The April 1st conjunction between the Sun and Mercury Rx can reveal some essential info. This will be connected to the March 31st Full Moon, and also marks the halfway point of Mercury’s Rx cycle. Now you should see the purpose for the delays or reviews.
The Sun trines the Leo North Node (which it rules) on April 2nd - what the Mercury/Sun conjunction reveals will also point the way towards the future. But Mercury Rx’s square to Mars (on April 4th) and Saturn (on April 5th) in Capricorn will also illuminate the blocks, limits or extra work you have to deal with. A plan or conversation could grind to a halt - despite your increased knowledge, it’s not time to surge ahead just yet. Yes, you still have to be patient while responding in a measured way to anger, repression or controlling words. Mars/Saturn is about the steady application of effort, the consequences of actions, or a bitter mix of anger and control.
Mercury in Aries is squaring Saturn three times: March 11th, April 5th and April 25th. This point of frustration is an ongoing issue, but it will be most intense now.
The Mars/Saturn conjunction (exact on April 2nd) marks the end of a chapter that began on August 24th, 2016, when the two planets first conjoined at 9 degrees Sagittarius. That previous conjunction can be viewed as a “New Moon” followed by the culmination or “Full Moon” when Mars at 25 deg Gemini opposed Saturn in Sag, on May 29th, 2017. Now you arrive at the ending of that cycle, and a simultaneous new beginning.
The Mars/Saturn cycle is about how far you've climbed - where are you at now? It tests you, demanding your persistence, maturity and acceptance of the limits. Fortunately, there's help available as Venus in steady Taurus trines Saturn on April 7th (and she's applying to a trine with Mars on April 11th). Venus/Saturn is the confirmation of what you want. It will be quiet and reassuring, rather than big or flashy. But this will only happen if you work with Saturn's rules - your patience and maturity will be rewarded.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your sign. Watch for a clarifying moment where you find the right words, or what you need to know emerges in front of you. The Sun’s trine to the North Node says this is progress for a creative or romantic goal, although Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn can keep you locked in placed due to pressure from authority. Your own ambitions/responsibilities may curtail your freedom, but you know that you have to put in the extra work if this is important to you. You’re climbing upwards, but you’ve hit a patch that requires patience and determination. Mars/Saturn describes your professional limits, or shifting your ambition into a lower gear in order to get ahead.
Mars/Saturn finalizes what began on August 24th, 2016, with a previous conjunction in your sector of opportunities. Rules, extra work and limits involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing have led you to this moment in your career. What’s manifested since that time?
Venus in your sector of personal resources trine Saturn offers quiet assistance by confirming a financial resource/salary issue or integrating your desire for security with a professional goal. If you’re prepared to take on more responsibility and play by the rules, you’ll experience this influence as gently stabilizing and reassuring.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your hidden sector. A private matter can be acknowledged, or a secret/gut feeing confirmed. You may get the inside scoop on something few are aware of, and the Sun’s trine to the North Node suggests that what you uncover can be applied to a family or domestic matter. Perhaps some family secrets are coming to light.
Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn will remind you that rules/limits involving travel, education, long-range plans, legal matters or publishing continue to be a source of frustration. No matter what you know behind the scenes, external blocks or pressured actions can keep things at a standstill. Now is not the time to go public with what you know. Mars/Saturn suggests an enforced change of course (this is as far as you can go) or an intensified focus on something you’re fighting for.
On August 24th, 2016 Mars conjoined Saturn in your sector of shared resources. A confrontation regarding intimacy or shared finances began a cycle of intensified work around what you owe/share, or where you’re most vulnerable. This cycle is now complete - consider how it’s impacting your long-term goals.
Fortunately, Venus in your sign trines Saturn, so those same rules/limits can actually be part of a financial, lifestyle or relationship foundation you’re attempting to build. Work within the rules/the law, and accept the slower pace - the aspect will make the most of your desire for something that lasts. This influence favours a commitment (to self or someone else) or a confirmation that a distant goal will eventually be yours.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your social sector. A repeat conversation with a friend, a public announcement or result of your reviews will illuminate what you need to know about a social issue, or the details of a friendship. You could be speaking publicly about a past issue. The Sun’s trine to the North Node indicates that this is an important part of your efforts to make your voice public or develop your ideas.
But Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn suggests you’ll run into some hard restrictions in the form of debts, tax issues, an intimate relationship or your partner’s finances. Too, this could be about buried anger around what you can’t reveal. Private matters will define your public connections. Mars/Saturn indicates a private boundary that can’t be crossed, or a new boundary being put into place. Refer back to August 24th, 2016, when Mars conjoined Saturn in your partnership sector - relationship goals, responsibilities or pressure will be concluded on a deeper level. This could mean a deeper commitment, or confrontation with buried issues.
