The Planets this Week: April 9 - 15, 2017

April 10, 2017

Aired Monday, 10 April 2017, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets this Week: April 9 - 15, 2017

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

The big news of the week is Mercury and Venus are changing direction! Mercury is turning retrograde and Venus will be moving forward again! Mercury Retrograde is a phenomenon that has worked its way into mass consciousness. The moment a communication snafu occurs, folks blame Mercury Retrograde! The truth is, not all miscommunications can be laid at the feet of this little planet. But it does behoove us to observe a few simple principles about this event.

Mercury appears to turn backward in its path around the Zodiac three times every year, for about twenty-one or twenty-two days at a time. So every four months, you get a three-week pause in which to catch up on old correspondence, read the book that’s been sitting on your nightstand and make phone calls to friends and family.

Also, love planet Venus will finally moves forward again. It has been retrograde since March 4th. Venus is our next-door neighbor here in the solar system, and therefore it is retrograde the least amount of time of all the planets — only once every 18 months, for about 6 weeks at a time. That amounts to about seven percent of the time, total.

When Venus, the Planet of Love, goes retrograde, it’s no surprise that relationship issues come right to the surface. Things you (or your lover!) have simply been tolerating all of a sudden become intolerable. One or both of you may say or do things that you otherwise wouldn’t. Some folks have been known to make sudden, unilateral relationship moves when Venus was retrograde.

Tune in on Monday 6pm PT/9pm ET to find out more…

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