By: MARY MORRISON
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
Your prospects seem to be looking up despite a technical hitch that might arise on Saturday morning. Your knack for solving problems will see you through. Mercury, the planet of movement and communication, turns retrograde in your sign on Monday, which could frustrate your efforts, particularly where relationships are concerned. You may feel disappointed or let down but it is best that you take a pragmatic view on this occasion.
PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20)
It seems likely that you will shoulder some extra responsibility this weekend. The Moon’s conflict to Saturn, currently in your opposite sign of Virgo, might saddle you with someone else’s burden, albeit only temporarily. You should be rewarded for your pains on Sunday. Wednesday’s Moon is at odds with the Sun, which could cause tension in the workplace but if you happen to be unattached, the influence of Uranus will conjure up an evening of fun.
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19)
You may find yourself at a loose end on Saturday due to a last minute change of plan. However, you needn’t feel too put out because if you think about it you could do with having a break for a few hours. You seem to have been running hard to stand still recently and a bit of quiet time may be just what the doctor ordered. Wednesday will provide some excitement to keep you busy for the next week or so as Mars, your ruling planet, moves forward.
TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20)
Someone, somewhere, is thinking about you and wondering how you are getting on. This weekend you can expect to receive a communication which is likely to give you a pleasant surprise. Mercury’s retrograde movement might slow things down on Monday, particularly in the commercial field. However, your ruling planet, Venus, is favoured by the Moon on Tuesday, enough to spread harmony in your domain. Things will liven up on Wednesday.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 21)
At last you are able to sit back and relax this weekend, safe in the knowledge that your efforts haven’t been in vain. However, you may find yourself getting a little irritated by others around you for no apparent reason on Saturday morning, due to the Moon’s conflict with Mars. Your ruling planet, Mercury, turns retrograde on Monday, which might delay things but Mars, currently retrograde in your sign moves forward on Wednesday to liven things up.
CANCER (Jun 22 to Jul 22)
The Moon, your ruler, is at odds with the fiery Mars on Saturday morning, which is likely to produce a little tension between you and your loved ones. You are advised to avoid any confrontation which could lead to a full scale war on the home front and ruin your weekend. Mercury’s retrograde movement on Monday evening might bring you into contact with someone who could lead you up the garden path and let you down at the eleventh hour.
LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22)
You are likely to be on great form this weekend, despite the gloom that others might be experiencing. I have no doubt that your sunny personality will be in demand to cheer up the troops on Saturday. One or two loose ends need to be tied before Mercury turns retrograde, on Monday evening. Tuesday’s Moon counsels caution where the heart is concerned, particularly for the unattached. Your lucky day is Wednesday.
VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sep 22)
You seem to have placed yourself in a rather invidious position recently and the only thing to do is to sit tight and bide your time. Mercury, your ruling planet, turns retrograde on Monday and remains so for the next three weeks. Patience and persistence are in your nature and will be of great assistance to you during this time. The fiery planet, Mars moves forward in your solar house of ambition on Wednesday, giving you the impetus to plan your next move.
LIBRA (Sep 23 to Oct 23)
There’s many a slip twixt cup and lip, as wisdom will have it and you should remember that nothing is certain until it is on the table. Mercury’s retrograde movement on Monday is likely to place a few obstacles in your path and you might be unable to proceed in the way you planned. The Moon enters your solar house of income and expenditure on Tuesday, which should see you forward. Mars moves forward on Wednesday and you’ll start to go places.
SCORPIO (Oct 24 to Nov 21)
You seldom suffer fools gladly but this weekend might just prove to be an exception. Saturday’s Moon is likely to bring you into contact with a “fool” who will challenge you by questioning your abilities and leave you floundering for answers. If you keep a cool head, you will come out on top. It is essential for you to bring all your paperwork up to date before Monday, when Mercury turns retrograde, in order to avoid complications.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21)
A smile at the right time and in the right direction can work wonders for you this weekend, as the powerful planet Pluto exits your sign for the next four months, before returning to ensure you finish what you started several years ago. Mercury turns retrograde on Monday, which may throw a spanner in the works where travel is concerned but postponing can do no harm in the grand scheme of things. Your personal relationships will get a boost on Wednesday.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19)
Your weekend could turn out to be quite novel as Pluto enters your sign on Saturday, following the conflict between the Moon and Mars. You may experience turmoil on the home front, particularly where younger family members are concerned. However, things should calm down when the Moon enters the harmonious sign of Libra on Saturday night. You must take stock and be absolutely clear with yourself about where your future lies on Wednesday.