April 20–May 20
The egoistic sun in Taurus is harmonizing with flowing Neptune in your humanity house this week, so hopefully you’ll feel rather effortlessly in sync with people, especially friends. Being around others who share your interests, hopes and goals will be particularly satisfying. But a Mercury-Saturn faceoff implies that your thinking on money, possessions, sharing or values may differ from that of someone close to you, and you’re probably concerned that you’re not getting what you need. There’s a lesson to be learned here, and it’s likely about trust and interdependence. The full moon in your one-on-one angle could bring relationship drama and heightened emotions all around. Even though it’s your birthday season, make an effort to balance your needs with those of others. A small sacrifice can keep the peace and preserve that lovely feeling of being in sync with people.
May 21–June 20
Mercury enters Gemini this week, where it naturally functions extremely well. You’re better able to communicate your point of view, express who you are and reflect on your life. However, Merc is debating with stern Saturn in your one-on-one angle, so you’re apt to feel tested or blocked by someone. If an elder or other voice of authority challenges your thoughts or words, it won’t hurt to listen, though you still have a right to your opinion. You might also get into a serious conversation that drags you down, and the full moon in your daily-life sector could cause you to say too much if you feel overwhelmed. Something’s gotta give in your schedule, so you can pursue your dreams and focus intently on something (or someone) you’re passionate about. You may need to tweak your habits, social life or affiliations with groups.
June 21–July 22
Mercury sneaks into the last house of your chart this week, heightening your intuition and imagination and encouraging you to reflect, meditate, read or study in solitude and pay attention to your dreams. You’ll be more inclined to keep your thoughts to yourself in the coming weeks. An opposition between Mercury and Saturn suggests that your mental escape will be thwarted by your job, responsibilities, health, busyness or everyday tasks. Reality will intrude on your musings and could make you feel glum. You might become preoccupied by worries if you let yourself. This opposition calls for you to balance retreating into your head and dealing with your outer life. The full moon highlights self-expression, creativity, romance and fun versus conforming to a role amongst others and considering group identity and values. Self-righteousness could exacerbate tension, while shifting your viewpoint and relationship dynamics will help.
July 23–August 22
The sun in your ambition angle is clicking with Neptune in your depth-and-sharing house this week, so the more in tune you are with yourself, the easier it will be for you to shine. And your professional or public status may be boosted with the help of hidden support. A Mercury-Saturn opposition alludes to expressing something you’re serious about to others. Something rather personal—like a creative project or strong feelings. You’ve been learning about yourself and working on developing your individuality this year. Consider how this might change the landscape of your friendships and group affiliations and what new goal you could set based on your inner work. Don’t fret if it seems like people aren’t getting you right now. The full moon will make you extra emotional, and you need to be careful not to project this onto others. Focus on healing, transforming and self-TLC.
August 23–September 22
Mercury climbs to the top of your chart this week, turning your attention to goals, public image, life direction and career path. Communication with authority figures is also emphasized. But Mercury’s faceoff with Saturn could impede the flow of your thoughts and words. Your family, a negative mood, an old emotional pattern, insecurity, problems at home and memories could prevent you from focusing on your ambition. Self-doubt may get in the way of expressing your objectives effectively or planning how you’ll achieve something. Try to attend to what’s going on inside you without letting it stop you in your tracks. The full moon may bring information to light or increase your busyness to the point where you get overwhelmed. It will probably feel like a lot is coming at you at once. But someone’s empathy and understanding is apt to make you feel much better.
September 23–October 22
Mercury’s arrival in your perspective zone this week turns your attention to the big picture. Abstract thinking is favored, and you’re inclined to be optimistic, studious and broad-minded. Your mind may wander to far-off places, and contact with people different from you becomes extra important. But a Mercury-Saturn opposition means negativity, weighty subjects in your head or a rigid mindset might mar your outlook. Perhaps you want to express your opinion, but hesitate for fear that you’re not an authority. Strive to be aware of the way you think and balance curiosity about the world with a quest for inner truth. A full moon could spell a shift in your finances, resources or confidence. Socializing or trying to meet others’ expectations might lead to overspending or self-doubt. Focus on what you truly need in order to feel safe and stable, and have compassion for your imperfections.
