Expect to see the action fall across the cardinal signs of Aries and Capricorn this week. To begin the week we see Saturn stationing retrograde at 20 degrees Capricorn. Saturn joins Jupiter (in Sagittarius) and Pluto (in Capricorn) also in retrograde motion for the best part of the summer and into early autumn. As with any retrograding planet we can use this opportunity to reassess where we stand in some of the major themes that fill up our lives. Jupiter offers us a chance to reconsider our religious views, perhaps, or our desire for adventure, and intellectual expansion. Saturn poses a glimpse at our responsibilities and values, whereas, Pluto in retrograde offers us the ability to review where we see our lives slowly shifting and to accept these changes as necessary steps. So in many ways retrogrades could be viewed as a period of time where we can think about our paths and determine if they are correct and make adjustments accordingly. These outer planets hold sway over many of our long-term decisions and it is during this period that we can solidify our positions and move forward with confidence in knowing we considered all the options. Inherent in that process is a coming to terms. Each of us has a part of our lives that are impacted by these retrogrades and each of us is facing a decision of some nature that requires more time to ponder. If we view this time frame in such a light we can conclude that a review was in order.
Elsewhere, Mercury, Venus and later in the week, the new Moon gather in the later degrees of Aries and put into place a series of challenging squares to Saturn and Pluto. Aries is a cardinal fire sign, whereas Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign. In this capacity they stand at a 90 degree angle to each other. This is a challenging angle because some action must present itself at such times. A conclusion or a solution is being sought under these angles. Obviously all Aries will feel this but so will all Capricorns specifically. Cardinal air Librans and cardinal water Cancers will also be impacted. Other signs will feel the impact as well but to a lesser extent. At the same time, Mercury and Jupiter appear in an easy angle and that may soften the conversations that may arise during this decision making period. If we are in a state of suspension, waiting for an answer or a sign, a balanced and optimistic conversation might lighten the burden and provide some alternatives that had not been taken into account.
©2019 Chris Flisher
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): There may be a lot on your plate as Mercury, Venus and the Moon move through Aries this week. This may be a very stimulating and curious time for you. Adventure and expansion are great themes for you to focus on as you try and find a new direction for occupying your time. Charge on.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Expect to be stimulated this week in a variety of ways that are uncommon to you and your daily routine. Travel and education figure prominently so you will find those experiences useful and perhaps even revolutionary if they enlighten you to take a new direction in your life trajectory. A highly stimulating period awaits.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): This should be an excellent week to be involved in group activities. The more intellectual the exchanges are, the better. Your mind will be active and quick so decisions may be hasty and possibly need to be rethought. Keep an eye on large organizational moves and financial choices that could impact your future.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): Ramp up your career queries this week. Mercury, Venus and the Moon will be in favorable position for you. This should be an excellent time to seek out interviews or other employment matters such as promotions and possible role shifts. Close friends and significant partners may test your reserve. Patience is a hard word, but necessary.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Expect to be absorbing a lot of new information this week. Whatever means it takes you may be best served if you are in the process of training or learning something new. While much of this process may be challenging, you may also find the results of such a diversion to be helpful. Unusual options appear.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Large organizations figure prominently in your life this week. Legal and financial topics may emerge that require intervention on your part. Children and creative efforts are where you find the challenges. Conversations about alternate plans may be easier to navigate should that arise. Adopt a pragmatic view to gain the best possible outcome with the least amount of effort.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A vibrant and talkative time for you and your close friends and primary partner this week. This presents an opportune time to resolve topics that you share or to turn towards a joint project that requires the combined efforts of you both. Unexpected news could come from a large organization or elderly relative.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov 21): You may find that your primary partner has a surprise that you were not expecting. Conversations may be animated and fast. Correspondence may pose a challenge as you try and find an answer, especially if your query involves a sibling. Good news about a financial transaction might lighten the load for the week.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may be involved in a rather emotional exchange later in the week so bear that in mind. You may be eager to try and enter a new exercise routine or alter your lifestyle in some way to adapt to the changing seasons. Financial arrangements may be under consideration so you might seek outside counsel for advice.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Home and family may be the source of your attention this week as Mercury, Venus and then later the Moon gather in that area of your life. Lively conversations may butt up against conversations surrounding your trajectory. Expect to have enlightening and yet challenging exchanges with family members. Pay attention to your muse.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may be close to making a decision about your next steps. Transition is in the air and you may be discussing your options with siblings and other family members. Paperwork may be involved and that requires time and attention to detail. Entertain new and unusual ideas about the direction to take. Unusual ideas may be compelling.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Finances may be the dominant theme for you this week as Mercury, Venus and the Moon join together in your financial arena. You may be facing a decision regarding a business arrangement that has difficulties attached to it. Great promise may be in store, but there are tough choices to make first.
©2019 Chris Flisher