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Change is the only certainty this week with eclipse season, Saturn retrograde and Mercury retrograde guaranteed to keep life very interesting. It’s the astrological equivalent of your favourite Netflix show devoting an entire episode to a dream sequence/flashback… then at the end, announcing it was the season finale. You’re like, “Wait, whaaat!?” It could feel magical, dramatic, chaotic or a combination of all three.

This eclipse (26 May GMT and AEST), concludes a storyline that’s been unfolding in your life since late last year (kicking off 14 December GMT, 15 December AEST). Meanwhile Mercury retrograde (29 May – 22 June GMT, 30 May – 23 June AEST) begins a period of review. No need to make drastic changes, just sit back and notice what’s asking for your attention.

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ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19) AND ARIES RISING

Believe it or not, your words carry more weight than you may think. The eclipse wraps up an evolving storyline about how you express yourself and use your voice. It could also coincide with big changes in your sibling’s lives too. On the weekend, the pace slows way down as Mercury goes retrograde. Resistance is futile. Just (try and) go with it.

TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20) AND TAURUS RISING

Big developments around your (or your partner’s) cash situation has likely been a major plotline for you since December. This week’s eclipse draws a line in the sand, marking the end of an era or venture that was ready to be wrapped up. Come the weekend, use Mercury retrograde to dream up some new cash goals.

GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20) AND GEMINI RISING

There’s the potential for a bit of drama this week, especially in your closest relationships (think: romantic partners, best friends, business partners). Meanwhile Mercury retrograde will amp up your intuition, so listen to those intuitive pings, especially around your career – they’re bang on.

CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22) AND CANCER RISING

As tricky as it may be, this week, fit your own mask first before helping anyone else.
Consider this your note from home to priortise self-care. It’s the perfect time to cancel plans and go within as eclipse season and Mercury retrograde kick off a period of wild astro weather that could feel draining on a deep, emotional level.

LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22) AND LEO RISING

New friends, old friends, bust-ups and reconnections – it’ll all be on your mind as the changing tides of your social life take centre stage. As hard as it is, try not to grasp. Have faith that the right relationships hold strong, and know that those that don’t were never meant to come along in your next chapter.

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22) AND VIRGO RISING

Chances are there’s been a lot of movement on the job or home front (or both) since December. Things come to a crescendo this week with the eclipse marking the end of a chapter in (potentially both areas of) your life. Later on, Mercury retrograde will be like a ref calling time out, especially at work. Give yourself a permission to take a break.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22) AND LIBRA RISING

What areas of your life do you still feel like a student? This week’s eclipses invites you to reflect on where you have a lot to learn, and where you’re ready to step up and share your knowledge. Stop hustling and trust that the right opportunities will come to you. This is not a time to push.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21) AND SCORPIO RISING

Self-worth and resources will be brought firmly into focus this week as the eclipse wraps up some major developments. Be prepared to be shown exactly how and what you value, and what narratives or habits are ready to end. Mercury retrograde pulls focus on how you share your resources, and where you’re reluctant to let other people in.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – SEPTEMBER 21) AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

Buckle up and get set, because this is going to be a big week for Sagittarius! There’s serious changes afoot, especially around your most intimate relationships and how you present in the world. Then, it’s all about love later in the week as Mercury retrograde asks the question, “What do you really want?”

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19) AND CAPRICORN RISING

The past six months likely excavated some fairly big, old not-so-pretty baggage from your subconscious. Trust that what’s come up needed to be processed, and with this eclipse you can let it go and move on. If you resisted the reminder to rest earlier in the week, Mercury retrograde will ensure you have to slow down.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18) AND AQUARIUS RISING

Sex, creativity and maybe even your fertility could have been weighing on your mind these past six months. Take a minute to reflect on how your attitudes have shifted and evolved, and have faith that divine timing is on your side. No need to push or rush, or hustle. Be still and trust that what’s meant for you is coming.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20) AND PISCES RISING

Big shifts around your job and where you’re living have probably made the last six months feel pretty intense. Have faith that the wheels are turning for major changes, and the right opportunity, home or big break will drop in for you if you give it space. Let some room in your life be cleared before the next chapter to begin.

For a deeper dive into what to expect this week as we enter Saturn and Mercury retrograde, take a listen to Emma’s forecast below. 

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