by Rose Marcus
The stars, particularly Mercury and Venus, are especially active for the rest of the month. Mercury, the agent planet, sets the ideas, talk, paperwork, or action into play. As of Thursday, Mercury/Pluto are feeling compelled to knock the wall down, and/or to take the next step. Pushing, forcing, or blasting through may be required. Then again, Mercury/Pluto may simply signal that the meter has run out on a wait or a holdup and that the time is right for action. Friday’s Mercury/Jupiter supports this agenda in some major way. Expect to hit a full swing and/or to go the distance. Friday holds a host of well-timed, hit-it-just-right stars. Business, social, or personal: it’s all good.
Venus retrograde teams up with the life-giving sun on Saturday. This marks the halfway peak of the retrograde cycle. It is a seeding day that is especially infused with fresh creative opportunity and holds significant karmic energy, too. Relationships and finances hit the next-phase track. If you don’t see evidence of this in some obvious way, know that we must give a new cycle time to reveal itself. On a more here-and-now note, the weekend is ideal for a getaway, romance, movies, or music enjoyment, or for replenishing your soul in whatever way you choose.
Sunday’s Mercury/Uranus and Monday’s new moon in Aries are both good for lighting fresh sparks. Tuesday can be an inconsistent, anything-goes, jump-on-it-quick, or hot-trigger day. Wednesday is success-generating. The Taurus moon and Mercury/Saturn set up a steady, productive, lucrative, solid-gains day.
March 20 – April 20
Now through midnext week is mobilizing. You’ll feel prompted by a sense of right timing, perhaps even a now-or-never sense. By all means, hit go, sign on, outline your position, and put ideas, intention, or your body into action. Thursday gets the ball rolling. Friday is informing; Saturday, you’re on an upswing. Sunday/Monday hits refresh. By next Wednesday, it’s well set.
April 20 – May 21
Perhaps you are consciously working on it or it’s gathering a life of its own. Either way, obvious or not, this next week is action-packed. Take it one step at a time and watch for a natural progression to unfold. What is begun now holds great potential. Don’t underestimate the karmic nature of circumstances. Seize the day! Next Wednesday, you’ll reach your target.
May 21 – June 21
Take yourself out for a test drive. This next week can give you a chance for a fresh start, a timely rewind, or a complete makeover. Mercury on the go can spark fresh inspiration, a new conversation or idea, or moneymaking potential. Something or someone can burst onto the scene, perhaps unexpectedly. An introduction or reintroduction could launch something major.
June 21 – July 22
Thursday/Friday sets wheels in motion; Saturday through next Tuesday’s new moon fast-tracks you, it, or them. Take your cues from the here and now; invent it or modify it as you go along. Mercury in action keeps you on the go with one thing, then another. By Wednesday, you should have a good handle on something lucrative, tangible, or productive.
July 22 – August 23
In the mood for something fresh or out of your usual? It’s in the mood for you, too. Friday’s Mercury/Jupiter and Sunday’s Mercury/Uranus keep the weekend on percolate. A quick getaway, trade show, workshop, sport, or social event delivers the goods. Watch for news or a surprise meet-up, reconnect, windfall, or opportunity. Monday/Tuesday keeps you going strong too. Wednesday, get it signed or finished.
August 23 – September 23
Expect to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. Through mid next week, Mercury, your ruler, is on a major move-ahead with heavyweights Pluto, Jupiter, Uranus, and Saturn. Each day can produce a breakthrough. Do what you can to position yourself a good step ahead. Wednesday, say it, do it. Efforts and talks will produce positive results.
September 23 – October 23
Thursday/Friday can remove a block and/or spring you into action, perhaps unexpectedly so. Uranus and Mercury can come at you sudden, strong, or forcible. While a level of unpredictability is in the mix, don’t hesitate to jump into it, shake it up, or take a leap of faith. By Wednesday, you’ll get a better sense of how it is shaping up.
October 23 – November 22
The next few days can see you push past and/or move through plenty. Watch for things to snap or strike flint, maybe unexpectedly. A personal, work, or health breakthrough is the start of much more to come. The new sun/Venus cycle and Monday’s new moon in Aries bless all efforts and investments aimed at making that good thing better yet.
November 22 – December 21
Mercury in Aries, Saturday’s sun/Venus, and Monday’s new moon in Aries keep you fired up, quick on the uptake, and going strong. Seize the moment! Use this good fuel while the getting is great. You can sleep later. By Wednesday, the Taurus moon slows the pace somewhat. Even so, it’s a productive day for getting it said and done.
December 21 – January 20
Not enough minutes in the hour to tackle all you need to/want to? Something new in the works? Perhaps it’s simply you on brew. Thursday can remove a block or untether you. Friday to Sunday is ideal for a getaway or a race ahead, especially regarding a new address, a business venture, personal interests, or a family matter.
January 20 – February 18
Time will fly over the next seven days or so. Get your runners on. The week ahead sets you onto an eventful sprint, perhaps unexpectedly. One thing leads to another in rapid succession. Something fresh and new overtakes the conversation. It’s hot; you’re hot. Rely on instinct. You’ll have no trouble staying up to speed.
February 18 – March 20
The next seven days are fully loaded. Thursday/Friday unblocks, unleashes, or untethers you. Once you put pedal to metal, you’re onto the next battle. While the art of compromise makes for a win-win, you can’t hold back a thing. Give it your all; give it your best. The weekend can see you cash in or spend big.