A new season launches and so much more. A rare opposition between Venus and Mars happens on the summer solstice. Although Venus/Mars meet by opposition every two years, usually one is retrograde when that happens. Not so this time. Additionally, Mars in Aquarius draws from the karmic axis, unlocking that which has been held in a frozen or subconscious state. Venus in Leo stimulates creative opportunity, supplying an additional element or resource to assist with this time of karmic transition, fruition, and moving forward.
While Venus/Mars launches an excellent time for special events such as taking a vacation break, Thursday onward also marks a tipping point for relationships, all of them—personal, romantic, economic, social, political, collective—and for all matters to do with home, family, parent/child, caretaking, aging, the past, real estate, nationalism, protectionism, safety, and security. Watch for significant developments regarding contentious political issues
While in direct motion, Mars in Aquarius can keep trends, stress, controversy, guesswork, and the volatility factor going strong. As of Tuesday, Mars begins a two-month retrograde cycle. Just as soon as you think you have a handle on it, things could change. Mars retrograde can disrupt progress or the status quo, hijack the attention or momentum, and produce an abrupt turnaround or carpet pull. The transit is best used for a pull-back, unplug, and regroup.
Wednesday, the Capricorn full moon can be results- or milestone-producing.
March 20 - April 19
You are about to shatter through your own sound barrier. Venus/Mars greatly heightens your awareness, intuition, creative opportunity, instinctual responses, and sense of “I deserve.” Regroup now. You now stand on ground zero of a soon to be completely altered reality. Mars retrograde is ideal for pulling the plug, breaking free, and radical reinvention. Wednesday could see you tackle or finish something important.
April 20 - May 20
True security could be a thing of the past, but see change as an exceptional opportunity in the works. Whether you feel squeezed or it’s a choice, Mars retrograde, starting Tuesday, prompts a major career, lifestyle, or priority redirection. Venus/Mars marks a breaking point or breakthrough threshold. Wednesday’s full moon can set you up for reward or a well-timed ending.
May 21 - June 21
On a breakthrough trajectory with Mars on Thursday, Venus in Leo thrusts you into something fresh and unexpected. Although it could be fun, social, lucrative, or expensive, you can continue to feel under pressure regarding the serious stuff, the goal post, or the end of the month. Mars retrograde, starting Tuesday, produces a noticeable shift of momentum. You can’t force what isn’t coming naturally.
June 21 - July 22
Thursday could be an emotionally charged day. Something could go snap. As the sun/Saturn build to next Wednesday’s full moon, you could feel that time is not on your side, that the decks are stacked against you. Adopt an attitude of nothing to lose, plenty to be gained. No matter how you feel on the inside, a show of courage is your best play.
July 22 - August 22
Have you found yourself doing battle with someone or something? You’ll gain on yourself, on it, or them as Venus in Leo takes the lead over Mars on Thursday. Tuesday can produce a backtrack or derail good intentions. Mars retrograde is ideal for letting yourself off the hook. Take a time-out for a personal regroup or for a sideline project.
August 22 - September 22
One way or another, it’s breakthrough or break-free time. Thursday onward sets major wheels in motion. Keep on watch for the unexpected. In some matters, you may not feel you have a choice. Once Mars turns retrograde, you could hit a backtrack. Mars breaks it down for you; clarity is your net gain. Wednesday’s full moon helps you to regain control.
September 22 - October 23
Thursday’s solstice sets you on Go and thrusts the action switch in some dynamic way. Venus in Leo is on a break-free trigger with Mars. Social, personal, or professional, a relationship reaches a breaking point or moves to the next level. A legal matter can hit a forward thrust too. Tuesday/Wednesday redirects you, them, or it. Mars retrograde sets you onto an alternate track.
October 23 - November 21
You deserve a break! Now through mid–next week, a finish-off, vacation time, or a pullback is well timed. Thursday’s Venus/Mars and next Wednesday’s sun/Saturn can see you reach a goal post or milestone. Mars retrograde, starting Tuesday, is an important personal-regroup cycle. Take your hands off the steering wheel. Observe; stay objective; don’t force it; let circumstances play themselves out.
November 21 - December 21
While a reality continues to weigh on you, Thursday can set you onto a positive advance. Venus in Leo keeps you upbeat and helps you to make the most of it. Despite the tension or uncertainty that Mars now produces, Venus enhances opportunity, pleasure, creativity, and matters of heart. Tuesday could derail plans, activities, or intention. Wednesday’s full moon makes it a done deal.
December 21 - January 19
Thursday onward can get you going on something fresh, alternative, or unexpected. Vacation, time off, or a time-out is well timed. Mars retrograde, starting Tuesday, takes you through a critical self-discovery process. You could be surprised by what you dig up. Wants, desires, and necessity could take a radical shift. Full-moon Wednesday produces results, reward, or finality.
January 20 - February 18
Thursday sheds extra light on a special someone or something. Venus/Mars can prompt an important breakthrough or cut to the chase. From one extreme to another, something new—perhaps out of the blue—can overtake you. A major lifestyle change is in the works. Mars retrograde, starting Tuesday, launches a two-month get-your-act-together window.
February 18 - March 20
Summer-solstice Thursday can see you make great progress regarding work or working it out. Venus/Mars can trigger a personal, creative, health, or wellness breakthrough. Even so, once Mars turns retrograde on Tuesday, you could hit a backtrack or sidetrack. Wednesday’s full moon brings something important to fruition or completion. Something important sets into play.More