All Signs: Mercury is slowing down and we’re feeling it. Yesterday I had a flat tire. I haven’t had one since 2005, when Mercury was retrograde in the same sign! (I’m Libra Rising and this particular Mercury retrograde brings Librans transportation delays.) But enough of maddening delays. Let’s focus on the exciting fact that lucky Jupiter is entering its own sign this week for the first time since 2007. We will enjoy this blessing for a year! After that, it won’t return until 2031. Hmm, 2031 sounds so futuristic, but it’s only 13 years away. This reminds me of Ted Alexandro’s wistful hope: “I often think about my future wife, and how lax she’s been about getting in touch with me.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Both Mercury retrograde and the arrival of Jupiter are taking place in the same part of your chart. Jupiter will bring you many opportunities to travel in the coming year! This is because it wants to bring you experiences that broaden your horizons and increase your knowledge of the world. Jupiter will not only boosts travel in your life, it will bring opportunities for you to study, take courses or go back to school. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde creates delays and confusion to travel – but only for the next month. Fortunately, relationships with partners are quite yummy now because retrograde Venus is opposite your sign. Time to kiss and make up. “You mean make up sex?” Yes.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You still need more sleep. (Remember this) Retrograde Venus brings you rewards at work with a raise or praise. Meanwhile, retrograde Mercury will help you wrap up loose details about shared property, insurance issues and inheritances. The good news is that Jupiter is now entering one of your Money Houses – namely, the house of other people’s wealth and resources, which means in the coming year, you will benefit from the wealth of others. You might get an inheritance. Your partner might earn more money or get a bonus, which indirectly benefits you. People will give you gifts and opportunities. Obviously, this means the next 12 months are the perfect time to get a loan or mortgage – good news for the financial wizard of the zodiac!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You’re still keen to run your life efficiently. Nevertheless, parties, movies, the theatre, dance performances, concerts, sports events and social outings promise fun – along with romance! Meanwhile, lucky Jupiter now moves opposite your sign for the first time since 2007. This beautifully enhances your closest friendships and partnerships! In fact, it’s such a favourable influence, it means the next 12 months are the best time for Geminis to get married in over a decade! It also means people will help you in the next year. This is the year to benefit from a professional – lawyer, doctor, consultant etc. Your views of the world will expand through someone else. Exciting!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This continues to be a fun-loving, playful time! Sports events, parties, the arts and romantic outings plus fun activities with children await you. Enjoy entertaining at home this week as well as redecorating your digs. Admittedly, retrograde Mercury brings delays, confusion, mixed-up communications and cancelled meetings to your job. However, Mercury retrograde will also help you finish old business. The really big news is about Jupiter changing signs this week because Jupiter will help you to improve your health in the coming year and also to improve your job or to get a better job. (Tip: Stay away from seconds on dessert because Jupiter promotes weight gain.)
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Your focus continues on home, family and your private life. Many of you are involved with a parent more than usual. Venus now guarantees that you are charming, diplomatic and eager to schmooze with others. In fact, you might see ways to make money from your words, especially if you go back to an old idea. As Jupiter changes signs this week, it is great news for you because you are a fellow Fire sign to Sagittarius. Automatically, this means the coming 12 months will be easier for you! Life will flow in a more supportive way, with fewer obstacles. You will feel lighthearted and more optimistic. Jupiter also promises vacations and fun getaways in the next 12 months as well as happier relations with your kids.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Short trips, errands and conversations with everyone keep you on your toes this week. Relatives you haven’t seen for a while are back in the picture. Fortunately, your finances look good. Many of you can earn more now even though you’re spending money on beautiful things. (This is because Mars is making you work hard.) The great news is Jupiter is now sitting at the bottom of your chart where it will stay for the next year bringing you opportunities to improve your home or move to a better, bigger home. This window of time is excellent for real-estate investments and negotiations. Not only will your home life improve in a physical way but your family will become friendlier and more generous to each other and they will all live happily ever after.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Librans are focused on cash flow and moneymaking ideas. (You’re never casual about money and you’re also private about it.) This is still a great time to buy wardrobe goodies, especially if you have had your eye on something. Mars makes you want to party and amuse yourself. And yes, Mercury retrograde will create delays and confused communications. (What can I say?) But the big news is that Jupiter changes signs this week and now dances beautifully with your sign. It will increase your optimism about life and make your attitude to the world around you more generous, understanding and tolerant. It will be easy to see the big picture and your communications with others will improve. Not too shabby!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
With the Sun in your sign, everyone bows to you! You magnetize people and favourable situations to you while you regenerate and replenish yourself. (Full orchestra riff here.) Hidden love affairs are taking place. Admittedly, home has been chaotic and crazy but this will soon settle down. Meanwhile, the really fabulous news is that this week moneybags Jupiter moves into your House of Earnings to stay for the next year bringing you opportunities to earn more money and become richer! Yes, richer! In the immediate future, retrograde Mercury might delay cheques in the mail and that sort of thing but in the long run, your future so bright you’re gonna need to wear shades!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This week your ruler Jupiter moves into your sign, but you want to be low key. However, you won’t be completely low-key because Venus will seduce you into socializing with others, especially artistic friends, while Mars will make you intellectually curious and eager to communicate your ideas. When Jupiter moves into your sign this week it will stay for a year, marking the beginning of a major cycle of growth in your life. All kinds of people and resources will be drawn to you as you start off on a new path of wonder and discovery! Your world will expand and your life will be fortunate in many ways. You will have divine protection! (A Sagittarius paid me to say this.)
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Your idealism is aroused and you’re eager to share ideas. You’re passionate about interacting with groups, which is why you’re socializing with pals. Venus at the top of your chart makes this a good time for your business and professional life because you attract important people to you. Not only that, bosses have your back. Mars arouses your desire to earn money (and spend it). Meanwhile, Jupiter slips into a spiritual part of your chart ushering in a year of self-exploration. You might meet a teacher or guru-like figure this year. You might become this figure! Can you sing Ohm On the Range?
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Because bosses, parents and VIPs admire you, it’s time to strike! Go after what you want. Grab every chance to travel. Get physical exercise because with Mars in your sign, your pent-up energy needs someplace to go. Mercury retrograde attracts old friends from the past back into your world, (something you like because you love to network). Meanwhile, this week Jupiter slips into your 11th House, arousing your idealism, making you want to improve the world around you in every possible way. This is why you will work with friends, especially groups that have goals that agree with yours. It’s time. Your tribe awaits.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You’re loving expanding your world through travel, learning, courses and rubbing shoulders with people from different backgrounds because it’s a major turn-on to discover more about your world! The more you discover, the more you see what is possible. (If you were raised by wolves and suddenly dropped in a supermarket, your eyes would widen at the meat department.) It’s ironic that we have to know more to know what is possible to reach for. Others continue to benefit you with gifts and money. But the big news is that Jupiter now sits at the top of your chart for the first time since 2007-08 making it possible to put your name up in lights. People will admire you! This is your year to shine!