February 19–March 20
Your birthday season may be winding down, but Mercury is reentering Pisces this week. It briefly visited your sign in February before retrograding back into Aquarius. In the next few weeks, articulating your thoughts and feelings should be more effortless, and your communication feels more authentic. This planet enlivens your mind but could also shorten your attention span if your brain gets too restless. It encounters your ruler Neptune this week, lending your words and thoughts some of the best and worst of Pisces: spirituality, intuition, creativity, compassion, healing, escapism, illusion, confusion, deception and drifting. Forewarned, you can try to embrace the higher manifestations and avoid the lower. The sun is moving into your worth zone, turning your focus to finances, possessions, priorities, values and talents. In the coming month, focus on your relationship to the resources in your life.
March 21–April 19
Mercury is entering your subconscious sector, boosting your intuition for the next few weeks. Spend time alone studying, doing research or sorting through private thoughts. Mercury’s rendezvous with Neptune can enhance your dream recall, your creativity and your spirituality, and you may get a bit lost in your own head now, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The sun is entering your sign, lending you physical vitality to offset the Mercury-Neptune meeting (which can make you feel out of it). Your birthday season is a time to focus on yourself, review the past year and begin anew. When the sun returns to the spot where it was when you were born, you reach a turning point. As the first sign, Aries’ mission statement is the simplest: “I am.” How will you tell the world that you’re here this year?
April 20–May 20
Your achievements, status or career may not be living up to your expectations, but flashes of intuition could offer insight into how to get what you want, when brilliant Uranus in your subconscious sector gels with your ruler Venus in your ambition angle this week. With communicative Mercury entering your network house and encountering Neptune, you’d do well to reach out to people. Friends, acquaintances, coworkers and professional contacts can all help you to reach your ideals. And you’re apt to feel like you’re on the same wavelength as others now, which makes finding your place in the world easier. The sun is sneaking into your retreat zone, though, so take time for rest, reflection and spirituality in the coming month. Part of you may be chasing outer success and personal connection, but don’t hesitate to withdraw and recharge your battery.
May 21–June 20
Your ruler Mercury reaches the summit of your chart this week, a position that it ceded when it went retrograde in February. Your mind will return to your goals and career and remain there for the next few weeks. You should be able to communicate with higher-ups fairly well and put your best foot forward at work. In addition, Mercury’s meet-up with Neptune can help you express yourself creatively or apply brainpower to a professional dream. The best of both planets will combine cleverness with ideals, but you could also slip into deluded thinking, so be prepared to give yourself a reality check if need be. With the sun’s entry into your group zone, teamwork, socializing and professional networking are favored in the coming month. You’ll derive energy from being around other people, and your affiliations with others can reinforce your identity.
June 21–July 22
You may not get what you want from someone this week, due to valuable Venus in your sharing sector rubbing expectant Jupiter in Cancer the wrong way. Money, intimacy or trust could seem hard to come by, especially if your hopes are too high. But things can turn on a dime when Venus clicks with unpredictable Uranus in your ambition angle. Emotional or financial support might change your chances of reaching a goal. With mental Mercury heading into your expansion zone, make an effort to open your mind through education, travel, and dialogue with people whose background or perspective is quite different from yours. Spiritual beliefs are emphasized when Mercury meets up with Neptune. In contrast, the sun is climbing to the top of your chart, fueling your drive to achieve and giving you a chance to shine professionally or publicly.
July 23–August 22
Mercury enters your depth house this week, encouraging research, emotional introspection and penetrating dialogue. The theme for the next few weeks will be getting in touch with that which is hidden. Mercury is conjoining Neptune, adding a spiritual, creative or healing element to your mental and verbal digging. Your intuition guides you to answers about what lies underneath the surface; your own psyche and close relationships are areas ripe for exploration. With the sun blazing into your vision sector, your enthusiasm and taste for travel, learning and adventure will escalate for the next month, creating an alternate, brighter theme. New experiences that push you to look at the world differently will invigorate you. Whether you’re sifting through dark emotions, discussing a touchy subject with your partner or going somewhere you’ve never been, get out of your comfort zone and do something that scares you a little.
