This weekend brings the final days of a long uphill schlep that's been happening for most of the year. Tough Saturn, the zodiac's boot camp instructor, has been retrograde (moving backward) since February 7. Saturn is in Libra, the sign of relationships and cooperation, so getting people to collaborate hasn't been so easy since then. Saturn rules structure, long-term plans, integrity and self-discipline — issues that may have been tough during this cycle. You may have clashed with an authority figure during this time, or felt that rules were unfairly harsh at work.
After a tough four and a half months, taskmaster Saturn resumes direct (forward) motion today in Libra, the sign of partnership. Saturn has been retrograde (backward) here since February 7, making it harder to gain people's cooperation or to set up smooth collaborations. Some relationships (both business and personal) were tested during this time, and we have experienced reservations around making a commitment. Signing contracts could have taken longer than hoped as well.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and Cupid's marching orders this year are to treat your relationships to any needed repair work. Saturn, planet of discipline and tough lessons, is retrograde (moving backward) until June 25. This stern planet is in Libra, the partnership sign, testing the integrity of our closest ties.