Okay, so the stock market throwing up started out a week that looks to be a bit rough because of the Sun and Venus in Aquarius exchanging blows with Jupiter in Scorpio. Since Venus is a personal planet and Jupiter is also a personal planet, everyone will feel this stress in one way or another. The thing about this week is that there is a high intensity to it where things come out of nowhere and we’re all, “Wait, what?!” It’s just one of those weeks that will go down in the books as interesting to say the least, crisis ridden to say the worst. We will all fall somewhere between those two extremes.
About this stock market thing; the emphasis is that this was its biggest fall ever. What isn’t shown is that the market has never been this high, either. The stock market is a good analogy of life; it’s driven by the two powerful emotions of fear and greed. These volatile emotions make for an economy that will experience sudden upheavals as the cycle of acquisition/loss repeats itself. That being said, it’s time to turn to what really has meaning in our lives. Is life about what we have or what we leave behind? People can accumulate a lot of wealth and leave it behind when they die, and by the same token people can disseminate the wealth of their knowledge and experience, love and strength and leave changed people behind when they die. Both are necessary for the world to run, and the key is to strike a balance. There are two extremes and they speak the loudest, but anyone that has studied statistics knows that there is a bell curve and at both ends of the curves are the standard deviants (extremes) that exist in the law of averages. This is nature, and this is the nature of all of us. Are we going to be driven by emotions or driven by opportunities? Again, there is room for both and one or the other (often both) will cause us to change course.
Venus is the game changer here since she rules self-worth and packs a punch at close range. She can deliver a jolt that will cause us to react in a way that is either beneficial or not. Venus and Jupiter are the two benefices in astrology; Jupiter is the greater and Venus is the lesser. Working against each other, they can make us really nervous and unsettled. When they work together, there’s nothing better. The intensity of this week will blow over so try not to make any snap decisions or be impulsive. Sometimes we react because we’ve been pushed farther than our limits, but that’s different than being impulsive. Know the difference!
Go out and find or create the opportunities of the week and as always, look after each other.
Aries (March 21- April 19): After a rather messy beginning to the week, things will smooth out. Your sector of Friends/Goals has the Sun and Venus in an argument with Jupiter in your sector of Shared Assets/Intimacy. Where Jupiter wishes to expand and Venus represents self-worth, you may experience a personal mini-crisis of sorts if you attach your self-worth to assets and possessions. Venus will move on and away from this conflict at the end of the week and enter your sector of Endings/New Beginnings. Mercury will enter the fray and you will find your skills of negotiation heightened. This may be a week of having to cut some losses.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Not the prettiest week in the world in your relationship sector; Jupiter is battling with Venus, the Sun and later, Mercury in your sector of Career/Highest Potential. You may feel that you are losing control over something around your work. This could come from health, a rival or changing bosses. Changes in the work place can be difficult, but these new challenges can strengthen your resolve to either do better or seek something better. You are a loyal person but loyalty only goes so far because it has to go both ways. This week triggers decision making; get busy!
Gemini (May 21- June 20): This week may see you being all flibberty gibbet due to the Sun, Venus and later, Mercury in your fellow air sign Aquarius arguing with mighty Jupiter in your sector of Health/Purpose. Much of this manifests in your sector of Expansion/Travel. Future plans may hit a snag and you may have to circumvent a loss by postponing or bending to some stupid rule that isn’t fair but is nevertheless in place. By the end of the week you’ll find your strength in your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential when Venus moves there. This will help you find alternatives to the choices you currently have, but you’ll have to dig deep. Don’t fret; you’re adaptable!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): This week began rough and will have some obstacles along the way. An argument between the Sun and Venus in your sector of Shared Assets/Intimacy and Jupiter in your sector of Creative Expression/Love Affairs may bring about difficulties regarding assets you share with someone close to you. A contraction is indicated where things were previously flowing better. Since Saturn is in your sector of Relationships, you may find that your lifestyle has been cramped and you feel that a shift is necessary to recover what you’ve lost. Don’t attempt a recovery this week because the planetary energy is too unstable to sustain any long term decisions. One day at a time until things clear up.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): This may be a rough week for you due to the Sun and Venus in your sector of Relationships in a difficult angle to Jupiter in your sector of Home. The indication is about a sense of self-worth and self-care; Venus rules those areas of our life and when she is in conflict with someone else, our sense of self-worth comes into question. This week involves reassessment and adjustments that comes with personal or internal conflict. We can only take it for so long before we either give up or do whatever it takes to regain some balance. You are not a sign that lets people or circumstances encroach on you easily, so if you’ve been left with no choice other than to undergo the stresses, adjusting other areas will ease the pressure. This will ease later in the week so don’t despair, just to what you can to get comfortable for now.
