Cancer season has arrived and this is the first full week after the Solstice. There are both pleasant and unpleasant celestial events to look forward to, starting off with Venus leaving Taurus, one of her comfort zones, for flighty, flirty Gemini on Monday. Fire and air folks will enjoy this change because it means fire and air will be closer to equal representation for a change.
Then on Wednesday, Mars in Libra will make its last opposition to Uranus in Aries for which we can all be grateful. It is also the last aspect Mars in Libra will make to the Grand Cross planets because it won’t catch up with Jupiter before it leaves Cancer for Leo on July 16. While this might not mean all the issues we dealt with in April will be resolved, there is a good chance they will slip into the background and demand far less time and energy.
The Cancer New Moon on Friday is a potent mixture of sweet and sour which is bound to give some of us indigestion. It seems to me if we want to make a fresh start on this New Moon, we may have some serious soul searching to do, maybe forgive ourselves and others for causing hurt feelings, etc. Cardinal New Moons do demand action of some kind be taken, for better or worse. A good use of the days leading up to the New Moon is to take care of old business and tidy up loose ends.
Between Venus in Gemini squaring Neptune in Pisces and the Cancer Sun trine Neptune on Sunday, this week comes to an end on a gentle, pleasant note. We may be drifting a little off bubble but no one will care. Mercury in Gemini is dawdling along preparing to station direct on Tuesday, July 1, making it an excellent time to take the day off and go fishing, literally or metaphorically. Good time too for those folks buffeted about by the Mars-Uranus opposition to begin the healing process.
The relative calm of last weekend stays with us through Monday before the pace picks up going into the mid-week Mars-Uranus opposition. Keep a close eye out for reckless behaviors and drive defensively. After the Cancer New Moon early Friday morning, calm should begin to return for the weekend.
If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too.
Making assumptions and jumping to conclusions could be classified as reckless behavior on your part now, Aries. Despite how you might feel, your partner and family members really aren’t going to force you to do something you don’t want to do. Good time to practice delayed gratification.
Funny sort of week for you, Taurus, where you may be blind-sided by unexpected interference if you decide to make some changes to your daily routines. Given how much you like change of any kind, this could derail your efforts and that would be a shame. Lend a sympathetic ear to close friends with woes.
On the plus side, Gemini, this week looks very good for your self esteem as you may attract plenty of favorable attention. However be very cautious about getting involved with exciting but dangerous types and be careful when flirting with intent, especially this weekend. Too many unknowns.
Probably the best thing you can do for yourself this week, Cancer, is to give your life a good housecleaning and toss out people and situations that have been giving you grief. That way you can make a clean start after the upcoming New Moon on Friday. You deserve it!
You may be pleasantly surprised by people actively seeking you out at social occasions, Leo, probably because your cheerful face has an extra sparkle these days. However, you might need to bite your tongue a time or two this week because it may more challenging than usual to be tactful and charming.
The atmosphere at work could improve for you this week, Virgo, as those you work with begin to see you in a more favorable light. Be aware you may not be thinking all that clearly as the week progresses and especially over the weekend. Not the best time to make important decisions.
Another tricky week for you to navigate, Libra. On one hand your perspective improves and you can review recent events more clearly, and on the other, you could have problems hanging on to your temper due to other people’s erratic behaviors. Hopefully you will be able to resolve some lingering issues from April.
You don’t mind the occasional change in your daily routines, Scorpio, because it keeps you on your toes but there have been far too many of those recently and it’s getting to you. Maybe it’s time to get out of town over the weekend for some rest and relaxation.
If you end up discussing social injustice with some of your friends this week, Sagittarius, things could get heated very quickly and spoil an otherwise pleasant occasion. Make sure you double check the details if you are planning a romantic get-away this weekend . . . like confirming reservations, etc.
This may turn out to be a very lively week for you, Capricorn, with people needing you to put out fires for them from your partner to your employer or most likely someone at home. Stay calm and ride it out as best you can. Maybe get a little more rest this weekend?
You might have to decide how important it is for you to be right this week, Aquarius. Compromise isn’t always a bad thing and reducing the amount of stress in your life might be worth it. Take another look at your wellness routines this weekend to see how you can improve those.
