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NHL Horoscopes Week 4: Venus enters Aquarius, everything is a mess

Liam McHugh, Keith Jones and Anson Carter take a look at the NHL power rankings to start 2020-21, where the red-hot Canadiens and Capitals lead the way with the Golden Knights and Stars on the rise.

As if Aquarius season hasn’t been messy enough, Venus now joins Mercury in the Air sign this week and that projects for a lot more mayhem.

The good news is we’re only a couple of weeks away from a toned-down Pisces season, and we’re inching closer to Mercury exiting its retrograde period.

Stat Leaders

Connor McDavid: 22 points (Capricorn)

Leon Draisaitl: 15 assists (Leo)

8 goals: Connor McDavid (Capricorn), Brock Boeser (Pisces)

27 PIMs: Tyler Myers (Aquarius), Mark Borowiecki (Cancer)

Philipp Grubauer: .930 Save % (Scorpio)


• Boston Bruins: Highest concentration in Taurus

Led by a dramatic goal from Sagittarius Brandon Carlo, the Bruins came from behind down 3-0 twice this week.

Horoscope: Mars in Taurus is all about have security and stability. Time to get some leads instead of playing from behind.

Do: Theatrics Don’t: Get complacent

• Buffalo Sabres: Highest concentration in Sagittarius

The Sabres remain just a point out of a playoff spot.

Horoscope: The Moon enters Sagittarius this Friday, which is usually a time of optimism. Perhaps something good is on the way.

Do: Capitalize Don’t: Wait around

• Washington Capitals: Highest concentration in Taurus

The Capitals blew two 3-0 leads in consecutive games, despite winning the first in overtime.

Horoscope: Pisces Zdeno Chara scored against the Bruins in his second game against his former club. Feed off that revenge energy.

Do: Fight back Don’t: Forget Covid protocols

[Your 2020-21 NHL on NBC TV schedule]

• New York Rangers: Highest concentration in Aquarius

Where to even begin.

Horoscope: Now Venus is in Aquarius and everything is a mess, another day with the Rangers.

Do: Give K’Andre Miller the puck Don’t: Literally just don’t.

• New York Islanders: Highest concentration in Aquarius

The Islanders had a rough, winless road trip come to an end this weekend following the full moon.

Horoscope: The Aquarius Venus advocates for freedom and independence, play a freeing style on the ice.

Do: Energy Don’t: Fall into a hole

• New Jersey Devils: Highest concentration in Scorpio

The Devils postponed all games through Feb. 6.

Horoscope: The Moon enters Scorpio this week which always seems have heavier energy.

Do: Safety Don’t: Take risks

• Philadelphia Flyers: Highest concentration in Taurus

Pisces Joel Farabee had a stellar week.

Horoscope: The Flyers are seeing some stability in its line of Farabee, James van Riemsdyk and Scott Laughton, a trademark of a Taurus Mars.

Do: Chemistry Don’t: Slow the roll

• Pittsburgh Penguins: Highest concentration in Leo/Taurus

Virgo Brian Dumoulin was placed on injured reserve.

Horoscope: Aquarius season is always awkward for Leos, and being stuck in several fixed signs. Try to stabilize.

Do: Keep calm Don’t: Keep giving up goals

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Joel Farabee #86 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his second period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with his teammates on the bench on January 13, 2021 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

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• Detroit Red Wings: Highest concentration in Aquarius

Aquarius goalie Thomas Greiss has been a bright spot.

Horoscope: Venus entering the Aquarius mess is just confusing for everyone.

Do: Tread water Don’t: Spiral

• Tampa Bay Lightning: Highest concentration in Gemini

Aquarius Steven Stamkos became the team’s franchise leader in power play points this week.

Horoscope: Geminis might experience a quiet month as Mercury stays in retrograde, but that might not be a bad thing.

Do: Keep pace Don’t: Do too much

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• Florida Panthers: Highest concentration in Virgo

The Panthers have picked up points in each of their first six games.

Horoscope: The Virgo moon earlier this week harmonized with Venus, which could indicate some solid teamwork ahead.

Do: Cohesion Don’t: Go away from what works

• Carolina Hurricanes: Highest concentration in Cancer

Taurus goalie Petr Mrazak is going to miss more time than initially thought.

Horoscope: The Sun is entering Cancer’s eighth house, a time to look inward for improves for all Cancers.

Do: Safety Don’t: Project

• Nashville Predators: Highest concentration in Gemini

The Predators lost two games in a row to the Lightning this week.

Horoscope: Mercury’s retrograde affects Geminis with Mercury being its ruler planet. It’s a time to reflect and catch up.

Do: Revise Don’t: Backtrack too much

• Dallas Stars: Highest concentration in Gemini and Cancer

Cancer Jamie Benn returned to the lineup this week.

Horoscope: As a month for Geminis to refocus, Cancers face a similar path.

Do: Safety Don’t: Ignore trends

• Chicago Blackhawks: Heaviest concentration in Aries

Taurus goalie Kevin Lankinen has performed well with more playing time.

