Every few decades, Saturn and Pluto align; but this year, they lined up in Capricorn for the first time in 500 years. Capricorn represents governments and structures in society (plus borders). Five hundred years ago, the agent of change was the moveable printing press, which spread information leading to the Protestant Reformation, the Renaissance and the Scientific revolution. This planetary influence also means tearing things down to rebuild them in a better way. It’s obvious our approach to caring for the elderly has to change. Millions have discovered they can work from home and connect digitally with anyone anywhere in the world. Old ways of doing things are ending. And I want to lose weight eating buttered baking powder biscuits and drinking wine. There’s gotta be a way!
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You’re hearing from relatives and cousins you never knew you had. Some are parked on your couch and sleeping on your doorstep. Oy vey! Even though this is a busy, fast-paced week, around Wed./Thurs., your energy will flag. Like somebody let the air out of a balloon. Don’t worry because it will return. In fact, your ruler Mars will be in your sign for the last six months of the year, which means you’ll be PowerPoint on steroids. Yes! But not always a pretty picture because when you get wound up – watch out world! Incidentally, the next several weeks are an excellent time to tackle home repairs.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
I think “it’s all about the base” but we know it’s all about the money because you are the financial wizard of the zodiac. This week you’re still focused on money, assets and boosting your earnings. Be clear in all your communications because Mercury retrograde is almost upon us, which is why your daily interactions with others are having silly mistakes. Messages are mixed up. You might miss appointments. Your daily activities are dogged with silly errors. Midweek, there might be a confusion about financial matters. Wednesday in particular is a bad day to make financial decisions. Thursday is still confusing. Just coast through this confusing window. (There’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train.)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You continue to be empowered with the Sun in your sign; however, midweek, (specifically Wed./Thur.), your energy level will drop. In fact, Wednesday is the perfect day to play hooky. (Don’t shop – just goof off.) You might also feel discouraged midweek or beaten down by circumstances. Your self-confidence will have gone out the window. But lo! What message from yonder modem breaks? This is just a temporary problem. Don’t be discouraged by the gap between your ideals and reality. Look for ways to benefit from the wealth of others or to get a loan or mortgage because you can do this! (But not this week).
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Life has its challenges right now. For starters, Mercury is almost retrograde in your sign. This is why you’re in contact with old friends, ex-spouses and old partners. This might be entertaining or horrific depending on how things ended. (Let’s face it. You never really let go of anyone.) The Sun is still hiding in your chart this week, which means you are content taking a backseat and watching everything go by. You welcome a low profile and some quiet time so that you can ponder what you want to achieve in your new year ahead after your birthday arrives. Make some goals. That will increase the odds that you will achieve them!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
You will enjoy interacting with others either online or in person this week because friendships and your involvement in groups and classes is stronger than usual. In fact, your interaction with others might cause you to change or modify your future goals. Nevertheless, be aware that midweek, Wed./Thur., you will experience confusion with friends or groups. You might feel inadequate and want to avoid a direct confrontation with someone? Unfortunately, during this time, you won’t be clearheaded enough to be convincing. It’s like you are your own worst enemy! Fear not this is a temporary dark cloud on your horizon. Gone by the end of the week.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This is a tricky week. For starters, fiery Mars is opposite your sign all week, which makes you annoyed with others. Knowing this ahead of time, you have to practice diplomacy and patience. Guard against knee-jerk reactions and flippant retorts. This is not the week for clever, witty, but sometimes biting retorts. Exercise discipline and patience and don’t take the bait. Meanwhile, midweek, you will have difficulties dealing with parents and bosses because of some kind of confused assumptions. You might feel inadequate. They might feel you’ve got attitude? Something will muddy the waters, which makes cooperation with authority figures difficult on both sides. Fortunately, this is a brief influence. Meanwhile, old friends are back in your world.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
The good news this week is that you have a lot of energy to work hard, which means you will accomplish a lot. Bravo! Because bosses, parents and authority figures from your past are suddenly back in your world, they might be impressed with your track record. (It’s always nice to have bragging rights.) However, midweek, some kind of confusion will occur that might relate to religion, publishing, legal matters or a medical issue. It could also relate to higher education and schooling. Whatever it is will cast doubt on things. You might feel you have to reconsider something. Just wait until this fuzzy period is over. By the end of the week, all will be well.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You have a lot of playful energy this week, which bodes well for those of you who are involved in sports in any way or dealing with kids. If you work in the entertainment world or the hospitality industry, you will be energized! Some of you will also hear from people you haven’t heard from for a while who are far away or from another culture. This might be surprising and interesting nevertheless, be aware that some kind of confusion or doubt will arise midweek concerning inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt or the wealth and resources of someone else, especially your spouse or your partner. “There’s something rotten in Denmark.” Despite your doubts, by the end of the week, all this will be resolved! Do not be hasty to make judgments or take action.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You definitely need your sleep this week because with the Sun opposite your sign, your energy is flagging a bit. Having said that, midweek you will really notice this, which is why you might want to schedule a nap on Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, midweek, there might be confusion with a partner or close friend. It could be a misunderstanding based on incorrect assumptions. You might feel disappointed in someone or fear that they are disappointed in you? You are also dealing with some kind of increased chaos, tension or activity on the home front, and this too, will drain your energy. (Time to send out for dark chocolate.) Life is better by the end of the week.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
With fiery Mars in your House of Communications, you’re coming on like gangbusters! You can use this to your advantage. It means that in all your discussions with others, you are convincing and persuasive! This strong energy can be used if you are in sales, marketing, teaching, writing or acting. Admittedly, you might come on too strong. Easy does it. Meanwhile, many of you are hearing from ex-partners, ex-spouses and old friends from your past. Fortunately, with Jupiter in your sign now, you look great! (Living well is the best revenge.) Midweek around Wed./Thur., there will be confusion related to your job or perhaps your health? Don’t worry because this confusion disappears by the end of the week. Whew!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
For the most part, this continues to be fun city for you this week. Your creative vibes are hot! You’re in the mood to play and pursue sports, the creative arts, the entertainment world and the hospitality industry. Many of you are also involved with your kids more than usual. It will be a fun time! Nevertheless, midweek, especially around Wed./Thurs., you will be confused about something related to the arts or your kids or any of the above areas. While in this state of confusion, do not make important decisions, especially Wednesday! (Wednesday is a Moon Alert all day. See my daily horoscope.) In addition, Mercury retrograde will create delays, confusion and errors in paperwork and appointments that are job-related. It was ever thus.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Home and family continue to be your big focus this week. Fortunately, with Mars in your sign, you have a lot of energy now to give to home and family. Nevertheless, past issues related to your kids or perhaps an old flame, are back in the picture. Whatever this is – you can handle it. Do be aware that midweek on Wed./Thurs., issues related to parents or anything to do with your family will be confusing and perhaps even demoralizing. Don’t let this get you down because it’s probably a misunderstanding. Remember: Unexpressed expectations almost always lead to disappointment.