There are a few cliches about the nature of each sign in the zodiac, and like all cliches they are sometimes true and sometimes not. For example, Pisces has more of a reputation for sweetness and kindness than it does for cold hard logic, and certainly having Venus conjunct Neptune in that sign will make for some gentle and loving moods this week. But Mercury in Pisces is generally considered to be a debilitated placement, and even if it wasn’t in a difficult sign for it, poor Mercury isn’t getting much help this week.
If you’re a fan of love, Venus gets two incredibly helpful aspects this week. Venus sextile Pluto (exact on Tuesday) lends real intensity to your romantic appetites… so much so that it may lead to some unwise decisions. If you like your excesses to be… um, excessive… you’re going to absolutely love Venus trine Jupiter, which is exact on Thursday. Normally I would be advising you not to get too carried away with spending or eating or romantically throwing yourself at someone, but there’s something about Venus in Pisces trine Jupiter in Scorpio that just isn’t going to listen. So go ahead, knock yourself out.
Maybe you won’t be listening, because right in the middle of the week Mercury gets two aspects that are going to make it much easier to listen to your impulses than your reason. First, Mercury sextile Pluto would normally be the sort of thing that sharpens your wits. Unfortunately, Wednesday is also the day Mercury is square Mars in Sagittarius. Mars in Sagittarius is not known for its diplomacy or subtlety (let alone “thinking things through”), and the odds are very good that you or someone around you this week will be speaking their mind in a less than kind manner. Just remember to be forgiving, and try really hard not to be that person.
Even people who aren’t into astrology know that a Full Moon can make emotions boil over, and Thursday gives us a Full Moon in Virgo. Most people don’t associate Virgo with “maniacs,” but in my experience, the Full Moon in either Virgo or Pisces is often the edgiest of them all.
Worst case scenario, if anything goes terribly off the rails for you or your loved ones this week, the weekend brings an opportunity to make peace with things. Sun conjunct Neptune in Pisces has a magical effect when it comes to soothing the ego. Make as much peace as you can, while you can, because next week some planets enter Aries and Jupiter turns retrograde and it’s going to be a whole different story…