March 21–April 19
When the sun in Aries encounters extreme Jupiter, jumpy Uranus and overwhelming Pluto this week, you may feel pulled in different directions by circumstances, other people or internal impulses. Make the best of the energy surge Jupiter provides, but exercise restraint if you’re in danger of overextending yourself. Adopt Uranus’s affinity for newness by breaking free from stale patterns. At the same time, you’ll need to be flexible in case some of the week’s upsets aren’t of your choosing. Your drive to rebel fills you with electricity, and the people around you might react to this. Make the distinction between liberating yourself and being headstrong. You’re feeling the pressure of having to function within a system or situation that has some degree of control over you, or maybe you’re feeling challenged by an authority figure. This tension can help you determine what’s worth fighting for and against. With mental Mercury in your subliminal zone forming an uncomfortable angle with Mars in your relationship angle, your private thoughts and your interactions with others aren’t in sync. Journaling or talking to someone you trust will soothe your mind.
April 20–May 20
There’s so much going on inside you this week that others may not pick up on, since the focalizing sun is tucked away in the last house of your chart, an area associated with solitude and the subconscious. The sun’s run-in with Jupiter in your mindset zone could incite a conflict between looking back and looking forward, so give yourself time alone with your thoughts. Facing an ending, an unconscious pattern or something your ego would rather not acknowledge will help you open a door in your brain to a brighter future. When the sun and Uranus align, pent-up energy may lead to disruptive behavior. If you try to understand what’s underlying your impulses, a private revelation is likely to be quite liberating. You may feel like retreating from the world even further when the sun encounters Pluto in your perspective house, plunging you into a deep philosophical mood. But take advantage of opportunities for interpersonal connection when they come along so you don’t feel too cut off from others.
May 21–June 20
Much revolves around other people this week, thanks to the sun in your group sector seeing a lot of action. First, he tangles with Jupiter in your worth zone, suggesting that money, ethics, confidence or priorities could be a bone of contention. But it’s possible that one of these matters will instead prompt you to cooperate with others, to offer something to people or to express yourself to them. When the sun links with Uranus, you may feel like rebelling against groupthink or you might simply make a new acquaintance. Something unexpected could also transpire in your circle of friends. The sun’s skirmish with Pluto in your sharing house hints that trust, jealousy or sex could create a problem, but it may just be a question of balancing an intense one-on-one dynamic and lighter group energy. Ambition and fun are likely to be a tricky fit this week. However, with Mercury in your goals angle meshing with Saturn in your work sector, career-related writing or communication can earn recognition for your persistent efforts.
June 21–July 22
The sun in your ambition angle is pushing your goals to the forefront this week. When he mixes it up with Jupiter in your sign, it may strike you that the current state of your career is falling short of your expectations. Jupiter has given you high hopes, and this is a good time to assess where you stand professionally and evaluate if you’re moving in the right direction. An authority figure may seem to be thwarting your progress, and the sun’s meeting with revolutionary Uranus is apt to make you feel like rebelling. You could also get the urge to make a change that will shake things up. Be on the lookout for opportunities now. With the sun fighting against powerful Pluto in your relationship angle, the theme of someone standing in your way is repeated. Take stock of your professional life, your career objectives and your public reputation—and decide how well these blend with your future aspirations, your personal growth, your relationships and the power dynamic between you and others.
July 23–August 22
Your ruling planet the sun is in your exploration sector, and he’s confronting three other planets this week, which should challenge your perspective. His encounter with hopeful Jupiter in your subliminal house calls your attention to what you believe. Religion, spirituality, learning, intuitive optimism, personal biases, wisdom that follows new experiences—all of these are bound to be swirling around in your head, as the knowing that comes from thinking and doing is contrasted with the knowing that stems from feeling. You’re searching for meaning and understanding, and when the sun bumps into Uranus, you could be blessed with a revelation. Or you may simply be hit with an urge to break free from the constraints of routine. The pull of difference is irresistible when everyday life starts to feel
too mundane. But the sun’s fight with powerful Pluto in your daily-duties zone means that your job or other responsibilities could keep you from escaping the way you want to. Get creative about expanding your horizons. Even a conversation with a stranger or a stroll through an unfamiliar neighborhood can change your outlook.
August 23–September 22
Mercury is transiting your one-on-one angle, while the sun hangs in your sharing zone; these two interact with five other planets this week, turning your attention to close relationships. Your faith in other people could feel misplaced when the sun clashes with hopeful Jupiter in your humanity sector. Your intense emotions or a particular relationship are at odds with the positive feeling of connectedness that you want. When Uranus gets involved, you may have an urge to break out of a dark mood or the restrictions of partnership. You’ll likely experience impatience with interdependence or an impulse to change things up in your sex life. Obsession, affection and intimacy commingle when the sun spars with possessive Pluto in your love house, making it difficult to sort out what’s really going on between you and someone else, besides a power struggle. Communication is key, with verbal Mercury vibing with mature Saturn in your talk sector. Merc is forming an awkward angle with doer Mars, so your words and actions may not match up too well. Focus on speaking your truth responsibly.
