Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
During this triple retrograde and double eclipse cycle, navigating emotional waters—yours or others’—won’t be easy. Especially if you feel the need to take sides and take a stand. I’m all in for authenticity, but this week it might be wiser to make moderation both your mantra and your message. Avoid going to extremes of any kind and you’ll emerge from this phase stronger in body, mind, heart, and soul.
Taurus April 20-May 20
The retrogrades, as well as the eclipses, present a multitude of oppositional positions, both internal and external, and there are no easy resolutions on the horizon. That being said, the best way through the tension is finding a quiet place within and allowing yourself to observe the stress rather than get swept away by it. I’m not suggesting non-participation, so much as advising thoughtful, mindful engagement.
Gemini May 21-June 21
During the next retro-eclipse weeks, try not to let things said in the heat of the moment turn into scorching wildfires with the capacity to burn down cherished routines. I know that sounds dramatic, but at this moment, your words have the power of a tsunami, which means they don’t just ripple across the waters of ‘normal’ interactions to be forgotten the next day. Their effect lingers, and lingers, and lingers.
Cancer June 22-July 22
The triple retrograde/eclipse cycle invites you to review your finances with an eye towards more than immediate improvements, and this makes it ever so important to embrace the biggest possible picture of what you want to create for the future. There’s no reason to hurry through this process, so take your time and make a list of your responsibilities, as well as all the things you desire.
Leo July 23-August 22
You have complete permission to assume the Munch pose for the next several weeks. After all, there’s a lunar eclipse in your Sign, coupled with Mercury Retrograde, followed by a solar eclipse…in your Sign…and I’m tired just writing about it. Give yourself a break and take a break—not much can be done under this kind of astral pressure, so take a deep breath and focus your efforts on being in your joy, whatever that may be.
Virgo August 23-September 22
While the triple retrograde/eclipse cycle is certain to create obstacles to what you would like to do and/or accomplish, there is still room for magic, especially if you are willing to use your negotiating skills to find a way through the barriers. I’m not guaranteeing all your wishes will come true, but I can assure you that your efforts will reveal several positive results. All you have to do is be true to your vision.
Libra September 23-October 22
The eclipses, coupled with the retrogrades, offer the perfect opportunity for you to find your power from deep within and to express that authority with confidence. Don’t worry that you will be too bossy because even if you are a little dictatorial, others are likely to need strong guidance to make it through. Take a deep breath and step into your depth—just remember to be kind when you are dishing out orders.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
The retrogrades coupled with the eclipses, have the power to interfere with straightforward business transactions, but if you are willing to go over the details as often as necessary, those distractions can be handled with grace and skill. I’m not advising you to push too hard. I’m simply suggesting that a strong intention guided by compassion will work wonders, including diffusing any resentment.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Read Gemini, above, and add this: The eclipses are likely to reveal previously hidden information (if they haven’t already) and the retrogrades are making it difficult for you to take affirmative action. Your first defense has always been dialogue, but at the moment your words carry too strong a charge to generate peaceful alliances, so rather than hold forth, hold back. It’s just for now.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
The next few weeks of double eclipses and triple retrogrades are enough to drive an organized person mad with worry about handling all the details. Even if you are certain the house will fall down, there’s very little you can do to stop the process. Rather than wasting precious time and energy resisting the inevitable, let the structure collapse. Once the weakness has prevailed, you can concentrate on rebuilding from clarity and strength.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
This triple retrograde and double eclipse cycle creates an identity crisis that challenges all your relationships. Mars, the planet of might, is in your Sign, so before you take strong steps you might later regret, take a breath and consider the consequences of your actions. There’s a lot of tension to handle and no clear way other than a forceful attitude, but if you can soften your approach, you’ll find a less-charged way through your situation.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Don’t be surprised if you feel like withdrawing from the world—that might be the perfect solution to the retrograde/eclipse intensity. Just try not to brood about all the things you can’t control, especially in a world that seems completely out of control. Hermitize, but do it in a disciplined fashion—meditate, contemplate, journal, and evaluate the various causes and conditions of your state of mind—but don’t dwell on the negative. Attitude is everything.