Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
Mercury enters diplomatic Libra on 30 August, making communication more heartfelt and poetic. As the planet of communication, Mercury can be meddlesome or have a mellowing influence depending on what sign it’s transiting. Libra qualities tend to point to the latter, adding a lyrical and laidback energy to each sign in a different way. As we remain firmly entrenched in Virgo territory, the message remains much the same: prioritise rest and rejuvenating experiences.
See what else this week’s cosmic activity has in store for travel, according to your sign.
December 22 – January 19
During this week’s mercurial shift, you’re powering through professional obligations while balancing a busy social calendar. Try to harness the ever-present earth energy by simplifying your surroundings. CF’s latest instalment of From The Desk Of… offers some practical business lessons worth jotting down.
January 20 – February 18
With transformation being an all-encompassing theme for your sign this week, and for much of the month ahead, it’s time to shake up your travel wardrobe pieces. After all, self-expression is paramount in the eyes of the water bearer. Check out these Instagram-ready holiday wardrobe selections worthy of a Caribbean sojourn.
February 19 – March 20
This week’s earth-based energy is palpable. Try booking a weekend-long trip or a midweek treatment as you navigate a healthy balance between work and play. Pan Pacific London is launching this week, an elegant post-work destination with a dedicated wellness floor.
March 21 – April 19
If there’s something that needs to be communicated at work, now would be the time to express your feelings when Mercury connects with Libra this week. When all’s been said, Foxhill Manor serves as a luxe yet homely hideaway for an unplugged weekend.
April 20 – May 20
This week, Mercury’s movement into Libra on 30 August gives your communication style a lyrical lilt. To harness this complementary transit, consider signing up to The Stack, a “new destination for inspiration, education, and recommendations.”
May 21 – June 20
Mercury is your ruling planet, so this week’s mercurial shift is likely to have an impact on your mood. Thanks to Libra’s light-hearted energy, you’ll be waltzing in and out of your many social circles with added flair. Book a spot at Paradiso in Barcelona, or your local equivalent, for a post-work fiesta.
June 21 – July 22
It’s time to branch out this week when chatty Mercury enters diplomatic Libra on 30 August. This cosmic shift will add a playful energy to your relationships. You can channel this laidback transit with a read of Gabriella Khalil’s Insider Guide to the Cayman Islands.
July 23 – August 22
You can make the most of this week’s steady celestial activity by simply reserving some time for yourself. As a social fire sign, spending time alone isn’t something you would willingly choose to do, but the astrological timing feels right. Try your hand at whipping up Castello Di Vicarello’s Tortelli for a transportive Tuscan meal for one.
August 23 – September 22
You could find yourself smoothing out a tricky social interaction this week when chatty Mercury breezes into laidback Libra. Once you’ve got through the prickly part, congratulate yourself with a spa day at the Lanesborough Club & Spa.
September 23 – October 22
You’re speaking your mind when Mercury aligns with your Sun on 30 August. This also goes for articulating your feelings with the right amount of ardour, thanks to the planetary influences at play. For travel inspiration, look to the Culpo sisters for their top New England tips.
October 23 – November 21
This week’s earth-centric planetary placements encourage you to slow down and reflect, which might be difficult in your immediate surroundings. The wild, otherworldly landscape of the Scottish Highlands with its whispering of magic and folklore could be the antidote.
November 22 – December 21
This week’s mercurial shift throws a spotlight on your innate spontaneity. There is nothing more pleasurable than the possibility of a last-minute adventure. This CF guide to Paris in 48 hours could be of use for insider tips on where to eat, stay, and shop.