This week in the cosmos, we will see a lot of planets shifting signs and therefore shifting energetic currents that influence us day to day. Here’s more about the week at a glance and as well as your individual scopes for both your Sun and Ascendant signs, courtesy of astrologer Lora Zuanic.
Mercury, who rules our communication, enters blunt yet optimistic Sagittarius. Mercury was just in Scorpio, perhaps making us withhold some information and be more private. But, now that it’s entering Sagittarius, we may feel our voices loosen up be more comfortable sharing our needs and desires with our partners and the people in our lives, as well as sharing some unsolicited advice to any who aren’t actively seeking it. Sag rules the wise centaur, whose know-it-all qualities can give great advice, but can at times be as blunt and tactless as a dull kitchen knife, doing more damage to the chef than the vegetable. So, be weary that you don’t overshare, and think twice before speaking your mind in the coming months.
Mercury, who usually spends a couple of weeks in each sign, shall be in Sagittarius from November 5th until January 10th, because it will go retrograde in December and retrace its steps. So be extra careful—your oversharing might come back and haunt you later on!
Venus, the planet of love, enters secretive Scorpio. So, while we were all feeling the flirtatious energies of Venus in Libra for the past couple weeks, we’ll start to feel the cozier and more private energy of Scorpio take over our hearts. Where we wanted to be out and about with our loved ones, now we’ll feel the homey weather draw us in towards the fireplace where we can be intimate and private with our loves.
Lilith, who rules the dark seductress within all of us, enters power hungry Capricorn. The good news is, dark here doesn’t refer to “bad.” Lilith rules the parts of us that are so unabashed and unwilling to let go of our desires. Deep down, we know what we truly want, and have the power to get it. The cravings for our desires are enough to fuel the fire that is relentless towards fighting for our hearts, and while she was in Sagittarius, her energy was lighter and less concerned with actually going after her desires. She encouraged us to be more philosophical, and a bit commitment phobic of what we truly want. But, no sign loves commitment like Capricorn. So now we will feel that internal pull towards seeking what we truly want, and we won’t give up until we attain it.
Aries: (March 20 — April 20)
This week, the planet of love and romance joins the Sun in Scorpio, which is your 8th house of intimacy. If you’re partnered up, it can be a good time to talk about money and budgets and get organized in your life with your love, to find structure between the two of you. If you’re single, the energy may be intense for you personally, encouraging you to finally open up about some skeletons in your closet, so you can heal your shadows and come to terms with all of you. By being completely open and honest with yourself, you can later attract a partner who respects you for you, because they’ll see the commitment you’ve dedicated to yourself. Remember, the longest (and most important) relationship you’ll ever have is the one with yourself!
Taurus: (April 20 — May 20)
This week favors romance and commitment for you, Taurus! With the Sun being joined by your ruling planet, Venus, in Scorpio (which rules partnerships for you) you have the planets supporting you with all endeavors related to relationships and partnerships. You can more easily dedicate your energy to your relationship, put in effort, and have that effort be noticed. If you’re taken, organize a special day or night with your loved one to show them how much you care for them. Or if you’re single, get out there because the cosmic energies are supporting you if you want to be committed to someone special.
Gemini: (May 21 — June 20)
Your ruling planet, Mercury, just entered Sagittarius, your 7th house of relationships and partnerships. This means you can now put your own personal focus on relationships, and directing your energy towards finding your one. Being quite communicative yourself, and with Mercury ruling communication, being open and conversational will help you attract that special someone. Venus, the planet of love, joined the Sun in your 6th house of routines and habits, so you might find your energy naturally pulling you towards getting organized with your life so that you have structure in place when you finally meet your prince charming.
Cancer: (June 21 — July 22)
Lilith entering your 7th house means that suddenly, you will be holding on to tremendous power when it comes to your relationships. You’ll have the inner drive and passion to pursue the matters of your heart, without caring who or what may get in your way. Venus and the Sun are joined together in your dating and romance house, bringing you opportunities to get out there and make yourself visible to all others. It’s time for you to stand out and let yourself shine, no matter how comfy your couch is. The charming and alluring vibes of Venus are supporting you and watching your back!
Leo: (July 23 — August 22)
The planet of love and romance has just entered your house of home and family. Perhaps it’s an ideal time to introduce your beau to your family, or to move in together if you so wish. When it comes to communication, the channels just seem to open up for you in regard to dating. So, if you’re single, all of a sudden the telephone lines might be ringing a plenty. However, Mercury will be retrograding in your house of fun, romance, and dating, so the game “telephone” might make an appearance as well with messages getting crossed and miscommunication floating astray. So, be careful with what you say when it comes to potential lovers, so as not to lead anyone on if that’s not your intent! You may fall into more trouble than you wish upon yourself.
