This week features some major astrological events that are outside the normal purview of a weekly forecast, but deserve mention. A weekly forecast is better suited to the smaller daily details of life, rather than the Big Picture. It’s a weather forecast, not a report on Climate Change. But there are definitely things — Big Things — happening this week, so don’t be afraid to consult an astrologer with what’s going on with your life. Sometimes it’s the Big Picture that demands our attention, so let’s get on with it, shall we?
Jupiter is changing signs, and Saturn and Uranus are performing a weird two-step with each other.
Jupiter enters Leo on Tuesday. It may be oversimplifying things to say that Jupiter rules “luck,” but frankly if “changing your luck” is what has been needed in the last year, Jupiter in Leo might be just the ticket for you. Generally speaking, Jupiter in Leo is considered to be good for partying, socializing, and “seeing and being seen” in the social arena. Jupiter is also generally considered to be the ruler of committed relationships, so if that’s what you’re looking for, the next year could be a particularly good time for getting out there and letting your light shine. Someone may be more likely to see it this time around.
On a more personal level, on Friday (and just in time for the weekend), Venus enters Cancer. Venus in Gemini was great for chatting someone up and talking a good game, but it’s fair to say that Venus in Cancer seems a little more sweet and sentimental and thoughtful. If cunning and gamesmanship haven’t gotten you anywhere with your love life recently, it may be time to start wearing your heart on your sleeve. This is particularly true on Saturday, when a sensitive Moon in Taurus is making a number of helpful aspects to Venus, Neptune, and Mercury (in that order).
Meanwhile, Mars is (at long last!) getting ready to move on into Scorpio, spending its last full week in Libra. Mars has been in Libra since last year, which is a ridiculously long time for it to be in any one sign, let alone one like Libra, where it is considered to be debilitated. If you’ve been struggling to gain any traction in your life throughout 2014, get ready for things to change.
Finally, on Sunday, Saturn stations at 16° Scorpio and goes forward for its final swing through that sign, entering Sagittarius in December. This is significant for two reasons: one, if Saturn has been grinding on any spot in your chart near 16°, that grinding is about to peak. Secondly: Uranus is stationing at 16° Aries on Tuesday. Saturn and Uranus are thus performing a particularly powerful quincunx.
The “quincunx,” in case you aren’t familiar with it, is astrology’s weirdest and hard-to-pin-down aspect. Imagine a tough cop (Saturn) and a crazed rebel leader (Uranus) handcuffed to each other and being forced to solve a Rubik’s Cube… and they aren’t even speaking the same language.
Was that a little confusing? If so… good. That’s how a quincunx works. Your best bet is to stay calm and think carefully before taking any big leaps. Long story short: anything you’ve got in your chart close to 16° of any sign is going to be feeling a distinct peak in stresses and/or opportunities you have been facing in the last few months. As always, consult an astrologer for further details.