Written By Jessica Lanyadoo
This week kicks off with some intensity that will demand to be dealt with. Busy-body Mercury is super active this week, so make sure not to get so caught up in the details that you forgo taking care of your mental wellness. On the 23rd prepare to feel the full force of inquisitive Mercury squaring obsessive and defensive Pluto. This is a bad time for keeping secrets and can turn what feels like innocent gossip into mean-spirited sh#t talk. The power and potential of these conflicting energies is in confronting some scary or unpleasant truth and coping with it. The negative of it is that it can make you feel like the world is giving you side-eye and everyone has bad intentions. Whether that’s true or not, challenge yourself to use discretion when picking fights with others because once you say a thing, you can’t take it back.
Pluto wants us to heal but doesn’t mind using destructive tactics to get the job done. Catch me clutching my fave fluorite stones to aid me in using discretion and staying detached enough to see things clearly. We’ll all need to do whatever we can to stay impartial because this transit will bleed into a Mercury opposition to know-it-all Jupiter on the 24th, and then on the 26th Mercury will sit on top of explosive Uranus. The trouble with all these transits back-to-back is that you or someone else can convince themselves that the sky is made out of marshmallows and defend that conviction with nothing but a feeling to back ‘em up. Mercury and Jupiter proselytize and lecture, and they can be terribly self-righteous. Mercury and Uranus govern the nervous system and the conviction that ‘if I make sense of it, I’ll feel better.’ This means that thoughts can race away due to negativity instead of towards a clear conclusion. This will bring forth excellent energy for getting involved – whether that means (re)committing to activism, bringing your friends together, or having the fresh perspective needed to see the big picture. Just don’t jump to conclusions, and don’t forget to listen at least as much as you talk, Puppy.
On the 27th there will be a potent New Moon in Aries and egotistical Mars will sextile selfless Neptune. This combo-platter of events will bring up idealism and romance, which can be sweet for your love life. These energies favor art, inspired service, and new beginnings that allow you to be your best and shiniest self. The tricky part is only that this tra-la-la energy is coming after six straight days of Mercury messing with us. You may feel frayed or exhausted by the time our first New Moon of the season hits, and if so, take a much-needed break on this day. If you can get into nature or visit a museum or some other inspiring location, you’ll be doing great. Kick off self-care habits that serve the greater whole and not just you – we’re all in this together, and being a part of the solution is good for your soul.
March 21-April 19
This is your moment, Aries. Get real about what you want because what you’ve been telling yourself is not quite cutting it. It’s really important for you to uncover the role that fear plays in your decision-making because when it gets triggered, you get defensive, and that’s no fun for anyone. Make a choice, and commit to a course of action because it feels really right for you and not just because you’re scared of the alternative. If anyone can live the dream, you can.
April 20-May 20
This week is going to take the stuff you’ve been percolating on since Venus went Retrograde on the 4th, and it’s going to force you to confront it. This is an excellent time for deep self-help work, consorting with your Dear Diary, or simply hashing things out with a friend. You’re going through it, Taurus, but you kinda need to; the stuff that you’ve been doing that isn’t true for you is taking its toll. Make sure that your compromises aren’t compromising you, my love.
May 21-June 21
The past is meant to be a guide, but not a literal one; you can learn from it without having to repeat it. This week’s energy blast will be wasted if you don’t spring into action, Twin Star. You’re on call to research, connect, and move forward. Your ruling planet is challenging you to grow past your limitations and create the future you most want for yourself. Your challenge is to move beyond the old stories that you have about what’s possible. You’ve got this!
June 22-July 22
If you don’t know what you want from life, this is your time to connect the dots and figure it out. This week will bring you bolts of inspiration, but it’s on you to take some risks and act on your insights. When people and situations upset you, your best move is to investigate what your reaction says about you, first and foremost. Don’t let your fears inhibit you from expanding past this point. The only true failure for you to avoid is the failure to learn and grow from your experiences.
July 23-Aug. 22
It’s time to put your money where your mouth is, Leo. You can talk a big game, but when push comes to shove, what do you really do? Now’s the time to embody your attitudes with honesty or to change them altogether. Both of these options take courage, which you have plenty of; you just need to decide you’re willing to use it. Don’t jump to conclusions. Even if it seems like you have all the data, you probably don’t. Take into account the big picture this week.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
You’re ready, Virgo. You’ve been struggling to get to the place where you can move on, and this is it. Instead of asking others to change, you’re ready to be the change you need to see in your life. This doesn’t mean you have to remain in subpar situations; it’s that you’re ready to accept things as they really are and act based on that wisdom. You can make lemonade out of your lemons if you want, or you can leave the whole sour mess behind and seek other fruit; the choice was always yours.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Be on the lookout for your relationships to bring up exactly what you need (but maybe don’t want) to deal with. This week will reveal secrets, trigger fights, and offer opportunities for reconciliation. The mystery is only how you’ll handle it, Libra. When things hit the fan, you can frantically keep the peace, or you can step up and be true to yourself. Strive to put authenticity in front of diplomacy, even if it’s scary. You’ve got this, my love.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Don’t put off your work or let ego-based conflicts distract you from your goals. This week you can knock it out of the park, but you have to remember what you came here for. Petty disputes and defensive behavior will make the very things you’re trying to resist come to bear, so breathe through your stresses, Scorpio. You don’t need to prove your power to anyone, my love. Show up and be your best self, even when other people are acting like jerks.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
You deserve to be free and unencumbered by BS, but it just isn’t always possible. This week may bring some chaotic action your way, so get ready to cope. You are not meant to throw in the towel or pick a fight, no matter how tempting either of those things may be. Invest in your relationships by not participating when you feel too crazy to do it in a healthy way. But don’t ghost people either; clearly communicate what you can or can’t offer until you can show all the way up.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
If you try to pull passive-aggressive stuff on people this week, it will backfire fantastically, Cappy Mon Capitan. You are being called to balance the truth with diplomacy in a way that neither waters it down nor alienates the person you’re dealing with. This isn’t easy, but it isn’t complicated either. Don’t blame others for what you choose to participate in, no matter how tempted you are or how culpable they seem. Pick your fights wisely, my friend.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
It’s easy to get caught up in other people’s dramas when you’re on the edge yourself. This week your self-care needs to be on point so that you don’t act out when someone else is acting out. It may seem like they’re being a jerk, but they probably need your help. Have patience for other people’s process, even if they’re moving way slower than you wish they were. As an added bonus, you may find that a more chill pace leaves space for you to actually feel better – try it!
Feb. 19-March 20
It’s OK to be self-protective when you’re not sure what you need or where you stand. This week is going to bring up all the feels, but there’s a big-picture reason why; it’s time to ask for help. Know who your allies are and who you can turn to for support, and let them help a Pisces out. You’re on the path to success and about to bust through some old limitations, and it will be so much sweeter if you have people close by to share it with.