It’s easy to be your own worst enemy this week, as the Sun makes hard aspects to both gullible Neptune and over-confident Jupiter. The major astrological vibe is of stalemate, with a tense Mars-Saturn opposition in play at the end of the week, but those who can get creative with lateral thinking will find ways to move the energy along.

With the Sun squaring Neptune, a vague feeling of dissatisfaction and spiritual angst pervades. Energy and motivation for the everyday work world are at a low ebb, and mental tasks leave us feeling challenged and confused. One could kick and scream in protest but the energy just isn’t there; it’ll be much easier to succumb to sullen silence or try to escape the ‘real’ world temporarily by whatever means are close at hand and easily accomplished.

With the Sun opposing Jupiter as well situations can quickly escalate and get out of hand if we aren’t a little bit careful. Usually, this isn’t a bad thing, exactly; it’s more like ‘too much of a good thing.’ We just don’t know when enough is enough.

The final negative aspect of the week is Mars opposite Saturn. Thank goodness this transit only comes around once every two years. It demands a lot from us in order to extract its highest potential of responsible action and controlled will. We must learn to overcome fear with courage, to control our anger and focus our desires. In the short term, we should try to avoid arguments and defensiveness, even if someone else disagrees with us. There are better ways to resolve disputes. Resentment is not helpful, nor is a ‘scorched earth’ policy. It may be best simply to hang out by ourselves as much as possible in order to avoid confrontations with others and this is especially so if you are a cardinal sign or have planets in the cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.



Be who you want to be. You don’t have to live up to the expectations of others, so put them firmly in their place if they want to criticize. You have your own plan, your own goals and your own destiny.




Shift your way of thinking, so that you can help yourself out of a rut. Difficulties seem larger than they really are, so adopt a can-do attitude and obstacles will melt quickly enough. Rev up your energy and get started.




Jealousy and greed are on the agenda – try and avoid this trap. Mind your own business so that you’re not bothered by what other people have or do – and keep your own counsel too, so that privacy is yours.




Relationship difficulties are caused by stubbornness on both sides. If you want this to work, you’ll need to budge a bit. Don’t hesitate to make the first move. Someone has to, and you have a bigger heart.





Sheer exhaustion comes as no real surprise – you’ve been pushing yourself to your limits for weeks now. No more. You need to rest and pace yourself. Get some extra sleep, say no to those demanding your time, put yourself first.




It’s OK to be scared of taking a risk – but consider taking it anyway. You’re stuck and the only way to get moving is to shake things up. It might not be easy, and it might not be fun, but in the long run, you’ll be glad you took that chance.



Juggling family versus career is stressful and demanding at the best of times. This week, people are being unreasonable so you may find it extra tough. Don’t doubt yourself. You’re doing your absolute best and you’re doing a good job.




Don’t over-think things. You do not have to micromanage every last element of your life. Take a step back from some areas and just allow life to happen. Funnily enough, it will carry on without your attention – and you’ll feel less stressed.




If finances are stretched take a detached and objective look at your budget. Is it possible that you may simply be spending too much on the wrong things? Being responsible isn’t much fun, but it may be time to reign it in.




Stay calm if your relationship seems edgy. There’s a lot of passion in the air but it’s a small step from passion to anger and not one you want to be taking lightly. Make allowances for your other half and try to show as much love as you can.




Mixed messages from your subconscious aren’t helpful so you may be stuck in a stop-start, shall-I shan’t-I spiral over a major decision. Your dreams have some answers for you, if you’re patient enough to decode them.




Don’t be led astray by others – be firm in your own views and limits. Those around you are full of bright ideas and big schemes, but there’s a reason they’re not doing them themselves. Don’t be fooled.