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December 22–January 19
Mercury, Venus and the sun—all in Capricorn now—click with Saturn this week, encouraging you to direct your brainpower, your desire and your energy toward teamwork, social plans, professional networking, achieving things on your wish list, paying it forward and commitments to friends. The planetary configurations will have a reciprocal effect, so you could reap long-range benefits from your ties to people. Venus is retrograde, meaning no one is getting instant gratification. Aggressor Mars in your ambition angle spars with high-expectations Jupiter in your relationship angle, tempting you to push your own agenda and expect others to comply. With so many planets in Cap, it may be hard for you to dial it down. But Jupiter is also retrograde, representing a slower or lesser response than you’re hoping for. You can have a great week if you notice what’s going well and work with that.
January 20–February 18
Three planets in your subconscious sector interact with each other and with Saturn in your achievement angle this week. Intuition, dreams, spirituality, imagination, solitude and rest are all favored and can feed into your success. You need quiet time alone to regroup and think, and you could wind up breaking resolutions to reach your goals if you resist hitting pause. Don’t feel guilty or lazy; introspection can give you key insight. You might write in a dream journal, do yoga, meditate or play around on Pinterest and have a revelation about what’s going on in your head and what you’re really after. In turn, you may hit on better objectives or methods. Your urge for freedom and travel conflicts with your workload or daily duties. Shrug it off if there’s no good compromise. Mercury moves into Aquarius at week’s end, which gets your synapses firing and your speech flowing.
February 19–March 20
Even though Venus is retrograde, and many of us aren’t feeling like there’s enough love or money to go around, several planets are in your hopes-and-humanity sector, nudging you to stay in circulation and seize opportunities. Socializing with friends, networking professionally and participating in a group that shares your goals or passions can all boost your spirits and keep you on track. An idea for how you could contribute to the world energizes you, and as always, concrete planning ought to go along with vision. Jupiter is retrograde in your love-and-creativity zone, which, coupled with Venus backtracking, can make you feel like affection, inspiration and funds are in short supply. It’s not easy to strike the right balance now between waiting for things to come to you and pushing to get them from someone. Use your Pisces intuition to note the support that you are getting, and make the most of that.
March 21–April 19
It would make a lot of sense to focus on goals this week, with Mercury, Venus and the sun in your ambition angle harmonizing with disciplined Saturn. Because of where Saturn is in your chart, you may find that partnering with someone else will enable you to accomplish what you want to. Similarly, consulting a close friend or significant other may help you to come up with a workable plan. If you brainstorm outside sources of funding—like a scholarship or grant—to do what you want to do, you can come up with a good scheme now. Note that the money won’t come through until later, since valuable Venus and generous Jupiter are retrograde until January 31 and March 6 respectively. Your ruler Mars in your relationship angle is battling excessive Jupiter in your emotions zone. If you’re not getting what you’re after, don’t push others for it. Motivate yourself.
April 20–May 20
If you have plans to travel with a good friend or romantic partner this week, it’s a great time for it, thanks to three planets in your journeys zone connecting with reliable Saturn in your relationship angle. If you’re not going anywhere now, this week is perfect for planning a future trip with a companion. Now is also a good time to study with a partner or to soak up knowledge from someone older and wiser. With upbeat Jupiter in your mindset zone and your ruler Venus in your vision sector, you’d think you’d be feeling optimistic about the future. But Jupiter and Venus are retrograde, making it difficult to clarify what you want and where you’re headed. Confiding in someone you trust may help, but it’s okay to take your time figuring it out. You’re using positive thinking to push yourself to accomplish a lot. Scale back if it proves to be too much.
May 21–June 20
Do things in a slow, methodical, thorough manner this week, and it will pay dividends. Three planets in your depth sector are clicking with by-the-book Saturn in your work zone, telling you to do your homework. Research might be the most productive activity now, as this part of your chart encourages digging to get to the bottom of something. You could also investigate a health matter with great success. If you’re trying to master a skill, a job responsibility or your overall daily routine, pick someone else’s brain or examine issues in your own psyche. You may be focused on intimacy now, but with the love planet Venus retrograde, it’s likely you’re not getting what you want. Don’t force the issue. Your ego is too tied up in it, thanks to inflated Jupiter’s retrograde in your worth house. Mercury is entering your vision sector at week’s end, which will lighten you up.
