A Full Moon in Capricorn on Thursday shines a light on an imbalance in our lives between those we give our power to, how to stand up for ourselves, and how to take a look at how we can work within established rules to get to our goals.
But the big news this week: our planet of action, Mars, turns retrograde for the rest of the summer. Expect a slowdown in the overall energy and a chance to dig deep into any issues you may have with intimacy and sexuality, or you may find yourself diving into a serious relationship with a long-time friend. Aries and Scorpio will feel a bit more chill while other signs may initially feel frustrated with not being able to move as quickly. Treat it somewhat like a Mercury Retrograde (which is coming up in a few weeks!) where you don't want to start anything big, just cruise along for a while. It's summer—don't sweat the small stuff and just play more!
Here’s what the rest of the week has in store for you, courtesy of astrologer Suzie Kerr Wright.
Aries (March 21-April 20)
You may find yourself caught in a relationship dilemma. Do you go all in, or keep it at the current pace? The stars indicate it's a no-brainer when you listen with your heart. Your affection will be returned tenfold, and you'll see they've just been waiting for you to get there. It's a hot time in Aries town this week whether you're attached or single, so take a look around at all the possibilities.
Taurus (April 21-May 20)
You're one of those signs that needs to feel like you've accomplished the full task before moving on, so this week may be frustrating when you can't seem to bring things to fruition at work. But here's the deal, try to remember that everyone has their own process and ideas, so simply taking in information from others and allowing yourself to process it will give you a better perspective on how to get things moving again.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Normally one to go with the flow, your best bet now is to stick to tried and true arrangements, especially with your finances. You and your partner may be at odds on this but remember, you're probably both going for the same goal, just coming at it from a different view. Keep the big picture in mind. If you're getting married this week (congratulations!), even if you're having a completely non-traditional wedding, include one small thing to honor your ancestors.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Mars throws up a challenge in our house of shared resources and investments. So, hold off if something big falls through and know better is coming. If you're buying a house now, there may be second thoughts or buyer’s remorse, but if you've done your homework up until now, you two will be just fine. Know that you're not alone even if you feel your partner isn't listening or paying as much attention to you. They're on your team, for real.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Friction between you and your significant other may be a result of something you've not resolved in your heart. Single Leos may be on the verge of making a real commitment, which is bringing up old fears . Attached Leos may need some space to do their own thing for a few days, which can have your loved one feeling left out, and have you feeling like they're a bit needy. It's a week of seeking balance while you're adjusting to the new energy in your house of partnerships.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
If you're looking for work, you might hear about a job you thought you'd never get. If you're not looking, this is a great opportunity to find a way to pay it forward in life by volunteering. Many Virgos have been blessed with a deep well of creativity and even if you think you're not, try something new. It could be the ticket to helping others in a way you never expected! The main theme of this week is to get out of our own way.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
It's a busy week for Libras as you smooth out a conflict with a family member while trying to not take a slight at work too personally AND finding time to relax and enjoy time with your sweetheart. Just take it one minute at a time. You're a master at communicating from the heart, and those who love you will appreciate your sincere words. That work thing will blow over as long as you don't say anything out of line. So just let it go or move on, it's your choice either way.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Travel plans may need slight revision as this week brings twists and turns galore. If you're driving somewhere, it may take you longer to get on the road than you think. Not traveling? You and your partner will have a super week if you don't lock horns over domestic chores and responsibilities. Take a break if things get a bit thick. A date night at a fancy local restaurant and a sexy romantic evening or will have you back on track in no time.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You've been working pretty hard but it's not quite time to make a big purchase or reward yourself with a frivolous spree at the mall. Keep an eye on funds, but definitely give yourself a break. You've been so busy your partner could probably use some time alone with you NOT talking about work. Single Sag's, look up! Someone has been trying to get your attention. Let them know you're interested!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You'll see how much you're supported by your family and friends as they reach out with compliments and comments that remind you of how much you mean to them. Let your sweetheart spoil you! Work progress may stall a bit, but that just means you may want to rethink your direction. Is there another path to earn more or get to that next level?
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Your significant other (and people in general) may feel a bit detached this week. It's nothing personal. This is a time to reassess how you've been moving through the last several weeks or months and come up with a new strategy. The theme for you is to work smarter, not harder. You're incredibly inventive, so take the emotions out of the process and get creative!
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Introspection, journaling, meditating and basically getting back to yourself is what's on the menu now. You've been rocketing through some challenging weeks and managing to come out on top. This is a good stopping point to recharge and rededicate yourself to those closest to you.