Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
This week’s celestial activity is relatively steady with the Sun, Mars, and Mercury all transiting Virgo in tandem (referred to as a ‘stellium’). With so many planets hanging out in the sign of the maiden, Virgo’s earth-based, healing energy will be intensified. As for travel, it’s time to trade in summer sojourns for health-centric getaways and luxurious self-care practices to capitalise on this potent planetary trio.
December 22 – January 19
With Mars and Mercury sailing through mentally agile Virgo for the foreseeable, there’s no time like the present to make some health-minded moves. Slinking off to a spa for an afternoon of unadulterated pampering is one way for you to embrace this week’s grounded celestial energy.
January 20 – February 18
You’re homebound for the foreseeable, according to this week’s Virgo-centric astrological landscape. A touch of Wabi-Sabi could be good for your headspace – a Japanese art rooted in simplicity and embracing imperfection. Bring a little continental magic into your home with these travel-inspired interiors.
February 19 – March 20
This week’s cluster of planets transiting Virgo, including articulate Mercury and powerhouse planet Mars, spotlights your spiritual practices. Sink into forests and embrace a wellness getaway that prioritises relaxation and rejuvenation above all else. This oceanic yoga spot in Ibiza is Pisces all over.
March 21 – April 19
Your ruling planet, Mars, will be in Virgo through most of the coming month, putting you in a fiercely productive mood. Check out CF’s latest From The Desk Of… series for an inspiring interview with Kate Marlow of Here Design, a company of “thinkers, writers, designers, and makers working together to create beautiful and useful things”.
April 20 – May 20
This week’s prevailing earth sign energy could inspire you to ditch your cellular device(s) and embark on wholesome hikes far removed from hyper-urbanised landscapes. If time’s an issue, disappear into nature and get lost in stories about deserted islands with Lorde’s ethereal new album, Solar Power.
May 21 – June 20
You could be in the mood for mingling this week with articulate Mercury still moving through witty Virgo. Make the most of this harmonious transit by bookmarking Sessions Arts Club, one of the city’s best new openings located in a restored 18th century, Grade II-listed former courthouse in Clerkenwell.
June 21 – July 22
Time to primp and preen! This week’s steady astrological weather marks an opportunity to inject some R&R back into your routine before the Virgo season soirées officially commence. Harrods’ new hair and beauty salon offers customers a serene and tranquil beauty space away from the city bustle.
July 23 – August 22
It’s time to let yourself be vulnerable with the Sun, Mars, and Mercury all sailing through grounded Virgo for the next few weeks. Engage in grounding tasks that make you feel at one, starting with a read of CF’s latest instalment of The Chef’s Table, featuring KOYA’s Shuko Oda.
August 23 – September 22
With so many planets transiting your sign, it’s time to indulge in a little comfort. Crystal healing could be one way for your sign to capitalise on the prevalent earthy vibes. Or simply binge Nine Perfect Strangers, a tale about a glamorous but mysterious wellness retreat set in the most spectacular location.
September 23 – October 22
This week’s steady astrological weather offers some breathing space as you get to grips with your professional goals. Lean in on the overpowering earth energy by adding a touch of luxury to your self-care rituals. Hot bubble baths or a one-off spa treatment could go a long way.
October 23 – November 21
Personal growth and self-improvement are major life themes right now with the Sun, Mercury, and Mars all transiting orderly Virgo. Integrate some soulful solitude into your lifestyle with a solo reservation at Foxhill Manor, a homely hideaway in a bucolic pocket of the English countryside.
November 22 – December 21
This week’s stellium in Virgo recentres your priorities with a focus on intellectual exploration. Now’s the time to grab life by the horns and get stuck in on a passion project. Benefit from Birch’s workspace and surrounding Hertfordshire greenery in between soothing treatments and wild yoga.