If you’re still dwelling on the solar eclipse last Friday (not to mention last Thursday’s new moon), you’re not alone. We’re all in recovery mode right now. The most important question is: Despite all the noise, did you find time to reflect? This solar event affected each sign differently, but if you look for it you can find a theme. We all felt nudged to grow, recreate and reform old parts of ourselves, and discover ways to live more dynamically.
Meanwhile, guess who’s still retrograde? Mars, the planet of desire, action, and energy. And the red planet is snuggling up nice and close to Earth this week. It will appear nearly as bright as it was 15 years ago. Normally, Mars inspires us to become the more courageous, even more volatile, versions of ourselves. But at the moment, it’s opposing Venus, so it will be more focused on cultivating romance and excitement in our lives — and in our book, that’s always preferable.
June 21 to July 22
Last week, the solar eclipse asked you and your fellow Crabs to take a moment and just slow down. You might not have known it at the time, but the heavens were doing you a favor. The upcoming lunar eclipse on the 27th will shake up how we view ourselves and how we present that person to the world.
In other words, you could be in for a particularly significant change, as the star of the eclipse’s show (so to speak) is the moon — aka your ruling planet. This Friday and Saturday, write down a few goals that you’d like to accomplish before this year ends and break them down into little steps. We’re changing moment to moment, but when you’re aware of those changes, you can create a real course of action.
July 23 to August 22
You may very well feel like a brand new person this week, Leo. Last Friday, the solar eclipse gave you the soul massage of a lifetime and you’re ready to get back in the game. Have you used those new eyes of yours to look closely at your relationships, personal and professional? Your refreshed perspective can help you handle whatever comes your way next week with the lunar eclipse on the 27th. So, it’s time to prep.
From Sunday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday, you’ll be in an excellent position to make sound financial decisions. How can you use your cash to enjoy your summer? Consider spending it on your home, to better ground yourself for the changes that lie ahead. Venus opposing Mars may cause fizzles rather than sizzles on Saturday, so be careful and extra patient with your partner.
August 23 to September 22
Was it weird having to everyone else run around like chickens with their heads cut off last week? Trust us — we’re all healing from last week’s solar eclipse, Virgo. So this week, your planet of communication, Pluto, might be a bit out of sorts while everyone else gathers their scattered thoughts.
Venus will oppose Mars this weekend and likely offer you an opportunity at romance, whether you’re single or attached. Next week’s lunar eclipse will focus your attention on your career and life path, since it’s set to occur in your sixth house. Are you ready to make your health priority? Do you need to recenter yourself? Plan ahead to eliminate unnecessary stress in your life, Virgo.
September 23 to October 22
Last week’s solar eclipse may have inspired you to take a more serious stance on your career, Libra. And lucky you — next week’s lunar eclipse on the 27th is on track to affect your job, too. But, where the solar eclipse was stern, this lunar one may be gentler, encouraging you to embrace your creativity at work.
Think of these career challenges as learning opportunities. If you follow them as they come, you may strike gold. Let loose on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and spend time with loved ones to get some much-needed perspective. Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday are all great days to assess your earnings. Where does your hard-earned cash deserve to go, Libra?
October 23 to November 21
Are you still riding high from last week’s solar eclipse, Scorp? It’s no wonder if you are, given the number it did on your career house. Follow your intuition this week on Sunday and Saturday, as it’s the best time to plan your next big move without the distraction of your daily tasks.
The upcoming lunar eclipse on the 27th will combine forces with Uranus to urge you to slow down and focus on your fourth house of family. Spending time with loved ones and getting their feedback on your plans can help even out unforeseen kinks in your career. This period of time is all about shifting and reflecting, Scorpio. Don’t be afraid to try on different perspectives.
November 22 to December 21
Were you shaken by the effects of last week’s solar eclipse, Sag? It was been momentous for you, to say the least. But by no means will the activity let up this week.
