This week, we’ll see a lot of interesting energies going on around us, and astrologer Lora Zuanic has lots to explain.
This week, we see a waning moon, which typically means we are invited to take our energy inward into introspection and reflection. Rest and recuperation are therefore encouraged this week. But as all the visible-to-the-naked-eye planets are in Scorpio and Capricorn, the moon, which represents our emotions and our subconscious, will be moving in front of all those planets and illuminating their energies. So, while the energies impress upon us to look into our hearts and souls, we may easily be overwhelmed with emotions and feelings as the moon hits all those planetary points. So be easy on yourself, because these conjunctions are bringing a lot of intensity.
Mars and Jupiter are two masculine planets that, when in conjunction, might drive us to be highly impulsive and easily angered. And in Scorpio, no less, a sign that takes anger very seriously, we better watch ourselves, making sure we don’t step on any toes. Our offenders might not take our apologies so swiftly.
The sun with Venus in Capricorn may encourage us to be highly passionate and goal oriented in love. But, as Pluto is involved, we might also be facing some destructive qualities. Pluto is the planet of transformation and will completely tear apart something if it isn’t serving our highest good. So, if you desire to cut a past lover out of your life, the Libra waning moon might just be the ideal time to say so long to the person who is wreaking havoc on your emotions. If you are seeking a lover, hold off a bit until the energies surrounding us are a bit calmer and more supportive of love.
Finally, for those of you just trying to hold yourselves together, the Saturn and Mercury conduction should help you express yourself and your goals and desires while finding practical ways to take the next steps toward your goals. Saturn is a planet of responsibility, and Mercury of organization, so January 12–14 would be a great time to organize and plan out the next chapter of your life, whether it be a week, a month, or more.
Aries: March 21–April 19
The energies between Scorpio and Capricorn this week are inviting you to calmly make drastic changes in your life; no need to jump the gun or be melodramatic here. Scorpio rules your private and personal life, and Capricorn rules your very public life, and the energies bouncing between those areas are seeking harmony. See what you can do to find the ideal balance between work and intimacy, between being open and public about your identity and sense of self, while also cultivating the time to inwardly seek your true nature and desires.
Taurus: April 20–May 20
Your relationships are seeing a lot of heat and action this week. With Mars and Jupiter in your relationship house, your connections to your loved ones are expanded and blown open. Despite Mars being a temperamental planet, allow this energy to flood your heart open and for love to flow into your life. All of the Capricorn energy brings in a spiritual or philosophical theme to your life as well, encouraging expansive communication with all the people in your life.
Gemini: May 21–June 20
The planets are mostly in your 6th and 8th houses, which are two of the Dushtana houses, or houses of strife. Tread carefully this week because you might have difficulty as a visitor in your life. Houses 6 and 8 correspond to arguments, obstructions, and obstacles, especially when paired together. So watch your tongue this week because the things you say might attract a bit of negativity your way if you’re not careful. Be the creator of your own life, and choose to focus on gratitude and forgiveness this week rather than on being upset if anyone crosses you.
Cancer: June 21–July 22
Romance and relationships are key themes in your life this week. As the moon is your ruler, and as it is going to be illuminating these areas in your life, choose to proactively work and play with the cosmic energies. When the moon joins Mars and Jupiter, make huge, benevolent, and willful decisions in your romantic life and in your hobbies or passions. And when the moon joins Saturn and Mercury, take the time to tell the people you love just how much you love them. With the moon joining Venus, Pluto, and the sun, take risks and leaps of faith in your relationship and watch your relationships transform and blossom.
Leo: July 23–August 22
You might find arguments in the home this week, with Jupiter inflating Mars in your home sector. Your ruler, the sun, will be in your 6th house of health, job, and routine, so it may be better to focus on your health, being active, and getting out of the house to avoid any ruckus. Pay attention to your routines and your habits and on transforming any old habits; Venus, the planet of charm and grace, will be helping you here.
Virgo: August 23–September 22
Self-expression is a big theme for you this week, especially with your ruler, Mercury, joining Saturn in your 5th house of creativity. You can take some stable and concrete steps toward your creative projects and outlining them for the future, planning ahead, and communicating your desires.
Libra: September 23–October 22
Your family life is seeing a lot of energy this week, Libra. Both your parents and siblings, as well as your own children, are getting all the hits from the planets. In regard to Mars, don’t let anger dictate your self-worth. If things don’t go your way, be proactive about changing the conversation to have things work for you. And with your ruler, Venus, in Capricorn, you can make efforts to decorate your home and transform it into a sanctuary for yourself.
Scorpio: October 23–November 21
This week, your ruler, Mars, is in conjunction with Jupiter, the planet of gifts and luck, and in your sign! You can take action toward your goals and be direct with what you want at this time. Although the moon is waning, this conjunction acts as a possibility for intention setting if you so wish, whether it’s love, career, or anything else you desire.
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
Although you’re a social butterfly, it would be beneficial for you to seek isolation and rest this week, Sagittarius, Mars, and Jupiter are in your 12th house, encouraging you to find some moments of peace. We all need moments to ourselves, to get in touch with what we want and let go of that which no longer serves us.
Capricorn: December 22–January 19
2018 is your year, Capricorn, and this week is a power house of energy for you to set the theme of your future. With Mercury, Saturn, Venus, Pluto, and the sun all in your sign, you’re getting a boost of energy, encouraging you to be open, communicative, optimistic, and charming. The ball is in your court, so make sure you make the most with what you’re given. Take all your lemons and circumstances and make some lemonade.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
The cosmic energies surrounding you are encouraging rest, isolation, and release. Early January for you is a time to really let go. New Year’s comes a couple weeks late for you, Aquarius, so feel free to continue letting go of all the people and situations that no longer serve your highest good. Release! And as the weeks begin to pass, you can begin setting intentions for what you wish to unfold in your future.
Pisces: February 19–March 20
The planets are welcoming socializing and friendship in your life at this time. All the Capricorn energies are inviting friends and opportunities to meet new people in this week of January. Despite the waning moon and the need for introspection, make sure you mix your time with peers and loved ones. You never know who can enter your life if you’re open to a bit of adventure.