This week is shaping up to be a busy one — and not just because Thanksgiving is just days away and the holiday season is kicking off. Astrologically speaking, Mercury has just turned retrograde, the Sun enters Sagittarius and will square Mars and conjunct Jupiter, Venus is stationary, and there is a Full Moon on Thursday. Phew!
With all that lies ahead, it’s important to be informed and best understand what this means for your sign. Read on for your weekly love horoscopes, courtesy of expert astrologer Christian Klausner.
Aries: March 20 – April 20
You’ve been sidestepping trouble left and right, protected by unseen forces, and probably haven’t even noticed it. If you will acknowledge now your incredible luck, there are amazing things you can accomplish this week. It could be that the extra push you need is simply a reminder (from a friendly astrologer) that luck is indeed on your side. Go for what you want. Take a leap of faith, but stay in control of the one thing you actually are in control of: your attitude. Stay in the right spirits, and “luck” will see your outstretched hand and latch onto you. New things are beginning this week, and in order for you to get a good start, it is imperative that you take this week to believe in yourself with a steady conviction. If you don’t, no one else will.
Taurus: April 20 – May 21
While the full moon will officially be in Gemini, it spends a good deal of its time of brightness in your sign this week before reaching its peak, dear Taurus. The light is shining now upon how you can make the most of every moment, whether dull or exciting, empty or full, intriguing or boring. Even if things seem to be progressing too slowly for you, take your time to realize that things are unfolding just as they need to so that your greatest gifts can emerge. In the coming days, impatience should be avoided. This week is an opportunity to soften and feel yourself, right where you are. Your planet, Venus, has stopped retrograding and is now holding still in the sky this week. Find your own stillness, and you will see that from this place, even very slow-moving things in life move with rapidity. There is no need to rush.
Gemini: May 21 – June 21
Opportunities are now flooding in to you in the region of your career life, but it looks like you could have some challenges or distractions as regards balancing work and relationships this week. Your partners, peers, and associates will likely press you for your time and attention when you most need to concentrate on your work. The question may now be asked how you can integrate the importance of both relationships and work. A clue may lie in setting boundaries this week. Your time is your greatest and most valuable asset, and your ability to be very clear about your priorities this week, and to succinctly deal with those problems that are right in front of you (whether career or relationship related), will show yourself and others that you are a force to be reckoned with. Be a strict manager of your time, and you’ll not only avoid the pitfalls of the week, but you’ll also be a clear channel for both love and respect.
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
This could be an important week for you to find scheduled time to sit alone and ask yourself the deep questions. What matters the most to me? What is my most important desire? As the week goes on, you may feel continually pressed to find the missing elements of your life, as though you lost something and need to find it, but can’t remember what it was. By doing the inner work, and supplementing with prayer or contemplation as you search for your heart’s truest desire, that feeling that something is missing will vanish. All that you need is within, but it’s hard to remember this in this busy, outward-focused world. Keep your gaze inward, and your intent on finding what you need to feel whole on the deepest level, and the realization of a brighter life will be set into motion this week.
Leo: July 22 – August 23
You want to be ready when the lights hit the stage, don’t you? Alright then, get ready for your dress rehearsal. This Mercury retrograde is bringing on a reevaluation of your creative methods. Play around with different styles in your speech and personal presentation; this is a week of experimentation and expansion, so try on different costumes, play with different tactics to wow the crowd, and know that you’re on the way to finding out what works the best for you. It’s okay to try new and varied things, but keep in mind that the way you rehearse will determine how you appear when its show-time; the way you practice is the way you perform. Make it a point to be patient and forgiving with others in your communication. This is not the week to indulge in any ill-controlled or snappy behavior — wear that smile proud, because others are looking.
Virgo: August 23 – September 23
My advice, dear Virgo, is to be precise and concise (as you usually are) this week when it comes to defining your feelings. This is the time to sort things out as they relate to your relationships with family members, with feeling secure in yourself, and with creating a sense of belonging. The idea is to perform ‘root work,’ this week, and the clearer you can be about what you’re feeling and why, the smoother will the rest of your mental problems unfold. In fact, the glorious acquisition of increased knowledge which is waiting to be yours, cannot be yours until this step into your emotional body is taken. Spending time with siblings or parents can help facilitate the emergence of early memories, feelings, and thoughts that can aid you to achieve clarity into your present feelings.
