How are the stars aligning this week?
January 20–February 18
With Venus making her grand entrance in Aquarius this week, get set for a month of feeling more on than you’ve felt in awhile. The sun is already providing you with a welcome energy boost, but Venus will lend you magnetism, drawing people to you and making you feel extra attractive. You’re likely to exude warmth and give off a friendly, agreeable vibe. And you’ll be in the mood to socialize — keeping the party going past your birthday season. The sun is leaving Aquarius, shifting some of your attention from who you are to what you have. It’s time to focus on finances, possessions, personal values, self-esteem and nonmaterial resources such as talents. Contemplate what you have going for you and how you can make the most of it.
February 19–March 20
Venus sneaks into the last house of your chart this week, making you feel less social and more spiritual between now and mid-March. You could end up nursing a secret crush, conducting a relationship in private or making a sacrifice for someone you care about. Selfless love can be rewarding, but try to avoid playing a victim or martyr role. If you need to heal from a breakup, this is a good period for releasing an attachment. Even if you crave extra alone time, with the sun arriving in Pisces, you should feel somewhat revitalized and ready to place more emphasis on you and where you’re headed in the coming year. You’ll be able to motivate yourself and make an impression on others now. Happy birthday!
March 21–April 19
Thanks to Venus’s arrival in your network zone this week, your desire to be around plenty of people is bound to increase. Parties, group activities and spending time with friends become more appealing, and you may decide to do some professional networking, too. This is a good time to attend events where you’re likely to meet new people and perhaps make some useful contacts. You’ll feel more inclined to compromise than compete, so seek out others who share your interests. As the sun slips into the last house of your chart, you may also require downtime to recharge your battery and reflect on the past year. So take breaks from all that mingling, and try to get extra rest when you feel the need for it.
April 20–May 20
Venus ascends to the peak of your chart this week, helping you to put your best foot forward in your profession or in public. People in authority will tend to see you in a favorable light in the coming month, so be sure to keep a high profile if you need to make a good impression. You’ll find it fairly easy to work toward a goal with others and may find yourself doing more creative work than usual. The sun is cruising into your network house now, giving you more energy to socialize and also helping you to integrate yourself well in groups. You may start thinking about your friendships, the various roles you play in others’ lives and what you have in common with people.
May 21–June 20
With Venus dancing into your expansion sector this week, your craving for adventure will increase. In the coming month, you’re apt to enjoy a wider range of experiences and can find beauty in unexpected places and people. Get outside your habitual routine and circle of acquaintances, and allow yourself to relate to an individual, culture, cause, belief or art form that’s unfamiliar to you. As the sun climbs to the summit of your chart, you’re encouraged to shine in your profession or in public. You could find yourself pushed onto center stage and called to perform in some capacity, and this is no time to be shy. Assess your current standing, and do what you can to show off your capabilities in the next four weeks.
June 21–July 22
Venus sashays into your depth sector this week, coaxing you to enjoy the feeling of closeness. Whether you’re in a significant relationship or not, one-on-one time with someone you care about will be rewarding. Any connection you form in the coming month is apt to seem intense. Sharing will give you a sense of trust and mutual support. The sun is on the move as well — entering your expansion house and giving you the impetus to broaden your horizons by seeking out unfamiliar people, places and experiences. This is a favorable period to take a trip or start studying a new subject, but you can also expand your world just by shaking up your normal routine in small ways that stimulate your mind.
July 23–August 22
Lovely Venus crosses your relationship angle this week, helping you to feel more in tune with people and inclined to get along well with them. Making peace and expressing affection should both come easily in the next four weeks. Take advantage of this period of harmonious relations by making a point of connecting with others. As the sun dives into your hidden-matters corner, part of your focus will shift to more private connections, including the one you have with your inner self. There’s a need to experience life through your emotions during the coming month. It’s a favorable period for shining a light on a psychological or interpersonal issue and striving to transform it. Whatever — or whomever — you find yourself focused on, don’t be afraid to go deeper.
August 23–September 22
Venus shows up in your productivity corner this week, coaxing you to enjoy your work, value your health and adopt a positive attitude toward dealing with practical matters. If you need to work on a problem in a relationship, this would be a good time to initiate the process. Your rapport with coworkers is likely to be good now, so shared projects should go smoothly. The sun is crossing your one-on-one angle, also emphasizing cooperation. In the coming month, examine your role in your closest connections and try to become more aware of the effect you have on others. Whether you’re in a committed partnership or not, think about how you can be who you want to be for a lover, friend, mate or whomever else.
September 23–October 22
Your ruling planet, Venus, dances into your fulfillment zone this week, encouraging you to enjoy life and wear your heart on your sleeve. Romance is favored, and you may feel extra affectionate, even with your friends. You need outlets like games, creative projects and other hobbies for this playful energy. You’ll be in the mood to amuse yourself and share your feelings, but the coming month won’t be purely indulgent. The sun is moving into your efficiency corner, calling for you to also get things done. Do your best to juggle work and play, spending a portion of your time focusing on your to-do list, job, health, fitness and daily responsibilities. If you’re highly efficient, you’ll still manage to squeeze in plenty of fun.
October 23–November 21
With Venus descending to the bottom of your chart this week, the pleasures of home gain fresh appeal. Entertaining is favored, as is time with family, but this is also a good period for enjoying your own company in the quiet of your home. You might get into a mood to redecorate, and you’re apt to take an artistic approach to beautifying your living space. The sun is also on the move, though, pushing you out the door to have fun. Self-expression is important, so you’ll be inspired to create, play, emote and show your personality. Your light-heartedness is likely to have a positive effect on your relationships. You should have the energy to do what makes you happy and the courage to be yourself.
November 22–December 21
Venus arrives in your cognition-communication-and-community house this week, coaxing you to think pleasant thoughts, notice the positive feelings in everyday exchanges, tell people how much you love them and appreciate bits of beauty in your environment. Your social life may get busier, and your dealings with people are likely to be agreeable. You might choose to beautify your neighborhood or take a short trip to a place that attracts you. As the sun moves to the bottom of your chart, part of your attention will shift to your home, family or people you live with. You could feel the need for peace and quiet and private contemplation. This is a natural time of year for you to reflect on memories and get in touch with your emotions.
December 22–January 19
Venus leaves Capricorn this week and moves on to your worth house, nudging you to value what you have, attract what you need and take advantage of good financial opportunities. Your income or spending may increase in the coming month, as you have the capacity to draw in more —or to covet more. Beauty will be a driving factor when it comes to what you desire. With the sun entering your thought-talk-and-transit zone, your brain, communication and daily life are apt to speed up. This is a good time to consider how you express yourself and how you filter information. None of us see life through a totally objective lens; consider how your lens affects your mindset, your words and your interactions.