Following the week where everything happened, this is one where it seems much less goes down in comparison. Although most of the influences are somewhat subtle, this is a key period for initiation as both short and long term storylines are activated. The renewal of the Sun – Mercury cycle in the early part of the week sets the pace and day to day objectives of the next two to four months. The Bigger Picture is illuminated as Saturn and Neptune form their sextile. Although the aspect is essentially effective between January 24 – February 10th, it is over this coming Thursday into Friday that it becomes exact.
Mars square Pluto represents a significant turning point nine months in the making, likely rife with conflict or power struggles. Where Pluto has been influential in your chart over the last several years, and specifically an objective or decision that precipitated late last April surrounding that topic, there is a decisive breakthrough. This one can come at a very personal cost, as dormant, yet very powerful energies are activated. Venus trine Uranus occurs at the same time and generates a far more carefree ambience, infusing an otherwise contentious atmosphere with an offbeat or unexpected development within a relationship, and keeping things a bit more light hearted.
Sun and Mercury are conjunct at 7’ Aquarius on Monday, indicating innovation and experimentation are key ingredients that will propel activities and enterprises between now and mid March. The mental sphere is dominant as Mercury passes ahead of the Sun, and decisions are predicated more on the thorough intellectual assessment of a situation and less from gut instincts. Any lingering issues from around late November 2018 are now swiftly resolved. This aspect signals a point of departure and a period of great activity, as well as the halfway marker between the more introspective retrograde periods, which tend to slow response times considerably, although in many cases for the better in the long run. (The most recent retrograde occurred in December and the next is on it’s way in March.)
The atmosphere is ripe for new developments, and with the Sun and Mercury the only planets operating from Aquarius at the moment, there’s a kind of outlaw vibe is present in what ever undertakings you choose to engage in. Following a highly volatile, though equally stimulating Mercury – Uranus square that transpired a day before Mercury entered Aquarius, an explosion of inspiration or ideas that precipitated last week can now be applied forward and gain some traction. Humanitarian enterprises will hold particular appeal.
Saturn – Neptune has a much milder influence, lending itself to longer range perspectives. Two years ago when Saturn squared Neptune, there was a more contentious atmosphere. Saturn could not attain the security it desires in the evasive ambience that presided, while Neptune may have realized it’s dream or vision was untenable within the realm of worldly commitments or concerns. Now there is a far more amenable and supportive alliance between them, and over this week and into next month (and again in June and November, as this aspect reoccurs,) it’s possible to attain an ideal by defining it, and speaking to it. In doing so there is incredible potential for manifesting a vision into tangible expression over the course of this year. Success comes where inspiration guides your course, and by taking small steps towards it consistently. Intuition can now offer insight into how long range issues can be resolved, and compassionate awareness will see you through to the realization of your goals.
ARIES March 20 – April 19
Long range and professional objectives may come in to focus over the coming few months and a group or organization you work with may hold the key to realizing a cherished dream. Intuition about a crucial career move holds a significant message for your future, this plays out between now and November. Success comes where you trust your innerguidancr implicitly, but a confrontation later in the week spells disaster if you attempt to disregard changes you simply cannot control. Romance is highlighted, especially where you are able to expand your horizons through your connection to someone.
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
An unexpected development impacting love or money ushers in welcomed news – perhaps even a windfall. Attention turns to professional development and here you benefit from a more experimental approach. Doing new things or at least finding new ways to do old things is paramount to success and comes easier for you now than at other times. Consult with elders or those who may have wisdom to share with you from within your social circle. Tradition has an appeal to you. A secret emerges, and once that genie is out of the bottle you can’t put it back! This has intense outcomes. Process and move on.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
Your orientation is future directed and you are discovering new ways to reach your destination, intended or not. Make the most of this vitalizing week to express your feelings of affection for someone you care about – Friday into Saturday is an especially favorable moment to reach out of your comfort zone and try something different. Your partner leads you into new and exotic territory, if you are ready to take the plunge. A financial matter that has been both concerning and prominent since the beginning of the year continues to prove challenging. A critical turning point at the end of the week could see you cutting ties.
