Mercury is the major player this week, hooking up to Pluto and Jupiter and advancing the goals of the earlier part of the month, especially during the incredibly vitalizing period of January 6 – 10. Events that were initiated then are coming into view again and agreements and negotiations can take place which offer outcomes and forward movement to the topics aroused during those pivotal alignments.
Pluto is at large, conjuncting Mercury mid week and stimulating a very intense and potentially confrontational ambience. These two have not interacted since late October, and much of what has occurred since then was to clear the decks for the new agenda being set into motion now. Mercury is swift and logically oriented, while Pluto is slow, heavy and connected to the deepest, and darkest emotional, even pathological, instincts. Jupiter is supportive from Scorpio, which kinda just adds to the intensity, but also assures that new endeavors are enhanced with the potential for meaningful long range transformation.
Going back to the events or insights that occurred two weeks ago, if you were struggling with a decision or trying to get a project, relationship or otherwise off the ground, these Mercury aspects provide a template enabling the articulation and clarity required to move forward. This aspect can have a bit of a bite to it, and conflict may stimulated where matters of power and the balance of that power is implicated. A harsh situation could suddenly become prominent and will have to be contended with. Pluto demands for change, and depending on your temperament and how this affects you, this can be a moment of reckoning long overdue.
The Quarter Moon Wednesday morning raises the stakes even higher. From 4’ Taurus, the objectives of last weeks Capricorn New Moon are reemphasized and move forward. This makes Wednesday a very pivotal and significant day, and with the Quarter Moon lined up perfectly with Capricorn Saturn a rather serious tone underscores the activities of the day. There is a desire to move forward on long range goals and aspirations and new order is being established. It’s ok to do so, but maybe smaller, modest steps should be considered in light of the Leo Lunar Eclipse occurring next week, which has the potential to shake up everything you lay groundwork for now. A wait and see approach may be wise for the time being.
Friday morning Mars is reborn in outgoing and optimistic Sagittarius, leaving the subterranean depths and emotional quagmire of Scorpio behind it. A great deal of inner personal transformation has occurred. From Scorpio, Mars learned of its darkest desires and tendencies. Much has been relinquished and a catharsis come complete. From Sagittarius, a desire to explore, learn and develop idealism and through inspirational activities will prevail through mid March. Here we find the Tarot Card: Temperance, indicating a unification of polarities (Gemini.) Energy is now focused and directed outwardly and it is a favorable period for cultivating and developing ideas that will manifest from mid March onward when Mars transits Capricorn.
This is the first transit of Mars since Saturn left the sign, and there is impulse towards renewal where a situation has calcified and stagnated. Potential is granted here for a complete redo on a situation that has been outgrown, simply remove the blockages and breath out with optimism towards new outcomes. The Archer is setting it’s aim.
ARIES March 20 – April 19
A communique regarding a professional matter, maybe a promotion occurs midweek and has strong financial implications for you. Trust your instincts here, and if someone is pushing you into a deal or circumstance you are not fully comfortable with, rather than push back, simply step out of the line of fire. You are much more at ease this week, especially when Sagittarius Mars stimulates you to come out of any shell you might have been hiding under and take a place in the Sun. A desire to embrace the future, and attend to even it’s challenges, replaces any doubt you may have had about the direction you should take to meet your destiny.
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Convictions are renewed and faith restored in the goals you have outlined for yourself from mid week. It seems a shift in power dynamics is present, and something is being restructured. An intensified atmosphere in regard to your relationships could provide you with insights as you move into a new chapter with a significant other. There is a make or break quality to the coming weeks, as you find out if your partnership really has what it takes to move to the next level. You sort out your personal goals Wednesday. A very positive contact the following day helps you clarify what is most important to you.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
A financial matter can be settled at long last, though becoming aware there is a problem is just as likely as finding a solution. Benefits are coming to you through your job or a coworker. Mars comes to occupy your house of partners and enemies, reminding you there is a fine line between love and hate and intensifying your alliances. This will be the first transit of Mars to this area since Saturn left and it may feel as though you are blowing the cobwebs off your love life, should it have become stale or non-existent over the past few years.
