We have planets changing signs this week, setting the stage for the end of the year. First of all, Venus (self-esteem/empowerment) moves into Scorpio again, where she was before she retrograded. This brings the force to finish a process that began in September but got interrupted. Mercury the communicator moves into earthy Capricorn, sparking new communications in government as well as between people who benefit from a common goal. The New Moon at midweek occurs in Sagittarius, and the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) born at midmonth will feel its effects the most.
Mars, whose single purpose is to move forward and take no prisoners, gets into a fight with chaotic Uranus and expansive Jupiter. This may inflate the situation in Korea as well as bring arguments and general snarky attitudes this week. It will pass; we need to watch what we do and say and not act impulsively.
By the time you read this, I will be having a hip replacement done and ending two years of extreme pain. I have had many requests for chart readings in the past couple of weeks, but just can’t do them right now and as I’ll be occupied with recovery, I probably won’t be in any shape to conduct any readings until early January. Thanks for understanding. It will be terrific to be rid of this pain and be able to walk again!
Aries (March 21- April 19): Quite a different mood this week; Mercury moves into your sector of Career and gets you into a very productive mode in terms of leveling the playing field in communicating. You’ll probably assert that you are the one in charge, in case anyone forgot. Even if you’re not in charge you’re likely to stake a claim. Your Ruler Mars is in a difficult position against chaotic Uranus and benevolent Jupiter so you’re not likely to listen to opinions or advice because there is too much of it coming at you. The New Moon in your sector of Expansion will sort of let you know where you stand. Lots of juggling for you this week.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): This week, your Ruler Venus returns to your relationship sector and gives you a realistic assessment of where you stand. Communicative Mercury enters your sector of Expansion and puts you in the driver’s seat in terms of taking command of your life’s direction, and at the same time fiery Mars comes into a difficult but energetic square with Jupiter and Uranus; this will be the most obvious influence, in your sectors of shared assets/friends and goals. You may be in an argument over money or property for a couple of weeks. The New Moon in your sector of shared assets initiates fresh negotiations.
Gemini (May 21- June 20): The biggest news of this week is energetic Mars in a difficult aspect with chaotic Uranus and benevolent Jupiter; this creates a T-square with your own Sun if you were born around June 15. Expect the unexpected in your relationships and home situation. Refrain from trying to outmaneuver others because it won’t work. You’ll have to exercise patience this week. The New Moon in your sector of relationship clears your mind of other people’s chatter so you can hear yourself. Finally, powerful Venus enters your sector of work/health and puts you in a mood to enhance your well-being.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Communicative Mercury sails into your sector of relationship, bringing a concrete scenario to the situation with you and your sweetheart. You may make a major decision this week if you’re serious about someone. The New Moon in your sector of work/health brings an end to an aspect of work that had you going crazy, and your attention will turn to an energetic situation in the same area since energetic Mars moves into an argument with chaotic Uranus and benevolent Jupiter. A change of direction is indicated here.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): The New Moon in your sector of creative expression may leave you with the feeling of “bah, humbug” but fiery Mars in that same sector moves into an argument with chaotic Uranus and benevolent Jupiter. This will make you get your priorities straight and know where to draw the line. Powerful Venus moves into your sector of Home, so your home is truly your castle and sanctuary, especially that little spot that is just yours. With communicative Mercury entering your sector of work/health, you may have important meetings with your boss or employees to contend with.
Virgo (August 23 – September 21): Changes this week! Communicative Mercury moves into your companion Earth sign of Capricorn and just in time to help you get your head wrapped around getting organized and planning for the holidays. The hiccup this week is fiery Mars getting into an argument with chaotic Uranus and expansive Jupiter (both in your relationship sector). There may be an argument with someone living with you, and it looks like it could be drug or alcohol related. Be very careful. The New Moon in your sector of Home has the potential to end the problem. Powerful Venus marches into your sector of thinking/communicating so you’ll be focusing on esteem-building.
Libra (September 22 – October 23): The biggest influence for you is Mercury the communicator flying into your sector of Home, bringing a different twist to this holiday season. Fiery Mars in your sector of communicating gets into an argument with chaotic Uranus and expansive Jupiter in your sector of work/health. If your nerves are acting up your immune system could be compromised so refrain from blurting out whatever comes to your head and turn your attention to creating a balance of interaction and retreat. The New Moon brings an end to an ongoing issue, releasing your energy for sprucing up the place and indulging in lights!
Scorpio (October 24- November 22): Powerful Venus moves into your sign again, and you are able to yank yourself out of a slump if you’ve been in one. You may end up spending more money than you want to and on something you don’t want to have to spend it on due to fiery Mars in that sector getting into an argument with Uranus and Jupiter in your sector of creative expression. If you’re an artist hoping to make Christmas sales, some key accounts could fall through this week. If they do, don’t get upset because you have an opportunity to recover it if you keep your wits about you.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): Fiery Mars in your sign gets into a dispute with Uranus and your Ruler Jupiter, both in your sector of Home. This can mean several things, but what is clear is that your own efforts determine how it will work out. Don’t get lazy now! Get it done and you’ll be so glad you did. Powerful Venus moves into your sector of Endings, bringing a resolution to a longstanding conflict. Communicative Mercury sails into your sector of money, so you stand a good chance of running into spare change this week. Lots on your plate now. Prioritize and stay focused.
Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): Communicative Mercury sails into your sign, offering you that quick thinking clarity only Mercury can offer. The bugaboo this week is fiery Mars in your sector of career getting into a fight with Chaotic Uranus and expansive Jupiter in your sectors of Endings and communicating. Looks like an emotional upheaval coming up, but try to keep your wits about you and minimize drama. You’re good at that. The New Moon will help you with that. Helping you with this is powerful Venus entering your sector of friends/goals. A pleasant surprise awaits you in terms of allies.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 20): This week holds all kinds of surprising things and changing circumstances. Powerful Venus moves into your sector of career, giving you the impetus to close out the deals of the year. Communicative Mercury flies into your sector of Endings, helping you tie up loose ends, and the New Moon in your sector of friends/goals will help you with the fly in the ointment of the week, namely fiery Mars in an argument with your Ruler Uranus and expansive Jupiter. A financial issue may make you change your holiday plans; stay flexible and have the Plan B’s figured out.
Pisces (February 21 – March 20): Energetic, pushy Mars gets into an argument with Uranus and Jupiter (both in your sign), and you may get a smackdown at work. You’ll roll with it, though. Mercury sails into your sector of friends/goals, giving you the support you need no matter what happens. Powerful Venus enters your sector of expansion, and you may be focusing on distant shores for information on enriching your own life. The New Moon in your sector of career marks a change in your job and some new projects. It’s going to be one of those weeks where you’ll have to struggle to find balance.