Love and Relationships
Cosmic Menage a Trois Coming directly off the power of the Leo Full Moon, the biggest force on the block is the Aquarian conjunct of Uranus and Mercury to Sun, with Neptune at the far edge of the party. This powerhouse forms multiple aspects to keep us on our toes all week. Mars in possessive Scorpio makes demands that Venus in Pisces is all too willing to honor. While the trine is sweet, danger also lurks here in the form of abuse and/or taking advantage of the weaker -- or more compassionate -- party in the relationship.
We need to use all of the mental and spiritual powers that the pile-up in Aquarius offers in order to maintain balance. We also need the insights we receive from that conjunct to see beyond the smile and the moves to the heart of those we meet. This can be a lovers' week or a predators' week. If we feel that someone is moving too fast or coming too close, we should listen to our inner instincts. If it's "the real thing," it will still be around next week. There's long-term promise on the schedule, so we should take things slowly. That powerful mental stellium isn't there just to light up the skies!
Money and Career
The same hot collection in Aquarius causes us to bubble over with ideas, dreams, plans, and schemes. The positive side to this is answers, solutions, and creativity. Those who create for a living, or would like to -- writers, poets, musicians, artists, and dancers -- should be in good shape. The negative side of the Aquarian traffic jam expresses itself in two ways. One is that we may not always understand how best to use the information coming our way. The other down side is a strong temptation to daydream instead of minding what we're doing. When fabulous things percolate in the brain, it's often hard to stay "on task." Our fantasies can be so much more interesting than the work world! The secret to this is to harness our fantasies so they help us stay focused on what we're doing.
Another significant aspect this week is a Jupiter-Pallas conjunction in Pisces that can team power with dedication -- or can send us flying off in wrong direction in a moment of passion. This combination associates strongly with another three-way -- Juno, Cupido, and Chiron, with Pluto on the fringes of the action. Expect more home/job conflicts. Home based businesses and job opportunities show real promise, though -- which fits in so nicely with the creative goodies the cosmos showers on us! It more than makes up for the lingering tension of last week's Mars opposition to Saturn.
Health and Wellness
This is another opportunity to review what we've learned about how our body, mind, and spirit work -- and how they work together. Particularly toward the end of the week, we need to examine our expectations. We're at a crossroads now where we can either reframe our ambition, or retreat and take another run at that hill we haven't climbed. For some, the answer may be to dismantle the whole thing and start from scratch. Finding our source of internal satisfaction is crucial to almost all areas of physical well-being.
Fortunately, we have all that mental and spiritual power centered in Aquarius. By week's end, we'll also have Moon buddying up to Mars in Scorpio to fuel our jets. If we can channel that energy into constructive pathways -- and Mars and Pluto are all too willing to suggest we blame someone else and go to a corner and seethe -- then we can make some of our greatest strides in this, the shortest month.
ARIES (Mar. 21st-Apr. 20th): Moon forms some particularly uncomfortable aspects, triggering memories of past mistakes and losses. If you believe in a forgiving Higher Power, take these issues up through that route. Otherwise, confront sensations of guilt head-on. Are there amends you can make right now? Today, without hurting anyone? If there's no quick fix, then fight the feelings. If you dwell on them, your immune system will go right down the drain.
TAURUS (Apr. 21st-May 20th): It's time for that ugly word -- regularity. The stresses of life and all those hasty meals of junk food can damage the digestive system. If you experience problems with digestion, gas, or elimination, try a change of diet before you experiment with any over-the-counter medicine. Ask an elderly friend or relative for suggestions, if you can. They've been through it all and most of them have good counsel to offer.
GEMINI (May 21st-June 21st): This is a promising day for travel, but bring along reading material and leave early. Today promises plenty of mass transportation hitches, and you *know* how you hate to sit and do nothing! You may feel pressured by partners or loved ones to do more than you feel capable of doing. Don't let them box you in with guilt games. Evening suggests serious relationships with people whom you take very seriously.
