January 20–February 18
The sun just entered your sign, launching your birthday season and infusing you with vitality. The sun rules your opposite sign Leo, and while you’re more generally oriented toward humanity, Leo and the sun are about radiating the self. Your energy will gravitate to your own personal fulfillment during the sun’s month in Aquarius—meaning it’s your turn to shine! On or near your birthday, the sun returns to the exact degree where it was when you were born, marking a new beginning for you. Accept this precious gift and capitalize on it. Mercury in Aquarius clicks with Mars in your vision sector this week, encouraging you to combine your thoughts with courageous action and mind-opening experiences. The challenges associated with achieving your ultimate goals may give you pause, but you can work through them in your head if you try.
February 19–March 20
Good news for Fish: The sun just moved into the house in your chart that’s naturally associated with the same things that Pisces rules. Imagination, dreams, spirituality, sleep, peaceful seclusion, the subconscious, sacrifice, letting go—that’s what your energy will drift toward in the coming month. You’ll need more alone time and rest than usual, because this is the winding-down period before your birthday season. Mental Mercury in this part of your chart is increasing your intuition, a natural strength of your sign to begin with. Merc’s sync-up with action-oriented Mars in your sharing sector this week suggests that your instincts will point you to right action in a relationship. Saturn in your vision zone is blocking Mercury, so looking too far down the road could deplete the courage to trust your gut.
March 21–April 19
The life-giving sun just entered your social sector, so you’ll draw energy from being around plenty of people in the coming weeks. With your ruler Mars in your others angle for several months, there’s an emphasis on one-to-one connections as well. And Mars clicks with communicative Mercury—in your social sector with the sun—this week, further stressing the importance of being in circulation. Teamwork, associating with a group that shares your goals or interests, professional networking, philanthropy and meeting new people are all favored now. Shift your focus from old objectives that may be a source of turmoil for you to brainstorming new ideas, perhaps with someone else’s input. Your thoughts won’t be completely organized and practical at this point, but think about ways of acting on them, and you’ll start to get fired up.
April 20–May 20
Since the sun just reached the top of your chart, this is a time to focus on your career, goals, life direction, public standing and parents. Venus is retrograde in your vision sector, causing you to reevaluate what you want. But the sun and Mercury have moved on to your ambition angle, getting you thinking about your place in the world and your progress thus far. You may take on a higher-profile role, in which case playing to your strengths will help you shine. Doer Mars in your efficiency zone is gelling with verbal Mercury in your authority house, so walking the talk will send the right message to higher-ups, parents or someone with more power than you. If you feel blocked by someone, stick to doing the work you know you need to do, as well as you can.
May 21–June 20
It’s time to broaden your horizons and open your mind, now that the sun is lighting up your journeys house, where it will stay for the next month. Put your energy into things that will get you to see the world differently. Have new experiences, associate with people from a different background than yours, travel, study, talk to someone who holds opinions you don’t share or someone whose religious beliefs are unfamiliar to you. Contemplate more philosophical topics than you usually do. Break out of your everyday routine. Cultivate a thirst for learning. When your ruler Mercury in this part of your chart syncs with bold Mars in your fulfillment zone this week, you should feel a burst of pleasure. But at the end of the week, responsibilities, your job or your health could momentarily dampen your sense of adventure.
June 21–July 22
The sun’s recent entry into your hidden-matters house calls for you to direct your energy to the inner workings of a relationship and those of your own psyche. During the next four weeks, the sun will shine a light on things that are often difficult to talk about—sexual issues, psychological unrest, jealousy, loans and mortality, to name a few. And fortunately, mental Mercury is in the same part of your chart, helping you to process whatever arises. Mercury connects with mobile Mars in your emotions angle this week, facilitating the easy flow of your feelings as well as a cathartic dialogue about them if you open up to someone close to you. Delving deeply into intense emotions or messy topics makes powerful transformation possible. It’s not fun, but it’s worth it.
