So, how ’bout that Jupiter retrograde?  Mercury gets all the press for two reasons: first because Mercury already has chaotc aspects so the retrograde motion is just an amplification of preexisting planetary shtick. But more importantly all the other planets stay in retrograde for a really long time, much longer than the attention span of your average client.  Motivated reasoning is a strong tool in maintaining a satisfied customer base, but if you keep telling them that the same thing every session (especially when this thing that’s always happening is supposedly rare and extraordinary) then they get bored and notice that the world’s events are on a completely different time scale than the outer planets track with.  Still, misrule and government disorder?  It’s really easy to make that connection here and now.

The only alignment this week is the moon lining up with Jupiter retrograde and Saturn retrograde which typically indicates revolution, fall of empires, assassinations, that sort of thing.  Here’s hoping.

Gemini still has to deal with Venus retrograde, but use this to your advantage if you’re wanting to break off a bad relationship.  The interesting thing this week is Mercury in Cancer.  You’ve got the double-water influences, the duality of secrets and revelation and a double emphasis on introversion.  A good time to engage in meditation, self-examination and re-examination of your priorities.

Now the cardinal rule about the cards is, no matter who you’re reading them for, you’re reading them for yourself.  Now, having said that, I really must be looking at someone else’s draw this week, because they lay out a perfectly clear narrative of a sudden whirlwind romance and an event where lots of money gets spent and the new fling goes up in flames.  Not I would necessarily mind that (minus the blowing of the cash part), but it seems unlikely.  If it does happen, I’ll be sure to write it up once I make bail.

Gemini:  9 of Coins reversed – Roguery, deception, voided project, bad faith.

Cancer:  6 of Wands – Triumph, great news

Leo:  7 of Swords – Design, attempt, wish, hope, confidence, quarrelling, a plan that may fail, annoyance.

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

Libra:  Ace of Coins reversed – The evil side of wealth, bad intelligence

Scorpio:  The Lovers – Attraction, love, beauty, trials overcome.

Sagittarius:  The Magician reversed – Physician, Magus, mental disease, disgrace, disquiet.

Capricorn:  The Star – Loss, theft, privation, abandonment, hope and bright prospects

Aquarius:  The Hermit – Prudence, circumspection, treason, dissimulation, roguery, corruption.

Pisces:  Queen of Cups – Good, fair woman honest, devoted woman, a perfect spouse and a good mother, loving intelligence, and hence the gift of vision, success, happiness, pleasure, wisdom, virtue.  This is a pretty good card.  We so rarely see it drawn upright.

Aries:  Page of Cups – a studious youth, news, message, application, reflection, meditation

Taurus:  King of Coins – Valor, realizing intelligence, business and normal intellectual aptitude, sometimes mathematical gifts and attainments of this kind, success in these paths