This Monday, Venus meets with the comet Chiron for their yearly hang sesh, meaning no stone will be left unturned this week. You’ll be feeling all the feels as decisions you’ve been avoiding come to the surface and literally force you to make a choice. You’ve been staring at the blank page before you, but now it is time to open up the dirty window and reach for something in the distance, so close you can almost taste it. Time to drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.
Your fiery sign is all about action, Aries, but this week we’re going to try to actually pair those actions with thoughts. Revolutionary, I know. Venus’ meet up with Chiron is giving you the opportunity to practice the act of thinking before you speak, helping you to fight some of your more impulsive tendencies. While other signs are using this week to let loose, you’ll be focused on actually avoiding conflict for once in your Aries life. I promise it’s not as impossible as it sounds.
Watch out for setting unrealistic expectations this week, Taurus. Venus and Chiron are giving you the optimism you need to go all in on a serious decision, but make sure you’re tempering that optimism with realism too. Time to take off the rose-colored glasses and put on some blue light-resistant, scratch-proof Warby Parkers to see sh*t for what it really is. You’ll thank yourself down the line when that cool socialite you almost went into business with turns out to be America’s next great scammer.
This week is all about balance, babe. In particular, the balance between wanting to be a fun, cool person who never misses a social event, and weather that makes you feel like getting in bed and staying there until spring. The key is to honor both while avoiding burnout. Focus on one social thing you really want to do and get excited for that. The rest of your days are reserved for Netflix and leaving people on read. The best of both worlds.
This week Venus and Chiron shine a spotlight on your career and financial future. So lemme ask you this…have you considered doing your taxes? Whether you do intend to do them yourself or send them off to your dad’s friend’s friend every year, this week has great energy for trying to secure your financial future. If the very suggestion of looking at your taxes right now makes you break out in hives (we get it), find another part of your career or financial life that could use a tune up. Examples include downloading a budget app (and actually using it), setting up a mini performance review with your boss, or even just deactivating your Postmates account. It could save you millions in the next month alone.
Watch out this week, Leo, as Venus and Chiron put you in a people-pleasing mood that has you in danger of losing yourself (in the music, the moment). Remember, when you try too hard to be everyone’s friend, you often forget to be a friend to yourself. It’s great to be there for those in need, but that doesn’t mean you owe every person on Earth an immediate response to all of their texts. As much as you want to help everyone with their problems, you are not a licensed therapist. Unless you are, in which case people can set up an appointment for your services on ZocDoc.
All eyes are on your relationships, just in time for Valentine’s Day! You’re currently facing the age-old dilemma: do I like him, or is he just tall? Venus and Chiron have put a spotlight on your relationships and will have you sorting out the difference between lust and love, just in time for the most lustful and loving holiday of all. Neither lust nor love is inherently good or bad, but it will help you to figure out which one you’re dealing with, especially when trying to make Valentine’s Day plans.
Venus and Chiron have you in a healing mood this week, Libra, so it’s time to get to work. Is there some drama or lingering resentment bubbling under the surface in one of your relationships? This is the week to address that—tastefully and in person—before it gets to the point of no return. Honesty is always the best policy, and what doesn’t come out in the rinse, comes out after three mimosas at Sunday brunch.
Beware Scorpio! Stage-5 clinger alert! This week someone in your life might wayyy overstep one of your boundaries as a friend, and you’re going to have to nip that sh*t in the bud right away. Avoid letting someone else drag you into their drama, and don’t let yourself become emotionally attached to someone else’s problems. You’ve got enough on your plate without expending a bunch of energy trying to help Meghan draft a breakup text to her on-again-off-again hookup for the fourteenth time this year.
You’ve been in extra-extra mode for the past few weeks (read: your entire life), but this week it’s time to dial it way, wayyy down. You and everyone on your contact list deserve a break from all the drama, plus the Oscar for Best Actress is already taken for this year, so you can tone down the performance. Put some of the energy you’ve been putting toward random emotional outbursts into actually processing your emotions, either via meditation, therapy, or one novel-length text listing every trauma you’ve experienced from birth until now that you almost send to your ex but decide to save as a note instead.
There’s no way to sugarcoat it, Capricorn. This week you’re going to be challenged in one of your weakest areas, so get your armor ready. Your sensitivities are going to be put to the test, and you might feel like the world is pushing your buttons on purpose. But don’t give in to pessimism! Get through this week, and you’ll come out stronger for it. If you can deal with Maggie the intern getting your coffee order wrong again (How?? It’s always the same!!), you can deal with anything.
Resist the overwhelming urge to solve other people’s problems this week, Aquarius. You value nothing more than your ability to bring both sides together, but with Venus and Chiron having their annual bitch sesh, this week’s conflicts are above your pay grade. It’s not that you won’t have the solutions, it’s just that nobody will listen to you and it’ll be really f*cking annoying. If people can’t see your problem-solving skills for what they are, they don’t deserve them. Looking at you, roommates who keep exchanging passive aggressive texts about dirty dishes you know you both contributed to.
A decision you’ve been procrastinating will force itself to be dealt with this week, particularly around money and finances. That bill you’ve been “forgetting” for weeks? It’s time to pay it. Or never take a hot shower again. Your call. It might be that you’ll have to choose some short-term pain for long-term gain, but don’t be afraid. Your future self will thank your past self profusely when tax day rolls around and you’re not already $10k in debt from missed credit card payments.
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