The best news of the week is powerful Venus in her own sign of Taurus coming into a beautiful trine aspect with Mars and Saturn in structure oriented Capricorn. Both Earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn serve different purposes in grounding us and keeping things real. Venus governs self-esteem and this placement gives us an opportunity to grab some discipline and get the job done, whatever it is. Not only that, we feel compelled to do it well, even if we don’t like it! The bonus of this action is that Saturn’s involvement makes the great results long term so don’t underestimate what you’re doing now even if it’s mundane and icky.
Mercury continues his retrograde motion in impulsive Aries and this is where the hazard lies because it tempts us to jump the gun and act prematurely. Distractions abound now and our own sense of resolve will determine whether we let them derail us or not. It’s never too late to change an old and worn out manner of doing things or behaving, and this week is a good one to act on the resolve to do better today than we did yesterday. Seriously! Don’t underestimate Venus and her occupation of her own sign.
Many people worry about “the world,” “the way the world is going,” etc. and even that is a distraction. All most of us can do is make our little part of the world better in some way and not get mired down in “if everybody would just…” because they likely won’t. We are interdependent, we always have been. No one stands alone, no one achieves anything alone unless it’s internally.
Hopefully we will really see spring in the northern hemisphere soon! Keep looking after each other and be kind to each other.
Aries (March 21- April 19): What a difference a week makes! Venus in your sector of Finances/Resources joins hands with Mars in your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential and gives you the edge you’ve been waiting for in terms of a current project that has been a pretty big deal. Now is the time to assess, shave off, streamline and downsize if need be. This will free you up for other important things in life and make you a lot happier. Even though retrograde Mercury in your sign is trying to make things difficult, Venus is more powerful and beams her esteem building vibes through the noise of Mercury to help you make the best choices for yourself. A good week for you!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Okay Taurus, you’re in the clear to make headway now that your Ruler Venus in your sign is in a lovely angle to Mars in your sector of Expansion. Retrograde Mercury is the caution flag and you are reminded to double check, research, cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s. You of all the signs are best at holding your ground and not being rushed, so you’ve got this. Even with Mercury’s dysfunction, your steps will fall on solid ground due to Venus and her powerful influence on you. Your self-knowing is at a high now. Spend the week nailing down plans for pleasure around the tasks to be completed and you’ll be one happy soul!
Gemini (May 21- June 20): While your Ruler Mercury is going backwards and wreaking havoc on your ability to get ahold of anyone for anything, Venus in your sector of Endings/New Beginnings has joined hands with Mars in your sector of Shared Assets; you may be embarking on a new venture now and if you’ve done all your homework you should be able to move ahead. Mercury is the barometer for you in terms of who is reliable and who isn’t and you may be disappointed to have people back out of just not show up. Take this as a learning experience to know who to and not to include in your plans for the near future. Right now it’s all about other people in your life, how they treat you and what you do to lead them to treat you that way, for better or for worse.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Venus in your sector of Friends/Goals joins hands with Mars and Saturn in your sector of Relationships; it’s a party! Though there’s much to get done, you’re not alone in doing it and you’re learning some new things along the way that help you achieve your goals more efficiently. Even with Mercury retrograde and distracting you in your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential, you’re able to shut down the internal noise and see where the clear path is. Minimize distractions and stay focused. Venus will help you enormously since she’s the powerhouse of the personal planets and is in a lovely position for you now. Follow her beckoning call!
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Venus in your sector of Home is now holding hands with Mars in your sector of Work/Health; this prompts you to take care of business close to home rather than avoiding blaring issues that rightfully demand your attention. Retrograde Mercury in your sector of Expansion is making all kinds of noise implying upward movement but for now it’s important to tend to urgent and present matters affecting your daily life. This is the week to get stuff done due to the position of Venus and Mars because you’ll obtain the best results. Saturn also plays a big role in your sector of Work/Health and is also well aligned with Venus. This signifies discipline and structure and recognizing limitations.
Virgo (August 23 – September 21): Venus and Mars are holding hands in your sectors of Expansion and Creative Expression, respectively. This means you can really gain some ground this week and with Saturn’s help in the mix, discipline on your part will yield great rewards in the long term. Retrograde Mercury (your Ruler) would really like to distract you with visions of sharing stuff, but this is a time for you to be a bit selfish and keep things to yourself. If you loan stuff out, don’t expect to get it back in one piece. It’s a week of achievements that’s yours for the taking if you take full advantage of it.
Libra (September 22 – October 23): Your Ruler Venus is in her other sign she rules, which is Taurus. She’s extremely happy in either of your signs and right now she’s holding hands with Mars and Saturn in your sector of Home. This enables you to think about establishing a sense of home and actually securing that. If you spend your spare time really visualizing what home feels like, you should be able to lock onto something to shoot for. Retrograde Mercury in your sector of Relationships is making all kinds of noise and stunting clear communication there, which can be frustrating. Seek the balance within yourself for now.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22): Powerful Venus in your sector of Relationships is holding hands with Mars and Saturn in your sector of Thinking/Communication. This is a real boon for you because something demands your focused attention and the planetary placements help you maintain what’s needed to see it through. You’re not one to drop things once your gaze has landed on them so this looks to be a piece of cake. Jupiter in your sign will help you with the scope and scale and give you a goodie as a reward for a job well done!
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): Venus in your sector of Shared Assets is holding hands with Mars and Saturn in your sector of Finances/Resources. This will help you regain equilibrium if you’re strapped for cash and need to fill in the gaps. You’ve downsized about as much as you can, and now’s the time to really work with what you have to recover lost ground. Jupiter in your sector of Endings/New Beginnings is helping you make gains from losses in a limited fashion, so stay focused and don’t pout if you can’t play right now. Your time will come soon enough!
Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): Your Ruler Saturn and Mars in your sign are holding hands with powerful Venus in your sector of Work/Health. If you’ve begun a new health regime, it’s a good one and you’ll see the results fairly quickly so stick with it. Retrograde Mercury in your sector of Home may produce some broken pipes or faucet leaks or even a wee fire so be sure everything at home is in top shape and don’t leave matches lying around! If you’re in the process of buying a home, do the extra research to be sure there are no faults that could surprise you down the road. A good week for finding stuff out and taking good care of yourself!
Aquarius (January 21 - February 20): This week begins with some good news/actions in your sectors of Home and Endings/New Beginnings due to Venus holding hands with Mars and Saturn. Good results will come of this aspect so take full advantage of it and don’t let retrograde Mercury in your sector of Thinking/Communicating lead you into impulsive promises or poorly planned future events because you’ll regret those. You’re into the sparkly things of the moment and want to please others but if you just be yourself and be present, that’s enough. This week will show you that it’s better to be in the moment.
Pisces (February 21 – March 20): This week sees you focused! Powerful Venus in your sector of Thinking/Communicating is in a beautiful angle to Mars and Saturn in your sector of Friends/Goals. Looks like a collaborative effort will yield the best results and you may have a circle of friends that includes friends who will band together with you to achieve a goal. This will be a very good week for meetings and plan building, but be careful when discussing finances because retrograde Mercury in your sector of Finances/Resources may fool you into thinking there is more available than there really is. You’re a person that can make something out of nothing anyway, so build on what you have and get it done!