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Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for Week of August 9, 2021 – August 15, 2021

The astrology forecast for the week of August 9, 2021 – August 15, 2021, features three aspects (Venus square Neptune, Mercury oppose Jupiter, and Venus trine Pluto) and a sign change for Mercury.

One thing to note is that all cosmic energy takes place between Monday and Wednesday, and then the rest of the week is just lunar activity.

Let’s dive in…

Monday, August 9, 2021

The week begins with Venus opposing Neptune in Pisces. If you have too many expectations or your relationships are rooted in fantasy rather than reality, difficulties may surface. You may also feel let down, disappointed, or outright deceived by your partner(s). It would help if you stayed away from victim mindsets, because it may lead to emotional manipulation or controlling behavior. Boundaries may be necessary, but try not to put too many demands on your relationships, especially if you are frustrated. Instead, it’s best to acknowledge your feelings and wait until your emotions do not lead to acting hastily. If you are currently single, avoid starting a new relationship at the beginning of the week.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Although the Venus oppose Neptune aspect peaked yesterday, some residual gunk may linger on Tuesday. However, the clouds should part later in the day as Mercury opposes beneficial Jupiter before he leaves the sign of Leo.

Now since this aspect is an opposition, there are a few things to watch out for.  First, your ideas may be short on details, so you need to try to pause before taking a risk. Second, try not to go ‘too’ overboard. A little restraint is necessary.

The good news is your temperament should be optimistic. It’s a great day for business transactions, negotiations, and planning.  If your plans are well-thought-out, they should prove successful.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Wednesday is the busiest day of the week, with Mercury moving out of bombastic Leo and into orderly Virgo and Venus forming a harmonious trine to Pluto in Capricorn.

First up, Mercury is in dignity, being the Virgo’s ruler, so he can offer resources in the part of your chart where Virgo is located.

While Mercury is in Virgo, the devil is in the details, and you will want plenty of them. It’s an excellent time to focus on activities that need precision and focus.  You can do this by organizing your space, making minor changes to your routine that make your life more efficient and manageable, and making strategic plans.  Additionally, since Virgo is the sign associated with health and well-being, it’s a great time for lifestyle changes.

Later in the evening, Venus forms a harmonious trine to Pluto. In the forecast for Monday, I said to hold off on making emotional decisions if you experience disappointments in relationships.  Well, Venus trine Pluto is an opportune time to do so.  Venus trine Pluto is persuasive, so you can get your views heard, and there is an increased likelihood that you will get the results you want. However, regardless of the aspect, you will get better results with honey than vinegar. Try to reach an acceptable accord, if possible.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The Moon moves through fair and diplomatic Libra.  This gives some added support to the Venus trine Pluto that occurred yesterday.  It’s an auspicious day to reach an agreement or formalize decisions. In addition, the Moon forms a lovely trine to Saturn, so business activities and responsibilities should flow smoothly.

Friday, August 13, 2021

The Moon continues her trip through Libra most of the day, but she does tangle with Pluto during the morning hours. Intense emotions may try to steal your joy, especially if you are dealing with people on a power trip. Later in the day, the Moon will trine joyful Jupiter, and your evening hours should be more uplifting.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

The Moon spends her first full day in Scorpio and forms a tense square to Saturn during the morning hours.  You may experience minor frustrations, but these should fade during the afternoon hours. Expect restless feelings during the evening hours as the Moon opposes Uranus.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

The Moon is still in Scorpio throughout the day on Sunday.  La Luna forms a lovely trine to Neptune during the morning hours, so it’s an excellent day to escape the real world and enjoy some downtime. Perhaps a movie or good music would be a wonderful way to recharge your batteries and prepare to seize another day.

See you next week!

The Astrology Forecast for the Week of August 2, 2021 – August 8, 2021

The astrology forecast for August 2, 2021 – August 8, 2021, features three planetary aspects (Sun oppose Saturn, Venus trine Uranus, and Sun square Uranus) and a New Moon in fiery Leo. So, it’s another challenging week (although better than the last few weeks), but manageable if you work with the energy.

Last month, Venus and Mars went through the wringer with Saturn and Uranus, and this month it’s Mercury and the Sun’s turn to bat. In August, the saving grace is Jupiter’s return to Aquarius provides a bit of protection that was not available in July.

Just a reminder, Saturn square Uranus is the major astrological aspect of 2021. So, this energy will continue to be triggered by planets making aspects to both juggernauts throughout the year. Saturn reflects the need for protective structures. Uranus signifies the need to shake up the system and usher in innovative ideas and visions that may be more helpful in everyday life. Since the two of them are currently square (obstacles), they tend to polarize one way or the other.  We experience extremes, and you will notice that alive and well in our political climate in 2021.  The key to working with this aspect is to give life to both sides of the polarity without tearing yourself in two.  Finding ways to bring new elements into your life that are progressive and more sustainable overall, while feeling like you are not uprooting your life in an unmanageable way is the objective.

This week, the Sun retriggers Saturn square Uranus, so you may feel anxious and agitated with situations that are going on in your life.  You may need to make changes in areas that have become too rigid, or you may need to build structures if things have gotten out of control. But, regardless of the side of the square you land on, finding balance will bring you the most meaning.

Monday, August 2, 2021

We start the week off with the Sun in Leo opposing Saturn in Aquarius. In astrology, these two planets dislike each other immensely, so frustrations are likely to occur whenever there is a hard aspect between them. You may go through feelings of isolation, alienation, and feeling like the weight of the world has landed on your shoulders.  As best as possible, try to meet your personal needs while taking care of your duties and responsibilities to others.

One thing you can bank on, with Sun opposing Saturn, is it will be a low-energy day. So, make sure you get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, move your body, and take care of yourself. Despite what everyone else may think, your needs matter.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Tuesday features a lovely trine between Venus and Uranus, which may be some cosmic relief after the Sun opposes Saturn. Venus trine Uranus reflects the need to shake up relationships by adding excitement and a day of breaking away from routines. Tuesday may be a wonderful date night, going to a concert or movie, and since it is carnival season (all those local and state fairs in August), a bit of fun may be what you need. If you are single, hanging out with friends is always an option.  Venus trine Uranus may be the magic elixir that cures your boredom and breaks up daily monotony.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

During the day, the Moon moves through talkative Gemini and forms a lovely trine to Jupiter in Aquarius.  It’s an excellent day to communicate with others, strategize, and even collaborate with associates. Anything you put your mind to will likely succeed.

Later in the evening, the Moon moves into Cancer. As such, you may feel more emotional than you usually do, so it’s the perfect time to distract yourself with a bit of pampering and comfort food.  Ice cream, anyone?

Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Moon continues to move through Cancer on Thursday and makes beneficial aspects to Mars and Uranus. Mars will boost your energy levels, and Uranus will bring pleasant surprises that may uplift your spirits.  It’s also a great day to focus on home, family, and those you love.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Buckle your seat belt because the Sun squares Uranus and turbulence is likely. With Uranus, you can always expect the unexpected, and situations may not go as planned, but being prepared for any snafus may curb your reactions.

