June 21–July 22
You may get the urge to splurge when Venus tussles with excessive Jupiter in your pleasure house, tempting you to go overboard in a quest to fulfill your desires. It’s possible to end up with something worthwhile, but proceed with caution if you’re on a tight budget. With Mars making a U-turn, you could circle back to old pain, resentment or jealousy, and an ex might reenter the picture. Examine your hidden motives in the next couple months and avoid compulsive behavior. Rather than pushing to get what you feel you need from another individual, focus on confronting whatever is being churned up in your psyche. A sun-Saturn faceoff will likely make it seem like someone or something is standing in your way, and a choice between putting yourself first and honoring your obligations to others may arise. Look for a mutually agreeable compromise, and don’t let this bump in the road deflate your spirits. A full moon in your interpersonal angle can push you to make things more official in a relationship or call it quits, and it encourages you to strike a better balance between me and we in all your one-to-one connections. Since Saturn is in the mix, it might be time to ask yourself how much work you’re willing to put into a particular relationship. Mercury’s skirmish with Uranus suggests you should play it by ear when it comes to teamwork, and pooling resources could be a bone of contention. Everyone’s apt to have their own separate priorities under this influence.
July 23–August 22
Venus in Leo taunts Jupiter this week, tempting you to go all out indulging in the pleasures of home. Whether you’re in the mood to gorge on delicious food, have tons of people over or stay up all night binge watching your fave show, your space is calling your name. Your family might be calling too — if you’ve been out and about lately, make time for relatives. After Mars begins backtracking, you’re susceptible to projecting your frustrations onto other people, so try to reel them in and conduct yourself in a straightforward way, or you might revive an old conflict. Consider how your relationships are going, and if one is on the rocks, resist taking rash action. The sun’s opposition with Saturn implies your workload or your health can prevent you from unwinding the way you want to and deplete your already low reserves. Try to stick to a regular schedule and get adequate rest so you don’t burn out. The full moon in your efficiency corner also nudges you to conserve energy by dropping timewasting habits and stressful duties so you can prioritize what matters most to you. With Mercury breezing into your sign, you’ll have more objectivity when weighing personal issues like how you spend your day. You’ll also have the gift of gab, so chime in and be heard! Merc’s discord with Uranus might spur you to concoct a fresh path to progress, but be prepared to think on your feet if an authority figure throws you a curveball.
August 23–September 22
You might think too big or say too much when Venus and Jupiter scuffle this week and should try to be careful not to sacrifice for an undeserving person or give away a secret. But considering the benefic nature of both planets, if you’re moved to do something generous and selfless for a cause you believe in, go for it! Mars will be backpedaling through your productivity corner for a couple of months, stalling progress but offering you a chance to fix imbalances in your daily routine that make you less effective. If you’ve tried and failed to vanquish a bad habit, give it another shot. Examine in detail the way you go about your day and what you’re devoting time and energy to. If what you come up with doesn’t mesh with want your life to look like in the future, let those incongruities motivate you to put corrections in place come September. Start reworking your schedule now to include fewer timewasters and more stress relievers. A sun-Saturn opposition could exacerbate self-inhibition and make you feel like you don’t fit in or stand out enough. Spending time with people you have something important in common with will help. A full moon may heat up a love affair to the point of blastoff or grand finale, and a creative project could culminate as well. Find pleasurable outlets for this overflow of passion; a spontaneous getaway may be just what you need. And listen to your intuition at week’s end because it might reveal a startling perception.
September 23–October 22
Your ruling planet jostles with Jupiter this week, hinting that socializing will spur you to overspend or you’ll give more than your fair share when you go along with group interests. You want to be a team player, but you should also keep an eye on your own bottom line. With Mars going retrograde for the next couple of months, your love life, leisure time and creative ventures will feel the effects. This phase calls for you to reconnect with your heart’s desires, and if you’re involved in a romance that doesn’t seem to be heading anywhere, you might go on hiatus or cut bait. You’re not meant to be chasing someone or something that doesn’t fulfill you, and it’s time to discover (or rediscover) true sources of pleasure and passion. A standoff between the sun and Saturn spans the peak and base of your chart and may test your ability to balance professional life and home life. You’re trying to shine but may need to overcome emotional baggage, private insecurity or a family or domestic problem to do so. Try not to succumb to a morose mood. The full moon reminds you that attending to whatever is going on inside you or in your home will allow you to go out into the world and succeed. Your living situation might be undergoing a change, or a family member may need you. But if you’re overwhelmed with emotions at the moment, grab alone time to decompress. Bonus: You might receive support from a surprising source, thanks to Uranus’s contact with this lunation.
