This week has challenges that will affect people’s emotions. Unfortunately, it will be easy to express displeasure and overreact to things. (“Not me!”) It will also be harder to be independent and do your own thing. In addition, as the week progresses, energy will build up to the Full Moon on Friday, which happily, will be an easier Full Moon because it is the opposition of Moon in Virgo with the Sun in Pisces. (Some Full Moons are easier than others.) Without question, my advice for the week is to “go along to get along.” Patience is a virtue. Therefore, tread carefully. Be patient. Be kind. Be tolerant. And remember that what the big print giveth, the small print taketh away.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This will be a challenging week because you might feel a bit powerless. (It will be two steps forward and one step back kinda thing, which is better than one step forward and two steps back.) It’s an axiomatic truth that there is always better and there’s always worse. Fortunately, friends will be supportive to you this week. However, you might feel competitive with someone, either an individual or a group. By the end of the week, the Full Moon on Friday might create angst dealing with pets, your health or your coworkers. But hey, the light at the end of the tunnel is on Sunday when the Sun enters Aries to stay for four weeks. Yeehaw!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This is a popular time for you! You are active with groups as well as younger people. Your ambition is aroused and bosses, parents and VIPs are favourably disposed to you. Having said that, you will encounter some speed bumps dealing with everyone this week. Romance will be rocky. Relations with your kids might be challenged, especially Thursday and Friday. Even though authority figures have your back, they will want you to ask for permission or forgiveness. (Oh yeah. There’s no free lunch.) Respect their authority or someone might go full Godfather on you. (Never underestimate the power of courtesy.)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
As it will be for everyone, this is a challenging week for you, too. Fortunately, you have the edge because the Sun is at the top of your chart casting you in a flattering spotlight. (It’s important to look good at a distance.) Avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues because this is just asking for trouble. Why even go there? (Don’t get even – get odd.) As the week progresses, you will feel pulled between the demands of home and family and the demands of your career and your external world. That’s because of the Full Moon energy. With this particular Full Moon, you can’t ignore your public persona. Smile for the camera.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You will find this week challenging because you’re in a freedom-loving mode. You want to travel. You want to do what you want to do. You want to go places! You also want to explore new avenues in publishing, higher education and the media as well as medicine and the law. The problem is you will meet with obstacles and delays in your attempts to pursue these opportunities. In fact, by Thurs./Fri., at the time of the Full Moon, it’s an accident-prone time for you, which means slow down and pay attention to everything you say and do. (It’s time to send out for dark chocolate and listen to “Wide Open Spaces”.)
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This week you have a strong focus on money, cash flow and especially, your responsibilities for someone else that affect your financial scene. You are also gathering papers and getting ready to deal with taxes, debt and insurance issues. (This stuff doesn’t go away on its own.) Fortunately, you are royalty. You are strong and indomitable, which means you can deal with whatever is in your path. One step at a time. (Ignore that ominous sonar beep.) It’s important to be calm and patient with others because Mars is opposite your sign and this can trigger relationships glitches with those who are closest to you. Fortunately, Venus is also opposite your sign, which will help ameliorate difficulties. Make nice with everyone.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Whoa Nellie! You’re in work mode, which means you will get a lot done and others will be supportive. This applies to your job, your dealings with a pet, as well as anything related to your health. (It’s fortunate that you have the energy to work; and that others will be helpful to you.) However, be aware that this week, your challenge will be with close friends, spouses and partners. Obviously, patience will be your best ally. And you will need to be patient with others as Friday approaches bringing the only Full Moon in your sign all year! (Gulp!) Stay chill. You’ve got this. Alice Walker said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This might be an exhausting week for you because you’re attempting to do a lot. You’re busting your buns working hard, as well as dealing with social situations and matters related to sports and the entertainment world. (Even romance will be challenging.) Remember: You’re a people pleaser, and you try to be all things to all people, which is impossible. Ironically, if you just please yourself, you’ll cover most of the bases anyway. It easy to get hung up on priorities, especially sorting out the people in your life. Remember – when the plane hits the tarmac, coach arrives at the same time as first-class. Keep it simple.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This week you’re full of playful, fun-loving energy, and your creative juices are flowing! This will trigger social situations, sports events and activities with your kids. Meanwhile, you’ve got increased chaos and activity on the home front. So, the bases are loaded. Get as much done as possible at home; and be patient with family members. Redecorating and tweaking your digs will appeal. (When you decide to get stuff done – you’re a machine!) You might find that as the week progresses, and the Full Moon on Friday approaches, difficulties with kids and romantic partners will intensify. Fortunately, after the Full Moon peaks, these same problems will diminish and sometimes they even disappear!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Your energy is strong with respect to home, family and your private life this week. Nevertheless, you’re out there flying your colours and you’re direct in your communications with others. Fortunately, fair Venus will soften your words. Venus will also help you appreciate your daily surroundings, which is important (and a value that many people underestimate). Despite this focus on your private world, ironically, you are high viz., which means people notice you more than usual, plus they seem to know about your private life. Expect to feel pulled between the demands of home and family versus the demands of your career and public reputation. You will definitely feel this by Friday. Stay chill. You cannot ignore home and family.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This is a fast-paced week and a squirrely one! You’ve got things to do, places to go and people to see. Short trips, appointments, errands plus increased reading and writing are some reasons you are hopping! You also have a strong focus on finances and earnings. Meanwhile, many of you are spending money on beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. Be careful this week because it is a mildly accident-prone time for you. The Full Moon energy will build slowly until Friday, and this could create arguments with others as well as accident-prone situations driving, cycling, walking and jogging. Therefore, be alert! By the weekend, a shift happens. (“What? I thought I was on days?”)
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This is a high-energy week for you because fiery Mars is in your sign, along with fair Venus and stern Saturn. If possible, any kind of physical energy will benefit you this week because it will give you a chance to blow off any pent-up steam building up within your system. (Working with electronics is also good for your electrical system as well.) Check the Moon Alerts in my daily columns so that you can confidently shop for wardrobe goodies for yourself. Meanwhile, prepare for some financial challenges this week that intensify until Friday. The good news is that after the Full Moon peaks on Friday, these challenges will mellow immediately. (Whew!)
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This week there’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that there is a lot of lunar oppositions taking place this week; in particular, as the week progresses the energy “against” your sign will increase until the Full Moon occurs on Friday – it being the only Full Moon opposite your sign all year. Naturally, this will create situations where you find yourself at odds with others. You might be impatient with partners and close friends. They might be impatient with you. Arguments could occur. The best way to handle this is to demonstrate tolerance, kindness and patience because after all, who wants to be miserable? No one! The good news is the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune are all in your sign, which is a blessing as well as an empowering energy. (“The Force is strong in this one.”)