By Tracy Allen.
May 21–June 20
When make-it-happen Mars in your sign coordinates with innovative Uranus in your group sector, you could come up with a fresh way of doing something through teamwork. A new contact—or a new approach to an old contact—may be your key to success. The energized sun and big-thinking Jupiter hook up in Gemini next, infusing you with enthusiasm for everything you’ve taken on in the past year and the progress you’ve made. Then your ruling planet Mercury joins with Venus in your values house, clarifying what you want and helping you to articulate it. The sun’s transition into this house turns your focus toward your income and resources, and when the full moon opposes it, an issue over sharing could come to a head—or better, a loan or grant may come through. Emotions related to trust, dependence and perhaps sex may bubble over at this time. Notice how your feelings about boundaries and doing for yourself versus investing in others are connected with money, work and aspirations.
June 21–July 22
Work behind the scenes this week to create an opportunity in your career, as doer Mars in your seclusion sector syncs with change-loving Uranus in your ambition angle. A surge of faith can spur you to finish something important, and a sense of spiritual completeness helps you to feel good about letting go and moving on. With mental Mercury and desirous Venus coming together in your sign, you’re starting to want something new for yourself and are able to think it through easily and communicate it gracefully. Not long after the sun enters Cancer, marking the solstice, the full moon opposes it, drawing your attention to balance. Other people’s needs and feelings may seem quite powerful now, even overwhelming, but you can forge a strong bond through equal partnership. Through such bonds, you’ll learn both how to take responsibility for your own happiness and personal fulfillment and how to believe in something bigger than you.
July 23–August 22
Team spirit inspires you this week, as just-do-it Mars in your network sector clicks with why-not Uranus in your vision house. You’ll gain new ideas from working with others, and doing something for the greater good renews your faith. A leadership role will enable you to shine, and you can maximize your talents by contributing to a group. Although you’re feeling revved up for the next chapter in life, when the sun joins hopeful Jupiter you’re also thinking about what you’re finishing up and releasing. You’re going within, segueing into a spiritual mode during this pre-birthday season, even if part of you naturally wants to be out in the world. Although you’ll thrive amongst friends or in affiliation with an organization, you also need private time. A health issue, job crisis or snag with your duties or daily routine may force you to react and fix it, but look at how this crescendo of sorts may connect with your inner work of building a firmer foundation and healing psychological stuff—and possibly a trust blockage. The main themes of this lunation for you are spirit, service and release of ego.
August 23–September 22
You have the ability to do something effective and new—maybe even cutting edge—related to a goal this week, thanks to assertive Mars in your achievement angle cooperating with revolutionary Uranus. Intuitive insight into hierarchy increases your chance for success. Don’t be afraid to work in a slightly unorthodox way now, because that’s what will get you results. Your enthusiasm about your career path or accomplishment in general is peaking, and you’ll start to transition to thinking about your support team. You communicate very well in a group setting this week, so socializing, networking and presenting are all favored. But with a full moon lighting up your self-expression zone, the balance between your personal fulfillment and the interests of the group could be strained, or the line between romance and friendship may be blurred. On the one hand, it’s important for you to think past yourself now, but on the other, you’re hit with a powerful urge to be yourself and express whatever that means to you. Keep in mind that a mature mindset and empathy for others are strengthening your connections in the long run.
September 23–October 22
A chance to travel with a friend or partner could arise this week when mover Mars in your journeys house connects with spontaneous Uranus in your relationship angle. Even if you don’t go away, you’ll learn something valuable from another person if you actively seek out knowledge and boldness. A feeling of freedom in relationships and a wave of optimism about the future inspire you. Part of your energy will begin to shift to more concrete planning and goal setting as the sun crosses over the highest point in your chart on the solstice. Give some thought to what you most want to accomplish, and if the opportunity presents itself, take advantage of your current ability to impress your boss and express yourself well to higher-ups. The full moon in your domestic angle stresses the need for both a personal and a professional life. Try to ground your emotions by spending time at home or with family, and have faith that you can balance work, finances and home in a healthy way.
October 23–November 21
Doing something intensively and passionately can reveal a different method or a new skill this week, as Mars in your depth sector gels with revolutionary Uranus in your efficiency zone. You might be conducting research or just tackling a task with everything you’ve got. Pushing your personal agenda in a fresh way may help you to change up a stale routine, job or habit. Your belief in your own psychological transformation or faith in your investment in another person is strong, with the sun and Jupiter coming together in your psyche-and-sharing house. Embracing your own rebirth allows you to form a concept of the future and to think more expansively about what you want. Your vision will brighten as you bring a particular chapter of your life to a close—likely a very private one that only you understand. When a full moon lights up your immediate-environment house, you could get some emotional news or if you have siblings, your feelings about them may intensify. It’s clear now that maintaining regular contact with people is feeding into your growth process and your longing for happiness, so don’t isolate too much.
