The week begins with Venus continuing its love in with Jupiter which goes on until Wednesday. This is a perfect aspect for this time of year because it does create a greater sense of joyfulness and the desire to have fun and be sociable. Yet as ever in astrology there is always a counter influence which is less positive and this one is that Jupiter begins a retrograde on Monday which is going to last until the early part of April 2015. Now this doesn't mean that were all going to dramatically become unfortunate, but it's just caution on us that we need to be hard-working, and refuse to take any situation for granted.
It's possible that in the wider economic world, that there may be a more risk averse dynamic which creeps in. The second half at 2015 incidentally, is probably going to see more not less of this. But despite this one condition the Sun is combining brilliantly with Mercury all week, superb for travel, widening of our horizons or meeting new people. If you have any love of other cultures, history or just basic fact-finding you can be in your element during this time. Yet because Sagittarius were both these are located, can be a forthright influence it is going to be important to make sure that your facts are correct before you are opine on anything of note.
Thursday sees Venus move into more cautious influence of Capricorn. This can be a sincere transit, if a more sombre one. By the very end of this week Saturday and Sunday, Venus will start to forge a rather awe-inspiring angle with Neptune. Now of course we had Neptune causing a certain amount of mischievousness in its squares with Venus, Mercury and the Sun from the middle of November to the start of December. However this dynamic can be much better, super for being more concerned about those who are less fortunate, and acts of kindness, generally. In love it can also create a situation where some kind of dreamlike connection can be achieved with someone special. It would be possible to find true love under this influence, but just try to keep one foot on terra firma.
On Sunday there is Quarter Moon in the sign of Virgo. With such a lot going on at this time of year the inference here is that if you're trying to spin lots of different plates, it might be best to prioritise which plates need spinning the most!