Jan 20—Feb 18
Mercury retrograde is perhaps the most well-known—and feared—astrological occurrence. Though it’s true that the planet is Queen of Cosmic Chaos, she can be avoided. From the 17th to October 9th, don’t court drama...or else end up a royal jester.
March 21—April 19
Uranus sticks around for seven years in order to help people make big life transitions; those affected by the planet are called “doorway signs.” Until stepping through in 2018, go with the flow and enjoy this time of reinvention.
June 21—July 22
Sensitive Cancers are so good at bottling up their feelings, they’re practically fermented. When chaotic Mercury goes retrograde on the 17th, poor crabs get emotionally shaken to the point of bursting. Instead of keeping a cork in it, let those feelings bubble over.
Dec 22—Jan 19
Pluto was unceremoniously booted from the “planets” page of textbooks, but refuses to go quietly. It stays in Capricorn for a whopping 15 years, helping to transform the sign and bring it peace. Go with it.
May 21—June 20
The twin sign can be fickle when it comes to matters of the heart and they’re at their most volatile when Venus goes direct on the 6th. Check the ’tude at the door or don’t be surprised when it’s slammed shut.
July 23—Aug 22
Mars, the volatile planet of energy, enters Leo on the 1st, ruffling the relaxed sign’s mane and urging it to roar when a situation really calls for meows. Don’t let the planetary pest get to you on the 19th, when staying calm and collected is of the utmost importance.
Sept 23—Oct 22
When it comes time for Libras to focus on others or themselves, others often win. Don’t let the Giving Tree of the cosmos get whittled down. When the sun enters on the 23rd, make a concerted effort to let someone unexpected bask in the light: you!
Feb 19—March 20
Neptune remains in retrograde until November 18th, meaning September will be clarity-filled. Mid-month, it will become obvious that a new friendship isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Get excited about the room that makes on your plate for a truly good egg.
Nov 22—Dec 21
Mercury is retrograde on the 17th making September a risky month to sign on any dotted lines or swipe with abandon. Don’t make any important purchases until the impatient planet relaxes on October 9th or the Ghost of Commerce Past will pay a pricey visit.
Oct 23—Nov 21
Thanks to famed Scorpio Neil Young’s musical stylings, the harvest moon on the 27th shines brightest on scorpions, ensuring that this month is a mini-golden age full of love and laughter—and devoid of the drama Mercury is wreaking on everyone else.
April 20—May 20
Tauran Sam Smith’s prescription for vocal rest must have inspired the cosmos because all bulls have a quiet September ahead. You should consider silence golden on the 17th, when speaking out of turn could have lasting consequences.
Aug 23—Sept 22
Though “partial solar eclipse of the heart” wasn’t immortalized in song, it rocks the airwaves on the 13th.
Prepare to feel powerful and courageous as this burst of cosmic energy reaches Earth. Now’s the time to rekindle a friendship or flame. Go get ’em, bright eyes.