Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
Intellectual planet Mercury and sensual Venus will be at home in Virgo and Libra this week, bringing the remains of the summer to a harmonious astrological halt. Themes relating to Mercury, such as communication and productivity, could feel smoother, along with those associated with Venus, such as romance and relationships. Here’s how to make the most of these pleasant planetary shifts, according to your sign.
December 22 – January 19
Clear-cut communication is your forte when Mercury, the planet of communication, enters Virgo on 11 August. With adventure on your mind during this transit, check out CF’s round-up of Lisbon’s chicest hotels.
January 20 – February 18
You’re following your heart when sensual Venus sashays into Libra on 16 August. As the intellectual of the zodiac, this is a ripe moment for giving your busy brain a break. Seek out activities that make you feel free and far removed from the daily grind. Ibiza’s barefoot parties and cliffside coffee spots could be a suitable match.
February 19 – March 20
Indulge in your hedonistic side when romantic Venus enters Libra on 16 August. You’re feeling extra playful and diplomatic in love, and it shows. To truly reap the benefits of this complementary transit, embrace the ‘yolo’ mentality with CF’s Q and A with Yolanda Edwards.
March 21 – April 19
You’re out and about town this week when sensual Venus enters social Libra. Conversations are silky smooth with Mercury at home in Virgo, making it a great time to organise a Gatsby-style extravaganza with your entourage in tow. This shortlist of where to celebrate overdue reunions could come in handy.
April 20 – May 20
Your ruling planet, Venus, will be at home in Libra from 16 August. Like unlocking a different part of your brain, a change of scene adds to your altered perspective. As a sign that enjoys bucolic settings and lazy lunches, take note of these travel tips from Mary Katrantzou for your next trip.
May 21 – June 20
Your ruling planet, Mercury, is about to enter witty Virgo. Virgo’s influence will have an impact on the way you articulate yourself, drilling organisation into your daily practices. Take advantage of this intellectual energy by planning an intricate, culture-centric travel itinerary à deux.
June 21 – July 22
Projects that require detailed analysis will be a balm when Mercury enters Virgo this week. You could experience a deep-rooted urge to host a get-together as soon as Venus enters Libra on 16 August. Prepare ahead of time with this CF guide to hosting a dinner party with your nearest and dearest.
July 23 – August 22
Venus in Libra is the perfect time to be socialising. You could find yourself wafting in and out of various social circles with Venus at home in the sign of the scales. This sartorial checklist has you covered for what to wear, whatever the weather.
August 23 – September 22
Your ruling planet, Mercury, will be at home in your sign for the next three weeks, amplifying your wit and natural flair for words. As a natural conversationalist, you could doubly benefit from this week’s planetary shifts by practicing ‘la langue de l’amour’ in these quintessentially Parisian establishments.
September 23 – October 22
Summer ’21 may be in its final fling, but for the remainder of the summer, you’ll be extra charming and playful with Venus at home in your sign. Look to Pleta De Mar to harness this feel-good energy, where days are spent hopping between infinity pools, basking in Mallorcan sunshine, and sipping local wine.
October 23 – November 21
You’re better equipped in articulating your needs and desires when Mercury, the planet of communication, enters witty Virgo on 11 August. Speak your travel wants into existence and consider one of these UK summer spots as a stand-in for any far-flung cravings.
November 22 – December 21
It’s time to free yourself of tired surroundings when Venus, the planet of pleasure, enters Libra on 16 August. Check out CF’s August to-do list, designed for globetrotters like yourself, covering the best exhibitions to see, films to watch, and events to catch in your chosen city this month.