June 21–July 22
You might feel antsy this week about career change or making progress on goals, but be careful not to cross any authority figures, since feisty Mars in your emotions angle is opposing unpredictable Uranus in your ambition house. Balancing home and work could also be upping your anxiety and giving you an impulse to act out. The planets are giving you a birthday gift, though, in the form of a new moon in Cancer. The sun and moon are aligned with dreamy Neptune in your vision sector, encouraging you to combine faith, courage, imagination and bold initiative as you move into the next year of your life. When the new moon is in your sign, the fresh start is very much about you. Real change begins within. A couple of other planetary configurations could lead you to focus on not knowing what you want or feeling like someone besides you is in control. Work with those feelings if they arise, rather than letting them work against you. It may not seem like it at times, but you are in the driver’s seat. Make it your best year ever!
July 23–August 22
After Venus enters your group zone this week, your desire to be around people will increase, even if your energy is still pretty low-key, thanks to the vibrant sun hiding out in your seclusion sector. But with Venus battling confusing Neptune in your closeness house, it’s possible that someone will disappoint you. You could be idealizing a relationship or have unclear expectations, and an issue around trust, sex, jealousy or sharing may come up. A Mars-Uranus opposition could put you in a mood to argue your side, but remember that Mercury is retrograde, hampering clear communication. Focus on what’s going on with your ruler the sun. He’s conjoining the moon in your releasing zone (forming a new moon) and he’s also harmonizing with Neptune and facing off with Pluto in your daily-duties house. This would be a great time to start a new spiritual practice that helps you tune out the pressures of life and tune into your soul and psyche. Resolve to do something every day that enables you to exhale stress and inhale peace.
August 23–September 22
Venus climbs to the top of your chart this week, helping you put your best foot forward with higher-ups. You could have some success with a creative goal in the coming weeks, and your professional relationships should be pleasant. Venus is quarreling with murky Neptune in your others angle, suggesting that the influence of other people could cloud your view of the achievement you’re after if you let it. A Mars-Uranus opposition might bring a conflict over money, values, priorities, sharing, trust, possessions or jealousy. Whether it’s an external conflict with someone else or inner tension, try not to identify so strongly with one side that you can’t see the other side. As is often the case with oppositions, compromise is the answer. A new moon in your network zone is synced with Neptune, encouraging you to start fresh in some way when it comes to friendship, relating, how you meet new people, whom you’re drawn to, joining groups, finding your place among others and giving back to your fellow living beings.
September 23–October 22
Venus’s arrival in your exploration sector this week will magnify your desire for freedom, travel and consciousness-expanding experiences—while her subsequent clash with Neptune in your routine house could pit that desire against work, busyness, health or fatigue. You want to escape from the drain of the daily grind but may not know how exactly. When Mars in Libra opposes Uranus in your relationship angle, it will be all too easy to project your frustration onto others and get into a conflict. Pull your attention away from other people or a specific relationship, and confront inner tensions that you can do something about. On the surface, it probably seems like you’re simply reacting to someone else’s behavior or to external circumstances, but it will be more productive for you to own what’s yours and address it. A new moon in your ambition zone nudges you to set a new goal rooted in your yen to be of service. Quiet your ego, and ask your soul what mark it needs to make in the world.
October 23–November 21
Your desire for closeness grows when Venus enters your sharing sector this week, but Venus’s run-in with Neptune could spell confusion in an intimate relationship or disillusionment with someone you trust. Be honest with yourself about your unspoken expectations, and consider the possibility that you’re idealizing a person or the nature of the relationship. Look at any power imbalances, especially if one of you is acting as a savior. Keep an eye on your unconscious actions, as they could undermine you now, with catalyst Mars in your subliminal zone opposing disruptive Uranus. Breaking free from a past behavior pattern is the ticket to radically changing your work, health or daily routine. You need to start doing something differently in order to see results. Instead of acting out against others, do battle with inner foes. A new moon in your exploration house hints that you need to stretch past your comfort zone if you want to truly express your uniqueness. Travel, unfamiliar experiences and learning new things that change your perspective will boost your courage and your faith in the possibilities of life.
November 22–December 21
Venus crosses your others angle this week, increasing the pleasure you get from your relationships, though her squabble with Neptune suggests you can’t get clarity on your feelings for someone. A particular relationship may elicit a vague insecurity or uncertainty in you. But the new moon in your closeness house is harmonizing with Neptune, prodding you to renew your trust in your emotional bonds with people. Balance the need to share with a compulsion to maintain control or self-sufficiency. True investment in a relationship requires you to cede some of your autonomy. Find ways to merge your life with others while keeping the boundaries around your identity that make you feel like you. You’re a free spirit, and yet you still need to share yourself. With provocative Mars in your network zone opposing rebellious Uranus in your self-expression house, tension between personal fulfillment and group action may cause conflict. Don’t push to get friends or colleagues on the same page as you. Recognize that no one is stopping you from being your own person, and make an effort to afford others the same courtesy.
