Week of July 15th

What you think you know may or may not be true. This eclipse brings powerful words to the surface, and Mercury is still retrograde. Listen first. Think before speaking. This cycle is about changing your perceptions. You’re restructuring your thought process, so continue to question. Seek healing answers, from faraway places or books close to home. Refuse to take the easy answers either. All questions worth asking evoke complicated possibilities; all answers worth giving leave some room for thought. This is a time to release dogma, and overcome fear to seek real knowledge.

Week of July 8th

Be careful what you say in public this week. You’re never one to blurt out secrets anyway, but when you’re on the Warpath of Truth your tone is liable to sting. There’s more potential than usual for your words to come off the wrong way this Mercury retrograde, with your ruling planet Mars involved. Instead, use the time to remind yourself of what you’ve already accomplished and recover some dignity in your career. Right now your energy should be focused on gathering knowledge, questioning what’s true for you, and exploring the limits of belief. You may be nurturing an imaginative or creative project this week. Break through the self-sabotage that so often accompanies creative tasks. Nobody has to judge the ideas; this is just a time for you to play with them.

Week of July 1st

Your ruler Mars moves into Leo, empowering you to assert your authority. Be confident in going after your desire, but make sure that you allow room for other people to have what they want too. The total eclipse in Cancer is part of a larger cycle of shifting knowledge for you. You may learn something important this week. There is knowledge in the darkness. What is in the shadow of your belief system? What might you need to adapt in order to heal further? Venus moves into Cancer on Wednesday, helping you to connect with knowledge of the feminine, and to move beyond your comfort zone. On Sunday, when Mercury stations retrograde, it’s time to review your career ambitions and your accomplishments to date. Consider what you want to say next.

Week of June 24th

You have many resources at your disposal. Get creative about how you access them and put them to use. You may even be creating new avenues to bring your dreams to fruition. Something materializes where before there was nothing: this is the gift. On Wednesday, when Mercury moves into Leo, you have opportunities to shine through your vocation. You may have a lot to say in public. Vocalize your creative ideas. Play with them! You have a voice for strong leadership, should you choose to accept your role as a leader.

Week of June 17th

This full moon brings good luck with money or possessions. How fun for you! Look for opportunities to increase your cash flow. As money is energy that flows in and out, this is a time to seek ways of helping it flow in. Receive first. Then use your consideration of values to put your resources in service of a higher cause. A philosophical goal, spiritual pursuit, scholarly endeavor, or journey is the way forward from here. You are still being tested. Do not lapse into tired ways of thinking, however traditional they might be. Seek wiser ways of understanding.

Week of June 10th

Are your values leading you in the direction of joy? Or maybe more explicitly, is there alignment between your idea of joy and the way you actually spend your time/money/resources? It’s also possible that you’ve overspent on joy a bit, and you need to take a step back to catch your breath. Pay attention to what you really value now, as this is a week for learning lessons. They could be hard lessons, and you may not feel you have studied for the test. The test is coming anyway. Seek true wisdom.

Week of June 3rd

Power comes in many forms. What varieties of power do you have at your disposal now? You may have creative abilities, a capacity for transformation, money, beauty, knowledge, and/or magic. Play with different ways of accessing your power at this new moon. Imagine yourself as a powerful being, because that is exactly who you are: a luminous being with a divine spark within you. Power can be scary. It comes with responsibilities. Sometimes it’s easier to deny your own power than to learn how to wield it appropriately. Figure out where you might be blocking your access to your own potent abilities and set an intention to remove those blocks.

Week of May 27th

Your imagination is your most valuable resource right now. Use the time you have to envision yourself achieving goals. Imagine the future you want as if it is already happening. Do this often, and you will find the gap between where you are and where you want to be closing quickly. Other people may help you out this week, helping you remove blocks you may not have known you had. Siblings (or friends who have earned sister/brother status) may play an especially big role here. If you think it might help, talk with them about the future you’re imagining.

Week of May 20th

Words have the power to limit a person or instill confidence. Somewhere along the line, someone said a thing to you that is still rattling around inside of your skull, taunting you with its implications. Try to tease out what that person may have been feeling and what they may have actually wanted: the fear or desire they failed to adequately communicate. When we can empathize with the person behind the words, we have the key to unlock whatever prison those words have made. Don’t allow yourself to be limited by these historic thoughts. Mercury cazimi in Gemini gives you access to some deep insight, some clue to the mystery that is far more interesting than what so-and-so said at summer camp years ago. Reconnect with your power so you can move on.

Week of May 13th

Venus’ move into Taurus this week lightens relationships, allowing the love to flow more easily. In fact, the love that flows to you this week could rush in suddenly, and in shocking ways! Do something new and fun to electrify partnerships. Your ruler Mars is moving into Cancer, inspiring you to grow, learn, and maybe travel somewhere new. Perhaps a partner takes you on an exciting journey. Saturday’s full moon is in your sign, inviting you to stand fully in your power, in partnership with powerful equals. Follow your heart in relationships without forgetting your head.

Week of May 6th

You might make unexpected connections with other people this week. Partnerships and friendships are unpredictable now, and in some ways that can be a wild, fun ride. The best way to handle a long-term transit of unpredictability in relationships is to stay steadfastly committed to yourself. No matter what happens, you know who you are and what you want, and you take care of yourself first. When you have this attitude, your strong self-confidence will attract the people who bring the right kind of wildness into your life: the ones who electrify you with inspiration. Look for that.

Week of April 29th

We’re all our own worst enemies sometimes. Watch your thoughts for excessive self-criticism. Allowing your brain to run a negative commentary on your actions all day is a bad habit for many...but this week, not for you. This week, the new moon gives you an opportunity to refresh a primary relationship. If you want to find love, this is a good new moon for manifestation, so you could call in the type of person you’re looking to meet. If you have the partnership you want, spend some quality time together. The way you relate to others hinges on your self-worth, so I return to point A: a confidence boost is in order. Be your own best friend instead of your own worst enemy.

