You know how sometimes, when things have been relatively quiet and stable for a while, there’s always got to be that one person who stirs things up just to “make things interesting”? This week… don’t be that person. It’s going to be tempting, but use your head and be careful.
The big aspect this week is Mars trine Pluto, which is exact late Wednesday/early Thursday, but is in effect throughout the week. This should prove to boost energy levels and fuel ambitions. Long-standing obstacles will be easier to overcome, and it will be easier to take action. Great… you could use some of that, couldn’t you? Don’t assume that just because we’re talking about a trine (the “best” of the “good” aspects) that what you do with it is automatically a good and worthy thing. In fact, there are a couple of distinct cautions around being too bold this week.
First of all, Saturn turns retrograde Wednesday night. The good news is that a retrograde Saturn isn’t necessarily debilitating or a deal-breaker if you want something lasting to take hold… but make sure you’ve thought your actions through thoroughly. That, and (admittedly) with Venus still retrograde, you might want to take a pass on making any permanent changes in your love life right now. What’s more important than the retrograde itself is the neighborhood Saturn is hanging out in. Between now and the end of August, Saturn will back up all the way to 21 degrees Sagittarius before it moves forward again. You know that wounded-animal sound the placements in your chart in the last third of the Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) have been making this year? Get used to that until the end of the year.
Second, on Sunday Mercury turns retrograde. If you’ve spent much time hanging around with astrologers, you already know that Mercury Retrograde can bring all sorts of flubs and failures around communications, signing contracts, short trips, and all the usual things that a backwards Mercury can mess with. Between now and May 3rd, show extra caution, take the time to proofread, and make sure your e-mail is going to the right address.
“Wait,” you may find yourself thinking by this point, “this is supposed to be a Love Horoscope! Where’s the love?” Honestly, I wish I could help you with that, but love ain’t easy with Venus square Saturn happening, which is exact on Saturday but still manages to screw up the entire weekend, romance-wise. Furthermore, the weekend also brings us Sun opposite Jupiter and Sun square Pluto… either of which could cause some interpersonal friction.
But, hey: you look great, and it can’t rain all the time… can it…?