2 of Swords – Libra Quarter Moon
Powerful forces collude this week, and the potential for complete transformation is possible as planets in Scorpio (Mars and Jupiter) connect with a game changing Sun – Venus – Pluto conjunction from Monday – Tuesday. Moon in Scorpio from Tuesday night enhances these connections through Thursday, making the whole week a vital springboard for a new way of life to unfold. Storylines (and especially romantic liaisons, or those of a financial nature) that began last Fall, particularly around October 5th, 26th and November 13th, evolve and gain momentum this week. Tuesday sets to begin a whole new chapter, this one featuring a deeply intimate connection with cathartic overtones. Conjoining at 19 Capricorn, this is playing for keeps territory, and fated and enduring vibes predominate.
Next weekend Venus switches gear, standing off with Uranus and push may come to shove with individuals who have been noncommittal (from Capricorn, Venus requires an assurance of fidelity,) or otherwise circumstances that have been unstable and unpredictable at best. Break ups and splits are thus equally possible this week, but only where the needs and desires of the partners have become too incongruous to maintain an ongoing association. There is a sense of urgency to conclude something, and impulsive choices may be made and just as quickly regretted. Mercury conjunct Saturn offers a more stabilizing influence at this time, and decisions factor into the long range goals that are being established. This has taken several week to take foot, and agreements, commitments and choices made next weekend set the tone for the coming year.
The Libra quarter Moon on Monday evening does much to escalate the stakes here. A dichotomy is indicated, and there is a significant choice that is difficult to make, especially under the auspices of all the other potent energy in place. In the closing quarter of the month, and in preparation for a mega New Moon in Capricorn in a weeks time, something indeed must come to a conclusion to clear the decks for what is percolating on that close horizon.
The Libra Moon is attached to the 2 of Swords Tarot card, and carries different interpretations that might be of assistance. On one hand there is the need to make a choice that ends an internal struggle, though on the other, none of the choices available may seemingly offer a positive resolution. The best thing to do is to search for inner peace, which may come readily as Venus is harmoniously activated by Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto. The Moon is in conflict with Pluto, however, and resolving a long term transformation is required to integrate the potentials inherent in this moment. Look within and find your personal power.
Mercury enters Capricorn on Thursday, quickly connecting with Saturn over the weekend, generating an atmosphere of serious considerations. This aspect has occurred three times since late November, and a plan is finally ready to find it’s footing. The preparation and considerations of the prior phase make it possible to set a plan into the diary and move forward.
ARIES March 20 – April 19
Profession, aspirations and social standings are in tight focus from this week into next. Working steadily behind the scenes gets you closer to your desired outcomes. This coalesces into the New Moon next Tuesday, which sets you on a new path, one or a few rungs up the ladder of success. Going head to head with a loved one at this time, or over a contentious matter could put you at odds next weekend. Let the voice of reason whisper to you and choose your battles carefully.
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
You benefit immensely from exploration and reaching beyond your normal comfort zone. Your honey pot is somewhere over the rainbow, so get on the road! A vexing work situation early in the week requires some evaluation and decision making. Intuition is strong now, so trust your gut. Romance gets hot and heavy from Tuesday, things can turn quite smoldering now. Honesty is the best policy on Saturday, and pretending you are something you are not, or lowering you standards will backfire.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
Immeasurable intimacy is possible now, and a commitment you make this week to a partner (for love or money, possibly both) will endure the test of time. You have hemmed and hawed over this one since late November, and it’s time to take the plunge. Overcoming a personal challenge is required of you early in the week, but a colleague at works comes to your aid and can offer good advice. Keep on your grind, you have places to go and passion and pleasure await on the other side.
CANCER June 21 – July 22
Partnership dynamics come on full blast this week, a great deal of passion is expressed through a key relationship, or perhaps a new meeting is on the cards for you. The channels of communication open up from Thursday and you can articulate both your desires and goals within agreements. This has a more business oriented flavor, but does enhance your ability to come to term within any important association. Lock down on Saturday for that which you want to see stand the test of time.
LEO July 23 – August 22
Work and productivity get a major boost this week, making this a positive period if you are in the middle of a project or assignment that requires your all. If not, you might feel restless, in which case moderate exercise or work around the house can be a productive and satisfying outlet. Important goals surrounding your residence are enhanced and a work from home business can thrive now. A tense moment arises at work next weekend. Use your better judgement.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22
This can be a very satisfying and really pleasurable week, especially for rekindling your creative spark or taking a love relationship to the next level. From Thursday a favorable Mercury transit makes it much easier for you to express yourself, as well as your desires. The New Moon next week sets much into motion of which you are gathering a strong sense of now. Tensions can flare within a love association next weekend, as your playmate might not appreciate some of your more bizarre erotic tendencies.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Your interior realm undergoes profound transformation as you seize an inner strength you were not even aware you had. Money mojo connects to this assurance and you can negotiate for all your value, increase earnings and even discover a source of true abundance in this period. Success connects to knowing what you genuinely value the most. Keep in mind that money is only the vehicle that gets you to the destination. Define where you want to be to get there quicker. Prickly relational dynamics are probable next weekend.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
This continues to be a genuinely wonderful period full of growth and learning for team Scorpio. Communications and a new course of study for many of you provides immeasurable opportunities for self discovery and even lead to very meaningful new connections, maybe even of a love variety. You find it very easy to articulate yourself, especially after Thursday. Attention shifts off of prickly financial dynamics and towards thinking and self expression. Your tenacity pays off and a circumstance resolves.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
The financial picture is quite bright, and especially those entering business agreements with friends will see positive outcomes. A lot of dealings or activity from behind the scenes enhances these activities, and intuition is shrewd and spot on, trust your instincts. The ball is a bit more in your court from early Friday, and evasive conditions can be put to rest. Love and finance mix like oil and water next weekend, pick your poison carefully.
CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
Your passion and power continue to escalate making this the perfect climate in which to pursue your personal goals and blaze new trails. Conviction is at the heart this and you gain more by going for what you want than serving the needs or requirements of others. Something that has been fermenting within is about to crystalize and break out into the open (look towards the New Moon in your sign next week for specifics). A friend or allay plays a huge role, opening a door for you. From Thursday and even more so Saturday you are prepared to state you case. Evaluate goals on Monday.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
Not unlike a subterranean explorer you are mining your most private and personal realm for gems of wisdom and understanding. Taking a good amount of time out for this does well to serve your professional goals, which are also emphasized now. A heightened 6th sense works in your favor, and the whole week through Thursday serves to get you on track in more ways than one. Thursday can be especially vital in this regard. Not so easy when dynamics next weekend bring up tensions within your social sphere. Choose the words with extreme caution, a secret betrayed can prove disastrous.
PISCES February 19 – March 20
Friendships and networking opportunities hold allure and the potential for a romantic attachment to blossom. People who share your interests and can help you to development will have the most appeal right now. This will prove a demonstrable shift from the harder work and challenge of the prior years and you may feel as through you are coming into your own. The quarter moon on Monday points out a touchy financial situation. Borrowing or paying back money is a heavy consideration. From Thursday you expand influence in your network and can cultivate beneficial associations.