Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
This week begins with a full moon in Cancer on Tuesday 29 December which could bring out a moment of cathartic reflection and some much-needed fresh-start energy. Then comes a moon in Leo on New Year’s Eve, a time when exterior adventures couldn’t be more fitting. In the finale to a surreal year, we’ve compiled some playful ways to ring in 2021 with adventure close to our hearts.
December 22 – January 19
You could be craving a low-key celebration at home this New Year’s Eve with a moon in Leo and your eighth house of intimacy. The thought of getting dressed up and venturing outside in a pair of posh shoes doesn’t appeal this year. As a sign that craves comfort, go out of your way to create a sensual setting at home with a pair of silky soft PJs and coconut-scented candles that evoke images of the far-flung tropics.
January 20 – February 18
This week, you might feel a shift in the way you view stability. Everyone has their own version and this Tuesday’s full moon in Cancer has you recreating your own definition. A moon in festive Leo offers a distraction – and you’re in the mood to play by the end of the week. Harness your innate creativity to think up something out of the ordinary this New Year’s Eve like a travel-themed cook off à deux.
February 19 – March 20
There’s no holding back this week as the annual Cancer full moon this Tuesday illuminates your fifth house of self-expression. On New Year’s Eve, there’s a chance you’ll be craving your home comforts, which helps as we stay homebound. You could be spending time in nature as a way to channel the full moon’s potent healing energy. Keep a notepad close.
March 21 – April 19
Home and family become your top priority this week with the Cancer full moon falling on Tuesday 29 December. There could be an exchange of words or a moment of collective reflection. Later in the week, a festive mood takes centre stage with the moon in Leo and you could be thinking outside the box. Create a cocktail that has the power to mentally transport you to Mexico’s sun-soaked beaches or a moonshine-inspired concoction that inspires images of Virginia’s wide, open roads.
April 20 – May 20
Instead of setting rigid health intentions for the new year, treat this moment as a point of reflection. You’re happy to enter hibernation mode this New Year’s Eve as the Leo moon illuminates your domestic fourth house. As a homebody at heart, nothing sounds more alluring than a boozy hot choc tasting followed by a movie marathon under the duvet. Catch up on a movie set in sunnier surrounds for a good dose of armchair escapism.
May 21 – June 20
Finding time to sit still might have been your toughest and most rewarding lesson this year, Gemini. Whack out the Cava and celebrate all there is to celebrate. Since you’re in ultra-social spirits this New Year’s Eve, you could be the one calling (and pouring) the shots. Organise a Zoom get together or a karaoke night in your disco pants. Paint an oversized sunset with Aperol hues and make it the backdrop for beach-themed singalongs.
June 21 – July 22
You’re big on emotional expression this week and there’s no holding back. Mark your calendar for Tuesday 29 December when there’s a full moon in your sign. A grounded energy takes over as a Leo moon illuminates your practical second house this New Year’s Eve. You could be ending the year by making lists and whipping up a decadent gourmet experience for your pandemic pod. Since travel is off the cards, embark on a gastronomic journey through Japan with Nancy Singleton Hachisu’s beautifully designed recipe book.
July 23 – August 22
It’s your time to shine all over again this week as the moon spends the final hours of 2020 in your sign. There’s still room to go all out despite the pandemic restrictions. If you’re organising a Zoom fiesta to ring in 2021, don’t forget to send out matching props, cocktail ingredients and snacks. Create a travel-themed game to welcome the new year in with adventure close to the heart.
August 23 – September 22
There’s been a project on your mind for a while and this week could bring some collaboration from unexpected conversations. You could be in the mood for keeping things low-key on New Year’s Eve thanks to a Leo moon in your restorative twelfth house. A movie marathon and a modest take away at home with your pandemic pod is all you could really ask for as you safely bid farewell to 2020.
September 23 – October 22
If you could have it your way, you would be anywhere but home on New Year’s Eve, Libra. A moon in Leo puts you in a lighthearted and flirty mood. The only way to harness this magnetic energy of yours that’s so enchanting to be around is to get dressed up for the sake of getting dressed up. Pretend you’re in France for the night with a fancy bottle of Champagne, some good old-fashioned flan and a virtual vineyard visit on a projector for added ambience.
October 23 – November 21
You could be starting the week with a spot of journaling as a moon in Leo spotlights your tenth house of goals. Remember to note that this period is about commemoration as much as a time to look forward. Since travel’s off the cards this New Year’s Eve, transport yourself to the sun-kissed vineyards of Napa Valley with a bottle of Zinfandel, all warm and peppery.
November 22 – December 21
This week, the Cancer full moon on Tuesday 29 December offers a cathartic release. You could be yearning for the outside world as the year draws to a close. In the finale to a year of twists and turns, a wholesome walk steeped in nature offers perspective. By night, pretend you’re in New York with Hulu’s “High Fidelity” starring badass style icon and fellow Sagittarius, Zoë Kravitz.