Mars, the planet of action, energy, and aggression moves into Scorpio this week, bringing a powerhouse of inquisitive energy to our natural drives. In Scorpio Mars inspires individuals around the world to question their motives. Why am I angry? Why am I attracted to this person? Why do I do what I do? There is also an element of shared power with this transit, brining into question control other have over us, as well as the control we exert over others. The next several weeks promise to bring many of these themes to a head, and it would be wise to objectively analyze our own unconscious patterns, drives, and desires. Failure to do so can quickly lead to trouble caused by indulging in automatic compulsions.
Mercury stations direct on Wednesday after 3 weeks being retrograde. Like Mars, Mercury is also in Scorpio, bringing focus to investigation. Issues we have been stewing over can finally begin to move forward. Expect a number of important social and political revelations to be publicized. This particular Mercury station occurs on one of the heaven’s most powerful fixed stars, MIMOSA. This star is said to give the gift of successful investigations, which is particularly telling in the current political climate in the United States. This will almost certainly trigger the end of the presidential impeachment investigation or launch it into overdrive. Given the position of Mars, this astrologer is inclined to believe the latter.
Sun rounds the week out with the most harmonious conjunction possible between Venus and Jupiter. Classically they are known as the Greater and Lesser Benefics; bestowing honor, harmony, and joy wherever they shine. This conjunction also aligns with a fixed star, giving greater importance to the event. Together, Venus and Jupiter will join with ACUMEN, known by the ancients as the “blind star”. Of course, with such happy planets in play, we can see this manifesting in the form of clarity, intellect, and above average perception of reality. The world can expect the day to be filled with a strong sense of direction, and ability to see situations and people as they really are.
This week’s homework assignment focuses on the conjunction between Venus and Jupiter. This is a rare opportunity to clear the preverbal fog, especially in our social lives. If you’ve been putting off apologizing to a friend or family member, now will be the best time to do it. Others may choose to use this energy to get a handle on a complex problem that has been put aside for too long. This will be especially helpful with the current state of Mercury and Mars.
Aries (21 March — 20 April)
Sexual energy is stimulated for you this week Aries, as your ruling planet moves into Scorpio. While your sex may be running high, be aware of possible injury if you engage in acrobatic bedroom play. Your financial security also comes into focus this week, as you find yourself attempting to balance a difficult budget, and address nagging debt. Midweek you may be tempted to ask for financial assistance or apply for a loan. While this would end in your favor, you may want to take a second look over your actual financial needs. There is a good chance you are able to handle debt without assistance.
Disney Villain: Jamar
Taurus (21 April — 20 May)
Your closest relationships come under fire this week, and ego conflicts are possible as Mars moves into your 7th house. Fortunately, any issues that arise between you and others will quickly be resolved, as you have not patience for holding onto anger right now. As Mercury stations direct on Wednesday you can expect to work with someone on a common goal. Others need your help as much as you need theirs. Allow yourself to work collaboratively, and put the stubborn horns of the bull away. Over the weekend fortune graces your wallet, and it might not be a bad idea of splurge on a nice meal.
Disney Villain: Cruelly Deville
Gemini (21 May — 20 June)
A general sense of wellbeing washes over you this week Gemini, as both your optimism, and immune system get a boost. Early in the week you may be inspired to take on a creative project to help alleviate feelings of restlessness. On Wednesday your ruling planet Mercury stations direct. This always feels like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. Almost as if you are free once again to be yourself. The weekend brings harmony to your closest relationships, and you may experience a boost in your love life. This will be a great time for committed partners to reignite excitement in the relationship.
Disney Villain: Scar
Cancer (21 June — 20 July)
Acting selectively will be your greatest strength this week Cancer. There are many decisions to be made, both personally and professionally. For some, this may feel like a fork in the road of life. Your direction and choices will be clear if you follow what seems like the likely winner. It will be difficult to make wrong decision right now. For those who enjoy gambling, this week could prove to be profitable if you wait till after Thursday. Of course, don’t spend more than you are willing to lose, as increased luck is not a promise of success for everyone. Over the weekend you can expect an opportunity to try a new recipe or dish. Try not to shy away from innovative flavor profiles.
Disney Villain: Oogie Boogie
Leo (21 July — 20 August)
This week is all about internal troubleshooting Leo, as you assess your own motives, desires, and personal insecurities. Problems presented to you this week will need to be met with creative solutions. As a child you were bless with a powerful imagination, and right now you can reawaken that skill to be put to good use. Most of these puzzles will surround your home and family. You may even be called to take charge in this area of your life. However, you should still be cautious to exercise power with a fair and gentle hand. Otherwise, you are doomed to create domestic discord. Over the weekend, your love life gets a boost, and you may easily find yourself the object of someone’s passionate desires. Enjoy being swooned over, and delight in earthly pleasures.
