This week Jupiter and Saturn are 45 degrees apart, at a time when Saturn is stationary direct. This is important. Jupiter and Saturn are the rulers of time, and their cycle has a big impact on markets and economic activity. What happens this week may give hints about the future, as the cycle which started in 2000 draws to a slow close.
Elsewhere Venus makes a 90-degree aspect to Mars. Relationships of all kinds could be put under stress – especially if you’re an Aries, Taurus, Libra or Scorpio.
Aries You’re feeling yourself to be under pressure – you want to do one thing, other people want to do something else. You’d like to be selfish – typical Aries! – but this week that might not be an option. If you get angry you’ll end up a loser.
Taurus Venus, your ruler, is making a 90-degree aspect to Mars. Relationships are highly charged, and where there’s excitement there could also be danger. At the same time agreement may be hard to find. Just because someone is attractive doesn’t mean they are compatible.
Gemini Mercury is moving into Virgo. Your intelligence will move into top gear, but you do have to be well organized. Your ideas have to be written down, and you must make sure that your concentration isn’t disturbed. Your brain is on best form when you are at home.
Cancer Don’t underestimate the opposition. Other people might seem dim and plodding, but deep down they’re thinking and calculating. So if you’re in a competitive situation don’t rest on your laurels – not until you’ve crossed the finishing line.
Leo The Sun is making a rather difficult, 135-degree aspect to Mars. There are things annoying you, and you’ll also realize that nothing is perfect. Money matters could be particularly irritating – but if you keep your cool no harm will be done.
Virgo Mercury enters your star sign. Mercury is your ruler, and it functions very well in this sign. Your communication skills are at the top of the range and you’ll know how to argue your case. And it’ll be your attention to detail that gives you the edge.
Libra If you’re a typical Libra you like everything to be calm and mellow, with unsightly emotions kept to a minimum. However things are more complicated than they seem, and with Venus aspecting Mars relationships could take a turn for the worse.
Scorpio You can’t be friends with everyone. There are people out there who just aren’t on your wavelength, and it’s best that you accept the situation rather than fake it. And even if someone is a loyal friend or a close partner, you’ll find reason to find fault.
Sagittarius The career situation is fast improving, helped by the movement of the planet Mercury into the career sector of your solar chart. You know what needs to be said, and your choice of words will be excellent. A person who is tall and intelligent catches your notice – or do you catch their notice?
Capricorn Saturn, you ruler, is coming to a standstill. You’re becoming more focused, and doubts from the past are resolving themselves. However your friends could be a problem. They could cause distractions and prevent you from reaching your goals in a timely fashion.
Aquarius On the surface it doesn’t look as if much is happening. Same people, same situation. But changes are afoot, which may be starting on an unconscious level. In this light carefully examine the content of your dreams – they could be a pointer to your future.
Pisces There is nothing wrong with relying on other people – provided they’re the right people. You can benefit from their wisdom and experience, and perhaps also their leadership. But it’s not a good week for discussing religion and politics.