This week will begin with a bit of a bang, as the full moon and total lunar eclipse in Leo occurs just shortly after midnight on Monday (still Sunday, though, if you're on the West Coast).
This eclipse will have a profound effect further out into the year, but it will be felt the most in the upcoming weeks. We will be asked to leave our pasts behind us to better appreciate living in the present moment, serving as a fresh opportunity to live our best lives.
Whereas the days leading up to the eclipse may have felt intense and stressful, post-eclipse you should get a sigh of relief—if you proactively choose to release and surrender, that is.
Mercury leaves Capricorn and enters air sign Aquarius on Wednesday, enhancing our intellectual abilities and innovative creativity too.
Read on for more of what this special week has in store, courtesy of professional astrologer Allie Schultz of Reality Check Astrology.
Aries: March 20–April 20
This week will call for you to stand your ground when it comes to your work life. On the home front, the Venus-Jupiter team-up in the week will help you strengthen your closest connections through deep and thoughtful conversations. Not only that, but the influence of the eclipse aftermath encourages you to loosen up a little and set time aside for enjoying a creative new hobby.
Taurus: April 20–May 21
Taurus, you're being called to turn wrongs into rights when it comes to relatives. You have most likely felt some unresolved tension arising due to conflicts that need resolution. Now is the time to do so once and for all. With the North Node residing in your communication house, it will feel amazing to finally release the drama that had overstayed its welcome and was weighing you down.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
Look at you, Gemini! A confidence boost won’t be the only fabulous result of the week ahead. Don't be surprised if feelings of romantic bliss arise as Venus and Jupiter join together in your seventh house (of beauty and romance). Not only that, but you'll most likely be extending a generous hand to others. This week is a win/win for you.
Cancer: June 21–July 22
Cancer, this week may find you frequently deep in thought over your personal values. The weekend brought event(s) that have indicated taking a proactive stance on making a change for the better. It’s important to keep reminding yourself that successful results don't appear overnight, so have patience with yourself.
Leo: July 22–August 23
Royal Leo, the eclipse is in the very literal beginning degree of your sign, giving you a personally potent influence. If you've been battling indecision, the universe is shaking you to wake you and choose, now. Listen to your gut and go with the direction that your brave lion heart energy is guiding you towards. Trust in yourself and the fear will dissolve.
Virgo: August 23–September 23
This week is going to illuminate a secret you've been holding onto. Your best case scenario is to just come clean about it, because frankly, the reaction you receive will be much more pleasant than you actually expected. The valuable lesson to learn this week is that you never have to go through a hardship alone. Don't let pride get in the way of asking for a little help once in a while.
Libra: September 23–October 23
For you, Libra, this week is absolutely perfect for aligning your work with leisure. Take the opportunity of Monday's eclipse in your eleventh house by forming networking connections. This is how you will get to propel your true vocational passions into action!
Scorpio: October 23–November 22
Watch that tongue this week, Scorpio. All is well in the fun and games of sarcasm...that is, until somebody takes it seriously. But the plus side of this week is not only potentially experiencing a positive change regarding your career, but also having the confidence in yourself to make it happen.
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
You may find your perspective on finances shifting a bit this week, inspiring you to find ways to bulk up that savings account. Perhaps even by brainstorming out-of-the-box methods you can have a beneficial start for that future vacation. The thought of a vacation alone could be enough motivation to start being more frugal!
Capricorn: December 21–January 20
Capricorn, post-eclipse this week you are going to need to set time aside for self-reflection. It is necessary to evaluate which emotional or mental wellness areas of life you have been neglecting or suppressing. You're likely to break out of your comfort zone, which you will be rewarded for in the not-so-distant future.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
Love is the highlighted subject for you this week, Aquarius. You feel the need to discuss your feelings, needs, or desires with your significant other (or potential love interest); but the cat may have your tongue this week—making the wording sound much less eloquent than was mentally rehearsed. All you can do is try your best. No matter what, it will be a relief to verbalize these things in any form.
Pisces: February 18–March 20
Pisces, this week you're going to find yourself feeling a bit out of your elemental norm. As the elder water sign (the "feelers") of all 12 signs, this week could feel like an episode of the Twilight Zone. To cut to the chase, the logical mind will be in control over your emotive intuition at this time. But don't fret, it's only a short-term situation.