On Friday, Mercury went direct, which means technology and communication and travel and commerce are all in a favorable working order again.
Yesterday, Mars stationed retrograde and will remain until May 20, 2014. Mars energy expresses itself in the way we handle our frustrations. During a Mars retrograde, insignificant upsets become blown out of proportion and one can expect long held resentments to bubble to the surface.
Saturn goes retro today and remains until July 20, 2014. In the case of Saturn, who is all about discipline and karma, one can expect lessons to present themselves in any area in which self-discipline is a contributing factor.
Daily habits that help you get the job done might be tested. Health issues might arise, especially if you do not work out or have a healthy diet to begin with. Old relationship issues may resurface--if you are at all co-dependent, this could be a problem.
But before we get all glum, Saturn retrograde is also a good time to work with your money--if you are in debt, work on restructuring a more favorable plan. If you have them, review retirement plans, stock options, etc...If you want to create wealth, now is the time to set up a savings account and a plan to grow your money.
On March 6, Jupiter retrograde will station direct. Jupiter is the planet of good fortune, so the fact that it retrogrades does not necessarily imply a bad fortune. Instead, Jupiter retrograde teaches patience and trust in that any delays under its domain are a beneficial gain. As the largest planet in our system, Jupiter is all about success and gain, and during Jupiter retrograde, it is possible to overdo a good thing. The lesson here is to slow down and re-evaluate your motives for what you are doing. I mention this because, while Jupiter stations direct later this week, it will go retrograde again later this year on December 8, 2014, giving us another opportunity to reflect on our ideas about what it takes to be successful.
Next month, Pluto will retrograde the day before the full moon in Libra. This cosmic burst of energy will have us looking at our shadow selves from a place of balance, giving us the opportunity to purge and cleanse. Although Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet, it still gives us an important gift of clarity in the overall scheme of things.
So, if things feel a bit weird over the next few days and weeks, you might just take a moment to recenter with a deep, soulful cleansing breath.