Wild Moon Wisdom Horoscopes for the week of Monday, April 3 - Sunday, April 9
Retrograde Alert! This week we’re right in between the Aries new moon (last Monday) and the Libra full moon (next Monday), so our intentions grow and spring fever increases. Aries season is the beginning of the astrological year, so as the sun’s light strengthens so will our inspiration, will power, aspiration and ambition, and confidence. And in the midst of all this burgeoning and stirring of springtime, we hit a bit of a temporary roadblock with two planets turning retrograde this week: Saturn and Mercury. These two join Venus and Jupiter in the retrograde underworld. That makes four planets retrograde this month. If that doesn’t bring a tingle to your spine or a wave of cautious consideration to your thoughts, don’t know what would. But, we continue to navigate the celestial landscape because that is what we must do.
Saturn is the stern task master of the zodiac, the disciplinarian, and whenever he shows up we have lessons to learn and hard work to do. This planet’s archetypal influence seems to cement, to crystalize an opinion, belief or vision. Saturn first entered Sagittarius in December 2014, moving out of Scorpio, and will leave Sagittarius on December 19, 2017. While Saturn is retrograde until August, you may have some hard lessons to learn or growing up to do or responsibility to take.
Mercury turns retrograde much more frequently, so you’re used to these cycles by now. On Sunday the mental planet turns retrograde in Taurus and will affect our communication and thought processes. Since we started the new year this year with Mercury retrograde for the first eight days of January this will officially be the second sleep cycle of 2017. This cycle would be a good time to put energies into gardening and the arts.
Enjoy your week.
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Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)- Danburite
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)- Setubandha
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)- Peace & Calming EO
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)- Obsidian
Aries & Aries Rising
On Wednesday, Saturn turns retrograde in Sagittarius, your house of mental exploration. Saturn’s presence is about adulthood, discipline, karma, boundaries, responsibility, hard work, time, self-control, patience, maturity, realism, diligence. While retrograde, planets tend to become more introverted and their energies are felt internally more than externally in our lives. Saturn in your third house could affect your self-expression, family ties, technology or community.
The second planet this week to turn retrograde is Mercury on Sunday. Mercury will be retrograde in Taurus and your money house for a few weeks. Be careful with spending and investing now. Try to avoid making big purchases and instead focus on saving and creating some financial stability by looking into sources of income you’ve been considering, or lucrative projects. Maybe you’ll reconsider your career during this time or simply make some refinements to become more successful.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
On Wednesday, Saturn turns retrograde in Sagittarius, your house of death and rebirth. This could get interesting for you, Taurus. Saturn themes include growing up, responsibility, boundaries, work, and karma to name a few. And themes associated with this part of your chart involve sex, death, spiritual transformation, assets, shared wealth or resources, inheritance and occult or esoteric studies. There must be some lesson or work to do involving some combination of these. Good stuff! Good luck…
Then Mercury turns retrograde in your sign and first house on Sunday. This retrograde cycle may be best spent in semi-solitude, with plenty of quiet time, in consideration of what you want to channel in your mind’s eye, what thoughts you want to hold, what conversations you want to have (in a more esoteric or spiritual sense, not just literally)... If you happen to run into misunderstandings during these next few weeks, try not to take it personally. Be sweet to yourself this month.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
Saturn, the disciplinarian, turns retrograde in Sagittarius on Wednesday, in your relationship house. Saturn’s realm includes themes of karma, hard work, adulthood, life lessons, commitment. Those don’t sound fun at first, but remember that they are absolutely necessary in order to have the blessings of Jupiter for example. There could be some karma to work out, some lesson, some work to do, some realization to come to about a relationship or partnership, a union of some kind, or a contract.
Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus on Sunday. The mental planet deals with thoughts, memories, plans, communication, technology, and in your house of rest and renewal, you are invited strongly to be mostly quiet during this retrograde cycle. Use this time for consideration and contemplation rather than problem solving and communication. Get some much needed rest either mentally, physically or emotionally. This part of your chart is about endings, closure, release, sorrow, self-defeating patterns, and relaxation. Give your brain and your socializing tendencies a little break for now.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
Saturn, the planet of discipline, turns retrograde in Sagittarius on Wednesday in your house of wellness. Saturn’s realm of rulership includes themes of karma, adulthood, work, discipline, life lessons, commitment and self-sufficiency. While retrograde in this part of your chart you could have a health crisis arise, or begin to unravel a medical mystery, or undergo a process of purification and detoxification… the sixth house is about health, service, your relationships with people you work with, your constitution, diseases, analysis, clarity, and even pets.
Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus on Sunday in your friendship house. You could run into the usual Mercury rx mishaps, but it will affect your communication with friends, in groups you belong to or political organizations, your memberships and alliances, and could stall your goals and objectives. Take all the necessary precautions and proceed with caution as usual. Just be spacious in your interactions and try hard not to take anything personally, Crab.
Leo & Leo Rising
The stern task master of the zodiac, Saturn, turns retrograde this week in Sagittarius, which is your sex and art house. This part of your chart is all about creativity, artistic pursuits, play, sex, pleasure, seduction, passion, romance, love, fertility, pregnancy, fame, new undertakings, and your heart. Saturn’s realm is discipline, time, karma, work, responsibility, self-sufficiency, commitment… so while retrograde you could feel some pressure to figure out what’s not working and get your shit together. This work will likely involve one or multiple themes listed above; something is needed to be adjusted, boundaries in place, hard work done, a commitment made, etc. Use this time to consider wisely.
