Steve.Granitz / Contributor
After a tumultuous start to the month, things slow down and stabilize this week as the sun connects with steady Saturn on the 12th. It will be important to remember that feeling of confidence when on the 14th the sun squares off with hazy Neptune putting us back in a state of confusion. Things might feel amazing, and they also might feel overwhelming. (Think: Drew Barrymore—who was born with this aspect in her birth chart—in the rain). Sometimes it’s best to just let everything drift away. Mercury connects with innovative Uranus on the 17th leading to inspired thought and unexpected conversations. This influence gets us ready to make a vision board for 2023. Though not everything makes sense, it’s getting easier to think about the future.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Travel plans and career goals come together for you on the 12th, but by the 14th, you’re already questioning those seemingly solid decisions. What if you didn’t have to push so hard and instead just let things happen as they come? Inspiration strikes on the 17th, helping you figure out how to earn or save more money.
This week’s mantra: “Trust.”
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
That loan or tax return you’ve been waiting for comes through on the 12th, but by the 14th, you’re already filling online shopping carts with unnecessary stuff. This money is meant to be saved or put toward your future, not wasted on a splurge. Some unexpected good news on the 17th gives a confidence boost and reminds you of the big picture.
This week’s mantra: “Save.”
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
That scary “what are we?” conversation with your partner goes much better than expected on the 12th. But by the 14th, an ever growing workload has you feeling ready to cut off the commitment before it really begins. Take a breath before you do anything extreme. On the 17th, you get an unexpected reminder that the universe has your back, even when things feel out of control.
This week’s mantra: “Flow.”
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Getting back into a fitness or health routine has been a challenge this year, but on the 12th, you finally get some motivation or hit your stride. Don’t go too hard though or you’ll be burnt out by the 14th. Shaking up your routine leads to an unexpected social or romantic connection on the 17th. Go with the flow!
This week’s mantra: “Sweat.”
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
A casual love affair turns serious on the 12th, but by the 14th, you’re questioning whether you’ve given too much of yourself too soon. Trust that your boundaries are strong enough, and you won’t lose yourself this time. Meanwhile, a productivity hack cuts your work day in half on the 17th, giving you more time to relax before the holiday break.
This week’s mantra: “Ease.”
Virgo (August 23 - September 23)
Your new standing desk or Mirror arrives on the 12th, upping your WFH or home gym game in a major way. But by the 14th, you’re already questioning whether you should’ve opted for coworking or personal training at the gym instead. Thankfully, an unexpected party with friends or your kids on the 17th leaves you feeling more socially satisfied.
This week’s mantra: “Play.”
Libra (September 23 - October 21)
A sweet day of writing, creative projects or texting with your crush on the 12th has you feeling like yourself again. But by the 14th, you’re feeling overwhelmed by obligations, health issues or exhaustion. An unexpected gift for your home (those gorgeous rose quartz linen sheets, perhaps?) brightens your day on the 17th, reminding you that things need to be taken care of one step at a time.
This week’s mantra: “Choose.”
Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)
That living room furniture you ordered months ago finally arrives on the 12th, bringing a much needed sense of order and permanence to your home. By the 14th though, you’re already thinking of new ways to style the space. Maybe it’s OK that restlessness is the norm. Then on the 17th, an unexpected rendezvous with a friend of a friend gets flirty. Who cares if they’re not your usual type?
This week’s mantra: “Risk.”
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Much to your excitement, your BFF’s treat you to a fabulous and lowkey birthday dinner on the 12th. But by the 14th, your party enthusiasm is waning as you take on more and more holiday stress from your family. Remember to treat yourself—it’s still your season after all. On the 17th, you get a lot of value from switching up your routine. Even something as simple as walking home a different way does a lot of good.
This week’s mantra: “Change.”
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
On the 12th, you get a brief, but much deserved break—a chance to switch your phone on Do Not disturb and actually embrace JOMO. Unfortunately by the 14th, you’re back to the grind with too many things to do and too little time to get it all done. On the 17th, you find relief and inspiration through singing, writing or other forms of artistic expression. Why not spend your holiday break crafting?
This week’s mantra: “Create.”
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Friends in high places lend you a helping hand on the 12th, but by the 14th, you’re already questioning whether you deserve this good fortune. Stop doubting your talent, Aquarius. Everyone needs a little boost. Then on the 17th, you get an unexpected opportunity to relax and unwind when a coworker or your hubby takes some responsibilities off your plate. Enjoy your weekend on the couch!
This week’s mantra: “Rest.”
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Though you get some solid recognition for all the hard work you’ve put in this year on the 12th, by the 14th, you’re already worried about “proving yourself” to everyone again. What if you’re enough just the way you are? An unexpected hang with both old and new friends on the 17th reminds you that life is about more than your accomplishments.
This week’s mantra: “Affirm.”
Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.