Saturn in Sagittarius stations retrograde on April 5th/6th. Focus is readjusted, or you may return to a previous goal. Saturn Rx can give some of you a reprieve, as it backs away from hard aspects to your planets. Here’s your temporary time out. For others, Saturn Rx will reconnect you with a previous responsibility or burden - will you drop it, or finish your work?
On April 7th, the Aries Sun opposes Jupiter Rx, then goes on to square Pluto (on April 8th). “Big potential” is the theme here, and it’s pumped up by Pluto’s discordant push for power. Much can be accomplished, as long as you don’t swing too far in one direction. Saturn Rx square Venus Rx in Pisces (also on April 8th) will keep you in check. Two Rx planets in a square aspect point to crisis from the past. Saturn will define relationship/financial/self-esteem issues, and you’ll probably be confronted with unpleasant limits. This could be the reality check you’ve been avoiding.
Venus will be within one degree of Chiron, so the Wounded Healer's energy will be part of this. A hurtful ending can also be freeing, as you finally shut that door. Or, this could be the final push that gets you past a painful block, and back into the flow.
Mercury stations Rx in Taurus on April 9th, asking you to revise, correct or think again. What’s valuable versus what’s stagnating will be a theme. Delays and changes of opinion are likely, and you simply won’t be able to rush anything. Especially with three retrograde planets. This week is about taking a step back, taking stock and cleaning up the leftovers.
Saturn Rx in your sector of opportunities puts you in review mode for an educational, travel or legal issue. Delays/returns will intensify limits. You’ll be pushed to complete a course of study, question the rules or adjust your travel plans. In some cases, an issue that’s been dragging on can finally be resolved. As Saturn squares Venus Rx/Chiron in your hidden sector, there may be an ending to something you wanted/loved in the past. It may be painful in the moment, but you should also feel relief as you close a door on what was.
Aspects to the Sun in your sign can boost your courage and optimism. It’s full steam ahead, as you rise to the challenge from competitors, gain power at work, or push for more (autonomy, attention, success). However, keep in mind that it will be easy to push the limits and go too far - consider the balance between you and another.
Mercury Rx in your sector of personal resources can bring delays in financial discussions, or revisions around how much you’re earning. A second look at bottom-line emotional requirements is also a possibility. Mercury Rx helps you articulate what has maximum value for you.
Saturn Rx in your sector of shared resources suggests a closer look at debts, taxes, loans or your partner’s finances. Overspending or financial negligence could deliver unpleasant results. But in some cases, you may receive a temporary reprieve on what’s owed. Physical/emotional intimacy could demand intensified boundaries, as you’re confronted by the limits of how much you or your partner are willing to give. As Saturn squares Venus Rx/Chiron in your social sector, public relationships (platonic or romantic) will be strongly defined when you revisit a key issue from the past. An ending is possible, if the relationship has run its course - this will be due to your deepening awareness of your own strengths and limits.
Aspects to the Sun in your hidden sector can stir up restless energy, but there will be limits on what you can do with it. Watch for a building sense of pressure, or desire for release, as you explore new opportunities and overhaul your daily routine. However, it may not be appropriate (yet) to take direct action - loose ends need to be tied up.
Mercury Rx in your sign adds to the above limits. New plans/information may result in more questions than answers. Delays or changes in facts may be frustrating, but use the time to reconsider your options. Is this really what you want? Do you have all the information? You may not be quite as prepared as you thought. In some cases, a contact from the past can be quite valuable.
Saturn Rx in your relationship sector suggests a review of mutual goals and commitments. Partnership rules may be questioned or revised. Too, one partner may have second thoughts about the commitment in general. Saturn square Venus Rx/Chiron in your career sector suggests added pressure around future goals, a professional relationship or your professional image. This could be about defining what you really want, in your personal and business life. Limits around what you’re striving for will also be hi-lighted - relationships with those in authority will be tense, as you adjust to shifting rules.
Aspects to the Sun in your social sector can indicate a public success, big launch/promotion or exciting new group dynamic. However, unacknowledged anxiety or power struggles can trigger surprising results. Watch for volatile reactions from others, and be cautious that you don’t overstep personal and professional limits.
Mercury Rx in your hidden sector suggests a background issue that calls for deeper consideration. This could be something that you haven’t shared with anyone, but you need to weigh all the pros and cons before you make a decision. Take your time - more information will emerge gradually.
Saturn Rx in your sector of routine calls for the fine-tuning of work tasks, health, diet or exercise. You’re in the process of making improvements and narrowing your focus, but you may have to go back a few steps to make corrections. In some cases, your workload could become heavier. Saturn’s square to Venus Rx/Chiron in your sector of opportunities suggests there’s more excess to cut out, before you can move forward. A distant opportunity (involving travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing) asks that you acknowledge certain restrictions/obligations, be they health or work related. You may need to tighten up your work habits, or get real about where you can and can’t venture. The distant dream that you’ve been hoping for may not be possible, but there is much to work with in front of you.
