We start the week with Mercury moving toward its upcoming sextile with Pluto. The Mercury sextile Pluto aspect will be exact mid-evening (8:27 pm C.S.T.) and begin to fade out from late morning on Tuesday. Mercury sextile Pluto can bring intensity, honesty and depth to our conversations and may lead to transformative thinking.
Also making its presence known from the beginning of the week is the Sun moving up toward its upcoming trine with Neptune. Sun trine Neptune can make us more open to our intuition, hunches, art, and beauty. We may feel more idealistic and generous at this time. The Sun trine Neptune aspect will be exact late night (9:27 pm C.S.T.) Monday and should start to fade out by late night Tuesday.
From late morning on Monday, Venus moves toward its upcoming trine with retrograde Jupiter. The Venus trine retrograde Jupiter aspect will be exact early morning (3:26 am C.S.T.) on Tuesday and should start to wane by late night on Tuesday. Venus trine retrograde Jupiter can have us enjoying ourselves and the company of others.
From early evening on Tuesday, Mercury moves up toward its upcoming trine with retrograde Jupiter. The Mercury trine retrograde Jupiter aspect will be exact late morning (9:36 am C.S.T.) on Wednesday and start to wane from the very early hours of Thursday. Mercury trine retrograde Saturn can have us feeling enthusiastic and optimistic in our communications and thinking.
In Wednesday’s very early hours (12:09 am C.S.T.), Venus moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius. This lightens the load a little for Venus, as in Scorpio, it is in detriment (unable to do as it would wish as easily). Venus in Sagittarius brings a lighter, more enthusiastic, and more adventurous flavor to our relationships and values.
From late morning on Tuesday, retrograde Mars moves up to within a one-degree orb of its upcoming square with Neptune. As Mars is currently retrograde and moving slower than usual, this aspect will remain within a one-degree orb of exactness for an entire week.
The retrograde Mars square Neptune aspect will be exact late morning (8:35 am C.S.T.) on Saturday and start to fade from mid-evening on Tuesday the 22nd. Mars square retrograde Neptune may lead to a loss of energy, lack of direction, and confusion regarding what is upsetting us.
From early morning (2:42 am C.S.T.) on Thursday, Mercury follows Venus into Sagittarius. However, this is one of the signs of detriment for Mercury as it is ruled by Jupiter. Mercury usually wants to drill down into the intricate details. When Mercury is in Sagittarius, though, big-picture thinking and grandiose ideas are more its style.
From mid-afternoon on Thursday, the Sun moves toward its upcoming sextile with Pluto. The Sun sextile Pluto will be exact mid-afternoon (3:33 pm C.S.T.) on Friday and start to wane from mid-afternoon on Saturday. Sun sextile Pluto can have us feeling in control and powerful.
From late night on Saturday, the Sun moves toward its upcoming trine with retrograde Jupiter. The Sun trine retrograde Jupiter aspect will be exact late night (9:50 pm C.S.T.) on Sunday and start to wane from late night on Monday. Sun trine retrograde Jupiter can have us feeling optimistic and enthusiastic about life. However, if our ambitions have been too outsized, there may be some disappointment at this time.
All times given are U.S.A. Central Time.
After 6 years of providing weekly horoscopes, I have decided to move away from writing them for the website. However, I will still provide a weekly astrology round-up of what is happening in the skies.
For those interested in horoscopes, you might consider the Astro Babble podcast that I and Donna from Donna B Astrology co-host. We record horoscopes for the New and Full Moons, look ahead at the planetary aspects for the following two weeks and give our take on them. You can find the latest New or Full Moon podcast on the front page of this website or over at the Astro Babble YouTube Channel.