BY GEORGIA NICOLS May 23, 2021
All Signs: And the beat goes on. We have all been feeling the effects of Mercury retrograde; however, this week, Mercury Retrograde officially begins (yes, folks – it’s official) So, what’s the overview for this week? How is this Gemini Sun affecting us? How is Mercury Retrograde (also in Gemini) creating havoc? And what’s up with Mars? And who is that man behind the curtain? The thing to remember about Mercury Retrograde is that as annoying as it can be, it deals with small stuff. Yes, I know that a flat tire or a computer problem doesn’t feel “small”, but it’s not a hurricane. These are niggling frustrations that we can handle. What’s not to handle? “Remember when there were two Scott the Plumbers and then they both moved away at the same time?” That’s major.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This is a busy fast-paced week. Relations with siblings, relatives and neighbours will be warm and cozy, which is nice. (Plus, it makes life easier.) Nevertheless, Mercury Retrograde will threaten transportation issues. (Aaggh.) Expect missed buses, car problems, truck mishaps, flat tires and unexpected repairs to ground transportation, including bikes. (This is a heavy cross to bear but not as heavy as when both plumbers leave town.) Also, increased chaos and activity on the home front will be maddening and require patience with family members. Reward yourself with some fun socializing, if you can do this safely. This week, your ability to work effectively with everyone will contribute to your productivity.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This week you will be busy socializing with friends and groups – no question. Furthermore, you will be proactive in all your communications with others. You won’t hesitate to say what you mean and mean what you say! Meanwhile, the Full Moon on Wednesday might bring financial matters to a head, especially related to the wealth of your partner or something to do with loans and mortgages. Fortunately, because you are the financial wizard of the zodiac, you will work things out in your favour. Nevertheless, cheques in the mail will be late and goofy, financial delays will be frustrating. Having said that, Venus in your House of Earnings will attract money to you. Yay!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This is a happening week! The Sun, Mercury retrograde and Venus are all in your sign; and on Wednesday, the only Full Moon directly opposite your sign all year will take place. Yikes! (What do you wear to a midlife crisis?) Tension with a partner or close friend might take place. Possibly due to the fact that ex-partners and old friends are back in the picture? Could jealousy be a factor? (“It’s complicated.”) Fortunately, both the Sun and Venus will empower you and make you confident, charming and diplomatic. In addition, Jupiter at the top of your chart makes your reputation shine! This means whatever happens, you will come out smelling like a rose. No worries.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You are pulled in several directions this week. Part of you wants to hide and keep a low profile, especially because some kind of hidden activity (or a hidden relationship) is going on and you might want to avoid the fallout. Nevertheless, Mars in your sign makes you confident, proactive and ready to jump on anything with both feet. “I’m on it!” Actually, it might be a good idea to use physical exercise to blow off any pent-up steam that could be building up within you. Midweek, the Full Moon could bring a health situation to a head or something to do with your job or a pet. After the Full Moon is over, especially by the end of the week, these problems will dissipate or disappear. (Disappear is nice.)
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This is a popular week and you are more involved than usual with creative, artistic people, which you adore. You might hear from old friends or members of groups from the past because of Mercury retrograde. Meanwhile, you might be unsure of future goals. By early July, you’ll have a better idea of what you really want to do. Why not let those plans simmer on the back burner of your mind? Issues related to your kids or a romantic partner might be tough to deal with midweek. Fear not because after the Full Moon peaks, by Friday or the weekend, everything is copacetic. Note: At the beginning of this week, it will serve you well to be generous to others.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You are high viz. this week, making a great impression on everyone. In fact, you make such a great impression on bosses and important people, you might begin a romance with someone. It’s time to revisit old issues from the past with parents or bosses you haven’t seen for a while. When it comes to dealing with friends and groups, you’ll be enthusiastic, possibly even competitive. The Full Moon on Wednesday will challenge you because despite the demands of your job or your career, a family member will also make demands on your time. You’re caught in the middle! Cope as best you can, but don’t ignore career. Not this week.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You want to travel and do something different and exciting! Naturally, most of you cannot do this because of Covid restrictions. This means you have to figure out another way to get the feeling that you’re being adventurous and expanding your world. Not easy to do. But you can learn new things and study something new because that can be exciting. You might also have a formal dinner with your family or do something “different” that makes you feel turned on and energized by life. You might “go out for dinner” or “have a drink” in a classy way at home? All things are possible. The trick is to satisfy the urge in your mind, not your body. Guard against accidents midweek. Pay attention to everything you say and do.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Money, loans and mortgages as well as anything to do with shared property and the responsibilities for others is a primary focus for you. In fact, the Full Moon on Wednesday will bring something to do with these these areas to a head. Hopefully, afterwards, there will be some kind of resolution or a solution in sight. Whatever comes up in the beginning of the week could create financial tension for you. Fortunately, after the Full Moon peaks, problems that were intensifying, miraculously diminish or even disappear. Work to benefit others this week, especially before Wednesday’s Full Moon. What you give will come back to you multiplied.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The only Full Moon in your sign all year will peak on Wednesday this week. Problems seem to increase and intensify as the Full Moon approaches, and then inexplicably, after the Full Moon peaks, these same problems diminish or disappear. Some of these problems could be related to tension with partners and close friends; possibly something to do with an ex-partner or an old friend who is back on the scene? You might also have a dispute with someone about shared property or an inheritance. Whatever happens, keep the faith that by the end of the week, everything will mellow out and fall in place. Because it will.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This will be a busy week for you because you are motivated to work and to accomplish as much as you can. Admittedly, Mercury retrograde will create some hassles. Misplaced paperwork, confused communications, lost items, missed appointments and equipment problems are just some things that might dog your footsteps. Nevertheless, you are motivated and focused! Furthermore, relations with coworkers will be smooth and supportive. Having said that, be patient with partners and close friends because some tension here is likely. Problems will intensify before Wednesday’s Full Moon and then afterwards, they will diminish. You can look forward to this. Plus, your optimism is strong!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This is a playful, fun-loving week! Grab every opportunity to enjoy sports, social interactions with others (probably online) and fun activities with kids. You will also enjoy any chance to express your own creativity. Old flames are back in your world either literally or in your thoughts or in your dreams. This is due to Mercury retrograde. In fact, Mercury retrograde might encourage you to resurrect a previous creative project to either finish it or take it in a new direction. Despite your involvement with the arts and children, you are still keen to work hard. Do not let tension building up toward Wednesday’s Full Moon sideline you. Stay mellow.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This is a powerful week for you with lucky Jupiter in your sign. Furthermore, Mars makes you want to play and have fun! It will give you a competitive spirit in sports or any activity. Your focus on home and family will be primary, especially dealing with a parent. Many of you will be in touch with relatives you have not seen for a while. You will enjoy any kind of home entertaining or family gathering – whatever is safe and permitted. You will particularly enjoy making where you live more attractive. Wednesday’s Full Moon will make you feel pulled between the demands of your career versus the demands of home and family. This week you cannot ignore home and family and your personal life.