by Rose Marcus
Thursday brings the second installment of Jupiter’s opposition to Uranus. Jupiter in Libra increases the search for a better equilibrium. We all want more money, more love, more happiness, and more consideration, cooperation, and validation. The opposition to Uranus in Aries keeps us challenged to come up with a new and updated version regarding all of the above. Uranus desires the freedom to be openly and uniquely me, to be self-honouring and therefore other-honouring, too. This transit keeps key issues regarding our personal and social reinvention on the front burner through the end of September.
As of Saturday, Venus in Aries begins a six-week retrograde cycle. Venus retrograde happens every 18 months; Venus retrograde in Aries happens once every eight years. When the planet of net worth and self-worth reverses direction, a more insistent voice from deep within gains attention.
What’s new with you? Feeling a more urgent need to put me first? Does an inner conflict rage? Have you lost your mojo? Are you at war or are you at one? While in Aries, Venus retrograde aims to put you better in touch with self. This intensified self-discovery process aims to bring it up to better speed. It will infuse fresh life and energy into that which holds good promise, and it will cut to the chase regarding that which does not.
Saturday, hang loose, wander, let the day unfold. As of Sunday, you can plug yourself back in. Sunday through Tuesday, set a productive backdrop for communication, commerce, and connecting the dots.
March 20 – April 20
Every eight years, Venus takes a retrograde tour through your sign. If you can track back, you may see a pattern of repeating themes regarding your relationship to money, your social world, another, and yourself. The current transit marks an important regroup, heating-up, and raise-the-bar cycle. A major reality shift is closer than you know. This next week keeps you fully submerged.
April 20 – May 21
Venus retrograde will now take you into the deeper waters of a heart journey and/or a powwow with your soul. The transit is well used for creativity, spiritual sojourns, short-term projects or involvements, and time off or away. Thursday/Friday are good power days for you. Sunday to Tuesday are optimized for talks, paperwork, and taking care of business. Significant strides can be made.
May 21 – June 21
Through Saturday, let it flow or let it go. Don’t force yourself out the door unless you are in the mood for it. Wherever you go, be there full-heartedly. Venus calls for a revision of goals and priorities. Saturday could be something of a write-off, but Sunday/Monday are optimum for putting your dynamo self into action. Tuesday’s emotions run the gamut.
June 21 – July 22
Jupiter’s opposition to Uranus on Thursday continues to keep you stretched and on an uncertain tightrope regarding home life, finances, and career matters. So much is riding on so much else. Venus retrograde, starting Saturday, buys you extra time to sort it out or to get better prepared for the inevitable. Sunday and Tuesday are your best days for action.
July 22 – August 23
Mars and Uranus in Aries has been keeping the action and your hot-stuff self going strong. Thursday’s Jupiter/Uranus can send it/you over the top. Too much of a good thing? Hitting you all at once? As of Saturday, Venus retrograde calls for you to put the brakes on the overgrowth. Your best racehorse becomes more obvious. Sunday to Tuesday, the time is right.
August 23 – September 23
Whether you have something or someone to pin it on, or it’s an inner consciousness on brew, Uranus has been forcing the envelope for some time now. More recently, Mars has sped up the action. As of Thursday, Jupiter/Uranus breaks you through to the next level up. Sunday to Tuesday, say, do, and gain. Venus retrograde helps you to get a better handle on it.
September 23 – October 23
Playing for high stakes, Jupiter retrograde in Libra strikes flint with Uranus on Thursday. Opportunity serves the brave of heart. This breakthrough or break-free alignment will continue to accelerate the redesign of your inner and outer reality through September. Me-first Venus retrograde helps you to show up for yourself better and to keep intact while you reinvent. Monday/Tuesday, make your pitch; speak your mind.
October 23 – November 22
Thursday can fast-track the work, the healing, or the process. Saturday, let the day find its own watermark. Rest up; conjure; dream; enjoy the fantasy; let the creative muses play. Use Sunday through Tuesday to connect the dots, make your case, and navigate your way. One way or another, Venus retrograde puts you back to work. To the plus, there’s always room for improvement.
November 21 – December 21
Opportunity strikes on Thursday. Take your best shot; it’ll get you someplace good. Jupiter/Uranus can let you off the hook, set you free, spark a major breakthrough or great connection. Venus retrograde can see you repeat a success or reconnect with someone special. Regarding involvements and investments, quality over quantity is where it’s at. Only the best/your best will do. Sunday/Monday, get it going.
December 21 – January 20
Jump on it quick or back out on Thursday. Your instincts serve you well. Then again, Jupiter/Uranus can cut to the chase before you do. They can override your selection process, light a fresh spark or another round. Venus retrograde, starting Saturday, extends a time line, calls for more evaluation. Sunday/Monday, resume talks; give it another try or look-see.
January 20 – February 18
Thursday’s news, sudden clarity, purchase, expense, special event, or action-taking can be a game changer. Saturday’s Venus retrograde launches a key check-in-with-yourself-and-refresh-it cycle. Give yourself time to feel your way along a change of mind, opinion, or heart. A reconnection or revisit is an opportunity to cover new ground and advance the karma.
February 18 – March 20
Jupiter/Uranus could spark a surprise expense, profit, or cash-in on Thursday. Don’t expect things to go as planned. Someone could back out of a promise, reroute you, or spark something fresh. Saturday, you can get lost in it or them. What do you want; what do you need? Venus retrograde takes you deeper into a soul-searching cycle.