By Georgia Nicols
All Signs: According to the Urban Dictionary, Wednesday is Hump Day – “the midway point of the working week. Once over the hump, it’s a downhill cruise to the weekend.” This aptly describes the week ahead, which begins with Mercury dancing with Uranus and Jupiter; plus the Sun is in Pisces for the next four weeks. However, on Hump Day (Wednesday) – fiery Mars is at odds with big daddy Pluto. This is not good! This creates power struggles and disagreements and encourages ruthless behavior. Avoid dangerous places and violent people on Tuesday/Wednesday. Seriously. Incidentally, a camel’s hump is actually a mass of fat. Like a belly (not mine, of course). But guess what? The fattest organ in your body is your brain! Naturally, some brains are more low cal than others.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This week begins on a high note of enthusiasm. You might be involved with younger people, especially in a group. (Or it could be with an individual friend.) Whatever occurs will be exciting, different and liberating! You might feel younger! In all likelihood, you will feel happier. Unfortunately, by midweek, power struggles with authority figures are a real bummer. Do not get involved! Do not consider it a challenge that you must embrace like the warrior that you are. Au contraire! Back off and let this one slide by because it’s a nasty one. Run away and live to fight another day. (Never miss a good chance to shut up.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The next four weeks will certainly be popular for you. Enjoy schmoozing with everyone, be they friends as well as members of clubs, groups and organizations. The beginning of this week brings lively discussions with bosses and authority figures. New ideas are popping. In fact, something could lead to work-related travel or a way to improve your employment scene. Be careful on Wednesday because there is a secret enemy working against you behind the scenes. If you feel distrustful about someone – you might be right. Of course you don’t want to be a paranoid – but as we all know, even paranoids have enemies.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This is a powerful month for you because it’s the only time all year when you look fabulous to authority figures without doing anything special on your part. It’s smoke and mirrors! That’s why you have to use this to your advantage and ask the Head Honcho for whatever you want because you just might get it. Yes! Meanwhile, travel plans might change in an exciting way. But you are going somewhere! And it will broaden your world. Unfortunately, during midweek, a power struggle with a friend or a member of a group could be nasty. Try not to get involved because you don’t need this. Be wise. Sidestep any difficulties by being the clever wordsmith that you are.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Keep your eyes peeled for every opportunity to travel and expand your horizons in the next four weeks. You might do this through further education as well as travel. Plus, you might learn a lot by talking to people from other cultures. Who knows? Meanwhile, something unexpected might impact shared property, inheritances, loans and mortgages. But it looks good! You might get the money you need to expand your assets and build your dream house. (Because this is where you are most favoured this year.) Drumroll here: Midweek is a terrible time to deal with parents and authority figures because a nasty argument or power struggle might take place. Don’t even go there. Send out for dark chocolate.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This month you will be focused more than usual on taxes, debt, shared property, inheritances and insurance issues. You want to feel that you are getting on top of this area of your life. Great idea! At the beginning of the week, a partner or close friend might surprise you with unusual ideas or suggestions. Mostly, it will please you. What will not please you will be arguments midweek about politics, religion or racial issues. People are edgy and upset. Remember your survival skills. Do not trifle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup. Do not wade into an intense conversation or confrontation without a parent’s consent form. You’re no dummy. Theatrical maybe, but no dummy.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
As mentioned last week, you need more sleep in the next four weeks. Just a reminder. Go to bed. The beginning of this week will bring some surprises at work. Glitches and unexpected interruptions might be a drag or they might be fun. Work-related travel is possible. You might also have some excellent moneymaking ideas. Unfortunately, midweek squabbles and fights about resources, shared property, budgets, financial allocations, inheritances and who is responsible for what will occur. You need this like a fish needs a bicycle. Steer clear of these confrontations for your own peace of mind. Think of others. Did you know the Mayo Clinic was named after Bob Clinic?
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
The nice thing about the next four weeks is that you want to get better organized. Since you are so affected by your surroundings and your immediate environment (and you are); the fact that you want to organize things and make your life run more smoothly is an excellent idea! It will make you happy. Clutter distresses you and brings you down. Not to say that you are always tidy, but you do like attractive surroundings. Surprise invitations to social events will bring some sizzle to the beginning of your week. These surprises might include children’s events or something with sports or even romance. (Be still my beating heart.) Avoid fights with partners and close friends midweek. Hide somewhere.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Scorpios are lucky because the next four weeks are full of fun, pleasure, romance, vacations and opportunities to party! At the beginning of this week, unexpected news at home might encourage spontaneous entertaining. However, small appliances might break down. Grrr. In All Signs, I mention Hump Day. Oh yeah. Avoid power struggles with someone at work midweek because these are a strong possibility. Don’t let something like this ruin your fun month. After all, the next four weeks are your turn to enjoy being yourself no matter what happens. Do your own thing without fear or apology. Be like Popeye, “I yam what I yam!” (The spinach is optional.)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Your focus on home, family and your private life for the next four weeks is unavoidable. Many will be more involved with a parent. Many of you will also want to cocoon at home and escape the insanity of your daily world. Nevertheless, the beginning of this week is lively and full of surprises and bright ideas. Something unexpected and exciting might force you to change your plans. Most likely, you will be happy, especially meeting new and unusual people. Be careful about lover’s quarrels midweek, which will likely be a power struggle. Pointless but intense. Likewise, parents might have power struggles with their kids. Chill out and remember who the adult is.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This fast-paced month continues with opportunities for short trips and increased reading and writing. Many of you will be busy with errands and talking to everyone. (“We’re back in Stars Hollow!”) At the beginning of the week, surprise opportunities that improve your earnings or cash flow might arise. Stay light on your feet so that you can act quickly because this window of opportunity will be brief. But it does look like you can boost your income. Work-related travel is also likely. The downside is that midweek, nasty power struggles with family members might take place. This could be triggered by the breakdown of machinery or something that interrupts everyone’s plans. If you’re doing renovations, remember “Righty, tighty. Lefty loosey.”
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Your focus on money and earnings continues. It will stay this way for the next four weeks. In fact, at a deeper level, you might be philosophically pondering your values and what it is that really matters to you in life. Not a bad thing to do. Who wants to end up being 90 years old, looking in the mirror saying, “Kid, you blew it.” Fortunately, at the beginning of the week you are pumped with new ideas! You might meet new people who are stimulating and different — people who will broaden your world and educate you. However, by midweek, a terrible power struggle with a sibling, neighbour or relative might take place. Your excellent grasp of our interconnected binary universe should allow you to avoid the nasty.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You are pumped with energy for the next four weeks because the Sun is in your sign. This is very cool and it’s the only time all year this happens. That’s why good stuff will come your way – on the whole. In the beginning of the week, surprise news might impact your earnings and your assets. Be quick to act if an opportunity presents itself because this window of opportunity will be brief. Ka-ching! Hidden information might also catch you off guard. The thing to be aware of is that midweek, a real power struggle about money and possessions might take place. Everyone is touchy about money. Without exception. Take the high road. And don’t lay glazed donuts on your mouse pad.