Cross-posted from Aloha Astro
Aries (March 21st - April 20th)
In the story The Emperor’s New Clothes, a child is not afraid to tell it like he sees it and declare that the Emperor hasn’t any clothes on at all. You are much like that child this week, Aries. You tell the truth as you see it and speak your mind. This may initially cause discomfort to both you and other people, but your personal integrity is important to you and you are willing to sacrifice your popularity to uphold truth. By week’s end, when the shock passes and the dust settles, people switch over to your point of view and want you to be Emperor.
Taurus (April 21st - May 20th)
You tend to be an easygoing, laid-back kind of person, Taurus. When your environment becomes uncomfortable for you or you feel you are losing control, you are not afraid to take action, though. Control is an issue for you now. It’s not so much an issue of someone else having control over you – it’s more an issue of past passivity and lack of self-control on your part. You are able to step back this week and see how your thoughts, demeanor, and exchanges with other people either support you and your goals or deplete your energy. You emerge from your self-examination wiser and wealthier.
Gemini (May 21st - June 21st)
Just when you are wanting to enter deeper waters in the sea of relationship and your emotions surrounding it, the world conspires to keep you busy working, Gemini. Well, at least you are skilled at handling two things at once! If you plan carefully, you can do the bulk of your work at the beginning of the week; then, follow the moon as it activates your house of friends, groups, and organizations midweek; and, finally, dive into the deep water of meditation, dreams, and reflections at the end of the week. On Sunday, as the moon brings you out of your retreat and into self-awareness, you are prepared to get closer to a partner or the idea of partnership. You have identified and connected to some core truths you wish to share.
Cancer (June 22nd - July 22nd)
Balancing time between the demands of family, home, and career can be stressful at the beginning of the week, Cancer. Some Crabs preparing for a holiday break may have to double up on the workload in order to take time off. It looks like you might be the office party organizer or hosting a gathering for friends or an organization to which you belong. A partner or someone you secretly admire may want to have some passionate private time with you all to themselves. A weekend retreat with that special someone and a Do Not Disturb sign sounds too good to pass up.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
Your reputation for doing a job well may spread by word of mouth and bring calls for future projects. Avoid beginning new projects while the Mercury retrograde is in effect, but do make appointments to follow up on after the holiday. It is highly probable that any appointments you set now will have to be rescheduled anyway. A romantic relationship or search for love highlights the middle of the week. Let your heart and soul do the talking. You have family obligations midweek, too – be there for kids or parents. At week’s end, you can be of service to a friend, group, or organization. They may say, “Without your help, I never could have done this!”
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
Holidays can be trying times, Virgo. Family dramas and past relationships can make the present uncomfortable. A certain degree of discord or discomfort may be present now in a current romantic relationship or you may find yourself dealing with an ex-partner, revisiting some of the same issues from the past. You manage to find the balance between how you would like things to be and how they really are. You are a realist at heart, so you know your options are put up and shut up or be rude – and it takes an awful lot of badness to make a Virgo behave in a rude fashion. In fact, you usually put the comfort of another before your own. “This, too, shall pass,” is your mantra now. A financial blessing could make the week memorable.
Libra (September 23rd - October 23rd)
All the wishing in the world won’t make someone treat you as you wish to be treated. If you want jewelry or a romantic gift from your beloved and not something functional and practical, just say so. The way to avoid disappointment and misunderstanding in all areas of your life this week is to take an active stance and voice all your expectations or desires clearly and firmly. Now is not the time to be vague when Mercury retrograde can cause enough confusion without your help. A visit from someone who traveled a long distance to see you (no, not Santa Claus) shows you how important you are to them.
Scorpio (October 24th - November 21st)
Put your hat on and button up your coat, oh Invincible One. Your winter coat, not your black leather jacket. Seriously, you Scorpios believe in possession and exorcism more than you believe in colds, flu, germs, illness prevention, or the need for a strong immune system. You really think your willpower trumps all. Take your garlic and vitamins, wash your hands, and dress warmly this week. You are likely to be out in public, working harder, socializing more, and burning the candle at both ends while forgetting at times that you have a body that requires proper rest and regular meals. A powerful psychic message comes at the end of the week, but I can’t tell what it’s about.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
Wherever you are feels like home at the beginning of the week, Sagittarius. You have the ability to turn strangers into friends with just a smile and friends into brothers and sisters just as easily. It’s a time to connect with “family.” If you are traveling, please carry a spare bag with necessities and keep track of important papers, like passports and tickets. You run a slightly higher risk than the other signs for experiencing some of the Mercury retrograde infamous transportation snafus. Your heart strings may be tugged now by people in places like hospitals, prisons, or shelters who may have less holiday cheer or family love than you. You do not have to give a lot of money or time to make a difference in the world and what you receive when you give from your heart is priceless. At the end of the week, your partner could have a windfall that benefits you both. If single, you may meet someone who shares your most important values.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
Sometimes to connect with other people in a genuine way, Capricorn, it is necessary to expose your own secrets, wounds, fears, or wishes. Those things are no better or worse for you than they are for anyone else and you will not be judged for spilling your soul all over. You are likely to be kept at arm’s length, however, if people sense you are hiding your authentic self. Midweek, if you must choose between home or work, choose home – if your pay is docked, the Universe will fill the void for you. Go easy on the eggnog or holiday party punchbowl while the planets are lowering your tolerance for mind-altering substances. Remember that drinking and driving under a Mercury retrograde is a double invitation for trouble.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
Friends or an organization can significantly impact your cash flow now, Aquarius. Money can flow to you or away from you depending on whether you feel uplifted or restricted when you think about it, so watch those thoughts. Avoid important calls, paperwork, school searching, or traveling if possible on Wednesday. On that day, it is not just Mercury retrograde affecting you, but a difficult aspect between planets in two transportation/communication areas of your chart. Toward the end of the week, balancing work, home, visiting relatives, and friends can be challenging, but ultimately satisfying. On Sunday, a burst of passion or creativity is so strong it nearly overwhelms your senses.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
Ready, set, go! You are launching a new cycle this week, Pisces. Create your schedule and set your intentions for every day this week or it will run roughshod all over you. Or you could go the improvisational route and have some crazy stories to laugh about later, but ride a hairy-scary rollercoaster of unpredictability. Do not allow friends to help spend your money on Tuesday or you will be at the ATM on Wednesday, feeling regret as you make your withdrawal. Let your muse out to play at work. Your quirky imagination is something to be proud of. On Sunday, you could align with a friend or a group of people who make you feel like you belong. They may share the same passion you have for a particular subject.