Horoscope: It’s a quiet time for Aries, who don’t have any dominant planet cycles until late March.

Do: Rookies Don’t: Fall into old habits

• Columbus Blue Jackets: Heaviest concentration in Cancer

Aries Patrik Laine makes his debut this week.

Horoscope: The Blue Jackets were performing well before a loss to Chicago earlier this week. Analyze every detail this retrograde.

Do: Buy into hype Don’t: Be reactionary


EDMONTON, ALBERTA - SEPTEMBER 12: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period in Game Four of the Western Conference Final during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on September 12, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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• Minnesota Wild: Highest concentration in Virgo and Cancer

Minnesota won in overtime on Sunday, advancing to 3-0 in the extra frame.

Horoscope: The moon exits Virgo and enters Libra, a time to focus on cooperation, perhaps among teammates.

Do: Flair for the dramatic Don’t: Live too far off the edge

• St. Louis Blues: Highest concentration in Cancer and Aries

Taurus Jordan Kyrou has broken out in a big way.

Horoscope: Keep an eye on what is working and what isn’t (see: Mike Hoffman).

Do: Jordan Kyrou hype Don’t: Be boring

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• Arizona Coyotes: Highest concentration in Leo

The Coyotes scoring has been abysmal to start the season.

Horoscope: The Sun climbing into Leo’s seventh house could create some competitive nature.

Do: Five on five scoring Don’t: Refused to change

• San Jose Sharks: Highest concentration in Aries

The Sharks finally move back to their home arena this week.

Horoscope: This sun cycle involves a lot of planting seeds for the future for Aries.

Do: Prioritze safety Don’t: Sacrifice the future

• Vegas Golden Knights: Highest concentration in Leo

The Knights had three games postponed this week due to a Covid breakout.

Horoscope: This Mars cycle should be energizing for Leos; when it is safe to be back in action.

Do: Mask up Don’t: Forcibly play through Covid

• Anaheim Ducks: Heaviest concentration in Aquarius

Anaheim has only tallied one power play goal all season.

Horoscope: This season with every planet seemingly in Aquarius can put a lot of pressure on Aquarius folks. Don’t get overly discouraged.

Do: Work on that power play Don’t: Avoid issues

• Los Angeles Kings: Highest concentration in Libra

Sagittarius Drew Doughty has had an impact on the offense of late.

Horoscope: The moon moves into Libra this week where it will trine with Jupiter for a peaceful, calm partnership.

Do: Keep offensive pace Don’t: Fall off

• Colorado Avalanche: Highest concentration in Scorpio

Virgo Nathan MacKinnon is battling an injury from Sunday’s game.

Horoscope: Wednesday’s Scorpio moon should pave an environment for excitement and creativity.

Do: Next man up Don’t: Overextend with injuries

wild-ducks stream

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 18: Anaheim Ducks Center Ryan Getzlaf (15) takes a postion between Minnesota Wild Defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) and Goalie Cam Talbot (33) during the period of a game played on January 18, 2021 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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• Vancouver Canucks: Heaviest concentration in Cancer and Libra

Vancouver’s offense has busted out on a four-game win streak.

Horoscope: Pisces Brock Boeser has led an offensive outburst. This week’s Libra moon can keep that status quo.

Do: Firepower Don’t: Hit a wall

• Calgary Flames: Heaviest concentration in Pisces

Aquarius Jacob Markstrom had an impressive performance against Montreal over the weekend.

Horoscope: Pisces season isn’t too far away. Get through these next couple of weeks.

Do: Get hot (get it, fire) Don’t: Get beat up

• Edmonton Oilers: Heaviest concentration in Cancer and Libra

Capricorn Connor McDavid is playing like the best player in the league.

Horoscope: Offensive surges could continue into the next week for a Libra heavy squad.

Do: Connor McDavid Don’t: Create some random petty drama

• Winnipeg Jets: Heaviest concentration in Aries

Aquarius Nikolaj Ehlers has helped the Jets offense get out to a hot start.

Horoscope: It’s a quiet time for Aries outside the Mars cycle, and the Jets continue to forge their own path. Keep at it.

Do: Offense Don’t: Only offense

• Ottawa Senators: Heaviest concentration in Pisces

The Senators have lost eight in a row and it’s been absolutely brutal.

Horoscope: They haven’t taken advantage of a Neptune season that should be good for young, creative players.

Do: Something different Don’t: Spiral

• Montreal Canadiens: Heaviest concentration in Leo and Taurus

The Canadiens dropped their first regulation loss on Saturday night.

Horoscope: Aquarius everything is tough on fixed signs like the Habs have an abundance of. Don’t get too caught up.

Do: Offensive energy Don’t: Dwell

• Toronto Maple Leafs: Heaviest concentration in Gemini

Toronto has ended up in a bunch of one-goal games this season.

Horoscope: Keep an eye on the little things making a difference. That’s going to be important down the road.

Do: Late game urgency Don’t: Fall into an expectations trap


Marisa Ingemi is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop her a line at or follow her on Twitter @Marisa_Ingemi.