(This week: special guest star Amanda Knox!)
The big aspect affecting things this week is Mars Square Jupiter. Jupiter, as you probably know by now, is in Sagittarius. That’s a powerful placement (Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius), and it brings with it the potential for a lot of enthusiasm and a general sense of bouncy good times.
Mars in Pisces, however, is a bit more problematic. Mars is the planet of action and adventure and aggression and sex, and Pisces is a fairly sensitive and emotional Sign. Thus, it is possible that tempers will be a little more moody than usual, and that sex drives will be sporadic or possibly misplaced.
The square Mars is receiving from Jupiter acts as a sort of amplifier. If you’ve ever played any music at a volume louder than your sound system was designed to handle, you know that too much amplification can lead to some serious distortion. So, be particularly careful with your temper and your sex drive this week. Double check to make sure if you really need to make that comment or send that e-mail. That won’t be easy this week either, as Mercury has only just begun its retrograde.
Overall though, Jupiter in Sagittarius can be a very good thing. Take, for example, recent events in the life of Amanda Knox. Remember her? She’s the American woman who spent about 4 years in an Italian prison when she was convicted for the murder of her room mate Meredith Kercher while they were both exchange students there. Ultimately though, after a much more fair trial, she was acquitted.
Transiting Jupiter is approaching the conjunction to Amanda’s Descendant, which is the part of the birth chart most associated with marriage. And sure enough, she just got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, author Christopher Robinson. Congratulations to both of them!
Matthew Currie is an astrologer, counselor and writer with over 20 years of experience and numerous appearances on television, radio and podcasts. He is the author of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology," (available on Amazon) and is available for private consultations. Send him an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Matthew likes hearing from you.
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