Aries This Week

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The week's somewhat volatile astrology situates you, Aries, in the center of its action… where you could serve as the unintended spark which sets a series of responses, retorts, and/or retaliations into motion, though having done nothing other than naturally being yourself. That Mercury-in-your-1st (an influence I described last week) is smashing right into the currently-ongoing T-square between Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto, turning every off-the-cuff exchange into a potential tinderbox of hasty conclusions, unwarranted extrapolations, and/or unforeseeable consequences. And you may well be the one who unwittingly throws the match that sets the whole thing off. Despite this possible volatility, however, I don't feel especially obliged to urge you to keep your mouth shut. Who says a healthy dose of excitational dynamism doesn't justify a few unsettling moments? Isn't that, in many ways, your role as a fire-starting Aries? The one context in which you might want to hold your tongue rather than 'naturally being yourself': whenever interacting with VIPs, managers, authority-figures, or officials who have the capacity to impose very undesirably disempowering 'consequences'.