Week of April 22nd

Changes in your primary relationships are highlighted this week, as the sun meets Uranus in Taurus. You’re rewilding a friendship or partnership as you rewild yourself. The way that you approach others is changing, as is the way you expect others to treat you. Self-love is key. First, care for yourself the way you would like others to care for you. They will learn how to treat you from the way you treat yourself. Share your healing insights with your partner. Remember that somewhere in their own lives, they are wrestling with the same themes of healing and rewilding.

Week of April 15th

This week is about healing for you. You might be in the process of overcoming an illness of the body, or healing on a mental or spiritual level. You’re learning how to adapt to what life throws at you, and you’re getting stronger every day. Put words to your experience and, if you feel comfortable, share it with someone close to you. Friday’s full moon in Libra speaks of a private experience that transforms your ideas. Your thoughts work magic.

Week of April 8th

You’re in the middle of a long-term project that is transforming how you use your voice. You might be writing, speaking out more, making art of some kind. However you’re approaching this, it’s changing your ideas, and consequently, how you sound. How confident are you in what you have to say? Do something this week to boost your own confidence. Take at least one small step towards what you fear. Get curious about what might happen if you experimented a bit more. You might be inspired by the stories of those who have overcome fears of their own and gone on to do something similar.

Week of April 1st

Mercury conjunct Neptune plays creative harmonies in your fun sector this week. Of all the placements for this transit, yours is not too bad. You can play with this aspect for enhanced imagination, envisioning entire fantasy worlds. Allow the fuzzy, illogical feeling of this transit to work for you, as you write poetry, make music, or connect emotionally with a romantic partner. This is not the time for big decisions, just for fun. Clarity continues to dawn gradually over the next couple of weeks. Friday’s new moon in Aries presents an opportunity for you to release old habits and begin new routines. Welcome spring with new vigor.

Week of March 25th

Venus into Pisces on Tuesday brings beautiful, healing energy into your creativity sector, to help you make something out of all those memories and forgotten art projects you’ve been dredging up from the depths this Mercury retrograde season. The trip down memory lane continues this week, but you begin to see how it could be dressed up and transformed into something new. This is a gradual process, as Mercury stations direct conjunct Neptune on Thursday. It’s all pretty muddled still, and yet these are the perfect conditions for poetry. Mars moving into Gemini on Sunday increases your desire to push your own boundaries and move deeper into the mystery.

Week of March 18th

This week’s Spring Equinox full moon has hidden effects for you. You’re relating more to the spirit world, the inner reaches of the imagination, or the landscape of dreams than to other humans in “real life.” Consider that some attention to what’s going on with you mentally, emotionally, or spiritually could help to create a secret shift in your body’s healing. Do this in service to yourself. The mundane world and the unseen world are interconnected in ways you are only beginning to understand now.

Week of March 11th

Look to the past for inspiration this week. Clear out an old games cabinet and play something from your childhood or dance to your favorite nostalgic music. Mercury is retrograde in your creativity sector, taking you on a deep dive through layers and layers of ideas. Use this transit to amplify that powerful voice you’ve been developing. Whether you consider yourself a creative person or not, you have big talent for something. Perhaps you need a reminder of your own potential—look at what you’ve done so far.

Week of March 4th

Mercury stations retrograde in your sector of generative power. You may find yourself recalling memories that spark inspiration, become interested in old art projects, or return to the activities that you find joyful. The new moon adds a large dose of imagination to your week. Make time to play. There is the potential for relapse into “fun” that isn’t actually healthy for you, or romantic relationships that repeat old patterns. Focus on the positive things you could generate with this creative energy.

On Wednesday, Uranus moves back into Taurus to shake up your partnerships and friendships. Over the course of the next seven years, you will encounter big changes in this area of your life. You will feel the need to end old, stale, or boring relationships. In some cases, that ending will come abruptly. It might not even be about you--a close friend or partner’s erratic behavior could keep you pretty busy at this time. You’ll be forming alliances with some wildly interesting people, people who light a wild spark in you. The Great Awakener, as he is sometimes called, will oppose your sun, calling you to free yourself from inhibitions. There is a point to all of this: when you are truly free in relationships, others see you for who you are and love you anyway. Uranus’ earth-shattering changes often turn out to be miracles once the dust has cleared. Get ready to re-wild your connections with others.

Week of February 25th

Mars in Taurus means relationships are center stage right now. You may need to let someone else have their way for once. Taurus likes things to stay the same, and you feel restless if you’re not in the middle of a deep, dramatic transformation. Trust--once Uranus gets into Taurus next week, stagnation will be a thing of the past, even for your most stubborn friend. For now, focus what you can control: your mindset, your words, and your actions. When Venus moves into Aquarius on Friday, you may be inspired to express yourself at home.

Week of February 18th

Chiron in Aries is healing your relationship to magic, to spiritual ritual, and to that most mundane of experiences: taking care of your body. The easiest way to think about this seven-year transit is this: your body is your temple. That’s the merging of the everyday and the spiritual that Chiron will be teaching you about. We all have wounds around self-love regarding our bodies, as we all have been told in some way that they are imperfect. Even those of us who have a healthy sense of self-love live in this world of fast food, overwork, and sleep deprivation. Let Chiron teach you how to take care of yourself. As you heal even the smallest wounds, you begin to transform your whole life. You may even be teaching others how to see their health in a different way. The rest of the astrology this week indicates that you’ll be spending a lot of time with others, perhaps socializing with friends or performing for an audience. You’re developing a powerful voice. Use it.