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What’s your greatest, pedantic pleasure? Colour coding your book shelf? Culling out of date groceries from your pantry? Putting together Ikea furniture? This week Venus changes signs into Virgo and invites you to unleash your meticulous side. Whether it’s an epic closet clear out or an inbox overhaul, finding magic in the minutiae of your daily routine will be downright delightful.

Come the weekend, schedule something fun, dreamy and spontaneous. A full moon in Pisces beckons you to soften and let go, while Mercury’s station (kicking off its three week retrograde cycle) will ensure things may not run to schedule. Who cares about being on time, just make sure you’ve got something good to drink, and someone sweet to share it with.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

With Venus lighting up your self-care sector, now is the time to invest in your health. Make the most of the waxing moon’s growing energy and move your body for the fun of it this week. Come the weekend, let the full moon inspire a sacred pause and an intention to let go of anything that doesn’t support your mental health. With Neptune involved, pay attention to your dreams – they’ll almost certainly be extra symbolic.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

Wellness for wellness sake is your theme this week. Whether it’s reactivating your YogaGlo subscription or lashing out on a Shirobhyanga Ayurvedic treatment, with Virgo energy amping up, a little bit of body work will feel extra delicious. Once you’re relaxed, consider what old hurts with friends you’re ready to put to bed. The full moon will give you the perfect push to forgive, once and for all.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

How’s your living room looking? With Venus joining the sun in Virgo, getting involved in a little interior refresh has never feel so great.  It’s Marie Kondo kind of weather, where everything that doesn’t spark joy should leave the building. Next weekend, expect time to get away from you and delays to be almost unavoidable as a full moon coincides with your ruling planet, Mercury stationing to go retrograde for the next three weeks.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

Is there someone in your life who could use a little compassion? This week’s full moon in Pisces highlights the power of forgiveness. The lunar energy offers even the most grudge-prone among us (no judgement!) a healthy nudge to finally just let it go. Remember forgiving is not the same as conceding, and it doesn’t mean you should immediately forget. Use the energy to mend bridges – especially with family members.

LEO AND LEO RISING

The healing power of a wardrobe clear out beckons this week, as Venus moves into ‘just-give-me-a-job-to-do’ Virgo. With your most prized possessions coming into focus, reflecting on what you hold onto (and why you might struggle to let go) could prove cathartic. Use the week to edit your things down and let the weekend’s extra whimsical full moon be the cosmic “eject” button that helps you finally drop those bags to the thrift store.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

When was the last time you treated yourself, just because? With Venus lighting up everything to do with your appearance, prioritising beauty should top your to-do list this week. Elevate your satisfaction by choosing something with a substance to it – like a deep cleanse facial, or a new clean beauty skin regimen. Later in the week, consider what old hurts are casting a shadow over your relationship – and make a commitment to get over it.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

Time alone isn’t always easy for Librans but this week, your challenge is to make it, not just bearable, but downright delightful. Whether it’s a beautiful new Diptyque candle or a Maison Balzac oil burner, spruce up your self-care space so that meditation feels like an act of pure indulgence. On the weekend, Mercury’s station and a full moon could send your plans a little haywire. Surrender to the hiccups and you’ll emerge unscathed.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

Forgiveness may not be big in your playbook, but if there’s water under the bridge, this could be the week to let bygones be bygones. As Venus moves into your social sector, reconnecting with a friend should flow easily. Then, as La Luna moves towards an extra juicy full moon on Saturday, letting go and moving on will feel almost effortless. Ask yourself, what’s standing in the way of you healing this old wound?

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

While sparks (or possible explosions) continue to fly in your one-on-one relationships Venus offers some sweet reprieve this week, especially at work. Networking and shining on the job should be second nature. Capitalise on the waxing moon’s groundswell of energy and step up to the plate. The full moon on Saturday is a cosmic cue to take a load off. Let your hair down, cut loose, and let yourself escape the everyday.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

The big earth energy continues to build this week as Venus moves into Virgo. While not everyone can make sense of the shift, the ‘work-for-fun’ feels of Venus in Virgo should suit you to a tee. Just make sure you schedule in some downtime next weekend. With Mercury stationing to go retrograde AND a full moon on the same day getting anything productive done will be slow at best, impossible at worst. Save yourself the energy and take the day off.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

The opportunity to immerse yourself in some serious self-enquiry kicks up a notch this week with Venus joining the sun in Virgo. There’s deep healing to be had if you’re willing to look in the darkest parts of your closet (literally and figuratively speaking). Reach out to a therapist, phone a trusted friend or deep dive into some cathartic journaling. The weekend’s full moon is a great reset for letting go of old wounds, so do the ground work and be prepared to let it all go.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

While you may be feeling a little restless (or cranky) at home, there’s a warm change coming to your love life this week. With Venus shifting into your romantic sector, softening to your significant other (even when they leave all the cupboard doors open) should feel far easier. Capitalise on the vibe by planning something romantic, just because. On the weekend a full moon in your home sign will have you ready to pop a bottle (or three). Word up your Sunday brunch date you’ll be late – or seedy – or both.

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