Just one alignment here, but it’s portentous: Mars-Mercury-Venus with the Sun in opposition. Mars and Venus are simultaneously opposing planets (War/Peace, Violence/Love, etc) as well as complementary (Male/Female). When you have them facing off across Mercury (change) you’ve got a recipe for something big, sudden and/or unexpected. Good or bad? Well… that’s where the sun in opposition comes in saying “sucks to be you.” Wear a helmet.
Now having said that, the best tactics for dealing with this are as follows:
- Patience, directness and labor will be your allies. Allies are important. Strategery double-dealing and various Xanatos gambits are not recommended. (Mercury and Venus in Taurus).
- Secrets will be used against you. Keep your skeleton closets locked up tight, maintain your payoffs and/or threats to keep people from talking (Mars in Cancer).
- Precision, subtlety and “proper channels” are not to be relied upon (Jupiter (retrograde) and the moon in Sagittarius).
- Plan, don’t rely on improvisation (Saturn (retrograde) in Capricorn).
The cards also indicate a week full of happy horseshit. The first six cards drawn were all reversed, and the leadoff one literally means “Bad Luck.”
Taurus: The Wheel of Fortune, reversed – Increase, superfluity
Cancer: Knight of Wands, reversed – Rupture, division, interruption, discord
Leo: The Moon, reversed – Instability, inconstancy, silence. Lesser degrees of deception and error.
Virgo: 7 of Swords, reversed – Good advice, counsel, instruction, slander, babbling
Libra: Page of Swords, reversed – A situation for which you are unprepared, a weaselly bastard working against you, possible sickness.
Scorpio: 5 of Coins, reversed – Disorder, chaos, ruin, prolifigacy
Sagittarius: Ace of Swords – Triumph, excessiveness in everything, great force in love or hate
Capricorn: The Tower – Misery, distress, ruin, indigence, adversity, calamity, disgrace, deception. The frogurt is also cursed.
Aquarius: Death, reversed – Inertia, sleep, lethargy
Gemini: The High Priestess – Secrets, mystery, science, a woman you are interested in, silence, tenacity
Pisces: Ace of Cups – True heart, joy, contentment, felicity, nourishment, fertility
Aries: The Hanged Man, reversed – Selfishness, crowds, politics