With two planets changing signs and a New Moon in Gemini, Hidden Insights can safely say that we have a surprising and active week ahead. However, nothing really starts happening until the 12th. So, Sunday and Monday should be fairly relaxed, with a slight internal angst building due to Mercury and Venus preparing to change signs. After our first sign change on Tuesday, events will heat up with funhouse-like confusion coming around every turn.
Mercury moving into Cancer shifts our mental focus towards being caring and nurturing, though we may be inclined toward emotional outbursts. This is shortly followed by Venus moving into Leo. Here Venus becomes proud, bold, and a bit needy. The emotional surge from Mercury paired with Venus’ ego should make for intense interactions with others this week. This will be particularly evident on Wednesday and Thursday, as Mercury and Venus both make aspects to Uranus. We should expect tension in our interpersonal relationships, and the possibility of feeling offended or offending others, –even if we don’t mean to. Try to treat everyone with respect and delicate care this week.
Each month we experience a new Moon, though it’s not always aligned with a fixed star. On the 13th, that is exactly what is scheduled to happen. The Moon and Sun will align with El Nath, which has been said to bring fights between business associates, as well as the possibility of giving up something valuable for another person. As fixed stars usually affect the world at large, we are likely to see political leaders express this energy most clearly. We should not be surprised if we hear about heated arguments, alliance fallouts, and unusual concessions being made. On a more personal level, we will want to be aware that this could be an especially rocky period with coworkers, and we may be licking some wounds to our egos before the week is out.
Astrological magicians have known of the power of the fixed stars and lunar mansions since the beginning of magical inquiry. We know two things about this Moon. First, it is aligned with a fairly unfortunate star that brings quarrels, and making concessions to others. However, some ancients have also assigned this star to success in business, which would seem to be ruthless. The second things we know is that it falls in the seventh lunar mansion, Al Dihira. This indicates a good time for partnerships, planting, getting a raise, finding a new job, and general abundance.
As an experiment, your homework is to blend these two alignments together to work towards your own personal success. Harness the positive aspects of both positions by charging them in a candle, prayer, intention, or other working. Of course, you shouldn’t be surprised, due to the quarrelsome nature of the fixed star, if you lose some friends as a sacrifice towards your own success.
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Aries (21 March — 20 April)
Your home and family come in to focus, Aries. It may feel like a whirlwind of chaotic emotional energy within your home this week. This is because pets, children, and even house plants will need more of your attention than usual. It might be a good idea to prepare for shocking news. This is likely to involve both money and your home. You’ll either get a surprise cheque in the mail or have an unexpected bill. With Uranus, you can never tell! On Wednesday, be cautious when it comes to relatives. They are likely to be a bit more aggressive, and arguments during family functions may surface over the weekend. Also this weekend, you could be working harder than you usually do. Enjoy the productive energy, and, if possible, make extra money with a part-time job.
Taurus (21 April — 20 May)
Your ruling planet Venus changes signs, Taurus, which promises to bring you an exciting week. As Venus moves into Leo, you’ll be more inclined to be pampered, adored, and the centre of attention. This will manifest at home, and others will quickly see how needy you have suddenly become. Do your best to temper this need with gratitude to those who love you. A new financial cycle begins this week for you, as the New Moon illuminates your sector of money. This is a great week to invest, open a savings account, or rework a budget. Any financial planning or organizing you do this week will likely be very successful. The only challenges that you face this week come on Thursday, when a woman in your life, most likely in your home, may cause minor drama.
Gemini (21 May — 20 June)
Typically you are a rational and logical person, Gemini; however, your ruling planet moves into emotional Cancer this week. Anticipate more intuitive, sensitive, and emotional urges to colour your mind for the next few weeks. A secret is likely to be revealed, and Wednesday may be the day it comes to light. If you have been overspending or not entirely honest about money, this is likely to be the secret revealed. Nothing can stay hidden forever, and you will want to have an honest conversation with your family or partner about money issues. This month’s New Moon falls in Gemini, making it particularly important for you. Here you have the opportunity to reinvent yourself. Take some time to figure out what you have done well, and what you would like to improve on from the last 12 months. If you take this fresh start seriously, you’ll be able to overcome any obstacles that were in your way.
Cancer (21 June — 20 July)
Mercury moves into your sign this week, Cancer, and the planet of communication and mental processes comes to bless you with the gift of articulate speech. While most will be feeling more emotionally driven right now, you’ll be able to think more quickly, clearly, and effectively. This week you may find that many of your friends are reaching out, and they want your advice. Put their feelings into words for them in order to help your friends understand how to deal with a wave of emotional energy. A pleasant surprise is in store, as someone from your past is likely to make an appearance. While it may feel uncomfortable at first, it will be a warm and healing encounter. Saturday brings stress and an argument may lead to unexpected drama. Use the weekend to focus on your own mental health, and avoid deep or long conversations with others.
