Happy astrological new year! The sun shifts into adorably hotheaded Aries on the 20th as we celebrate the spring equinox. Though Aries is all about taking bold, direct action, we’re not tearing the house down quite yet because Mercury—planet of expression and communication—moves into dreamy, idealistic Pisces on the 15th. Mercury in Pisces is found in the charts of many artists and poets—lovers rather than fighters—from Nina Simone to Kurt Cobain to Heath Ledger. As we let go of winter, this week is for simultaneously honoring our ambitions and cultivating compassion.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)