There is a crucial development this week around the North Node (future directives) as Venus conjoins this highly significant part of the zodiac in Leo. (The house containing 6’ Leo is indicated here – get your free chart at astro.com to calculate your ascendant and find out!) Venus combined to the North Node suggests assistance or resources that advance your objectives in this area beneficially will be granted. Your only job here is to recognize and accept what is on offer. This aspect occurs Tuesday, and while a wildly fortunate development is likely it will require dexterity to make the most of it.
Saturn forms a quincunx (150 degree) alignment from Capricorn to Venus – North Node. In order to receive the gift, there is an obligation to live up to that could diminish some of the joy connected to the more positive attributes represented by the transit. Saturn is retrograde, thus a karmic return on how successfully one has negotiated responsibilities since February in particular is highlighted. While this can make for a prickly reality check, there is the instructional value of coming to terms with where the work needs to done. Feel your way into any issue stimulating frustration or blockages because those are the topics that require resolution in the present tense. Getting down to the business at hand offers up a genuine feeling of satisfaction and can even become a significant success story by this November.
Neptune retrogrades from Monday, so if you’ve been feeling spaced out, having de ja vous or ESP experiences, repeating dream symbolisms, this peaks in intensity in the beginning of the week. Neptune has been to preparing to sublimate itself for weeks, having stationed at 16’ Pisces since early May while preparing for decent. Mercury makes beneficial aspects this week, completing the water trine from Cancer while linking up to Neptune and Jupiter. This will enable awareness and articulation of the deeper soul yearnings stimulated by the transits of both. Imagination and creativity are also incredibly enhanced, making this a good week to work on art, music or cinematic projects or to let such provide inspiration.
By the end of the week, Mercury will move into opposition with Pluto in Capricorn, generating a contentious atmosphere that can promote volatile exchanges. Calling out oppressive behavior can stimulate a cathartic confrontation. Developments now advance a decision made in January, or may demonstrate it’s logical flaws or deficiencies. In some regard a climax is reached, and the best way to handle this dynamic energy flow is to not get overwhelmed by rigidly trying to maintain your perspective at any cost, but to weigh carefully where you can transform your viewpoint in light of what is occurring now. It’s possible a secret of the deeper and darker variety is exposed. Try to regain your composure and just accordingly if so.
As Sun enters Cancer on Thursday morning, the planet meets the new Solstice, engendering a sense of progression while new growth prevails. Having matured over the last 3 months, it’s time to go within and nurture that which has been developing since the Spring equinox. The same day Venus and Mars will oppose, stimulating a lot of passion connected to a new beginning that transpired early last October. A connection can escalate quickly now, or just as swiftly breakdown, since there is a very tempestuous quality present in this meet up. With both Venus and Mars set to retrograde this year, shifting the dynamics of alliances throughout, adopting a wait and watch attitude may be your best ally.
ARIES March 20 – April 19
Something very personal is within reach for you, though you have to come to terms with how deep your commitment lies in regard to this matter and whether you actually have the stamina to take it to the next level. Your spirit guides are close at hand and communicate using subtle signals this week. Pay attention to your intuition to receive these messages. Shifting inward has a beneficial effect on you. A friend could become a lover by this weekend, but watch who’s matches you play with if you aren’t up for it.
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
You make a resolution about your residence this week. If you had been thinking about relocating you may decide your better interests are served closer to your current home base. If distant shores entice regardless, make a plan for November. Outstanding matters with friends and colleagues may begin to clear up, especially if there had been a misunderstanding. Pleasurable outings are likely and will give you an opportunity to clear the air. Skip Saturday for social engagements, as an argument could bring you back to square one.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
There are fantastic professional developments this week, though you may be rethinking your trajectory over the coming months while you clarify your objectives. Keeping focused on finances will give you all the information you need about the right direction to take and how far you can go. If you have stretched the limits of your economy too far a reminder will come this weekend. A social opportunity has strings attached. Think carefully about whether you are up for the commitment required, because you have to dig deep here.
CANCER June 21 – July 22
You get closer to attainment of that which you value the most, but a partner may not be completely on board with this, or a prior commitment may be blocking your progress. You have the opportunity here to redefine the rules of engagement. A contentious moment next weekend demands you make your priorities clear here. The focus becomes more squarely placed on your own needs and desires from Thursday when the Sun enters your sign. You may decide to trace family history or even visit an ancestral site.
LEO July 23 – August 22
Venus activates your desire for growth in a personal objective, though the demands of your employer may interfere. Follow your hatches this week, you have incredible insight available to you if you tune in to your inner voice. An enticing liaison could be in store. You impress more if you remain receptive and let someone else take the lead, even if it feels completely contrary. You enter a period of restorative regeneration. Staying closer to home next weekend restores your vitality.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22
Shifting circumstances in a relationship can help you clear up a misunderstanding, especially where a partner was not completely upfront with you to begin with. A circumstance in which deception has played a large role likely unravels now. You reach a pivotal moment midweek in which you can clarify your objectives. Socially there are positive contacts and you harmonize best with friends in this period. A seductive coworker pushes your buttons this week, it’s up to you if you want to play the game.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Dreams are within reach, though you have to overcome an undermining issue connected to your upbringing to get there. Learning to believe in yourself regardless of where you came from is the key to making this happen. Professional goals advance in this phase and your reputation elevates. Keep the conversation going and see some positive financial returns next month. Thursday is ideal for an erotic interlude, but keep a lid on unwanted advances as these could have negative effects on your public image.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
Professional aspirations are coming into frame in a major way, though you need to make some modifications to how you approach the subject to make the impact you desire. Set aside a little time each day to work towards goals. There is a highly pleasurable ambience present and you may be drifting off to distant places. A love connection may prove untenable with Neptune retro through the end of November. Don’t let disappointment erode your confidence or make a hasty decision that could have a negative bearing on your reputation, prospects for success are high.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
Financial agreements or shortages can have a dampening effect on the adventure you desire in your heart. If you feel frustrated, let this guide you to seek a way to resolve endemic issues surrounding income or economy. Prospects that may have eluded you in the past may be reconciled over the coming months so that you can attain long term security. Your mind could be on frisky business as the week comes to a close. Flirtation could abound with a friend or someone who catches your eye while in the midst of your daily activities.
CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
Relational matters improve with subtle influences enhancing receptivity in communication, though you may also realize you have alienated someone close by coming across too strong. A financial agreement can be made, though you might have to loosen your control in a situation that requires agreement or cooperative action. It’s also possible more learning is required to advance to the next frontier of mastery. The structures you implement now to ready yourself for the future you desire culminates this November in a spectacular success story or even a significant love relationship.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
A relationship (perhaps a new one) goes through a big development this week, rapidly escalating the timetable on your connection to someone. A secret hang up can muddy this for you, though also provide a necessary breakthrough to confront a subconscious obstacle. Very enticing vibrations on Thursday give you an outlet to express yourself, and you might even be surprised at all the attention you illicit. You are making modest professional progress, even if it isn’t totally obvious right now, you get an indication that something will be moving forward shortly.
PISCES February 19 – March 20
There are some challenging influences this week, though also many which are utterly sublime. Neptune retrograde in your sign suggests you are going back over the territory of the past several months in order to integrate new elements of your persona you feel most harmonically connected to while releasing objectives that may not be as productive for you. You find ways this week to realize your highest hopes through creating greater discipline or a more systematic approach to your activities. This is especially effective if you do creative work. You get a signal towards the end of the week that something significant is about to move forward. Hang in there.