The Planets this Week: April 2 - 8, 2017

April 3, 2017

Aired Monday, 3 April 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: April 2 - 8, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

The astro headline of the week is love planet Venus moves backwards into Pisces where it will be until April 28th. During this time you may feel sweeter than sugar and softer than a pillow. You may find yourself acting like an incurable romantic, living in your own little dream world, at least as much as the cruel world will permit. You could be very detached from the reality you usually experience but you may be incredibly creative and open to inspiration. In fact, developing creativity and artistry will give you a great deal of satisfaction during this time. Let that motivate you but remember, this influence is retrograde so we may be redoing something from the past or completing a relationship from the past.

Also this week, Saturn, planet of karma, responsibility and restriction turns retrograde in Sagittarius until August 25th. Saturn already has the reputation of being a downer. How could four-and-a-half months of Saturn Retrograde possibly be a positive thing? Well, easily. Instead of getting more serious, folks back off a little bit. It’s a time to take a little breather from the usual breakneck pace that most people keep these days. Don’t worry, you’ll still get plenty of work done; it’s not like Saturn changes personality during this period. It’s just that the sense of urgency and anxiety relaxes somewhat. Doesn’t that sound like a relief?

But, Saturn is not well placed in Sagittarius. These two energies are fundamentally at odds with one another, with Saturn’s emphasis on restriction and responsibility against the freedom-loving, expansive, restless vibe of Sagittarius. Saturn will remain in Sagittarius until December 2017. Between now and December 2017, we’re likely to see an increasing focus on the world affairs governed by Sagittarius, such as religion, publishing and higher education.

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