Virgo (August 23 – September 21): This week has begun in a tumultuous fashion and the attitude will continue due to a major conflict between the Sun and Venus in your sector of Work/Health and Jupiter in your sector of Thinking/Communication. If you are involved with animals in any way, you may suffer a loss or setback now. This is an intense but short-lived planetary conflict, so don’t let stress or despair push you prematurely into a long-term decision. The situation will ease at the end of the week when Venus moves into your sector of Relationships and gives you a reason to breathe a sigh of relief. Hang in there and don’t berate yourself for anything or expect a perfect performance from yourself or anyone else.
Libra (September 22 – October 23): The week has begun badly for many because of a nasty confrontation going on between the Sun and Venus in your sector of Creative Expression and Jupiter in your sector of Finances/Resources. This is an intense and personal conflict but short lived, thankfully. This is the week to make the adjustments necessary that will ease or eliminate a situation that has been stress filled and unproductive. You do like to keep the peace but it’s possible that you’re in fight mode now, perhaps rightly so. Do what’s needed then back off and wait to see how it goes. This aspect will be finished at the end of the week, then you can expect negotiations. It’s just one of those weeks that won’t be a favorite of yours.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22): Jupiter in your sign is at odds with Venus and the Sun in your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential. The week begins in a rough manner but it will smoother out later and Jupiter is keeping you somewhat buoyant. The pace is definitely stepped up though, and you have demands that are time consuming and frustrating. Once Venus moves into your sector of Creative Expression, you’ll be able to get your head calm again and see what’s really up and finish this ridiculous stuff for good. There will be smiles amongst the obstacles so embrace those and let them soothe your nerves.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): This week begins with confusion and an unclear path to follow, which makes you nervous. The Sun and Venus in your sector of Thinking/Communication are in conflict with your Ruler Jupiter in your sector of Endings/New Beginnings. This week makes clear what changes you need to make to clarify the quality of your life and the fulfillment of your needs. The week won’t be exactly smooth, but it will be productive if you stay on task and don’t get distracted. Remember, you have restrictive Saturn in your sector of Finances/Resources so getting ahead won’t be easy and you’ll have to work harder than normal to make ends meet. You’re an optimist by nature and will figure out how to shoot arrows around corners!
Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): You may hit an unexpected expense this week due to Venus and the Sun in your sector of Finances/Resources in conflict with Jupiter in your sector of Friends/Goals. An endeavor may go sideways for a minute this week, but that is due more to a flaw in communication than a fault of the idea itself. You are normally on top of things but last week’s events may have distracted you enough to take your eyes off the ball at a crucial time. No blame game, just get things back on track if you can. Your Ruler Saturn in your sign affirms your need for structure and predictability, and this can be difficult to achieve in a world that seems to change every five minutes. Find your pocket of peace and soak it in whenever you can to help you deal with the rest.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 20): The Sun and Venus in your sign are in an intense argument with Jupiter in your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential. This week began rough but will smooth out later once Venus moves away from this conflagration and into your sector of Finances/Resources. Since Venus rules self-worth, you may feel that you’ve made mistakes that have put you to a disadvantage in one way or another. Being the consummate humanitarian, you sometimes tread with fools and angels but you have your eye on a better world always. If you’re getting flack from anywhere, it’s likely that something you did hit someone else like lightning (Aquarius just does that). If that’s the case, do try to at least conjure up a clap of thunder as a warning sign. Your mind moves faster than your ability to express it. Take it a step at a time this week and let the intensity blow over.
Pisces (February 21 – March 20): This week doesn’t have the most pleasant beginnings because of a locked battle between the Sun and Venus in your sector of Endings and Jupiter in your sector of Expansion. The possible fallout could be a leaked secret that inadvertently affects you or points to you. This isn’t the week to parade your cause because the same intensity is hitting everyone in different ways. Fortunately, Venus will enter your sign at the end of the week and you’ll be able to straighten things out then, but in the meantime keep a low profile and quietly go about your tasks. It isn’t a predictable week, but you could experience a sudden gain just as easily, so keep your face to the sun (if you can find it)!