Impulse buying could get you into trouble this week, Pisces, so do your best to resist going there. A good distraction might be hanging out with your family and getting back in touch with your inner child. Allow yourself a temporary escape from everyday realities over the weekend.
Venus becomes a world class flirt when she enters airy Gemini. Gemini takes the idea of the brain as a sex organ very seriously you know. Unless Venus in Gemini is afflicted, she is an expert at promising the Moon but delivering very little. Those with this Venus usually make excellent tips no matter what segment of the service industry they work in.
The first aspect Venus makes is a square to Neptune in Pisces at 7° on June 29. Did I mention promising more than she can deliver? Mix a little Neptune glamour with Venus in Gemini’s witty charm and she can seduce darn near anyone. If you are meeting someone for the first time that weekend, have a good time but give yourself a cooling off period before deciding you are soul mates.
Meeting up with Uranus in Aries and Mars in Libra are the high points for Venus in Gemini. On the weekend of July 6, Venus will be closing in on her sextile to Uranus at 16° and the Moon will be in Libra on July 5. Not only making it a good time for couples to step out for some fun and excitement but also very good for meeting someone special unexpectedly. The following weekend Venus is trine Mars in Libra at 23° on July 13, the day after the Full Moon in Capricorn . . . less about the romance and more about soothing touchy relationships.
The less than happy events for Venus are two inconjuncts, one to Pluto in Capricorn at 12° on July 3 and the other to Saturn in Scorpio at 16° on July 7. Given both Scorpio and Capricorn are not noted for being all that forgiving, spending too much time flirting with the wrong people can get one into serious trouble. What one person sees as innocent and harmless, another may interpret very differently. There is potential here for a harsh lesson in putting out the wrong message, intentional or not. Be cautious and stay aware your words and actions both in public and in private.
Venus leaves lighthearted Gemini for sweet, emotional Cancer on July 18, an exit we may not notice due to Jupiter arriving in dramatic Leo on July 16. I’ve decided Jupiter in Leo’s theme is going to be “go big or go home”. :D
The next step in the transition to Gemini occurs this week when Mercury leaves matter of fact Taurus for its home sign of Gemini. Lively, curious and changeable are all descriptive of Mercury in Gemini who uses words better than anyone as a smoke screen to veil its true intentions. Mercury makes its move on Wednesday.
Both Neptune and Saturn are busy boys this week, one of them offering enticements and the other following up with sharp reality checks. It is Venus in Gemini’s turn at the beginning of the week to square Neptune in Pisces one day and then inconjunct Saturn in Scorpio the next. On Saturday Mercury in Gemini will repeat those aspects. If we don’t maintain a healthy skepticism we might end up feeling rather bruised.
Uranus in Aries flirts pleasurably with Venus on Saturday via a sextile. Given the bumpy ride Mercury is in for the same day, I strongly suggest keeping your romantic encounters light and breezy. As I said . . . a “healthy skepticism”.
The sky is short on fire right now with only Uranus in Aries representing that element. Fire signs will get a lift when the Moon is in lordly Leo from late Wednesday thru late Friday. Air signs are enjoying the gradual influx of planets into Gemini whilst earth and water folk have plenty of support.
Be aware this is the week leading up to the first exact Uranus-Pluto square of 2013 on 20 May at 11° 13′. There is a feeling of underlying tension thrumming in the background right now.
Still a good week to deal with practicalities as the Sun finishes its journey through Taurus. Personally I’m enjoying having a more balanced sky with the addition of Venus and Mercury in Gemini. These cycles when we have a heavy preponderance in one sign are not comfortable for this Libra person.
Though you are not usually much for tact and diplomacy, Aries, you may find it easier to use this week, much to the relief of your Libra friends. However you best stick with your “honest to a fault” approach. Anything else won’t fly.
As much as you love a good bargain, Taurus, fudging the facts to get one could get you into trouble. You likely have a reputation for being unusually good at assessing value so don’t risk losing that. Your partner will set you straight.
The charm offensive begins this week in earnest for you, Gemini! It may be tempting to spread it on a little too thick but please do your best to maintain some decorum. Save your best lines for play time rather than on the job.
