After being retrograde since mid April, this week, the planet Mars goes forward. (This is relative to planet Earth because Mars always moves forward.) This introduces a stronger momentum to everything we do. We will feel this! (The next time Mars goes retrograde is June 2018.) There is nothing earthshaking this week, but there are passionate moments. The bottom line is to be mindful of our words and actions because what we do is who we 'is'; and what we say is who we are. Since the purpose of life is to be happy, why wait? You don't have to lose weight, become rich and famous, or find the perfect mate to be happy. Be happy now! Since, what you do is who you 'is' - the secret is to love what you do. (That's not deep but it's wide.)
Home and family is your focus now. This is a good time for family discussions, especially about home repairs. Act on your ideas to redecorate your digs and make things look better. Whatever you do will not only enhance your home but increase its real-estate value. In fact, this is a good week to explore real-estate opportunities as well as to make purchases for your home or a family member. Challenges with debt, shared property and inheritances that have been stalled in the water will have a breakthrough. You will see how to solve a problem. (Yes, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it's not a train!)
This continues to be a busy week with short trips, errands, conversations with everyone plus increased reading, writing and studying. It's a good time for those who write, edit, study, act, teach, sell and market because your communication skills are hot! Avoid arguments late Thursday. You'll notice that difficulties with a close friend or partner that have been a squeeze play since April will now start to soften. A solution looks doable. Whatever made you annoyed with someone will pass away or diminish. Your ability to put a positive spin on your daily activities and daily communications is what will lift your life to a happier level. Just observe.
Finances, cash flow and earnings are your focus. You've got moneymaking ideas and chance to boost your income. Be careful about shopping or demanding your way on Thursday evening - not good. Aside from that, increased wealth or profits with a family business or real estate will please you by the end of this week. This is good and you're happy! You are encouraged and inspired in your work because starting this week, things will finally go forward with focus and direction. You will work harder and accomplish more. Have faith in your moneymaking ideas because they just might fly!
The Sun, Mercury and Venus are all in your sign. This is empowering! It gives you energy. Plus it makes you talkative, charming and diplomatic. This is why others want to be in your presence. In turn, this is also why you might solidify plans for a vacation or something to do with sports, musical performances, the arts and playful times with children. You see what you want to do and you're ready to act. Note: Use your charm and diplomacy on Thursday when discussions with someone close to you is so important and intense. Rudeness is a weak person's imitation of strength. (I should know - I've tried it.)
With three planets "hiding" in your chart, you are waiting in the wings. It's a pregnant moment waiting to take birth or burst out a month from now. This means the next few weeks are the time to get your ducks in a row and do careful planning. Your efforts will ultimately affect your earnings. Meanwhile, projects and ideas that have been stalled in the water for some time on the home front will get the go-ahead - either in your own mind, or physically in your home environment. Continue to look for ways to boost your income because they exist; and they are the best they've been in over a decade! (Leos like to have cash in their pocket.)
This is a social time for you because you're enjoying hanging out with friends and being involved with clubs, groups and organizations. Younger people are in the picture plus creative, artistic types. It's a swirl of fun and activity! A platonic friendship might turn into something romantic. Starting this week, you will notice that others will listen to you more because your communications will be bolder and more direct. You will be clearer in your mind about what you want to say, which is why others will take direction from you. This is a good time for editors, writers and people in sales, teaching and acting. (I, for one, like Roman numerals.)
Make the most of the next month because almost by magic, you look fabulous to others, especially bosses, parents, teachers and the police. Since you can pull off this magic act, demand the advantage! Make your pitch to the boss. Push your agenda or ask for permission or approval for something because you will likely get it. (It's smoke and mirrors.) One advantage that astrology offers is the benefit of timing. One month you ask for something and answer is no. Three months later, you ask the same question and the answer is yes. Go figure. It's timing! A moneymaking project that you have on the go that has been stalled will now move forward quite smoothly this week. That's a relief.
Any opportunity to travel will delight you now because three planets are in the part of your chart associated with travel, exploration and foreign countries. You really want to expand your experience of the world. But, if you can't travel, explore your own environment because this will also give you satisfaction and rewards. Learn new ideas and see things and places you haven't seen before. (Some of you will fall in love with someone from another culture or a different country.) Meanwhile, Mars has been going backwards in your sign for ages, and this week it goes forward! Quelle difference! It's like getting properly dressed and ready for action. Yeah!
This is a passionate time, which is why you might be absorbed with a romantic relationship. (Read - hot sex.) However, this is also a time to focus on mortgages, debt, taxes, inheritances, wills and shared property. Tackle loose ends in these areas because you can benefit somehow. This is an excellent time to go for a loan or a mortgage because the stars favour now and for the next few weeks. Therefore, use this! Why blow this advantage? Remember, your reputation is stellar this year. People in power admire you. Furthermore, backroom or behind-the-scenes deals will now get a green light and move forward starting this week. About time!
(Note; A gentle reminder that you need more sleep in the next few weeks. Be kind to yourself.) With three planets opposite your sign, you are focused on partnerships and close relationships more than usual. On the whole, you can improve these relationships. Discussions will be easier, with the exception of Thursday when feelings are heated and everything is so passionate you will either have hot sex or an intense argument. (Curious how that doesn't seem to be much of a choice - and yet, we argue! Go figure.) Difficulties with a friend or perhaps a competition with a group will intensify. They will come to a head and then dissolve. Likewise, competition with someone will be fierce and then end. ("Who was that masked man?")
You are in work mode now, and admit it - you like it! Ever noticed that the more you want to get something done - the less it feels like work? Part of what motivates you now is a desire to be efficient and productive. (Hey, even if you're a trainwreck- at least, you're a cautionary tale.) Don't let your desire to introduce reforms and make improvements on your job lead to an argument on Thursday. Be skilful. If other people have input, they will more likely endorse new changes. You will be hands-on about something in the next few weeks so roll up your sleeves and get busy. Some of you have been trying to convince a boss or an authority figure to do something for several months now - finally, they will cooperate! Yay! It's all systems go.
The next few weeks will be fun-loving and playful! Accept invitations to socialize and party. Enjoy fun activities with children, the arts, movies, plays, picnics - you name it. This is also an excellent time to go on a vacation. Meanwhile, romance and love affairs will flourish. Take note that Thursday is an intense day dealing with lovers. It's an equally intense day with children. If you can resist being swept away by obsessive feelings, you will enjoy yourself. Plans related to future travel or anything to do with higher education, medicine, the law, publishing and the media will now go forward! In fact, this will be exciting! Keep your wits about you. (Never moon a werewolf.)