Doublets and

a Triplet, Oh Boy!

Well! We open this week with last week’s doublets still in place except for the Sun/Saturn one; that one is changing as the Sun moves away from Saturn and communicative Mercury rushes in to take its place. So, we will begin the week with two doublets and a triplet. Have you noticed how hateful things have gotten politically? If you haven’t, you’re doing something right (like knowing where you stand and preparing to vote on those principles without talking it to death). Jangled nerves and airwaves fraught with angst are completely unnecessary, but very addictive since they are hammering at us all the time.

This week, use the Sun/Saturn/Mercury triplet to your advantage; implement a strategy to fly under the radar of angst and fear mongering and arguing. Don’t throw your life force units into a black hole. Save them for your own enjoyment and for those who really deserve to share them. Talking heads are not included.

Don’t you just want to say, “Everybody shut up!”? Of course, our political correctness doesn’t allow for that, nor does our entitled society feel it should shut up. So, find your own pockets of peace and deal with the rest of it the best you can. What a crazy, crazy year this has been and it’s not over by a long shot…the New Moon in Libra will be a wakeup call for those who have been running around finding “issues” to be upset about. Let’s go look for other things more worthy of our attention.

Aries (March 21- April 19): This week opens with Mercury (thinking, communication, travel) joining Saturn and the Sun in your sector of relationships. Strategy and structure along with “But that’s not fair!” conversations will ensue off and on all week; the other doublets are still in place and this week will be about really assessing the situation in a logical fashion in order to maintain your sanity. These influences are stronger than you are personally, so it’s best to just size them up and deal with them one by one.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Same doublets as last week, but this week Mercury joins Saturn and the Sun in your sector of Work/Health/Pets, and if you haven’t gotten your flu shot, this would be a stellar week to do so. You are a naturally robust sign healthwise, but extra pressure can knock your immune system down so just do it. You get really crabby when you’re sick. You get even crabbier when you’re sick and a family member or pet is also sick. Well, you get the point.

Gemini (May 21- June 20): Now we have a triplet in your fellow air sign Libra. Mercury joins the Sun and Saturn in your sector of creative expression, forming a triplet. That third element can get you righteously confused, but seeing as how Mercury is your Ruler and in a fellow air sign, this week should bring you real headway in a project that has had you stumped for a while. Partnerships bode well for you now; you are able to focus and not vector splatter quite so much.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): The triplet that opens the week won’t be as intense as last week, but still, you may not be a happy camper. While Venus and Mars are helping you focus, exactly what you are focusing on may be the wrong thing. Mercury joins Saturn in your sector of Home, and this may bring a family matter to the point of some serious negotiation; if you are in the process of a divorce or have a legal matter involving your home pending, this will be the week to get down to brass tacks and put emotions aside. In any case, keep a cool head and warm feet.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): The doublet in your sector of Home is still rolling along, and this week’s triplet in your sector of short trips/thinking/communicating enhances your skills to negotiate. Don’t you get sick of negotiating? Well dear Noble One, you do have to share the planet with others, and as much as you’d like for things to be done your way all the time, it just isn’t going to happen. Save your energy for a really fun physical activity that will offload your stresses and make you laugh.

Virgo (August 23 – September 21): Oh my, that Jupiter/Uranus doublet is still bugging you, but the energy of Monday’s triplet (Sun/Mercury/Saturn) in your sector of money will put the spurs to you in terms of gaining ground financially or materially. This would be a terrific week to unclutter everything and clear space since very soon we’ll be snowed in and you’ll be tripping over yourself if you don’t. You do work twice as hard to get half as far, and seeing as how you don’t want to get sick on top of everything else, get your flu shot if you haven’t already. Now, put on a pot of soup and invite someone over.

Libra (September 22 – October 23): Wowee, you have a triplet going on! The Sun, Saturn and Mercury are ganged up in your sign on Monday, and while the Sun is moving away, Mercury is getting closer to Saturn. This means you’ll really have to watch your mouth. Sometimes you can utter exactly the wrong sharp words at a time when it will put you at an extreme disadvantage. Don’t alienate others from you when you need them most! Put your pride in your pocket and a song in your step.

Scorpio (October 24- November 22): The triplet opening the week brings the final thoughts of closure for you; with Mercury moving in on the Sun in your sector of Endings, you are ready to close a deal or an issue and leave it behind. This week will bring you that opportunity and you’ll be able to let go and move on to the next step. If someone else is hanging onto whatever it is, you will make it clear that you are done, hands down. And you know how it is when you’re done. You take no prisoners.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): You may be feeling downright lazy right now and on the other hand you want to get out and about. No worries, you can do both! Even though the planets haven’t exactly been supportive of your best side to show the world, if you strike a balance for yourself between the two extremes, you’ll be just fine. The triplet opening the week may indicate a friend in need; don’t ignore the call to assist. You may also be in the frame of mind to do some serious fence mending with someone. This will be a great month for your soul!

Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): Yes, it’s been ratty lately in many ways, but Monday’s triplet in your sector of career has you focused on righting wrongs in the work place. This is fine as long as you don’t throw your weight around or try to impose your way of thinking onto others. That never works, and you would be wise to not engage in the same behavior expecting different results. Save yourself some headbanging! Control issues? Say bye-bye to them. Roll with it, not in it!

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20): You are all over the place and rightly so! Everyone around you is crazy (whether or not you had anything to do with that is questionable), so go your own merry way and skulk off for an off-season junket. This is the time of year to make that transition between crazy summer stuff and crazy Christmas stuff coming up, and it’s time for you to be good to yourself! Everything is set for you to make a getaway. What are you waiting for? If the other shoe drops, at least you won’t be standing under it; it’s hard to hit a moving target.

Pisces (February 21 – March 20): Are we adequately driven over the edge yet? With so many things floating through your mind about how things should be, they aren’t like that and your best strategy (this triplet in Libra will help you) is to conserve your energy. Trying to convince others of something won’t cut it these days, so unless you are a scientist with cold, hard, irrefutable proof, don’t even go there. Let it wash over you and pretend you’re a duck. Aim for a distant shore and different perspectives.