You already know your zodiac sign can offer you intel on all different things—from how you handle your temper to how to best describe your sex drive. Your sign and what’s going on in the sky also influence how you get it on. Berry has paired up with astrologer Maressa Brown to break down how you can channel the power of the stars and get the most out of your love life every week. Here’s your weekly sex horoscope for the week of December 19-25.
Wednesday is the winter solstice, which also happens to be the shortest day and longest night of the year. And Saturday is the first night of Hanukkah, as well as Christmas, so you know it’s going to be a magical week. And what’s going on in the sky sets the stage for sparks to fly.
On Monday, Mercury — the planet of communication, technology, and transportation — goes retrograde for three weeks, ugh. But hey, a little déjà vu now and then can actually make for sexy fun, if you’re open to hooking up with former flames. And the same day, Mars moves into Pisces, which represents clandestine, secret, stealthy affairs and creative, artistic pursuits.
As we get into the holidays, on Saturday, which is also Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah, Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius create a fiery trine (the last one like this was in 2003!). And on Sunday, Christmas Day, Venus in Aquarius and Jupiter in Libra form a trine for the third time this year, promoting peace, love, beauty, and lots of holly, jolly romance!
Read more below to find out what this week’s forecast means for your sign—in bed.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Own that solo time, Aries…
You may want to get a bit more comfortable with ~solo time~ starting Monday when your key planet, go-getter Mars, slips into your twelfth house of spirituality, where it remains until January 28. You’ll find that more at peace you are with your own body, in your own skin, the more fired-up you’ll be able to to bring it when you’re with a partner.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Being spontaneous keeps things sexy, Taurus.
Getting out of your comfort zone is a must in order for you to move forward around Saturday when taskmaster Saturn in your eighth house of sexual intimacy forms a positive angle to the planet of sudden change, Uranus. This could mean a spontaneous Tinder hookup that happens while you’re drunk on egg nog (oops) or enjoying a rando quickie with your partner before your in-laws’ annual Feast of the Seven Fishes. Whatever works!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
If you find yourself sexually frustrated, patience is key, Gemini.
Miscommunications with your partner could throw a wrench in your sex life for three weeks starting on Monday when your key planet Mercury goes retrograde in your eighth house of sexual intimacy. It could feel like you’re speaking two different languages. Practicing patience and being very specific about what you need—with yourself and with him/her—gets you on the same page.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Love and joy come to you, Cancer…
You’ll feel a sense of comfort, happiness, maybe even bliss with your relationship status around Sunday, which is also Christmas Day when romantic Venus in your eighth house of sexual intimacy forms a positive angle to lucky Jupiter. Whether you’re single or attached, you feel like you’re pretty much exactly where you need to be rn, and it gives you a burst of confidence that has you glowing inside and out. Enjoy!
Leo (July 23-August 22)
You’re on the brink of big changes in your love life, Leo.
You could suddenly find you’re thinking about someone special in a whole new light, making Christmas Eve/the first night of Hanukkah a very whimsical night indeed, thanks to taskmaster Saturn in your fifth house of romance forming a positive angle to changemaker Uranus. At the very least, you’ll get your flirt on—if not enjoy a hot and heavy makeout sesh that comes up out of the blue. Expect this to change how you feel about your relationship (or the potential for a new one!) now and later.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Get ballsy, Virgo, and it’ll pay off.
You may find you’re feeling bolder than usual when it comes to flirting with strangers at that holiday party. Or you’re letting your guard down and feeling more spontaneous and sexy with your partner. That’s in big part to the fact that the confident sun will be in your fifth house of romance from Wednesday ’til January 19. Sure, this gung-ho energy may feel a little out of character for you, but own it, and you won’t be sorry.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Your desires will be fulfilled, Libra.
A fantasy you’ve had for a while now could become a reality without much effort at all around Sunday when the planet of love Venus in your fifth house of romance forms a positive angle to lucky Jupiter in your sign. Whether you deepen your commitment to your partner or sneak in a time-out from festivities to get your O fix down in the basement, heart-racing memories will be made.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Go after your deepest desire, Scorpio.
If you start feeling even more compelled to explore a deeply-rooted desire, like getting into a more serious relationship or exploring your Anastasia Steele side, that could be because go-getter Mars will be in your fifth house of romance from Monday until January 28. Of course you won’t want to broadcast it to the whole world, or even those closest to you, because you’re so secretive and this aspect tends to support a hush-hush vibe, but do let your partner in on your wants, so you’ll be on the same page when it comes time to get off.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
A relationship is about to take an unexpected turn, Sag.
You could get a hot AF sext from or share a moment with your partner or a potential S.O. and be left thinking, “OMG, I totally did not see that coming!” You can expect this to happen around Saturday (Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah!) when change-making Uranus in your fifth house of romance forms a positive angle to taskmaster Saturn in your sign. This could mark a whole new, exciting, and potentially surprising direction for your relationship.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Whatever you want will be yours, Cap.
You’re going to be beyond ballsy and empowered to go after whatever it is that gets you fired up—a sexy getaway with your partner or a purely friends-with-benefits arrangement with that hot coworker—while the confident sun is in your sign from Wednesday until January 19. Don’t second guess yourself. If your gut says go for it, you can and will.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Tapping into your wild side leads to pleasure, Aquarius.
Unconventional approaches to getting off and getting out of your comfort zone work best around Saturday when romantic Venus in your sign forms a positive angle to lucky Jupiter in your ninth house of adventure. Maybe this means enjoying a steamy FaceTime sesh with your partner who’s visiting his or her parents for the holiday, or plotting that hookup with your old college FWB later in the week. Enjoy…
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
The more creative you get, the more likely sparks will fly, Pisces.
You’ll be feeling more artistic and creative and use that energy to shake up your sex life while go-getter Mars in your sign from Monday until January 28. Maybe you’ll actually bring your art into the bedroom (painting all over one another could be hot!) or you’ll use it for foreplay (playing music for your partner). Basically, if you want to take a desire from daydream to IRL romp, you’ll do it—and fast.