Leo (21 July — 20 August)
Hospital, prisons, and government institutions could easily become your stomping ground this week, Leo. There is a good chance you may have to deal with one of these settings, or at the very least a bit of cloak and dagger at work. You’re inspired to hide in the shadows, and you’ll need to exercise covert behaviour in order to avoid the drama around you. If you don’t find yourself in one of these locations, then you’ll certainly feel like your place of employment is one. Be cautious around supervisors this week, as they will be on high alert to try and catch employees doing less than satisfactory work. Keep your nose to the proverbial grindstone and keep a low profile to avoid negative attention. Friday becomes the most intense day for you this week, as Mercury and Saturn could produce an explosive situation. Saturday is more relaxed, but if you work weekends, you’ll want to continue laying low until next week.
Virgo (21 August — 20 September)
With your ruling planet moving into Cancer, you’ll likely find yourself putting out small emotional issues for friends, Virgo. It seems that everyone is coming to you with their problems. Fortunately, your mental focus will be sharp, and those who seek your advice will hear exactly what they need. A new cycle at work is triggered this week and you are likely to hear some good news from an employer. This is also a fantastic week to apply for a new position or request a raise in salary. If you are unemployed, you could receive a job offer as well. While Hidden Insights has talked about you planning a vacation over the last few weeks, it pops up again this week. This will be your last week to make those plans successfully, so don’t delay.
Libra (21 September — 20 October)
News and announcements are flying about at work this week, Libra. You can expect your company to make some major announcements. Of course, this is also likely to be paired with a great deal of gossip, rumours, and speculations. Don’t indulge your coworkers, and be the balance you were blessed with at birth. Wednesday marks the beginning of a new learning cycle for you. Over the next week or so, you may be inspired to go back to school, take a continuing education class, or a workshop dealing with a hobby or passion. This is also an intuitive week for you, and you may want to take the chance to learn about a divination technique. Later in the week, distressing news from a friend could leave you feeling sympathetic. Over the weekend, you are most likely to be getting a great deal of chores done around the house, and taking care of some responsibilities you may have been putting off.
Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)
It may be difficult for you to focus on the more human and mundane side of life this week, Scorpio. Your mental focus shifts to a larger picture, and you’re likely to spend a great deal of time pondering the riddles of the Universe. This comes with friends and even online acquaintances who will help you indulge in philosophical inquiry. Try not to miss romantic opportunities due to your hyper-focus Someone in your immediate environment has their eye on you, and you don’t want to miss the change to be wined and dined. Take a break, and enjoy a night out with someone special or interesting. There is a very good chance they will enjoy a good debate. It is said that the brain is the sexiest organ in the body, and you’re building up to an intense explosion of mental and sexual delight.
Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)
Put on your detective hat and trench coat, Sagittarius, you’ll be doing a great deal of digging for information. While it’s possible someone at work could ask you to do some research for them, it’s much more likely you’ll decide to do your own digging. On Tuesday you can expect to uncover a surprise, and you may have to make a decision about whether to inform a supervisor. Remember that it’s not always wise to be best friends with someone you work with. At some point, you may have to hold yourself to a higher standard of integrity and sacrifice trust The New Moon illuminates your house of partnerships and this is a great position to make new social and business contacts, as well as starting new romances. For you, this will best be used by making professional connections to improve your position at work.
Capricorn (21 December — 20 January)
Flirtation and romance start your week off, Capricorn, as Mercury moves into Cancer. Much of the week will filled with surprise encounters, conversations, and maybe even a gift or two from someone who is thinking about you. Don’t be surprised if someone makes their intentions known to you on Wednesday or Thursday. For those of you who are in stable relationships, this week could really light the flames of passion between the two of you. Anticipate a small change at work. You’ll need to learn how to do something different, or make an adjustment to your process or work flow. Luckily, you adapt well to changes at work and this should be no more than a blip on the radar. Over the weekend, your romantic week continues, though a serious conversation may be due between you and a significant other.
Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)
You need to break out of your normal routine this week, Aquarius. For too long you’ve been following the same pattern, and the stars want to shake things up. At home, this could manifest as need to shift responsibilities through the house. At work, you may find that you can’t really handle the same thing over and over again. Perhaps it’s time to talk to your boss about giving you something more challenging or otherwise different. Making these changes will be particularly important in the upcoming weeks, as a Venus illuminates your sector of partnerships. However, it’s not all pink hearts and foam. You’re likely to encounter people who require more attention than you are willing to give. Try to remember that sometimes you have to sacrifice some of your own time in order to make someone else feel special or important.
Pisces (21 February — 20 March)
Leisure and play are on the top of your to-do list this week, Pisces, and you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in both. Starting on Tuesday, you’ll notice that your mind may feel a bit dreamier, creative, and in need of a mental vacation. You won’t have to look to far, as a surprise invitation to get away is likely to arrive before the end of the week. Of course, if you’re not the drop-everything-and-get-away type of person, the Full Moon could inspire you to turn part of your home into a personal oasis. Things at work look good with your interpersonal relationships with coworkers, and customers start to flow easily. Friday could bring some mild tension to the gentle week at work, but it will be quickly resolved. Saturday is all about you, and you can expect to get out with some friends to dinner, dancing, or even hiking. Allow yourself to be inspired by these experiences, they will help you answer some difficult questions next week.
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