This week will display some weirdness out in the wild (world stage), but the weirdness will be more understandable than normal, largely due to Mercury’s transit into the sign of Aquarius, which promotes thinking in humanitarian terms as well as enlightenment. Aquarius used to be a water sign and its symbol is the water bearer, quenching the thirst for knowledge. Once Neptune was discovered and assigned the water sign Pisces, Aquarius became an air sign. This is why Aquarius is a passionate sign, yet detached. Due to these attributes, Mercury in this sign will move things forward with an attitude of detachment yet a mind set of acting for the greater good.
Powerful Venus (Ruler of Taurus and Libra) moves into Pisces this week, and this will eventually produce greater attention to various religions as she approaches Neptune (rules Pisces and is currently in Pisces). As Venus makes this journey and comes within range of Neptune, Neptune’s influence will be felt more strongly by individuals since he will channel his energy through Venus to reach us, as Venus is a personal planet and Neptune is a generational planet.
We have some difficult and active aspects occurring this week, mostly a disassociated Grand Cross which will interrupt a process set in motion but stalled out. If something gets delayed or canceled, don’t take it personally! It isn’t a big deal but can cause some frustration and inconvenience. Have patience and find the missing pieces to make the project move forward again.
Here in the San Juan Islands we have frigid temperatures on tap for the whole week, so please check on our elder, disabled and ill islanders and don’t assume someone else has already done it. You just might be an angel in disguise for someone. Be kind and keep looking after each other!
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Aries (March 21- April 19): An active week in front of you and if you have a large family or social circle, there may be drama spilled freely. Venus moves into Pisces this week and straight up is in conflict with your Ruler Mars. This is always difficult for you because it feels like someone’s thrown the anchor overboard and the vessel is going full speed. You’ll have to backtrack and sleuth and find out what’s up. For one event it’s not bad but repeatedly it drives you crazy. You just want to go forward, you don’t work well in reverse gear! Take heart though, because Mercury moves into Aquarius (your sector of Friends/Goals) on Thursday and this starts a round of fun with your buddies that will offset the grumpies.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): This week calls for you to be the calm in the storm. Your Ruler Venus sails into your sector of Friends/Goals and sets up a conflict with Mars in your sector of Shared Assets. Uh oh, someone’s after your hot chocolate! You may be in or close to a situation where someone that feels entitled may try to encroach on territory; hopefully you aren’t the entitled one; entitled people are highly annoying! Doesn’t look like it’s you, though. If you get caught in a tug of war, dig your heels in and bellow. Enough is enough! You are a generous sign but you pick your recipients carefully and they must be worthy. Mercury moving into Aquarius (your sector of Career) helps you communicate more effectively at work or out in the wild.
Gemini (May 21- June 20): This week will manifest with different stresses than last week; Venus moves into your nemesis Pisces (your sector of Career) and wants you to dive deep, which you’re not good at. Your self-worth is at stake though, so it looks like you’ll have to get your feet wet during this time. Later, your Ruler Mercury comes to your rescue by entering Aquarius and activating your sector of Expansion. This will serve you in being able to stay the course with something and understand why the deep diving is necessary. Don’t try to run rings around other people’s heads because it won’t work. Whatever it is, it’s on you; you’ll just have to own it and keep moving forward.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): This week brings relief for you due to powerful Venus moving into your companion water sign Pisces. Your sector of Expansion will be activated, bringing a thought into action in terms of spiritual study or growth. You may even take up a hobby that you’ve been wanting to learn for a long time. Mercury will break free of the mashup in Capricorn and move into Aquarius, bringing a breath of fresh air into your sector of Shared Assets. If you’re involved in a charity, look for gaining ground in funding/donations during this period. You may also be involved in settling an estate or investments; you are good at making sure you’re taken care of, along with the people you love. It will be a productive week.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): This week shifts your perspective due to Venus and Mercury changing signs. Venus moves into Pisces, bringing her powerful influence to your sector of Shared Assets. This may see you looking at taxes, estate matters, profit/loss from a business partnership or stocks. Venus has to do with self-worth, so her influence in that sector of your chart indicates that you want to make sure you are receiving your due; it could also indicate that you are looking into these matters on behalf of another, Mercury will move into your sector of Marriage/Parterships and open dialogue between you and a significant other if something needs to be sorted out or if mutual needs need to be reassessed.
