are not going to be happy. This week you’re likely to be dealing with the result of being out of pace with yourself. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to admit what’s not working and strong enough to show yourself compassion for it. You can technically push yourself past this point, but you’ll just exhaust yourself in the long run. Deal with your feels before you take another step, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
This isn’t the time to crumble under pressure. This week is your time to step up, even if you’d kinda prefer to pass out. Your boundaries are being tested and that can’t feel good, but there is a higher purpose to it. Strive to express ownership of your boundaries and needs without apology or defensiveness, Pisces. You don’t need to wait until someone gives you permission or until things get awful; you get to express dissent here and now, just because it’s true for you.