For All Signs: This week is the beginning of major challenges across the globe. The world stage is simply a mirror of what is happening inside of us individually. Mars, the warrior god, is in conflict with Pluto, the authoritarians. People's revolutions might be started, but they cannot be sustained and will be almost immediately quelled. Even if there is a strong public sentiment toward taking freedoms back, those who want to fight will wind up paying dearly for it. Use the energy to strengthen yourself for a battle at a better time. Consider this as advice to you as individuals as well as groups.
Aries: A project begun in the previous winter is now reaching a culmination point. If you have handled all the details along the way, the outcome will be supportive to your sense of self-esteem. It is possible your efforts have threatened those who attempt to oppose you. Do not respond in ruthless fashion, even if someone deserves it.
Taurus: You may be taking a sober look at one or more relationships. Even the very closest friends cannot know each other from the inside. Sometimes we forget this fact and need to become aware that we are actually separate beings, helping when we can. Sometimes our energy is too low to be there for one another.
Gemini: This week on the 17th the Mercury retrograde backs up into your sign. Something you thought resolved is doubling back on you again. Maybe you didn't have all the facts in May when you set it aside. New information causes you to look at it again.
Cancer: The full moon over the weekend may cause you to witness a snarl between your spouse/partner and a family member. Have you ever watched a dog fight? Take a deep breath and walk away. If you attempt to help, someone may turn on you. Perhaps you can help clean the wounds afterward.
Leo: You are in the flow of things now. There are few who would stand in your way. Friendships, partnerships and other relationships are cooperative and helpful to your goals. You will likely find yourself a leader of one or more groups of peers.
Virgo: There is an upcoming shift of Mercury moving back into your 10th house of career and life direction. A plan that you abandoned last month is popping up all over again. You must reexamine the situation. This could be as simple as a piece of paperwork that has been sent back for your review.
Libra: This is not the best week for mechanical objects. Breakage or failures are highly possible. Your reflexes are strung too tightly so make an effort to relax muscles and concentrate on steady, but consistent forward motion. Anxiety is a signal to stop and reconsider.
Scorpio: Necessary expenses (those not of the "fun" type) may develop this week. If not that, you could be just having a little blue mood. It is one of those times when we operate better in solitude. This is an existential dilemma that everyone encounters now and then. It will pass quickly.
Sagittarius: You want to move forward, but something is holding you in place. You may be barely conscious of it or have trouble putting your finger on what it is. The problem holding you back is a belief or a secret that has been handed down through the history of your family.
Capricorn: Your energies are high and you can accomplish a great deal of work. Don't criticize others if they can't or won't match your energy. Avoid antagonizing those in power or you may lose a battle, even if you deserve to win. Walk away from critics who don't know any better.
Aquarius: Circumstances may leave you out of the social loop this week. Astrologically this is a time for self-reflection and not self-condemnation. Having a quiet week is appropriate. Don't turn this into a negative belief about yourself. Enjoy the quiet.
Pisces: Your intuition and creative energies are high right now, but something keeps you from allowing the muse to manifest. Is it fear of being wrong? As long as you are not trying to prove yourself better than others, you can allow a pure expression of the muse.
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