Lots of changes going on in the heavens this week. First and foremost, the sun is moving out of Libra and into Scorpio, so yay Scorpio, sorry Libra. But, to make up for it, on Wednesday Venus is retrograding right back into Libra. The same day, Mercury is moving on from Scorpio into Sagittarius.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Nearly all energy on earth can be traced back to the sun somehow. The sun gives plants energy, plants give cows energy, beef gives people energy and so on and so forth. So as the sun starts to go down earlier it feels like we all have less energy. Prove me wrong this week.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Everything this week may give you an odd sense of deja vu. Certain scents might remind of you of something you can’t put your finger on. The places you go might seem familiar even if you can’t remember the last time you were there, or if you were ever there at all. You might hear songs you feel like you should be able to sing along to, but you still can’t think of the words.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Check your filter. With your ruling planet in Sagittarius you may pick up the no-BS bluntness that characterizes Sagittarius. This can be a good thing; it might help you drop some people you’re getting sick of—just make sure you don’t alienate anyone you care about.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Next Sunday is officially National Chocolate Day. If you start celebrating early, nobody is going to judge you. Sometimes you just need a little chocolate in your life.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Check your superstitions this week. The ladder thing dates back to the Egyptians; when a ladder leans against a wall it forms a triangle, a sacred shape to them, which is why it’s unlucky to walk underneath. I’m not saying that’s not legit, but it’s important to know why you do what you do.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Let your mind wander this week, beyond the borders of Storrs and Connecticut and the United States. Take a second to daydream about something unrealistic for yourself, like a film-worthy romance, a journey of self-discovery through the Appalachian mountains or a spontaneous decision to change your major to puppetry. Just because it’s never going to happen doesn’t mean you can’t think about it.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Even though the sun is moving on, that doesn’t mean you have to let it take your energy and your sense of self with you. Venus, your ruling planet, is back in your sign. To be fair, it is in retrograde, which means it won’t be an automatic boost; you’ll have to put some effort into it. So even though your birthday has past and the stars are changing, take charge of your own week and set it to be a good one.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): This week you’re trading Mercury for the Sun. Tuesday will be real sweet, when these two bodies share your sign. You’ll have the self-confidence of the sun with the expression of Mercury. Just don’t let yourself get two enthroned in the power this combination will lend you ‘cause you can’t forget Mercury’s heading out on Wednesday.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Wednesday is gonna change things around for you this week. It’s been awhile since any heavenly spheres have shown up in Sagittarius, but when Mercury dips in, your body will feel in tune with your mind and it’ll lend you the communicative power to make it through to Friday without embarrassing yourself in any major way.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): When you’re irritated with the cold weather, the wind tunnel winds, the buses running late, the single-ply toilet paper and the fact that McMahon closes in the middle of the day, just take a second to think about how it could be worse. I know, it’s a depressing way to think about life, but perspective is important.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Where do you waste your time? That could be either wasting your time watching Netflix or wasting time doing work for a club you don’t care about. Consider what you could be doing instead. This week consider if it’s worth it. Do what makes you happy.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Here’s a joke: One time Sherlock Holmes and Watson were going camping. At night time, they climbed into their tent and fell asleep. In the middle of the night Sherlock woke Watson and told him to look at the stars. “Watson, what can you deduce from the stars?” Watson looked up and answered, “Well with so many stars, that must mean there are many planets out there and chances are one of them must have life, just like on earth.” Sherlock shook his head and said, “No, you idiot. It means somebody stole our tent.” Take it easy. Don’t think too hard this week.
Alex Houdeshell is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.