Updated: June 5, 2012 1:20PM
Predictions for the week of May 27
All signs: We’re still in this unusual journey of Mars: What is usually a fleeting influence of six weeks every two years is now an enduring energy of eight months. (Holy Sundials!) This sustained focus in one area is a great chance to get organized, improve our health or get the show on the road because we’re motivated to follow through on our ideas. Mars is energy. So whether it’s sports, exercise, learning a new science or tackling a new activity, we’re up for it. There isn’t anything that isn’t made easier through constant familiarity and training. Mars in one sign for so long gives us the energy for this steady focus. This is how we change; this is how we transform ourselves. (Yay! I’m going to change into a 21-year-old Harvard MBA with an inheritance.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
The wonderful thing about this sustaining energy of Mars for eight months in one part of your chart is that it makes you want to work! There are no lazy Aries on the planet right now. That’s a fact. All Aries people are taking lots of pride in their work; plus they have lots of energy to work. (Naturally, you want credit for what you’re doing because Mars is competitive.) Mars is also making you physically vigorous, although it can promote infections, fevers and accidents. You have about six more weeks more of this super vitamin B shot to your system. Keep working to accomplish whatever you want. Go, go, go.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’re lucky to experience this eight-month blast of Mars because it makes you playful, flirtatious and fun-loving! Your creative skills are off the map, which is why you’re filled with energy for athletics and the arts. You can be unusually productive in your creative expression because impulses, which are normally fleeting, genius-like ideas, now translate into a sustained reality: The abstract into the concrete. In other words, you think about something, then you decide to do it, and you keep doing it and soon it is done! This applies to vacations, social occasions, playful times with kids and your romantic aspirations.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
All this energy and activity in one part of your life for eight months (you have about six weeks left) has been stirring things up at home for you. The downside is it makes you aggressive with family members creating domestic conflict, especially with parents. (You have probably surmised that we never grow up — we only learn how to act in public.) The upside of all this energy, however, is that you’re much more willing to work at home — renovations, moving furniture or building things. Naturally, this positive activity gives you a feeling of accomplishment. “Look at what I did!” This beautifully sets the tone for the fabulous year you’re about to enter. (I still wanna be a Gemini.)
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
So far this year, this sustained energy for your sign has helped you sell, market, teach, act and negotiate anything on your own behalf. In all your communications, you’ve been coming on like gangbusters! KOO-KOO-KA-FREAKIN’-CHOO! (Deadpool) Sure, it’s made you argumentative and a pain in the butt to many. (You can’t deny this.) But because you identify so strongly with your beliefs and opinions now, you are a force to contend with! You’re verbally articulate and intellectually incisive. You can read, study, write and talk with great energy! (You might want to lighten up on the attack mode and all will be well.)
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Mars is energy and, of course, a sustained, long-lasting burst of energy in one area has both pluses and minuses. The downside of this Martian energy for Leo is you’ve been spending money like it’s going out of style! (And considering that you’re the last of the big-time spenders, that’s saying a lot.) Actually, this hasn’t bothered you one whit, has it? In fact, it’s been great fun, hasn’t it? Shopping therapy! (You feel shopping is an expression of exercising your rights.) But you are also wisely using whatever you own to make it work for you and make your life run more smoothly. Meanwhile, be careful about espousing your beliefs to the point others run from you. Blah, blah, blah. Lighten up.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Well, well, this unusual long-running hit of Mars is happening in your sign! You have definitely felt revved up since the end of last year. You’re bursting with energy and keen to show the world what you can do. Since you are much more of a fighter for your own rights than usual, some close relationships have been bruised or terminated. Mars is the warrior, which means if attacked, you will fight! Furthermore, your physical energy is very high. Basically, this can be a positive time in your life because you’re willing to face problems, solve them and accomplish as much as possible. You’re on a mission. (“Take me to your leader.”)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This lengthy journey of Mars has been a learning experience for you. (Yeah, yeah, Taurus has all the fun and Aquarius won’t get out of bed.) Mars represents your ego and it has been “hiding” in your chart for months, stirring up little demons from your past. All your childhood, egocentric, self-defeating numbers have been breaking out, exposing your foibles. (Rather embarrassing, isn’t it?) The downside is obvious. But the upside is unbelievably valuable because now you can identify these suckers and banish them — ha-ha — to Mars! (Or anyplace without a return ticket.) Basically, this is a wonderful opportunity to confront childish behavior patterns. When the dust settles on this one, you’ll be looking at the new, improved, drip-dry, wrinkle-free you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This is been an unusual year so far because you have so much energy for relating to others, particularly in group situations. But let’s look at this more closely: It means you can achieve your goals more easily by working with others. Team action is your motto, now and for the next two months. Your challenge is not to fight with others or be too competitive because this will only arouse resentment. Physical activity with others, especially athletics and group sports, will turn your crank. But you will want to win. Oh yes! “Surrender? SURRENDER? You think this letter on my head stands for France?” (Captain America.)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This long run of Mars for eight months in one sign has super-amped your ambition. You are PowerPoint on steroids. That’s why you’ve been working so hard to be your own boss, gain independence and pull off some big schemes. (Sagittarians always have big schemes.) Your personal desire for independence has created conflict with authority figures, no question. Try to avoid these unless it’s really worth it. If there’s not a lot at stake, shrug it off. If you try to defeat every challenge the price will be too high. One has to pick one’s fights, right? After all, in one way that’s the tragedy of life — you’re here today and here tomorrow. (“This again?”)
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Travel opportunities have kept you on the go for months and these opportunities still continue. But travel is just the external expression of your desire to expand your universe. You want more out of life. You want to see more, experience more and meet fascinating, unusual people. You want to learn, which is why further schooling totally appeals to you now. This is also a marvellous year to explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. Continue to look for any experiences that open up new dimensions of reality. (And quit wasting time defending your ideas about religion, politics or whatever.) Just feed your soul.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Your gonads have been in overdrive for months. And this ain’t gonna go away. Lucky Aquarians have been having hot and heavy sex and will continue to have the promise of more. (Ah yes, sex is a gripping experience and the most fun you can have without laughing.) And in truth, because Mars is also a strong ego identification, many will want sex to be a transforming, transcendent experience, which is a helluva lot to expect from another frail mortal who flosses and wears underarm deodorant just like you. Others will have conflict about shared possessions, taxes, debt and differing values. Try not to make a big deal about this because you are identifying with your values, which let’s face it — if you’re intelligent — are constantly changing according to your own personal evolution.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This unbelievably lengthy duration of Mars opposite your sign has had its challenges (and continues to do so). The downside is that you are quick to fight with friends and partners. (Of course, it’s all their fault, as it invariably is.) But what a drag! The upside, however, is that this opposition of Mars gives you mettle, a kind of inner strength. You won’t be anyone’s doormat. You’ll stand up for yourself. And you also have the guts now to speak up about repressed grievances and things that have been secretly gnawing at you for ages. The saving grace of all this is to learn how to work with others to get what you want. But remember: People who live in stone houses shouldn’t throw glasses.