Lay low in matters of love and money this month as Venus takes a backstep

Lay low in matters of love and money this month as Venus takes a backstep

Venus steps into her lair this month to reflect and review her relationships. From March 4th until April 15th, matters of the heart and finances are on hold and ready for some serious spring cleaning.

PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) With the planet of love and beauty camped out in your money house, you’re reevaluating your resources and self-worth. Set boundaries, practice self-care and self-love, and resist the temptation of retail therapy. The appeal of that shiny new gadget is bound to fade after tax day. You’re laying the foundation for graceful abundance and buyer’s remorse is real.

ARIES (Mar 21-April 19) You’re reassessing your image. What’s on your business card, anyway? If you’re thinking about a makeover, wait until after the middle of next month. Venus rules beauty and adornment, so when she’s in reverse, it’s not the best time to test drive a new hairstyle or get cosmetic surgery. In the meantime, ask for input, something Aries doesn’t always do.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) It’s time to show your guardian angels some love, Taurus. Lately, you’ve been feeling like you should be getting more out of your relationships. Your priorities are changing and a little quiet time, reconnecting with your invisible guides is in order. The picture becomes increasingly clear next month. Meanwhile, meditate, listen, and reflect. Chillax, Ferdinand.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You’re taking a look at who you’re hanging out with and asking: Are these my people? If not, who and where are they? You’re figuring out who your friends are and reevaluating your long-term goals. You may not have the words for all that’s blowing your mind right now—which could be a first for you, Gemini. Make sure to write it all down so you don’t forget the details.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) You’re clearing the decks for real success. Defining what that means for you is the first order of business. Now is not the time to change jobs or make major decisions. Wait until later next month when Venus moves forward. In the meantime, do your homework: required reading—“Do What You Love and The Money Will Follow.”

LEO (July 23-Aug 22) You’re reevaluating your beliefs and where you’re going. Maybe you’re thinking about heading back to school or taking a class that will move you in a better direction. Maybe you’re a writer reviewing a manuscript or a professor considering moving to another country. Whatever the case, it’s time to dismantle any self-limiting beliefs.

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22)  You want to go, go, go, but something’s missing. Venus is taking the scenic route around your shared resources and intimacy issues, maybe inviting you to consider what you like and what you don’t like. If you’re going through a divorce for instance, this is a time to focus on the details of the settlement agreement. What are you really worth?

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) Love is an inside job this month, Libra. Lately, your relationships seem more like a balancing act, and you may feel more like retreating than relating. Take a mental health day; recharge your batteries. You’re rewiring how you express yourself; maybe you don’t have the words yet for how you feel. You may not know what you want right now. That’s OK. Until you do, adopt this motto: To thine own self be true.

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) You’re reordering your lifestyle and reevaluating your relationships with coworkers. Putting in too many hours? Maybe your routines, work/life balance, or health regimens need some love. With your ruling planets positively aligned, creating the alchemy to attract what you want, you’re on fire this month. However, others may find your intensity too hot to handle.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) You’ve lost that loving feeling, and your passions may need a transfusion. Maybe you have latent talents you’ve been hiding from the rest of the world or your creativity needs redirecting. Tune inward; listen to your soul--it holds the keys to what really turns you on. If you have children, take a closer look at your kids. Are you seeing their value?

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) You’re moving up in your career. Now, it’s time to rethink how your home and family life feeds you. Perhaps living with your parents or a partner no longer makes you happy. If you’re thinking about upgrading where you live or buying a house, don’t do it just yet. It could be a money pit. Wait until mid-April and use this month to check and double check the value. Put off any other big purchases until May.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) You’re reviewing how you communicate. Maybe you want to revise the manuscript you’ve been working on or change what you’re writing about. Are you getting the most out of your social network? Is Facebook sucking too much of your time? If you run into roadblocks launching your web site, wait until May to go live.

 

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