CANCER June 21 – July 22
You are likely to come to an important decision with or in regard to a key partnership this week. Kindred spirits support you will feel quite satisfied with the outcome. Be conscientious of professional matters in the early part of the week, especially on Tuesday when disagreements or unexpected events are likely. From Friday, work and productivity become emphasized, and the effort you put in now will likely pay dividends or result in a promotion next January. Do your best work, but be careful not to exhaust yourself. Daily exercise can help you stay fit while releasing some pent up energy.
LEO July 23 – August 22
News about a new job or assignment is likely this week, the result of perhaps months of negotiation. It’s equally likely that a vexing issue with a colleague reaches a boiling point. Work from home business can thrive at this time. Your family or those closest to you can provide the context you need to succeed. From Friday it’s fun time, as Mars activates your arena of pleasure, recreation and personal expression. From now to mid March, explore your creative side, seek romance and enjoy yourself. After this period you will enter a phase that is far more work and relationship driven through the end of the year, so make the most of the next 7 weeks!
VIRGO August 23 – September 22
It’s easier to make decisions regarding your personal life now, a contact between Mercury and Pluto will enable you to see the light within a love relationship that may have been difficult to get off the ground in the prior weeks. The words you choose Thursday are important to the outcome of this, though you seem to have an uncanny knack for self awareness right now that will aid you enormously. From Friday there can be tension or conflict within the home as this area requires change. Blowing off the cobwebs and stagnation of anything left over from the prior years in regard to your personal life or living arrangements can be attended to with conviction.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Important decisions and conversations are occurring in your most personal life, and it might be about looking within and resolving unhealed dynamics from your childhood and relinquishing feelings of unworthiness or self doubt. A financial matter can come to a successful outcome Thursday, the result of something put into motion last October. From Friday, you are more in your comfort zone and seeking out new sources of information, new associates and just feeling more active in your thinking and day to day life. This is a trend that continues for 7 weeks, then it’s back to business! Negotiations are favored, and establishing a long list of contacts is helpful now.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
Mars is set to leave your sign on Friday, so use these last few days to implement your master plans and make your mark on the people who can enable a favorable outcome for you. You speak and think with incredible conviction now but can equally come off aggrandizing if you blister your audience with too much force. Stepping back to look at all your options and check in with yourself will also enable you to make sure you are really getting what you really want. From Friday a financial emphasis comes into play and you’ll get really motivated to add to your earnings, though equally to spend what you acquire.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
You’ll be out of limbo land soon enough, Sag. From Friday Mars will move into your sign enabling you to be motivated to take action on your most cherished personal goals. You’ll feel more active and vital than you have in years and ready to shake off any of the residue that may remain in the wake of Saturn’s transit in your sign. This is a time renewal and rebirth for you. Financial matters are also in frame and whether you are realizing there is a drain on your finances that needs to get clipped, or signing an important contract or even receiving a professional promotion, change occurs now.
CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
There have been numerous occurrences this month through which you have had to find a way to breathe and live into your power, as well as relinquish elements that drained you of it. Having cut the detritus, and through the empowering self awareness you encountered during the New Moon in your sign last week as a result, you look forward to the next stage of the journey. Significant developments this week ensure you continue to develop a powerful roster of associates, and these possess very auspicious overtones that will enable you a successful outcome. Events on Wednesday could see the initiation of a very important personal goal. Between now and March, you have to cultivate a better relationship with your psychological health.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
There are important personal topics that need to be addressed in your personal life. Adjustments you make at home will have a big impact on your inner peace, especially mid week. There could be a positive professional development in the midst as well. Your instincts lead you to the right place on Thursday. Mars in Sagittarius activates your social life and you’ll likely be quite busy over the next 7 weeks with organizations and group activities. With a huge emphasis on your partnership over the coming weeks, this weekend is prime time to reconnect with your crew. Eclipses forthcoming demand your attention be placed on key relationships and contending with deeply personal changes.
PISCES February 19 – March 20
Mars in Sagittarius has an activating quality for your profession, and with Saturn long gone, you can use this influence to cast your net for success without the frustrating delays you experienced during the Summer and Fall of 2016. The ambience has shifted enormously and you have a lot more assistance to help you reach your goals.
Important negotiations or decisions about your social network can be made this week. There is a setting sail quality to this weeks forecast, and Thursday especially is a good time to look forward to the future. You enter the week vitalized following a lovely visit from the Moon to your sign.