The momentum of this week culminates in a New Moon in Leo. Who doesn’t revel in extended moments of admiration and praise? Yet what becomes of such gaudy lauding when the spotlight finally falls on you from above? The side of Leo season that’s not so bright reflects an innate sensitivity to criticism. Accepting feedback and using it productively, either to improve behaviors or to improve relations, dignifies the admirable lion/ess/ex. In other words, a pointed statement need not necessarily burst your golden bubble. Fortunately for the Leo, that bubble exists (in their minds) as an entire zodiacal month, making their hardy happy hard to pop.
March 21 – April 19
With your ruler planet, Mars, lingering in your sign and square to the moody Moon, frustration simmering beneath the surface bubbles a bit too easily for comfort. Turn the heat down before you burn yourself.
April 20 – May 20
Love meets your legs in the air this week with ruler Venus conjunct the Moon. Good vibes make socializing and leisure activities feel light and easy. Try to be more liberal with your lovemaking than with your spending.
May 21 – June 20
You’re buzzing more than usual, Gemini, with ruler Mercury conjunct the summer Sun. That’s good news for your social life as you zip from coffee dates to meetings to dinners. Next cup, go for decaf.
June 21 – July 22
Tap into this, Cancer: ruler Moon conjunct vixen Venus has you feeling comfortable in your own shell. What a switch! Use this time to make friends, make love, and generally enjoy life.
July 23 – Aug. 22
Oh, Leo. Leo, Leo, Leo. Don’t you just love the sound of your own sign’s name? I’m teasing, of course. The Sun is in your sign with Mercury next door. Please, remind me again that you’re a Leo.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
With ruler Mercury sidling up to the Sun, your summer buzz just can’t be killed. Since you define your identity by your interactions, make the most of this conjunction before the high wears off.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Lighten up, Libra. Ruler Venus conjunct the Moon brings levity to leisure. We know you love to (pretend not) to show off, so reveal your natural charisma for all to behold. Reveal anything you want, really.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Did you know that Scorpio is also ruled by Mars? Now you do. Mars square to the moody Moon makes you a tad impulsive, so perhaps find other ways to control the release of any tension. Put the knife down.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Take a second look before leaping into action. Ruler Jupiter square to aggressive Mars empowers you to forge a new path ahead. Try not to bowl anyone over on your way.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
With aggressive Mars square to stern ruler Saturn, it seems as if anything you’re pursuing runs up against the rigors of resistance. To avoid confrontation, work solo and with patience.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Feisty Mars square to ruler Uranus makes you want to break free. Find an outlet for your personal brand of crazy. You may need to be inventive and embrace the spirit of experimentation, in more ways than one.
Feb. 19 – March 20
The Moon’s soft angle to ruler Neptune enhances your empathic nature along with your emotional sensitivity. Lean into this for inspiration and make sure to record it for posterity and/or proof.