We kick off this week with a conjunction between the Sun and Neptune in Pisces, and another conjunction between Venus and Mars, both happening on Sunday the 4th. On Tuesday, Mercury and Venus will enter Aries and on Friday Jupiter goes retrograde in Scorpio.
Neptune softens the Sun’s energy, encouraging us all to be romantic, love-ridden, and compassionate. But oftentimes, Neptune can cause us to over-romanticize situations and let our imaginations get carried away. It can easily blur the lines between reality and our idealistic imaginations. So, allow yourself to be led with compassion and love in each of your endeavors this week, but be sure to keep yourself grounded.
Mercury and Venus allow us to be extra charming and eloquent. If you feel like taking pen to paper and starting up a poetry hobby, the stars and planets are definitely in your favor. But come Tuesday, their energy will heat up in Aries and you might feel like taking this energy to the next level and serenading your crush (perhaps with a full-on mariachi band?!). Which is totally fine if you’re feeling courageous, but with Aries, we all need to be a bit careful to not go over the top or get our egos wounded when things don’t go our way.
On Friday, Jupiter will begin its retrograde in Scorpio, encouraging us to get intimate and vulnerable with our deepest desires. Jupiter, a planet of spiritual beliefs, can help us get to know ourselves better and help us understand what it is that we want when it comes to intimacy.
Read on for your Ascendant and Sun signs to see how these planets will be affecting you in particular, courtesy of Astrologer Lora Zuanic.
Aries (March 21-April 20)
When Mercury and Venus move into your 1st house, they will help spice up your love life. Expect to be more communicative and desire more attention. Even though the Sun is still in your 12th house, urging you to rest and take it easy, let that introvert inside of you have her two seconds of peace as these two quick-paced planets will be dying for attention. Go out and have fun this week. Try to keep your energy balanced—make sure to both rest and have fun!
Taurus (April 21-May 20)
When Jupiter goes retro in your 7th house of relationships, life might force you to take a backseat when it comes to your loved ones. This energy will shift and want to be internalized, with plenty of introspection. A hiccup in your relationship might come up and force you to slow down to work through the trouble. Nothing harmful will come of it, but just be okay with slowing down and letting the universe set the pace for a while. Romance will resume speed in due course, so long as you’re committing to the introspection and understanding that certain things need to bubble up for a reason.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
With the Sun and Neptune in your 10th house of career and public image, you might be daydreaming at work more than usual, Gemini. Let yourself get swept up in fantasy. If all goes well, you’ll be able to channel that creative energy down into your work and inspire others to be creative as well. Also, creative energy is what stirs up our sacral chakra, AKA our sense of attraction to the world around us. The more you nurture your creativity, the more people will be drawn to your magic.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You’ve got a lot going on, Cancer. If you’re dating but not in a committed relationship, then Jupiter going retrograde in Scorpio will be causing your dating life to slow down a bit. Perhaps people you dated in the past will resurface and force you to think about the type of people you’re dating, and whether they have commitment written all over them or not. If you’re already partnered up, then try to keep your relationship steady these next two weeks, because pretty soon Mars will be entering your relationship house and cause a bit of ruckus. If you can, set a peaceful tone right now as it will help you so much later this month. And if you’re single and not dating, then the romantic planets in Pisces are encouraging you to travel and broaden your horizons.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Mars has been affecting your dating life, and that energy will soon come to a close. Mars is a hot and fierce planet that enjoys adventure and action. If you haven’t been incorporating that into your dating life or into your creativity, then embrace it full force while it’s still supporting you. This year is a bit of a rough one for you, with all of the eclipses in your sign, so enjoy the fun while it’s so easily accessible to you.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
This past month you’ve had a planetary party in your 7th house of relationships. All the planets in Pisces have been lighting up your love life, and while Venus and Mercury are moving onto Aries you still have the Sun lighting up your relationships for a bit longer. Let yourself shine with your partner. Do the things that you love doing together, even if it is organizing your closet by color. Make sure to spend quality time together and embrace each second you have together with loving compassion.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Venus and Mercury will be entering your house of relationships this week, Libra. We all are privy to your charm, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you take it up a notch. Together, Venus and Mercury make you so incredibly charming. So spend that energy wisely, use your eloquence and your charisma to show affection to the ones you love wholeheartedly. If you’re single you can use this energy to charm your way into a stranger’s heart with your sweet talk.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Jupiter has just gone retrograde in your sign. Jupiter is the planet of spiritual beliefs, expansion, gifts and luck. And when it appears to be moving backwards, it forces us to become introspective, to dig within ourselves, and do some soul searching. With this happening in your 1st house, it helps you understand your desires, your identity, and what path you want to continue on. This can be in regards to your career, your love life, just about anything. If you’re at a crossroads, now is the time to pause and reflect, before choosing which way you’ll move forward. If you’re questioning the future of a relationship, you’re better off if you take the time to look at all the angles and to see if it's truly right for you, rather than jumping in and potentially getting your heart and ego broken later down the line.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
The Sun will be in conjunction with Neptune in your 4th house of home, family, mother, and emotional security. Together, these two planets bring an external realization to your imagination. You are able to take your idealistic dreams and desires, and slowly turn them into a reality (keyword: slowly!). To do this, you need to connect to your emotions and your roots. I know you’re not a fan of commitment and prefer freedom to anything else, but in order for your lofty dreams to truly be a part of your life, that means committing to yourSELF, and to your deepest desires. Your heart is where you’ll be able to discover what those are in order to see them come to fruition.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
The Pisces planets have been helping you to express yourself and your thoughts. With the Sun still in Pisces with Neptune, Mercury and Venus moving into Aries, you’ll be able to still connect to what you want to express and communicate, as well as find the momentum to bring those things to life. You’ll be able to communicate your desires and your emotions to your loved ones, encouraging an open playing field. Sometimes it’s a lot easier to keep your emotions to yourself, but let the planets help you open up and create a more intimate connection within your relationships.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Jupiter is going retrograde in your 10th house of public image and career. How you portray yourself to the world, your outermost mask (which is usually quite a conundrum to most folks that meet you) will need a little bit of sprucing up. And by that, I mean take a look at how you present yourself to others. If you unravel some of the colder exterior walls that you’re holding up, it will be a lot easier for love to flood into your life. Jupiter will force you to take a clearer look at yourself and reevaluate any decisions or choices you have made regarding how you let others perceive you. The more honest and open you are about your true self, the easier it will be for that perfect someone to find you.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Oh Pisces, you’ve had quite the ball this past month with so many planets in your sign. The Sun is still in your 1st house in conjunction with Neptune. This encourages you to embrace your dreamy, romantic nature and to get lost in your lovely la la land. However, it is easy to get caught up in fantasy, and to distance yourself from reality. Make sure to keep both feet firmly on the ground. If you’re hoping to develop your relationships and take them to the next level, allow a layer of compassion to fill you up and flow into your relationship. Neptune rules divine love and is supporting you. But, with the lines easily blurred, try to stay away from excessive drinking this week, because it can have adverse side effects, particularly on your sensitive body. Let fantasy flow though your mind and heart into creativity, rather than into substances.