August 23–September 22
Your ruler Mercury crosses your relationship angle this week, facilitating dialogue and understanding. If you need to consult someone for their input, clarify things with a friend or partner or explain yourself to a person close to you, the next few weeks should be conducive to such interactions. And connecting with people on an intellectual level will be stimulating now. Mercury is hooking up with Neptune, which can help to clear up confusion in a relationship, especially if you get rid of your illusions and view others through a realistic—but compassionate—lens. With the vibrant sun dancing into your intimacy house, significant relationships are further emphasized in the coming month. Closeness brings you to life, as your energy becomes intensely concentrated on your inner circle. Your emotions may demand your attention now, so a bit of constructive soul-searching would be a good idea.
September 23–October 22
Creativity and career, romance and ambition, fun and reputation—these pairs may not blend easily this week when Venus in your self-expression house squabbles with Jupiter in your goals angle. But Venus cozies up to whimsical Uranus in your relationship zone later, suggesting that love or pleasure could happen spontaneously. So be willing to improvise and see where life takes you. Mental Mercury is moving into your efficiency sector, asking you to contemplate your responsibilities, habits, time-management, job, health, nutrition, fitness, methods, skills and productivity. Mercury’s encounter with Neptune spells creative thinking in these areas and may generate thoughts about being more useful and serving others. Clearing up confusion with a coworker is another possibility. With the sun crossing your relationship angle, Libra’s natural territory is highlighted in the coming month, and your energy will circle around relating, diplomacy, fairness, partnership, dialogue and harmony.
October 23–November 21
Mercury glides into your self-expression house this week, and your mind turns to enjoying yourself. Creative thinking and writing, expressions of affection and a sense of humor are emphasized in the next few weeks. You should find it relatively easy to convey your emotions and your unique take on life during this time. You’ll likely be thinking more about what’s delightful than what’s practical. Such periods are useful, because they form an alliance between your brain and your heart. This week’s meeting of Mercury and Neptune could put you in a particularly romantic, spiritual, idealistic or artistic frame of mind. In contrast to all of this, with the sun moving into your efficiency zone, in the coming month you’ll direct much of your energy toward your job, habits, wellness, time-management, fitness, tasks, self-improvement, work ethic, diet, usefulness, methods, skills and productivity.
November 22–December 21
When amiable Venus in your communication sector quarrels with expectant Jupiter in your closeness zone this week, your expression of affection or friendliness may not get the reaction you—consciously or unconsciously—want. Thankfully, Venus makes nice with impromptu Uranus in your love-and-happiness house, offering an alternate route to romance or pleasure. Combine your desire to enjoy yourself with a spontaneous spirit and no set expectations, and you’ll get some amusement and joy out of the week. The sun is entering this same house, focusing your energy on expressing yourself creatively or romantically and having a good time. On a different note, Mercury is transiting your domestic zone, turning your attention to family, home life, security, private emotions, memories and comfort. Reflection will allow you to heal a wound from the past, or you might get really into a redecorating project.
December 22–January 19
Mental Mercury enters its natural house in your chart this week, facilitating your thinking and communication. The pace of daily social contacts picks up, and you may feel extra chatty and full of ideas. You’ll probably interact with siblings or neighbors more than usual in the next few weeks. Your mind is restless and hungry for information during this time, and meditation may help to calm it. Mercury’s meeting with Neptune could result in an artistic breakthrough, a Zen attitude or a misunderstanding; flexible thinking is key. With the sun settling in for a month-long stay at the bottom of your chart, your energy becomes more focused on domestic matters, family, private feelings, the past, security and comfort. Shining a light on your internal state will help you to gauge where you’re coming from emotionally and discern what will center you.
January 20–February 18
You may not get quite what you expect this week, when Venus in your sign has a run-in with high-hopes Jupiter. Don’t attempt to charm colleagues, because that won’t go over well right now. Whatever you’re aiming for in terms of your job, health, productivity, time-management or self-improvement probably won’t fall into place exactly as you’d like. But Venus is syncing with unpredictable Uranus, so impromptu encounters, a detached mindset and a willingness to be flexible could help you to fulfill a desire. With Mercury entering your worth zone, your thoughts turn to what you have and what you value. Spiritual values move to the forefront when Mercury encounters Neptune, and you may be mentally grappling with acceptance of impermanence. As the sun moves into your cognition-and-communication sector, your daily interactions increase, your mind gets busier and a hunger for learning is roused.