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Things May Take Twice As Much Effort This Week

This week in astrology.

This week starts with the Sun entering the sign of Pisces and the planet Saturn turning retrograde.  Saturn retrograde highlights the energy of Saturn for this week, so we may feel as if everything we do takes twice as much effort and we may feel a little more pessimistic than usual.  Its usually best to understand this is only a false impression of where we are, the reality is anything we do accomplish under this energy will be long lasting and secure. The Sun in Pisces conjunct Neptune means we have “illusions” about all areas of life, things are not as they seem, our impressions can be misguided or our “wish” that something is the way we see it can give us impressions that are not accurate.  So this is a week to use caution, rethink and re-plan anything that is going to have long term consequences.  Its not a time to believe rumors and then act on them, its not a time to make accusations and assumptions.  But it is a time to use this energy to tap into your creative nature, it’s a wonderful time to start a mediation program or start to practice yoga .

Midweek when the Moon goes into Cancer we have a wonderful grand trine in water, grand trines are a beneficial flow of energy, since water signs represent our emotional nature or the feeling nature.  So mid week is a good time to look at your emotional needs, it’s a great time to figure out what you want and need for emotional satisfaction and security, then figure out a way to get those needs met.  It’s a time to talk to loved ones about what is needed to keep your family and home life a nurturing and inviting place for everyone.

We end the week with Mercury going retrograde in Pisces. It will stay retrograde until March 17th. When Mercury, the planet of communications and commerce, goes retrograde we can expect confusion and mix ups in these areas of life.  Mercury in Pisces can indicate major confusion and misunderstanding, especially if you are a Pisces.  Its important to remember that we have to live our lives and do our daily routines, Mercury goes retrograde three to four times a year so its affects are seen throughout the year, so don’t stop your life and allow this energy to influence everything you do, but be aware that your better off waiting to make an important decision as all information may not be available to you during this time frame. Don’t make a major purchase on impulse, don't make a major life change based on rumor and supposition.  Double check all facts.  A good way to use this energy is to look inward, learn to trust your own inner self, look at your life and sit with what works and what isn’t working then when Mercury goes direct if you feel the same as you did during the retrograde, work on making the changes you need to make, take action on that big purchase and say what you need to say in a clear and concise way.

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