For a time when all the planets are direct and the pace of life is supposed to be full speed ahead, it sure doesn’t feel that way around here. My guess is this is due in large part to Saturn traveling at a crawl preparing to station retrograde on 18 February. After all Saturn is not exactly big on doing things quickly even under the best of circumstances and sitting at 11° for what will be close to seven weeks is hardly that. Saturn actually stations retrograde on 18 February, the same day the Sun makes its egress into Pisces but for all intents and purposes, it might as well be retrograde now as slowly as it’s moving.
Being in the fixed sign of Scorpio, Saturn is inclined to push for taking the time to dig up all the background information you can and that can be time consuming. As someone with Mercury in Scorpio, I can hardly fault him for that. Those times when I’ve gotten into trouble have usually been when I rushed ahead, ignoring my intuition and without getting all the pertinent data.
I suppose I should mention this grouchy Saturn will square Venus in Aquarius this Sunday and probably attempt to do an authoritarian number on her . . . like that will work with this free spirited Venus.
Even though Jupiter in Gemini is now direct, he isn’t back up to his usual speed either and this frustrates him because Uranus in Aries is urging him to move faster via an exciting sextile. It will be almost March before Jupiter starts to feel like his old self once more . . . and by then Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, will be retrograde in Pisces. This weekend Mercury and Mars will square Jupiter, adding to his sense of frustration and to ours. Consider doing some sort of vigorous exercise rather than venting on others. Even in mild mannered Pisces a Mars-Mercury conjunction square by Mr. Bombast himself will be inspired to do something or say lots and lots of somethings!
Because my natal Jupiter in Scorpio in the twelfth is the apex of a Yod with Jupiter in Gemini sextile Uranus in Aries as the base, I can hardly wait for Jupiter to leave 6°. Much of my inspiration (Jupiter) emerges when I can spend a fair amount of time alone. Uranus has been conjunct my husband’s Sun recently, so his almost daily schedule changes have been disrupting my creative flow. So if my writing is very sketchy these days, that’s why. Naturally I’m hoping when Jupiter hits 7° on 18 February, this situation will begin to ease. Yeah . . . the day Saturn stations and the Sun enters Pisces!© Copyright 2013 Diane L, All rights Reserved. Written For: Libra Seeking Balance