If ambitious plans seemed to hit a snag over the past five months, don’t abandon hope! The astrological embargo lifts this Wednesday, September 18, as taskmaster Saturn rouses from a sleepy retrograde that began on April 29. The ringed planet’s backspin is an annual event, and this is the third time since the early ‘90s that the retrograde is taking place in Capricorn, Saturn’s home sign. (And perhaps the reason we keep seeing Deee-Lite inspired raver platforms clomping around everywhere.) The ringed taskmaster has been enjoying his home court advantage since December 19, 2017, serving us double-strength Saturn vibes until December 17, 2020. As he shifts from reverse back into drive this week, give your life a review: Where could you elevate your standards? This planet demands excellence but abhors excess. And during this three-year tour through Capricorn, he’s teaching us how to build a solid foundation for success, so we can feed the “family dynasty” for generations to come.
If you hired unreliable contractors for your build, start handing out pink slips and go sourcing for the cream of the crop. While retrograde for the past four months, Saturn forced a design review, stalling progress while inspecting every corner and insisting upon protocol. This astrological audit was NOT fun. But with Saturn’s positive pivot this Wednesday, embrace the challenge of developing your dreams to the highest possible standard. Get ready: The bar will be raised even higher in the days ahead. Don’t get sidelined by what the “competition” is up to. There’s always going to be someone doing it better, faster or on a grander scale. Let them serve as inspiration instead of a discouraging ideal. For those who are willing to proceed slowly and masterfully, Saturn in Capricorn can be a major career booster. As the week progresses, certain pieces of the puzzle may start to fall back into place. The people who hold the power to green light a project will finally return to their desks and answer queries. Who knows? That perfectly scripted pitch email may have been sitting in someone’s junk mail since April! Time to follow up—but come correct with an even stronger presentation, like a gorgeous deck or an invitation to meet for a fancy power lunch.
Strategic moves could transform a stuck situation on Thursday when make-it-happen Mars gets in sync with subterranean Pluto. Something that’s been hidden from view may be revealed—the very kernel of data needed to get stalled engines turning. Observe, investigate and ask the right questions to draw out this intel. Fortune favors the bold when Mars is in town, but Pluto doesn’t like it when you show your hand. Find a middle ground, whether you’re revealing a romantic attraction or exploring a business deal. While you don’t want to be SO suggestive that you come across as vague, warm people up incrementally, so they don’t feel overwhelmed.
Tread carefully on Saturday though, when trance dancer Neptune floats into a confusing square (90-degree angle) with Jupiter, distorting your view. While the red-spotted planet is comfortable taking risks, Neptune isn’t the best at reinforcing sound judgment. Take a cautious look before you leap—and make sure you aren’t getting into the same old tangled up drama that has snared you before! In 2019, we’ve already weathered two Jupiter-Neptune squares, on January 13 and June 16. Flip back to those dates. Did someone charm you but fail to deliver on the goods? Or maybe you overpromised then stressed yourself out trying to keep your word. Boundaries don’t have to be barriers, but this is not the weekend to dive into anything without reading the finest of the fine print. Run the background reviews on new folks who enter your world. Noble intentions don’t always add up to great results, but with a little extra vetting, you could find the game-changing opportunity you’ve been searching for.
Saturn moves direct in your career sector on Wednesday, which inspires long-term ambition, responsibility, and a killer work ethic. Your attention to detail on Thursday will improve your chances of success on the job, so don’t get distracted. The weekend’s energy is imaginative and adventurous, so follow your bliss.
Let education and travel inspire you when Saturn moves direct in your big-picture sector on Wednesday. Develop a plan to boost your confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth on Thursday. Maximize the weekend’s sexy energy with a partner whose intelligence is a major turn-on.
Saturn moves direct in your sexuality zone on Wednesday, so let partners see the deepest version of you. Sexual safety is your priority on Thursday, so be clear on what your needs are. This weekend, be a meaningful support system for your romantic partners.
When Saturn moves direct in your romance sector on Wednesday, make sure you and your partners are putting in the effort. Is it time for the talk on Thursday? If so, vocalize your expectations. Finally, get organized this weekend so you’re in the right frame of mind for fun with friends.
Make sure you tend to your health and wellness after Saturn moves direct on Wednesday. Invest in yourself and personal growth on Thursday because you’ll always see the returns. Your confidence is irresistible and sexy to partners this weekend, so let it radiate.
When Saturn moves direct on Wednesday, it helps you focus less on comparison and perfectionism. Then, on Thursday, make sure you trust your intuition on issues relating to authenticity and self-worth. A calm and restorative weekend with your closest connections and romances might be just what you need.
Saturn moving direct in your home life on Wednesday is inspiring you to redecorate, move, or ground yourself. And Thursday wants you to find ways to make it a more restful, healing space. Use the weekend to tend to wellness, exercise, and health strategies.
Saturn moving direct in your communication and listening zone on Wednesday wants you to use your words for boundaries. Thursday helps you show up for friends in a meaningful way or vice versa. And a luxurious weekend encourages you to splurge and treat yourself to only the best!
Saturn moving direct in your income and value arena wants to make sure you’re putting your money where your heart is. You’ll be a grounding force at work on Thursday and supportive of your colleagues. A tender weekend is ahead, so show your vulnerable side to the people you love and trust.
When Saturn moves direct in your sign in Wednesday, you’ll be showing the world how you’ve improved. Your wisdom shines on Thursday, so contribute your ideas and share your perspective. Soulful conversations this weekend will give you clarity and healing wherever you need it.
Saturn moving direct on Wednesday inspires you to be proactive when it comes to completion and closure, especially as they relate to intimacy issues on Thursday—release the inner control freak. Have a beautiful weekend with friends where you pamper and empower each other.
Saturn inspires you to engage more deeply with your friends when it moves direct in your social sector on Wednesday. Thursday could contribute sexual tension with them, too. You’ll be super efficient this weekend, so get to work on past-due passion projects and tasks.