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The astrological signs against a space background.

Weekly horoscopes: Jan. 15-21

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | January 17, 2023

Horoscopes have returned! Along with the new year comes new plans for the series – we may switch up the format from time to time. Expect dos and don’ts, song recommendations, short poems and more this semester. Aries (March 21 - April 20) This...

Even when a planet goes direct, falling out of retrograde, there is still a shadow period before and after it, which marks similar but less intense effects.

Weekly horoscopes: June 1 – June 7

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | June 1, 2022

Happy Pride Month! The new moon occurred on Monday, which means the sun and moon were in Gemini. This means interesting things in terms of duality, especially because Gemini is the sign of the twins. Also, Mercury goes direct this week! Life is about...

The start and end dates of each sign change slightly every year.

Weekly horoscopes: May 25 – May 31

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | May 25, 2022

Mars entered Aries yesterday, which is where this planet feels at home. In matters of work and communication, we will likely be more quick to display directness and even aggression. We will naturally find strength in various areas of life during this...

The astrological signs shown in a sticker pop art style on a light blue background.

Weekly horoscopes: May 18 – May 24

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | May 18, 2022

For the astronomically inclined, May 15 was a wild day. There was a full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio, lovingly called a “blood moon.” This, paired with Gemini season incoming, means that we are called to pursue peace and quiet whenever we can....

The zodiac signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces) illustrated in a chalkboard style.

Weekly horoscopes: May 11 – May 17

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | May 11, 2022

Congrats to all graduating seniors! Mercury has officially gone retrograde and will remain so until June 3. Many of us will feel unsettled or struggle showing our emotions for a time. Don't be afraid; eventually the storm will pass, and we will emerge...

The zodiac signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Weekly horoscopes: May 4 – May 10

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | May 4, 2022

The recent new moon and eclipse has opened many doors for some people, but it has been overwhelming and discouraging for many others. Whichever category you fall into, know that what you’re feeling is valid. It would do well for many of us to remember...

Prepare for chaos, as well as a clean slate, at the onset of the new moon and solar eclipse in Taurus.

Weekly horoscopes: April 27 – May 3

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | April 27, 2022

Get ready for aspects of life to turn you upside down. On Saturday, a new moon and solar eclipse in Taurus will occur. This will provide us with a clean slate, but no major astrological event comes without a downside; due to the eclipse happening in Taurus,...

Taurus season starts April 20 this year and ends May 20.

Weekly horoscopes: April 20 – April 26

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | April 20, 2022

With the shift into Taurus season and the full moon in Libra still affecting us from Saturday, expect the vibes to be sensual and grounded. At this junction, we don’t feel the need to take life too seriously, and why should we? Life is meant to be enjoyed,...

The full moon in Libra will occur this Saturday.

Weekly horoscopes: April 13 – April 19

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | April 13, 2022

The full moon occurs Saturday in Libra, bearing good, wholesome vibes. Also, there may be some underlying sadness or despair. Something in the universe feels off for many people, probably in the world of love and relationships. We must pay attention to...

Zodiac signs including Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Weekly horoscopes: April 6 – April 12

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | April 6, 2022

This week, we may be driven by impulse, playing at life fast and loose. This is common, especially in periods right after a new moon. If you find yourself suddenly with the urge to indulge in a favorite food or pastime, allow it! However, be conscientious...

The wheel of the zodiac on a night sky background.

Weekly horoscopes: March 30 – April 5

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | March 30, 2022

The new moon occurs Friday in Aries. A new cycle is beginning! The upcoming days are all about turning a new leaf and building up your strength of character. Try not to worry about the things you can’t control, as there are plenty you may run into....

Aquarius starts in a few days. Be sure to celebrate a new birth season later this week! (Getty Images)

Weekly horoscopes: March 23 – March 29

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Chief Copy Editor | March 23, 2022

It’s Aries season! Finally, a fire sign has a prominent place in the sky again. It’s perfectly timed with the weather warming back up. Don’t be intimidated by this shift; not much has truly changed, and any fears will only be magnified if you let...