04-16-2018 to 04-22-2018
Regardless how flush or flimsy your bottom line is, this week's stars call for an audit. On Tuesday, April 17 conservative Saturn flips into retrograde motion in cautious Capricorn and your money zone. From then until September 6, you might put yourself on an austerity plan and pay attention to where your cash is going. Especially if you've been a bit casual with your earnings, this is an excellent opportunity to get serious about savings goals, which means making every penny count—and grow! Every decision you make has an impact, so choose wisely. If, for instance, you only have a checking or basic savings account (i.e., the kind that doesn't accrue any kind of decent interest), find a better place for your money, perhaps an IRA or mutual fund. You might really get into this starting on Sunday, when probing Pluto follows Saturn's lead—and intensifies the mission—by also pivoting in Capricorn (until September 30). Once you learn the basics, you're a shrewd money manager. And since you operate best from an idealistic space, check out a Suze Orman primer, and a book like fellow Sagittarius Barbara Stanny's Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles. Instead of hoping you'll remember to funnel money into your new, higher-ROI accounts, set up automatic deposits. If you don't have it in the first place, you can't blow it! In the process of tightening your belt, don't cut off your circulation. With these two heavy-duty planets in reverse, work projects may stall and overly ambitious timelines could turn into comedy routines. You can only do so much by yourself, Archer, so rather than bang your head against a brick wall, be more productive. Strengthen the foundation and get the team more motivated. How can you become more organized and efficient? Two words always worth remembering: automate and delegate! And when frustration threatens to undo you, remind yourself that slow and steady efforts will win the race—and score you key loyalty points in the process!
Boundaries could get blurry on Tuesday, during another set of planetary interactions, both involving caring Venus in your sixth house of service. First she locks horns with your ruler, expansive Jupiter, which is parked in your introspective twelfth house. "Someone" may have been relying too heavily on you lately because of your generous nature. But they might take it a step too far, causing you to overreact. Also, the love planet is perfectly aligned with intensifier Pluto in your strategic second house. Rather than go to extremes, take the high road and break the codependent bond by helping this person become more self-sufficient. It might seem "mean" in the moment, but you know the ultimate goal is to empower, not enable them. Be strong!
On Thursday, when the life-affirming Sun lopes into Taurus and your sixth house of work, service and well-being, redirect the energy you're no longer expending on others and put your needs first! Until May 20, you'll have the motivation to eat more healthily and be more active, but keep it upbeat and FUN! If it starts to feel obligatory, you'll find a hundred excuses to disengage. Focus on the joy you feel when you move your body in pleasurable ways. It doesn't have to be boot camp; how about a Flamenco class or restorative yoga at the end of the day? As the original DIY sign, you'll be happy doing your own thing, so download fitspo apps or stream videos you can do at home on YOUR schedule.
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