Saturn stations retrograde mid-week as it comes into its first conjunction with retrograde Venus on Saturday. This is certainly the main event this week as Saturn’s stationary position brings a very heavy, karmic energy that can be felt for up to two weeks surrounding this time.
Monday (4/3): Mercury in grounded, earthy Taurus trines the North Node in Virgo today, merging our thoughts and communications with the karmic, fated energy of the North Node. This aspect helps us to better understand our path to create new plans that bring us into better alignment with our destiny. Mercury in harmonious aspect with the North Node also brings very fated, synchronous insights and communications that can help to pull us into our path and purpose.
Tuesday (4/4): No major planetary aspects today. The moon in Cancer goes VOC from 1:52-3:19 MST and moves into passionate & fiery Leo this afternoon.
Wednesday (4/5): Saturn stations retrograde today at 27’48” Sagittarius today marking a pivotal moment in Saturn’s 2.5 year-long transit through the mutable fire sign associated with optimism, expansion, integrity and adventure. This is Saturn’s final retrograde through Sagittarius, so it’s likely to be a big one! And it starts off with a bang within orb of square with Venus (exact on Saturday) which, between both planets stationing this month, will be a month-long influence lasting throughout April (check back for more on this powerful aspect on Thursday in the weekend forecast!).
When Saturn stations it brings tough lessons and forces us to take time out to stop and reflect on the efforts we’ve put in toward restructuring the areas of our charts and lives that fall under Saturn’s rulership. This is also a time when we may have to re-think or go back and re-route our career and work goals. Saturn’s lessons weigh much heavier on us in retrograde, and now is our last chance to put in the hard work to re-vise our most optimistic and expansive goals before Saturn officially leaves Sagittarius in October.
This Saturn retrograde also offers us an opportunity to step outside of oppressive, limiting situations to gain a bird’s eye view of the dynamics at play. Now is a time when we can see things for what they truly are, allowing us much better clarity moving forward. Saturn in Sagittarius is already a deeply philosophical influence, but in retrograde this energy increases tenfold, causing us to dig deep and reflect on issues of morality, philosophy, religious beliefs and integrity within the boundaries of the structures we’ve created for ourselves in our lives.
We also have Mars in Taurus making a supercharged trine with Pluto in Capricorn today, bridging our action and willpower with the depth and psychological intensity of Pluto. This is a wonderful aspect for taking action to get to the core of an issue or situation that has been hindering your psychological growth. This is excellent for very intense, focused work of any kind. This is a very Scorpionic influence that can help ignite our passions and spicing up our sex lives. Now is a time when we can become empowered to transcend our greatest fears and past trauma to act more confidently and decisively moving forward.
Thursday (4/6): No major aspects today. The moon is waxing in fiery and dramatic Leo throughout the day today and moves into Virgo late tonight.
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Have a beautiful and productive week! Feel free to reach out with questions and be sure to check back on Thursday for the full rundown on the month long square between Venus and Saturn! ☺