It is with a heavy heart Hidden Insights announces that this will be the last column published. Astrology has always been written from Earth’s perspective, known as geocentric. Now, we have the opportunity with the NASA space program to study astrological influence on the Moon. This will usher in a new paradigm in astrology for the 21st Century as the human race prepares for increased space travel. What will transit look like for a person living or working on another planet or moon?
This incredibly exciting adventure is being funded by the Lirpa First initiative. For those of you who have not heard of this program it comes out at the first of April, which is the anagram for Lipra. For those who have not already solved the riddle, Hidden Insights would like to assure readers this has been an April Fools joke. The column will continue to be published weekly. However, there are a number of interesting space age questions brought up that astrologers are indeed wrestling with and working on.
There are a limited number of astrological events occurring this week, which promises to give the world a break from the usual excitement of celestial influence. The first, is Mars transition into Gemini. This is a flexible placement for the planet of action, and allows us to move in multiple directions at once. It is a great week to find creative ways to multi-task effectively, though at times we may feel scattered. Now that Mercury is direct, it will once again cross paths with Neptune. Last week it created delusion, and mental apathy. In direct motion, it stimulates our imagination, and allows the world to solve complex problems with innovative ideas.
The week rounds off with the annual New Moon in Aries. As always, a New Moon represents a time to initiate new projects and start journeys. Aries is adventurous, pioneering, and loves to take action. This Moon calls the world to be assertive, take leaps of faith, and start new adventures. Many will notice their inner daredevil beginning to surface, as the weekend promises the opportunity to make plans as well as engage in new forms of physical activity.
This week’s homework assignment focuses on Mars and the New Moon. Mars rules Aries, and the New Moon in this sign emphasizes action, adventure, and physical fitness. Our spiritual bodies are most effective when our physical bodies are also being nourished. With the support of the heavens, it is a great time to start a new physical fitness discipline, join a gym, count steps, or take a class. There is a statistically significant greater chance of success beginning these types of activities over the weekend. Make plans and do research early in the week, and initiate on Friday or Saturday.
Aries (21 March – 20 April)
Your ruling planet changes signs this week, Aries, and most of the world born under the sign of the ram will feel this exciting shift. As it moves into your sector of short journeys you can expect a busy week. At times, it may feel as though you are not sure how to be in two places at one time. Fortunately, your active nature allows you to meet this challenge head on. Tuesday brings challenging energy, as you may be confronted with a secret you had previously hoped to keep hidden. Allow truth to rule the day, and an enormous weight will be lifted from your shoulders. Friday’s New Moon is in your sign, giving you the opportunity to reinvent yourself. The last several weeks have been riddled with thoughts about self-improvement, and now you are ready to make the change. Don’t shy away from a radical change in your wardrobe, hair style, or hair colour.
Gemstone: Smokey Quartz
Taurus (21 April – 20 May)
This week is all about getting your finances in order, Taurus, as your focus shifts to budgets and spending. You are inspired by a friend who you admire for their financial prowess. While change is usually difficult for you, don’t shy away from the input of others. Midweek, you will experience a surge of energy that will allow you to get an area of your home in order that you have been putting off. It’s time to tackle that annoying junk drawer or stuffed closet. Over the weekend you can anticipate a conversation with a medical professional, or news about a friend who is dealing with a surgery. With the New Moon, this brings good news, and the opportunity to start fresh with success in healing.
Gemini (21 May – 20 June)
An exciting and productive week is on the horizon for Gemini, as the planet of action moves into your sign. You are ready to tackle any project that comes your way, and others will marvel at how much energy you have. Others may find it difficult to keep up with you, so don’t judge them too harshly if they are not as motivated right now. Expect clarity over a confusing new policy at work on Wednesday. You may also want to be cautious driving this week, as your enthusiastic energy can easily lead to distraction. The weekend brings a new friend into your life, who you are likely to meet at a party, or at a gathering you host in your own home.
Cancer (21 June – 20 July)
Mars moves into the sector of your chart, Cancer, that rules rest and relaxation. While this is not the most comfortable place for this planet, it does allow you to take time to recharge. Be certain to allow time for naps, meditation, and self-care. Trying to push yourself too hard may result in a minor illness, as your immune system is weakened. Use properly, you can make wonderful progress on inner-work and emotional healing. Confusion out in the world on Tuesday may make it difficult to think clearly, so if you are able to take a break from responsibilities on this day, go for it. If cannot, give yourself extra time to get work done. Over the weekend the opportunity to initiate a new cycle in your career is possible. This is an excellent time to look for, apply, or interview for a new job. While you may not get one this weekend, you can greatly benefit from initiating the process.
