Your horoscope for March 8 to 14, 2018

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      Do you have a handle on it? Is the strategy working? What’s behind it? Who’s behind it? These questions and more keep the obsession going strong as Jupiter in Scorpio begins its four-month retrograde cycle on Thursday. The soul-searching and probing mission now takes a deeper dive. The transit aims to uncover what you/we need to know. Peeling it back layer by layer, Jupiter won’t stop until it gets a better fix on the root of the matter, until it has a better understanding regarding what it is that propels the need or the desire.

      If you are on track with an empowered initiative, look to Jupiter retrograde to guide you to specific next steps with efficient, cut-to-the-chase precision. If you have veered off course, Jupiter retrograde will keep sending you signals until they are too obvious to ignore. The transit also serves to stop the overgrowth, to get it better contained and under control. If you are searching for answers regarding the parts of life that are beyond control or beyond fathomable, look to Jupiter retrograde to assist you to grasp a greater psychological, spiritual, or metaphysical perspective. On Saturday, Mercury in Aries squares Saturn. It’s an excellent combination for any work or matter that requires a disciplined focus, for setting the record straight, streamlining, and for making efficient use of your time. Perseverance can net a payoff, but there’s wisdom in knowing when to keep going and when to stop.

      In contrast, early Sunday Mars trines Uranus. It’s a well-timed spring-forward transit. Tuesday, Venus/Saturn starts the day; Sun/Jupiter rounds it out. Substantial gains can be made.

      March 20 - April 19

      The stars are conspiring on your behalf. Progressively, Jupiter retrograde will uncover what you need to know. It could reaffirm what you’ve already figured out, can reverse the effect of the overgrowth, and help you manage finances, projects, or circumstances. Saturday calls for added effort or restraint. Sunday sparks synchronicity and intuitive smarts. Tuesday produces/calls for more.

      April 20 - May 20

      Has your inner voice been nagging at you? Jupiter retrograde can uncover the feelings or the truth you’ve tried to downplay. During this next week, Mercury/Saturn and Venus/Saturn have signed you up for the push-through, forge-ahead, or surpass-it program. Mars/Uranus and sun/Jupiter give you wings. In the mix is a combo of increasing necessity with timely up-for-grabs opportunity. Follow your instincts.

      May 21 - June 21

      The stars dish a mixed bag for this next week. Some things are easily rolling/come naturally. Others require more effort, study, or investment. Jupiter retrograde requires that you recommit to your health and well-being. It is an appropriate transit to renegotiate a loan, rework the budget, seek counselling, or upgrade equipment, training, and education. Trust at issue? Ask more questions.

      June 21 - July 22

      Insight, inner motivation, and resourcefulness increase. You’ll gain a better opportunity to get to the bottom of unresolved emotions and to pinpoint what’s in your better interest. It’s to your advantage to stay on it until you get it sorted out. Mercury, Venus, and Mars/Uranus supply you with fresh fuel. Sunday through Wednesday, take your best shot.

      July 22 - August 22

      More time to explore your inner workings, dive into a personal project, review finances, or plan your next strategy is wise. More time devoted to enriching your home and family life is also smart. Through Wednesday, the stars provide a mix of stop-and-go, pressure-and-ease. Go the distance while the getting is good. When required, work it.

      August 22 - September 22

      Off and on during this next week, there will be times when more work and effort are required and times when things take on a life of their own. When inspiration, conversation, or momentum is in good flow (i.e., Sunday), milk it for all it is worth. If you get slowed down or jammed up, don’t give up. Perseverance serves you well, especially Tuesday.

      September 23 - October 23

      Jupiter retrograde, starting Thursday, is a good transit for getting back in touch with yourself and what is most important. Mercury and Venus, freshly into Aries, are working through it with Saturn. Ambition is well placed. Your timing is good, too. Sunday through Tuesday, Mars/Uranus and sun/Jupiter keep you and opportunity in full swing.

      October 23 - November 21

      Jupiter in Scorpio launches into retrograde motion on Thursday. A reprioritizing transit, it underscores the importance of investing your time wisely and prompts you to become more selective regarding who or what gets a piece of you. A particular issue, project, plan, or involvement gains more priority attention. Saturday through Wednesday, you can get more than the usual said and done.

      November 21 - December 21

      Jupiter’s turn to retrograde on Thursday may be subtle, but even so, the transit holds great gestational potency. You’ll now dive deeper into a soul-searching or creative process. You’ll also feel the urge to dedicate more of yourself to the people and the future you envision. Sunday through Tuesday/Wednesday puts your special brand of genius and good timing into full swing.

      December 21 - January 19

      You can be prompted to revamp goals, shift tactics, or withdraw from a commitment or association as some other avenue, involvement, or battle overtakes you. Through Wednesday, you’ll hit an upswing. Saturday calls for added effort to stop or to go. Sunday, Mars/Uranus lights a fresh spark. Tuesday is result-generating. Sunday through Wednesday, go and gain.

      January 20 - February 18

      Now through mid–next week, your stars are set to unblock or unlock something important. You can get up and rolling more effectively and with better speed. On the list: better insight, fresh ideas, more options, better communication, easier inroad, and increased energy, drive, interest, momentum, and cause. Regarding that list, Sunday through Wednesday is especially opportune.

      February 18 - March 20

      Jupiter’s turn to retrograde can set a future plan or prospect onto a pivot. Through the weekend and into mid–next week, both Mercury and Venus set to task to get a fresh dialogue going and a more productive platform built. Sunday’s Mars/Uranus, a strike-flint combo, and Tuesday’s sun/Jupiter, a growth combo, fast-track opportunity, benefit, profit, and action.

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