Several planets are changing their colours this week, but first a brief mention of Monday’s Sun-Neptune contact. The linking of these two planets does have creative potential but can bring deceptive or confusing influences due to the strength of illusions at this time.
For this reason it’s wise to delay major decisions and postpone projects requiring clarity and attention to detail during the early part of the week.
On Monday Mars moves into caring Cancer for a few weeks, bringing a focus on home, family and nurturing in its many forms, including the self-nurturing we often overlook in our busy lives. Venus begins a four-week sojourn in practical, comfort-loving Taurus and Mercury enters Gemini, a sign in which it is very much at home, encouraging light-hearted communication for the next three weeks.
On Friday the FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS brings an expansive, mentally stimulating mood – you may find yourself seeing the big picture of many situations in your life.
The sense of forward momentum is heightened by the fact that Jupiter, the ruler of optimistic Sagittarius, finally returns to direct motion on Saturday after its four-and-a-half-month retrograde phase. The end of Jupiter’s reflective period stimulates us to take action based on pathways we’ve been exploring internally in recent months. We feel optimistic about new possibilities that have been on the back-burner.
The weekend also features a smooth contact between Venus and Mars that heightens enjoyment of relationships. This influence will have a slightly more serious tone on Sunday, when the Moon in Capricorn brings appreciation of the solid, enduring facets of our life.