This week’s first major aspect occurs on Tuesday when Mars and Pluto for a harsh square in the heavens. As the planet of strength and the planet of power come in contact with one another it feels like being placed in a pressure cooker. Ambition and impatience begin to run high, and most of the world will not tolerate anyone standing in their way. This is a great time to hit the ground running with taking care of responsibilities. However, others may feel flooded with power they begin to dominate those around them. While physical, emotional, and mental energy is high, it would be best to tunnel that energy into something productive. Globally, we can expect angry words, rash decisions, and possible sudden and unexpected violence.
Wednesday and Thursday brings a rather quiet sky, allowing the world to come down off of its intense high. As Friday approaches, a beautiful configuration will begin to form with Saturn making a sextile to Neptune, While the Sun simultaneously sextiles Saturn and trines Neptune. This beautiful balancing between Neptune and Saturn bring our ability to turn dreams into reality possible, which is only emphasized by the energy of the Sun. In general, challenges we once thought were insurmountable will have a clear path for success. This will be a welcome change from the intensity of Tuesday, and creative solutions to problems will be able to be solved. We can expect more harmonious and calm discussions right now, and rifts that were created early in the week can begin to heal.
Saturday brings a sextile between Mercury and Pluto. Here, a kind word can change the lives of those around us. Despite Mercury still being retrograde, we can transform negative thought patterns with greater ease. At its worst Mercury and Pluto together are like a smooth talking salesperson. Be cautious of being convinced into making large purchases, as the power of words have a greater influence right now.
This week’s homework assignment focuses on the beautiful configuration between Saturn, the Sun, and Neptune. This combination is rare enough to not want to miss the opportunity to make the most of a wonderful combination. Spend time this week looking at what has been holding you back in life, and acknowledging fears that prevent you from progressing forward. On Friday, make a promise to push yourself outside of your comfort zone, even if it’s just a little. Small steps are the key to evolution.
Aries (21 March — 20 April)
Mars, your ruling planet makes a harsh square with Pluto early in the week giving inspiring you to question leadership and superiors in your life. This has the potential to create discord at work, and you will need to be certain to keep your cool with supervisors. While you may want to question decisions or protocols, it would be best to keep your opinions to yourself. This advice works in your personal life as well right now, as conflicts with others are promised. Over the weekend, intense conversations about money are possible, and it will be possible for many born under the sign of the Ram to earn extra income with side projects.
Taurus (21 April — 20 May)
Spiritual routines are highlighted for you this week Taurus. The transformative energy of Pluto that has been in your house of religion over the last several years is activated by Mars. For many, a sudden need to initiate a new meditation, prayer, or mindfulness routine. You may also have the opportunity to experience a new place of worship as a friend may invite you to their church, mosque, or temple. Embrace religious diversity right now, and do your best not to get into a philosophical debate on Wednesday. Over the weekend, on-on-one time with someone special is promised. Be prepared to connect with others on a deeper level.
Gemini (21 May — 20 June)
Sexual energy is pulsing through your blood this week, and aphrodisiacs seem to finding you at every turn. This is a wonderful time spice up your love life in the bedroom, or any room for that matter. Along with carnal urges you also have a powerful reserve of creative energy at your disposal, bringing out your inner artist. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself in the craft isle while out shopping. Over the weekend, your ruling planet forms a sextile with Pluto. You can expect to hold an important conversation with a coworker about a joint project or responsibility.
Tea: English Breakfast
Cancer (21 June — 20 July)
Relationships at home come under pressure this week, and a series of heated arguments are likely right now. Home is supposed to be your safe space, your retreat, and sanctuary. Unfortunately, Mars and Pluto have other plans. Tensions that have been rising with those you live with are coming to a head, and you can expect a major blow out unless you can keep your cool. While you may feel correct on all accounts, it will be impossible to convey your opinions and emotions clearly right now. Over the weekend, a series of invitations to hit the town are possible. It might be a good idea to agree to all of them in order to get your mind off of domestic affairs.
