Power struggles are likely this week because the Sun is at odds with Pluto. This forces us to make radical changes in our lives. We have to let go of patterns of behaviour that are no longer valid. (Hey, if you keep holding on to a hot pot — you burn your hands!) With the breakdown of machinery and organizations, we have to straighten out situations that aren’t working. But as we start to fix them, and we see we’re capable of doing this, little by little, we build our confidence to meet our future. Abe Lincoln said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” Of course, there will always be the past. When I think of my past, I realize I was shorter and I weighed less.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Once a year, for four weeks, the Sun is in your sign, which rejuvenates and energizes you. You still have this blessing for one more week until next Sunday (April 19). Yay! Therefore, be grateful for this extra boost of strength! Meanwhile, Mercury, the planet of communications, is also in your sign; while your ruler Mars is in the part of your chart related to friends and groups. This powerful combo makes you proactive, forceful and ready to put your cards on the table. You will sway others with your words. But like Spiderman, you must remember, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’re keeping a low profile. Nevertheless, you’re active because Mars at the top of your chart makes you ambitious, and fair Venus in your House of Earnings attracts money to you. This is why those of you who are shopping online at home are buying beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. Because of the placement of Mercury and the Sun in your chart, this is an excellent week to do research. You will discover solutions to old problems and answers to old questions. Use this behind-the-scenes advantage because in a week, everything will change dramatically for you when the Sun enters your sign. All hail Taurus!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
No matter what restrictions you are labouring under this week, you actually feel socially inclined. Because friendships and groups are important, you will examine the role that they play in your life. If you have a chance to work in cooperation with others, you will find this to be rewarding. With Venus in your sign, it’s easy to make peace with others. (You want to avoid fighting.) Venus ranks pleasure above work. Nevertheless, your creative vibes are hot, especially your interesting, intellectual ideas. This helps you to influence others and make a great impression on them. (“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice!”)
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
For one more week, the Sun will be at the top of your chart. (This happens for only four weeks once a year, and when it occurs, you are royalty! People admire you now even if you don’t do anything extra special. Nevertheless, do not pretend to be something that you aren’t because eventually the truth will come out. (It always does.) A wise use of this advantage is to be a quiet leader for those who are nervous and unsure in these troubled times. You are a nurturer. You can reassure people that there is a future. Reassure them not to be paralyzed by the negative. Disagreements about jointly held resources and shared property are likely. On the other hand, your heightened sex drive might move this over.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Mixed messages exist for you this week. Mars opposite your sign will create tension and conflict with those who are closest to you. (This lasts until May 15. Patience!) You might also be in conflict with an open enemy, which means repressed grievances are out in the open. Countering this however, Venus is in your House of Friendship will create friendly relations with almost everyone. (Friendship brings love and love brings friendship.) In normal times, you would love to travel because you want to broaden your horizons. However, you can do this film, books and the Internet. You might also explore writing, finishing a manuscript or finish that screenplay?
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The last few weeks have been intense, and this coming week will also be intense. However, the good news is that after this week, things will lighten up for you. Your focus on debt, insurance issues, taxes and shared property will take on a better perspective. This week, you’re psyched to work hard at whatever you’re doing. In fact, you will delegate duties to others as well. Because you look like you know what you’re doing, someone will ask for your creative advice about how to make something look more attractive. Meanwhile, some of you might develop a crush on an authority figure or a boss. (Let’s face it, a rich spouse is a great labour-saving device.)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
The last few weeks have been exhausting. Courage — one more week to go. Grab every chance to get more sleep and more rest because you need it. One advantage that this week gives you is that you can learn more about yourself through your one-to-one relationships. Be objective. Think about how well you fill your partner’s needs, and how well they do or do not fill yours. Obviously, for your own benefit, you must be as good for your partner as he or she is for you. When Gandhi said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world” – this applies to relationships as well. If you want to be loved – be lovable and be loving.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You like to be productive. You’re no slouch. Right now, the stars are giving you one more week where you have energy and focus to work to get better organized in almost every aspect of your life. Use this to your benefit because it won’t always be this easy. One thing is certain, as you tackle the tasks that need to be done, you will experience immediate gratification. Admittedly, many of you are working according to someone else’s wishes or needs, especially because many of you are in medicine or crime prevention. Increased activity on the home front will bring two results: You will get more done but you might also experience domestic strife. Cool your jets. With your will power and self-discipline, you can be the “good example” at home.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Freedom and physical activity are survival issues for Sagittarius. More than any other sign, you find home isolation a challenge. Actually, after this week, you will be calmer because you will focus more on work or certain activities. But for this week ahead, enjoy playful times with kids! Enjoy relationships with your main squeeze because they will be lighthearted. Tap into your creative resources because it’s relatively easy to do this right now. Relations with partners and friends are warm; and you have no trouble expressing yourself to others. In fact, because you identify so strongly with your ideas, you are kinda argumentative! Lighten up.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You might find it tough to be isolated at home but the truth is you can handle this better than other signs. You have the discipline to do what it takes. Furthermore, you are community minded and will work on behalf of the benefit of others. Many of you are tackling home projects and DIY repairs. You might have increased responsibilities with a parent. You will be concerned with money because security is important to you. In fact, money disputes might take place at this time. The good news is your health is favoured. In close relationships, you are more concerned with practical matters and how to be useful, which is a good thing.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You’re feisty right now because fiery Mars is in your sign along with Saturn. In addition, both Mercury and the Sun are in your House of Communications. This means you have energy and drive plus the desire to enlighten others and interact with everyone around you. The tempo of your days has accelerated and you’re restless! Do what you can to get physical exercise so that you can blow off any pent-up steam that is building up within you – because this is happening. Fortunately, Venus is in a lovely place in your chart this week. Venus will promote relations with children and encourage good times for games and lighthearted activities. You will enjoy expressing yourself through fun activities because you want to have good time!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You definitely have money, earnings and your finances on your mind right now. You’re also thinking a lot about your possessions and what you own and what really matters. This is a good time to go through what you own (yes, this includes your shoes and boots) and get rid of what you don’t really need. Go through cupboards, garages, storage areas and closets and try a Marie Kondo approach to everything. You’ll love yourself later if you do this because this is the time for you to get rid of “deadweight” in your life. This is not loss. Au contraire! It’s lightening up! Meanwhile, enjoy redecorating your digs and making where you live look more attractive. (Do yourself this favor.)
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