This week’s planetary whodunit begins with Uranus in Taurus. The planet of change has been drifting idly in the most material of signs for nearly three and a half years. Shift happens, but in this case, slowly — and with room for much deliberation. When it comes to things like money, substance, and self-worth, we’re being tasked with plowing the fields for a late harvest. The reward will come — just not tomorrow.
Now Pluto kicks off a retrograde season, turning tail in Capricorn. Which means it’s also time to reflect on the most prevalent power dynamics in which you’re entangled. Especially in terms of ambition, career, and authority. It’s a subtle retrograde, so don’t stress — just keep an eye on the advantage and who’s got it.
Closer to home, a second new Moon will come into view this month on the 30th (a phenomenon known as a black Moon — I don’t know who makes this stuff up) and meet up with the Sun for a partial solar eclipse. While Taurus’s no-bull energy will keep us grounded amidst the frenzy, eclipses are known for bringing about sudden shifts and twists — not the best time for setting those new Moon intentions, so be mindful of what’s material and immaterial this week.
Meanwhile, Mercury does move into its home sign of Gemini, so at least you won’t be tongue tied as you try to decipher what any of that means. Though note that a Mercury retrograde looms ahead.
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 sextile Sun: You’ve got a pep in your step this week and people are taking notice. Lap it up — you know you love it.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus conjunct Jupiter: Forget hard work this week (per usual). Just enjoy the benefits of your beautiful nature.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury trine Pluto: Your fast-talking nature is more potent than ever this week. Win friends, influence people.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
New Moon in Taurus: Learn to differentiate between your self-worth and your material possessions. Not the same.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun sextile Mars: You’re feeling bright and shiny this week and it’s showing. Take what you want, give what you can.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury trine Pluto: Your mindreading skills are more powerful than ever this week. Make things happen in your favor.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus conjunct Jupiter: The struggle is a little less real this week. Time to spend those karma coins on some sick swag.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars sextile Sun: Your charisma is crystal clear this week and others are drawn to you more than ever. Enjoy it while it lasts.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter conjunct Venus: Your warmth and friendliness work in your favor this week. Money, love, or how about both?
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn unaspected in Aquarius: Gains come slowly so you can tell the difference between self-worth and material worth.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn unaspected in Aquarius: Validation doesn’t come from the outside world. Work hard at not holding yourself back.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter conjunct Venus: Good things come to those with good vibes. Feel your way forward and you can’t go wrong.