Mercury and Venus rule the heavens this week, as Hidden Insights notes that they tag team aspects to a series of heavy planets. The week begins on Sunday with Mercury forming a sextile with Saturn. Here we can expect both serious and productive conversations to set the tone for intensity. This energy carries until Wednesday, when Venus aligns with Neptune, the Sun squares Saturn, Mercury sextiles Pluto, and Jupiter stations in retrograde.
Compassion rules over Wednesday and Thursday, despite intense aspects. The world should expect confusing announcements from officials that initiate change. Many will feel the need to express concerns and give feedback, particularly if surprising changes are announced from large corporations. Any concerns expressed at this time will be heard and taken seriously. This is a great time to appeal to individuals in power, and open letters will garner attention.
The big event this week, is Jupiter stationing retrograde in Sagittarius, and will move backwards in the heavens for the next four months. Typically, retrograde periods are stressful for the world, however Jupiter’s effects are much more benevolent. Collectively, this transit promises the revision of laws. In Sagittarius, world governments may change the way of international negotiations, travel, and religious doctrine. Religious institutions may also undergo changes to doctrine or policies as well. Jupiter entered the retrograde shadow in January, which may have triggered the change in LGBTQ+ policy within the Methodist Church that made news last month. Look for more sweeping changes in other institutions, and the potential for the reversal of this decision before the end of the retrograde.
This week’s homework assignment focuses on Jupiter’s retrograde motion. From now until Sunday, 11 August 2019 we have the opportunity to evaluate the role religion plays in our lives. Take time to review your current spiritual path and make revisions as necessary. If you are spiritual, do you want to embrace a stricter religious discipline. If you are strictly religious, do you feel the need to move towards a less rigid and more spiritually fluid path. Much like the god Ganeshe, Jupiter retrograde can remove obstacles, and in Sagittarius, the focus is religious.
Aries (21 March – 20 April)
Challenges at work this week promise that you will have a great deal on your plate, Aries. If you are feeling overwhelmed, remember that you can always reach out to others for assistance. The intensity hits its peak on Wednesday, as your ruling planet squares Saturn. Here you can expect to hear the news of a leader at work who is stepping down from their position. Ambition that has been growing within you feels inspired to take the next step in your career. Even if you are not ready to take a leadership role at work, this week is a time to set the stage to make a change towards upward professional growth. As Jupiter stations retrograde in your 9th house, travel plans take a sharp turn backwards.
Divine Mentor: Dagda
Taurus (21 April – 20 May)
You may be hoping for a miracle this week, Taurus, as faith in yourself is tested. Fortunately, there is a wonderful support system around you who can inspire you. Don’t ignore phone calls or text messages from friends. Now is not the time to retreat into hiding. Allow yourself to have deep conversations with others, especially on Wednesday. Someone in your life will be able to help you see a difficult situation from a fresh angle. While it may not be what you want to hear, it is certainly what you need. Financial gains cross your path this weekend, when a boost to your bank account is promised. Treat yourself to an item you might typically consider frivolous.
Divine Mentor: Danu
Gemini (21 May – 20 June)
Over the last several months, Gemini, your finances have been tighter than usual, and this week you’ll be able to break free from that source of stress in your life. A rise in pay, bonus, or surprise income is promised this week. Use this extra funding to pay off debt that has been hanging over your head. Getting ahead of your bills this week, will allow you to enjoy a vacation in June. As Jupiter stations in retrograde, it highlights your most intimate relationships, which may bring friends or old flames back into your life. As the planet of luck and joy, these will be happy reunions. Over the weekend, plan on a day trip out of town to explore an outdoor space.
Divine Mentor: Gwynn Ap Nudd
Cancer (21 June – 20 July)
Productive conversations with friends and family this week allows you to resolve lingering tension, Cancer. However, you may need to agree to disagree. A philosophical or moral divide cannot be resolved, though you can learn to appreciate others’ points of view. Wednesday brings the culmination of intense work, and you will find yourself working late into the night to get your work done. Despite the large amount of work you have on your plate, you have the energy to push yourself beyond what you thought you were capable of. Over the weekend, the opportunity to rescue or adopt a pet will present itself. Consider your ability to emotionally and financially care for a furry friend, before signing adoption papers.
Divine Mentor: Blodeuwedd
Leo (21 July – 20 August)
Your physical health is highlighted this week, Leo, and a routine physical or wellness check should be scheduled at this time. This is not to say you are ill, it is just a time to have important conversations about your health with professionals. Keep in mind, this can also manifest in the form of a personal trainer instead of a physician. On Wednesday, a coworker or employee will reach out for help, and you may find yourself working an extra shift to help cover an absence. As Jupiter stations retrograde in your 5th house, you can expect to see a change in your romantic life. This is a great position to reignite the flames of passion in a relationship, or get back into the dating game. Over the weekend you can expect to be busy with friends and family at a party, BBQ, or game night.
