[TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) During this period it is probable that you and another will need to clarify and come to agreement on issues of shared resources. Those may include time, sexuality, energy, objects, and/or the finances of a partnership. This is a time for honesty and fresh or renewed agreements.

[GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The sun moves into your sign this week. Right away it begins making oppositions to several planets. You may be in the mood to tell someone off. The problem is that given the Mars retrograde, it is better to do so judiciously, lest you be seen as an “attacker.” Slow it down by writing the complaints in a letter so you can review before you speak.

[CANCER (June 21 to July 22) It is normal to feel somewhat lethargic during the month just prior to one’s birthday. At this time the sun is figuratively at its darkest and we experience a natural low in our personal annual cycle. Don’t take the dip too seriously. It is meant to happen this way, so that you can rest before your new year begins. Create some R&R if possible. Steer clear of trouble on the 21st Full Moon.

[LEO (July 23 to August 22) A small cycle change this week shifts your attention to the areas of community, contacts, and broader social relationships. You may become more involved with other people’s children for a few weeks. This is a good time to develop your network of contacts. Beware of hidden opposition that could undermine your plans. Don’t push.

[VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Mercury is your avatar planet and will be turning direct on the 22nd. You may be surprised to recognize that during this retrograde period you have learned more about yourself and your belief system. This could be significantly helpful in making decisions that have been pending for a few weeks.

[LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Choose your words very carefully when you are speaking to friends and loved ones. Sometimes you present your ideas as though they were established facts. Though the Other may not say so now, your words may generate hurt feelings and anger that likely will return to haunt you later. Tact and diplomacy work wonders.

[SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You are under significant financial pressure now. Make an effort to face the problem and find a way to work it out. Hiding will not help. Don’t let yourself resort to any get rich quickly schemes. That will only cost you money you can’t afford to spend. Use care when driving or using tools. Park only in well-lit spaces. You could be subject to accident.

[SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) There is potential trouble in the area of significant relationships, partnership(s), and clientele. Perhaps this began in mid-April. Whenever you push forward you are met with bright flood lights aimed at your weaknesses. If you can work this out between you, then do so. Resist the temptation to shift into passive-aggressive behavior.

[CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Over the weekend, someone takes an aggressive poke at you. It calls for a response from you, but at this time the aggressor always loses, so keep that in mind. The aggressive action works like a boomerang and comes right back at the initiator. If the battle is interior, as it often is, then you may be allowing the Inner Critic to feed you negative baloney.

[AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Aspects are not the best for the Waterbearers at this time. You may feel isolated or as though no one around you can possibly understand who or what you are. In some way life circumstances may be preventing you from communicating. Remember that feelings come and go like waves. They never remain the same.

[PISCES (February 19 to March 20) This is a period in which you are doing battle with yourself. You want to move forward, but fear the changes involved. Equally as strong is the fish that ducks underwater and does not want to be bothered. This is a conundrum that you probably cannot repair until July. Go easy on yourself. Do what must be done now and let other things go.

[ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This looks like a week in which you really want to say your piece, but you have a sense that would be a bad idea. Agreed. Your ruling planet, Mars, continues to retrograde. If someone “attacks” you, then you may safely defend yourself. But if you want to initiate a snipe at anyone, you’d best save that for late in the summer

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