First off, the general problem that has been afoot lately for many is a T-Square: Jupiter in Libra is opposite Uranus in Aries (now retrograde) and both are square Pluto in Capricorn. Life goes on (more or less) during a Cosmic Conflagration like that, but for many, these are unusually trying and stressful times, especially if you have placements in your birth chart around 15-25 degrees of those Signs (and/or Cancer). When you’re lost in a forest, it’s best to focus on one tree at a time until you escape. So, having said that: there are some potentially helpful trees coming up this week.
Monday begins with a couple of factors that could shake up your rut. First of all, Mars enters Pisces. Admittedly, a soft and squishy sign like Pisces may not be the most comfortable place for The Warrior Planet to be, but (for better or worse) it has a more personal touch than Mars in Aquarius had. If you’re seeking romance, this is probably good news. If you are dealing with a volatile situation, maybe not. Either way, you have until January 28th to work with it until Mars enters Aries, and everyone catches a slight dose of ADHD.
Also on Monday, Mercury turns retrograde and stays that way until January 8th. I know, I know… it’s weird to present Mercury Retrograde as “good news.” But the truth is that Mercury Retro is a great time to calmly think through your words and actions and how you see life in general. Sometimes even the worst of messes can be fixed with a little quiet introspection, and Mercury in Capricorn does that sort of thing very, very well.
Whatever your situation, be it chaotic or merely lonely, the weekend provides a chance to set things straight. On Saturday (but in effect for a while now, and a while yet) Saturn trine Uranus is exact. Despite all the astrological stress and strain I described in the first part of this forecast, Saturn trine Uranus provides a rare and remarkable opportunity to take your original ideas and creative thinking and make something solid and practical come of them. You see? There’s always a solution if you look hard enough.
Finally, on Sunday, Venus has (arguably) her best day of the entire year… and isn’t that what you really need for Christmas? Within the course of a few hours, Venus trine Jupiter lends a hand with both lifting your spirits and quite possibly helping tremendously with the state of your human relations. Not long after that, she joins that Saturn-Uranus trine. Venus sextile Saturn can lend strength and stability to your relationship, and Venus sextile Uranus can liven things up and make for some new excitement, whether with someone new or someone you’ve been involved with for a while. Or, heck, maybe even with an existing relationship and someone new. Venus is in Aquarius, and she likes it a little freaky like that sometimes.