“Lights! Camera! Action!” Mars joins the Sun in Libra this week, which increases the activity in one part of your chart. (See your sign below.) Meanwhile, in another part of the forest, Mercury and Venus are in Scorpio, so there’s a strong Libra-Scorpio flavour going on. This combo has tremendous potential but definite risks. You can use it or abuse it. Your ego is strong but so is everyone else’s! Guard against accidents and false bravado. Don’t be overconfident or cocky. (Hello? Duh? You are actually thinking about buying a smoke alarm with a snooze button?)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
In the next few weeks, you’re ready to put your cards on the table, especially with a close friend or partner. You’ve decided it’s time to tell it like it is. Naturally, this will create tension. On the other hand (you have different rings), this could be your chance to air your grievances and speak up about something that bothers you. It’s a tricky choice. Whether you should clear the air or stay mum. (Aries don’t do mum.) Fortunately, intimacy is sweet and encouraging. Furthermore, you might attract money to you through your spouse or a business partner, which means this is a good time to ask for a loan or financial support. “More porridge?”
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’re gung ho to work hard and get things done because you have lots of energy! Plus you will take pride in how much you accomplish. Admittedly, you might have to work for others at this time, which not please you. Your best bet is to move yourself into a position where you don’t have to work with or for others more than necessary because you don’t feel like a team player right now. Meanwhile, Venus guarantees that your relationships will improve – even relations with your enemies. This is because you’re able to understand the needs of others and this understanding helps you to work together harmoniously. It’s a good week to mend broken fences.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This week you want to be playful in a sportive way. You will seek out amusements and opportunities for self-expression because you want to do exactly what you want to do. Oh yes, you’re not into self-denial or postponing self gratification. No back seat for you! Physical intimacy will be hot and sexy and probably at the expense of romance because you are inclined to put your own needs first right now. What saves the day is your realization that you have to deal with the real world – not just fantasies in your mind. This makes you willing to discuss agreements with others, accept your real duties, and do what is expected of you. Definitely moments of blowing hot and cold.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The insanity and increased chaos at home are a clear message to you. You have to be tolerant with loved ones and family members. Visiting guests, renovations, residential moves and people at home who don’t agree with you will try your patience. And hey, you do not need domestic strife. Fortunately, for you, the ace in your hip pocket is that fair Venus is travelling through your Fifth House, which promotes fun and games and pleasure with your kids. Creative activities will please you. Romance will flourish. You have earned this right to take a break and enjoy yourself – no guilt, no apologies. “I deserve this!”
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
You are a natural leader; plus you are theatrical and admittedly, melodramatic. Nevertheless, right now you identify with your ideas and opinions so strongly, you might be argumentative. You feel the need to drive your point home, and you’re tempted to coerce others into believing as you do. (“Moi?”) Yes, you. Remember that if you really want people to listen to you – whisper. Your saving grace will be your chance to enjoy quiet hours at home, even if you are entertaining. Your home is your refuge right now. Buy fresh flowers. Pay for a cleaner, if you can swing it. Let your energy wind down so that you can relax and enjoy your home either alone or with friends and a nice Pinot Noir.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Gertrude Stein said, “Money is always there, but the pockets change.” Keep your pockets open this week because you will work to earn money because you equate your wealth and what you own with your personal sense of worth. Obviously, you are not your bank account or your home. (Of course, you are your car. That’s the exception.) The upshot is you will work hard to make money and because of this ego focus, you will spend it lavishly! You might get into disputes with someone about money. Fortunately, Venus will save the day by making you appreciate the daily contacts in your world. Venus will also help you appreciate your daily surroundings. (Appreciation is vital to happiness.)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your sign excels in law, high-fashion, interior decorating and design, arbitration and promoting peace and goodwill. You are a people pleaser, and as such, you hate to rock the boat. You want to make sure that everyone gets along. This week however, both the Sun and Mars are in your sign making this a time of great activity in your life! You will be aggressive, vigourous and will make a strong impression on others. You will be much more of a fighter for your own rights than usual and your physical activity will be pumped! This makes you trapped between the desire to be proactive and your desire to keep everyone happy. A challenge? Yes, but you can handle it.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You are strong-willed. Take note that the current planetary aspects are difficult if not handled properly. You feel frustrated because you’re not getting the credit for what you do. You feel uneasy because it seems that inadvertently, you create the wrong impression. The way to to handle this is to be conscious of yourself and any self-defeating acts. Be mindful and aware of what you say, what you do and where you are – at all times. (You might discover you need to confront yourself instead of someone else.) Fortunately, Venus in your sign helps you relate to everyone. Venus wants you to make peace by making it easy for you to be diplomatic and charming. You are saved.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You are the most future-oriented sign in the zodiac! This is why the current Sun-Mars combo is perfect for you because it encourages you to make goals and pursue them. Your ego is willing to work today because of what this will bring you tomorrow. The only downside is that ideally, you need to work with others, you need to cooperate. However, Mars makes you want to go it alone and run the show! The trick is you need to coordinate your needs with the needs of others. Make their goals your goals or vice versa. Meanwhile, physical activity, especially with athletics, will really turn you on and give you a sense of personal gratification. And yes, secret love affairs are percolating on the back burner.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Status and the respect of your peers and your community matter to you. Right now, the Sun and Mars are at the top of your chart, indicating this is a time of strong expression of your ego. You want to achieve and you will work hard to get something done. You want to be able to do your thing. You want to be your own boss. This might put you in conflict with parents, bosses or the government. (Ya think?) Be careful because you don’t want to lose the progress you have already made. Don’t create enemies. Think of what your long-term objective is. Fortunately, Venus is in a wonderful position to help you with friends and groups. Venus will help you compromise without feeling that you are losing something personally.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Friendships, independence and a desire to make the world a better place are important to you. “Together we can do this!” The current planetary combo makes you want to convey your views to the world — ideas and beliefs that you consider to be important to defend if necessary. However, when you identify your ego with your ideas, you believe that you are that idea, which is why you will defend in all costs. (Really?) Instead, look for experiences that open up new dimensions of reality and quit wasting time defending your ideas. Expand and enlarge your present beliefs through travel or learning. Meanwhile, romance with someone older or in a position of power might blossom. (Verrrry interesting.)
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Right now, the Sun and Mars are in the part of your chart that affects your passion, your wealth as it relates to others, and the values that you share with others. Possibly, your values are at odds or you might disagree with someone about the management of jointly held resources? Ego conflicts might foul up negotiations. All of this is passionate and intense, speaking of which, sex will be passionate! At this time, something is fading away to create room for something new to begin. Meanwhile, travel for pleasure and an opportunity to learn something new as well as engage (perhaps romantically) with someone who is “different” are at hand for you. Kinda exciting!