Funny thing about star charts.  You can use them during the day or when it’s overcast or to cast horoscopes about the future (or the past).  They’re wonderfully convenient for the on-the-go lifestyle of the modern Astrologer.  But it’s possible — theoretically possible mind you —  that you might put your ruler a bit off and read where the planets are for a different week than intended.  Fortunately, you’re all more interested in what the cards say than the stars, so if you ever were to get the wrong horoscope, you won’t be affected by it.  While I won’t say it’s absolutely impossible to draw the cards incorrectly, I’m having a difficult time figuring out how.  Unless you had the deck upside down so all the cards were drawn reversed with respect to how they should have been or something.

Anyway, this week (for real this time) Mercury is aligned with Jupiter and Saturn retrograde, indicating something wonderful coming to an end.  Fortunately, this is in isolation, and not at all related to the Venus – Sun – Moon line which is auspicious for women.  More details about this auspicity might be found in the fact that Venus is in Leo (comfort, luxury, sex) and the moon in is Aquarius (travel by water, distilled spirits) which all together gives us the unavoidable conclusion that if you’re a woman on a cruise this week, you will fall in love.  Or at least get some lovin’ which is almost as good.  I think all the cruises have been cancelled, but the stars are not responsible for the stupidity of maritime regulators.

Virgo:  10 of Cups – Contentment, repose of the entire heart, perfection of human love and friendship

Libra:  10 of Wands – Fortune, gain, any kind of success, and then the oppression of these things. False-seeming, disguise, perfidy.

Scorpio:  2 of Wands – Riches, fortune, magnificence, physical suffering, disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification

Sagittarius:  The High Priestess reversed – Passion, moral or physical ardor, conceit, surface knowledge

Capricorn:  The Hanged Man – Wisdom, circumspection, discernment, trials, sacrifice, intuition, divination, prophecy

Aquarius:  Knight of Swords – Skill, bravery, capacity, defense, address, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin

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

Aries:  The Hermit – Prudence, circumspection, treason, dissimulation, roguery, corruption

Taurus:  Page of Coins – Application, study, scholarship, reflection, news, messages, management

Gemini:  King of Wands reversed – A good, tolerant but severe person.  Austerity

Cancer:  3 of Coins – Trade, skilled labor, nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory

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