All Signs: This week two planets change signs: Mercury moves into Cancer for two weeks; and Venus moves into Leo for three weeks. What does this mean? Mercury is about our everyday routine and our communications with others. It’s about conversations, email, snail mail and phone messages. Venus is about our relationships and what we like. Venus can attract things! Venus is romance, parties, beauty and desserts. These planets will affect different parts of our charts this week as they change signs. Read on to learn how they affect you. (Wow. Just burned 2000 calories. That’s the last time I leave brownies in the oven while I nap.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Mercury is going to promote family discussions for your sign. Not only that, it will encourage family get-togethers, especially to address home repairs. The next few weeks are a good time to examine your personal life to evaluate whether it is meeting your needs. Meanwhile, fair Venus is moving into the most fun part of your chart! Party city! For the next three weeks, your life will have a stronger emphasis on fun, entertainment and good times. Love affairs and romance will flourish! Activities with children will be rewarding. Venus loves to play games and have fun. Personally, you will feel that there is no need to be what you are not. “I yam what I yam!”
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Go Mercury! The next few weeks will be a fabulous time for all kinds of intellectual activities as well as talking to others and meeting new people. Short trips will delight. The pace of your days will accelerate because your mind is busy and your schedule is full of conversations and appointments. Meanwhile, Venus moves to the bottom of your chart creating peaceful times at home. Tear yourself away from your frantic pace and enjoy redecorating, talking with parents and entertaining at home. Investigate real-estate opportunities. Enjoy warm times with family. Indulge in food and drink. (Miss Piggy’s advice: “Never eat more than you can lift.”)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Mercury is your ruler, and for the next two weeks, it’s in a Money House! This will make you think about whatever you value in life whether it’s material, intellectual or spiritual. You will also be more concerned with business and commercial affairs, and you’ll be full of moneymaking ideas! Meanwhile, Venus will sweeten your words and your daily interactions with others. Venus will boost your social life, making your world busier and more fun! The next three weeks are the perfect time to tell someone how much you care. During this same time, you will see more beauty in your daily surroundings – either because you become more observant or you actually are in more beautiful places. Nice!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Mercury in your sign for the next two weeks makes your life busy, active, hustling and bustling and at the same time, gives you a strong urge to talk. You will be curious and eager to learn as much as possible. You will seek out new faces, new situations and new ideas. Venus will attract money to you in the next three weeks, and at the same time it will pave the way for excellent financial negotiations. Admittedly, it will also encourage you to part with your money because you want to buy gorgeous, beautiful things. These influences might be more subtle because you want to be low-key and watch the performance from the wings.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This is a fabulous week although it has contradictory influences. The placement of the Sun, your ruler, makes you social and popular! You will enjoy the company of friends and be more active with groups and organizations. Meanwhile, Mercury is sitting in a hidden part of your chart, so you will be drawn to study and research. You want to explore mystical, spiritual ideas and learn more about the unknown. Even though this is a popular week, Mercury will urge you to go off by yourself to reflect and study. Meanwhile, in another part of the forest, Venus in your sign heightens the activity of the Sun, urging you to socialize! You see the contradiction. Note: This the perfect week to shop for wardrobe treasures.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You continue to look mahvelous in the eyes of everyone because this is the only time all year that the Sun is at the top of your chart (a four week stint) shining a flattering light on you! Once again, I urge you to take advantage of this and go after what you want. As if by magic, you are charmed! Doors will open for you. Don’t let this opportunity slip by unused. Meanwhile, as Mercury changes signs, it promotes much to-ing and fro-ing, especially with younger people. You want to share ideas and discuss future goals. Venus on the other hand, beats silently in your heart and attracts secret love affairs to you for the next three weeks. These will either be real or wishful fantasies in your mind. (Sigh.)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You feel very alive this week! Travel plans excite you! Many will explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education because you’re expanding your world. For the next two weeks, Mercury at the top of your chart paves the way for you to impress bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. It’s a great time to study anything to boost your career. It’s also a favourable time to talk to your boss. Meanwhile, Venus encourages smooth relations with friends and clubs. In fact, these relations are so warm and cozy, a friend might become a lover. This could be complicated. Even Mars will encourage this by boosting your sexual energy. Yes, you have the problems of a fortunate person.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The next two weeks are the ideal time to study anything with genuine interest and enthusiasm because Mercury has moved into the part of your chart concerning religion, politics, higher education, philosophy, metaphysics and a deeper appreciation of The Far Side. (Gary Larson is a Leo but he does have the sign of the surgeon, which is Mars in Scorpio.) Meanwhile, fair Venus will be crossing the top of your chart for the next three weeks making you look fabulous in the eyes of bosses and VIPs. Everyone loves you! You might strike up a romance with someone in a position of authority because Venus will attract people to you, especially someone who wants advice about how to make something look more beautiful.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Remember to get more sleep because you need it. Meanwhile, both Mercury and Venus will hype your Sagittarian qualities this week. Mercury will prompt discussions and negotiations about shared property and finances or anything you own jointly with someone else in the next few weeks. It’s the perfect time to discuss inheritances. This journey of Mercury promotes the exploration of deep, psychological truths. Right up your alley! After all, you’re the truth seeker of the zodiac. As if to confirm this, fair Venus will journey through the part of your chart that encourages travel for pleasure. Another raison d’être of your sign! Grab every chance to travel! Likewise, grab every chance to study and learn something new! Romance with someone “different” might surface. Woot!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You will continue to work hard this week because you have set yourself high standards. You want to be productive, efficient and effective. Meanwhile, Mercury will be sitting opposite your sign for the next two weeks giving you a wonderful chance to clarify and explain things to someone close to you. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss any difficulties in your closest relationships. You might have serious, intellectual discussions or lighthearted bantering debates. Either way, you will enjoy conversing. For the next three weeks, Venus is in one of your Money Houses encouraging gifts, goodies and favours to come your way. It will also grease the wheels for passionate sex. (Not too shabby.)
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
A fantastic week for you because basically, this is a fantastic year! It’s your turn to put your name up in lights! This month, vacations, playful activities with children, the arts, sports and romance are tops on the menu. Sexy Mars in your sign makes you aggressive and ready to act. Meanwhile, for the next three weeks, Venus will be sitting opposite you, softening all your closest relationships and partnerships. Venus will help you to smooth rough edges and achieve a warm bond with someone. It’s the best position for all relationships, love affairs and professional partnerships because you are more intuitive about understanding the needs of your partner. What a blessing.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Recently you’ve been focused on home and family. (You might be more involved with a parent.) This week, Mercury moves into the most playful part of your chart encouraging you to use your mind for amusement. Reading, writing and playing games that require mental agility will appeal. You will feel more prankish and playful! (“Don’t harsh my buzz, man.”) Choose games that inadvertently educate you while you’re having fun. For the next three weeks, Venus smoothes agreements with others, especially at work. Venus also promotes your good health although you will be tempted by sweets and fattening foods. (I never met a chocolate I didn’t like.)