by The Mystical Sister
This retrograde season has been intense so far and Pluto, Mercury and Mars continue their retrograde paths this week. I am sure that the past week and weekend have brought some unique experiences! The planets are going to continue to take us into some deep places, so be gentle with yourself and others and be open to new developments. It’s OK not to be perfect!
Use the rest of this week with the moon waning to gather your thoughts from any shake-ups over the weekend, and to take some real time out for rest and self-reflection and self-development. Look at how your communication may have been skewed since Thursday, and use it as an opportunity to make some adjustments.
Mars in Sagittarius is urging us to see where we use our anger in both positive and negative ways. Anger can be really channeled right now to create healthy boundaries, stump for causes and stand up for what you believe is right. However, with Pluto joining Mars and Mercury retrograde we have an added dimension of where our communication and anger could have deep roots, and be used against others undeservingly. Sometimes anger is just hurt or pain crying to be brought to the surface.
Using this time to gently watch yourself and your reactions will be extremely advantageous! Self-awareness is the first step to creating healthier communication styles. This is a great week to really explore your emotions. This retrograde encourages us to create a safe space for ourselves and begin to recognize how we need to live our lives in order to be truly happy.
This is a good time to reboot your system through rest, exercise, healthy eating as well, with the sun and Venus in Taurus and a waning moon going from Pisces to Aries on Tuesday. Take the extra time to relax and unwind in ways that make you feel good and safe. Just letting yourself go to be creative in any way you want is going to be a truly amazing experience this week. The new moon on Thursday in Taurus will a breath of fresh air. Things will start feeling less intense and more enjoyable Thursday night. The moon in Gemini Saturday morning will bring a fun vibe for the weekend.
Aries: Withs Mars retrograde and Saturn hanging out in your fifth house, heavy things may come up for discussion in romance. Talks around commitment or communication could definitely work their way to the foreground. There could also be a pull or need for freedom, so if you partner is looking for some time alone, grant it. It’s healthy for you and your partner to individuate!
Taurus: Venus and the sun in your sign signify a time of celebration and romance! You can work this energy right now to be more visible in all realms. Now is a great time to be social and make moves! Get out there if you haven’t been dating or networking. The new moon in your sign Thursday will be fantastic.
Gemini: Now would be a great time to purchase some nice things for your home and to have your family over for crafting, drawing, connecting with music or even creative cooking. You might be able to unearth new emotional depths with your siblings or parents. Keep the vibes really light. Do not overextend yourself. It’s very important to stay in the bounds of what feels comfortable, and with people you feel safe with.
Cancer: Mars and Saturn are occupying one of the most sensitive aspects of your chart right now. The moon, your ruler, is waning until Thursday, so you could be feeling some pressure. Deep-seated emotional issues may come to the surface for healing. If you go with the flow you will have some opportunities to learn. This week, and even into the weekend, is a good time for you to stay home and be very gentle with yourself. You will have a great time if you do, I promise.
Leo: It’s been intense for you, Leo, and this week it’s time to come home. Whatever your true family looks like, now is the time to lean on them for support. Be open and communicative about what you need, even if it’s just to vent. Do this with the people that are closest to you. Have some conversations around spirituality and your beliefs, because you can definitely feel those in flux. This is about finding what you believe and what’s right for you.
Virgo: This is a great week to do some fun things with your partner. Get out there and find new things that you can bond over. This is a great time for you to just let go and have fun. Your sense of self is heightened and you have the ability to share joy and fun with all those around you, especially your partner.
Libra: Watch out for flare-ups with friends! You want to make sure any discrepancies in your social scene right now are real. They’re coming to a head to show you who belongs in your set — and who does not. Spend some quality time on yourself, your daily routines and improving your work life and you will be much happier. Think about buying new teas that help keep you calm during the day, a new yoga mat or healthy food.
Scorpio: You have a strong opportunity to up your partnership ante this week! All kinds of collaborations could happen if you stay fluid and open. Secrets could also come out this week — and you could possibly be having some deep thoughts around your true inner nature and who you really are. If you channel this into art and collaboration this week, it could be very beneficial. If you feel like the energy is too intense and your mind is too heavy to join with anyone on anything, obey that urge as well.
Sagittarius: This week is all about transformation of identity for you, Sag. What might be perceived as a crisis of faith could actually be a new beginning of discovering who you truly are AND asserting and integrating that personality in the outside world so that you feel like you are truly you. Your very being is transforming. This could be difficult right now, but it is going to be a true evolution of who you are and how the world sees you.
Capricorn: With the moon and Neptune in your social sector this week, make sure you watch the tendency to augment your feelings with substances. More important than just keeping an eye out for what emotional triggers make you grab for a cocktail, watch who you are turning to drink with in these moments. Whatever you do, Capricorn, make sure you have friends in your circle that love you and want to share emotions with you, not party them away.
Aquarius: You have a real chance to make your mark on your professional destiny this week, Aquarius! Recent events have led you to realize what your true calling is. Now go out there and do it! Even if you’re not getting paid for it. Just keep focusing on what you love and making it part of your daily routine.
Pisces: Your social sector is on fire! You’ve got a lot going on this week — in positive ways with friends, but you also have some interesting activity at the base of your chart, which represents yourself. Chiron, the moon and Neptune are urging you to dig deep at the real emotions that make you you, and how you can bring relief to your social life. If you remember that you can be of service to your friends in addition to partying with them, it will be a positive thing!