Often people will ask me if they should take a job during Mercury Retrograde and I will say, “Do you have a job” and they will say “No” and I will say, “hell yes you should take the job”. I think people that are not astrologers think astrologers are always looking at the stars to make all of our life decisions and it really isn’t that way; at least not for me. Would I avoid travel during Mercury Retrograde almost always, would I be hesitant to go on a date during Venus Retrograde sure; but I rarely let the stars stop me.
Besides over the years I have wondered how much being aware really helps, sometimes I think we can really do little to stop the hands of fate.
I have read for many people over the years you tell them; you are having a Neptune/Sun transit not really great for trusting partners but they fall in love anyway.
I see that Uranus is transiting your 5th house; if you don’t want a child use a contraceptive 9 months later you are a baby shower.
Sometimes things just happen and sometimes those things are a part of what shape us.
Someone had emailed me wanting to know if they should go on vacation, they had some concerns Saturn (Lord of Karma, restrictions and delays) was transiting there 9th house (home to long distance travel) and I said 100% go ahead I traveled to Costa Rica when Saturn was in my 9th and Italy I believe. I was around much older people during my trip to Costa Rica this is a Saturn thing; older people, older places, older things. And Italy pretty much speaks for itself for all of the Saturian things you can see there.
This time I went to Peru, I have Saturn exact opposite my Jupiter ~Jupiter is the planet that rules far off destinations. This transit is very tiring, you know Saturn squeezes the life out of whatever it touches when it opposes Jupiter it’s your enthusiasm. I booked my trip anyway knowing this, I thought if anything I will just be lethargic this trip.
It turns out while I was there Peru had a strike going on and it caused a lot of issues for tourism ( Click link below for further reading)
So the trip was very touch and go there was one time a group of us were up on top of these ruins and our Tour Guide announced we had to leave, it was a little push and pull and at the worst I would say it was not seamless, but I got to see everything on my list, all of my hotels were lovely, and the people I met on my travels were amazing! And I wouldn’t undo it if I had the chance, it was perfect.
So this is my little PSA to those just getting into astrology that sometimes you have to make your own sun and believe in the best, believe in the possibilities. You can be cautious, you can be aware, you can have a plan B, and sometimes your gut will tell you this isn’t the job, vacation, or lover for me and when it does honor that, but sometimes transits can be just hiccups not defining moments. Astrology should be a guide but not a substitution for your inner compass.