Mars, which has to do with motivation and drive, has been in Taurus for a few weeks now and working very well with transit Saturn (organization) and Pluto (research, transformation and choosing a direction). This is a far better place than it was last month. The current cycle affords the opportunity to start getting things done for which many attempts were made in January and February. Though Mercury is still retrograde and doesn’t go direct until the end of the month, it is in a favorable sign working with Mars. This means that not all possible solutions for a project or a contract or an event are solved, but that the process is still in limbo as new options are presented and explored. Mercury retrogrades are often cursed by the media, but they are, in fact, a cosmic brake pedal to do things correctly and change direction if necessary. Since Mercury (in Pisces water) and Mars, Uranus, Saturn, and Pluto are working in tandem with communicative Mercury, it behooves each of us to take some quiet time away from the crowd to allow for other things to come in. I was in a design meeting with several young people recently who were telling me that one of their parent companies (in Europe) are asking these young designers to turn off their phones at night and NOT work, but it is not the American way-at least at this juncture. This is a problem because if you don’t turn off the constant barrage of information coming at you from a thousand directions, there is no space for other ideas to birth and prosper. This Mercury retrograde is a good time to pull-back in the remaining weeks of March. It is also a great time to find out what you didn’t give your tax person, that is an important tax item. If you cannot find it, you will, eventually, as Mercury direct (on March 28) will begin the process of finding things and getting clearer about how you wish to proceed in a project that has had you flummoxed for a good part of six weeks. The only stark aspect is between Mercury and Jupiter, which can suggest too much talking and not enough listening.
The week caps out in a positive light on Saturday when transit Mercury (still retrograde) is in a perfect aspect with Pluto. As Susan Miller states, “It is a time to solve a financial mystery by burrowing into records.” Since we are close to tax season, there may be some things we didn’t see, didn’t notice or didn’t know anything about.