Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
It’s an eventful week ahead with a total solar eclipse occurring on Friday 4 December, the last of the Gemini-Sagittarius eclipses to take place for the next few decades. Themes relating back to the start of this cycle in May 2020 will be coming to a powerful finale which poignantly coincides with the end of 2021. This final chapter energy will be present for the next two weeks leading up to the full moon in Gemini on 18 December, ushering in pivotal changes and a preview of what 2022 has in store for us. Here’s how to harness the total solar eclipse, based on your sign.
December 22 – January 19
The solar eclipse brings a release of energy that won’t necessarily feel immediate. It would help to choose your words wisely on this day. Distract yourself from any intense conversations with a scroll through this guide to Barcelona’s best bars.
January 20 – February 18
On Friday 4 December there will be a total solar eclipse in Sagittarius, marking the final chapter in this series of eclipses. Allow your expansive mind to delve deeper into a topic of interest and tune into CF’s latest episode of 12 Journeys With… for an extra dose of career inspo.
February 19 – March 20
This week’s supercharged new moon in Sagittarius appears as a potent solar eclipse. You’re learning that self-expansion comes in many forms, whether you’re travelling or re-entering education. Stick to your local haunts during this lunation to ride out the potent moonbeams.
March 21 – April 19
This week’s solar eclipse connects with Mercury, bringing a release of energy and some major revelations. Nipping to Bath and back is one way for you to release any pent up energy brought on by this powerful lunation.
April 20 – May 20
Mark your calendar for this week’s total solar eclipse in Sagittarius. You could be experiencing a significant change in perspective as part of this six-month cycle. If you’re planning a cosy night in during this powerful lunation, make some time to reflect on your future goals.
May 21 – June 20
Save the date for this week’s total solar eclipse in Sagittarius on 4 December. This fiery and passionate transit puts you in an especially loquacious mood and your words carry weight. Use them to your advantage to start conversations around well-intentioned travel plans.
June 21 – July 22
The thought of taking risks could seem extra appealing during this week’s powerful total solar eclipse in Sagittarius. This is a passionate transit that sets the path for new beginnings. It’s a great time to start planting seeds for your 2022 travel plans with friends and family.
July 23 – August 22
Friday will bring the total solar eclipse in Sagittarius, connecting with Mercury and marking an opportunity to start afresh. This cycle of transformation supercharges your approach to work. Considered moving overseas? These European cities could tempt you.
August 23 – September 22
This week’s total solar eclipse marks a cycle of transformation and a preview of what’s to come in 2022. Change can be uncomfortable but you’re prepared to take risks under these potent moonbeams and even travel solo.
September 23 – October 22
The total solar eclipse on 4 December is all about self-transformation and transitions. You could be experiencing a fundamental shift in the way you see the world. As eclipses come in cycles, consider planning a rural retreat in the new year for a mid-cycle check-in.
October 23 – November 21
Change is in the air which, as a fixed sign, can seem scary. The total solar eclipse in Sagittarius marks a turning point, though it’s wise to refrain from making any rash decisions. Sit back and see how this lunation plays before booking your next trip.
November 22 – December 21
This week brings the final total solar eclipse in your sign, calling for a momentary pause in your busy day-to-day. This is an expansive and stimulating lunation that could fuel your yearning for change. Plan a woodsy getaway to reflect on your evolution in peace.