We begin the week with the mighty outer planet, Neptune stationing retrograde. Neptune is a slow moving orb that represents our collective subconscious and has been a particularly important influence in the “fake news” campaign. While Neptune wields its power as the overseer of our psychological leanings it colors our perception with illusion and delusion equally. As a result we are often mislead by what appears to be real than what is. This is a classic manifestation of “fake news” and “altered reality.” It is the master of spin control and ambiguity. When this elusive planet stations retrograde its influence can be magnified and profoundly more influential than normal and can extend to up to 3 months while stationing. Because Neptune is a slow moving outer planet that influence will be longer than that of inner planets and therefore more noteworthy and impactful depending on the location in your individual horoscope chart. When we refer to Neptune as the ruler of the collective subconscious we are talking about an affinity to sway opinion based on illusions and false truths. One of the best examples of the embodiment of Neptune is found in the “Wizard of Oz” when Dorothy pulls back the curtain only to find the professor pulling levers to control the wise and mysterious Oz. In short; manipulation of the truth. Neptune eventually stations direct near the end of November. Read more at my website www.chrisflisher.com, www.turningofthewheel.com
Elsewhere we see the Sun ingress into Cancer and the arrival of the summer solstice. The solstice is always an important day and delivers the longest day of the year. The Sun is at its highest point and the warmth of it pervades our daily lives. Since Cancer is a cardinal sign we can expect to witness a new beginning. The Sun tips into zero degrees Cancer and there is a strong desire to begin. As with all cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) initiation is one of the defining characteristics. Like the opposite point of the winter solstice, this point in time is significant in that it offers up a moment when we can consciously turn towards a new direction. In that regard, our intention towards change is supported by the cosmos and the logic of the universe in general. Some of that potential for a new way forward comes from other planets. Among those most notable is the alignment of Jupiter and Neptune both at the middle degrees of water signs Scorpio (Jupiter) and Pisces (Neptune.) This connection may deliver an abundance of lofty ideals and visions. Jupiter expands that which it connects whereas Neptune rules fantasy. Together the potential for significant course correction is possible, however caution must be taken as this theme can go in either direction. Only those with the power to implement positive motion can deliver positive results. Further negativity will only yield more of the same.
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ARIES (March 21- April 19)
You may have great potential this week as your ruling planet, Mars stands in opposition to Venus. Oppositions can deliver startling results, but the trick is to guide the outcome. Activity can manifest as either positive or negative, but the capacity for action is present. It is up to you to channel that potential. Collaborate creatively.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
In reverse to your astrological neighbor, you have your ruling planet, Venus standing in direct opposition to Mars. The potential for action is very real and if you can turn in the right direction with this influence you can accomplish much. Be aware of conflict though. Look to home and occupation for the action.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Keep an eye on your relationships with your siblings this week. There is great opportunity to turn a sticky situation into a unique learning experience. Be aware of just the opposite as well. You may find that you are dealing with exaggerations and hyperbole at the same time that you are overwhelmed by creativity and passion.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
With the Sun in Cancer and the summer solstice here you may be feeling as if you are in the spotlight. And you may well be. At the same time be cognizant of the weight of responsibility especially to your significant partner or a close friend. Also keep an eye on financial prospects.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Venus may be your friend this week and that may be grand. However, at the same time you have Mars directly opposing that sweet Venus so be aware of tension in your relationships. This same influence can stir up passion in both directions. You may be putting in extra hours at work and that might be the trigger.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You could see some significant progress in your daily work routine. The potential exists to make real, dramatic progress, but you have to be aware of tension existing at the same time. Sometimes drama and tension are a necessary ingredient to get you over a finish line. Creativity may be tested so prepare.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
A burst of creativity could pull you through the week with lots of startling ideas and a touch of tension. The trick will be to sway the energy in a positive direction because the opposite is also possible. Responsibility arrives at home so step up to it. Words have weight at work.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov 21)
Your ruling planet, Mars may be quite influential this week as it sits in your family sector. While this position generally represents action, be aware of the direct opposition of Venus. Your career may be pulling you in one direction and family in the other. Challenges and responsibilities may test ties to siblings.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Travel arrangements could get complicated as Mars and Venus stare down each other in that area of your life. Complex financial considerations could also test the limits of your patience and force you to resolve or renegotiate an existing agreement. What once looked solid may now be under reconsideration. Legal topics could cloud the landscape.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Be aware of financial topics that might involve large organizations such taxes, inheritance, and long-term investments. The potential for resolution is as equally present as deeper confusion. Responsibility is personal and may require adjusting of your expectations to accommodate. Shared goals with partner take on a weighty tone as you plan for the future.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
An aggressive stance may motivate you to act, but be aware of the risks to relationships if you go that route. Projects that are in the final stages may demand more time than you can spare and may up the pressure to complete. Passion may be running quite hot with romantic partner which can go either way. Your choice.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Your patience may be tested if you are in search of an easy ending to an existing project. You may be able to speed up the process but be aware of overstating your urgency. Business associates may require more time than you anticipated and slow down a project with added details. Persist and comply.
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