The next two weeks will be exciting! Venus (self-esteem) moves into aggressive Aries on Monday, setting us all up for initiating something in our own interest. We will have the energy to do more in less time and to feel confident about our decisions. About time, isn’t it?

Later this week, passionate Mars comes out of a months-long retrograde in the noble sign of Leo. This will give us the staying power to focus without allowing distractions to derail us, and to put emphasis on integrity and ethics. Wow.

Since we have been fairly bogged down with the energy of water due to last week’s Stellium in Pisces, we can now feel the dry land under our feet and come out from under the black cloud that began 2010 and see the silver lining. We are fortunate, indeed.

Forward we go, into a brave new world of a different consciousness. Take heed, though; BIG changes are coming again in April/May, so let’s not get cocky and think we’ve made it yet. Proceed with prudence, enjoy the moment, and nurture what you have. This is an interval of relief, so let’s grab it and enjoy it while we can!

Aries (March 21- April 19): This week begins with powerful Venus entering your sign, but take note: she will be opposing stern Saturn who is in your sector of relationships. What is terrific is fiery Mars going direct in your sector of creativity/love affairs so all in all, it looks like you will get your way this week without having to extend much effort. If you haven’t done your taxes yet, get them done this week if you can, while you have so much planetary support!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Your Ruler Venus now enters your sector of Endings/New Beginnings, and whatever it is that is ending will go out with a bang. Mars comes out of a months long retrograde in your sector of Home, so it looks like it may be party time! Make some good food, enjoy the end of winter and think about enhancing whatever is your security blanket. Hug your friends and make them feel special.

Gemini (May 21- June 20): Esteem-building Venus enters your sector of goals/friends, so if you are aiming to move ahead, this is the week it will break loose! Fiery Mars in your sector of communication/thinking comes out of retrograde this week, and this ignites your fine communication skills far and wide. Any projects at a distance will move forward and you now have the planetary support you need to move ahead after having stalled out.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Your sector of Career takes off like a rocket this week with powerful Venus moving into that sector. Expect to start new projects and be sure to get enough rest because they will come at you very fast. Your financial situation will also lift off due to energetic Mars coming out of retrograde in that sector. This is good! Don’t spend it all in one place, though! Nurture your money well and encourage family to do the same. It’s payback time!

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Powerful Venus ignites your sector of Career, moving you out ahead of the pack for the rest of the month. This is the week to connect with work environments you want to be part of and you can expect good results. Mars in your sign comes out of retrograde this week and you will have more energy to keep pace with whatever it is you are trying to accomplish. Turn your face to the Sun and smile!

Virgo (August 23 – September 21): With so much energy in your sector of relationship, you will be happy to know that the focus is changing this week; powerful Venus moves into your sector of shared assets/intimacy, and Mars comes out of retrograde in your sector of New Beginnings. Look for new and exciting pathways through the jungle, and darn it, get your taxes done this week! You will feel better and your accountant will love you for it!

Libra (September 22 – October 23): Your Ruler Venus moves into your sector of relationships, igniting a negotiation that is certain to be lively. Mars comes out of retrograde in your sector of friends/goals, and a stalled project will finally pick up steam and move ahead. This is good! You’ve felt bogged down lately, but now the scented breezes of Spring are moving in to move you ahead and you can breathe again!

Scorpio (October 24- November 22): Powerful Venus moves into your sector of work/health this week; this is also the sector governing pets. You may be adding a member to the family soon! Passionate Mars comes out of a months long retrograde in your sector of Career, and this will shift the energy at work, bringing a better sense of teamwork and fresh energy to ease boredom or ego trips. No time for egos, you want to just keep on keeping on, so go!

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): Finally, you have the support of fire after quite some time being swamped with emotions and confusion. It just keeps getting better for you, Archer! Esteem building Venus enters your sector of creative thinking/children, bringing the ignition of fresh energy and new ideas. Fiery Mars comes out of retrograde in your sector of travel/expansion/spirituality, so you may be taking a trip this month. If so, you will get what you are hoping for!

Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): If you’ve been feeling gloomy, chin up! Venus, the esteem-booster, moves into your sector of Home now, so you can get those home projects done the way you want them, or make great gains around your home in any way. Fiery Mars moves into your sector of shared assets/intimacy. Lots of stuff going on around your home life, with support coming your way. This is good!

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20): A rousing week begins with powerful Venus entering your sector of short trips/communication, so get ready for trips to America and maybe beyond! Fiery Mars comes out of retrograde in your sector of relationships as well, and you and your sweetheart may be embarking on an entirely new strategy that will turn out well providing no one is away with the fairies. This is a fine week to have hope and determination.

Pisces (February 21 – March 20): Air out those corners and get the taxes done! Powerful Venus moves into your sector of Money, putting the spurs to you to deal with your financial strategy. Fiery Mars comes out of retrograde in your sector of work/health, and forward movement in those areas will be obvious by next week. Get those walking shoes on, Fishie! It’s time to move ahead, finally!