All Signs

This week Mercury retrograde is officially over, which is good news for everyone because now we can initiate new projects with confidence. Nevertheless, the shadow period (if buying a car, cell phone or a computer) is not over until Nov. 3rd. Meanwhile, midweek, there's a Full Moon in Aries. (Oops!) That will rattle a few sabres! (Aries is the sign of war and the military. They can't resist a challenge.) This means many people will be looking for a fight this week. (By Friday, things calm down.) The best way to handle aggressive energy is patience. That's because patience is the antidote to anger. Sometimes a polite note will do the trick. For example, "Dear Autocorrect, I'm getting a bit tired of your shirt."

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Let's not sugarcoat things. This week is challenging! But it can be easier depending on how you handle the energy. In other words, it doesn't have to be challenging --it can be a lovely week! Having said that, the only Full Moon in your sign all year will peak on Wed. Generally, our problems increase as the Full Moon approaches, and then afterwards, they diminish. That's reassuring. However, immediately following the Full Moon in Aries, your ruler Mars is at odds with Pluto on Thurs./Fri. (Is there no justice?) This means people and situations will press your buttons. But remember: You have the choice of response. You are scripting your own movie.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Issues related to your job, your health or your pet might come to a head this week because of the Full Moon. You might find that at the beginning of the week, the problems you face seem to intensify. After Wed., these problems will diminish. However, you might have a power struggle with a coworker (or a boss) about ways to fix equipment or introduce reforms and improvements. It could be a real standoff with someone. We're talking Gunfight at the OK Corral. This is the kind of confrontation that could get nasty and also be regrettable. Instead, see if you can channel this energy into old-fashioned, hard work. It's worth a try.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Parents will have to tread carefully this week because this is the classic time for hissy fits and meltdowns with your kids - regardless of their age. That's because this part of your chart is receiving a double whammy, first from the Full Moon, and then from a tough dance between Mars and Pluto. (You need this like a fish needs a bicycle.) This same influence will bring stress to romantic partnerships as well. Even a lovely social occasion might suddenly turn disastrous. Fortunately, you are a clever wordsmith, and always light on your feet. Use your playful energy and word dexterity to sidestep nasty confrontations. Because obviously, this too, shall pass.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Heads up, dear Cancer. Very likely, you will experience some stress and conflict with family members, especially a parent of this week. The Full Moon might force you to choose between home and family versus your career. Actually, with this particular Full Moon, it's best to choose home and family. Having said that, increased chaos and activity on the home front might trigger conflict with someone later in the week. Think about your long-term objective. What do you ultimately want? You value a caring, harmonious family. That's what makes you happy. Therefore, take the long view. This week is your opportunity to practice patience.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This continues to be a fast-paced week with errands, increased reading and writing, small trips and appointments. These could be the reasons that you are frustrated with the Full Moon energy. It might put you at odds with others. (Some people don't know you're Royalty.) Later in the week, a power struggle with someone could get nasty. Give up the notion of being right or the need to win. Sometimes when you're at odds with a loved one, your choice is: You can be right - or you can be in the relationship. Almost certainly, the relationship is more important unless this is a casual encounter with someone who has transgressed your boundaries. ("Where is my huff? I must leave immediately!")

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Financial issues, earnings, your job and your possessions are sensitive areas this week. Conflicts might arise in many variations related to your wealth and assets because the Full Moon this week is stirring up trouble in both your Money Houses. Following the Full Moon, power struggles related to these same areas will take place due to a Mars/Pluto clash. (You get the picture.) Therefore, stay on top of things! Do your due diligence. Know what's happening with your money, your possessions and how you share your wealth with others. Defend your best interests but don't lose a friend over this. Be skilful and look for a win-win solution.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Every Full Moon is an opposition between the Sun and the Moon. That is the essence of the tension. This week, the Full Moon in Aries is directly opposite your sign. (Gulp.) This happens only once a year. Therefore, you will have some tension with partners and close friends, especially at the beginning of the week during the build up to the Full Moon on Wed. However, afterwards, fiery Mars in your sign is at odds with big daddy Pluto towards the end of the week. This could trigger nasty power struggles with others. So, what are you going to do? Have a miserable week? No way! You are the smooth diplomat of the zodiac. Slide, side-step, listen, choose your words carefully to stay happy. You're Teflon!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Before your ruler Pluto was discovered in 1930, for centuries, Mars was your ruler. (Aries and Scorpio are quite alike.) This week, we have the only Full Moon in Aries all year - followed by a tough encounter between Mars and Pluto. Yes, it's time to sit up and pay attention. The tricky thing about this is that for your sign, much of this tension will take place behind the scenes, or subconsciously. You might feel angry or out of sorts and not realize until you suddenly overreact with someone. Be aware that you need to be mindful this week to avoid a nasty confrontation. You can do this because you have amazing focus and will power. Good luck!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

It's a good thing that fair Venus is in your sign right now because Venus will make your words sweet. Venus always promotes diplomatic relations with others. This week, you'll need this help when dealing with tensions between you and a friend or a member of a group. The Full Moon this week will trigger this. You might find yourself in a power struggle with a group or someone who might want to block your efforts. This could be about a difference in group goals or perceptions of what a group should endorse. You might have this same kind of stand-off with a friend? Decide what is worth fighting for and let anything else go. Steer clear of violent people and places. (Yikes!)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

There's a lot of energy out there that you have to deal with this week. The Full Moon on Wed. will trap you in a tug o' war between the demands of home and family versus the demands of your career and reputation. This will force you to make a choice. However, even later in the week, your ambition to do something will be thwarted by strong forces. ("March to Helms Deep! Leave none alive!") Resist the temptation to be ruthless. Also, think twice before confronting someone because the cost might be too steep. Don't get caught up in a battle of egos. Remember your long-term objective. This might the time to protect yourself and step back so that you can live to fight another day.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You are a modern person, born 50 years ahead of your time. You have strong ideals and want to save the planet, preferably before bedtime. You are a networker who rallies the support of others to spread your ideas. This week, your ideals will be challenged. Or perhaps personal travel plans or issues with publishing, higher education, the law or medical matters will be thwarted. You might have a serious conflict with someone about politics, race or religious issues. People will defend their POV this week and even attack opposing views. Stay away from dangerous neighbourhoods and crowds that could turn violent. You are a passionate protester but remember to take care of yourself or you will be of no use to anyone. Tread carefully!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This week, both the Full Moon in Aries and a clash between Mars and Pluto will stir up conflict about money issues for your sign. These planetary aspects could also trigger tension about shared property, inheritances, taxes, debt and shared responsibilities. You will be forced to deal with your possessions more than usual. Definitely. This could lead to arguments about ownership or who will take care of what. Be careful because these arguments could back fire in a way that you're left holding the bag. Be skilful. Be reasonable. Do not be ruthless or uncaring. Tread carefully so that you slowly can achieve your objectives. You can do this.