With the full moon behind us and Mercury stationing direct this weekend, we heartily welcome some emotional reprieve and levity. But not so fast! The tough lessons of the past three weeks must be reconciled with our intentions for the future. Some of us may have screamed, some of us have probably cried. We’ve all definitely been pushed through an emotional pinhole. We can’t let all of that hard work go forgotten. Self-reflection is the essential nature of retrograde, technical difficulties aside. Looking closely at our challenges and their ensuing reactions fortifies our awareness for the next traipse into the woods. Which reminds me of a Sondheim song: “I know things now, many valuable things, that I never knew before… And take extra care with strangers, even flowers have their dangers, and though scary is exciting, nice is different than good.”
March 21 – April 19
With the Moon and Mars conjunct in your sign, you’ve got the fighting spirit. Fresh initiatives leap off the page to be put into action. Shake off any agitation with physical activity.
April 20 – May 20
You’re feeling your oats this week, thanks to ruler Venus’s angle to the Moon and Mars in Aries. Tender and sexy are crucial qualities to the way you operate. Take advantage of them.
May 21 – June 20
With ruler Mercury coming out of retrograde in Cancer, frustrated emotions find forms for expression. Let them loose but don’t be so loose-lipped. Maintain a modicum of mystery.
June 21 – July 22
Ruler Moon is squaring off with the retrograde conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. Meister Eckhart wrote that “God gives away nothing so happily as big gifts.” He might have also mentioned hard knocks.
July 23 – Aug. 22
When life hands you lessons, Leo, you chug some lemonade. That said, ruler Sun is opposite both Jupiter and Saturn, which means that all expansions will be balanced by restrictions elsewhere.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Normally the bearer of hard truths, you may have received some of your own these past few weeks. With ruler Mercury coming out of retrograde, try to remember what you’ve learned and pay it forward, kindly.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Ruler Venus is flirting with Mars from across the zodiacal room. We get it — you’re an operator and a professional flirt. And everyone sees right through it. Be foxier than coyote cute.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
In the shadow of the retrograde, with the Moon square ruler Pluto, it’s time to purge deeply buried feelings. It won’t be pretty. Such catharsis, however, often leads to transformed emotions and relationships.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Life is a series of checks and balances. Ruler Jupiter’s good fortunes, in this case, are expanded by its position opposite the Sun. But nearby Saturn says too much of a good thing is no good thing at all.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Trials and tribulations are fodder for success. Ruler Saturn gets some of nearby Jupiter’s luck, but the Sun’s hard opposition presses you for every last drop of perseverance. Diamonds are forever.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
You’re feeling a bit impulsive with the Moon conjunct ruler Uranus in Taurus. Find opportunity for tangible expressions of psychic talents, even if it’s just a bit of fun with some Tarot cards.
Feb. 19 – March 20
With Neptune in your sign, empowered by the Sun, profound spiritual lessons are available to you now. These enable your personal success, which ultimately translates into a greater cause. Believe.