What happens when five planets are retrograde?

Aries: Start the month by working on projects already underway. There can be challenges in this process, so it’s important to take your time and be patient. The end of the month is a good time to be open to new ideas, experiences and points of view. Completion early in the month can provide a solid foundation for exciting changes later.

Taurus: Family is a good priority for you this month. The beginning of the month is a good time to connect with extended family, which can include good friends and even neighbors. The next month can be spent at home with immediate family. Hosting others at home or working on creative projects at home are great ways to tap into the energy right now.

Gemini: Lots of new experiences and ideas are available to you this month. Growth can come in three ways. First, strive to implement this information in a practical way. Second, be open to information derived intuitively, as well as logically. Third, be prepared to defend your views if they are challenged, which could happen from the middle of the month.

Leo: With the Sun, your ruling planet, in Leo until the 20th, it’s a good time for you to shine. Being playful and creative is good. Likewise, you can act on your organizational and leadership skills to inspire others in various ways. Doing these things with detachment, without looking for recognition, brings others to light and makes them feel good about the experiences you share.

Virgo: This is a good time to integrate the mind with the hands and do practical work. The more challenges the better, as there is energy available that can provide innovative, experiential and intuitive insight. It is good for problem solving as well as feelings of inspiration and competence.

Libra: The beginning of the month is a good time to focus on work-related activities. It would be a good time to set new intentions or to finish current projects. In the middle of the month, the emphasis is on more social activities. It could be with colleagues, thus broadening the career orientation. But it could also be with friends and just be playful.

Scorpio: Emotional intensity could be powerful at the start of the month, requiring some type of conscious output to avoid a volatile outburst. When you’re up against other people this month, engage in calm discussion rather than bragging about trying to prove you’re “right.” Growth comes from being open-minded even when speaking your truth to others.

Sagittarius: Lots of opportunities for creative outlets and expression for you, especially at the end of the month. Growth can come from staying grounded and being practical about what you can and cannot do. Excessive expectations can lead to disappointment even if the situation is positive and offers opportunities for growth.

Capricorn: Challenges could come from either or both places this month. One comes at the beginning of the month when you find your ideas challenged by others. Respond with a clear and methodical analysis. Month-end challenges can be at your authority. If it’s a professional or public situation, be prepared to adapt. If it’s personal, respond by clearly articulating boundaries and boundaries.

Aquarius: The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 11th challenges you to get in touch with your feelings and express them clearly. Aquarians don’t often or easily access this part of their inner life, which on its own could be difficult. Figuring out who to share this information with and how is another challenge. Growth can come from being open and vulnerable in the right relationships.

Pisces: Harmonious relationships with others can manifest from the beginning to the middle of the month. It’s a good time to have fun with others by doing things that are or could be creative, sporty, or romantic. The best results occur when you are realistic about people and situations and avoid idealization.

Rio Olesky has studied astrology since 1967 and has practiced professional astrology since 1976. Author of Astrology and Consciousness, A Manual for the Modern Mystic and The Astroreader, Rio offers a weekly Zoom class every Tuesday evening. Call Rio at 707-887-1820. Visit their website: www.starwatcher.com.

Rio Olesky has been a professional astrologer since 1976. He is the author of A Handbook for Modern Mysticism and Astrology and Consciousness. It offers both private readings as well as lessons for beginners and intermediate students. To make an appointment, call Rio at 707-887-1820. Visit their website: www.starwatcher.com.

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