Hold your horses, star gazers. Last week we had Venus aligning with both Uranus and Mercury while all three were making a hard angle to stern Saturn. To top it off, this energy culminated in a full Moon in Scorpio. Still standing? Good on you.
If you haven’t learned your lessons in love or money, then I would recommend hobbling on the best you can, with any spare change (see: personal transformation) available. It’s true, the Sun’s alignment with Uranus this week could end up being a big blow to your dignity, but only if you resist change by clinging to outdated vibrations that no longer serve a higher purpose.
Mars has sidled into Cancer at an angle to Chiron, the “wounded healer.” This alignment places the process of shedding unhealthy emotional habits at the forefront of our collective endeavoring. That sounds easier than it is, of course. Mars in Cancer is heavily influenced by the Moon, Cancer’s planetary ruler, making this process a moody one. But it’s also an excellent opportunity to explore our emotions and tend to those “things” that haunt us on the inside. Time to tune in, listen up, let go, and integrate these lessons into your ever-evolving identity.
Remember to read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Ruler Mars square Chiron: It might look a mess, but your emotional upheavals are part of the natural order. Purge to make space for better.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Ruler Venus sextile Neptune: This angle offers some reprieve from the emotional forces at play. Sex therapy or shop therapy, your choice.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Ruler Mercury square Jupiter: A broad outlook boosts your mood, but don’t boast. A hopeful future is built on the details of the present.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Ruler Moon opposite Mars: It’s the little things that bother you most. Channel all challenging energies into exercise and compromise.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Ruler Sun conjunct Uranus, square Saturn: Despite any excitement in your life, your character is being tested. Don’t buck the system; work it.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Ruler Mercury square Jupiter: Details seem elusive yet demand your attention if you desire a happy future. Don’t get cocky if you get lucky.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Ruler Venus sextile Neptune: Light breaks briefly through the stormy feelings of the past week. Sex or shopping help take the edge off.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Ruler Pluto trine Mercury: Socializing just for the sake of it isn’t as appealing to you as a deep discussion but may bring you powerful new friends.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Ruler Jupiter square Mercury: You can be proud of the future you’ve devised, but boasting isn’t a cute look. Pay attention to the details on the path forward.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Ruler Saturn square Sun: The pressure’s on, so get ready to dig in and be patient. You could avoid your work, but that would bring no reward.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Ruler Uranus conjunct Sun: While you may be tempted to buck the system, try working it instead. You might find that it makes your life more exciting.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Ruler Neptune sextile Venus: Make the most of this brief pause for peace from your emotions. Intimacy would help but buying something pretty would, too.