If you’re getting married this week, congratulations!  The alignment of Jupiter and Venus with the Earth (when they are in Sagittarius no less!) makes this an ideal time to get hitched.  If you’re thinking about eloping to take advantage of the stars, I have bad news:  it’s not going to work.  Jupiter’s influences don’t extend to spontaneous or rushed actions.  Venus on the other hand?  She’s all about the quickie which is why this week is particularly good for a short-term dalliance (Venus-Sol-Saturn).  Saturn being part of the mix indicates that the clock is ticking on any romances that begin under this alignment.  In not-at-all-romance-related news, we have got the sign that presages military disaster (Mars-MERCURY RETROGRADE-Luna).  Hopefully it doesn’t involve anyone we know.  Scorpio limps its way out of the year, BUT there will be a flash of felicity as MERCURY RETROGRADE ends on Wednesday.  Mars in Libra suggests the Sword of Damocles, so be prepared for suspense of not-fun kind.  The moon in Cancer gives a double-water signal, with impressive results for all things secret or sullen.  We talked about Sagittarius above, and the same situation as last week applies: love, joy and happiness to those who deserve it.

The cards this week are surprisingly positive.  Enjoy it while it last

Scorpio:  Death reversed – Inertia, sleep, lethargy, petrifaction, somnambulism

Sagittarius:  The High Priestess – Secrets, mystery, silence, tenacity, wisdom, science

Capricorn:  3 of Coins – trade, skilled labor, nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory

Aquarius: 7 of Wands – Valor, discussion, wordy strife, negotiations, barter, competition, success

Pisces:  The Hierophant – Marriage, alliance, captivity, servitude, mercy, goodness, inspiration

Aries: 3 of Swords – Removal, absence, delay, division, rupture, dispersion

Taurus:  King of Wands reversed – Good but severe, austere man

Gemini:  9 of Coins – Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment

Cancer: Queen of Wands – A dark woman, countrywoman, friendly, chaste, loving, honorable. Also, love of money, or a certain success in business.

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

Virgo:  9 of Cups – Concord, contentment, physical bien-être; also victory, success, advantage

Libra:  4 of Wands – country life, refuge, repose, concord, harmony, prosperity, peace, perfected work