The New Moon Solar Eclipse on April 3, 2011
Take cover! There is powerful, upsetting, and life changing energy afoot. Six planets are about to conjunct in Aries over the weekend. This can manifest as earthquake, war, storms, and political upheaval.
On the practical side, watch out for road rage, extra traffic control, ticketing, and basic policing. Slow down, calm down, and don’t get involved or allow yourself to get upset over the anger of others.
The negative side of Aries is to be impatient and make everyone move for you. It can be the “I’m right and everyone else is wrong!” type of attitude. But the good side is to use that pent up energy to accomplish something productive. Physical efforts such as yard work comes to mind, or a spring hike. Now is a good time to work on behind the scenes projects that will benefit you later.
Remember that Mercury is retrograde in Aries beginning on Wednesday, March 30, lasting until April 23rd. You will need to practice mental flexibility and adaptability. Do not stress the small stuff, stay calm and exercise to release stress. Remember to sign your taxes before mailing them, and take your time through the details. Go over every figure twice! Use this time to research and set up future projects.
More than anything, use Aries to try out some new activities or explore a different way of doing things. Make time for those activities that activate your passions, because Aries does not like humdrum or status-quo. It likes to bring in the new perhaps by stepping on or throwing out the old. Suddenly and without thought. (Typical bull in a china shop!)
May brings quieter times. Watch your driving as well as the other vehicles. Be careful with small tools, and above all, stay safe!
STARGAZING – YOUR WEEKLY FORECAST
Week of March 28 – April 3, 2011
The Air Signs
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
You can expect to open a new chapter in your social life this week. You address your friendships, and decide to take some distance from one or two people who take advantage of your good nature and exhaust you emotionally. This does you the world of good and creates more room in your life for friends who are generous, attentive and uplifting to be around. If you’re single this engenders a change in your social circle. You’re gravitating towards new faces and your chances for meeting someone you like and have lots in common with, are higher. This week you’re focused not only on couple life, but also on your relationships with others in general. The Uranus/ Sun/ Jupiter/ Mercury team in Aries are placing your social life and everything having to do with others in the spotlight. Couples, you tackle joint projects that allow you to spend more time together and make exciting plans for the future. You’ve got a lot to look forward to. Your communication is more intense and you’re learning a great deal about each other. You’re more partners in crime than ever. If you’re single, there’s a lot of activity in your neck of the woods and your social circle expands with new faces. The person of your dreams may be hidden in the bunch. Keep your eyes peeled. Life on the job is rather stable and doesn’t bring many surprises. You’re taking care of the daily grind and not moving an inch into overtime. Venus fills you with the desire to hang out by the water cooler telling jokes. Getting your colleagues to blush and roll with laughter is more fun than you’ve had in a long time. Just be careful to visit your desk from time to time and look busy when your boss passes by. Your finances have been under the influence of retrograde Saturn, leaving you little room to maneuver. This week your finances are under the watchful eye of lovely Venus, who’s bringing in more money, but at the same time can lead you to spend more than usual too. Aim for a good balance.
Your Love Week—Air Signs: Monday’s Jupiter-Saturn opposition tests your commitment for the next few weeks, although with the Moon in Aquarius through mid-Wednesday, you want to keep your options open.
You feel like a gift to the dating scene. Hopefully, your own gifts include a thick skin, because some of your overtures might not be so well received. On Wednesday Mercury retrogrades in Aries and you or someone else in your life keeps bringing up old stuff. If you don’t get lucky after a few days, take down that personal ad and rethink your approach. Maybe you’d do better if you tried humble and subtle. Maybe you’re just meeting the wrong people. Remember these options whether or not you change tactics. Thursday’s Moon-Venus conjunction makes it easy to pay compliments, some of which might pay off Saturday when Mars enters Aries and Venus sextiles Pluto. Don’t forget that “old stuff.” There are reasons to revisit it now. Remember that any mistakes you make over the next few weeks could follow you for a while.
The Fire Signs
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Smile! The planets have gotten together and decided to spoil you this week, Fire Signs. If your heart is free, the Sun/ Uranus/ Jupiter/ Mercury team in the Fire Sign of Aries, cook up a magnificent encounter just for you, that’s likely to spell a major turning point in your life. Be prepared for rapid heartbeats. If you’ve been flirting with boredom recently, if you find your daily life too repetitive, dull or lackluster, you’re going to be very happy this week. The Sun, Jupiter, Uranus and Mercury are opening up opportunities for running around, trips and outings in a joyful, energetic environment. You may even get to go on vacation. But whether you do or not, life is full of surprises and opportunities to explore new horizons. A change of scenery and some fresh air—this does you the world of good! Concerning love, Venus is making you magnetically charming, and giving you a more than healthy libido. If you’re single, you’re out on the prowl, and quite successful! If you’re in a couple, you take things between you further. You may decide to move in together, tie the knot, or have a baby. Whatever your decision, it’s a source of great happiness. Your intimate life has never been better. Enjoy. In addition, lovely Venus is also taking care of your finances. You weren’t expecting to have this much extra cash! Enjoy but don’t overspend. Put some aside for the rainy days expected in June. The professional front is quite calm and you take advantage to rest on your laurels a bit, or perhaps take a few days off. This break does you the world of good. Your finances are once again under the strict control of Pluto, who may help you lay a tricky money issue to rest. You may be able to renegotiate a loan, pay off a debt or obtain a grant. In whatever form it comes, your financial situation improves a great deal over the next few days or weeks.
