Sun Conjunct Venus — Pretty Venus is snuggled up to her consort, the Sun, filling our daily lives with more affection and appreciation for all things sensual and pleasurable this week. Colors are richer, music more melodious and food more delicious. It’s a good time to nurture and pamper ourselves — but this aspect can also lead to overspending and overindulging, so have fun, but take care. A little moderation will go a long way.
March 21 — April 19
The only constant is change, Aries. Rather than spending your energy worrying or bemoaning the pain of change, take this as an opportunity to embrace a new adventure — your pioneering spirit can’t resist those, and it’s the right frame of mind for this phase of your life, one in which you get to re-write the rules to your specifications. Your chart is favoring unconventional approaches that are unique to you. Are you considering or pursuing self-employment opportunities? Your ruler, Mars is setting your House of Destiny on fire for the next few weeks — and it’s forming powerful aspects with lucky Jupiter in your House of Work and offbeat Uranus in your House of Personality, the Universe giving you the go-ahead to be your visionary self. Big rewards are promised for taking leaps of faith and putting your money where your mouth is concerning your passion projects. Infuse every move you make now with passion, courage and conviction, and you will see your efforts rewarded. The Universe is watching: demonstrate determination.
April 20 — May 20
You’re a big fan of structure, Taurus, and rules that set firm boundaries in the game of life. But what if I told you that recently, all of the rules that used to apply to your life and benefited you quite well, have changed? Your chart says that this is a period of releasing your old ways and old constructs to make way for your newest incarnation. (You didn’t think you were done “growing up,” did you? Myth! We are always growing and changing — and thank goodness.) This is a very lucky time in your life, personally and romantically, and one in which you have the opportunity to learn to trust the ebbs and flows of life, and learn when to advance and when to retreat. These lessons are going to come in mighty handy in the near future, so pay attention to how cause and effect play out in your life this week. The Universe is offering you lots of little clues now via right-time, right-place (and the opposite if you’re not careful!) synchronicities. You are looking good now, and people appreciate your work — shrug off the stress and show off.
May 21 — June 21
Time to communicate your vision, Gemini. You may be feeling a little out of it, a little more easily swept away this week, while your ruler, Mercury, twirls with Neptune, the planet of illusions, dreams and visions. It won’t always be easy, but if you can muster the will to harness this magical stuff (imagine a sort of astrological mind-altering drug — completely natural and legal!), there are some solid benefits forecast for your future. Your chart forecasts that your inspirations, though they may be brilliant and highly beneficial, could lead to a little bit of backlash from partners or close associates. Perhaps you have to demand that others take on more work, or must set stricter boundaries in place at work or at home — but the good news is, with the Sun and Venus warming up your House of Creative Expression, everything you transmit this week is prettied and polished by this influence. This week, take aesthetically pleasing actions, and you can’t lose.
June 22 — July 22
Who says a water sign can’t set the world on fire, right, Cancer? Your chart is sparkling with a nice combination of warmth and comfort, and simultaneously, energy and effort. You can get a lot done this week, really break down a lot of walls and build a lot of bridges at work; this is especially true when you start from a warm, steady foundation at home. The heat of the Sun roosts with peaceful, lovely Venus in your House of Home and Family, indicating the desire and opportunity to put up your feet at home with those you love the most. Count your blessings this week — with lucky Jupiter in your House of Wealth, the more you share and celebrate with others, the more you earn in financial and emotional returns. Your chart indicates that you have an idea, something creative, relate-able, and just about ready to share. What is this passion project you have in mind? You would do well to share it now if you can, in whole or in part, as your chart forecasts support and success. Nice!
July 23 — Aug. 22
Speak up, Leo. Your chart indicates that not only do you have something to say, but there almost couldn’t be a better time to say it. Your ruler the Sun is being adored by charming Venus in your House of Communication, making any words you speak now not only more powerful, but more beautiful and convincing than usual. It’s the perfect time to follow your instincts, perhaps even flying in the face of the majority. “Don’t be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against — not with — the wind.” This is not to say that this will be a tough week—as a matter of fact, it looks like a lot of fun. The more you trust yourself and live life joyfully, embracing every opportunity to be yourself and address issues in your own instinctive fashion, the more you are supported by the Universe. There is a lot of action in this chart, so make time to care for yourself, especially your personal appearance. Boosts in this department now have an effect on every sector of your life — and you’ve earned it.
Aug. 23 — Sept. 22
Feeling uncharacteristically indulgent this week, Virgo? Sensual, impractical Venus is whispering her desires to her consort, the Sun in your House of Wealth, compelling you to perhaps spend or acquire more than necessary in order to placate yourself. What in your life at this moment feels restrictive? Take time to examine what makes you feel grounded, and what makes you feel plain stuck. Communications with loved ones, especially partners, could be a little hazy this week—don’t sweat it. Your communications are confounded by your ruler, Mercury’s dance with nebulous Neptune. On the bright side, this is an excellent time to indulge your more creative or artistic pursuits. Your thoughts are painted in pretty watercolor, and Mars is charging through your House of Creative Expression, declaring that this need to express yourself should not be ignored. In fact, you would do well to share it with as many people as possible. If you can manage it, secure some time alone this week to just decompress and wander your own mind. Got personal days?
