All Signs: Last week I said I would not mention Mercury retrograde because some readers did not want to hear about it. It was a spoof (although the truth). Please let me be clear: I will always mention whatever is important for you to know. Always. (Including Mercury retrograde.) But what stunned me was your response. (I had no idea that many people were reading my words. My gawd, I’m going to start using Spellcheck.) This week we face a Full Moon on Friday. I think it will be an easy Full Moon. By Wednesday, Mercury retrograde is over, but Mercury does not catch up to where it was when it first went retrograde until April 23. So it’s your call. The snafus and errors will lessen, but if you’re shelling out big bucks for a car or truck, best to wait. (But of course no amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.)
Aries March 21-April 19
As this week gets closer to Friday (which is when the Full Moon in Libra completely opposes your sign) you have to stay alert! A Full Moon opposite your sign only happens once a year. Generally, it creates tension with you and partners and close friends. But something tells me this will be a gentle Full Moon. As Venus moves into Gemini, this encourages a smooth Shakespearean tongue – one that beguiles and flows with honeyed words. You can handle anything that comes your way with heroic aplomb. No nasty business for you, not with your true love. You will rise above this! Begone petty, foul words. “We don’t need no stinking badges.”
Taurus April 20-May 20
As this week gets closer to the Full Moon on Friday, you might find tension with co-workers increasing. Since you’re one of the nicest signs of the zodiac, surely it’s all their fault? (Don’t call me Surely.) Relax. Be aware of what you say and guard against knee-jerk reactions if others overreact. Instead, focus on ways to boost your income in the next few weeks. Totally possible. In addition, many of you will buy beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. It feels good to have a little coin jingling in your pockets. It feels even better to have some quality food and drink.
Gemini May 21-June 20
The big thing this week is the Full Moon on Friday, which could cause static in romance, sports and relations with children. But don’t worry. Why? Because this week, fair Venus enters your sign for the first time since June 2011. Wunderbar! Venus always sweetens the pot. It creates good times with friends and a desire to make peace with others. You’ll put pleasure above work, and you’ll look attractive! Indeed, because you feel attractive, this is the perfect time to buy wardrobe goodies. (Hey, have you ever tried to shop for clothes when you feel fat, disgusted and depressed? I rest my handbag.) Get thee to a changing room.
Cancer June 21-July 22
The Full Moon on Friday is tricky because, of course, the Moon is your ruler. So you can never ignore any Full Moon and this is the only Full Moon all year that strongly impacts your home and family. (All very dear to your heart.) So be smart. Before anything gets out of hand, be aware of the fact that family conversations and relationships will become more challenging until the weekend. Do your best to avoid these difficulties. Cook some great food because this always calms the savage beast. (And they can’t talk with a full mouth.) Enjoy solitude in pleasant surroundings with some rich dark chocolate and a yummy cappuccino.
Leo July 23-Aug 22
Publishing, the media, medicine, the law, higher education and travel (especially to foreign countries) could come to a head by the end of this week. Or possibly disputes about politics, religion and racial issues will become increasingly heated. But you know what? You don’t even have to be in this movie. You have a strong urge to get away from it all. You want to “slip the surly bonds of earth and dance the skies on laughter-silvered wings.” (You’re so dramatic.) Just sidestep messy unpleasantness. Fair Venus encourages all kinds of schmoozing with groups, clubs and organizations. People miss you! Everyone wants to sit at your table.
Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22
The Full Moon on Friday could cause financial stress this week. (Starting Wednesday.) You might feel caught between trying to juggle your earnings and possessions versus issues related to other people’s money and resources. (“They want everything I’ve got!”) You have to sort something out. Fear not because you will defend yourself superbly. With Mars in your sign (for months now), you do not suffer fools gladly. Many love the diversion of a crush on your boss or someone richer or older. Others will enjoy giving creative input about design, layout, landscaping, furniture arrangement or teaching neophyte baristas how to decorate a latte. (People always love hearts.)
Libra Sept 23-Oct 22
My, my. The only Full Moon all year in your sign takes place on Friday. Definitely noteworthy, wouldn’t you say? Do be gentle and understanding with partners and close friends. (It’s easy to “lose it” if they seem to be impossible – and they will.) Instead, focus on travel for pleasure. Enjoy beautiful art. In fact, religious art or art from foreign places will intrigue you. Actually, your attraction to beauty from foreign places could morph into romance with someone from another culture. (Fun way to learn a new language.) Publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education are beautifully favoured now. Make a move in these areas if you can.
Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21
You can use the energy of the Full Moon on Friday (you’ll feel this energy starting on Wednesday) to clear out some cobwebs at work. You might throw down the proverbial gauntlet. “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” This might not be a bad thing, but do think before you act. Don’t just react. Be in control of what you’re doing, especially if it affects your job, which, in turn, affects your earnings. (Money is handy when you want to buy frills like bread and milk.) Sex, romance plus financial and practical help from others are sweet possibilities this week. Therefore, focus on all the good stuff coming to you. This will help you to deal with difficult people at work.
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21
You have nothing to worry about this week. Yes, we’re all facing the Full Moon at the end of the week and the inevitable buildup to it. In your case, this could impact your relationship to groups and friends. But this is small potatoes. Fair Venus is now directly opposite your sign for the first time since June last year. This beautifully smooths all important relationships and partnerships. It’s a good time to bury the hatchet and mend broken fences. It’s also good time to form working units or new partnerships. Romantic relationships could become more seriously committed. Many planetary advantages exist for you. Enjoy your good fortune!
Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
The only Full Moon all year that occurs at the top of your chart happens this week. One classic interpretation is you could have a standoff with authority figures. Bad day at Black Rock? It doesn’t have to happen but it might. Never forget who you are. You value respect and prestige. Your good reputation is important to you. Therefore, don’t risk creating a bad impression with anyone in a position of authority if you don’t have to. (Like, duh?) Be patient with parents as well as bosses. Later, you will be glad you were wise and patient. (Oh yeah.) Relations at work are so cozy, some of you will strike up a new flirtation with a co-worker or customer. Continue to look for ways to travel, publish and expand your world. Yay!
Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18
Do be careful from Wednesday onwards, because there’s a subtle accident-prone quality building up for you until the Full Moon peaks and then settles down by Sunday. This doesn’t mean accidents have to happen. Not at all. It means you’re more likely to attract one simply because you are emotionally distracted. The secret, therefore, is to remain calm and patient with everyone and everything around you. Even though you have this strong desire to enlighten others, you can’t learn much if you’re doing all the talking, can you? Fortunately, fair Venus promises fun flirtations, social outings, artistic, creative expression, pleasurable moments in sports and playful times with children. What’s not to like?
Pisces Feb 19-March 20
A number of financial issues might make your teeth itch this week. In fact, this will intensify until Friday’s Full Moon, then subside by Sunday. However, this could be an opportunity to put your cards on the table. You might clearly define to yourself and others what your assets and liabilities are. What you have; what you owe. Get the numbers. Information is power and it really applies to your financial picture. Amazingly, most of us don’t really “know” this stuff. But if you know what your financial picture is, then you know! And just knowing helps you to be in control and ultimately establish the kind of picture you want to see two years from now – or sooner!