This week it’s air and water (thinking, feeling) governing the Heavens. The Sun makes his sojourn through Gemini and ushers us toward the Summer Solstice next month. Mars is happily causing chaos in Aquarius; this is why stuff is breaking, people are dropping their phones, electronics are all catty-whompus. It’s almost like a retrograde Mercury but not quite. Mars likes to rush things and Aquarius is the sign of innovation; this may have the influence of not really paying attention where our gadgets are and stomping on them, dropping them in the toilet, experiencing crashes and all the fun we get with electronic devices that now rule our lives. One good thing is the Sun and Mars are getting along beautifully so anything we have to think about or consider or remember is easier than normal and with more clarity.
Toward the end of the week, Venus in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces form a powerful Grand Trine in water signs. This is very fitting since we’re coming up to Memorial Day weekend and its solemn reminder of our deceased military members. The day to honor our veterans is Veterans Day. Memorial Day is for remembering, “lest we forget.” In the U.K. and commonwealth countries they celebrate Remembrance Sunday. It’s a good week to lend a hand or some time to honor a military family that has lost a family member, even if it wasn’t in a recent war. Just yesterday in our market I was chatting to one of the employees whose grandfather is still interred in the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.
Speaking of these things, I don’t think any of us like war. Much of the narrative behind past wars referring to the “Axis of Evil” and “Evildoers” brings something to my mind that you may want to consider as we head into the weekend: “The battle between good and evil has never involved a war. It involves one life at a time.”
As always, enjoy the night sky, keep looking up and keep looking after each other!
Aries (March 21- April 19): This week brings quick thinking and clarity due to your Ruler Mars and the Sun both in air signs. More communication, brainstorming and planning, and it looks like fun! Water is the powerful element now and emotionally you’re doing pretty darned good. Your focus is still on finances, in a different way than before. Rather than casting about, you’re more certain about your own ability to fatten the bank account and be able to relax about it. By this weekend you could be looking at a whole different set of directions, being informed about and able to keep up with the changes in your field of work.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): The Sun moves into your sector of Finances/Resources this week and forms a glittering alignment with Mars. This spurs you to move ahead with a project that already looks promising and take it to a new level. With your Ruler Venus forming a lovely alignment with Jupiter and Neptune in water signs, your emotions and intuition are in step and you’re able to make decisions a bit faster based on how you gauge the overall quality of your life. This week brings an abundance of options, so choose the ones that offer a bit of risk but overall stability.
Gemini (May 21- June 20): It’s now your birthday time and the Sun enters your sign. This is very nice because energetic Mars is in your companion air sign Aquarius and you’re able to make gains in terms of expanding your scope and doing things in a different manner. You can be very jumpy and unable to land on a decent thought when you’re scared, but the presence of soothing water signs singing to each other offer you the ability to relax this week. You’ll be able to make better decisions and stop fretting. Make this week one of progress, go forth and manifest!
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Venus in your sign will form a beautiful, harmonious alignment with Jupiter and Mars this week, making some things so easy you’ll be amazed. It appears that you have a solid support base that will only get better with time, and lifelong friends are on the horizon. You’re able to utilize your intuitive skills to the max now, and mentally you’re on top of it thanks to the Sun and Mars both in air (mental) signs. You have the potential to move into a really creative period now where you immerse yourself in a project that brings you an enormous amount of happiness and fulfillment.
Leo (July 23-August 22): You get a breath of fresh air this week due to a beautiful alignment of the Sun and Mars. Look for some good times with others close to you, a different perspective on an important issue and new information on a current project. Your nature is emotionally reserved, but this week contains some sweet stuff to feel because of a glittering trine between three planets in water signs. If you let yourself dip into your intuitive powers you will find them enhanced and may even experience premonitory dreams. If you’re feeling a sense of urgency about something, best to act on it because you’re probably right.
VIrgo (August 23-September 21): This week takes on a very different tone now that the Sun has shifted to your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential. Interestingly, you may feel inclined to withdraw a bit because many of the planets now occupy your personal sectors rather than your public ones. You’re happy to stand back and watch rather than jump in, and that’s fine. This week brings you a sense of well-being due to a glittering alignment between Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. Watch for dreams that have significant symbolism or other portents that catch your attention. Magic is afoot and you can grab some of the delight now!
Libra (September 22 – October 23): The Sun is now in your companion air sign Gemini and Mars is in Aquarius so this bodes well for you in terms of being able to make up your mind about things. Do try to not be judgmental now as emotions are swirling and decisions are being made based on those emotions. As illogical as that seems, check out your own tendencies and seek balance and proportion rather than being right. Mental tasks are easiest for you to tackle because of your love of logic but emotions, not so much. If someone comes to you in a state, listen. You don’t have to fix anything, just listen. Lots of times people already have their own answers.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22): The strongest elements this week are air and water, so you’re in luck! You are energized to get things done around your home the Sun and Mars are helping you get it done. Venus, Jupiter and Neptune form a glittering Grand Trine later this week, setting you up for settling scores, deeper understanding, righting wrongs and other stuff that will make you feel like a superhero. You are one of the most perceptive signs in the zodiac so you feel the harbingers of change that will swing the pendulum the other way; the plot thickens and you love a good mystery!
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): This week brings motion, changes, expression and some play. The Sun is now in your opposite sign Gemini (your sector of Relationships), so you’re stretched in some ways but still contracted in others. Mars in your sector of Thinking/Communication is in a lovely angle to the Sun so expect to be in top shape mentally this week. Venus, Jupiter and Neptune form a powerful Grand Trine toward the end of the week but the influence is present now, and you may be spurred to engage in deep conversation with someone who cares. Sharpen those arrows because a whole new set of targets is ready. You’ll know when to nock and when to fire.
Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): Pack a lunch and take a hike! Really, you need to be outside more (unless the weather is horrible, then who can blame you for being crabby?) because you’re built to climb. You’re up for fresh ideas and they’re yours for the taking if you’re willing to listen. Beneath the surface turmoil is a lovely song of tranquility due to a beautiful alignment between Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. This lends you that rare feeling of wanting to snuggle with your sweetheart and feel safe rather than having to go butt heads with the bad guys. Go with it, give your horns a rest. It’s a good week for organizing a few things so that you can think better.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 20): Mars in your sign is beautifully aligned with the Sun, now in Gemini. Your sense of personal space and who you want in it is especially heightened right now; Mars is making you protective of that and others are noticing. Watch your words and how they affect others now too because three planets are in water signs (emotions) and will form a Grand Trine this week. If you want to be effective, you’ll need to use empathy and understanding now. Your Ruler Uranus in Taurus will be paramount in teaching you to be flexible by putting up big gnarly barriers against you if you try to manipulate a situation to your own ends. Stock up on Band-Aids!
Pisces (February 21 – March 20): This week has all the makings of a grand adventure with a few potholes in the road, so watch where you’re steering! If you go too fast you’ll hit them before you even see them. The Sun is now in Gemini, your sector of Home. It’s in a lovely alignment to Mars in your sector of Finances/Resources so if you’ve been preparing for a redo around the house, it looks like it’s your launch time! In the meantime Venus, Jupiter and Neptune form a Grand Trine in water signs, making it easy for you to go with the flow (but not too fast!) and feel like you’ve really made a difference in general. The Grand Trine occurs toward the end of the week but you’ll feel its approach all week and enjoy a terrific Memorial Day Weekend!