Venus in your hidden sector trine Saturn says that you’ve got a handle on this, despite any blocks or limits. Behind-the-scenes issues can stabilize if you dig deeper and follow your intuition- you’re on the right path if it feels right. A secret or undeveloped potential can be confirmed, despite any delays.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your career sector. A job opportunity/contact from the past can reveal something crucial, or you could uncover valuable insight by reviewing your business details or a conversation with management. The Sun’s trine to the North Node reminds you that this is all part your quest to increase your financial and emotional abundance - a review of salary, or money-making strategies, could be beneficial.
But Mercury’s square to Mars/Saturn suggests you’ll also be contending with a partner’s rules/goals that challenge your plans. Or, increased competition/challenges (that feel unfair) may be just what you need to take a second look at your career plan. Mars/Saturn can indicate a relationship ending, or a limit that’s surpassed, and this will be connected to what began on August 24th, 2016, when Mars conjoined Saturn in your sector of routine. Unbalanced or excessive responsibilities (involving illness or a heavy workload) will now culminate, and the results should lead to something more balanced (even if there’s an ending).
No matter what happens, Venus in your social sector trine Saturn indicates that all relationships can achieve some stability. Social contacts (or support) can be reassuring, and one-on-one rules/goals can blend nicely with social issues. Friendships and partnerships function together, if you acknowledge your relationship responsibilities, limits and realities.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your sector of opportunities. A closer examination, review or revisal of issues involving education, travel, legal matters or publishing can reveal important information. The Sun’s trine to the North Node in your sign suggests this will be in your best interests, as it helps you develop a future potential.
But Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn indicates that limits/pressure involving medical issues, work routines or service to others will narrow your options and keep you focused on an error or reality check. Mars/Saturn can be about reaching a limit in a work or health situation, or the increased need for more effort and discipline. This will refer back to August 24th, 2016, when Mars conjoined Saturn in your sector of self-expression- what you were striving for or trying to express/create is now being completed.
Venus in your career sector quietly insists that, despite the excess work/pressure, you can move ahead, gain favour with authority or cement your professional reputation. Nothing flashy about this - your hard work and dedication to getting it right will get you noticed, even if you don’t realize it’s happening.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your sector of shared resources. A deeper examination of, or questions about debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy can unearth something valuable. The Sun’s trine to the North Node suggests this can open up additional layers of understanding/intuition, or secrets.
Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn suggests external blocks/frustrations around a creative project, new attraction or your efforts to display your talents can trigger hidden insecurities, or doubts about what you share/owe. There may be a key financial or emotional doubt that needs to be worked through. Mars/Saturn will either demand more effort (to get what you want) or will indicate a reality about what you can’t have. Think back to August 24th, 2016 when Mars last conjoined Saturn in your domestic sector. A domestic responsibility, stalemate, construction project or concentrated effort is now reaching a conclusion, and could manifest as an ending or hard-won achievement regarding something you want.
But Venus in your opportunities sector trine Saturn suggests that no matter what the outcome, there’s still room for forward movement. You may not get exactly the results you want, but your hard work and acknowledgment of your responsibilities can slowly but surely broaden your reach. Watch for encouraging developments involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Too, this can be about you choosing you move on and explore new territory.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your partnership sector. Going back over old relationship issues, or your partner’s change of heart, can reveal valuable information about the relationship. Too, this could be about a blunt conversation between the two of you that gets to the heart of the matter. The Sun’s trine to the North Node suggests this will support social opportunities or a wider perspective - intensified partnership talks or thoughts will point you in the right direction.
Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn indicates a key point of disagreement/frustration involving family or domestic issues. Mars/Saturn suggests a domestic responsibility or barrier to overcome regarding relocation, home construction or family rules.
On August 24th, 2016 Mars conjoined Saturn in your communication sector, kicking off the cycle that’s ending with this current Mars/Saturn conjunction. A hard decision, announcement or conversation has led you to where you are today.
Venus in your sector of shared resources, trine Saturn, suggests that things may flow more smoothly behind the scenes. Issues around debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy will actually be supported by the rules at home. The key will be how you handle family responsibilities, extra work or a family member’s authority. Patience along with a willingness to work on the uncomfortable stuff (while trusting that you’ll be ok) can keep you and/or your partner stable, as you deal with these obstacles. Venus/Saturn favours domestic finances and building something deeply rooted and permanent.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your sector of routine. Analysis, reviewing tasks, questioning work methods or going back over the details can uncover a significant error or lead to a diagnosis. The Sun’s trine to the North Node indicates this will have a positive impact on your career, professional recognition, dealings with those in authority or your future goals. Pay attention to the small stuff now, and receive your payoff in the future.
However, Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn will emphasize a key decision, responsibility or error that slows you down or increases the pressure. Mars/Saturn can represent an order, rule or tough conversation that demands extra time and patience - you may not be able to deliver everything or fix this right away. Slow down and focus on the essentials, while taking it one step at a time.
