Mercury in Capricorn retrogrades, backs into Sagittarius, redirects and re-enters Capricorn. Whew! Do we really know which way is up? Will our missives be massive missiles or mushy miscues. Let’s just see.
(Shakira has Mercury in Capricorn)
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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
You think that you are a corporate star but be careful you do not become a shooting star on a down trajectory. Avoid any dramatic and important presentations or talks now when what you say can be misinterpreted. You will be back to full, glorious Aries form in the next two weeks. In the meantime, try to blend quietly into the professional background. Uh oh.
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Travel plans may go awry as reservations get lost or change unexpectedly. But if you are in the mood for adventure and surprising fun, you might want to go with the cosmic flow and see where life takes you. Taureans are advised to double check all plans ... and carry a toothbrush with them at all times. Now where did I last see your luggage....?
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
If you find that your best and sexiest moves are slightly off the mark this week, don’t panic. Geminis often know all the right things to do to attract whoever they want but now some of your actions are taken out of context. Chalk up your lack of finesse to the vagaries of the fates and resolve to behave. Well, at least for this week. Next week will be another thing.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers may feel the need to unburden themselves to partners but wait. Now you are apt to say one thing too much or have your heartfelt opinions totally misinterpreted. Postpone heavy discussions or disagreements. Don’t rock the boat. Let it gently float along. For those seeking a connection, let your actions speak louder than your words.
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
This is the time to make your excuses and take a short vacation. The disfunctionality of the job makes itself apparent and your ability to get things done is hampered by nit picky problems and misdirection. Don’t sweat it. It is all small stuff. But you can reduce your stress by finding other, more pleasant activities to fill your time. Anyone we know, Leo?
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
While you ache to have a good time, the good times you find may make you ache for structure. Virgos are in the thick of the festivities but cannot control the action. Anything you say winds up being ignored or misused. Why fight it? Sit back and let others call the shots. You may have a good time despite yourself... if you don’t misplace the directions to the event!
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Any family discussions should be put on hold this week. Libras with a bone to pick with relatives will not be able to convince them of their evil ways. In fact, it may make matters worse. So give yourself a reprieve and enjoy any spare time with friends or lovers. And if that doesn’t work, find some quiet time alone. And maybe that will occur anyway. Ahem.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Anything you say can and will be held against you, Scorpio. Try to carefully consider your words before you speak now. Your great ideas may miss the mark. And you may, in turn, not listen carefully enough to what others have to say. Avoid hurt feelings by finding ways to communicate that leave little room for misinterpretation. Speak softly and carry a big stick?
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Although you know exactly what you want, the fates conspire to over or under deliver on them. You may not get what you pay for. The best advice I can give Sagittarians is to modify your expectations and expect the unexpected. You can eventually become a driving force but be sure to keep your vision focused clearly on the road ahead. No detours please.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
First impressions may not go as anticipated. Capricorns with people to meet and greet might want to defer any important liaisons until early February. But if you can maintain a sense of humor, you may be able to recapture the magic of the first encounter and make it work for you for future success. However I suggest you leave the whoopie cushion at home.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
If a confidant offers you a juicy secret, make no promises on keeping it this week. Aquarians now have loose lips which can sink any and all ships. As much as you try to be discreet, nothing can be kept under wraps it seems, including secrets about yourself. Be prepared to have it exposed and all hanging out. But hey, they say that some folks like it that way.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Expect a misunderstanding among friends this week as what you think you heard, or what they think you said, undergoes a dramatic reinterpretation. Phone calls are missed, invitations are lost in the email and feelings may get bruised. But all is not lost! Forgive, forget and vow to double and triple check any platonic communication. Then party on, Pisces!