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Starcast for the week beginning April 18th, 2018

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ARIES [Mar 21 - Apr 19]

You have been climbing your way up and through this life and with Saturn now stationing retrograde in Capricorn on Tuesday, April 17, it will be time to rest on that mountain and review the trails you have traveled. Saturn will be retro until late August. This doesn’t mean you stop in your tracks or bring a halt to what you are doing, it means you will be in the process of re-working your way forward and re-designing your reality in a way that frees you up and better supports your Soul’s intended journey. This energy also encourages you to unwrap the weight of old and release anything that you do not wish to carry any longer. You will be re-booting your future and re-structuring it to support a higher climb. It’s also about making the very most of the time you do spend and knowing that your efforts are contributing to not only what you want to make manifest but adding on to the larger whole. With your ruler Mars in Capricorn as well, you will be feeling more serious than usual but by Monday, April 23, life will lift and click when Mars syncs up with ease to expansive Jupiter.

Levity follows an increase in awareness!

TAURUS [Apr 20 - May 21]

You just slid your way in and through an evolutionary gate? Did you feel it? You may not have due to the fact that something just happened with remarkable ease. Pluto, the planet of metamorphoses is in fellow earth sign Capricorn and has been harmoniously aligned to your ruler Venus in your sign, suggesting something that may have had you racked with fear suddenly came and went without too much pain or strain. In fact, Venus in this position will also make you well aware of the support system and love that does surround you and you are able to observe the growth in many of your most meaningful connections. Saturn, also in fellow earth sign Capricorn, shifts retrograde for over four months on Tuesday, April 17, which for you is about naturally preparing for next steps in your future. It is a bit like knowing your child is going off to college in the fall so you make the most out of every moment you have left before they leave the nest. It utterly changes how you experience and value time.

Be fully present and your loving connections will flower and prosper!

GEMINI [May 22 - Jun 21]

You are progressively feeling the full benefit of getting your bearings back with your ruler Mercury recovering his natural speed and the lost steps during his recent retrograde cycle. This past Sunday, a New Moon in Aries was conjunct innovative Uranus on the same day that your ruler Mercury stationed direct. With each day that passes, more energy and speed is recovered but Mercury will not reach the same point in the sky he was when he went retrograde until May 3, so this is still catch up time or what is referred to as the ‘shadow’ of the retrograde. It’s a bit like not being able to exercise for three weeks and then attempting to start up again. You can really feel the burn. It will take some time to get up to speed. Also, Saturn in Capricorn stationed retrograde on Tuesday, April 17, in your house of empowerment which means for the next four plus months, you are going to be letting go of the things in your life that are getting in the way of holding you back. You stop following other people’s rules and ideas and decide to become your own inner authority.

'Help is on the way' in many respects starting this Tuesday, April 24, when loving Venus enters your sign. If you are looking for love and a lift, it’s comin’!

CANCER [Jun 22 - Jul 22]

There will be no more sweeping emotional debris under the carpet Cancer. With warrior Mars in Capricorn and Saturn now retrograde in Capricorn in your house of relationships, you will be dealing with unfinished business in your relationships. Everything is being re-worked as a result of choices made up until this point in time. In truth, you can’t just walk away. It’s about taking responsibility for anything you have initiated or energized in the past and bringing it to closure if nothing else, unless you would like to drag it into your next life. No thanks? OK, well then utilize this Saturn retro period to clear the decks so your Soul doesn’t go down with the boat. No more saying yes out of obligation or guilt. If it doesn’t feel right, then say so, and say no. Say what you mean and mean what you say and it will save an enormous amount of valuable time and energy along with freeing you up in the best possible way. Now that Mercury is moving direct in Aries in your house of career, the ideas you have been sitting on can gain some traction and ground. It is also an ideal time to promote yourself to a higher up.

Have courage and you will not only be sought after, you will be long revered and remembered!

LEO [Jul 23 - Aug 22]

Our commitment planet Saturn is now retrograde until the end of August in your house of work and habits, and he will be asking you to dedicate more time to your health and to the improvement of your overall well-being. Saturn is inverting your focus and encouraging you to nourish those inner spaces in order to be stronger and more balanced for the outer world. Saturn in this position will also show you the value of removing the clutter and the excess in your life as you find a greater feeling of wholeness in simple spaces versus searching outside yourself for something to fill the void and feeling as if something is always missing. You will experience in time that what you have been searching for ‘out there’ can only be found within. With Mercury in fellow fire sign Aries now moving direct, you will discover a myriad of novel ways to tend to the fire of your desires, keeping your long term Soul plan alive. Don’t think, just follow your instinct and follow that gravitational pull. The motion itself will free the weight and make the path clear.

There is great joy to be bridled in a single step!

VIRGO [Aug 23 - Sep 22]

With your ruler Mercury now moving direct in Aries, you may be feeling more easily triggered by others but you are also going to be feeling far more verve. This trend will offer plenty of octane so just be sure you are utilizing it in conscious ways for your Soul is speaking to you through your instinct. Your body will be telling you everything you need to know, starting with what and who to trust. Saturn in fellow earth sign Capricorn is also now retrograde until late August in your house that governs your creative life purpose as well as matters of the heart. In essence, anything that gets your heart going. Steps taken in the coming months are intended to contribute to the structure of your Soul’s long term plan and these steps will serve as building blocks to support the reality you wish to create. No need to be in a rush Virgo, and toss worry to the wind. You are in the process of building the dream.

