This week, Hidden Insights sees two major astrological events, which signal a major shift in energetic vibrations around the world. Mercury will station retrograde on Tuesday. It is important to remember not to fall prey to the doomsday memes and warnings about Mercury moving backwards. While it can and certainly does create delays and breakdowns in communication and travel, there is a softer side to the transit. This is a period of reflection, organizing, and planning. Used effectively, a Mercury retrograde is a wonderful time to clean your mind as well as your home. Of course, it will certainly bring a few hiccups, but acknowledging that it’s part of life, and giving yourself extra time to get from point A to point B will help reduce stress. As always, avoid having important conversations, initiating new projects, or signing contracts during this period.
Mercury retrogrades are not an uncommon occurrence; however, this particular retrograde stations on a very powerful fixed star known as Scheat. The ancients noted that this star brings major catastrophe, loss of life, accidents, and trouble through writing. With Mercury, it is written that accidents occur during travel, and it produces narrow escapes via water. Hidden Insights does not wish to instigate fear or panic, though it is important to be aware. Tuesday may not be the best day of the year to set sail or swim. If these types of activities can be avoided, great. If not, exercise extra caution. Globally we may see major news stories related to accidents, especially those related to water. The trouble through writing, as promised by the star, may make for a number of dramatic posts on social media that cause outrage.
Hidden Insights has been discussing Uranus regularly since last spring, and this week it’s final entrance into Taurus. Uranus spends approximately seven years in each sign, which rules over the general mood and outlook of societies during that period. Previously, Uranus had been in Aries, which sparked a great deal of social movements and aggression towards inequality and the disenfranchised individual. As Uranus moves from personal identity to personal resources several themes are likely to develop. First, political correctness and excessive feelings of being offended are due to fade into the background. Of course, while the progress made for human decency will stay, there will be less radical outcry seen in the world. Instead, outcry will begin to focus on natural resources, pay inequality, and food supplies. On a personal level, wherever Uranus is travelling through your chart, it will indicate where major changes are about to take place.
This week’s New Moon falls in Pisces on Wednesday, which activates spirituality, healing, and dreams. Your homework is to take a leap of faith, explore your creativity, and break free from routines that are holding you back. With Mercury retrograde, we get an added boost of energy to rework and change the way we deal with monotonous routines.
Aries (21 March — 20 April)
Patience is not one of your strongest qualities, Aries, and this week that will be put to the test. You feel as though you are waiting for certain areas of your life to come together. Unfortunately, you can’t quite nail down what it is you are waiting for. Your active and action-oriented mind needs to learn to slow down. Remember that 2019 is a year of change for you, and these delays are only temporary. You will be able to identify a direction and make progress again in three weeks. On Wednesday, you may hear a juicy secret that you want to share with others. Fortunately, you know better than to spread gossip and will have the strength to exercise restraint. Over the weekend you will have the opportunity to take centre stage in a group activity that will improve your image with those who may have doubts about your abilities.
Lucky numbers: 22, 10, 12
Taurus (21 April — 20 May)
Your friends take centre stage this week, Taurus, and it might be time for you to evaluate who is important in your life, and who no longer serves your highest good. The opportunity to heal a relationship with a friend you’ve recently had a conflict with will presents itself on Tuesday. Midweek, you may feel like you want to retreat to the comfort of your bed, but people in your life have other plans. Do your best to get out of the house and spend time with those who are most important to you. Uranus moves into your sign this week, and will stay there for the next seven years. This a period of complete personal reinvention. The excitement of Uranus allows you to change the course of your life, and promises positive, if not uncomfortable, changes. While you may not feel these effects immediately, it is a good time to start thinking about the things in your life you want to change.
Lucky numbers 1, 3, 11
Gemini (21 May — 20 June)
Confusion at work throws you into a tailspin early in the week, Gemini. More specifically, supervisors will appear on edge, impatient, and generally combative. Do your best to remember that this is no reflection on you or your work. In fact, as a master of Mercury retrogrades, you can use this to your advantage and clear the fog of confusion. Mercury is your ruling planet, and it brings the need to consolidate and evaluate your interest and future at work. Soon you will realize that you don’t necessarily need a new job, just a new goal to work towards. Over the weekend you will be called to assist a friend who is need of both advice and a helping hand.
Lucky numbers: 8, 10, 12
Cancer (21 June — 20 July)
This week is all about tying up loose ends, Cancer, and attending to the small details. On Monday and Tuesday, you may initially feel overwhelmed with everything you need to accomplish, but a solid plan will help you stay organized. It may even be a good idea to make a list of everything that you need to accomplish so you can see it. Avoid having multiple calendars, agendas, and reminders right now, and find a way to centralize everything. A disruption in a team or social group midweek presents the need to change the way you approach interpersonal relationships. Don’t be surprised if you meet a dramatic and eccentric new friend as well. Over the weekend your love life gets a boost, and discussions related to commitments or weddings are due.
