On Monday, Saturn and Uranus form a right angle to each other in the sky, the second of three times they’ll square off this year. In the big picture of this year’s astrology, these squares — rare transits that happen about every 20 years, usually in clusters of three — are major events. Saturn, planet of authority and discipline, comes into tension with Uranus, planet of freedom and rebellion, and the result is a frustrating conflict between your commitment to old structures and your desire to escape their constraints. It’s hard to know just how this will play out: Maybe you’ll feel dissatisfied and creatively blocked, or maybe all that pressure and tension will break open to reveal something unpredictable and utterly new. If there’s one thing to expect from Uranus transits, it’s that they’ll bring surprises.
Aries Weekly Horoscope
Normally, optimism’s not so hard for you to come by; there’s a sense that your own energy burns bright enough to illuminate even the darkest rooms. But recently, doubt has threatened to overtake you. Intellectually, you know that you’re strong and good and have rare gifts to share, but secretly, in your heart, you’ve become unsure. This week, though, it’s time to fight your way back and rebuild your confidence. Nobody else is coming to do it for you, but that’s okay — that isn’t what you need. You need to fight for yourself. If you do, you’ll win.
Taurus Weekly Horoscope
When the world is in flux, other people love to give you advice, telling you how you should be living. It can feel as though half your time is wasted defending yourself against their wild opinions, pushing back against the unhelpful ideas they keep thrusting upon you. Sometimes, it’s rewarding to fight back, to prove to yourself that others’ dogmatic theories have no real hold on you. But this week, the greater rewards come from ignoring what you can. You have better things to do. You have a life to live, a future to build, a head full of dreams that no one gets to talk you out of.
Gemini Weekly Horoscope
It can be useful to reflect on all of the decisions, big and small, that have brought you to a point in time, to dream about all of the ways your life could have gone differently. The problem is that this can lead to regret over the lives you haven’t lived, the actions you never took, the strange and wondrous versions of yourself that could have existed but didn’t. This week, if you start mourning your ghostly, unlived lives, remember that your life isn’t over. You still have time and room to grow, and you will face choices that might change everything.
Cancer Weekly Horoscope
It gets exhausting to keep learning so many lessons about yourself. Reflection is necessary, but at a certain point, the weight of all your self-knowledge becomes unbearable. So this week, when the world gives you opportunities to get outside your head and move, try to take them. Even if you haven’t finished your thinking yet, even if you have no more clarity than before on how you’re supposed to live in such a messy world, that hardly matters right now. The important thing is that you deserve to feel alive, to act imperfectly and make mistakes, to be as human as anyone else.
Leo Weekly Horoscope
A certain amount of self-doubt can be a useful thing. It’s a check on your wildest impulses, a restraint against the kind of absolute boldness that leads to trouble. The trouble is that questioning yourself can be dangerous too; once you open the door to uncertainty, it’s difficult to regain your full confidence again. This week, you can let some confusion into your heart, and it will only make you stronger. You can let your curiosity bloom, and it won’t dilute your power. It won’t make you any less you.
Virgo Weekly Horoscope
Some seasons are for receiving and some are for giving, and it can feel like you’ve been giving for so long that you have hardly anything left. After all, when your friends and community need you, what other option is there but to share what you have? This week, though, you’ll finally get something in return. The love that you’ve offered the world will come back to you. Your quiet generosity will be recognized. If you thought all your efforts went unnoticed and unrewarded, you’ll begin, at last, to be proven wrong.
Libra Weekly Horoscope
You can go for a long time without making any consequential decisions, without tipping the scales in either direction, but eventually it becomes necessary to choose: to stay or go, to commit or give up, to forge ahead or turn back. It’s hard to make the choices that feel like they have the power to determine everything. But the important thing to remember is that they’re almost never final. There’s space to turn around, to change your mind if you need to. Your actions this week aren’t lifetime commitments. They’re just a few steps on a much longer path.
Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
You sometimes get the feeling that if only everything could hold still for a moment, you could finally understand the world perfectly. If only everyone would stop moving so quickly, if only the ground would stop shifting beneath your feet, then all of life’s mysteries could be solved. The secret, though, is that the world is its truest self when it’s in motion. The answers you’re seeking aren’t static but fluid. This week, your best attempts to find something unchanging to hold onto will be frustrated, but if you’re able to open up to change and unpredictability, then you’ll have success beyond anything you could have imagined.
Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
The most frightening possibility is that things will stay like this forever — that every downward trend will continue indefinitely, that every wound will remain untreated, that all of life’s most wonderful gifts are behind you now. It’s an understandable fear but not one that you need to give in to this week. The world can still change and your life can too. Your sorrow won’t last forever, your strength will come roaring back, and your dreams will become lush and green again. Nobody, not even you, can predict what beautiful surprises lie up ahead.
Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
There are so many distractions buzzing around you, and your job is to not be pulled off course by any of them. It’s so easy to be provoked into pointless arguments, to get caught up in trying to prove yourself in ways that ultimately don’t matter at all. There’s plenty of work to do, but that doesn’t mean you have to be the person to do it all. This week, stay focused not on the changing winds but on your true goals and commitments. You don’t have to rise to every challenge, only the ones that count.
Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
Sometimes, you avoid asking for what you need because you’ve already convinced yourself that it won’t be enough. Sometimes, you talk yourself out of trying at all, out of a belief that the effort isn’t worth it. This week, though, it’s valuable to ask anyway. It’s important to make the demands you’re not sure will ever be met. Occasionally you get lucky, and the results are better than you ever thought they could be. And even when they aren’t, there’s value in asking anyway, in asserting your right to want more, in holding the door open for desire.
Pisces Weekly Horoscope
You already have the wisdom to determine what kind of life you want and what kind you don’t. You have the clarity to envision exactly the world you want to live in. You have no shortage of imagination or desire; the difficult part right now isn’t the dreaming but the doing. And so this week, the important thing is to act. It hardly matters what you’re doing, so long as you’re doing something. It’s about reminding yourself that you’re not helpless, not stuck, but capable and strong and willing to try.
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