There’s a lot to be said about the week ahead when it comes to what the stars in our skies have planned for us.
For expert guidance and inside info, professional astrologer Allie Schultz of Reality Check Astrology shares her insight on what’s in store. But buckle up, because there’s a bit of change and time for inner reflection for us all.
The Week Ahead
Venus will enter the sign Pisces on Tuesday, putting more emotion into our romantic lives once again. It's wise to trust your gut, though, and take the rose-colored glasses off when the signals are clear that things aren't as they appear.
This time around, Mercury Retrograde has also been more intense—or so it seems! But luckily, good old Mercury stations direct this Thursday morning. Although the post-shadow period will still feel similar (but less intense), it serves to helps us tie up the loose ends we've spent this time reflecting on. The Moon enters her fourth quarter, waning phase, on the same day of Mercury direct, making it the perfect time for self-reflection.
Mars also enters Gemini during the early hours of Sunday (late Saturday if you're on the West Coast), and we may find our drive feels a little bit scattered. At the same time, the ability to multitask will become easier as long as you remember to double check your work.
Aries: March 20–April 20
Venus is crossing over to your 12th house of all that's hidden and the subconscious mind. Without realizing it, you could come off to loved ones as if you don't care about them when you actually do. Take initiative to vocalize your appreciation and gestures of love to others this week.
Taurus: April 20–May 21
Taurus, you might find yourself very hotheaded and short-tempered this week. Think things through before speaking, reacting, or taking impulsive actions (especially for the first half of the week). By Sunday however, you'll feel needed relief. Be gentle on yourself in the meantime.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
On Sunday, Mars will enter your sign which will provide good news for your energy levels and physical stamina. With spring here, you can use this opportunistic timing to get more active for your own overall well-being. Not only that, but moving your body will also help deal with a potential side effect of Mars being in Gemini: having a difficult time focusing.
Cancer: June 21–July 22
Cancer, you may have recently discovered yourself craving a change in your job life. Tired of the same monotonous routine, you may be feeling like there's something else missing from this area of your life. Toward the end of this week, you can find insight about the direction you want to pursue.
Leo: July 22–August 23
Leo, once Venus enters Pisces, the name of the game for you is "validation that comes from within." You could find yourself being a lot more quiet and introspective these days, only because of the inner work being done. The following week will be a different story; you'll socially emerge a whole new level of fabulous!
Virgo: August 23–September 23
Virgo, this week could start off as a bit of a drag, but once Mercury stations direct it will turn around. With Venus now happily moving through your seventh house of love, be on alert for the increased likelihood of more fun, romance, and socialization—especially during the weekend!
Libra: September 23–October 23
Relationship-wise, you may find yourself attracting mirrors, in terms of drawing people to you who reflect back your own character traits (for better or worse). This can cause dating life to get a little awkward to say the least, so take this circumstance as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Scorpio: October 23–November 22
In your head spinning lately? Do you feel overwhelmed? The universe is telling you to slow down this week, Scorpio. It's likely you've been missing out of intuitive insights due to rushing around, with no help from Mercury retrograde in a fellow water sign. As the week wraps up and Mercury stations direct, you can find more clarity once again.
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
Sagittarius, you have a task to complete this week in regard to addressing what is happening beneath the surface. Finding yourself reacting intensely to usually minor interactions at home? It's not these inconveniences to blame if you really take a look at what is truly bothering you. Take a little time to sit and dig deep for solutions.
Capricorn: December 21–January 20
Capricorn, you may be finding yourself dealing with the label "black sheep of the family" right now. Aries season in its early days coupled with Chiron the wounded healer, in your sign of identity creates a tough sector for you. It's likely you're coming down hard on yourself about feeling like an outsider. The best thing you can do right now is reach out to others and allow yourself to express your vulnerability.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
With Mercury and Neptune hanging close by in the area of worth (in all senses of the word), now isn't the time to make a rash decision. This especially applies when it comes to financial matters. For you, it's better to focus on what more you can do to add strength and stability to your foundation.
Pisces: February 18–March 20
Pisces, start brainstorming more defined goals you want to achieve for your future. You've toyed with ideas in your mind, but now it's time to get serious and make the effort to turn these dreams into reality. Venus entering your sign on Tuesday will also help you to better visualize your future plans.