We have a very interesting situation of most of the 10 planets being in conjunction, paired up, with another. This is pretty rare. This week opens with the Sun conjunct Saturn in Libra, Venus conjunct Mars in Scorpio, Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Pisces. This type of pairing is called “doublets.” Each pair of planets amplifies the signals, and if one doublet is in a difficult aspect with another doublet, it can get a bit hairy. In this case, everyone is affected by these doublets in one way or another; All Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libra), Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) and the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). Doublets pack a punch by amplifying the traits of the sign they occupy. This is a real “wow” time, so don’t expect anyone to be completely themselves. The stresses and strains of the past two years is unraveling, and while we are out of the major and damaging aspects that began in August 2008, we are still experiencing spikes of angst. It has been a very painful time for many and we need to have patience and walk lightly. Pushing and shoving and demanding and confronting won’t really do any good, and neither will temper tantrums and running roughshod. No one is impervious to these doublets, so it would be best to practice prudence, manners and self control. No excuses. No victim thinking. The calmer the mind, the more likely the solution will present itself in the form of steps to be taken to correct the problem or challenge.

Look at it as being in “Finishing School.” Choose words and actions carefully; explosive tempers are likely so let’s not be a trigger nor tolerate them (especially from ourselves). For those who pray, pray. Or meditate, or whatever you do to calm your mind and center yourself. It begins and ends with each of us.

Aries (March 21- April 19): The Sun and Saturn doublet in your sector of relationships are likely to enhance your marriage in a way that restructuring something will be of great benefit. This could be division of labor/responsibilities or a complete overhaul. If you’re single, this could signal someone coming into your life that will challenge levels of laziness you’ve accumulated in terms of relating to another at close range. The Venus/Mars doublet in your sector of intimacy punctuates the drive to pair up and get things done well.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): The Venus/Mars doublet in your sector of relationship bolsters your need to gain recognition. If your mate has been taking you for granted, now is the time to take action in a way that will remind that person of your value. Wrangle for a romantic meal out or a day trip…something that will galvanize the partnership in a good way. The Sun/Saturn doublet in your sector of work/health means a health issue with yourself or a pet may be cause for concern. Another good reason to lessen the stress that is superfluous.

Gemini (May 21- June 20): With your sign being a doublet all by itself, you are likely to feel pulled in different directions and the paralysis that goes with it. The Sun/Saturn doublet will help you make an informed decision, the Venus/Mars doublet will enhance your research skills and the Jupiter/Uranus doublet will give you the courage to know that the results could be unexpected; you will take a calculated risk. Fill in the gaps, stop procrastinating and remember that the consequences of not doing something necessary are worse than unexpected results!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): The two doublets affecting you now are the Sun/Saturn (your sector of Home/Family) and Venus/Mars in your sector of creative expression. In many ways you feel restricted and/or contracted now, but delving in the Mysteries helps ease your anxieties. Without mincing words, sexuality is a strong focus for you now; you may be engaged in some flings and experimentation if you’re not in a committed relationship. This is a time of deep introspection for you, and hopefully you are also retrospective, because that is where the answers are for you. Finding what is missing in your life is very important for you now.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): The doublet affecting you most is the Venus/Mars one, in your sector of Home. There may be some repairs to be done that have previously been hidden, or perhaps you have a hunch that something should be shored up to face the winter. Whatever it is, listen to it so you won’t be sorry later! The Saturn/Sun doublet in your sector of short trips/communication may see you conducting writing projects that will structure your near future in terms of climbing back up where you feel you fell down.

Virgo (August 23 – September 21): The doublets most affecting you are Jupiter/Uranus (both retrograde) in your sector of relationships. You may feel overwhelmed and very small in the face of a situation coming at you from a close range. However, your sense of self worth and ability to manage and strategize come from the Sun/Saturn doublet in your sector of money/worth. So, there is help. Refrain from self blame and fault finding now or you’ll miss all the good stuff!

Libra (September 22 – October 23): The Sun/Saturn doublet in your sign really hits you this week, and the Venus/Mars doublet in your sector of money have you thinking of covert ways of snagging some extra funds. This will be a very intense week for you, and you would be well advised to really focus on something to better your life; others are not likely to be of much help so you will be better off relying on yourself, your intelligence, your talents and your fine mind to turn the tide for yourself. This isn’t a bad thing at all! You will emerge with that wonderful feeling of independence.

Scorpio (October 24- November 22): The Venus/Mars doublet in your sign occurs with the Sun/Saturn doublet in your sector of Endings. You are in the process of putting things to rest, gaining your equilibrium in terms of moving from one season to another, and mixing the old with the new. You are a strong sign, very emotionally self sufficient in many ways, much to the chagrin of those who would love to control you! Nope, control is yours, and helping you round things out is the Uranus/Jupiter doublet in your sector of creative expression. What does this all mean? It means you are embarking on a new medium of expression! Any of the arts will do!

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): The Uranus/Jupiter doublet in your sector of Home is the most powerful influence on you in the long term. Your home situation hasn’t been stable for a long time, but with your Ruler Jupiter’s help, you will make surprising gains. The Venus/Mars doublet in your sector of Endings has you putting some things behind you forever, with a dedicated focus on moving ahead with what is truly yours. The Sun/Saturn doublet in your sector of Friends/Goals will help you map out your future, even in these uncertain times. Go!

Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): The Sun/Saturn doublet is the most obvious for you, in your sector of Career; if you are retired, this doublet will manifest as the way you influence the world around you. In any case, you seek company to discuss private matters pertaining to your short term goals. Being who you are, you are likely to succeed in these next steps since you have the long-range vision combined with steadfast focus. As we move toward winter, find more than “something to do.” Make doable goals and accomplish them so you don’t feel like you’re wasting your time.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20): There is no way to predict how you’re going to “do” this week since your very existence is outside the box! The doublets with the most direct effects on you are the Sun/Saturn one in your sector of Expansion, indicative of a structured strategy for gaining ground financially, artistically or socially. Equally strong is the Venus/Mars doublet in your sector of Career; secrets are harbored that help you stay on top of things and drive a situation ahead with great care. All in all, you stand to make some real progress this week and in the near future as well!

Pisces (February 21 – March 20): The Jupiter/Uranus (retrograde) doublet in your sign gives you a subliminal sense of well being; you are also charged with energy of a special kind, so use it well and continue to embrace new methods. The Venus/Mars doublet in your sector of Expansion gives you enormous leverage in terms of focus and dedication to a project close to your heart. This is all very good for you, so be happy, keep going and don’t indulge in negative thinking. You’re one of those signs capable of riding out almost anything because of your adaptability.