Virgo: (August 23 — September 22)
You may be talking up a storm with your loved ones this week, Virgo. The Sun and Venus are in your house of communication and expression, making you wise and charming with your words. And Mercury, the planet of communication, entered your house of family, so some old topics of conversation with your family members can be resurrected and allow you to communicate in a way that brings you a sense of security in yourself. Mercury will later be going retrograde, so these topics that you start now (perhaps about the direction your life is taking) may hold center stage for the next two months.
Libra: (September 23 — October 22)
Your ruling planet, Venus, just joined the Sun in your 2nd house of self-worth, possessions, form, and money. These two planets are benefiting you when it comes to acquiring possessions and taking care of the things you already own. You can go shopping and invest in some timeless pieces that will last you though the coming seasons. Or, now the planets are helping you if you want to get anything repaired…such as the scuffs out of your winter boots, or the hole in your favorite sweater. Although you love trends, the more you respect your money, the more it will respect you!
Scorpio: (October 23 — November 21)
Venus in joining the Sun in your sign, Scorpio, is bringing you both confidence and a spotlight when it comes to romance. It’s an ideal time to get pampered up—haircuts, manicures, etc. because the planet of beauty is blessing you with the vibrations of allure and charm. With Lilith entering Capricorn, you can feel empowered with your words, for she’ll be in your house of communication. Expression gives you power and authority for the 8 months, and will be a handy tool in your belt when it comes to going after what you want.
Sagittarius: (November 21 — December 21)
This week, Mercury entered your sign, where it will remain until mid-January. That’s a long time for Mercury—and it’s because it’ll be retrograding and retracing its steps come December 3rd. And with Mercury retrogrades, things like to come back and haunt us from the past. It can be projects we started and left to the dust, old relationships trying to resurrect themselves (especially since Mercury rules your relationship house), old conversations coming back, etc. Or, as it sometimes happens, conversations may go haywire and miscommunications might happen left and right. So be weary with how you express yourself. If things aren’t quite understood, don’t get your panties in a bunch, just be patient and be willing to re-express yourself in a way that others might understand you better, especially in your relationships. The things you say and give energy to now will set the tone for the next two months, so take matters to your own hands and practice patience and understanding, so it’ll come back to you when you need it most!
Capricorn: (December 22 — January 19)
Lilith is entering your sign this week, Capricorn! That means that suddenly your inner fire will be lit with wanting to pursue the desires of your heart! Lilith represents that part of us that is so aware of our power and our capabilities to get what we want in life. And for you, being such a driven and ambitious sign, that means you’ll need to do a bit of adjusting to see what it is that you truly want for yourself. You have a habit of being ambitious just for the sake of ambition, with your competitive nature. But now, you need to truly tap into your heart and your soul, and see what it is that you want. Is it changes in your career? Is it your life partner? Is it freedom, or adventure, or pleasure? Call upon your inner wild woman and see what would make you the absolute happiest person and allow yourself to pursue those goals fully.
Aquarius: (January 20 — February 18)
Venus and the Sun have joined forces in Scorpio, and for you Aquarius, that means there’ll be more hustle and bustle in your career and work place. The Sun brings confidence, and Venus brings charm, so you may sweep your coworkers off their feet if you suggest some new work ideas or projects that you’ve had in mind. Mercury, a planet of friendships and communication, just entered your 11th house of social circles. You can see yourself becoming a lot busier now and in the coming months, by networking and socializing. As Mercury will retrograde in Sagittarius, you’ll have plenty of time to touch base with friends from your past, and reconnect with them.
Pisces: (February 19 — March 20)
A desire to travel and escape may suddenly arise for you, because the planet of pleasure, Venus, just joined the Sun in your 9th house of travel, philosophy, higher education, and belief systems. If not travel, then the planets are favoring you if you want to learn something new or expand your mind with a different belief system. Mercury, the planet of communication, just entered your career house, encouraging you to express yourself, be more conversational, and communicative when it comes to your career and image at work. Make yourself visible and your voice heard! Mercury does have a bit of an influence over your relationships as well, so know that committing to yourself at work, and letting yourself be seen there, will benefit you in love, either by attracting a future partner, or by gaining the praise and admiration of your current partner.