Anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). (Source:Wikimedia Commons)

Anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). (Source:Wikimedia Commons)


Hello, everyone.

The Moon is firmly in its waning cycle this week, diminishing day by day until the next New Moon on February 2.  Use this week to finish up and hand off your latest product.  As the Moon passes through Scorpio you may run into unexpected resource issues.  Go ahead and ask for assistance.  People are more apt to be willing to share their resources but be careful:  there may be a hidden price to pay.  It’s fine as long as you go in with eyes wide open.

As the Moon continues into Sagittarius, you may find yourself staring out the window, wishing for distant lands and new adventures.  It is time to start dreaming about what’s next, but it’s not time to implement anything new.  Let yourself wind down, even as you create your vision for the future.

Saturn Retrograde

The big news this week is Saturn turning retrograde on Tuesday, followed by a Mercury/Saturn square on Wednesday.  This is the second time Saturn has been retrograde since it entered Libra, our second chance to review the stability and practicality of our business partnerships and alliances.  We’ve probably learned a lot more about our partnerships since the last retrograde period and we can count on a more nuanced view of our allies and opponents alike.

We may notice we’ve become too dependent on others, either financially or for moral support, and we may need to bring more independence into our business relationships.  Or we may find we’re heading off on our own too much, forgetting that we’ve committed to bring someone along with us.  Saturn is retrograde until June 12 which gives us ample time to look at our responsibilities from another point of view and make sure our actions reflect our intentions and values.

And a challenge from Mercury

We’ll get a head start on Wednesday with the Mercury/Saturn square.  This aspect can bring news that requires us to downshift and make a sudden turn.  If so, go for it.  The square aspect favors definite acts of assertion and if you have to choose between alternatives, all the better.  Mercury in Capricorn gives a good, practical mindset so the choices you make are likely to be mature and sensible.  It doesn’t mean the choice will be easy to make; it just means good judgment will win.

This aspect is also known for delays involving transportation or announcements.  Again, this is not the time to just let things unfold, especially in regards to communications.  It’s a time for taking action and addressing misunderstanding.  If there is conflict then step up and deal with it.  Challenges strengthen us when Saturn is on the field.

That’s it for this week.  As always, let me know how you’re doing in the comments section.  How’s your business so far this year?

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For an overview of the month, see the Astro4Business Month Ahead – January 2011

For more info on the business descriptions of the planets mentioned this week, see

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