This week’s skies are just not good, with one possible exception.  If you are trying to change residences or buy/sell property, the planets are aligned for you.  If not…  And the sad thing is usually there are ways to avoid bad luck as most, maybe all indicators are specific to travelling or your home so you can plan on where to spend your time accordingly.  This week’s portents are bad for both scenarios.  First we have Mercury (change, chaos, instability) in line the waning crescent moon (failure, diminishment) on opposite sides of the sun, resulting in something along the lines of “things fall apart; the center cannot hold.”  Also crossing through the sun is an alignment of the earth and Saturn.  While this does NOT indicate that your house will burn down, most other domestic calamities are on the table including wind damage, the discovery of lead paint and a payment being delayed/lost.

Looking desperately for good news, this is a good week for fishing, and Friday is optimum for sodomy (I swear I am not making this up, I am using actual Astrology).  While fishing will be good, Mercury in Aquarius cautions against actually going all the way out into (onto?) the water to do so.  Stay on shore.  I must admit, my education in astrological reading is absolutely lacking in how ice fits in, so my warning against ice fishing might be completely baseless.  Venus in Pisces also bodes well for those looking to find a new romantic partner and that same waning crescent moon being in Scorpio is extra-auspicious for those looking for someone to engage in atypical romantic activities.  If you REALLY want to seal the deal, make a date for Friday, wear green and carry copper.  Mars is still in Sagittarius, so don’t try treachery, and Capricorn continues to host Jupiter and Saturn.  Thinking alchemically this indicates wisdom, tin and lead, so if there is some soldering you need to get done, do it this week.

The cards indicate a fairly momentous week, with SIX majors drawn.  The other strange thing is it is almost completely without male suits — no wands, and only one sword and that is in the hands of the Queen.  That last one is counterbalanced by the King of Coins, and all the rest are cups.  This week belongs to the ladyglibs.

Capricorn:  Queen of Swords – Widowhood, female sadness and embarrassment, absence, sterility, mourning, privation, separation.

Aquarius:  The Wheel of Fortune – Destiny, fortune, success, elevation, luck, felicity

Pisces:  Judgement reversed – Weakness, pusillanimity, simplicity, deliberation, decision, sentence

Aries:  The Sun reversed – Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment, but in a lesser sense than if the card had been dawn upright.  The ceasing of growth.

Taurus:  King of Coins – Valor, realizing intelligence, business and intellectual aptitude, mathematical attainments, success

Gemini:  The Blank Card – Free will, escape from destiny or karma

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

Leo:  6 of Cups reversed – The future, renewal, that which will come to pass presently

Virgo:  10 of Cups reversed – Resting on your laurel, inattention to threats, indignation, violence

Libra:  The Chariot – Succor, providence, war, triumph, presumption, vengeance, trouble

Scorpio:  Justice – Equity, rightness, probity, triumph of the deserving

Sagittarius:  Strength reversed – Weakness.  Duh.