Aries (March 21st to April 19th)

Part of the reason why you were dealing with things that were only necessary, rather than all you wanted, was to get you back to basics.  You may have to take a few steps back this week, Aries, in order to take several leaps forward in a month or so. Just the day after Jupiter steps into his home away from home in the sign of Cancer, Mercury starts his retrograde for about 3 weeks. I take this to mean that Jupiter inspires you to build up your terrestrial and emotional treasures with your home and your family. For that, I recommend starting simple, but you’ll see gains eventually. I think it’s great that you’re directed to keep things on the simple side. You’re pressed to act and think with a little more consideration and feeling, not just impulse.

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