The week begins with a Full Moon in Taurus. Don’t think of it as all your co-workers turning into werewolves who want to eat you. Think of it as all your co-workers turning into werewolves who want to club you to death with their petty squabbles and jackass opinions. May “keeping control of your own words and reactions” be your silver bullets.
Oh, don’t get me wrong: you may be having some problems with the humans surrounding you, but that doesn’t let you personally off the hook. There are a couple of Mercury aspects going on this week that will give you plenty of an excuse to be a monster yourself. The key to getting through the week with your human relations intact might be to stop and think before you open your yap, and being aware of this week’s astrology will help with that. Play your cards right and you’ll be rewarded with a nice Venus aspect on the weekend.
Mercury sextile Mars is, theoretically, a “positive” aspect. Your words will be emboldened and your boldness will be informed by logic. Great, right? Wait up… there are some other aspects going on that might make that a bad thing. Like for example, the Neptune-South Node conjunction in Pisces that’s making so many of us delusional (do anything crazy last Tuesday, America?). That, and the Saturn-Neptune square (weakened though it may be) is still in effect, making everyone a little more ungrounded than usual. So yes: you’ve put a lot of thought into what you’re going to say, but does your boss/loved one/that cop who just pulled you over really need to hear that clever zonger you have ready?
If your style of verbal misstep favors flat-out dumbness over cloddishness, Friday offers you Mercury square Neptune. This aspect is a lot better suited to poetry than analysis, but either can easily go astray under this influence. Amplifying this effect even more is that Neptune is stationary now — it’s retrograde, but turns direct on Saturday. A stationary planet can be especially powerful, and Neptune even more so since it’s in the sign it rules, Pisces.
Finally, your romantic reward for having made it through this week without shooting yourself (or a loved one) in the foot is Venus sextile Neptune. That Mercury-Neptune square may have been a problem, but Venus sextile Neptune is sweet as pie. Imagine combining your usual sex appeal with that “oh my God that’s so cute I have to squeeeeeeze it!” quality that kittens and puppies have, and you’ve got the general idea. Translating that sort of thing might sound a little weird, sure… but don’t forget that Mars rules the sex drive, and Mars is still in Aquarius, approaching the trine to Jupiter. And hey… Mars in Aquarius likes it a little weird.