Virgo (August 23 – September 21): This week continues much like last week, but Venus moves into your sector of Marriage/Partnerships. This sparks deep discussions between you and a significant other that are likely to take on spiritual or religious dimensions. You may engage in a new practice or study or you may even undergo counseling if you have difficulties that you can’t resolve yourselves. Mercury will move into Aquarius, activating your sector of Work/Health. This can bring information about a medical condition you may have or it could urge you to inform yourself about a new line of work that is a better fit than the one you’re in now. This week brings some new things for you.
Libra (September 22 – October 23): This week brings some relief due to your Ruler Venus moving into watery Pisces; this brings your sector of Work/Health some emphasis in an up close and personal way. You may gain a new dimension of empathy or others may gain it toward you; this is never a bad thing! Your sector of Home is still busy but this week Mercury leaves the pack of Capricorn planets and enters your sector of Creative Expression. This prompts a new endeavor in the arts if you are already engaged. We mentioned the arts before but being Libra you can’t look at anything without seeing its proportion and harmony (or not) in the environment. All in all a good week for you with good forward movement..
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22): This week sees a deepening for you with Venus moving into Pisces, your sector of Creative Expression. If you are engaged in the arts, you may be producing work that has to do with your opinions of how things should be, a different type of beauty in the pain of growth or a portrayal of your own journey of growth. If you’re not an artist, you will notice people and things in the environment that reflect your inner feelings back to you, in full spectrum. You’re not a simple person and no one can guess what’s going on, so you may have to (gasp) talk it out. Mercury will help you there by breaking away from the Capricorn pileup and moving into Aquarius, in your sector of Home. This encourages communication with family (biological or by choice); someone you trust is waiting to hear from you! You’ll live, don’t worry!
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): This week has an upswing to it; powerful Venus moves into Pisces, your sector of Home. This urges you to make your space as reflective of yourself as you can, whether it’s clearing things out or bringing things in. you are your own captain and always have an eye on a target, so take aim and shoot the arrow at expressing yourself through your immediate environment. The other change this week that’s beneficial is Mercury moving into Aquarius, and this makes a big difference with your attitude. Your sector of Thinking/Communication will be highlighted for three weeks so if there is correspondence, socializing or writing to be done, you’ll do it with ease and care. A good week for personal stuff!
Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): Venus moves into a more comfortable position for you in the sign Pisces, your sector of Thinking/Communication. This prompts heartfelt dialogue with your inner circle, filling you with the good feelings of connection, which you’ve been needing. Further pressure falls away with Mercury leaving your sign this week and entering Aquarius, your sector of Finances. This turns your mind to what you own, how much you have and how much you make. If you have been cutting corners and want to bring more cash in, this is the time to start a new endeavor to bring it to your bank account. Your practical nature may buck due to what may be unconventional methods you’ll need to employ but it won’t kill you to color outside the lines. Mercury will help you by guiding you to the information you need to make a good go of it. Get ready for new stuff this week!
Aquarius (January 21 - February 20): This is your week to go forward, but in a different way than you intended. Powerful Venus moves into your sector of Endings/New Beginnings, urging you to take stock of things that are in flux in your life and how you really feel. If you’re putting up a front, Venus will find the cracks and blow your cover. Since you are the consummate humanitarian and desire to improve the lives of many in any way you can, look for a different way to engage in that activity that will show depth rather than a gesture. Mercury moving into your sign will afford you just the right things to say and clarity you’ve been craving so that you can go about your own business with a light heart. A good week to make a few tweaks!
Pisces (February 21 – March 20): Your Ruler Neptune in your sign is barely palpable because you’re gotten used to it, but Venus moving into your sign will remind you that your imagination, dreams, the imagination and dreams of others and a way to incorporate them into your life are front and center. This is part of what keeps you from getting caught up in icky stuff; you’re slippery! Mercury moving into your sector of Endings/New Beginnings puts you into hindsight mode and your mind will drift back to different scenarios, places and faces and how a sequence of events led you to where you are. You’ll see the pattern and marvel at the seeming design of it all. As we huddle in the cold, your stew is in the pot with extra for whomever may drop by; some good old fashioned hospitality is what’s called for in this high tech, impersonal and ever changing world. Stick with what has worked over millennia: kindness.