Saturn & Pluto Retrograde In Capricorn – April, 2019: Falling Back

Pluto will turn retrograde on April 24th at 23 degrees Capricorn. Think about falling back, for real and deeply.

That sentence is awkward on purpose. Here you are slogging through the mud, you may even be stuck in something more like into a sewer. There is nothing comfortable about it.

Less than a week later, on April 29th, Saturn will turn retrograde at 20 degrees Capricorn. If you thought you were going to be able to stand your ground, this will be the “two” in the one-two punch. Many people will be knocked down.

Saturn will turn retrograde on April 17th, 2018 at nine degrees Capricorn. The planet will remain retrograde for nearly five months, turning direct at two degrees Capricorn on September 7th, 2018.

If you have planets at the mid-degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), you’re probably feeling pressure at this point. That pressure will fall back at this time.  It’s like getting a deferment.

But if you have planets at the early degrees of the Cardinal signs, it’s time to check your work! 

There is no better analogy for Saturn but to think of a mountain one must climb. If you’ve never climbed a mountain, let me tell you how it works…

It’s a big mountain, visualize it. It’s entirely possible to come to a point on that mountain when you realize there’s an easier way. You might have gone off the trail.

When this happens, it may give a tactical advantage to backtrack until you find the path that will ultimately lead you to success.

In another case, you may have underestimated the mountain or overestimated yourself and your abilities. Basically, you see that you’re not going to make it unless you go back for something foundational. Food. Another canteen. A blanket.  So basically you’ve got to retreat in order to progress.

That’s sounds simple because it is simple but it does not mean this period will be easy.  You’re probably tired. No one wants to backtrack. However if your ultimate success depends on it, then there is no use arguing.

Actually, you can dig your heals in but then what? Saturn is slow-moving as it is. Compare that to not moving at all! Just think of the people you know who are like that. Stuck! Life moves on and leaves people like that behind. Still smokin’ crack, huh? Well, okay!

If you want to get somewhere with this, stick to Saturn principles. Do the right thing. Be responsible. Act like an adult, assuming you’re an adult. 🙂

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NEW MOON IN ARIES APRIL 5 (Late posting..sorry)

The New Moon in Aries is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Ram. It’s time to take action – try something new and innovative, and go at it with gusto and confidence; be assertive without being abrasive; take charge of our lives; start a brand new project, and discover our own personal courage.

This is a strong cycle under which to re-evaluate our relationship to ourselves. With this potent Aries energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives. It’s time to make some solid yet realistic plans, and to set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be, in approximately two weeks’ time after the Full Moon occurs.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and thus a New Moon in Aries is especially ripe with opportunity for new beginnings. We might consider acting on a constructive impulse and following a hunch or taking a risk. Aries learns through experience and action, so we might treat ourselves to a little adventure now. It’s also a good cycle under which to discover the benefits of expressing ourselves with authenticity – expressing ourselves as we are, without putting on airs. We might also find ways to learn how to rely on ourselves and to be happy about doing so – it will go a long way towards finding inner happiness when we know that we can be self-sufficient without blaming others for not helping us out. It’s a time to revitalize ourselves through experiences that break the routine and that involve doing something new and fresh.

However, the New Moon forms a square to Saturn, suggesting some blocks surrounding our new beginnings. Something may not get off the ground as quickly as we’d like now. Even so, we’re in a rare window when none of the major planets/bodies are retrograde, and things may very well swim along after this check-in with reality.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 15 degrees and 17 minutes of Aries, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 11 to 19 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, and Libra, and Capricorn) most significantly.

If you feel like the last few weeks have been all about a time of major changes, plenty of new beginnings, and lots of goodbyes, you aren’t wrong: between the Spring Equinox and the beginning of Aries season, things have definitely been shaken up for everyone lately. It doesn’t seem like that’s ending any time soon, either. On Apr. 5, the Aries New Moon will rise, and it brings about some change and fresh starts as well – along with the confidence you need for these types of challenges. While it will affect everyone, it will be slightly different for each zodiac sign, and some won’t be affected as much as others.

The Aries New Moon will push us all to change our core beliefs. We may be met with resistance, but with perseverance we can grow into the best version of ourselves.” Because the New Moon is the beginning of a new lunar cycle, it will always inspire us to do something new – but that kind of energy is even more intense with the Aries influence. That’s because Aries is a bold, fiery sign with all of the confidence you could need, and it’s going to rub off on pretty much everyone. Aries is a sign that knows what it wants, and doesn’t want to wait for it. They go after things, and you’ll find that you may want to do that as well during this New Moon.

Aries is a sign that is known for courage, impulsiveness, and outgoing energy. An Aries is not timid or meek, or scared to go out on a limb and try something totally different. We’re all going to feel motivated to make a change… but at the same time, that intensity will be different for everyone, and that can depend on your zodiac sign. Every sign will feel something, of course (it’s almost impossible not to during a powerful moon cycle!), but some will have things a little more chill, and that’s not always a bad thing.

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