by Rose Marcus
Thursday brings the second of three big-push initiatives from Jupiter and Pluto. Their first meet-up was back in November, and their final duke-it-out will happen at the start of August. This lengthy breakdown-to-breakthrough transit takes aim at the reality we face but also—and more importantly—the sound barrier that keeps a lock on the workings of our outmoded rationale, justification, fear, and habitual response. Jupiter/Pluto is not working on an overnight punch clock but on the overtime shift.
Mercury leaves Aries on Friday, but only for a temporary spell. For the next three weeks, Mercury in Taurus puts even more focus on money matters, essential needs, and survival issues. The transit gives us something more substantial to work with and for. Take note; get your taxes done ASAP. By April 9, Mercury will begin a retrograde cycle. By April 20, Mercury will fire it up again in Aries.
Venus backtracks into Pisces on Sunday to finish her retrograde tour in this sign. Venus retrograde in Pisces works at several levels at the same time. Firstly, it calls for a review of our ideals and our projected expectations. Are hope and faith well placed? To the plus or minus, Venus retrograde in Pisces is exposing. It can pull back the curtain on the nature of illusions and personal deceptions or it can juice up a great potential, one that is worth reaching for. How can you tell the difference? Follow the natural flow. Put good effort forward but don’t apply unnatural force. What is meant to be will be. Saturn retrograde, starting Wednesday, will make sure of that!
March 20 – April 20
Along with a fresh boost of determination and energy, Jupiter/Pluto provides you with plenty of extra incentive. Mercury into Taurus, starting Friday, gives you something more to go on. Venus on a revisit to Pisces keeps the potential very much alive. Monday onward, it’s all systems go. Wednesday is great for action. Saturn retrograde changes the format or shifts the priority.
April 20 – May 21
There’s more than the average riding on the now. Yes, there’s substantial working it out to be done. One way or another, Mercury into Taurus, starting Friday, is mobilizing. Watch for something fresh or added to set wheels in motion or for someone key to act as a catalyst. Both Mercury and Venus retrograde, on a revisit of Pisces, offer you a significant reboot.
May 21 – June 21
A change of heart, mind, or perspective sets you onto a fresh track. Jupiter/Pluto can remove a doubt or uncertainty; your better choice or option becomes more obvious. Mercury into Taurus, starting Friday, also gives you more to go on. As of Sunday, Venus calls for you to adjust expectations, let go of a preconceived judgment, and allow time to do its thing.
June 21 – July 22
Jupiter/Pluto can prompt a breakthrough in consciousness or present circumstance. You’ll now hit a next level or phase regarding this sort-it-out cycle, but there’s still much more to get through and more time to put in. To your benefit, both Mercury into Taurus, starting Friday, and Venus on a revisit of Pisces on Sunday help you to make better inroads.
July 22 – August 23
On Thursday, a revisit, rethink, and change of plans, priorities, or focus is productive. Too, Jupiter/Pluto could see you back out, or perhaps another could do so. Don’t dwell; you have enough to fill up on. Friday through Monday, go slow and with the flow. Tuesday/Wednesday, intuition is your best guide. The start of Saturn retrograde late Wednesday gets something more up and running.
August 23 – September 23
Thursday can move you past a mindset or pressure point, and/ or gets something out of your way. Mercury into Taurus, starting Friday, helps you to gain a better even keel. You should see improved overall progress. Activities and conversations deliver the goods. It’s an on-the-go/take-care-of-it weekend. Venus on a revisit to Pisces can put you back in touch.
September 23 – October 23
Jupiter in Libra produces a big push or big release on Thursday. As of Friday, Mercury into Taurus puts more attention on the money side of things and also on “Is it worth it?” Although better stick-to-it is the right aim, Venus retrograde in Pisces, starting Sunday, keeps life on a floating barge for now. Saturn retrograde, starting Wednesday, shifts or redirects you/it.
October 23 – November 22
Don’t prejudge or preplan. Thursday/Friday, things have a way of sorting themselves out. One way or another, Mercury into Taurus, starting Friday, will get you reconnected. There is something more to work through or someone to prod. Know the week ahead will move you past a major hurdle. It’s a natural progression. Take it one day at a time.
November 22 – December 21
Thursday/Friday, Jupiter brings it up to speed and/or plugs you back in socially. Your best picks and plays can become more obvious. Mercury into Taurus, starting Friday, helps you to make better inroads regarding work, health, and problem-solving. It’s a short window; make good use of your time. Sunday onward, Venus powers up your feelers (sensory, intuitive, emotional responses). Wednesday is optimal for action.
December 21 – January 20
More cooperative effort or delegating is in order Thursday/Friday. For the next 10 days, Mercury helps you to get a better handle on it and to hold yourself steady where it counts the most. Saturday through mid next week, ride it out; don’t force. Venus and Saturn call for you to ease up—on it and on yourself.
January 20 – February 18
Something new can be growing, even if it’s only a fresh perspective. Thursday’s Jupiter/Pluto launches a next phase. As of Friday, Mercury into Taurus makes the time ripe. Sunday onward, Venus begins to add more colour, shape, and form to the budding potential. Resourcefulness increases. Go by feel Monday/Tuesday. Despite Saturn’s switch back, Wednesday shows good promise.
February 18 – March 20
Jupiter/Pluto gets the ball rolling Thursday/Friday, perhaps unexpectedly. You could spend more time or dollars than you had planned, but you are likely to find it is worth the extra. As of Sunday, Venus retrograde revisits Pisces. You’ll feel it as an energy, activity, and attention booster. Sunday to Wednesday, you’re a dynamo. Rely on instinct and intuition.