You may feel a boost in energy from Sunday through Tuesday. Use it to consider your possible career moves and how any changes in your professional life might affect your romantic relationships.
Are you doing what makes you happy? Like it or not, you’ll have plenty of time to sit with that question during next week’s lunar eclipse in your third house of education. While school’s out for summer, you might consider going back for more training, trying a new field, or giving a program or institution that you initially dismissed another try.
December 22 to January 19
Your relationships were put to the test during last week’s solar eclipse, Capricorn. Who made it out on the other side? Did friendships fall back into place? If you made an effort, trust that everything is as it should be in this moment.
Monday and Tuesday will be high points across the board in love, career, and finances. That’s more than a cause for celebration, but don’t go all out quite yet. The upcoming lunar eclipse on the 27th will occur in your second house, rearranging your financial priorities and eliminating unhealthy spending habits. Use Friday and Saturday to start a long-term plan, even if it’s just setting up a small automatic savings account.
January 20 to February 18
How are you feeling about your career, Aquarius? Last Friday’s solar eclipse might have flipped that part of your life upside down. But that hardly means you’re feeling timid at the moment. You have Mars to thank for that burst courage — it’s been occupying your sign since May 16.
Mars will oppose Venus from Friday to Saturday, but don’t let this cosmic dance stress you out, especially at work. If you’re working on a passion project, be sure to exercise patience with yourself and others. The weekend won’t be all bad, though. You may run into a rare opportunity in your career and financial sectors. You’re moving at full speed, Water Bearer, but be sure to book some much-needed downtime when the lunar eclipse hits next week on the 27th.
February 19 to March 20
Health is wealth, Pisces, and last Friday’s lunar eclipse made sure you were aware of that. Speaking of wealth, you may want to consider refocusing and adjusting your approach to finances from Wednesday through Saturday. Simply tracking how you spend your funds can help you get one step closer to achieving your goals.
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday may present you with a blissful opportunity to reconnect with your romantic partners — or, you know, you might swipe right on a cutie with central air. Either way, you’ll be basking in the flirtatious energy of Venus’ opposition to Mars, so make your love connection into a magical moment like only a Pisces can.
March 21 to April 19
How are you holding up, Aries? Last Friday’s solar eclipse may have brought up some pressing family matters, but hopefully everyone has healed and found common ground since then. And if you or anyone else still needs to talk, tackle those big conversations before Mercury goes retrograde on July 26.
On Sunday, make time to relax and prepare for the upcoming lunar eclipse on the 27th. A good first step is to take stock of your emotions — then consider how you react to familial tension. Take a break from stressing yourself out over other people’s reactions on Monday. Instead, use this day to focus on being the best version of yourself — romantically, professionally, and, most importantly, financially. Cha-ching.
April 20 to May 20
Do you feel your resilient nature being tested, Taurus? The lunar eclipse on the 27th will affect the same house that last week’s solar eclipse hit, so brace yourself for yet more conflict (but we have a feeling you’ll handle it like a pro). You’ve gotten a little emotional space and a ton of perspective on what’s been ailing your family members, so put that learning to good use when the opportunity arises.
But, before you help others, you need to recharge those soul batteries, Bull. Use Monday and Tuesday to sow the seeds in your romantic relationships, then get ready to reap the rewards on Friday and Saturday. Venus opposes Mars on Saturday night, which may inspire you to flirt more freely than you’re known for.
May 21 to June 20
Have you taken the time to note any changes in your spending since last Friday’s solar eclipse? Stay strong and save while you can, Gem. A week from Friday, a lunar eclipse will also be ricocheting off the walls of your financial house.
You don’t exactly have to stress about cash flow, but you should be proactive about finding priceless sources of joy. It sounds corny, but have you ever asked yourself how you can create satisfaction in your life without spending an arm and a leg?
This weekend, get ready for Venus’s opposition to Mars, which will likely create sexy sparks that just might light a major flame.