September 23–October 22
This should be a social week for you, thanks to planets in your sign clicking with magnanimous Jupiter in your network sector and doer Mars in your communication zone. With Venus traveling through Libra, it’s likely that people want to be around you and you feel particularly on. You can get along well with friends and play a mutually beneficial role in a group, perhaps learning a lot from each other. This is a good time to envision how you can improve the world and then channel your energy into that. It’s also a good time to work on beautifying your local community or your everyday environment. With Mercury retrograde, it would be useful to reflect on your persona and the vibe you give off to others. How would you describe the energy that you put out into the atmosphere? You have so much vitality now, and you’re able to align your desires, thoughts and actions, especially if you strive to be self-aware.
October 23–November 21
A planetary gathering in the last house of your chart coaxes you to spend some time alone this week looking back over the past year without judgment. Evaluate your progress honestly, but no self-recrimination allowed. Listen to your intuition when it comes to bringing something to a close. Consider what energy you might be putting out into the universe that goes against your conscious intentions. Identify a self-defeating pattern. Deep down you know you could be doing more to succeed. Tap into that! Connect with your imagination, soul and private desires in order to start actualizing your vision of offering something big to the world. With three planets collaborating with Mars in your worth house now, you’d do well to act in the interest of your financial security, work with the resources you have, behave in accordance with your values, shore up your self-worth and take action on your priorities. Caring for someone with no expectation of reward brings spiritual satisfaction.
November 22–December 21
Being around plenty of people this week will keep your spirits up, expand your opportunities to grow and encourage you to do your thing, when planets in your network house click with both Jupiter in your exploration zone and Mars in your sign. Although Mercury retrograde could throw a wrench into social plans or cause a misunderstanding in your circle, friends are likely to be amenable to doing what you want to do. Your personal objectives could dovetail quite nicely with the leanings of a group. Group travel, group learning and group activities of all sorts are favored now. Professional networking can help you find a mentor or pursue your chosen path. You can make a big impression on others now, so be mindful of coming on too strong or misjudging your role. This also happens to be a great week for you to fight for a cause you care about and make a positive impact on the world.
December 22–January 19
Despite Mercury being retrograde in your authority angle—upping the chances of crossed wires with higher-ups—you should have ample opportunity to polish your professional or public image this week. Planets at the top of your chart are in sync with generous Jupiter in your partnership house and motivated Mars in your seclusion sector. So showing that you can share nicely, collaborate with enthusiasm and trust others’ ability to contribute will appeal to someone who counts. And working behind the scenes or wrapping something up can also earn you a gold star. You can use this Merc retro to rethink your goals and figure out what you need to finish in order to achieve what you want to achieve. Perhaps ironically, the ability to do your work in a low-key, humble way and a willingness to share credit will help you to shine. Research is another highly effective means for reaching your goals now.
January 20–February 18
Planets in your exploration zone are vibing with Jupiter in your relationship angle and Mars in your network sector, a cosmic reminder that you can broaden your horizons by connecting with others. It’s natural to be drawn to people who are different from you, as they’re apt to expand your consciousness. Welcome the learning opportunities presented by your relationships. Your ties to groups are also emphasized now, and this is a good time for group travel, teamwork, professional networking, group study and coordinating your efforts with others to achieve a philanthropic goal. Your desire for growth is strong now, and one of the best ways for you to break out of your comfort zone, have exciting experiences and discover new meaning in your life would be to hook up with people who share your interests or goals. While Mercury’s retrograde, you should also be rethinking a personal belief or philosophy and revising your vision.
February 19–March 20
This week, planets in your depth sector are cooperating with planets in your job and ambition houses, and that bodes well for your work life. Support from a close friend or significant other, financial help from outside resources, intensive research, shining a light on something in your psyche and the will to pursue your passions can all help motivate you to make your mark in the world. You’re able to draw in what you need from others, but it’s up to you to do the work that will get you over a professional hump. Conversely, an improved work situation and feeling good about what you’re doing can put you in a better frame of mind to bond with and trust another person. As much as you may want to confide in someone now, with Mercury retrograde, you run the risk of not feeling understood. But you can savor closeness without words, connecting with another person on a profound nonverbal level.