Lucky numbers: 17, 9, 11
Leo (21 July — 20 August)
The world knows you are a talented individual, Leo, and this week you get the chance to uncover new gifts. Your focus shifts from how you have been utilizing your skills to what else you are able to accomplish. This is a great week to test your creative powers at work. On Tuesday, you may have the opportunity to learn a new skill, and if you try it out, you’ll soon find that it comes to you with ease. With Mercury passing through your eighth house, you may want to examine what your money management skills are like, particularly if you are confronted with a surprise bill on Wednesday. Over the weekend a minor cold or sickness may come your way, so stock up early on supplies you use to feel better.
Lucky numbers: 12, 16, 20
Virgo (21 August — 20 September)
As your ruling planet stations retrograde in your house of interpersonal relationships, Virgo, this week brings the potential to heal strained relationships. Old friends, lovers, and estranged family come back into your life to reconnect. Midweek, you can expect to be drawn towards spiritual inspirations. These insights come from a loved one or partner who can help put a challenging situation into perspective for you. While you are normally the caretaker, this week allow yourself to be taken care of. Friday and Saturday bring the opportunity to learn more about a friend or partner’s hobby. This will allow you to reconnect and share an activity to enjoy together to more firmly solidify your connection with one another.
Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 9
Libra (21 September — 20 October)
It’s time to address items on your to-do list that you have left on the back burner for too long, Libra. Mercury is asking you to finish up projects and take care of unfinished business. An unexpected change in your schedule is promised this week, and Wednesday is likely to not go as planned. If you have a set schedule, make room for last minute changes, and don’t try to hold yourself to strict time limits. Dealing with other people’s money may be unavoidable later in the week, and a sudden financial change is likely before Thursday. Plan to spend most of your time at home this weekend, as domestic responsibilities keep you from being able to socialize.
Lucky numbers: 4, 6, 18
Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)
The world’s detour should be your mantra right now, Scorpio, as this week will repeatedly lead you off-path. On a mundane level, you may wander aimlessly when you are out and about, or miss a turn when driving. Go with the flow, and follow your intuition. Mercury is asking you to explore your mental and geographic boundaries. If you do, you’ll encounter a person or idea that will lead to a new talent. On Wednesday, a sudden change to your romantic life is promised. If you are in a committed relationship, you can anticipate an exciting change. If you are single, don’t be surprised if you find yourself attracted to someone you normally wouldn’t give a second glance. These surprising passions continue to rise through the weekend, when a last minute date night gives you goosebumps.
Lucky numbers: 13, 15, 17
Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)
Evaluate your home and immediate surroundings this week, Sagittarius. You may even want to consider making plans to move. While it’s not a good idea to make any quick decisions right now, it’s still possible to start planning with Mercury turning retrograde. Keep a close eye on your keys and small personal items this week, as you may find yourself spending an hour looking for a wallet, key, or ring. Everything in your home seems to be easily misplaced, and it’s starting to really get on your nerves. When this happens, take a breath and remember that nothing you lose right now will be lost forever. It may just take a while to come back. Over the weekend you can expect to spend time alone in nature on your own adventure. Just don’t forget to pack an extra water bottle.
Lucky numbers: 2, 4, 6
Capricorn (21 December — 20 January)
As Mercury stations retrograde in your third house, Capricorn, you will need to exercise more diplomacy than usual. Most of your week will be spent dealing with others’ problems, particularly at work. On Tuesday, you may find that someone you thought you could depend on cannot deliver. Try not to judge them too harshly, as we are all in state of flux right now. As the third house rules our personal vehicles, it is important to note that you may experience difficulties in this area. Make sure you plan time over the next three weeks to get a tune up or oil change. Over the weekend the Sun will join forces with your ruling planet, Saturn. Here you can expect to finally feel like you are making progress with an upcoming change to your professional life. Use this time to carve out a plan for career growth.
Lucky numbers: 3, 7, 11
Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)
Financial stress comes knocking on your door this week, Aquarius, and you will need to reevaluate how you spend and save your money. Early in the week an unexpected bill or expense has you asking, why me? The answer to that question is simple: the stars are asking you to look at how you handle money management. If you already have a strong budget and plan, this will not phase you. If your finances are rocky, this is a learning opportunity to show you what you need to have available in case of an emergency. The big event this week is your ruling planet, Uranus, moving into a new sign. Uranus now shakes the very foundation of your life as it passes through the fourth house. Over the next several years, a series of changes to your home and family life are expected. Get ahead of the game by mapping out a plan for the sale or purchase of a home, or a change in family dynamics. For some, this can be the introduction of a new family member through marriage or a baby. Either way, enjoy the opportunity to change, innovate, and improve your living situation.
Lucky numbers: 2, 4, 12
Pisces (21 February — 20 March)
A fish never enjoys being stuck in a net, and this week you have the opportunity to work your way out of a tangled situation, Pisces. As Mercury stations retrograde in your sign, you will be confronted with the chance to refine what you feel is holding you back in your immediate environment. Of course, it won’t necessarily be an easy task, as you may find yourself stumbling over your words and thoughts. Changing your mind on Thursday may irritate others around you this week, but don’t let that bother you. You have the right and responsibility to change your thoughts or approach, especially now. Over the weekend, a conversation with a family member allows you to reminisce about your past. During this meeting, you may be surprised to find the solution you were looking for all week.
Lucky numbers: 1, 3, 11