Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
This week’s new moon in Capricorn offers a grounded energy which conveniently coincides with the current UK travel restrictions. Staying put feels slightly less frustrating. Armchair escapism is made easier with a slew of TV programmes to binge-watch, including Bridgerton on Netflix and The Serpent on BBC iPlayer.
From subterranean dive bars to golden Grecian beaches, these are the TV shows with landscapes that have the power to satiate even just a smidge of wanderlust and alleviate lockdown tedium.
December 22 – January 19
January 20 – February 18
This week, you could be in contemplation mode as you ponder your goals for the year ahead. Whether it’s a long list of books you’re hoping to get through or a series of solo projects, a moment of total distraction far from reality is gold dust. Check out High Fidelity for a sense of familiarity in Brooklyn’s poky dive bars and live music gigs that will one day be your lifeline for late-night spontaneity once more.
February 19 – March 20
It’s a week of clarity as innovative Uranus wakes up from a five-month retrograde. To think we were going through six retrogrades at the same time last year makes this cosmic clearance a time for getting things done. That said, you’re dubbed the dreamer of the zodiac and require time to let your mind meander. Swim alongside sting rays and traverse the Chachapoyan Ruins in Louie Schwartzberg’s Moving Art nature series.
March 21 – April 19
The excitement of the unknown keeps you active and engaged this week, Aries. A Capricorn new moon could teach you a thing or two about keeping things cool. Channel your boundless thirst for freedom with Killing Eve’s iconic locations, from balmy Barcelona terraces to subterranean bars wedged on a side street in Berlin.
April 20 – May 20
A cosmic duel between pugnacious Mars and Saturn on Wednesday 13 January invites you to slow down. Save the admin tasks and errands for another day. As travel remains closed, seek escapism with Bridgerton’s scandals and footage of some of the UK’s most beautiful Georgian architecture.
May 21 – June 20
This week, there’s warmth in solitude during a Capricorn new moon on Tuesday 12 January. Ideally, you’d be seeking solitude in a bothy in the Scottish Highlands during this time of hibernation. Sex Education has all the Gemini-worthy pop-culture references and beautiful natural landscapes to keep you afloat in this stagnant period.
June 21 – July 22
Let this week’s Capricorn new moon assist you when setting intentions and making moves without second-guessing yourself. You have a tendency to engage in otherworldly fantasy TV at the best of times for escapism. Give season three of Doctor Who a go if just for the visuals of locations such as Peru, Hong Kong and Sofia.
July 23 – August 22
The sun and transformational Pluto align on Tuesday 14 January, inviting you to think about boundaries and upstir social obligations. Indulge in rococo splendour, classical landmarks and footage of glitzy coastal towns featured in Riviera, a thrilling drama series set in the glamorous Côte d’Azur.
August 23 – September 22
You could be yearning for a change of scenery this week as Jupiter and Uranus clash on 17 January. Let the Capricorn new moon be a moment of stillness and live viscerally through Fran Lebowitz’s wry storytelling in Pretend It’s a City, a treatise to New York’s idiosyncratic spaces.
September 23 – October 22
It feels like the right time to take a breather and sit still this week as a new moon in Capricorn invites you to retreat and reflect. It’s the sort of reflection that encourages you to think about the future and what happens next. For a break from lockdown monotony, try out Virgin River, an escape-the-city drama featuring redwood forests, waterfalls, and cosy waterside cabins.
October 23 – November 21
Variety is the spice of life this week, Scorpio, inspired by Jupiter’s clash with innovative Uranus on 17 January. Channel any excess restless energy (and your inner goth) with the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for a spot of cosmic horror and fantastical locations far removed from lockdown tedium.
November 22 – December 21
Though you’re always thinking about your next adventure, this week’s Capricorn new moon could shift your attention to stability. In many ways, it’s the perfect time to sit back. Tune in to The Serpent, a newly released thriller on BBC iPlayer about the true story of a serial killer and con artist on the Seventies hippie trail, for incredible clips of lakes, national parks, and the familiar frenzy of Bangkok’s buzzy streets.