Micro-Forecast: February 27 to March 4, 2012

If you’ve been confused as to what to do or say, particularly around personal relationships, then this is the week for doing that! The First Quarter Moon offers the opportunity to build a new plan/blueprint and when Mercury enters Aries, new ideas come in from all sides and from many people. However, challenges in relationships appear at week’s end as Venus, the planet of relationship and personal values, jousts with Saturn who doesn’t hold its punches. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Set boundaries — get it done.

Saturn has been traveling through Libra for the last two years, developing our patience, endurance, and responsibility in relationships. Venus is the ruler of Libra, so her opposition to Saturn, who has been living in her sign, will test all that we have been learning the past two years. The question is, are you up to the test? Saturn first entered Libra from October 2009 thru April 2010, retrograded back to Virgo, and then entered again for the long stay on July 21, 2010. Part of the lesson is what role do you often play in relationships and do you like that role, or do you need to change it? Considering that this transit goes on until October 5, 2012, what you learn will be deep and lasting.