Lovely Venus takes centre stage at Hidden Insights this week as she moves into Aries. In the sign of initiation, conquest, and thrill seeking we can anticipate romantic and social relationships to become increasingly intense. All relationships will be coloured by a competitive edge, as we are driven to push others to succeed. Aries is also fiercely independent, which may spell trouble for relationships that have been built on mutual dependence. Even our non-romantic relationships will become more competitive, and at times blatantly aggressive. We should be cautious about how quick we are to challenge those around us right now, and instead invite others to come along on a thrill-seeking adventure.
Pluto joins Jupiter in a retrograde motion this week, and will continue to move backwards in the heavens until Thursday, 3 October 2019. As the planet of violent eruptions, decay, and rebirth it signals a period of letting go. No matter how hard we may attempt to hold on to things, ideas, or people right now, we simply cannot. Pluto forces to let go, even if it is painful. Though it is often for our highest good. The best course of action here is to allow things in your life to drift away naturally, because the tighter we cling to things, the more violent the separation will be. In Capricorn, there is a certain financial theme that bubbles just below the surface. Together Pluto and Capricorn transform our stability, bank accounts, and jobs. Greet the changes Pluto brings with gratitude, and it will clear a path for better things.
Early in the week the Sun makes its annual alignment with Uranus. This conjunction occurs in Taurus, and allows us to access sudden wealth and financial success. Monday, 22 April 2019 is a wonderful time to initiate prosperity magick. Light a yellow candle and surround it with coins to entice the electrifying energy of these two planets. If executed on this day, abundance is promised.
Aries (21 March — 20 April)
Venus moves into your sign this week, Aries, and you can benefit from this planets charming qualities. Expect to be the center of attention, and object of affection to many you encounter this week. Much like a magnet, you can expect to draw new people into your life right now, especially those that can help you climb the ladder to success. A shock to your wallet hits early in the week, and if you are not careful, you may find yourself over drawing your account. If necessary, you can use the charm of Venus to get overdraft fees reversed. As Pluto stations retrograde in the area of your chart that rules our career and success, it may be time to change the way you define personal success. Take time to remap where you see yourself headed. Over the weekend, Mars and Neptune bring a disagreement with a neighbour or sibling. Be on guard for those who feel the need to pick a fight.
Taurus (21 April — 20 May)
As much as you feel the need to social withdraw right now, Taurus, it will be impossible to avoid those who want to see you out and about. Your ruling planet moves into Aries, as well as your house of reclusion. The Aries energy wants you to be active, but in the 12th house you want to hide. Try getting the best of both worlds and invite friends to your place. This way you can be social and avoid having to spend too much time in the public eye. As the Sun and Uranus align in your sign on Monday, a shock to your system is promised, and you may find yourself dealing with an unexpected cut, bruise, bump, or scrape. Watch your head right now. Over the weekend, an argument with a friend over a philosophical difference may leave you feeling like you cannot agree on anything. Remind yourself that not everyone shares the same beliefs as you, and you’ll be able to move past the disagreement quickly.
Patronus: King cobra
Gemini (21 May — 20 June)
You hopes and dreams take centre stage this week, Gemini, and they actually feel attainable. You’ve put big changes on the back burner for too long, and now you feel driven to take action. Early in the week an opportunity to make a large purchase presents itself, and you will not want to pass this up. Of course, you may feel riddled with anxiety over the longterm cost, but Pluto allows you to handle debt effectively. As it stations retrograde in your house of debt, you can make major changes for the better, even if they initially feel uncomfortable. Try to keep your schedule open over the weekend, as you may need to work an extra shift or stay later unexpectedly. You’ve recently made a great impression at work, and don’t want to pass up the chance to continue earning brownie points.
Cancer (21 June — 20 July)
It’s time to fall in love with your work, Cancer, as Venus moves into your house of career, status, and reputation. You can expect to be well received by employers and supervisors this week. Don’t be surprised if you are invited to a private social gathering with coworkers or an employer. Monday’s alignment between the Sun and Uranus hits your sector of social organizations. Here you may hear shocking or distressing news from a friend or organization that you are part of. Do your best not to let this get you down. There is no need for you to take on the stress of others. As Pluto stations retrograde in your sector of interpersonal relationships, the saga continues with broken communication between you and those who are most important to you. Again, Pluto is a time to let go, and if you don’t let go of unhealthy people in your life, Pluto will force you. Over the weekend, a disruption in your travel is possible. Make sure you have a backup plan.
Leo (21 July — 20 August)
You are torn between adventure and responsibility this week, Leo. Venus moving through your ninth house inspires you to travel, expand your horizons, and experience everything life has to offer. However, your wallet and long list of responsibilities do not seem to be cooperating. A surprise at work early in the week throws a curveball your way, and it may be difficult for you to find a solution. Fortunately, a friend or partner is there to support you through this stress. On Wednesday, Pluto stations retrograde in your sector of health and daily tasks. An unexpected illness or injury is possible, so guard yourself from germs as well as dangerous chemicals. Let your roommate or spouse know that you can’t be near cleaning supplies right now, and you could save yourself from scrubbing the toilet. Over the weekend, an unexpected bill arrives, which may hamper the plans you had for going out on the town.
