With 5 Retrogrades this month, the energy is going to be a bit intense. But that won’t stop you, Aries, as you’re always up for a good challenge. The Sun is in Aries most of this month, anyways, so there’s no one else who knows Aries season quite as best as you. There are a lot of positive relationship vibes for you this month, with a Full Moon in Libra + Venus Retrograde coming to an end. And you’ll end the month feeling good in the Taurus New Moon, as you’ll be enjoying life with all of your ducks in a row. Not too shabby, if you ask me.
Saturn, the planet of discipline, challenges + daddy issues, goes retrograde on the 6th. It will remain in retrograde until August 25th, so it’s time to buckle in for Saturn’s ride. Saturn goes retrograde once a year for about 4.5 months. The last time it was in retrograde last year was from March 25th to August 13th; in the same sign of Sagittarius too! So try + think back to the challenges you were facing during this time, as similar themes will pop up again this year. Now is a good time to re-evaluate your belief system, Aries, and maybe even seeking an attitude adjustment would do you some good. When things don’t go your way or when unexpected obstacles pop up, try to take things in stride while maintaining an optimistic perspective. And who knows, who’s to say that you won’t benefit from putting out all of those good vibes? Others will be more receptive to that energy and you could potentially benefit from that as well.
Mercury, the planet of communication + information, goes retrograde on the 9th. It will remain in retrograde until May 3rd, so we all have about a month of putting up with Mercury’s annoying bullshit. Mercury goes retrograde 3-4 times a year, for about 3 weeks each. The last time Mercury Retrograde was in the Taurus sign was from April 28th through May 22nd of last year. What annoyances and disruptions were you experiencing around then? Keep an eye on your money + your possessions. Make sure you keep things locked up + you're not over-spending like cray. Mercury Retrograde will mess with, specifically, the possessions you own in which you place value--in accordance to the self. Basically, if you have a name for your car, I'd make sure there's money in your Savings to pay for any car mishaps you'll likely run into this month. Mercury Retrograde is all about the annoying communication/car/technology kind of mishaps, so it's not something to be feared. Just be a Girl Scout + you'll survive.
There’s a Full Moon (the Pink Moon!) in Libra on the 11th. This Moon is really about relationships and partnerships this month, and it’s looking very positive in your sign. Think back to the Libra New Moon on September 30, 2016. If you prepared properly, your wishes + desires from then will be manifested now. For you, Aries, this moon will bring about a lot of positive energy for you in your friend circles, but particularly, your relationships. If you’re in a relationship, it’s a good time to enjoy + appreciate your partner by going out with them, or simply just telling them. If you’re not in a relationship, the stars are aligned in your favor right now so what are you waiting for?
Venus Retrograde, which was mostly in Aries, ends on the 15th, stationing Direct in the sign of Pisces. For the past month or so, you were re-assessing your relationships + budgets, and feeling out what fit + and what didn’t. In the beginning, the Aries energy had you wanting to take action relationship-wise, but left you feeling frustrated instead. Towards the end, the Pisces energy likely had you dreaming up some unrealistic views + thoughts about said relationships. Nevertheless, lessons have been learned and you can now move forward + progress further in these themes of your life with the Venus Retrograde behind you. Even though the reflection period is over, Venus is still in Pisces, it’s just stationed Direct. There’s a secretive vibe in your love life now, for the next two weeks. It could mean that you’re just seductively drawn to gossipy whispers, or it could mean a secret love affair. Whatever is happening behind closed doors is what you’re longing for, just be careful to not hurt others in the process. When everything comes to the light, because it eventually will, those feelings usually dissipate.
The Sun enters Taurus on the 19th, bringing in the season of the bull! Think: sensual, security, and stubborn. This transit, as well as the New Moon later this month, will help with some of the annoying Mercury Retrograde energy. However, it’s important to note that it won’t necessarily cancel it out completely. While mishaps regarding your important possessions may occur, it’s actually a good time to keep track of all the shit you own anyways, so why not budget a little? Whenever you’re feeling down, embrace your inner Taurus and go out + enjoy some art! Museums, plays, love-making, etc.--you do you.
Pluto, the planet of power, transformation + rebirth, goes retrograde on the 20th. It will remain in retrograde until September 28th, so. Pluto goes retrograde once a year for about 5 months. Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008, and will continue to remain in that sign until 2024. This long period of time (coincidentally lining up with previous presidential elections), has been about revealing the truth within government and authority figures. While it’s in retrograde, expect new information to be revealed to you. In addition, be conscious of your own greed + desire for power. There are some positive aspects that will help you succeed in your goals, but there are quite a few obstacles as well. Pluto Retrograde will primarily be focusing on your career, which honestly, is probably the best house it could be in right now. You may experience power struggles at work, or maybe just taking control of your own life + deciding what it is you want to do for a living. The bottom line is that whatever you endure through this is all a part of the transformation process. It’ll be something along the lines of, “I absolutely hated my job back then + was miserable, but it pushed me to figure out what it was that I wanted and now I have the best job ever,” come this September. Do the work and reap the benefits!
There’s a New Moon in Taurus on the 26th. Now is a good time to go inside of yourself + think positive thoughts in regards to your self-esteem, finances + values. The Full Moon in Taurus is on November 4th of this year, so you can expect to manifest what you set your intent to now. It’s really fitting that this New Moon is at the end of the month, just days before Mercury stations Direct. Spend this last week enjoying your life + having a bit of fun, as Mercury Retrograde is almost over and you can start moving on from the dumb annoyances in your life. See you next month!