Hidden Insights is happy to return after a brief absence. A power house of planetary influence strikes the globe with Pluto stationing direct, and Venus stationing retrograde. Together these planets ask us to reevaluate relationships and embrace an all or nothing attitude. Minor conflict on between Mercury and Pluto test our willpower early in the week. Fortunately, this is a quick transit and it only lasts until Tuesday evening.
Pluto’s dramatic shift forward pulls the tension from the last several months into focus. It is a time when truth comes to light. Events from the past can finally be dealt with through forgiveness. In Capricorn, this signals good financial news, especially if the retrograde created money issues.
As always, Hidden Insights checks to see planetary transits align with fixed stars, and this week Pluto does. Sitting on the star Sheliak, which rules artistic and scientific development, the world is scheduled to see major leaps forward in these two areas. Artists, musicians, poets, and scientists can use this energy to further their work and make amazing breakthroughs. Before the end of the year, a global announcement from one of these fields is due.
On Friday, Venus stationing retrograde begins a 40-day period where people will evaluate their personal relationships. Out of every planet, Venus spends the least amount of time retrograde. Due to the rare nature of this event, it has a stronger influence than when other planets do the same things. In the spiritual shadow of Scorpio, old relationships may resurface now to address unresolved conflict.
Retrograde planets typically come with a warning label on what to not do during the period. Activities that should be avoided right now include starting new relationships and getting married. There are a few exceptions to these recommendations, though they must be analyzed based on the partners natal charts. Not every marriage that occurs during a Venus retrograde is destined to be a failure.
This week’s assignment encompasses both Pluto and Venus. It’s time to heal emotional wounds from the past. Pluto is the furthers planet from the Earth, which can make its energy difficult to harness. One of the best ways to access it is with trancework. As Pluto is aligning with a creative star, try doodling to shift your head space. This will allow you to transform the sorrow, resentment, anger, and pain Venus is asking the world to address into a rebirth of the heart.
Aries (21 March — 20 April)
A major shift at work is coming sooner than you think, Aries. Pluto has been producing tension in your sector of career and reputation, which will soon come to an end. Expect news from a friend on Tuesday or Wednesday who is dealing with their own drama at work. This is your opportunity to share the experiences you’ve had and advise how to handle the challenges. A coworker will also reach out to you for support. Be cautious how you react, as gossip about a supervisor could put you in hot water before the week is over. Potential sexual or intimacy issues arise this weekend as Venus turns retrograde. It might be a good time to have an open dialogue with with a partner or yourself about sex.
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Taurus (21 April — 20 May)
Look at the big picture, Taurus, as your mind is finally able to see beyond the trivial. Much of the week will be filled with optimism. While your mind is wandering, try not to get carried away with your own fantasies. Instead, try to remember that big ideas need a plan. Midweek, you’ll have the opportunity to put your plans to paper with the input of a close friend. They are the voice of reason that can help you find a way to initiate a new project. Venus rules Taurus, which makes its retrograde motion this weekend particularly personal. In your sector of partnerships, you will face the harsh reality of deciding who is important in your life and who you need to let go of. A closely guarded secret could be revealed on Saturday that makes you question if someone really cares for you, or if they care more about what you can do for them.
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Gemini (21 May — 20 June)
Life is at a crossroads this week, Gemini, when it comes to how you live with others. As Pluto stations direct, it is time to address how to merge your life with someone else. Partnerships are not always romantic, though it certainly could be for many born under Gemini. As Venus is about to station retrograde, it’s not a time to initiate a relationship. However, joining forces with someone you are already involved with is perfectly fine. For you, the challenge of this year’s Venus retrograde will affect your work environment. Over the weekend, you may even be confronted with the possibly of changing jobs or positions. Proceed with caution here, as a conversation about money earlier in the week still has you worried about paying bills.
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Cancer (21 June — 20 July)
The drama and conflict between you and others comes to a head this week, Cancer, and it is finally resolved. Secrets that someone has been keeping from you can no longer be hidden. This revelation comes midweek when a family member discloses a harsh truth. Family secrets are easy for you to keep, though they are difficult for you to deal with emotionally. Not every problem has a solution, and you need to learn how to let others’ problems be their own. Where most of the zodiac will struggle with Venus retrograde right now, you will enjoy it. Venus opens the door for you to socialize, entertain friends, and explore your playful side. Over the weekend, you can anticipate hosting a party or gathering of friends. Take time to enjoy entertaining and taking care of others.
