Venus enters Scorpio on Wednesday until December 15. Venus, which influences love, beauty, art and attraction, now moves through Scorpio, bringing out deep and passionate levels of love’s expression. Magnetism runs strong with Venus in Scorpio and love affairs are often torrid and well hidden. Sometimes the dark side of our love and our hidden fears surface while Venus is in Scorpio. This forces us to come clean about these feelings and to take strong measures to ensure the power of our love. Venus is in "detriment" in the sign of Scorpio making love and pleasure difficult. This may be a time to work out anxiety, fear, mourning, and emotional stress relating to love. Love with passion is an empowering thing, but it is wise to ensure the experience does not hinder the well-being of those who are close to you. The intensity of Scorpio love can sometimes overwhelm loved ones. Love shines best when it is mutually expressed.
Mars square Uranus until the 26th is sometimes tyrannical, and is never an aspect to be underestimated. Masculine fortitude and the enigmatic force of chaos are in an especially volatile and difficult phase of expression when Mars is square to Uranus. Mars represents action, the square represents complexity and Uranus represents chaos and revolution. The events of this aspect do not always predictably yield natural disasters, but unfortunately they are often the catalyst for difficult human trials and tension. This aspect is like a pressure cooker. It may seem dormant at first, but if not carefully handled, the aftermath can be a real mess. It is wise to completely avoid any extremely risky undertaking that may rock the boat of fiery activity during Mars square Uranus. This is not time to step into the eye of the storm!
(19 March – 19 April)
|Aries: This week you will feel as if you are going through a rebirth of some sort. It might feel like a major turning point, or it might feel like a smaller, more manageable transformation, but either way, you are now in a process of change. Don’t resist what needs to happen –you will emerge in time like the butterfly from its chrysalis: lighter, freer, and more fully present than before. In the meantime, make time for yourself. No process of transformation should ever be rushed. Take your time and try not to get caught up in battles as you engage in daily life, as this will only drain you of important energy. It may be tempting to lock horns and engage in a power struggle, but it would be the wrong use of your energy. Instead, look at how you can use your increasingly powerful energy to make positive changes, both in your own life and the lives of others.
(19 April – 20 May)
|Taurus: Your thoughts and attention are likely to be directed toward a certain person and your relationship with him or her. And with Mercury retrograde and a cluster of planets in your partnership zone, this is exactly how it should be, so don’t attempt to distract yourself with other matters. If there’s room for improvement in a particular partnership, then now is the time to make progress. You may come up with a valuable insight as to why things are the way they are, or you might receive clarity on where to go next with the relationship. It certainly looks as though it’s time to take something a little more seriously, which may mean facing up to something uncomfortable, or it may mean demonstrating some sort of commitment. For some Taureans, this will be make-or-break time in a relationship; for others, it might mean a new partnership, whether it be one of business, romance or friendship. Try to relax any controls you have that may be blocking progress. Don’t be afraid to take a risk, especially if it will bring new possibilities or enable your heart to expand. Perhaps this is a time when you need to push past your fears and familiar constraints and be a little more free-spirited. Sometimes we take life a little too seriously. Now is the time to be more like a child and enjoy going for what you want with a playful innocence.|
(20 May – 20 June)
Ruling Planet: Mercury
|Gemini: The health and work theme continues, and any problems you have could be connected to a need to let go. It’s time to move on, so whatever you are leaving behind –a situation, a person, or old emotional baggage –try to do so with forgiveness in your heart and an understanding that he, she, or it served you well at the time. If you find this difficult, especially if you’re currently feeling in the dark about something and need to know the truth before you can move forward, then employ your investigative skills and see if you can get to the bottom of a particular mystery. However, there are some instances in which we will never know the truth, no matter how much we analyze or probe and in these cases, it is best to just accept and let go. If this is difficult, you may need to analyze why you need to know or look in a different direction. For example, it could be part of your soul’s purpose to trust your intuition rather than having the hard facts. Or the problem might be karmic, which no amount of poking and prodding will change. This is an ideal time to psychoanalyze yourself, your hidden motives and your patterns of behavior in relationships. By drawing the focus back to yourself instead of trying to get other people to change, you will begin to empower yourself and change your life for the better. Remember that other people are only mirrors for what is going on within us.
(20 June – 22 July)
|Cancer: If you find yourself wanting to rebel against authority figures this week, then good for you. Now is the time for you to reclaim your power and refuse to allow others to control or manipulate you. If you find yourself at loggerheads with someone, try not to stress too much; remind yourself that it is a sign of your progress that you are ready to stand up and fight for what is important to you. Perhaps you feel yourself wanting to be less dependent, and any clash with another person could simply be testing your new resolve. Strive to keep harmony wherever you can, but if it compromises your integrity or makes you feel dependent, then you are right to step into your power and demand change.
(22 July – 22 August)
|Leo: Although there is still a strong focus on your personal and domestic life, you will find that there are two other areas in which you will be able to move mountains: your health and your work. It may be, for example, that it’s time to manifest your vision of change within your work, perhaps by developing, expanding or taking on the powers that be to bring about positive change. You may well find yourself locking horns with a work related person, maybe a colleague who doesn’t share your views. It is important, though, to persist with your vision and to stand up for what you believe in. If you find yourself with a health problem, then remind yourself that you have the power to heal yourself. Perhaps you might concentrate on detoxing, whether that’s a physical detox or a clearing out of emotional toxicity and ridding yourself of anger, guilt, or resentment. Purging, cleansing and clearing are good concepts to concentrate on this week, and as you let go of the old, you will open up to fresh new energies that will help to propel you forward.
