Despite the airy vibes of the Gemini new Moon, we’re still in the thick of some cosmic chaos. Mercury goes direct now after three or so weeks of manic mayhem. Don’t forget, though, that the two weeks after a planet goes direct, it remains in shadow. Sorry, but I don’t make the rules.
The quicker you integrate those retrograde lessons, the sooner you’ll see a clear path ahead of you. Considering that Mercury has been in Taurus, you’ll most likely see levity in matters of money and feelings of self-worth. That said, when Mercury stations direct, it squares off with stern Saturn, which could add a serious tone to this time.
Saturn itself goes retrograde almost immediately after Mercury ends its own. Saturn’s the planet of tough love and patience, so if there was a moment to get realer than real about the consequences of our choices, this is it.
While Saturn’s energy can feel limiting, it’s really here to remind us of responsibility. In Aquarius, that’s our duty to the collective. So, how can we approach our shared experience with maturity, honoring the lessons life has already served?
We could probably start by working together to change a broken system that disenfranchises everyone other than cis-gender white males — including gay men. Ask yourself honestly, are you part of the problem? Flying the rainbow flag doesn’t make you a good person by default. And it doesn’t mean you can ignore the struggles of others just because you think yours are largely over — for now.
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 Jupiter: Apply your formidable energies to serving the greater good. With focus, you can fix a lot.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus unaspected: Use your sensual take on all things as a way to offer a calm sense of grounding to those in need.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury sextile Neptune: Take that overwhelming sense of compassion and find it a purpose. Think beyond yourself.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon opposite Saturn: Don’t get wrapped up in doom and gloom. Let what’s difficult inspire you instead to work hard for change.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun sextile Chiron: Tap into old wounds for fresh inspiration. Lessons you’ve learned can help others make it through the night.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury sextile Neptune: Despite your critical nature, you are compassionate. Now’s a good time to put that to use.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus unaspected: Take that natural diplomacy and charm and find a way to help others make it all make sense.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars conjunct Jupiter: Try to channel all that power you have now into greater purpose. The world needs helpers.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Mars conjunct Jupiter: Share some of that natural luck you’ve got. It’s a power many people could use right now.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Mercury square Saturn: That stern energy is perfect for pushing to fix problems that are beyond you. Press on.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Mercury square Saturn: Don’t take no for an answer when it comes to creating change. You can shine here.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Mars conjunct Jupiter: You more than most have a flair for the humanitarian. Make the most of your love in a big way.