We’re having a bit of a cosmic lull this week as there is not much planetary action. As I’ve been talking about, the retrogrades are in full swing (4 planets-Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto and the asteroid, Chiron). We do have a change of signs for the Sun, which moves into playful Leo on Monday the 23rd. And Mercury is slowing down to go retrograde next week. So we’ll really feel a tug on our shirt tails if we try to move too quickly. What does your retrograde forecast look like? Here’s a “re” word and advice for each sign. Don’t forget to read your rising sign as well!
Aries (March 21-April 20) Re-calibrate. Taking a step back from the last few weeks and the big emotional leaps you’ve made means you get a chance to take a good look at who is helping and who is hindering your future plans. Now that you’ve knocked your own limitations out of the way you can really start to plan a more solid future.
Taurus (April 21-May 20) Re-assess. With your partner more supportive after recent deep talks, you can begin to divide chores and responsibilities to help balance out work/home life. Single? Same message applies-make sure you’re giving yourself enough time to de-stress and make plans for a getaway you’ve been longing for.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Re-commit. You’re in the position you’re in because you earned it. You’ve worked hard, so remember why you do what you do. And although it may seem like you’re hitting resistance to your ideas or recent business changes, things will eventually fall into place. Don’t give up before the miracle happens.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Re-search. Investing in your education sounds really good. Although the money may be there to help with that, you’ll want to review and make sure this particular investment will bring what you are looking for. There’s a chance that it may have sounded good for a while, but is actually a waste of time and money. Do you research!
Leo (July 23-August 22) Re-think. Events at home may have you feeling lost or frustrated. The solutions are not going to come from traditional thinking. This week your ideas seem more out of the box, and much more doable. This is an interesting week for Leos as the recent lunar eclipse triggered events from last August’s eclipse so you may be seeing the results of things created at that point.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) Re-imagine. Imagine a romantic liaison with a person who just takes your breath away when you look at them, whose words are divine magic and inspire you to reach into your soul and feel one with the entire world at the same time as you connect with the beauty in you. This, my Virgo friends, is where you want to be right now. Single or coupled, find this love inside of your being and the world will never look the same again.
Libra (September 23-October 22) Re-lease. Let go of any expectations for an easy week. And guess what-you’ll probably have one. The test for you, Libra is going with the flow. And letting everyone else do the same thing. Try saying “I don’t know” when someone asks for advice or info. Practice not worrying about what others might think if you don’t tell them how they can fix their problems. Practice getting lost, like a Pisces, and letting someone rescue you. Just for funsies.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Re-birth. Knowledge and creativity come together as you realize a recent challenge at work has only made you stronger and wiser. Jupiter out of retrograde now in your sign helps you expand your vision. Take a look at some old ideas or projects you had that were never born and consider giving them new life. Your intuition is strong now and asking spirit for some divine inspiration is a great idea.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Re-calculate. It’s going to require hard work and perseverance to get to your next move. Literally and figuratively. You may be doing research into a new location or job, and feeling like you have one foot here and one foot somewhere else. The recent eclipse may have helped you make up your mind, but the energy is holding you fast to your current situation. Find patience and be willing to do this the right way. This is not a good time to leap without looking.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Re-create. You’ve been in a long process of renewal and this week you’ll begin to understand what it was all for. This is a quiet week, but powerful for Caps as you become more accepting of others, based on recent events. You are letting go of that Saturnian judgment that has served you well and learning to trust others as you notice your newest group of friends are fewer, but more loyal.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Re-lax. Balance is key during these next few weeks. Make sure you’re taking time to recharge your energy as Mercury in Leo opposes Mars in your sign. It’s a push me-pull you feeling coupled with retrogrades in your 12th and 2n houses, there’s just not a lot you will even feel like doing. But if you’ve been digging in the last few weeks and really working hard on projects and/or your own thoughts and beliefs, you have cosmic permission to coast now. Events will seem even more out of your control but that doesn’t mean you won’t see progress.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Re-connect. You may feel like retreating, but with Sun in Leo illuminating your 5th house of romance, gambling and self expression, you won’t be able to sit still long. Work also picks up with opportunities for lunch dates and lots of chatter and gossip going around. Keep a close eye on the time as it will get away from you quickly as you engage in conversations with people you haven’t talked to in a while, and then find yourself running late.
And remember what the Cosmic Muffin, Darrell Martinie used to say: “Its a wise person who rules the stars, a fool who’s ruled by them.”
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