When it comes to love and romance now, Cancer, you might be plagued by doubts and fears. There is a very good chance those have no basis in reality and are only night fears. Have an honest conversation to dispel these uncertainties.
Your interest in hitting the social scene picks up this week, Leo, though please continue to devote the majority of your attention to your career. Obligations to family members could interfere with your desire to get out and start networking with your peers.
Staying focused and on task could be challenging this week, Virgo, particularly when dealing with your boss or other authority figures. Your partner might be part of the problem or at the very least, a distraction. Don’t beat yourself up too much over any missteps, OK?
Dreaming about taking a vacation and getting away from it all, Libra? Better check and make sure you can afford to before calling a travel agent. This is one of those when escaping temporarily into a good book or movie might be a wiser idea.
Once again you might find yourself having to be the voice of cold reason, Scorpio. It’s a role you’ve found yourself in a lot in recent months and it’s not going to end any time soon. This time may have to do with joint finances.
Dealings with your significant other might get tricky this week, Sagittarius. Don’t let them pull the wool over your eyes or evade the truth through slight of tongue. Find out what is really going on and hold them accountable. Weekend could be an emotional roller coaster ride.
You might unintentionally be misleading in your communications this week, Capricorn, especially when talking with coworkers. It is one of those times when taking a few moments to verify your facts before laying them out would be a good idea. Underlying tensions with family intensify too.
If you happen to end up meeting someone you are attracted to now, Aquarius, it would be a good idea to apply a large measure of that healthy skepticism I mentioned above. Rather than jump in with both feet, keep it light.
Dealings with your extended family are where you may get into trouble this week, Pisces. In order to avoid confrontations you might be tempted to tell a little white lie or two. Please don’t because it may backfire on you and make matters worse.
If you know your Rising sign, read the horoscope for it too.
Mercury in Taurus is content making only harmonious connections to Mars, the Sun, Pluto and Chiron. First thing to keep in mind is folks could be quite attached to their opinions and unwilling to consider other options. Standing on one’s principles is all well and good if doing so doesn’t land you in the soup. Unlike cardinal and mutable Mercurys who are quite good at coming up with numerous options, fixed Mercurys are not. Not being able to see a way out of a bad situation tends to not end well.
The Mercury-Pluto trine at the start of the week is excellent for handling business matters with patience and thoroughness. Sometimes obsessing over every detail can work to our advantage. The conjunctions to Mars in Taurus midweek and the Sun on the weekend are better for doing repetitive tasks than multi-tasking. Fire and air folk might need to bite their tongues and practice patience because no one hurries the Bull. You will get a well thought out answer to your question but on Taurus’ schedule, not yours.
Venus is the first planet to leave the comfort of earthy Taurus for cool, dry air of Gemini on Thursday. Somehow it is fitting that the first contact Venus in quixotic Gemini has is Neptune in Pisces. The square between these two will not be exact until the following week but we’ll notice the effects over the weekend when the Moon is in Gemini also squaring Neptune. Neptune casts his glamour over Venus and we are tempted to jump into romantic adventures that may end weirdly. The morning after could be revealing and not in a good way. Be careful!
Excellent week ahead for you earth signs as you are well supported and the water signs will be fine. Fire and air people will find the weekend most congenial and a good time to blow off their frustrations from the past week. The motto for the week ought to be “just do it already”!
One thing you excel at, Aries, is taking action whilst others are still dithering and this week is perfect for launching a plan to improve your cash flow. However you also need to remember those in charge don’t always approve of taking independent thinking to the extreme.
Time to refurbish your public image, Taurus! Yes, you can still go with the classics but choosing a look appropriate to the times won’t kill you. It will be easier to find something trendy you like that will blend with your current wardrobe later in the week.
Revelations bubbling up from your unconscious are potentially life changing, Gemini. I know you are reluctant to rummage around in your dark side but do it anyway. The latter part of the week looks far brighter and livelier for you. Enjoy!
Now is a great time for you to step up and actively support your favorite social cause, Cancer. Find a group of like-minded people and commit yourself to doing your bit on a regular basis. You’ll like the way it makes you feel.