CANCER June 21 – July 22
A partnership holds the potential to stabilize this week, though this is an ongoing storyline that won’t run it’s course until November. Connecting with your dreams and aspirations from within the relationship will bring you closer than you have ever imagined possible. Separation occurs where acceptance and compassion are in short supply. A financial prospect, especially a joint agreement, comes clear this week. You have opportunities over the coming months to secure a deal or lucrative contract if you are willing to challenge convention and do things your own way.
LEO July 23 – August 22
A partner is keen on expressing their point of view and this could entail you must entertain perspectives you might not usually. An exciting romantic dynamic precipitates next weekend, making it the perfect moment to try out something different if not completely exotic. A sympathetic understanding between yourself and your coworkers can go a long way to make a difficult project or assignment more creative and enjoyable. This will be especially useful towards the end of the week when aggro forces make the workspace especially volatile.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22
Where love relationships may have been problematic and disappointing over the past several years, you are hitting a new stride and have an easier time defining what you seek which brings you at least half way closer to getting there. Story lines that play out between now and November (with a crucial transition occurring in late March) reinforce your desire for commitment and the long term attainment of a cherished dream regarding love. A breakthrough is possible towards the end of the week. Your relationship to your body is also a top priority and a new approach is required in your handling of the day to day.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Romance is in the air for Libra, though it seems maintaining a degree of independence, while respecting your partner’s need for the same, is the key ingredient to creating a lasting alliance. Staying simpatico with those in your domestic environs will go a long way towards mitigating challenges that recently seemed insurmountable. Well, after Friday, anyway, as another showdown is on the horizon. A contentious issue you promised to resolve last April reemerges, and this time has to be dealt with in the here and now. It may be time to walk away from family members who have been obstinate.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
It’s time to try something different in regard to your living arrangement Scorp. The long transit of Mars in your house of “House” last year likely turned up a lot of dead wood and showed you where a way of life has come to an end. From Monday (also circle the New Moon, February 4th,) you may revisit these insights and feel prepared to turn that next page. A creative project is a high priority and an agreement you make in this period has the potential to see it manifest. Same holds true in a romantic relationship, and between now and November dreams may equally come true in your love life. This is more likely to succeed if you avoid detonation later this week. Take it easy!
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
A work from home business can be established productively now, particularly where you work within the healing arts or inspire others to live at their personal best. Romance is exciting next weekend – you make a great impression where you are able to express your most authentic and even out there self. A project or course involving communications, the web or publishing can preoccupy you over the coming weeks and months. Between now and May you are especially inclined to try out new methods of getting your message across. Not only will this stoke curiosity and interest in you, but will also make you more effective.
CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
There are conflicting influences this week for Cap, on one hand you feel leisurely and sympathetic, but on the other hand may also be quite agitated and ready to give ‘em hell! How this plays out personally depends on your natural temperament, and early Capricorn is a bit more immune to the storm brewing. Some of this will tie back to how successful (or not) you have been since late last April in bringing a personal objective or enterprise to fruition. A contentious situation at home can have you revisit this and spur you to action quite dramatically. With Venus in your sign from next weekend, it does get better soon!
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
Renewal is the theme of the season for you, Aquarius, and your objectives become clearer by the day, which can only improve your output, should you desire. You might find it just as pleasurable to wile your hours in drifting and daydreams, and you are likely to find some interesting inspiration there, possibly even hatch up a unique and lucrative new way to make money. The social ambience is compelling and you could really click with someone at a party or event next weekend, give it a try! There is also a really contentious episode brewing beneath the surface, so leave your fight face at home.
PISCES February 19 – March 20
Overall it’s a very positive week for you, and career advancement is likely a really exciting topic right now. An opportunity to for professional gains that come with lucrative incentives are possible, especially where you have been driven to achieve something and have worked towards it. By the end of the week a stormy and volatile mix of influences could swiftly change the game, if not your whole M.O. especially if you feel you are being gypped out of your fair share. A harmonious alignment between Neptune and Saturn settles your soul, and the combination of remaining sympathetic and seeing the bigger picture works wonders to get you through a testing circumstance.