CANCER (June 22nd-July 22nd): There's heavy pressure on you now from your past, from parental and old school labels and expectations. Are your "failures" really failures, or have you just triggered an old tape? It's hard to admit to a "Mom-o-rex" moment. Often, you clutch these labels and expectations tightly to your bosom because you want so much to please your first female role model, whether she's here on Earth or not. It's going to seem hard, but you *have* to press that Delete key. Those who love you will be eternally grateful; they're really tired of that song!
LEO (July 23rd-Aug. 22nd): A good day to spend with family and friends if you can. Social life on the job will sparkle, too, if you let it. The extra insight that the stellium in your seventh Solar house gives you enables you to make new friendships, too, as well as discovering new facets to people you already know. Sense of true teamwork can make the workday fly. Schedule something involving people in the evening if you can, especially frivolous pursuits that encourage laughter.
VIRGO (Aug. 23rd-Sept. 22nd): An encounter with a spiritual leader or source can change the course of your emotional and physical development for good or ill today. Use the heightened intelligence and intuition that Mercury, Sun, and Uranus in Aquarius offer you, and examine this belief system carefully. A "god" that is false for you will do more harm than good. There's intense karmic power in your Solar twelfth now, which can expose hidden things -- or signal self-undoing. Use your heart as well as your head on this one if it appears.
LIBRA (Sept. 23rd-Oct. 23rd): Moon gliding through your Solar twelfth offers an opportunity to pinpoint poor decisions of the past -- and undo the damage. The array splashed across your first through third houses enables you to do the same with poor health habits. If you have a habit you want to break, like smoking, or develop, like an exercise regimen, lay out your battle plan today, then implement it over the weekend. Opt for cheerful music today -- no sad songs, no sentimentality. It's time for you to rock!
SCORPIO (Oct. 24th-Nov. 22nd): Take all that energy in your Solar second and turn it into a nesting urge. This is a time to center your activities on the home front. The tangled aspects that criss-cross your life can cause neck and shoulder tension, and that often leads to a migraine. When it's possible, stay close to home. The comfort and peace you find there -- you *are* getting along with any housemates now, aren't you? -- will alleviate the tension more quickly than any pill. Fragrance is important, too; mints are especially soothing.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23rd-Dec. 21st): Today was made for companions -- in the original sense of the word "Ones with whom you break bread." Do brunch with an old friend. Eat lunch with buddies from work. Go out to dinner with someone you care about -- or you want to know better. Even if your budget can only manage the local drive-thru, share a meal with someone today. Eat slowly. Talk and laugh and touch. Your digestion will thank you!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22nd-Jan. 20th): Rearrange your shelves today. It's time to haul out an old record, tape, or video. This time, it isn't about our parental tapes -- it's some album or movie you used to love listening to -- but you've acquired so many that you've almost forgotten this one. Recreate the time when you played it often. Are the memories you associate with it happy, or does it stand for someone who's no longer in your life? If the former, enjoy! If the latter, give the healing process a nudge by listening and remembering good times. No matter what happened since then, this represents literal "good vibes."
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21st-Feb. 18th): Expect relationships with close friends and loved ones to have an extra added edge of excitement today. If you've teetered on the edge of a commitment to someone, you may wish to make it today. Sure, Mars is still at a cranky angle, and your house of play looks positively dismal, but you're unusually sensitive -- even for you -- to karmic connections. The only warning is not to let that second house Venus allow you to treat anyone -- or be treated by anyone -- as an object. Well, as an object of desire, maybe ... or lust. Lust could be fun, but desire is better.
PISCES (Feb. 19th-Mar. 20th): It's easy to fall into a trap of compulsive worry about the health of someone close to you. Compassion's a wonderful thing, but are you really concerned about the other person, or it just easier to examine someone else's health habits than it is to look at yours? The Universe has given you several chances lately to dump bad habits and pick up good ones. Today's another -- are you ready for the challenge?