Mercury enters Libra on Friday and asteroid Chiron enters Pisces. Mars comes back in bounds on Monday. The sun leaves Virgo for Libra this Sunday.
Aries (March 21 - April 19): As wild and crazy life has been as of late, it’s time to reign it in and focus your energy onto productive things. Like homework or your job. I know, it doesn’t sound like quite so much fun, but maybe if you work hard now one day you’ll be rich and famous.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): This week watch out for old friends. They may show up in places you don’t expect them.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Your ruling planet has hit the road and will be in Libra this Friday. One of the more diplomatic signs, let this shift encourage you to search for solutions and compromises this week, maybe approaching situations you’ve been avoiding because they’re messier than American politics. Libra’s got your back.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Find a soundtrack for your life this week, choose a theme song, choose an entrance song, play music in the shower and late at night and when you wake up in the morning. Find music for yourself and find music for the people around you. Music is one way to get personal without actually having to bare your soul or spill your secrets; instead, you just put it on.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): On average, according to a collection of semi-reliable Internet research, people spend 25 years of their lives sleeping, four years driving, two years watching commercials, one and a half years looking for things, another one and a half years in the bathroom, plus one year cleaning. So, if we live to be 80 and we’re around 20 now that means we only have 25 years of our lives left to actually live. That’s the mood for the week. On the upside, at least the average person spends 48 days of their life having sex.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): It may seem kind of sad that the sun is leaving your house, but just remember that this also means we’re a little closer to Halloween (43 day away as of Tuesday) and a little bit closer to Christmas (98 days away).
Libra (September 23 - October 22): The beginning of this week may be a train wreck and a half, so try not to spill your coffee, but soon enough, Mercury will hit you up. Your mind will be clearer, your words will be smoother and by Sunday the sun will officially be in your sign. All your strengths will be heightened, so you’ll be social and diplomatic. Unfortunately, all your intrinsic weaknesses may also show their colors, so you might be indecisive, grudging, unassertive, self-pitying and depressed, but try not to think about that!
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): This is a week for “Twilight” and “Titanic,” not “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” or “To All the Boys I’ve Loved.” Whether you’re watching it or living it, taking romance lightly isn’t your strong suit, so don’t pretend it is.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Don’t make any promises this week. Don’t say you’ll bring the dessert if you’re going to forget it, don’t tell your friend they can borrow your shirt if it’s in the laundry, don’t promise to remember, to show up, to get it done if it’s just not going to happen. It’s not fair to you or the people around you.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Seriously, try not to take things too seriously this week. If you’re overwhelmed with homework, don’t stress what skipping one reading will do for you. If you’re worried about an application, remember there are lots of options for you. If your relationship is in the gutter . . . well, that stinks, but it’s not the end of the world. Not everything in life is make-or-break.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Look out for some weird dreams this week and just embrace them. Don’t trust anything Freud says, but still consider what they might mean and what your subconscious is trying to tell you.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Look inward this week. Sometimes you get so caught up in what’s going on around you that you forget to check yourself. So it’s introspection time. What are you working on? What should you be working on? In 50 years, when you’re 70 and decrepit, will you look back on this time and smile or burst into tears?
Alex Houdeshell is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.