Depending on how much attention you pay astrology, you may not know this has been a week of changing planetary directions. Mars, planet of action, will end the retrograde period it began back in January either Friday night or Saturday morning, depending on where you are situated on the globe. You may notice projects which seemed stuck in neutral finally beginning to move again in the next couple of weeks. Since Mars is now in Virgo, details will continue to be important—try to avoid any tendency to see a forest but not individual trees.
Pluto, planet of the underworld and transformation, just began to move backward in Capricorn earlier this week. Since Pluto, as an outer planet, moves slowly its effects may not be felt immediately. Saturn, which began moving backward in Libra in February, continues its retrograde movement until late June. With the planet of boundaries plowing slowly back through the sign of relationships, some issues may still need ironing out. Then there’s the planet of love and beauty, Venus which will turn retrograde in Gemini in mid-May. A retrograde Venus sometimes brings a return of old friends or even old loves.
How does this affect you?
You may want to check where in your chart these planetary changes are happening—if Virgo is in your fourth house, for example, Mars retrograde may have meant difficult negotiations with a contractor about a project for improving your home. The pace of that project may speed up now. If you have Libra in your sixth house, you may be in the process of re-negotiating payment or duties with your boss or with an employee.
If you are unsure of the meaning of the houses in astrology, read my recent article on this topic (premiumastrology.org/norah-astrologer-explains-houses/). If you’d like more specific information about what the planetary movements, both backward and forward, mean for you, contact me for a transit reading.