Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
You’re in the midst of a powerful process brought to you by Mars in your Sign, a process that’s all about power and how to use it wisely. It’s all too easy to bark commands, so rather than giving in to the impulse to say “because I said so,” think about what might be a kinder and gentler way to lead. I’m not suggesting you give up your point of view; I’m suggesting that you refine your technique.
Taurus April 20-May 20.
The key to navigating these waves of change is to rely on your spiritual practice—assuming you have one, and if you don’t, it might be wise to explore your possibilities. A spiritual practice assumes an external reference point that embodies your highest principles and can act as a guide when you most need help and are facing tough decisions.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Use this time to tie up the loose ends of projects you couldn’t quite finish during the retrograde. Don’t fret about taking care of old business when Mars is moving full steam ahead. There are details that need your attention before you can move on to the next phase, so take a deep breath and dive back into the past with the intention of bringing those plans to a close.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Continue to be as nonreactive as possible—which won’t be easy given the intense emotional environment we’re all experiencing—and you’ll find a way to demonstrate your strength that isn’t about having to lord it over others or shame coworkers into submission. Be generous of heart and spirit and you’ll receive the support you need from the right people.
Leo July 23-August 22
Humor is your greatest ally during the coming weeks, so when possible try to use laughter to diminish stress. I realize that not a lot is funny right now, but finding the funny will help you to focus on a positive perspective rather than risk getting sucked into a vortex of too much seriousness. We need to find solutions but we need them to be uplifting, and sometimes that means ironic.
Virgo August 23-September 22
The ground keeps shifting, and while you are not averse to change, the twists and turns of daily life are making it difficult to stay grounded in your regular routines. Rather than resist these forces of change, open to them and embrace the flux. Yes, I realize that might not be an easy choice, but resentment isn’t going to change the flow, and acquiescing to what is will just make life easier.
Libra September 23-October 22
Turn the situation on its head and have the courage to look at the pieces of your personal puzzle from an entirely new perspective. This process is not about abandoning what matters to you; it’s about attempting to figure out how to sort through unnecessary patterns in your life so you can concentrate on what is necessary—and with luck, what’s essential will bring you joy.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
It will take a lot of effort to maintain your equilibrium during this extremely busy and turbulent time, but maintain it you must. Although it appears as if too much is occurring from day to day for you to handle all of it well, you have the strength to handle the onslaught of responsibilities. So prioritize your time and energy and be sure to include time for self-care.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
You are in your element—Mars is in your Solar House of creativity, powering the urge to express yourself, but also encouraging the urge for romance and flirtation. So take a break from the intensity and remember that you are fundamentally geared to the Jupiterian notion that fun is as important as work—have at it and make sure it includes the company of friends.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
The key to your success is being utterly honest with yourself about what you’re feeling and why those feelings are determining your choices. There’s nothing wrong with making emotional decisions, but it’s important to recognize that’s what you are doing. That awareness may help you to modify or refine certain decisions so that they engender long-term beneficial results.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Sometimes it’s important to know when enough is enough—and your plate is so full, it isn’t possible to take on one more task. It’s important to figure out what you can let go of. I’m not suggesting that you discard significant obligations or that you sacrifice what you love to do. I’m advising you to be discerning about when you say “yes” knowing that you won’t be able to follow through.
Pisces February 19-March 20
It’s a deeply emotional week, and regardless of what needs to be done, you may find yourself lost in a torrent of feelings and a bit stymied by how to handle the intensity. The best advice I can offer is to have the courage to say no when no is the best remedy for you. You won’t be able to maintain your balance if you don’t take care of yourself first—it’s like the warning on the plane: put your oxygen mask on before you help others.