Disney Villain: Queen of Hearts
Virgo (21 August — 20 September)
Life’s annoying detours are behind you now, and you can easily see a path for success now. This allows you to move with speed towards personal goals you have set for yourself. This surge of energy may be overwhelming at moments, so be certain to take time to relax. Others may find your difficult to keep up with right now, leaving you feeling frustrated. Try to remember that not everyone will be able be as active as you are. Be particularly cautious operating any machinery or sharp tools, as your need for speed could get you in a bit of trouble. Over the weekend, excitement and joy come to your home. Jupiter and Venus promises to restore harmony to unbalanced domestic affairs, as well as strengthen already strong bonds. Don’t be shy about hosting a get together.
Disney Villain: Ursula
Libra (21 September — 20 October)
The desire to make money occupies your mind this week Libra, as you are driven to acquire wealth. While this does not necessarily need to be financial wealth, you certainly can create prosperity right now. Just be certain your motives are about personal success, and not trying to prove your own worth to someone else. Midweek you can expect many of your conversations to surround money, and a meeting with a banker or loan officer is not out of the question. Brace yourself for surprising and wonderful news from a family member over the weekend. It may be time to start planning a celebration with loved ones.
Disney Villain: Mangiafuoco
Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)
Mars, your ruling planet, moves into your sign this week. This brings a burst of self-confidence into your life, and allows you to stand your ground in difficult situations. Others may find you combative right now, and it would be best to exercise caution when dealing with others. There is a fine line between being assertive, and being mean. You should also be cautious of minor bumps, scraps, and bruises, as your moving full steam ahead without paying too much attention to where you are going. Midweek you may notice a love affair begin to blossom, as others are vying for your attention. While new romances may not necessarily last right now, you can certainly have a good time. Over the weekend, the urge to spend money may be overwhelming. Be cautious of draining your bank account in pursuit of impulse purchases.
Disney Villain: Gaston
Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)
Let’s be honest. The last several weeks have been a whirlwind of confusion for the majority of Sagittarii. This week, as they say, “all will be revealed”. Information is coming at you from every angle, and issues you’ve had with coworkers or friends will finally be resolved. You will also have the opportunity to be both seen and heard. So if you’ve recently felt ignored, you can take center stage. Use this new voice to make your opinions known to others, and you’ll finally get the recognition you deserve. Over the weekend, Venus and Jupiter join forces in your sign. This gives you the grace and poise to smoothly talk anyone into complying with your wishes. Just be certain to use this to improve your relationships, not control them.
Disney Villain: Kaa
Capricorn (21 December —20 January)
Over the last few weeks you’ve likely been dealing with who you can trust, and who your real friends and allies are. It’s always a great feeling to clean house in terms of individuals who are no longer healthy for us. This week you will have the opportunity to strengthen bonds with those closest to you, and spend quality time with close friends. Expect the chance to participate in a group project or activity early in the week. So if you are invited to sit on a committee or join a group, don’t be shy about jumping right in. Over the weekend, some much needed solitude comes your way, and you will be able to enjoy peaceful time at home doing your own things. After all, you get some of your best ideas when you can be by yourself.
Disney Villain: Hades
Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)
Your career gets a boost this week as the tension from Mercury retrograde in your 10th house is lifted. If you’ve found that your work environment has been unsettled, confusing, and just plain annoying you are in for a bit of relief. The winds of change will allow you to clear the air here, and find new purpose and direction. As Mars moves into this same sector expect a boost of motivation to achieve your goals. Self-promotion, making professional connections, and even asking for a raise could be favorable for you right now. However, don’t be surprised if your direct supervisor is on the war path Tuesday. It would be best to lay law and wait till the end of the week to begin planning your move.
Disney Villain: Captain Hook
Pisces (21 February —20 March)
Enthusiasm rules supreme this week Pisces. Your feeling more optimistic, globally minded, and able to see the bigger picture. Don’t be surprised if you are bolder than usual, especially with your words. Something you say may shock you by Wednesday. Think of this verbal surprise as a peek into your true desires, and allow others to take notice to the power behind your voice. A restless desire to travel also washes over you, and many born under the sign of the fish may have that opportunity to vacation, or at the very least plan a trip for the future. Be sure to select a place that intellectually and spiritually stimulating. Over the weekend, luck at work brings a pleasant to surprise to your routine.
Disney Villain: Maleficent