In the early morning sky, we can all see the cosmic lovers, Mars and Venus, making their annual meeting. This year, however, rather than having their usual 10-day tryst, these two will be spending roughly two months together, thanks to Venus’s retrograde cycle. The general atmosphere is participating in all that love involves: sensuous dance, intense fighting, sex and creativity, and deep tenderness.
This is a really opportune time for us all to fall in love with anyone or anything that inspires awe.
Here are your horoscopes for the conjunction of Mars and Venus. Read for your sun and rising signs.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
The longest relationship you’ll ever be in is with yourself, Aquarius, and now is a good time to treat yourself right. Engage in playful flirtatiousness in your alone time and treat yourself as you would a dear lover. You’ve been fine-tuning your sense of self over the past year and the process continues. Engaging in some personal romance will support the unpredictable freedom you’ve been experiencing in your home and/or family life.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
You may be hyper aware of your network of friends right now, Pisces, experiencing versions of the “deep thinker” and the “creative dancer” through the group. Pay attention to both, but be advised that the “creative dancers” will be the white rabbits leading you into your own freedom of voice. Follow their lead.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your career feels provocative right now, and it is the perfect time to lean into the sensuality of your public reputation. Success at work will feel really sexy, and the sexier you feel the more successful you will be, so allow yourself to get seductive. Leaning into the allurement of career and success will ignite some freedom in finances, so lighten up a bit and follow your bliss.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
As your ruling planet, Venus, is picking up speed after her recent retrograde, you may feel a bit like you are waking up from a recent lethargy. You can participate in this energy increase by following the call to adventure, either through a grand vacation or doing something small but radically new. Answering the beacon of adventure will elicit a spark of insight into your sense of self, so go out there and have your “me” moment!
Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
Always a thinker, Gemini, your mind might be getting pulled into things of a darker nature, as shadows of the unconscious tug at your ever-moving thoughts. Humor those thoughts, as they actually represent the baggage that we all carry. What you think is your own darkness will connect you to the collective, and you will be in a unique position to speak what we’re feeling. Help us to handle what we’re all going through with your charming wit!
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
You continue to have a lot of action in your House of Partnership, but things are starting to move along. You’re starting to think more objectively and you’re starting to relate to the Other with a fresh heart. Now is the time to get creative and playful with your partners and enjoy the next few months with lighthearted teasing, both physical and flirty.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
You might be feeling a bit more serious than usual, Leo, and that self-restraint is supporting you to honor your contracts with partners. Fulfilling your promises is a hallmark of maturity, and you are doing so valiantly. However, don’t lose your own shine in the process — you are still a child of the sun, and you can be wise and fun at the same time.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
You’ve been diving into your creative depths, Virgo, exploring the dark recesses of what’s possible in your greatest expressions of joy. Continue this process, but start to bring it out of you. Now is the most perfect time to explore the things that give you pleasure: dance with a stranger, write otherworldly poetry, have carefree (but safe and consensual) sexual encounters, eat extravagant meals. Play in the process!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 23)
Home is where the heart is for all of you Libras out there. Your roots are receiving sustenance from your family and your home space. It is a time to take an active role in the cohesiveness of your family, whether they be from birth or chosen. Make phone calls, organize a dinner, send out a mass text — use your energy to strengthen the people that create home for you. Home is not a place, but a feeling that you create, and it is the perfect time for you to be the facilitator here.
Scorpio (Oct. 24 – Nov. 21)
Have you been feeling appreciation for your immediate surroundings, like the block you live on, the bank you go to, the corner store you frequent? It is a good time to acknowledge the things in your life that are so regular that you take them for granted, including your local neighborhood, your siblings, and the way that you speak. Pay attention to the ordinary and experience the sublime beauty there.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
There’s a lot of action taking place in your House of Finances and Possessions. There’s a love affair here and it has me wondering if you are learning to love what you own. It is a good time to perform a variation of Marie Kondo’s advice and to discard items that do not spark affection. You should be surrounded by things that make you dance rather than things that weigh you down. Hop to it!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Well Capricorn, what can I say, other than it is all about you right now. With four planets in Capricorn, it is time for you to act in your own best interests, admire your own beauty, think about your own self-image, and intensify your grasp of your deepest needs. Take advantage of this time to really hone in on how you show up in the world, for yourself and for the rest of us. Answer this question: In my greatest form, what do I look like?