Phases of the Moon, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern hemisphere will see a mirror image of this phase. (Source:Wikipedia)

Phases of the Moon, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern hemisphere will see a mirror image of this phase. (Source:Wikipedia)

Hello, everyone.

If you’ve been holding your breath, you can breathe out now.  This week is much less stressful, although still active.

I’ll be moving to El Paso, Texas this week.  Instead of my daily Forecast Today posts, I’m going to put up an article each day I wrote in the past.  With Mercury retrograde I feel free to repeat them, and since there are so many new readers to this site, they will lay important track for understanding astrology in business.  If you’ve been reading since the very beginning (thank you!) a second look now may reveal info you missed the first time.


On Monday, Mercury Retrograde in Taurus meets the vibration of Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn.  This indicates a penetrating conversation, probably about money, in which the two parties really understand each other.  The Pluto energy requires us to get real about our businesses and to deal realistically with these economic times and the fundamental, irrevocable transformations in the entire business community.

This meet-up with Mercury indicates the potential for a very practical realization about mistakes we’ve made in the past and how to repair these issues in the future.  It may be uncomfortable, but along with the discomfort you’ll feel supported and determined to make the necessary changes.


Tuesday is a power day, with the Sun in Taurus challenging Mars in Leo.  The Sun represents you, the leader, and Mars represents the next-in-command, the manager or right-hand person.  Chances are you will be at odds with each other, and you’re each sure you are right!

Or this aspect may represent two parts of yourself.  Mars in Leo wants to get creative and get the show on the road.  The Sun in Taurus is more conservative and wants to build slowly, steadily, and not reveal too much too soon.  This impasse can be productive if there is some ability to compromise.  But with these two planets in these strong fixed signs, I think a compromise is unlikely.  In which case, you’ll just have to agree to disagree.  And you may have to assert who’s in charge.


This is the best day of the week for getting out, making contacts, and exhibiting your products and services for all to see.  With Mars in Leo and Venus in Gemini, you’ll be able to display your talents without appearing arrogant.  People will enjoy your company and want to do business with you, so it’s a great day for a sales presentation or negotiating to your advantage.  Just no signing anything yet!  Mercury is still retrograde until next week.

That’s it for the week!

For an overview of the month, see the Astro4Business Month Ahead – May 2010

For tips on how to use Mercury Retrograde to your advantage, see 10 Best Practices for Mercury Retrograde.

For more info on the planets influencing the week, see

The Sun





Don’t forget. If you have an astrology-related business question (or a business-related astrology question) send it to me at I’ll answer it in these posts, anonymously of course, and we can all learn from each other’s experiences. I look forward to it! Have a question now? Email it and let’s get started!