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Leo (21 July — 20 August)
An overhaul of your work and home life confronts your life this week, Leo. As Pluto stations direct, you are looking to clean up old ways of approaching your routine. At work, this will produce a change in responsibilities through a coworker’s advice. At home, you are feeling ready to make a change regarding toxic habits you can no longer tolerate. Physically, your body will start rejecting your diet if you have not been eating as well as you would like. Your body is also aching for physical activity, which will allow you to revolutionize how you exercise. By listening to your body this week, you can avoid indigestion, heart burn, aches, and pains. Over the weekend, your home life might suffer slightly as Venus upsets the harmony in your household. Remain focused on personal changes to avoid any unnecessary domestic drama.
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Virgo (21 August — 20 September)
Passion and intensity rule your life this week, Virgo. As Pluto turns direct, you’ll feel energized and even more creative. The opportunity to put these creative urges to use will be good practice for an upcoming event you will help plan. Venus also gives you a wave of creative energy this week, which further pushes you to complete projects you have been looking forward to doing. Tuesday’s square between Mercury and Pluto brings stress to your financial situation. A surprising expense asks you to give funds to a child or close relative. It may also manifest as challenging financial news from a romantic partner or spouse. The weekend brings a surprise visit from a friend or family member who will help you unwind and join you in a project.
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Libra (21 September — 20 October)
Changes at home are on the horizon for you, Libra. Your life here has recently been stagnant — as though you have been waiting for a shift. Early in the week, this shift hits hard and you finally have a new direction. On Tuesday, you will need to give yourself a pep-talk as you prepare to take care of a few unexpected changes at home. A conversation with a family member on Thursday releases the worry someone has had regarding you recently. Venus rules Libra and it moves backwards this weekend. You can expect to feel introverted and slightly lethargic. It is a good weekend to catch up on rest.
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Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)
Pluto is your ruling planet, Scorpio, and its change of direction signifies a powerful shift in your focus. In your third house, interactions with neighbours, relatives, siblings, extended family, and the public become intense. For most of the week, it may be difficult for you to censor your thoughts, and everyone you come in contact with will be on the receiving end of your uncomfortable truth. Wednesday will prove to be the most intense day of the week for you, and you will need to be cautious not to lose your temper prematurely. As the week comes to an end, Venus in your sign turns retrograde. Over the next 40 days, you will continue to find yourself in conflict with others. Do your best to make sure you maintain a professional and calm attitude.
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Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)
Finances improve this week, Sagittarius, as Pluto finally stops wreaking havoc in your sector of financial stability. You can now breathe easily, and you will soon be able to spend without worry. Friends are more active this week, and they are ready to go out on the town with you. Expect invitations to dinner, the theatre, and other social activities. Thursday brings a lucky encounter with a stranger who you are likely to strike up a new friendship with. Remember to keep this platonic, as starting new romantic relationships is not a wise idea. As Venus turns retrograde in your sector of compassion, others will naturally be drawn to you for support. Over the weekend, consider giving back to your community by volunteering or donating to a social cause.
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Capricorn (21 December — 20 January)
Pluto in Capricorn finally stations direct and it’s time for you to give yourself a complete psychological make over, Capricorn. Your time will be spent confronting the superficial aspects of your personality that no longer serve you. Physical characteristics will become less important, as an urge to improve your personality swells. There is no need to seek out the input from friends or colleagues, as those around you will be eager to give you advice. Old friends are due to resurface this week, and they may provide useful information about who you were in your past. This reminder will help you refocus how you want to identify yourself. Over the weekend, you will need to prioritize items on your social calendar, and you may even need to cancel a plan or two.
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Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)
This week is all about endings and tying up loose ends, Aquarius. Pluto allows you to finally put to rest long-term problems. Monday and Tuesday will be busy, as you may be pulled in a number of different directions at once. The chaos helps you complete everything you need to in order to finalize a chapter in your life. As the week continues, questions about what you would like to do next in your life start to cloud your ability to focus. Do your best to focus on the moment instead of the future. Getting involved with something new right now will make it difficult to fully put your current projects to rest. Over the weekend, a teacher, mentor, or influential person comes into your life to show you what your next step in life will be. Knowing that a change will soon come will make it easier to get through the chaos of the week.
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Pisces (21 February — 20 March)
Adhering to social norms are difficult for you this week, Pisces, and the need to be radically different rules your life right now. New friends come in to your life who help support your eccentric needs. Wednesday brings an invitation to a taboo or unconventional activity. This could range from a séance to a haunted attraction. Embrace the strange and unusual right now. The second half of the week is coloured by excessive spending. If possible, get a friend or family member to hold your cheque book, debit cards, and cash. A disappointment on Saturday might bring you down, but it is only temporary.
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