Weekly Scope April 29th - May 2nd
The week begins on Monday with Saturn going Retrograde until September, and we end with the New Moon in Taurus on Saturday.
Think of Saturn Retrograde as a mini Saturn Return. What is a Saturn Return you might ask? It’s every 27-29 years when Saturn returns to the exact spot it was in outer space the moment you were born. Being the planet of limits and institutions, Saturn Returns often lead to a crumbling of any structures in your life that are no longer working, and create a new set of boundaries for the next phase of your life.
Saturn Retrograde is like the yearly check-in sent by the energy of your nearest Saturn Return.
What shifts do you feel ready to make? The Retrograde energy loosens the grip of your current situation allowing for adjustment. Going through Capricorn, this Retrograde will greatly affect your current obligations and responsibilities. This retrograde also affects your career (not your day job necessarily, rather the overarching vision of what your soul calls you to do this lifetime.). Next, the New Moon in Taurus asks us to take a good look at how we view our self worth, thus encouraging radical self care. Astrology moves in cycles as does the constant practice of self-care. The bias images of beauty that we see everyday in the media can really affect us, especially when the true radiance of Venus, the ruler of Taurus, is nothing but energy. It’s a vibe, not a particular body or face. The important thing is to feel beautiful and be replenished. Still representation is important because it models what this energy feels like on the earthly plane, and part of being replenished, physically and spiritually, is to continue to create these representations as reflections to dance in our imaginations.
A lot to contemplate this week, but I know you’re open to the invitation. Below you’ll find a frequency report for each day to help you navigate the energy while you do your world changing work.
“When our gift is greater than our vision of ourselves we will often connect with people who require us to shrink.”
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Aries Mar 21st – Apr 19th Hello Aries! This week you may be feeling a bit bored and overwhelmed with all the tedious work that needs to get accomplished. You may be tempted to say or do things to shake things and people up just to gain a little excitement. The Divine is guiding you to rethink that impulse and channel your energy in a more productive manner. Instead focus your attention to stick with the tasks and work that is not necessarily fun or glamorous. There is likely more work to be done, than there is time to do it. Just put your nose to the grindstone and get busy. If you need help in getting things accomplished, ask for help. Spirit is cautioning you that if you sidestep effort, you will certainly fall on your face. If your boredom also extends into your romantic relationship, then create change by being honest about how you are feeling with your partner. Look for ways to inject the excitement back in to the relationship.
Taurus Apr 20th – May 20th Hello Taurus! This week Spirit is guiding you to focus on building security. You will likely find that structure, stability, and order is what will be needed this week. You me a may find that there is a need to take matters into your own hands and control the situation with which you find yourself. Spirit is indicating that you need to create and keep boundaries to guard and protect your heart and energy. This is also a good time to manage your money and material possessions carefully. Hang on to what you have for now to create a safety net.
Gemini May 21st – Jun 20th Hello Gemini! This week the Divine is asking you to examine your thoughts, speech, and behavior for negativity. What you say and do and the choices you make affect the outcomes in your life. Don’t allow any negative thoughts or self speak to limit your progress. You may be holding yourself back from progress because you are afraid of moving into the future. Spirit is guiding you to think through what is causing your fears. The truth of the situations are most likely much less frightening that what your mind is making it out to be. Do not fear the unknown. Be open and embrace it, as you will find many blessings there for you. Know that you have the answers that you need inside already. Take some time to look inward in meditation, as this will be helpful. You are not kept down unless you allow yourself to be kept down.
Cancer Jun 21st – Jul 22nd Hello Cancer! This week you may be feeling like you need to take some time alone. Others may be pushing too hard for bits of your time and attention. Don't hesitate to draw boundaries for yourself or to say no. Spirit is letting you know that taking a time out to pull back from certain situations to get a better perspective is what is likely needed at this time. This is a great time to take some time off from work if you can (even a long weekend.) You need a break and some perspective. If you need to make a decision, sleep on it. Give yourself more time to explore your options and develop a plan. Think carefully before making your next move. Consider using a spiritual approach to help you find clarity and direction: meditate, pray, and seek inner guidance. Your soul is crying out for space and time alone, so be sure to take whatever time for yourself that you can.
