BORN THIS WEEK
Will Ferrell (July 16, 1967)
Zodiac signs correspond to seven-year spans of life; Cancer, with college and coming of age. Part of Hollywood’s “Frat Pack,” Ferrell’s humor is brilliantly sophomoric. A Telta Dau Telta at USC, he majored in Sports Information. In 2010, he impersonated a minor-league pitcher to publicize a charity providing college scholarships to cancer survivors. Ruled by Mother Moon, Cancer men defer to women in relationships. Not to say Ferrell’s Swedish wife calls the shots. But his sons are named Magnus, Mattius, and Axel.
People seem to be hard work. And relationships appear to be draining energy earmarked for personal goals. But examine the possibility that this might be your excuse for not pursuing them. Saturn opposing Uranus in your sign puts you at odds with convention. It’s a dynamic you should embrace. This is not a time to play things safe. Risk-taking is ultimately rewarded. You just need to defer your need for immediate satisfaction. Impatience has been your undoing in the past, but it’s something you’re being urged to master. Friday, Pluto releases Saturn from its grip, allowing you to make nice with others.
This is no time to rest on laurels. After a mini breather, you must persist in moving to the next professional level. Venus is unaspected by other planets, giving you a sense that something may be missing. Or that you can’t quite put your finger on what it is you want, or from where you might derive pleasure. Let it be a lesson in not having to constantly stimulate your senses. Doing so can distract from feeling what you’re meant to feel: Your often-ignored emotions. Mars slipping out of trine position with Saturn, Saturday, unleashes your drives for success as well as more lusty ones. Be mindful if mixing them.
With a series of Moon-Mars mashups, aggression is on a hair trigger. Retaining peace of mind is your own responsibility. Don’t scapegoat others for falling off any wagons, especially the rage mobile. Your workload is heavy, but tackling it can be a form of meditation. Venus unaspected in your material sector means finances are fuzzy, but in your favor: Cash flows from unexpected sources. Don’t let money fears, or a pile-up of projects, unravel travel plans. Mind yourself first. Acting out of a need to please others backfires bigtime. A Mars and Saturn disconnect on Saturday releases a creative block.
Nurturing a sense of community and truer friendships is a theme now. With the Sun, then Venus, free-floating in Cancer, you benefit from soliciting outside help for issues you fiercely guarded from others. You’re suffused with a wholesome vulnerability and a childlike need to charge batteries and enjoy simple pleasures. You find sophisticated trappings and posturing folks fatuous. Your own public persona enjoys a status rise, ironically, just as you give it less importance. Here’s the moral: Don’t pack professional dealings with personality. You’re more valued keeping yourself slightly out of reach.
With Mercury micromanaging in Leo, you are likewise seeking to control those in your midst, or to amass a circle of minions to do your bidding. You’ve been a laidback lion for the most part lately. But you make up for lost time, imposing authority and otherwise letting it be known who’s monarch of the jungle, urban or otherwise. Mars in your sector of hopes and wishes makes you future-motivated, if not a bit anxious to manifest desired outcomes. And you will tend to bite the heads off those who question your vision. The Sun in your sign, Saturday, makes you more self assured, and therefore less insistent.
Deference for elders and mentors is admirable. But you are ready to step out of their shadows to let your own talents shine. Where you once felt guilt in doing this, you now feel blessed. As the T-Square of Saturn, Pluto and Uranus breaks up this week, money is made through unique opportunities, and by stepping out of tired routines. You need to build muscle, putting ideas and abilities out there, even if they end up on the chopping block. That old adage—it’s the things you don’t do that cause regret—rings truest for you now. A Mercury-Neptune opposition, by Friday, inspires examination of your spiritual beliefs.
One effect of Saturn, Old Father Time, in your sign, is an increased sense of living in the present. The planet’s connection to Mars has also reined in extravagant impulses. But these ties are severed by Saturday, when you may pursue far-fetched ideas or far-flung urges for relocation. Still, tempered by Saturn, you do so with an inherent caution and conservatism that you didn’t possess in the past when you last indulged flights of fancy or expat dreams. Saturn seems to slow down time. Where this once caused boredom, it now allows you to connect more deeply with people, places, and things you want to achieve.
With Jupiter opposing your natal Sun, there is a pressing need for a significant other in your life. Ruler Pluto, meddling here, means those of you in existing relationships require a deepening, or elimination, of it. Scorpios in newish bonds suddenly invest more emotional trust. This thrills some partners but sends others running for the hills. And you might find that a desire to play house didn’t deliver as much fun as you anticipated, even though a mate is over the Moon, which conjuncts Jupiter by Saturday. You take this as your cue to pull back, citing a preoccupation with career drama—feigning it if need be.
When Mercury opposes Neptune, starting Monday, you become aware of ways you’ve been living in a fool’s paradise. Financial facts must be faced, foremost. And other excesses also require addressing. The point is, communication must be improved in these matters. Even if it’s an inner dialogue for you swinging single Sagges. Venus unaspected midweek can send you looking for love in a number of places, not necessarily wrong ones. Do beware of overly expressing a desire for companionship, even if only seeking the fleeting variety. You can exaggerate your feelings. Others might hold you to them.
There is healing happening in your way of thinking. A conjunction of Neptune and Chiron has been focused on making you less reactionary and more proactive in your mental processes. And this week provides a test of this newly improved informational system, when a sudden change of plans occurs, potentially impacting your lifestyle in a major way. Though, you must realize, that is rather up to you. Feeling victimized should last under five minutes. At which time silver linings must be sought. It won’t take long to see so-called setbacks are disguised blessings, bringing freedom of mind and movement.
Emotions run high in the coming days when the Moon rolls over your sign and into ruler Uranus by Wednesday. Those on whose undying devotion you rely might be divesting attention elsewhere, making you “uncharacteristically” insecure. We employ air quotes since loved ones assume you’re more free, easy, and resilient than you are. They don’t realize your signature detachment is a defense mechanism to protect you from getting too close because you can be so easily hurt. Until now that is. Airing bruised feelings lets others know you care, yes. It also makes them more responsible to you moving forward.
Clarity is all you seek. Mercury opposed Neptune in Pisces shows you are being fed disinformation from outside sources. So slap on a metaphorical filter, through Friday, taking nothing on face value. That goes double for the hype about any work you’re taking on—people will talk up potential doors that’ll open and future opportunities resulting from sweat equity you’re asked to invest. Just remember if you spend too much time making a living, you’ll have less time for your actual life. Saturday brings a break up of Saturn and Mars; this liberates you from lingering doubts that you lack certain expertise.