Astrologers use a lot of jargon, that to an outsider can be quite incomprehensible. Indeed it can sound like a separate language, with its own grammar and vocabulary. However this language has a purpose and it’s an attempt to make sense of a complicated world, and also to describe both great and small events using astrological symbolism.
The big event this week, that I’m sure a lot of astrologers are talking about, is a grand trine in Earth signs.
A grand trine, as you might expect, is a triangular formation. It happens when three or more planets form an equilateral triangle. And this week such a triangle is formed, involving Venus and Jupiter in Taurus, Mars in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn.
As a result of this formation, things are going to be moving quickly. A small amount of energy will create big results, for better or for worse. So in terms of politics and current affairs, expect a rollercoaster ride.
The grand trine involves both Venus and Mars, the planets of sexuality, and this could have implications for love and romance. Emotions will run free and easy, and the romantic pace could go from zero to a hundred in the blink of an eye. Very exciting but also very dangerous!
Anyway, here’s your forecast for the week starting on Monday March 12…
March 20 to April 19
It might be necessary to repeat yourself. So don’t put too much effort into getting your message across, because it’s possible that very few people are listening. Unless, of course, the message is super-important, and lives and fortunes are at stake. However if you are being ignored, try not to get annoyed. It’s a temporary situation, which in a few weeks time will sort itself out. Also, the issue has nothing to do with you and it’s more to do with the fact that the planet Mercury is starting to go backwards. I should also point out that you yourself are in a strong position, thanks to a favourable aspect between Mars and Pluto. When you’re alone, in an environment where you have total control, you can ironically have a strong influence on the world around you. In fact, the less you’re seen, the more powerful you’ll be. That can be difficult for an Aries to understand, but you’ll have to trust me on this one. It’s because no-one can can see you, or guess what you’re up to. And it’s only when you spring your trap, at a time of your choosing, that they’ll see the full picture. So not surprisingly you can do very well in your career, provided you don’t draw attention to yourself. A blast of hard work, that seems boring, can give you the break you need.
April 20 to May 20
This week there is a major astrological configuration, known as a ‘grand trine’ . A grand trine takes place when there is a planet in each sign of a particular element, and these planets are making a ‘trine’ aspect, which is 120 degrees, or a third of the circle. Sorry, that sounded more complicated than I had expected. To get down to details, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto are forming a grand trine in Earth signs ñ Venus and Jupiter are in Taurus, Mars is in Virgo and Pluto is in Capricorn. Venus is your ruling planet, so the power of Mars, Jupiter and Pluto is going to be very helpful. You’ll find that it’s easy to get things done, and things will move, faster than expected. Though you do have to be careful ñ big results require very little energy, and if you put too much effort into something you could set into action a chain of events that you weren’t planning on. Looking at your career, and I’m pretty sure that you can get your way, but you have to ask yourself whether or not the ends justify the means. In other words, you can get what you want, but will it be worth the price? Finishing up with love, and the Venus-Mars energy is strong, so attracting someone’s attention will be easy, perhaps too easy!
May 21 to June 20
Lightning sometimes strikes twice. Even three times. So if you have recently had to deal with an unusual set of circumstances, that seemed to come from nowhere, then consider the possibility that it might all happen again. And really, we’re not talking about anything random. It’s all about what you’re doing and who you’re hanging out with. You are, in many respects, carrying a lightning rod, and when the atmosphere thickens, it’s often you who ends up in the firing line. But I don’t want to give the wrong impression. There’s almost certainly nothing to be worried about, and most Gemini’s enjoy surprises, at least in theory. Indeed if you’re ready for a surprise, you can sometimes benefit from it. Or indeed you can turn the tables, especially in a social setting. Your friends might think that they know you, but actually, they’re only skimming the surface. You’ve got something up your sleeve, and when you reveal your hand there’ll be a sense of genuine shock. Just how Gemini likes it! I should also say that Gemini’s can be very changeable. Right now, there’s something you’re taking seriously, almost to the point of religious or political fervour. However you can’t keep it up for much longer, and boredom will soon set in. You’ll then be on the look out for something different.
June 21 to July 21
Astrologically it’s an active week, and your star sign is right in the thick of it. To be more specific, the sign Cancer will be on the midpoint of a favourable aspect between Venus and Mars. This Venus-Mars aspect is connected with attraction and persuasion, and there’s little doubt that you can make things happen, through the brilliance of your personality. You’ll know how to balance the give and the take, and you’ll understand that if you want a lot you’ll have to give a little. Though bear in mind that some people are more powerful than others, and a person who seems meek and mild could actually be the one pulling the strings. So if you’re starting a new relationship this week, whatever its nature, you mustn’t assume that everything is going to pan out in a particular way. You might indeed be the mover and shaker, manipulating the thing at every step of the way. But sometimes you’re over-shadowed, by a person who will be very difficult to compete with. Looking at your career, and you might receive an unexpected message. This message is probably not as significant as it sounds.
July 22 to August 22
Stop and listen. Watch other people zooming around, trying their hardest to be successful. Do you have to follow the crowd? Is it even advisable to follow the crowd? You can see the world for what it really is, at least if you’re honest with yourself, and you have a chance to learn from other people’s mistakes. In the process you mustn’t be drawn in. Someone has a good idea, and their words sound convincing, but in most cases you should stick to your guns. Right now you’re not able to make informed decisions, and it won’t be for another week or two that you’re ready to move. Yes, the environment is powerful, and there are some big things going on, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be involved. As far as your career is concerned, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that things are changing. Workmates and employers are behaving differently, and this is a surely a sign of things to come. You can mentally prepare for the next phase, and rather than follow the crowd you can be ahead of it.