March 21–April 19
You could use a pleasant lull after the recent lunar eclipse in your sign, and this week should do the trick. The sun and Venus in your relationship angle are gelling with Mars in your exploration house, reinforcing the concept of sharing life’s adventures with others. Learning, travel, new experiences, fighting for what you believe in and musing on the meaning of it all are more rewarding with a friend or significant other now, and it’s easier than usual to agree on what to do. You’ll also find it easier to be yourself with someone and to express what’s in your heart. Granted, verbal Mercury is still retrograde, but words aren’t the only way to convey what you feel. Romance is a strong possibility, and this is also a good time to partner with someone on a creative project or share your creative output with others. Whatever you do this week, put your authentic self into it.
April 20–May 20
With planets in your productivity house jibing with planets in your psychology-and-intimacy zone and your domesticity-and-emotions sector, this is an ideal week for working on a close relationship, working on your home or working on yourself. Pour all of your energy into what you’re doing and relish the process of getting to the bottom of something and improving it. Intense focus should ensure that your efforts pay off. Inner security and family support can help you feel good about what you’re accomplishing or help you to find a job that fulfills you. Enjoying your daily duties and treating your body right can give you a strong sense of wellbeing. Valuing your body could also be a factor in a sexual situation now, given that Venus in your health house is collaborating with Mars in your closeness sector. When Venus and Mars are on the same page, going after what you desire tends to be fairly straightforward.
May 21–June 20
The bad news is your ruling planet Mercury is still retrograde. The good news is it’s clicking with three other planets this week, helping to make your life a bit easier. Play around with an old idea and put a fresh spin on it. Revise a creative project. Rediscover a previous source of happiness or fun. Ponder a past romantic relationship or the backstory of a current one. Despite the miscommunication associated with Mercury retrograde, you might even be able to confront an issue with that person, given Merc’s cooperative meeting with assertive Mars in your relationship angle. Venus and the sun are also involved in the meeting, so it’s possible to combine thought, energy, desire and action and connect on a heart level with someone. One-on-one activities of all kinds are apt to bring you pleasure now. Optimism, curiosity, open-mindedness and future-oriented thinking will enable you to enjoy your week.
June 21–July 22
Working from home or working on your home will give you satisfaction this week, thanks to planets in your domestic angle meshing with dynamic Mars in your efficiency zone. Inner confidence and family support can help you do what you need to do. You may want to spend time by yourself, tackling your to-do list or getting your health and fitness on track. This is also a good time for being of service to a family member. You could splurge on home décor when excessive Jupiter in your money house dovetails with desirous Venus in your home-environment sector. Retrograde Mercury spells iffy judgment to begin with, so it might be best to postpone a major purchase. A better use of this planetary encounter: Go through your possessions, reassessing the personal meaning and value of various items. Self-reflection is another good bet now, as you’re likely to gain insight into the past and work through something to find inner peace.
July 23–August 22
Your ordinary interactions with people, your daily encounters with beauty and your expressions of fondness for others can all stimulate the personal journey you’re on when Venus harmonizes with Jupiter this week. The sun is also emphasizing the importance of surrounding yourself with people who can teach you and further your growth. Although Mercury retrograde is complicating communication, you should still go to the trouble of keeping in contact with others and doing things together that make you happy. Showing your feelings and pursuing love are favored now, and Jupiter should give you the courage to be yourself. You might reconnect with someone from the past or turn something over in your mind in an effort to figure out your next move. You might also be rethinking a creative endeavor and applying your energy to that. As simplistic as it sounds, this is a week to think happy thoughts and do what you want to do.
August 23–September 22
Yes, your ruler Mercury is retrograde. But you can still have a good week! Planets in your worth house are jibing with each other as well as with optimistic Jupiter in your subconscious sector and proactive Mars in your foundation angle. So focusing on everything you have going for you should boost your faith and help mobilize you. Strong self-esteem, natural talents, monetary assets, prized possessions, and personal values can all activate you on an emotional level and get you to contemplate the spiritual meaning of these things. With Merc retro, you should be reassessing your finances, your moneymaking ability, your confidence and your priorities. That process jibes with your underlying urge to do something to turn a corner in your life. On a more mundane note, you might also think about all the stuff you own and take action related to it—perhaps getting rid of things or reorganizing them.