Leo (21 July — 20 August)
Practical responsibilities and a busy schedule keep you running most of the week. Fortunately, you are feeling more motivated than usual to be productive. Tuesday brings a sudden jolt of passion to get your living space in order, especially if you’ve already made plans to have guests over the coming weekend. As the week progresses, it may be difficult to continue at your current pace. This is because you are coming down from a high, which may also jeopardize your immune system. Remember to stay well hydrated and watch your diet to avoid an early cold or upset stomach.
Tea: Lemon Ginger
Virgo (21 August — 20 September)
You have an itch to spend money this week Virgo, giving the idea of retail therapy a whole new definition. Do your best to avoid purchasing items you truly don’t need. This will lead to regret before the week is over. Instead, focus on practical purchases like updating items for your home, or a new coat or shoes. Social gatherings that include dining out and night clubs could be your biggest expense this week unless you keep your hunger for fine food and alcohol to a minimum. Over the weekend, your one-on-one relationships become the center of your focus. Enjoy a weekend full of memory making with those closest to you.
Tea: Rose Hip
Libra (21 September — 20 October)
Change is inevitable, and you’ve had a great deal of change over the last year, particularly related to your home life. This week provides you the opportunity to take charge of that change, even if its uncomfortable. It’s time to break down old patterns and beliefs about what feels secure, and what you consider to be your true home. This is an excellent time to prepare for a large move, or revamp your current living space so it feels like a sanctuary. Either way, you have a great deal to clean out and reorganize. Ask friends to give you a hand; they will be happy to help. Over the weekend it may be difficult to stick to a rigid schedule. Allow for last minute changes, and avoid rigid thinking.
Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)
Offending others may not be your intention, however it will be difficult to avoid right now. This week you can expect strange and intense encounters with those you come in contact with. It’s almost as though everyone you meet is getting under your skin. Try taking a step back to examine why you are really feeling this way. It may be time to adjust your outlook on life. Over the weekend, your romantic life gets a boost as your agitation begins to fade. Highly passionate energy flows around you, though you need to be cautious. You will be more inclined to developing strong feelings about someone who is unavailable or unattainable.
Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)
Financial changes rule your week ahead Sagittarius. If you’ve had to deal with less you can expect a positive change in your circumstance. However, if you’ve been living high on the hog, a financial drought is possible. Specifically, friends may intervene to give advice, or even ask for a loan. At no point should you make any financial deal right now. You are more susceptible to being swindled or taken advantage of. Over the weekend, it may be necessary for you to distance yourself from a family member. Of course, do it politely and gently back away to avoid a scene.
Capricorn (21 December —20 January)
Pluto, which has been making major changes to your idea of who you are as an individual has been in your sign for the last few years. It is activated this week by Mars, making interpersonal relationships difficult to manage, paired with a desire to stray away from your current identity and projected self-image. Minor accidents are also possible for some Capricorns, so watch your step to avoid trips, bumps, and bruises. As you project a new self confidence this week promises to bring a wave of intuitive energy that inspires creative writing. This is a great weekend to play with poetry, song writing, and story telling.
Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)
Secrets are due to be uncovered for you this week Aquarius. The secrets of others, and even a few of your own may surface unexpectedly right now. Facing the shadow side of ourselves, and that of others is never easy. However, it is an important part of human development. Be prepared to have important conversations that at times may be uncomfortable. Do your best to access your capacity for universal love to have discussions without judgement. Intense dreams are also possible this week, and you may want to place a note bad on your night stand to write them down in the morning. These will give you some insight into feelings you may be suppressing. Over the weekend, be cautious not to be scammed out of money. It may not be easy for you to manage your finances responsibly right now, and over spending could put your bank account in danger of being over drafted.
Pisces (21 February —20 March)
A break in a friendship is possible this week, and you may find yourself at odds with someone important to you. Of course, this is not necessarily unexpected as there have been signs that certain individuals are no longer healthy for you to have in your life. On a positive note, if you are a Pisces who has been waiting on a loan, grant, or scholarship this week could bring positive news. Even with Mercury retrograde, this is a great week to apply for these types of funding sources. Over the weekend, feelings of uncertainty make it difficult to focus on the mundane responsibilities of life. Take a break from the ordinary, and occupy your time with more playful, artistic, and spiritual matters.