Mercury is in Libra, Venus goes Station Retrograde in Scorpio on Friday and Mars is in Aquarius. The sun remains in Libra; it’s still Libra season.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): This is such a sweatpants week. No tight jeans or itchy leggings or fancy dresses or kilts or overalls. It’s the sixth week of the semester, it’s midterm season and we’re not even halfway through. It shouldn’t even be a debate in the morning. No “what am I gonna wear today?” “Should I try on those capri pants?” “Is it okay to wear those white shorts after labor day?” Don’t bother, you’re wearing sweatpants.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Go retro this week, just like your ruling planet. Think about your childhood, your parents, mullets and corded telephones. You don’t have to live in the past, but keep an appreciation for what it’s given you and where it’s gotten you. Listen to some 60s music and take some time to reflect.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Milk this week for all it’s worth while Mercury is still is Libra. Be social, be outgoing, be more optimistic than you’re comfortable being. The worst is rarely as bad as you think.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Nothing says spooky like the moon, your ruling planet. So, while technically it’s Libra season, it’s also spooky season, and if the moon says spooky I think that sort of means it’s also your season, so walk with confidence this week.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Maybe it seems like nothing highbrow ever happens, but the Ballard is hosting a jazz concert on Tuesday, and “The Grapes of Wrath” opens in Jorgensen on Thursday. There’s only nothing fancy and artsy going on if you say there’s nothing fancy and artsy going on.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): You’re stronger than you think you are. You can stay up later than you think to finish that paper. You can do another sit-up or push-up or leg lift or chin-up. You can say what you don’t think you can tell somebody and you can hear what you don’t think you’ll be able to listen to. We can run for miles telling ourselves we can’t go another step. You can do it.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): At the beginning of the week, go for it. Whatever that may be. Take the leap; you have what it takes; the sun is in your house; you’re smooth as butter. Just do it. But on Friday, there’s a cosmic shift. Literally. Brace yourself in case the turn ends up being for the worse.Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Are you being mysterious or are you just being confusing? Are you being suave or are you just being insensitive? Are you being successful or is everyone around you just unlucky in comparison? Do you look the way you feel? Figure out if you’re being clear this week.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Say no to Netflix this week and say no to naps. Go for a walk or go for a run. Say no to cleaning and laundry and say yes to a bus ride out of Storrs. Opt for a meal in Storrs Center instead of constant dining hall eating. No bare minimum this week, put in effort and live a better life.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): You know, Capricorn sounds sort of like candy corn, and that’s excuse enough in October.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): This is one of those weeks when everything ahead of you seems better than what you’re doing now. Find something this week, even just one little thing, that makes this week really great, just because it’s this week. Maybe the leaves are beginning to change color, and that’s really cool. Maybe there’s a sale on chocolate. Maybe your skin is super clear. There’s at least one thing every week.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Maybe you don’t have enough time to fully escape reality this week, but listen to movie scores when you walk to class, and maybe that can do part of the job.
Alex Houdeshell is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.