Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
This week’s major astrological event is a fiery Venus-Mars conjunction. Mars is the planet of desire and sensual Venus is all about love, beauty, and pleasure. With both planets in theatrical Leo, and about to conjunct one another on 13 July, there’s a lot to look forward to from an astrological perspective: greater confidence and charisma, synergistic interactions at spontaneous summer soirées – a glimpse of the kind of energy to come during Leo season.
As always, certain planetary conjunctions have an impact on some zodiac signs more so than others. Find out what this week’s Venus-Mars conjunction means for travel, according to your sign.
December 22 – January 19
Look forward to an action-packed week when sensual Venus and instinctual Mars link up in Leo on 13 July. This energetic conjunction sets the tone for a much-needed sunny sojourn. Do something out of the ordinary to channel any excess energy, like a self-guided tour of Somerset’s dramatic coastlines followed by a stay at The Newt to match your impeccable taste.
January 20 – February 18
You could get a taste of the novelty and glamour that inevitably awaits when the Sun enters Leo later this month. A Venus-Mars conjunction is the time to go all out on following your whims, which means booking that solo mini-break or an artist’s retreat to refuel your creativity.
February 19 – March 20
A Venus and Mars conjunction is an astrological event worth getting excited about. There’s no denying the optimism surrounding travel, which serves to amplify your free-spirited nature. Try wild swimming in Bath or a field-to-fork getaway in South West England before jumping on a flight just yet.
March 21 – April 19
Spending time alone has been a pervading theme as of late, though this is provisional. There will be a Venus and Mars conjunction this week that gives you a glimpse of what’s to come when the Sun enters Leo on 22 July. For now, a solo spa trip to The Bulgari ticks all the boxes.
April 20 – May 20
The planets of love (Venus) and desire (Mars) will be performing a rare embrace on 13 July, a whirlwind conjunction worth jotting down. Your hedonistic side is out to play with both planets transiting theatrical Leo, bringing out grand gestures of affection. Book a trip to Paris and splash out on a stay at Hotel Le Moulin – a converted 18th-century oil mill with laid back Provençal style.
May 21 – June 20
You’re keeping your head down for the next few weeks with work matters, though keep an eye out for the Venus-Mars conjunction in relation to your financial affairs. Seeking advice from a trustworthy advisor is doubly beneficial during this conjunction, putting you in productive spirits. Stock up on nifty packing essentials to harness this industrious energy.
June 21 – July 22
This week’s Venus-Mars conjunction offers a breath of fresh air to your weekly routine. With Mars in Leo, you could be daydreaming about sunny sojourns not too far from home. To harness this convivial conjunction, consider jumping on a tour of Cornwall’s rolling vineyards for a spontaneous start to your work week.
July 23 – August 22
This week’s Venus-Mars conjunction could propel a moment of impulse, whether you’re booking travel in the immediate or distant future. With summer in full swing, and a long-awaited heatwave on the horizon, venture to off-the-grid Devon where remote headlands and under-cliff beaches await.
August 23 – September 22
Look out for a boost of high-spirited energy this week. There’s an air of confidence to your overall aura as you hop between social gatherings and sophisticated soirées. Consider adding these balmy day pieces and excellent resort wear labels to your sartorial wish list to harness this steamy conjunction.
September 23 – October 22
You could be experiencing a mishmash of thoughts and feelings when your ruling planet, Venus, and instinctual Mars link up in Leo this week. If travel remains off the cards for the moment, Aesop’s Music for Teleportation Spotify playlist offers a selection of tracks to transport the mind ‘at a moment’s notice’.
October 23 – November 21
Let your curiosities lead the way during this week’s Venus-Mars conjunction. With both planets transiting luxury-loving Leo, there’s no time like the present to let your impulses take the wheel. That goes for a summer wardrobe overhaul handily provided in this CF x Browns Fashion Summer checklist.
November 22 – December 21
Your sparkling enthusiasm makes a return this week during a sensual Venus-Mars conjunction on 13 July – and news of quarantine-free travel! Ahead of 19 July, satiate your freedom-seeking sensibilities by discovering a new neighbourhood. A mooch around Marylebone’s boutique-lined streets replicates a European city break soon to come.