This week we have a legendary apparition:  Mercury aligned with Mars, the Earth, and the Moon with the Sun and Venus in opposition.  With just a little bit of rearrangement, this is one of the most terrible signs you can see.  It’s what was overhead when David sent Bathsheba’s husband off to be killed.  Those born under that dark sign grow up to be prison guards.  But fortunately for us, this configuration isn’t a sign of sadism, selfishness and the violent ending of happy lives, it’s a sign of a dark tide turning, of an attack that lifts a siege, or a second wind that allows someone to outrun their pursuers.  Of course, this is only good news to you if your life is pretty shitty; if you’re doing ok, feel free to disregard this omen.

Things are coming up archers (great news for anyone involved in a shooting match) and while Sagittarius might have felt kind of bored with things remaining so static for so long, having Jupiter visiting you while your sun in in ascension is the kind of good fortune that only comes up rarely (but in a way that is completely predictable and calculable since the days of Pythagoras).  The moon in Libra brings tension to everyone as the change/balance fight goes on and Scorpio speaks of unpleasant news, what with Mars and Mercury.

The cards indicate that this is going to be a pretty shitty week, money-wise.  Sorry ’bout that.

Sagittarius:  10 of Cups reversed – Unperceived threat, indignation, violence

Capricorn:  The Hanged Man reversed – Selfishness, the crowd, body politic

Aquarius:  The Blank Card – It’s blank.

Pisces:  7 of Wands – Valour, discussion, negotiations, war of trade, barter, competition, success

Aries:  Page of Coins –  Application, study, scholarship, reflection, news, messages and the bringer thereof; also rule, management.

Taurus:  Knight of Cups – Arrival, approach, proposition, invitation, incitement.

Gemini:  King of Wands – Dark man, friendly, countryman, generally married, honest and conscientious.

Cancer:  The Lovers reversed – Failure, foolish designs, marriage frustrated

Leo:  5 of Cups – loss, but something remains,  inheritance, patrimony, transmissionbut not corresponding to expectations

Virgo:  3 of Wands reversed – The end of troubles, suspension or cessation of adversity, toil and disappointment.

Libra:  King of Coins reversed – Vice, weakness, ugliness, perversity, corruption, peril

Scorpio:  8 of Cups -Mental alienation, error, loss, distraction, disorder, confusion