Leo Jul 23rd – Aug 22nd Hello Leo! This week Spirit is asking you to practice caution as you progress through your day. If you are involved in any kind of competition, keep a watchful eye for anyone who may not be operating within the rules. If you feel someone is “out to get you”, cover your tail, and make sure you are doing things the right way and you will not have any problems. The Divine is guiding you to stay out of office politics. Keep your nose to the grindstone and make sure your work is above reproach as it is likely that your employer is keeping a watchful eye on your conduct and work at this time. With regards to your finances, this is not a good time to take risks or loan money, as you are likely to lose to a major degree. You may have to make some tough choices around money, and Spirit is guiding you not to sacrifice your integrity just for a buck. Your spiritual well being and self-esteem will suffer, and money can’t buy those things.
Virgo Aug 23rd- Sep 22nd Hello Virgo! This week you may find yourself feeling inspired and more hopeful about the future than you have in a while. You are likely to feel more confident that whatever your needs (emotional or financial) will be met. Keep your mind on positive thoughts for all situations in your life at this time. The Divine would like you to make list that you would like to make or see in your life. Get to work on making these changes as you can accomplish nearly anything you set out to do now. You are likely to feel very in touch with your spirituality at this time, so reach out to others and share your wisdom and joy.
Libra Sep 23rd – Oct 22nd Hello Libra! This week there is likely to be new growth and progress in your life goals. Expect to experience your ideas and outlook expanding almost to the point where creativity seems endless. Spirit is guiding you to enjoy this positive energy toward growth and progress, but to also exercise good judgment as you embark on this new journey. Don’t turn a blind eye to details that need tending to and don’t rush into anything without doing your do diligence in checking facts.
Scorpio Oct 23rd – Nov 21st Hello Scorpio! This week you are likely to be feeling charged up and ready to take action on your desires. Your creative juices are likely to be flowing strong this week. Spirit is guiding you to be confident and take action on your desires. Be enthusiastic and go for it. You may be feeling the need to encourage others in the pursuit of their dreams. If this is the case the Divine is asking you to step up and take the role of a mentor and guide someone. You are inspiring and encouraging others through your own example.
Sagittarius Nov 22nd – Dec 21st Hello Sagittarius! This week Spirit is really pushing you to focus on the work at hand. This is not a time for play but rather a time to put the nose to the grindstone and work hard until the work or project is complete. You are being guided to take the time to learn new skills. Take advantage of any training offered to you, as with proper training your skills and discipline will improve. Training and new skills is just part of what you need to do in order to become better at what you do. This will also take lots of practice. So keep perfecting your craft through consistent practice. Going forward use your knowledge to create new opportunities for yourself. Karma brings good things your way; you will reap the benefits of past work.
Capricorn Dec. 22nd - Jan 19th Hello Capricorn! This week you may find yourself in situations where you may need to reason with others. The Divine is guiding you to remain detached and objective, in order to ascertain the truth and seek out only the facts. Be quite direct about what you are observing. You may be concerned that you are not being particularly caring or sympathetic but at this point in time, this detachment is what is needed most. This is a time when you need to leave emotions out of it, and remain as objective and rational as possible. You have clarity of mind and can perceive the truth right now, so you must take the lead with providing an objective point of view. You may ascertain that you may be the one who needs to change something major about your behavior, thoughts, and/or expectations. Try not to be overly sensitive this week. Remain objective in your response and outlook in life.
Aquarius Jan 20th – Feb 18th Hello Aquarius! This week the saying “Choose your battles” is very evident. You are likely to find yourself with confused or mixed feelings about life and about a few people. While you shouldn’t ignore these feelings, don’t feel like you have to speak every word you’re thinking or feeling. If you do so, you could ruin the very things you want the most, such as close relationships with friends and a romantic partner. You may be experiencing conflicts this week, both internal and external. Do your best not to escalate conflicts unnecessarily. Think before you act or speak would be a good rule to follow at this time.
Pisces Feb 19th – Mar 20th Hello Pisces! This week you may feel that you are stuck at a crossroads with only two options from which you can choose. The Divine would like you to relax and look at way in which to let go of trying to control life, situations, or people, particularly when you feel as if you want to do “something” but are not sure what that may be. With regards to your love life, it is time to release an attitude or desire that has become outdated or no longer serves you. This allows for something that is more positive to enter. For example, you may need to "let go" of the idea of a certain kind of relationship as being the only way that you can be happy. It is important now to let go of any beliefs and thoughts that are negative and self-limiting. Be very careful about what you allow yourself to say or think about our life. Make sure the goals you are making resemble the life you really wish to see.