July 23–August 22
Your ruler the sun just crossed your marriage angle, where it will remain for the next month. Think about what you bring to your close connections that entail a certain level of commitment. A spouse, a best friend, a business partner, a boyfriend or girlfriend you’ve been with for years and maybe live with—all of these fit the bill. What quality of energy do you put into and receive from such relationships? Because the sun is in your opposite sign, this isn’t the time for you to shine alone, but rather a time for you to focus on your bonds with others and bring your vitality to them. You can have an extra productive dialogue now, with verbal Mercury in this part of your chart meshing with active Mars in your communication house, though talking to family may prove more difficult.
August 23–September 22
The sun is now paying its annual month-long visit to the house in your chart that’s associated with very Virgoan things—health, self-improvement, skills, usefulness, responsibilities, habits, tasks, fitness, nutrition, efficiency, work, daily routine, order and time management, among others. You’ll get the maximum satisfaction out of this period if you have the humility to focus on being of service and doing everything to the best of your ability. Your ruler Mercury is also in this house, helping you to think critically and constructively. Mercury is jibing with forceful Mars in your worth zone but clashing with taskmaster Saturn in your cognition-and-communication sector. So you’ll express your values clearly now or have a good mind for money, but you need to do your homework if you want to speak knowledgeably and with authority, because someone could challenge you.
September 23–October 22
The vibrant sun recently entered your love-and-happiness house, where it will hang for the next month. The sun is most at home here, since it rules the ego and this house is about personal fulfillment and self-expression. Spending time with children, indulging your playful side, showing your sense of humor, conveying your creativity, exhibiting affection and romantic feelings, making time for hobbies, sports and games and just plain enjoying yourself are all favored. Verbal Mercury is encouraging you to speak from the heart, and its meeting with fearless Mars in Libra this week can help you send a strong sincere message. Have the courage to put yourself out there, as your chances of being understood are high. Low confidence may make you hesitate, and low funds may cramp your style, but you can overcome those hurdles with a positive attitude.
October 23–November 21
Now that the energetic sun is in your foundation angle, where it will remain for the next month, it’s time to turn your attention to family, home life, private emotions and self-care. Memories may frequent your brain more than normal, as this house governs the past and our roots. It would be useful to contemplate the impact that your upbringing has on your present life. The energy for you to break away from childhood patterns is at your disposal. With mental Mercury in this part of your chart joining forces with courageous Mars in your endings house now, your chances of taking effective action to let go of the past are great. Apprehensive Saturn in your sign is challenging Mercury, so trepidation of permanent change is likely to kick in. Choose death and rebirth—a Scorpio’s birthright—over fear.
November 22–December 21
The sun just moved into your thinking-and-speech house, shining a spotlight on your daily interactions and your habitual mindset and way of communicating. Look at unconscious patterns in these areas, and see if you can detect their potential ripple effect. Ripen your curiosity and strive to be a better listener. If you can’t travel in the coming month, work small expeditions into your daily life by taking a day trip or simply a different route home. Get clear on what you really think about something that you may have only had a knee-jerk opinion on before. This is a good week for public speaking, with verbal Mercury in your communication zone syncing with forceful Mars in your group sector. You’ll be able to make a strong case to people, but you may need to quell some self-doubt that threatens to trip you up.
December 22–January 19
Thanks to retrograde Venus, you’re ruminating on what you have and what you want. And with the sun’s entry into your value zone, this upcoming month is the perfect time to examine how you handle your resources. What does your relationship to your possessions say about you? Is your financial strategy a reflection of your self-worth? Do you own your stuff or does it own you? What do you value, and how does that translate into priorities? Are you making good use of your full array of talents, and if not, why not? Mercury’s meeting with Mars in your goals angle helps you apply brainpower to an ambitious project or to your overall drive to achieve and could also help you communicate your intentions to higher-ups. Don’t let group-think, recent disappointments or perceived roadblocks quash a can-do mindset.
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