This is set to be one of most intense weeks of the whole year and begins with Venus continuing its fabulous angle to Pluto on Monday and Tuesday. This is an influence which can heighten our awareness of the people who are truly valuable to us in our lives. From this a romantic relationship could take on more energy and go through a sense of renewal, or it could be another close link that we can become more appreciative of.
Mercury and Mars are also in a tight combination in Cancer which will go on all week. Furthermore they forge a very positive angle with Neptune in the week’s first half. This asks us to tune in sensitively to atmospheres and is use our more sensory powers in the way we communicate. As it happens this can prove to be of vital help because from Tuesday till Sunday both Mars and Mercury go into opposition with Pluto. Mars in opposition with Pluto, in particular, can be one of the most tricky of all to deal with. There can be huge clashes of will, and people taking entrenched positions or trying to force their views on to others. Avoid people who are known to have more aggressive tendencies or even tougher parts of your locality.
If there is someone in your circle or workplace already who tends to assert their energy powerfully, you may find yourself being more irritated by them. Look to reinforce your boundaries in order to deal with this. Equally, be sure not to be too evangelical or dogmatic about any ideas you may have. Because Mars is in detriment in Cancer, and Mercury does less well in this watery sign, there could be a tendency to react too quickly to what people says, so avoiding a rash responses is essential.
Both Mercury and Mars also clashed with Jupiter, so if we make claims it is going to be important that we can back these up with hard and fast facts, and not be too self-promotional. With the Quarter Moon on Saturday in the sign of Libra, balancing the more emotional facets of relating with our ideas or principles and beliefs is also going to take a degree of care.