Also this week Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus, your career house. Take the necessary retrograde precautions in your communications and with technology. Hold off on major announcements, big projects or presentations at work, making public statements. There could be a misunderstanding with a father figure or male mentor. You’ll need to be slow, methodical and attentive with all professional or community endeavors. You could feel like your material success diminishes or your ambition wanes during this time.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
Saturn, Father Time, turns retrograde in Sagittarius on Wednesday in your domestic sector. All of Saturn’s themes involve hard work, discipline, commitment, karma, adulthood and responsibility. Fun. And in your house of home, retrograde Saturn could stir up some work for you at home, with family, with remodeling or relocation, and in your very support roots and foundation metaphorically.
On Sunday Mercury, muse of the mind, turns retrograde in Taurus, your house of exploration and expansion. Travel plans and arrangements should be postponed or reviewed extensively. Expect delays. This house is all about mental pursuits, travel, study, philosophy, freedom… and with the communication planet retrograde here, your thoughts may get cloudy, your travels delayed, your literary pursuits stalled, and you could get yourself into trouble with blunt talk and telling the truth right now, so consider deeply before all communications and correspondences.
Libra & Libra Rising
Saturn, the planet of discipline and effort, turns retrograde in Sagittarius and your third house on Wednesday. Saturn’s all about rules and regulations, adulthood, commitment, boundaries, hard work, responsibility. These are necessary components of a functioning grown up in the world, but Saturn has a harsh way of delivering lessons sometimes. In this part of your chart you could run into issues with communication, self-expression, your family and even travels and technology. Maybe you need to reassert clear boundaries with certain people, or to address a bunch of red tape in order to move forward with ideas, travels, literary things, family members… The work is necessary and will be worth the effort in the long run.
Mercury, the planet of the mind, turns retrograde on Sunday in Taurus, your house of intimacy and privacy. You could run into communication issues with your lover or closest intimates. There could also be a privacy issue or boundary crossed. This is the house of sex, death and rebirth, so strong energies could be stirred up.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
The good news is that Saturn is no longer in your sign. After your very own challenging Saturn stint, you should just be glad he has moved on. The planet of restriction turns retrograde in Sagittarius this week in your money house, giving you an opportunity to do some work and learn some lessons around boundaries, career, stability, your income, security and self-worth. That doesn’t sound fun but it is necessary. And at least Saturn isn’t in your first house anymore…
Mercury turns retrograde on Sunday in Taurus, your seventh house of relationships. Yeah, so that’s not the best news to get but you can work with it; seventh house issues include themes of partnership, marriage, platonic relationships, harmony, divorce, legal unions, open enemies, shared goals. You’ll just have to proceed with caution and be spacious with any miscommunications or hurt feelings. If you’re partnered with an intimate, try to disclose that this Mercury rx period is affecting your relationship this time around and try to work out a communication plan for the retrograde cycle to minimize arguments and misunderstandings.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
Saturn, the planet of responsibility, turns retrograde on Wednesday in your sign and first house. Saturn first entered your sign in December of 2014 and will be there until December. While retrograde, Saturn’s energies will be expressed and worked with differently, and while you may not come up with answers to all your questions, you will certainly have a deeper insight into things. Saturn could have some hard work for you to do now, some tough life lessons about boundaries and responsibility and maturity...
On Sunday Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus and your sixth house of health. While the mental planet is retrograde in this part of your chart, you could have a health crisis or emergency arise or an issue or injury from the past could bother you again. This part of your chart also deals with organization, being of service to others, the people you work with, purification, organization, wellness and your pets. Be extra conscious with your communications and correspondence with others. Address any health concerns or issues now and revisit old injuries and problems.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
The Planetary Disciplinarian, Saturn, turns retrograde on Wednesday in Sagittarius, your house of endings and sorrow. This is your ruling planet and you are extremely influenced by his archetypal energies. While Saturn is retrograde here you could find yourself in a rabbit hole of memories, processing and getting closure on lessons learned, wounds received, your self-defeating patterns, spiritual debts paid, and the meaning of life. The themes of this time will be boundaries, maturity, responsibility, limitation, and diligence.
Mercury, the planet of the mind, turns retrograde in Taurus on Sunday in your fifth house of sex and art. This will be a time to review and revision your artistic pursuits and goals and your sexual desires and passions. You could run into some misunderstandings with a lover or partner so try not to take things personally. This would not be the best time to begin a romance or love affair. It is likely that an old flame or ex love will show up now.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
Saturn, the Disciplinarian, turns retrograde in Sagittarius on Wednesday in your friendship house. The themes Saturn brings include responsibility, boundaries, commitment, maturity, and limitations. Your eleventh house is all about intellectual pleasures, long term plans, alliances, groups you belong to, teamwork, goals and objectives. You may feel compelled to review your friends and alliances and tighten up your boundaries again.
On Sunday Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus and your domestic fourth house. This part of your chart is all about your home life, your family members, foundations, roots, femininity, and self-care. When Mercury is retrograde your communication and conversations could be strained, so try to avoid verbal conflict and pay extra attention to correspondence, emails and texts. People from your past could return during this time, or there could be some information or insight gained about your maternal line.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
On Wednesday, the planet of responsibility turns retrograde in Sagittarius and your career house. Saturn is known as the Disciplinarian because he rules discipline, hard work, maturity, limitation, and diligence. He is the teacher of tough life lessons. In your tenth house, this retrograde cycle could bring you work to do around success, material abundance, ambition, your career, long term plans, experts or father figures in your life. All of Saturn’s lessons are necessary to mature and to evolve.
Mercury, the muse of the mind, turns retrograde again on Sunday in Taurus and your third house of communication. This retrograde cycle will surely bring some misunderstandings and mishaps as the communication planet retrogrades in your communication sector. Make sure to review all texts and emails and be aware of your verbal communication as well. If you can avoid signing contracts or initiating new beginnings during this cycle, you should postpone until Mercury turns direct.