Get ready for the shakedown, star chasers. On top of that Mercury retrograde in Aquarius you’ve probably been noticing in your day-to-day affairs (the neighborhood lost power in the storm, your road has been closed by the town for repairs, and other communal inconveniences), Uranus is shifting out of its own retrograde in Taurus.
Things that were moving slowly, especially in terms of the material world, are going to shift into a higher gear. This might feel rough at first, but you’ll be looking at those bumps in the road in your rearview in no time.
Uranus, it should be noted, is the modern ruler of Aquarius, where both Mercury and the Sun are presiding. The Sun in Aquarius heightens the contrast between our individual selves and the collective. While loving what makes each of us unique is part of finding our places in the greater whole, Uranus may be a bit of a disruptive force, causing humanitarian Aquarius to play a more revolutionary hand.
To help you create the change you need, tap into Mars’s placement in Capricorn, which amps up our need to succeed. At a time like this, lofty goals and reality can become one — with some hard work, a dash of daring, and heaps of patience.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
With ruler Mars in Capricorn, you’re hard pressed to press yourself hard — even toward the achievement you crave. The view is better from the top, so get there.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Make room for social pleasures this week while ruler Venus connects with Uranus. A friendly tryst could do the trick but don’t expect the payoff to linger.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Ruler Mercury is all powered up by the Sun this week, making you most adaptable in situations in which your personality shines.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Ruler Moon’s opposition to Jupiter has you eating your feelings. Maybe instead of going ham on the ham, you should entrust your emotions to friends.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Mercury’s proximity to ruler Sun increases your curiosity — especially in terms of your social interactions. Make the most of your meetings.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Ruler Mercury gets a big boost from the Sun this week, busying your schedule and speeding up your processing power. Think big and be alert.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
It’s a good week to be a pro flirt, with ruler Venus connecting with Uranus. Idle hands and somebody’s playthings — whatever takes you away from the routine.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
With ruler Mars in Capricorn, you’re pushing hard to achieve goals that will serve you long term. That said, don’t be shortsighted and leave anyone by the wayside.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
The Moon’s brief opposition to ruler Jupiter this week could have you out of sorts, especially if your generosity is taken advantage of. Be guarded, just enough.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
While ruler Saturn conjuncts the Sun, your efforts ease into reality. You will still be tested during the transition, however, so brace your ego for impact.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Effort pays off when the Sun conjuncts ruler Saturn. That said, the things that define you require perseverance before you’ll perceive any payout or reward.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Ruler Jupiter’s opposition to the Moon this week may open the door to interfering nags. Instead of indulging your feelings, distract yourself with friends.