This is going to be a slippery slope kind of week. The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Neptune and Chiron are all in Pisces (this is called a stellium) and every single one is at a hard angle to aggressive Mars in Sagittarius. What this spells out, in general, comes down to two things: Clash of protocol and water problems.
Pisces is the sign governing large amounts of water, and as we know, water will go all over the place until it finds its own level. This means a breach of boundaries due to the number of planets in this sign as well as a danger for people prone to drug/alcohol abuse to overdo it to a dangerous level. It also indicates the quashing of goals and promises. Spiritual matters become bogged down in arguments that lack logic or rationality with these planets in conflict. This isn’t to blame either sign involved, I’m merely pointing out that Pisces and Sagittarius are incompatible and with the number of planets in Pisces, poor old Mars is going to get his feelings hurt then seek justice later on. Take this as a metaphor for the larger things in life this week. We’ll see more headlines about deception, evasion, attempted excuses and the like more than usual.
What to do with all of this? Watch the Olympics. There are sure to be some surprises on the snow and ice along with the usual thrills and spills. Also, we need to watch ourselves in the trustworthiness department. This isn’t a good week to make any promises because the prevailing influences will step in and create events that force us to break them. It’s a good week to tread lightly and take no chances. If trouble can find us, it will. It’s just the lay of the land this week.
The end of the week will see some relief as the faster moving planets come into a lovely alignment with Jupiter, but until then its best to ask to be blessed in all we say and do and mean it. Things are going to annoy us and pile up until we finally blow a gasket. Steady as she goes and exercise compassion and understanding but also we must uphold our boundaries because if we don’t, we’ll be inundated. It’s going to be a quirky, goofy week that we can hopefully find some humor in. Be careful out there and keep looking after each other!
Aries (March 21- April 19): You and your companion fire signs will face obstacles this week due to a pileup of planets in Pisces (your sector of Endings/New Beginnings) and they’re all in a nasty angle to your Ruler Mars in your sector of Travel/Higher Education/Expansion. This indicates several possibilities: 1. Problems with flooding or broken pipes. 2. Something rains on the parade of a goal you’ve nearly reached. 3. The need of a major reroute if you’re traveling. Since there are an unprecedented five planets in Pisces, truth will be hard to come by and clues will lead to nowhere due to the misty, mysterious and illusory nature of Neptune (ruler of Pisces) in his own sign and joined by four other planets including the Sun. Step carefully and refrain from signing any important papers. Treat this week like a retrograde Mercury.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): This week indicates high emotions and possibly drama with others due to five planets occupying your sector of Friends/Goals in the watery and elusive Pisces. Water is the element in charge right now, so there may be tears, broken pipes, blocked drains or other such nuisances associated with water. You don’t like drama or conflict but when it occurs you stand steady. This week though, you may feel swamped and saturated. The good news is that at the other end of all this, clarity emerges and you will be able to see what went wrong where, who to keep and who to walk away from, or (possibly literally) where the leak came from. It will be a problem solving kinda week.
Gemini (May 21- June 20): Put on your dancing shoes! Five planets in slippery Pisces (your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential) are going to cause you some confusion due to all five squaring up with energetic Mars in your sector of Relationships. Don’t expect clear communication or straightforward truth this week; people are on edge and frustrated and this is likely to be passed onto you. Don’t try to wrap your head around it, just dance through it and look for nuggets of possible solutions. I wish I could offer you a better week but it’s going to be maddening. Don’t fly off the handle or impulsively blame someone (unless it’s a direct hit and definitely their fault). Any meditative practices you know will come in useful.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): This week can go either way for you due to five planets in your companion water sign Pisces; your sector of Travel/Expansion is loaded and you may be eyeing a distant shore as Neptune beckons you to come into the mist but beware…aggressive Mars in your sector of Work/Health is taking a beating from the five just mentioned and this could trigger an infection or otherwise affect your immune system. Take good care of yourself and lay low this week. It’s a good week to observe and document things if something shady is going on; keep track of your finances as well. In general, be cautious and curb any impulses.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): This week is frustrating for all fire signs due to energetic Mars in Sagittarius (your sector of Creative Expression) taking a beating from Neptune and four other planets in Pisces in your sector of Work/Health. This configuration doesn’t bode well for getting things done or gaining any understanding of what’s going on if you have a health problem. Pisces is a water sign and is not forthcoming in terms of presenting information in a manner that is easily grasped the first time around. Although things will ease up a bit at the end of the week, you’ll want to really pay attention to where your feet land. Be sure they’re on solid ground and watch for quicksand, emotionally or financially. No parties this week, it’s all about being steadfast.
