Welcome to a brand-new astrology column, specifically designed to give entrepreneurs and business leaders insight into what the stars hold for the coming week. Just remember: The planets don't "predict events" so much as indicate opportunities, which is what savvy strategists should always be looking for! If you know your ascendant (rising sign), read that too! Take what works and leave the rest.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Negotiation time! Two planets shift into your communication zone this week, giving you an opportunity to get some key meetings or calls scheduled--and the confidence to reach out to an influencer you've been targeting. Nimble Mercury makes its move on Monday followed by team player Venus at the weekend. Be willing to compromise a key point, but stick to your bottom line.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Stretch out of your comfort zone! You may need to take more of a risk than you're normally comfortable with this week. On Thursday, your ruler, Venus, in your sign gets the thumbs up from game-changing Pluto. Stand your ground, especially regarding a global matter. On Saturday, Venus joins analytical Mercury in your money zone, suggesting a (very) big deal will go your way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Grab the mic! Your self-confidence goes through the roof this week as articulate Mercury (your ruler) and auspicious Venus shift into your sign for their annual summit meeting. Whose radar have you been trying to get on? What can you do to get that meeting or advance things to the next step? Act as if they're already onboard and soon they will be!
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Analytical Mercury takes a three-week respite starting Monday when it relocates to your prophetic zone, inviting you to use your real superpower (your intuition) in all business dealings. Spinning your wheels over a conceptual challenge? Convene the hivemind for a brainstorming session on Thursday, when team player Venus huddles with revolutionary Pluto in your people houses. Network like the #boss you are!
LEO (July 23-August 22): Put your leadership skills to their best use this week by lending extra support to team members who might not have your confidence. Social Mercury wings into your collaboration corner on Monday, and team player Venus follows at the weekend. Before Mercury turns retrograde at the end of the month, start backing up all your sensitive files and doing all necessary software updates.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Grab an extra cuppa this morning: You need to be able to keep up with the deluge of brainstorms that blow in starting Monday as your nimble ruler, Mercury, wings into your house of career success. While there will be no shortage of ideas, the challenge is to detect the most viable ones. On Saturday, creative Venus enters the meeting, helping you blend art and data seamlessly!
LIBRA (September 23-October 22): Going somewhere? If you've got vacay days you've got to use or lose, this is the week to start looking! Research geek Mercury and comfort-seeking Venus invade your global sector, setting your sites on powder-sand beaches or maybe an adventurous road trip. But first: What deadlines need to wrap and what reports be filed? A looming getaway can fill your motivation tanks quicker than anything!
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): Your poker-face style usually gets you what you want, but this week's stars suggest that a little vulnerability might be a better tactic. On Monday, communicator Mercury holes up in your secretive sector, followed by Venus. But first, people-savvy Venus forms a rare connection with power-broker Pluto in your expressive sector. Without giving away state secrets, see what happens if you let yourself be transparent.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21): Teamwork makes the ... yeah, you know. But this week is really about strength in numbers! With strategic Mercury and fair-minded Venus entering your partnership sector, you could formalize a new alliance or finally get that contract signed. On Thursday, push a little harder for one point that's close to your heart. A well-timed (and sincere!) compliment could seal the deal.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): No one needs to tell a Capricorn to work more--so how about work less? Or just smarter? This week, as minimalist Mercury and creative Venus enter your zone of work systems, you might discover a new time-tracking app to block unwanted distractions. (Talking to you, TikTok.) If someone solicits your opinion on Thursday, don't hold back. Just follow up to make sure they don't steal the credit!
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18): Flex time! If you've been logging too many hours, take a break. Your creative tanks need to be refilled for you to be at your eclectic best. This week, as expressive Mercury and creative Venus enter your house of fun, find inspiration in unlikely places. Get outdoors, see the world through fresh eyes, talk to people in different fields ... and come back with an exciting new vision!
PISCES (February 18-Mar 20): If you've been working from home, this week is perfect to refresh your environment, especially important if you've hit a creative plateau. Can you move or rearrange your desk? What's your view (besides the screen)? Hang some inspirational art, decorate with a few succulents, make sure your chair and keyboard are ergonomically aligned. You'll be more comfortable--and more productive!