By Georgia Nicols
All Signs: The planet Uranus rules Aquarius and signifies sudden change. In the extreme, we’re talking volcanoes, dynamite and explosions. But mostly it represents the change to stay fresh, young and flexible. Just as our bodies get stiff, so do our minds. We work hard to build structures in our lives and then we cling to them. We will even hold on to what is regular and predictable to the extent of sacrificing our personal happiness because change is so frightening. Uranus challenges this rigidity. This week Uranus will influence us five days out of seven. Yup – “We Gotta Whole Lotta Shaking Going On!” Jerry Lee Lewis was Aquarius Rising. (You can’t make this up.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
At the end of the week, the change that will impact you the most will be about travel. A sudden trip? This change might also be a chance to get further training or go to school. No doubt it will please you. (Admittedly, this same influence might cancel a trip. Groan.) But for most of this week, the Uranian change you feel will be in your interactions with friends and groups. You will meet people from other cultures and different lands. You will also meet people who are different and unusual; in fact, the influence that attracts unusual people to you will last for several weeks. But hey, you love adventure and anything fresh and new. You’ll eat all this up with a spoon!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The winds of change that blow through your chart will impact your professional life and your finances. Yeah, that always sounds scary. But it doesn’t have to be. You might be surprised at how ambitious and determined you are. You might be equally surprised by a flirtation with a boss or someone in a position of power. At the very least, people in power will help you and ask for your creative advice about something. Keep your eyes open towards the end of the week when something unexpected impacts shared property, inheritances, insurance issues and taxes. This might be an opportunity! If so, be aware that your window of opportunity is brief, which means you have to act fast.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
An ongoing influence of change and excitement in your life will relate to meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds. This could be because you will travel for pleasure and meet unusual people. It might also be because you study or research something. Whatever happens will be refreshing and exciting, which is how you like life to be. Towards the end of the week, this change will be reflected in your closest relationships and partnerships. You might meet someone new; or someone close to you might surprise you in some way. Ultimately, your closest partnerships have to change in order to grow and stay alive. And you know this.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
At a subtle level (and maybe not so subtle), for the next several weeks, the changes that take place in your life will be about shared property, taxes, debt and inheritances. You will defend your own best interests – no question. You will feel strong about what is due you, and what your fair share should be. Fortunately, the gods are smiling, which means you will receive gifts, goodies and support from others. You will benefit from the wealth of others. By the end of the week, unexpected changes that are positive will impact your job and possibly your health. This looks good!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
For the next two weeks, Mars is in Aquarius (the sign ruled by Uranus) and it is opposite you, which means you will be impatient with partners and close friends. This is a given. Knowing this, you have to be patient. The thing to remember is that this is temporary; it is gone by Christmas. And the other thing to remember is anger only makes everyone miserable, including you. Trust me, you can muster up the patience and tolerance to deal with partners because Venus will also be opposite your sign; and Venus will soften everything. By the end of the week, your big surprise will relate to children, vacations, social diversions, the arts and romance. All the fun stuff!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Things are changing with your work and your job right now. You’re on; you’re off. You are pumped to work hard and others are supportive. This is good. In fact, now is the time to try for a raise. Bosses will praise you. This biggest surprise this week however, will come towards the end of the week; and it will relate to home and family. You might get new digs or contemplate a move. A change might take place in your relationship with a parent. A new family member might be on the scene. Something in your private life will make you feel younger and liberated! You will also feel enriched and happier. (Sounds good to me.)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
The changes that take place this week are primarily social. This is a busy, active, fun-filled time for you. Social outings, sports events, playful activities with children plus romantic interludes with your main squeeze will be fun and exciting. As the week progresses, the pace will tighten even more so, which means that by the end of the week, something unusual will impact your daily life. It could be exciting news. It might relate to a sibling, neighbour or relative. You will feel joyful and optimistic about this sudden change or this news. It will be as if a landmark has passed. An important event or a rite of passage. Whatever it is will make you happy. Yay!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
A sense of change is impacting your private life and your family. It’s a mixed bag because on one hand, your home life is chaotic and too busy. In fact, this busyness will create tension with family members or promote domestic strife. Fortunately, Venus will soften this. Venus will encourage you to redecorate at home and entertain friends and family. But in the bigger picture, the most impacting change that you will feel, especially by the end of the week, will relate to your earnings and your possessions. You might get a new job or a chance to boost your earnings. You might receive an exciting gift or buy something for yourself that is important. What might this be?
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Many exciting things are happening right now in your daily world – the people you see every day, including relatives, siblings and neighbours. Whether you are aware of it or not, you are coming on strong. You are forthright and direct in all your communications right now. Fear not because you are also charming. Yes, you are in everyone’s face but you look good! Naturally, this will trigger changes in your daily world with everyone. Ultimately, by the end of the week, something will happen that makes you feel freer, even younger and more alive. Yes, you’ll be a sizzling Sagittarius! Whatever occurs will be sudden and unexpected but exciting!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Everything to do with your earnings, cash flow, plus buying and selling is up for grabs. You’re working hard to earn money. You are buying beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. All of this is happening quickly. Money in – money out! Nevertheless, you are never casual about money. You hate waste, so you are not squandering it needlessly. By the end of the week, you will experience some surprising change but it will happen to you privately, in a hidden way. In fact, you might be the only person who really knows it even took place. But it will change you; and this change will be apparent to others. You will feel younger and rejuvenated!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Your life is full of constant change because Uranus is your ruler. You never drank the Kool-Aid. You want to be your own boss. You want to call your own shots. And you certainly have your own opinions! You have lots of energy for the next few weeks because fiery Mars is in your sign. And for the rest of the month, fair Venus will make you charming and tactful with everyone. (Very handy for the holidays.) By the end of this week, a friend will surprise you. You might hear from someone you haven’t heard from for a while, or someone you know might do something that amazes you. You might meet someone new. Your relationship with a group might suddenly change. Whaaat?
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Much of the recent change that has been taking place for you is private and behind the scenes. It could relate to private secrets with someone or a secret relationship. Or it might just be internal changes to your inner world that only you truly feel. Ironically, by the end of the week, whatever happens is very public. Some kind of surprising change will impact your reputation with your peers. It might affect your standing in the world. It could also affect your relationship with your parents or your relationship with your boss or someone in a position of authority. Whatever it is will probably boost your reputation in a positive way. It might be a sudden promotion. Very likely, it will give you more freedom.