What a change of energies we have this week! After experiencing the forward thrust of the Sun in Aries since 20 March, things are slowing down and moving inwards.
Projects and plans initiated around the time of the Aries New Moon on 28 March are reaching a stage of consolidation – thanks to a productive Sun-Saturn contact on Monday and the Sun’s entry into stable Taurus on Thursday.
The influence of business-like Saturn is strong this week, even though it’s in retrograde motion and therefore functioning in a more low-key manner. Although the Sun-Saturn factor (mentioned above) is helpful, the influence of a tricky Venus-Saturn link-up could make you feel a bit restricted or cautious in the way you relate to others. You may even feel as though a particular relationship is holding you back in some way. Patience and perseverance will strengthen relationships that are worth keeping however.
This week also features the strong influence of penetrating Pluto, as it slows down and turns retrograde on Friday. The deep inner reflection demanded by Pluto will be testing us all until the end of September, when it finally resumes direct motion. During this time each of us will be working on aspects of our psyche that are holding back our growth.
When Pluto turns direct in September a pattern of your behaviour or thought will be transformed into a new, more productive way of functioning in the world – unless you resist Pluto’s inner searchlight during the coming months!