October 23–November 21
With Jupiter in Scorpio and Venus in your ambition angle egging each other on, you long for the freedom to do creative work and to carve out the professional or public position you desire for yourself. You’re not inclined to hold back in your relations with higher-ups now, so be sure you’re not coming across as smug and remember to make learning a key part of your mission. As Mars reverses course at the base of your chart for the next two months, you might get into a prickly mood and will need solitude for processing difficult feelings and behavior that are likely holdovers from the past. Try to turn trapped anger into productive aggression that will get you out of a rut. Friction on the home front and delays involving your living sitch could stress you out, making a regular self-care practice essential. This week’s sun-Saturn faceoff gives expansive thinking a reality check. It’s fine to be sure you’re not going too far out on a limb, but don’t let fear and pessimism take over and limit the possibilities for growth. Clipping your own wings would be a mistake. A full moon can bring information to light, a writing project to fruition or a flood of thoughts and busyness. Words and emotions are intertwined, nudging you to express how you’re feeling. When Mercury climbs to the peak of your chart and spars with Uranus in your interpersonal house, you should try to stay open to whatever response you get when articulating your goals and plans.
November 22–December 21
Your ruling planet’s encounter with Venus means when something seems too good to be true, it very well could be. So dial down your enthusiasm long enough to take a second look. With Mars going rogue in your thinking-and-talking corner, it’s time to assess your course of action anyway and examine how you make decisions. It’s also worth looking at how you communicate and process information and asking yourself what should change. You’re bound to feel a bit argumentative, so watch what you say/write/post/tweet/text and try not to misdirect any anger you’re feeling. But do stand up for yourself if you’ve been biting your tongue for too long! And keep in mind it’s a good summer for revising and rewriting, so you can still be productive even if you’re grappling with a creative block. The sun and Saturn are moving into an opposition, which could make you hesitant about sharing and worried about not having what you need. Try not to become overly focused on deprivation out of fear, or you might put a barrier between you and another person. The full moon in your worth house can trigger an influx of income or a mood-driven shopping spree. New developments with your work can pay off now, and if you’re not making great use of your talents and skills, it’s time to look for other job opportunities. Mercury’s arrival in your exploration zone and subsequent tussle with Uranus implies the more you learn, the better equipped you’ll be to change what you do for a living and the freer you’ll be to contribute something original.
December 22–January 19
This week’s Venus-Jupiter scrimmage could inspire you to go out with your S.O. and your squad or his, or you might circulate and meet plenty of people in the hopes of making a love connection. If you are looking for new prospects, Jupiter reminds you that it’s a numbers game and technology and social media can improve your odds. With Mars doing an about-face in your worth house, you should devote a chunk of your attention to what you need and what you already have. Evaluate your financial strategy; get rid of some possessions; ponder how your self-esteem influences the way you handle money and belongings; balance your budget; and examine how you convert personal values into priorities. Avoid getting into arguments over these issues and resist splurging on a whim. Try to keep your expenses under control, as an unexpected one could come up. The sun’s standoff with Saturn in Capricorn can cause you to shut people out unintentionally. You’re apt to come off as aloof when you’re simply focusing on your goals. So maintain as much self-awareness as possible and understand that the gap between you and others can be bridged, even if your frame of mind doesn’t facilitate connection that particular day. The full moon in Cap floods you with feels, calling for you to put yourself first. Spell out what you need, and if that doesn’t work, indulge in impromptu fun. And if you’re sooo over someone or something, this is your chance to let go and move forward.
January 20–February 18
When Venus and Jupiter scuffle this week, you’re liable to set the bar high in a relationship. Pushing for too much too fast could always backfire, but having clear expectations is your prerogative. You may be enjoying someone’s company so much that you want to make plans you can look forward to. As Mars starts to backtrack in your sign, though, you’ll need to accept the loss of momentum over the next couple months. Don’t torture yourself over a lack of progress. Even though you’re meant to slow down, try not to spiral into listless procrastination. Retrace steps you’ve already taken and plug any holes you find. Ask yourself what motivates you and get in touch with neglected passions. Tap into your inner will. That fire deep down inside you needs to be stoked now. With the sun and Saturn going head to head, wrapping up old business may take precedence over plowing ahead with your current agenda. Nagging regret, guilt, doubt or melancholy can wear you out, and you may benefit from scheduling downtime to reset. A full moon at the end of your chart serves as a reminder to tune into the needs of your soul and not to neglect your inner life by pouring all of your energy into the outer world. It also offers you an opportunity to forgive and forget so you can heal. Surrender to the divine will of the universe, releasing whatever (or whomever) you’ve been holding onto that’s not good for you. Pay attention to your intuition, dreams and imagination and trust your gut.
