Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
May 21–June 20
Clever Mercury and captivating Venus each form a harmonious triangle (called a grand trine) this week with dreamer Neptune and planner Saturn in your work sectors, making it easier to put things together in your head. Consider how you can best maximize your talents and execute a detailed plan to fulfill your most meaningful ambitions. Think about combining creativity and realism in your career to improve your finances and strengthen your self-worth. Look at your current resources and your list of top wants and see if you can better align those with work methods that will enable you to reach an elusive goal. Be mindful of your words and actions, though, as both Mercury and Mars are sparring with other planets. Make sure not to divulge someone else’s business or get too aggressive at work. The new moon in Gemini gives you a full head of steam, but thinking and getting in touch with your truest desires are more effective than doing something you might have to fix later. Ponder where you want to go from here and let friends or group activities boost your enthusiasm.
June 21–July 22
With Mercury and Venus in your sign forming a grand trine with wishful Neptune in your future zone and serious Saturn in your happiness house, this is a great week to get inspired to make your dreams a reality. You can blend creative vision with pragmatic planning and methodical work to make what you long for a more concrete possibility. Your thoughts and feelings become unblocked, and you’re pulled to express your sincere emotions and artistic vision. Although you’re excited to share love, a playful mood, new ideas and more with others, be a bit selective and choose situations in which you feel secure and comfortable. Verbal power plays could be an issue later in the week, and unconscious behavior on your part—based on a misperception—could dampen your spirits. Conversations are somewhat unpredictable, so don’t take surprises or misunderstandings personally. Look back on what you’ve discovered about yourself in the past year. Is there a very private truth that’s revealed itself? Have you learned about endings and letting go? If it feels right, make a spiritual resolution that reflects this personal growth.
July 23–August 22
It’s all about feelings this week, as the planets form a triangle of free-flowing energy between your emotional houses. Intuition, introspection, soul-searching, psychological digging, self-healing—that’s where you’re at. Listening to your heart and your gut and reflecting on your very private or even unconscious desires will help you to work through the past and bring the depth or closeness that you’re yearning for within reach. Meditation or some other spiritual practice could put you in just the right emotional groove, but communicating and taking action are trickier now. Your words and behavior might be misconstrued by coworkers, friends or a group, through no fault of your own. Pursuing a new goal or teaming up with others can lead to confusion or a loss in trust, undermining your security. You’re safer sticking to your own personal process and contemplating what you value most from the past year in terms of new goals formulated, contacts made, an expanded role in a group, a different circle you’ve joined, a broader vision of your future and new ideals. Combining the best of those things with a more liberated belief system can renew your hopes of turning over a new leaf.
August 23–September 22
The planets are making some things easy and some things difficult this week, and as is often the case in life, the positives are subtler than the negatives. So you have to pay attention and take advantage of what’s going well. In the plus column: teamwork, networking, group activities, friends, thinking about where you’re headed next, a helpful friend or significant other and a serious, disciplined mindset. The negatives: Creative pursuits, dating, a close relationship, secrets or introspection may be at odds with your social life, as group interests come into conflict with personal issues. And if you try to push ahead in your career, you could fail to make an impact and become disillusioned. But with a new moon in your ambition angle, it would be appropriate to set some sort of goal. Mull over the ways in which your status—and hopefully your optimism—have grown since last summer, and ask yourself what you want going forward. You’ve reached some type of high-water mark that has increased your faith in your ability to achieve. Where do you want to go from here?
September 23–October 22
You’ve got ambition on the brain, with mental Mercury in your goals house forming cooperative angles with Neptune in your job zone and Saturn in your financial sector this week. And when your ruling planet Venus follows suit, you’ll segue from thinking to wanting. You’re longing for more meaning in your work and the satisfaction of being useful to others. Or you may want to do something more spiritual on a daily basis or develop healthier habits. But money is also an issue, as you get increasingly serious about taking responsibility for your own security. It could be difficult to balance thoughts about goals with home or family issues, though. And an impulse to travel or assert your opinions or seize more freedom could come into conflict with daily responsibilities, a health issue, a coworker or finances. Take a breather from the stress, and look back on a particular area of your life that has been expanding in the last year. You’ve been traveling more than usual or fantasizing about it, or maybe you’ve just exposed yourself to a wider range of people and ideas and opened up your mind through education or exploring unfamiliar beliefs. Review what’s been changing for you, and decide what the takeaway message might be. There may be another step forward that you can take to wrap up this chapter and move on to bigger things. It could help to write down a philosophical statement or mantra that captures your experience and inspires momentum.
October 23–November 21
Cerebral Mercury and covetous Venus in your beliefs sector mesh with dreamy Neptune in your happiness zone and responsible Saturn in your sign this week, reviving your faith in future fulfillment. These four planets are paving the way for you, but you need to do your part by aligning your energy and emotions with them. Honor your longing for creative fulfillment, joyful self-expression and romantic love. Believe that by being mature and disciplined and taking yourself seriously, you can manifest what you want. And start to think more optimistically. Have the courage to believe that you’re free to manifest the future your heart desires. On a different note, you’re working on changing the way you assert yourself and possibly trying to get to the bottom of a sticky issue. Giving your opinion could trigger a battle, so you may need to watch your words. And you might not understand what’s going on in a relationship and end up confused over whether or not you trust someone. Your recent self-sufficiency is at odds with your impulse to get close. Reflect on the past year of psychological growth and perhaps partnership growth, and figure out what you’ve learned about trust, intimacy, jealousy, sexuality, possessiveness, personal space and sharing. Then consider what you still need in that area to consider your growth spurt a success.
