Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
This month is a time for al-fresco picnics and mingling with strangers until the early hours, starting with Mercury entering Gemini on 3 May. Communication becomes easier with chatty Venus also shifting into this carefree air sign on the 8 May, a time for following our most whimsical impulses.
December 22 – January 19
When Venus enters Gemini this week, you could be inspired to rejig your routines and make time for intentional movement. Being at one with nature keeps you grounded. Check out Kirsten King’s total body workout with CF, a routine that’s ideal for when you are travelling or on-the-go.
January 20 – February 18
You might find yourself in a playful mood for the first time in a while when romantic Venus enters dualistic Gemini this week. Make the most of this light-hearted cosmic energy with a trip to Blanchette in Soho, the place to be for fine French dining and accidentally mingling with strangers.
February 19 – March 20
There’s an especially potent moment for creativity when Venus connects with Pluto on 6 May. The novelty of exploring undiscovered street corners is thrilling. Take a copy of Haruki Murakami’s latest book of short stories, First Person Singular, with you and note down your favourite passages.
March 21 – April 19
You could be feeling extra talkative this week when communication planet, Mercury, enters chatterbox Gemini. As you flit from one social group to the next, within safe parameters, try to avoid hyperbolic language. A takeaway night could be a good shout with Dishoom’s brand new Bermondsey kitchen just opened.
April 20 – May 20
You could be in the mood for following your whims this week when Mercury enters Gemini on 3 May. Your ruling planet, Venus, is also busy shifting signs, offering a more fluid approach to beauty, money and love. If investing in a timepiece is what your heart desires, then so be it.
May 21 – June 20
You’re feeling extra expressive this week when Mercury, your ruling planet, sits at home in your sign. The natural ebb and flow of conversation with kindred spirits is an uplifting sensation. Variety is truly the spice of life on 8 May when romantic Venus enters your sign, calling for a makeover or a pamper day.
June 21 – July 22
Mercury in Gemini brings out your inner homebody and desire for privacy this week. You could be spending more time alone to reflect. Following your whims could take you to nooks of natural bounty. Read this CF guide on the best day trips out of London for suggestions on wholesome, long walks in nature.
July 23 – August 22
There’s a pleasant energy in the air and to your aura this week when Venus and Mercury enter Gemini. You’re in the mood for intimate chit-chats and staying up late. As a sign that appreciates theatrical gestures, set up an out-there picnic with this handy Champagne pairing guide.
August 23 – September 22
You’re finding it easy to express yourself this week when your ruling planet enters Gemini. You could be offering words of wisdom and articulating them with extra finesse. Remember to put yourself first if you’re feeling bombarded. Consider purchasing this Appointed weekly task pad to stay on top of your errands.
September 23 – October 22
The month begins with a complementary shift in your ruling planet, Venus, and air sign Gemini. Flirtatious banter comes naturally, and your social butterfly nature is back out to play after a period of hibernation. You’re playing host, and this La DoubleJ X Ladurée tea set is the perfect accompaniment to al-fresco springtime feasts.
October 23 – November 21
Important shifts could be taking place in your home life. Whether that’s an interior facelift or a big move, this Summerill & Bishop’s newly launched ‘Stripe’ collection, inspired by the Tuscan coast, is the answer to any summer tablescape.
November 22 – December 21
You’re having easy-going, open-minded conversations this week in light of Mercury entering outgoing Gemini. The thrill of meeting like-minded strangers puts you in even more of a talkative mood. Planning a group reunion? Pencil in a trip to Camp Quaives for a back-to-nature get-together in the Kent countryside.