This Mars/Saturn conjunction ends a chapter that began on August 24th, 2016 when Mars met Saturn in your sector of personal resources. Back then, you were facing stringent demands on your finances and emotional security - you had to toughen up. Consider how far you’ve come since then, and how those events are informing your current mindset.
Venus in your partnership sector trines Saturn, suggesting that your focus on rules/responsibility can stabilize a relationship. Perhaps part of your work involves a commitment; even as you’re getting a headache from the daily tasks/essentials, you can strengthen and deepen a close connection. Venus/Saturn can indicate an official commitment, or a shared vision of future goals.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your sector of self-expression. A second look at an attraction, your efforts to gain attention or promote something you created can clue you into some vital intel. Watch for ideas about what you need to do next, or where you may need to refocus your energies.
The Sun’s trine to the North Node says that you can take this further…much further. It won’t happen immediately, but this piece of information/understanding is your key to reaching a wider audience or exploring brand new territory. Your next step may involve travel, education, legal matters or publishing.
However, Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn suggests that first you’ll have to deal with a financial shortfall or emotional insecurity. The limits of what you don’t have will be very clear. Mars/Saturn encourages you to keep building your resources, while honouring your financial limits and working hard to stabilize your security.
On August 24th, 2016, Mars conjoined Saturn in your sign. That may have been a heavy responsibility or physical burden/barrier. It was the start of a cycle that’s now winding down. As you close that chapter, consider where you’re at financially, and regarding your self-esteem, values and self-sufficiency. Can you look after yourself?
Venus in your sector of routine trine Saturn can help. Events can unfold nicely in the areas of daily work, routine or health, aligning themselves with your efforts to stabilize and secure yourself. Your attention to detail, obligations or self-care can support your finances and self-sufficiency, although this is not about a huge windfall. Watch out for and appreciate the small, steady gains.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your domestic sector. Rehashing a family issue, delving into the past or going over home documents can deliver some insight, and the Sun’s trine to the North Node in your sector of shared resources suggests this can also take you a step deeper, regarding an intimate relationship, psychological issue or shared finances. This could be about learning to trust, or opening up a more profound level of discussion and understanding regarding your family and relationships.
However, Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn in your sign indicates that you’ll be pushing for a result, or hammering your point home (repeatedly). Slow, steady pressure will work better than brute force. And, remember that Mercury is still Rx, so don’t expect to jump ahead just yet.
Mars/Saturn in your sign wraps up what began on August 24th, 2016 when Mars conjoined Saturn in your hidden sector - what was brewing in the background has emerged, and could manifest as a hard-won accomplishment, a definite ending or one more barrier that you have to surmount.
Venus in your sector of self-expression trines Saturn in your sign, suggesting that you can make significant gains from the discipline you’re applying. An issue involving creativity, children, new romance or performance will be enhanced by your single-minded focus and maturity. You know exactly what you want, and you’re working towards it with determination.
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in in your communication sector. A contact from the past, repeat conversation, blunt question or closer analysis can open your eyes to important information. The Sun’s trine to the North Node hooks this into a developing relationship or your growing awareness of how you express yourself in one-on-one contacts.
But Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn says you’ll have to deal with hidden or background limits/anger-the intensified conversation or examination can show you how to get past this, or make it clear that this is a limit you’ll have to accept. Understand that some things about this block may be out of your control. Mars/Saturn in your hidden sector completes what began in your social sector, around August 24th, 2016. Public rules, frustrations or heavy responsibilities have led to these background issues - something is being completed or wrestled with in private.
Venus in your domestic sector trines Saturn, indicating that the above limits may not be all bad. Watch for a gradual stabilization of home and family matters, or a sense of security/comfort about certain endings. Venus/Saturn can support a home business, domestic relationship or commitment to a family member (perhaps a family member’s illness triggers a mix of love and guilt, obligation and resentment).
Influences from the Libra Full Moon continue with the Sun/Mercury Rx conjunction in your sector of personal resources. Questions, second thoughts or deeper analysis of a financial or emotional security issue can clarify what you need to know, and the Sun’s trine to the North Node says that this is all part of empowering your daily work and health routines. This could be about getting more value out of what you do, or taking better care of yourself.
Mercury Rx’s square to Mars/Saturn will confront you with a rule or ending around a friendship, group association or your connection with the public. This can pinpoint what you’re lacking, or where you feel less-than, but it will also clarify what you can manifest (via hard work) on a public scale. Your reputation could be an issue. Mars/Saturn will refer back to the last conjunction (in your career sector) on August 24th, 2016- issues with authority, work responsibilities or your professional reputation have now reached a conclusion.
Venus in your communication sector trine Saturn suggests that, despite any limits, you can still have a productive (even pleasant and reassuring) conversation. Something that you want can be confirmed, as long as you’re able to approach matters with patience and agreeableness.