Sister Moon, herald of intuition and emotion, is supercharged following the solar eclipse in Cancer. Her angles to the other planets this week will be extra challenging for some and more rewarding for others. What’s more, Mercury is retrograde in Cancer, doubling down on the need for self-reflection. The tides of change begin within and are swiftly approaching tsunami status. How to keep your head above water? Whatever your astrological sign, it’s a good time to listen to Nelson Mandela: “The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself.”
March 21 – April 19
With the Moon opposite ruler Mars, this is the time to do more than just stand on your soapbox. Fighting for a just cause requires action, not words. If the pen is mightier than the sword, what’s mightier than the pen?
April 20 – May 20
Compromise is crucial to maintaining harmony, with ruler Venus square to the Moon. Uncomfortable moments should be attenuated with gracious attention and some performative romancing. Don’t rock the love boat.
May 21 – June 20
The only choir you should be preaching to right now is the choir of voices in your head. With the Moon squaring off with ruler Mercury, you’re full of opinions you should keep to yourself. You’ll get your chance, don’t worry.
June 21 – July 22
With ruler Moon in the middle of a cosmic hoedown, your head is spinning in every direction. Lean into the path of least resistance as you step-ball-change through life’s twirling circumstances. Hold on to your hat.
July 23 – Aug. 22
You’re a bright person, so take this in: whatever it is that’s annoying you is rooted in your own selfishness. There, I said it. Mitigate relationship tension with a little caring attention. You’ll get much affection in return.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Your holier-than-thou attitude isn’t winning you any Jesus points anytime soon. Spend your time tidying up or pointing that laser focus on ideas you want to further perfect. Tell yourself and only yourself what to do.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
You’re a sucker for attention, accepting it gladly and without discrimination. With ruler Venus square to the Moon, your propensity for pleasurable distractions has increased. However, don’t play it fast and loose.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
With the Moon casting an exposing light on ruler Pluto, deeply buried feelings scatter in the glare. It may be challenging to gather these dead rosebuds, but the healing rewards will outweigh the emotional labor.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Ruler Jupiter is renowned, mythologically speaking, for having a wandering eye. With the Moon softening his resolve, best to keep everything on the up and up, as any disloyalty would expose you to undesirable repercussions.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
With the Moon square to ruler Saturn, the bitter roots of seeds past are exposed. Don’t blame anyone else for your poor gardening skills. Gather ye rosebuds … and take your bad mood somewhere private.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Ruler Uranus gets thrown into a tizzy as it squares to the Moon. Try to avoid the unexpected for a few days. As Greek philosopher Epictetus said: “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react that matters.”
Feb. 19 – Mar. 20
Try not to get the wrong impression. Ruler Neptune square to the Moon increases your emotional sensitivity, which may lead to misunderstandings. Ground yourself with relaxing activities that you don’t have to take seriously.