Leo (21 July – 20 August)
You are driven to socialize this week, and your friends will play a much more active role in your life right now, Leo. Expect heated conversations, and healthy debates. As Mars moves into your sector of hopes and wishes, you feel the drive to reach for the stars. Anything you put your mind to, will easily be obtained. A mini crisis on Tuesday, throws a curveball that feels like it is impeding your progress. Don’t let this get you down, it’s a minor bump in the road that you can easily overcome. Travel is promised over the weekend, and you may find yourself going on a last minute road trip, or booking a vacation. Even if you are uncertain how to afford a trip you’ve wanted to take, initiate plans now to ensure success.
Virgo (21 August – 20 September)
Your work and career is highlighted this week, Virgo, as Mars moves into your 10th house. You will be blessed with a new drive to succeed, and your ability to make a mark on the world is emphasized. However, it may be difficult to get others on board with what you want out of life right now. A disagreement midweek with a supervisor or authority figure is possible, and you will be called to stand your ground. Being clear and open about your position will guarantee your success as long as you wait till after Tuesday to have these types of conversations. Friday’s New Moon strikes your sector of debt and other people’s money. This is a favourable time to take out a loan, plan financially, and be the benefactor of a group fund.
Libra (21 September – 20 October)
The world is your playground Libra, and you want to experience everything life has to offer right now. You will notice an internal shift of focus from harsh responsibility to needing adventure. The opportunity to seek out adventure, and travel is promised for the next several weeks. Right now, you are itching to get away, and a friend is likely to invite you along for a journey. A disagreement at work on Tuesday makes it difficult to be productive. That is, if anyone is even around to get into an argument with. Illness in the workplace early in the week may leave you without support. Keep focused on the bigger picture, and the stress of work on Tuesday will be manageable. Over the weekend your romantic life gets a shot of New Moon energy, and you can expect to rekindle a romance that has felt stale, or even meet a new partner all together.
Scorpio (21 October – 20 November)
Relying on others for support is never easy for you Scorpio, but Mars is demanding you allow yourself to be vulnerable. Debt and jointly held financial responsibilities also come into focus, and you need to work out a plan to balance your bank account. Stress also runs high this week, which will affect your digestive system. Be mindful of what you are putting in your body right now. The challenging energy this week exists to help you realize it is okay to ask for help. Your ruling planet is Mars, and even during its worst, you are able to succeed. Over the weekend a new cycle in your health is triggered, and you are due to feel relief from a nagging physical ailment that has been worrying you.
Sagittarius (21 November – 20 December)
Fiercely independent, you don’t typically feel the need to join forces with others, Sagittarius. However, Mars is heating up your love life. A new and exciting partner can be met right now, and it’s a great time to enter the dating scene. For those who are already in committed relationships, you can expect a renewed sense of excitement. While exciting, Mars can be unpredictable at times, and an argument is possible on Tuesday or Wednesday. The alignment between Mercury and Neptune on Tuesday brings the potential for a leak at home, so it might be a good idea to keep an eye on water sources this week. Over the weekend, a do-it-yourself project will keep you entertained. Invite someone to give you a hand, and you will see how humour can strengthen a relationship.
Gemstone: Rose Quartz
Capricorn (21 December – 20 January)
A jolt of freedom washes of you this week Capricorn. This cosmic boost to your system makes you feel as though you can accomplish anything. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be much on your agenda. It would be best to find an activity to keep yourself busy, or the excess fire of Mars could trigger physical illness in the form of allergies. Expect a peaceful day on Wednesday, as Mercury and Neptune allow you to fully unwind. Treat yourself to a favourite activity, and if the mood strikes, try your hand at creative writing. Over the weekend, a family get together allows you to reconnect with your roots. Don’t be surprised if you are feeling more nostalgic than usual.
Aquarius (21 January – 20 February)
Your creative side is illuminated this week Aquarius, and a long hidden talent is burning to come out. While you may not be particularly productive when it comes to responsibilities, you’ll make a great deal of progress in creative endeavours. Be cautious on Tuesday, when a financial error can hit your wallet. If you are making digital purchases, be sure your card was only charged once. If you do notice an error in a transaction or bank statement, you will have to wait longer than anticipated for the correction to be finalized. The tempo changes on Friday, as the New Moon allows you to feel productive again. Don’t be surprised if you spend most of Saturday on the go with family.
Pisces (21 February – 20 March)
There doesn’t seem to be enough time to get everything done around the house that you want to tackle, Pisces. Most of the week you may even feel the need to stay up to all hours of the night to complete domestic projects. As you rush around your home, do your best not to dominate or guilt others into helping. The desire to take control at home could land you in hot water. Mercury and Neptune join together in your sign on Tuesday, which can produce powerful premonitions. You may want to take some time to listen to your intuition. This weekend’s New Moon triggers your house of money and possessions. Here you can initiate a new financial cycle, and the opportunity to invest or open a favourable saving account. If you’ve been meaning to put money aside, now is the perfect time to get the best rates of return.