Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
I am not quite sure what advice to offer other than this: focus your attention on your gifts and talents and spend not one moment of your precious mental energy bemoaning your fate or indulging the pity pot. You made it through seven years of Uranus teaching you to be your best self—now it’s time to apply those lessons and be confident in your innate strength.
Taurus April 20-May 20
You can optimize this retrograde phase by paying close attention to how you spend your currency—actual dollars as well as self-confidence and self-esteem. Be honest with yourself about where you feel you are operating at a deficit and where you feel you have “cash” to burn. If you approach this process with an open mind, you might be surprised by the innovations that are possible.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Occasionally a transformational process can happen in the blink of an eye, in a magical manner that’s worthy of praise. But most true change takes place over time, with a keen eye on what to eliminate through the process and what to add. You’re in the phase of figuring out what to let go of, but soon you will be blending new discoveries—and the alchemical outcome will be worth your work.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Take the long view—the one that sees the trees but includes the forest and beyond, because you need a really broad perspective to contextualize what’s happening in a way that is manageable for you and those you love. And don’t sweat the small stuff right now. There are plenty of details to take care of and the more you focus on those essentials, the less time you’ll have to worry.
Leo July 23-August 22
As it almost always is, what’s most important for you during this phase is passion. If you don’t know what stokes your fire and brings you joy, make every effort to identify it and make it part of your life. You are a miserable camper when you aren’t happy and there’s too much right at this moment that dampens your spirit. So find your joy and hold onto it with both hands.
Virgo August 23-September 22
It’s all about digging down deep within and accessing reservoirs of strength you didn’t realize you had. You know you’re strong, but you had no idea just how strong. This process is part of a phase that culminates in a new level of self-awareness—you getting to know yourself more intimately. So take a deep breath and get ready to discover a new you.
Libra September 23-October 22
Be wary of judging yourself too harshly. Sure, there were things you could have done differently if you had known you had other choices. So be kind to yourself, knowing that the best way through is figuring out what your spirit is trying to learn from this experience. Take your time puzzling through the pieces—if identifying the lessons were easy, you would have already learned them.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
I learned long ago that relying on the Divine Mother—or the Great Mother, as some call her—is the best way to find reliable, consistent solace in a world that can often be too harsh. So seek the comfort of friends, but make enough quiet time to ask the Divine Mother for her unconditional love and support. Even if everything is just fine, her presence will enhance what’s good.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
I love the Beatles song “Fool on the Hill” because it reminds me to take a step back and observe the obvious. The fool sees “the sun going down” and “the world spinning round,” noticing the passage of time and continuing to observe it day after day. This might be a good practice for you at this particular moment because it has the power to provide the continuity you crave and need.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
If you are overwhelmed, simply take a step out of the spotlight and give yourself permission to rest. There’s a lot going on, a lot for you to manage, and very few people are aware of just how strained you are feeling. So give yourself a mental-health break, by taking a day off from all your cares and worries and let your heart and mind have a rest—I promise you won’t miss a thing.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
I know you’re doing the best you can and I also know that sometimes you feel as if that isn’t good enough—that you should be doing more and don’t know how to find the vision or energy to make it happen. Certain things just take their own time, so while you may feel that your situation is taking too long to shift, know this: you are learning valuable lessons that you’ll need in the future.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Although you may feel as if you are lost in the woods, you’re not, but that isn’t likely to alleviate the uncertainty about what steps to take next. Rather than forcing yourself into action, wait this retrograde phase out. Concentrate on what you are learning by being patient, and while I know that sounds a little schoolmarmy, nothing is going to shift until you are completely ready.