Astrology News Blog …
Mars (the planet of energy and action) will be in retrograde motion (appearing to move backwards) from June 26 until August 27. When Mars is in reverse mode, it’s not a suitable time to initiate challenging projects that require heaps of energy, enthusiasm and pioneering enterprise.
Which is frustrating news for everyone … but especially for Aries, Aquarius and Capricorn folk. Why? Because Mars is the planet that rules Aries, and gives Ram natives their fiery, gung-ho dynamism. And Mars is reversing through Aquarius (from June 26-August 13) and then Capricorn (from August 13-27). So Rams, Goats and Water-Bearing Aquarians will particularly lack energy, motivation and general mojo during these retrograde times.
So what’s the best way for everyone to handle Mars retrograde? It IS a good time to wind down; recalibrate your energy levels; revise work; re-do previously rushed projects; and (most of all) practice the gentle art of patience. So your mantra for this period is from Barbara Johnson. “Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.”
Saturn in Capricorn 2017-2020
Saturn (planet of ambition, career, discipline and delays) shifts into Capricorn (the sign that it rules) on December 20, 2017. And it stays there until 2020. So which area of life do you need to be more hard-working, patient and persistent over the next three years?
ARIES March 21-April 20
With Saturn shifting into your career zone, it’s time to get serious about your professional ambitions. So roll up your sleeves, take on challenges, and put your fiery energy to work.
TAURUS April 21-May 21
Although you’re desperate for a heavenly holiday, a new work cycle has started that requires hard work and involves extra responsibilities. Stay the course and you’ll travel in style later on!
GEMINI May 22-June 21
You need to take great care with joint finances over the next three years, as thrifty Saturn moves through your ‘money-from-others’ zone. And avoid lending money to unreliable people.
CANCER June 22-July 23
Saturn is now visiting your partnership zone. So you may let go of a relationship that’s no longer working, Singles – look for love with someone who has a mature and responsible outlook.
LEO July 24-Aug 23
Conscientious Saturn shifts into your work zone, so there is the potential to do well. But don’t spoil potential success by being slap-dash and careless. Take the time to absorb the details along the way.
VIRGO Aug 24-Sep 23
Under the influence of Saturn, you need to be much more practical about a relationship with a child, teenager or friend. And don’t set unrealistic expectations that are too hard for them to reach.
LIBRA Sep 24-Oct 23
Karma planet Saturn could stir up unresolved problems in your family over the next three years. So you’ll need to be at your diplomatic best, as you smooth troubled waters and soothe furrowed brows.
SCORPIO Oct 24-Nov 22
Saturn rewards hard work and diligence. So – over the next three years – the more time and focused effort you put into education, communication and social media, the more successful you’ll be.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23-Dec 21
Penny-pinching Saturn transits through your money zone. So, if you want to do well financially over the next three years, then impulsive spending sprees are out and serious saving is in!
CAPRICORN Dec 22-Jan 20
Taskmaster Saturn (your ruling planet) starts a three year journey through your sign. This will boost your ambition and work ethic. But you must find regular ways to de-stress and wind down.
AQUARIUS Jan 21-Feb 19
Saturn shifts into your self-reflection zone. So, over the next three years, you need to accept responsibility for the decisions you make, consolidate your strengths, and work on your weaknesses.
PISCES Feb 20-March 20
You’ve got grand plans and ambitious dreams for the future. You’re enjoying the big picture but don’t neglect the minor matters. Under the influence of Saturn, the devil is definitely in the detail.