Did you ever notice that often the descriptions of the best and worst placements of a planet sound like the same thing? Like for example: “Mercury in Cancer can be sensitive, but it can also be too sensitive”? I want to bring up that specific cliche about Mercury in Cancer. You see, the planet that rules thoughts and communication has just entered the sign of the Crab, and this comes with some specific warnings, and some specific benefits.
That’s particularly important this week because on Monday, Mercury trine Jupiter is exact, and will be an influence throughout most of the week. If you have some emotional fence-mending to do with someone, now is a great time to reach out with an open heart and an open mind and make amends. However, this will also tend to make people a little too fond of emotional manipulation. This is important because the big aspect as far as love and romance goes this week is going to be exact on Tuesday, and it is going to make for a lot of good times and a lot of desperation.
Did you notice the last year and a half or so have been kind of screwed up and made a mess of people’s social connections? Funny, I noticed that too. And now, with people getting vaccinated and restrictions being lifted, it is more likely than ever that a lot of people will be getting out and socializing and dating and meeting. And that’s great, don’t get me wrong. However, the particular urge to merge may be a little too powerful for some to handle, and you may find yourself either howling like a dog, or be the subject of someone else’s unwanted pursuit.
That’s because this week Venus conjunct Mars is going to be exact. A Venus-Mars conjunction is always good for social activity, and it’s particularly good for amping up your sex drive. However, when you combine the fact that so many of us are now crawling out of the wreckage of 2020 and 2021, it’s understandable that some unwise decisions might be made along the way. Remember, people: don’t mistake sex for love. Don’t be pushy if someone says no. And in general, just don’t make a fool of yourself. This may be particularly difficult because that Venus-Mars conjunction is still within square range of Uranus, and that aspect is just going to make things a little freakier and a little weirder than usual. But hey, you might also find yourself having some fun with it.
Finally, if you are hoping to just roll the dice and accept what comes your way, you might want to be a little cautious. Towards the end of the week, Sun trine Neptune and then Sun opposite Pluto will be in effect. Sun trine Neptune tends to make people a little fuzzy when it comes to judging their limitations. Sun opposite Pluto makes people want to bash through limitations. Either way, you may be at risk of pushing it too far with someone just because you want to get lucky, or they might be that way with you. Be cautious (and consensual!), have a good time, and use protection. And no, I don’t just mean “wear a mask in crowded places” either.