By Nix Chace

The 5-planet retrograde that has plagued our lives came to an end when Jupiter and Mercury staged direct on May 22. The sun is now in Gemini and the dust is beginning to settle. This quarter has caused all the signs some pain. So much intensity in our lives has occurred, but now the truth has come out and the silver lining is becoming visible. For fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) this means seeking what gives you passion and drive, and bringing peace back to your life. For earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) this is you opportunity to make smarter choices, and approach your problems in new ways. For air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) this is the time to look inward for answers and cast the drama aside. For water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) this is the time to stay motivated and to give the most love to yourself.

ARIES 3/21 – 4/19

It’s time to get connected to your softer self. You’ve always been known to do whatever it takes to make your goals happen, so sit back. Have faith that everything will get done in time, focus on your inward self for a bit and you’ll find that maybe what you were working towards isn’t what you want anymore. Make sure your energy is spent on things that benefit your happiness.

TAURUS 4/20 – 5/20

You’ve put yourself through a lot lately and now is the time to let go. Don’t put up with bullshit, don’t put up with anything that is less than what you deserve. Who are the people that make you feel best? Who are the people who tangle you up in their mess? Make space in your life for the things that lift you up and let go of the pain and heartache.

GEMINI 5/21 – 6/20

You’ve had an epiphany recently or just gotten some clarity on a situation. Now is the time to be honest and real about how you’re feeling. Step away from self-pity or drama, just understand what in your life needs changing and communicate that. Make change happen for yourself, and make it happen in a way that feels safest for you.

CANCER 6/21 – 7/22

Accept when things don’t go quite how you’d expect them to. There is no need to worry, nothing ever happens how you think it will anyway. Take time to look around you and see that everything will be just fine. It may seem like the workload just never gets lighter, but you’re almost done! It doesn’t matter how you get there, just trust that in the end you will make it out okay.

LEO 7/23 – 8/22

Sit still for a minute and allow yourself to finish something. Instead of beating yourself up for never doing the things you say you like to do, slow down enough so you can actually get them done! You have always been talented, but instead of worrying about how you’ll prove that to others, work on proving it to yourself. You’ll see that slow and steady wins the race.

VIRGO 8/23 – 9/22

You can’t ignore the real issues forever. Get to the root of things! You have so much energy inside of you, it might feel like fear, or it might feel like bravery. Look back and admit to yourself that things might be coming from somewhere deep inside. Organizing and reorganizing will only make the problem look cleaner, allow yourself a mess for a minute.

LIBRA 9/23 – 10/22

Don’t be afraid to say what you really mean. You don’t have to soften things up all the time, allow yourself to explore your darker side. What’s deep inside of you that needs some light shed on it? What is the thing you’re not taking seriously? Your thoughts matter and no matter how bad you think it sounds, just trust that what you have to express is valid.

SCORPIO 10/23 – 11/21

Contrary to what you might think, you don’t have all the answers. People may still surprise you. Step back, learn from others and formulate new answers to old problems. It’s okay for someone else to be right for a change, in fact you’ll learn more about yourself through listening to the voices around you.

SAGITTARIUS 11/22 – 12/21

Saturday the 21st was the full moon in your sign! With mars still in your sign finishing up its retrograde and full moon energy still filling you up, you are full to the brim with fire! You need to take things slow for a minute and cool down. Stay focused, stay organized. Let yourself put your energy inward on what truths are being revealed to you in this time. Try not to lash out on others.

CAPRICORN 12/22 – 1/19

What have you been doing with your sadness? Confronting it? Or running far far away from it? You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you deal with it. Change things up, don’t let yourself fall into self-pity, but don’t let yourself hide from the root of the issue. If it hurts, then let it hurt for a bit, then let it go. Whatever it is, you can handle it.

AQUARIUS 1/20 – 2/18

Your social life has been highlighted recently, but not necessarily in a fun way. Don’t be so surface-level, if someone is bothering you, then say it. Start confronting the issues you may be having with your social circle. You know how you deserve to be treated, and the people who really care won’t have a problem with you asserting your needs.

PISCES 2/19 – 3/20

You’re so close to the finish line! All of your hard work is about to be paid off, so stay motivated until the very end. So many things have been weighing you down, so it’s important for you to balance confronting your emotions while finishing your work. With the retrograde at an end, nothing should stand in the way of your success unless you let it. Just hold on until the very end, then you’ll have plenty of time to relax and celebrate your work.