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After a spaced out start to the week, tension builds around what you want, what you ask for, and what you get – especially when it comes to relationships. As Venus prepares to square Saturn (peaking Friday), expect situations to develop highlighting the power of “no”. Remember the only people who get upset when we enforce boundaries are the people who benefit when we have none.

On the flipside, hearing “no” can be as hard as saying it. It may not be comfortable, but the friction this week is necessary. Next weekend  Mercury, Jupiter, the Sun and Pluto are all on hand for support, offering a window to make real progress so take a deep breath and be honest.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself on the receiving end of a hard “no” this week – especially when it comes to friends and money. While we all like to get our own way, there’s a level of respect that comes when someone has the confidence to push back. Before you get cranky, remind yourself it takes guts to say “no”.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

No one enjoys the gift of foresight like a Taurus, so take note this week could be a little tense. A necessary but uncomfortable restriction – especially involving your work and closest relationships – could slow progress. It will be frustrating but know this is not a year for rapid progress. The glacial pace is a blessing in disguise.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

Cooperation is one of your greatest superpowers, the flipside is, taking no for an answer can be a sore point. If you hit a brick wall this week, especially at work, *try* to accept it on face value. No need to immediately start troubleshooting a work-around, just let it be what it is. A moment of respite will do you good.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

Life admin could frustrate your desire to luxuriate this week. With financial issues (especially involving others) coming to the fore, relaxation may be harder to tap. Trust that the issues being highlighted are coming up for a reason. Make space to untangle the knot calling for your attention. You’ll be glad you did.

LEO AND LEO RISING

This year has been a LOT on relationships and this week is all about ironing out the kinks with your nearest and dearest. Being upfront with what you need – especially from those you share a space with – is essential. You may not get exactly what you want, but there’s potential for leaps and bounds if you’re brave enough to be honest.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

There’s a dreamy start to the week ­– especially when it comes to romance. But as the week unfolds, expressing yourself become increasingly necessary. You may not find others as willing to compromize, but there’ll be at least relief, at best, much-needed transformation that comes with clearing the air.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

You should feel a major shift this week (Wednesday) as Mars supercharges your energy levels. You’ll be raring to go but a relationship roadblock towards the end of the week could slow you down. Uncomfortable as it may be, trust the issues that arise need to be dealt with.

SCORPIO AND SCOPRIO RISING

As tension between your desires, and the restrictions of right now come to a head, you may be forced to face some hard truths, especially with family. While it isn’t easy work, it’s definitely necessary and has the potential to heal and transform. Courage and candor are key, so don’t be shy, speak up.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

Out-of-this-world inspiration will have you feeling inspired at work early in the week (Monday – Tuesday). Just be sure to think through the logistics of your grand plans before you set expectations sky-high. As the week continues, an unspoken desire could cause a hiccup. Be brave and ask for what you need, even if it feels scary.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

Early in this week looks especially lush for a spiritual deep dive. Take a yoga class, book some reiki or make meditation a non-negotiable. As the week unfolds, your needs – especially from friends – could be highlighted by extenuating circumstances. Trust the temporary setback could clear the path for a moment of transformation.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

There’s opportunities on the horizon right now – especially professionally – but considering the impact they have on your mental health is important. Make space for quiet – the start of the week is dreamy for a little extra self-care – and work towards deepening your intuition. Now is the time to separate your inner critic from inner wisdom.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

There’s big romantic energy early in the week that should have you walking on air. Don’t let the window pass you by, stay in bed all day, write a love letter or tell someone how you feel about them. Enjoy the sweetness while the going’s good – it won’t last all week. Later in the week, a situation unfolds highlighting your need for better boundaries.

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