Aspects to the Sun in your career sector suggest the desire to reach for something big. A promotion, new job, or expansion of your business is pushing you to achieve. Or, someone else may be pushing you. Watch for power imbalances, especially when dealing with those in authority. Also, consider any power issues that you might be projecting - what’s your real motivation?
Mercury Rx in your social sector signals the review of a friendship, group association or your relationship with the public. Asking questions/returning to a previous conversation will enable you to discern what information (or who) has real value. In some cases, there may be delays with public launches or plans.
Saturn Rx in your sector of self-expression can confirm a creative project or new romance, by defining commitment/structure. On the other hand, Saturn can remind you that more effort is required to get what you want - delays are part of the process that ensure you’re getting the real deal. If you’re feeling blocked or denied, know that you can’t force someone’s appreciation or attraction. Some things have to be earned, while others things are simply not meant for you. Saturn’s square to Venus Rx/Chiron in your sector of shared resources will underline a financial or intimacy issue that needs to be sorted (or ended) before you see any progress. A deeper look at what’s available (emotionally or financially) could reveal a difficult truth.
Aspects to the Sun in your sector of opportunities will pump up your adventurous spirit, or your urge to pursue a cause/ideal. Travel, education, legal matters or publishing may be energized, along with your expectations of more. However, pay attention to boundaries (external and internal). Massive growth may be your goal, but you’re actually being asked to step back and narrow your focus to one area.
Mercury Rx in your career sector can trigger revised conversations with management, or second thoughts about your job, career path or professional image. Measure your words very carefully - the impact on your reputation will be significant. A previous job opportunity could have some value.
Saturn Rx in your domestic sector can increase home/family obligations, or trigger revisions/delays around a relocation, home business or home construction. As you dig deeper into your literal or metaphorical foundation, consider where your responsibilities lie. Saturn’s square to Venus Rx/Chiron in your partnership sector suggests some stress around joint domestic goals, or old relationship habits. You’re being asked to look at what was, because the past is infusing the present. A previous relationship issue that wasn’t dealt with will be clarified. Endings are a possibility, and you’ll find the release is unavoidable. “Goodbye” can involve the relationship itself, or your projections/expectations that have been undermining your security. Is it time to get real and work with the partnership that’s right in front of you?
Aspects to the Sun in your sector of shared resources can reveal financial or emotional growth opportunities. This is likely to involve your sense of freedom, security or confidence. You may have more available to you than you thought, and someone else can illuminate this fact. However, overspending, overindulging or pushing someone else’s limits are also a risk. Watch your demands, especially in a relationship context. Are you expecting someone to deliver what you could supply for yourself? If you ask for too much, you’ll be reminded of your limits and their boundaries.
Mercury Rx in your sector of opportunities can bring second thoughts around travel, education, legal matters or publishing. A new development hasn’t been shut down, but more investigation or discussion is needed.
Saturn Rx in your communication sector puts the story on rewind. A decision, discussion or commitment may be up for review or delays, as the rules are questioned. Too, you may need to emphasize your boundaries by bringing them up again. Saturn’s square to Venus Rx/Chiron in your sector of routine zeros in on a health/work issue or obligation. You may be confronted with a duty you’ve been avoiding, or limits on how much you can do for someone else. What value is being placed on your services? Health issues may also require your full attention.
Aspects to the Sun in your relationship sector (including the opposition to Jupiter Rx in your sign) suggest that you will feel pressured by someone else. A one-on-one connection (platonic or romantic) could expand dramatically, but you’ll also be struggling to maintain your boundaries. If you’re the one who’s pushing for more, know that you’ll probably get some of what you want, but one area will cause frustration (when you’re denied).
Mercury Rx in your sector of shared resources brings up questions about debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, or physical/emotional intimacy. Looking deeper will be a slow, uncomfortable process, but you can also uncover valuable information if you go beyond the basic facts.
Saturn Rx in your sector of personal resources asks you to concentrate more fully on financial or emotional boundaries. While you’ve had your share of limits, denial and extra work, Saturn Rx insists that you revisit a budget, spending or self-esteem issue. Saturn’s square to Venus Rx/Chiron in your sector of self-expression clarifies things even further, with limits around what you want. A new romance or creative project will be delayed, or shut down. However, in some cases, this can be the creative breakthrough you've been struggling for. Your efforts and discipline will be rewarded.
Aspects to the Sun in your sector of routine can present surprising solutions, work arounds or success in your efforts to upgrade. However, there may also be tremendous pressure to meet a deadline, or take on extra work. In order to succeed in one area, you may have to sacrifice something else.
