MERCURY RETROGRADE continues sticking its winged foot into all sorts of stuff.  This week sees an almost perfect set up for an outbreak of insanity, with MERCURY RETROGRADE lining up with us, with the moon providing backup and the sun providing power.  In fact, depending on where you live, you can watch the transit of Mercury tomorrow.  I did say almost perfect, since an absolute world-wide break with reality would require adding Saturn to the lineup and putting Jupiter in opposition, and we’d need to get Aquarius and either Capricorn, Cancer or Scorpio involved.  Hmmm.  The sun and MERCURY RETROGRADE are in Scorpio during all of this…

MERCURY RETROGRADE upsets the ordinarily optimally benevolent conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, so expect missteps, infidelity, and/or incorrect toilet seat positioning to cause major strife, so major in fact that a relationship is going to outright end (sun-Venus-Saturn).    I wouldn’t get too bent out of shape over this one, since it’s so prominent that the stars will be talking about someone important, not you.  Perhaps Meghan will “accidentally” stick the riding crop into Harry’s butt and this will precipitate her getting locked in the Tower.  I dunno, but that’s the more likely scenario.

Scorpio continues to spread bad luck across the rest of the signs, though to be fair, it’s all MERCURY RETROGRADE’s fault.  Sagittarius is being straight-up Aesop, with success in all things guaranteed (Venus-Mars-Jupiter) as long as you a) take the right advice and b) do the right thing.  The last celestial bit of note is the moon in Aries.  Moonstruck goats.  Make of that what you will.

This week’s cards skew heavily towards the “fighting” side of the fighting-fucking axis.  But its very much indicating that problems will be mild, potentially dealing with yoots.

Scorpio:  The Star reversed – Arrogance, haughtiness, impotence

Sagittarius:  3 of Swords reversed – Mental alienation, error, loss, distraction, disorder, confusion

Capricorn:  4 of Coins reversed – Suspense, delay, opposition

Aquarius:  Page of Cups – Fair young man, one impelled to render service and with whom you will be connected; a studious youth; news, message; application, reflection, meditation; also these things directed to business.

Pisces:  6 of Cups – past, memories, looking back, happiness, enjoyment, things that have vanished

Aries:  3 of Coins reversed – Mediocrity, pettiness, weakness

Taurus: Queen of Swords – Female sadness and embarrassment, absence, sterility, mourning, privation, separation

Gemini:  5 of Swords reversed – Degradation, destruction, revocation, infamy, dishonor, loss

Cancer:  Page of Swords – Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination

Leo:  2 of Cups – Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, concord, sympathy

Virgo:  4 of Wands reversed – prosperity, increase, felicity, beauty, embellishment

Libra:  10 of Wands reversed – Contrarieties, difficulties, intrigues