Following along with Jupiter’s backwards dance from Pisces into Aquarius — an invitation to reel everything in and check for consistency en route to our goals — blue planet Neptune has also shifted into retrograde in Pisces, its home sign. Get ready to lose the rosy shades of la-di-da and get real.
Dream weaver Neptune is the planet of illusion, fantasy, and mysticism — the deeper waters of our minds. While its influence on us is more collective than personal, its vibrations can cause us to lose our grip on what’s sound and sane. With Neptune retrograde in Pisces, its propensity for creating confusion is slowed down. Take this as an opportunity to honestly assess your subtler self.
Use the next five months to see through the fog around your dreams. The waters of Neptune and Pisces offer us a reflection of ourselves. But now’s the time to see past that to something deeper within — the source waters from which we can grow or in which we can drown.
Keep this work in mind when reading your personal horoscopes. Read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars square Uranus: Tear up the rules and have some fun this week! This dynamic energy can lead to creative breakthroughs or some serious backlash. Or both.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus opposite Saturn retrograde: Look out for obstacles in regard to love and money — this transit might have you working on your self, and paying debts.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury square Neptune retrograde: Get some guidance before making any deals this week. Stick to the communication basics. This should keep your head above water.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon square Saturn: This aspect can leave you feeling depressed, but Mars and Venus are sending strength and sexy vibes your way to help you stay out of a rut.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun sextile Uranus: Curiosity can’t kill you, cat, so get creative and try something new and exciting. Don’t forget about the importance of routine!
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury square Neptune retrograde: Communication can break down easily this week. Keep it simple, and try to have a witness handy should things turn sour.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus opposite Saturn retrograde: Money and love woes galore. Remember to stay accountable for your actions, and definitely don’t cope by spending coin.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Pluto sextile Neptune retrograde: You might be acting compulsively on your quest to create order from chaos. You get to choose to be a force for good.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter retrograde unaspected: Sometimes it is a good idea to hit pause on all your wandering and lusting, just to make sure you still have a destination in mind.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn retrograde opposite Venus: Trouble is on the horizon in romance and finance. Stay practical, stay frugal, and be willing to reflect on your involvement if difficulties arise.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Uranus square Mars: Forget your fears and get festive! This dynamic energy might land you in trouble or have you seeing things from a new creative perspective. Or both.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Neptune retrograde square Mercury: Don’t negotiate on your own; get some advice before making any moves. When it comes to communication, keep it clear and honest.