This week the skies are taking a break from all the doom and gloom to go off to a Signs and Portents convention.  As such there are no alignments.  Not a one.

The regular progression progresses regularly. Welcome Gemini!  And also to you Gemini. You two get the standard good luck package of the Sun in conjunction with Mercury.  Taurus is horning in on your deluxe trifecta by cowing Venus into submission, so you won’t get it this year.  On the flip side, it’s good romantic news for gay men and BBWs.  Mars in Cancer brings general crabbiness and belligerence, but that’s offset by the moon in Aquarius keeping things relaxing.  The retrograde Jovians keep doing their thing, but no worse than last week.  Recommended activity:   drinking at the beach and/or manatee watching, though you will encounter an asshole committing crimes (or at least violations of the civil code) while doing so.

While the skies may be easing off on the hostilities, the cards aren’t. I’m not seeing a clear event indicator, but plenty of reversed and skewed both to power cards and swords.  The only Major Arcana not reversed?  Judgment.  Oh and in case you’re wondering why there is a Judgment and a Justice, “Judgment” is a shortened version of “The Last Judgment.”

Gemini:  Page of Swords, reversed – a weaselly bastard working against you, being unprepared, sickness.

Cancer:  Judgment – Great change, renewal

Leo:  King of Swords – Command, authority, hard power

Virgo:  5 of Coins, reversed – Disorder, chaos, ruin, profligacy

Libra:  Ace of Swords, reversed – Pyrrhic victory, defeat, crazed ex

Scorpio:  Knight of Wands, reversed –  Rupture, division, interruption, discord

Sagittarius:  Knight of Swords – Skill, bravery, wrath, enmity, destruction, ruin,war, resistance, opposition, defense

Capricorn:  The Fool, reversed – Negligence, apathy, carelessness, vanity

Aquarius:  9 of Swords, reversed – imprisonment, doubt, shame, reasonable fear

Pisces:  5 of Swords – Degradation, reversal, infamy, loss, dishonor, destruction

Aries:  Ace of Cups, reversed – False heart, mutation, instability, revolution

Taurus:  7 of Wands, reversed – Perplexity, embarrassment, anxiety