Libra: September 23 – October 23
The Venus retrograde is over, and this planet has stopped in her tracks in your sign, dear Libra. While this planet of love hangs out in your energy, why not spend this time pampering yourself? Of course, while giving time and attention to the beauty and functionality of your body is a clear way to demonstrate self-love, what is more important to Venus is that you discover the beauty of your Self which goes beyond form, concept, or condition. Unconditional love is that state which you can become increasingly familiar with this week by giving yourself complete permission to be who you are, to do the things you want to do, and to find a simple and serene appreciation for where you currently are. The glow which comes from your peaceful poise is inspiring to others, so invite a group to go with you on a trip to the pamper parlor.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 22
We’re in the last days of Scorpio Season, as the Sun departs from this energy on Thursday. That which has been revealed to you up till now has served to show you what you’re capable of. The details of your personal destiny are becoming clearer. If you want to complete the picture, you must use your inborn creativity (which is now increasing in strength) in a focused, self-directed way. The temptation to fritter it away through explosive expeditions may be strong now, but contain your energy. In doing so, your creative potency will heighten your senses, and you’ll dissolve old problems simply by looking upon them with your newfound, laser-like focus. Let this week be a practice in storing and withholding your dynamic energy, and you’ll see that it can be used in more economic, profitable, and powerfully effective ways.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Congratulations on the planet of abundance, Jupiter, entering your sign for the next 12 months. Ready for a year of growth, expansion, and increase? Good, but do be deliberate in choosing, directing, and willing that which should grow, expand, and increase. It is all your choice; whatever you place your attention on will grow. With Mercury retrograding in your sign for the next few weeks, this is a good time to put your attention on your mind. Where do you habitually go, in your thoughts? What types of places do you tend to wander into when your mind is left alone to roam? Keep a tight leash on your mind; keep tabs on it, because you can now rewrite its programs, and retrain its behavior. Your mental habits determine what comes to you and where you’ll end up, so you cannot do better than to prioritize the intensive study of the movements of your own mind this week.
Capricorn: December 21 – January 20
You might be feeling more soft this week, dear Capricorn. This is ideal, because those around you will be seeking your counsel, and your delicate touch will allow you to feel out what it is they really need. Your soft approach, mixed with your no-BS policy, makes you a very helpful and effective friend. As others come to confide in you due to your saintly stature this week, remember that you can go one extra step by opening up to others, as well. This is a great week to develop trust, and to nurture the feeling that you are surrounded by love. This Mercury retrograde is highlighting how you can add greater color, purpose, and meaning to your life through acts of selflessness. What would happen if you actually forgot yourself for one week, through immersive acts of kindness and charity? I invite you to take this one week to find out.
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Rearrangement is the word that comes up, regarding how this Mercury retrograde will likely affect you, dear Water-bearer. An incredible domino effect can occur simply by the careful and deliberate rearrangement of your normal routines. The activities you regularly engage in can provide a whole new effect upon your life simply by ordering them in a new way. A little shake-up of the regular order of things can have a large influence on the way you see your life, and by enlarging your perspectives this week, you’ll find new expressions of the lover within you. The spark of love can become a roaring fire within you, but it requires the kindling of your courage to make small and creative changes in your mundane routines. When enmeshed in your schedule this week, try to think of something you normally wouldn’t think to do.
Pisces: February 18 – March 20
You have a peculiar ability to find the beauty of life in its darker places this week. It could be that you’re able to show others the value of the shadow, of contrast, of suffering. Knowing what we don’t want is helpful in becoming clear about what we do want, and Mars in your sign is now giving you the power of assertive choice. You are showing others, “Yes, I am aware of what I don’t want, and that is why I can bravely look it in the face and tell it to leave.” You can only dismiss that which you have fully acknowledged. Face your shadows, shine your light, and be aware that there is much you can accomplish this week simply by holding your ground and knowing that darkness flees the light, and there is nothing to fear. You are a source of courage and an example of strength to others this week, so realize that your bravery and initiative is a benefit, not only to yourself, but to all those around you as well.