February 19–March 20
It’s not easy to stay in the moment and enjoy what you’re doing when Venus spars with Jupiter in your exploration corner. You’re craving an escape and may need a break from work. A change of scene would do you good, but if you can’t swing a trip right now, at least switch up your routine to get a fresh perspective. A sense of freedom can help you tackle the tasks at hand with renewed enthusiasm. With Mars going off the grid at the end of your chart, you should make a real effort to deal with any anger you’ve pushed down inside you and confront any tendencies to act against your own best interests. Try to nip self-sabotaging behavior in the bud and get to the bottom of what motivates it. How can you fix the core issue? If you feel like you’re spinning your wheels, press pause and ask yourself what drives you. Your mojo is probably deep underground, and grappling with your most challenging emotions will enable you to harness the energy contained within them. Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Double down on self-care and start a dream journal to process the contents of your subconscious. The sun and Saturn are at odds, which makes it hard to feel accepted by a group. Constructive criticism can help you hone creative self-expression, but try to maintain boundaries so your personal pleasure isn’t at stake. A full moon might spell drama in your squad or call your attention to a friend in need. Do your best to balance group interests with your need to be yourself.
March 21–April 19
With Venus and Jupiter squaring off, a love affair or creative collab could heat up, but you may not be able to tell what’s real until the rush wears off a bit. Your expectations are high, and only time will tell if they’ll be met. Your ruling planet shifts into reverse gear for the next couple of months, which could introduce problems in your squad or an organization you belong to. Slow down and assess where a particular friendship or group affiliation is headed and try not to take your frustrations out on others or overreact if they do the same. Teamwork may screech to a halt, but you can use this time to redo steps you may have skipped. Don’t try to get everyone on the same page or take over and fly solo. Plan next steps and hold off on executing them. It’s a good time to review your latest objectives and interests and reconnect with people. Tech issues might hold you up, calling for extra patience. The sun and Saturn are opposing each other, emphasizing the challenge of juggling home and work. You’re sensitive to criticism under this influence and could get deflated if there are too many hoops to jump through. Use the strengths that got you this far and be willing to work within the system. The full moon at the peak of your chart can bring a goal to fruition or stir up melodrama with a parent or boss. You could be pushed onto center stage, so be prepared to prove yourself and perhaps take on a higher-profile role.
April 20–May 20
A Venus-Jupiter dustup prompts you to revel in the pleasure of companionship, and the more at home you feel with someone the sunnier your outlook will be. As Mars turns retrograde at the top of your chart until late August, it’s important to keep frustration in check around authority figures. The source of your frustration will probably be a lack of progress, but pushing to make more headway isn’t the antidote. Contemplate the direction you’re going in and assess which aims you should keep pursuing and which you should put aside. Maybe there’s an old goal you want to dust off and start going after again. How do you define success for yourself? If your ambition is out of balance with other areas of your life, this is a great time to tweak it. Make sure you’re working smart and not just hard. A sun-Saturn faceoff compels you to slow down and grasp the big picture. Someone may judge your ideas, dampening your enthusiasm. Use this as an opportunity to sharpen your thinking and learn something. A full moon in your expansion corner marks the best time in all of 2018 to drop a personal belief that’s been limiting your growth. An urge for adventure could inspire you to take a leap of faith and you might finish a course of study or jet off on a big trip. Mercury’s encounter with Uranus in Taurus suggests your reflection on memories or private feelings — or a convo with someone who knows you well — can push you to set off in a fresh direction.
May 21–June 20
A Venus-Jupiter tangle might lead you to flirt with a colleague, do extra creative work or meet people who can teach you something useful, and a positive attitude is the key to getting tons done. But with Mars heading into his two-month retrograde phase in your exploration corner, if travel or education are on the agenda, you won’t be able to proceed as quickly and smoothly as you’d like. Patience isn’t your strong suit, but do your best to take detours in stride and adjust to the slower pace. To avert heated debates, don’t try to convert anyone to your POV. Rather than selling others on your opinions, seek out a more well-rounded perspective. You’re liable to hit people over the head with your passionate stance, so edit your words carefully. And keep impulses in check, as they can lead you to take questionable risks. You might have luck revising something for publication, revisiting a place you’ve been and resuming an old course of study. The sun’s standoff with Saturn could make a close relationship seem like too much work, especially if you’re focused on what you need and the other person is withholding it from you. Give and take may feel like an uphill climb, but this opposition can get you to find a better balance between the two and zero in on your bottom line. It could be time to delineate your dealbreakers and decide what compromises are worth it to you. A full moon is apt to bring matters to a head, nudging you to commit or cut your losses and come out of this stronger than before.