How have you been feeling lately? This week, you may be taken by surprise with a fastball. Ideas like lightning bolts strike the mind with purposeful inspiration for your agenda. How are you maneuvering around from point A to point B now? The year 2020 started with a normal, loving you going about your everyday routine. Then, suddenly, seemingly overnight, a curveball is thrown into the mix that interrupts your daily routine. What’s brewing now is to pay attention. Focus on the 2020 vision with a bird’s eye view. Mercury and Neptune join the four other retrograde celestial bodies, while Venus with a sense of value is casually going direct on the 23rd. With the five retrograde planets now in effect, the need to reform and observe our past could make all the difference in the world. “All we want in this life is peace, prosperity and a little paper.” Q-Tip

Capricorn: This week, the ball is in your court and you choose how to play in the game of life. You have to listen with your ears, see with your eyes and feel with your heart by observing the nonverbal, like muting the TV and watching what the characters are conveying. Words of encouragement can be very uplifting, especially when you are on a mission. Take a moment to review your plans; you may find something you had missed. Keep an eye on your mail, something out of the blue could appear. With so many planets now entering retrograde, just go with the flow of things, as your plans may be slightly deferred. Also, address any health concerns. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” Benjamin Franklin

Aquarius: Venus, the planet of love, is retrograding in Gemini, putting a possible halt and change in the career, love, finance, and friendship departments. On the 24th, the planet goes direct without the shadow of a backlash, to boost things back up and gently put people on notice. That’s the kind of week you may be having. Are you receiving signals on the direction in which your career path is heading? You may have to decide due to the possibility of an opportunity that may come your way, at the same time creating opportunities for someone to come on board with you. Time is of the essence. Relax! Soak your body this week, it’s going to get busy. “When a man starts out to build a world, he starts first with himself.” Langston Hughes

Pisces: All you have to do is get to the heart of the matter of the dream which makes you smile, laugh, and work things out in your mind. Your mind is full of scenarios, and how these scenes are going to play themselves out. You have the concepts to take things to the next level. Neptune, the planet of dreams and imagination, will enter your sign on the 23rd, helping you develop a new philosophy, while increasing your creativity, healing and artistic talents to be of service to humankind. Listen to music to soothe your day and keep your spirit uplifted. Tune into a different type of genre since you’re more sensitive to sounds. “All your life you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.” Johnny Cash

Aries: With the assistance of Mars entering your sign for six months, it might be time to go hard or go home. Bases are loaded and counting on you to hit a grand slam. But please don’t go ego-tripping. You’re a fire, Cardinal sign whose energetic, high-power influences make for an independent person who often gives the appearance of being an overachiever. Be the focus, since your sign normally gets what it goes after. At the same time, slow the pace down just a little bit to get the job done. Also, it’s time to physically, spiritually, emotionally turn your life around. The past is the past. Learn from it to make it a better outcome. You’ll see results soon; the help you need is on the way. “You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” Cesar Chavez

Taurus: Sometimes we have to take a step backward, then go forwards, like picking up things after you’ve vacuumed and cleaned, only to find things in the cracks and crevices. Seeing the light reflecting off the moon keeps you guided and focused on your mission. Your intuition is highly sensitive, allowing you to stay firm on your plans and what you know you can’t carry. Any kind of online activity is favorable to gain a seat at the table. Thanks to the heavenly assist of Uranus in Taurus, bring your game face to the table and let the games begin. Think positively for the best results. “One day, in introspect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” Sigmund Freud

Gemini: Between now and September, the universe is requesting you to get your act together. The Gemini moon on the 18th through the 20th allows you to be in tune with your feelings. Besides, Venus in retrograde is providing you with vision and experience for your home, love, career, and self-accomplishments. If you’re seeking love or love comes knocking on your door, take it slow. Those who are your friends first are usually the ones that capture your heart. Financially, luck may come after Venus retrograde to reward you for your humanitarian diligence. If you need to let go of something, or someone, do it with a brave and lovely heart. “Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success.” Prince

Cancer: It’s not over until the fat lady sings, as they say. The high frequency of her voice often makes glass crack. And the story is not over yet. The earth has to tremble with her frequency, putting life, legs, and limbs in a kneejerk mode. Your adrenaline may have you in fight or flight mode as a result. Friends and family are important, and sometimes your friends are closer, due to the similarities of backgrounds and having someone to talk to, to make life more understandable and less complicated. With the new moon in Cancer over the coming weekend, what are you willing to change and do differently for the betterment of self? What significant events occurred since July 2009, 2018? Jog your memory all day. “Accept who you are and try and make the best of that.” Randy Jackson

Leo: It’s starting to feel like a life changer that changes the rules of the game. Learning, traveling, friends, and being able to connect the dots have always been fun for you. You may just want to take a moment to reminisce about your life and how you treat and talk to people. What we say can sometimes leave an impression on others. Yet, you may have never thought to ask how you made them feel. Leo, communication is the key to understanding. Developing your communication skills this year is crucial while networking with people. In the meantime, your business is expanding and so is your knowledge. You have work to do. You’re busy and buzzing like a bee. “Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body.” Usain Bolt

Virgo: When it comes to family and business, you dive right in with no problems. This week, as well as this year, you have no time for the runaround. You had your time to play and learn from experiences. This is a state of evolving and crafting on fulfilling your dreams to become more humanitarian and aligned with your purpose. This cycle is about completion, closing the chapters on matters that no longer work when it comes to liberating your soul. Dazzle up your home or environment to become more pleasing to the eye. Use caution when driving, and avoid people who want to be confrontational. This is a good week to be inspired and inspire others along the way. “How can we prepare for the future if we won’t acknowledge the past?” N.K Jemisin

Libra: To walk by faith, and not by sight, is the theme this week. Libra, your sign, is about balancing the scale for justice, equality, and fairness. Globally, people are taking a stand to be treated fairly. The question becomes, will there ever be peace among the people. Sometimes it’s best to take matters into your own hands to start a service within your community first. A fresh start will take time. The point is taking the initial steps, and the rest will follow. Follow your heart. Pick something new and different in the direction of your liking. Your feelings are guiding you, so pay close attention. “Don’t go backward, you’ve already been there.” Ray Charles

Scorpio: A sense of accomplishment has never felt better. By sticking to a routine, you were able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Now it’s time to continue the plan to the T. There will be vague moments of information coming your way from your friends, family, and neighbors. Your support team is standing by your side. You’re now seeing things clearer from the standpoint of deliberating your next move. Let your individuality and uniqueness stand out. You deserve it. Be cautious while walking and remember to elevate your feet. “Faith and prayer are vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.” Mahalia Jackson

Sagittarius: This is a week to take it easy and be still for a moment. If you’re near a body of water, now’s a great time to be near it and reflect. It’ll be awesome to get away for a few days on a beach, perhaps. Sag, keep your friends and family around. This week you may want to go under the radar for about 2 to 4 days. Neptune will enter Pisces on the 23rd; your dreams and meditation can become more spiritual this week. Messages from the inside want to connect to express themselves. A pep talk is necessary to check in. A trip down memory lane could be more insightful now. Sometimes knowledge kicks in later; however, the experience is now. “You have to experience life, make observations, and ask questions.” Mos Def