On a deeper level, the Sun square Uranus reveals the areas of our lives that may need change. The harder you resist reforming your life, the more disruptive this aspect may be. Thus, it’s a favorable day to look at your life honestly and make changes that will help you in the long run, regardless of how challenging those changes may be. Conversely, avoiding change will only lead to further disruptions and disappointments.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

The weekend begins with the Moon moves through playful Leo, but Saturn threatens to rain on your parade. Therefore, you may experience minor frustrations throughout the day. Don’t let other people steal your joy—press in and press on.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

The New Moon this month occurs in fiery Leo on August 8. This New Moon is all about you. It’s an excellent New Moon to do magic and intention work that involves putting yourself in the best light. You can use this energy to get a new job, a promotion, start a new romantic relationship, or even begin new projects. So, during this New Moon, do you, and do it well.

See you next week!

Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for the Week of July 5, 2021 – July 11, 2021

This week’s astrology forecast and horoscopes feature a New Moon in Cancer, Mercury moving out of Gemini and into Cancer, and Venus getting cornered by Saturn and Uranus.

Sun Sextile Uranus

At the beginning of the week, we get a tiny (and by tiny, I mean tiny) break as the Sun in Cancer sextiles Uranus in Taurus.  The Sun sextile Uranus tells us that we need to shake things up and break from our usual routines, and engage in different and exciting activities.  Monday is also a great day to make changes to your life in areas (i.e., where you had difficulties) that may have become apparent last week when Mars opposed Saturn and squared Uranus.

Mercury square Neptune / Venus opposes Saturn square Uranus

On Tuesday, we are back in the saddle again, starting with Mercury square Neptune.  The early part of the day will likely include brain fog and about enough motivation to pour a cup of coffee.  Confusion and difficulties staying focused may dominate the day.  Later, on Tuesday, Venus opposes Saturn, which along with Mercury square Neptune may leave you with feelings of self-doubt and other inner insecurities.

Venus oppose Saturn is a challenging aspect because it represents struggles in relationships, not the chocolate-covered strawberries and champaign type of business – the tough stuff. Venus oppose Saturn often reveals the areas of relationships that need work.  Resolving relationship business will let you have fun again, so when the taskmaster calls, make sure you answer.

Venus oppose Saturn dovetails into Venus square Uranus on Thursday. As I mentioned earlier, with the Sun sextile Uranus, Uranus likes to shake things up and works no differently with Venus. On the positive side, Uranus often provides answers and strategies for relationship problems.  On the negative side, Uranus likes freedom, and breakups can occur if relationships become too stifling or restrictive. The key is deciding whether a relationship is worth the effort, and practicing acceptance if it is not.

New Moon in Cancer

Look up in the sky on Friday because the New Moon is the sign of Cancer, and we reach the peak of Cancer Season. Now, unlike the last New Moon, a solar eclipse, you can do any intention or magical work you desire. So, get out your toolkit; it’s time to rock n’ roll.  This New Moon is about new beginnings in Cancer’s domain – home, family, security, and fertility.

Mercury in Cancer

Finally, this busy cosmic week in astrology ends on Sunday when Mercury moves out of Gemini and into Cancer.  Your intuition will be in overdrive, and you will understand things deeper than you normally would.  Your sensitivity and compassion for others will be enhanced, and you may find it challenging to be around people who are angry, discordant, and cold.

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Astrology Forecasts and Horoscopes for June 28, 2021 – July 4, 2021

This week’s astrology forecast and horoscopes include a dynamic aspect featuring the planet Mars and a cosmic phenomenon called ‘translation of light.’

And, no, this has nothing to do with special effects or Star Wars. It’s the process of connecting two planets that are not in aspect or are separating from an aspect. 

Groovy Astro-speak, I know.  But this week, it’s essential.

Mars opposes Saturn/Mars square Uranus:

Earlier this month, Saturn moving through Aquarius tangled with Uranus in Taurus.  Since then, Saturn has separated from Uranus as he continues his retrograde motion in Aquarius that lasts until October.

Back to the Present…

This week Mars continues his trip through Leo and opposes Saturn and then proceeds forward and squares Uranus.  Essentially, he acts as an agent that brings the two planets together again, and this is called ‘translation of light.’

In astrology, Mars is an action planet.  Mars likes to do things.  He is impulsive, aggressive, and enjoys a good fight.  Mars is currently in the sign of Leo, and in Leo, he likes to get what he wants, and his energies are diametrically (in Leo) opposed to Saturn.  Saturn likes to slow things down, delay, and obstruct. So, you can see that Mars will build up steam, get angry, and be highly frustrated.  Often, I refer to Mars-Saturn challenging aspects (conjunctions, squares, and oppositions) as driving with the breaks on.  Mars hits the gas, but Saturn does not let the vehicle move forward, so Mars pushes on the gas harder.  Eventually, this builds up steam and pressure.

After Mars moves past Saturn, he will then move forward and square Uranus.  Mars square Uranus is a turbulent and often-explosive aspect.  However, when you add the built-up frustration from his interaction with Saturn, he can be exceptionally volatile. 

Mars opposes Saturn, and Mars square Uranus are challenging on their own.  But what is rare in this week’s forecast is that Mars reactivates the Saturn square Uranus energies once again. Areas of our lives that need to change will resurface and become apparent. 

The Moon on July 4 retriggers the entire configuration to complicate matters even further as she moves through Taurus.

Action Plan:

Now that you know what is going on, I am sure you are wondering, “what the heck do I do with this?”

Well, the first thing to recognize is that for many (especially the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, and Scorpio), this will probably be a tough week.  If you know it’s going to rain you bring an umbrella.  In this case, you wear a hard hat.  If you get through this week completely unscathed, great, but being prepared helps reduce the energies because it allows you to work with them more constructively.  Secondly, it is good to remember that even if you are not a fixed sign, this configuration lands somewhere in your horoscope, and the areas represented by those parts of your horoscope will be affected.  It would help if you remained on guard.

Tips and Tricks:

Here are some tips and tricks to help through the week.

  1. Take note when you feel frustrated and note the area of your life where you feel frustrated. 
  2. When you feel frustrated, take time out and focus on other things for a bit.  Distraction can be a powerful tool when dealing with frustrations and anxieties.
  3. Once you figure out what is frustrating you, this can be a sign from the unconscious that you need to change this area of your life.  Of course, none of us like change (well, maybe Geminis), but like I have said before, with Saturn-Uranus, you either change the areas of your life that Saturn-Uranus requires, or Saturn-Uranus will make the changes for you.  There are no escape routes.
  4. Once you have homed in on what you need to change, you can proactively begin to take the necessary steps to move forward progressively. And, no, you do not have to do this in one weekend; starting to make essential changes makes all the difference.  Sometimes, we need to take baby steps.
  5. If you feel an energy surge build-up or people in your life try to trigger you, avoid reacting.  Instead, walk away from the situation and let things calm down before dealing with the issues. The more proactive you are, especially when your feelings are involved, the better the results.  Also, an extra workout may relieve some of the martial tension.

