The rollercoaster of this week brings things out in the open due to the Sun and retrograde Mercury at a hard angle to Mars. In general, things get lost, stuff goes wrong, scapegoats get blamed, things aren’t fair and we are generally in a state of discontent. Not a tiptop week, but other aspects beneath the current help us maintain our balance (if we have any) and get through it by paying attention, documenting, and double checking. Typical retrograde Mercury protocol.
Happier news is esteem-building Venus moves into her own sign of Taurus on Saturday and this really makes us feel the spring in the air along with the abundance we currently hold or anticipate during the growing season. Rebirth is in the air as we approach Easter Sunday.
Many people have asked me why Easter jumps around between March and April. The reason is that Easter Sunday is determined by the completion of the first Sunday after the first Full Moon that follows the vernal equinox. Since the equinox only varies by a day or two and the Full Moon can be a few weeks after the equinox, Easter will fall on this Sunday; if the Full Moon had been on this Sunday, Easter would be next Sunday.
As we undergo a symbolic rebirth, know that things look up next week. What causes arguments and tension this week will smooth out into motivation to do better. We can always do better than we did last time if we’re focused and the forces of nature are on our side!
Have a lovely weekend and as always, keep looking after each other!
Aries (March 21- April 19): The Sun and retrograde Mercury are both in your sign and squaring up with your Ruler Mars in Capricorn. Darn it, the more practical you have to become, the less anything cooperates with you! This makes you super cranky and have difficulty living inside your own skin. Friday looks to be the least satisfactory day of the week for you, but on Saturday powerful Venus leaves your sign and enters your sector of Finances/Resources. This sets you up for a great Easter weekend, and the Full Moon on Saturday night in your sector of Relationships will add a sultry tinge to everything. Get through the week then uncork this weekend for best results!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): If you’re trying to put the finishing touches on stuff, it sure isn’t getting any easier this week due to the Sun and retrograde Mercury in your sector of Endings/New Beginnings in a cantankerous position to Mars in your sector of Expansion. Take heart though! Your Ruler Venus moves into your sign, where she’s happiest and strongest, on Saturday. Combined with the Full Moon on the same day, your Easter weekend looks to be stellar and full of really good stuff whether you celebrate the holiday or not. Looks like you may be doing something different, and that’s good! A change of pace is always refreshing.
Gemini (May 21- June 20): This week has arguments in it due to the Sun and retrograde Mercury (your Ruler) in a hard angle to Mars in your sectors of Friends/Goals and Shared Assets, respectively. If you are involved in giving or receiving money with a friend, something could change this week that makes things strained. Another way to interpret this placement is that someone lets you down on a project that is supposed to be their responsibility. On Saturday, powerful Venus moves into your sector of Endings/New Beginnings and you may find the resolve to jettison whatever it is that isn’t working for you. The Full Moon in your sector of Creative Expression will bolster your resolve.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): This week may be difficult in terms of getting to all the things you want due to retrograde Mercury and the Sun in your sector of Home in a difficult angle to Mars in your sector of Relationships. This is a continuance of last week in a way, but if you play it smart and get the quiet time you need to regroup, you’ll be able to nail it. Powerful Venus moves into your sector of Friends/Goals on Saturday and the Full Moon on the same day in your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential will get you ready for a terrific weekend. The tide will turn, but only if you’re patient. Double check everything, and I mean everything!
Leo (July 23 – August 22): The Sun and retrograde Mercury in your sector of Expansion butt heads with Mars in your sector of Health/Work. This will likely make you take another look at your occupation and whether a lateral move would be an advantage. While Mercury is retrograde, don’t make a hard decision wither way; scope things out, do some research and see where a better fit for you may be. It may even be in a completely different line of work. Powerful Venus moves into your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential on Saturday and the Full Moon in your sector of Thinking/Communicating shines a light on a desire for the future. It will be a week of insights hard won, but it will be worth it!
Virgo (August 23 – September 21): Live for the weekend! That’s because the week is going to be frustrating due to the sun and retrograde Mercury’s difficult angle to Mars in your sectors of Shared Assets/Creative Expression, respectively. If you have kids at home there may be arguing and competition for your attention or affection. It looks like you’ll have to settle a score involving children, even if they aren’t yours. Take heart, though! Venus is to the rescue on Saturday, beginning her tour of your sector of Expansion. On the same day, the Full Moon in your sector of Finances/Resources dangles a tasty carrot for you to indicate the direction you should go.
Libra (September 22 – October 23): This week won’t make you very happy because of the argumentative nature of it; the Sun and retrograde Mercury in your sector of Relationships are in a hard angle to Mars in your sector of Home. If something isn’t going right, it’s likely to really show up this week in a way you can’t ignore or deny. The good news is that the weekend brings you good things with your Ruler Venus moving into your sector of Shared Assets and the Full Moon in your own sign. This will make you find your voice very quickly and shift your focus to what’s working; then you’ll be able to understand the kinks in the works. Kind of a slingshot approach.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22): If there’s arguing and haggling this week, chalk it up to retrograde Mercury and the Sun both at a hard angle to energetic Mars. This kind of throws a wrench into your sectors of Work/Health and Thinking/Communication, respectively. If you missed something on your taxes or things just don’t add up, your sleuthing nature will have put an end to the mystery by the weekend when powerful Venus enters your sector of Relationships and the Full Moon throws light into your sector of Endings/New Beginnings. Put on your Sherlock Holmes cap and figure it out!
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): This week brings some frustration due to the Sun and retrograde Mercury in your sector of Creative Expression at a hard angle to Mars in your sector of Finances/Resources. You’ll have to recoup some funds, but it’s doable because on Saturday Venus sails into your sector of Work/Health and on the same day the Full Moon in your sector of Friends/Goals throw light onto the next step you should take toward resolution. If you made it through last week, you’ll make it through this week! The weekend brings relief and next week will be even better. Smile!
Capricorn (December 21 – January 20):. Mars in your sign is at odds with the Sun and retrograde Mercury in your sector of Home. This may bring about a domestic dispute of some kind or a major disagreement over your home life. In any case, you are going to be dissatisfied and cranky all week until Venus comes to the rescue on Saturday, sailing into your sector of Creative Expression; the Full Moon will throw her light into your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential on the same day so you get a twofer this weekend, setting you up for a very different attitude next week. Know that pretty soon you’ll feel much better and try to smile, it takes less facial muscles and saves energy over frowning.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 20): This week sees some bumps and scrapes due to retrograde Mercury and the Sun in your sector of Thinking/Communicating at a hard angle to Mars in your sector of Endings/New Beginnings. If you’re trying to dig your way to a better place, this week may make it seem like it will be impossible. The good news is, Venus comes to the rescue on Saturday by entering your sector of Home and the Full Moon will shine into your sector of Expansion on the same day. This duo will help you change your mindset and see something completely different, so buck up and know that it’s going to get better!
Pisces (February 21 – March 20): This week sees arguments over things like money, resources and protocol between friends due to the Sun and retrograde Mercury at a hard angle to Mars in those sectors of your solar chart. It may even be you in the argument or the argument may be brought to you to negotiate. Getting to the other side of it will be important because of your emotional investment in the people involved, but know that by Saturday the energy will shift due to powerful Venus entering your sector of Thinking/Communication and the Full Moon in your sector of Shared Assets. Just in time for Easter, things will likely be resolved and you can enjoy your chocolate eggs and rabbits in peace!