Virgo (21 August — 20 September)
As Venus shifts signs she moves into your eighth house, Virgo. Typically, this house rules debt, insurance, and illness. However, Venus brings fortunate energy to this sector, which can easily produce a powerful financial boost. Expect favourable news about money before the week is over. Wednesday’s intense alignment between the Sun and Uranus strike your house of legal affairs. Here, news or paperwork from a government official, lawyer, or legal entity arrives with a surprising outcome. Don’t be surprised if you have to handle a last minute legal issue this week. Pluto brings a wave of intensity to your creative side, which also includes children. Expect important discussion with children, if you have them. For those of you who do not have children, this transits forces you to let go of sexual hangups and address recreational activities that no longer serve your highest good. Perhaps it’s time to spend less time partying, and more time focusing on your responsibilities.
Libra (21 September — 20 October)
Love and relationships are highlighted, Libra, as your ruling planet moves into your house of partnerships. Prepare for the next four weeks to be filled with intense interactions with others. Before the week is over, many single Libras may have a date scheduled with an exciting new prospect. An argument about money is promised early in the week, and you may find yourself lecturing another person about their spending habits, and trying to be repaid money you have lent. Expect something to break or go missing on Wednesday as Pluto stations retrograde. Right now the Universe is clearing out physical junk from your home, and you may want to put money aside for a new appliance over the next four months. Over the weekend, prepare for flirtation from a coworker or employee. Someone you work with or hire to do a job is looking at you with desire in their eyes.
Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)
You are inspired to create the most harmonious work environment possible right now, Scorpio. As Venus moves through your sixth house, it’s time to improve your working conditions. This week promises to bring pleasant relations with coworkers, and a more peaceful outlook to your current position. Of course, this can also be a relaxed and even lazy position, so do your best to remain focused to avoid being accused of lack luster work. On Tuesday, a romantic partner surprises you with exciting news. Be there to help them navigate a change in their life. Pluto brings intensity to your schedule towards the end of the week, and last minute changes that are out of your control pop up. Over the weekend, sexual tensions rise and your libido will be at an all-time high. Remember to be gentle with your partner. Unless of course they share your kinky vibe.
Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)
Enjoy the playful side to life this week, Sagittarius, as your internal artists craves a creative outlet. Most of the week will be coloured with the ability to look on the bright side of life, as well as appreciate the beauty that is all around you. Explore a hidden talent like painting, photography, cooking, or model building. As Venus graces your sector of leisure and the arts, you can uncover new ways to unwind. Midweek you can anticipate Venus to stir amorous feelings. Don’t be shy about flirting with someone you find attractive, as charm and seduction are on your side. Wednesday brings a change to your financial situation, and you can anticipate the opportunity to earn more money to present itself before the week is out. Perhaps you can monetize a new talent you’ve discovered. Over the weekend, a romantic evening at home stirs your affection, so make sure your fridge is stocked, and the champagne is chilled.
Capricorn (21 December –20 January)
You are more perceptive than usual this week, Capricorn, as your psychic sensitivities are triggered. Most of your focus will be on your home and family. Don’t be surprised if you feel sudden flashes insight about a family member or your house. Do your best not overanalyze your hunches right now; these feelings are meant to send you positive and affirming messages. Pluto stations retrograde in your sign and that’s big news for Capricorn. Your life has been in the process of major changes over the last several years, and they will continue for a number of years to come. The retrograde period promises release from what you have considered challenging. Midweek you can expect to feel this weight lift, with a more confident sense of self identity.
Patronus: Wild boar
Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)
An urge to discuss what interests you most is overwhelming this week, Aquarius, and you can’t help but share your thoughts and ideas with everyone around you. Being a social butterfly may not be something you typically identify with, but right now you can’t seem to help it. Early in the week you have the opportunity to meet a new friend with whom you share a great deal in common. Be cautious Monday and Tuesday at home, particularly with electronics. The Sun and Uranus will make it easier for you to short circuit personal items, and a rise in static electricity may shock your finger a few times. Over the weekend an argument over money pops up, and you will have the chance to exercise your intellectual prowess to win the battle.
Patronus: Capuchin monkey
Pisces (21 February — 20 March)
Venus graces your second house of finances, Pisces. In Aries, you may have to be careful how much you are spending, as impulsive energy is observed. Be certain to obtain and save receipts for all of your purchases right now. There is a very good chance shopper’s remorse will set in before the week is out, and you’ll want to be able to return your item. The alignment between the Sun and Uranus strikes your sector of transportation and siblings this week, Pisces. You are due for surprising news from a family member, as well as unexpected trouble with a car. As Pluto stations retrograde in your house of friends and social groups, it may be time to finally let go of people in your life that no longer serve your highest good. While this is the general theme for many right now, there is a strong emphasis for you. Too often you allow others to dictate how you feel. Now is the time to take that control back — from now until August. Over the weekend, the urge to indulge in momentary pleasures test your willpower. It may be impossible for you to say no to the cake, but exercise a certain amount of restraint and avoid eating the whole thing.