The gloomy atmosphere the first part of the week is due in large part to the Scorpio Sun conjoining Saturn late on Monday night the last time for many, many years. [I think I hear cheering . . .] Scorpio is not exactly a cheerful earful under the best of circumstances; their humor tends to be dry and sarcastic. Having Mercury in Scorpio under pressure from a twitchy Uranus in Aries on Monday doesn’t help either. The “glass half empty” types will be happily spreading rumors and sharing their latest conspiracy theories. Thankfully this is a passing influence and will quickly fade away.
On Friday, Mercury is sextile Mars in Capricorn which is perfect for the pursuit of critical information hidden from public view. This may result in revelations that are bound to make powerful people extremely uncomfortable, not to mention those who made the mistake of cheating on their lovers. Use this energy carefully with purpose and integrity.
The best news is Venus is now in Sagittarius! She simply wants to have a little good, clean fun and if she flirts with someone who is spoken for, give her a break because she very likely doesn’t mean any harm. A square to Neptune in Pisces midweek blurs her judgment even more. Venus in the fire signs often have a certain innocence along with heaps of charm which enables them to get away with behaviors that would be sharply condemned in others. This Venus brings a welcome ray of sunshine into an otherwise rather sober week.
We have a major shift coming this weekend when the Sun leaves Scorpio for fiery Sagittarius on Saturday, the same day as the Sagittarius New Moon. This makes for a clear and dramatic change. For most fire and air folk, this will be a very welcome event and will mark the true beginning of the holiday season.
If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. 😀
It would be a good idea to be patient and tactful if you need to talk to stuffy types like bankers and lawyers this week, Aries, even if it is the last thing you feel like doing. There are happier days ahead for you and getting embroiled in a fight you probably won’t win is not something you need right now.
Be patient with your partner the first part of the week, Taurus, because they may not be in the brightest of spirits. Give them a chance to air their opinions and hear them out without judgment if you can. What might look promising this week are discussions about investment matters.
Dealings with stubborn, uncooperative schedules or coworkers may cause headaches for you early in the week, Gemini. Please do the best you can with all of this. Your significant other could be the person who keeps you sane at this time by making you laugh and see the absurdity of it all.
If you are looking about for something to entertain you now, Cancer, you might find yourself drawn to tragic tales or artwork full of atmospheric effects. If you are looking for sound advice now, you might wish to consult your partner later this week. They won’t steer you wrong.
Dealing with your family members, particularly the older ones, may be challenging the first of the week, Leo, and you might need every scrap of patience you can muster. Hang in there because the hints of better days ahead are starting to arrive and the weekend looks better yet.
Monday and Tuesday could find you with very little to say, Virgo, and that’s probably just as well. You might even have a few moments of feeling blocked all together. This will pass by the end of the week and you could surprise yourself by heading out to do some holiday shopping for your family this weekend.
Your task this week, Libra, is to be a little ray of sunshine and goodwill. You might be surprised how many people will appreciate your cheerful words and sweet smile. Don’t let worries about finances get you down the first of the week because you are probably in a better situation than you realize.
You seldom let a bit of doom and gloom slow you down, Scorpio. You have had plenty of practice soldiering on the past couple of years and may have some good advice to pass on to those in need. If you are looking for ways to improve your cash flow, this weekend may bring some opportunities worth exploring.
Sagittarius, you are beginning to feel the love this week and are happy to spread it around. Putting your best foot forward is getting easier and if you need to make a good impression, you should be able to pull it off. Life gets even brighter on the weekend.
You will handle the more serious, purposeful tone the first part of the week quite well, Capricorn, since that is your natural style. This is a good time to make sure your extended network of friends and associates is working well because after this weekend, you might find yourself needing more private time.
For you, Aquarius, the most pressure this week could come from your career. If you have outstanding projects to wrap up soonest, focus your energy on those because after this weekend the temptation to socialize with your peers will probably increase dramatically. This is usually a fun time of year for you.
Pisces, you could begin to feel the need to start devoting more time and energy to your long term goals and career this week, a change that deepens next week. This should be a generally positive experience and one you will be able to happily embrace.
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