(22 August – 22 September)
|Virgo: The focus is still on using the power of your mind to work for you rather than against you, but also this week there is a powerful conjunction of Mars and Pluto in your creativity zone while the Sun moves into your home and family area. You might find your thoughts become more introspective and directed toward either home or family matters or your inner self and issues from the past. Try not to get caught up in negative family dynamics, whether those are power struggles with children or confusion and upset with partners/lovers. Instead, focus on being creative and using your power to create what you want, rather than focusing on what you don’t want. Try not to let the past dictate how your future is going to be. If your circumstances –whether past or present –are far from ideal, turn the negative into a positive and find ways to be inventive with the cards that life has dealt you.
(22 September – 22 October)
|Libra: Abundance, prosperity, opulence, wealth –take whichever word feels most right to you and focus on making it a bigger part of your reality. If all isn’t rosy in your financial world, then you need to look at your underlying beliefs. If you find yourself holding back or hoarding, gently remind yourself that this goes against the laws of prosperity and to break this unpleasant cycle, you need to trust and give. Once you open up the channel to abundance by giving and spending and trusting that your needs will be met, your financial energy will begin to flow again. It’s most important to remember that what you give out is what comes back, so if you want more coming in, you have to give more. That’s difficult when you’re feeling insecure, but it’s the only way to break the pattern, so if you catch yourself saying, "I can’t afford that," stop and replace it with a more positive statement. You may also need to be inventive with your circumstances. Instead of complaining about what’s wrong, direct your thoughts and energy toward what you do want, all the while concentrating on gratitude for what’s good in your life. Instead of feeling despondent because your work isn’t as fulfilling or lucrative as it could be, use your resourcefulness and creativity to make it into something better. There may be a lot going on this week, but there is no need to feel overwhelmed, because the power is within you and you can change it.
(22 October – 21 November)
|Scorpio: You don’t need to make any excuses for taking time to pursue your own interests or to assimilate whatever is going on for you. The Sun, Saturn and Mercury retrograde, along with the recent solar eclipse in your sign, all point to this being a hugely important month for you, so don’t feel pressured to keep up with all your responsibilities and commitments. Sometimes it’s our own internal beliefs that pressure us to keep going when really, other people wouldn’t mind at all if we asked for a little time out. If you have experienced or are experiencing challenges, from little mishaps right through to big changes, or if you find yourself being angry or irritable with those around you, take it that you need some time to yourself. A change of scene would do you good, so see if you can take yourself off somewhere or make sure you engage in activities that you find enjoyable and balancing. All in all, this is a week to contemplate your future and what you need to be happy and to then begin making the necessary changes.
(21 November – 21 December)
|Sagittarius: A cluster of planets in your zone of the soul makes this the perfect time to turn within and nourish the essence that is you. You may choose to do this through meditation, communicating with the angels, observing your dreams, or watching for signs from the universe. If you need to make a decision, it is particularly important that you make time for spiritual pursuits and quiet time alone so that you can sense the answer. On a different level, a very powerful conjunction of Mars and Pluto in your money zone makes this the perfect time for increasing your wealth. Perhaps it’s time to be more assertive and ask for what you feel you deserve or to make some changes to your whole financial situation. You could, for example, begin a new venture that will prove to be very lucrative in the future. Pursue your goals and ambitions with your characteristic drive and enthusiasm, but don’t forget the importance of inner nourishment and communing with the divine –that way you will be certain to make the right choices.
(21 December – 19 January)
|Capricorn: Last week’s solar eclipse signified a change in your fortunes, and this week you will receive another lift as Mars enters your sign. This positive development ensures that you will have the energy and enthusiasm to pursue your goals and ambitions. This is no ordinary Mars transit, because it joins forces with Pluto, increasing the energy and power tenfold. It is important that you use this energy wisely, as it can be akin to a child playing with a live bomb! In the hands of a spiritual master, this energy can be used to bring about great change and transformation, either in your own life or the lives of others. Think of yourself an agent of change and ask yourself what you want to make happen. Used unwisely, this powerful energy could backfire and attract acts of aggression or violence. Make sure that you are clear of any anger and there will be no need to attract a similar energy in others. The possibilities of what you could do with this powerhouse of energy are limitless, so it may be prudent to take some time to think about how you would like to use it and what you would like to achieve. For some Capricorns who have been through a difficult time, the Mars-Pluto energy will help you to regenerate and bounce back. For others, it will help you make important decisions. Just bear in mind that whatever you desire will be easy to attain now, so be careful what you wish for.
(20 January – 18 February)
Symbol: Water Bearer
|Aquarius: Last week’s eclipse signified a turning point or a new beginning with your direction and vocation. This week, Mercury retrograde asks that you just slow down for a moment and check that everything is how you want it to be. You may be full of enthusiasm, but retrograde Mercury wants to make sure that you don’t trip over your shoelaces in your haste to get to your place of achievement. Slow down and make some time for the silence, which will enable you to get a sense of further possibilities that may be presenting themselves. The message for this week is to pursue your aims with passion but don’t be in a rush. Harness the power of your enthusiasm and focus it steadily like a laser beam, making sure that you haven’t neglected anything –or anyone –important.
(18 February – 19 March)
|Pisces: As Mercury heads backward through your zone of travel, adventure and optimism, you might feel blocked or thwarted in your pursuit of expansion, whether it’s hitches in travel plans, an idea that you can’t seem to get moving with, or a sense of frustration or negativity about things not going how you’d like. You may also be feeling like you want to make a difference in some way, change something, or be a catalyst for transformation. Whatever your hopes, goals and desires, don’t be disheartened if you are being blocked. Instead, try to find the reason or the meaning behind any blocks. It may be that fear from the past –maybe a past life –is holding you back, or self-criticism could be at the root of any lack of progress. What you may need to do is invite divine love into your heart to erase all doubt, fear and self-rejection. Once you are clear of these insecurities, you will be able to move forward again.