Have you noticed? This is no ordinary moment along the timeline. First, there’s Mercury retrograde to contend with for another two weeks. Mercury has been travelling retrograde in Pisces, the elusive, hard-to-contain archetype. Also ruling the immune system and matters to do with oil, we’ve had plenty of examples of Mercury’s workings in recent weeks.
Still, there’s something more significant at play: namely, Venus in Aries going to battle with heavyweights Pluto (agent of change) on Friday and Saturn (time and authority’s rule, karmic and actual) on Super Tuesday. Venus continues through Aries, the “do battle” archetype, to next Wednesday. On Thursday, the moon in Aries hits cut-to-the-chase with Venus, Pluto, and Saturn. By Friday, the moon slips into Taurus to make it more worthwhile. Do not underestimate the karmic potency of circumstances, along with the decisions you make and the actions you take. What is set up now will be the feature of the last six months of the year. Be brave. Choose to build a new reality; don’t stick to the old and outdated one.
Friday night favours same-page accord. No matter what appeals to you, entertainment should be on the ready dial-up. The weekend is mostly smooth going too, although it is the month’s end. If you are packing up and moving, studying, have a deadline to face, or something important to prepare for, you’ll feel the pressure pull of the building Venus/Saturn transit, which reaches peak at the start of the day on the U.S.’s Super Tuesday.
Mercury dips back into Aquarius on Wednesday to finish retrograde in this bring-it-back-to-life sign. Also on Wednesday, Venus enters Taurus, giving us a better feel for what holds truest value.
March 20 - April 20
By Friday, you’ll have pushed past plenty. There will be more to get through in the first portion of the new week, but for now, here comes the weekend. Go out or stay in: on Friday night, it’s all good. Relax Saturday. Get on it first thing Tuesday morning. Mercury’s backtrack into Aquarius on Wednesday stimulates something fresh. Venus into Taurus makes it worthwhile.
April 20 - May 21
Thursday could be a grind, but by Friday/Saturday, the moon in Taurus sets you onto a better swing. Friday, Venus/Pluto can hit a nerve or a trigger. A change of mind, plan, or tactic could put you on the upswing. Tackle it first thing Tuesday. As of Wednesday, Mercury’s backtrack into Aquarius and Venus into Taurus set you up for something fresh and timely.
May 21 - June 21
Starting next Wednesday, Mercury’s backtrack into Aquarius can prompt a new line of thinking. It could speed up a process or get it moving in some positive way. Perhaps there’s something to look forward to. The transit is a reminder that the future isn’t all that far away. Now and over the next two weeks, watch for news, more opportunity, and/or greater clarity.
June 21 - July 22
No matter how tough it gets, there’s value in the act. No matter how limited, there’s always something you can do to help yourself along. Take the weekend to replenish. Tuesday morning requires an extra push. Past that, the day smooths out. Wednesday, you’ll gain fresh impetus. Next Thursday, the pressure is on. There’s no choice but to show up for it/yourself.
July 22 - August 23
Does it have a hold on you? What does it change? If you can’t stop thinking about it, trust your instincts and go for it. Friday evening through Saturday, easygoing hits it right. Sunday onward, there’s more to consider, say, and do. Hit it hard first thing Tuesday and let the rest of the day unfold. Wednesday/Thursday, you’re instantly onto a next phase.
August 23 - September 23
A big push is on. The positive side is seeing your creativity, determination, and drive at front and centre. The downside is the extra pressure and/or relentless heavy lifting involved. By Friday, you should feel you have accomplished something worthwhile. Pump up on reward this weekend. Tuesday morning takes you over the finish line. Wednesday sets you immediately onto a next page.
September 23 - October 23
What’s holding you back? Venus in Aries turns a corner with Pluto on Friday and Saturn on Tuesday morning. Do you have what it takes? The value in the act is to prove it to yourself. The past serves you well as a springboard, not as a dead weight. Next Wednesday onward, Mercury’s backtrack into Aquarius pushes the refresh button.
October 23 - November 22
Despite the week just past and what’s yet to be accomplished, you aren’t out of steam yet! Friday evening, you are great company or well entertained on your own. Tuesday morning, you’ll push past a finish line, tough spot, or difficult task. Mercury’s backtrack into Aquarius, starting Wednesday, help you to gain perspective and objectivity. While Mercury retrograde continues, resume, review, renew, revise.
November 22 - December 21
Feeling blocked or grappling with something difficult? Perhaps it is time to cut apron strings or karmic cords, or to free yourself from that which you label as obligatory rather than passion-oriented? Thursday/Friday, Venus/Pluto sets you onto an upswing. Friday night, keep it light. Tuesday, Venus/Saturn can bring you to an important finish line or breaking point. Wednesday, hit it fresh.
December 21 - January 20
It’s been an uphill battle all week. There is more to face, but for now set your boxing gloves aside for a couple of days and put quality living into your weekend. Tuesday can dish up something important, even momentous. A destiny-in-the-making transit, Venus/Saturn sets the next phase of reality into play.
January 20 - February 18
One way or another, Mercury retrograde takes you on a remeet of your past. Venus in Aries makes pivotal contacts to Pluto on Friday and Saturn on Tuesday. You’ll gain a fresh perspective on the past and fresh incentive regarding the future. Starting next Wednesday, Mercury retrograde in Aquarius brings it to back to life, but with a twist.
February 18 - March 20
Thursday/Friday, go by first instinct or impression; be the first to broach the subject or to test the waters. Saturday, go easy on it. As of Tuesday, Venus/Saturn brings you/it to a conclusion and cements something important. Mercury backs out of Pisces on Wednesday, but it’ll be back to inspire you in the second half of the month.