With much ado about nothing and plenty of lamenting by Leos that their “birthday month” is over, the unstoppable Sun slides into Virgo, maiden of the zodiac. Typically depicted holding a bundle of wheat, Virgo’s M.O. is to separate out the chaff — figuratively and literally. Virgo cuts the B.S. better than any other sign with a tough love approach.
Meanwhile, Uranus heads into another retrograde in Taurus until January. Uranus is a “generational” planet — its transits last longer and tend to influence society at large or take a longer time to sink in. The energy of Uranus doesn’t mix easily with status quo-bound Taurus, so this week you may find yourself talking about a revolution.
Keep in mind that true transformation takes place within. And that inner work can lend itself to powerful shifts in the world around us. If we can consciously cultivate the tough love of Virgo and mix it with Uranus’s tendency to shake things up, we might remold our personal lives to adapt to both the individual and collective big picture.
One tough-love take to consider: Provincetown is not an exclusively gay space. All kinds of people come to enjoy what we collectively offer. Misogyny, lurking behind our lamenting the arrival of bachelorettes or in outright sexism toward lesbians, paint us less as protectors of Provincetown and more as poopers at our own party. Straight folks can be queer, and they can be allies. And if you don’t know your AIDS history vis à vis our lesbian mothers, then I suggest you learn it fast. Maybe this retrograde is a time to rethink what queer spaces should look like.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Sun square Mars: You might love a healthy challenge, but maybe challenge yourself to compromise instead. If tension persists, you know what to do.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus trine Chiron: You may be more open this week to intimacy and the personal power that conveys. Trust in the power of love!
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury trine Pluto: This easy aspect helps you deeply penetrate the mysteries you so poignantly ponder. It’s also giving you energy for the long haul.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon conjunct Mars: In times of distress, don’t get heated — instead, burn some calories or spice things up by giving someone a deep massage.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun square Mars: Don’t be challenging — challenge yourself instead. There’s a lot of power to be derived from having higher aspirations.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury trine Pluto: Look deeply now under this helpful planetary influence for the mysterious causation you question constantly. Connect with others with similar interests.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus trine Chiron: You’re a person who trusts too easily, but this is not a fault to lament. Vulnerability is a potent factor in healing relationships.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Sun square Mars: Instead of acquiescing to your basic urges, lean into your potential for molding situations to meet higher needs.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Venus trine Jupiter: Let go and have fun — it’s in those moments of sweet abandon where wild luck swoops in. Meet the moment with open arms.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Sun opposite Saturn: Embrace the possibility that obstacles are meant to help you hone your timing and to deliver important life lessons.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Sun opposite Saturn: This can feel like a trying time but take it all with a grain of salt. Sometimes life’s hard moments are simply reminders to slow down.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter trine Venus: You may find that your optimism knows no bounds and is only bolstered by immeasurably good luck. Spend your time spending your money.