While we may have come up against a few holiday hiccups — namely a pesky little thing called Covid canceling plans and flights — you can rest assured it’s not bad luck. Venus, that vixen, has been retrograde in Capricorn, and therefore meddling in relationships and finances. Accountability is the theme here, so own up to move forward.
Meanwhile, Jupiter has returned to Pisces, where it was in midsummer and where it will remain for most of 2022. The planet of abundance in the sign of fantasy creates an atmosphere of co-existence unlike any other — and what a welcome theme this is after two years of pandemic preceded by years of Trumpian angst.
Opportunities to create connections and community rooted in compassion will abound. Let’s all rejoice.
When reading 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 Neptune: Ward off any negative feelings with words and actions that inspire creativity instead of spiraling into sadness.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Sun conjunct Venus: Plentiful good omens for your relationship to love and money. Just remember that too much of a good thing is no good thing at all.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury square Uranus: Expect excitement but not necessarily the good kind. Mishaps will happen; just remember perspective is a great thing to be gained.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon square Venus: Try not to be careless this week lest you find yourself in uncomfortable social situations. Don’t lower your standards for anyone.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun conjunct Venus: Your eye for a good bargain and other eye candy is enhanced this week. You can enjoy but try not to enjoy too much.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury square Uranus: Take extra care to be mindful this week. Distractions abound and with them opportunities for miscommunication.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Sun conjunct Venus: Harmony abounds for your love life and fills your pockets, as well. Seek pleasure but don’t be a glutton.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars square Neptune: Instead of conspiring with negative feelings, spend time inspiring yourself with creative distractions.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter in Pisces: Your planet isn’t making any aspects for weeks. It’s a good time to pay attention to your dreams for insight into the future.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Mercury conjunct Saturn: Don’t dwell on the negatives. Find something productive to put your mind to and you can defeat any doldrums.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Mercury conjunct Saturn: Make the most of this increase in concentration. Focus is the antidote to melancholy and meanness.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter in Pisces: Your planet isn’t making any aspects, and won’t for weeks, but it’s in your sign, which means much of what you dream can become reality! Sweet dreams.