Forecast for April 9-15, 2012

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Ready to say goodbye to that stalled-out feeling? Not so fast. Forward motion is returning this week (as millions cheer) but not anywhere near full speed. Best to embrace the leisurely pace. Take advantage of it, too. (You know what you haven’t tackled yet.) Soon enough it will be a distant memory.

This is one of the last weeks that affords the luxury of getting organized. Mars, the planet that rules our internal drive, will soon leave the fix-it mode he’s been in since January. Friday he stations direct, at last, in detail-oriented Virgo, which he has been backing through since late January. Even after he goes direct, he will not be marching ahead noticeably until the 23rd. — at which point the pace of life will speed up.

Instead of balking at, complaining about or fighting this week’s lull, get your life in order now. Repair your tools. Clean your desk. Set your work area up to support your activities more effectively and efficiently. Boring activities, yes, but throwing some time at them now will put you in a much more beneficial position when the energies start zooming and hopping and popping.

Your mind should be able to help out, for a welcome change. It’s part of the one area that is moving out of a stall. Thinking, communicating and getting around will all flow more easily, as their ruler Mercury finally gets going, after the seemingly backward motion he was in from mid-March through last Wednesday. He’s still in the sign of Pisces, which means that brain fog continues to be a factor…but at least we’ll be able to reach people on the phone, have questions answered, see ideas progress and develop and travel about more freely.

And people will be inclined to connect, chat and hang out together. The pause button will release on delayed conversations. Some of them may date back years, even decades. Old friends and unfinished business will be surfacing with relationship ruler Venus moving across the South Node of the past. She’s joining the nodes in putting pressure on Chiron, who embodies abiding wounds and challenges us to sink fully into physical human existence.

The ganging up is weighty enough to force a lot of clearing the air. Don’t be surprised if someone apologizes for — or confronts you about — an ancient offense. Long-suppressed issues find a way to the surface with a configuration like this.

That goes for our collective experience as well. The feminine will be throwing counter-punches in the escalating legislative and political battles to control women’s bodies. Some of her spokeswomen will be voicing views that hearken back to an idealized past that may not have ever existed…such as Phyllis Schafly rising last week from the dust of the 1970s to warn Citadel cadets against feminism (and their commander-in-chief).

Much of the connecting, sharing and surfacing is anything but a one-off. Some of these conversations and connections will be coming back around in the near future. By the end of the work week, Venus is entering the shadow of her upcoming retrograde (one of May’s attractions). She’ll be passing this way again at the end of June and beginning of July. Some of this week’s information and themes will return then.

One more retrograde colors the week. Pluto, the agent of unavoidable and metamorphic change, stations on Tuesday to retrograde until mid-September. In some ways, this will lighten the pressure that’s been building to transform our foundational structures. In other ways, this will simply send the rumbling to a deeper level. With this about-face, Pluto is moving into position for his first showdown with the other cosmic change agent Uranus. Their first clash may not be till the end of June, but its demand for action will be building palpably. As you feel the pressure build, look around for areas you could clean up and organize now to prepare.

More in my extended weekly forecast and quickie weekly podcast.

© Kathy Biehl 2012. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

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