Art: Kimberlee Kessler

Words: Emma Vidgen

“Make it beautiful and make it fun,” are words to live by this week. With two planets in rulership most of the week, life seems a little less hard. It’s the sort of week you might go out for coffee and come back with a Fendi basket bag. The 3rd and the 8th look especially sweet for a little ‘just-because’ treat.

If that’s already making your credit card groan, rest assured Saturn will keep you from going too overboard. Like the designated driver, asking, ‘Do you really need another drink?’ cosmic speedbumps will pop up to let you know if you’re taking things too far. That’s not to say you can’t have fun. Enjoy the lightness. Go outside. Feel the sun on your face. Buy the thing. Eat the bread. Life’s too short to drink average wine.

Emma Vidgen is an astrologer and meditation teacher. Follow her or book a session at @emma_vee and @thewayward.co

ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19) AND ARIES RISING

Friends or work mates will be a handbrake to spontaneous purchases this week. If you really want to buy the thing without judgement, don’t ask for a second opinion.

TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20) AND TAURUS RISING

If you’re worried about how a new look (hair, tattoo, etc.) will be received at work, ask yourself whether your workplace is at odds with who you are.

GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20) AND GEMINI RISING

Investing in your mental health – whether it’s doing a TM course or booking a retreat – is the wisest investment you can make. It’s also nobody else’s business.

CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22) AND CANCER RISING

This is the perfect week to organise a group dinner; all the better if it’s a degustation. Be upfront about the cost to avoid any cringe when the bill arrives.

LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22) AND LEO RISING

Ask for what you want (more money, more responsibility, more flexibility) at work. Practice the conversation with someone you trust so you can anticipate the roadblocks, then be prepared to get what you want.

VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22) AND VIRGO RISING

Incorporate something slower and more restorative into your morning workout. Swap Bikram for Yin yoga or the treadmill for an outdoor hike.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22) AND LIBRA RISING

If you’ve been trying to work through big stuff, this is an awesome week to enlist the help of a pro. The right coach, mentor or therapist can help untangle tricky life knots.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21) AND SCORPIO RISING

If you only do one thing this week, clear your schedule and prioritise a day in bed. It’s big time sensuality too delicious to be ignored.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – SEPTEMBER 21) AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

Treat yourself to new activewear; fit kit so good you can’t wait to go to the gym (yes, this does exist!) Beautiful prints, high-tech fabrics, consider it an investment in your wellbeing.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19) AND CAPRICORN RISING

Splurge on something just-because and just for you. Book a massage, a pedi or a mini-break, and try (hard as it may be) not to feel guilty for it.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18) AND AQUARIUS RISING

Feather your nest and have fun in the process. Up your thread count, plan an epic cook-up or treat living room to some new art prints.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20) AND PISCES RISING

Did someone say charm offensive? Your negotiation skills are on fire. If you’re in the market for new wheels, there’s never been a better week to get the deal of the century.

For a deeper dive into what to expect this week (read: the exuberant confidence felt on Monday, versus the handbrake on Tuesday), take a listen to Emma’s forecast below. 

thoughts?