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The Big Picture:
Tension is in the air this week, as Mars and Saturn do celestial battle. Many of us will be caught in the crossfire, torn between the desire to push ahead and the need to slow down. Finding middle ground may be difficult, but a steady pace is the best option. The energies lighten later in the week, when Venus conjuncts Uranus, heralding delightful romantic surprises for some.
If you’re at a standstill in your career, consider whether further education, or new skills, might help. It will pay to invest in yourself now, so that in years to come you can seek fresh opportunities. Plan ahead to upgrade your talents.
In your relationship, avoid the temptation to use sex as a weapon or bargaining chip. Find healthier ways to resolve your differences and seek couples therapy if necessary. Building up resentment in the bedroom won’t help you.
Use this week’s energies to tackle any unspoken issues in your closest relationship. If you hide your head in the sand, you’ll miss the chance to fix things with your sweetheart. No matter how great your relationship, it can always be improved.
Boredom at work or in your career may prove truly frustrating – turn this to your advantage and be spurred on to start looking elsewhere. You don’t have to keep this job. Seek, find or create opportunities to move on to something better.
If you’ve been trying to create a side income from a hobby, you may be close to giving up and losing heart. Don’t! You’re almost there! Look at the issue from a different angle and you’ll find the creative burst you need to move forwards.
Tensions at home may boil over, but in some ways this is a good thing. If everyone’s patience is now exhausted, then you’re ready to stop fighting and start finding solutions. Call a family meeting and work together to resolve this.
The giving or receiving of help raises tempers. Perhaps you’ve asked for help and not received it, or you’ve helped someone too much without thanks. Either way, it’s time to be independent. Stand on your own two feet and move forwards.
Financial frustrations are a blessing in disguise. The need to pay bills and create extra income will drive you to earn extra money in creative, positive ways. This could even lead to a new career. From every problem, an opportunity can arise.
With Saturn currently in your sign, the Mars-Saturn opposition is especially difficult for you. Try not to focus too much on your symptoms of depression or anxiety – look instead for the root causes. What are the underlying problems, and how can you fix them?
It’s not you, it’s the others! People around you sap your energy, dragging you down to their level. Spend time alone if you can, to re-charge your batteries and recalibrate your joy. Your own company makes you happy.
Conflict among your social group, or in a club or hobby society, is very irritating. Maybe you’re keeping the wrong company? Don’t hesitate to walk away from people or clubs you’ve outgrown. You don’t have to tolerate the squabbling.
Career related regrets figure strongly in your week, but you cannot change the past. Focus instead on the future. You have learned lessons, and you won’t repeat those mistakes. Set your sights high now and pat yourself on the back. You’re on the up.