Hopefully, these tips help you navigate your way through the week.  Also, remember to always take care of yourself when energies are erupting out of the cosmos.  Eat well.  Sleep well. And most importantly, take care of your spirit.

Weekly Horoscopes

Aries

Escaping from the real world may be the name of the game at the beginning of the week when the Moon sets up shop in your solar 12th house.  You may need a brief reprieve from all your duties and obligations so that you can recharge your batteries. On Thursday, Mars opposes Saturn, and you may experience opposition or pushback from someone in your social circle. Avoid listening to people with negative mindsets. Finally, this weekend, unexpected expenses may put a dent in your wallet. Spend wisely!

Taurus

The beginning of the week should start positively as the Moon conjoins Jupiter in your solar 11h house.  Please pay close attention to new contacts or new people in your social network because they may be valuable resources in the future.  Later in the week, you may struggle to find a balance between your professional and personal life, leading to frustration and burnout.  Over the weekend, tense experiences with family members may cause conflicts and arguments. Proceed with caution!

Gemini

A big career win may be a major highlight this week as the Moon conjoins lucky Jupiter in your solar 10th house.  Anything you give energy to should work out to your advantage, and you will have the support of others if needed.  Later in the week, your mind will be kicked into overdrive as Mars moves through your solar 3rd house of communication.  On Saturday, an old problem may resurface that will need your attention.  Handle it once and for all.

Cancer

Big picture objectives and long-range goals may be on your mind on Monday with the Moon joined Jupiter in your solar 9th house. Trips and travel plans may also be important. Later in the week, career frustrations may lead you to question your professional future.  Try to wait before you take any impulsive actions that you may later regret.  This weekend, a disagreement with a friend could lead to a heated exchange.  Avoid confrontations, if possible.

Leo

Batten down the hatches and get out your hard hat because this week is going to be turbulent. First up, unexpected financial news may be a significant cause of stress at the beginning of the week.  Ensure your financial statements are in order and that your checkbook is balanced. Later in the week, relationship issues may surface that leave you feeling frustrated and disappointed. Use your wise mind before making important decisions. Finally, this weekend, sudden family-related news could leave you feeling unsettled.  Get all the facts before you react.

Virgo

The state of the week looks favorable with the Moon conjoined Jupiter in your solar 7th house. It’s a great time to enjoy being with your partner, and your feelings for one another may deepen.  On Thursday, positive career news may boost your confidence and lead to acknowledgment from your peers.  Later in the week, communication issues with a child (or children) may leave you feeling frustrated.  Stick to your boundaries when necessary.

Libra

The Moon makes a lovely conjunction with Jupiter in your solar 6th house this week and allows you to make adjustments to your daily routine.  You may want to consider starting a new diet or begin a new exercise program that can help heal your body and mind. Towards the middle of the week, you may have an altercation with a friend or disagree with a group’s ideas, especially if you feel belittled or ignored.  This weekend unresolved relationship issues may surface.  Try to deal with them proactively rather than reactively.

Scorpio

This week is about discovering what you want out of your life, and you may need to spend some time alone to get clear on what your next move will be.  Towards the middle of the week, frustrating events on the career front may leave you feeling diminished and sour your spirit. Try to take the high road when dealing with authority figures.  Over the weekend, make sure you stay clear in your communication with your partners because the manic energy of Mars square Uranus can easily cause arguments and disagreements.

Sagittarius

Although your normal mode is fiery and energetic, this week may be time to pull back and do some inner work.  The Moon conjoins Jupiter in your solar 4th house, and family matters and concerns may be front and center at the beginning of the week.  Try to be a force of good, especially if you are called upon to mediate matters or resolve issues. Later in the week, issues from the past may resurface and need to be dealt with since Mars rules your solar 12th house and is opposing restrictive Saturn. Take the time to pause enough to ensure practical decisions lead to positive results.  This weekend, be on alert; with Mars square Uranus, you may be accident-prone.

Capricorn

Conversations with close friends may prove illuminating as the Moon moves through your communication sector and conjoins inspirational Jupiter at the beginning of the week. If you have new ideas that you would like to develop, now would be the time to put them in motion.  Towards the middle of the week, unexpected financial issues may surface that is always a joy kill for you. Avoid spending unnecessarily. Finally, this weekend, avoid aggressive and demanding people because they may easily erupt if given a chance.

Aquarius

Positive financial news may be on the way at the beginning of the week when the Moon conjoins lucky Jupiter in your solar 2nd house of money and resources. Long-term financial investments may also pay off for you this week. You may feel frustrated in your relationships, but try to avoid being bullied into something you do not want to do.  This weekend, family arguments and tensions may attempt to steal your joy. Don’t let it! 

Pisces

The beginning of the week should start off positive with the Moon conjoining optimistic Jupiter in your sign.  You may feel energized, alive, and ready to conquer the world. Towards the middle of the week, you may experience stress and frustration from co-workers that do not pull their weight, try to avoid altercations with them if at all possible.  Sometimes, just letting things go and addressing them when the cosmos is not so volatile is the best decision.

See you next week!

The Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for June 7, 2021 – June 13, 2021

Solar Eclipse “Elements of this image furnished by NASA “

The astrology and horoscope forecast for the week beginning June 7, 2021, features a solar eclipse in Gemini, Mars moving into Leo, and a befuddling Sun square Neptune.

But let’s begin with the obvious – Mercury is retrograde in Gemini until June 22.

Even though Mercury is moving again, albeit slowly, we will continue to experience Mercury retrograde issues.  Expect problems with communication, electronic devices, plans, and it’s best to avoid signing documents or making decisions unless you have no other choice. 

Astrology Hot Spots

Solar Eclipse in Gemini:

This week we have a solar eclipse in the sign of Gemini.  Now ordinarily, solar eclipses usually affect heads of state, government leaders, high-powered corporate execs, and notable personalities on the world stage.  The good news is that solar eclipses are not as potent as lunar eclipses (In astrology, the Moon rules ordinary people). 

Since the sign of Gemini involves communication, during the eclipse, you may have difficulty communicating with others or getting your point across.  Further, you may have trouble understanding others as well. As with all eclipses, it is recommended that you slow down, practice self-care, and hydrate.  Since the eclipse is square Neptune, I would also recommend avoiding alcohol and mood-altering substances.  The solar eclipse happens on Thursday at 6:53 AM EST.

Mars in Leo:

This week, Mars moves out of Cancer and into fiery Leo.  In astrology, Mars is in his fall in Cancer, so he will appreciate moving into a sign more to his liking – and so will you!  If your ‘get up and go’ has been broken over the last six weeks or you have been less energetic than usual, Mars in Leo will help you get your mojo back.

