This week many people will encounter power struggles with others. This is because fiery Mars is at odds with big daddy Pluto. The best way to use this energy is to change the world around you to better suit your needs and desires. However, what is more likely, is that people will have fierce power struggles and disagreements. This is because Mars brings much energy into the picture, while Pluto is entrenched in a passionate stance. Note: This nasty little standoff can often end up in defeat! (Ouch.) In fact, defeat is almost assured if you are ruthless or underhanded. This week nice guys do not finish last. They finish first! (And they dress quickly, too.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This is an intense week. The downside is that maddening, goofy errors will dog your steps regarding banking details or anything to do with inheritances and shared property. The upside is that you can finish matters that have been dragging on for a while. Start looking for ways to travel for pleasure because for sure you will have this opportunity in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, be patient with partners and close friends, especially at the beginning of the week because you might encounter a standoff like the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Lighten up in your dealings with others. Be tolerant and patient. Cope as best you can. If your bread is stale – make toast.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Old friends, ex-spouses and ex-partners are back on the scene. This might be the reason that you are at odds with someone at work. At the beginning of the week, you will encounter difficulties with someone, probably on the job; however, these obstacles might also relate to a pet or something to do with your health. Either way it’s a power struggle – and you don’t need this. Fortunately, you’re entering a lovely window of a few weeks that blesses you financially. Expect gifts, goodies and favours from others to come your way! In addition, during the next few weeks, you have an advantage if you need to borrow money or get a loan or mortgage from a bank. Ka-ching!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This is a tricky week ahead. Many of you are at odds with a lover or a romantic partner. You might be fighting. Fortunately, this kind of situation will blow hot and cold because while Mars makes you fight, Venus will patch things up and create smooth relations for you. It’s a real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde scene! Meanwhile, retrograde Mercury will create errors, mixed-up communications, equipment breakdowns and missed appointments at work. Knowing this ahead of time, give yourself extra time this week so that you have some wiggle room to cope with the unexpected. Be smart!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This is a fun-loving, playful time! (If you’re lucky, you are not reading this column because you’re off somewhere on vacation!) Meanwhile, old flames are back in the picture for some. Many of you are also dealing with old issues regarding your kids. Your challenge at the beginning of this week will be arguments at home. Something will disrupt your home routine that’s for sure. Increased chaos and difficulties dealing with your day-to-day world will require patience on your part. Don’t let this spill over into tension with family members. Fortunately, things at work are smooth. Look for ways to make your workstation more attractive. Expect praise and maybe a raise.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This is the perfect week to tackle repair projects you’ve been meaning to get to at home because you will finish these tasks easily. (Why didn’t I do this earlier?) Meanwhile, social occasions, dates, movies, musical performances and fun outings, especially with kids, will please you. Your challenge will be the fact that you’re at odds with someone this week. A power struggle with a sibling, relative or neighbour will be your challenge. You know what you want to achieve; however, someone will block you. Ideally, channel this same energy into changing your daily environment in a creative way that pleases you. This is your winning choice.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This is a busy, fast-paced time. Appointments, meetings, tasks, errands plus short trips and increased reading and writing give you a busy agenda. Your challenge is even though you have this busy agenda, you also have to deal with transportation delays, misplaced paperwork, confused communications and problems with how you communicate. It’s a drag. On top of this, a power struggle about finances and money is taking place. Make sure you are on the up and up because anything that is ruthless or underhanded will backfire. Continue with plans to entertain at home and make where you live more attractive. (“Hey, I like what you did with the place!”)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Many of you are involved in an old financial issue perhaps regarding a previous purchase, or previous job or a way that you earned money or something to do with your current earnings. Hopefully, this will be resolved quickly because Mercury retrograde can help you. Meanwhile, your ability to schmooze and charm others is tops because Venus is travelling through your House of Communications. Nevertheless, fiery Mars is in your sign at odds with Pluto, which means you have power struggles with someone. This might be someone at home or in the family; but it could be anyone. Be careful because the more you push, the greater you will increase their opposition to you. (You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.)
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This continues to be a wonderful time for you because the Sun is in your sign boosting your energy and attracting favourable situations and people to you. Since this happens only once a year, be grateful for this advantage. Admittedly, Mercury is retrograde in your sign creating delays and goofy mistakes. (Groan.) Such is life. But hey, Venus will attract money to you! It will also encourage you to spend money on beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. The thing to watch out for this week is something going on behind the scenes that creates power struggles or obstacles for you. Best to put your cards on the table and be open about whatever troubles you. Be upfront, forthright and clear.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This continues to be the ideal time to work alone or behind the scenes. In other words, take a back seat in the busy insanity of everything around you and start to identify and define goals for your new year ahead. You are a future oriented sign and when you have goals that you are working towards, you feel better. Ironically, sometimes it doesn’t matter if your goals are achieved but identifying goals still makes a valuable contribution in your life. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.” The process makes you consider many parameters in your life. Avoid a nasty standoff with a friend or a member of a group. Be your charming breezy, self.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Do yourself a favour and steer clear of nasty confrontations with parents, bosses, teachers and the police, especially at the beginning of the week. You won’t win if you wade into an argument. You will lose and you will regret it. Timing is everything. You have to know when to hold and when to fold. Meanwhile, you have been in contact with friends from the past and perhaps members of groups you haven’t seen for a while. Make the most of this. Some of you are also involved in a secret love affair. Others will welcome moments of solitude in beautiful surroundings so that you can catch your breath and make life easier and kinder.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You care about the environment and social issues. any of you are the first to start a petition or urge others to sign one. This week you might get carried away and become involved in an argument about politics, racial issues or religious matters. Don’t do this. Not this week. Stand back and don’t get involved in contentious subjects because the result will be nasty. This is one of those situations where you have to be prudent in order to live to fight another day. Timing is everything. Small wonder you are encountering bosses and authority figures (including parents) you haven’t seen for a while. The good news is you will enjoy the warmth of friends, especially creative, artistic people. Go with what works.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Travel plans and anything that you do to expand your experience of life excites you now! This is because you’re eager to grow, learn and explore new avenues! It’s a wonderful time to take a course or go back to school. Meanwhile, you create a fabulous impression on bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. (They think you walk on water.) Obviously, with this great press, now is the time to make your pitch or ask for a favour or do what you can to advance your agenda. Having said this, there is a spot of trouble in paradise. Disputes about shared property, inheritances, or something that you own jointly with others will arise and be nasty. Avoid these if you can, especially at the beginning of the week.