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:

  1.  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).
  2. 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).
  3. Precision, subtlety and “proper channels” are not to be relied upon (Jupiter (retrograde) and the moon in Sagittarius).
  4. 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