Weekly insights into the stars

The Bigger Picture, Handling Contradictions & Jupiter’s 11th Hour Luck

Mars in Aries is about the strongest symbol you can get for directness, immediacy and total conviction, but when he switches to retrograde such qualities get compromised or reversed. Pay close attention to the things that surface for you midweek, especially if you have planets or Angles at or close to the signs and degrees of these turning points. Look out for an A to B journey suddenly taking you the long way around.

Life & Love’s Dilemmas, Honouring not Owning, Could or Should?

The love planets Venus and Mars squaring up to each can indicate times of friction or reveal your incompatibilities rather than your similarities. That’s not always a bad thing. A lot of relationship research shows that the couples who make the greatest success of their lives together are those who very different from each other. In fact, trying to make someone align with everything you want and in the way that you want is the fastest way to breed possessiveness and to suck the life out of romance. It’s not “sameness” that attracts us or fascinates us.

Relationships, Trustful or Toxic, Questions & Answers

In sharp contrast to Mars’ stops and starts, both Mercury and Venus are at full speed and there’s definitely some teamwork going on as they’ll align by positive aspect at the end of next week before both changing sign within 12 hours of each other. Whatever else may be slowing you down in terms of the how, when, if questions – an ongoing theme in a world being controlled by a pandemic – these Mercury aspects are promising for meaningful and helpful connections.