Micro-Forecast: August 12 to 18, 2019

Jupiter went direct on Sunday, August 11. I started to explore this last week, but this week I would like to go into more detail. This can be a combination of good and challenging news. Often one is freed from something on a Jupiter direct and since it is in Sagittarius it can indicate a freer philosophical view, but since it is at 15º Sagittarius (the Aries section of Sagittarius) it can be overexertion or overreaction to something that still is allowing you to be free. An opportunity may arise for sure but being too impulsive without exploring the minutiae of that specific opportunity is challenged with this direct motion in the Aries section of Sagittarius. On the other hand, a calculated and very strategic approach to something that is an opportunity may be just the ticket. You know whether you are prepared or not. This is a time that is about strategic risk taking.

Uranus also went retrograde on the same day at 7º Taurus giving this day a double-edged feeling as we enter this new week. Uranus retrograde for a few months (until mid-January 2020) is quite a good thing in that Uranus can cause upheaval in its wake and it has for the last few months, since it entered the sign of Taurus. This gives everyone an opportunity to re-evaluate their investments, their holdings, their values, and their spending since the sign of Taurus is associated with the house of spending and wants and desires and our particular value systems, which may be changing quite a bit over the course of the next few years. If there has been madcap spending in the last few months, don’t cry over spilled milk, but seriously review how you can make your savings and your business more profitable over the course of the next few months. Is it time to leave a job that doesn’t appreciate you or value you?

Is there a person you know (Uranus represents our network) that might know of a better position for your talents? Or, is it time to start your own business in an area you know well and where, if you find the need, you can fill it?

I will throw one idea out to you. In St Petersburg, Florida, where I sometimes live half the year, there are very few recycling opportunities in the condominiums. The grocery stores have recycling bins and so do some of the houses in neighborhoods, but many of the high rises do not have a place to discard plastics and glass. A young student or someone with a truck could put together a pick up recyclables service, provide a schedule and fill a need while earning income. This is an idea, how to use what no one knows how to use. This is a Uranus in Taurus concept like taking shipping crates and making small shops or taking or old windows and making greenhouses. Take something used in a home and recycle it into something for a garden. This is the magic of Uranus in Taurus going retrograde. Just saying…