Divine Mentor: Gwydion
Virgo (21 August – 20 September)
Creative endeavors spark your interest this week, Virgo, and you may find yourself in an arts and crafts store before the week is out. Your desire to build, design, decorate, and create, is inspired by the work of others you have seen. An important conversation about a child or family member younger than yourself, occurs on Wednesday. You may be called to give a financial assistance to this person, though you will need to discuss it with a partner or friend before you make a final decision. As Jupiter stations retrograde in your sector of home and family, you can expect the next four months to encompass updates around your home. Over the weekend, a gathering in your home allows you to flex your skills in hosting.
Divine Mentor: Branwen
Libra (21 September – 20 October)
Expect a busy household this week, Libra, as your domestic life is activated. On Monday, an important conversation about responsibilities in the home pops up. If you live alone, this may be a personal pep talk about chores. For those of you who share your living space with others, it might be time to re-divide the workload. Settle this dilemma before Wednesday, it may not be solved till the end August. As Jupiter stations retrograde, your focus shifts towards expanding your horizons, and learning a new skill. The next several months will be filled with opportunities take continuing education classes, enroll in a degree program, and attend certification lectures.
Divine Mentor: Taliesin
Scorpio (21 October – 20 November)
Everyone around you seems to be vying for your attention, Scorpio, and you just don’t have the patience right now to deal with idle chit-chat. Others can’t seem to get to the point, and you don’t want to hear a long and involved story. Pressure to produce a solution to a friend’s problem intensifies on Wednesday. Fortunately, your mind is in overdrive and strokes of genius come in a flash. Use this quick thinking to your advantage at work towards the end of the week to impress a supervisor. As Jupiter stations retrograde in your sector of finances, you’ll be inclined to overspend. The next several months you must be careful to budget mindfully.
Divine Mentor: Llyr
Sagittarius (21 November – 20 December)
It may be difficult to keep your belongings in order this week, Sagittarius, as you seem to mislay everything. From keys to your phone, it will feel impossible to hold onto anything. While this may feel frustrating, there is a bright side to the minor chaos. As you struggle to keep hold of the minor items in your life, you’ll soon find the return of something you were certain was permanently lost. On Wednesday, your ruling planet Jupiter stations retrograde in your sign. This only happens once every 12 years, and signals an important period. So far, 2019 has been a year of major change and expansion in your life. The next four months will allow you to review the changes you’ve made, and take the next step towards redefining your identity and direction in life. Expect this period to present itself with a number of opportunities to grow professionally, as well as romantically. Over the weekend, it would be a good idea to get out of your comfort zone and prepare to meet someone exciting.
Divine Mentor: Cerridwen
Capricorn (21 December – 20 January)
This will be a very busy week for you, Capricorn, that begins with a flurry of phone calls and invitations from friends and neighbours. On Monday, you can expect to hear from an old friend who wants to invite you to an upcoming lunch. As the Sun squares Saturn on Wednesday, you can expect a burst of energy to inspire a need to redecorate or rearrange your living space. Now is the perfect time to clean out old drawers or closets. A recent change in your life that has felt like a huge weight off your shoulders, may begin to feel like a bad idea. When these feelings of doubt surface, remind yourself that change is always an important part of growth. Over the weekend, the severity of your thoughts fade, and you can take time to relax with those you love.
Divine Mentor: Arianrhod
Aquarius (21 January – 20 February)
There is a great deal of opportunities for personal and professional success this week, Aquarius, as Mercury ignites your sector of Karma. Now is the time to reap the benefits of your hard work, and close deals. It may feel difficult to put a foot wrong this week, as everything comes easily. If you’ve been hoping to secure a contact or seal a deal, you will have the opportunity on Wednesday. However, you must be careful not to sign anything that could extend a term. Jupiter’s retrograde motion through your eleventh house intensifies your lucky streak, though you may want to hold off on gambling. Over the weekend, a reunion of friends is likely. Use this opportunity to make professional connections and network.
Divine Mentor: Arawn
Pisces (21 February – 20 March)
A very social week is promised, Pisces, and friends will seem to be coming out of the woodwork. Monday and Tuesday are filled with a number of short trips around town to take care of errands. Don’t be shy about asking a friend to go along for the ride. The two of you will have the opportunity to laugh the hours away. On Wednesday, the sordid topic of money comes up, and you may feel the need to lend cash to someone. While it may be impossible to avoid the uncomfortable energy of the conversation, you will certainly be able to express your concerns without drama. Jupiter stations retrograde in your sector of career, which gives you the next 4 months to evaluate where you want to go in life. Expect major changes in this area of your life between now and August.
Divine Mentor: Epona