All Signs: I’ve been watching Hepburn/Tracy movies. Spencer was an Aries with the Moon in Gemini and Capricorn Rising; Katharine was Sun and Moon in Taurus with Scorpio Rising. (No wimps here!) This week is a mixed bag. There are some pleasant things going on between the planets but there are also some tough alignments. Yep, we’re talking Spencer Tracy in “Bad Day at Black Rock.” Midweek, around Wednesday/Thursday, wlll be when the fireworks occur. But forewarned is forearmed. If you know you have a 48-hour interval that will test your patience and peace of mind, you can prepare for it. Silent meditation, yoga, dark chocolate and a decent wine should do it. After all, the course of true anything never runs smooth.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Be careful this week because the Sun is in your sign; and it is going to line up with Uranus late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. This will trigger such feelings of independence, you might want to run away and join the French Foreign Legion. The following night (Wednesday night/Thursday morning) your Aries Sun will be at odds with Pluto. Think Darth Vader standing in the doorway. Perhaps your feisty, rebellious nature will be at odds with someone else and a power struggle will ensue midweek. (Did you like “ensue”? Quite the euphemism, eh?) Fear not, by Friday, things will settle down. But this week does have its moments. Count to five before you respond to others for your own sake and theirs.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
There’s a lot going on behind the scenes in your life right now. These events can affect travel, publishing, the media, medicine and the law. They can also bring surprises related to higher education. For the first time in over 30 years, Mars is encouraging health problems related to infections, fever and burns. Fortunately, this will subside for the next two months, but its energy will return with a blast in late May. Use this time to heal. Meanwhile, disputes about politics, religion, publishing and the media could come to a head this week. Hopefully, by Friday, the dust will settle. Good news: By Sunday the 20th, the Sun will be in Taurus! Yippee!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This is a popular time for you! Continue to enjoy schmoozing with others as well as attending classes, clubs and organizations. However, do be aware that midweek, someone or something will catch you off guard. Someone you know might throw you a curve ball or kick you out of a club. Or they might say or do something that shocks you. Alternatively, you might meet a real character who blows you out of the water especially with power struggles about shared property, taxes, debt and differing or opposing values. Stay on your toes so you can handle this. Be alert. (The world needs more lerts.) By Friday, it looks like the coast is clear; although the weekend does have some speed bumps.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The power struggles that I mention in All Signs above will be hard for you to avoid because they take place in your chart right in the area dealing with authority figures — i.e. Bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. (Oy vey.) Someone in a position of authority might do something that shocks or offends you or catches you off guard. And you will want to respond. You might want to quit or resign. On the heels of this, comes a power struggle with partners and close friends. But all of this depends on how you react to everyone. After all — and this is the magic feather — your reaction is your choice. Are you going to be Sonny in “The Godfather” or Michael? (Michael Corleone was always chill.)
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
The biggest thing you have to watch out for this week is arguments. It will be so easy to argue with others about politics, religion or your ideals. Perhaps the arguments will relate to travel plans or something to do with higher education, medicine, publishing, the media and legal matters? You are coming on quite strong lately; although in the last few weeks, you have softened. Make a little pact with yourself that you don’t have to prove anything; you don’t have to sell anything; you don’t have to convince anyone of anything and you don’t have to win. Step back and cloak yourself in the regal robes from which every noble Leo commands. You don’t do petty.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This week you might find yourself in the midst of disputes about shared property, taxes, debt, insurance matters, inheritances and anything you own jointly with others. Possibly, these disputes will also focus on differing values. Something unexpected to do with your bank account or something you own or share with someone else will trigger this. Then your reaction could lead to a power struggle, perhaps with a romantic partner or even your kids. Remember: Anger serves no purpose other than to make everyone miserable. Consider this an opportunity to demonstrate grace under pressure. You can offer this to others by being a living lesson (or a cautionary tale).
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
The sign of Libra governs haute couture and it also rules the law, which is why legal professionals are well dressed. Mostly. Libra is also the mediator, the peacemaker and the diplomat. I remind you of these things because you will need your Libran skills this week. (Oh yeah.) Your partner or close friend might surprise you with something out of the blue. (It really catches you off guard.) Feeling frazzled, you might strike back and become engulfed in a power struggle. But for what? Instead, keep your head and think how to act so that you benefit yourself and others. Why do anything that would hurt yourself?
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This week has its ups and downs, but midweek, you will likely feel stress and surprise related to your job or perhaps your health — or both. Whatever occurs will be unexpected. Zowie! In a mundane way, it might mean computer crashes, canceled meetings and staff shortages that cause upsets. These in turn, could create difficulties with someone, especially a sibling, neighbour or relative, which could lead to harsh words or worse. Never forget what a powerful sign you are, and how, at times, you intimidate others. “Moi?” “Yes, you.” Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to put a lid on things and ride this storm out with class. Be a role model for others.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Your sign will see stress in the following areas this week: Your relations with children; your relations with lovers and romantic interests; your relations with sports; and your relations with the entertainment world and the hospitality industry. These are the areas where you can expect some surprises and blowups. In all these areas, potential accidents are likely, so be vigilant and smart. Think ahead and be observant. If something goes wrong, don’t get caught up in a yelling match about money and possessions. Too much distraction! Just deal with the problem and solve it. Ideally, prevent it before it happens. You are traveling through life at the rate of one second per second.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Your challenge this week is to keep things running smoothly at home. Domestic quarrels, as well as interruptions to your home and family routine, are likely. Small appliances might break down or minor breakages could occur. These glitches could happen with electronics and high-tech equipment. You are a perfectionist by nature, so when things go wrong, this can make you feel irritated and before you know it, you’re in an argument with someone. Who needs this? Not you. What you want to do is restore things as quickly as possible to a smooth running normalcy. Gravity — not just a good idea; it’s the law.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This week could be potentially accident prone for you. Of course, an accident doesn’t have to happen. Most accidents can be avoided. (And at any rate, these are the only ones you have control over.) So be mindful this week. Be patient with everything you say and do. Avoid petty arguments with siblings, daily contacts and relatives. Slow down and take it easy. Allow extra time to have some wiggle room for whatever you’re doing. The upside is that this same influence could trigger a genius-like idea. Lord knows you’re the sign who can display genius quality. But anger and rage? Not so smart. Definitely not a genius move.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
The surprises that come your way this week could relate to money, cash flow or something that you own. Your job might be threatened or something you own could be stolen, lost or broken. Whatever happens will be sudden and unexpected. But hey — for some, this could be a car accident and for someone else, it means you burn the toast. It’s all relative. Arguments about money and possessions will only be upsetting — so let that one go. Just move forward. Remember that staying angry is like drinking poison to kill your enemy. Instead focus on all the fun time that you are going to have this year with little vacations or big vacations! You might explore your own city like a tourist or you might go for Baroque.