By Tracy Allen.
December 22–January 19
Passion and reason mix as relationship-oriented Venus in your sign hooks up with fervid Pluto in managerial Capricorn and pragmatic Saturn in steamy Scorpio. Quite a complicated brew, but it can absolutely work in your favor. Law-of-attraction Venus helps you to draw people to you magnetically, while Pluto turns up the heat. Whether it’s your appetite for power, your ardor for a particular love interest or your desire for personal satisfaction, it rules the week. Your zeal is contagious, making contacts ready and willing to help you get what you want. Venus’s run-in with excessive Jupiter in your job sector serves as a necessary reminder not to come on too strong at work. Empower yourself rather than attempting to wield power over others.
January 20–February 18
Your week starts off with powerful unconscious desires making themselves known, and you probably feel like they’d be too much if you tried to express them. But covetous Venus’s dance with no-nonsense Saturn in your aspirations angle implies that whatever it is that you’re wanting so desperately could actually work out. When the energized sun and clever Mercury enter your inventive sign later in the week, your enthusiasm and brains kick in. Although you may think of yourself as more the cool and detached type, your best shot at getting what you want is to put your cards on the table.
February 19–March 20
You want a lot from the people in your life this week, as social Venus conjoins powerful Pluto in your friends-and-network zone, clicks with demanding Saturn in your vision sector and clashes with high-expectations Jupiter in your family angle. You’re placing your faith in personal and professional relationships and possibly sensing that you might take it too far. Strong desires and believing in other people and in your own future make you feel vulnerable, but it’s all worth it if it gets you unstuck. Let yourself feed off the energy that you get from others this week, because you’ll soon be entering a period of seclusion and reflection.
March 21–April 19
With appealing Venus in your ambition angle, you’ll attract positive attention from higher ups and may find yourself drawn to someone senior to you, either in years or in status. Venus represents want, and when she pairs up with powerful Pluto this week, you’ll have a strong desire to get ahead and to have control over your place in the world. This desire may be unpleasantly intensified by your drive to know the so-called truth about your future. You want so much to get a handle on where you’re headed, but as you active and autonomous Aries ought to know, free will rivals fate. Put energy and thought into achieving your aims and connecting with people who can help you to do so.
April 20–May 20
Venus meets up with forceful Pluto in your journeys zone this week, increasing your craving for travel or mind expansion. But Venus’s uncomfortable encounter with too-much Jupiter in your resources house suggests that getting exactly what you want right this second may break the bank. If you can’t afford ten days in Costa Rica or a wine-tasting class just yet, scratch the itch with cheaper options like a day trip, ethnic cuisine, a museum exhibit about a different culture, a novel set in a foreign country—something invigorating and educational. Also, Venus is making nice with practical Saturn in your partnership angle, so teamwork may get you more of what you want.
May 21–June 20
Relational Venus in your sharing zone comes up against expectant Jupiter in your sign and links with overpowering Pluto and authoritative Saturn. The ongoing theme of partnership continues to play out in your life this week. Merging is still the name of the game, though what you hope to get out of your collaborations and relationships is probably more than people can deliver. Issues around trust, jealousy and betrayal may arise, thanks to Pluto’s involvement. But if you keep your gaze trained on practical matters and use your clever mind to devise action steps, you’ll be able to get past those issues. You want what you want right now, but getting it entails working out the kinks in your relationships.
June 21–July 22
Four planets in your others zone, including lovely Venus, are signaling that you need to prioritize relationships this week. Venus combines with sexual Pluto and committed Saturn in your romance-and-creativity house, implying that an up-close-and-personal relationship is the one demanding your full attention. Pluto and Saturn are also about power and goals, though, so it could be that you want very much to express your creativity publicly. The common thread is a potent desire to fulfill your potential through connecting with people. Your faith may start to waver, as Venus forms an awkward angle with hopeful Jupiter in your subconscious sector, but communication can save the day. Spell out what you want, listen closely to their side and be prepared for the complexities of give-and-take.
July 23–August 22
Valuable Venus in your efficiency zone makes contact with three other planets this week—perfect time to assess what’s working in your life and what’s not, then adjust accordingly. Don’t get into a power struggle with coworkers, when what you really need to be focusing on is what you want. It’s all too easy to look around when you’re dissatisfied and concern yourself with what others have got going on, but putting the blinders on is the smarter move. Think about your time management, job, health, habits and responsibilities. Wherever you’re coming up short of your expectations, generate answers that will help get your daily routine closer to what you wish it to be.
August 23–September 22
You’ve got the go-ahead to wear your heart on your sleeve this week when sweet Venus joins ranks with deep Pluto in your love zone and serious Saturn in your communication sector. Venus’s clash with optimistic Jupiter in your goals angle implies that your romantic life or creative output may not be everything you’d hoped it would be at this point. But the strength of your words has the power to persuade, and your intense desire is altogether seductive now. As long as you’re coming from a place that’s pure and true, such persuasion and seduction don’t amount to manipulation. You want something more, and you have every right to express that.
September 23–October 22
Your peace-loving ruler, Venus, meshes with transformational Pluto in your foundation angle and break-it-down Saturn in your resources zone this week, calling for you to figure out what it’s going to take for you to feel emotionally settled. At the end of the day, what makes you feel deeply fulfilled, content and comfortable? What do you want from your home and/or your family? Is your nest a source of not only rest and relaxation, but renewal? Does your home base nourish and sustain you? The fact that travel and adventure appeal to you, especially lately, is not necessarily at odds with the need to feel strongly rooted.
October 23–November 21
Desirous Venus in your communication sector is nudging you to, well, communicate your desires. And when she pairs with Pluto—your passionate ruling planet—this week, your emotions intensify further. Intense emotions are characteristic of your sign, so they won’t necessarily make you feel uneasy. In fact, they may make you feel very much yourself. But with four planets in your verbal zone, you should talk them out. Venus syncs with serious Saturn in Scorpio, permitting clarity. It’s possible now to discern how you can make all this fire and desire work for you. Channeling your heat wisely in order to cultivate something deep and lasting will be more rewarding than boiling over and overpowering someone.
November 22–December 21
Zero in on anything pertaining to worth this week, when valuable Venus links with potent Pluto in your resources house and pragmatic Saturn in your endings zone. Put a stop to costly habits and behaviors that are working against your efforts to replenish wealth. Ask yourself the hard questions about financial priorities and dig deep to unearth underutilized talents. You want to change your economic situation, and it can happen when you transform your confidence and your attitude about money and possessions. This is a good week for seeing these issues clearly and continually querying what everything’s worth to you. You’re likely to hit a snag if you’re dealing with this subject in a relationship, so keep the lines of communication open and discuss expectations honestly.
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