04-16-2018 to 04-22-2018
Despite your extroverted nature, your home and personal life is incredibly important to you, Libra. And starting this week, when Saturn AND Pluto turn retrograde in Capricorn and your fourth house of domesticity, you'll need Chateau Libra to be your safe haven away from the increasingly maddening crowds! When weighty Saturn makes his annual pivot on Tuesday, April 17 you may look at your abode in more practical terms. Do you have adequate space to live, work AND play? Is there enough privacy? With Saturn in reverse, you may be thinking of things you want to redo, like paint some walls, rearrange furniture or change the structure of your rooms (mini home gym to replace the spare bedroom, perhaps?). But bear in mind that Saturn will be spending three years in Capricorn—from December 19, 2017 to December 17, 2020—so there's no need to start tearing down walls this week! When "let's go deeper" Pluto follows suit with a retrograde on Sunday (until September 30), this will intensify Saturn's mission. Focus on the purpose behind any changes you're bringing. These next five months will help you gain more clarity around close relationships—anyone you live with, of course, but also family and old friends that feel like family. If someone has been subtly manipulating you, call them on it. And don't get suckered into trying to "save" them. That's the classic ploy of an emotionally needy or codependent personality. Sniff that out before you fall into the trap, and then resolutely refuse to go there. If there are issues that can be amicably resolved, stay open to new solutions. And should your inner circle shrink during this time, don't think about who's missing, but what you're gaining: more time to yourself and to spend with the people you adore!
Also on Tuesday, Venus is making some waves of her own in Taurus and your erotic, intimate eighth house. First she forms an opposition with no-limits Jupiter in fanatic Scorpio. A simmering attraction could flame up like a wildfire, and you might not be able to halt things once they get started. Question: Do you even WANT to stop? Well, you might if you feel yourself plummeting down a rabbit hole, which could be the case, thanks to Venus' other connection—a direct hit with possessive Pluto. This may steal your attention from other, more important tasks. Stay grounded in reality and limit yourself when you start obsessing. Give yourself five minutes, literally setting a timer if necessary, then get back to work. When all else fails, throw yourself into meditative tasks, like cleaning or doing the laundry!
On Thursday, the Sun makes its annual foray into sensual Taurus, firing up your eighth house until May 20. The urge to merge may become irresistible now. If you're in a relationship, this is an excellent time to talk about "what's next"—but, if you think that conversation will be charged, do so on neutral turf, like a public place (i.e., NOT the bedroom). Single? Don't let a sense of urgency blind you to someone's bad behavior. If you know you're not playing for keeps, enjoy the ride, but make sure you're not setting yourself up to be hurt or disappointed. If you actually want something with lasting potential, set the bar high and really consider who you let through the gates.