August 23 to September 22
It’s an important week for the Earth signs, namely Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. The planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto are forming a powerful configuration, which can’t fail to have an impact on you. There are wider, cosmic events, which are influencing people’s everyday lives. We’re talking about events that we can’t do anything about, and the emphasis is on fate rather than free will. However every successful Virgo understands these broader rhythms, and they align their lifestyle accordingly. Under these circumstances, you need to be adaptable, but you also have to look after your own interests. Go where the wind blows, but only up to a point, and if you’re unhappy about doing something, perhaps because it feels wrong, then nine times out of ten you shouldn’t do it. On a different note, you need to tread carefully when dealing with other people and their emotions. It’s easy to get fixated on surface appearances, and lose sight of the deeper feelings that are involved. But a bit of diplomacy can go a long way.
September 23 to October 22
As I’m sure you know, Venus is your ruling planet. And this week Venus receives important aspects from Mars, Jupiter and Pluto. You’re going to be strongly placed, and you’ll have a clear sense of what needs to be done. Though there’s no need to make a big fuss about it. Your power is obvious, and you don’t need to explain yourself. Indeed in most cases, the less you say, the greater your impact. Because if you spend ages trying to explain yourself, people are going to ask questions, and the force of your personality could be weakened. Also, you need to understand your power base. Fundamentally, it’s your home. This doesn’t mean that you have to spend all your time in your home environment, but you do need regular periods of rest and recuperation. An area of your life that could be very interesting is relationships. You and someone else have a close tie with one another, and this week it could get even closer. To take it further, it’s a situation where you mightn’t have much choice. If you meet someone for the first time, things could move very quickly, so don’t start something unless you’ve thought through the consequences.
October 23 to November 21
Venus, Jupiter and Pluto are making wonderful aspects to Mars, your ruling planet. As a result you’re going to be highly energised. The world will seem an exciting place, and there’ll be many opportunities for having fun. However it’s important that you don’t go over the top. You’ve only got so much energy at your disposal, and if you take things too far you could exhaust yourself. So be aware of your limitations, particularly on a physical level. Also, you mustn’t feel that you have to do everything on your own. There are people out there who are ready and willing to lend you a hand, and in a partnership situation you can be very successful ñ provided you resist the temptation to be a primadonna. By all means be honest about your opinions, but don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re special. Looking at relationships, and the situation is excellent, thanks to the Venus-Mars contact. For a Scorpio, you’ll be very easy to get on with, and you’ll be focused on people’s similarities rather than their differences. So if an existing relationship has recently had problems, you’ll be able to repair the cracks. If you’re single, then a friendship could move into new territory, if that’s what you want.
November 22 to December 21
Right now you’ve got a great sense of fun, and your sense of humour will be on brilliant form. The things you say will immediately grab people’s attention, and you’ll know how to make them laugh. In most cases this is a good thing ñ an on-form Sagittarian is the perfect ice-breaker. However some people have delicate dispositions, and if you say things without thinking, you could cause serious upset. Still, in the right company you’ll be a real star and your friends are going to love you. And you yourself must be ready for a shock. Not everyone is going to behave as expected, and a person who you thought was predictable is going to do the last thing you expected. But it’s not a problem, you can handle it. Looking at you career, and Mars continues to move through the career sector of your solar chart, where it aspects both Venus and Pluto. Recently things haven’t been very smooth, and just when you thought a job was done, you had to start all over again. Well, you might now see some real evidence that you’re on the right track. On the other hand if you’re looking for a job, attention to detail can make all the difference.
December 22 to January 19
A few years ago the planet Pluto went into your star sign. The significance of this change-over may not have been immediately apparent, but it actually represented a real transformation. Slowly but surely Pluto is making its presence felt, and this week, when Venus, Mars and Jupiter are aspecting this planet, you’ll start realising what’s going on. The influence of Venus and Mars will make you much stronger, and you’ll be able to propel yourself towards the achievement of your ambitions. You’ll probably be helped by other people, who’ll take a keen interest in your personal and career development. They’ll take the view that your success is their success. Also, you can benefit from foreign contacts and methods ñ so be open-minded, and if you’re given unusual advice, don’t immediately reject it. Looking at your love life, and a certain amount of responsibility is required. You’re stronger than your realise, and small actions could have big consequences. But you’re a responsible Capricorn, you won’t do anything stupid!
January 20 to February 18
This week you’re a visionary. You can see what other people are missing, and you want to tell everyone the good news. However you have to understand that being a visionary has its costs, and in particular, you can find yourself in a world of your own. If you explain what’s on your mind you’re likely to get puzzled looks, but really that shouldn’t bother you. There are things you have to explore on your own, and other people are going to be of limited use. At least most other people are going to be useless. There is one person, and only one person, who can help you out in a big way, and it’ll be up to you to recognise them. It’s someone who is versatile and charismatic, who can take charge of any situation, however complicated. As far as your career is concerned, things are OK, but not brilliant ñ in other words, things could be better, but they could also be worse. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll get to the bottom of the matter. You have to do something differently, but in such a way that no-one notices.
February 19 to March 19
Things are moving fast, and try as you might, you’re not going to be able to keep track of it all. So it’s important to do one thing at a time, otherwise you could get flooded. Decide what matters, preferably at the beginning of the week, and make a list. That way you can maintain some semblance of order. Yet even with the best will in the world, there could be some unexpected events. Some people have a mind of their own, and they could all of a sudden behave out of character. This is particularly the case where money is involved. I suppose money brings out the worst in us, and can encourage us to do things that are really unusual. However it’s important to understand the other person’s point of view ñ even if they’re clearly in the wrong. Finishing up with close relationships, and partners are in a strong position, and they’ll know how to manipulate you. So if freedom matters to you, then this week you should stay out of your partner’s way. Also, you should steer clear of situations that are heavily emotional. It might seem exciting, but the end result could be less than fortunate.