Saturn begins its retrograde through your 11th House of Idealism today. You may reconsider volunteering your time, energy, or money for every cause that comes along. There’s nothing wrong with devoting more time to self-care, especially since it’s much easier to be generous when you feel content. If a friend has been depending on you for financial support, it may be time to cut the cord. The best thing you can do for them is to show faith in their ability to become self-sufficient. Having fewer responsibilities will allow you to pour more energy into other things.
Being true to yourself is always important, but it’s especially so now that Saturn has turned retrograde in your 10th House of Aspiration. Reconsidering your goals could make you feel unsettled today, but that might be a good thing. Changing career tracks is a distinct possibility. You might be getting pressured to stay in an industry that has served you extremely well, but that might not be possible at this juncture. Instead of having one source of income, you might choose to hold down two jobs. That way, you won’t feel overly reliant on one employer.
The ideas, relationships, and activities that once gave you hope and drive might change now that commanding Saturn is retrograde in your 9th House of Expansion. If you feel like you’re in a rut, be ready to explore new ways of thinking that fill you with excitement. There’s no reason to embrace a philosophy that no longer works for you. Breaking away from this outmoded school of thought could be painful but liberating. What you might find is that this new perspective renews and refreshes you.
Ending an unhealthy attachment is possible now thanks to Saturn’s retrograde motion in your 8th House of Obsession. If you’ve been thinking about quitting a bad habit, attending a support group, or talking to a therapist, this could be a great day to start that process. If friends aren't as supportive as you had expected, chalk it up to them being worried about what will happen when you change. Close relationships are bound to shift when you alter your priorities. However, that doesn’t mean you should continue traveling a path that makes you miserable. Trust your instincts.
Redefining a close relationship is a distinct possibility now that structured Saturn is retrograding in your 7th House of Partnerships. What you once needed from your best friend, business associate, or significant other is no longer pertinent. That doesn’t mean you have outgrown each other; it simply suggests you should talk about what forms of support you currently need. Instead of being joined at the hip, you might both become more self-sufficient. Don't be worried about growing apart. The paradox is the more time you spend apart, the closer you'll become.
With Saturn retrograding in your 6th House of Work and Order, you'll no longer be able to cling to your old routines. If you’re unemployed, find ways to feel busy and productive while you ride out this dry period. Additionally, nervous Mercury is making a tough angle to brash Mars today, prompting you to fret that you’re not doing enough. It’s no longer necessary to do the jobs of several people. Find a different outlet if you want to pour your energy into something. It will rejuvenate you instead of drain you.
Your idea of what's fun will undergo a big transformation starting today. That’s because Saturn, the planet of authority, is moving retrograde through your 5th House of Leisure. Being the best at what you've already mastered may no longer captivate you, and it will become more of a priority to delve into unknown territory. Give yourself permission to be a beginner at something you've always wanted to try. You’ll make mistakes, but there’s no need to be embarrassed. The important thing is to have a good time while you expand your horizons.
Purging your home could be time-consuming but liberating. Structured Saturn goes retrograde in your 4th House of Domesticity today, urging you to clear out any clutter that's been taking up physical and mental space. It can be difficult for a sentimental person like you to relinquish keepsakes, so enlist the aid of an ultra-logical person who can be helpful in separating the wheat from the chaff. Just make sure not to discard any items that belong to a family member without consulting them first. This will help you avoid an unnecessary argument.
What you know is no longer as important as who you know, thanks to Saturn’s apparent backward motion in your 3rd House of Information. Instead of relying on your sharp intellect to find work, rely on your social network for job leads today. You could get a few temporary assignments through friends, neighbors, and relatives. In the past, you might have turned up your nose at such offers. Now you realize that you can’t take gigs for granted. Fortunately, you might have lots of people who are eager to help you find new sources of income.
The things that once gave you a sense of security are starting to change today, due to Saturn’s retrograde motion through your 2nd House of Stability. Now that you see what happens when systems break down and routines alter, it's possible you’re no longer compelled to do the same types of work for a living. Acquiring a skill could open the door to a new source of income. Although you may not make as much money as you did in the past, you might find these duties much more enjoyable. You might soon realize you can’t put a price on happiness.
There’s nothing wrong with releasing some of your obligations. That's the lesson work-driven Saturn wants to teach you now that it has begun its retrograde motion in your 1st House of Identity today. Rather than deriving your self-worth by doing lots of heavy lifting, you might benefit from a more relaxed schedule. Relatives may resent your unwillingness to assume their responsibilities and pay their bills. Although you don’t like letting anyone down, it’s critical for your happiness to have more freedom. Being able to devote more time to your own pursuits will benefit you emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Clinging to solitary ways may no longer be serving you. Now that strict Saturn is retrograding through your 12th House of Isolation, you might crave more interaction with others, so get into the habit of checking in with friends and family on a regular basis. Feeling more connected to them could renew your sense of optimism and hope, and it may even give you momentum on a project that's been stalled for weeks. Existing in a bubble is no way to live, especially in times like these when we need each other more than ever.