Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
All eyes on Libra! The cosmic diplomat and fair-minded intellectual, the friend with impeccable taste and the ability to speak eloquently on any given topic. The sign symbolised by the scales for their eternal quest to achieve equilibrium; the one who appreciates beauty in its most abstract and has a natural inclination for the finer things in life as long as the experience is shared. From off-the-beaten-track prefectures to travelling in twos, find out what Libra season has in store for travel, according to your sign.
December 22 – January 19
Two words: relationship recalibration. Libra season is your opportunity to rethink and ultimately revamp your inner circle. Libra’s easygoing influence could encourage you to see beyond your usual perspective and you could also be returning to familiar ground during this period.
January 20 – February 18
Libra season highlights your creative pursuits. You could be feeling extra playful and flirty during this harmonious astrological period and willing to take yourself less seriously. Connection is just as vital, so consider one of these remote workspaces to ensure you get your social fix.
February 19 – March 20
Libra season marks a significant shift in energy, putting your partnerships in focus. This goes for friendships, work relationships, and romantic liaisons. Consider a restorative weekend-long trip to East Devon to decompress when Mercury stations retrograde on 27 September.
March 21 – April 19
Romantic Libra will be spotlighting your relationships for the next few weeks. You could be feeling more indecisive than usual, courtesy of Mercury spinning retrograde in the sign of the scales. Check out Maison François in St James’s, a swish brasserie where you can compose your order as your mood dictates.
April 20 – May 20
The prevailing Libra energy brings out the aesthete in you. Surround yourself with objects of pleasure and beauty during this transit, such as sensual candles and artisanal perfumes. If you’re planning an autumn break, this CF wish list could solve any last-minute closet conundrums.
May 21 – June 20
This week’s Libra energy is like a cosmic breath of fresh air. Companionship will be a running theme for the foreseeable and you could be exploring your hobbies in the company of others. Planning a far-flung trip is food for the soul. Top of your list should be Japan’s lesser-visited prefectures of Ishikawa and Gifu.
June 21 – July 22
Libra season brings out your domestic and home-related errands. To harness this energy, chateau Cancer becomes top priority as you work on tending to your sanctuary. Gentle Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and pleasure, so there’s no denying the appeal of these chic storage solutions.
July 23 – August 22
The sun in Libra marks the start of a busy social season. You could find yourself in a state of perpetual indecision when Mercury stations retrograde in the sign of the scales on 27 September – especially in the realm of relationships. This transit is known for travel mishaps, so consider sticking to your immediate vicinity to get your fix.
August 23 – September 22
This week’s ever-present Libra energy will spotlight your financial affairs and relationship with money. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of pleasure and beauty, so you could be tempted to invest in material items. Shared experiences are just as important so be sure to book a weekend-long stay with someone special.
September 23 – October 22
Happy solar return, Libra! This week’s cluster of planets in your sign, referred to as a stellium, revs up your romantic zone. After a period of rest during Virgo season, you could be feeling extra flirty and fun. For date spot ideas, refer to CF’s new column, A Seat At The Bar.
October 23 – November 21
This week’s astrological forecast shines a light on your social connections. You could be questioning your definition of companionship when Mercury stations retrograde on 27 September. If you plan to travel this Libra season, try to make wellness a priority and rest and up ahead of your birthday season.
November 22 – December 21
The sun in Libra spotlights your group dynamics and marks an energetic shift in your social calendar. Mingling with strangers is extra fulfilling and you could be using your high-spirited optimism to access swish after-parties. Let the playful Libra energy lead the way by crafting a non-committal travel itinerary.