This week is what you might call an astrological mixed bag. Overall, the best way to make the most of the energies is to think about where you want changes in your life. Talk about it, write it down, visualise it.

Whether you’re planning for changes you’ll make now or in 2018, this is the week to drill down on your ideas. What will it take to make it happen? What are you willing to do to feel the way you want to feel, to paraphrase US writer Danielle LaPorte.

The reason for change being in the air is that change-maker Uranusis being triggered by mind planet Mercury, and the egocentric Sun this week. So it’s also a good time to change someone’s mind, or your own mind (especially today).

If you’re hoping for a turnaround or a complete reversal on something, it could come this week too. The signs best placed for positive developments are (in no particular order) Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Aries and Libra.

Issues to watch out for this week come from a clash between romance and riches planet Venus and the planet of disappointment and deception, Neptune. (Neptune really has two distinct sides, positive and challenging and this week is bringing out its challenging side).

So if you have a love or money question that you just can’t seem to get straight on, if you suspect someone is thinking about doing to dirty on you romantically or financially, then watch out! Take care!

If you’re confused or unsure of which way to go in your personal or professional life, your best bet could well be to do nothing for now. Wait until this Venus/Neptune clash is over and we get next week’s New Moon. Sometimes taking no action is the best course!

Note we are in the waning cycle of the Moon, so letting go and cruising as much as you can is highly recommended. Heal yourself. Next week we will all be back to action stations.