Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
October started with a series of planetary retrogrades (Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto) all clustered together and causing chaos in their respective fields. Think of this week as an astrological interlude, offering a momentary pause before lift-off later this month. As for Q4 travel plans, this week marks the remnants of Mercury’s third and final retrograde this year. If you squint hard enough, there’s a rough sketch of an outline beginning to take shape…
December 22 – January 19
There will be greater focus on your entrepreneurial efforts this week. After a period of forced introspection, you could be reconsidering a stark career change to supercharge your savings. M+’s Museum Director, Suhanya Raffel, offers some words of wisdom.
January 20 – February 18
Romance and adventure are on your mind with Venus, the planet of love and affection, moving through restless Sagittarius. There’s simply no time for sitting still during this astrological period. You can use this playful transit to plan a lavish soirée at The Connaught’s newest bar, The Red Room.
February 19 – March 20
Slowly but surely, you can expect to gain more clarity with Saturn and Jupiter’s retrogrades coming to a grand finale this week and next. Allow yourself to be grounded in stillness during this period before your social calendar begins to busy again. A meditative cooking session counts.
March 21 – April 19
It’s finally time to let loose after a foggy astrological period in the realm of retrogrades. Slowing down isn’t something that comes easy but how you’ve changed, Aries. The same applies to your perspective on travel as you seek pastures closer to home.
April 20 – May 20
You could be feeling extra hedonistic in love this week with your ruling planet travelling through fiery Sagittarius. If you’re planning a travel itinerary à deux, make sure to make room for the little things like lake excursions, wine tasting, and pasta-making classes.
May 21 – June 20
Love has a lighthearted appeal with Venus moving through Sagittarius this week. Mercury’s backspin is still causing conundrums and tech woes so it’s best to keep your head down and maybe refrain from travel until the astrological weather permits.
June 21 – July 22
The end of Saturn’s retrograde in Aquarius could offer an emotional breakthrough. Instead of overthinking your feelings, you could use this time wisely to switch up your surroundings. Consider relocating to Nobu Hotel, where elegance meets beach bohemia.
July 23 – August 22
This week’s intense mishmash of planetary transits is more about rumination rather than taking direct action. Mercury’s planetary moonwalk has no time for impulsive behaviour. Make the most of this contemplative astrological moment by seeking comfort in the arts.
August 23 – September 22
This week you could be reviewing any unhealthy habits that have cropped up over the summer months. Instead of approaching your updated health routine with a specific set of rules, try to ease back in mindfully with Restore at Fora, a 10-day wellness festival for the mind, body, and soul.
September 23 – October 22
The cosmos is calling on you to shake things up in the realm of romance thanks to Venus journeying through restless Sagittarius. There’s a carefree aspect to your aura during this planetary transit. Consider booking an eco-excursion with a luxurious twist to make the most of this playful energy.
October 23 – November 21
Prepare for moments of periodical contemplation this week. Instead of viewing Mercury’s retrograde in Libra as a hindrance, you can benefit from this astrological moment by pacing yourself and embracing slow travel techniques.
November 22 – December 21
You’re witnessing a dramatic shift in energy with lovelorn Venus journeying through your sign until 5 November. You could be ready to elope at any given moment and never look back. Make Phāea Resorts your first port of call to switch off and really enjoy some R&R.