In the tailwinds of the full Moon in Gemini on Dec. 7, you may have noticed it was a rockier lunation than usual. This full Moon was in a tight conjunction with a retrograde Mars.
You might have found yourself longing to pick a proverbial bone. If you got into it, I hope you managed to find a way to do it that didn’t hurt anyone. It’s easy to feel hotheaded when you know that you’re right about something — but ask yourself: is it always worth a fight?
Fortunately, the mood is lightened when Venus and Jupiter come into a square aspect to each other. Normally, a square is a more challenging aspect. But no aspect is too intense for these two planets that love a laissez-faire attitude. Don’t expect to get much done. Just remember that too much of a good thing is no good thing at all.
When on the edge of overindulging, remember that Venus is also shifting into Capricorn, meaning all’s fair in love and work — as long as there’s love for the work. If there’s not, maybe it’s time to rewrite the script on your endeavors and lean into your passions, even as you play.
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
Sun conjunct Mars: Whoa! You are on fire. Before your ego bursts into flames, find a constructive outlet for any and all hot energy. Burn, baby, burn.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus square Chiron: You may find yourself working to undo any doubt about your character in the eyes of lovers. A reminder: you shouldn’t have to work hard to be loved.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury square Jupiter: You’re walking on sunshine — but watch your step! If you neglect the details, you could find yourself in a free fall.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Full Moon conjunct Mars: If you’re going to kick and scream, try some karate instead of verbally hand-chopping anyone who pokes you the wrong way.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Saturn sextile Sun: Visualize a beeline toward the best version of yourself and get busy. Your determination will be duly rewarded.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury square Jupiter: A broad outlook boosts your mood, but don’t boast about it. A hopeful future is built on the details of the present.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus square Chiron: You are working too hard for daddy’s love. Instead, show what you’re really worth by being the only thing worth being: yourself.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Sun conjunct Mars: You’re radiating heat, so it’s best if you take a hands-off approach. Try to be provocative without provoking anyone.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Mercury square Jupiter: Nobody likes a braggart, no matter how charming. The path ahead is strewn with details you should not overlook.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn sextile Sun: Nothing can stop you as long as you stay focused on your goals. Realization is the result of persistent visualization.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn sextile Sun: Push for the prize! Perseverance and panache render any obstacles objectively obsolete. Is that obvious?
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Mercury square Jupiter: Don’t let your luck go right to your head. The future is rock solid only when you’ve counted all your steps.