The Big Picture:
Communicative Mercury comes under fire this week, first with a square to Jupiter, then a conjunction with Mars and finally an opposition to Pluto. Clarity in what we say is very important now, as words can and will be twisted. Avoid speaking out on impulse – if you have something vital to say, plan it out first.
Information overload means you may be getting the wrong end of a very sharp stick. Double check your facts before you lose your temper. Clean up your inbox, meanwhile, and unsubscribe from communications you don’t need or want.
Double check travel details before you set out, and have a plan B (and C) for when the unexpected strikes. Overall, this is a good week for business negotiations, but personal communication may suffer from a lack of warmth.
You think you have all the answers, and perhaps you’re right. But other people won’t appreciate being told so. Hold your tongue as much as possible this week, and avoid the temptation to interfere in problems which you don’t own.
Your psychic guard is down this week, which is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, you’ll pick up signs, signals and messages from the cosmos much easier – but on the other hand, you’ll easily feel drained, especially around negative people.
When you’re asked for advice this week, be very careful how you phrase it. What you say will be taken very seriously indeed, and probably acted upon. If you are a mentor figure to someone, your responsibilities loom large now.
Tensions at work arise when someone doesn’t have clarity over their role and responsibilities. Don’t cut corners in order to be more efficient, because the details matter a great deal right now. Ask for help from higher up the chain if needed.
Beware of knee-jerk reactions this week, as your prejudices and assumptions are challenged. You don’t mean to cause offense to anyone, but you may do so inadvertently. Before you say something controversial, think it through carefully.
You have the power to give out or withhold information this week, and your decision will matter. Whether at work or in your personal life, consider the ethics of deliberately keeping someone in the dark.
Communication within your relationship could be strained this week. Humor will help enormously to lighten the mood and get you both back on the same page. Don’t allow third parties, well-meaning or otherwise, to pass messages between you.
Your time management leaves something to be desired this week – make an extra effort to be on time, every time. At work, you understand the details, but you may be losing sight of the big picture. Take a step backwards and re-assess where you’re going.
Intellectual one-upmanship can be a dangerous game this week. Try not to be snobbish about someone’s education, or lack of it. Skills and talents come in all shapes and sizes and from all backgrounds. Open your mind a little wider.
Too much talking can be a hindrance rather than a help if you’re trying to sort out family issues this week. Instead of going over and over the same ground, try to get the family to do something enjoyable together. Actions speak louder than words.