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 2-8.
Happy 2017! Now that we’ve finally laid that trainwreck of a year 2016 to rest, we can set tons of kickass New Year’s resolutions and check ’em off one by one. But the fact of the matter is that Mercury is still retrograde, so we’re still being prodded to look backward, consider and learn from the past before we’re able to go full steam ahead. Mercury’s direct turn on Sunday will make it easier to do just that. But not before, on Wednesday, it moves from workaholic Capricorn back into free-spirited, party-loving Sagittarius. This may make it harder to be so serious in your communications, but it may also make it easier to take a step back and consider the big picture, the main themes of ’16 that you can take with you into ’17.
At the same time, on Tuesday, the planet of love Venus, moves from quirky, cool, platonically-oriented Aquarius into dreamy, deep, are artistic Pisces, setting a more romantic and escapist tone for our love lives. Yesss!
Read on for how the sky will affect your love and sex life this week.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
You do you, Aries.
You’re usually a very social person, but you may be feeling more like a hermit while the planet of love, Venus, is in your twelfth house of spirituality from Tuesday to February 3. If you’d rather binge The Affair than go out with your bae or BFF, do it. You’ll be more fulfilled emotionally—and physically—if you address your own needs rather than try to be everything to everyone right now.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’ll need to look back before you can push ahead, Taurus.
A miscommunication with your partner or a frustrating situation with an ex may bubble back up to the surface around Wednesday when the planet of communication Mercury, which is currently retrograde, moves back into your eighth house of sexual intimacy. You may want to just barrel past the issue, hell-bent on focusing on a new year and leaving the past behind, but you’ll do better to deal with it. Once you do, you’ll have an even better shot of moving forward once and for all.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Don’t be shy, and you won’t be sorry, Gemini.
You’ll gain clarity about a current relationship, around Saturday when the confident sun and transformative Pluto pair up in your eighth house of sexual intimacy. This aspect will really motivate you to go after your most meaningful, big picture goals, so once you know exactly what you want and what you don’t—not just in the short-term, but in the long-run—it’s time to stand up for it.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Get wild, Cancer!
That couples’ sex toy you’ve been wanting to try with or app you’ve been considering swiping around on? It’s time to dive in and experiment once Venus is in your ninth house of adventure from Tuesday to February 3. Sure, you may may be most comfortable sticking to your vanilla routine, but any effort to broaden your horizons now will pay off…
Leo (July 23-August 22)
When your plans go haywire, patience and mindfulness are key, Leo.
Don’t get too attached to those plans for a rando mid-week hookup or date night with your partner around Wednesday when Mercury, which is currently retrograde, moves back into your fifth house of fun and romance. Miscommunication or delays just throw a complete wrench in your sexy plans. Consider it a chance to work on your openness to go with the flow. Take heart: Once retrograde ends on Sunday, your love life will get back on track.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Don’t deny yourself bliss, Virgo!
Whether you’ve been thinking about giving that guy you went out with over the holidays a second chance or are feelin’ like this is the year you’ll get engaged, add your intentions to your vision board (literally or figuratively) around Saturday. That’s when the confident sun and transformative Pluto pair up in your fifth house of romance, helping you identify and go after a long-term goal. Whatever your heart desires, you deserve—yes, seriously. Get after it.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
A creative approach translates to more satisfaction now, Libra.
You tend to want lovemaking sessions to happen in a romantic way and in a place where you feel comfortable and on your A game. But you could be all about finding offbeat times and maybe even places to get it on while romantic Venus is in your sixth house of daily routine from Tuesday to February 3. Being imaginative and embracing ~experimentation~ makes for memorable Os now.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Dream a little dream, and then make it come true, Scorpio…
You’ll be on a daydreaming kick, less focused than usual on your work and much more dialed into your fantasies, while Venus is in your fifth house of romance from Tuesday until February 3. Take advantage by sharing your needs with your partner, but let your expectations go a bit. Connecting with them in a relaxed, fun-loving way fulfills your needs and brings you closer.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Give yourself a break, Sag.
You may feel a bit off and struggle to communicate with your partner or anyone in your inner circle around Wednesday. That’s because the communication planet Mercury, which is currently retrograde, moves back into your sign that day. Sure, you may be being hell-bent on that bang sesh with your FWB or fancy dinner with your partner, but you’ll also do well to spend time on self-reflection. Getting to know yourself better now, and thinking about how you can learn from your past, makes it even easier for you to give and receive love moving forward.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Talk it out now, Cap.
You’ll want to share those sex dreams you’ve been keeping to yourself with your partner, especially while the planet of love Venus is in your third house of communication from Tuesday to February 3. Though it may feel initially awkward to break the ice about this particular fantasy, getting the conversation started has you feeling empowered—and ready to take your relationship to the next level. Enjoy…
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
A personal goal has never been clearer, Aquarius.
Around Saturday, you could find yourself feeling passionate about a major goal you just know you need to go after—be that a long-term relationship with your current flame, pursuing a new form of self-care, or any other move that will help you feel more personally fulfilled. This is thanks to the confident sun and transformative Pluto pairing up in your twelfth house of spirituality. Whatever your realization is, it’s up to you—not your partner or anyone else—to do the work to make it a reality.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You can make any fantasy a reality now, Pisces.
You’re used to your imagination being on overdrive, but it’ll be even more so after Tuesday when romantic Venus is in your sign until February 3. You’ll also be feeling more attractive and confident, so use all of this to your advantage by trusting that your dreams are telling you something. Whatever you’ve been craving—a flirty encounter with that sexy neighbor or more morning sex with your partner—you should chase down. Fulfillment will be yours.