While the Sun continues to travel through sensitive Cancer, things are beginning to simmer in flirty fire sign Leo, where Mars and Venus are coming into a sweet celestial embrace.
When these planets of sex and love, respectively, lock lips in the sky, their conjunction increases our conscious confidence. Master Mars is the bearer of bravery while vixen Venus is the endower of romance. Their affinity for one another is a tale as old as time. In ancient mythology, they were consummate lovers. The height of summer’s heat will be thick with emboldened desires and expressive pleasures. Prepare yourself, then, for sweat and celebration.
Leo is a playful sign and rules the excitement of new encounters. This week, social affairs are likely to produce summer flings, so, if you’re looking, ride the pony of this Mars-Venus integration in Leo for the next two weeks as hard as you can. All puns intended.
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 conjunct Venus: Follow your nose — or any other organ — to whatever end it may lead you. Wink wink. Tension is best released sweetly.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus conjunct Mars: Sow your wildest oats this week and eat them hot with cream. Just saying. And if you don’t go for oats, try a sweet roll in the hay.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury trine Moon: Intimacy with yourself — ahem — is the gateway to clear perception. It’s important to clear your mind liberally and frequently.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Mercury trine Moon: Getting in touch with your intuition will balance your overthinking mind. This is often aided by intimate touch — a powerful way to forge connections.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun opposite Pluto: Any crisis of self-esteem is likely caused by your own doubts. Instead of being resistant to change, now’s the time to change the way you see yourself.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury trine Moon: It’s okay to intimately touch upon things within and of yourself, which could lead to a clear mind and an open heart. Consider sharing the experience with others.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus conjunct Mars: It’s summer lovin’ and you’re having a blast, so let those chills multiply and electrify you this week. There are worse things you could do.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars conjunct Venus: Boldly go where no person has gone before — especially if it’s with a stranger! Use your hands to explore new worlds this week.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter opposite Venus: Try not to be sloppy if you’re going to be indulgent. Nobody wants to hold your hair back or pick up your tab. Be respectful of others.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn square Uranus: If you’re feeling blocked and locked up, tap into the Mars-Venus conjunction in Leo to lubricate your life. Being open-minded is key.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn square Uranus: It’s best to be opportunistic this week to help you break free from any restrictive sensations. Tap into the current conjunction for some fun.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Neptune trine Mercury: Good vibrations and sweet sensations abound, stimulating your senses. Stimulate whatever you want this week, relationship-wise.