Sept. 23 — Oct. 22
If you ever had to make your debut, sell an idea or in any way show your stuff, this is an ideal time to do it, Libra. Your charm, powers of attraction and diplomacy are burning hot with the Sun snuggled up to your ruler, lovely Venus; together, they are charging things up in your House of Personality. This week, you are appreciated for your ability to unite opposites. You’re the ultimate combination of masculine power and feminine charm, whatever your gender, and you can unite others for a single purpose like no other. Your mind may be on your finances this week, with Mercury in your House of Wealth, and with Saturn balancing the books in your House of Home, it’s a great time to assess your budget and needs. Rather than worrying, focus your energy on building a plan you can get excited about. Long term rewards are forecast when you choose to live within your means now. It’s not a matter of cutting what you love — it’s a matter of choosing what resources are truly precious, in all sorts of ways. Treasure and appreciate what truly nourishes you this week.
Oct. 23 — Nov. 21
Change is hard for the very toughest of us, Scorpio. That word, “tough,” can actually be what makes it so difficult. How much of you is scar tissue, hardened over old wounds in a bid to protect yourself from future, unseen pain? This week, you may experience some painful unveilings — parts of you may feel exposed that you weren’t prepared to reveal. As much as possible, don’t fear these revelations — the old and outmoded is being stripped away from you so that you can start to look at the adventure that only awaits your first steps. The path will lay there, Scorpio, until you walk it. But the thing about paths: If they are never walked, they fade and overgrow until they’re no longer visible. Don’t let your possibilities wither while you decide whether they are worth the risk. You have incredible power now. The temptation to release it in manipulative or controlling ways will be present — especially if you sense someone trying to hurt you or yours. Resist this urge — it will only echo back to you. Changes you make now are forecast to have powerful effects. You’ve got this.
Nov. 22 — Dec. 21
Onward, Sagittarius! Your enterprising spirit is ready to race toward your goals in leaps and bounds, with your ruler Jupiter receiving an energetic push from fiery Mars in your House of Personality. Take on challenges with courage and curiosity; you’ll be rewarded for actions you take to branch out your endeavors, broaden your horizons or otherwise move forward. Your chart also indicates that there are restrictions in place that appear to keep you from achieving your aims — the key word is “appear.” Imagine that these setbacks, structures or outmoded rules are a net: You can spend your time and energy struggling and fretting in its confines, or you can calmly conserve your strength, strategize and execute a plan. Any restrictive forces in your life are there only so that you can find the internal means to dismantle them. Accept the challenge — you are solving a puzzle with an exceptional reward after its completion.
Dec. 22 — Jan. 19
You know that life is not a dash, Capricorn — it’s a marathon. Usually you are capable of setting your eye on the long term goal and pursuing it tirelessly, often thanklessly. Right now though, it’s forecast that you may feel your enthusiasm flagging a little as you seem to come up against obstacle after obstacle despite your best efforts. Despite all appearances, you must trust that every source of opposition or restriction is only there so that you can unravel it, understand it, and sail past all of its future incarnations. If you feel, or are told, that in some way you don’t “measure up,” now, question your own expectations of yourself. Are you meeting them? That is the best place to start — by transforming any struggle or frustration into calculated movement; energy is neither created or destroyed, only changed. Without beating yourself up, take responsibility for what you have done — positive and negative — to get to this point in time. Your ruler, Saturn — the planet of hard lessons, long term goals and maturity — is giving you the tools to unlock powerful level-ups. Keep going!
Jan. 20 — Feb. 18
The winds are shifting, Aquarius, making you restless, desiring freedom. Right now, your stars offer you the opportunity to make the changes you need to progress without causing much drama or disruption in your life. It’s the perfect time to approach things with your signature ability to wing it, “lucking into” good outcomes by being your unconventional, outspoken self. In fact, it’s forecast that you could teach or lead others in progressive new directions as well, if you tap into this energy. Mars is firing up your House of Secrets and Sacrifice, indicating that a lot of your energy is currently spent in reflection, or focused on your past. Go with it. Unconscious behaviors may come up now that help you recognize old patterns that may be holding you back, or that could use a slight adjustment. Don’t rush this process — warrior Mars is giving you the power to burn through what is wasted, and recharge what you can use to move forward. You are luckiest now when you choose to be your radical, unconventional self now, not only because it’s fun, but because it infuses your projects with real genius.
Feb. 19 — March 20
There is so much coalescing in your mind, heart and soul, Pisces, that your body may not feel entirely cooperative this week. If you’re feeling a little more sluggish, dreamy or unfocused than usual, take the opportunity to recoup some of the energy you’ve spent over the last few weeks. Don’t worry — actions will once again catch up to your plans very soon. All the more reason to use this time to your best advantage! Your ruler, Neptune, is getting a hefty boost from powerhouse Pluto, who is giving you a dose of clarity regarding your outlook, as well as the strategic mindset to navigate things smoothly. That tricky life change you’ve been addressing will greatly benefit from this influence which also, handily, lends you some real stamina and force of personality. Take this time to dream, visualize and plan, and wait a week or two to execute these ideas if at all possible. Ride out this wave of inspiration, and you’ll find that you have the means to make it a reality in a few short weeks.