So, I cast the horoscope earlier this week, but am not currently near my charts.  This is pretty normal, but I’ve also left my notes behind, so let’s see what I can remember.

I know there was only one alignment, but it was a pretty big one.  At least four, possibly five objects involved: The Earth, Sun and Moon, and Mercury.  This one is kind of weird, because those first three together signify “completion,” but Mercury is the harbinger of something new.  Typically, I’d default to Mercury’s aspect of “luck,” but it doesn’t seem to fit everything else there.  Especially since Saturn is almost-but-not-quite lining up with the other four.  I’m reading this as an amplifier of the first three, as the Mercury/Saturn dichotomy is equivalent to dynamism/stasis or in the alchemical sense mercury/lead.  Since Saturn isn’t quite there, we’re not getting a Great Completion, but basically a significantly more significant milestone than usual in your life this week.

Fortunately, the rest of the chart was typical:  Sagittarius and Mars are sharing space, so good luck in defining your problems and identifying strategies to overcome them.  Capricorn holds onto Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and (iirc) Venus, all of which are Good Things when they’re together like that.  Actually, this is a great week for crocodile hunting, if you’ve got that planned.  The moon is in Leo, which is again either a tense or a complementary pairing what with the whole fire/water thing but with the earlier observations, it’s probably best to see them as silver and gold respectively, confirming what the planets told us.  It might also indicate your cat needs to go to the groomer.

Capricorn:  Temperance – Economy, moderation, frugality, management, accommodation

Aquarius:  10 of Swords reversed – Advantage, profit, success, favor, but none of these are permanent; also power and authority.

Pisces:  Queen of Wands – A dark woman, countrywoman, friendly, chaste, loving, honorable.  In this particular draw, this woman is interested in an overt authority figure.

Aries:  King of Swords –  Judgment and all its connections-power, command, authority,  law.

Taurus:  2 of Swords reversed – Imposture, falsehood, duplicity, disloyalty, misdirected vengeance, mercilessness.

Gemini:  8 of Cups – The decline of a matter, abandoning successes, deciding on a new path, humility

Cancer:  King of Cups reversed – Dishonest, double-dealing man; roguery, exaction, injustice, vice, scandal, pillage, considerable loss

Leo:  10 of Cups –  Contentment, repose, perfection, love and friendship

Virgo:  Knight of Wands – Departure, absence, flight, emigration, change of residence

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

Scorpio:  9 of Swords –  failure, miscarriage, delay, deception, disappointment, despair

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