Switching directions...

By Arlan Wise - April 5, 2007

The planet that symbolizes expansion, Jupiter, turns retrograde and the planet that symbolizes contraction and restriction, Saturn, moves forward. Both are now in fire signs and both have been friendly and supportive to each other. You will have to stop dreaming and be realistic as you put your plans into material form. You'll see that certain projects you've begun and certain enthusiasms will wither up and go away. It is important to reexamine your long-term hopes, wishes, and goals. Your priorities will change and you will get an idea of how long you are willing to wait for a project to be completed.

Jupiter will travel backward from 19 degrees to 9 degrees of Sagittarius. Those degrees in your chart show where you are experiencing Jupiter's growth potential. He will turn into direct motion on August 6.

Saturn turns into direct motion and gives a last twist of the screw for those with planets in the mid-teen degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, and Taurus. Saturn will stay at 18 degrees of Leo for a month and then start a straight run to the end of Leo. He moves into Virgo on September 2. Saturn will be opposite the USA's Aquarian moon in August. That should bring up more of the scandals and mismanagement of money we are starting to hear about.

Thursday, April 5 Moon in Scorpio. Jupiter starts his retrograde period today. You'll feel something that was growing begin to slow down. Jupiter in retrograde is a time to re-evaluate your ethical and moral priorities. Listen to your inner voice today. Write in your journal tonight. Put your hands in the earth and plant.

Friday, April 6 Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 12:57 pm. You'll feel moody in the morning. It's OK; just watch where your mind goes. Life lightens up in the afternoon. It will be hard to stay inside as the urge to play grows. Take off as early as you can. Mars enters Pisces; he'll help you feel less aggressive, more accepting.

Saturday, April 7 Moon in Sagittarius. Break your routine and get out and have an adventure. It's a day to roam without a map. Sign up for a workshop to learn something that makes you think. You can find pleasure in mental activities and conversations with the ones you love.

Sunday, April 8 Moon in Sagittarius, VC from 9:35 pm until 11:36 pm when it enters Capricorn. Look deeply to experience the spiritual meaning of Easter. It's a holiday of rebirth. Let that be a theme for the coming weeks. There's a stable feeling to the day.

Monday, April 9 Moon in Capricorn. It's a get-down-to-business kind of day. Put the focus on your career and take the next step in your business plan. You could sell anything to anybody today. Promote your idea or product or yourself. It's a day when you can scoot on ahead in your life.

Tuesday, April 10 Moon in Capricorn. Keep on working hard. It will pay off. Set goals for the short term and the long term. Mercury challenges Pluto to let go of some of his hidden secrets. You can find out the truth today if you ask. Mercury enters Aries tonight, helping you be more direct in your communications.

Wednesday, April 11 Moon in Aquarius. The sun and Neptune shower you with lovely, spiritual, inspirational, and, often, illusionary gifts. Things may seem too good to be real; they probably aren't real but enjoy them for today. Venus leaves Taurus and enters Gemini where she becomes flighty and fickle. Your relationships need change and stimulation now.

Thursday, April 12 Moon in Aquarius. Thought fuels action so you are really busy when you sit and think today. It's a good day for getting good work done. You'll be detached from your own drama and able to concentrate on the job. Think of original ways of fundraising for your favorite cause. You can be influential in helping others in need.

Friday, April 13 Moon in Aquarius, VC from 9:50 am until 11:39 am when it enters Pisces. Follow your instincts and not your superstitions as you go through this day, which has such negative press. Get the most important work and communications done in the early morning. You'll want to drift through the rest of the day.

Saturday, April 14 Moon in Pisces. Follow your intuition and let the day lead you. There will be some surprises. It's a fertile day for planting so you can enjoy gardening today. Let the plants tell you where they want to be planted. Test your ESP and psychic abilities by listening. Meditate.

Sunday, April 15 Moon in Pisces, VC from 11:02 am until it enters Aries at 12:47 pm. Sleep late and have a lazy spaced-out morning. You'll want to get up and go and be active in the afternoon. Work on your own favorite projects, not what someone else tells you to do. It's good energy to get those last-minute taxes done.

Monday, April 16 Moon in Aries. It's the old, dark moon making you feel slowed down and tired. Push on and you can accomplish much. Get ready to start a new job, project, or routine tomorrow after the new moon. Watch your anger and find a way to assert your needs without blowing up.

Tuesday, April 17 Moon in Aries, VC from 10:26 am until 12:11 am when it enters Taurus. If you haven't done so, mail in your taxes during the VC period. (It prevents auditing.) Today's new moon is a time for beginnings. It's another good day to make a fresh start. The fiery energy gives you courage and it won't last much longer.

Wednesday, April 18 Moon in Taurus. This may be one of the best planting days of the season. Make your garden a top priority today. Decide how to beautify your work environment. Shop for outdoor furniture and gardening tools. It's a day to enjoy your food and forget about the diet.

Thursday, April 19 Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 11:51 am. Saturn stops and turns direct today. It will feel like time has stopped and you are moving in slow motion. Today is the last day of Aries and its fresh energy. Let go of what seems to be holding you back. Move forward with new uses of your talents.