Hidden Insights: Astrology for the week of 2 December 2018

A tense and volatile period is in the forecast this week from Hidden Insights. A series of squares, a conjunction, and a sign change put patience to the test with a dash of chaotic pandemonium. The tone is set on Sunday, 2 December, when frustration and aggression rule the sky. Many will be easily offended, angered, and impatient, which is carried through the rest of the week. The Sun’s second square occurs on Wednesday, 5 December with Neptune. This picks up where the first square left off, and adds a cloud of confusion. Arrogant attitudes will surface and cause violent verbal exchanges. Nothing that is said this week should be taken too seriously, as it is the effects of harsh planetary positions.

The one planetary transit we can hold on to for hope this week is Venus, which moves once again into Scorpio. Reclusive and investigative energy manifests in how people relate to one another, and it may be exactly what is needed. While the tense aspects between the Sun, Mars, and Neptune play out their cosmic drama, we will have the ability to lay low if focus is placed on research, learning, and listening. Venus also rules romantic relationships, and when she passes through Scorpio, relationships become deeper and much more intense. Secrets are revealed between lovers now, particularly those which strengthen their bond. Now is the perfect time to solidify an important relationship or partnership.

Friday’s New Moon in Sagittarius brings closure from the week’s intensity. As always, a New Moon signal the beginning of a new cycle, which brings old patterns to an end. In Sagittarius, a new take on old philosophies will surface. Globally, this triggers discussions about law, religion, and rules. With the intense week the precedes it, there is a strong chance that conflicts that surface this week will need to be reviewed by the collective as the Moon turns new. Businesses may see a need to rewrite policies, governments may initiate talks on new laws, and household will need to lay out new ways of dealing with problems.

Astro Homework

This week’s assignment can be summed up in one word: silence. There is far too much exciting and explosive energy this week for any one person to handle. That is why, Hidden Insights encourages everyone to take this week to practice being mentally still, exercise restraint in responding to others, and to sit in contemplative silence as often as possible.

Aries (21 March — 20 April)

Aries Constellation, image by FreepikA whirlwind of mental confusion rules your week, Aries. Feeling like you’re in the fast lane is certainly not a new experience for you. However, you are more comfortable with physical speed as opposed to mental. Early in the week legal secrets will be revealed, and you will need to address the need to avoid legal trouble. On Tuesday, a call from a family member will have you running to their aid to deal with a crisis. It will be your quick thinking and strength that will help calm their nerves. Friday’s New Moon triggers your sector of higher education and travel. For many born under the sign of the ram, this will spark an urge to either go back to school or even learn a foreign language. Expect to encounter people on Saturday from a variety of cultural backgrounds that can whet your appetite for new experiences.

Fruit of the week: Blueberry

Taurus (21 April — 20 May)

Taurus Constellation, image by FreepikLove is in the air for Taurus over the next several weeks. Venus, the planet of love and passion, moves into your sector of partnerships. This marks a wonderful time to flirt, initiate new romances, and even get engaged. Mercury stations direct in this house as well, which is wonderful news for those who wish to resolve conflicts with others. Friendships and romantic relationships that have been under a great deal of strain will finally begin to cool off. On Wednesday, someone you have been at odds with will make the first move in repairing the relationship. Do your best to put your stubborn tendencies aside and offer an apology as well. Over the weekend, expect a surprise visit from a friend who will come to your door with a gift or invitation to an event.

Fruit of the week: Pomegranate

Gemini (21 May — 20 June)

Gemini Constellation, image by FreepikIt’s time to address tensions at work, Gemini, as the Sun and Mars raise an unspoken conflict to the surface. You are naturally blessed with the gift of gab, and you will need to use that skill diplomatically. The energy appears as though you feel someone at work has not been completely honest with you. It’s ok to confront them, as long as you are professional about it. However, you need to be particularly careful with the tenor of your voice in order to avoid offending others. As Mercury station direct on Thursday, you’ll feel as though a large weight has been lifted from your shoulders. This will be the best time to confront those you have an issue with. A romantic weekend is promised as the New Moon falls in your house of relationships. Expect to reignite the flames of passion.

Fruit of the week: Peach

Cancer (21 June — 20 July)

Cancer Constellation, image by FreepikThe Mercury retrograde is ending this week, Cancer, though it doesn’t feel that way for you. Early in the week, travel and transportation problems will cause problems at work. Be certain to give yourself more than enough time to get to meetings in order to avoid unnecessary drama when you are late. On Wednesday, you will want give yourself extra attention, and perhaps a nice cup of tea to sooth your immune system. Cancers are susceptible to colds, congestion, and illness this week. As Venus moves into the most creative sector of your chart, your need to create intensifies. The next several weeks are the perfect time for Cancers who wish to conceive a child, or engage in another creative endeavour, such as dabbling in art or music.

