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The cosmic vibes are tense and ill-tempered at the start and end of this week, although there is a very serene interlude in between.
On Wednesday, both Mercury and Mars square Saturn in a stand-off that could easily result in stalemate, anger, showdowns or full-scale eruptions, whether in business, on the world stage or in our personal lives.
Friday sees a significant note of harmony restored when the Sun trines Neptune in a beautiful show of harmony, compassion and understanding, but this is relatively short-lived. Saturday’s Mercury-Uranus opposition raises tensions once more, introducing a note of suspicion onto the agenda and highlighting a lack of trust.
Suspicion this week is largely connected to your friendships and social network, Aries. If you have lent money, or owe money, this will be a particular bone of contention on Wednesday when Mercury and Mars square up to Saturn. If money isn’t the issue, intimacy and love may be, especially if a friend has become too close.
There’s a chance for healing and forgiveness on Friday during the Sun-Neptune trine, and you should seize this with both hands – it makes no sense to perpetuate the drama.
When Mercury opposes Uranus on Saturday, it’s your values in the spotlight. At this point, Aries, what you owe to others must be paid back, whether that’s financial or emotional. If you don’t or can’t pay, expect repercussions.
Anger in a relationship may spill over into outright hostility on Wednesday this week, when Mercury and Mars square Saturn. This may be a particularly acute issue if your partner feels that you prioritize your career too much. It’s important to stay calm, however, and not to take this too personally.
Friends can help to bring you closer together again, especially during the magical Sun-Neptune trine on Friday. Mixing with others will help you understand how much your relationship means to you, sowing seeds of reconciliation.
The Mercury-Uranus opposition on Saturday shows how you and your sweetheart are very different individuals – and yet, somehow, you work together magnificently as a team. Keep going.
Jealousy may be at the root of any work-related issues this week, especially on Wednesday when Mercury and Mars square Saturn. You have brought excellent ideas into the workplace, but someone else may feel that you are stealing their thunder. Hang on in there and stay calm.
Friday’s Sun-Neptune trine gives you the chance to show how your progress at work benefits everyone, including your colleagues, so this is a forgiving and calming influence on any workplace tensions.
When Mercury opposes Uranus on Saturday, however, take care not to keep secrets regarding your working life. Being open and honest is your best bet so that nobody can hint otherwise.
When Mercury and Mars square up to Saturn on Wednesday, you may feel real anger about what you want but cannot have. This may be an unavailable relationship or a bitterness over money – but the key thing is that it feels so unfair to you. Don’t deal with this emotional block alone; reach out to those who love you the most.
You will feel better on Friday when the Sun trines Neptune, especially if you can travel somewhere inspirational, or get your feelings out in a creative manner. Don’t bottle up your emotions.
When Mercury opposes Uranus on Saturday, your challenge is to follow your own heart rather than what well-meaning friends want you to do.
Conflict between your blood family and your chosen partner may be difficult to handle this week, especially on Wednesday when Mercury and Mars square Saturn. Ultimatums are par for the course, but don’t panic; nobody really expects you to take sides and this will blow over.
On Friday, when the Sun trines Neptune, you have a chance to try for some reconciliation between these warring parties, if they’re willing. Model compassion and big-heartedness as only you can and see if that does the trick.
On Saturday, watch out for work-related demands taking up too much of your family time. Put your family first, especially after this rough week; work can wait, and it will.
It seems difficult for you to get your message across this week, Virgo, which is unusual for you. As Mercury and Mars square up to Saturn, some people are simply not willing to listen – this especially applies to work colleagues on Wednesday. It’s frustrating, but just keep on with what you’re doing; they’ll catch up eventually.
Friday is a good day for romance, as the Sun trines Neptune. This is an especially promising astrological aspect if your relationship has been struggling a little bit recently; it will help remind you both why you fell in love in the first place.
Look to Saturday’s Mercury-Uranus opposition for some intellectual challenges.
Don’t gamble with what you cannot afford to lose – money, people, a job, your reputation – anything. Especially not on Wednesday, when the Mercury and Mars square to Saturn activates your zodiac sign’s risk zone and values zones. Play it safe.
There’s a better vibe on Friday when an imaginative Sun-Neptune trine unleashes your creativity. If you work in a creative field, have an artistic side hustle or would like to get started in the arts, this is excellent news.
Saturday’s Mercury-Uranus opposition, however, warns that you may have to borrow money to finance your dreams. That’s fine and normal, but you must make sure that you read the small print and don’t get taken in by an offer too good to be true.
Identity issues are front and center this week, Scorpio, especially on Wednesday when Mercury and Mars square Saturn – it’s like being a kid again and being told ‘no’ by a stern parent. Not much fun. Hold your own and insist on getting what you are entitled to.
You should have a much better end to the week, with Friday’s Sun-Neptune trine inspiring your confidence and showcasing the very best of your skills. This is a good day to take a leap of faith towards your future.
Look to Saturday’s Mercury-Uranus opposition for some banter with your partner over your future plans; you won’t agree on everything, Scorpio, but they could have some surprising input you haven’t yet considered.
There’s simply so much going on in your life this week, Sagittarius, that you may feel exhausted early on in the week. By the time Mercury and Mars square Saturn on Wednesday, you’re going to be craving peace and quiet, almost at any cost. Try to delegate if you can; you don’t have to do this all alone.
Take some family time out on Friday as the Sun trines Neptune. It’s a good time to re-visit a favorite childhood haunt with your own kids, or to re-connect with a distant family member.
Saturday’s Mercury-Uranus opposition may uncover a secret you wish you hadn’t heard; if you’re going to go digging, remember that you can’t necessarily choose what you find.’
What you want is out of reach this week, due to a lack of money or resources. As frustrating as this is – especially on Wednesday when Mercury and Mars square Saturn – you know how to handle this kind of practical difficulty. Put your mind to it and find a way around the obstacles.
You may find help from friends on Friday when the Sun trines Neptune, or perhaps the community assists you somehow. This may even be a good time to try crowdfunding, provided you are sure you understand the terms.
On Saturday, the Mercury-Uranus opposition demonstrates how you can get what you want by joining forces with others – but you may have to relinquish some control in order for this to work.
You can expect to face some challenges to your authority this week, whether it’s in your career or simply in your personal life. Your reputation and your image are on the line on Wednesday when Mercury and Mars square Saturn. Make wise choices and take your time; don’t allow others to back you into a corner.
You’ll find better results on Friday when the Sun trines Neptune and the impossible suddenly seems much more doable. Money and career matters are especially favored at this time, especially if you work in the arts.
Saturday’s Mercury-Uranus opposition, however, warns against sacrificing family time in a bid to get ahead. It’s not easy to find a balance, but you must try.
Your freedom seems somewhat restricted by responsibilities early this week. You’re a bit absent-minded and not really focused, which makes astrological aspects like the Mercury/Mars-Saturn square on Wednesday especially tricky. It’s important that you don’t neglect matters when others are relying on you.
You’ll have some more freedom on Friday, when the Sun trines Neptune, your ruler. This is a good moment to travel or to stretch your wings and do something different.
When Mercury opposes Uranus on Saturday, you may struggle with studying or with intellectual concentration and focus. Stick to methodical working and don’t get distracted by fancy new methods.
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