Mercury is in Libra, Venus in Scorpio, Mars in bounds in Aquarius. Pluto goes station direct in Capricorn on Saturday. The sun has entered Libra, and fall has begun (which isn’t strictly astrological, but still exciting).
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Don’t let impatience get you down this week. Whether it’s your professor who takes a year to say something worth writing down or the food you ordered from D.P. Dough, don’t think of your time as being wasted; waiting for things is when we do some of our best thinking.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Intensity can be good. Intense workout: Sounds healthy. Intense motivation: Sounds productive. Intense concentration: Might help you with those exams. Intense relationships, intense interactions, intense feelings . . . Those can go either way. This week, just check your intensity level and try and figure out if it’s where you want it to be.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): College is weird because it starts sort of easy, and you’re like “What do I do with all this time?” Then, you hit week four and professors start throwing tests and essays at you and your time starts crunching, but you still want to do those fun things you were doing when you had lots of time, so now you’re being pulled in two different directions and you try doing everything and only get four hours of sleep at night. Sleep, unfortunately, is important. Don’t think of everything as a decision with two options; think of everything as being flexible.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Somebody close to you might be upset with you this week. Give them space, but don’t let one argument ruin a good thing.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): This is going to be a good week. Don’t listen to the complainers, don’t listen to the stressed-out college kids who got four hours of sleep last night, don’t listen to the weatherman or the syllabus or the dining hall menu. You make up your own rules anyway, so right now, decide that this is going to be a great week.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Say everything face to face this week; don’t hide behind text messages or silence. Confrontation is terrifying, but play something hype and inspiring like “Masterpiece” by Jessie J and just say it.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Communication is supposed to be something you’re good at, but with your ruling planet in Scorpio, you may be feeling more private. Make sure you don’t let that get in the way of important conversations you need to be having. If you need to tell people about your day, ask them for advice, discuss the latest news, brag about your fantasy football stats, whatever you need to talk about, make sure you’re communicating.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Whether you feel tangled or dull or confused right now, this week can be a turning point for you. While it might start off sluggish and routine, you’ll feel more like yourself this weekend, once your ruling planet is station direct again. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Venus is still hanging around for this shift, so hopefully your love life will simplify and your wallet will fill.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Everybody keeps talking about travel: They’re in Florence right now or they’re applying to go to South Africa next semester or they’re showing you photos of the time they spent in Hong Kong. Keep in mind that life is money and paperwork and planning, but it’s also seeing a flier on the wall and doing what it tells you to.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Watch out for Wednesday. Wednesday will set your tone for the rest of the week. If everything goes wonderful and you’re cartwheeling around campus, expect a fun weekend. If you sleep through your first class and your computer crashes on Wednesday, expect more of the same.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): This week look around for dogs on campus, eat something real for breakfast, put on a sweater if you’re chilly (it’s fall now, so it’s officially allowed) and drink hot chocolate instead of coffee.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): It’s fall, things are changing, things are falling, things are whirling. Is autumn just an opportunity to eat apple cider doughnuts and take scenic, leafy photos or is there something more important about the changing of the seasons?
Alex Houdeshell is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.