Yeah! As of late afternoon on Thursday, Mercury retrograde is over. We’ll now make better headway along the corrective upswing. Even so, it’s wise to remain vigilant. Less than 12 hours after Mercury ends retrograde, Neptune begins its five-month retrograde cycle. Outside of an active dream cycle on Thursday night, this transit’s start can easily slip by unnoticed. Still, Neptune works on subtle levels to make a clearer distinction between fact and fiction, the projection and the reality.
Building through Sunday, sun/Mars puts motivation into fresh-drive mode. This planetary pairing gets the conversation going and increases physical vitality, too. It provides a great boost to athletes and competitions—the action is hot on and off the fields. Tuesday’s new moon in Gemini gains added fuel from Mars. While mostly a positive bring-it-to-life or cut-to-the-chase influence, note that Mars is also pushy and aggressive. On a cautionary note, folks can say or do anything in order to save their butts or make the sale. On the revelation side, we can come face to face with a critical moment of truth. On a great-gains note, we can feel boosted by fresh hope or catch wind of a fresh opportunity.
Also on Sunday, Saturn retrograde revisits Scorpio for one last check-in regarding priorities and choice-making. Apt not only for politicians and business, but for all, this transit allows extra time to strengthen, secure, and refortify from within.
March 20 - April 20
Sometimes you just can’t hold back; sometimes you just don’t want to. Now through mid next week thrusts you into action. There are things that need to be said and things that need to get done. Whether you choose the moment or it chooses you, an air-clearing brings relief. Sunday onward, you could hear, witness, or find the unexpected.
April 20 - May 21
Dwelling on loss is unproductive. Instead, put your all toward moving it forward from here. Rather than banking on a hope or a someday, you are wise to make this moment “the moment”. The now is both a fork in the road and a key stage-setting time. Saturn’s dip back into Scorpio underscores the importance of improving your aim and your game.
May 21 - June 21
Sun/Mars acts as a heating influence. A positive stimulant, it keeps the excitement and enthusiasm going strong. You’ll stay physically active and especially quick on the ball. Sun/Mars can also inflame or keep reactiveness on the quick dial-up. The next few days can set you on a hunt, an adventure, or a warpath. Tuesday’s new moon also provides fresh fuel.
June 21 - July 22
A weekend getting away from it all could be as close to heaven as you can get. Surrender to the moment, let the creative or romantic muses play, let the time disappear. Sun/Mars and Chiron can open your heart and soul in some poignant way. Through the middle of September, Saturn’s revisit of Scorpio helps you to refortify, replenish, and recharge. Mid next week thrusts you into full swing.
July 22 - August 23
At work or working through it, the next few days could be quite profitable. Something unplanned or unscripted could make your weekend. Sun/Mars can set wheels in faster motion and/or colour it in for you in a way you didn’t anticipate. Saturn’s dip back into Scorpio marks an appropriate time for home, family, business, or soul renovation projects.
August 23 - September 23
Did you lose ground, money, or time during Mercury retrograde? You’ll make great gains on life now. In fact, it’s springboard time. Sun/Mars and Tuesday’s new moon offer a great energy boost to all fresh-start initiatives. Has the answer, explanation, solution, or resolution eluded you? Saturn’s revisit of Scorpio can help you gain insight, perspective, and/or a renewed sense of can-do.
September 23 - October 23
Planned or not, a busy and eventful few days lie ahead. In fact, you could find yourself in a marathon. It’s a great weekend for travel, socializing, an open house, garage sales, shopping, scouting, or cutting yourself loose. On a get-down-to-business note, Saturn’s revisit of Scorpio calls for better control over money matters and personal goals.
October 23 - November 22
Where there’s a will, you’ll find a way. The end of Mercury retrograde can clear up a dilemma and make your choices or options a lot clearer, perhaps unexpectedly so. Don’t hesitate to ditch a plan in favour of another. Someone could act as an agent or a catalyst. Once the impulse, inspiration, or moment strikes, there’s no backtracking; you’ll hit the fast track. Impulse spending or unexpected expenses could add up quickly.
November 22 - December 21
Over the weekend, sun/Mars could reheat a conversation. They’ll provide a strong second wind for a plan, a project, or a budding relationship. Spur of the moment or stream of consciousness delivers best. Saturn’s dip back into Scorpio, starting Sunday, will give you several more months to get your bearings. There’s no need to bide time, though: Tuesday’s new moon boosts social and financial prospects.
December 21 - January 20
It’s a run-around, one-thing-after-another weekend. You can get pulled into it unwittingly and/or bite off more than you can chew. Sun/Mars stays triggered through Sunday. It isn’t about the words, but what’s conveyed through body language. Saturn’s backtrack gives you another go of it or shot at it.
January 20 - February 18
Sun/Mars sets up an action-packed weekend. An event or quick trip out of town gives you plenty to talk about later. Meeting someone for the first time? Instant rapport is an excellent sign. Through mid September, Saturn’s revisit of Scorpio gives you an extension. See it as an advantage.
February 18 - March 19
The spotlight is on home and family this weekend. Visits with friends, hosting students, showing your rental, or the search for new digs can keep you going with one thing after another right through Monday. Saturn’s revisit of Scorpio continues to urge you to look for a new source of income and/or to make a significant lifestyle change.