Lucky Days: 1, 9, 10, 19
Yucky Days: 6, 7, 14, 15, 22
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Welcome to retrograde country, Gemini. April has an inordinate number of planets moving backwards, so you may feel like molasses for a while. All the better to slow down and contemplate the direction of your life. Stopping to breathe is not your forte, but you'll get some practice this month. We begin with Jupiter and Venus already in retrograde, only to be followed up by Saturn (on the 6th) and then your ruler Mercury on the 9th. This, of course, is the one you need to be wary of. This retro takes place in your house of dreams and psyche, so it might feel like your mind is a movie in a perpetual state of rewind. This is a review period, and it's meant to be used for future self-improvement. The Full Moon is romantic and INTENSE beyond belief on the 11th. You won't believe this, but yet ANOTHER planet goes retrograde on the 20th – Pluto this time. But you will get at least some forward motion, as the New Moon arrives on the 26th, promising the kind of renewal you crave. Don't fret, Twin-star – May should be a much more productive, faster month – exactly your speed. In the meantime, freely gorge on chill-pills.
Lucky Days: 4, 5, 13, 14, 22
Yucky Days:10, 11, 17, 18, 25
Celebrity Icon: Naomi Campbell
One thing that's really great about March is that it's not February – eclipse season really got the better of everyone this year. Note that there is one big, weird cosmic event this month: Venus goes retrograde on the 4th. Unlike a Mercury Retrograde, with which you're intimately familiar, when the planet of love and beauty goes backwards, technology doesn't suffer. What does tend to suffer is what Venus rules: relationships, beauty, and sometimes, cash flow. You might experience a slowdown or reversal in your networking arena, or weird communication glitches with friends and colleagues – it's not the best time to start a collaborative effort (wait until after mid-April for best results.) There's a powerful Full Moon on the 12th, one that will bring in you closer to your loved ones. Both actual family and friends that feel like family fall under the purview of this lunation. Even if there's a bit of drama it should be followed up by deep healing. Spring arrives on the 20th (hooray!!) with the Vernal Equinox. Focus on your goals and wishes near the New Moon on the 27th – this is all about planning your six-month strategy and implementing those plans without wavering.
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