Feeling the effects of Mercury retrograde yet? Yeah, us too.
But there are two important things to remember: This too shall pass, and with every challenge comes a lesson—if you’re open to learning it, that is.
In any season of change, preparation is key. So, here are your weekly love horoscopes courtesy of expert astrologer Christian Klausner.
Aries: March 20–April 20
This is a time of year in which it’s important for you to focus on recharging your batteries, dear Aries. This week, thanks to Mercury retrograde, what recharges you (and why) will become clear. By stilling your mind, resting your body, and finding clarity in the silence, you’ll be better equipped to handle the challenges not only of this week, but of the whole month. It is key that you take the path of least resistance when you can; don’t strain yourself too much before spring time! Recognize the value of what it means to “be like the water,” to flow, adapt, and find your level.
Taurus: April 20–May 21
With Venus still moving through Aquarius, this can be a week in which you’re challenged to open up and become more self-assertive in social environments. This entire month, with Mars in your sign, is about your ability to cultivate your aggressive side, and this week will give you many chances to find your voice in group environments. With Uranus’s recent entrance into your sign, you’re in for a seven-year cycle of lightning-like growth spurts, so be willing to put yourself out there and see the amazing ways that your character qualities unfold.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
This week will test your intuition, Gemini. You’ll be challenged to put away the analytical part of your mind for a time, so that you can hear the subtle guidance which comes from a higher level of your being. A Mercury retrograde in Pisces begs that you don’t rush onto the dry land of certainty, but instead stay out at sea for a while longer. Float on, my friend. Relax your mind, and feel where the waves of the intuition-ocean want to take you. If you can become proficient at going with the flow at this time, truly trusting the universe and its plan for you, then this will complement your ability to take charge of your life and round out your talents when it comes time to choose a specific direction.
Cancer: June 21–July 22
This week can offer you an influx of inspiration to overcome your current obstacles, dear Cancer. You’re likely to get some valuable insight from something one of your friends says or does. Stay alert to the signs that come to you as you find yourself in new or unusual places this week. Your mind is likely to make new connections and realizations about the things you’ve been recently contemplating or studying, so staying aware and mindful of the clues that come now is key. In your attentiveness to your environment, you may notice someone quite lovely who can help to open your heart. This new love may contribute to your upgraded understanding about life which is likely to come now.
Leo: July 22–August 23
Dear Leo, this week is going to help reveal where you’ve been giving away your power! The valuable insights which come as a result of this Mercury retrograde will aid you in finding out how you can take better care of yourself, and how you can invest in yourself and in what you have going on in your own life before giving away your precious resources to others. You are in a good spot to gracefully and harmoniously cancel the energetic contracts with others who you no longer want to be associated with. Any relationship which is unnecessarily emotionally draining or mentally taxing can be fixed now, if you’re willing to look at yourself and how you’ve been using your resources honestly.
Virgo: August 23–September 23
Your ability to hold a vision for your life, to work toward it, and to expand the horizons of your life and mind will undergo rapid advancements in the next seven years with Uranus’s fresh entrance into Taurus. This week is about sharpening your listening skills and being able to hold a nonjudgmental space for others so they can express themselves. With Mercury retrograde in your partnership sector, this week will offer the opportunity to create lasting and meaningful connections. All that’s needed is some extra reflection upon not just what’s being said, but how they’re saying it.
Libra: September 23–October 23
This week puts a highlight on your personal efficiency, and will offer many insights into how you can function with greater ease, improve upon your health, and create more nurturing and energizing routines that support your growth. All that’s needed is a little thought and concentration in this direction, and you’re likely to discover simple yet great ways to make life more enjoyable. You’ll be feeling quite creative this week, so now is a good time to apply this to learning a new skill or developing a new habit that brings light and joy into your world. Don’t forget that by caring for your roots, you help your branches to grow.
Scorpio: October 23–November 22
While this week shouldn’t have too many challenges, as it helps to bring out many of your latent talents and abilities, you will certainly benefit from this energy if you can create a challenge for yourself—namely, to have fun in an environment where you expect to have no fun at all. At work, for example. Your ability to make things fun is getting a highlight this week, and it may be such a subtle lesson that it will be easy to miss. It is my hope that this week you’ll discover your great invisible power: You can choose to create a fun time wherever you are, and whenever you want.
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
As the Sun and a retrograde Mercury travel through your sector of home and family, now is a valuable time to spend in the company of those you love and are closest to. Spending time with your family, and seeking to understand the minds of those you grew up with in particular, can help to relate many insights into the foundational aspects of your own personality, your past, and how previous choices have helped to shape you into the person you are today. By pairing this inner work with a study of how those closest to you think and feel, you’ll be that much more self-aware, empowered, and equipped to create the future you desire.
Capricorn: December 21–January 20
This week will serve to soften your rough edges, so that your speech can become more of a gentle, charismatic, yet powerfully effective tool with which to manifest more of the life you desire. You can implement new styles, methods, and manners of speech; new conversational techniques; and new ways of handling your language so as to work with others more harmoniously and agreeably. By focusing more consciously on your speech this week, you’ll see how life can be less of a struggle when you speak your mind honestly and are willing to verbally proclaim what it is you do and do not want to do.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
You have an excellent week ahead, dear Aquarius, especially if you will put some thought into your relationship with money. By being more conscientious with your resources, and making an honest evaluation as to how well you’ve handled them till now, you’ll acquire a greater sense of self-worth this week, which will launch you into new dimensions of abundance and prosperity. Take things slow this week, enjoy the little things, and watch as you begin to save much more than you spend.
Pisces: February 18–March 20
As the Sun continues to move through your sign this week, this Mercury retrograde offers a powerful opportunity to understand yourself on a deeper level. Don’t shy away from occasions to speak your mind, express yourself, and shine your light, as this can allow you to know yourself and bring your creative responses to life. You’ll find the support this week to curb unnecessary self-judgment in a permanent way, so that you will never again bog yourself down so mercilessly with too much self-reflection. As crazy as it sounds, now is the time when it may pay off to act first and think later. Move from the heart. Trust yourself and your spontaneity, and enjoy your life!