Two big changes take place this week: Mercury goes retrograde in its own sign Gemini, to stay retrograde until Friday, June 3. (Note: The shadow period continues until June 19. Avoid buying cars, computers and cell phones until after the shadow period is over.) The second major event is that Jupiter will burst into Aries and stay there until the end of October. (Wow.) This bold, flowering of energy will benefit every sign in a new way. “Look ma, no hands!” Caution: Jupiter in Aries will make you enthusiastic and tempt you to act without thinking. Never forget: What the large print giveth – the small print taketh away. Which brings to mind Mark Twain: “Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Glory hallelujah! Lucky Jupiter enters your sign this week to stay for six months! The last time this happened was in 2010 – 2011. This signals a new 12-year cycle of growth in your life. It’s a new cycle where you will discover who you really are as an individual. It promotes learning and gaining new experiences. People and resources will be easily drawn to you because this is a fortunate time for you. Yes, you are blessed! You will have divine protection. Nevertheless, expect transportation delays and mixed-up communications during Mercury retrograde. (Ouch.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Jupiter is associated with wisdom, religion, philosophy and the law. It symbolizes the glue that holds society together. It magnifies and benefits. (Indeed, it is called the “Great Benefic.”) It always denotes the higher aspects of life, especially consciousness-expanding awareness. (Heady stuff.) Meanwhile, for the next six months, Jupiter will be in the part of your chart that deals with spiritualism and mystical ideals. This means that for the rest of this year, you will begin to more deeply explore the spiritual and religious dimensions of your life. You will come to appreciate that we are all in this Big Soup together. You might become a teacher or a student.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Jupiter changes signs this week, which is good news for you! The next six months will flow more easily for you. It will be a time of growth and optimism. Relations with others will improve because you will be more generous and tolerant and not easily bothered if things go wrong. This will be an excellent time for making plans. Your popularity with others will expand because you might become more involved with friends and groups. You might even boost your income through your interaction with groups. (Jupiter symbolizes wealth.) Meanwhile, with Mercury retrograde in your sign for the next few weeks – steady as she goes! When delays and goofy mistakes occur, be patient with yourself.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Good news! Lucky Jupiter will be at the top of your chart for the next six months. (For the first time since 2010-2011.) This means that you will look successful in the eyes of others, especially parents, teachers, bosses, authority figures and the police. Typically, it signifies a time of promotion, awards, kudos and a recognition of your efforts professionally or personally. Many of you will experience work-related travel more than usual. If you want to change your profession, now will be the time, especially if you want to explore a field of work related to medicine and healing, the law, higher education and travel. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde will help you do research! Bonus!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This week Jupiter enters your fellow Fire sign, which will be a fabulous support for you for the rest of year! (Like a leg on the three-legged stool.) Because life will feel pleasant, you might want to kick back and relax; but that would be a waste of opportunity. Your creative potential is fantastic for the rest of this year; plus, you’ll be self-confident and strong. Therefore, pursue your dreams! This year will also be excellent for finances. (This will help to make your surroundings more elegant; plus make increased travel possible.) Meanwhile, old friends are back in your life, which can be interesting or tedious, depending on the relationship. Life is brief. It’s illuminative to acknowledge people from your past.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Jupiter changes signs this week, which is good news for you because it means that you will get richer! Ka-ching! That’s because Jupiter will be in one of your Money Houses, specifically, that part of your chart that relates to the wealth of others. You might inherit, or get money back from the government, or you might benefit indirectly because of the increased wealth of your partner. It will be an easy time for you to get a loan or mortgage because doors will open for you! Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde is occurring at the top of your chart, which means you might hear from bosses, parents and authority figures from your past. Be prepared. Look sharp!
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Only once in 12 years, does lucky Jupiter sit opposite your sign. The last time this occurred was 2010-2011. Starting this week, it has returned and will stay there for the rest of year. This means it’s a time of culmination in your life — a time of success. You might acquire possessions, money and social prestige. You will go after what you want, especially indulging yourself! Jupiter will enhance your closest relationships; (indeed, this is one of the best years in over a decade for Librans to marry). Meanwhile, in the next month, Mercury retrograde will help you study and wrap up writing projects. However, it could cause delays and snafus to travel plans. If you travel, go someplace you have been before. Bon voyage!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You’ll be glad to hear that for the rest of this year, you have marvellous opportunities to improve your job or get a better job! Your duties might improve. Work-related travel might please you. You might earn more money. However, if none of these things occur – then look for work because this is your year to seek work satisfaction. You can also improve your health. You will feel more vigourous and more positive about life. Some will get much joy from involvement with pets. All these things are possible this year because Jupiter changes signs this week. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde will help you wrap up taxes, debt and shared property.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This is week, your ruler Jupiter will move into your fellow Fire Sign, which is beneficial for you. It will be so helpful you might want to relax and play for the rest of the year. But this would mean missing a great opportunity because your creative vibes are hot! Use your talented ideas and increased self-confidence to explore the arts, publishing, the media, involvement in sports as well as areas related to medicine and healing. It’s a great year to socialize! It’s also the perfect time to take a vacation — the best in over a decade! Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde is attracting ex-partners and old friends from the past. It’s time to trade lies and talk about the bad old days.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You have conservative values: paid-for home, white picket fence, 2.5 kids, God, motherhood and the flag. This is why you’ll be happy for the rest of this year. Lucky Jupiter will bring good fortune to your home, family and private life. In fact, this is your best chance in over a decade to improve where you live by buying beautiful things, or redecorating or renovating. Some will move to better digs. Others will benefit financially through real-estate speculation. Likewise, family relationships will be enhanced in a lovely way. Family members will be friendlier and more generous to each other. Meanwhile, prepare for goofy mistakes and delays at work due to Mercury retrograde, which lasts a mere month. Phffft!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Life will flow more easily for you for the rest of year because Jupiter is changing signs this week. You will find that you will move in the direction you want with very few obstacles. The rest of this year will be a time of growth, optimism and taking it easy. Your relations with relatives and daily contacts will improve. This is also a great year for making plans because you’re ready to “think big.” Also, you will realize that many of the limitations you thought were imposed from without are actually self-imposed. Ain’t it the truth? The secret to your success this year will be the power positive thinking. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde will attract old flames back into your world. (This is always interesting.)
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
“Show me the money!” Once every 12 years, lucky, moneybags Jupiter travels through your House of Earnings. As of this week, that time has arrived! This means that for the rest of this year, you will earn more money or get richer for some reason. You will attract wealth and assets to you directly or indirectly. However, to put a finer point on it, you will actualize whatever it is you value. This is what you will attract. It’s a good year to take an honest look at your goals and your values. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde will attract family members back into your world, and you will find yourself dealing with past issues and old memories.