Friday, March 25th: Today is Good Friday. The Moon starts the day void-of-course in Libra, but eventually enters intense Scorpio, at 1:09 PM, and is no longer void-of-course. We start the day off moving more slowly and deliberately. Each of us feels more introspective and we re-examine the things in our life that create financial and emotional security.
Saturn turns stationary retrograde, at 5:01 AM: Saturn, planet of structure, responsibility and personal discipline, turns retrograde, and remains so, for the next four months. All the outer planets, from Jupiter through Pluto, turn retrograde every year. Currently, Jupiter is retrograde in Virgo, and Pluto will turn retrograde in Capricorn in mid-April. Saturn retrograde allows us to focus on the things in our lives that need the most attention by helping to establish a sense of priority. All of us will feel the pressure to make long-term decisions about where we spend our personal resources. Some things, people, and plans will be important to us; and those that are not, will be eliminated by establishing a different set of boundaries. Saturn always imagines the worst-case scenario, so she can feel safe when she moves forward. Don’t let her over-thinking and fear-based analysis create panic, indecision, and ultimately make you feel paralyzed. Get a plan and act on it. If you do this, Saturn will make you feel much happier! Saturn has a much stronger influence on all of us for the next month.
Venus opposes Jupiter, at 6:58 AM: When these two planets combine, we experience our need for grand schemes, and our personal wants and desires. We look to the areas of our life where we can grow and expand. Relationships and investments are both favored when these two planets connect. We are experiencing cautious optimism because of the influence of Saturn’s notion of risk management. When these two planets combine, we will want to give greater structure and meaning to our personal relationships. This can be a time when people get engaged and married. The same sort of principle can be applied to business relationships as well. The effects of this energy remains with us over the next 3 to 4 days.
Venus squares Saturn, at 11:48 AM: And, only a mere five hours later, Venus, planet of love and desire, connects with Saturn, planet of limitations and struggle. Our poor little Venus is very confused today. This is part of the larger impact of the Jupiter squares Saturn that we experienced very strongly on Wednesday, the 23rd. When Venus and Saturn meet, we weigh the cost and benefits of relationships and the business pursuits we have ourselves invested in. We are setting our boundaries, becoming better negotiators, and are less willing to compromise just to keep the peace. We are cautious about our investments, whether they be for the heart or for the bank account. If we cannot see the potential outcome of things clearly, we will not take action on them. During this time, it is much easier to see the problems in our relationships. You can best use this time of vision to make improvements to what you have, rather than complaining about your problems. You are not powerless.
The Moon enters intense Scorpio, at 1:09 PM, and is no longer void-of-course. And, now we remember we are not powerless! In the latter part of the afternoon we will feel more productive as we integrate these larger themes into our life.
All times are CDT