All Signs: This week the Vernal Equinox occurs on Tuesday, as the Sun enters Aries. The Vernal Equinox is when the Sun is exactly on the equator creating a day and night of equal length. The Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising Sun on that special day. (How cool is that?) For those who want to test the theory that this is the day that you can balance an egg on its end, the Vernal Equinox occurs exactly at 12:15 PM EDT – (9:15 AM PDT). (Pssst, you can balance an egg on its end any day of the year if you have enough patience. And puleeze, no jokes about Great Eggspectations and Charles Chickens.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Happy birthday! Your hour has arrived, dear Aries. Not only is the Sun in your sign where it will stay for the next four weeks, retrograde Mercury and Venus are in Aries as well. This means you will energize yourself in the next month! It also means you will attract people and favourable situations to you. Of course, Mercury retrograde will attract ex-partners and old friends from your past back into your life. It will also cause you to make silly mistakes and have mixed-up communications with others. Grin and bear it. On the upside, it’s much easier to finish old business during Mercury retrograde.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
An auspicious influence is in play for you in the next month: Those of you who want to study the past or research history or for that matter, research anything or seek out answers to old problems will be successful in your efforts because Mercury retrograde is taking place in a hidden part of your chart and this encourages any journey into the past. You will find answers you’re looking for. You will discover arcane information and solutions that might have previously eluded you. Good news for academics, authors, researchers, historians and anyone who wants to know more about their family skeletons and where that treasure is really buried. Good luck!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
In the next four weeks, you’re more popular! You’re out there flying your colours and everyone wants you to be on their team. Not only will you be more popular, you will also attract old friends and people from your past, especially people from clubs, groups and organizations. Please note: All these interactions will give you an opportunity to bounce your ideas off someone. Share your hopes and dreams for the future to get feedback because their feedback will help you. Meanwhile, avoid disputes about inheritances, shared property, insurance issues and taxes. This will only be a downer and you don’t need it. Keep smiling!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
For the next four weeks, the Sun is sitting at the top of your chart shining down like a spotlight on you. This is good news because the spotlight will flatter you! Oh yes. Bosses, parents and VIPs will be impressed, even if you don’t do anything special. Obviously, you can use this “smoke and mirrors” moment to ask for what you want and advance your agenda. You might run into old bosses from the past who can provide you with contacts that you need. Things will favour you. The only downside is you might feel annoyed with a partner or close friend because they are annoying. Whatchyagonnado? Just cope and be a good friend.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Lucky Leos will travel somewhere in the next four to six weeks. You want a change of scenery along with some adventure and stimulation in your life! “Yeehaw! This is my first rodeo!” Get outta Dodge if you can. You will also enjoy increased study or a chance to take a course because that will also broaden your horizons. Note: Because of the influence of Mercury retrograde, it’s best to visit or travel to places you have been to before. If not, don’t worry but double check all details. Fiery Mars will keep you working hard in the next month. That’s okay. Work hard – party hard!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
In the next four weeks, you will have an increased focus on shared property, taxes, debt, insurance issues, inheritances, wills and estates – in other words, how your wealth and assets interact with the resources and wealth of others. This same focus might include a difference of values. In the next four weeks, you have to deal with some aspects of these areas. Fortunately, Mercury retrograde will help you finish old business. It will help you clean up loose ends and finalize areas that have been dragging on due to disputes, confusion or procrastination. Another lucky bonus is this same planetary combo will hype your sex drive and many of you will have lots to write about in your diary. (But who has time to write?)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This week the Sun moves opposite your sign where it will stay for the next month. It will draw your focus to partners and close friends. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde will definitely increase your focus on ex-partners, ex-spouses and old friendships. Fair Venus, opposite your sign will sweeten these relationships and make them charming and delightful. You will, however, need more sleep. Do respect your need for more rest because you are erratic in your approach to sleep, as you well know. Increased activity, even chaos, on the home front is also likely in the next month. Stay on top of this because you like harmony at home.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Call it spores in the air, call it a shift in the universe but you will be hard-working, effective and efficient in the next four weeks. Definitely! This influence comes along only once a year, which means you must use it to your advantage. Get as much done as you can. Not only do you want to get the most bang for your buck in terms of your output of effort – you also want to improve your health. You want to eat better. You want to exercize more. Thoughts of a summer bathing suit loom ahead and you want to be svelte! Bravo! Do whatever you can to buff that bod. Naturally, with this high energy, the next four weeks will be busy with errands, short trips, increased reading and writing and mucho conversations. Go, go, go!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
It’s fun city for your sign for the next four weeks! Lucky you! This is the one time of year when your mandate is simply to be yourself, have fun, flirt, play and enjoy expressing your creative talents. (Sounds good to me.) This is the best window of time to take a vacation. It’s also a great time to focus on physical sports, the entertainment world, the hospitality industry and anything to do with working with or teaching children. If you work in the arts, you will be super productive because your desire to express your creative energy will be strong. Meanwhile, old flames from your past will be back in the picture. Look fantastic because living well is the best revenge.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You appreciate classic values and certainly, you value home and family. In the next four weeks, your focus on home and family will increase, especially perhaps, your involvement with a parent figure. Relatives and family members you have not seen for awhile might be parked on your doorstep. (Stock the fridge.) You will also enjoy redecorating your digs and buying pretty things to make your home look more attractive and impressive. Will you have the energy to do all this? Of course! Fiery Mars is in your sign, boosting your energy for the next month, giving you lots of vim, vigour and vitality! Remember to steal some quiet time just for you to enjoy the beauty of your lovely home.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Fasten your seatbelts because you have a busy month ahead! Suddenly, you’ve got things to do, people to see and places to go! Short trips, many errands, lots of conversations with others, more time spent with siblings, neighbours and relatives plus increased reading, writing and studying are just some reasons you will have a jam-packed schedule in the next four weeks. Unfortunately, retrograde Mercury is in the picture and this will be tricky. It will create confused communications, lost paperwork, travel delays, transportation problems, flat tires, missed buses and appointments. Oh no! But you will have a chance to rethink things and replan and renegotiate. Fear not. You can handle these small speed bumps and benefit from this high-energy time.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
“Show me the money!” For the next four weeks, you’re focused on earnings, cash flow and your possessions more than usual. You want to save money. You want to earn more money. Some of you want to buy beautiful things. The good news is that Venus and the Sun will attract money to you. The bad news is that retrograde Mercury will delay money coming to you. Whaaat? Checks in the mail will be late. People who owe you money will be slow to pay up. Grrrr. Meanwhile, you’ll be active with groups, clubs and friends. In fact, some of you will be in competition, probably a physical competition with someone. You will also be more involved in groups and clubs. Save your pennies because you do want to travel. Bon voyage!