Mars in Leo is energetic, motivating, and likes to get things done.  This is one of Mars’s best placements if you need a jolt of courage (remember that cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz?).  You may also find that your creative juices will flow steadily.  Mars does tangle with Saturn and Uranus while he is in Leo, but I will cover the astrology of that next month.

Mars remains in Leo until July 29.

Sun square Neptune:

Now and then, we all need a break, and Sunday is the day to do it since the Sun squares Neptune in Pisces.

In astrology, while the Sun is in Gemini, he likes to socialize, communicate with others, and share ideas and opinions.  But sometimes, we can go into information overload and just need a break, and Neptune is more than happy to oblige.

This weekend, you may have the urge to disconnect from the rest of the world, cancel plans, and do nothing of importance. Instead, you may want to spend the day resting, enjoying some music, or watching a movie.  Chilling will be your primary objective.

However, one bit of caution, avoid putting too much faith in the wrong people because they most likely will let you down.

Weekly Horoscopes

Aries:

Financial issues may be a concern at the beginning of the week but should be resolved quickly.  Communication issues with close friends or siblings may surface during the solar eclipse, leaving you bewildered and confused.  However, your mojo should return on Friday when your ruler Mars moves into Leo. Do something that you enjoy and pleases you this weekend.

Taurus:

At the beginning of the week, you may need to make your desires a priority with the Moon moving through your solar 1st house. Towards the middle of the week, your finances may be a concern as the solar eclipse triggers your financial sector. Expect unresolved family issues to surface this weekend when Mars switches signs, but you will find that you have the upper hand. If someone asks to borrow money, think twice because they probably won’t pay you back.

Gemini:

Gemini, even you may experience information overload and may need to disconnect and rest at the beginning of the week, but do not fret; your social needs will bounce back on Friday when Mars moves into Leo.  The solar eclipse this week occurs in your solar 1st house and reflects a new cycle for you.  Release the old and embrace the new.  On Sunday, don’t trust everything you see or hear.

Cancer:

 The solar eclipse this week may cause unresolved personal issues to resurface. You may feel confused and uncertain about the steps you need to take to resolve your problems.  The good news is that the strong focus in your solar 11th house means that a supportive friend or colleague may come to your rescue.  On Friday, as Mars moves into Leo, a burst of energy in the financial sector of your horoscope may brighten the next six weeks.

Leo:

Minor career disruptions may crop up at the beginning of the week, leaving you feeling annoyed, but this rain cloud will pass relatively quickly. The eclipse occurs in your solar 11th house, and you may need to make changes to your crew, especially when it becomes apparent that there is a snake in your midst. The good news is that this week Mars moves into your sign on Friday and begins a new cycle of motivation and optimism that should last for the next six weeks.

Virgo:

The solar eclipse this season lands in your career sector, and now is the time to take things to the next level because your reputation and continued success may depend on it.  However, be careful of acting too rashly because Mars in Leo will move through your unfortunate 12th house for the next six weeks.  Although your career may be your central focus, make sure you devote enough attention to your relationships because your partners may not feel like they are a priority.  This weekend, someone new may enter your life that shares your beliefs.

Libra:

This week, what looks like a curse you may be able to channel into a blessing.  The eclipse occurs in your solar 9th house, and a new quest for knowledge will be your focus over the next six months. This may include studying new subjects or traveling to discover other cultures. On Friday, Mars moves into your friendship sector, and you may feel like the belle of the ball as your popularity soars.  However, take some time to rest on Sunday because you deserve a break.

Scorpio:

The solar eclipse lands in your 8th house this week. Over the next six months, your primary focus may be on your financial obligations and debt reduction. The good news is that Mars moves into your career sector, and you may see a boost of energy, promotions, or improved standing that could increase your finances. This weekend, unexpected events will lead to a surprising understanding of yourself and others.

Sagittarius:

This week the eclipse lands in your solar 7th house of relationships and partnerships, but since Mercury rules your solar 10th house, business alliances may be a focus over the next six months.  On Friday,
Mars moves into Leo, and since you are a fire sign, your optimistic spirit will surge once again. This weekend, you will have a desire to try new things, especially if it makes you feel inspired.

Capricorn:

You may need to change your day-to-day activities as the eclipse lands in your solar 6th house.  This may include changes to your diet, exercise regime, and the amount of rest you get.  Mars moves into Leo on Friday, bringing family issues front and center over the next six weeks.  You may need to make a difficult decision you would rather avoid.  This weekend, do something exciting that helps break up the usual monotony. 

Aquarius:

This week begins with mild family issues that should resolve themselves easily. You may notice that you are more focused on yourself than you usually are because the eclipse lands in your solar 5th house. Over the next six months, your primary focus will be on getting your personal needs met, but issues with children may also be a focus. On Friday, Mars moves into Leo, and your relationships will heat up. It’s also an excellent time for you single Aquarius folk to attract someone new if factors in your horoscope support it.

Pisces:

The eclipse this week lands in your solar 4th house of home and family.  Over the next six months, you may notice that your focus will be on family relations, connecting with those you are closest to, home repairs or making a move. Be cautious of family members hovering too closely because they may have a dubious hidden agenda.  On Friday, Mars moves into Leo, and your diet and personal fitness become an issue. Avoid foods that cause inflammation.

See you next week!

Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for May 31, 2021 – June 6, 2021

Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for May 31, 2021 – June 6, 2021

The astrology forecast for the week of May 31, 2021, features an energetically calmer week until we get to the weekend when all hell breaks loose.

So, make sure you enjoy the good vibes while they last!

Let’s dive in…

Astro Hot Spots:

Mercury Rx in Gemini / Mercury square Neptune

Just a reminder, Mercury turned retrograde on Saturday in a close applying square to Neptune in Pisces.  Throughout the week, communication will continue to break down until the exact conjunction on Saturday, June 5.   Expect misunderstandings, brain fog, and problems seeing the truth to be the significant themes throughout the week.  Also, as usual, during Mercury retrograde – avoid signing documents, making major decisions, and expect electronic devices to break down.

To learn more about the full impact of Mercury retrograde, you can read my article: Mercury Rx in Gemini 2021.

Venus in Cancer / Venus trine Jupiter

On Wednesday, Venus leaves social Gemini and enters Cancer.  In the sign of the crab, you will find that Venus is much more sentimental, affectionate and needs to feel like she belongs to someone.  You will be more sensitive to the actions and reactions of those you care about, especially family members and romantic interests. When Venus is in Cancer, I suggest that people stay at home and find activities that will help them create deeper bonds and lasting memories.  Venus remains in Cancer until June 27.

Immediately following Venus’ ingress into Cancer (Thursday), Venus will form a beneficial trine to Jupiter in Pisces. Venus trine Jupiter is a favorable aspect, and emotional situations that are currently experiencing difficulties may get some relief.  Your feelings towards others will improve, and you will have an increased need to connect with those you care for.  Additionally, this is a great time to repair any damage to relationships and get them moving in the right direction once again.