Mercury Rx in your relationship sector can turn your thoughts to a past love, or rewind a discussion with a current partner. A change of heart, or questions about a commitment, will draw your attention to the stability and long-term potential of this union. Thoughts or connections to the past can be used to compare old relationship values to your present state.
Saturn Rx in your sign can emphasize an obligation (that you thought was finished) or see you questioning current responsibilities. Saturn’s square to Venus Rx/Chiron in your domestic sector will hi-light a specific problem: family, a domestic relationship, or issues with your physical home. The value of what you’ve been doing, or what your partner has been contributing, may be up for review. Too, old issues around not feeling loved/appreciated (in spite of all your hard work) may come up again. The purpose of the review is not to get stuck in the same old patterns, but to end that dynamic and move on.
Aspects to the Sun in your sector of self-expression can boost your confidence, charisma and desire to treat yourself. You may feel that you deserve more than you’re getting, and you can certainly receive significant attention for your creative or romantic efforts. But watch for impulses to overspend, overindulge or rebel against obligations. This is not the best time to cut loose.
Mercury Rx in your sector of routine suggests second thoughts about a diagnosis, upgrade or work task. The initial plan may not be delivering required results, so be prepared for some revisions. Health, diet and exercise may need more intensive study.
Saturn Rx in your hidden sector suggests more work is needed on closing a chapter. The ending of a relationship, career or part of your identity has been a long, slow process. Saturn is approaching your sign (Capricorn ingress will take place this December) and that will be a whole new you. You’re in the last stages now, and Saturn’s square to Venus Rx/Chiron in your communication sector can hi-light a conversation/answer/document that must be revisited. The result will most likely be “no” or “not yet” and that may not be a bad thing. Saturn/Venus/Chiron will define a sensitive issue - you’ll know exactly where you stand.
Aspects to the Sun in your domestic sector (including the square to Pluto in your sign) infuse home and family issues with potential. A relocation, construction project, home business or change in domestic relationships can feature big gains, and big pressure. Much of that pressure may come from you - perhaps you’re drive by a vision of what must happen. Know that you can only push things so far, and you will be confronted by limits around what you can accomplish. Take it slow, and be grateful for how far you’ve come.
Mercury Rx in your sector of self-expression asks for a second look at a new romance, creative project, or issues involving children/pregnancy. The initial decision may change - you could change your mind, or someone else may back off. Let the process play out - the final answer won’t happen until Mercury stations direct. In the meantime, use the pause to look carefully at the value of what you want. Does it meet your standards? Are you ready to commit all your energy to this?
Saturn Rx in your social sector asks you to reevaluate a friendship, your group connections or social goals/image. What you thought was absolute may require more focus. Social rules and norms may be up for questioning, as you decide where you belong. Saturn’s square to Venus Rx/Chiron in your sector of personal resources clarifies exactly what you have (financially and emotionally) and what you can’t keep. Limits or loss will be reality asserting itself (or reasserting itself, if you’ve wandered off track). Something/someone that you used to value could be revealed as fake. But if you've been struggling to carve out space for new values, this aspect could be your breakthrough, as you give up something to achieve happiness.
Aspects to the Sun in your communication sector can pump up your hopes, with a promise, announcement or exciting discussion. Education, publishing or legal matters can deliver significant results. However, all potentials may not come through in the way you’d hoped. Disappointment is a sign that expectations need to be be adjusted. Too, there can be pressure deliver more than you’re able to - it’s up to you to say “no.”
Mercury Rx in your domestic sector can see you revisiting past family discussions, or taking a second look at relocation, a home business, or a home renovation project. Now is not the time for final decisions - give yourself space to think, and don’t expect answers to arrive quickly. Instead, try focusing on your bottom-line requirements for safety, security and happiness. Then, see if emerging information lines up with these requirements.
Saturn Rx in your career sector can raise questions about a future goal, your authority on the job, a new job or career path. You may need to revisit some career responsibilities, or you may be questioning your current responsibilities. Saturn square Venus Rx in your sign (with Chiron close by) will define exactly what you can and can’t do. Your professional image may be impacted. There may be feelings of insecurity or helplessness- allow yourself to experience them, but know they are temporary. This does not define your entire future, only a final piece of unfinished business.
Aspects to the Sun in your sector of personal resources can increase your desire to spend, comfort yourself, or pursue a new source of abundance (financial or emotional). Your ambitions can bring some desired results, but you’ll also be confronted by challenges to your authority, or from others in authority. In some cases, the more you spend or strive, the more limits you’ll encounter.
Mercury Rx in your sector of communication can see you changing your mind or reevaluating your choices. The answer is not final, because there’s more to consider. A new opportunity may require more thought, and in some cases, a past contact may reappear. It might be worth your while to ask again, or rephrase the question.