By Nix Chace

These next couple weeks brings a time of healing and self-reflection for all the signs. Mercury, the planet of day-to-day expression and communication, had a retrograde from January 5 to 25. As well as a mercury retrograde, the planet Jupiter, ruler of luck and higher learning, has been in retrograde since January 7, and will continue to be until May 9. But fear not, Jupiter in retrograde brings a promise spiritual and intellectual growth!

For fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) these next couple weeks are about slowing down and accepting vulnerability. For Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) this a time for self-love and appreciation. For the air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) it’s your time to keep your energy up and stay motivated. The water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) these next couple weeks are about keeping yourself steady and to keep persevering.

ARIES 3/21 – 4/19

You’ve put up a wall since the new year began. Things got rough towards the end of 2015 and you’ve been trying to protect yourself. That wall you’ve built can’t stay up forever and you know it. You are so powerful! While a jupiter and mercury retrograde has brought you many challenges, if you work with these challenges, and not against them, you can move towards opening up and letting your guard down.

TAURUS 4/20 – 5/20

Winter is not your season. And this winter has felt especially cold. Springtime is coming, and with it will be your time to shine. These next couple weeks focus on keeping yourself steady and level-headed. Take plenty care of yourself and focus on what keeps you stable. You’re going to make it through winter and you’ll see that this retrograde is laying down the foundation for a lot of future growth!

GEMINI 5/21 – 6/20

There has been a shift in your energy, the retrograde threw some deep challenges at you, but this year you’ve been able to roll with the punches and keep your cool! Things have really changed for you and these next couple weeks are going to prove to be really foundational for how your greater future is going to look. Keep up the energy, you’re in a much better place than you used to be.

CANCER 6/21 – 7/22

You’ve worked so hard and have been through so much and have gotten to a point where things really seem like they’re looking up. The past couple weeks seemed like a huge step back after all that progress you’ve worked so hard to make and I know that’s especially hard for you, Cancer. You’re going to get through it, you’ve got to keep working on what you’re working on. Give yourself some time and space to heal, but don’t get too down on yourself, you’ll lose momentum.

LEO 7/23 – 8/22

This year started with a bang for you! It feels like a nonstop ride of event after event. Slow down there, give yourself a minute to process it all. You’ve been running into this year, give yourself some time to walk and catch your breath. Think your decisions through. Some big changes have happened for you, these next couple weeks will bring you some space and time to reflect on them.

VIRGO 8/23 – 9/22

You feel most at peace when you get time and space to get things done. Lately you’ve been surrounded by others, and you need some alone time. Sit still, the retrograde is over now so give yourself the time you need to revive and take care of all your needs. Sometimes staying in one night and skipping the party is the best thing you can do for yourself.

LIBRA 9/23 – 10/22

You’ve got a lot to prove to yourself this year, Libra. You have a hard time getting motivated, but so far this year has brought some energy out of you. You have a promising future. The retrograde didn’t bring you down as much as you thought it would! While it’s hard to get out of bed sometimes, you’re in a better place than you were last month. Stay optimistic, even if you can’t see it now, you’re on a positive path so far.

SCORPIO 10/23 – 11/21

You’ve been brooding, Scorpio. Now is the time to get working, sitting still hasn’t gotten you very far. What’s healing for you these next couple weeks is to start working on something meaningful! Make a to-do list, lose yourself in a creative project. Get cathartic, it’s far better than wallowing.

SAGITTARIUS 11/22 – 12/21

You’ve been moving awfully fast! You’ve been working towards getting out of a rough place and you’re doing so good and people around you are taking notice! There’s a lot for you to be proud of so take a minute to let that sink in. Try taking it easy the rest of this month. This is a time for you to process all of your progress and heal from the past.

CAPRICORN 12/22 – 1/19

You’ve been through so much and it seems like there’s no end in sight.Your season has just ended, the sun and the moon have been blessed to be in your sign, so soak up as much love for yourself as you can at this time. It may seem unlucky to have had your birthday right in the middle of the retrograde, but the new moon in Capricorn on January 9 brought you some hope. Celebrate yourself, there’s still so much to be excited about, it takes great power to get through everything that you’ve been going through.

AQAURIUS 1/20 – 2/18

You’ve been looking for a confidence boost. Your season is happening, Aquarius! Take these next couple weeks to focus on the positives in your life and all the good you’re doing for yourself and others. You are a devoted friend, be close with those you love and let them lift you up! You will soon feel better about yourself.

PISCES 2/19 – 3/20

Miscommunications have been getting to you, Pisces. This year so far has brought about a new journey for you! Be careful with your choices. The next couple weeks might seem like a test, don’t worry about passing or failing, or doing what you think someone else might want you to do. Take a deep breath and make decisions that you feel good about, and that feel right for you.