Venus trine Jupiter is also great for business meetings, negotiations, and all financial matters.  Just keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde before finalizing decisions.

Sun trine Saturn

Most of the time, when you hear an astrologer say the planet Saturn, you will listen to moans and groans that reflect the other person’s displeasure. Let me be frank – Saturn can be a difficult planet, especially when he is conjoined, squared, or opposed to another planet.  Just look at the cosmic tsunami unleashed in 2020 when Saturn conjoined a filled basket of inhabitants in Capricorn. However, the sextile and trines tend to bring out the ‘ringed one’ positive side.

On Thursday, the Sun forms a trine to Saturn in Aquarius, and this aspect tends to stabilize our lives. This doesn’t mean that problems will magically go away; instead, our outlook will be more balanced, and we are willing to put forth the effort to make things happen. Oh, and of course, we will be more disciplined.

Thursday and Friday are great days to accomplish something or complete a task.  Work and career-related matters should flow easily, and you may receive acknowledgment for your hard work. Just make sure that you get what you need finished by the weekend because the energies are pretty intense.

Mars opposes Pluto

Of all the planetary aspects, I find Mars oppose Pluto one of the most difficult to manage because we are more reactive when we are in situations that are difficult to control.  To make matters worse, the “nasties” (meaning nasty people) tend to crawl out of their caves and are in ‘full on’ attack mode.

You may find yourself at odds with others, especially if you feel controlled and manipulated. In its most extreme mode, Mars oppose Pluto can be violent, so avoid situations where conflict may occur. Mars opposes Pluto on Saturday afternoon.

Sign Breakdowns

Aries

You may need to make a concerted effort to keep a watch on your tongue as Mercury retrogrades in your solar 3rd house. Projects that involve discipline and the cooperation of others should flow smoothly midweek. Possible quarrels with family members may occur this weekend. Try to control your reaction to others, especially those on a powertrip.

Taurus

Mercury retrogrades through your solar 2nd house, and it’s time to put your financial affairs in order. This week is an excellent time to review banking information, due bills, and balance your checkbook to get to the bottom line.  Towards the middle of the week, you may receive recognition for a job well done. However, keep your opinions to yourself this weekend to avoid unnecessary conflicts.

Gemini

Geminis, you are in the hot seat this retrograde cycle because Mercury is moving through your sign. You may need to take an honest look at your life and make course corrections if required. Towards the middle of the week, career opportunities will allow you to shine.  However, this weekend, ghosts from the past may burst out of the closet, leaving you anxious and overwhelmed.

Cancer

This week Mercury retrograde moves through your solar 12th house, and it’s time to put the final nail in the coffin on unresolved situations.  You may find people that you have prior beef with resurfacing like a pack of hell hounds.  The good news is that once you resolve these issues, they will likely disappear once and for all.  This weekend avoid unnecessary relationship conflicts.

Leo

Mercury retrograde is going to wreak havoc in your solar 11th house of friends and associates.  You may spend the retrograde cycle dealing with a gossip or trouble maker forcing you to clear toxic people from your crew.  Reviewing your investments or overall fiscal picture may be a theme midweek. This weekend problematic people may try to affect your vibe. Ignore them if possible.

Virgo

Career-related issues will be your primary theme throughout the Mercury retrograde cycle.  You may feel that no matter how much effort you muster, it’s never enough to accomplish your goals.  You may receive some relief when a supportive friend rescues you with some advice and a dose of tender loving care.  Avoid arguments this weekend, especially with children or young people.

Libra

Mercury retrograde in your solar 9th house means that you need to check and recheck travel plans to ensure your trips go smoothly. Avoid unnecessary headaches by practicing due diligence. On Thursday, Venus moves into your solar 10th house and shines a spotlight on your career. Positive opportunities occur when you least expect them.  This weekend, stay on guard; someone may attempt to hurt your reputation. Nip it in the bud as quickly as possible.

Scorpio

Mercury retrograde moves through your debt-oriented solar 8th house.  You may need to take a close look at your finances and prepare for unexpected expenses.  Emotional conflicts may smooth over later in the week as the Sun trines Saturn.  But, this weekend, avoid arguments over opinions or political matters because it’s not worth the potential long-term damage.

Sagittarius

Relationship issues may be a problem during this Mercury retrograde cycle, mainly if past grievances or imbalance exists. You may have difficulties seeing your partners clearly, and it would be a wise decision to listen before you speak.  Close friends may be a source of support and security that you can rely on. This weekend, avoid places where conflict is likely to occur because it may put an avoidable dent in your wallet.

Capricorn

Work-related matters, schedules, and deadlines may be an unavoidable canker sore this Mercury retrograde season.  You may experience moments when you feel like you are getting the run around from those you depend on, forcing you to take on more than you can handle. Unexpected financial wins could occur midweek. Relationship conflicts may erupt when you least expect them over the weekend.

Aquarius

People from the past may resurface, leaving you both anxious and intrigued. Although you may initially like the attention, remember there is a reason you put them in the rearview mirror in the first place.  You may get an opportunity to have some fun towards the middle of the week, so take advantage of invites from others that may feed your social soul. Job-related issues may be a source of conflict this weekend.

Pisces

You may have problems with appliances or electronic devices as Mercury retrogrades through your solar 4th house.  These pesky annoyances could leave you rattled and anxious. The good news is that a knight (or lady) in shining armor may arrive when you need them the most, midweek.  This weekend, stay on guard; conflicts and arguments may irrevocably damage your friendships. Avoid argumentative people.

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini – May 29, 2021 – June 22, 2021

planet mercury in retrograde 3d rendering illustration

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini – May 29, 2021 – June 22, 2021

Mercury, the planet of communication, goes into trickster mode when he reverses course on May 28, 2021, at 6:34 PM EST.

So, I’ll give you a chance to scream and mutter before I give you the “Astro-Tea.”

Now that we have had a momentary fit, and the banshees have gone to wail elsewhere, let’s dig in…

Mercury Rx Dirty Dozen! Tips and Tricks to Wrangling the Trickster God

Let’s begin with the recommendations (Notice I didn’t use the lists of should or should not?  Mainly because we should never should on ourselves).

  1. Make sure you go over anything contractual thoroughly.  Make sure all the i’s are dotted, and all the t’s are crossed. If you can get away with it, wait until after the retrograde is over (June 22) to sign on the dotted line. 
  2. Avoid starting anything new.  New projects tend to have communication problems and mishaps when initiated during this process.
  3. Put a watch on your tongue.  (If it is not worth saying, don’t say it)
  4. Check your vehicles for any potential problems.  Before Mercury goes retrograde is the best time for a service call.
  5. Avoid buying real estate or renting apartments.  Usually, this means you are just going to move again during a future Mercury Rx.
  6. Using mail delivery services that offer tracking and insurance – especially now since the Post Office has still not recovered from the pandemic.
  7. Check, recheck, and check again any travel plans you have or appointments that are on the books.
  8. If you do travel, don’t take anything of importance or value. Only bring items that you do not care if they are lost or stolen.
  9. Expect people from the past to resurface.  However, once they do crawl out of whatever cavern they came from, proceed with caution.
  10. Back up all electronic devices.
  11. Avoid buying an automobile. 
  12. Mercury Rx is an excellent time to scour places (online and offline) for great deals!