September 23–October 22
With the sun in your one-on-one angle quarreling with three other planets this week, your interactions could be contentious or surprising or both. Your ambition or ego may upset the balance between you and someone else when the sun encounters inflated Jupiter in your authority house. Rely on your diplomatic skills, and pay attention to signals that you’re coming on too strong. The sun joins up with unpredictable Uranus in your relationship angle, shining a light on what you’ve been experiencing lately: unreliable or unusual people; freedom and spontaneity in partnership and friendship; an unstable or liberating relationship; an urge for more space; a breakup; or breaking out of an old relationship pattern. When the sun tangles with Pluto, family or domestic trouble or intense emotions could be the result. A power struggle or an inner struggle to control your feelings may unsettle you, but honest engagement can help you tap into what’s changing inside you. Your actions may displease coworkers or your inner critic. Concentrate on combining analytical thinking and practical priorities—something you’ll have going for you now.
October 23–November 21
Work, responsibilities, time and organization are issues this week when the sun in your efficiency house quarrels with three other planets. An urge to travel, broaden your horizons or launch yourself into the future is at odds with your day-to-day reality, thanks to the sun’s clash with expansive Jupiter in your vision sector. You need to devote your energy to what’s in front of you today, but your head and heart may be elsewhere. When the sun runs into Uranus, your routine may be disrupted or you’ll feel like freeing yourself from daily demands forcefully. Resist the impulse to quit your job, but acknowledge to yourself that you need to keep making changes to your routine, improving your health, skillset, habits and job satisfaction. The sun’s encounter with your ruler Pluto in your mindset zone is likely to stimulate your intense desire to transform. Your current duties aren’t exactly in keeping with your increasingly empowered attitude; use that discrepancy as motivation. Mercury in your fulfillment house is clicking with Saturn, combining self-expression with self-realization—a nice opportunity to convey who you’re becoming and what’s in your heart.
November 22–December 21
You’re intent on enjoying yourself, with the energizing sun hanging out in your fulfillment zone, but the sun’s tense meetings with three other planets this week could spell trouble if you’re in too much of an it’s-all-about-me mood. When the sun clashes with your ruler Jupiter in your sharing sector, a partner or close friend might have expectations that get in the way of you having a good time, or your fun may not fit into a joint budget. When Uranus gets involved, love, self-expression, play and creativity become more unusual, liberating and spontaneous. You’re apt to feel extremely individualistic at this time, but the sun’s skirmish with Pluto suggests that money, values, priorities, confidence or control could limit your pleasure. Your best bet is to do your own thing without expecting a great deal of support from people. Struggling to get another person onboard or wishing that everything in your life could be aligned with your current impulses is fruitless. Follow your heart, and try to stay mindful of how your actions impact others.
December 22–January 19
With the sun nestled at the bottom of your chart, it’s all about family and home, but the sun’s run-ins with three other planets this week signal potential problems. Your emotional state could affect your one-on-one interactions when the sun fights with Jupiter in your relationship angle. If you’re not benefiting from a connection in the way that you’d hoped, your mood may suffer. Memories and childhood patterns could also come into play between you and someone close to you. When the sun and Uranus hook up, your emotions might erupt, a family member could cause upset or you’ll get the urge to change something about your living situation. Dealing with a relative or someone you live with could also be a challenge when the sun battles Pluto in your sign. Resist the temptation to get into a power struggle, and focus on your own inner struggle. There’s a disparity between where you are today—emotionally and possibly geographically—and the person you’re trying to become. This week is apt to unsettle you in a necessary way.
January 20–February 18
Communication and mindset are your big issues this week, with the sun in your talking-and-thinking house clashing with three other planets. His fight with Jupiter indicates that colleagues’ expectations, taking on too much work or general busyness may not be in harmony with your state of mind. If you have an inordinate amount of responsibilities on your plate, your brain could feel frazzled. If that’s the case, you probably won’t have the presence of mind to edit what you say. When the sun links with Uranus, anxiety might ensue. But if you try to make the most of the quickened pace of your thoughts and interactions, inventiveness, originality, insight, flexibility and a new attitude are likely to result. Powerful Pluto in your subconscious sector has been instigating a deep transformation within you and probably stirring up dark emotions like anger or jealousy. The sun’s squabble with Pluto can trigger such feelings, and you might speak out of turn when your unconscious issues bubble up. Try writing about your emotions to give them another form of release.
February 19–March 20
Your week revolves around finances, confidence, possessions, values, talents and priorities when the sun in your worth zone spars with three other planets. His encounter with Jupiter in your enjoyment house hints that one or more of these things may not be conducive to you getting all the love, fun, creativity and pleasure that you’re after now. This is a good time to compare the state of your resources mentioned above with your pursuit of personal fulfillment, then figure out how to get more of what you need or get more out of what you already have. Financial fluctuations, changing priorities or uneven self-esteem could jar you when the sun encounters Uranus. Think in terms of rescuing yourself from a rut in one of these areas. Flexibility in how you make money, what you value and how you see yourself is necessary, especially if it enables you to reach an objective that’s obsessing you. Your words or thoughts won’t sync with the actions of someone close to you this week; focus on thinking about your own plans for the future instead.