This is it, Leo, time for you to put those long term plans into motion and take the next step towards achieving your career goals. Do you aspire to step into your boss’s shoes? Believe in yourself and take a chance. Go for it!
If you have been contemplating furthering your education, Virgo, don’t put off applying any longer. Choose a course that emphasizes practical training programs designed for a specific role. Adding to your skill set can only be to your benefit in the long run.
A transformative experience of some kind may come your way now, Libra, and if you’re lucky it will be a pleasant one . . . if you’re lucky. If not, then do your best to allow events to unfold as they will. Fun weekend ahead for you.
Your one-on-one relationships are front and center this week, Scorpio. Where do you want to see those go? Are you willing to commit to something more lasting, or do you want to call it off altogether. Either way, you need to take action.
No more procrastinating, Sagittarius, about starting an honest to god good diet and exercise regime. Take the first step now and then keep on going. You know how much better being active makes you feel, not to mention having the sun on your face and wind in your hair.
You do have a creative side, Capricorn, though you tend to feel somewhat insecure in this regard. Now is the time to be brave and let your inner artist free. Write, paint, play music, dance or audition for a part in a play. Whatever floats your boat.
Are you bored with the way your living space looks, Aquarius? Then do something about it. Clean house, rearrange the furniture and bring in some flowers or a new piece of art. Apply a coat of fresh paint to brighten the room. All are good.
If you’ve been looking for some new and different to do, Pisces, consider taking part in a neighborhood improvement project of some kind. You enjoy helping others and this would be a great way to make new friends. Enjoy family activities on the weekend.
If you know your Rising sign, read the horoscope for it too.
I doubt if there is a better time to start working on a long term project demanding endless patience than this New Moon Solar Eclipse at 19° 54′ Taurus on 9 May 2013 05:29 PM PDT. Pallas, the supreme organizer, tightly conjoins the luminaries as well as both Mercury and Mars in Taurus. That’s a lot of Taurus, baby! No one can work as hard or as long without losing focus on tough, repetitious tasks like the Bull.
The Taurus stellium goes its own way this time which works out fine for this most practical of signs because that makes for fewer distractions and distractions can interfere with getting the job done. Jupiter in Gemini will try to disrupt Taurus’ concentration with glib jokes and witty commentary via a semi-sextile. Chances are the bull will brush those off and get back to work because Mercury conjunct Mars in Taurus is close to impossible to sidetrack.
Earth signs are the best for giving wonderful, warm hugs. The healing power of touch is well established and the sextile from Chiron in Pisces to earthy Mars in Taurus highlights the importance of a loving embrace. Hug your loved ones, cuddle your children and enjoy the warmth. This extends to our four footed companions. Petting your dog or cat is wonderful for reducing stress.
Venus reluctantly leaves the comfort and security of Taurus for witty Gemini where she is much more fickle and unpredictable. Softening the transition this time is a waxing square to Neptune in Pisces, exact on 13 May. Blind trust when it comes to love and romance could seriously backfire, so be careful flirting with sexy strangers. We can still enjoy the lovely illusions as long as we keep one foot on the ground. All those other planets in Taurus will help with that.
A calming influence is a slowly waxing trine between Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces which will not be exact until summer. Reason conjoined with a compassionate perspective can go far towards finding positive solutions to our problems. Listening to our hearts as well as our heads is the key.
The big picture situation is beginning to heat up as the third exact Uranus-Pluto square tightens. Those who have personal planets and Angles at 11° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are very likely already dealing with the effects of the life changing square. Frustrations are on the rise. There are those who feel controlled and oppressed whilst others believe more control is the only answer. Maybe it’s time to find some detachment rather than feeling forced to choose a side?
This is a rare and special celestial event in bountiful Taurus. Live in the moment and feel the power of the earth beneath your feet. Take time to enjoy the pleasures of good food, wonderful music, beautiful vistas and sweet, fragrant flowers. Embrace those you love with enthusiasm and joy. Namaste.
On a personal note: The Taurus stellium falls in my sixth house opposing my Mars in Scorpio bringing up all those “suffer or serve” issues once more. It is a great time for me to continue to work on improving my physical well-being. Exercising, eating right and taking time to play are all part of this.