November 22–December 21
It’s all about partnership for you this week, with the planetary activity happening in your relationship and sharing houses. Taking action in tandem with another person could produce a creative breakthrough. Alternatively, someone may catch your eye quite suddenly, setting off romantic sparks. Your ruler Jupiter is joined by the sun, increasing hopefulness about putting yourself out there and offering something of yourself to others. With so much of your energy being channeled into one-on-one relationships, you’ll naturally begin to think about one person in particular and possibly develop deeper feelings and grow closer. Taking things to the next level requires a certain amount of trust, whether it’s a business partnership, romantic relationship or intimate friendship. The full moon in your worth sector brings a money or security issue to light that needs to shift. Your seriousness about ending something and releasing past patterns can facilitate that.
December 22–January 19
When Mars in your efficiency zone joins forces with inventive Uranus this week, you’ll find that a new methodology can produce new results. Whether you’re plugging away at a home project, daily duties, a fitness regimen or your job, your energy should be up to the task. And if you’ve been taking care of yourself, your energy should be especially good. If you haven’t, you’ll be feeling optimistic enough to recommit to whatever self-improvement is necessary. Seek out the company of close friends and/or a partner, as Mercury and Venus in your relationship angle is helping you to get along well with people and gain a lot of satisfaction from conversations. The full moon in your sign at week’s end meshes with your ruling planet Saturn and encourages you to strike a healthier balance in your relationships. Your emotions are heightened, emphasizing your own needs, and you’re going through some powerful changes that are impacting relationships of all sorts. Pay attention to your feelings, but also note how you respond to other people—friends, professional contacts, groups you belong to, siblings and romantic partners. Look at how your personal empowerment might elevate your relationship dynamics rather than hindering them.
January 20–February 18
Spontaneous fun is a distinct possibility to kick off your week, as dynamo Mars in your play sector clicks with impromptu Uranus in your mindset zone. If anything creative, fulfilling, romantic, childish or gleeful springs to mind, as Mars would tell you, just do it. You might even make a bold move on a love interest by saying something gutsy off the cuff. You’ll have plenty of energy for leisure time, sports, hobbies, love, children, art and other forms of self-expression. But with Mercury and Venus in your improvement house, you’re also thinking in terms of details and getting clear on the specifics of what you want. You’re able to communicate well with coworkers and think of creative solutions to problems. Your physical stamina builds as you get busier with daily tasks. However, the full moon brings your spiritual needs—or your feelings about letting go—to the forefront. Releasing something that’s well and truly done can help you in your efforts to build your career and to be more at peace with the financial realm.
February 19–March 20
The interaction between Mars and Uranus at the beginning of the week suggests that working from home could offer financial opportunity or taking action at home will help you to change your financial outlook or confidence. You should have an abundance of energy with which to tackle domestic projects and will feel quite centered, thanks to the sun and Jupiter meeting up in your foundation angle. Mercury and Venus also meet up, but in your joy sector, enhancing creative thinking, romantic communication, expressions of affection and your response to art. Even if you’re busy on the home front, you’ll feel like getting out and playing. The full moon draws your attention to the needs of friends or another group and may shift how you’re feeling about new objectives. If you can balance your own personal pleasure with more overarching needs, you can construct the future in your mind’s eye, incorporating both the big picture and your unique view.
March 21–April 19
Your ruler Mars is in your cognition-and-communication sector, keeping your mind active, and when Mars clicks with Uranus in Aries this week, your thoughts and speech come even faster. Not only will you be able to take in a lot of information and be in touch with a number of people, but your mental clarity could bring valuable insights, even startling ones. Meanwhile, Mercury and Venus link in your emotional angle, making it easy to talk about personal matters with someone you feel at home with. As the sun dips into the lowest part of your chart, you’ll get into a homebody mood or seek some form of comfort and security. But a full moon in your career house reminds you of the need to balance private life and public life. A goal comes to fruition or you encounter a job crisis or a boss’s temperament and need to respond. Your strong feelings about where you’re headed or about people having power over you are likely to come out now. The home/work juggling act is somehow related to trusting people enough to share your life with them and invest in them emotionally. And it also ties in with your efforts to deal with your fears, relinquish control and be more Zen.
April 20–May 20
You could make a smart financial move early in the week if you listen to your gut, and your subliminal stimulus for more independence may have a desirable effect on your handling of money and possessions. This is a chance to get rid of stuff that’s tying you down. Your confidence should be pretty strong with the sun passing over amplifying Jupiter in your worth zone, and as the sun enters your communication sector and Mercury links with Venus there as well, your everyday life heats up. You’ll take pleasure in connecting with people in your immediate environment, like siblings and neighbors, and start to feel less separate. When the full moon lands in your beliefs house, an idea may hit its expiration date. If you recognize a truism that no longer lives up to its name, move past it. Your emotional need for growth and freedom may be constrained by the limits of your daily life now, but if that’s the case, it won’t always be. Opening your mind and pushing past those limits will feed into the work of relating to another person and the feeling of being more in flow with humanity.
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