November 22–December 21
Mercury and Venus in your psychology zone mesh with Neptune and Saturn in other emotionally charged houses this week, helping you to get to the bottom of your feelings. As a resilient Sag, you may not often stop and contemplate emotions, but this is a chance to gain penetrating insight into something to do with home or family or the past as well as something concerning an ending, letting go or a lingering dark cloud in the back of your mind. Meanwhile, in the outside world, an argument over secrets, trust, values or money could upset you. Don’t try to control the dynamic or get the last word. It’s also possible that someone will do something that bewilders you or rubs you the wrong way, but again, you’re better off letting it slide, because this week has its share of ups and downs. A new moon in your relationship angle can serve as a reminder that your ruler Jupiter is wrapping up its year there soon, preparing to move into your deep-sharing sector later this month. Get a feel for how your relationships have shifted since last summer and think about what you’ve learned from other people. You’re valuing closeness and trust now and spontaneous one-on-one connecting can boost your spirits.
December 22–January 19
It’s another mixed-bag kind of week, as we all try to milk the good things and dodge the not-so-good things that the planets offer up. For starters, talkative Mercury and amiable Venus in your partnership angle each form a simpatico triangle—known as a grand trine—with imaginative Neptune in your mindset house and ambitious Saturn in your network sector. So there’s a flow between your one-on-one relationships, the dreams in your head and your plans for the future. Your creativity and ambition are both stimulated, especially when you talk things through with someone close to you. But a power struggle could upset the equilibrium, so you need to take your ego out of the equation. With dominant Pluto in your sign, you may have realized that doing so can resolve a variety of problems. It’s easy to misinterpret a coworker’s behavior now, or you yourself may do something connected with your job, your health or your responsibilities that’s based on skewed thinking. With a new moon in that part of your chart later in the week, consider how your daily routine, your habits or your skills have changed and hopefully improved in the past year, then ask yourself what you can initiate that will put the icing on the cake. What self-improvement can you take to the next level? Stay humble and grounded in this process, and continue to break free from past patterns and childhood baggage.
January 20–February 18
When Mercury and Venus link with Neptune and Saturn this week, they create a flow between three related areas of your life and stir up feelings about the reality you’re trying to manifest. Start by trying to identify your current thoughts and desires when it comes to your job, your habits, your health, your responsibilities and your skills. There’s a chance to make those things dovetail with finances, values, self-esteem and talents as well as ambition, reputation, career and life direction. Unconscious anger or deep internal changes could lead to harsh criticism or a problem with coworkers. And attempts to express yourself, have fun and possibly spark some romance may misfire in complicated ways that can be traced back to confused values, low funds or career pressure. The new moon in your happiness zone invites you to take a moment to recognize what you’ve been enjoying the most this past year, what you’ve felt optimistic about, how your creativity has expanded, what risks you’ve been willing to take for personal fulfillment and how your faith in who you are has changed. Certain things in your life that can seem frivolous and optional are actually crucial for balance. You may need to keep reminding yourself of that.
February 19–March 20
As pensive Mercury and desirous Venus in your personal-fulfillment sector harmonize with Neptune in Pisces and serious-minded Saturn in your vision house this week, seize this opportunity to revive your inspiration. Combine creative ideas, expressing yourself from the heart, plans for the future and maturing beliefs about your path with your private longings in order to fire yourself up. Think about what really makes you happiest and recognize the powerful network of people in your life that can give you needed strength. You could run into trouble with friends, family, a roommate or professional contacts by being in your own headspace, but with your ruler Neptune turning retrograde now, you’ll naturally start to go within to incubate your dreams and tune into spirit. It’s almost unavoidable at a time like this that you’ll be on your own wavelength and occasionally be misunderstood. To ground yourself later in the week, focus on what home means to you, and reflect on the truths about your private emotions, your roots and your patterns you’ve unearthed in the past year. What will improve your home life and your sense of personal security? Introduce a new element in that area that will give you a more peaceful foundation.
March 21–April 19
With the planets syncing up in the emotion-based houses in your chart this week, tap into your mood and try to spend quality time at home or connecting with family. Direct your energy towards whatever brings you comfort, peace and security. Think about your patterns, memories and family legacy and see if it’s possible to heal a wound related to an ending and work through issues around trust, intimacy and sharing. It won’t be a cinch to balance home and goals now, and asserting yourself could set off negative feelings, so tread lightly. Your family or someone you live with may say something that catches you off guard, but don’t overreact. You’re tempted to push things a bit this week, and the planets aren’t encouraging a whole lot of action. Instead, focus on what you’ve learned since last summer and how your habitual mindset and communication style has changed. Give some thought to what you still might need to learn, what new information would help you and how you can express something in a fresh way. Writing would be a very productive means of self-reflection now.
April 20–May 20
Make an effort to connect with people this week, as four planets link together in the social houses of your chart. It’s possible to establish a flow of communicating and relating that helps you to feel more in tune with people and perhaps more on the same page with a particular person. Your whole attitude can improve, especially if you allow yourself to open up about your feelings. Make sure not to get into a tug of war over beliefs, though, as nobody will come out the winner. Rather, you could learn something by listening to someone from a different background or someone who has an opinion contrary to your own. Your actions concerning money, possessions or values may not be received well, so try to stay flexible instead of digging your heels in. A new moon in your worth zone is an opportunity to take a fresh approach to making the most of your talents, allocating resources, making an income and living your values. Your intuition could be at odds with logic, but pay attention to what it’s trying to tell you. One last bright spot in the week: creative thinking and expressing affection should come easily now!
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