Now, that is some list.  But, if you want to avoid the most annoying tricks Mercury has up his sleeve, it is wise to pay close attention and organize (Mercury loves that word) accordingly.

The Astro-Tea

Mercury is the planet of travel, commercial matters, business transactions, and communication for those of you not in the know.  Three to four times a year, Mercury (and he is the only planet that retrogrades that frequently) begins to move backward through the zodiac, at least from the visual perspective of the Earth. This is known as Mercury Retrograde or abbreviated Mercury Rx.

This go around, Mercury retrogrades in Gemini, the sign he rules. Now, some may say that is a good thing, but in my experience, planets that go retrograde in their sign can be more intense; you can expect that Mercury will serve up more tricks this retrograde season.  The mutable signs – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, need to be cautious because Mercury forms challenging aspects to your signs.  For Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius, you will still receive plenty of tricks, but they will not have as tough of an impact.  Finally, signs in aversion to Gemini (Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, and Capricorn) may have the most challenging ride because it is difficult to create a relationship with a planet you cannot see you may need to always stay on guard.

Mercury Rx square Neptune

As if Mercury retrograde was not bad enough, Mercury is applying to a problematic aspect to Neptune. Mercury square Neptune is a highly confusing aspect, and at times you may find it difficult to think clearly and unable to form the right words. People may misinterpret what you say, and equally, your ability to understand them will be challenging.  Most importantly, take any information you receive with a grain of salt because ‘the truth’ can be somewhat elusive while this aspect is active.  Try your hardest to be clear and concise with everything you say.

Mercury Rx conjoins Venus

Mercury also retrogrades close to a conjunction with Venus, the love goddess. Since Mercury Rx has a reputation for wanting to “run it back” (that’s hip-speak for repeat things), you can expect past relationships to resurface. Although the latest episode of “Return of the X” may be exhilarating, usually the same problems surface.  There is a purpose for this: Mercury wants to see if you learned the lesson the first time around, or do you need to go around the mountain of pain and heartbreak once again?

Hopefully, I have not terrified you to the point that you are ready to run to your bunker. Mercury retrograde does serve an essential purpose.  He allows you to review (he loves words that begin with re) and reflect on the past three months and take note of what has worked for you and where you may need to change your game plan. Additionally, if you have made some choices, you would like to re-do (notice that re), now would be the time to decide what changes you would like to make and act once Mercury goes direct on June 22.

As a final note, Mercury in Gemini likes things fast-paced.  He doesn’t stand still and can seem frantic at times. If you feel like you are on the wrong side of a mental hurricane, take some time and slow down. Take a break from the noise whenever you can.  And, if something annoys you (I’ll have to limit my social media time), stay away from it.

I will break down how Mercury Rx will affect every sign in my weekly astrology forecast.  Watch this space!

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius – May 26, 2021

Lights, camera, action!  Guess what?  It’s eclipse season, and the following month is a blockbuster-filled cosmic event that will surely keep you on the edge of your seat. So, get your popcorn ready the show begins on May 26th at 7:14 AM EDT.

On Wednesday, the blood moon lunar eclipse (a fancy power-packed Full Moon) occurs at 5 degrees of Sagittarius. For those of you with planets in Gemini or Sagittarius, this eclipse may have a more substantial impact, so stay on your toes!

Now, whenever I think about the sign of Sagittarius, I think of epic action films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark or Lara Croft. It’s big, bold, and filled with adventure and intrigue. Sagittarius is grand theater and reflects our quest for meaning that is greater than the lives that we live in the real world.  It’s the epic superhero motif complete with ‘justice’ that Sagittarius loves. After all, superheroes need a villain they can defeat to make things right in the world.  

Being a fire sign, Sagittarius wants to inspire, think outside the box, and provide us with the potentials and possibilities of a better tomorrow.  More simply, the energy of Sagittarius is about having faith in something good to believe in once again.

But what about this eclipse business?

The Anatomy of an Eclipse:

Twice a year, we enter into eclipse season.  An eclipse occurs when a lunation (that’s a new or full moon) conjoins the lunar nodes.  They happen approximately every six months.  Eclipses are supercharged New or Full Moons and are significant when considering transits and progressions because they often act as triggers for slow-moving planetary transits.

This Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse is an eclipse that involves the South Node.  In transformational astrology, the nodal axis reflects energies that we need to incorporate into our lives (North Node) and energies we need to let go of to remove potential obstacles (South Node). Since this eclipse is in Sagittarius, Sagittarian themes are what we need to release.

Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius:

As I mentioned above, the sign of Sagittarius is about meaning, and one of the areas that most of our personal meaning comes from is our beliefs.  Beliefs are tricky because they are as individualistic as our fingerprints.  Many of us have similar ideas, but they have an individual overlay, and like most things, change over time.

During this eclipse, we may need to test our beliefs and let go of ones that no longer have meaning or release ones that are no longer of personal use. In many ways, we can view this as the end of one storyline and the beginning of a new one, or more simply put, for the new to emerge (usually during a New Moon cycle), we need to release the old.

So, a proactive way of using this eclipse is to take some time to look at your beliefs, let go of the ones that are no longer useful, and begin a new quest to find new ones that resonate with the person you are now.

Jupiter, Lord of the Eclipse:

Another thing to consider is Jupiter. Jupiter is not only the ruler of Sagittarius, but he is also the Lord of the Eclipse, and he is currently in the sign he rules, Pisces.

I’ve mentioned in other forecasts that Jupiter in Pisces has to do with dreams, not the ones we have at night while sleeping (although eclipses may trigger those), but our aspirations and ideals. Since Jupiter is in square to the eclipse, one of the issues that may surface is that our beliefs may not align with our dreams, and to level up, we need to modify them to manifest what we desire.

Hopefully, this gives you at least some food for thought and helps you work with this eclipse productively. It is also essential that you take care of yourself during eclipse season because the energies can be difficult on the body. Eat good foods, drink plenty of water, move your body, and get lots of rest.

Your Personal Eclipse:

The Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs in the sign of Sagittarius, and we all have the sign of Sagittarius in our charts through the astrological houses. If you know your chart, then you can locate what house the eclipse occurs in and add another layer of meaning.  I will break down the eclipse based on your solar houses for those of you who do not know your rising sign.  However, if you know your rising sign, you can read that for additional insight.

Aries:   The need to let go of beliefs and idealisms that may be limiting your personal growth.

Taurus: The need to let go of financial obligations or debt that are continuing to cause you stress and worry.