Virgo (August 23 – September 21): Five planets now occupy your sector of Relationships and they’re all in a tumultuous aspect to Mars in your sector of Home. This may indicate a conflict on the home front between family members or between you and your spouse. Indicated also is a possible problem with flooding or water leaks of some kind so be sure to check your pipes and take evasive action if the outside temperature plummets. It’s likely to be a tense week for you and everyone else so refrain from nitpicking and fault finding (including with yourself). Aim for functionality instead of perfection and you’ll do just fine. Oh, and the prevailing influences could also encourage you to procrastinate…don’t!.
Libra (September 22 – October 23): This week has its quirks for sure! No less than five planets occupy the sign of Pisces (your sector of Work/Health) and they are at battle with Mars in your sector of Thinking/Communication. There could be angst in your workplace in the form of unspoken tension pervading the atmosphere, which sets you on edge. This influence could also indicate kidney trouble for you. Since your sign rules the kidneys and Pisces is a water sign, be watchful of any trouble there. By next week, Jupiter will come to the rescue but that’s not now. Refrain from jumping into any conversations regarding religion or spiritual manners that don’t agree with yours as this will cause more discord than usual. It’s a week to be cautious.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22): Jupiter in your sign will try to keep you buoyant during a week of conflicting energy. Five planets in your companion water sign Pisces (your sector of Creative Expression) are beating up on energetic Mars in your sector of Finances/Resources. This could precipitate a credit card/bank account hack or the necessity to spend money on an issue caused by water damage. That’s never very fun. Although Pisces is a compatible sign to yours, the method of dealing with things is very different; Pisces likes to push boundaries and try to find its own level regardless of the effect on others. Your way is to aim and fire. Once. Things could get messy and confused but your sharp eye should be able to locate the source of the trouble and deal with it expediently.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): Okay Archer, your sector of Home is at odds with who you really are. The pressure is at a maximum this week due to five planets occupying Pisces (your nemesis) and they’re all putting extraordinary pressure on energetic Mars in your sign. The result will be varied; either you’ll attack your house with a vengeance and in your unbridled enthusiasm leave the bathtub tap on, flooding your bathroom or you’ll ditch your abode altogether and go occupy a place that is radically different. This influence could also bring up issues from your early family life for you to reexamine and deal with if they show up in your life now. If you’re looking for fun, turn your gaze elsewhere as this week doesn’t have fun on the calendar. Hey, it’s only a week. Buck up and soldier on..
Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): Five planets now occupy your sector of Thinking/Communication and the waters are muddy, made worse by these planets beating up on Mars in your sector of Endings/New Beginnings. If you’ve begun a new project, life, relationship or other life transition, don’t expect much clarity or decent advice from others. You’ll have to rely on your own instincts and experience as well as your organizational skills to slog through whatever messes the week brings your way. Don’t get snarky or critical with others because the emotional fallout will be more than you bargained for and will last longer than you anticipate. Patience is the key word for the week, and do try to see another’s point of view and exercise compassion.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 20): Uh oh, did you overspend? This week you may be caught by surprise due to five planets in your sector of finances at battle with Mars in your sector of Friends/Goals. You may be locked in negotiations that have to do with a financial goal or achievement and things may appear to go sideways if you’re not paying attention. Keep your distractions to a minimum and stay on task this week so that you can get back on track. If you forgot a tax item or an impulsive expenditure it’s likely to come and bite you this week. Also watch for problems involving water leaks/broken pipes/drinking too much. Other than that, as you were.
Pisces (February 21 – March 20): This week may make you feel like you’re in the crosshairs as you are likely to receive a lot of attention whether or not you’re actively seeking it. Five planets occupy your sign now and all of them are in conflict with Mars’ current position in your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential. You may be relied upon too much by others who are overloaded and seek your help/advice/solutions/time. You also may wind up feeling like an emotional landfill for others who come to cry on your shoulders. Conversely, if you’re the crier, you may be disappointed to not find shoulders broad enough to take your tears due to the current influences stressing out everyone else too. Keep a good book or some escapist movies handy and refrain from drinking too much or using recreational drugs. That will mess you up royally this week and land you in a bad place.