For All Signs: Saturn turns retrograde on April 17 for the next 5.5 months. This happens every year. While direct, Saturn represents the Taskmaster within us all. He is also the Judge or the Teacher. When he turns retrograde, we are given time to think about what we “should” do and prepare for the time that we will do it. Then he turns direct again and it is time. We must fulfill whatever is required or the consequences will materialize in the last quarter of this year. Since he is in the sign of Capricorn, we must clarify our political positions, or our personal rules in the world “out there”. What will be our responsibilities to society and how do we want to behave under the new conditions that began in December, 2017?
Aries the Ram: (Mar 20—Apr 19th ) This spring is exploding right on your doorstep. There is a sense of general chaos among corporate bodies and it appears to include you in a personal way. Take a fresh look at where you want to direct your attention. Use this month to let go of past hurts and take a deep breath of healing energy.
Taurus: This is a time in which your partner is on your side and things are flowing well between you. It is a good period for coming to agreement on circumstances that have been issues in the past. You may be especially enjoying music or the arts together. Intimate moments bring you closer together now.
Gemini: Matters in relation to friends, acquaintances, and your social circle are in flux. You may be awaiting the outcome so you will know how to proceed after the changes occur. It may be time to add to your network.
Cancer: Follow your instincts about where you need to be, particularly if that includes a new social situation. Then give attention to whomever or whatever new enters your life. You are on schedule to find a new guide, mentor, or teacher who will help you toward the next direction in your life. Or you may become the guide for others.
Leo: You are in a handicapped spot right now. You may have legal or ethical issues on your plate. The Powers That Be are running the show and almost any move you make outside of the box will be challenged. For the time being you are surrounded. Accept this with grace for the present. Better times are coming.
Virgo: Your attention shifts to matters of shared resources for the next three weeks. “Resources” include time, things of material value, energy and sexuality. The territory is wide, ranging from the mundane study of the budget, to investments, and even to important discussions with partners over the need for greater intimacy.
Libra: You likely will have favorable results by dealing with taxes now. Debts owed to you will be paid. Positive yields due to savings, stocks, and insurance policies will give you a stronger sense of stability and security. Activities involving older people, property, and antiques are favored.
Scorpio: It is of paramount importance that you control your mouth this week, especially in the work arena. Although you have an opinion about whatever is happening, let it go and say nothing unless asked for it. Being “right” is not as important as maintaining human relations. This is not a good time to argue.
Sagittarius: Listen to the Guardian, who speaks to you from the inside. This is a time in which your Guardian will protect you. It is sometimes hard to pick it out from the voice of Ego. If the Voice is flattering you, set it aside. That is not the true Guardian. The true Guardian offers wisdom, not criticism or flattery.
Capricorn: A new project or relationship that began at the first of this year is now up for review. The time has come to grow it or let go. In order to grow it you must put considerably more resources into it. That could be time, money, or energy. Do not commit until after Mercury turns direct on April 15, 2018.
Aquarius: Please see the lead paragraph. The cluster of planets I describe includes your avatar in the solar 12th house sector of the unconscious. Stay aware that you may fall into periods of beating yourself without real warrant. That will take you down an unhealthy road that robs you of energy. It is not necessary. Don’t listen to that voice.
Pisces: You may have been told that you are too sensitive for your own good. Early this week it is especially easy to take stressors onto your back that belong elsewhere. If you feel fatigued, bored, or depressed, you probably have done this. Maintaining emotional and physical boundaries is good for your mental health.
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