Astrologer Alice Bell has predictions for love, money, career, style and more every Tuesday on Vogue.pt.
This week you may be reflecting and dreaming more than usual. Today, Mars intertwines with Neptune, which can leave you feeling insecure about where you need to direct your energy. You may be over sensitive, or comparing yourself to others too much. Instead of trying to focus on detailed tasks, you can turn to creative pursuits or spiritual pursuits. You may also be more willing to help others and be more empathetic, offering more.
This Friday will begin Mercury retrograde. During the time that Mercury is retrograde, until the beginning of February, you may notice delays in work or communication problems in your relationships. Anything related to writing, signing contracts, or speaking agreements should be reviewed and reconsidered. You will also be more likely to encounter technology-related difficulties or delayed travel. But Mercury retrograde isn’t all bad, you can use this three-week period to revisit hobbies old friends, meet old friends you haven’t seen in a while, or reflect on the next steps to take in your life. The best strategy is to slow down and be patient rather than trying to force forward with new plans.
December 22 – January 20
This week you will be looking to help others, Capricorn, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 12th house. You’ll want to get involved in the community, or just offer your advice to support your friends. You may also be dreaming more or need space to be alone. With Mercury retrograde in your 2nd house, you may feel that you are not being paid enough or that your efforts are not being appreciated in your work. You can also reflect on how you should rethink your business plans or learn to better manage the money you spend.
January 21 – February 19
This week you may feel some tension around a friend, Aquarius, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 7th house. You may feel that you are the only one organizing group outings and that no one is valuing your effort. On the other hand, you may find an artistic or spiritual community with which you feel more connected. With Mercury retrograde in your sign, you may not know what goals you want to pursue. You may want to revisit past personal interests and rediscover what makes you unique, or how you can stay true to yourself.
February 20th – March 20th
This week you may be undecided about your career goals, Pisces, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 10th house. You may feel like looking for a job that means more to you or finding a way to change direction in your current profession. You may want more creative freedom. With Mercury retrograde in your 12th house, you will prefer to keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself. You may be able to reflect more on your emotions, or find purpose in activities that calm you down, such as meditation or journalling.
March 21 – April 20
This week you might want to feel connected to something bigger than yourself, Aries, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 9th house. You can explore other beliefs or dream of faraway places. Traveling, reading and researching will help spark your imagination. With Mercury retrograde in your 11th house, you may feel insecure about your position in some friendships. You might need to address issues you’re having with a friend, or you might reconnect with people from your past, or reflect on the kind of community you want to join.
April 21 – May 21
This week you may feel insecure about your finances, Taurus, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 8th house. You may be spending a lot of money without realizing where your expenses are going. You may also be having problems in your relationships, which you will have to resolve with the help of someone if you want to achieve greater intimacy. With Mercury retrograde in your 10th house, you will be able to reflect on the next steps in your career. You may have to revisit certain projects before showing them to the public, or you may feel the urge to change something in your work.
May 22 – June 21
This week you may doubt your position in a partnership, Gemini, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 7th house. You may feel that you are being very generous to someone, but that you are not getting the same in return. On the other hand, you will find it easy to support and advise your partner or a good friend. With Mercury retrograde in your 9th house, you might find your travel plans postponed or you might want to revisit old texts or research projects, or even go back to learning a foreign language.
June 22 – July 22
This week you may feel unmotivated at work, Cancer, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 6th house. You may want to get away from your usual schedule to have more time to rest. You may also find some peace in preferring lighter physical activities such as yoga, which will unite your body with your mind. With Mercury retrograde in your 8th house, you may be able to reflect on certain patterns that you continue to feed. You may also feel interested in certain topics related to psychology, or you will reflect on how you can share your emotions more easily.
July 23 – August 22
This week you may feel disappointed in yourself, Leo, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 5th house. If you end up comparing yourself to others, you may prefer to take some time to focus on yourself and the interests you like to pursue when you’re alone. You may be leaning more into your imagination and wanting to apply that to your creative work. With Mercury retrograde in your 7th house, you may feel insecure about the future of your partnerships, or there may be some confusions with someone that need to be discussed. You should work to achieve more open communication with those around you.
August 23 – September 23
This week you may feel confused about matters relating to your house, Virgo, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 4th house. You may have to confront the problems you are experiencing with your family or roommate, or you may feel some stress related to moving house or redecorating. You may also have to take more care of your family and put them first. With Mercury retrograde in your 6th house, you may need to return to past professional projects or improve some of your skills in order to excel in your work.
September 24 – October 23
This week you will be thinking more creatively, Libra, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 3rd house. You may find it more difficult to concentrate on intense reading or verifying certain facts, and you may prefer to let your mind wander or shift your thoughts to text. With Mercury retrograde in your 5th house, you might want to revisit hobbies old ones and understand how you want to continue building your personality, being more confident about the things that make you unique. If you feel some confusion within a love relationship, you should reflect on how you can raise your standards.
October 24 – November 23
This week you may be preoccupied with money, Scorpio, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your 2nd house. You may be spending unnecessarily, or you may be confused about your role at work, feeling that your abilities are not adequate. You may feel like putting your creativity into professional projects. With Mercury retrograde in your 4th house, you may encounter misunderstandings within the family or there may be delays related to moving houses or renovations. You may still feel nostalgic, wanting to reflect on your childhood memories.
November 24 – December 21
This week you may feel unsure about the direction you want to take your life, Sagittarius, as Neptune intertwines with Mars in your sign. You may feel less energetic or even more sensitive. It will be a good time to develop your intuition and learn to trust your instincts. With Mercury retrograde in your 3rd house, you may feel the need to cut down on the number of people you’ve been with, choosing to spend more time reading or writing. You might reflect on how you can improve the way you communicate, or you might want to go back to work on some presentation or visual content.