The loud cheering you’ll hear next weekend will be me celebrating Mars FINALLY turning direct! (Though I have to say until Mercury went retrograde this was a pretty mild mannered Mars Retrograde around here.) We’ll begin to see doors opening and the gradual return of forward momentum over the next few weeks as the red planet picks up speed.
Pluto in Capricorn is headed in the other direction for the next five months starting on April 10, 2012. What I see as the biggest factor with a Pluto station is the length of time spent at a particular degree. In this instance Pluto will spend over three months, from late February through May at 9 degrees. He does have a way of getting his message across, doesn’t he? If you have planets or Angles at 9 degrees in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) you are probably aware of this.
Venus in Gemini starts out the week all bright and shiny sextile to her partner in crime, Uranus in Aries. These two are definitely up to something fun, exciting and innovative . . . a good way to start the week. By Thursday, the shine begins to wear off due to touchy feelings and maybe some jealousy issues arising in relationships. Thoughtful, kind behaviors will help prevent too much damage. Avoid snappy comebacks and “witty” remarks because chances are they won’t be received well.
These days the last planet the Sun will aspect before changing signs is Saturn in Libra. On Sunday, the Sun will oppose Saturn in Libra as it prepares to close out its stay in Aries. Saturn encourages a more thoughtful approach and with the Sun about to enter placid Taurus, putting the brakes on Aries impulsiveness might be a good thing.
Mars at a virtual standstill all week is probably going amp up the frustration factor and even though there will be bright spots here and there, we will still need to practice using our indoor voices and best manners in our interactions with others. Yelling may feel good but probably won’t make anything move any faster. Sorry ‘bout that . . .
Monday and Tuesday are probably your best days this week, Aries, so if you need to get things done do it then. You may feel like all you are doing running in place by the weekend. It might be better to take a time out rather than pushing ahead.
Clever ideas about ways to improve your income may come to mind early in the week, Taurus. Whether or not you will be able to capitalize on them any time soon is another matter. Good thing patience is your long suit, isn’t it.
You are starting to feel like your mind is beginning to function at peak efficiency once more, Gemini . . . something I’m betting your friends and family will be very grateful for. Where you may need to exercise patience later in the week is at home.
Your best bet to jump start any career moves comes on Monday and Tuesday, Cancer, when luck is on your side. Please monitor your feelings of anger and disappoint later in the week as those can interfere with your ability to think clearly and objectively.
About the time you think you have an exciting prospect for travel and expanding your horizons, Leo, you might run into a few setbacks . . . as in not getting some income you had been counting on. Count to ten several times if necessary, OK?
Other than some bright spots regarding career moves early in the week, Virgo, you may as well resign yourself to feeling frustrated and thwarted. This situation will begin to ease up after this week and life will begin to look a little brighter.
Like most everyone else, Monday and Tuesday are your best days this week too, Libra. You will also be the most susceptible to having your feelings bruised by insensitive types the last half of the week. Take it one day at a time for now.
Opportunities to rework your schedule and your relationship with your coworkers are possible now, Scorpio. Where you might experience more frustration and blockages is in your dealings with your peers. Don’t bite anyone’s head off because they don’t agree with you . . .
Even if you start off the week in a good mood, ready to take the world by storm, Sagittarius, don’t be surprised if your mood deteriorates as the week goes on. Tempers will be short in the work place and your boss on the grouchy side. Drat.
If you need to discuss anything of importance with your coworkers, Capricorn, best get that out of the way first thing. Pressing them to accommodate you later on might not go so well. Travel plans might not work out well either. Next week is better . . .
You may be able to come up with very creative solutions early in the week, Aquarius, so make sure you jot down all the important details. If you need to meet with your accountant or money manager this week, you may not get the answers you need right away.
Pisces, you might need every scrap of patience you have when dealing with your partner (business or personal) this week. They will be short tempered and reluctant to take on anything more but don’t worry, they’ll start to come around soon.
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