All Signs: There’s good news and bad news this week. The bad news (but it’s not that bad) is Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday. But hey, it’s been slowing down since the beginning of the month, which means we’re already hip-deep in transportation delays, goofy errors and mixed-up communications. (Aagghh!) Get used to it because this continues for the rest of the month. Although Mercury retrograde ends Monday the 26th, Mercury will not catch up to where it was when it first went retrograde until Dec.10. (Use this last date if you’re buying a car or truck.) The good news is after hump day (that’s Wednesday) Venus and Jupiter join forces to create pleasure and fun for everyone. Yay! Mae West always said, “You’re never too old to become young.”
Aries March 21-April 19
You are suffering from travel delays, cancellations and goofy mistakes connected with publishing, higher education, medicine and the law. Of course, it’s frustrating. And disappointing. Fortunately, you’re not one to wallow in misery for too long because you are always up for whatever comes next. Well, in that case – good news! After Wednesday this week, schmoozing with others will be a sheer delight! You will meet new faces and existing friendships will be warmer and more loving. A casual relationship could become committed. Others will help you, which is why this is an excellent time to form partnerships and working units, especially with someone from your past.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Life continues to be bogged down by concerns about shared property, inheritances, wills, debt, taxes and anything you own jointly with others. Such a red-tape fuss! (Your napkin math ain’t holding up.) Fortunately, you will finish this stuff because Mercury retrograde will help you! (Oh yeah. Mercury retrograde is not all bad.) Meanwhile, back at work, things are rosy, especially later in the week. Work-related romance might begin for some. Others will get a raise or praise or a positive boost with co-workers. Work-related travel is also likely. Meanwhile, (watch my lips) get more rest! You need sleep and downtime. Catch those extra Zzzzzz’s.
Gemini May 21-June 20
Ex-partners from your past are back in your life. At the least, you’ll be talking and thinking about them. For some, this will be entertaining; for others, it will be an opportunity for closure; and for a few, it will be hell. (“Not this again!”) Don’t worry. The lovely combo of Jupiter and Venus will bring more fun and pleasure your way than any other sign. Enjoy parties, fun times, vacations, romantic interludes, sports events and delightful times with children. This energized Venus might even introduce you to a new romantic partner (someone older, wiser or richer or all of the above). Enjoy your good fortune! Accept all invitations to party. Live it up!
Cancer June 21-July 22
Every Mercury retrograde is different because it occurs in a different sign. (There are three Mercury retrograde periods a year.) This particular one is creating havoc with your work, daily tasks and even with your health. At work, you can expect staff shortages, misplaced paperwork, delayed mail, cancelled appointments and insanely confusing communications. (Yes, your efficiency will suffer.) When it comes to health-related issues, I doubt it will affect your health directly. But you could miss appointments with doctors or dentists, lose a prescription or misplace medicines and food supplements. Fortunately, good times at home are soothing! Entertain at home; enjoy warm family activities. Explore real-estate opportunities and have fun redecorating your digs.
Leo July 23-Aug 22
In astrology, every sign “rules” many things. For example, Leo rules children, the theatre, show business, the entertainment world, professional sports and romance! And these are the very areas where this Mercury retrograde will impact your life. Expect delays and confusion attending movies, theatrical events, parties and fun stuff. (Parking could be a problem or your car might get towed.) Because of the romance angle, you will likely be in contact with old flames, and you might be dealing with past issues with children. (“Who are these kids and why are they calling me Mommy?”) Later this week, you’ll enjoy interactions with everyone. You’ll have fun schmoozing with siblings and daily contacts, plus your efforts to write, sell, promote and teach will be stellar. Enjoy!
Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22
Family reunions and past issues related to your private life or your relationships with relatives or family members are back on your plate again. Many of you are also dealing with home repairs or some recurring problem at home. Naturally, in turn, this creates chaos and increased activity. Oy vey. But your money scene is starting to look up. What a relief! Not only might you be earning more money, many of you will be buying beautiful things. (You just can’t resist them.) Look for ways to boost your income later in the week, because these opportunities do exist for you. Let’s face it, when you’ve got your eye on pretty goodies, money is so handy, isn’t it?
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This particular Mercury retrograde is rather lethal for your sign because it really does aggravate your daily tasks, your paperwork, all your communications with others on a daily basis and everything to do with short trips and travelling. Flat tires, stalled cars, missed buses, traffic fines and parking tickets will be classic outcomes this month. Cheques will be late in the mail and you will definitely have confused communications and delays with many things you try to do. Don’t worry, you’re not losing it. It’s just what it is. But you can more easily finish writing projects and other business on your plate. (Cool!) Plan on socializing at the end of the week because you’re in the zone. You will dazzle others with your charm and diplomacy!
Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21
Old money issues seem to be back on your plate again. (This could be good news or bad news.) Those of you looking for work should go back to where you have worked or applied before. Retrace your steps and work with prior contacts. You can more easily finish work projects now but getting paid for something could be delayed. Important purchases might be possible now, especially if you have been saving for something or hoping to get a particular item. Personally, life will take on a more rewarding aspect later in the week. You will have a warm feeling in your tummy about everything and you’ll feel loved.
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21
You’re befuddled and frustrated by delays and snafus because this is one of the rare times that Mercury retrograde is happening in your sign! (Suck it up, cupcake.) Forgive my glibness, but you have no choice. You will have an opportunity to finish old business and gain closure with others about something important to you (perhaps). The lovely Venus/Jupiter influence later this week will bring you contact with friends (especially artistic types) and people from other countries or different cultures. You might travel with a group. You will certainly have fun and learn a lot in group situations, whether they are casual get-togethers or large meetings. Aside from these annoying little mistakes and delays, it’s a great week for you!
Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
While some people are really plagued by this particular Mercury retrograde, in large measure, you can benefit from it because you have a chance to go back over old issues that might have been troubling you for some time and finally put them to bed. (“Bye!”) You’ll also find that any research you have to do this month or digging for answers and solutions will be surprisingly easy and successful. It will be like a hot knife cutting through butter. And later this week, you will be getting such great press! In fact, you are looking so good to bosses, parents and VIPs, some of you will strike up a flirtation with someone older, richer or in a position of authority. (An affair with your boss?) Hmmm.
Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18
Old friends from the past will make life interesting now. Admittedly, running into some acquaintances could be a pain. However, your sign loves the gamut of the human condition. You like to observe people, especially in groups. You’ll get a kick out of reconnecting with many acquaintances at this time. By all means, grab every opportunity to travel for pleasure because this will fall in your lap later this week. Because your appreciation for beauty is heightened, give yourself a chance to enjoy museums, art galleries, parks, gorgeous architectural buildings – something. You’ll also love learning new information about another culture or a different place. It’s a stimulating week!
Pisces Feb 19-March 20
Many of you will be involved with parents you haven’t seen for a while or you’ll run into bosses from your past or other authority figures. This could be interesting or it could be angst-ridden, depending on your past history with these people. It might be your chance to clarify or explain something or you might want to tell them to go jump in the lake. It is encouraging, however, to note that later in the week, gifts, goodies and favours from others will come your way. Keep your pockets open! Not only that, physical intimacy will be sweet, reassuring and fun-loving. Romance with someone from another culture could blossom. (It’s all very heady.)