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 January 9-15.
It’s been a slow start to kick off the new year, thanks to Mercury retrograde (which ended on Sunday, the 8th, fiiinallyyy), and of course all this heinous weather we’re getting across the country. You probably just want to hunker down and hibernate for the rest of winter, but sorry, you’ll have to steel yourself this week for drama from the sky.
On Thursday, the full moon in emotional Cancer opposes the sun, which is in workaholic Capricorn. All full moons start to affect us four days before they’re exact — and for about four days after, but this one is particularly powerful, because transformative Pluto is in Capricorn, expansive Jupiter is in Libra, and change-maker Uranus is in Aries. All of these signs are “cardinal,” which means they’re restless, forceful, and all about spontaneous energy. And together, they form a Cardinal Grand Cross, which boosts potential for conflicts, temper tantrums, and emotional conversations galore. Ugh.
Thursday also marks Mercury’s move into Capricorn, where it’ll remain for three weeks, pushing us to focus on work, resolutions, our massive to-do lists. And then, Venus and Neptune join up in dreamy Pisces, and all of the drama might be sugar-coated by your need for escapism and romance.
Read more below to find out what this week’s forecast means for your sign—in bed.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
You’ll have to pick your battles, Aries…
Your personal life could come in conflict with work responsibilities around Wednesday when the confident sun in your tenth house of career forms a negative angle to expansive Jupiter in your seventh house of partnership. Maybe you’ll struggle to have quiet, sexy home at night with your partner, or have trouble focusing on that romantic dinner date, because you’re up against a crazy deadline. Just do your best to stay chill (yeah, that tends to be rough for you!), and it’ll work out.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Speak from the heart, Taurus.
Around Thursday, when the full moon is in your third house of communication, you’ll want to share what’s in your heart with your partner or that sexy guy or girl you just started seeing. Unfortunately, the current energy is so tense, their reaction may not be what you anticipated. Wait until you’ve had a chance to take a step back and assess the big picture before make any big, dramatic moves.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
What you want may feel out of reach, Gemini.
Your desire to connect with your partner on a deeper level — or to form a deeper connection with someone — is magnified around Wednesday when the sun in your eighth house of sexual intimacy forms a negative angle to expansive Jupiter in your fifth house of romance. You want to go with the flow, but know where you stand and feel more confident. Try not to force the subject, but stand up for your needs. It’s a delicate balance…
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You should totally blow off work and enjoy one-on-one time, Cancer.
You may feel stressed if tying up loose ends on an ongoing project is not going as you expect it to around Thursday when the full moon is in your sign. There’s no shame in putting it on the backburner and taking a time-out for stress relief and healthy bang sesh or just spending quality time with your sweetheart! You’ll probably have a better shot at either come Thursday evening.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Let yourself get swept away, Leo.
On Thursday, when romantic Venus and dreamy Neptune pair up in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, you may let go of your grip on reality—in a really sexy, wonderful way. You usually hate not being in control, but doing so now and seeing where the moment takes you (maybe into unchartered waters with your partner or connecting with someone new) could prove super-satisfying.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Don’t wear those rose-colored glasses for too long, Virgo.
If you’ve been having the same disagreement or misunderstanding with your partner or FWB over and over again, you may just sweep it under the rug so you can keep the peace on Thursday when the planet of love, Venus, and Neptune, which skews rational thought, pair up in your seventh house of partnership. Make a mental note to go back to it, though, and make sure your concerns are addressed. Because you won’t actually feel at peace until you do.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
You may struggle to chill, Libra…
If you want to do nothing more than chill out with your bae and snuggle up while the snow (or ice, or sleet or rain) comes down outside, you may struggle to wind down around Wednesday when the confident sun in your fourth house of home life forms a negative angle to expansive Jupiter in your sign. The good news: Meditation and deep breathing and hey, maybe even exploring Tantra could do the trick!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Try to be spontaneous and let go of the reins, Scorpio.
On Thursday when Venus, the planet of love, and dreamy Neptune pair up in your fifth house of romance, you’ll do well to go with the flow as much as possible with your partner. Don’t plan too much or expect anything specific. Just letting the energy of the moment sweep over you can lead to major fireworks!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Taking it one step at a time serves you best now, Sag…
A sudden turn of events with your partner or the guy or girl you’ve been seen could totally catch you off-guard on Tuesday when the confident sun forms a negative angle to change-maker Uranus in your fifth house of romance. Try to take it in stride and share how you feel along the way. Whether you end up getting ghosted or giving your partner the silent treatment, it’s all good. You’ll be back on your feet asap.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You’re on fire, Capricorn…
Once communicator Mercury moves into your sign for three weeks, you’re feeling more confident and ready to share exactly how you feel. Reveal the details of that sexy dream getaway with your partner, or get on Bumble and start swiping away. You’ve got this.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You time is essential now, Aquarius.
You may be feeling less social and more like spending more time doing yoga, meditating, or just taking relaxing (solo!) showers once communicator Mercury moves into your twelfth house of spirituality on Thursday for three weeks. Nah, it may not inject all that much energy into your love and sex life, but knowing when it’s time to take care of yourself makes you so attractive.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Expect drama to come out of the blue, Pisces.
Around Thursday, when the full moon is in your fifth house of romance, you could get into a conversation you totally didn’t expect with a sexy suitor or end up having a huge fight with your partner. Basically, the energy is so dramatic right now, and you’re not going to be immune in any way. So, when things heat up, keep your cool and speak from the heart as much as possible.