April 12th is going to be significant, so heads up if you've got something scheduled.
Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Scorpio will form an exact inconjunct (at 9 degrees) on this day. An inconjunct demands adjustment between two incompatible energies. In this case, it will be "let's do it" Uranus and "slooow right down" Saturn retrograde. This is stop/go, hurry up and wait, revving the engine in the garage, etc. This influence is active (and building) right now, so you may already be feeling it. You'll have to deal with delays to urgent developments, or backing off and establishing your boundaries in the face of agressive pressure. Neither side is "correct". Both will have to be toned down a sniff in order to find some agreement.
And there's more. Also on April 12th, Pluto in Capricorn (at 11 degrees) will go retrograde (reversed). More delays? 'Fraid so. Whatever changes Pluto has been stirring up (excavations of the past, transformations to structures/rules) will grind to a halt. Some of you will be grateful for the breather, others will not enjoy the revisitation of unfinished business (from the past) that Pluto retrograde always brings.
So the dominant theme on April 12th will be delays. We've got Saturn retrograde (inconjunct Uranus) and Pluto retrograde. I know there's a bunch of planets in Aries that are urging everyone to push ahead (plus that sparky New Moon on April 10th), but you'll have to weigh the urge to rush forward against the bigger, background picture.
In other words:
- Surface changes will only take you so far. The bigger, deeper transformations will have to be lined up, first.
- Before you jump ahead with that sizzling new ____, make sure the infrastructure of your life can support it. If you haven't made changes on all levels, your new beginnings will sputter and die.
The retrogrades of Pluto and Saturn are here to ensure that you're serious about your transformations. If you have planets/angles between 8-9 degrees Aries or Scorpio, you'll feel the inconjunct. If you have planets/angles between 8-11 degrees Capricorn/Cancer/Aries/Libra, you'll feel Pluto retrograde.
Pluto retrograde in Capricorn will continue until September 20, 2013.