Aries (March 21st to April 19th)

I’m not quite sure if going back to basics has put you out of sorts or you’re having a severe astrological allergic reaction to Mercury’s retrograde; but you feel a bit off your game. And you might cycle through a few different emotions this week. At the top of the week, you could feel either apathetic or just blasé. Then you could find it hard to feel satisfied or comfortable. I think this could be a good thing, prompting you to look for a little more energy, action and ways of expressing yourself around the 4th. You might even light up some romantic fireworks you weren’t expecting. If you’re willing to flex your spontaneity muscles, as you usually like to do, you’ll feel more connected to the pizazz and love of the thrill that makes you so much the inimitable person we love.

Samuel F. Reynolds is a NYC-based astrologer. His personal consultations have been described as “healing” and “brilliantly insightful.” He’s offering special, recorded 1-hour consultations for $75 for readers, in person or by phone/skype. For more info, visit, write [email protected] or follow him on twitter at @sfreynolds.