The week starts with a helpful link between Mercury and Mars. This will prompt action with thoughts and ideas. In the water signs of Cancer and Scorpio, emotions and feelings you’ve been burying, may pop up like a pimple. Under the supportive trine aspect, being open and honest will clear out any junk, paving the way for improved communication, especially with family.
Later in the day, Mercury will connect to Uranus via a tense square angle. This will be the last major aspect from Mercury while he’s in Cancer. Unexpected news, especially regarding your home and family may take you by surprise!
One of the most exciting developments of the week is Mars taking his first step after a long month hovering at 23 degrees of Scorpio. The urge to do, to create, to push forward will be impossible to resist. What felt like a massive obstacle will barely be a blip on the radar now.
This is your time to rise up, renewed, refreshed and prepared- imagine a snake shedding its skin!
This will be a huge relief for everyone in some capacity. If you have a planet at 23/24 degrees of the fixed signs- Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, this week will bring a significant shift in the topics signified by that planet. If you are unsure of your birth chart, you can do some DIY over at astro.com.
If you have a birthday on or around the following dates, you’ll feel ready than ever to tackle new challenges head on!
May 13, 14, 15
August 15, 16, 17
November 14, 15, 16
February 12, 13, 14
Venus in Leo
The next few weeks’ favour confidence and luxury as Venus enters Leo. In this sign, Venus demands attention, and she gets it! This is an ideal time to inject some fun and playfulness into both your relationships as well as what you like to do for pleasure.
If you’re in need of a style update, a visit to the hairdresser, or feel the urge to try something new with your appearance, Venus in Leo will inspire a ‘look at me’ type of confidence. It’s your time to shine.
Mercury in Leo
In this sign, Mercury needs to be heard. If you have a message to get across, a PR idea, or wish to increase your sphere of influence, the next 2 weeks is about being confident and bold. If you want to push forward on a big plan or idea, shameless self-promotion will help you get ahead.
Sun square Uranus
The need for freedom and independence may ruffle feathers on the home front today. More surprises or shocks on the domestic scene may cause some turbulence under this dynamic link.
This aspect of rebellion may encourage you to break free from family situations that feel suffocating or restrictive. At the very least, you may be tempted to challenge the status quo and pursue your individual authenticity.
Later in the day, the Sun will then gain support from Mars (like Mercury did earlier in the week). This link will inspire you to push forward with confidence, tenacity and determination. You’ll feel ‘free to be me.’
Mercury conjunct Venus
As Mercury and Venus escape the Suns’ rays, you’ll see them setting in the night sky as evening stars. In the bright and bold sign of Leo, you’re encouraged to speak up about what you want, especially in relationships. As the Sun is still in Cancer this week, speaking up about your emotional needs will be extra important.
The beautiful lion was supplied by Michelle Smith.