Mercury enters Aries on Monday at 11:14 AM Pacific time. I like Mercury in Aries because it is quick, alert, but often over reactive. Its Achilles Heel is that it doesn’t often listen. Listening is a key point this week, and, actually for the next few weeks as it travels through Aries. Perhaps your accountant is telling you to get ‘those receipts’ in for taxes (due April 15), or, you’ve been putting off finding out the price you paid for your house before you sold it last month, or, whatever needs to get done that really matters in terms of your tax returns and accounts. If you need to file extensions this year, which seems to be the case for many, you still have to pay the government what you owe them by the 15th. An extension does not authorize not paying what you owe. Strategic thinking is the way to go with Mercury in Aries. If it doesn’t work this way, then by exploring and putting in some of the work or asking more questions, gives you another way. Patience is required, one of the least favorite words for anything Aries.
With Sun opposing Mars (still retrograde) on Tuesday, this exacerbates the impatience and unruliness inherent in all of us when we haven’t done our homework or taken care of what needs taking care of. It is, however, a First Quarter Moon (Monday) and this often helps in getting organizing and figuring out a plan on how to proceed with limited resources. Since this writing is taking place at the beginning of 2014, and, I really don’t have a crystal ball (it is in the dishwasher), I will say, that with the upcoming eclipses of next week, taxes due, Mars still retrograde that it is pretty much a sure bet that interest rates will remain somewhat low for at least a few more months.
However, after July (90-days after the eclipses all marked out in our 2014 Cheat Sheet), then it is probably when things will turn upwards in terms of interest rates, costs, etc. But, again, I don’t have a crystal ball, but in July Jupiter enters Leo and prices usually go up during the year is in Leo, because there is more consumer demand. Lest I diverse, however, this week is the week before taxes are due on April 15. Next week we explore the larger discussion with regard to the two powerful eclipses in April, but you will feel them winding up this week. So– watch your driving, correct your responses, think before you speak, ask more questions, think, look and listen…because the USA, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Federal Reserve charts are about to walk into a nine month re-direct. This could actually be good, rather than bad. It is all and always about perspective.
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