June 21–July 22
Despite the fact that affectionate Venus is retrograde, meaning love isn’t exactly in the air, relationships look to be the high point for you this week. Three planets in your others angle (including Venus retro) are gelling with committed Saturn in your love-and-happiness sector, giving you a good chance to connect with people one-on-one and share something of yourself. Speaking from the heart or going public with creative work are probably your best bets, although only you can say what it is that you’re quite serious about sharing now. The reaction may seem muted, since Venus’s energy is inverted now, but with so many planets in your relationship house, it’s important to try to make that connection. Avoid taking on too much work at home or getting into a conflict with family. Aggressive Mars in your domestic angle is harassing extreme Jupiter in your sensitive sign, and you’re apt to feel overwhelmed.
July 23–August 22
Three planets are in your duties zone and meshing with responsible Saturn in your foundation angle this week. You’re pretty busy already, but making the effort to get on top of tasks, your job or your health will make you feel more comfortable and secure. The sun helps you bring your physical vitality to anything that needs doing, while Mercury focuses your brain on the work at hand. Venus can make it more pleasant and give you the desire to do what you’ve got to do. But since she’s retrograde, your heart may not be fully in what you’re doing. Rest assured Venus is making all of us rather unclear on what we want. A productive, efficient week will help you feel more grounded, though. Watch what you say when feisty Mars in your communication house quarrels with overboard Jupiter in your subliminal zone. Unconscious expectations or blowing something out of proportion could lead to sharp words.
August 23–September 22
Mental Mercury, the energizing sun and desirous Venus are all in your self-expression sector making nice with grown-up Saturn in your mindset zone this week. You could have commitment on the brain when it comes to love or you may be taking your creativity seriously now. This is also a good time to map out in your head how you plan to get more joy out of life. Your self-expression sector rules romance, hobbies, children, play, sports, creativity, affection, happiness, personal fulfillment and taking chances. How can you combine a mature attitude and organized thinking with some of these now? Coming up with good answers for that question will help you get most out of this week. Stubbornness, money, possessions and values could come into conflict with friends and group expectations. Be sure not to take things too far. Your ruler Mercury enters your details house over the weekend, helping you to concentrate.
September 23–October 22
You may not feel completely at ease with your family or your living situation, since Venus is retrograde in your domestic angle. But Venus, Mercury and the sun are harmonizing with Saturn in your worth house, so this can be a productive week if you get in the right frame of mind. Organizing your possessions will improve your home aesthetically, and dealing with your finances will give you some peace of mind. Contemplate what you want from your living environment and strategize how you can afford to make changes that will give you pleasure and comfort. But no major purchases while the money planet is backtracking. You could come on too strong with a parent, boss or other authority figure now, because warrior Mars in Libra is battling Jupiter at the top of your chart. Call on your diplomatic skills to avert a blowup.
October 23–November 21
This week offers you a fantastic chance to get your mindset and speech in line with the work you’ve been doing on yourself, when three planets in your cognition-and-communication sector click with Saturn in Scorpio. You’ve been rather isolated by your personal process, and now is the time to try to explain what’s going on with you. With Venus retrograde, you probably won’t feel waves of love coming back at you, but you may feel the relief of being understood. It will also be easier now to focus your brain on what you want to accomplish and how to make it happen. Don’t worry if your desires have become more vague lately. Reflect on them and reevaluate what’s most important to you. Combative Mars in your subliminal zone is hassling extreme Jupiter in your beliefs house, combining unconscious aggression with strong opinions. Be very aware of this so you can nip it in the bud.
November 22–December 21
Finances are sluggish, with valuable Venus retrograde in your worth sector and your ruler Jupiter retrograde in your outside-resources house. But three planets are gelling with practical Saturn in your intuition zone this week, hinting that tuning into a no-nonsense voice in your head can help you sort out your priorities and understand what you have going for you. With Saturn in the last house of your chart, the key is finishing things, not starting something new. The taskmaster planet will be there all year, calling for closure of some sort, and you should note now how your net worth and self-worth could benefit from seeing something through to the end. Internal pressure will point you to what that “something” might be. Jealousy, trust or tension between a close relationship and a group can cause a problem this week. Don’t fan the flames. It could easily get much bigger if you give it energy.