October 23–November 21
The sun in your relationship angle is gelling with Neptune in your joy zone this week, potentially providing an opportunity for being of service to someone you care about, romance, shared play and creativity or a spiritual encounter. With Mercury entering your depth-and-sharing sector, introspection, intimate dialogue, intensive research and talking about—or reflecting on—private, dark or taboo subjects takes on new importance. Mercury’s faceoff with Saturn suggests defensiveness, possessiveness, financial worries or depleted self-confidence could get in the way. Concerns about holding onto what you have might become a roadblock to closeness, sharing or self-discovery. The full moon in your sign signals a personal turning point and is bound to elicit strong emotions. Your high aspirations will push you to the brink, hopefully motivating healthy changes. This lunation is in sync with Pluto and Neptune, highlighting transformative thinking and the healing power of love.
November 22–December 21
Mercury crosses your relationship angle this week, stressing the importance of one-on-one communication. You’re encouraged to share your thoughts and get feedback, clarify an issue with someone, discuss a significant relationship and seek out stimulating dialogue. Mercury’s faceoff with Saturn in Sagittarius implies you’ll put up boundaries that prevent an open exchange. Take notice if anyone is reaching out to you, and be consciously responsive. Conversations may seem stilted, but they can be productive. You’re capable of helping someone to structure their thoughts, ideas and plans, and you’re likely to convey wisdom if you make an effort to engage. You could also sort through some of your own stuff by talking to someone you trust. The full moon may stir up subconscious emotions or even a secret. This is a perfect time to release something or someone from your past and choose emotional health.
December 22–January 19
With Mercury moving into your productivity house this week, you’re prompted to pay attention to details, think analytically, plan carefully, communicate with colleagues and look at your health, work ethic, schedule, habits, job situation and daily tasks with a critical eye. Focused mental work and problem solving are favored now. However, a Mercury-Saturn opposition suggests you might unintentionally undermine yourself. Unfinished business, regrets, guilt and brooding are the likeliest culprits. It may be necessary to cut your losses in one area in order to wrap your head around what you must attend to in the present. A full moon in your network zone could spell drama with friends or a shift in your role in a group. You might feel done with a particular friendship or organization now. If you’re not sure what needs to change, ask yourself what will empower you and set your mind at ease.
January 20–February 18
Mercury skips into your fulfillment house this week, encouraging creative thinking and writing, expressing your humor and individuality, verbalizing affection, playing mentally challenging games and getting in touch with your inner child. Mercury is fighting with stern Saturn in your network sector, though, so you’re likely to feel inhibited by the expectations of others. You may not express yourself as freely as you’d like to if colleagues, peers, friends or a group you belong to seem too intimidating. You’ll probably find yourself measuring the worth of what you have to contribute and may feel it comes up short. This planetary opposition calls for you to balance the validity of society’s standards and the joy of expressing something uniquely you. The full moon asks that you balance your public and private lives, and it may spell a change in your career path, in keeping with your evolving priorities.
February 19–March 20
The sun in your cognition-and-communication house syncs with Neptune in Pisces this week, helping you to show your unvarnished self; connect with people; think and speak fluidly; and intuit what people are saying, what’s going on in your environment and what information really means. You’ll have a keen sense of the flavor of your interactions and the tone in the air. With Mercury dipping down to the bottom of your chart, your mental focus will be on your home, family, private feelings and the past. Although it’s a good period for expressing your innermost thoughts, a Mercury-Saturn opposition implies an authority figure could inhibit you. It’s possible you’ll get into an argument with your parent or boss. Try to juggle ambition and career with home and personal life. The full moon spells a shift in your perspective that’s conducive to your spiritual and creative development.
March 21–April 19
Mercury zips into your cognition-and-communication house this week, increasing activity in your brain and your environment. Intellectual work, daily interactions, group discussions and engaging dialogue all rev up, and you’re likely to meet new people in the coming weeks. Ideas and words should come to you more quickly, but Mercury has to get past its opposition with Saturn in your expansion sector first. Part of you is open to new information and new thinking, but part of you is trying to structure your outlook and narrow down what you believe. Putting everything you’re taking in into some kind of order to make sense of it can be helpful. But you may project this process onto the outside world, disagreeing with or being challenged by an authority or a system. The full moon prompts you to balance your own values and those of others and to stay flexible.