STARCAST: Batten down the hatches. Prepare for a killer week. Couples will wait at the wrong corners, emails will fade to ether, love notes come unglued. Mercury Retrograde will be hard on computers too. Once you recognize the toll his planetary tantrums take on personal communications, you’ll see the need for caution. Guarding against Mercury’s mad moments enables us to increase our productivity while avoiding at least some of the frustration they bring about.
ARIES (March 20-April 18)
No matter how you slice it, this week’s dicey. First, Mercury goes bananas in your so-called play house. A romantic snafu? Maybe? Maybe be not. They’re not always about love. Next, the Sun looms large in your joint finance sector. Someone may find a mistake in your favor. Though, it’s equally likely to be one in their own. Mercury is such a Merry Prankster!
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
An inquisitive Mercury noses ’round your roots cellar. Better head that renegade off at the pass because the issue involves your home or family. Maybe both. Real estate could also be part of the mix. Call home to verify. You still remember the number, don’t you?
GEMINI (May 20-June 19)
With Mercury whirling and twirling through your charm and chat room, expect life to heat up. Witty new contacts and communications of all kinds work to your advantage. Just remember that Mercury can also be mischievous. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Walk lightly and carry a tape recorder.
CANCER (June 20-July 21)
As 2017 skips merrily forward, you enjoy a post birthday high. Make it a good one! But keep in mind that rogue Mercury has set up his Monopoly board in your money house. A Pass Go! card appears, possibly a karmic dividend. Just be careful how you play it lest there be a joker in the deck
LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)
A failed creative venture can develop legs now, so could a romantic scheme that never quite got off the ground. It’s all very exciting–not to mention transformational. With an assist from Mercury, some Leos will discover just how big the big stars really are because they’ll be part of the constellation
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)
Getting plaudits for what you do has never topped the list for you Melanie Wilkes types You’re so much more into the virtue is its own reward thing. (Yes, even if you’re a seven foot linebacker.) This week a past communication resurfaces, bringing a surprise solution to a present day problem. Expect to carry a difficult day. It’s called good karma and you deserve it.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)
Mercury pirouettes ’round your wish house and the possibilities are limitless. Your mission–should you choose to accept it–is to actualize your goals by “playing nice” with friends and colleagues. Once again, it’s a “who you know” thing that pays off well if you get it right. (There lies the catch.)
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)
You’re the block mom-or is it dad?-of your office, arranging things, running errands, delivering messages-when you’re not hunched over your computer sending out mother hen (or daddy rooster) e-mails. That’s all very nice, but what have you done for you lately? Words from your silver tongue can forge a new and better working relationship with someone difficult. Open that window of opportunity and let fly.
SAGITARRIUS (Nov.21-Dec. 20)
Remember that old song, “Fly the ocean in a silver plane, see the jungle when it’s wet with rain”? With Mercury tickling your travel bone, how could you not crave action, excitement, at the very least a change of scene? Merc makes a dandy travel agent with plane, train or camel at the ready. So get with the program. Just don’t forget your passport
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)
With mischievous Mercury hyping your hormone house, lovers and other strangers scramble for the reins. For once, forego the pushy stuff for which you’re infamous. Decide instead what you really, really want from people and situations involving intimacy, joint funds or all of the above. Next, resolve to get it-in a nice way.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)
Sure, you’re independent. If there was ever a sign ready and able to go the long haul alone, it’s Aquarius. But is that really the course you want to follow? Current vibes are right for a bigger than both of us gamble. Consider, too, that partnerships come in many forms. Who said you had to do the two by two Noah’s Ark thing? It’s your life!
PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)
With Mercury poised for plunder in your nitty-gritty house, prepare for an eggwalk. Don’t go off and leave the shopping list on the table. And do try to be patient with people who show up late-or not at all. On the good side, this is a great time to redo or retool. Tackle a project that never quite made it off the drawing board. It’s ready to fly.
I was born 08-08-1962 in Mexicali Mx. Leo readings have been positive this year but spinning into the hole with no end in sight. Ten years ago I was playing golf in Australia with no financial worries whatsoever. Now I’m having trouble paying my monthly bills. Why? Any insight? I’d appreciate it.
Answer: Admittedly Saturn, the cosmic disciplinarian, doesn’t sit well in your Sagittarius, your planetary playhouse. A two-year Saturnine drain on passion, creativity and romance sounds pretty grim. At the very least you’ve taken a much more serious approach, one that’s affected your home and family sector. Issues with mothers and other older family have been particularly challenging. At the very least your living situation has been limited.
Happily, this dreary period is finally drawing to a close. What you’ve experienced can take your talents to new professional heights. Dial the agent, prep the demo reel, liven the portfolio. The force is back with you. The time’s come to do what you do best . . . have fun. Lighten up and the rest will come.