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The veils between dimensions grow increasingly thin this week, and as astral alignments provide greater multidimensional clarity, daily interactions take on a no-nonsense approach that is sure to unsettle even the most candid commentator. Expect you, those you love, those you barely know, and even those you’d rather not know, to be saying all sorts of things that have needed to be said, but have been held back because uttering “those things” actually requires great courage. Mars provides the nerve to say it “your way” and whether it’s a dialogue or a diatribe it is likely to be delivered in a direct and succinct way that borders on military orders. The only problem with this up-front, down-to-earth, in-your-face attitude is that some of what’s said is sure to sting, making hurt feelings and ruffled feathers probable. The good news is that it’s possible to see beneath the bluntness to the truth that the underscores these concerns. That expanded vision is accompanied by a fair degree of empathy, making it possible to contextualize the candor from a compassionate perspective. So don’t reject what’s being said because it makes you uncomfortable. Honor your feelings, but allow yourself to learn and grow from the experience.
It’s Mars, in Aries, that antes up the drill sergeant tone of the week. Mars is quite comfortable in Aries, its Home Sign, because Aries signifies the warrior, and its transit through Aries fires up self-assertive tendencies, from fierce competition to fierce willpower. Ambition flourishes under this transit. So don’t be surprised if you simply want to win or, in the absence of contests, you simply want to be right. Also anticipate that almost everyone is going to be feeling exactly the same way, which could lead to fierce rivalries. Just be aware that this concentrated force can also give birth to a contentious point of view that simply wants to fight for the thrill of a brawl. Do your best to diffuse petty confrontations by refusing to engage. As Mars moves closer to Uranus over the next two weeks there will be more than a few opportunities to take a stand on serious issues. But even then, you might want to consider making love instead of war.
Fortunately, Venus is conjunct Mars for the next week, softening that Martian edge, or at least transforming that need to assert into an iron fist in a velvet glove. However, Venus is no slouch when it comes to taking a stand for what matters—she does signify values, after all. And that devotion to her own point of view could turn into righteous efforts to secure an agenda, personal as well as professional. Try to avoid self-righteous positions that have the potential to turn into showdowns or standoffs.
Saturn, in Sagittarius, trines that Venus/Mars conjunction, and when its inherent authority joins with the militancy of the Venus/Mars mighty duo in Aries, it’s difficult to avoid the driving, must-do-it-now impulse of the entire bundle. This trine can make you feel as if you will live forever; it provides deep wells of stamina and strength. But it’s still important to hold a steady, moderate pace. Saturn also modulates the impulsive leanings of Aries, with the reminder that all action, spontaneous or strategic, has consequences.
Saturn also continues to square the Sun/Neptune conjunction, in Pisces. Pisces is the Sign of imagination and dreams. Neptune is its Ruler, and Neptune symbolizes all altered states of consciousness. This conjunction encourages the thinning of dimensional veils, making it possible to gain greater access to the invisible realms. Under the influence of a Sun/Neptune conjunction, meditators, visionaries, artists—and really all of us—can key into those altered states more readily. And because Saturn represents discernment, it’s possible to delineate previously hidden information. Pay attention to your intuition, but pay equal attention to your need to skew the information toward your emotional perspective. Allow Saturn to provide the discernment necessary to wield your superpowers with skill.
This week and next we are walking an edge: On one hand, the news, in all its digital and analog iterations, blares the harsh violence of our world—and Mars, in Aries, is only going to exacerbate tensions everywhere. Yet on the other hand, there is a mounting, steady flow of grounded efforts to transform the world we live in through effective movements for social justice. Maybe these movements still need to gain greater traction, but they are building—and that’s a positive sign in the midst of all the turmoil.
Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
A good leader inspires by example. Be your best self as you continue to assume the lead position. Also remember to empower others, and your team will unify through loyalty and respect—and unbeatable combination that will help you to actualize your ambitions.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Rather than pushing a specific agenda, use your heightened awareness to gain greater insight into the motivation behind your need for certain accomplishments. Then use that same insight to examine what might be motivating others. The combination will offer greater opportunities for success.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Yes, it is a lot of social contact and at times it may be overwhelming, but don’t let that keep you from enjoying yourself. Be discerning about who you spend your time with, and then do your best to set a steady, consistent, manageable pace.
Cancer June 22-July 22
There are real opportunities for you to receive the recognition you deserve for a job or jobs well done. Stand in the light of this acknowledgement and allow this phase to bolster your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Leo July 23-August 22
Your multitasking skills are put to the test as you attempt to juggle a wide variety of interests and responsibilities. Accept this challenge, but also acknowledge your limitations. Prioritize your goals and concentrate your efforts on those concerns.
Virgo August 23-September 22
It’s a choice: Spend your insights finding flaws with your significant others, or focus on all the areas that are working well. I’m all for “home improvements” but sometimes appreciating what’s right increases a positive attitude, an attitude that can be applied to all the areas in need.
Libra September 23-October 22
Information gained from insightful conversations with significant others about expectations, yours or theirs, can be put to good use almost immediately. Even if the truth is hard to say or hard to take, once you’re clear about what needs to shift, your partnerships can only improve.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
There are several opportunities to make tangible financial gains, but to make the most of these possibilities you have to avoid get-rich-quick schemes that sound too good to be true. Put on your thinking cap, and before you commit, make sure you know what you are getting into.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
A truly wise person knows what she doesn’t know. So rather than pretend, simply admit that you don’t have all the answers. If you can find that place of true modesty, you’ll be able to offer the best advice possible—the wisdom that comes from experience.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
You may find yourself in the midst of several conversations with family members or close friends about what’s necessary for each of you to feel comfortable with your current situation. While some of what’s said could be irritating, these exchanges have the power to transform stagnant areas in need of a shift.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Focus the power of this week on your finances, and you’ll make big strides in creating greater clarity about where you stand on your money matters. Be honest with yourself about your condition as well as your goals, and then use that honesty to motivate any necessary improvements.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Be decisive about where you want to invest your time and energy. Then be clear about your expectations regarding “profit and loss.” Just be realistic about potential returns as well as how long it will take to derive benefits from your initial investment.
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