It’s a brand new week, and here are some brand new ways the stars are gonna dictate your gaming life. Or would, if astrology were real.
If you were born today, on February 6th, you share a birthday with Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Threes and Bientot L’ete. Like these games, you’re intuitive and fascinating, but if left unchecked, but sometimes you just come off as self indulgent. This year you’ll be especially creative, and also quite good at selling those interesting ideas. It’s a year for growth, both personal and professional. Make the most of it!
Today, Jupiter is in retrograde and will be that way until June 9th—if you’ve been particularly lucky for a while, expect that to slow down. That isn’t all bad, however. If you can’t rely on luck, you’ll need to sit down and listen to your peers, and maybe learn the skills you need to make things swing your way anyhow.
There couldn’t be a better time for this, because Friday will bring a lunar eclipse in Leo. Leo’s not known for its subtlety, and lunar eclipses are known to expose drama, so get ready for a lot of listening, learning and understanding (and maybe eating a little crow).
Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
The lunar eclipse is gonna hit your fifth house, the one associated with love and romance. Good thing Fire Emblem Heroes just came out. Hey, if you wanna spend a little money to get Tharja, the stars are on your side.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
Jupiter in retrograde will means your hectic professional life will take a breather, and the lunar eclipse is gonna make domesticity seem easy peasy. What personal project have you been neglecting? Is there a game you want to 100%? A PC left unbuilt? The world is your oyster.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
The lunar eclipse is gonna boost your friendships, so Friday’s the perfect night for a game night. Doesn’t matter if you prefer tabletop RPGs, couch co-op or board games—the moon is going to make it easier to reinvest in old friendships, and to make new friends.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
Friday’s eclipse is also a full moon, and for Cancers it’s landing in the house that rules over income. Keep an eye out for good deals—it’s a day to take risks, but not ones that will bankrupt you.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22)
Leo: it’s time to chill. Jupiter’s in retrograde, and that nervous energy is not gonna get you anywhere. Instead of reaching for a twitchy FPS, get lost in the world of Yakuza 0. And take your time with it—there’s no rush.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
Jupiter running backwards in your financial house means you need to slow down on buying new things. However, Friday’s lunar eclipse in your house of endings means something will naturally draw to a close in your life. Perhaps instead of searching for something new to fill up your time, you should finally, finally finish that one game that’s always bugged you. Being able to close a door on something that’s bothering you should give you a little peace.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
The lunar eclipse will make teamworks easier for you. Whether you play Overwatch or wanna try Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes, you’ll find it’s easier to work with people on Friday. So don’t hole up alone—make an effort to take advantage of what the moon has to offer.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
A retrograde Jupiter means you’ll be on a metaphysical journey for a couple of months, but Friday’s lunar eclipse is in your 10th house of ambition, which means you still gotta stay focused when it comes to work. Find a game that really means something to you—maybe something you played when you were young—to be your touchstone as your personal and professional lives take you for a ride.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
Friday’s lunar eclipse is gonna make you keep it real—but just remember, keeping it real can go wrong. You’re gonna have a hard time restraining your side eye, but if you can find a few mobile games, you can pretend you’re mad at them and not the drama in your life that you sure as hell don’t need. Why not try Picky Pop or Ninja Spinki Challenges?
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
Jupiter goes retrograde in the house that focuses on career, so things might feel more stressful at work. Have a good de-stressor at home, ready and waiting. That might not mean playing a game—watching a Let’s Play can be a good, low pressure way to unwind.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
Jupiter was leading you to really scramble to make some progress in your life, but now that it’s in retrograde, you can chill the heck out. Been neglecting your backlog for real life responsibilities? Now’s the time to jump back into it.
Pisces (February 18th - March 20th)
Jupiter sits in your house for intimacy, so however your love life’s been going, it’s gonna turn the opposite way starting today. Good thing games can really bring people together. Finding a game to share with someone can either deepen an already extant bond, or bridge a new gap. Look for something collaborative rather than competitive—maybe try some Overcooked?