Micro-Forecast: April 3 to 9, 2017

The week begins with a first quarter moon, always a good week for getting things done, but Saturn is stationing to go retrograde on Wednesday April 5 at 10:06 pm on the Pacific Coast and at 1 am Thursday April 6 on the East Coast. The concern regarding Saturn’s station is that it is stationing at the Galactic Center (G.C.) so anything goes with this degree, things can fly fast and furious, particularly since Friday April 7, transit Jupiter (over expansion) is opposite the Sun, which could indicate a reverse direction or spike in various markets or something surprising in the news that could affect those markets or ‘deals’. There are surprises this week because a couple of days later, Mercury, the planet of commerce, sales, communications, contracts, travel begins its retrograde from April 9 to May 3. Since it is in the earth sign of Taurus, it suggests reassessing spending, values, or a contract or project which you’ve been trying to figure out since Venus was retrograde on March 3. The interesting thing about this passage is that the following week, Venus does go direct, which normally puts things back on track, but there is still something that is missing or not right.

So, this is the way it might play out. You are close to deciding on a project, a job or a contract or something you’ve been attempting to sort out over this last month. You are close, but there are still some last-minute hitches. This retrograde Mercury is about where to get the money, how to spend the money, or where the real profit is in this project. Patience is always the key and with Saturn retrograde (a good direction for Saturn), another authority figure or someone who knows a better way to attack this project is suggested.