In terms of astrology, the planets can be seen as dynamic reference points. The angles, or aspects (square, conjunction, etc.), they make to one another create shapes of energy across the solar system — with planet Earth in the middle of their cosmic dance. While this geocentrism may seem egocentric, it’s also a wonderful interplanetary metaphor for the ways in which we relate interpersonally. We must remember that powerful, invisible forces both within us and beyond us drive our actions and behaviors.
It may not be immediately clear to you whether someone else is having a bad day because of a poorly aligned planet or for reasons altogether more human. No matter the causes, we are equipped with the grace and love to counter their effects. Please use the gift of consciousness to choose to interrelate kindly. This is what planet Earth needs above all else.
March 21 – April 19
Being magnetic goes both ways, Aries. With ruler Mars conjunct Neptune, your positive outlook might attract negative vibes. Strike a balance between the polarities without acting bipolar.
April 20 – May 20
Ruler Venus squares off with a Mars-Neptune conjunction, translating to tension in relationships. The payoff is greater for those with significant others. For the rest of us, productivity is the key to release.
May 21 – June 20
With the Moon making some soft aspects to ruler Mercury, you’re feeling uncharacteristically sentimental. Catch up with friends and let your sensitivity shine. Aww … you do have feelings, after all.
June 21 – July 22
Explore the depths of your soft heart, Cancer. Ruler Moon, making aspects to both Chiron and Pluto, invites you to swim deep within for hidden treasures. The rewards are great for those who face their beasts in the dark.
July 23 – Aug. 22
Even the most playful lion has dangerous paws. With ruler Sun making aspects to both Mars and Venus, try devouring your lovers in bed instead of swiping at them like prey. When in doubt, talk it out.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
With ruler Mercury in Cancer angling at the Moon in your sign, you’re literally choking on feelings. Yes, you do have them. Tap into your oft-neglected sensitive side and keep your opinions to yourself.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
You’re not the most combative sort, Libra. That said, ruler Venus square to a Mars-Neptune conjunction implores you to relieve your passive aggression physically before losing your cool mentally.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Emotional challenges are exacerbated by the Moon square to ruler Pluto. Deal with eruptions as they come. Intense purging is often necessary prior to creating something new.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Ruler Jupiter square to the Moon may make for a fickle disposition. Committing to choices can sometimes look like a life sentence, yet the mind can easily be changed. Try sticking to one mood for now.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Maybe it’s best not to teach an old dog new tricks. With ruler Saturn making a soft aspect to the Moon, old habits can bring solutions to new problems. Lean on your experience for guidance.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
With ruler Uranus opposite the Moon, beware of your reactions to unexpected situations involving relationships. Stirring the proverbial pot for kicks will leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Feb. 19 – March 20
Daydreamer, heed this advice: You’re already high on life. You don’t need drugs to take you to another plane. With ruler Neptune conjunct Mars, opt for tantra, instead. Connection to reality is the best high.