Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
There’s a mishmash of cosmic action this week, starting with a total lunar eclipse in the fire sign of Sagittarius, a luminary event that could bring about a few transformational twists. On Saturday 29 May, Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini, a period known for mixed signals and tech mishaps. The snag? Geminis are ruled by mischievous Mercury, so the effects are magnified. That puts travel on the back-burner, but simply leaves more time for research.
Here’s how to rise above the tech glitches and harness the supermoon according to your sign.
December 22 – January 19
When the lunar eclipse in Sagittarius strikes on 26 May, try to focus on tying up loose ends rather than embarking on a new project just yet. Time for play is mandatory – we’re still in upbeat Gemini territory after all. In between running errands and refining the logistics, transport yourself to Florence in this interview with Karime Lopez of Gucci Osteria.
January 20 – February 18
As a sign that values self-expression, you may find it unnatural to filter your choice of words when Mercury goes retrograde in chatty Gemini this Saturday. Avoid difficult conversations and get stuck in something transportive like a gripping play. CF recommends Walden, currently showing at The Harold Pinter Theatre.
February 19 – March 20
This week’s total lunar eclipse on 26 May is a special luminary event that could urge you to seek a new path. It’s also a time to honour your body, starting from within. Check out Calm’s weekly agenda for guided meditations that explore a new concept each day, from sleep to humility.
March 21 – April 19
Skimming over the details won’t work in your favour this week with the Sagittarius lunar eclipse beaming down. Paying close attention to the details could challenge your insouciance, but the reward could offer a fruitful realisation. Give your eyes a break from the fine print with a meditative meander around The Village by Anya Hindmarch.
April 20 – May 20
This week’s lunar lift is an ideal time to start afresh. It’s easier to go with the flow and let be during this cosmic interplay of planets. Before Mercury retrograde strikes on 29 May, and communication goes slightly wayward, try to snag a table for two at Cafe Biltmore for an intimate tête-à-tête.
May 21 – June 20
Travel is on the backburner when Mercury goes retrograde in your sign this Saturday, but that only leaves more time for research – a favourite Gemini pastime. The alternative? A weekend away in your home city. It’s your birthday month, so anything goes. Gather the gang for a stay somewhere as charming as Henry’s Townhouse in Marylebone.
June 21 – July 22
You’re restructuring your to-do list under this week’s lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. This revelatory lunation asks you to honour your mind, body and spirit with mindful pauses. In all of the productivity, saving some time and energy for a spot of retail therapy is made all the more delightful with a host of new stores opening up across the capital.
July 23 – August 22
You’re looking at the bigger picture with this week’s full moon lunar eclipse in free-spirited Sagittarius. As a sign that lives in the moment, having a macro perspective helps you to realign your long-term goals. Avoid impulse spending in prep for your summer glow-up and instead consider investing in one of these supercharged serums.
August 23 – September 22
This week’s lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, a freedom-seeking zodiac sign, presents an alternative viewpoint that could alter your logical stance on things. When your ruling planet, Mercury, goes retrograde on 29 May, words can become entangled. Look to Lucia Berlin for literary detail.
September 23 – October 22
A Sagittarius lunar eclipse on 26 May, also known as the Flower Moon, is a time for blossoming changes. Being on the move is a potent theme for you right now which is taken up a notch under this illuminating lunation. Flick through Come Fly With Me: Flying In Style to prepare your Cindy Crawford-inspired airport looks.
October 23 – November 21
You could experience a significant shift in perspective in relation to work during the Sagittarius lunar eclipse this week. Speak clearly and explicitly when Mercury goes retrograde on 29 May. If a trip is on the cards, consider Santa Clara 1728 in Lisbon, the kind of hotel intended for design devotees like yourself.
November 22 – December 21
This week’s full moon is in your sign, making it a particularly powerful supermoon for you. Look out for a major turning point in your closest relationships. When Mercury stations retrograde on 29 May, logistical matters are up in the air. Harness any pent-up energy with a restorative yoga session or a hardcore spin class.