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While last week’s eclipse may have left you feeling tapped out, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sure, Mercury is still retrograde but with Gemini season now in full swing, we’ll be seeing the world from a more playful perspective. Think of it as the filter on life changing – suddenly finding the lightness in situations should be a little bit easier.

Meanwhile Mars, the resident PT of the zodiac, is due to set up camp in its favourite part of the sky – Aries (25 May AEST; 24 May GMT). The change should boost energy levels and breathe a new lease on life into everything from your workouts to your sex drive. It’s just what the doctor ordered to combat the otherwise low-key mood of the waning moon.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

If you’ve been feeling a little out of sorts the past month, brace yourself for a big shift. With Mars, your ruling planet, switching signs (Wednesday AEST; Tuesday GMT) your mojo should feel like it’s coming back online. Throw caution to the wind and say ‘yes!’ to whatever way feels aligned – new hair, new clothes, new workout – whatever takes your fancy, you’re primed to tackle it head on this week.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

Firstly, take a minute to give yourself a pat on the back for surviving this month; it’s been a lot. If you’re feeling a little worse for wear, now’s the time to celebrate with a long, hot trip…to your favourite store. With the sun lighting up your cash sector, a little retail therapy could be just what you need to recharge your batteries after last week’s eclipse.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

Your season has arrived but before you can legitimately cut loose, there’s still a little bit of soul searching to be done. As your ruling planet reverses back into the shadiest area of your chart, you could feel more introspective than usual. Soothe frayed nerves with meditation, yoga or breath work.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

It’s non-stop action stations at work this week with Mars putting a rocket under your work life. If you’ve been dragging your heels to go back to the office, this may be the week you ditch your wfh set-up and return to your work wife five days in a row. If you’re already back, make the most of your motivation and tackle something on your to-do list you’ve been putting off.

LEO AND LEO RISING

While the fireworks that dominated last week continue to smoulder – particularly at work – there’s some levity on offer courtesy of Gemini season. It’s exactly what you need right now to inspire you to get out and about. Seize the social motivation and book in some catchups. A little friend time is the perfect distraction from life’s more serious questions.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

Chances are Merc retrograde has been causing all kinds of crossed wires at work. Thankfully this week the confusion should ease a smidge, as the sun brings clarity to your job. Meanwhile Mars could embolden some big-ticket spending (think: new house, new car, new crypto). It’s exciting but make sure you do your research before you sign on the dotted line.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

If you’ve been avoiding a tough conversation with your partner, or if you’re single, you’ve been stalling on making the first move, this might just be the week to step up to the plate. With Mars inspiring confidence in your closest relationships, there’s never been a better time to be brave and just do it.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

The sun’s shift into Gemini offers a welcome reprieve for Scorpio people. And with your ruling planet changing signs this week as well (Wednesday AEST, Tuesday GMT), you could be suddenly motivated take out your frustrations at the gym. It’s ideal astro weather for getting back into training if you’ve had a break, but be careful not to push yourself too hard, too soon.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

Your chart is literally on fire right now with a planetary pile up in fast and furious Aries. The steamy vibes turn up a notch with Mars – the planet ruling sexual chemistry – moving into your pleasure zone. Hook-ups, quickies, al fresco – however you like it – this is a week you’ll be feeling frisky and extra adventurous.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

If you haven’t made a start on any interiors-related projects, now’s the time to break new ground. With Mars muscling in to join Jupiter and Venus in your home life, you’ll be hard pressed to stay away from MCM House. Meanwhile, if you’ve been looking to buy property, expect your search to ramp up a notch. Resist the urge to rush, slow and steady wins the race.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

If you only do one thing this week, make it your mission to schedule in something fun. Of course what’s fun for you may not be fun for everyone (no one does quirky cool like you!) but try to treat yourself to something that makes you smile. With the Sun in your pleasure sector, prioritising play is essential. After the month you’ve had, you deserve it.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

While Gemini season, shifts the spotlight to all things home and family for the next month, it’s your wallet that’s feels most activated this week. With Mars moving into your money sector, impulse buys – and unexpected expenses – could stack up fast. If you don’t really need another pair of Kat Maconie heels, just stay away from the shop; your willpower won’t pass the test this week.

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