December 22–January 19
With Venus entering your work sector this week, relationships with colleagues should improve, and you’ll take more pleasure in your job or your daily routine. However, note that Venus’s clash with Neptune in your cognition-and-communication house could spell temporary confusion over work, health or other practical matters. Try to make sure you’re not deceiving yourself in some way, thinking what you want to think. The Mars-Uranus opposition spans your career and home angles, alluding to the strain of balancing those two areas of life—and possibly triggering disruptive emotions that could cause you to act too aggressively with someone who has authority over you. Keep an eye on ego, ambition and anger rather than focusing on a person who’s provoking you. You can only change your own behavior, not theirs. The new moon in your others angle encourages new relationships, taking old ones to a higher level, finding a healthier balance between your needs and those of others, being of service to people you’re close to and going public with something you’ve been creating.
January 20–February 18
Romance, fun, humor, creativity and other forms of self-expression are favored, with indulgent Venus moving into your joy sector this week. Her skirmish with elusive Neptune in your worth zone hints that insecurity, dwindling funds or vague priorities could get in the way, possibly leading you to indulge in the wrong things or people. You’re liable to give someone a pass because you have feelings for them, while their real value in your life is unclear. When Mars and Uranus oppose each other in your philosophy and mindset houses, look out for conflicts over differing beliefs or opinions. Rather than arguing, examine your own shifting attitudes and recognize that things aren’t so black and white. You may feel like asserting your right to think for yourself or your right to do what you want to do. Balance your urge for more freedom against the changing circumstances. A new moon in your routine zone is in sync with Neptune, nudging you to act on your highest values that serve your spirit and initiate change that improves your job, health, productivity, skills or time management.
February 19–March 20
The pleasures of home and family become more pronounced when Venus crosses your roots angle this week. Her misunderstanding with Neptune in Pisces suggests you may be unclear on your desires or feelings, or you could be putting out vague signals that are confusing to others. You might also be in a mood to overindulge in food or other comforts. With Mars opposing Uranus, you could get into a conflict over money, trust, possessions, jealousy, sharing or sex. Fighting with someone would be much less productive than facing the fluctuations in your own sense of worth (and/or in your finances) and pondering what you can do to transform from within—and ultimately impact the external situation. The new moon in your joy house invites you to get playful, passionate, creative, funny, romantic and happy. Start something that will help you to contribute your unique gifts to the world. The moon is clicking with Neptune, so this fresh start is connected with a personal dream that promises deep fulfillment. It’s time to express what’s in your heart and your imagination in a whole new way.
March 21–April 19
When your ruler Mars in your relationship angle faces off with abrupt Uranus in Aries this week, it could feel like someone’s provoking you, perhaps doing something that challenges your independence. Your patience is likely to be tried, but a confrontation might not be satisfying. Recognizing that the tension is being generated by the two of you frees you to consider what you can do about your own part in it. Take the onus off the other person, and instead look at warring factions within yourself. With Venus entering your cognition-and-communication zone, pleasant thoughts and interactions increase. But you’ll have to get past a moment or two of loneliness or longing or confusion over what you want. A new moon in your foundation angle nudges you to think about your emotional needs, your living situation, family, inner security, what makes you feel at home, what comforts and supports you and how the past influences your emotional patterns. The moon’s alignment with Neptune hints that spirituality, letting go or tuning into your instincts will help you change what needs to be changed.
April 20–May 20
When Venus enters your worth house this week, your attention turns to finances, material possessions, values, priorities and self-esteem. Your intent to draw in what you want increased during Venus’s time in Taurus, and now your wants become more concrete. Venus spars with Neptune in your network sector, which could mean a conflict with a group over one of the above (money, values, etc.) But it’s also about the difficulty of reconciling these earthly wants with higher, more selfless, spiritual and altruistic desires. With Mars in your responsibilities zone opposing Uranus in your unconscious sector, you may feel an urge to quit your job or take some other sudden action to rebel against duty. Don’t dwell on circumstances or someone who’s provoking you, but rather ask yourself where the impulse is coming from. What are you devoting your time and energy to now, and what change do you—perhaps secretly or subconsciously—want to instigate that will shake up your daily reality? The new moon prods you to adopt a new line of thinking or a new way of communicating that’s aligned with realizing your ideals.
May 21–June 20
With Venus dancing into your sign this week, your charm, appeal, attractiveness and sociability grows. It’s easier for you to be pleasant and have pleasurable experiences now. Venus tussles with Neptune in your goals angle, though, so despite the fact that you have the law of attraction on your side, not knowing what you’re aiming for could be an issue. An authority figure like a boss or parent may also misunderstand your intent. With Mars in your fulfillment zone, you’re extra determined to have a good time and express your feelings and individuality. But Mars is clashing with Uranus in your network house, so you can’t get others to do what you want. If you’re tempted to rebel against a group or get angry at a friend, stop for a minute and understand that as much as you want to do what you want to do, everyone has their own path to walk and a right to pursue what’s best for them. The new moon in your worth sector favors a fresh start with your finances, priorities, confidence, values or possessions, with an emphasis on long-term goals.