The fog lifts this Wednesday, as Neptune ends a five-month retrograde. Between November 9 and February 3, 2012, Neptune is in the final stretch of its tour through Aquarius, where it’s been stationed since 1998! We can see the fruits of creative Neptune merging with techie Aquarius…from iPhones, to social media sites, to the bevy of reality TV stars in our wake. To tie this Neptune phase up with a pretty bow, your focus now should become creating boundaries around Aquarius-related fields and activities. Try to spend a little less time thumb typing and a lot more time having face-to-face encounters with people. Learn when it’s time to stop socializing and go recharge your batteries. Can you say no to your friends without having to reject them altogether or worrying that they will abandon you? Yes! But learning to do so gracefully is an art form. Next February, Neptune will move on to Pisces, its home sign. This will be a bit of a spiritual awakening for the world, so stay tuned.
In other big cosmic news, on Thursday, a full moon in Taurus brings our hard work and planning of the past six months to fruition. Have you raised your financial IQ since May or made yourself more marketable in your industry? You may reap some handsome and profitable rewards. It’s a great day to apply for a job or follow up with someone you’d like to work with. Take the bull by the horns…and yes, the pun is intended.
Go-getter Mars enters Virgo on Thursday, its new home for eight solid months. This is epic. Mars generally spends only six weeks in a sign, so having it in Virgo for so long is definitely going to make an impact. Virgo rules healthy habits and routines, and it likes life mean, green, and clean. Where does your life need tidying up? Stop making excuses! Bring reusable bags to the grocery store, simplify your schedule, switch to eco-friendly habits, and start cooking healthier foods. Virgo is all about systems, so where you’re struggling to succeed, start developing structures of support. If you aren’t able to figure them out on your own, hire a coach!