Fruit of the week: Apple

Leo (21 July — 20 August)

Leo Constellation, image by FreepikFamily drama comes knocking on your door this week, Leo. An unresolved issue is gnawing away at your mind, making it difficult to concentrate on your responsibilities. A man or masculine family member returns this week to challenge your integrity. It is easy to let your ego get in the way of rational thinking, but you must resist this urge. You have the opportunity to stand up for what you believe is right, as long as you avoid cheap shots at the other person’s character. Over the weekend, financial stress reminds you to come back down to earth. You will need to work hard to map out the next few weeks of your finances in order to avoid unnecessary debt.

Fruit of the week: Papaya

Virgo (21 August — 20 September)

Virgo Constellation, image by FreepikThe winds of change sweep through your home this week, Virgo. Many Virgos will be moving, redecorating, or restructuring their living situations right now. These changes bring a change in the dynamics of the people you live with, and you will find they need more attention than usual. On Wednesday you can expect a minor conflict with a spouse or housemate over a lack of communication. Perhaps your mail is being put aside and you are missing important information, or you are not being informed when a household item is running low. No matter how it manifests, you will be tasked with reestablishing solid lines of communication with others.

Fruit of the week: Kiwi

Libra (21 September — 20 October)

Libra Constellation, image by FreepikAll work and no play is on the menu for you this week, Libra. Expect to be exceptionally busy with your job, as well as your home responsibilities. This makes it difficult for you to spend time with friends, and they will notice you have been distant. While this is never easy for one of the most social signs in the zodiac, you will be able to enjoy yourself in a few weeks when things calm down. As you push along, there is the potential for financial gains in the form of a raise or return on an investment. Libras may also receive a surprise refund or bonus in the mail at this time. Over the weekend you will be able to indulge in your more gluttonous side, as your ruling planet will have moved fully into your sector of comfort.

Fruit of the week: Pineapple

Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)

Scorpio Constellation, image by FreepikMoney seems to burn a hole in your pocket this week, Scorpio, as you can’t control the desire to spend. Not only are you indulging in spending on yourself, you are also opening your wallet for friends and family right now. If you are not careful, picking up the tab at a restaurant one too many times will land you in financial difficulty for the rest of the month. This is exaggerated as Venus, the planet of pleasure, moves into your sign. Of course, this is a wonderful position for enjoying the finer things, but it can make it difficult to focus on the long term consequences of your actions. Over the weekend you will have the opportunity to offset the negative side of this transit by selling personal belongings that no longer serve you. Purge your closets and collect money instead of spending it.

Fruit of the week: Plum

Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)

Sagittarius Constellation, image by FreepikThe financial stress you have been feeling over the last two weeks begins to catch up with you, Sagittarius. Most of the week will be spent at home, as you can no longer rationalize unnecessary expenses and frivolous outings. Take this time to enjoy the nest you have created, and give family members or pets extra attention. For those of you who have furry family members, you will be able to reconnect on a deeper spiritual level with them this week. On Thursday, a household appliance or piece of furniture will need repair. Instead of replacing it, use your creative energies to find a way to fix the issue. Over the weekend you can expect news about a new direction in life that may come in the form of a job offer, promotion, or new love affair.

Fruit of the week: Mango

Capricorn (21 December — 20 January)

Capricorn Constellation, image by FreepikThe stars are moving into awkward positions this week, and unfortunately, Capricorns will feel the brunt of the effects. A number of personal sacrifices will be required from you that will affect your work, home, and personal life. At the most basic level, the stars are asking you to let go of attitudes, positions, and people that no longer serve your best interest. Letting go gracefully will make the sacrifices easier. If you fight what must leave you now, it will only make it more dramatic and painful. Fortunately, this week is not all doom and gloom. This cleansing is setting the stage for a productive and prosperous 2019. While that may not make it any easier to accept, you must understand that it’s only a planetary transit and, as such, it is only temporary.

Fruit of the week: Tangerine

Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)

Power struggles with friends are possible this week, Aquarius, especially in regards to money. Those around you will look to you for financial support, which is never an easy conversation to have. If you do decide to assist a friend financially, make certain you are doing it for the right reasons, and not to make yourself feel important. It is at this point you will need to resist the urge to control others. Right now it will be easy for you to become domineering over friends. Monitor this tendency in order to save yourself from heartache. On Thursday your mood shifts, and you will be able to see and feel more clearly. If you decide to help a friend, do it on Friday or Saturday — after you have had time to let your head clear.

Fruit of the week: Cranberry

Pisces (21 February — 20 March)

Pisces Constellation, image by FreepikOther people’s impressions of you are changing this week, Pisces. Friends, family, and coworkers have the chance to see you in a new light as Venus changes signs. You’re thinking big, and you are excited to take the lead. Being able to make a good first impression is one of the greatest gifts when networking. Use the energy of the week to make personal and professional connections in order to advance. You will be able to shift negative perceptions others have of you to improve important relationships. The only challenge with this transit is that those who have a positive perception of you may shift in their thinking. Be particularly mindful of this, especially with Friday’s New Moon. Over the weekend you can expect intense flirtation to come your way. Make the best of this, but be cautious of those who may want to deceive you.

Fruit of the week: Watermelon