BY GEORGIA NICOLS January 24, 2021
All Signs: There are four notable events this week. What are these four events? First, Mercury goes retrograde until Feb. 21. This means we can expect mixed-up communications, delays, lost paperwork and goofy, silly mistakes. (It’s already here.) This is a poor time to begin a venture or initiate anything new; but it’s an excellent time to finish old business. It’s also a poor time to buy cars, trucks, motorcycles, cell phones and computers. The three other events are: The Sun will be at odds with Uranus. (Unpredictable rebellion!) Venus will line up with Pluto. (Intense passion!) And finally, the Sun will hug Jupiter. (Good news!) And as Groucho Marx said, “Time flies like an arrow! Fruit flies like a banana.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Well, you’re definitely hearing from people you haven’t heard from for a while. Friends from the past are popping up out of the woodwork! You might also encounter or hear from people you met before in groups and organizations. Very possibly, this is what triggers a surprise for you or something unexpected. Or it could be a surprise that relates to your income or something that you own – a particular possession? This encounter might also bring good news. “Glad tidings from on high.” Some of you will be passionately involved in a romantic way with a boss or someone in a position of authority. This could be the kind of relationship you shouldn’t go near – but can’t resist. (Be still my beating heart.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The events mentioned in All Signs above are taking place at the top of your chart. You might be surprised by a boss, parent or someone in a position of authority because they will do something that catches you off guard. And yet, something will please and delight you, perhaps a windfall? Something might happen that puts your name up in lights! You are admired! Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde will attract bosses, parents, teachers and authority figures from your past back into your world again. They might want to congratulate you. Nevertheless, despite all this fanfare, you desperately want to travel and expand your world. Romance with someone “different” will sizzle!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Things are a bit complicated because you want to put energy into travel and moving beyond your comfort zone. You want stimulation and adventure! (Actually, this is exactly what some of you will encounter this week.) However, your surprise could be due to a sudden change that affects you legally, medically or something to do with publishing, the media and higher education. It’s true that wonderful opportunities to expand your world do exist; however, something might trip you up or create delays. (Oops!) Meanwhile romantic relationships are impossibly passionate and intense. (Gasp!) One nice benefit: Mercury retrograde will help you finish old papers, school projects and manuscripts. At last!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You are a thrifty sign who appreciates a good value. Therefore, do be aware that all this energy mentioned in All Signs above is taking place in one of your Money Houses, specifically, the House related to the wealth of others and how the wealth and assets of others impact you and your wealth. Yes, this includes credit, debt, Visa and MasterCard. For starters, Mercury retrograde will give you an opportunity to finish old financial transactions and dealings with inheritances and insurance matters. Admittedly, it will also create delays. You can also expect a windfall or good fortune in your dealings. You might get money back from the government. You might get money or a favour from someone. However, something will also surprise you or catch you off guard so stay on top of things. You snooze – you lose.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
The planetary events this week that are mentioned in All Signs above are almost all taking place opposite your sign. “Hello out there? Can you hear me?” Expect to be touch with ex-partners and old friends. They will even pop up a lot in your memory. (Count on this.) Nevertheless, someone will surprise you or do something that catches you off guard. It might be something delightful that is connected to a partner or close friend because it will be feel-good and uplifting! It might expand your world? You might be introduced to someone new who is unusual? (Meanwhile, you are intense and determined to improve your health.)
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You are definitely focused on your job and your health. No question. Something unexpected might occur in either of these areas. You might want more freedom in your job? In fact, your desire for independence might be flirting with rebellion! Be aware that technological glitches or a breakdown might occur. Argh! However, good news related to your health or your job will also come your way. For some, it will include work-related travel. Pet owners should be vigilant because something unexpected might impact your pet. Meanwhile, lovers will experience passion worthy of a diary entry. (Who has time to write?)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This is a social month; therefore, all this strong energy mentioned in All Signs above will impact romantic relationships, social and playful diversions, the arts, the entertainment world, sports and anything to do with fun times with children. These are the areas where you can expect a surprise this week. (Parents should be vigilant about their kids in case of possible accidents.) However, something quite delightful will also occur! A chance for a vacation or a fun way to expand your world? Meanwhile, old flames are back on the scene and in your mind. Oh yeah. Your desire to improve something at home is very strong now. You are intent on these improvements.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
In All Signs above, I mention four major events taking place this week. Three of those events will affect home and family for you. One influence will be very pleasant. Increased wealth or good news will make you happy about your home. Your home or family might expand. A gathering might take place. Wealth related to your home might increase. Meanwhile, sudden news or something unexpected will also impact home and family. In addition, you begin a month-long journey where family and relatives from the past are back in the picture. Not only are you more involved with family you haven’t heard from for a while, you might misplace items and suffer from goofy mistakes at home. You will also feel very intensely about something. And who can be more passionate than you?
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This is certainly a fast-paced time for you! Be careful this week because it’s an accident-prone week for your sign. Something unexpected will impact your daily routine. You might meet new faces, see new places or change the way you do things on a daily basis. You will also be very happy for some reason. Good news will make you feel enthusiastic and optimistic about your future. Meanwhile, Mercury retrograde has arrived, which means you will face transportation delays, car breakdowns, missed appointments, mixed-up communications – the whole enchilada. Perhaps that’s why you feel so strongly about buying something? (“I must have it!”) Or maybe this intense passion relates to how you want to make money?
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Because this year has such a strong emphasis on wealth and assets for you (you will get richer) – therefore, the events mentioned in All Signs above will primarily impact financial matters for you as well as your wealth and possessions. Mercury retrograde will create delays in financial matters. Cheques in the mail will be late. Negotiations you want to achieve will be delayed. On the other hand, this is a wonderful opportunity to finish up old business. Meanwhile, something sudden and unexpected could impact your wealth and possessions. A windfall or sudden chance to earn more money is possible. Privately, you will want something very much this week – a person or an item. Be sensible. Don’t play games.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Yowsers! Almost everything mentioned in All Signs above is taking place in Aquarius. Expect to be involved with ex-partners and old friends from your past. This might be a chance for closure. Or it might be a chance to get a better understanding or a more accurate perspective on things? Something will surprise you that’s for sure, especially at the beginning of the week. However, something delightful will also occur, which will be good fortune for you. It will might expand your world or bring you opportunities. Those who are involved in secret love affairs now will be embroiled in passion! However, some of you will also intensely want something – unrelated to romance. You know who you are.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This is an interesting week because so much is going on behind the scenes! You will definitely feel things impacting your life; however, it will not be that evident to onlookers or someone who knows you casually. Perhaps these will be inner shifts and private changes? For sure, you will feel inwardly surprised or caught off guard in some way. And also (and this is good news), you will feel inwardly pleased about something. Perhaps more than any other sign in the zodiac, you will benefit from this particular Mercury retrograde because it will help you research the past, study history and be personally introspective. Self-scrutiny might reveal new truths. “They really like me!”