Gemini: The need to let go of relationships or business partnerships that have become toxic or codependent.

Cancer: The need to let go of habits and rituals that no longer add to your day-to-day life or overall well-being.

Leo: The need to let go of self-esteem issues that keep you from expressing your creative talents and individual expression.

Virgo: The need to let go of familial ties that are unhealthy and that bind you to tribal biases that prevent you from embracing a larger worldview.

Libra: The Need to let go of concepts, opinions, or prejudices that are limiting your interaction and sharing ideas with others.

Scorpio: The need to let go of attachments to money and physical possessions that are blocking your ability to be prosperous.

Sagittarius: The need to let go of self-importance and personal entitlements that are complicating your relationships with others.

Capricorn: The need to let go of past grievances so that you can focus on building a future you can control.

Aquarius: The need to let go of friends and associates you have outgrown or groups that offer you little value.

Pisces: The need to let go of social standing and your fear of the opinion of others and focus on becoming a unique individual.

Happy Eclipse!

Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for the Week of May 24, 2021 – May 30, 2021

This week’s astrology forecast packs a massive wallop, so get ready; it’s going to be a rollercoaster of a ride that begins on Wednesday and continues through the rest of the week.

Astro Hot Spots

We have three hot spots to focus on this week.  I will give the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius its own post so watch for that to drop early in the week.  But we also have Venus forming a tense square to Neptune and Mercury retrograde in Gemini on Saturday.

Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces:

Venus-Neptune contacts are complicated.  Moreover, the squares and the oppositions are challenging to deal with and can be emotionally troubling if they strongly impact your chart.  Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces take extra care this week because your charts will likely be triggered. 

Venus square Neptune is about idealization. We all have a particular vision of how we expect relationships to work based on where Venus is in our birth charts. Venus-Neptune is a time when we are invested in our romantic dreams, and we may have a higher level of expectation because we seek fulfillment through our partners. We expect a lot out of those we care about, and ultimately, we become disappointed when our partners do not live up to the ‘perfect ideal.’  Since this aspect will influence all of us this week, our unrealistic expectations in relationships will become evident.

If you experience problems in your relationships, you may need to look at whether your expectations are too high.  Did you quit allowing your partners to be human and instead are looking for them to fix you, or are you seeking something from them that you should be seeking within yourself? If you have, you may need to accept your partners for who they are rather than what you would like them to be. Otherwise, this aspect can be tricky and can lead to hurt feelings and possible breakups. Contrarily, you may be in a situation where someone expects more out of you than you can humanely deliver. This tension can lead to frustration and feelings of inadequacy.  Relationships that end this week may be challenging to handle, so take extra care of yourself if this happens.

Mercury Rx in Gemini:

Finally, on Saturday, Mercury turns retrograde in his sign of Gemini.  Gemini is the sign that governs communication, business transactions, trade, and travel. You can expect typical issues that occur during Mercury retrograde to be amplified.

Mercury Rx Dirty Dozen! Tips and Tricks to Wrangling the Trickster God

  1. Make sure you go over anything contractual thoroughly.  Make sure all the i’s are dotted and all the t’s are crossed. If you can get away with it, wait until after the retrograde is over (June 22) to sign on the dotted line. 
  2. Avoid starting anything new.  New projects tend to have communication problems and mishaps when initiated during this process.
  3. Put a watch on your tongue.  (If it is not worth saying, don’t say it)
  4. Check your vehicles for any potential problems.  Before Mercury goes retrograde is the best time for a service call.
  5. Avoid buying real estate or renting apartments.  Usually, this means you are just going to move again during a future Mercury Rx.
  6. Using mail delivery services that offer tracking and insurance – especially now since the Post Office has still not recovered from the pandemic.
  7. Check, recheck, and check again any travel plans you have or appointments that are on the books.
  8. If you do travel, don’t take anything of importance or value. Only bring items that you do not care if they are lost or stolen.
  9. Expect people from the past to resurface.  However, once they do crawl out of whatever cavern they came from, proceed with caution.
  10. Back up all electronic devices.
  11. Avoid buying an automobile. 
  12. Mercury Rx is an excellent time to scour places (online and offline) for great deals!

Whew, that is some list!

The good news is that we can use Mercury Rx as a powerful tool.  Since Mercury is moving backward, we are moving over familiar territory. We have been here before, and we can use this backward motion as a review process that gives us the ability to ‘redo’ (Mercury Rx loves words that start with ‘re’) choices and decisions we have already made. Also, the truth always surfaces during a Mercury Rx. Expect new information to emerge that may have led to a wrong decision in the past.

Sign Breakdowns:

Aries:

This week begins with the Moon in Scorpio in your solar 8th house. Unresolved issues from the past may resurface, leaving you feeling less confident than usual.  Communication issues with friends or siblings may occur midweek. Plans that you have made for the weekend may go awry with Mercury reversing course.  Check and recheck all plans, especially those that are travel-related.

Taurus:

Relationship issues may be a prominent feature at the beginning of the week with the turbulent Scorpio Moon moving through your solar 7th house. Avoid financial investments that involve your friends midweek because they could lead to disappointment. Unresolved financial matters may resurface at the week’s end when Mercury turns retrograde.

Gemini:

Work-related activities may be complicated this week by people with a dubious agenda. Avoid overcommunicating with people you don’t trust because it could lead to negative consequences. At the week’s end, you may receive information that leads you to question your path. A course correction may be necessary, but get all the facts before you proceed.

Cancer:

Romantic encounters may be a significant feature at the beginning of the week, with the Moon moving through your passionate solar 5th house. Towards the middle of the week, please pay close attention to your dreams because they may give you answers to problems that have been troubling you.  Be as clear and precise as possible in all communications this weekend because Mercury turns retrograde in your solar 12th house, and you will be easily misunderstood.

Leo:

You may get an urge to decorate or make modifications to your home at the beginning of the week with the Moon moving through your solar 4th house. Avoid developing a romantic interest with a friend or colleague this week because you may end up disappointed, or you could permanently damage your relationship. This weekend someone from the past may resurface when Mercury turns retrograde.

Virgo:

At the beginning of the week, you will have a strong urge to communicate and share ideas with your social circle with the Moon moving through your solar 3rd house.  Towards the middle of the week, expect problems in your relationships if you are focused solely on your career. Speaking of your career, Mercury reverses direction in your solar 10th house this weekend, leaving you uncertain about the future.

Libra:

Pay close attention to your spending at the beginning of the week. As the Moon moves through your solar 2nd house and tangles with Saturn and Uranus, unexpected expenses are likely to occur.  In the middle of the week, day-to-day events may challenge your beliefs about life. Be open to alternative viewpoints.  This weekend, as Mercury turns retrograde in your solar 9th house, travel plans may be upended.

Scorpio:

Relationships are going to be your primary focus throughout the week.  Disagreements may lead to feelings of insecurity about the future. Avoid holding on to grievances and allow your partners the space to resolve their issues. As Mercury reverses course in your solar 8th house, past problems may resurface.  Deal with them compassionately.