Your Love Week—Fire Signs:
Change and transformation seems to be the order of the day, Fire Signs, with the present astral configuration. You may have believed certain things about each other when you originally became involved, but as time has gone by, you have both changed. Perhaps it is appropriate to see how you both view your future together, and where you need to allow each other more freedom to explore different truths. Be forgiving Monday when a Sun-Pluto square and Sun-Moon sextile show you the dark and light of relationships. Venus conjoins Chiron Tuesday to make you the elegant suitor, but you’re less convincing after Mercury retrogrades Wednesday. With the Moon in Pisces, you have two full days to rewrite your personal history. Meditate and think on this, because whatever you conjure up will come to pass, and you will have to make the best of it. Mars and the Moon enter Aries Saturday, and anyone who can’t handle a Fire Sign needs to keep away from you! When the Sun conjoins the New Moon and opposes Saturn on Sunday, you’re ready to try again, perhaps along a new direction.
The Water Signs
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Your finances once again are in the planetary spotlight. The Sun, Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury in Aries send the winds of luck your way and help you fill up your bank account. You’re very happy about that and so is your banker. This week you have a desire to withdraw from the world into your family cocoon. You may also decide it’s time to pay more attention to your health, and to make a change to your appearance. You adopt one or two principles for better nutrition and may tackle a new exercise program. Stick with it. In no time at all you’ll be glowing with better health and this will bring benefits to all areas of your life. On the love front, Venus in Pisces is making you Water Signs wildly charming. You’re not easy to resist. If you’re single this plays in your favor. You’re playing the field with gusto. Be careful not to break too many hearts. Lovely Venus spoils singles especially. You meet someone new, and this is an encounter that could change the course of your life. If you’re in a couple you’re the best person in the world to live with. You’re funny, you’re attentive, you’re sexy. Your partner’s in seventh heaven and is eating out of the palm of your hand. You enjoy the time you spend together and the serenity that binds you. On the job, a curve ball comes your way that obliges you to show proof of flexibility. Things aren’t always easy but on the plus side, you’ve got an opportunity to put your talents into play and show your bosses and colleagues what you’re made of. On the job, things are a bit harder to handle. A boss has you in their line of fire and seems determined to make your life unbearable. They’re asking the impossible. All you can do is lie low and wait for the storm to pass. Good luck! Your financial atmosphere is calm and uneventful. At least you’ve got nothing to worry about there.
Your Love Week—Water Signs:
You’re a good date when you don’t make demands. But don’t let anyone roll over you, either. If someone is playing games, turn the tables or walk away – it’s your choice. With luck, you will only attract those who share your sweet, relaxed nature. If you’re making plans with somebody, Monday’s Sun-Pluto square reminds you to review the big picture. Wednesday is wrong for falling in love with a new person. Water energy flows in your favor, but Mercury amps up the confusion when it turns retrograde. Saturday Mars enters Aries, Pluto sextiles Venus and squares the Moon, and no one knows if you’re coming or going – even you. Sunday’s New Moon calms you and a Mars-Uranus conjunction brings self-control. You need that now. If a frisky, passionate mood strikes you (which is likely toward the end of the week, so heads up), the right friend or lover will join the fun without reading too much into it. That’s what you wanted, right?
The Earth Signs
Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
This week looks like it won’t be easy to handle. Under the influence of the Sun, Jupiter and Uranus in Aries, you will most likely need to face unpleasant and unexpected events that will require you to run around like the proverbial chicken without its head. Your daily responsibilities pose several problems; it’s not easy to juggle family obligations with your professional life. In a nutshell, you can expect a lot of stress. Also, this week can bring administrative, judicial or financial matters to deal with that are a pain in the neck. But once you’ve ploughed through it, you should enjoy excellent results. You’re benefiting from the support of the Sun, Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury in Aries, who are making you clever, and truly gifted at cutting through red tape. In addition, you’re benefiting from luck; Lots of it. On a love level though, the opposite is true. All is calm. Whether you’re single or in a couple, your love life seems unsatisfying. What can you do to change that? Don’t wait around for a miracle. It’s up to you to inject excitement into your emotional world. If you’ve been getting discouraged these last few weeks at the lack of prospects, but Pluto turns all that around now. Keep your eyes open! On the professional front, Neptune is making it hard for you to shine in the spotlight and may saddle you with boring, repetitive tasks. Don’t give your okay to pick up the slack for what others don’t want to do either! Your finances benefit from this new trend, and you receive a reimbursement, loan or other breakthrough that you were hoping for. Whatever the source of the extra money, your bank account is buoyantly healthy. You’ve got no major financial problems on the horizon. As long as you stick within your budget, your money supply should stay healthy.
Your Love Week—Earth Signs:
Watch for dominance Monday if you’re dating a Fire or Air Sign. The Moon enters Aquarius, the Sun squares Pluto, and your opinion may not matter. If you think someone’s into you he energies invite you to think again. His or her agenda could be very different. Bending over backward to be nice could backfire as Mercury turns retrograde Wednesday. Expectations change once Mercury sextiles the Moon. Maybe you’re ready to evaluate your past behavior. Maybe an ex reappears with something to say. A Pisces Moon soothes the sting, and its Thursday conjunctions with Chiron and Venus might convince you that someone’s affections are for sale. The Moon sextiles Pluto, inviting deep, intense conversation. But when Mars and the Moon enter Aries Saturday, it’s time to look out for number one. Use the Venus-Pluto sextile to seek a better match. If you feel ready to hit the parties and clubs on Saturday night, proceed with caution.