ARIES March 21 – April 19
If you feel like you’re being squeezed into a corner once again, take heart. You’ve been battling with an ongoing issue for some time, and it has appeared over and over in a number of guises. This week you get to see it as it really is. You understand what is driving it and why it has confounded you all along. Finally you’ll know enough to break free. Mercury turns retrograde as of Friday. Don’t take anything at face value.
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
You may need to get real and find the strength to stand up for your rights. As Saturn moves to square Pluto, you’ll realize that it’s now or never. Either you give up and put up with this problem on an ongoing basis or you fight it, and in doing so, find out that you have much more power than you thought you had. The Sun moves into Virgo on Sunday, bringing you a chance to explore creative outlets.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
Mercury, your personal planet, turns retrograde later this week, although you may begin to notice the effects early on. It will remain so for a few weeks, and you may notice its effects at home most of all. This is when washing machines, ovens, or other household items may break down just when you don’t need them to. It isn’t the best time to purchase new items either. Get them fixed in the meantime and buy new ones after Sept. 12.
CANCER June 21 – July 22
This may be yet another interesting week as Saturn, your partnership planet, squares Pluto in Capricorn and your relationship zone. This could coincide with a problem linked to a family member or to your partner. And yet this isn’t the first time that you’ve had to deal with this particular issue. You know enough now to realize exactly what you need to do. Don’t give your power away to anyone. It’s time to stand firm and be strong.
LEO July 23 – August 22
You may swing between believing that you can resolve an ongoing issue to wondering if you ever will. There are intense aspects around, but the good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. A communication issue may turn into a fiasco and this won’t be helped by the fact that Mercury turns retrograde. You may be able to find a compromise, but only if you’re willing to let go of the need to be right.
VIRGO August 23 – Sept. 22
The Sun moves into your sign and brings a feeling of positive energy and the sense of rebirth. Mercury will turn retrograde in your sign on Friday, which could coincide with a period of confusion. Make sure you back up important data on your computer and check that your antivirus software is up to date. This isn’t the best time to make new purchases, but it’s excellent for clearing out clutter and giving yourself space for new developments.
LIBRA Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
A rather tense aspect coming up later this week will strengthen your resolve and make you more determined than ever to find a solution. This isn’t the first time you’ve had to deal with this, which is why you’re now equipped to make a breakthrough and perhaps see it off for good. Despite having your hands full, there’s still an opportunity for romance on Friday. This could even turn out to be something of a fatal attraction.
SCORPIO Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
The whole issue of karma and reaping what you’ve sown may bug you. You’ve been on the receiving end of such events, which have come unexpectedly out of the blue and changed your life in the process. This week you not only get more of the same but also have a chance to get your hands on a gift, a unique treasure that lies at the heart of the situation facing you. Once you see it, you won’t look back.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Your friendships continue to be tested, especially over the coming days. One troubling association may become so once more. You may begin to realize that you’re never going to hit it off with this person no matter how hard you try. You share very different values, and this lies at the heart of the problem. If you’re honest, you might have to admit that you don’t really enjoy his or her company either. It may be time to say goodbye.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Career issues come to a head this week, and Mercury turning retrograde compounds these troubles. You’re trying to negotiate your way through a complex deal that isn’t resolving to your satisfaction. Neither of you is willing to budge or change your approach. However, every cloud has a silver lining and this week is no exception. Something good will come out of all of this. Your competitor could become your greatest friend and ally.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Sometimes you find it hard to know what you believe about anything. This week you begin to see a pattern that has been played out before, just when you’re about to make a breakthrough. You meet a part of yourself that doesn’t want to change and that may be acting unconsciously to prevent it, except that this week you suddenly see it – right there in the midst of a difficult situation. Having seen it, you’ll know what to do.
PISCES Feb. 19 – March 20
Mercury turns retrograde, which may introduce a note of confusion into events. Your communications with others could be confused and lead to misunderstandings further down the line. However, this is a good time to talk over any issue that needs some discussion. You’ll get to the heart of the matter just because you see it from a fresh perspective. An issue with a friend may come to a head this .week. This time you’re sure it won’t happen again.