Horoscope written originally for StyleCaster
This week mercury -- the planet that governs communications, friendship, and plan-making -- is entering into chatty and inquisitive Gemini. That means that this is a great time for getting out there and communing with the bishes you love best. It’s also a great time for making new friends, or tightening up your plans, especially any designs you have for connecting with others. The tricky thing is that Neptune and Saturn are forming an exact and unhappy union this week that’ll bring up paranoia, nervousness, and weird vibes. Don’t take people’s weirdness at face value, and don’t assume that everything is personal. We’re all gonna be feeling this transit, and it’s going to follow us through the summer, so here’s a pro tip on how to make the most of it: what you’re feeling and what’s happening are two different and equally important realities. Don’t force them to line up with each other to make sense of your feels. Nurture your inner world, especially when you get overwhelmed. Show compassion, love, and kindness to yourself and to others, especially now when there is so much hate and fear in the world.
The antidote to hate is love.
The antidote to fear is love.
March 21-April 19
While patience isn’t the easiest of all the virtues for you to hit, when you do achieve it, you do it like a boss. Take a little trip down memory lane this week, and remember all the situations in which you were the most effective. What were the common attributes that you were embodying? Align with them now because you’re in a fantastic place to recreate similar successes. Nothing is bound to happen overnight, but you’re on your way, babe!
April 20-May 20
You need to change; and even if it’s a wonderful growth, it’s still helly intense. Embrace the changes you want to see happen in your life: the good, the bad, and the messy of it. Do the things that bring you joy this week, and welcome all that comes with it. What may seem like a problem today is likely to be the obstacle in the learning curve that you need to get you where you most wanna be. Dare to expect the best from the complexities of life, especially when your fears kick in.
May 21-June 21
With your ruling planet in your own glorious sign, this is a great time to do you, Twin Star. Clarify your goals, and make a plan that makes you happy. This week you can chill and have a good time (you deserve it!), but you can also make a solid go of things if you try. Seek to hit a balance between having fun chilling and creating foundations for future chill times. If you take charge of your life, you’ll like where it ends up taking you. Investing in your joyfulness will have many happy returns.
June 22-July 22
There’s an important difference between making the best of a bad thing and pretending that you’re OK when you’re not. Don’t deny or repress your feels as a way to manage your life, Moonchild. You may be dealing with some crazy inner-drama this week and feel pulled in multiple directions at once. Be kind to yourself as you struggle to find what’s true for you through the mess of thoughts and feels that you’re experiencing. Embrace the truth, even if it comes with a host of new issues to manage.
July 23-Aug. 22
Bring out all of your yoga gear and woo-woo self-help strategies this week ‘cause you’re gonna need them, Leo. The pursuit of balance should be at the top of your list this week; you need to be right with yourself in order to make the right choices and pursue the right course. If your relationships suffer from you taking care of yourself, that’s a sign that they need to change anyways, my love. Bring your best self to your connections this week, and when you can’t do that, just take some space.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
There is for sure such a thing as too much of a good thing, my friend. You’re on call to look at how you pace yourself through the stuff that you enjoy, or you may find that you unwittingly sabotage your ability to take pleasure in it. Healthy limitations are not roadblocks that arrest your progress forever; they’re just the boundaries you need to respect in order to get the most out of your situation. Work within healthy parameters this week, Virgo.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Take a hold of yourself, Libra. If you’ve overextended recently, then this week it’s time to reign yourself in. Your sign isn’t known for being decisive, but you’ve got to make decisions and deal with the consequences this week. You don’t need to know what the perfect choices are; you only need to act in ways that are true to your values, my love. Take responsibility for yourself and follow through with that truth; and then no matter what comes, you’ll be right with yourself.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Control is a tricky thing. When you try to exercise it, you may end up screwing things up more by getting involved than by letting things develop on their own. You can’t control other people, Scorpio, any more than they can control you. If you try to manipulate things, you may end up creating resistance and feeling like crap. All you can do is you. Embody your truth and be the change you wish to see in your own life. Leave space for people and dynamics to catch up with you or to reveal themselves. One step atta time, my love.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
It’s easy to get caught up in the story you tell yourself about your life, but the problem with stories is that they come from your head. Life is messy and emo, and the way you feel doesn’t necessarily line up with your narrative. Honor the stirrings of your heart, even if they change your story or slow down your hero’s journey. There’s no real growth without integration on all the levels, and the heart level tends to be the slowest. Don’t make sense of your feels; make friends with them this week.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Your attitude sets the tone for how you choose to see things, Cappy. If you decide to look on the bright side and to seek the posi potential in all things, it might surprise you how much it effects you. Take the Capricorn Challenge for the next seven days, and every time you catch yourself spending more time looking at the potential downside to things, turn it around. If you’re gonna make assumptions about things that haven’t happened yet, they might as well be empowering ones.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Spend some time this week coming up with a how-to guide to your own dreams. If you allow yourself to get caught up in the fantasy of things without a real plan, you’ll end up feeling awfully worried by the week’s end. Start by mapping out baby steps of what you need to do to get to the next playing field and how you’ll reward yourself when you get to important benchmarks. Get serious about your dreams, so you can turn them into your reality, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
You can probably name a couple-few simple things that you know make you feel good in your own skin, but do you do them Pisces? This week you need to manage your stress level from a place of loving yourself and not out of a sense of doom and burden. Knowing yourself bears the responsibility of showing up and using that knowledge for good. Be a good friend to yourself, even when you’re rather be a bully or a Pollyanna about your needs.