Sagittarius:

Problems may surface at the beginning of the week as the Moon in Scorpio moves through your solar 12th house. Avoid overreacting to your difficulties or acting too hastily because you could make matters worse. Relationship unhappiness may lead you to do some soul-searching,  and this will be a continuous theme over the next three weeks as Mercury retrogrades in your relationship sector.

Capricorn:

Tensions may occur at the beginning of the week, leading to you choosing to be either part of the crowd or your own person. You may be confused by the motivate of others, and this could strain your relationships. Mercury turns retrograde later in the week in your solar 6th house.  Make sure you stay on top of your schedule, or mishaps may occur.

Aquarius:

Your career and home life may be at war this week, leaving you emotionally depleted. Some rest may be in order so that you get a break from the day-to-day grind. Make sure that your romantic life is on solid ground before you take it to the next level. Over the weekend, Mercury retrograde in your solar 5th house could lead to difficulties involving a child.  You may need to set solid boundaries.

Pisces:

Communication problems with others may occur at the beginning of the week with someone in your social circle. Be as precise as possible when communicating with others, or they may misunderstand your true motivations. You may feel that your family is putting unrealistic expectations on you towards the middle of the week.  Mercury reverses course this weekend in your solar 4th house, and past family issues may resurface that threaten to steal your joy.

Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for Week of May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021

Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for Week of May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021

Astrology Forecast and Horoscopes for Week of May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021

Astrology Forecast:

This week’s astrology forecast has the Sun moving into airy Gemini. Gemini is the season of the social butterfly, so our focus shifts from the physical world of money, individual values, and resources to social activities, ideas, and mingling with others. While the Sun is in the sign of the twins, expect insightful conversations, the sharing of ideas and concepts, and the need to learn new things that keep the mind stimulated and refreshed. Since Gemini has to do with the mind, the thing to be cautious of is mental constructs that may limit and curtail personal growth. Stay focused on the positive and the future, rather than ruminating on the past.

Saturn Retrograde:

In other astrological news, Saturn turns retrograde in Aquarius. Saturn is the planet of responsibility and discipline. He reflects what we do when we are ‘adulting’ — you know, that minor issue of taking care of business.  Saturn also reflects the planetary parental overlord that governs us, teaches us lessons, and rewards us for a job well done.

In astrology, when a planet is retrograde, it weakens the planets ability to function efficiently. In transformational astrology, retrograde planets operate on the inner level rather than experienced in the outer world. So, essentially, Saturn turning retrograde reflects a four-and-a-half-month period where we need to look at our lives and discover what needs structure and discipline. Often this is painfully obvious, because ‘daddy’ Saturn doesn’t step in and restrict us as usual, but instead lets us fall on our face so that we can discover ways in which we can learn lessons the hard way. Furthermore, it’s probably best when problems occur we handle them when they arise, because they become progressively more challenging if we ignore them.

Mercury square Neptune:

Finally, on Saturday, Mercury forms a challenging square to Neptune in Pisces. Mercury square Neptune is a highly confusing aspect.  You need to be cautious of what you say, and be as clear and concise as possible.  If an opportunity seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Check and recheck everything before making a firm decision.

Ordinarily, Mercury square Neptune only affects us for a few days, but with Mercury’s retrograde motion that begins next week, this aspect will be in orb for a while. Proceed with caution!

Now, on with the weekly horoscopes…

Sign Breakdowns:

Aries

This week, the Sun, Mercury, and Venus move through your solar 3rd house, giving you plenty to talk about and a need to share ideas and information with others. Opportunities to learn something new that helps you achieve your goals may occur midweek. However, this weekend pay close attention to what people say; someone may not be telling the truth.

Taurus

This week, the Sun moves into your solar second house, and you couldn’t be happier because your mind will be on your favorite subject – money!  Conversations about improving your financial standing may occur midweek when Venus trines Saturn in your solar 10th house.  However, avoid signing contracts or becoming overly obligated until after Mercury turns direct in the middle of June.

Gemini

At long last, it’s your season and time to shine, so spread those social butterfly wings and fly.  This week, conversations with others will help you understand yourself on a deeper level.  Also, new opportunities may be presented towards the end of the week that help you level up.  Stay focused on your goals!

Cancer

Conserve your energy this week because the Sun is moving into your solar 12th house, leaving you feeling burnt out and exhausted. Try to get as much rest as possible to recharge your batteries, so you have an ample amount of energy to use when needed. Resolution of unresolved financial matters may need to be your focus at the end of the week before they become too stressful to manage.

Leo

The week begins with a focus on work-related matters. Opportunities to take your career to the next level will come through friends and associates that see your true potential.  Avoid getting involved with other people’s financial issues because their situation may not be as bad as they portray it to be.  You may need to say no when pressured.

Virgo

People that do not understand your grand vision may question your motives, especially in career-related matters.  The good news is that despite the Negative Nancy’s barking at your workplace, positive financial news will arrive midweek that puts your self-doubts to rest.  There may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing around you; try to root out the culprit as quickly as possible.

Libra

This week begins with a beneficial aspect between the Sun and Pluto that helps you release the emotional traumas you have experienced in your life. Releasing the past allows you to concentrate your efforts on expanding your belief system and acquiring a more positive outlook on life.  Later this week, your creative talents may prove lucrative, so take advantage of opportunities while the irons are hot.

Scorpio

This week begins a month-long process of inner change and transformation as the Sun moves into your solar 8th house.  Difficulties in relationships have a better than average chance of being resolved, because you and your partner have enough emotional feelings for one another to face the underlying issues. Single Scorpios, be careful of investing heavily in people who are only in your life for a season.

Sagittarius

You may need to escape the real world this week and focus on what makes you happy and brings you joy. Relationships will be a conduit that inspires new ideas that get your creative juices flowing once again. Towards the end of the week, avoid signing contracts or legal documents with Mercury in your 7th house, squaring deceptive Neptune.

Capricorn

Although you may want to focus on issues that matter to you, daily annoyances and problematic people may threaten to knock you off your game. Projects you have invested in may not work out as expected, leaving you feeling emotionally depleted. Since the Sun is now moving through your solar 6th house, take extra care of your body and make choices that benefit your well-being.

Aquarius

This week, the Sun begins its month-long trek through your solar 5th house, bringing out your need to connect with others and have some fun. It’s a great time to take a step back from the daily grind and take some me-time to become conscious of your current goals and what you are currently seeking in life. However, try to avoid overspending, because your decision-making might not be the best with Mercury squaring Neptune in your financial second house.

Pisces

This week, the Sun moves through your solar 4th house, putting family matters in the proverbial hot seat.  Issues from the past may resurface that need resolution once and for all.  Getting in touch with your deeper feelings about life will positively impact your personal growth and career matters. This coming weekend, avoid shady people.

See you next week!