Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Harness this retrograde midpoint and make it work for you by reviewing the details of what you’ve set in motion since the start of 2018, but avoid brooding about all your couldas, shouldas or wouldas. This phase isn’t about self-recrimination, it’s about refining and revising, all with an eye toward improving the process and creating a more beneficial outcome.
Taurus April 20-May 20
This is a good time to reflect on what the last few months of Uranus, in Taurus, has stirred or shaken in your life. You may not have had any reaction to its entry, or you may be overwhelmed by just how much seems to be shifting—with or without your consent. Whatever the condition of your Uranian condition, this is the perfect moment to take notes and review your situation.
Gemini May 21-June 21
There’s no need to struggle over what’s been said or what to say next—it’s too late to take back the words and you may not want to anyway. Instead of backtracking and spending endless moments regretting what’s been put into motion, let the air clear. All the mishegas will still be there after you’ve taken a break and restored your mental reserves.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Rather than concentrating on others—what they want and need, and how you can help them—this retro-midpoint might be best spent taking care of yourself. I’m not advising you to just say no when someone asks for assistance, but I am suggesting that you consider the detrimental consequences that could occur if you continue to overextend.
Leo July 23-August 22
Consider using this retro-midpoint to reflect on the importance of the many people in your life—from significant others to family to friends to acquaintances to strangers—all of whom play roles, big and little, in the drama of your daily life. And as you reflect on their importance, consider your role in their personal drama: are you hindering or helping their best efforts?
Virgo August 23-September 22
Take a deep breath, and then breathe deeply again—that’s the first thing to do during this momentary break from the madness. It’s not that the stress and strife of daily life is going to magically disappear as you exhale, but—and this is a big but—you will be in much better shape to handle all that needs to be done if you give yourself permission to replenish your reserves.
Libra September 23-October 22
Use the eye of this retrograde hurricane to take stock of what you need to create a better blend of the various areas of your life, all of which are important, but all of which also take a tremendous amount of time to maintain. It’s not necessary to give something up—although that is an option—it’s about learning how to manage your time and energy with greater skill.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
It’s been quite a challenge having Uranus in your Solar House of relationship—its unstable, unpredictable presence is sure to have started a revolutionary process in how you relate to others. Use this midpoint in the retro-madness to contemplate what’s been turned upside-down during the last several months and if nothing has shifted, contemplate why that might be.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
You can relax, pull up a chair, pour a glass of whatever suits you, and let yourself stop doing whatever it is you’re doing. I know how important certain projects are and I know retrogrades are frustrating because they keep interfering with unforeseen obstacles. I also know that once you get going it’s hard for you to stop, but a break will provide much-needed perspective.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Oh what you wouldn’t give for just a wee bit more balance. Your situation keeps swinging wildly to extremes and that’s hard to cope with, especially when you have a sense of urgency about the outcome. That being said, it is possible to find and maintain your equilibrium, but only if you’re open to the idea of moderation—in every aspect of your life.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Mars Retrograde in your Sign has challenged your ability to stay calm, cool, and collected, so don’t spend too much time beating yourself up if you’ve been more than a little testy with significant others, personal as well as professional. It’s never easy being the boss, but it is particularly difficult when everyone around you is relying on you to fix all the things that are wrong.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Sometimes the best way to neutralize a standoff is to agree with your opponent—that’s right, just say you’re right. Unexpected agreement is the simplest way to diffuse tension and create open space because it allows the opposition to drop their defenses and listen to your side. It’s not likely you’ll win or lose everything–your simply creating the ground for a positive compromise.