All the details add to the power of what makes it hummm, so be sure that each one is tended to and in tact!

LIBRA [Sep 23 - Oct 23]

There is a high degree of concentration and focus on your home and the Souls who share that space as Saturn shifts retrograde in Capricorn and Mars bringing plenty of energy to this realm. Saturn will be retro until late August which will have you either emotionally preparing for a new reality or you will be working on the structure and the land where you dwell. Undoubtedly there will be deep changes going on either emotionally or in your outer reality and it will require you to step up and dig in within. Fortunately, your ruler loving Venus throws you a bone as she enters fellow air sign Gemini on Tuesday, April 24, and for the next three weeks you may be the deserving recipient of some good news, financial or otherwise, and it will have you feeling more confident about the future. Mercury is marching along again in your house of relationships so you may be feeling greater progress there too, perhaps because of witnessing some of the changes you voiced that you needed to see occur. Stoke those fires and the change will happen more swiftly.

Remember Libra, a stronger you equals a stronger we!

SCORPIO [Oct 24 - Nov 21]

You are traveling deeper into the center of a desire and it is having a way of expanding the depth of how you express yourself. Others are feeling the energy of your presence intensify with Mars in your house of communication partnering with Jupiter in your sign which is increasing your magnetism and ability to attract more of what you want. Your ability to convince and convert others is stunning. In fact you hardly even have to open your mouth. Saturn in Capricorn is also in this sector and just turned retrograde for over four months. It can play out like a writer returning to an old script that was never finished. At times too it can feel as if a body of work could not have been completed at the time of its inception, that more of life needed to be lived in order to fully tell the story. There is a greater wisdom that you carry now. Some difficult dialoguing with loved ones and talking through the tough stuff may also need to take place. Something will be weighing heavily on your mind but once your feelings are voiced, a freedom will find you.

Keep talking until your feet leave the ground!

SAGITTARIUS [Nov 22 - Dec 21]

Anytime a planet changes direction, the feeling is palpable. On Tuesday, April 17, Saturn, the planet of how you structure your life, stationed retrograde and will be taking a time-out for the next four months. Right before the turn it can create crazy exhaustion and even a depression as it inverts your attention and has you in contemplative review of your entire life along with a pondering surrounding how best to structure the next stage of what's to come. The universal architect will be working with you on those plans in the coming period of time so allow yourself to feel through to the very bottom of what you want and need most at this point. In time, the retrograde can offer relief from the gravity of the push but it will also create an inner reflection point that is concentrated and serious. With Mars now moving through Capricorn as well and finding your ruler Jupiter in your house of the heavens, you can slip into the higher realms for comfort more easily but it will take a deliberate act of intent in order to turn the key. Mercury in fellow fire sign Aries is picking up his pace and productivity to help get the entirety of your heart beating and back into the game again.

Let the passion lead!

CAPRICORN [Dec 22 - Jan 19]

Relief from an ongoing pressure will slowly and progressively surface regarding something that has consumed your life, as Saturn reverses his motion and takes a certain weight off. You are also benefiting big time from action Mars traveling through your sign as he is granting you plenty of vital energy to carry you as far as you need to go. It’s a pleasure to be working all hours of the day and night when you know this mission is leading you into the dream. Pluto, also in Capricorn, is harmonizing deeply with Jupiter, which is allowing you to feel in step with yourself and aligned with what it is your Soul came here to be and do. If that has not been occurring, this trend will help you get in touch with a more natural calling. Mercury is moving direct again in Aries which may have you talking about emotions you have been keeping buried. Just be sure you feel through first what you wish to say so it doesn't come rifling out with regret. Face a few emotional fears and you will feel to have personally triumphed. Outer success follows.

The real win however is by far within!

AQUARIUS [Jan 20 - Feb 19]

There are no hand-outs in life Aquarius , atleast not for the next few years. The dream requires discipline and it demands right timing. Your source of motivation however will come from the unfolding of your vision for what it can be and there are no limits in this respect. Saturn is now retrograde in Capricorn for the next four months in your house of dreams and he is slowly but surely loosening his grip on you. You need freedom to explore all the clever ingenuity that defines you. Loving Venus also enters fellow air sign Gemini on Tuesday, April 24, which may have you pinching yourself from the ease of which you are connecting with others who will support you in a key endeavor. Mercury is direct in Aries in your house of communication and negotiation so you will have no problem effectively expressing your desires to anyone who is within ear shot.

Follow your instinct and your voice carrying your sweetest and most serious wishes will land in the right hands!

PISCES [Feb 19 - Mar 20]

The life you have been trying to create may have been slow in getting off the ground and now with Saturn retrograde in Capricorn for the next four months in your house of change and breakthroughs, you are going to find even better ways to re-invent yourself and connect with others who vibrate to the same frequency. At times when other things in life are burdening you or getting in the way of what your Soul wants to do, it has you singing ‘Rebel Yell’ at the top of your lungs. Perhaps you have felt to be a slave to something or denied the freedom you need to truly shine. Saturn’s retrograde motion will help you recover your unique presence in the world and it will loosen the limits because you have paid your dues. Mercury is now direct in Aries and has you working out the kinks and taking next steps that promise to lead you into a world where you are valued and respected

Mars finds Jupiter in fellow water sign Scorpio on Monday, April 23, and has you feeling as if you have just landed in the lap of good fortune. You earned it!

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