By Georgia Nicols
All Signs: It’s mainly business as usual this week (whatever ‘as usual’ means because nothing seems to be as usual lately). The planet Mars moves into Taurus to stay until April 20. On Sunday, at the end of the week, there is a Full a in Virgo. Meanwhile, the Sun and Mercury are in Pisces, while Jupiter remains in Libra until mid October and Saturn stays in Sagittarius until next year. And there you have it! Hmmm, I think it’s time for a grilled bacon, cheese and tomato with dill mayo and treadmill on the side.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Because the Sun and Mercury are hiding in your chart, this week continues to be a time when you are happy to be low key. It suits you to work alone or behind the scenes. This planetary situation particularly favours secrets and research of any kind. Nevertheless, you will feel social and friendly with others because Venus is in your sign. Venus will encourage you to shop for beautiful goodies, especially wardrobe items for yourself. This is a good idea since Jupiter opposite your sign encourages cozy relationships and marriage. Yes, this is the best year for Aries to get married in over a decade! (Start to check out China patterns.) Incidentally, fiery Mars will energize your cash flow, which means you will work to earn money in the next month because you will be busy spending it!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This continues to be a popular time, especially with groups and younger people. It’s also a strong time for you to do goal setting. Where do you want to be five years from now? What do you have to do this year to start to go there? The big news this week is fiery Mars enters your sign to stay until April 20. You haven’t felt this kind of influence in a couple of years. Essentially, Mars represents energy and when it is in your sign (for six weeks every two years), you become PowerPoint on steroids! You will be proactive, assertive and enthusiastic about everything you want to do. “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” For the most part, this benefits you because it gives you energy to accomplish a lot and bend others to your will. However, if you come on too strong, you will create opposition to you. Get more physical exercise to blow off any pent-up steam.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Both the Sun and Mercury at the top of your chart make you high viz. You look good to others, and you can use this to your benefit! Meanwhile, Venus favours relations with friends and groups; and Jupiter promises fun vacations. So far so good. (Yeah, yeah nothing’s perfect.) Saturn opposite your sign creates difficulties in partnerships; and there is nothing you can do about this except to grin and bear it. It occurs only once every 30 years. When it does happen, it lasts for about 2-3 years. (Major groan.) But this is your chance to redefine yourself on your own terms with partners and close friends. It’s important to understand what others expect of you in these relationships because this is a testing time. Yikes.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This is an active, enthusiastic week! New ideas, new places and new people will stimulate you. Many of you will travel or study new subjects. Venus at the top of your chart makes you attractive to others, especially bosses and VIPs. In fact, someone will come to you for advice about creative projects or how to make something look better. Mars brings energy to friendships and your dealings with groups. This is a strong time for competitive sports or any kind of competitive activity. You will continue to work hard in your job (you have no choice). And of course, the good news is that Jupiter continues to offer you opportunities to improve your home or establish your dream home. Jupiter also brings blessings to your family.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
The curious thing about Leo is you are flamboyant, social and entertaining (if you want), however, you are a serious sign. And cautious. (It’s just that you hide it.) Others don’t know how vulnerable you are. This week you will begin to tackle red-tape issues like taxes, debt, inheritances, wills and insurance matters. Nevertheless, travel for pleasure is still in the cards. Ole! You are ambitious to achieve something, which is why you are energized to work. Einstein said, “Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.” Good advice for Leos.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You still need lots of sleep. Remember this during this week. Important discussions with partners and close friends will take place. Fortunately, you will benefit from the wealth and resources of others because they will give you goodies, gifts and do favours for you. Intimacy will also be passionate and affectionate. Some of you will make travel plans or explore opportunities in higher education, medicine, the law, publishing and the media. You are excited about something. Act on these ideas because this is your year to boost your income and increase your earnings. If you can’t fly – climb!
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This week you want to get a lot done, especially in your work. However, you are also pondering health concerns. (“My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they’re in August.”) This is because the planet Mercury is in the part of your chart related to health, which can trigger anxiety and concerns about your health. Fortunately, by March 14, Mercury will move on and focus on partnerships and friendships. (Mercury is always focused on something!) This doesn’t mean your health will improve or get worse – it simply means your obsession with it will lighten. On the whole, this is a good week to schmooze. “Friendship is the bread of life but money is the honey.”
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This is a playful week! Accept invitations to party. Enjoy musical performances, movies, social get-togethers, sports events and fun activities with children. Grab every opportunity to express your creative talent. You don’t have to be a professional to enjoy painting, drawing, dancing or singing. It’s the DOING that counts because we are verbs not nouns. “I sing, therefore, I am!” This is a great week to take a vacation. Nevertheless, relations at work are smooth because coworkers are cooperative. Your main challenge is with partners and close friends because Mars opposite your sign makes you annoyed with others. (Granted, they are annoying.)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Your strong focus on home and family continues. In fact, many of you are involved in home repairs and projects to spruce up the place. Family discussions will be significant. This is also a good time to entertain at home; and of course, it’s also a great time for a vacation – something you love, because it involves travel and the excitement of seeing new places and meeting new faces. This is a cozy week for romance. Be friendly and flirtatious. Despite all these fun diversions, you are still keen to work hard. No one more than you knows you don’t ruin your eyes by looking on the bright side of things.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This is a busy, active week. You’ve got things to do, people to see and places to go! Get with the program as the tempo of your life accelerates. In fact, you will enjoy short trips and a chance to integrate some travel into your routine. You’re also keen to share your ideas. Yada, yada, yada. One of your projects will relate to redecorating your home because you want things look great and you also want to entertain. Hot sex is on the agenda because your desire nature is strong right now. You feel playful and want amusing escapes. Continue to go through closets, cupboards and lockers to get rid of what you no longer need. “Out! Out!”
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You are still focused on money, earnings and cash flow. Many of you are also giving more thought to possessions you own. You might be contemplating a major purchase? Increased activity and chaos on the home front lead to tension with family members. Remember the advice of Proverbs: “A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.” It’s the truth. Just decide to be in a happy frame of mind. (Some of you might need an orphandectomy, that’s when you have your parents removed.) But you can handle the tension at home because Venus will make your words sweet in case you have to swallow them later.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This continues to be a powerful, strong time! You have a strong need to express yourself to others. This is the one time of the year when your first duty is to yourself. Hey, if you don’t take care of yourself, you will be of little use to anyone else! Your money scene looks good. You want to earn money because you want to send it. Meanwhile, it’s easy to get money and favour from others. This is a great blessing that comes to you only once every 12 years. “Share the wealth!” Be diplomatic to avoid arguments. (This is because you identify strongly with your beliefs right now. Don’t try to coerce others into believing as you do. Relax.)