Last week, Jupiter and Uranus moved. This week, Mars will enter Pisces on Thursday. Then on Friday, Mercury will go Station Retrograde in Sagittarius, while Venus goes Station Direct in Libra. Then next Friday, when we’re all trampling each other for good deals at Walmart, Neptune will go Station Direct in Pisces. Also, next week the sun leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Your ruling planet, Mars, is moving from driven, independent Aquarius into laid-back Pisces. This may seem like the worst time for your energy to shift into relaxation when you still have five papers to write and 12 million exams to study for, but embrace the Pisces attitude over Thanksgiving Break. Go ahead, eat the extra turkey leg and ponder the meaning of gratitude.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): This is a good week to get back on track. Maybe that means you have to find the track and figure out where it’s going before you can start following it, but with Venus going Direct, don’t let Uranus’s departure get you down. Keep looking forward.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Aaaaand Mercury is going backwards again. Congratulations, you’re tongue-tied. Just in time for Thanksgiving, too, when all your relatives will come at you for your political views and terrible diet. Not only is Mercury your ruling planet, but it’s also the ruler of communication and thought, so going retrograde right before finals is not the best thing that could have happened, to say the least.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Next week, while you’re chillin’ with all your friends and family, you’ll basically be in a Cancer hotspot. Your planet, the moon, will be in Taurus, another loyal sign, so it’ll be easy for you to be in-tune with the gathering. Just make sure you don’t forget about all the friends you can’t share mashed potatoes with.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): These short days do not suit Leos well. Your sign is barely around, by 4 p.m. the world is dark and productivity is impossible. At least the sun will trade pessimistic Scorpio for fiery Sagittarius over winter break, which will hopefully give you the bright burst you need as we get close to the solstice.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Try to find some kind of peaceful relaxation method over break. Go for a walk. Bake some cookies. Rake a big pile of leaves and then jump in only to be underwhelmed because it wasn’t even that much fun as a kid. This is a hectic time of the year, so even if you’re overwhelmed, remember that self-care is more important than your grades.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Watch out this week. Your ruling planet is straightening out in your sign so you can be the truest version of yourself. Yippee. Sounds great, except not everyone is having a “good” week (Don’t believe me? Check out Gemini). Misery loves company. If you act all bright and happy this week, people will want to chuck you out a window. Just a heads up.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): It seems like everybody’s getting attention but you. Literally every single ruling planet except Saturn and yours, Pluto, has or will see some action this month. You’re just flying under the radar as everyone’s eyes skip over you.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Jupiter, the planet of prosperity, and the sun, the planet of self, will be overlapping in your sign for a while. Now, to me this sounds like a lucky combination, but you still have over a week until that happens. A lot could go wrong between now and then.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Don’t be too comfortable where you are. Stability is good, grounding is good. Being too comfortable in the parking lot so you never enter the theme park isn’t good. Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo and bring relationships to the next level.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Whether or not a risk is a good thing can only be determined after the fact. If you take a risk and buy a lottery ticket you might end up rich, married to the owner of a yacht club and sending your kids to private schools in New York City where they live out the plot of Gossip Girl. Or maybe you spend your last dollar on a lottery ticket, have no money for condoms and end up dropping out of college to pay for diapers. With your ruling planet in Aries, risk management is important.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): This is going to be a good two weeks for you, Pisces. All the right songs will be playing, you’ll have to time to sleep and be alone and do what makes you happy. Your life will become a montage. A Station Direct ruling planet is you landing on free parking. It’ll be so swell, I just can’t make this stuff up.
Melissa Scrivani is the associate life editor for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at email@example.com.