As we approach the end of Pisces season this week, the exciting and action-oriented Aries season will begin as well as the Vernal Equinox!
The Moon will be in the sign of steady and secure Taurus and this will be the best time to review our long-term plans before Mercury stations Retrograde on the 22nd. Mercury is present in the sign of assertive and direct Aries, so we may undergo feelings of frustration because the energy of Mercury will be moving backward, and the energy of Aries will feel out of its element. On the 23rd Venus will square Pluto, and this can raise matters of power and control in current relationships (partners/superiors). Through this intense transit relationships will be put to the test, but if harnessed correctly, love will reach a new level of catharsis. Although this will be a challenging period, we will come to realize that true love can withstand the test of time. See what else your sun sign has in store for you courtesy of astrologer Lumi Pelinku!
Aries (March 21-April 20)
Dear Aries, you are in for a rather exciting week as this is your season! The Moon will be spreading its rays on your house of finances and luxury. Plans for expanding your home with your beloved may be on your radar. As Mercury stations retrograde on the 22nd in your sign, this transit may be rather challenging in areas of your communication. Invest this energy towards meeting like-minded peers, reconnecting with old friends, and takin in the enjoyment of sailing along memory lane.
Taurus (April 21-May 20)
Undergoing changes in your appearance may be on your list of goals this week, Taurus. Be sure to think carefully about your bold approach before or during Mercury retrograde. Venus will be in square to Pluto on the 23rd, so you may be inclined to finding your center as well as recognizing a need of changing the pace in your relationship with your partner. As a practical and earthy individual, you can take advantage trying something new through taking a pranayama class or meditation. This will help you relax and realize what matters most in your current relationship.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Time to wind down and rest your intellectual processes, Gemini. Relax and find a place of serenity as opposed to being concerned to what is happening along the grapevine. Be sure to take advantage and enjoy this free time with your partner. As Mercury is in retrograde on the 22nd, this will be bringing forth themes of networking and recapturing your past goals that you haven’t fulfilled yet. This transit will be granting you an amazing opportunity of establishing partnerships and alliances, and these interactions will help your dreams take flight.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
During this week, themes of breaking free from old patterns and/or individuals that do not serve your highest good may be brought up in this transit. This Mercury retrograde will be of benefit to you in your career in regards to completing projects that were left unfinished. On top of the retrograde, Pluto will be squaring Venus, so take heed and be patient with your superiors. Challenges in your relations to others in the workplace as well as misunderstandings may occur due to this transit. On the plus side, use this time to review whether you are happy with your career, and reinvent your public image. This will help you to prepare for the next phase of your life purpose.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
As you are usually exuberant and the life of the party, take the time to be a bit more introspective this week. Mercury retrograde will inspire you to re-examine your perspective of the world. Diving deep into philosophical and/or scholarly pursuits will be of interest to you during this period. All of your new insights will be inspiring and enlightening to your partner. If you’re traveling, triple check your flight info, hotel stay, etc. Delays, cancelled flights, and/or roadblocks may occur, and this will likely happen because this is Mercury’s push to help you reflect and find clearance in any future plans.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Developing your life and career will be primary themes this week as the Moon will be gracing your career sector. Take your time in prioritizing your long-term goals with your significant other. Involve and share any concerns you might have with your partner and your bond will be strengthened. Mercury retrograde this week will also be highlighting themes of resources, security, and intimacy. This transit will help you figure out your finances, however, do not apply for a loan or mortgage until after retrograde goes direct. As for your love sector, through Mercury’s help, you are given the chance to find out if you are receiving and/or giving your all in a current relationship.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Interacting and staying connected with friends and family will be most valuable to you this week, Libra. Mercury is conjunct to Venus on the 20th and you will find yourself in need to express love to all those you hold dear. Treat your partner to dinner, or pamper your beloved through gifts. When Mercury stations retrograde on the 22nd, you may be in need to express a re-negotiation of terms in your current relationship. Any form of “unspoken” disagreement in the relationship will likely be raised during this transit, and this will help clear the air for you and your partner. Communication is key during this transit, and you will find that this period will bring you closer together regardless of your differences.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Plans of restoring your diet or exercise regimen may on your task list this week, Scorpio. Involving your partner will be most inspiring and will motivate you to push through to achieve your fitness goals. You will especially be experiencing a more positive reinforcement and productivity at work, a raise or promotion is on its way. However, Mercury will retrograde in your health and career house as well as Venus’s square to Pluto. This may place a damper in your routine, and you may begin to feel overwhelmed. Try to keep yourself in check and embrace the unpredictable turn in your plans. Channel this energy towards practicing a disciplined form of exercise such as martial arts, as this will help you feel in control and healthy.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Fun and play will be your mantra this week, dear Sagittarius. The Moon will transit into your relationship house, so you can expect your love life to be playful and lighthearted. When Venus squares Pluto this week, you or your partner may bring up concerns around careless spending. Tread carefully, and take the idea of budget planning to heart. When Mercury turns retrograde in your love and creativity sector, you may experience a feeling of burnout. Be inspired and seek out your muse through attending the theatre, an art gallery, or even the local park. Let your hair down and engage yourself in childlike play with your partner. Just enjoying each other’s company will revitalize and help you two see love in a whole new light.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
The domestic side of life is most prominent this week, Capricorn. Venus will be conjunct with Mercury on the 20th and your creativity will experience an upswing. You may be inspired to make so many positive changes with your partner. During this retrograde, expanding and decorating the home will be of most benefit to you during this transit. The home and family sector in your chart will be the theme during this retrograde, so you may explore the need to revisit past memories. This transit will help you come to terms of releasing negative thought patterns and making peace with your past. Reconnect with your family and start a genealogy project with your partner. These insights will help you and your partner realize that family roots run deep, and a strong foundation will help to secure future generations.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
This week your central focus will fall upon taking charge in dealing with daily tasks ,such as domestic and family responsibilities. While Venus will be in square to Pluto later this week, there will be a constant need to withdraw from all your current interactions. Record your feelings in a journal, this will keep you grounded. Try not to fester your feelings, and be sure to involve your partner in addressing your woes. The effects of this Mercury retrograde will increase the mind chatter twofold, so be sure to retreat and find serenity through rest and relaxation.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
There will be a need to seek means of self-nurturing as well as to expand your maternal energy to others. This will be a great time to take up a relaxing activity such as yoga or meditation with your partner, as it will help you find your center before Mercury stations retrograde. Now as Mercury turns retrograde on the 22nd, take note of what you value the most in your life. Set aside a nest egg and start investing in yourself through the practice of budget planning. It’s time to review how happy you are in your current financial situation or job. A startup business or path to entrepreneurship may be on the horizon for you as well.