It seems as if the planets are taking their sweet time moving through the zodiac lately. Even those speedy inner planets are sitting back and relaxing. It’s as if the cosmos has slowed with all these retrogrades.
There is one planet that appears to be moving as fast as ever, though: Mars. The planet that represents ambition and energy just refuses to slow down.
Mars is currently stationed in Libra, technically the sign of its so-called detriment — a place where a planet struggles to express itself. One might think this would lead to laziness, but the opposite is true. Mars, which astrologers consider one of the “malefics” (a planet of war, conflict, and strife) is tempered in Libra but not halted. It is calm, cool, and collected, as if balanced by Libra’s scales. Mars’s energy is peaceful for a change, but still ambitious. This is especially true for Aries, Scorpio, and, of course, Libra.
If you’ve been dealing with some conflict in your life, especially with another person, now is the time to bury the hatchet. Find some common ground and let your differences go.
Taking the opportunity to be at peace with your surroundings is the lesson Mars has for us this week. Not everything has to be a fight or an uphill battle. If Mars can do it, so can you.
March 21 – April 19
Have some fun this week. Let some of that intensity melt away and you’ll be the life of the party. Allow yourself the opportunity to have a good time.
April 20 – May 20
Take some time to gather yourself and reassess your priorities. Where is your energy going, and is it worth the effort?
May 21 – June 20
Don’t take it personally if others aren’t understanding you. What seems obvious to you might make zero sense to someone else. We’re not in your head, Gemini!
June 21 – July 22
Your home is calling to you. Something may need to be reorganized or optimized in your personal life. Luckily, that’s where you shine.
July 23 – Aug. 22
You’re being asked to embrace your nurturing nature. You’re a social creature, so this should come easily to you.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Make sure your internal world is as organized as your external space. Yoga, meditation, and therapy are all good places to focus right now.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Whatever is motivating you this week, follow that lead. You can get a lot done if you take a break from all the distractions.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Your intensity is tempered by the stars this week. When you feel the urge to have a good time, embrace the joy.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
If you’re reassessing the direction you’re going, remember, it’s OK to change course. You might need to slow down and decide what to do next.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Deep emotional issues may be coming up lately. Don’t let your practical nature prevent you from noticing and tending your emotional needs.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Whatever your spiritual beliefs are, they’re calling for your attention. Sit and breathe; check in with yourself. What is it you really need?
Feb. 19 – March 20
Progress may feel slow, as if you’re running in a dream. The work you’re putting in now is building a foundation that will steady you in the future.